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.
One of the most marvellous blessings in observing God’s church grow according to His word is to see how God composes the body of Christ. In 1 Corinthians 12:24, the Greek word for “composed,” sygkeránnymi, is made up of two words: sýn, “identified with,” and keránnymi, “mix into a new and improved compound” – properly, mix together into a superior compound – “a holistic blend” (unified whole) where the parts work together synergistically. (Source)
I have heard testimonies and also witnessed personally how different generations, working with one heart and mind, not only complement each other, but combine to bring out a greater advantage. An older generation has the insight and blessing of experience, while the younger generation has the energy and drive.
Each generation must love God sincerely and there must be trust towards each other in order for God’s blessing to take place. Continue reading
It wasn’t going to be that kind of day.
I looked up at the sky and it was clouding over. I believed it was going to rain. Why was I hanging out my washing now? It could be a waste a time. I might hang it now and have to take it down in about half an hour’s time. The retired sister who was helping out in the church kitchen shouted, “No, it won’t rain. Even if it does, I can help you take your clothes in because I am cooking this afternoon.” And do you know what? She was right. It didn’t rain!
This obviously meant that she did not have to take down my washing. But it was her generous spirit that caught my attention. Continue reading
“For if there is first a willing mind, it is accepted according to what one has, and not according to what he does not have.” (2 Cor 8:12)
God bestows spiritual gifts and equips us for services. The list of services which we may apply our gifts include speaking, teaching, writing, interpreting, playing music, singing, cooking, cleaning, etc. The start point is having a willing heart to serve, learn, and grow. “For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away” (Mt 25:29). The challenge for each of us is to discover, develop, and use our personal gifts for God’s service. Continue reading
During a discussion about faith, an anonymous member asked me about complacency in servitude and faith, and how to overcome it. Often, we find that as youths who begin to have responsibilities in church, or are becoming introduced to ‘leadership’ roles, it is very easy to develop a sense of self-confidence, or self-entitlement towards our faith. We may start to feel a sense of being slightly above others, or that we are ‘better’ than others simply because we have been appointed various roles within church and attend more activities in church. We feel as if we are fine in our faith, and that others should imitate us. Often if we allow complacency to stay in our hearts, it can take root and bear fruit as pride. Continue reading