Laymanointing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

God’s precious & powerful Word

How precious & powerful is God’s word to us ? Dr Wana Ann G Fort, medical doctor, pioneer medical missionary to Sanyati, Zimbabwe 1953-1988: My life as a child was … Continue reading

December 27, 2014

Missions Attitude … humility, respect, … friends, family

After making a missions trip overseas or serving locally … have we made a new friend, … with warm memories and sharings … and we are looking forward to meet them again … Continue reading

November 5, 2014

Sharing Jesus … in grace & truth

Besides preaching to large crowds, …  Jesus also personally chatted and invited individuals to follow Him, … one-on-one, where they were at, … not just in the temple or synogogue … Continue reading

October 28, 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

Ministry – loving & serving each person with Christ’s love

What’s it like serving others who may be quite different from us? Floyd McClung: I don’t normally like to lead people on tours of the Red Light District, but this … Continue reading

July 20, 2014

Migrants, overseas students, etc – missions, outreach ministry stories, possibilities

In Acts 2, on the day of Pentecost, in the city were Parthians and Medes and Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia Pamphylia, Egypt and … Continue reading

June 22, 2014

People need the Lord

“… at the end of broken dreams .. He’s the open door” ” … They must hear the words of life … only we can share … ” Timeless reminder, … Continue reading

June 17, 2014

India – Orality: Storytelling the gospel to oral learners & cultures

Just learnt a new word this week – Orality — communicating the gospel to non-western, non-literate communities through Bible stories and narratives. A large portion of the Bible is narratives/stories. … Continue reading

June 9, 2014

Does God understand us? … when life is unfair

Does God understand us when we suffer, … when life’s unfair, unjust? Isaiah 53:3,4 (NIV) He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. … Continue reading

June 5, 2014

Sin … & sharing the gospel

What is the meaning of sin in the Bible? Is it just evil deeds? How is sin overcome? For folks new to Christ, what is repentance? Some background first. It is … Continue reading

May 14, 2014