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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

Having ears & not hearing, having eyes & not seeing, Why? Learning attitudes, 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

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

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

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

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

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

December 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

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

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

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. This parable succinctly summarises … Continue reading

April 23, 2015

Teaching Jesus accurately .. Discerning deception, false teaching, fallacy

Like to share some thoughts on teaching Jesus accurately from the Bible, and how to avoid deceptive teaching, discern false teaching This post covers: What is truth?  In order to … Continue reading

April 4, 2015

Teaching Bible: inspire hearts, touch lives – Ezra, Joshua, & Barnabas

How to inspire hearts & touch lives in teaching the Bible? In this post we’ll explore examples in the lives & ministry of Ezra, Joshua, Barnabas and Jesus. Introduction & … Continue reading

April 2, 2015

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

What is maturity in Christ? Well-versed with the Bible? In the Gospels, …  Jesus spoke God’s Word, and demonstrated God’s heart. In the Gospels, the religious leaders knew, studied, memorized and … Continue reading

March 3, 2015

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