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Christian joy: its elusiveness and pursuit

Christian joy: its elusiveness and pursuit

Marie Kondo has recently introduced the phrase “spark joy” into popular speech. Christians often speak about joy too, but what does it really mean? What if I’m not really feeling the joy of Christ now? What if He just isn’t sparking joy for me? Does it mean that I’m not a Christian, and what should I do?

Is this your struggle? Has it crossed your mind before? If so, you are not alone.

How to "One-on-One"

How to "One-on-One"

One-on-one. Life-on-life.

Perhaps you’ve heard these phrases used to describe Christian discipleship. But what exactly should one do when we meet another?

It’s not that difficult, and a lot of it is quite intuitive. Here, we’ve split it into 3 categories: before, during and after the meeting.

Living Spirit-filled Lives

Living Spirit-filled Lives

The Holy Spirit — is it something that Christians “agree to disagree”, where some are more “Bible people” while others are more “Spirit people”. Not quite. Jesus Himself taught on the Holy Spirit in John 14-17, and the Spirit as a member of the Trinity is a person with a unique role. But in our modern church circles, we may have drawn a division when the Bible does not have such a dichotomy.

Awesome vs. average joy

Awesome vs. average joy

What do we do when the Christian life feels less than awesome? This is a common question that we all struggle with and here, we’re taking a deeper look at what the Bible says joy is, how we are to experience it, and also what are some obstacles in our lives.

God designed us women and men

God designed us women and men

There is much confusion outside the church and also within the church about God’s design for gender. Too often we subject ourselves to cultural norms, either in the secular sense, or also within the church. It is important to wrestle with what the Bible says.

The Gospel Potential of the Belt Road Initiative

The Gospel Potential of the Belt Road Initiative

In 2013, Chinese leader Xi Jinping proposed a bold vision for globalisation and economic development – the Belt Road Initiative (BRI) also known as “One Belt, One Road”. More than just a political move, what does this mean for Christians and Christian mission? 

Wrapping up 2017

Wrapping up 2017

This is often a busy time of the year, and amidst the flurry of activities, we also tend to be pensive and reflect on the year that has just passed. We take some time to reflect on all that has happened in 2017, and thank God for His blessings and provisions! 

Guard the deposit!

Guard the deposit!

How do we follow Jesus in the mundane things in life? In this new blog series, we'll explore how we can be disciples every day and fight for obedience in faith in the seemingly small things. We'll begin with reflecting on Paul's words to young Timothy. 

Toys-R-Us Kid: Prolonged adolescence

Toys-R-Us Kid: Prolonged adolescence

In Judges 6:11-40, the life of Gideon shows us a man who was too fearful to stand up when God called upon him to do His will. Repeatedly, God had to show him His power, and redefine him by His grace. Grace makes us grow up. 

Crippled by Milestones: Fear of Big Decisions

Crippled by Milestones: Fear of Big Decisions

Making decisions is hard for many of us, and for many Christians, we talk about "praying about it" but what does it really mean? How can we move forward? David, the great king David, could have some wise words for us.

The Facebook Effect: Self-pity

The Facebook Effect: Self-pity

In 1 Kings 19:1-18, we see the prime example of a man wallowing in self-pity. God’s response to the man is a tender one. He helps Elijah to recuperate, and restores him for ministry. Likewise, grace soothes and tenderly restores us wherever it finds us, but it never leaves us where we were.