Healing: A Heavenly Grace

13 Mar

By Andrew Murray

When the psalmist called upon all that was within him to bless the Lord, he cried, “Bless the Lord,… who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases” (Ps. 103:2-3). When Isaiah foretold the deliverance of his people, he added, “The inhabitant shall not say, I am sick; the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity” (Isa. 33:24).

This prediction was accomplished beyond all anticipation when Jesus the Redeemer came down to this earth. How numerous were the healings brought about by Him who had come to establish on earth the kingdom of heaven!

By His own acts and afterward by the commands that He left for His disciples, He showed us clearly that the preaching of the Gospel and the healing of the sick went together in the salvation that He came to bring.

Both are given as evidence of His mission as the Messiah: “The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk… and the poor have the gospel preached to them” (Matt. 11:5).

Jesus, who took upon Himself the soul and body of man, delivers both in equal measure from the consequences of sin.



24 Feb

by Alfian N. F. Palar
Palar International

Bible Reading: ACTS 17: 16 – 34

I. Who is in the market place?
A. Business
B. Entertainment
C. Trade
D. Art
E. Government
F. Sport, etc.

II. Why we should reach the market place?
Market place is place for people to dispute one to another about many things. Place for community to interaction; place to trading, buying, and selling goods, etc. In market place, many people do not know about Jesus. (Vs. 18)

III. Anointed to Next Level
A. Vision From God
Vision will guide your life to getting your purpose in the future. Vision will fulfill when you keep strong in God. The word of God makes vision clearly for our path, calling, and destiny in this world. (Vs. 16).
B. Holiness Life
Holiness is our life style (John 17: 17 – 19). Holiness life will bring us to a as a great and marvelous life in Jesus Christ.
C. The Next Level
1. Church
Church is place to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
2. Market Place
After all we prepared and ready. God want us to reach the unreached people group outside the church. We do not just stay in four wall of Church, but go to out side of the Church. Not all of you become a pastor, evangelist or etc. at the Church. You must back to your works in the market place. And become a witness of Christ at your works place. Why we should be witness on market place? Because many people there need Jesus; they’re hungry and thirsty to the Righteousness. They were harassed and helpless.
3. Absolute Ruler / Highest Role
Some people, they’re chosen to go to highest place in the Government. Think what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. (Vs. 22)

IV. What people in Athens done at Mars Hill (Aeropaguse)?
A. Reading about the new things
B. Telling about a new things
C. Listening about a new things

V. The Truth about Jesus Christ ( Unknown God )
A. God is the creator of the universe – Ac 17:24
1. Acknowledging their religious devotion, he made mention of one altar in particular – Ac 17:22-23a
a. An altar with the inscription: “To The Unknown God”
b. So devout, they sought to worship a god they did not know
2. He used this as an opportunity to preach concerning the True God they did not know! – Ac 17:23b
B. God is the sustainer of life – Ac 17:25
1. He gives to all life their breath and what they need – cf. Jm 1:17
2. Therefore God is not worshipped as though He needs it
C. God is the ruler of all the nations – Ac 17:26-27
1. He has created every nation and determined their rise and fall – Dan 2:20-21; 4:17
2. Everything is designed to prompt men to seek God, who is not far from any of us
D. God is the Father of mankind – Ac 17:28-29
1. From God we come; and in Him we live, move, and have our very being
2. Therefore we should not think that God is like any idol ofgold, silver or stone
E. God is the Judge of the world – Ac 17:30-31
1. What ignorance He may have overlooked in the past, such is no longer the case
2. He now commands all men everywhere to repent
3. Why? Because of the coming Judgment, in which…
a. God will judge the world in righteousness
b. God will judge the world through Jesus Christ – Jn 5:22,26-27; 12:48
4. As proof such will occur, God raised Jesus from the dead — These five points are from John Stott’s book, The Spirit, The Church, And The World

Mission Journey 2011

11 Feb

Please pray for our mission journey 2011….

We’ll conduct a program “Hope Of Nation” 2011. It’s plan on midst of year 2011.

On this mission journey, we will going to West Kalimantan, Malasya, Singepore and Thailand, to encourage the Unreach People Group, empowering and training leaders, also go to orpanage with children of outcast.

After ten years of ministry (almost in exclusively) in Indonesia, we are now setting our sights on other parts of the world. Next 5 month we will return to West Kalimantans after nearly three years. We are confident that a huge harvest is waiting to be reaped there and we need your help to go. Please continue to support us with your prayers and finances…we depend on you.

Dear partner, please intercede for us throughout this year. The work happening here is a matter of life and death for multitudes of people. We are co-laborers together with you and whether your calling is to pray, to pay or to preach, each one of us is a vital link in the chain of God’s purposes. Thank you for your partnership.

More to come…

Together in the Harvest,

Alfian P


12 Dec

How TO Preach The Gospel

by Rev.  Charles G. Finney

TEXT. –He that winneth souls is wise. –PROVERBS xi. 30.

ONE of the last remarks in my last lecture, was this, that the text ascribes conversion to men. Winning souls is converting men. This evening I design to show,

I. That several passages of Scripture ascribe conversion to men.

II. That this is consistent with other passages which ascribe conversion to God.

III. I purpose to discuss several further particulars which are deemed important, in regard to the preaching of the Gospel, and which show that great practical wisdom is necessary to win souls to Christ. Continue reading

Catholic Church Emerges as Key Player in Legislative Battle

10 Nov

by Peter Wallsten

Injecting itself aggressively into the health-care debate, the Roman Catholic Church in America has emerged as a major political force with the potential to upend a key piece of President Barack Obama’s agenda.

Behind-the-scenes lobbying, coupled with a grassroots mobilization of Catholic churches across the country, led the House Saturday to pass an amendment to its health-care bill barring anyone who receives a new tax credit from enrolling in a plan that covers abortion, a once-unthinkable event in Democrat-dominated Washington.

The restriction would still have to be accepted by the Senate, where it will likely face a tough fight. The issue could sink the larger health legislation if the chambers fail to reach agreement, or if any consensus language leads supporters to defect.

The House vote, and the central role played by one of the country’s biggest religious denominations, stunned abortion-rights groups that had worked hard to elect Mr. Obama and expand Democratic congressional majorities. Activists on the left had thought social issues would take a back seat to economic concerns.

The bishops’ success served as a reminder that Democrats’ strategy over the past two election cycles of recruiting more conservative candidates to run in competitive House and Senate seats can have unwelcome policy consequences for liberals among the party’s base. About 40 House Democrats are opposed to abortion rights.

The bishops have a history of political activism. In the 2004 presidential race, some bishops said they would refuse to grant communion to Democratic nominee John Kerry, a Catholic who favored abortion rights. In 2005, the bishops’ conference backed efforts by then-President George W. Bush and Republican lawmakers to intervene in the Terri Schiavo right-to-die case. But rarely has the church entered the fray with such decisive force.

“The Catholic bishops came in at the last minute and drew a line in the sand,” said Laurie Rubiner, vice president for public policy at the abortion-rights advocacy group Planned Parenthood. “It’s very hard to compete with that.”

Democratic leaders had hoped that a narrower compromise prohibiting the use of federal funds for abortions might win over antiabortion lawmakers, whose support was vital to passing the House bill. When the bishops made it clear in the final hours that they wouldn’t support the compromise, and would oppose the entire bill if it were adopted, more Democrats took notice, according to Rep. Mike Doyle (D., Pa.), who participated in the negotiations.

“They command respect because they have a good social-justice record,” said Mr. Doyle, a Roman Catholic. He said he spoke regularly about the issue with his local bishop. “They actually wanted to pass the bill. That’s why they had status. Other groups that had similar views on abortion weren’t interested in passing the bill.”

The church has also agreed with liberals that illegal immigrants should not be excluded from participating in a proposed health-insurance exchange. And there are growing numbers of Catholic Congress members on both sides of the aisle.

Officials from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said Monday that their intention was to retain existing restrictions on federal financing for abortions, not to expand them. They declined to provide specifics of their lobbying activities. Richard Doerflinger, the group’s associate director of the secretariat of pro-life activities, said the conference has begun talking to key senators.

At least four representatives of the group worked the House Friday and Saturday, holding private meetings with lawmakers and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The group distributed talking points to priests across the country and gave fliers to churches featuring the headline, “Health Care Reform Is About Saving Lives, Not Destroying Them.” A prayer circulated to churches supporting an overhaul of the health-care system included the phrase: “We will raise our voices to protect the unborn.”

Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council, an evangelical group that tends to side with Republicans, said Saturday’s vote ranked among the most important victories for abortion foes since the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing the procedure, because it came under Democratic leadership.

“There was a shifting when the Republicans lost control [of Congress], but the ideological shift was not as great as the partisan shift,” said Mr. Perkins.

source: http://online.wsj.com/

God Give You A New Heart…

29 Sep

George Müller: Man of Faith

22 Jan

George Müller: Man of Faith


of George Muller.

George Müller


(also spelled Mueller, Muller)

English Evangelist and Philanthropist; a man of faith and prayer.

Born in Prussia in 1805, by age 10 George was inventing plans to embezzle the government monies his father had charge of. His school years were years of drunkenness and immorality. At age sixteen he was jailed for failing to pay his bills.

The University he attended had 900 Divinity students. George said that there were only about nine who truly feared God. He continued in sin until at age 20 he received Christ as his personal Lord and Saviour.

George married and became a Pastor, but refused his salary when he found out it was collected from “pew-rents.” He decided to live on faith from that time forward.

Müller established Orphanages in Bristol, England, and founded the “Scriptural Knowledge Institution for Home and Abroad.” His life was characterized by prayer, faith, and self-denial in the cause of Christ.

During his lifetime, he established 117 schools which educated more than 120,000 young persons, including orphans.

In 1875, at the age of 70, and until age 87, he had a 17-year ministry of world-wide Evangelistic tours, which also raised money for his orphanages and the thousands of children in them.

He would live for another six years. At the time of his death at age 93 in 1898, the Church that he pastored in Bristol had about 2,000 members.

Drawing of Celtic Cross carved into a stone (found on Island of Iona).



By Bonnie Harvey

Cover illustration © Dick Bobnick. _________________________________


A Life of Prayer and Faith

Psalm 68:5 spoke to George Müller’s heart in a unique way. Believing that his material needs would be supplied through faith and prayer alone, Müller began a ministry in 1835 for orphaned children based entirely upon God for support.

Such complete reliance on his Heavenly Father was nothing new for George Müller. Daily Bible reading and prayer were an essential part of this prayer warrior’s life. Within a few years, thousands of orphans on Ashley Down, near Bristol, England, were having their needs met, and more, because of Müller’s mission.

George Müller knew that the “Father to the fatherless” still provided for his children. He had God’s word on it. _________________________________

Andrew Murray On George Müller

“When God wishes anew to teach His Church a truth that is not being understood or practiced, He mostly does so by raising some man to be in word and deed a living witness to its blessedness. And so God has raised up in this nineteenth century, among others, George Muller to be His witness that He is indeed the Hearer of prayer. I know of no way in which the principal truths of God’s word in regard to prayer can be more effectually illustrated and established than a short review of his life and of what he tells of his prayer-experiences.”

-Andrew Murray On George Müller



13 Mar

Jonah #1

By Don Krause

INTRODUCTION (Christology?)
Admitting we were wrong, that is hard enough. Saving face is a huge issue for some of us. Admitting we were wrong and then writing about it for the entire world and all of history to read what spiritual dunces we were, that takes major gumption.
I look back at my blockheadness when I served as associate pastor in Cranbrook, Canada. I did not want to be an associate pastor; I should be a lead pastor, te pastor in charge. Hadn’t God given me leadership gifts? So what was I doing as an associate? I think thee time I became so frustrated in that position where I could not change anything, I sent out letters to superintendents to let them know I was available for a leading pastor position. I never had peace and withdrew them each time, but contiued my ministry there a little grudgingly. Surely God knew how talented I was. Only after our leading pastor resigned and the church asked me to stay, did I understand God’s plan for me. That can and was embarrassing. I was not trusting the Lord like I should have.
That is the story of Jonah. After he makes a terrible mess of his calling of God to Nineveh, he writes his story. This series of four sermons, I pray, will extract some of the lessons for us..
This man, Jonah, prophesied in Israel during the reign of Jeroboam II, probably around 785 – 750 BC. During this time Assyrians, whose capital city was Nineveh, became aggressive and a pain in Israel’s backside. They viewed each other as enemies.
It is a short little book but is pregnant with lessons about God and about people.
You can read the book of Jonah in fifteen minutes. Here is my request of you as your pastor: read through this book in one sitting at least once each of the next four weeks. (PRAYER)

I GOD’S CALL (Read 1,2)
This will not be the first time Jonah had a word from the Lord. Prophecy involves a direct message from God, and Jonah will have prophesied many times. God called him for a reason. I think we can say he was experienced and must have had a successful track record. God gave this man a gift and now God had a special assignment for Jonah- probably the first call to go outside of Israel. Maybe that fact raised Jonah’s response.
The Holy Spirit places in each of us gifts God wants us to use to advance His Kingdom. You can check out some of the gifs in Romans 12 and I Corinthians 12,13,14. With those gifts come callings; God setts before you situations to use you gifts. The Christian’s life becomes an exciting journey when we open ourselves to using those gifts. Sometimes He may ask you to go to a place like Bali (us); sometimes next door to the neighbor, a teacher in a secular school, a writer, a yard man. None is more important.
We see an attribute of God in this story, too. Jesus teaches us to love our enemies. Here God manifests His love and compassion even for the enemies of His people. God does not destroy people on whim, or out of prejudice. He is not willing that any should perish.
God sees the wickedness of the Ninevites, but gives them a chance to change.

Why? Why would Jonah refuse God’s call? 1) Hadn’t had a holiday for a long time. 2) He was afraid of the Ninevites- a warlike, cruel people. 3) Had arthritis and riding camel for hundreds of miles (show where) would be too hard on his body. 4) Knew that if he went far enough West, he had to get to Nineveh. 5) He had a cultural prejudice against these backward people. 6) He liked the scenery along the Mediterranean better than the desert. Whatever the reason or excuse, Jonah blatantly went against God’s call.
“He ran away,” “to flee from the Lord.”
Which direction are our lives pointed right now? Check your spiritual compass. Are you moving to Nineveh? (Tell story of Bill Bohaychuck) OR are you heading to Joppa and maybe already on the boat to Tarshish? What is your true calling?
The Bible calls willful rejection of God’s call, rebellion, and Rebellion is as sinful as witchcraft, and stubbornness as bad as worshiping idols. So because you have rejected the command of the LORD, he has rejected you as king.” I Samuel 15:23

Since God is everywhere, Jonah and we, cannot run away from Him. Not only does God know where we are, He can bring circumstances to bear on us rebellious ones that bring us to our senses. Here, first he whips up a fierce storm., so violent these hardened, experienced sailors went into panic mode, because they were sure the ship would break up. They threw cargo overboard, and they began to yell out to their gods to save them.
No matter where we are, God is there. Distance is no factor. Darkness is no factor. Crowds or traffic won’t stop Him,_______________, ______________,____________
A poem was written in called “The Hound of Heaven.”
In “The Hound of Heaven,” the narrator knows that he is pursued by God. He tries to
ignore God, avoid God, substitute other things for God. He revels in his youth, he
immerses himself in nature, he rejoices in his independence, he can do it all without God,
he’s sure, and yet God is always there, nipping at his heels, running him down, the “hound
of heaven,” because God knows, sooner or later, down deep, God is what we are after,
and what God provides, nothing else can.
God never forces us, but He might apply some persuasion.

How could Jonah sleep when this storm tosses the ship around and there is desperation and panic all around him? And, besides, he has just intentionally defied God. Almost sounds like he lacks a conscience.
The sailors begin to wonder maybe the stranger is somehow connected with this freak storm. They wake him, and prod him with questions. During this time, suddenly Jonah’s gift shows up. He says I am a Hebrew and I worship the Lord, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the land.
Oh, Oh. The one who made the sea? Jonah’s God must be mad about something, likely what the sailors are thinking. They question Jonah further and ask for his solution. And Jonah says, If you want to get rid of this storm, you’ll have to get rid of me. There is no other way, you can’t stop off at an island in this hurricane, you’ll have to dump me overboard. It wasn’t the cargo you needed to unload, it was me.
The waves grow larger, heaving the ship, they splash over the sides, the huge planks of the ship groan and creak, threatening to splinter and crack. The sailors do no want to antagonize Jonah’s God further, by throwing him over for the sharks. They try to row against the storm, but without any success. In fact, the storm stirs up even larger waves. They reluctantly throw the stranger overboard, even praying to Jonah’s God to forgive them. (Pretty decent bunch of sailors, don’t you think? Seem a better lot than Jonah, supposedly the man of God) What a brief testimony can sometimes do to connect unbelievers with God & Jesus? We never know. All the while, the sailors become God’s instruments for God to fulfill His original purpose to take “The word” to Nineveh. How persistent, resourceful, compassionate are God’s ways!

I thought of another title for this sermon: “Let Me Have My Way, or Let Me Die.”
As far as I can tell, the sailors did not lower Jonah onto a rubber dinghy. We don’t read that they gave him three lifejackets, either. He left the deck of that ship flying through the air with only the clothes on his back. How much time did God have to provide this great fish. How long could Jonah stay afloat before bubbling to the bottom of the Med. Sea? Not much. Up comes a great fish, another intervention by God, and swallows this rebellious, self-willed prophet whole. And there, in the stomach, Jonah competes with what other things for oxygen for three days? My Dad brought home a 20lb. pike (fish) one day and it had entire mudhen in its stomach.
What would you ask Jonah if you could? Jonah? You like this better than riding the camel a few hundred miles? Think it over, my dear prophet. You’re getting a unique ride, true, but maybe you won’t get to Tarshish. And how’s the scenery? The windows- they’re a little steamed up, I’d say. But never mind, it’s all free.


God’s call for us may be hard to understand, it may frighten us, or show up our prejudices, or we may feel quite unqualified. Can you name one person in the Bible when he/she is called enthusiastically, jumps at it?
God’s call often cuts across our own preferences, dreams, biases, and hopes. We squirm, we argue, we rebel. But His ways are always the best possible way. Do you really want to go against the ways of a God who can bring all kinds of obstacles into your path? You will be most successful if you follow His call. You will be happiest if you follow His call. Learn from Jonah, that rebellion leads to unhappy endings.

Nineveh? How about Tarshish, Lord? OR I’m scared but I’ll trust You
Bali? How about Canada, Lord? OR I don’t know the Bahasa, but you can love
Africa? How about Hawaii, Lord? OR You’ll have remove fear of snakes, God

from Sermon of Ps Don Krause at KICC Bali

I Will Lift My Eyes

13 Mar

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2

“Pray always,” Paul wrote in 1 Thessalonians 5:17. Prayer should be part of our daily life, for it gives us the opportunity for offering thanks and for staying in communication with the Father.

Prayer also gives us the opportunity to come to Him with our requests. The Father promises, “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which though knowest not” (Jeremiah 33:3).

Let’s pray together:

Father God, I raise my voice to you and look up. Wash and cleanse me in Your blood and remove all my sin. You are my sun and shield. You bring grace and glory. You have not withheld any good thing from me and I commit to walk uprightly before You (Psalm 84:11). Look upon my life and bring healing to me today. You are my righteousness and strength. I will look unto You my Savior and always glorify Your name.


4 May



This massage i got from pastor from Africa. Wow… It’s wonderful has friend in Christ who encourage us in every area of our life. God sent to us, His servant to blessed people’s around the world.

Does Your Office Need an Intervention?

15 Dec

Does Your Office Need an Intervention?

by Cheryl Dolan and Faith Oliver

“If there’s one thing the winners of the Boston Globe’s 100 Top Places to Work have in common, it’s this: They all believe it’s good business to keep employees satisfied, motivated, and working hard. Show them respect,” says Shirley Leung, assistant managing editor of business news for the Globe.

But not every company is so lucky. In fact, many organizations are bastions of dysfunction, where overwork and stress fuel negative and aggressive behaviors. For example, take bullying — one of those behaviors which tends to spike up during stressful times. One recent study states, “37% of the U.S. workforce (an est. 54 million Americans) report being bullied at work; an additional 12% witness it. 49% of workers. Simultaneously 45% report neither experiencing nor witnessing bullying. Hence, a silent epidemic.”

If this sounds like your company, maybe you need an office intervention.

Some say dysfunctional workplace behaviors, such as bullying and aggression, are just part of work, that they don’t affect the bottom line, and that people should just “knock it off,” and get back to business. But the results of this thinking deeply negatively impact business. “The threat response is both mentally taxing and deadly to the productivity of a person — or of an organization. It impairs analytical thinking, creative insight, and problem solving,” says David Rock ofStrategy+Business.

For one such company, an employee engagement survey revealed poor morale, rampant relational aggression, and a bully at the center. Leadership hadn’t addressed the dysfunctional dynamic, and staff members weren’t held accountable for workplace relationships.

As advisors to this company, we focused on changing the entire environment requiring leadership to be intimately involved, claim full responsibility for the state of the workplace, include/support HR, and make a public commitment to do what it takes to create a thriving, functional workplace.

And the results? “Two years after we finished our ‘office intervention,’ morale is still great, productivity is consistently high, several new initiatives have been introduced and successfully implemented by staff, no one has left, several people have been promoted. It continues to work!” declared the COO.

So we think office interventions are a good way to combat dysfunction in the workplace. But you don’t need to hire consultants to make the change in your own workplace. The key components are to create a context of trust, mutual responsibility, and mutual accountability. That’s not so hard to achieve when you practice the following:

  • Start talking. One-on-one confidential interviews with all employees created a context for trust — first venting, then sharing, and eventually creating solutions.
  • Reinvent what you remember. A variety of group exercises were designed for staff to experience new memories together, interrupting their habitual reactions to each other. These exercises included simply sitting in a circle to engage in relaxed eye contact, which has significant impact according to neuroscience research: “[Parts of the brain can] actually be stimulated through eye contact because specific cells are particularly responsive to facial expression and eye gaze. Caring social signals activate this higher region of the brain and promote learner safety.”
  • Change your daily routine — in a helpful way. Centering exercises, including deep breathing, were incorporated into daily routines, allowing people to interrupt the flight or flight response and choose to “respond rather than react” to situations on the spot.
  • Be helpful, not forceful. Leaders shifted their focus to making change, as employees also learned to take personal responsibility. Neuroscience tells us that managers and leaders who “help people think better and don’t tell them what to do,” while allowing them to define their concerns, are fundamental to transforming workplace behavior including performance according to David Rock.
  • Don’t just talk — change. Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey outline a clear process for turning complaints into commitments. Ultimately all the employees committed to stopping the relational violence, the cliques were dissolved, and the bully lost her power.
  • Create a partnership within your organization. Managers partnered with staff, enabling commitments to work. Accountability involved ongoing conversations, regular staff meetings, and consistent performance management, creating new habits over time. These behaviors became the “new normal.”

Positive workplaces are possible. How receptive is yours?

Source: http://harvardbusiness.org