This past weekend, my middle child Mr. S. came to sat on my lap while I was reading. He is close to turning six, yet he likes to sit on our lap sometimes. He is one of the most sensitive kids and also easy to make him content. I did not know he would come up with such a huge existential question. He had this … Continue reading Life. Death. Afterlife
Everyone has been betrayed by someone, some more profoundly than others. Betrayal is a violation that strikes at the core of our being; to make ourselves vulnerable and entrust our well-being to another, only to be harmed by those on whom our hopes were set is among the worst pain of the human experience. Sometimes the way God treats us feels like betrayal. John Eldredge, … Continue reading John Eldredge on Betrayal
We have become so comfortable with the idea that God loves you who desires to have a personal relationship with you. We have become numb to the fact that God gave his one and only begotten Son, Jesus Christ to atone for our sin because of his unchangeable love for his creation. This magnanimous love, truth, and divine mystery no longer moves us now. The tragic … Continue reading Church is Anesthetized to the Message of God’s Love
This is a teaching on Good Friday that I did for the church few weeks ago. One of the youths in the church approached me and asked if I could do a short teaching on the topic and why we observe something such a bad day in the history to be something so good for us. The video is in Nepali though. Continue reading Good Friday: When Something Bad Turns to be Good
Jesus, the Messiah, the Deliver made a triumphal entry to Jerusalem riding on a donkey last Sunday. The King that was expected long ago to come and deliver his people from the oppression of Rome did not come as a warrior king but as a humble king who was going to bring peace. Today is the day, the same king voluntarily chose to wrap a … Continue reading A King’s Armor is a Towel!
The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.’ – Billy Graham Continue reading Billy Graham on Christian Life
I kept lagging behind in posting particularly this one post. Few weeks ago, some youth from my church came to me and asked if I would preach on the death of Lazarus (John 11:1-44). They had composed a song and showed me the lyrics to play as a response song to the sermon. They even asked me to join them in the band. I had no reason to say “no” to their humble invitation to play my harmonica with them after listening to them singing. That was my first attempt to play any music instrument before the congregation. Continue reading “Martha: “I Do Not Understand Your Timing””
Just before going to bed, I had a pep talk with my oldest son about trying a new church. His little brother was sitting with me on my left in the recliner while he was on the right side. Often it’s hard to get a time to talk with him due to the nature of his brother, a hot headed and energetic guys who is … Continue reading 1st Generation American Problems
This short video is worth watching. This would make a great sermon illustration. The sermon illustration can be used in a powerful way to draw the attention of your audience and engage with them. I think it is very creative video. Hope you enjoy! [Embed][/embed] Continue reading Stethoscope – Best Commercial Ever!
In my previous post, I already wrote that I am not a singing material. Throughout my short and long-term missions, I acted like singing when the team had to. Nevertheless, I always fully enjoyed when my teammates would sing Gospel songs whenever and wherever we found people during trips. Those days are quite hard to forget, thus I have a hard time overcoming this nostalgia … Continue reading "But Blessed is the One Who Trusts in the LORD"