The Birth of a King

December 31, 2007 by  
Filed under God, Kingdom of God

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, the little Lord Jesus laid down His sweet head…” For many, this image of baby Jesus is burned into their minds each time they think of our Saviour. Others liken Jesus to a gentle lamb-delicate and docile. But how accurate are these representations of our Lord […]

The King’s Marine

December 31, 2007 by  
Filed under Kingdom of God, Personal Development

A Promise in the Parade Ground Many of us are familiar with the Hollywood plot line common to military movies which involve a recruit, the drill sergeant, and a special mission thereafter. Several war movies made after the Second World War were of this genre. One such example was the Sands of Iwo Jima (released […]

Is ‘Paradise’ Where We Go When We Die?

April 1, 2007 by  
Filed under Kingdom of God, Q&A

Question: Is ‘paradise’ where we go when we die? Does our spirit go to ‘paradise’? Answer: The word ‘paradise,’ translated from the Greek word paradeisos, is mentioned only 3 times in the Bible: Luke 23:43; 1 Corinthians 12:4; Revelations 2:7. ‘Paradise’ is of Persian origin, and means a garden, particularly a garden of pleasure, filled […]

Working for God Inc.

April 1, 2007 by  
Filed under God, Kingdom of God, Personal Development

 “The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few” (Matthew 9:37, RSV). “They are to do good, to be rich in good deeds, liberal and generous, thus laying up for themselves a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life which is life indeed” (1 Timothy 6:18-19, RSV). How […]

Repent or Perish

Life is merely a ritual, albeit a challenging one. We’re born, live out our appointed time, and die; and after a while, “…the memory of them is forgotten” (Ecclesiastes 9:5). Life is like “vapour,” says the book of James, “that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away” (James 4:14). If life is so […]

God’s Master Plan

December 1, 2006 by  
Filed under God, Holy Days, Is it Christian?, Kingdom of God

In every country, we find that people devotedly celebrate their national holidays. These special days are reminders of important events in a country and/or culture’s history. They provide permanence between a nation’s past and present. Most often, citizens can understand and explain at least some of the significance of these national celebrations. Yet, in contradiction, […]

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