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Advent Hope

Posted by Martin Radford on

I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning. Psalm 130:5–6 In some of the more traditional churches, advent is celebrated using a wreath of 5 candles: one each...

Christmas and All That

Posted by Stephen Birkett on

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders; and He will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father...

Danger Is Real but Fear Is a Choice

Posted by Kevin Iu on

If anyone would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it. Luke 9:23–24 Fear is a catalyst that drives people to make certain decisions. At...

The Process of Change

Posted by Dawn Lau on

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:19 Most of us are creatures of habit and we are resistant to change. It is easy to tread the well-worn path and do what we’ve always done...

The Cost of Grace

Posted by Kevin Lau on

I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing! Galatians 2:21 I remember a story I once heard about a man who placed biographical books on a bookshelf. The ‘better’ the people, the higher up on the shelf they...

I Am Good; But You Are Bad

Posted by Albert Ng on

Recently, I have been fascinated by something that I read, something that points to a common fallacy that we easily fall into but also something that few of us are willing to admit. Author Stephen Covey describes this type of thinking this way, “We judge ourselves by our intentions and...

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