Laymanointing

…. 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

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

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

What does Born Again mean? Why born of water & spirit? – Bible view

What did Jesus mean by ‘born again‘? How does the Bible explain born of water and spirit? How does one be ‘born again’? In this blogpost, we’re explore the Bible definitions … Continue reading

September 1, 2017

How Jesus restored Peter: “Fisher of men, Shepherd My sheep, love Me, follow Me” (John 21)

How did Jesus restored Peter’s faith, confidence and love for the Lord, after his denial of Christ? How did Peter leaped from doubt & failure during Passover, … to the … Continue reading

August 25, 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

What Jesus mean: Many called, few chosen? Anything else we need?

  At the end of the  parable of the wedding banquet feast (Matthew 22:1-14), Jesus ends the parable with For many are called, but few are chosen. Matthew 22:14 What did Jesus mean? God’s … Continue reading

July 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What Jesus’ sheep and goats parable mean? the final judgment, the final exam

What does this parable mean? What is Jesus looking for? Its not been easy writing this blogpost, … but over the last few weeks instances of this Gospel parable keeps appearing. … Continue reading

April 30, 2015

Wisdom & Humility; … being teachable

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 .. 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

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

Messy Spirituality – Christianity for the rest of us

Hypocrisy, imperfections, messy people in church? Mike Yaconelli: I admit, messy spirituality sounds . . . well . . . unspiritual. Surely there are guidelines to follow, principles to live … Continue reading

March 20, 2015

Mark’s Gospel – oral storyteller version

Mark’s gospel is probably the easiest to read gospel.  Filled with action, miracles, interesting characters, snapshot stories … never a dull moment, … punctuated by ‘immediately‘ and ‘at once‘ (36 … Continue reading

March 20, 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

Following Jesus with a willing heart

A timeless song – our privilege of following Jesus,  and a sincere prayer for a willing heart to follow Him. The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully … Continue reading

March 1, 2015

Why some come late for church?

At a recent sumptous meal,  some were expressing their disappointment and frustration at folks who were not punctual for church on Sunday.   While the discussion went on and on, … as … Continue reading

December 28, 2014

Busy at church? What’s essential, important? Prayer & discipling disciples

Sometime ago, had coffee with an elder from a church I was previously at.   Attendance was waning slightly, and he was wondering if there were areas for improvement. After … Continue reading

December 27, 2014

Leaving an inheritance for our children

One of my most memorable reads …. simple & true … John Rush:. Leaving a comfortable salary and position to venture into a faith-supported ministry is a challenging transition. There … Continue reading

October 11, 2014

Extraordinary Disciple Multiplication

I’m amazed by the extraordinary numbers that Pastor Ying Kai and Grace have discipled and multiplied by the grace of God.  The power of God through just one couple who sows … Continue reading

June 18, 2014

What if we …. ?

focus on discipling   …..   a well-said video Discipling | Church

June 11, 2014

Follow up a new believer

My heart was beating faster, as I whispered a quick prayer and popped the question, “Would you like to receive Jesus today ?” “… Yes”, he said. I could almost hear … Continue reading

May 21, 2014

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