Category: Daryl

3 Tips for Better Friendships

Do you ever wonder whether the reason that we desire genuine friendship so desperately is because we are desperately afraid of loneliness? But if friendship is what we need and desire, why is friendship so difficult? Let me share, as a friend, from John’s Gospel and my friendship with Jesus, some things I have learned. more »

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The Victory of Jesus

“… [God] raised [Jesus] from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And he put all things under his feet more »

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Grace is Greater than Your Bad Choices

Bad Choices are often haunted in our memories by one thought: I’m a big fat failure. We’ve all experienced the pain and regret of failure. At some point in our lives, we made a mistake, and we came to a shocking realization that we are not as perfect as we thought we were. On the more »

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Beautiful Purity; Beautiful Jesus

Having been ministering in the context of ‘youth ministry’, it seems to me that one common idea Singaporean ‘Christian’ youths have about ‘purity’ is that it is boring… and I have no doubt that this (mis)conception is popular across varying cultures as well. If so, then the first half of this beatitude would seem absurd! more »

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The Most Horrific Yet Wonderful Thing In This World

   “We never move beyond the Cross, only into a more profound understanding of it.” Martin Luther  IF the above quote is right, then, when we consider the reality of evil, we must ask the question, ‘How does evil help us move into a more profound understanding of the Cross?’ Such a question may seem more »

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The Cross: Dying To Self

“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” – Galatians 2:20  When Jesus asks us to “take up more »

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What Should I Do With My Guilt?

    “All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.” – John 6:37  When Adam and Eve first took of the forbidden fruit, they were filled with fear and guilt. Today, the type of sin may differ for us, but the feelings remain more »

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Look 2 Christ: Our Example To Get Involved Part 2

  We ended Part 1 of this blog with this question: If, according to Scripture, getting involved in the lives of others is a good thing, why is it that the effects of practicing this seem so problematic? A Counter-Cultural Solution I believe the answer to the puzzle is this: The reason why ‘getting involved in more »

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Look 2 Christ: Our Example To Get Involved Part 1

  “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us…” (John 1:14a) “Jesus… having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end… began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around Him… He said to them, “… If I then, your more »

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Why Study the Bible? A Love Story with Jesus

Introduction Why study the Bible? Well, just as a husband romantically studies the wife whom he loves, and just as a painter studies intensely the painting he adores, so I study the Bible passionately because it is the very thing which I delight in.   Let me give you some personal reasons why I love more »

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As I Have Loved You – The Priority and Pattern of God’s Love

  That we are to love one another is clear in Scripture. But Jesus desires more than that: He wants us to love others in the same way that He loved us (John 13:34; 15:12, Luke 10:37, 1 John 4:11-12). Why?   Because God is Love, so true love must be God’s Love (1 John more »

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Are You Excited About Jesus?

  Discipleship: One of the most important things you can do for others is to be excited about Jesus. “Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.” – 1 Tim 4:16 Introduction It is with these words that the more »

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Saved For Surrender

One of the courses Precept offers is “How the Bible fits together”. This course brings the student from Genesis to Revelation, showing us the coherency and consistency of Scripture. And one of the themes that run throughout Scripture is that of surrender. In this blog post, I will do two things. First, I will trace more »

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Why Did Christ Die?

People ask many questions. Why is the sky blue? Why am I still attending school? Why am I asking questions… and the list runs on. Some of our questions are important. Some aren’t – like my 3 year old brother asking me why he isn’t spiderman. Students of Inductive Bible Study love to ask questions. more »

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Preach the Gospel to Yourself Daily (pt. 2)

“For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…” (1 Cor 15:3-4). The cross stays on center stage even when the end times more »

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Preach the Gospel To Yourself Daily

“For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…” (1 Cor 15:3-4). “The gospel cannot be preached and heard enough, for it cannot more »

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