The Holiness of God Forgotten?

“We evangelicals love talking about God’s love. Just drop in on one of our church services and listen. You’ll hear worship choruses dripping with lyrics that border on romantic. The sermon will gush with assurances of God’s affection. While such affirmations are good—we need reminders of God’s love—rarely do we speak of God’s majesty, let…

The Essence of Worship

The most important thing is not so much what you feel during the worship but what you do after the worship. That’s the essence of worship.

Marketplace Missionary

If a missionary is someone who is on a mission in a given mission field where he or she spends a significant part of his or her life, then we are all missionaries! We all have a “mission field” where we spend a significant part of our day everyday and while we are on the…

Are You a Team Player?

Are you a team player? In general, the prevailing notion of being a team player is a positive one. Every leader wants his or her team to be made up of team players. A non-team player jeopardises the effectiveness of the team and can potentially cause the whole team to fail. Is a team player…

Do You Know Where You Are Called To?

Some years ago, as a new staff in a local church, I visited a young adult cell group. During the time of sharing, a young man thanked the group for praying for him the week before and said that he had finally made the decision about which of the three job offers to accept. I…

The Church, a Family?

When church, which is the community of God’s people or family of God, becomes merely institutional, organisational and professional, the key characteristics of church life are compromised. Usually, the vast majority of people don’t really know each other very well, relationships are superficial, we don’t feel the need to see each other or meet together…

Human Wisdom vs God’s Power

Everyone in ministry has to constantly make a choice – whether to lead God’s people using plausible words of human wisdom OR to lead God’s people by a demonstration of the Spirit’s power. Whichever ministry we may be involved in, when we lead with words of human wisdom, the faith of the people rests merely…