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  • New Creation in Christ – The Parable of the Persimmon Tree

    Have you ever tried a persimmon? Persimmons are red-brown or orange fruits and look like a small tomato capped by a calyx. They are pleasingly sweet when ripe. No wonder the Latin word for persimmon, Diospyros lotus, means “food of the gods.”My senior pastor once shared a story about a ...

  • Power of Fasting and Prayer

    When my heart is full of agony and my life needs God’s guidance, I fast and pray for God’s mercy. Those times were when my dad had an operation for his cancer, when my husband was suffering in his work, when depression drew me into deep despair, and when I sought a new mind and ...

  • What Matters is on the Inside

    Our actions actually stem from the heart.  And Jesus knew this very well. He did not want people to only stop at cleaning up our act on the outside, but uproot sin from where it all begins. For example, most people are careful not to murder or steal or commit adultery. But sin starts from ...

  • Who were the Bereans in the Bible?

    The Bereans were residents of the city of Berea in Macedonia. Paul and Silas preached to them during Paul’s second missionary journey. The account of Paul and Silas in this location is recorded in Acts 17:10-15. It reads,The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and ...

  • What Does the Bible Say About Forgiveness?

    Whether it’s because of misunderstandings or wrongdoings, sometimes the relationship we have with others is in danger of being broken and dominated by resentment. We find that our hearts don't have peace, and negative emotions such as hatred and trouble have taken hold in ...

  • What Does the Bible Say About Relying on God?

    Do you rely on a house built on sand which will be blown away after the rain comes and wind blows? Or the house built upon the rock of God who is almighty and everlasting? We make numerous choices everyday. The choices, big or small, can change the course of our lives. ...

  • Genesis 1:1 - Back to the Very Beginning

    The very first verse in the first chapter of the Bible contains a miraculous and majestic proclamation that should strike us with deep awe - that this world and all its inhabitants have a MAKER. How did everything come into existence? It is not by coincidence, but God created it.  In the ...

  • Prayer for Faith Like Gold

    Dear Father, I pray for a heart like gold, able to withstand time and trial, and remain unchanging and beautiful... Your love never fails and Your truth stays the same. I can always count on You! So help me Lord, to have a faith like gold that doesn't rust over time. I desire to worship and praise ...

  • Going to Heaven

    I heard a story of an old man who accepted Jesus when he was old. He loved reading the Bible with his reading glasses on.To everyone’s amazement, he always read only Matthew 1, which contains the laundry list of unpronounceable names until the birth of Jesus.A curious grandson asked, ...

  • Do you want to be healed?

    The Gospel books testify Jesus as a man of miracles who healed many from various diseases (Mark1:34). This included curing lepers, paralytics and the blind, among others. Various accounts of the Lord healing the sick are recorded. One unique question Jesus first asked was a seemingly ordinary ...

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