The role of church in the life of an unconverted child

Do you ever think about the function that Church fulfils in the life of a child who only attends church because his parents do? Just like we feed our children vegetables because it is objectively good for them even if they don’t share that conviction, and just like we teach our children an array of […]

I need a good friend and you need me to be a good friend

We are simply too selfish (Pro 18:1), too limited in understanding (Pro 18:2), and too foolish (Pro 12:15) to think we can go through life without some serious input from some good friends. The first obvious benefit of having some good friends is spiritual growth. Just like your physical body doesn’t grow when some of […]

Tests of Teachability

The joy of learning something is certainly in the top 10 of earthly pleasures among the mature. Yet, being taught by another doesn’t always have the same appeal even to the mature, not to mention among the self-conceited, always-right-in-their-own-eyes, opinionated immature. The Scriptures draw us to being more teachable in many ways. Here is a […]

Romans 12:11 Three wake-up calls for spiritual service

Motivational one-liners have infused the weak with strength to succeed at all kinds of endeavours. Stories abound of underdogs becoming CEOs, of the oppressing becoming saviours, of the lazy becoming heroes. The same is true for spiritual ministry. The little brother Joseph became slave and then executive ruler of Egypt. The shepherd boy became King […]

Romans 12:10 An excellent love

Sometimes the vocabulary in one language makes it difficult to translate certain words into another language. By comparing different possible translations, we can nonetheless grasp the full significance of the original language. This is evidently the case in Romans 12:10 which is translated the following ways in different translations. Love one another with brotherly affection. […]

How not to worship during church worship

It is not uncommon for true Christian to be distracted from worship by worship. Personal convictions on specific things are hold onto much stronger than the more general verses in Scripture that govern our church worship services. Scripture does not give an annually updated list of accepted instruments. Scripture does not present us with approved […]

Why we need clarity of Truth

In the last week of Jesus’ ministry before His death, He used His interactions with the people to clarify the Gospel. Many claimed to be worshippers of God, but in their questions to Jesus, they demonstrated great hatred. Jesus used their questions to clarify their problem so they too could come to confess Him as […]

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