It’s the start of our mid-year prayer and fasting today. Most Victory people are already used to this so they could just get into fasting mode without much introduction. For those who are still warming up to the curious idea of going hungry in the next three days, this blog is for you.
What is fasting?
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Watching the global statistics of more than 197,000 people infected with COVID-19 is frightening. Hearing about 187 local cases doubles that fear. But seeing DOH personnel get someone from the building where you live is enough to make one panic. Coronavirus is throwing us all into a mad tailspin and we still don’t know when it’s going to end.
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“So what did you think of the Word?”
Many people would answer that question with something like, “Well, I was reminded of the love of God, that I need not worry, and that God is in control. I realized I should just let go and let God.”
Continue reading The Gospel is Not a Cute Reminder
I may never understand the hidden purposes of God in suffering but I don’t think that I need to. I can only understand that perfumes are made by crushing the choicest of flowers. The only way to separate gold from impurities is by making it pass through extreme heat. In the same way, Christians come out pure by passing through the fires of suffering.
Few weeks ago I sat down with a couple who asked me to officiate their upcoming wedding. After talking about the ups and down of their love story, our discussion quickly turned to the rigors of wedding preparations. Since my fiancée and I are also getting married very soon, we felt like we are on the same boat facing the same sets of difficulties. We talked about the usual suspects: the challenge of coming up with a guest list, the drama of choosing the motif, the obvious gap between the dream wedding and the budget constraints, and the little things in between like fonts and chairs and table runners. Two hours into our conversation we just sat there stunned at the fact that weddings are far too complicated than we anticipated. We had to ask the obvious: what are the bare essentials of a wedding ceremony?
Continue reading Stop Chasing After Instagrammable Weddings
You’ve heard it many times.
“It is not enough to know God; you have to experience him.”
Continue reading Discipleship and False Dichotomies
“It is not enough to know the Bible; you have to obey it.”
“Knowledge is useless; you have to have a passionate relationship with God.”