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Do Not Be Deceived

A while ago, a Christian friend of mine and I were having a conversation about the church she attends and their doctrines. When I found out that she did not have a Bible of her own, I was very surprised. It turns out that she does not read the Bible on her own. So I asked her, “Don’t you at least have to use the Bible during church services?” She answered, “We don’t really need a Bible, the pastor preaches what it says! I don’t have to know the Bible verse by verse.” I stopped asking more questions, but in my heart burned the question, “What if your pastor is preaching a false gospel?” Continue reading

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YOLOFC

No. It’s not a new football (soccer) club.
You Only Live Once For Christ.
Don’t live life as a sub.
Let not the world your heart entice.

Why not give all you’ve got?
Or have you His grace forgot?
Life here is just a dot.
Why labour just for a speck, a spot?

Eternity is a priceless promise.
Christ paid with precious blood.
Don’t let the world’s lies bombard us.
Our love towards Him a flood.

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Implanting God’s Word in a Watered Garden

“Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.” (Jas 1:21)

Have you felt that there is too much content when scrolling through Facebook posts? Every day Facebook is filled with numerous extra posts from friends’ unknown friends, political propaganda, and advertisements. This is a world of exponential information growth with social media and the Internet. We must be careful of what we absorb through social media, the web, and TV, as filthiness and immorality are common and overflow in today’s society.

In this life, we walk through a dark forest of evil in a world that has turned its back on God. However, the Bible can be our light to show us the way ahead so we won’t stumble as we walk. Continue reading

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Face to Face

“For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.” (1 Cor 13:12)

When reading the obituary of a celebrity, have you ever noticed that the wealth, fame, and success of the dead can only last a short span of this life? Death is the end of a life and also the beginning of another life. When we don’t know Jesus Christ, we make choices as though this life were all we had. In reality, this life is just the introduction to eternity. Therefore, we need to evaluate things from an eternal perspective.

The apostle Paul reveals that one day we will be complete when we see God face to face. This truth should strengthen our faith – we don’t have all the answers now, but then we will. Someday we will see Jesus Christ in person and be able to see with God’s perspective. Continue reading

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A Quiet and Steadfast Heart

Sometimes the world overwhelms me. Sometimes waves of anxiety sweep over me. At those moments, dread seems to take over my life, and all I would see would be the dark shadows looming.

This kind of feeling can rise out of various facets of life; be it from stress at work, anxiety in school, insecurities stemming from interpersonal issues, or even confusion/doubts about church. And in my attempt to piece everything together, I find my thoughts in a whirlwind, shredded into bits and pieces, flying here and there, unfocused and flustered – the space of my mind left ransacked in the aftermath of a brutal tornado.

So amidst all the chaos and confusion, I asked God to grant me a quiet heart and to teach me how to maintain it despite the external circumstances. And bit by bit, I began to understand and appreciate more what having a steadfast heart means. Continue reading