Pastoral Column

It had been a tumultuous period of time at work for the past few weeks as I was hard pressed by tight deadlines and long working hours. With stress mounting on me, it seemed that I was not able to see any light at the end of the tunnel. I believe that this is something … » Read the Rest…


Last Sunday, we were encouraged by Brother Stephen Lok’s sermon on Luke 12! To be a fool in God’s eyes is to have missed the point of life. The remarkable thing is that the person God calls a fool, we would very often call a success, a person to be envied. We have been nurtured … » Read the Rest…


A Christian starts right by having a vital relationship with Christ as His Saviour. See “Start Right in the Way (Part 1) in Pastoral article of 6 Jan 2019. This relationship begins with a personal faith in Jesus Christ and His completed work on the Cross.  The Way is the ancient and good path (Jer … » 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…


We concluded in Part 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…


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…