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Francina Kwek

I grew up in a mixed family. My father’s parents were staunch Taoists & very superstitious. My father, as far as I can tell, is an atheist. On my mother’s side were Christians… I’ve always known God existed… but God was a stranger to me, and I didn’t know it.

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Sent to Nineveh (Jonah 1)

The stench of Nineveh’s sin had come up against God.  And yet God sent his messenger there.  Many Christians say we are living in a society under God’s judgement.  All the more reason to see ourselves as God’s messengers to that society!

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Is it worth it? (9:23-27)

Jesus made it clear that following him would be a costly and painful business.  Why would anyone choose it?    Because of what we gain – life!  And because of what we see – even here in this world, those who follow him see the Kingdom of God.

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The Fruit of the Spirit: Self Control

Self- control: the capacity to master our desires.  What are the desires that need to be controlled, and what strategies must we use to control them?

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Ashamed of Jesus? (9:23-26)

Jesus knew that he would experience the humiliation and shame of the cross.  He warned that those who follow him must expect to carry a cross too, and share his shame.  What shame do we face in our society if we choose to follow Jesus?

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