Pastoral Column

“Our Father in heaven, hallowed by Your Name, Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven…” (Matt 6:9-10). The Lord Jesus Christ taught His first disciples how to pray. The risen Lord Jesus Christ revealed to the Apostle John, that the Kingdom of God on earth will last a … » Read the Rest…


“We can see the grandeur of God when we are NEAR to Him”.  Pastor Jude Rabbani. These words really struck me when Pastor shared about seeing an A380 up close in Changi Airport.   The passage of Isaiah’s vision is a familiar passage but the opening statement forces me to think… How close am I to … » Read the Rest…


Last Sunday, in his sermon on the Commission of a Holy God, Brother Albert Chew gave us a few admonishments: (1) stay focused, (2) don’t blame yourselves for lack of outcome (3) the mystery of time, salvation of souls depends on God’s timing, (4) be humble. Jesus the Messiah came God’s stamp of approval, miraculous … » Read the Rest…


Time and again, we received sms, chat messages, greetings in the morning of the days, short encouragement stories, debate over bigger issues in life, etc, etc. Some attract no attention at all, others a glance perhaps and a few will be caught by our eyes for some attention. Below is one which caught my attention. … » Read the Rest…


Numbers chapters 22-24, 2 Peter 2:15,16, Jude1:11, Revelation 2:14; Psalm 2: 1-6 In Part 1, we saw that greed was the source of Balaam’ wickedness, his lust for money and power, and that this wickedness was a form of madness. God sought to restrain Balaam’s madness through his donkey!. Another important quality of Balaam’s madness … » Read the Rest…


God has made man to live forever. The first man and woman were deceived by the god of this world and chose to be little gods. They disobeyed God so that they can experience good and evil. Today, mankind follows suit. Today, there are many idols, many gods and goddesses, many perversions that are considered … » Read the Rest…


In What is God up to? (Part 1) on 26 May 2019, we considered Jesus’ comparison of the kingdom of God to the mustard seed. In this second part to what is the kingdom of God like, Jesus compared it to leaven: It is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures … » Read the Rest…


Go and plant Gospel seeds around you today. When going, remember that you are being sent. Going denotes elements of self-effort and initiative. The truth is, we are being sent. We are approved and appointed by the King of Kings to be Christ’s ambassadors (2 Cor 5: 20). What a privilege!! While we may not … » Read the Rest…


We often hear people quoting Acts 2:42, on how the early church fellowship of the believers was like : “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers”. Praying is one of the activities that the early church members were devoted to. The earliest Christians’ … » Read the Rest…


The month of August begins Bethesda Chapel’s emphasis on God’s mission. Singapore is a gateway for many foreigners. People from different ethnicities come in as tourists, students, workers, domestic house maids, employees and businessmen. Some become permanent residents and citizens. This is a Macedonian call for the local churches and individual Christians in Singapore to … » Read the Rest…