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…

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…

Knowing the Unknowable God?

It is not much about God being unknowable.. it is more like we simply refuse to know or recognise the infinite yet knowable God. Despite His infinite attributes, He is personal and that means He make Himself be known. He wants us to know that He is not just God in name and stature but…

The Real Peace

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. – John 14:27 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation….

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)…

Beyond 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…

Beyond 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…

Beyond 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…

Beyond The Curtain: Tithes Part 1 – The Definition

I once heard a friend who told me that he read somewhere about a Christian guy who was given a vision by the Lord. That person claimed that he was given a glimpse of hell and was utterly surprised to see a pastor engulfed by hellfire. The Christian guy asked the Lord why was that pastor…

Why I’m still not voting for Manny Pacquiao in the Senate

Most of the people from both side of the fence have moved on with their lives except for a few angry poster punching LGBT’s and Nike burning zealots. I, myself, wanted to move on. But there were still hooks latching on my back that needs to be untangled before I can finally dust it off…