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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

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 always immediate? .. Faith?

Why Jesus heals? How much faith do we need? Is healing always immediate? We’ll explore these questions in this post, … by looking at the healings of leprosy, and barrenness … 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, 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?

Tommy Barnnett:  …  I find as I seek to live in the will of God, my dreams are His dreams, and He has the capacity to make those dreams come … 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 our Social, Cultural perspectives & 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 information feeds. … 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 interprete & 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 & interprete 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

Useful free Internet tools to enrich your Bible reading 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

Building bridges of agreement 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. A Prophet informs or directs … Continue reading

September 20, 2015

Why Paul chose to support his ministry through tentmaking?

Apostle Paul chose to support his ministry through tentmaking. However, … Paul did not subject his choice on other church leaders. 1 Timothy 5:17,18 17 The elders who direct the affairs … 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

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

Effective Bible study group teaching & leading

In any single week in a year, tens of thousands of people attend bible study groups, in a quest to understand the Bible better … spawning a vast library of … 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, – one … Continue reading

June 10, 2015

A Centurion’s Faith in Jesus — Love in action

In the gospels, there are 2 people whom Jesus commended for great faith. One is the Syrophoenician Greek woman, and the other is the Roman Centurion … both Gentiles. Let’s examine … Continue reading

June 5, 2015

Are all disasters or sickness caused by sin?

Now and then, we may hear in some Christian circles, … ‘prophetic’ proclamations of God’s judgment because of some sin, … or statements correlating a disaster or humiliation with some sin or ‘sin’, … Continue reading

June 1, 2015

Statement of Faith, I believe

Dear friends, I had been eagerly planning to write to you about the salvation we all share. But now I find that I must write about something else, urging you … Continue reading

May 25, 2015

The final Exam … the final judgment – Jesus’ sheep & goats parable

Its not been easy writing this blogpost, … but over the last few weeks instances of this Gospel parable keeps appearing. The parable is simple, … yet not easy to live … Continue reading

April 30, 2015

Amazing Grace .. amazing disgrace. Living & believing – Grace or Law?

From disgrace to His Grace ! Was reading Luke 18 about the parable of two men who offered prayer — a Pharisee & a tax collector. Luke 18:9-14 (NASB) 9 And … Continue reading

April 23, 2015

Powerful Ministry of Children – 4/14 window

Mark 10:13-16 (NIV) 13 People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. 14 When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. … Continue reading

April 20, 2015

A widow’s mite, .. an old woman’s bowl & chopsticks .. an old man’s £2 — faith & faithfulness

One day, at the temple, Jesus was teaching the people about the ways of the religious leaders, and their pursuit of honor and glory for themselves … bringing spotlight on themselves … Continue reading

April 15, 2015

Have miracles, healings ceased? Are gifts of the Holy Spirit for today?

Once, a Chinese pastor shared with me about an enthusiastic new believer in his church.  One day, he came to the pastor and asked, “Pastor, I’ve come to know Jesus … Continue reading

April 12, 2015

How to increase our faith in Jesus to pray? How great a faith is required?

Probably, most of us have asked this question in our Christian journey … For some, … it may be how to believe for greater things from God … For others … Continue reading

April 10, 2015

Teaching Jesus accurately – Apollos, … & discerning deception

Like to share some thoughts on teaching Jesus accurately, and how to avoid deceptive teaching. We are all called to make disciples for Jesus (Matthew 28:19), hence we  all are … Continue reading

April 4, 2015

We Need a Word from the Lord

So true … we really do.   We don’t need another political uprising We don’t need another conqueror on the scene What we need is a special word, that will … Continue reading

April 2, 2015

Teaching that speaks to hearts & touches lives – Ezra, Joshua, & Barnabas

Here’s what one minister shared about a fellow minister, after listening to his message, Francis Chan: I remember, years ago, sitting at a conference and being amazed and a bit jealous … Continue reading

April 2, 2015

When Lord? … Why Lord? … Walking by faith in delayed answers & perplex situations

We rejoice whenever God answers us in the way we prayed or expected.. However, when unplanned events, interruptions happen, or unexpected prayer outcomes/results happen, …. what then? Or perhaps there are … Continue reading

March 22, 2015

Healing – a scientist’s faith experience

Professor Roy Peacock: The year was 1971.  We had decided to go to the Festival of Light in central London …  We arrived early.  Long before the main party had … Continue reading

March 10, 2015

Knowing God’s word … missing God’s heart. Knowing Jesus intimately

In the Gospels, …  Jesus spoke God’s Word, and demonstrated God’s heart. In the Gospels, the religious leaders knew, studied, memorized and sang God’s word … but somehow, missed God’s heart.  … Continue reading

March 3, 2015

Healing – a doctor’s experience

Sair R. Park, M.D. He is an OB/GYN and a professor emeritus from the University of California-Davis Medical School. He is also the Founder and President of SAM-Care, a non-profit … Continue reading

October 30, 2014

Love is Kind, .. loving God, .. loving our neighbor in deed

Don Stephens: An ophthalmologist from Texas, a Jewish Christian proud of his heritage, has volunteered on our ships several times.  On this trip, his very first patient was a blind … Continue reading

October 15, 2014

Spiritual Warfare: Jesus Authority & Armor of God – lessons from Job & Peter

What happens in spiritual warfare ? Are there boundaries ? Where is the Lord ? Rules of engagement ? What is the armor of God? What does it mean to … Continue reading

October 14, 2014

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