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'The LORD's'

My heart is to pray for those who have once tasted that God was real. Europe and the United States have had staggering believers once in history. Some data would infer that the numbers have declined, particularly for Europe.

Probably their families have once talked to them about God and what He has like. And I just wonder if people still have that memory with them.

The good thing about God as He reveals in the prodigal son is that He is a searcher. He is a seeker. He looks for people. He doesn't wait till people get to their senses or till people can change. He already knows you can't. That's why He seeks you. He seeks people. (Just read the Parable of the Lost Coin, The Parable of the Lost Sheep, and the story of the prodigal son). God is an endless seeker.

Last week, I thought I was alright. Trying to play it safe. Not do any heavy ministry for now. Sometimes the most faithful also turn to be the most whiny - sometimes - don't you think? =) God, I am too tired. I don…

Faith That Does Not Get Shipwrecked

The topic on faith today is taken from Paul's charge to Timothy, a young pastor and mentee of Paul, in 1 Timothy 1: 18-19:

"Timothy, my son, I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well,holding on to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and so have suffered shipwreck with regard to the faith."
1. Faith founded on sound doctrine
Paul is a defender of the gospel he clearly illustrated in Romans 3. We are made right with Christ not in keeping the requirements of the law but by placing our faith in Jesus Christ (v. 21). "And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are," he says in verse 22. The goal of the command to be grounded on the doctrine of righteousness by faith is love, not controversies, not endless discussions about the law which would go on about genealogies, but an emphasis on a "pure heart and a good conscience and a sincer…