Only Jesus

Other forms of Christianity have noted that they do not worship Mary but rather they venerate her. This kind of veneration is higher than any other saints (like the apostles) but lower to God. However, while they can define their own definition of the term, it is clearly stated in the Bible that worship, reverence,Continue reading “Only Jesus”

Attitude of Gratitude

The narrative of the ten lepers (Luke 17:11-19) wherein only one returned giving thanks and magnifying God in Jesus is an essential reminder that Christians ought to have–an attitude of gratitude. Clearly, in the last verse, the healing was more than physical but also the Samaritan’s inner spiritual being. The moral of the story isContinue reading “Attitude of Gratitude”

Togetherness x Threefold Cord

The Qoheleth (teacher or preacher) in the book of Ecclesiastes has a wise saying: “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift himContinue reading “Togetherness x Threefold Cord”

Ten (10) Sayings about Humility by Thomas Brooks

1. Humility fits for the highest services we owe to Christ, and yet will not neglect the lowest service to the meanest saint. 2. Humility will make a man bless him that curses him, and pray for those that persecute him. A humble heart is a habitation for God, a scholar for Christ, a companionContinue reading “Ten (10) Sayings about Humility by Thomas Brooks”

Church Producing Churches

During the Apostolic days, New Testament churches result either in producing another church or supporting missionaries to plant another church. This principle was evident in apostle Paul’s missionary journeys. Paul instructed Titus to remind the Cretan churches to support their Gospel-proclaimers (missionaries) and make sure that they lack nothing (3:12-15). Biblically, a church planter oughtContinue reading “Church Producing Churches”

Fear x Obedience

The Qoheleth (teacher or preacher) of the book of Ecclesiastes concluded his wise sayings with these words: “Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind” (12:13). This “fear” in the Bible is seldomly equated to the love of God (read Psalm 145:19-20; Deut 6:1-5). Thus, “True fear of GodContinue reading “Fear x Obedience”

Jesus, the Blessed Hope

Why do Christians suffer? Making this question more personal, why do we experience suffering? This essay does not try to explain theodicy but will encourage the readers to yearn for the blessed hope. In fact, we are saved “in hope” (Rom 8:24). The problem for many Christians is that, in their midst of trials andContinue reading “Jesus, the Blessed Hope”

Virtual Preaching: A Digital Theology

When the world experienced the COVID-19 pandemic, the church transitioned immediately to digital networks, virtual spaces, and hybrid or phygital (Physical + Digital) experience. Most of the churches accepted and practiced Facebook Live, YouTube streaming, and Zoom meetings as an alternative for meeting regularly especially for preaching purposes. This article explores the history of virtualContinue reading “Virtual Preaching: A Digital Theology”

The Essence of Small Group

The Great Commission calls us to “Go and make disciples… baptizing, and teaching all of them to obey everything I have commanded you,” Jesus said (Matt. 28:19-20). This imperative makes the followers of Christ realize that our life must be in accordance with discipleship. This idea of discipleship begins by surrendering our life to God—makingContinue reading “The Essence of Small Group”

Elders and Church Vision

As known to many, a vision is a vehicle that will transport the people towards its mission. As Christian, our mission is the Great Commission. As a church, our goal is to worship God corporately and live out the gospel of Christ as a community of believers.Proverbs 29:18 states, “Where there is no vision, theContinue reading “Elders and Church Vision”