Why does Jesus offer a better covenant than Moses?

Jesus your better covenant! by Simon Yap on Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 2:23am Hebrews 2:1-3 1We must give our full attention to what we were told, so that we won’t drift away. 2The message spoken by angels proved to be true, and all who disobeyed or rejected it were punished as they deserved. 3So…

Who am I in Christ.

I am accepted… John 1:12 I am God’s child. John 15:15 As a disciple, I am a friend of Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1 I have been justified. 1 Corinthians 6:17 I am united with the Lord, and I am one with Him in spirit. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 I have been bought with a price and…

Rejecting Rejection

Rejecting Rejection “…to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He has made us accepted in the Beloved” (Eph.1:6) The emotional soil our roots are planted in has a bearing on our entire lives. God designed that we should receive love, care and protection in the family. As a child is born…

Avoid foolish discussions: Heretics

We hear the word “heretic” brought up quite a bit these days. Sometimes folks using this word don’t really know what the definition of the word is or even how to use it. More importantly some who use this term have failed to listen to this clear statement on how to deal with heretics from…

Grace Thoughts: Before and After.

We are objects of His Workmanship! Ephesians 2:7-10 (New International Version) 7in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift…

Testing prophecies

Testing prophecies The Bible gives a number of principles for testing a prophecy. 1 Cor 14:4 – It must build up the body. 2 Tim 3:16 – It must agree with Scripture. John 16:13,14 – It must exalt Jesus. Deut 18:22,22 – It must come true. Deut 13:1-5 – It must lead to God and…

“Hurt People” hurt people!

It is an old adage that says “hurt people hurt people.” It is well known that those who have been emotionally damaged tend to inflict their hurt and pain on other people. For example, a large percentage of those who have been sexually abused become the abusers of others; those who suffered under an alcoholic…

Law or Grace: Galatians 3

Galatians 3: 1-14: Law or Grace Outline Paul condemns the Falsity of the fake Gospel Paul presents the Father of faith righteousness Paul indentifies the Frustration of living under Law Galatians 3 1 You crazy Galatians! Did someone put a hex on you? Have you taken leave of your senses? Something crazy has happened, for…

Of “the faith of the Son of God” not “faith in the Son God.”

The Wink of Faith..Excerpt from Bill Volkman’s book….. Galatians 2:20 is familiar to most Christians, as it is probably one of the ten most quoted and memorized verses in the Bible. Through the years no verse has presented more of a challenge to ” deeper life”seekers. Countless pamphlets and pages of books have been written…

Noah: Righteous first or favour first?

I had always wanted to write a note on Noah. About 2 years ago my lovely wife came to me and asked me to help her to finish her Bible Study assignments. One of the question of that study was this, “Noah was righteous and as such he found favour with God. How would you…

Do believers have the “sinful nature”?

Because of an unfortunate misinterpretation in some translations of the Bible of the Greek word “sarx” (which directly translated means “flesh”), the doctrine of the sinful nature or indwelling sin has been propagated and preached with amazing conviction for centuries. It has caused sincere believers to try and live up to manmade moral standards, but…

A prophet like Moses.

Deedat wrote a booklet called, What the Bible Says About Muhammad. In this booklet he seeks to show that the Bible predicted the coming of Muhammad. The main verse that he considers is Deuteronomy 18:18 which is part of the Torah of Moses. I (God) will raise up for them a prophet like you (Moses)…

Depression and Grace

I’ve been down, I’ve been discouraged, but I’ve never really been depressed, at least not for longer than a few hours, or maybe a few days. According to the Mayo Clinic, one of the symptoms of depression is “loss of interest in normal daily activities.” Loss of interest. Imagine what it would be like to…

Let’s get it right! Are your future sins forgiven?l

OF FUTURE FORGIVENESS, HEBREWS, PARENTAL FORGIVNESS ANIMAL BLOOD When Hebrews 1:3 speaks about Jesus purifying sins at the Cross prior to his ascension to heaven, did that include the purification of future sins as well as past sins? In order to answer this question we need to understand that Hebrews is written to a Jewish…

Be the Preacher that Ministers! From the Andrew Ho page.

Be the Preacher that Ministers! by The Andrew Ho Page on Monday, June 20, 2011 at 5:26pm I was having lunch with a friend today and we were discussing about sermons we’ve heard. Let’s just call him Ah Yap. I have heard sermons which were just wrong in substance and those that were correct. While…

10 Tips for Putting People to Sleep During Your Sermon

Here’s something different which I have found helpful for myself, enjoy. Suffice to say I use and am still doing the stuff below. Have a good laugh from a fellow preacher. 10 Tips for Putting People to Sleep During Your Sermon 1. Make sure that your material is dry and boring. Make sure that your…

Deserving Nothing

Deserving Nothing by Sinclar Ferguson Religious people are always profoundly disturbed when they discover that they are not, and never have been, true Christians. Does all of their religion count for nothing? Those hours in church, hours spent doing good things, hours involved in religious activity—do they not count for something in the presence of…

Jesus worshipped: An understanding of the word “proskuneo”.

I was led to read an article wherein which we were challenged not to worship Jesus but the Father. I am not really comfortable with that thought. While Jesus always attributed worship to His Father, I too retort by asking “Who does the Father ask us to worship?” The answer is the Old and New…