What made John the apostle? I mean… what transformed this man into the one to whom Jesus entrusted the Book of Revelation? We first encounter John in Mark 10:34, fishing with his brother and father – just doing the family business. At a simple invitation by a man they hardly knew, James and John leapt […]
Intimacy with God
Sometimes, Courage is Needed to Wait
Psalm 27:14 (NASB) -“Wait for the Lord, be strong and let your heart take courage, yes wait for the Lord.” In Hebrew poetry, repeating words or phrases would carry the same weight as the English usage of bold font or italicising words we want people to pay attention to. And the phrase that David tells […]
Last Man Standing? Is It Time to Bow Before the King?
On July 31 2022, the usual 10:30 am church service at Bethel Church in Redding, California, was invaded by the holiness of the presence of the Lord. No one preached a sermon. There was very little interaction beyond the worship, and it was powerful. It was spontaneous, and yet the Lord had a plan. For […]
By Definition, Christians follow Christ – but Do We Know Him?
I want to thank the faithful ones. Those who attend church weekly, contribute financially to various church endeavours, volunteer at church bazaars, serve on church boards, and take their turn volunteering in Sunday School. There is no doubt. Your faithful service blesses the pastors of your faith community. Perhaps you are a staff member of […]
Carrying a Secret Grudge Against God?
For a long time, I was angry with God. I was resentful, frustrated, and desperate. God let me down and broke my heart, or so I thought. I felt like a broken tool, tossed to the side once I was of no use. God owed me an apology, or so I thought! I disdainfully threw […]
I’ll Follow the Rules but Let Me Do It Myself!!
When I first started this ministry, Facebook and other Social Media platforms didn’t exist. We communicated through message boards and websites. HTML and simple CSS coding made it easy for most people to create a website. I learned simple HTML and understood enough CSS coding to get by, thoroughly enjoying the challenge. I felt smug […]