Ayah yang Saleh

Yosua 24: 14-15 “Oleh sebab itu, takutlah akan TUHAN dan beribadahlah kepada-Nya dengan tulus ikhlas dan setia. Jauhkanlah allah yang kepadanya nenek moyangmu telah beribadah di seberang sungai Efrat dan di Mesir, dan beribadahlah kepada TUHAN. Tetapi jika kamu anggap tidak baik untuk beribadah kepada TUHAN, pilihlah pada hari ini...

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The Fear of the Lord

By: Pastor Wilson Suwanto Psalm 19:9 ~ “The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever” The force of nature like tsunami, typhoon, hurricane, earthquake, can be frightening, and we are all afraid of them. We pray and hope that they never strike us. Just imagine the destruction they cause,...

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THE TRIALS OF FAITH

By: Rev. Stephen Hosea   The Greek word of “trial” is “peirasmois”. It is the same Greek word used for “temptation”. So “peirasmois” can mean both “trial” and “temptation”. It is like a coin with one side is temptation and the other side is trial. In order to understand whether...

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Acts 3:1-10 — Beggar Mentality, No More!

Acts 3:1-10 – Beggar Mentality, No More! Ev. Kalvin Budiman There is one beggar in Acts 3:1-10, but there are actually three poor men in this story. The first poor man is, of course, the beggar by the temple court. The other two poor men are the two disciples, Peter...

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FAITH GROWTH AND MEMORY

Ev. Kalvin Budiman When one day a friend asked for my wife’s phone number, I was quite surprised to learn that I didn’t remember it. I always had her phone number in my cell phone and saved it under my wife’s name, but I wasn’t able to just recite it...

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Philippians 4:13, A Wider Angle

Philippians 4:13, A Wider Angle “I can do all things through him [Christ] who strengthens me” Ev. Kalvin Budiman Philippians 4:13 is perhaps one of the most favorite Bible verses. We often use it especially in situations where we have to go through challenging times in our lives, such as...

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The Problem of Worry and Its Solution

By Rev. Wilson Suwanto Worry is a common human reaction. Everyone worries about something everyday. Even when we have nothing to worry about, we worry if such a feeling is normal. When we are worry-free, we often become worried because we are so unlike others around us. It seems that...

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CARING AND SHARING IN CHRISTMAS

CARING AND SHARING IN CHRISTMAS Author: Rev. Timotius Tjing Posted on: 2015-012-18 21:45:00   Scripture reading: Acts 9:36-42 Memory verse: Luke 4:18 This is a merry season as we are celebrating Christmas. We sing Christmas songs, decorating Christmas tree, giving and receiving Christmas gifts. This is a time we celebrate...

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Besar Imanmu

By: Rev. Wilson Suwanto “Besar Imanmu.” Itulah perkataan yang Yesus ucapkan kepada seorang perempuan non-Yahudi. Sebelumnya, Yesus mengucapkan perkataan yang seolah-olah “memojokkan” perempuan itu (untuk lengkapnya silahkan baca Matius 15:21-28). Tetapi dia tidak putus asa dan tetap memohon Yesus untuk menyembuhkan anak perempuannya. Sikap demikian membuat Yesus takjub dan memuji iman...

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Natal Juga Tentang Kita

NATAL JUGA TENTANG KITA Oleh: Ev. Kalvin Budiman   Menjelang Natal, biasanya saya sering mendengar orang berkata kurang lebih demikian, “Natal itu tentang Tuhan, bukan tentang kita.” Biasanya kalimat ini diucapkan untuk memotivasi sekaligus menegur panitia Natal atau anggota paduan suara Natal atau mereka yang berlatih drama untuk Natal, supaya...

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