“We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.” (2 Cor 4:8-9)
Have you ever felt like your life was shattered by unpredictable troubles? How do you cope with your difficulties and anxieties? In the above verse, the apostle Paul described four devastating experiences and how each crisis was turned around. These troubles show that Paul was weak, yet he was not defeated. This tells us that God gives strength to the weak and also works through weak people like Paul.
“Why should it be thought incredible by you that God raises the dead?” (Acts 26:8)
Defending his ministry before King Agrippa, the apostle Paul was amazed that people found it so unbelievable that God had the power to raise the dead. Do you believe in the resurrection of the dead, and do you hold firmly to such hope? Has it occurred to you that one of the main reasons for going to church each week is to receive Sabbath rest, which foreshadows our eternal rest? Now we take a break from our daily toil and labor and go to church for Sabbath rest; later, we cease all work and enter into God’s eternal rest.
Being a child of God is blissful. We are blessed, protected, and guided by Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Yet, Paul reminds us that if only for this life, we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men (1 Cor 15:19). Continue reading
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
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.
“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)
Do you ever feel 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