Have you ever been blessed to know the ecstasy of winning a lucky draw and redeeming your prize immediately? Perhaps, made sweeter by the fact that your prize has a huge price to it. The Bible tells us there is nothing “lucky” when we were chosen by Christ to be redeemed by His blood. He did so at huge cost to Himself out of a profound, divine love to call us children of God.
Have you ever wished you were born into a rich and famous family? Or hoped that you could marry someone accomplished and influential? The Bible tells us that when we are in Christ, something even more wonderful happens to us: we are adopted by the most powerful being in the universe and we occupy a special place in his house. What does it mean to be a child of God?
We all wish that we can be special, and not only that, to be special to someone who really matters. The wonderful message of the Bible is that our desire can be met, and we can experience the thrilling sense of joy, worth, dignity and purpose every day of our lives, no matter who we are, what we have done and what may happen to us. Pastor Tiak explains how we can freely receive this priceless blessing.
Every Christmas, the festive cheer draws people in through food and fellowship. Cold hearts are thawed, gifts received in awe. The spirit of Christmas empowers old and young to look beyond their own needs and into those of others. Goodwill abounds even in the darkest of nights. But why is this so universal? Let’s find out in this message, Goodwill To All!
Most of us look forward to a great time of gathering with friends and family members on Christmas Day every year. What does this seemingly non-negotiable desire reveal about us? Is there a deeper need that we are trying to meet? Come find out how the story of Christmas meet this real need!
Everybody wants to have a good time at Christmas, even if only for a short few days, before we go back to the same old problems and challenges of life. Why do people feel this deep need for merry-making and celebrating, even if they do not believe in the Christmas story? And does it really make any difference whether the Christmas story is true? The answer is: It makes all the difference in the world; it gives us a reason to celebrate every day.
We do everything in our power to protect those we love from harm and pain, and hence we find it hard to reconcile an all-powerful and all-loving God with the bad things that happen to us and those around us. It is no wonder the devil delights to use suffering to drive us away from God. How can we stand up to the flaming missiles of the Evil One, so that we can emerge victorious through it all? Find out the answers as we listen to today’s message: Storm-proofing.
Succumbing to temptations robs us of the things that are most precious to us. The problem is that even when we know that something is morally wrong, or that it will have costly negative consequences, we often find yourselves unable to resist doing it, only to beat ourselves up after the act. The good news is that while we cannot avoid temptations, with God’s help, we can experience increasing victory over them.
The legendary Chinese military general 孙子is well known for a wise saying about securing victory: 知己知彼, 百战百胜. If means: you understand both yourself and your adversary, you will fight a hundred battles and win a hundred battles. This is especially crucial in the face of an enemy like the devil who is far more powerful than we are. That is why in today’s message, we will learn about him and his schemes so that we can live victoriously.
Labels tear, failures cripple. Many of us live with the knowledge but not reality of Hope in our lives. You are no finished yet, neither is Jesus with you. He would die just to be associated with you. Will you come to Him?
For the cherished dream of world peace to become a reality, the nations of the world must not only put aside their differences, they must find something in common that they can all unite around. Can that ever be possible? The answer to that question is yes! It’s not just a possibility. It’s a certainty. What will bring the world together? What will a united humanity look like? What will they be doing together? Learn about this breath-taking vision in the Bible in the finale of our series entitled United Nations Part 4: The Reunion.