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Scripture Memory: Priorities.

VERSE : Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

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O Worship the LORD in the Beauty of Holiness 

10 January 2016

8am & 11am: Worship Service

Rev Colin Wong (Continuing with One Accord, Acts 1:12-26)

6:00 pm Evening Service

Rev Charles Seet (Shine for Jesus, Matt 5:14-16)

17 January 2016

8am & 11am: Worship Service

Rev Quek Keng Khwang (The Beginning of a Movement, Acts 2:1-47)

6:00 pm Evening Service

Rev Lee Hock Chin (Worries and Lilies, Matt 6:25-34)

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YF CAMP TESTIMONIES

From 14 to 18 December 2015, the YF held its annual year-end camp for the youths of the church. The camp was themed “Faith Unfeigned”, which means a sincere and genuine faith. It was a timely reminder for the youths to examine their own faith in light of the current climate of easy-believism. Our speaker Elder Ng Beng Kiong provided insights to the Word of God through the four messages titled, a Sincere Faith, a Steadfast faith, an Active faith and a Victorious faith. The messages challenged us to examine our own faith, by comparing it with the biblical evidences of an Authentic Christian faith. It further encouraged us to translate this faith into action by doing good works, and to do the LORD’s will till He comes.

Many fun, but simple games were planned during the camp with the aim of breaking the ice between unfamiliar people and also of building stronger friendships. The youths had an open and fruitful time of discussion with both their discussion and dorm group about practical issues they faced as youth of today, in relevance to the theme. During the course of the four days, the youths also participated in a workshop entitled, the “Indicative and Imperative divide” conducted by Aunty June Tan, where many real-life case studies were put to us for consideration, in light of this topic. The camp concluded on the last night with a time of casual but heart-felt fellowship after campers came up to share their testimonies of God’s goodness during the camp.

We thank God for the new people who had joined us for the camp. God has indeed moved the hearts of the youths, who had set aside time to participate in this spiritual retreat, both in service and to feast on God’s word with fellow believers. Thank God for His abundant grace and mercy to sustain the campers with good health and safety, and also for sustaining the camp committee in their planning and execution.

Cheung Hao Han Ryan

The recent Youth Fellowship camp brought with it many great lessons on the Christian faith. Its theme, “Faith Unfeigned” addressed issues concerning what a true Christian faith comprised. To me, it not only taught me the standards of which we could “measure” our faith, so to speak, but it also challenged me to live out my Christian faith in various manners.

Perhaps the greatest challenge during camp itself was for me to co-lead discussions as an assistant discussion group leader. For the sessions where I had to facilitate discussions, there was the preparation involved that really helped to set my mind right prior to the message, and I thank God that, even though it was such a call to service, it has helped me renew my focus and grow even more as I had to prepare to consider the implications of each message.

This camp has truly been enjoyable, despite what I felt was a daunting task, especially since I was considered one of the younger and newer YFers in camp. I thank God for the camp as it has helped me to not only grow and check my faith, but also to be able to make my faith something tangible. May God help us to grow in this unfeigned faith even beyond the camp.

Heng Wee Meng Samuel

YF Camp 2015 was the first of its kind that I’ve attended and I must say that overall, it was a positive experience for me. My two main takeaways from camp were firstly the lessons gleaned from both the messages and the discussions and secondly the friendships I made over the duration of the camp.

The Camp Theme this year was “An Unfeigned Faith”. I was reminded of a need to first establish an intimate relationship with God which could only be accomplished by frequent prayer and reading of his Word. In Singapore, we often take for granted the peace that we have and the freedom we have to study his Word without fear of persecution or death but yet many a time we are too caught up with our own lives to really take time to read and understand his precious Word.

The importance of having an active and victorious faith was also impressed upon me. Elder Ng’s analogy of a person standing in the tide, where waves of temptations and trials will eventually bury his feet, then legs, then body in the sand was an apt description of what will happen if we remain stagnant and unfruitful. It was a timely reminder for all of us to be more active in serving the Lord.

The workshop was also highly enlightening and engaging. I have come to a greater understanding of the difference between imperative and indicative statements, as well as a realisation of how sometimes we may tend to sway to either side too much. We also enjoyed the chance to practise making use of both types of statements in encouraging our Christian brethren.

Finally, I must say that perhaps the most lasting takeaway from this camp was the numerous friendships I cultivated. I have gotten to know many more of the youth in church at a more personal level, and deepened my Christian friendship with friends I’ve known for many years. I thank God for blessing me with a great time of learning, fellowship and renewal over the camp.

Sim Wenrong Matthew

I truly thank God for the opportunity to attend YF Camp 2015. Being my first YF Camp, I was not very certain how things might turn out. Furthermore, because I am currently serving in the LTF as a Young Adult Leader (YAL), I don’t attend YF at all and hence am not too familiar with the young people there. Yet, I give thanks to God for the warm Christian fellowship I managed to enjoy throughout the camp, from the times we shared together in the messages, workshop and especially the games.

As for the spiritual food, the spread was truly good. I thank God for Elder Ng Beng Kiong’s powerful delivery of the four messages. Though uplifting, the messages also managed to prick many of our hearts on whether we have a sincere faith for God that translates into action in the form of service for him. We were exhorted to be an example for Christ in word and deed. All in all, the camp messages were a timely reminder to remain set apart from this world, even as we approached the start of the new year. Also, the exciting activities and new friendships forged were a pleasant way for me to end off 2015.

A big thank you to the Camp Committee for planning this Camp and the biggest thanksgiving to God, for allowing me, along with the rest of the campers, to attend and be tremendously blessed and refreshed by the Camp. All glory to God in the highest!

Mun Kit Yeng

Of the many lessons gleaned from YF Camp 2015, it resonated much with me that our lives as believers in Christ was to reflect the reality of our salvation and relationship with God.  With reference to the story about Mary and Martha in scripture, the year 2015 saw me being more like Martha than like Mary. In the busyness of service in the YF I had grossly neglected my personal daily devotion. As such, I often found myself relying on my own strength, and was soon burnt out in balancing all my responsibilities that increase with age. The five days of camp proved to be a good break and pit-stop from fulfilling duties at work, in studies and in the family. It helped me recalibrate myself by getting back into the ever-important spiritual discipline of daily quiet time. With that, I thank God for the much-needed spiritual retreat.

My biggest other thanksgiving would have to be for our YF Camp Committee with whom I had the honour to work and serve with since April 2015. Thank God for wisdom and strength in seeing them through all the stages of planning the programme, games, publicity material, food orders and logistical needs. It had not been the easiest, considering that many were entirely new to their roles. They also were juggling this commitment with school projects, internships, final-year projects, and adapting to their first university semesters. These fellow brothers and sisters in Christ have been most fun-loving, as well as fun and loving, which made service that much more joyful and enjoyable. I truly enjoyed the fellowship with them as well as everyone in my discussion group and dorm group, for their sharing and insight have been personal, relatable, and edifying. From the photographs taken throughout camp, seeing the many smiles and laughter showed that our campers enjoyed themselves very much in each other’s company. It was a heartening sight, for which I thank God for granting the blessed time of fellowship.

YF Camp 2015 may have ended a few weeks back, however, may the numerous lessons we have all learnt remain in our hearts and bear fruit in our lives in God’s own good timing. May we have a faith that perseveres to the end amidst the pressures in this fallen world that can be confusing.  Soli Deo Gloria.

 

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GOSPEL SUNDAY

Date: 31st January 2016. Time: 8 am & 11 am

“Why I’m Not a Christian” by Rev Gabriel Gan

Members are encouraged to invite their friends and relatives.

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Results of Scripture Memory Verse Programme Review Exercise No.4

We congratulate the following who have achieved  a score of 70% and above:

1. Adrian Teh Tian Xin

2. Angela Tan

3. Annette Kunst-Teh

4. Betrand Lam

5. Carina Teh

6. Chan Sok Kheng

7. Claire Tan

8. Deborah Tan

9. Fidelia Beatrice Alvina

10.     Ian Liu

11.     Iris Loe

12.     Jason

13.     Jayson Loo Jia Sheng

14.     Jennifer Goh

15.     Jireh Loo

16.     Joel Neo

17.     Joelle Heng Wee En

18.     Johannah Koh Mei Choo

19.     Joyce Ang

20.     Laura Chiang

21.     Lee Chee Weng

22.     Lee Jing Jing

23.     Leong Jann En

24.     Leong Li Peng

25.     Leong Sow Mun

26.     Leslie Tan

27.     Melissa Wong

28.     Nicholas Lim Song Ping

29.     Nigel Teh Tian Li

30.     Ong Phei Hong

31.     Ooi Ziyang

32.     Patrick Kok

33.     Rae-Ann Lim

34.     Ruth Koh

35.     Ryan Lim

36.     Samuel Quek Yixin

37.     Sherwin Ong

38.     Sim Yen Hua

39.     Tan Khoon Lee

40.     Tan Kwee Mui

41.     Tessa Teh

42.     Woon Yee Shin

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1) Membership Roll Update Exercise: If you are a member of Life B-P Church, please fill the form and put it in the box at the church entrance.

2) Far Eastern Kindergarten is looking for a Christian Preschool teacher with  the following qualifications: Enjoys teaching the Word of God to little children; DPT or Degree Holder; Minimum B3 in English; Computer Literate; Singaporean or PR. Please call 62513676 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested.

3) The Children’s Ministry would like to invite children aged 3 to 12 years old to join us during the 8 am and 11 am for worship. We are located at the FEK classrooms and meeting hall. Come join us for a time of singing, listening to Bible stories and crafts (for 3-9 yrs old)! For more information, contact Rev Quek KK. See you there!

4) The Life B-P Church Camp 2016 will be held from 13 to 16 June 2016 at Novotel Melaka Hotel, Malaysia.  Speaker: Rev Edward Paauwe. Theme: “The Fruit of the Spirit”  Please book your annual leave now to avoid disappointment. Registration will begin in January.

5) Congratulations to Mrs & Mrs Mark Liu on the birth of a baby girl on 1 Jan 16.

6) Our condolences to: (1) Wendy Lun and her family on the homegoing of her eldest sister, Wong Kin Leng (age 59) on 1 Jan 16. (2) The loved ones of Mdm Chan Ah Pin (also known as gu ma) (age 99) on her homegoing on 5 Jan 16.

Preaching appointment: Rev Seet at Thai Service, 2.30 pm. Rev Khoo at New Life BPC Chinese Service, 11.30 am.

Vision & Mission

 

To build a united church family that is committed to making disciples through Salvation, Sanctification and Service, to the glory of God.

Verse for the Week

December 3 & 10 - Holy Living

Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 2 Peter 3:11