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We want to help you deepen your knowledge of the gospel as expounded throughout Scriptures. These articles have been compiled to spur your growth in your commitment to protect, proclaim and prioritize the gospel of Christ.

Blessed to be Rich? A Biblical Theology of Blessing (Part 1)

Blessed to be Rich? A Biblical Theology of Blessing (Part 1)

The so-called “prosperity gospel” is prevalent and pervasive. Students and pastors from Nigeria to Myanmar frequently ask me about its theology and speak of its influence. In this series of posts I want to outline a response to it. Prosperity theology says that God wants his people to be rich...

Paul Barker

The Unbreakable Chain of Salvation (Part 2) – What Election in Christ Means in Ephesians 1:3-6

The Unbreakable Chain of Salvation (Part 2) – What Election in Christ Means in Ephesians 1:3-6

Predestination refers to how God foreordains (determines in advance) all events and circumstances to accomplish his eternal plan to manifest his glory and bless his people. Election refers to “that eternal act of God whereby He, in His sovereign good pleasure, and on account of no foreseen merit...

Ng Kam Weng

Accepting that Time is Broken – The Bible’s Guide to Time Travel (Part 2)

Accepting that Time is Broken - The Bible’s Guide to Time Travel (Part 2)

Bad timing drives me nuts. The bus pulls away just before you reach it. The priceless opportunity disappears just before you can grab it. Just when that person finally gets back on their feet, something else goes wrong. Bad, broken timing. Why does time feel so broken...

Annabel Nixey

Praying for Malaysia: Our Leaders

Praying for Malaysia: Our Leaders

As Malaysians, we love our country. We love talking about the food and the politics. We love engaging in debates about the issues and weighing in on how we can move forward as a nation. We are not so great, however, at praying. At least not me. In 1 Timothy...

Calvin Cheah

The Costliness of the Cross

The Costliness of the Cross

Good Friday 2020 was an odd time for us this year. Instead of worshipping with our spiritual family at church, our family watched a livestream service at home. As well as grieving the death of Christ, we mourned for the 100,000 people who had already lost their lives in the Covid-19 pandemic...

Paul Ling

Trusting the Original Time Lord – The Bible’s Guide to Time Travel (Part 1)

Trusting the Original Time Lord - The Bible’s Guide to Time Travel (Part 1)

Time is a funny thing. It goes too fast. Then too slow. We want it to stand still and then wish it didn’t. We love losing track of it but incessantly strive to find it. There are few things more frustrating and difficult than running out of time or wasting it...

Annabel Nixey

The Looming Cloud Over the Malaysian Church

The Looming Cloud Over the Malaysian Church

We are on the verge of a church leadership crisis. Many pastors are on the verge of retirement and not enough are training to take their place. As a result there are more and more churches lacking pastors. What are we to do about this impending leadership crisis?

Michael D. Crane

The Unbreakable Chain of Salvation (Part 1): The Meaning of “Foreknowledge” in Romans 8:29

The Unbreakable Chain of Salvation (Part 1): The Meaning of “Foreknowledge” in Romans 8:29

Questions about God’s foreknowledge and his election of certain people to salvation are frequently raised during my talks in churches and colleges. These questions are raised not out of mere curiosity, but out of a desire to be assured of one’s salvation. Such an assurance may be enjoyed only if we believe...

Ng Kam Weng

Who Am I: Embracing Our New Identity in Christ

Who Am I: Embracing Our New Identity in Christ

There’s no doubt that when someone becomes a Christian something incredible has happened. Suddenly, everything about them seems different: their character, thinking, priorities and behaviour all begin to change. Where there was once only selfishness, bitterness and pride, begins to emerge love...

Tim Nicholls

Running A Gospel-Centred Sunday School

Running A Gospel-Centred Sunday School

What should be our aim in Sunday School ministry? As we meet with the children week by week, what are we trying to do? That is a question that most teachers rarely ask. In most Sunday Schools, teachers simply do what has always been done. Whatever the Sunday School was like when they joined...

Tim Nicholls

Sharing the Gospel – ‘God Talk’

It may seem weird to suddenly launch into a conversation with our non-Christian friends about Christianity. We could wait for our non-Christian friends to ask about our faith, but that may never come. To address this...

Ming Fei Lau

Disciple the Mind!

Disciple the Mind

The undiscipled mind is an open door for heresy and apostasy. I recently stumbled across a quote posted by a pastor on Facebook which said, “an ounce of testimony is often more helpful to hungry hearts than a pound of doctrinal teaching.” While it is unclear what the pastor was intending to communicate, the great divide between...

Samuel Nesan