Now Go and Be Faithless…

“For what if some did not believe? Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar;”—Romans 3:3-4 (KJV) Just before I sat down to meditate on the faithfulness of God, even amidst the meditation, there was a battle raging in my own

Sleep Until Something Happens

“For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.”—2 Corinthians 1:20 (ESV) This past Sunday, Christians around the world, in unison, celebrated the ‘Day of the Transfiguration of our Lord’. The transfiguration is not that popular

You are not the Gospel

“Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel…”—2 Timothy 2:8 (ESV) There is a popular quote always misattributed to St. Francis of Assisi. It has been flying around for centuries and preachers love to throw it around all the time. It says: “Preach the gospel at all

Do not be Over-righteous

“Be not overly righteous, and do not make yourself too wise. Why should you destroy yourself?”—Ecclesiastes 7:16 (ESV) A few years ago, I was given the opportunity to preach in a worship service on Sunday morning. It was ‘Youth Sunday’ on our denominational calendar and I was preaching through Ecclesiastes. I remember re-echoing the words

The Chains of the New Year

  “I came to you in weakness and fear, and with much trembling.”—1 Corinthians 2:3 (NIV) When you were a kid, what did you want to become? Did you become those things you dreamt of becoming as kid? What happened? Many of us didn’t become the pilots and the sea captains and the astronauts and

The God we Love to Hate

Then I told her, “You are to live with me for many days; you must not be a prostitute or be intimate with any man, and I will live with you.”—Hosea 3:3 (NIV) Christianity is about a tragic marriage. The word ‘tragic’ cannot fully carry the weight of what this marriage represents. We don’t like

In spite of the Beauty in the Painting

“We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.”—1 Thessalonians 1:3 (NIV) Have you ever been to an art exhibition? The eye catching feature in such exhibitions is normally the paintings that hang on the walls.

This is You, This is Me

“And he received the gold from their hand and fashioned it with a graving tool and made a golden calf.”—Exodus 32:4 (ESV) Do you have a social media account like Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Instagram and the rest? What number of comments, replies, likes or shares daily would you need to feel like you matter in

How to Examine your Heart

“But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man.” –John 2:24-25 (ESV) Often times we hear preachers tell us to examine our hearts. This typically happens during the confession session, in

Fruits of Faith as Gift.*

“But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ…”—Philippians 3:20 (ESV). With the believers in Christ, them who have their righteousness in Him, there should follow in this life on earth the fruits of upright living, in obedience to God. These fruits constitute the good works acceptable