Pastoral Column

We concluded in Pt 1 that the Language of the Widow of Zarephath was the Language of God’s Rest. This is a paradoxical statement. Hebrews 3vs7 – 4vs7. It is a paradox because God’s Rest has nothing to do with relaxing and doing nothing. It has more to do with a process of transformation. And … » Read the Rest…


Our brother Kenneth Wong spoke on the Parable of the Good Samaritan last Sunday. It is a familiar parable to many of us, but yet, as God’s Living Word invariable does from time to time, it caused me to reflect on the parable this week and learn new lessons from different perspectives. I have always … » Read the Rest…


Last month I had shared over the pulpit the topic “Why everything we do today matter forever”. And we dealt on the biblical issue of being rewarded by God Himself on the Judgement day at the Bema seat of Christ. Jeremiah 5: 30-31 –  ” An appalling and horrible thing has happened in the land: … » Read the Rest…


The Chinese character (福 fu2) carries a good meaning for all Chinese. For Chinese Christians, this word brings us back to the original meaning of the blessedness of Adam who had communion with God in the garden of Eden, before he disobeyed God. This blessedness is restored when a person believes in Christ Jesus, the … » Read the Rest…


About a week ago, I went for my appointment at CGH for my eye. I thought of an appointment last year for my eye when I heard the nurse calling for PJ Thomas to see the doctor. ‘That’s someone I know, when I was on board the Doulos where my brother, Andrew Lerh and his … » Read the Rest…


We are now in the middle of two New Years – The New Year that follows our calendar year, 1st January 2019 and the Lunar New Year on 5th February 2019.  For many people, entering into a new year is that of having to face challenges and uncertainties which may be new or carried over … » Read the Rest…


The last event of Bethesda Chapel for the year 2018 was the Thanksgiving Dinner at Harbour Front. Together with our Chinese congregation, we had a gathering of about 320 members and friends. In the short exhortation, we were reminded that there will be times when we feel tired over ministry and we need to look … » Read the Rest…


This morning’s sermon will cover “Finishing Well.”  So pay attention during the sermon. This pastoral letter focuses on the beginning of one’s journey of faith as a follower of the Way of Christ. In Part 2 of the pastoral letter, I will write about the middle part of one’s journey of faith in “Stay Right … » Read the Rest…


Christmas season is over. Opportunities to share the good news have come and gone. The opportunity to sow the Gospel seed depends on you. From February to mid-June 2019, you will be hearing the word of God preached from the parables of Luke. After His public rejection as King of the soon coming Kingdom of … » Read the Rest…


In Luke 1:31-33, we read of two events, a past and a future.  Mary conceived and bore a son, He was  called Jesus. Jesus the Christ will return to the earth and reign as king of His kingdom forever. Past: Jesus’ first coming – God has sent His Only Begotten Son, Jesus, to be born … » Read the Rest…