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God kind of faith 3

on Feb 17, 2019 in 2019 | 0 comments

God kind of faith 3 by Ivan Ho 17 Feb 2019   God kind of faith 2   1. Faith in Christ   When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.”Matthew 16:13‭-‬17 Some religious organizations were established using the name of Jesus, but the Jesus they preach is not the Son of God as revealed by Christ, and therefore they do not belong to the body of Christ. Some of these religious institutions, eg Jehovah Witness, Mormons...

God kind of faith 屬神的信心 2

on Feb 6, 2019 in 2019 | 0 comments

God kind of faith 2 By Ivan Ho  6 Jan 2019   God kind of faith 1 1. Faith in Christ But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.Hebrews 11:6 What does it mean when Paul says:  “Without faith it is impossible to please God”? What does a person have faith in? A lot of people say they believe in God but have very little idea about who God is, what He has said, what He is saying now, what He did and what He is doing amongst us today. They don’t have any real relationship with God, let alone have any desire to seek God personally and communicate with Him on a regular basis. It is like I always try to speak to you but you never respond nor proactively approach me and dialogue with me. lf this is how you relate with God, do you think such attitude would be pleasing to...

God kind of Faith 屬神的信心 1

on Feb 1, 2019 in 2019 | 0 comments

God kind of Faith 1 By Ivan Ho   1 Feb 2019 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1     1. Faith is not self confidence When we talk about the God kind of faith, we are not talking about having self confidence. Unfortunately, people who are full of self confidence don’t usually have the kind of faith spoken of in the Bible. People who are full of self confidence are usually reliant on their own capabilities and powers. They put their confidence on circumstances they can see, things they can touch in the here and now, things that are within their control. Lot of people with self confidence on the outside are actually lacking in faith on the inside. Their confidence comes from external things such as their financial powers, human connections, positions they hold rather than on God.   2. Faith is not religious...

Beauty and the beast 美女與野獸

on Jan 20, 2019 in 2019 | 0 comments

Beauty and the beast By Ivan Ho 20 Jan 2019 Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’ ” Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”Genesis 3:1-5 Amongst all of God’s creatures, the serpent must be one of the most unappealing animals. So of all things that walk in the garden of Eden, why did Eve entertained the serpent? Although the serpent had an ugly appearance, the devil had...

Kingdom of Abundance 2 豐盛的國度 2

on Jan 5, 2019 in 2019 | 0 comments

Kingdom of Abundance 2 By Ivan Ho     5 Jan 2019 But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ” Matthew 4:4 Bread, in another word, food, represents the basic necessity of life that man cannot do without in order to survive. However, Jesus says: “Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”    1. Jesus is the Word. First of all, before we go any further, we need to realise, when Jesus quoted the abovementioned scriptures, He is referring not so much to some ancient written documents, but the active and living Word that comes forth from the mouth of God. In fact, the living Word is Jesus himself, as explained by John the apostle: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with...

Kingdom of Abundance 1 豐盛的國度 1

on Jan 1, 2019 in 2019 | 0 comments

 Kingdom of Abundance 1 By Ivan Ho The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10   When God first created man, His intention was for us to live forever. In the beginning, there was no sickness nor was there death. That was the original plan of God for mankind. Not only that, mankind was the pinnacle of all of God’s creation, for man was made in the image of God, and the breath (or the Spirit) of God was upon him. So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Genesis 1:27   And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. Genesis 2:7     Sad to say, the perfect beginning for mankind did not last for...