Laymanointing

…. 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

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

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

Speaking the universal Agape language … the Word of God

Brother Andrew, founder of Open Doors, was one of the first Western Christians to minister to believers behind the Iron Curtain. In Romania in the 1950s on one of his trips … Continue reading

October 11, 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

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

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

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

Why David prayed,”Take not your Holy Spirit from me”? How was he restored? What are the pitfalls?

“Take not your Holy Spirit from me” This prayer is found in David’s prayer of repentance in Psalm 51, after David was confronted by Nathan the prophet about what he … Continue reading

May 30, 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

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

Sustaining a growing, fruitful faith … the parable of the sower, seed & soil

Dear bro Bao 寶弟兄, Praise God! Its been truly a joy to see your progress since coming to Jesus recently. God is good!  God is at work 🙂 I guess by … Continue reading

September 28, 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

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

When a leader fails / falls … what then?

In the last few years, there have been some dramatic scandals and moral/ethical failures by Christian leaders, sending the press and social media abuzz with a cauldron of strong emotions and responses. … Continue reading

July 30, 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

Blessed are the meek … & responding in the opposite spirit

  In the Sermon on the Mount, one of the 8 blessings is ‘Blessed are the meek‘. What does meekness mean? Does meekness mean weakness in our highly competitive, sometimes … Continue reading

July 20, 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

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

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

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

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

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

UnHeroic Christianity

Having grown up in the East, and spent some time living in the West, … I’ve found there is a difference in Christian attitude towards opposition, persecution and shifts in … Continue reading

April 3, 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

Turn the other cheek – A businessman’s experience

What’s should our response in the marketplace be? How do we turn the other cheek? Marion E Wade: Despite my personal shortcomings, and the company’s hazardous beginnings, the fact remains … Continue reading

March 30, 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

Is believing in God, confessing Jesus, & bible study enough ?

One day while reading the book of Mark, found something interesting …. In the Gospel of Mark, when demons (unclean spirits) encountered Jesus, they recognised Jesus and confessed He is the Holy … Continue reading

March 17, 2015

I need you to survive

Recently had dinner with a dear friend who recently came to know the Lord.  Inspired by his new found faith, he found other believers in his office.  However, …. most of … Continue reading

March 15, 2015

Prayer in the Den of Office Politics / Conflicts

Recently, was sharing and praying with 2 friends experiencing unexpected challenges to their work, due to office politics. I’m sure all of us have had our fair share of work challenges, … Continue reading

March 11, 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

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