Another Trick from the devil: Lower expectations on God’s blessings for your life

Another Trick from the devil: Lower expectations on God’s blessings for your life

Are we buying into cleverly crafted arguments that lower our expectations of what God is able to do in our lives? Is this a copying mechanism so that we should not be frustrated when our prayers apparently go unanswered? Which one would you rather be: try to shoot for the stars or simply not shoot for anything at all?    ...

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Your Responses to my two books on Amazon

I wish to express buckets of gratitude and appreciation to all of you who are ordering my two books ‘Receiving the Love of God‘ and ‘Stewarding the Love of God‘ from the Amazon Kindle Store, and especially to those of you who are taking time to email to let me know what you have liked about them. Importantly, some of you have even taken time to let me know what has not worked well in the books and have pointed out some typos. I really do appreciate this feedback. Your comments help my team and I sharpen the delivery of the important message of God’s love to frustrated Christians who are on the verge of giving up due to the ‘Gospel’ of Condemnation and Manipulation common in the Church today. We are therefore working tirelessly to address...

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Growing in Grace

Growing in Grace

The Bible calls on us to grow in grace and in the knowledge of Christ (2 Peter 3:18). In effect, it calls on us to take charge in the process of our growth. In my reading, the Bible seems to assume that we have some measure of influence on how we can grow. And I have seen this principle repeated in various passages of Scripture. However, when I speak about this reality to Christians, some of them quickly respond that spiritual growth is something that is not in their sphere of influence; it is God’s doing all the way. They immediately warn me to be careful not to take on God’s role of influence but rather to know my limits. They even challenge the spirit of this principle and instead advocate for prayers aimed at asking God to make them grow in grace and in the...

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year 2017 to you and everyone else. I have a short important announcement to make for this year. We are going to launch our two-book series in a few weeks time. Those long-awaited books: Receiving the Love of God and Stewarding the Love of God. It is our hope and prayer that the twin launch will revolutionise the spiritual lives of those whom God has called. The other day, I had been plagued by doubts. I had been asking myself about whether it is alright to launch our ministry in the face of so many other very good ministries. In that moment, I felt the Lord just reminding me that God Himself is the Lord of the harvest. And more importantly, not all harvesters would have the same methods. Some use very advanced technologies. Others simple ones. And yet...

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The real reasons behind ‘go and sin no more’

The real reasons behind ‘go and sin no more’

When you read the words of Jesus: “go and sin no more,” there is a temptation to summarise that the Gospel is all about telling people to stop sinning. At other times, it appears to be about believing that Jesus says this because God is holy and wants us to be holy so that we can dwell with Him. There are also undertones of the threat of going to hell.   When I looked at these verses, however, I see a different pattern emerging when I approach them from the perspective of understanding God’s love for humankind. Basically, I am seeing two new strands which are not really discussed but which I believe are even more powerful and in effect the best way to understand these stories. First, in every situation that Jesus said: Go and sin no more,...

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Recognising God’s voice in your life

Recognising God’s voice in your life

A few months ago, while coming back from a 3 day seminar, my late night flight was delayed by an hour due to bad weather. Thankfully, the flight itself was smooth, and by about 2:30am, I was speeding home in a taxi after clearing through all airport formalities, thinking nothing could go wrong now. I was just looking forward to getting home to relax and rest. I realised the taxi driver was a bit chatty, talking about the weather and that sort of thing. I politely answered his questions, and explained where I was coming from and how my flight had been delayed due to bad weather. When we got to my apartment building, the taxi driver refused to come inside the gate saying he didn’t want to have to make some weird U-turn inside. I tried to explain how he could...

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The Good Samaritan’s 12 Question Tool

The Good Samaritan’s 12 Question Tool

Although giving in the Church has been getting bad publicity lately due to the behaviour of a few preachers and tele-evangelists, it is still central to our faith. God demonstrated His love by giving. God gave His only Son, Jesus, to love us and reconcile us to Himself. Giving therefore is a great deal in Christianity. It is especially important when you would like to learn how to steward God’s love in the world. In this respect, what specific kind of giving fits into the framework of God’s love for us? Well, I am going to share with you a transformative perspective of giving that most people are not aware of on the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37). The parable is simple and straight forward. Three persons, a priest, a Levite, and a Samaritan...

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