Who We Are Is More Important Than What We Do

t is possible to be in active service and ministry, do a lot of outstanding work, locally and even cross-culturally, within the church and outside of the church, and yet be flawed deep within ourselves. Sometimes it’s pride and a need to draw attention to ourselves. Or it could be a lack of real generosity….

Why It Can Be Hard to Be Truly Christian

Amongst other things, to be truly Christian is to be holy. It’s an unpopular word though. But the Bible is unequivocally clear about it. “Be holy for I am holy.” (Lev.11:44,45; 19:2; 20:7,26; 21:8; Deut.23:14; 1Pet.1:15,16) A few reasons why holiness is difficult today. First, we are too smart and educated, so we have learned…

Anonymity

While looking through some of my old cds, I found Jesus Come by Trinity Christian Centre, Singapore. I remember that cd! I remember listening to it, liking it and looking at the lyrics in the in-sleeve. I remember noticing something back then – the names of the songwriters were missing. Where the composers’ names should…

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…