What is the meaning of “denying yourself”?

Originally posted on His Grace Is Enough:
I was in my car listening to the audio bible when I heard the words “deny yourselves” in Leviticus. It was God speaking to Moses. It is the same person who said “deny yourself and take up the cross”. The problem with many people is that they forget…

The Sentimental View of Hell

Originally posted on Escape to Reality:
Here’s an interesting fact: Jesus preached about hell a lot while Paul never mentioned it by name. Have you ever wondered why? The reason has to do with their different audiences. Since Jesus mostly preached the law to those under law, it was necessary for him to be a…

How Grace Came to Ruth Through The Holy Communion

Originally posted on His Grace Is Enough:
Ruth’s “fortune” changed from suffering under famine to abundance in Ruth 2. Notice Ruth had communion with Boaz. In the Hebrew text the alphabets “Aliph” and “Tav” appeared 5 times. It is the signature of Jesus. Today as we take communion believe that He is our midst too……

When Love Meets Doctrine.

There is always this kind of “grace talk” about love being the most important thing to a Christian when we differ from doctrine. No. 1 there is a difference when it comes to differing from “doctrine” and “heresy”. Paul and John were gracious to those who differ from them when they sin. However, they will…

Why you can never find rest when you balance law and grace.

How do we find rest in Jesus? Matthew 11:7-28 Good News Translation (GNT) 7 While John’s disciples were leaving, Jesus spoke about him to the crowds: “When you went out to John in the desert, what did you expect to see? A blade of grass bending in the wind? 8 What did you go out to see? A…

“All the lonely people; Where do they all come from?”

In 1966 a song “Eleanor Rigby” was recorded by Paul McCartney of The Beatles. The song gave the band a shift to how people viewed them as just a young  rockers to be taking more serious in their music. The song hit a reality with the lines “All the lonely people; Where do they all…

When Abraham looked up.

Do you realize the Old Testament paints pictures of our present realities? Dear friends, do you realize that Abraham was never told by the Lord to “look up” until Lot left Abraham? Lot on the other hand chose Sodom when he “looked up”. Dear friends, Lot means veiled in Hebrew. Lot like many of us…

Jesus and depression.

The hunger for significance is a hunger that eats your soul. Today, we do not realize how dangerous it can be when we lose our identity, we fall prey to the injunction, “thou shall not covet.” Jesus fulfilled that for us when his whole identity was stripped from him. We underestimate the taunts, “if you…

Grace has to be “Hyper!”

Dear friends, Recently Charisma Magazine had been publishing articles warning many of the dangers of the “grace movement” by labeling it “hyper grace” or “dangerous grace”. This part 2 of my response to the article “What is wrong about Grace?” by Mike Bickle. It is very important for us to note that when Paul was…

What have we become? Remembering Matthew Warren.

When I was young, some asked me this question: “Will there be one day where you become ashamed to be a Christian?” That day has come. The day Rick Warren’s son died. I am ashamed to be called one. But first  on behalf of all the Christians let me be the first one to apologize…

Jesus is not the Rose of Sharon

Song of Songs 2:1-3 New International Version (NIV) She[a] 2 I am a rose[b] of Sharon, a lily of the valleys. He 2 Like a lily among thorns is my darling among the young women. Dear friends, Please note Jesus is not the rose of Sharon and the lily in the valley. Roses are commonly found in the plain…

There is NOTHING wrong with Grace – Part 1

Dear friends, Recently Charisma Magazine had been publishing articles warning many of the dangers of the “grace movement” by labeling it “hyper grace” or “dangerous grace”. Cheap Grace? Such attacks are not new. Many also misquoted Dietrich Bonheoffer and label grace as “cheap”.   Why do people quote Bonhoeffer without quoting its context? The words, “grace…

Does 1 Tim 2:4-5 teach that God will save everyone?

Today a dear friend of mine posted 1 Timothy 2:4-5 which says that “God  wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth” and says God will save everyone in the end. Is that what Paul actually means? It is pertinent for us to therefore ask ourselves why 1st Timothy was written….

Originally posted on His Grace Is Enough:
How is it that it is a crime to sell chewing gum in Singapore but not in Malaysia? It is because Malaysia is a different country. It is the law that determines the crime. The law in Singapore determines that eating chewing gum is a crime. The law…

FRUITFUL at every Age and Every Stage!

Originally posted on Faith & Fertility:
Your Age is Not an Issue! If you are faced with a medical prognosis suggesting conception is greatly reduced due to your age, know that the truth in God’s Word is available to all who believe in Him. God says you can be kept fresh and green and bear…