Posts by Ps Herna Kong

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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…

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Siding with the Truth

In life, we have to take sides sometimes. There are occasions in which this can put us in a dilemma. On the one hand, deep inside us, we know which side is in the right. On the other, there are considerations that sway us to take the side of the wrong; close relationship, peer pressure,…

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Resolutions and Actions

The beginning of a new year is usually a time for making resolutions; setting up goals to be reached in the new year. For some people, however, the making of resolutions is a futile endeavour because their resolutions never go beyond the planning stage, as they are not acted on.  One January, some years ago,…

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Christmas through the Eyes of Anna

The Bible tells us that the first Christmas was experienced by the least-known, the lowly or the most unlikely of people—the shepherds; the 3 non-Jewish wise men; Mary and Joseph; and someone whose name is hardly mentioned in Christmas celebrations. In fact, this someone was not even there when Christ was born; yet, the wonder…