Discontent isn’t something foreign to us. If we're to be honest, discontent can be found in every single person. When a decision is made that does not favour us, when we feel overlooked, underappreciated, passed over for a promotion, or when our expectations are left unmet. The rebellion of Korah in Numbers 16 takes us on a deep dive into what happens when discontent is left to brew. At the same time, the antidote to discontent is subtly prescribed to us between the lines of the drama that...
Published 05/25/22
Are you in a season of burning with passion, calling down fire from heaven, or huddled under a tree, broken and burnt out, wishing for God to end everything? Like Elijah, many of us would've gone through days where we're burning and days where we're experiencing burnout. Can we however, walk and live in a manner where the days of burning wildly outnumbers our days of burnout?
Published 05/25/22
Over the past 35 years of marriage, my family and I have shifted a total of 9 times. Each time we settle into our new place and unpack, there’s always this sense of hope: “Lord, I sure hope that this will be the last time we’re going to do this.” And not too long later, we’re on the move again. I think this continual dislocation is part of my lot in life and I think it’s designed to teach me that the only thing constant in this life is change. Don’t settle down. We’re not settlers, but...
Published 05/19/22
I want to see His Glory. Jesus prayed in John 17 that we may behold His Glory. Moses cried out to God, "Show me Your Glory". David cried out that God’s Glory may dwell in the land. It's God’s desire that we not just behold His Glory, but dwell with it. But we must be careful not to trivialise His Magnificence. If we're going to be carriers of His Glory, what's required of us in this hour?
Published 05/11/22
The Beatitudes stand in deep contrast to the state of the world that we live in today. To speak the Beatitudes to a modern-day crowd would evoke ridicule and disbelief. Yet in the light of aggressive activism, cancel culture, justice movements, and an ever-increasing appetite for consumption, the Beatitudes bare relevance for us as Christians and how we’re to respond.
Published 05/01/22
When life overwhelms us, it’s easy to back down. Yet, when we recognise the schemes of the enemy, it changes everything. As we look into Nehemiah’s life, let us commit to digging in and deep to fulfill God's mission amidst life’s chaos. Let’s live undistracted.
Published 04/27/22
The search for peace is a universal one, because true peace has to do with having peace with God and not what the world has to offer. Peace is a Person, and can only be found in the Prince of Peace.
Published 04/21/22
There may be moments in our lives where we wonder and ask God if He sees us. Is it pure coincidence or chance that events happen in our lives? Did Blind Bartimaeus randomly stumble into the Messiah’s path? Did the servant girl at Cana witness Jesus’ first miracle by chance? God’s heart for us is pure intentional and He continues to seek us out. Will you respond to Him by saying, “Lord, here I am!”
Published 04/20/22
Mankind, unfortunately, is a warring species. The Marechal De Saxe said, “The human heart is the starting point of all matters pertaining to war.” There’s a bent in us toward war and conflict, God knows that. If left to ourselves, we’d self-destruct. Jesus Himself alluded to the fact that if He did not intervene at the end of the age, no flesh would be saved. Chuck Pierce recently prophesied that, “The gods of war have been unleashed” and we’re seeing this unfold before our eyes. The war in...
Published 04/13/22
Everyone loves a good Q&A session. Ask the burning questions on your heart. Imagine being able to have a Q&A with Jesus. Well, the Bible records for us a Q&A session that Jesus gave. But the context was hostile. The Pharisees and religious leaders were out to trap Him. Yet, Jesus turned the session into one that answers some crucial and critical issues that has relevance for us even today.
Published 04/12/22
We sometimes find ourselves living in the best and worst of times. That’s true of a fallen and broken world where we see both beauty and pain, hope and brokenness coinciding beside each other. As we take a closer look at Acts 12, let's be reminded that amidst all the shakings around us, and even in our own lives, we must not be distracted from our call. The Word and works of God will prevail and multiply as we do what we’re called to.
Published 04/09/22
When God calls us to make a sacrifice, counting the cost can be painful. Yet, when offered in obedience, our sacrifice can turn into the greatest gift of all. As we look at the life of Abraham, let’s open our hearts to what God may be calling us to lay down, and be surprised by His miraculous provision and gifts. As we prepare our hearts for Easter, let’s ready ourselves to say, “Lord, here I am.”
Published 04/05/22
In the last days, we'll see a level of deception not seen since the world began. Satan will bring out all his weapons of mass deception because he knows his time is short and he'll try and bring as many people into hell with him. And part of getting ready for the future is to have a revelation of what’s coming. What will we face in the future? How do we prepare ourselves for the end-times? Can we be immunised from taking the mark of the beast?
Published 04/01/22
Just when it seems like we’re getting out of the pandemic, the world is plunged again into another crisis with the conflict in Ukraine. When world events dominate the news and everyone has an opinion about what’s happening, how should we respond as Christians? Should we take sides? How should we pray? Who are we to listen to? The Bible surely will shine some light for us on this.
Published 03/29/22
Acts 1:8 tells us, ‘We will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on us.’ What does that look like? How do we walk in the Spirit and His power? In Part 2 of this message, we explore the works and power of the Holy Spirit.
Published 03/23/22
Christmas is often preached in December in the midst of the holidays, and because of this, I think we need to hear a message on Christmas away from the holiday we’ve become so familiar with. Instead of the fancy light-ups, gifts, good food, and a fuzzy warm feeling around friends and family, we need to see the atrocities, the pain, the ominous warnings, and the agenda that God conceived when He gave His Son, Jesus Christ. We’ve missed so much of God’s message to us because we’ve lost the true...
Published 03/16/22
King David’s life was not all glorious and triumphant. In fact, there were moments where it was downright embarrassing. Times when he had to feign insanity, sport a dishevelled look, and became no better than a homeless vagabond. Yet, it was from this experience that Psalm 34 was penned – a psalm of victory and insight that offers us comfort, assurance, and a view of the long-term.
Published 03/09/22
We read from Scriptures – first the natural, then the spiritual. What we're now seeing unfold is the potential of a European War breaking forth with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Jesus foretold of this time – that we will see wars fought and hear rumours of wars. This will lead to a spiralling of the world’s economies, open hostilities in many nations, the loss of many lives, soaring oil prices, out-of-control inflation, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. The downstream effects of war...
Published 03/03/22
There’s a new and fresh outpouring in the horizon, and a beautiful fellowship that we can enjoy with the Holy Spirit. How can we build a deeper friendship with Him and not just have temporal encounters? More than how He manifests Himself, WHO is the Holy Spirit to you?
Published 02/23/22
I’m fascinated by the power of God. The discovery of the splitting of the atom, the tiniest of particles, led to the release of immense power and this is just a little foretaste of the power of God. Jesus said the tiniest amount of faith can move the greatest mountain without even breaking a single drop of sweat. In every generation, God permits a select remnant to not only see but to also taste what’s reserved for those in the age to come. But in these last days, many are going to enter into...
Published 02/23/22
As Christians, we see the importance of both faith and faithfulness, but have probably not delved into the difference between both and how they work together in our lives. Faithfulness is a fruit of the Holy Spirit, while faith appears as one of the gifts of the Holy Spirt. Both are intricately-linked to each other, and it’s easy to focus on one while neglecting the other. Finding the right balance to both is crucial.
Published 02/16/22
We live in a word-created, word-upheld, word-sustained and word-dominated environment. Job 22 tells us, "You will also declare a thing, and it will be established for you." The writer to the Hebrews tells us that Jesus 'holds all things by the WORD of His power'. Paul says in Colossians, 'In Him, all things are held together'. How? By the Spoken Word. This is the power of a decree from a pure heart. Not only will a decree establish a thing that wasn’t there before, it will also reverse what...
Published 02/10/22
Paul said that the message of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing. This is a strong statement. In fact, the word here is more appropriately translated as ‘madness’ or ‘insanity’. That is what the Cross is as a means through which God would bring salvation to all mankind. We must not seek to embellish the message of the Cross to make it more palatable or presentable, or we might inadvertently rob it of its power.
Published 02/02/22
Jesus' view of Scripture was the linchpin on which His entire life was based. He was constantly saying, "Gegraptai" (It is written). Each time we encounter the Word of God, an unseen world of spiritual forces is at work. The new year will be filled with new battles, and we must be ready! If the Word doesn’t guide us, our emotions inevitably will. Let’s start the new year with new lenses and have our affections re-directed back to Him.
Published 01/27/22