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Glorifying God

What Have You Decided?

Psalm.116.1-2 declares: “I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.” What have decided in your heart to do today? What have you have decided to do this year? What have…

Good Listening

Proverbs19:20-21 “Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future. Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” Man vs God. Our thoughts vs His thoughts. Our fickle plans vs His eternal purposes. Our fleeting pain or…

How Confident Are You?

Hebrews 10.35-36 says “Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.” We all need confidence. The trouble is that we all suffer from fleeting or false confidence. The sportsman…

What We Need in Prayer

Romans 8.26 declares: “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.”. All we need is honesty in prayer. Honesty to say we don’t know how to live in a fallen…

Unspeakable Joy

What makes us joyful? What unleashes a burst of happy feelings? What, if anything, triggers a lasting happiness? For sports fans, we just had an overdose of endorphins with the Olympics. The exhilaration of Usain Bolt’s triple triple in winning the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay will be hard to top for a long time….

The Beauty of Name Dropping

Acts 4:12 declares there is “no other name under heaven by which man can be saved”. That is the incomparable name of the Lord Jesus Christ. There was a lot of name dropping last weekend at our church, ARPC. We witnessed about 20 baptisms as more than 70 people officially became members. What’s so great about Jesus? Here…

What Have You Been Up To?

If God were to play back a video of your day, week or month what would it look like? What would He find you doing? My wife and I have been so privileged to be ministering breathlessly from one church camp or conference to another during May-June. We enjoy Christian camps not simply for the…

Never Get Used to Living Aimlessly

The book of Ruth contains its fair share of this empowering Biblical truth: our lives are a series of divine appointments, not random coincidences or circumstances (Ruth 2). Naomi and her foreign daughter in law, Ruth, were both widows, destitute and utterly powerless. Then Ruth, a foreigner in Israel, embarks of a risky venture. In…

The Nobodies of this World

  We decided to capture this photo lest the opportunity passed forever. This unremarkable English-chapel looking building is the very place my wife and I met in kindergarten more than 50 years ago in our small town. She found me irresistible from the moment she saw me! That’s why the cheesy love sign we are…

How Secure Are You?

This is a photo of one of my cute young grandniece’s first visit to the dentist. Most of us know the acute apprehension of our first dental experience. It’s like a close encounter of the unknown and unforgettable kind. The sound of the “drill” and the sight of a masked stranger sticking strange instruments, instead…