Weekly Devotions

  • Fifth Week of Easter

    Scripture: Revelation 21:1-6; John 13:31-35

    Key verse: “See, I am making all things new.” (Revelation 21:5)

    Questions to ponder:

    • What makes Jesus a game changer in his time?
    • What are the common traits of a game changer?
    • How has the role of a game changer that you know brought about change in the way you see, understand, and experience Christianity?

  • Fourth Week of Easter

    Scripture: Revelation 7:9-17; John 10:22-30

    Key verse: “God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” (Revelation 7:17b)

    Questions to ponder:

    • Among the images that Jesus used to describe who he is and what he is to us, which one speaks to you the most and why? (the bread of life, the light of the world, the gate for the sheep, the good shepherd, the resurrect … Read more …

  • Third Week of Easter

    Scripture: Psalm 30; John 21:1-19

    Key verse: “For his anger is but for a moment; his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning.” (Psalm 30:5)

    Questions to ponder:

    • What are your expectations in a relationship?
    • How do you communicate your expectations in a relationship with your significant other?
    • … Read more …

  • Second Week of Easter

    Scripture: Acts 5:27-32; John 20:19-31

    Key verse: “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” (John 20:27)

    Questions to ponder:

    • What have you learned about sympathy and empathy, and how do you distinguish them?
    • Why do we sometimes prefer lies instead of truth?
    • How have you learned to speak the truth in love?

  • First Week of Easter -- Easter Sunday

    Scripture: Isaiah 65:17-25; John 20:1-18

    Key verse: “Look ahead with joy. Anticipate what I’m creating.” (Isaiah 65:18a)

    Questions to ponder:

    • After prayerfully assessing all your feelings and values of belongings, what would you either keep or let go to live a new life?
    • And what prayers would you say before you start your new life?
    • What is your … Read more …

  • The Final Week of Lent -- Holy Week

    Scripture: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Luke 19:28-40

    Key verse: “The Lord God has given me the tongue of a teacher so that I may know how to sustain the weary with a word.” (Isaiah 50:4)

    Questions to ponder:

    • What comes to your mind when you think of ‘scapegoating’?
    • Have you been a scapegoat of someone or are you stuck in the scapegoat role right now?
    • How have … Read more …

  • Fifth Week of Lent

    Scripture: Philippians 3:4b-14; John 12:1-8

    Key verse:“I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the sharing of his sufferings by becoming like him in his death.” (Philippians 3:10)

    Questions to ponder:

    • What is the greatest regret in your life and how have you overcome it?
    • What is your greatest hope that you are anticipating for the presen … Read more …

  • Fourth Week of Lent

    Scripture: Psalm 32; Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

    Key verse:“Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.” (Psalm 32:1)

    Questions to ponder:

    • Jesus said in Matthew 12:31-32 that all sins including against him will be forgiven but not any sins against the Holy Spirit. What might be the reasons?
    • What does it take for us to forgive fully? And w … Read more …

  • Third Week of Lent

    Scripture: Psalm 63:1-8; Luke 13:1-9

    Key verse:“My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.” (Psalm 63:8)

    Questions to ponder:

    • Who is(are) your soulmate(s), and how have you been accompanying each other in both good and bad times?
    • From the perspective of the biblical worldview, the soul is about the value and principle of life. What are your ways to … Read more …

  • Second Week of Lent

    Scripture: Psalm 27; Luke 13:31-35

    Key verse:“Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage.” Psalm 27:14

    Questions to ponder:

    • What was the longest wait that you have ever experienced?
    • Who has been teaching and demonstrating to you the wisdom of waiting in the midst of uncertainty, desolation, and confusion?
    • Let’s say you are deter … Read more …

  • First Week of Lent

    Scripture: Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16; Luke 4:1-13

    Key verse:“With long life I will satisfy them, and show them my salvation.” (Psalm 91:16)

    Questions to ponder:

    • What are some behaviors and habits that are cultivated by scarcity mentality?
    • What is needed to create and cultivate an abundance mentality?
    • How has God’s salvation brought satisfaction in your life?

  • The Week of Transfiguation of Our Lord

    Scripture: 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2; Luke 9:28-36

    Key verse:“Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”(2 Corinthians 3:17)

    Questions to ponder:

    • Who is the ‘us’ when you pray, “Deliver us from evil” in the Lord’s Prayer?
    • How would you know if you have received freedom from the bondage of sin, free to love and free to forgive?
    • What does it me … Read more …

  • Seventh Week of Epiphany

    Scripture: Genesis 45:3-11, 15; Luke 6:27-38

    Key verse:“Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.” (Luke 6:27)

    Questions to ponder:

    • Knowing the biblical definition of ‘evil’: offensive and harmful deed and intents against God’s Will and God’s People. As a person of faith, how would you define or describe ‘enemies’?
    • How could we let our enemies bring … Read more …

  • Sixth Week of Epiphany

    Scripture: Jerimiah 17:5-10; Luke 6:17-26

    Key verse: “For power came out from Jesus and healed all of them.” (Luke 6:19)

    Questions to ponder:

    • What was your experience of healing? It could be emotional, spiritual or physical healing. It could be a personal or a communal experience.
    • What was the most challenging part of the healing and why?
    • Throughou … Read more …

  • Fifth Week of Epiphany

    Scripture: Isaiah 6:1-8; Luke 5:1-11

    Key verse: “Into The Deep Water.” (Luke 5:4)

    Questions to ponder:

    • What are the typical warning signs before one begins to feel like getting into deep water?
    • How can we be equipped to walk alongside those who feel they are getting into deep water or those who are already in that state?
    • How have you practiced self … Read more …

  • Fourth Week of Epiphany

    Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; Luke 4:21-30

    Key verse: “The Greatest Is Love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13)

    Questions to ponder:

    • What have you experienced that correlate with the Pyramid of Hate which shows the progresson from an individual bias to a communal crime such as genocide: Biased Attitudes - Acts of Bias - Discrimination - Bias Motivated Violence - Genocide?< … Read more …

  • Third Week of Epiphany

    Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a; Luke 4:14-21

    Key verse: “We were all made to drink of one Spirit.” (1 Corinthians 12:13)

    Questions to ponder:

    • Why is it important to see the bigger picture while considering each component?
    • Any stories or examples in your life?
    • What are some practical steps or strategies to develop the big picture thinking?

  • Second Week of Epiphany

    Scripture: Isaiah 62:1-5; John 2:1-11

    Key verse: “For the Lord Delights in You.” (Isaiah 62:4)

    Questions to ponder:

    • What is it like to be in the state of feeling desolate or forsaken?
    • How do you comfort those in that state when they are convinced it’s God’s doing?
    • What might be the first step to take towards healing and restoration?

  • First Week of Epiphany

    Scripture: Isaiah 43:1-7 Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

    Key verse: “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.” (Luke 3:22)

    Questions to ponder:

    • What are major differences between active belonging and passive belonging?
    • What inspires you to belong actively?
    • How do you nurture and honor belonging in both good and dreadful times?

  • Second Week of Christmas

    Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-14; John 1:10-18

    Key verse: “In Christ we have obtained an inheritance” (Ephesians 1:11)

    Questions to ponder:

    • What traits did you inherit from your parents?
    • What inheritances do you wish to obtain or not to obtain?
    • What do you do with the inheritance that we have received from God?

  • First Week of Christmas

    Scripture: Colossians 3:12-17; Luke 2:41-52

    Key verse: “Let the peace of Christ rule your hearts.” (Col 3:15)

    Questions to ponder:

    • What comes to mind when you hear the word, ‘harmony’?
    • How do you keep harmony in the midst of social changes?
    • How do you bring the best out in you and in others in the midst of uncertainty or uncertain time?

  • Fourth Week of Advent

    Scripture: Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45

    Key verse: “I have come to do your will” (Hebrews 10:9)

    Questions to ponder:

    • What do you think of this phrase, ‘God willing’?
    • Why does God’s will matter if we are giving free will?
    • How could you tell if it is simply wishful thinking or God’s willing in your decision making?

  • Third Week of Advent

    Scripture: Zephaniah 3:14-20; Luke 3:7-18

    Key verse: “God is in your midst, rejoices over you with gladness, and renews you in His Love.” (Zeph 3:17) (Col 3:15)

    Questions to ponder:

    • What is it like to see or experience God’ salvation?
    • What do you have to give up to align your expectation with God’s salvation?
    • What are some values that can guide your path to see God’s salvation?


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