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Scripture Memory: Provision.

VERSE : 2 Corinthians 9:8 “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.”

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O Worship the LORD in the Beauty of Holiness 

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)

24 January 2016

8am & 11am: Worship Service

Rev Lee Hock Chin (The Name that Works Wonders, Acts 3:1-26)

6:00 pm Evening Service

Rev Colin Wong (The Mote and the Beam, Matt 7:1-5)

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PASTORAL CHAT

Within the last two months, we have seen no less than six deaths of the loved ones of Lifers of age 59 to 99 years. In the midst of attending the wakes, vigils and funeral services to comfort and console the bereaved, let us not ignore the plain message these deaths have for us: “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12).

Here is a sobering thought: You may take great pains to plan and build up a personal empire of wealth, power and influence in this world. But in the end, death comes and brings it all to an untimely end. As Thomas Gray wrote, after spending time in quiet reflection in a country churchyard, “The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power, And all that beauty, all that wealth ever gave, Awaits alike the inevitable hour, The paths of glory lead but to the grave.”

Dear Reader (whether young or old), how much time do you think you have left? Have you been too busy pursuing the world and its passing glory? Will you resolve now to spend your remaining days wisely, in things that have eternal value?

Since Christ endures for all eternity, it is wise to spend time deepening your relationship with Him. Since the Word of God abides forever, it would be very wise to spend time broadening your knowledge of the Bible. And since the church is the body of Christ that will be with Him forever, you should apportion a good amount of time to participate in the life of the body, building and edifying one another.

One way to do all these is to attend our Church Camp. Those who have attended these annual camps have testified of the many blessings they received through the few days of concentrated spiritual feasting and Christian fellowship. Let us pray that this year’s Church Camp will be no exception, and that the Lord will revive us through His Word from Galatians 5:22,23 – “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”

Don’t miss this church camp as it is an opportunity to spend your time wisely: Set aside these four days in your calendar (13-16 June 2016) to learn how you can be a spiritually fruitful Christian from Dr Edward Paauwe, whose preaching has been a blessing to us in past years. Dr Paauwe, who hails from Providence B-P Church in Adelaide, South Australia, will also be ministering at both 8:00 am and 11:00 am worship services before and after the Church Camp, viz. 12 and 19 June. He will also be delivering three messages on the theme “How Should We Than Live?” at a seminar on the Saturday afternoon just before our church camp. Pray for him as he prepares to minister to us.

Those who are unable to take leave to attend the Bible Camp may be glad to know that there will more opportunities for spiritual feasting this year:

(1) Dr John Battle, President of Western Reformed Seminary will conduct a five-day seminar on 20-24 June on “A Biblical Appraisal of the Crucial Contemporary Concerns of the Post-Modern Era” and night lectures on 20 and 23 Juneon the topic “Biblical Formation and Church Growth.” These are organized by Emmanuel Reformed Bible Lectures.

(2) Dr Mark Harwood, an Australian satellite specialist and speaker from Creation Ministries International, will be giving three public talks in Life Church on Saturday, 23 July that deal with a true history of time, astronomy and biology and the Bible.

(3) Dr Tedd Tripp, author of the book Shepherding a Child’s Heart will conduct a series of seminars on marriage and parenting on 11-14 November, as well as preaching at both of our morning worship services on 13 November.

While we invest time in receiving the Word of God, let us not neglect to invest much time in giving it out as well. Please make every effort to bring your unsaved friends to our Gospel Sunday worship services on 31 January 2016, and to pray earnestly for their salvation. Vacation Bible School (for children 4-10 years old, 1-3 June) is an equally opportune time to rescue precious souls. Many teachers and helpers will be needed for VBS. Let us expect great things from God as His Word goes forth (Isaiah 55:11)!

Finally, do pray that we may all be Serving with Love, which is our church theme for this year. This is depicted in the graphic as a tree made up of two people bearing heart-shaped leaves. Please think of how this theme relates to you personally. Service is the expression of Christian love. As we grow in love, we are able to show love in serving God and others. Loving service is represented as leaves. The leaves of a tree are an indication of its health. The more green leaves it has, the more vibrant and healthy it is. In the same way, you can tell that a church is vibrant and healthy by the loving service of its members. May the Lord help us all to serve Him with love! – Pastor

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If ye love me, keep my commandments. 
John 14:15

HERE is the Christian’s grand rule of action, the commandments of his dear Saviour. Jesus commands us because He loves us; because He desires our present welfare; because He will prove the sincerity of our profession; and because He approves of the obedience of faith. He commands us to imitate Himself; He is our great pattern and example; and we should endeavour to imitate Him in His Spirit, and design, and actions. He commands us to believe Him, profess Him, obey Him, and continue in His love. Here we have the Christian’s grand motive and spring of action—love. Spiritual love is always loyal to the King of Zion; jealous for the glory of the Lord of Hosts; and determined in the cause of the Prince of peace. The obedience of love is easy—hearty—and thorough. Love is the strongest incentive to obedience; it conquers fear—furnishes with zeal—equips with courage—devises the means—surmounts difficulties—and triumphs over opposition. Let us inquire from what does our obedience spring? By what is it regulated? Is our motive and rule, holy love?

Love is the fountain whence

     All true obedience flows;

The Christian serves the God he loves,

    And loves the God he knows:

May love o’er every power preside,

And every thought and action guide.

(Extracted from The Believer’s Daily Remembrancer by The Rev James Smith.)

 

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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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GOSPEL SUNDAY 
(Chinese Service)

Date: 24th January 2016

Time: 11 am

Topic: Are You Happy? (Luke 19:1-10)

Speaker: Rev Teo Kiak Hock (Hokkien Interpretation)

Members are encouraged to invite their friends and relatives.

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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) Traffic Safety: To avoid accidents, worshippers are advised to exercise care and to watch their young children when crossing the car parks as vehicles are moving in or out of the church premises on Sundays.

3) 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 begins TODAY.

4) 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.

5) Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Andrew Ong on the birth of a baby boy on 14 Jan 16.

Preaching appointment: Rev Khoo at Maranatha BPC Chinese Service, 10.45 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

October 15 & 22 - The Cost of Discipleship

For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. Matthew 16:25