That Sunday morning after worship service, we gathered to fellowship in Christ and shared our journeys in pursuing God’s sovereign destiny for each of our lives. Like other fellowship gatherings, it came the time to pray for one another. The instructions we followed were quite simple: Each person prays for the person on the left … Continue reading Blessed by the Gift of Prophesy
No one ever teaches intentionally that worship is a church program. Yet the notion that “worship is a church program” is so implicitly and strongly conveyed, from the way we speak about worship, and from its model of practice that most churches share, as we live together as a faith community. What do I mean … Continue reading Worship is not a church program
Many times when we engage in God’s kingdom ministries: sharing Jesus with others, building up others in their faith in Christ, we let our own credentials and our charisma get in the way. People may be persuaded and convinced by our sound arguments, impressed by our titles and positions, our degrees, and our demonstration of … Continue reading Let Faith be Built on God’s Power alone instead of on man’s credentials!
There is still so much about Jesus, the Father and the Holy Spirit that I desire to experience before I see Them after my life on earth is over. I call this my “Bucket List with God” #BucketListWithGod On the top of my bucket list with God is to experience Jesus’ presence and power not just … Continue reading Experience Jesus Presence and Power as a Lifestyle #BucketListWithGod
God does not look at things people look at. People look at the outward appearance. But the Lord looks at the heart. [1 Samuel 16:7] What is the ultimate measure of a church? Many churches measure themselves by what is measurable: the number of attendance, the amount of offering, the size of the church building, … Continue reading The Ultimate Measure of A Church
I remember my pastor once said, a sure way to lose a battle is not being aware that we are at war. There is no chance for victory in any battle without an awareness and an intentional mindset of toughening up for the fight. Whether we are conscious or not, the reality is that our … Continue reading Disarmed at War But Not Knowing = Defeat!
It is common for people to think that church buildings are temples of God that manifest the glory of God. Because of this belief, through out church history, church building construction and architecture has never stopped to be the primary focus of many churches. Many magnificent churches were built. In North America today, many churches … Continue reading Is the Church Building that We Are Building the One that God Has In Mind?
On October 10th, 2014, the premier of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, Stephen McNeil, officially apologized to former orphans of Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children, who were abused emotionally, physically and sexually at the hands of staff when put under their care. Such abuses took place for over several decades at the … Continue reading Ten Toxic Responses to Issues and Problems
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart and every keystroke, every click on my computers or any of my electronic devices be pleasing to You, my Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, Nothing concealed that will not be known or … Continue reading Holiness in the Digitized Realm
Note: Text in this color is quoted from the NIV Bible. The Act 6 Church Conflict [Acts 6: 1-2A] In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. Remaking of a Denial … Continue reading The Remaking of the Acts 6 Church