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Forerunner John the Baptist

A forerunner is someone who precedes the arrival of a king or introduces a speaker to a gathering, always remaining in the background and never seeking attention. This characteristic is exemplified in the life of John the Baptist, who humbly proclaimed, ‘Let him (Jesus) increase, and I may decrease’ (John 3.30).

Embracing the Advent Season!

Our Advent journey commences this upcoming Sunday, the 3rd Dec. 2023. The term “Advent” originates from the Latin word ‘Adventus,’ meaning ‘arrival.’ It marks the anticipation of Christmas, commemorating the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem 2000 years ago.

Use Your Talents for the Glory of God!

Jesus, in anticipation of his second coming, shared a poignant parable on talents just before his crucifixion. This parable emphasized the importance of using the gifts and abilities bestowed upon us. In the parable, two servants wisely employed their talents, doubling them, while another hid his talent, resulting in guilt and punishment. Talents come in…

Remembrance Day

As November unfolds, it transforms into a sacred period of remembrance—a moment for contemplation on the lives of those who have departed (all Souls) and those who are still with us (all Saints). On November 1st, we remember all saints, both near and far. Our designation as saints isn’t earned through a disciplined life or…

Chief Cornerstone

Jesus is our cornerstone, the pivotal foundation upon which we build our lives. In the realm of construction, the cornerstone holds a unique significance as it marks the initial stone to be placed and carries the utmost importance in the entire building. It plays two roles of paramount significance. Firstly, the entire structure of a…

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The Three Parts of Obedience

Does obedience come naturally to us? I don’t believe so. Inherently, we tend to lean toward rebellion, requiring persuasion, warnings, encouragement, and motivation. The Bible, while instructing us to follow God’s commandments, also provides the necessary encouragement and support. Yet, despite this support, we often falter and fail to heed His commandments, much like the…

Bountiful Grace: A Gift Beyond Measure

Grace, a divine favor, showers upon us without merit or toil; it is a gift bestowed, not earned. God, in His boundless mercy, bestows upon us His grace, a concept often encapsulated in the acronym ‘God’s riches at Christ’s expense.’ Within His grace lies the sufficiency to guide, correct, and mentor us. Yet, grace can…

Love is a command

In the pages of the Bible, a powerful and unwavering command echoes through the ages: “Love.” It’s not just a suggestion or a gentle nudge; it’s a commandment that forms the very foundation of our existence. We are called to love God and love one another, and this isn’t merely a mission statement; it’s a…