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…. they were unschooled, ordinary men …. they had been with Jesus …. the crippled man healed standing with them – Acts 4:13,14

Let the weak say I am strong! Serving God in weakness – Gideon, Paul, Peter

Serving God in weakness, … faith against the odds Hebrews 11 describes the  faith experiences of people in the Old Testament, as they steadfastly & patiently trust the Lord. After … Continue reading

September 1, 2018

Having ears & not hearing, having eyes & not seeing, Why? Being teachable, growing in Christ

Ever wondered why … after spending hours sharing, teaching counseling, etc folks still don’t get it? … don’t understand? … still choose their own way & justify their actions? Is … Continue reading

August 25, 2018

Be careful of the folly of Eliphaz, Bildad, Zophar (Job’s friends)

.. speaking the truth in love … Ephesians 4:15 what does it mean? This post will cover; What’s the folly of Eliphaz, Bildad, Zophar? How to safeguard ourselves from the folly … Continue reading

August 20, 2018

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and forever, His mercies new every morning

Sharing the simple wisdom from an 80 year old Chinese pastor, and his trust in God’s unchanging love & faithfulness against the odds. 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday,  today, … Continue reading

June 10, 2018

7+ ways to create or discern deceptive teaching of Bible

As marketplace folks, on average we listen to about 50-100 messages/sermons a year. (Sunday service/s, mid-week teaching, Bible study groups, seminars, workshops, camps, conferences, etc) Often, the message format is … Continue reading

May 15, 2018

Why Parables? Are the treasure & the pearl parables of same meaning? A fresh look

Why did Jesus teach in parables, stories? Why is a good portion of the Bible filled with stories ? In this post. we’re read Matthew 13, where there are 7 … Continue reading

May 4, 2018

What’s a disciple of Jesus? A practical layman example

Not long ago, met a believer who shared: “I grew up in a communist country, … I have never met a Christian before, … until I moved over to this … Continue reading

April 20, 2018

Persevere in faith & love thru delayed healing – Paul, Elisha, Job, Bartimaeus

Rich or poor, … great or humble, no one is free from sickness, … and sometimes it strikes suddenly, unexpectedly. Does Jesus heal? In the New Testament church, … were … Continue reading

February 17, 2018

Revival, reverence & Truth: Ananias & Sapphira’s deadly deception & fake worship (Acts 5)

What does it mean to worship God in truth? Is fake or false worship in church, … possible? Is the New Testament only about grace and mercy? What really happens … Continue reading

August 17, 2017

Bible study group: can technology engage & improve learning? Interactive Q/A Bible study

This post shares some shifts, and explores possibilities with a more educated and tech empowered Bible study group. Does your Bible study group look more like this, nowadays? In this … Continue reading

August 2, 2017

Simple, everyday relationship, friendship with Jesus – Mark 2:17

Last Sunday, heard a memorable description of a Christian’s daily relationship with Jesus, … that’s easy to understand and explain to others. (more so, with growing interest in wellness and … Continue reading

June 28, 2017

Are there jokes, humor in the Bible? What if we disobey or miss God’s will, plan? – Jonah, Balaam

Ever heard of a disobedient prophet? Can God use the reluctant,  the un-qualified ? … or only the perfect ? Is God solemn, stern, … devoid of humor, laughter? What … Continue reading

June 25, 2017

Receiving Jesus’ miracles in John’s gospel – a simple faith key

Recently, while reading the signs that Jesus performed in John’s gospel, noticed a common simple key. Also it’s interesting to discover the individuals that Jesus used and ministered to; … … Continue reading

June 16, 2017

When we don’t know what to do .. let go, and ‘let God be Lord‘, Hold on to God

an unplanned loss, an unforseen event. an unexpected illness, a sudden relapse, an unexplainable crisis … when life throws a curve ball … …. how did  Job, Habakkuk, Paul respond? what was … Continue reading

June 12, 2017

A father’s prayer, a mother’s intecession, .. a little child’s petition

This week, received a message from a dear brother who sent a Chinese worship song which his mother loved very much, … in warm fond memory of her  (she went … Continue reading

June 5, 2017

Who’s the super greatest at the last supper? What’s a leader’s heart like? (John 13, Luke 22)

We’ll be exploring the last supper in Luke 22 & John 13. Luke 22:19, 20 (NIV) 19 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, … Continue reading

June 1, 2017

How truly great is the everpresent power of God!

In this post we will cover 2 things: ** The great powers of God revealed by the Bible ** The great powers of God observed by Science The great powers of … Continue reading

April 7, 2017

Don’t worry, … don’t be afraid, … God is with us

In times of change and uncertainty, or walking down an unfamiliar road, or trying something new, … its encouraging to know that God is faithful & unchanging … He is … Continue reading

March 20, 2017

Knowledge, Understanding, Wisdom in the Bible, what did Jesus mean?

In Jesus time, the religious leaders had knowledge of God’s word, … however, did they understand?  Were they wise? Why? Recently, came across a few verses that helped shed light … Continue reading

March 10, 2017

Lord, are you willing to heal? .. Is healing immediate, instant? .. Faith?

Why Jesus heals? How much faith do we need? Do I need ‘perfect’ faith to receive? Is healing always immediate?  … or, progressive? … delayed? Is it OK to pray … Continue reading

February 22, 2017

Discerning true vs counterfeit — Simon meets Philip & Peter’s ministry (Acts 8)

There’s real money, … and there’s fake, counterfeit money, genuine goods, … and deceptive imitations, … all for a fast buck. Jesus warned about false prophets, “Beware of false prophets who come … Continue reading

February 12, 2017

In the Lord’s secret service – worship from the heart, change from the inside out

Jesus teaching is simple and direct, the challenge is living out His Word in our daily lives. as we yield to His Word and the Holy Spirit. Devout, religious, … how’s it dfferent from worship that Jesus teaches? Devout, religious, … how’s it different from following Jesus? In Jesus’ sermon on the mount, there’s a […]

January 30, 2017

What’s ministry, serving God? Ministering Word or serving tables? Feeling weary, tired?

While reading Acts 6, found something interesting, that will hopefully clarify What’s ministry about? Is ministry, serving God, … ‘spiritual‘ stuff only? What did Jesus do, while He was on … Continue reading

January 7, 2017

A new year, a new day, prayer of healing & hope

Dearest friends, We live in the midst of uncertainties, .. cracks, .. division, Great change And all the more, We need Jesus even more only He can heal our differences, … Continue reading

December 31, 2016

What’s really important about speaking in tongues, filled with the Holy Spirit?

In this blog we’re cover: – What’s really important about speaking in tongues or the gifts of the Spirit, or prophecy? – How do we discern if some manifestation or sign  is … Continue reading

December 23, 2016

Your pastor, … is he a good preacher?

Paul Borthwick: On a visit to Beijing, China, we went to church with a friend who teaches English and four of her university students.  These four young men were all … Continue reading

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Discerning Man’s plans & blessing, Fulfilling God’s Purposes & Prophecy – David & Nathan

Is a good idea with good intentions, …  synonymous with God’s will & purposes ? When the means and ability to execute a plan is available, and there is support from … Continue reading

September 24, 2016

How Social media, Cultural views & Values influence Bible reading & Bible group study

In this post we’ll explore ** how views & interpretations are influenced, .. and sometimes swayed and virally propagated, .. particularly in a social media world of continuous, immediate information … Continue reading

September 10, 2016

Keeping our focus in Christ, .. praying Paul’s prayers

We’re probably the most informed generation, where information is readily available on our finger tips (literally), 24/7. Thanks to everyday, ubiquitous mobile technology, for any topic or field, there’s many opportunities for … Continue reading

September 2, 2016

The disciples’ greatest argument, rivalry .. hushed by Jesus humility

There were 3 occasions when the 12 disciples had an argument in the gospels. On all 3 occasions, the issue was the same: Amongst them … “Who is the greatest?” … Continue reading

June 5, 2016

Deeper knowledge, Greater anointing, More faith. Abounding love

What’s the  purpose  or  fruit  of greater knowledge & understanding, greater faith & anointing? Sometime ago, had two interesting experiences which caused me to pause and think. (…. moments of … Continue reading

April 30, 2016

How did Paul interpret & respond to personal Prophecy for his life?

Paul received a personal prophecy from Agabus in Acts 21. By examining how this personal prophecy was interpreted, we can glean some principles to test, judge, and interpret personal prophecies … Continue reading

March 15, 2016

Walking by faith … hidden treasures in unexpected challenges

When we follow the Lord’s leading/direction, … does it mean a guaranteed smooth road? Free of challenges, trials, difficulties, delays, detours ? Let’s look at 3 situations in the Bible, … Continue reading

March 1, 2016

How to read & interpret the Bible confidently, …& enjoy reading God’s word daily

Reading and understanding God’s word each day can become more enriching and rewarding if we follow some simple steps and principles. At home, some folks don’t cook because they don’t … Continue reading

February 15, 2016

How to use free Internet Bible tools to enrich reading, study, anytime, anywhere

The best explanation of the Bible is the Bible itself. Let scripture explain scripture. “Its amazing how much light the Bible sheds on commentaries”  — Howard Hendrick Here’s some free … Continue reading

February 10, 2016

Test & discern Personal Prophecy, … from man or from God?

How does one discern whether a personal prophetic word is really a word from the Lord? (even if the word was given by a prophet) When a “The Lord said …” … Continue reading

February 1, 2016

Truth or deception? Discerning the 3 voices — Holy Spirit, the devil, human

One day while reading Matthew 16:13 to 17:8, saw something interesting in the 3 situations described in ths passage: Peter’s confession of Jesus, Jesus first prediction of his death, and … Continue reading

January 3, 2016

Resolving conflict & disagreement in church ministry, & leadership transition

Dear brothers & sisters in Christ, Its been a joy serving the Lord with you. There is much to thank the Lord for what He has done in our midst … Continue reading

December 29, 2015

Jesus teaching method & message … inspiring, life changing, real

Did Jesus write a book ? Was the 4 gospels just an anthology of recorded sermons given in a lecture? Let’s look at Jesus, the master teacher. What method did … Continue reading

December 15, 2015

Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, Teachers … what’s the purpose of these ministries?

Some weeks back, was traveling, and felt the Lord drop a very simple definition of each of these ministry gifts, … a simple layman definition – explaining their difference and … Continue reading

September 20, 2015

Why Paul chose to support his ministry through tentmaking?

Besides his ministry work, Paul was also a tentmaker in the marketplace — a bivocational marketplace Christian. Apostle Paul supported his ministry through tentmaking. However, … Paul did not subject … Continue reading

September 6, 2015

Prophecy or self deception, presumption? God’s direction, or Our good intentions, ambitions?

As believers we readily acknowledge … trusting the Lord to direct us is part of walking with him daily. However, putting this into practice in decision making may not be … Continue reading

August 25, 2015

Is prayer a priority or afterthought?

Recently had a chat with a friend who was preparing for a missions trip to a developing nation.  As he detailed the busy preparations his group were making for the … Continue reading

July 25, 2015

What’s a disciple of Jesus, & example: the disciple who baptised Paul

What are the qualities, characteristics, walk and fruit of a disciple of Jesus ? What distinguishes a disciple ? Let’s look at an example, … someone like you and me. … Continue reading

July 15, 2015

Four key prayers … while waiting …

God answers prayers, and He heals. Sometimes, though … answers are not immediate, instant I find Joy Dawson’s prayer insight simple, refreshing & Godly, … when one’s walking with Him, … praying … Continue reading

July 4, 2015

A simple healing faith that’s within the reach of anyone

What kind of faith does the Lord require of us for Him to answer our requests or heal us? Sometimes sincere believers with challenges are told by others that ‘their faith … Continue reading

June 30, 2015

God honors simple faith: just a touch healed woman with issue of blood

There was an unknown woman whose faith stopped Jesus on his way to save a dying girl. Mark 5:21, 24-34 (NKJV) 21 Now when Jesus had crossed over again by boat to the … Continue reading

June 25, 2015

Teach & lead Bible study group: effective disciple making, how to?

If we attend church for the next 10 years, we would have heard more than 500 sermons, What would be the effect of 500 sermons on us? (or 50+ sermons … Continue reading

June 20, 2015

The heart of a true prophet

Reading the Bible, we’ll find … true prophets carry the Word of God (Truth), and the heart of God by the Holy Spirit. True prophets are also intercessors, empowered and … Continue reading

June 10, 2015

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