Story was told of a businessman and he was in a real hurry. He had just touched down in New York from a flight, and was rushing to an important meeting. As he jumped into the taxi, he yelled out to the driver, “Step on it!” Sensing the driver’s hesitation, the businessman demanded, “Well, what … Continue reading ACJC assembly devotion – What’s the purpose of your life?
It is a familiar bible narrative: the one where Jesus stills a storm. Here's one telling of it from the gospel of Matthew 8:23-27. When He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered with the waves; but … Continue reading Who is this Jesus?
So today, I will not be eating a curry puff. For those who remember the last time I attempted to eat a curry puff as an illustration during the devotion, I choked; literally and metaphorically. But it was good, because it reminded me to be humble and not get puffed up. This morning, I would … Continue reading Be strong and courageous!
Story was told of a one-legged school teacher from Scotland who came to J. Hudson Taylor to offer himself for service in China. “With only one leg, why do you think of going as a missionary?” asked Taylor. “Well, I do not see those with two legs going,” replied George Scott. He was accepted. As we … Continue reading The Dynamic Duos of Missions – a short exegetical sermon on Acts 8:25-40
She had suffered physically for 12 years, 12 long years. She had visited physician after physician, in hopes of getting better. She had exhausted her life savings. But healing eluded her. Her hopes seemed extinguished. And yet... The talk of the town was this person called Jesus. Word had it that he was doing miracles, … Continue reading Faith in God’s healing and faith in God’s timing
It's been a long time since I last blogged. The busyness has been overwhelming and the irony is, I find that it is often in the midst of doing Christian ministry that I lose sight of the main point of why I'm doing it at all! It is no different with Christmas. In the midst … Continue reading Fall on your knees: this is Christmas!
One of the most oft quoted (misquoted) verses I've heard from friends is 3 John 2, "Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers..." It is a popular verse used to justify a certain theology (Word-Faith/Health-Wealth-Prosperity). So, the line of argument goes like … Continue reading The Blessing and the Responsibility