Laymanointing

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

God did not throw away the clay, .. from a broken vessel to a vessel of honor

Isaiah describes our relationship with the Lord as, Yet you, Lord, are our Father.     We are the clay, you are the potter;     we are all the work of your hand. … Continue reading

April 14, 2017

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

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

What did Jesus teach on law & grace, faith & works? – A fresh look

It helps to have a clear understanding of what Jesus taught about law, grace, faith & works, so that  we won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new … Continue reading

April 12, 2016

What did Jesus teach on Law? How Jesus fulfill the Law? The Law of Love

Is there Law in the New Covenant of grace ? This post addresses the following: ** What did Jesus teach about the Law? ** Why and how did Jesus fulfill … Continue reading

April 2, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rich Dad, Poor Dad – voluntary poverty or prosperity gospel?

Had an an interesting week. Two brethren called.  Both were wondering about the teachings at their church, …. perhaps summed up  by Rich Dad, Poor Dad gospel. Rich Dad – Give until … Continue reading

October 20, 2014