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[Column] God’s Will is To Cover an Offense

[Column] God’s Will is To Cover an Offense

Everyone has an offense and it is God’s will to cover that offense. “Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends” (Proverbs 17:9). If we abide in God’s love, we must cover others’ offenses rather than uncover them. As we speak of others’ offenses, we naturally resort to fault findings to the most intimate degree. While people may...

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[Column] Pride Leads to Destruction

[Column] Pride Leads to Destruction

There is a story called The Lion and The Deer in Aesop’s fables. A deer approaches the water to drink of it and sees its reflection. Soon, it is fully absorbed with the beauty of its huge antler extending upwards and sideways. In the reflection, it also sees its scrawny legs and says to itself in disappointment, “These legs are worth nothing.” Then, there appears a lion from nowhere and chases...

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[Column] Proceed towards God-given Visions

[Column] Proceed towards God-given Visions

A leader is a man of Godly dreams and visions. He, however, must keep in mind that there are trials in achieving these dreams and visions. There is a saying “With the good comes the bad.” Why do we face hardships and trials in spite of doing God’s work? That is because God desires us to further depend on Him in humility in the absence of pride. Further, He wants us to realize that our visions...

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[Column] Tears of Jesus Christ

[Column] Tears of Jesus Christ

Scientific analysis of tears reveals that it is composed of 90% water, 7% sodium, 2% protein, and 1% mucin. These physical substances, however, can serve as spiritual food (Psalms 80:5) when we pattern our hearts after Christ and shed Christ-like tears. During His public ministry, Jesus wept numerous times. In fact, in the Gospels Jesus weeps three times. Why did Jesus who was sinless and...

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[Column] Desire the Word of God in Reverence like Cornelius

[Column] Desire the Word of God in Reverence like Cornelius

As a centurion who commanded 100 men, Cornelius was a Roman army officer whose role in the world’s most powerful Roman army was indispensable. Nevertheless, his fate was soon to be changed. After the final war of the Roman Republic and approximately 27 years before the birth of Christ, Augustus was enthroned. In countering budget deficit amidst a surplus of soldiers, Augustus restructured the...

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[Column] Heal your discouragements and wounds

[Column] Heal your discouragements and wounds

Satan held an auction one day. He gathered bidders for his merchandise, which included anxiety, fear, lust, sorrow, pride, and other negative emotions. On the farthest corner of his display stand, however, there was an item with a worn out tag that read “not for sale.” When asked why it was not for sale, Satan replied, “I have additional stock of each item on sale but not this one. This is the...

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[Column] Devote Your Life like Mary

[Column] Devote Your Life like Mary

The Metropolitan Tabernacle located in London, England is the church where Charles Spurgeon served as pastor. With its membership of 4,366 parishioners, the church once boasted its reputation as the world’s largest church. One day in his homily, Spurgeon said, “Dear brothers and sisters! If there are twelve people here with a passionate heart for Christ, we can change a cold and desolate...

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[Column] The Fellowship of Christians is Beautiful

[Column] The Fellowship of Christians is Beautiful

Upon the announcement of Tokyo as the host city of the 1964 Olympics, there began a demolition of an existing building for the expansion of the stadium in the vicinity. As the laborers removed the roof of the building, they discovered a lizard whose tail was nailed to the wall. To everyone’s dismay, it was revealed that the nail has been there for at least three years. That meant the lizard has...

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[Column] Welcome the Works of the Holy Spirit

[Column] Welcome the Works of the Holy Spirit

Among the greatest gifts God has given us are the Word (the Bible), the Son (Jesus Christ), and His Spirit (the Holy Spirit). The ways in which the Holy Spirit becomes active in the faithful are numerous. Then how does the Holy Spirit work within the believers? First, He works through indwelling. Simply put, this is cohabitation of the Spirit with the faithful. You and I have a house to live and...

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