Entries by jennihuan

700 churches to choose from? So wrong…

700 over churches to choose from? What’s wrong with this statement? A lot.  ‘to choose from’ – puts us in the centre of action and power. Yes, God has given us the greatest power and freedom: the ability to choose – but when it comes to new life in Him, Jesus made it clear that it […]

From self-awareness to God-awareness: a huge difference indeed!

These are common things we hear: These is not my area of gifting I am not wired this way My strengths and weaknesses are…   These are also the common lines we use to decipher and decide what we do, where we serve; and how joyful we are in our circumstances. Self-awareness is very important.  […]

Thoughts from reading Luke 21: a discipleship paradigm perhaps?

Thoughts from reading Luke 21 Here is a record of contrasts. Jesus and the twelve arrived at the Temple in Jerusalem; and they notice very different things. Jesus straightaway sees an old widow’s generous gift and points it out to his disciples. The however are transfixed and start talking about the impressive temple architecture. They […]

Spirit-led Leadership: reflections from pew & pulpit no. 1

Starting with a broken heart I will never forget my first pastorate. The anticipation and apprehension imagined will never match the actual experience. Those who interviewed and assessed me had been convinced, as I was, about my calling. God had provided for what He called me towards. But I began with a broken heart. In […]

On Kingdom.Jubilee.Israel – some initial reflections

Thoughts on the Kingdom: a post Summit reflection More than 500 Singapore pastors, mission, and ministry leaders gathered at the annual Prayer Summit in January 2014. Our theme this year was “Jubilee!”. The focus of our teaching sessions was the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God. Looking at the movements of increasing emphasis on the Kingdom, […]

Can a pastor (or leader) fail? …and why we must stand together

Can a pastor fail? – and, why we must stand for each other. Based on the many promises we find, the clear answer is no. 1 Cor 15v58:  says our labour is not in vain. John 15:  for example speaks of our fruitfulness as being an organic process- and that our bearing fruit is a […]

Sticking to our convictions..what Paul can teach us.

Leaders make loads of decisions. People expect them to. They need to. But leaders also make many personal decisions. Paul made a decision to go to Jerusalem. At this point, he has made significant impact all through West Asia and Southern Europe. We read in Acts that his decision was called into question twice. Fellow […]

When it boils down to ‘me’.

With our eyes firmly in front of us, our natural gaze is outward, and ahead. We are born and raised to look out. What is going on outside of us therefore becomes the focus of our attention. We are led by what we see. Can this be the reason Jesus exhorts us to mind what […]

Thoughts on the Kingdom: a post Summit reflection

More than 500 Singapore pastors, mission, and ministry leaders gathered at the annual Prayer Summit recently. Our theme this year was Jubilee! The focus of our teaching sessions was the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God. Looking at the movements of increasing emphasis on the Kingdom, God is certainly bringing everything under his feet […]