A reason to give thanks

Thanksgiving is here. Giving thanks to the Lord is more than just paying lip service to Him. It is acknowledging that God is good, and that whatever He gives can only be good for us. As we grow in the knowledge of Christ and His love, our thanksgiving will increase,...

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Perspectives on Anger

By: Pdt. Wilson Suwanto Anger is hard to define, not because it is secretive or rare, but precisely because it is very common, and a daily occurrence. Turn on the TV and you will see violence, incidents, or conflicts driven by anger. Although we can’t always define anger accurately, we...

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What is Repentance ?

October 31, 1517 is the date when Martin Luther presented his 95 theses for the reformation of the church. The first of these theses says, “When our Lord and Master Jesus Christ said, “Repent” (Matthew 4:17), He willed the entire life of believers to be one of repentance.” While all...

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5 Ways You Can Help the Homeless!

What do you do when you see someone holding up a sign, “Will Work For Food”? Do you roll down your window and give them money? Do you pretend you didn’t see them? Nobody likes to be confronted by the homeless—their needs often seem too overwhelming—but we all want to...

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Church 34th Anniversary

When we celebrate birthday, we pause for a while. We stop to look back to the things and events that have happened in the past and shaped our present life. We celebrate the special day while wondering what the future will look like. Some look to the future with excitement,...

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Losing Sensitivity to Sin

By: Junina and Rachel Atmadja   The seriousness of sin has become a rare concept in this present time. In a culture that has all but eliminated the word sin from its vocabulary; Christians are also losing sensitivity to sin. A Christian who is sensitive to sin recognizes sin for what it is: missing God’s standard...

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The Apostles Creed

We proclaim “The Apostles Creed” every Sunday, and perhaps, some of us wonder why we do that. Isn’t the Bible enough? Sure, the Bible is enough. The word of God is sufficient, and no tradition or opinion can stand on an equal ground with the Scripture. So, why is there...

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SAMPAI DI SINI TUHAN MENOLONG KITA

By Rev. Timotius Tjing SAMPAI DISINI TUHAN MENOLONG KITA Ada yang bilang bahwa kehidupan ini seperti suatu perjalanan. Di perjalanan itu kita melewati lembah, mendaki bukit, menyeberangi sungai. Kadang kadang jalannya lurus, kadang berliku, bahkan berkerikil dan berbatu sehingga membuat kita jatuh, tersandung dan ada kalanya terluka. Tetapi ada juga...

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Teknologi: Cara Modern Menyia-nyiakan Waktu?

TEKNOLOGI: CARA MODERN MENYIA-NYIAKAN WAKTU?  Kalvin Budiman   “dan pergunakanlah waktu yang ada, karena hari-hari ini adalah jahat” (Efesus 5:16)             Teknologi dibuat untuk membantu manusia.  Teknologi bukan tuan.  Teknologi hanyalah alat untuk membuat hidup menjadi lebih mudah. Tapi sekarang teknologi sudah menjadi seperti tuan buat kebanyakan orang.  Banyak orang...

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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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