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The Phenomena of the First Churches

In history, it is true that the church was first born from the event of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit that took place in the upper room in Jerusalem. After that first Pentecost, the church spontaneously and naturally expressed the values and characters that are taught by Jesus during his three years on earth.…

Holy Spirit, a seal of the New Covenant

“And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever”, John 14:16 In the Old Testament, every covenant is sealed with blood and marked with something. For example, the covenant of Moses that applied to the Israelites was sealed by the blood of the lamb and marked…

The Building of Life

Apostle Paul reveals there is a test for the house we build. In Matthew 7:24-27, Jesus also explains there are two kinds of tests people must face in their lives. First is the test of the foundation. If we only hear the word of God but not do it, it’s as if our house is…

Pray, Praise and Worship in the Spirit

“And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” Acts 2:4 The use of speaking in tongues in prayer, praise and worship is not something new. It has been a characteristic of a Spirit-filled church, even since when the church was first established, as…

Rejoice

Psalm 32:11:” Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!“ Life is full of dynamics. Many things can happen in the lives of people – good and bad. Experiences shape one’s character. There are people who turn bitter, but there also people who rejoice as they pass every phase…

God’s Kingdom that Restores

“For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power.” 1 Corinthians 4:20 The kingdom of God is God who reveals Himself in all His power. The kingdom of God – God’s power – does not come by itself. It comes for those believers who seek it with hunger and thirst. The Lord Jesus teaches believers in…

A Pure Heart

Proverbs 16:2 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirits.” We will praise someone who appears clean or has clean house or car; it is pleasant to see. It is not wrong to do this, but as God’s children, other than taking care of our outer cleanliness, we must also…

God’s Love

John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” There is one thing that can change the lives of people and that is LOVE. From the beginning of time when the earth was created to the creation of…