Posts by Ps Herna Kong

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Cultivating Christlike Character

Tim LaHaye in his book, You and Your Family, writes about the family trees of two men who lived in the 18th century. One of them was Jonathan Edwards, the great puritan preacher who shook new England for the Lord Jesus Christ. The other was Max Jukes, a contemporary of Jonathan Edwards. The latter was…

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Witnessing for Christ

I was touched by my mentor’s kindness. She shared with me her ministry experience for me to draw lessons from, as well as to help me grow my own ministry. I believe everyone has something useful to share with others regardless of our profession. In regard to our journey of faith, all of us have…

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Remain in Jesus

Living apart from someone whom we love is certainly very painful. Separation can destroy a relationship that has been painstakingly built over the years. Jesus knew that in a little while, he would be separated from His disciples—after His death and resurrection, He would go back to Heaven to prepare a place for them before…

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Is It Possible to Rejoice Always?

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” (Phil. 4:4). If our child graduates from an educational institution, we will rejoice. On the other hand, if our child needs to undergo surgery, we will naturally not rejoice. If we have bought a new house, we will rejoice. On the other hand, if…

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One Story, Two Perspectives

A famous author sat in his study, took out his pen and started writing: “Last year, I had surgery to remove my gallstones. I had to lie in bed for a long time. In the same year, I turned 60 and entered retirement age. I left the job that I really enjoyed doing, at a…

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Christmas through the Eyes of Joseph

I love country songs, partly because they often tell a story. Brad Paisley’s country song He Didn’t Have to Be tells the story of a single mother who is hoping for a remarriage but potential suitors are put off by the fact that she has a little son. The little boy cannot do anything but…

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Conquer or Be Conquered?

Samson, the judge of Israel, struck fear in the hearts of its enemies, the Philistines. They knew they were unable to defeat this mighty hero of Israel—he tore the lion apart with his bare hands (Judg. 14:6); the ropes that tied him were easily broken as they were like a charred flax to him (15:14); he…

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Meekness

Many tourist attractions offer horse-riding experiences. These horses have been trained so they will not run like wild horses. As a result, tourists can safely ride on them. By nature, a horse is strong and can run fast but when it is controlled by a bit and bridle, it can stop doing so as it…

Holiness

One of the most difficult responsibilities in the Christian life is to live in holiness. Some Christians dislike and avoid the topic of holiness. They are more interested in the topic of blessings, miracles, healing or restoration. In actuality, holiness is God’s will for all Christians. But just as he who called you is holy,…

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All Power Belongs to God

Many world leaders think they have control or power over others. When things do not go their way, they exert their power over others to get things to go their way. This power is often exerted in an abusive manner. Such leaders think they can control events and people with their power. While Jesus was…