(My Personal) Top 10 Words of Encouragement

10. “God redeems our wasted past.” – based on Rom.8:28 (And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.) 9. “I have loved you with an everlasting love.” – Jer.31:3 (the LORD appeared to him from far away. I have…

He Is No Fool

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose.” – Jim Elliot (missionary to the Auca people in Ecuador who lost his life, murdered by the people he planned to reach) Problem is, many people today including some in the church, keep what we should give and lose…

Sometimes God Permits What He Hates …

“Sometimes God permits what He hates to accomplish what He loves.” – Steve Estes (quoted by Joni Eareckson Tada in one of her books – probably “A Step Further”) What an amazing statement that lends great perspective to our understanding of suffering. The Bible says in 1Jn.4:8 that God is love, thus everything God does…

Our Faith – Flesh or Fresh?

Christians and Christianity can become too much flesh today while we should really be evidenced by spiritual freshness and power! We serve a mighty and powerful God who is able to powerfully: heal the sick, deliver the oppressed from demonic spirits, transform a wretched sinner from a life of ungodliness and unholy addictions into someone…

The Blessing of Unity

In Ps.133, we read that where there is unity amongst fellow believers (from the church members to pastors and church leaders), there the Lord commands blessing and life forevermore. Yet it is not often easy to foster and maintain such unity and one key reason is because of close friendships. While we encourage deeper friendship…