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!
Several years ago, I brought my colleague and her son to church. After attended that one Sunday, she decided to attend another church. Out of curiosity, I asked her why she did not come back. To my astonishment, she told me that her son started having nightmare after attending the children’s sunday school on that … Continue reading Hell is not the GOSPEL. Fear is not GOD’s LOVE.
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
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!
A group of swimming instructors were gathering to discuss among themselves over the topic of “swimming in deep water“. Swimming instructor A was the first to make a comment, “For the sake of completeness of the course, we have no choice but to teach swimming in deep water. But it is better that we cover … Continue reading The Epidemic of Holy Spirit Phobia
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
When I use the word “charismatic“, such as “this is a charismatic church”, or “I recently had a charismatic experience”, it almost guarantees to call for a reaction. Some looked at me as if it was cult. Others responded in skepticism, hostility, or even out right rejection. The term “charismatic” derives from the Greek word … Continue reading Why I Avoid the Word “Charismatic” Entirely But Use “Spirit-led” Instead
There are great spiritual dangers when a church is run as a community center [Please click the link to read the article]. How do we size up a church to discern whether it is Christ-centered, built with solid gold foundation or merely community-centered, built with hay and straw that has no chance to … Continue reading Sizing up a Church: Christ-centered or Community-centered?