You Can Know the Christ of Christmas

By: Billy Graham Once again the world celebrates Christmas. People fervently pray that the Spirit of Christmas will pervade the entire world. In many parts of the world Christmas carolers will stand outside their neighbors’ doors and sing “Silent Night! Holy Night!” Everyone is busily preparing for the holiday season....

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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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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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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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Make A Difference Through Prayer

By: Rev. Billy Lim Does prayer really make a difference? Does it matter whether we pray or not if God is omniscient and in control of all events in the world? Scripture consistently teaches us that prayer works – “The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much” (James...

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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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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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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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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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