The Disciple Whom Jesus Loves

The disciple whom Jesus loves… Did you know that this verse appears 5 times in the gospel of John? John 13:23 Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved. John 19:26When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciples whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold your son!” John 20:2Then she ran and came to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.” Continue Reading

My Shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd. Psalm 23:1-3 The LORD is my shepherd I shall not lack He makes me to lie down in green pastures He leads me besides the still waters He restores my soul He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake My study bible says that green pastures are literally pastures of tender grass. Can you imagine lying on soft tender grass? How comfortable. It also says that still waters are literally waters of rest. Can you imagine lying beside waters of rest? Not torrential and noisy but gentle soft guggling. So peaceful and relaxing. Continue Reading

Kingdom Of Heaven

Matthew 13:44-45 The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.   Again the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls, and upon finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all the he had and bought it. I used to think that the man who found the treasure and the merchant seeking fine pearls represent the people, the believers. When they found God (the treasure and the Continue Reading

Jesus Is My Blanket And My Bolster

Jesus is my blanket and my bolster. I like snuggling under my blanket with my bolster. Especially during the early morning and best still when it is raining. I like the cool feel of the sheet against my skin and the soft cuddliness of my bolster. So nice, so comfortable, so safe. I don’t want to get up. I want to lie in bed under my blanket with my bolster.:D I like snuggling with Jesus Especially during the early morning and best still when it is raining. I like the cool embrace of Jesus and his soft cuddling So nice, Continue Reading

I Remember The Lord

Why is it important to remember the Lord? Today’s Bible reading: Deuteronomy 8:17-18 Then you say in your heart, “My power and the might of my hand have gained me this wealth… And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. It is only when everything seems to come so naturally that Moses needs to remind the people that the Lord is behind it. God’s blessings must come in such supernaturally NATURAL ways Continue Reading

Moses’ Tabernacle – Describing Jesus

Our cell leader brought a toy model of Moses’ tabernacle to our meeting. The plan was to read Exodus 26 and recreate the model using the instructions there.   We laid the parts out. Curtains, boards, pillars, the Ark of the Covenant, the Mercy Seat, the stone tablets, Aaron’s rod, the pot of manna, the Lampstand, the Table of Showbread, the Altar of incense, the Altar of burnt offering, the golden basin, 3 bulls, 3 sheep, 3 lambs, 3 priests, 1 high priest. All constructed to a scale of 90:1. We had a good time laughing at ourselves struggling to Continue Reading

You Are The Light Of The World

Matthew 5:14-16 You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Jesus uses 2 examples to describe what he meant by “light of the world“. city on a hill lamp in the house What is the difference between the light of Continue Reading

Fruit of the Spirit

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. – Galatians 5:22-23 This post is about Galatians 5:22-23 – the fruit of the Spirit. 1. Singular Form Notice the use of the singular form of the word “fruit”. 9 items are listed but they are considered one fruit of the Holy Spirit? Does it matter? If it doesn’t, why did the bible not use the plural form? I think it does matter. Think about what it means if all 9 attributes belong to a single fruit. Continue Reading

Jesus is Love

Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous, love does not brag and is not arrogant ~ 1 Corinthians 13:4 I used to think that the LOVE in 1 Corinthians 13:4 is what I have to do. To love, I needed to be patient, to be kind, not to be jealous, not to brag and not to be arrogant. But years of experience informed me that I am NOT patient, NOT kind (not all the time anyway), am jealous sometimes, brag too often and is arrogant most times. Does this mean I do not have love? This is serious! Continue Reading

The Word is Near: Comparing Romans 10 and Deuteronomy 30

In this post, I compared Romans 10:4-13 and Deuteronomy 30:11-15 and made some observations. Both Moses and Paul said the word is near. it is in the mouth and in the heart. It is inside of us. Romans 10:4-13 4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. 5 For Moses writes about the righteousness which is of the law, “The man who does those things shall live by them.”[b] 6 But the righteousness of faith speaks in this way, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’”[c] (that is, to bring Continue Reading

Protect the Soul and Prosper

This post contains notes on how to protect the soul and prosper that I took of Pastor Joseph Prince’s sermon preached on 27 November 2011. I am a spirit man who have a soul and live in a body. Before I knew Christ, my spirit is dead. When I accepted Him as Saviour, my spirit is born again. It is now righteous and the devil cannot touch it. Jesus has won that from him. That leaves the soul and the body. 3 John 1:2 says that as my soul prosper, I will prosper and be in good health. Prosperity of Continue Reading

The Importance of the Church

Why is the church important? Psalms 65:4 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple. The key phrase is “goodness of thy house”. A house is not made out of an individual but of a congregation. The temple too, isn’t for a single person. It is in the congregation that we shall be satisfied with his goodness. Ephesians 1:22-23 22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be Continue Reading

What does “Old Wine in New Wineskins” mean?

Jesus told this parable at Luke 5:36-39 about the old and new garment and the old and new wine when he was at the reception threw by Levi the tax collector. At this reception, the Pharisees and scribes complained about 2 things regarding Jesus and his disciples. Why do Jesus mix around with the sinners and tax collectors Why do Jesus party all the time and not fast and offer prayers The reply to the first question is a familiar one. Jesus said that he has not come for those who are well but for those who are sick. He Continue Reading

Pictures of prayer

What are some pictures that we typically use for prayer? An open receiving hand? Someone kneeling at the bedside with clasped hands, closed eyes and an earnest look? I recently came across this one which I thought was so sweet. But, however sweet, this image doesn’t help build my faith that Abba God will grant me my prayers. The most common image of prayer of supplication is the open receiving hand. It is a symbol of attentiveness and of waiting. The hands is open and empty, waiting for God to fill it up. Although it is true that answered prayers Continue Reading

Jesus, Anchor of My Soul

The sure promises of 2011 is an anchor of the soul. Hebrews 6: 13-20 13 For when God made the promise to Abraham, since He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, 14 saying, “I WILL SURELY BLESS YOU AND I WILL SURELY MULTIPLY YOU.” 15 And so, having patiently waited, he obtained the promise. 16 For men swear by one greater than themselves, and with them an oath given as confirmation is an end of every dispute. 17 In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness Continue Reading

Dwell on these things – true, honourable, right, pure, lovely, of good repute, excellence, worthy of praise

I woke up this morning with this thought in my head – what has been going into my mind lately? Lord Jesus reminded me of this verse in Philippians 4. Philippians 4:8-9 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, *dwell on these things. *dwell on these things The mind is a powerful thing. It affects your feelings, moods and behaviour. Heard of the phrase “garbage in garbage out”? It works on the mind too. Continue Reading

A year of manifestation

No one will argue that the ultimate Christian life is a life filled with the fullness of God. Every area of our lives would be full and will manifest the fullness and glory of God. Ephesians 3:16-19 [16] that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, [17] so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, [18] may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height Continue Reading