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Church growth

I confess that many times during our church’s transition period, I’ve been prone to think, “If only we could find an amazing pastor, he’d help revive our church!” And while it is important to have a God-fearing, fearless expositor of Scripture at the helm, my old small group’s leader’s blog post today helped pull my … Continue reading

January 16: Small group

[Yes I realize it is no longer Jan. 16] Today I am thankful for my small group. We’re doing a study on Philippians, following Matt Chandler’s video study guide ‘To Live is Christ, To Die is Gain’. We just did the first chapter of Philippians tonight and had a great discussion about its contents. Chapter … Continue reading

January 15: Jireh peeps

Today I am thankful that there are people willing to learn how to study & interpret the Bible in Jireh. I gave a workshop on Biblical hermeneutics i.e. how to study and interpret the Bible, and was encouraged to see some non-committee members come out (and even if they couldn’t come out, express interest for … Continue reading

January 10-12: Jireh Camp

This weekend, I was away on a retreat with the university fellowship of my church (Jireh). It was a great time of bonding, sharing, laughter and tears. I am so thankful to God that everyone was able to open up and be vulnerable to each other in both small and big group discussions/sharing times – … Continue reading

January 7: Death is not goodbye

Today I am thankful that when a fellow Christ-follower passes away, I know that through the blood of Jesus Christ I will see them again one day in heaven. Such knowledge is the only comfort in the face of grief, as death is but separation for a time. Painful though this separation is, it is … Continue reading

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