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Helping others to forgive is perhaps the most important thing we do in ministry for hurt people. I know this first hand. Many years ago, I went through an intense period of forgiving and it resulted in deep spiritual cleansing. For about two months, I... read more
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In Malaysia, a family has been desperately seeking their son, a student who left home 8 years ago to pursue a degree in Medicine at the University of Dublin. In 2009 Ariff Alfian Rosli was reported missing to Malaysian authorities by his father. He is... read more
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I often discover areas of doubt lurking upon my canvas of faith. I find little things here and there where I have limited God. So much is possible through faith. In fact it would be more accurate to state that impossible is nothing if we believe. I... read more
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Throughout our Christian walks we will struggle with holiness. We ought to be holy and blameless and I think that is something we all innately desire because it is seared into our hearts. I am sure we have all experienced First Love. The moment I... read more
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Life as we know it is never always smooth sailing. There are always pains and challenges we must face. Life is after all a mixture of the sweet and bitter that somehow works together to bring us balance and make us better. We may know people, perhaps... read more
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Many Christians are aware that Jesus is mentioned in the Quran and that there is some common ground between both faiths. However, despite certain parallels, the way the Quran portrays Jesus is quite contrary to Christian faith. What are the... read more
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Many Christians subscribe to the notion that Muslims worship the same God we do and note with enthusiasm that Muslims also believe in the person of Jesus. However, is the Muslim portrait of God and Jesus the same as the Christian39;s? What are the... read more
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Is Islam something Christians ought to take notice of? Should we try to understand it? Is it relevant, you might ask? Well, let me put it this way. The once seemingly closed and distant Islamic world is at our doorstep whether we like it or not. We... read more
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Have you ever been the subject of gossip? I have and I39;ve been blown away by the scenarios that people can come up with. Wow! If it were left to gossips to write my story it would contain enough drama for a HBO series! Don39;t people get enough... read more
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It would not be unfair to say that few of us are ever free of complaints within our heart. We may not voice it but there is probably something there if we search deeply in all honesty. Don8217;t we always wish for something to be better or... read more
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The Biblical Names of Satan How we may unmask the enemy In the previous entries we established that we have an enemy behind the scenes and this enemy is satan who is a fallen angel that commands a host of other fallen angels. We studied commentaries... read more
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Can a Christian be Demon Possessed? A contemporary standpoint This is not something that we like to consider as Christians. I think we all have an aversion to the idea that it may be possible for a Christian to be demon possessed because it implies... read more
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Basic foundations about the origin of sin evil the consequences of mankind8217;s fall It is during our hardest times when we really need to know that God is good. We need to know this so our faith won8217;t desert us so that we can keep on... read more
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God39;s spiritual realm, angels and demons A study within the context of spiritual warfare This may be a study few would embark on although many are curious. Exploring this topic, we may be tempted to seek apocryphal or extrabiblical sources of... read more
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The Basics About Spiritual Warfare What every believer should know The Bible plainly describes our fight against the devil as warfare. Being so vivid in this imagery, we ought to understand that we are not talking about a game but a serious fight read more
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Spiritual Warfare An introduction to a tricky subject matter Spiritual warfare is often a topic of mixed if not dubious reception. It is a subject that is tricky to present, especially to a broad denominational base such as at CB. For most of us, the... read more
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You may have heard it said that Jesus received 39 stripes. I sometimes say it too but there is actually no biblical reference that specifically records this. When we say that Jesus received 39 stripes, we do so only by inference. In 2 Corinthians... read more
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quot;Weird Christians I Have Metquot; by Philip Baker I couldn39;t resist picking up this book to see how many weird Christians I39;ve met. What I got was a humorous journey of selfreflection. Not only did I discover I39;ve been quite a few... read more
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The debt that religion can never repay The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant found in Matthew 18 is about more than just unforgiveness. It encompasses lessons about sin and grace and there is also a gospel message to be told. In teaching this... read more
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Healing But first, why do we get sick? We can say that opinions about the origin and reasons of sickness are a minefield of mistaken notions. One common misconception leads us to wonder if retribution is involved when we come across someone... read more
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Let39;s face it, Christians do have emotional hangups Don39;t we? Few of us, if any, can deny having suffered some level of emotional hurt in our life time. We would be lying to ourselves if we did. The fact is, the hurts we39;ve experienced... read more
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Being a Christian Witness A Personal Perspective We have probably all encountered, heard sermons or even posed an evangelism pitch that begins with a question something like this quot;If you were to die tomorrow, do you know for sure if you will be... read more
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Are We Keeping The Gospel Relevant In Modern Times? Is the gospel cultural? Have we made it so? Do we bind Christianity into a cultural form? We could say that during early missionary efforts to the East and the New World we saw a Westernisation of... read more
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THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT Before I received the Holy Spirit, I used to think that the baptism of the Holy Spirit was something that happened automatically the moment I received water baptism. I was adamant because this was what I had been taught... read more
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Matthew 182122 (NKJV) Then Peter came to Him and said, quot;Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?quot; Jesus said to him, quot;I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times... read more
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