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Spreading The Faith Through Faithful Stewardship

According to Mark’s gospel, the feeding of the five thousand (Mark 6:30-44) happened after the Twelve returned from their first mission (cf. Mark 6:7-13). What was Jesus trying to teach his disciples after they had successfully completed their first mission? What can we learn from this miracle that is recorded in all the four gospels? … Continue reading

Spreading The Faith Through Empowerment

“7 Then Jesus called the Twelve to Him and began to send them out two by two, giving them authority over unclean spirits. 8 He instructed them to take nothing but a staff for the journey—no bread, no bag, no money in their belts— 9 and to wear sandals, but not a second tunic. 10 … Continue reading

Amazing Unbelief

“1 Jesus went on from there and came to His hometown, accompanied by His disciples. 2 When the Sabbath came, He began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard Him were astonished. “Where did this man get these ideas?” they asked. “What is this wisdom He has been given? And how can He … Continue reading

Just Believe

“35 While He was still speaking, messengers from the house of Jairus arrived and said, “Your daughter is dead; why bother the Teacher anymore?” 36 But Jesus overheard their conversation and said to Jairus, “Do not be afraid; just believe.” 37 And He did not allow anyone to accompany Him except Peter, James, and John … Continue reading

Love Unites Us to Christ

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). So how does God’s love save the world? Does the love between men and God have to be mutual? Can God’s love work alone (i.e. unrequited)? … Continue reading

The Good Shepherd and His Sheep

Dear friends, who can speak of Jesus but Himself? He masters all our eloquence. His perfection exceeds our understanding; the light of His excellence is too bright for us, it blinds our eyes. Our Beloved must be His own mirror. None but Jesus can reveal Jesus. With His own hand He fills a golden cup … Continue reading

Faith Overcomes The World

John the Evangelist wrote: “3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome, 4 because everyone born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world: our faith” (1 John 5:3-4). No New Testament writer makes such frequent use … Continue reading

The Feast of Life

The Apostle Paul told the Corinthians: ”7 Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you are in fact unleavened. For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed. 8 Therefore let us celebrate the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but … Continue reading

Thirsting for God’s Love

Is is true that dehydration only occurs when one feels thirsty? Can dehydration kill? Is there such a thing as ‘spiritual dehydration’ that can lead to spiritual barrenness (Luke 13:6-9), and finally spiritual death (Eph 4:18)? According to a news article: “It’s not that well known, but heat stress kills more Australians than all of … Continue reading

Christ the Great Restorer

Here is an account of Jesus cleansing the Temple in Jerusalem: “13 When the Jewish Passover was near, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple courts He found men selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and money changers seated at their tables. 15 So He made a whip out of cords and drove all … Continue reading

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