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

When we don’t know what to do .. let go, and ‘let God be Lord‘, Hold on to God

an unplanned loss, an unforseen event. an unexpected illness, a sudden relapse, an unexplainable crisis … when life throws a curve ball … …. how did  Job, Habakkuk, Paul respond? what was … Continue reading

June 12, 2017

Lord, are you willing to heal? .. Is healing immediate, instant? .. Faith?

Why Jesus heals? How much faith do we need? Is healing always immediate?  … or, progressive? … delayed? Is it OK to pray more than once for healing? We’ll explore … Continue reading

February 22, 2017

You meant for evil, .. God turned it for good .. saving lives

As a six-year old boy, Brother Nathan witnessed an unthinkable attack on his father, a Christian pastor.  After the attack Nathan sought revenge and vowed to avenge his father. His … Continue reading

February 5, 2017

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

The fragrance of Christ revealed in suffering, persecution

2 stories from China in 1970s and 1980s. 1974, Fangcheng county, China Zhang RongLiang: By  May 11, I was still in shock.  Everything in me screamed with pain.  I had … Continue reading

July 10, 2016

Dealing with change, transitions, limitations … I won’t complain

Life’s filled with ups and downs. Unpredictable, unplanned things happen, unforseeable changes take place, disappointments occur, … the unexpected, the unknown knocks at our door. Change, … some temporary … … Continue reading

May 11, 2016

Walking by faith … hidden treasures in unexpected challenges

When we follow the Lord’s leading/direction, … does it mean a guaranteed smooth road? Free of challenges, trials, difficulties, delays, detours ? Let’s look at 3 situations in the Bible, … Continue reading

March 1, 2016

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

Four key prayers … while waiting …

God answers prayers, and He heals. Sometimes, though … answers are not immediate, instant I find Joy Dawson’s prayer insight simple, refreshing & Godly, … when one’s walking with Him, … praying … Continue reading

July 4, 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

God, where are you?

Lessons from real life, when the way is hard and the path is dim … when suffering, persecution, and war descends. Frank, honest sharing. Benjamin Kisoni, a Congolese pastor: My … Continue reading

February 27, 2015

Four days late … but He’s still on time

Timeless songs of faith & hope that lift the spirit, … rest the soul … in seasons when answers to prayers are slow, delayed… when looming storms gather … when the … Continue reading

November 7, 2014

Someone’s praying for you

In whatever situations we are in,  … timeless, comforting reminders  by John G Elliott & Lanny Wolfe    有人在替你祈禱 中国的早晨五点钟 – 小敏篇   Encouragement | Suffering/Hope by 林弟兄, bro Lim November 4, … Continue reading

November 4, 2014

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