He Did What Was Right But Not Wholeheartedly

“He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, but not wholeheartedly.” (2Chron.25:2) Ouch, that’s a terrible description of King Amaziah (son of King Joash) isn’t it? Many of us Christians today are kind of like that too! Joash did was right in the eyes of God when he first became king. His…

Forgive Us As We Forgive Others

“Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespassed against us.” Someone (I think it was John C Maxwell) once said: “Hurt people hurt people and are easily hurt by people.” There are a lot of hurt people around us who are easily hurt by others and knowingly or unknowingly, they hurt others too….

Do Not Trumpet the Good You Do

This is not a new phenomenon – religious people giving to the needy or doing something to help those in need and afterwards trumpeting it so that everyone knows how wonderful they are. Jesus said, “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues…

What Motivates You to Live a Godly Life?

Many say we should be motivated by the love of God and love for God to live a godly life, and not motivated by the fear of losing eternal life. I’d say we should be motivated by BOTH because that’s what the Bible tells us. Jesus will come again, He will judge the living and…

We Want a Milder Version of God’s Word

Many seem to like a milder version of God’s Word. It is probably because some of the words of Scriptures are just a little too uncomfortable. For instance, “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Prov.1:7). I cannot even keep count of how many times I’ve heard preachers, teachers and leaders say…

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…