The Mind of Christ

What does “the mind of Christ” means? It pertains to one’s inner thought—a priori—basically, a mindset of Christlikeness. Specifically, in this context basing on Philippians 2:1-5, it points to humility—a selfless kind of attitude. This Christlike character is the one that “values others above themselves” (v. 4). Christ’s mind does not merely think about oneselfContinue reading “The Mind of Christ”

Jesus Christ the True Liberator

The supremacy of Jesus Christ permeates the entire book of Hebrews. This supremacy is also true when it comes to the idea of Christ the “True Liberator”. Also, in the Gospel of Luke chapter 4 verses 16 to 21, Christ confirmed the messianic calling in Isaiah 61:1-2 and 58:6. Jesus was sent “to proclaim freedomContinue reading “Jesus Christ the True Liberator”

A Misconception: Busyness as Proxy for Productivity

Rest! You need to sleep, rest, and relax. Do not live your life like it all depends on you. It does not. Even your ability to produce wealth is not yours but God’s (Deut. 8:18, “But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth”). Does itContinue reading “A Misconception: Busyness as Proxy for Productivity”

Christological Servanthood

Christians are called to serve one another in love (Gal. 5:13). But the main takeaway–for this post–from the cited passage is the call to serve. As Christians, we bear the name of Christ in our identity. Meaning, we ought to conform in Christ-likeness and exemplify Christ’s life in our lives to others for God’s glory.Continue reading “Christological Servanthood”

Stop Church-Scrolling: Reminding the Local (Online) Church Too

The world transitioned to digitality in these past years. We Are Social reported that, in 2021, 60.1% around the world are online. This reality is also true for churches. Due to the pandemic, the church rapidly adopted live streaming, zoom meetings, and online worship service. Furthermore, a survey noted that 74% across all denominations optedContinue reading “Stop Church-Scrolling: Reminding the Local (Online) Church Too”

A Biblical Surgery: Renewal of the Heart

The human heart is very precious. It represents a lot of images: love, passion, life, commitment, etc. But moreover, in the Bible, it is central to the idea of the wholeness (shalom) of a person. A heart pertains to the entirety of a human’s life—mind, heart, and soul. Not always, but truly. This human heartContinue reading “A Biblical Surgery: Renewal of the Heart”

The Supreme Calling of Fatherhood

Fathers are part of the local church. Being in the church is being in the covenant family. When Paul urged the covenanted church to be in unity, he contended that fathers ought to “bring them [their children] up in the training and instruction of the Lord” (Eph. 6:4). Father have the calling—not only to modelContinue reading “The Supreme Calling of Fatherhood”

10 Principles of Giving as an Act of Worship

Learn more about King David’s Seven (7) Principles of Giving Biblical giving is an act of worship. First, it is stated in the Scriptures that the early church practiced generous giving—giving with a cheerful heart (Acts 4:32-37; 2 Cor. 9:7). Acts 4:32 states, “All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimedContinue reading “10 Principles of Giving as an Act of Worship”

God’s Covenants: Looking Forward and Godward

Christians ought to look forward and Godward alongside the contemplation of the promises and covenants of God. The former alludes to “looking unto Jesus” verse in Hebrews 12:2. Christ is the ultimate fulfillment of all the covenants stretching from the Adamic typology and seed, preservation of life in Noahic covenant, to Abraham’s promised land andContinue reading “God’s Covenants: Looking Forward and Godward”

True and Proper Worship

What is the heart of worship? A simple answer would be: the centrality of our worship is grounded in Christ alone. Through Christ and in Christ, we were given the privilege of access to worship God with the utmost humility, reverence, and devotion. Indeed, even Apostle Paul reminded us, “Therefore, I urge you, brothers andContinue reading “True and Proper Worship”