Your presence a refuge for me, where I am always welcome. Your arms are a resting place where can I always go. Your Spirit is calling me and I answer willingly. The door to You is open wide and I am always welcome…..You draw me in to where You are and I am always welcome – Mary Alessi
Have you ever doubted your faith? Ever imagined “can GOD do this? We all have doubts from time to time. We may doubt that our boss really hit a hole-in-one at the golf course last weekend, or that our best friend really caught a fish as big as the one he claimed to catch, or that the strange looking guy on that light night TV show was really abducted by alien beings from a distant galaxy.
Sometimes the things we doubt aren’t really that important, but other times they are. And the more important something is to us, the more personally invested we are in it, the scarier it can be to start having doubts about it. So when Christians begin to have doubts about something as significant as the truth of their Christian faith, it’s quite understandable that this might worry or even frighten them. Continue reading →
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you (Matt 7:22-23)
On the first sunday of this year, I was playing with my friend’s little son and told him, “I will not allow you enter my car”, the little boy laughed and said to me, “I will enter your car joor.” We both burst out laughing. I then said, “I will not allow you enter your daddy’s car.” Instead of the boy laughing, he said to his dad, “Daddy, give me your car keys.” His father gave him the car keys. The little boy looked at me and said, “I have the key to my daddy’s car, it is you that will not enter my daddy’s car joor.”
A friend of mine asked me to come minister at a program he organised, and the topic he gave me was “the Coming of CHRIST”. For days, I could not put down any write up. Not because I don’t know what to write or google for, but I wanted the Spirit of GOD to minister to me HIMSELF.
Let’s together go through the Bible so as to know what it says about the Second Coming of CHRIST.
The Bible says JESUS will come again someday, and the world as we know it will come to an end. Continue reading →
The people of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done to Jericho and Ai and cooked up a ruse. They posed as travelers: their donkeys loaded with patched sacks and mended wineskins, threadbare sandals on their feet, tattered clothes on their bodies, nothing but dry crusts and crumbs for food. They came to Joshua at Gilgal and spoke to the men of Israel, “We’ve come from a far-off country; make a covenant with us.” The men of Israel said to these Hivites, “How do we know you aren’t local people? How could we then make a covenant with you?”………The men of Israel looked them over and accepted the evidence. But they didn’t ask GOD about it. So Joshua made peace with them and formalized it with a covenant to guarantee their lives. The leaders of the congregation swore to it. Continue reading →
It’s 1:00pm on a Tuesday; I’m bored at the office thinking “when do I get to go home.” Suddenly, my phone buzzes me out of my daydream. It’s a panic message from a friend saying she has started something she can’t finish; I call her immediately to find out what’s going on. She narrates how she started a fight with her husband regarding some of their past issues and it didn’t elicit the response she expected as her husband also brought up her past mistakes and the whole thing became a mess she could not control. So while I was comforting her and trying to advise her, I thought…..is this, what love is supposed to be? Continue reading →
Jesus began to speak first to his disciples, saying: “Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy (Luke 12:1 NIV)
In Luke 12, Jesus describes the yeast (teaching or doctrine) of the Pharisees as hypocrisy. The warning He gave the disciples about this is still relevant to us today. We need to take this warning seriously and abide by this warning. Continue reading →
A gossip goes around telling secrets, but those who are trustworthy can keep a confidence (Prov 11:13 NLT)
In 1752, a group of Methodist men, including John Wesley, signed a covenant which every man agreed to hang on his study wall. The six articles of this solemn agreement were as follows: Continue reading →
The true meaning of love, as defined in the Bible, has been corrupted in the common usage of our English language and society. Most often, love is confused with infatuation – that elated, “high” feeling we get when we “fall in love.” This kind of “love” is something that typically lasts less than a year, and unless replaced by true love, results in broken relationships.
Everybody seems to believe that love is a good thing. However, not all agree on what love is. Is love that warm touchy-feely feeling a person has when he is with a familiar person? According to the Bible; “Love is caring in action, and love isn’t what we feel, but what we do.” Continue reading →