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Aug 11, 2019: REFLECTION ON THE LORD’S PRAYER – GOD’S PRESENCE > GOD’S PROVISION*

In the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13), Jesus helps us understand where our requests should begin. After establishing that God is our heavenly Father who as compassionate as he is capable, Jesus reminds us that God’s power aims to advance his agenda, not ours. Jesus shows us that Christian prayer begins with longing for God’s presence before his provision.  […]

Aug 4, 2019: The Hard Heart

A reflection on Jeremiah 17:1-4* The heart, in Hebrew, is not just the seat of emotions, but much more of the will. It is where decisions are made. The heart speaks to the whole direction of one’s life, commitments, and priorities. Jeremiah depicts the heart of people to be like “stone tablets” on which their […]

Jul 7, 2019: The Gospel in Isaiah*

Reading the book of Isaiah takes us into the precarious space between warning and wonder, faithlessness and fidelity, compromise and conviction: this is the world where a fallen people hear the holy God. Divine words come full of truth and grace; they expose sin while offering, beneath all failure, hope and redemption. In Isaiah, God’s […]