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Who You Say I Am

Posted by Daniel Tse on

I am on a road trip in New England, USA with a few Men’s Ministry brothers for the Warrior Men’s Conference. There are over 1,200 men attending, representing 32 churches across Northeastern America (and Hong Kong!). We arrived at the Men’s Conference and were the only Chinese...

Labour Day Holiday

Posted by Rick Bates on

As a person who highly values working hard and completing tasks, the Labour Day holiday is one I embrace. I appreciate that around the world, societies recognise the importance of labour – it is the backbone of so much in our world. I also appreciate a good day off for complete rest from...

Written in Stone

Posted by Sherman Chau on

Tangible is more memorable. Our memory isn’t so reliable. It often changes with our circumstances so we need to give ourselves memory aids. The more real we can make our memory, even to being able to touch it, the better we remember. Jesus, the great teacher, taught us a tangible way to...

Abundance is Messy

Posted by Eric Farmer on

Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox. Proverbs 14:4 Think of the things you are most proud of in life, the things that have brought you the most joy and satisfaction. Maybe it was that degree, crossing the finishing line of that...

A Punch of Grace

Posted by Kyle Reed on

As a pastor, it is always easier to give people advice than it is to receive advice – especially if that advice is not what I want to hear. Recently, I knew what advice needed to be given to me but I had some stubbornness in my heart to fully trust God, and I didn’t...

People who Shaped Us

Posted by Albert Ng on

Early this week I had the privilege of teaching a session in the Macau Bible Institute. The current president of the Macau Bible Institute was my youth pastor when I was a teenager. He was also a great table tennis player – that’s why I faithfully attended youth fellowship! I went...

The Power of Stillness

Posted by Joseph Mohan on

Be still, and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10a Our lives are so jam-packed with never-ending to-do lists, must-watch television shows, daily chores and challenges, finances, relationships… not to mention fear and anxiety about the future. Sometimes we wonder how to place stop-loss...

Listening Well

Posted by Rick Bates on

This past Sunday at our church we heard an inspiring message linked to Chinese New Year that included the way some ancient Chinese characters have significance with Godly and biblical truths. I was reminded of one of my favourite Chinese characters, the one for “listen”, which is...

A Travelling Frog and a Sick King

Posted by Alistair Chiu on

Happy Chinese New Year! Hope you have been having an enjoyable break. I’ve been sick over the past week but am back on my feet now and ready to eat some good family meals! My wife recently introduced me to a new app called Travel Frog, which has been a huge hit amongst younger people in...

Wake-up Calls

Posted by Eric Farmer on

I’m confident if we all thought for a moment, we could remember some close calls in our life. Events that could have easily gone either way and changed the fate of that day, that trip or that relationship. Maybe you were a teenager and almost got caught by your parents, maybe you were a...

 

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