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MWTM Week 6: Bare Fruit or Bear Fruit?

By Cheryl Mah Jesus is a shining example of what it means to live out the Gospel truth. During his time on earth, He chose to communicate the Gospel by example instead of merely sharing it verbally, and His method has been proven to be effective. Christ was bold and confident when sharing the Gospel, yet He adjusted the way He shared to the different people He spoke to and He paid attention to their needs. 1. Stand Firm Although…

MWTM Week 5: The People are the Mission, Not the Impediment

By Cheryl Mah In Numbers 13, when the Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt, God commanded a leader from each tribe to explore the land of Canaan. Upon their return, they reported to the community that the land was flowing with milk and honey, however the people living there were very strong. When Caleb insisted that they could take possession of the land, the men who had gone up with him were so intimidated by the ‘strong people’ that…

MWTM Week 4: Mission Not Impossible

By Cheryl Mah We live in a world filled with plenty of needy people looking for answers, and Jesus is the answer to everything mankind needs. He offers love, joy, peace, rest, protection, guidance, wisdom, mercy, forgiveness and most of all, everlasting life (which is to know God; John 17:3). However, these lost sheep will never know who the Good Shepherd is unless someone tells them about Him. Thus, those of us who have received salvation each have a duty…

MWTM Week 3: In Union with Christ

By Cheryl Mah The essence of being a Christian is to worship God. As Jesus explains, “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24). This means we must not only be sincere in worshipping Him, but that our worship must be rooted in Scriptural revelation, for all Scriptures is God-breathed (2 Timothy 3:16). To truly say we are one with Christ we must take steps to cultivate that relationship. 1. Purging sin…

MWTM Week 2: Rewiring Ourselves

By Cheryl Mah As humans, we have the tendency to put ourselves first before others, and very often, before God. Indeed, social and consumer culture has twisted our understanding of what we want versus what we need. Nowadays, everything is deemed “expendable”. We are encouraged to consume something for as long as it makes us happy – and if we are not, move on. Naturally, many of us have succumbed to this consumer mindset even in church… “I don’t like…

MWTM Week 1: Master on a Mission

By Cheryl Mah As we begin, take some time to answer this question truthfully: Who is your master? Have you – knowingly or unknowingly – allowed greed, pride, lust (i.e. sin), money, work or even family to be your master? Or will you choose God to be your master? If you think about it, your honest answer to this question is the one that ultimately directs and rules your life. Who or what are you allowing to rule your life?…

What’s Luck Got to Do With It?

By Cheryl Mah The Lunar New Year celebration is usually loaded with Chinese traditions and culture. Truthfully, I have never understood or participated in the superstitions tagged to the festival. Although I grew up in a Christian family, I would frequently hear things like “it is bad luck to sweep the floor on Lunar New Year because we will sweep all the good luck away”, being requested not to dress in black because “it’s bad luck” and being told I…

Who Says My Testimony Is Boring?

By Cheryl Mah Our stories of faith, or testimonies, tell of the ways we came to be saved by Christ. While many people choose salvation in their adulthood, there are also plenty of others who were raised as Christians from a young age. In this regard, there seems to be two groups of Christians – those who are merely ‘saved’ and those who are gloriously ‘saved’ from a life of depravity. For someone who grew up in a family of…