Character That Pleases God

By Rev. Timotius Tjing Scripture reading: 1 Samuel 16:1-13. Introduction: “For the Lord does not see as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7b A person who pleases men is easily found, but a man after God’s heart...

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He’s Risen!

April is a special month for Christians because of the Good Friday and the Easter. These two events are the core events of Christian faith. The death of Jesus Christ on the cross is at the heart of the gospel. If Jesus did not die, there would be no forgiveness...

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Different Gifts but One Purpose

No two persons are alike. Each of us is a unique person. We are quite aware of this reality. This is why customization and personalization are popular. Instead of having one kind of menu, restaurants come up with all kinds of menu. Something for everybody. Everyone has different taste, and...

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Jehovah Jireh atau Jehovah Dijarah?

Jehovah Jireh atau Jehovah Dijarah? Ev. Kalvin Budiman   “Sahut Abraham: ‘Allah yang akan menyediakan anak domba untuk korban bakaran bagi-Nya, anakku’” (Kejadian 22:8) Istilah “Jehovah Jireh” artinya adalah “Allah yang akan menyediakan.”  Nama panggilan untuk Allah dalam Perjanjian Lama ini sangat populer di kalangan orang percaya pada zaman sekarang. ...

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HOW TO HANDLE TEMPTATION

by Rev. Stephen Hosea INTRODUCTION The apostle James in his letter James  1:1-16 talks about trial and temptation.  He uses the same Greek word peirasmos to describe trial and temptation. Peirasmos can mean both trial and temptation. In James 1:2-3, he uses this word for trial. And In James  1:13-16,...

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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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