What Do You Desire in 2021?

What do you desire, what do you want as we stand at the threshold of a new year – 2021? I’m sure there are many good things you can think of – COVID-free airspace, travel without quarantine, unlimited guests at home and in our favourite food establishments, unlimited congregation size and unrestrained worship and fellowship…

Jesus is Wonderful Counselor (But Do We Listen to His Counsel?)

We call Jesus our Wonderful Counselor – the One who is full of wonder and wisdom to guide and instruct us on how we should live. We sing passionately about it during the Christmas season but do we listen to His counsel? Do we live our lives according to His wisdom, counsel and instruction? Or…

A Worrying Trend in the Church

While the pandemic has given us opportunities to grow as believers and as a Christian community in ways we have not thought of in the past, there is also a worrying trend. A good number amongst us are now accustomed to not giving full attention to the service and the sermon. We have gotten used…

Passion & Purity in Worship

We often talk about PASSION in worship – well, it is great to have that, for without passion, our worship would be merely mechanical and utterly cold. I don’t think cold, mechanical worship would please God one bit. While we note the critical importance of passionate worship, let’s not forget PURITY in worship. The psalmist…

His Divine Favour and Help

The LORD’s divine favour and help are ours wherever we go, not just because you and I call ourselves Christians but because we are always mindful of God and the people around us – always dedicating ourselves to Him, offering what He has given us back to His work and promoting justice and righteous amongst…

Comfortable Christianity

We live in an age of comfortable Christianity. Delirious (Christian band) calls it Kingdom of Comfort and their song of the same title says: Save me, save meFrom the kingdom of comfort where I am kingFrom my unhealthy lust of material thingsI built myself a happy homeIn my palace on my ownMy castle falling in…

Worship – Never An End in Itself

Our worship should be followed by ministry and mission. In 1Chron.16:1-4, we see King David OFFERING burnt offerings and peace offerings to God (v.1) – an act of worship to the Lord. After the worship, David BLESSED God’s people in the name of the Lord (v.2). He then went on to DISTRIBUTE food to everyone…