Pastoral Column

We live in a distracted age. We sneak frequent glances at our phones and get immersed in things that don’t matter in the long run. This has consequences for our work and family lives. It also wreaks havoc on our Bible reading. When we struggle to pay attention, it makes it difficult for us to read God’s … » Read the Rest…


In 1 Kings 17:1-7, Elijah has just proclaimed a drought to Israel. Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah telling him to get away and hide by a brook. And that the Lord has commanded the ravens to feed him there. Well, a brook is a natural stream of water smaller than a … » Read the Rest…


There were many pointers throughout the sermon.  But that which stood out for me were: If there is spiritual growth, it ought to lead to numerical growth; while there is absolutely nothing we can do to effect a revival, yet, there are many things we can do (instead of waiting for things to happen); the … » Read the Rest…


“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” (Ps 46:10 ESV) This phrase “Be still, and know that I am God” is popular among Christians. It is worth a study. Avoid memorizing and meditating on a Bible phrase as a stand-alone phrase. Those … » Read the Rest…


The popular postmodern view today is that truth is relative. Christianity, on the other hand, is built on the premise that truth is absolute and that the teachings of the Bible are universal.” https://evidenceandanswers.org/article/truth-absolute-or-relative/ (Editorial Board’s addition).  Relative truth is comforting, convenient truth. Free for all truth. It is whatever you want it to be truth. Relativism is … » Read the Rest…


Whenever we hear of our loved ones or friends,  hearing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the salvation that they received,  we rejoice with great jubilation!  Sharing the Gospel should be a second nature in the lives of Christians. But many of us ar afraid of not knowing how to raise the issue of the gospel … » Read the Rest…


A skinny youth wearing a singlet and shorts walked into a restaurant in India and sat down at an empty table with a few chairs. He waited quite a while but no one served him. Then a group of well-dressed and well-built young adults walked in. The waiter pulled the youth out of his chair, … » Read the Rest…


Have you face situations when you may find yourself in distress or when you face difficult circumstances in life that you have to cry out Mayday? It was a lousy and stressful feeling as I recently had to weather storms at work which had possibly made my job at risk and cause me having sleepless … » Read the Rest…


Blessed Father’s Day – saved by Abba Father to become more like His Son Last Sunday, brother Caleb admonished us to spend private time with God in His “film-processing darkroom.” There, without interference from other distractions, Christ’s image can be formed in us. The sermon ended with two real stories. #1 A loving father and … » Read the Rest…


One of the courses I took with BGST is Reading Revelation ethically: the last word on empire, economics, ecology by Quek Tze Ming. In Revelation 18:3, the third line, ‘the merchants of the earth have grown rich from the power of her luxurious living’ introduces one of the major themes of the chapter, the sin … » Read the Rest…