Miracles Lead To Belief?

I’ve heard many people say “non-believers need to see miracles, then they will believe”. I agree to some extent, but it is not absolute truth. See Jn.11:45-46 for instance. ‚ÄúTherefore many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary, and had seen what Jesus did, believed in him. But some of them went to…

What Repentance Really Is

Wow what a powerful statement on repentance: “Repentance, metanoia (Greek), does not mean feeling badly about one’s sins, kicking or shaming oneself for one’s wrongdoing. Instead, repentance means CHANGE, and without change, without deep, thorough-going change, one could not enter and participate in the kingdom.” – Lee C. Camp, Mere Discipleship: Radical Christianity in a…

The More We Mature, The More We Be Changed

The more you and I mature and grow in the Lord, the more spiritual we become. The more we know God’s Word, our character should be more transformed. We should no longer behave the way we did in the past. As we mature, the more we should PUT ON Christ-like attributes and PUT OFF ungodly…

There Are So Many People Hurting

There are so many who are hurting for so many reasons these days. Maybe that’s why so many worship songs today are about how good God is and how much He loves you and me. We read in Jn.11 about Mary and Martha hurting and mourning because their beloved brother Lazarus had just died. Verse…

Ministry and Love For Christ in Paradoxical Tension?

We must be careful not to allow our strong pursuit of ministry and sense of mission to replace our love for Christ. Henri Nouwen cautions us, “Nothing conflicts with the love of Christ like service to Christ.” As I examine my own life, I can see how this has been a reality from time to…

Sing, Don’t Just Listen

Worship songs are so important as a means to strengthen our love for God and our faith in Him. Singing songs of worship daily, regularly beyond corporate worship in church is therefore an important spiritual discipline that leads to a lively and engaging faith in God. Be careful of the desire to merely enjoy listening…

He Is With Us Even When We Don’t Feel It

It’s really important that our faith in Christ is anchored on fact and not feeling. The Bible tells us that God is with us – so that settles it, He is with us always even when we don’t feel it. When we rely on feelings, we lose faith easily and we become easy targets for…