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Gardening 101

By Lay Hsuan “Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.” — Matthew 13:8 (NIV) We may be familiar with the verse about the seed that falls on good soil. Unfortunately, we often forget that good soil does not stay good on its […]

(DON’T) BE STILL

By Jake Simon There’s a time to be still; There’s a time to rest and chill. Whether you are healthy or ill, Or when it’s too hard to swallow the pill, Remember: God will take care of you still, For with God, all things are possible. When Saul saw Goliath, he cried, “Oh, he’s too […]

Loving Others: Encouragement

By Sean Tong She slumped down into the chair exhausted. It had been a horrific week at work filled with stress and anxiety. And after work, she had spent several nights preparing the engaging Sunday School lesson. She was wearied to the bones as she thought to herself, Let me take a few minutes to […]

Will you serve me?

Donkey was a very common method of transportation in Jesus’ time. However, it was not the typical mode of transport for kings. Most kings rode on horses or in chariots, displaying their strength and grandeur. Jesus, the King of kings presented Himself to His people as a man of humility, riding on a donkey. “Rejoice, […]

Jesus is the coming one

By Limuel B. Paludipan Christmas is a special day for mankind The story of God’s begotten son He came down to save the souls of men The essence of the love that binds us all. The lovely child, the battered, the crucified The risen and resurrected on high The saviour of the world – We […]

Will you identify with me?

Fear can be a truly crippling emotion. It can leave us haunted by the “what ifs”, “if onlys”, and “I should have” that come as we second-guess our own failure to do or say something. Joseph of Arimathea is a secret disciple of Jesus. Out of fear, he had not publicly identified himself with Christ. […]

Will you identify with me?

Fear can be a truly crippling emotion. It can leave us haunted by the “what ifs”, “if onlys”, and “I should have” that come as we second-guess our own failure to do or say something. Joseph of Arimathea is a secret disciple of Jesus. Out of fear, he had not publicly identified himself with Christ. […]

Will you also betray me?

He was one of the Twelve. He walked and talked with Jesus, heard the sermons He preached, and witnessed the miracle He performed. This man was part of the group who cast out demons and worked miracles; he was doing the same ministry work that Jesus’ other disciples did. But after 3 years of walking […]

Will you also betray me?

He was one of the Twelve. He walked and talked with Jesus, heard the sermons He preached, and witnessed the miracle He performed. This man was part of the group who cast out demons and worked miracles; he was doing the same ministry work that Jesus’ other disciples did. But after 3 years of walking […]

Restlessness

By Christian Manullang, Indonesia “Everything is meaningless,” says the Teacher, “completely meaningless!” What do people get for all their hard work under the sun? Generations come and generations go, but the earth never changes. —Ecclesiastes 1:2-4— Dear Friends, Lately, I’ve been wondering: what’s my main goal in life? I’m still looking for a new job […]

Why not ask God?

Taken from My Utmost For His Highest Everyone who asks receives…—Luke 11:10 Ask if you have not received. There is nothing more difficult than asking. We will have yearnings and desires for certain things, and even suffer as a result of their going unfulfilled, but not until we are at the limit of desperation will […]

What is Forgiveness?

By Sean Tong Recently, in RBC Ministries’ office in UK, we all completed something called a DiSC survey. Through answering a series of questions, we discovered our personality types—Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Conscientiousness. The aim of such an exercise is to help us understand the way we work and how we can best relate to […]

Prayer of a 21st Century Young Adult

By Megan Low Using the five fingers as a prayer guide. (Thumb—those closest to us) Father, I thank You for those who support me, Who keep me strong in my weaknesses. For my family and friends I pray: Grant them peace in this day and age. Help me grow into the spouse I was made […]

Diet and Prayer

By Edna Before the year of 2013 ended, I made my New Year resolution for 2014. I remembered one of the things I wanted to see happen is to be transformed by God to become a woman whose confidence and security come from the Lord, and whose presence brings hope and life to the people […]

In the Storm

By Shaun Quah In this world so vast, Caught within its strangling grip, Over the horizon, storms that brew, Terrible to behold, more than we knew. It rages on, a wrath so deep, Angry waves form, toss and throw, Watery fingers that would not let go, Nowhere to run, but a depth so cold. Sinking […]