Pastoral Column

Like many of you, I grew up as a Christian, memorizing a selection of recommended Bible verses. One such verse is that of Jer. 17:9 which reads,‘9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?  Having it memorized, and thereafter ingrained in the mind, one is reminded on ends as … » Read the Rest…


Acts 12:1-3a, 5-11 ‘About that time Herod the king laid violent hands on some who belonged to the church. He killed James the brother of John with the sword, and when he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also….So Peter was kept in prison, but earnest prayer for him was … » Read the Rest…


I was taught punctuality in school through the hard way. To be late for morning assembly is to have my name booked into the prefects’ permanent record book. Three occurrences of offence and I will be in line for some detention class, where we were put through hours of work to clean the big panel … » Read the Rest…


A) Primary Aim:- To sow seeds of salvation. B) Challenge:- How to get strangers who are non-believers interested in listening to the gospel and to believe in it. C) Early Days – Rejections:- When I started PE 5 years ago, I was inexperienced. Just trembling and stumbling along in search of open ears. My usual … » Read the Rest…


The Deacons’ Board was discussing the issue of the cradle room becoming too crowded. Indeed the church has been blessed with quite a number of new-borns. We rejoice together with their parents (and grandparents!). With the “influx” of new babies, we now have the happy problem of trying to ensure that the cradle room is … » Read the Rest…


In these uncertain periods of unpredictable natural disasters, drumming up of wars using nuclear weapons, killing of innocent people with machetes and home-made bombs, every believer needs to see what God is saying about now and the future. God still speaks to us by way of past history, present acts and future predictions. Concerning the … » Read the Rest…


Recently, our government initiated actions to build more inter-generational facilities. One such project is the shared playground where the old and young can mingle and where socio-emotional learning can take place. The Bible talks about the church as the body of Christ with the living Lord Jesus Christ as the Head. Hence, the body of … » Read the Rest…


We come to the close of our Missions Month today. Some, like me, prefer to use the word ‘missions’ instead of ‘mission’. Perhaps, the best way to explain this is by way of using a quote I read many years ago – ‘The mission of the church is missions’. Recently, I read an article1, in … » Read the Rest…


I believed last Sunday’s pastoral column written by our brother, Deng Yong,  was a strong encouragement for many.  He reminded us of the challenges faced by many, in the busyness of our daily routine and how,  one should still give God the due attention and commitment. Many a time, I personally struggle with the issue of self discipline … » Read the Rest…


We live in a world of restlessness where there are many anxieties. With our fast pace of life and long working hours being a norm in our society, things don’t seem to be getting better. Christians like us are not been spared from the above, and we sometimes wonder why we are experiencing this restlessness … » Read the Rest…