The account of Jesus’ transfiguration in Mark 9:2-13 makes a good script for the movies: dazzling lights, well-known personalities suddenly appearing out of nowhere, a mysterious cloud descending and a booming voice declaring Jesus as the “beloved” of God. Any observer would have been awed, frightened by the numinous scene unfolding before one’s very eyes. The three […]
“So blind and adulterous is my heart! Lord, have mercy on me!” I want to love Jesus fully, but feel like I can never make it. Jesus gives me hope. The Gospel according to Mark has become ever more a deeply cherished sacred biography that speaks into the brokenness of my life. I am half-blind […]
What if missions, like discipleship, is for the Church – the whole Church – to be involved in? Matthew 28:18-20 records for us: 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them inthe name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy […]
The person the world would consider an elite would be someone with sterling academic qualifications from a university of renown, widely recognised professional achievements and many important associates in high places. Subconsciously, many of us also hold this view – that our personal worth depends on what we possess, what we have achieved and who […]
Have you ever dared to tick off your boss or superior? I’m guessing that most of us would only do so only if absolutely necessary, and as an absolute last resort! Now, let’s take this further: what if the boss was the Lord Jesus Christ? The Gospel of Mark records for us a stunning incident […]
What is a miracle? According to the Oxford Dictionary…
I attended a Christian secondary school that was guided by Christian values.
Can we really call God our Father?
Disruptions to our life are untimely and inconvenient. They break the flow of our plans, scheduled events and normal ways of doing things. We cannot do business as usual. We are forced to make changes and adapt. When the disruption is severe and unprecedented—as in the case of the present pandemic—our routines are broken, our […]
God is the One who has given us life. He is our Creator. He is our Redeemer. He is our Saviour. God is the One who loves us. He is with us. He is for us. He is sanctifying us. God is the One who is in ultimate control. He is bringing all things to […]