I love Christmas time. In fact, for me, Christmas would have to be the highlight of my year. I love the anticipation leading up to Christmas. I love spending time with loved ones. I love catching up with people I haven’t seen or spoken to all year. I love the carols and get togethers. I love the food and festivities. I love the spirit of generosity you see among people. I love that on Christmas day shops are closed. I love the break in normal routine. I love that the world seems to pause for a short while. I love the warm Aussie summer days. I love the late night conversations and early morning surprises. I love the joy. I love the excitement. I love the fact that Christmas its all about Christ … Jesus Christ!Read More›
I go to a large church here in Australia and am amazed at the perception that people have with regards to the church and money.
I once heard about someone wanting to go to the church I attend, who asked, “How much does it cost to go there?”Read More›
It was around 9 years ago when my husband and I were first invited into a Christian community. We were in Singapore back then, and I must say that it’s an encounter that totally changed our lives.Read More›
Isn’t it ironic that such a hated symbol of cruelty and oppression in the Roman empire has endured till this day as a symbol of God’s amazing love? This death that was reserved for the worst of the worst is the symbol recognised around the world representing God’s love and self-sacrifice.Read More›
How often have we all heard a variation of “Jesus was a good person with fantastic morals and he was a great teacher, but that’s all he was.”? It’s a very common thought for a lot of people, isn’t it? People realise that Jesus was real, but they are not willing to accept his claims that he is God. They can see that the values he taught are really good values that we should all aspire to, but don’t want to engage in the other truths that he teaches such as “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
However, when you look at the life of Jesus and the claims he makes, he could not be a good person if a good person and a great teacher was all he was. So, when someone talks to you and says expresses those doubts about Jesus being God, you could ask if they have heard of the 4 L’s.Read More›
As a leader of a church, the weight comes on you and your team to inspire people to move forward in their relationship with God. You want to see them living their faith outside the four walls of the church. You want them to engage with the people they have been sent to and bring them into a Christian community.Read More›