What is Faith? The Invisible Evidence

Hebrews 11:1 English Standard Version (ESV) 11 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 King James Version (KJV) 11 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. What is the assurance of things hoped for? Is it about…

What is Faith? The Mustard Seed

What is faith? What is faith for? What is its purpose? Is faith to connect you with God or Is faith to fulfill your dreams and desires? Is faith all about gaining wealth here on earth? Is faith about yourself believing the best things in life is for you to possess? Is faith about moving…

Why Bible School?

School noun 1. an institution for educating children. “Ryder’s children did not go to school at all” synonyms: educational institution; More 2. any institution at which instruction is given in a particular discipline. “a dancing school” ed·u·ca·tion noun the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school or university. “a new system…

Cain’s Wife?

Today, after our church service to which I preached on the ministry of reconciliation found in 2nd Corinthians 5:19, I was confronted with a question from one of our brother in the church. His question was “who was Cain’s wife?” I knew that Cain’s wife could be his sister or a relative but I couldn’t…

Jeremiah 29:11 – In Context

Jeremiah 29:11 – A brief explanation: Surely this verse sounds very encouraging personally. It is probably one of the most favourite verses Christians would love to declare to themselves. Of course I believe God’s will for those who love Him are good and glorious (even if we don’t see it that way at first and…

Hillsong United Breaking Through Hollywood?

Kudos to Hillsong United (link here) as Michael John Warren, the director of MTV documentaries about Drake and Nicki Minaj said: “It’s the perfect business model.” “They’re trying to make money,” he said of the producers, “and we’re trying to tell a story.” – Joel Houston (Hillsong’s creative director, lead New York pastor and United band leader)…

Behind The Curtain: Tithes Part 4 – Jacobs Vow

I’ve heard a very few sermons about Jacob on t.v. and in churches. Most of those were about how cunning he was (stole Esaus’s birthright, outsmarting Laban, bargaining with God), his wrestling match with God, erecting pillars and of course his pledge to tithe. Here in our area, pastors barely touch about Jacob. Perhaps, he’s…

Behind The Curtain: Tithes Part 3 – Abraham’s Tenth and Modern Day Tithing

Through the years of investigation, prayer and research, I realised that Abraham’s one time “tithe” or tenth giving is totally different from today’s tithing practices. I also used to quote Genesis 14:20 to encourage people to give their tithes to the church because it was an “eternal principle” of giving that was outside the bounds of…

Behind The Curtain: Tithes Part 2 – Abraham’s Tenth

Each church service, we have a portion called “tithes and offering” were the congregation would bring in their tithes, offering, donation or outreach fund, etc. People who were assigned to exhort would obviously pick a verse that has the word “tithe” or “tithes” and preach 5 to 10 minutes why people should give their tithes. The most favourite but…