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

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

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

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

When Lord? … Why Lord? … Walking by faith in delayed answers & perplex situations

We rejoice whenever God answers us in the way we prayed or expected.. However, when unplanned events, interruptions happen, or unexpected prayer outcomes/results happen, …. what then? Or perhaps there are … Continue reading

March 22, 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

Revival ? …. what does it means ?

The word ‘Revival’ does not appear in the Bible. As an author of a recent book on revival put it, “there are as many definitions of the word revival as there are books” … Continue reading

March 4, 2015

Jesus, Immanuel … what is the meaning of His name?

The most powerful and important name in the Bible is Jesus.  Names of people and places in the bible have meaning, and it is good to understand their meanings. What … Continue reading

May 17, 2014

Save, sōzō … What are Christians saved from?

The meaning of  the word “save” seem obvious.  However, a careful study will reveal what Jesus meant. Last year, while reading the Bible on the story of Jesus ministering to … Continue reading

May 16, 2014

Eternal Life … now or in the future?

What is Eternal Life ? How do we obtain it ? When does it begin ?   Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NKJV) 11 … He has put eternity in their hearts … Throughout … Continue reading

May 15, 2014

Sin & sharing Gospel: which sin we repented, when we first believed in Jesus?

What is the meaning of sin in the Bible? Is it just evil deeds? When we first believed in Jesus, … did   all of us   repent   of all … Continue reading

May 14, 2014

Christianese ?!?

This video humorously sums it well 🙂 We need to understand what we are talking about … so that others can understand us Oh, by the way … here’s one … Continue reading

May 13, 2014

Messiah, Christ & Christians … what do these words mean?

What does the word Christ mean ? John 1:41 (NIV) 41 The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that … Continue reading

May 12, 2014

Church

Here’s some thoughts on this activity we do on Sundays 🙂 This Church or That Church ? Which Church ? Christianese Guide | Stepping Stones

May 11, 2014

New Covenant, Israel of God

In the light of Jesus, What is the New Covenant ? Who are Israel of God?  Who is a Jew? Where is Jerusalem? Fig tree ? Let’s find out the … Continue reading

May 10, 2014

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