Laymanointing

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

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

Paul reasons why God exists & what’s God’s character like (Romans 1 & 2)

Paul usually shares his testimony  of encountering God on the road to Damascus in Acts 10.    Examples in Acts 22 & 26. How did Paul reasoned to people without … Continue reading

May 21, 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

The wealth of contentment & godliness

Solomon’s highly impressive CV: 23 King Solomon was greater in riches and wisdom than all the other kings of the earth. 24 The whole world sought audience with Solomon to hear the … Continue reading

February 25, 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

To judge, or not to judge? .. When not to confront, argue?

“Do not judge so that you will not be judged. are Christians not to judge others ? Should we be accountable to one another? In this post, we’ll explore: ** The Law of … Continue reading

January 5, 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

Cross culture keys, sharing gospel with people of other religions – Paul in Athens

While reading Acts 17, … of Paul sharing the gospel with the Greeks in Athens, found some interesting points on how Paul shared the light of the gospel to other cultures … Continue reading

November 15, 2016

Cross culture, sharing gospel: Jesus & the Samaritan woman at the well

How did Jesus bridge across culture, religious belief, race, gender in an environment of racial tension & animosity?  How did Jesus embrace people with an immoral, sinful past, and lead them … Continue reading

November 1, 2016

Worship Jesus in diversity – Native, Indigenous, Aborigine Cultures

After coming to know Jesus, … how should we view our own culture that we grew up in? What’s some principles we can use to navigate in a cross-cultural setting? … Continue reading

October 20, 2016

The language of Love … builds bridges

Daphne Jacobs in Kashmir, India: One afternoon Betsy, a new worker in our team, asked my husband, “Anything special at the clinic this morning, Steve?” “Well, yes. The old Balti … Continue reading

October 1, 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

Praise from men or Praise from God? .. Fame, or faithful ministry

While reading the story of Saul, a verse in the passage prompted me to pause, … and pray There Saul has set up a monument in his own honor In this … Continue reading

August 20, 2016

Preaching the cross … treasuring Christ’s cost

Lately, at church we’ve been worshipping the Lord with a beautiful Korean song, inspired by Paul’s words & example to Timothy 1 Timothy 1 :12-17 (NLT) 12 I thank Christ Jesus our … Continue reading

August 10, 2016

Seizing grace in the face of injustice – a servant girl & Naaman’s healing

Her name is unknown, … anonymous, Her life is recorded in just 2 verses in the Bible. What she did was extraordinary (in 2 verses 🙂 ) …. even Jesus … Continue reading

August 1, 2016

A simple, easy way to share the gospel of Jesus with family & friends

How to  share the gospel, the good news of Jesus? How to introduce others to Jesus? How much training is required? Do we need a lot of Bible knowledge before … Continue reading

June 30, 2016

Everything for life’s journey — way, light, bread, water

William E Miller was a missionary in Iran for 43 years in the last century.  In one of his journeys in Iran, …. he shares Jesus with a fellow Middle … Continue reading

June 15, 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

Jesus leadership style & principles — shepherdship, … shepherd sheep

Reading through the Bible,  perhaps Jesus’ leadership is better described as shepherdship or shepherd sheep 🙂 i.e. Leader = shepherd, … shepherd sheep leadership Shepherdship – the position, duty, or occupation of … Continue reading

May 20, 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 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

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

What is the gospel? … What’s the good news preached by the apostles?

While interacting with new followers of Jesus, … sometimes the question, “What is the gospel?” is asked. The reason being, in the English, “gospel” is not a common word. Also in the … Continue reading

October 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 gold, frankincense and myrrh gifts from the wise men?

Was thinking about the gifts of the wise men. Like to suggest some practical reasons, and possible Biblical symbolism about the gifts brought by the magi, wise men at the birth … Continue reading

September 12, 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

Marketplace ministry, from colleague to ministry partner – Paul, Aquila & Priscilla

Here’s an example of how Paul’s work in tentmaking brought propagating fruit as he shared the gospel and his life through the work of his hands. Acts 18:2,-4, 24-28 (NKJV) After … Continue reading

September 1, 2015

Defusing family dispute, discord

Growing up in any family, I’m sure we all have our fair share of times of tension with our family members.  No one is perfect … including ourselves. A harmonious … Continue reading

August 5, 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

From Word … to Worship … Bible overview

Here’s 2 inspring overview of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, through the lives of everyday people … framed upon the tapestry of human history … pointing us to the glorious … Continue reading

July 7, 2015

If a child of mine is LGBT …

Lately, LGBT issues seem to pop up in conversations. How do Christians respond in a Christ-like way?   Dr Richard C. Halverson, former chaplain of the United States Senate wrote, … Continue reading

June 28, 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

God calls a layman

Henry Parsons Crowell was the founder of the Quaker Oats Company.  One day, the Lord spoke to him … The autumn months and winter passed without too much  difficulty.  Missing … Continue reading

June 18, 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

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

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

Giving God only 70%?

Mike Yaconelli: For years I believed when people told me, ‘You either love God or you don’t.’ ‘You are either committed or you aren’t‘, ‘Give God 100 percent’. Sounds very … Continue reading

April 7, 2015

Wisdom & Humility

The Bible links wisdom with humility,  Proverbs 16:20 (NIV) Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers     and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord. Psalm 25:9,10 (ESV) 9 He leads … Continue reading

April 6, 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

What’s our main priorities in ministry?

Been fellowshiping with 3 friends from different churches about their church’s challenges … In the midst of many things happening in the local church and the wider church world, some … Continue reading

March 27, 2015

How extensive was Jesus’ 3-year ministry?

A geographical view of Jesus ministry, … parable of the yeast & the mustard seed While looking at maps of Jesus’ 3-year ministry, was pleasantly amazed that Jesus covered the length … Continue reading

March 24, 2015

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