REV. DR. RICHARD HOWELL

Loving those we lead

Loving those we lead

In God’s design, John was entrusted to lead others. He wanted to lead like Christ. The first principle he learnt...

Living beyond our nature, nurture

Living beyond our nature, nurture

We all exercise leadership roles, be it in home, church or society. All of us also have the potential to...

Jesus Christ is our access to God

Jesus Christ is our access to God

Ratan tried his best to reach God through his efforts, and worked at leading a perfect life. But, again and...

Encountering the resurrected Jesus

Encountering the resurrected Jesus

Meena’s excitement knows no bounds. She has encountered the resurrected Lord, the One who promised “Behold I am with you...

Loving God and Living Fully

Loving God and Living Fully

Robert knows obedience to God encompasses all of life; inside and out. Obedience is more profound than merely refraining from...

God directed life has purpose

God directed life has purpose

Robert realized that obeying God does not mean leading a deprived life. God does not dictate “be very good, and...

Living for God is difficult, but joyful

Living for God is difficult, but joyful

Robert knows that living for God may be difficult, but it is not joyless. He is inspired by Paul, who...

Be kind to one ­another

Be kind to one ­another

Noreen remembers her early years at school; kind words or sarcastic words from a teacher made a world of difference....

Feedback is a source of growth

Feedback is a source of growth

James considers receiving feedback from others one of the major secrets of spiritual growth. He thirsts for God and so...

Our sufficiency is in God

Our sufficiency is in God

Judy discovered that whenever God’s people are self-righteous or rebellious they are hard hearted. They think they have it.  However,...

Iron out your flaws through spirituality

Iron out your flaws through spirituality

Judy knows that her dependency on God is beneficial. It positions her spiritually to search out, often painful, insights and...

Seeking spiritual depth for our living

Seeking spiritual depth for our living

Forward or backward, that’s how John’s walk with God goes. There are times when John feels disconnected and bored with...

Living relationally nurtures growth

Living relationally nurtures growth

Reena rejoices in her daily dependence on God which has now become her habit.  She communicates with God, as a...

Spiritual poverty brings richness

Spiritual poverty brings richness

Roy knew the experience of spiritual poverty, immensely contributed to his spiritual growth. A realisation of his incompleteness had turned...

Spiritual hunger and thirst

Spiritual hunger and thirst

Roy knows he needs to grow spiritually; to love God and His creation, read the Bible, and apply its truths....

God’s story shapes our story

God’s story shapes our story

Joseph’s face glows whenever he narrates God’s love story, unfolded in the life of Christ Jesus. This story captures his...

Living in victory Christ gives

Living in victory Christ gives

Sabrina emanates confidence about facing  unknown challenges life may bring her way in the new year. Her resilience rests on...

Christmas celebrates Christ’s coming

Christmas celebrates Christ’s coming

Sabrina radiates with the joy of her newfound faith in Jesus Christ. This joy gives her the spontaneity to witness...

Share the generosity of God

Share the generosity of God

Ronny is excited about Christmas celebrations as he goes around distributing gifts to all, especially the poor and needy. When...

Acceptance feeds healing

Acceptance feeds healing

Kant was on his journey back home; fearful and embarrassed to face his family. He was ashamed of the behaviour...

Acceptance fosters trust and relationship

Acceptance fosters trust and relationship

Raj knew he was a child of God. Calling upon God as Father, who loves and cares, empowered his life...

God freely accepts us in Jesus Christ

God freely accepts us in Jesus Christ

When we realize that God accepts us and loves us the way we are in Christ Jesus (Rom. 15:7), we...

To grow, you need discipline and time

To grow, you need discipline and time

Anita joyfully submitted to the process of growing in righteousness which required discipline and time. This was not easy; the...

Seek understanding for righteousness

Seek understanding for righteousness

Anita continued to experience the love and joy of Christ when she began living in accordance with the ways of...