Praying With Shameless Audacity

My professor at Ridley College, Melbourne said something like this, “A good theologian is always learning and growing. If your theology today is the same as it was 10 years ago, it is likely that you have not grown!” The same can be said of any Christian, not just a theologian. The disciples who were…

Give Respect Away and You’ll Likely Get it Back

Respect is earned through giving it away. If I don’t respect the people around me, they probably won’t respect me. If I don’t respect those above me, I cannot bemoan the lack of respect from those below me. If I don’t respect those below me, I cannot expect respect from those above me. If I…

How Can An Imperfect Church Properly Love Those Who Struggle With Sins?

Having been a pastor for the past 26 years, I have journeyed with many dear church members and friends who were going through all kinds of tough issues in life. Heartaches, tears, regrets, even angry shouts and demonic manifestations are not uncommon expressions in my office, my home, their homes and sometimes public places. The…

“I Will Deceive Many”

“I am the father of lies (Jn.8:44) and I will lie to and deceive as many as I possible can. I will twist what you know as truth and give you a new version of the truth – one that promotes my agenda, one that even looks Christian but in reality, very far from it.”…

When Life Doesn’t Make Sense …..

It’s hard, really hard to make sense of pain, sickness, loss, anxiety and suffering. Our hearts feel burdened and broken. The things that used to bring strength and comfort no longer mean much at all. We don’t feel like praying and we don’t feel like reading or hearing God’s Word. When life and troubles hit…

Position, Pride & Jealousy

The greater the platform we’ve been given to lead our company or organisation, the higher we’re promoted, the more we’re exalted and praised by fellow men, the greater is the need for us to grow in humility. When the increase in position is directly proportionate to the degree of meekness, God is truly glorified. On…