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Why must we keep seeking forgiveness from God if He has already forgiven us?

Reflecting back on my adolescent years when I attended a Catholic high school, we were often encouraged to pay an occasional visit to the chaplain of our school (or to the local priest nearby) to lay bare any sins that trouble our mind from the last time we visited them. These visits could be as … Continue reading Why must we keep seeking forgiveness from God if He has already forgiven us?

Can Christians commit the unforgivable sin in Matthew 12:31-32?

Those who have read the gospels would be well-acquainted with this rather daunting passage, when Jesus spoke these infamous words: “And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be … Continue reading Can Christians commit the unforgivable sin in Matthew 12:31-32?

Is it wrong to call Jesus my ‘friend’ or ‘brother’?

I heard that a couple of you guys in the muso team have been recently discussing particular lyrics in a worship song of choice, as to whether these lyrics exhibit theological truths that are potentially unhelpful (at the very least), or catastrophic (at its very worst) to our congregation, who will be singing these songs … Continue reading Is it wrong to call Jesus my ‘friend’ or ‘brother’?

Is God a narcissist and an attention seeker for wanting to glorify Himself?

Many of us are compelled into saving faith in Christ by the all-giving, self-sacrificial atonement He performed as His all-encompassing declaration of His eternal love for the world. In many instances we assume that this was God’s ultimate design, purpose and goal in the history of mankind all along: to save sinners like us and … Continue reading Is God a narcissist and an attention seeker for wanting to glorify Himself?

Gunning for God: Why the New Atheists are Missing the Target – John Lennox

1. What is the book about? ‘Gunning for God’ by John Lennox focuses on defending Christianity from the ‘New Atheists’, a subgroup of atheists that see religion as poisonous and detrimental to society, and view science and evidence as front and centre of thought and belief . In the book, Lennox systematically decrypts and deconstructs … Continue reading Gunning for God: Why the New Atheists are Missing the Target – John Lennox

What does it practically look like to ‘love the Lord your God will all your… soul’ in Matthew 22:37?

Before we dive into answering the question, it will be most helpful to paste the anchor text here, as well as its parallel pericope from Luke 10:27: 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and … Continue reading What does it practically look like to ‘love the Lord your God will all your… soul’ in Matthew 22:37?

Human Flourishing is found in the Word of God – Psalm 1

1 Blessed is the one     who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take     or sit in the company of mockers, 2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,     and who meditates on his law day and night. 3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,     which yields its fruit in season … Continue reading Human Flourishing is found in the Word of God – Psalm 1

What are the differences among various Protestant denominations?

There are a variety of reasons for the creation of multiple denominations. Christians often have different interpretations on how particular portions of Scriptures are to be understood. Many also have particular convictions as to which church practices should be conducted in corporate worship and how worship services should be structured. Others divide on their view … Continue reading What are the differences among various Protestant denominations?

Strange Fire: The Danger of Offending the Holy Spirit with Counterfeit Worship – John Macarthur

1. What is the book about? Strange Fire is an analysis of the Pentecostal movement which reveals and emphasises how many of their practices are not simply theologically divergent, but outright unbiblical. The title comes from Leviticus 10 – Nadab and Abihu’s offering to God. Typically, a priest would provide a burnt offering while God … Continue reading Strange Fire: The Danger of Offending the Holy Spirit with Counterfeit Worship – John Macarthur

What does it mean for John to prepare the way for the Lord and to make his paths straight? (Mark 1:3)

A question that arose out of yesterday night's (11/01/19) study was: 'what does it mean for John to prepare the way for the Lord and to make his paths straight?' One of the joys of studying Holy Scripture as a community is that we get to hear and ask questions that we normally wouldn't ask … Continue reading What does it mean for John to prepare the way for the Lord and to make his paths straight? (Mark 1:3)

Making your Resolution Count: Making your Spiritual Gifts count for God’s Glory

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. (1 … Continue reading Making your Resolution Count: Making your Spiritual Gifts count for God’s Glory