Relating with Others during Difficult Times

How do we respond during difficult times? Jesus, the most brilliant and practical teacher I know, gave us superb insight on how he asks us to relate to others to help them (Matthew 7:1-12). In this passage, Jesus deals with the fourth spiritual virus that infects our faith-communities. If we approach life as if we … Read more

Clash of Cultures: Romans 14:1-15:13

How do we respond to a clash of cultures… from Scripture like Jesus would, whether the clash is personal in family or work, church or school, or corporate? In typical Paul-fashion, when he has a knotty problem to solve, he first carefully lays out the theological panorama necessary as a framework to solve the problem. … Read more

Can a Genuine Christian Lose our Salvation?

Is it possible for a genuine Christian…  to lose our salvation? I’m not asking if those who went forward in a service. Nor if a person prayed a prayer or went to church for years can lose our salvation. I’m asking about the person who knows Jesus personally and follows Him with our lives. If … Read more

Jesus Trains His Twelve…Then and Now

Are you struggling… …to discover an effective SmallGroup training plan… …to develop radical followers of Jesus? One that both works and also aligns with Scripture? Jesus trains His Twelve…then and now! What a model, although a contrarian model to what most 21st century churches practice today. Jesus is our perfect model both for maturity and … Read more

Spiritual Seed for a Flourishing Christian Life

This Spiritual seed encapsulates much of the Bible as succinctly as I can. I welcome feedback. 1 Thessalonians lays down a healthy baseline of values and approaches to life from which agile followers of Jesus draw on during their adventure of faith. These are like spiritual seed coming from the Source of all good “seed,” … Read more

A Grace Disguised

One crucial teaching that must be deep in our gut in order to journey as a radical follower of Jesus is God’s grace disguised, a healthy theology of pain and suffering. Does that sound strange, wrong, morbid? It’s not because God’s abounding grace (His action love) often disguises itself in trials with problematic circumstances and … Read more