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The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. –Romans 1:20 The heavens declare your name God. But only through your Son, Jesus, that you are savingly revealed.

Adam and Eve in Eden

Scripture: “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.” Genesis 2:24-25 Observation: God made man for his (God’s) glory. God gave man life so that he might take care and nourish his creation. We read in Gen. 2:7 “then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.” and in Gen. 2:15 “The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.” “to work it and keep it” Our God is a God that is at work. He is the author of work. He has been working ever since. When sin entered the world, that is when work became cursed and difficult. “In the garden of Eden” God has placed us where we are right now to “work” and “keep”, that is to be diligent and to excel for God’s glory. Not for men, or bosses or friends or family but for God’

A Closer Look To God's Word

The Bible is God's Word. It holds the final authority for our way of living. It is sufficient for teaching, correcting, rebuking ourselves and others. It's inerrancy is sure and as Christians, we need this everyday, moment by moment. It holds the "Good News of the Kingdom", the message of redemption for all tribe,  tongues and nations. It is where we clearly see ourselves. It is where we find our ultimate joy. It is where we meet God. If all these statements true about the Bible, then it is vital that we read, study, memorize and meditate on it, day and night. In line with this, my ambitious goal is to take a closer look on these collection of books for my souls benefit (and others) and ultimately for the glory of God. The goal of deeper, personal study of Scriptures is to taste and see that the Lord is good and include other people in that joy. Join me in this weekly Bible Study. Click here to learn more. I'll be sharing there why Jesus died for undes

The New Temple

And the man said to me, "Son of man, look with your eyes, and hear with your ears, and set your heart upon all that I shall show you, for you were brought here in order that I might show it to you. Declare all that you see to the house of Israel." —Ezekiel 40:4 God gave Ezekiel visions of the new temple. The details are astounding. As I read, I ask the question, why would God give a very detailed vision of this new temple. It was answered few chapters later, "As for you, son of man, describe to the house of Israel the temple, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities; and they shall measure the plan. —Ezekiel 43:10. As people who have tasted and seen God's greatness and goodness, we are then to declare it to other people and make it our lives priority. May we reflect God's holiness, love and mercy. It's purpose was to show Israelite's sinfulness and God's glory. The temple is a place where God's presence would dwell. This vision was give

Gospel by J.D. Greear

Could the gospel be lost in evangelical churches? In this book, J.D. Greear shows how moralism and legalism have often eclipsed the gospel, even in conservative churches. Gospel cuts through the superficiality of religion and reacquaints you with the revolutionary truth of God's gracious acceptance of us in Christ. The gospel is the power of God, and the only true source of joy, freedom, radical generosity, and audacious faith. The gospel produces in us what religion never could: a heart that desires God. The book’s core is a “gospel prayer” by which you can saturate yourself in the gospel daily. Dwelling on the gospel will release in you new depths of passion for God and take you to new heights of obedience to Him. Gospel gives you an applicable, exciting vision of how God will use you to bring His healing to the world. Title: Gospel Author: J.D. Greear Read Sample Amazon

God Knows

As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him. For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust. (Psalms 103:13-14) I am a limited person. My thinking, my resources, everything that I have is limited. Unlike God, I run out of energy, resources & compassion. I need a source that is unlimited, overflowing & abundant so that I can carry on what is required of me as a son to do what needs to be done for my Father to be pleased in me. What pleases God most is when I acknowledge my insufficiency and cling to him as my ultimate source of strength. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. (John 15:5) He is not pleased if I do all sorts of things with my own limited strength. What pleases him most is when I acknowledge my insufficiency and cling to him as my ultimate source of strength. whoever speaks, as one who speaks

Worthy Are You Lord

Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created. —Revelation 4:11 God owns us in two ways. First, he created us (Genesis 1:27). Second, he bought us from bondage to sin through the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross (Ephesians 1:7, Galatians 3:13). He is our Lord in new birth and he is our God in creation. These glorious truths are inseparable. We submit to him as Lord because we see him as amazing, beautiful, glorious, and wonderful. We, as his creation, are to reflect his beauty and his glory. We are to love him, thank him and trust him. We see him worthy of all our praises and adoration. He is sovereign. He is mighty. He is powerful. For many people, he is not wonderful or beautiful. The idea of a glorious God is a foreign thing to them. We were once like that, but God overcame that rebellion and shone in our hearts "the light of the knowledge of the glory of Go

The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges

This book helped me understand what holiness means. It's amazing how we live our daily lives, doing what we used to do and neglect God's call to all believers to "be holy for I am holy". Get this book and start your personal journey towards holiness. Title: The Pursuit of Holiness Author: Jerry Bridges Read Sample Amazon

Prayer for Daily Bible Reading

I have always been helped by John Piper's strategy on prayer for daily bible reading. So I am sharing with you now in this article. Links are also provided below this posts that would lead you to the source where I got this prayers. He calls this prayer by the Acronym A.P.T.A.T. & I.O.U.S A.P.T.A.T. & I.O.U.S. A , Admit you can do nothing without God (John 15:5). P , Pray for help (Psalm 50:15). I , Incline my heart to your testimonies (Psalm 119:36). O , Open my eyes to see wonderful things (Psalm 119:18). U , Unite my heart to fear your name (Psalm 86:11). S , Satisfy me in the morning with your steadfast love (Psalm 90:14). T , Trust a specific promise (Psalm 28:7). A , Act (Philippians 2:12–13). T , Thank God for his provision and goodness (Psalm 106:1). Here's the link to the source : A.P.T.A.T. : A Strategy for Daily Bible Reading Happy Bible Reading!

Love Your Enemies

But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. —Luke 6:27-28 Jesus was talking to his disciples and followers. Those who have been with him in his ministry and the people who may have heard about his teachings and want's to be healed from their diseases (Luke 6:17-19). What does love mean? Is it the indifference to everyone's sinning? No! It is a self-giving love and affection that wants the enemy know Christ and be saved (John 3:16). True believers are to love his enemies. Who are the enemies? Those who hate believers. Those who curse believers. Those who abuse believers. This is not just any kind of hate and curse and abuse. These are opposition that we receive when we became followers of Christ. So don't be deceived, true believers are being hated and cursed and abused by enemies. By the power of the Holy Spirit who was given to us when we believed in Christ, we are able to

Abound In Hope

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. —Romans 15:13 The word of God is our way to obtain hope. Let me put it this way. May the God of hope fill you... so that... you may abound in hope. God wants us to have him to the fullest. He is what we all need and He is all that we need. Your browser does not support the audio element. Subscribe Download MP3

Fight Sin with God's Word

I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. —Psalms 119:11 One of the mark of a genuine believer is the delight in God's word and fighting all the Bible calls sin. I'm saying this as one because the two is so connected that it is impossible to have one but not have the other. These are two sides of one coin. Clearly stated in this Psalm how it works. We are to store up God's word in our hearts so that we might not sin against God (Psalm 119:11). It is by memorizing promises in the Bible that enables us to walk uprightly. Those promises are the words that will be used by the Holy Spirit to remind us in specific struggles that we have everyday. So we pray that God will teach us his ways through the Scriptures (Psalm 119:12). We know how to enjoy all the things that he provides and verse 14 tells us that we are able to enjoy his promises too by his enabling power (Psalm 119:14). Let us take our part in this fight. Let us meditate on God