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Scripture Memory: A Virtuous Woman.

VERSE : Proverbs 31:10 “Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.”

 

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O Worship the LORD in the Beauty of Holiness

8 May 2016

8am & 11am: Worship Service

Rev Lee Hock Chin (Far Above Rubies, Prov 31:10-31)

6:00 pm Evening Service

Rev Quek Keng Khwang (Discerning the Times, Matt 16:1-4)

15 May 2016

8am & 11am: Worship Service

Rev Charles Seet (Cornelius: A Just and God-fearing Man, Acts 10:1-8, 21-23)

6:00 pm Evening Service

Rev Calvin Loh (The Man Whom God Accepts, Lk 18:9-14)

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MOTHER’S DAY - A DAY FOR ALL WOMEN

The heading to this article may seem ludicrous to you but the fact is that there are many women who may not be mothers. You see, mothers come in many different shapes and forms. You may find them in classrooms as teachers. Some are foster mothers or stepmothers. Many care for the children of others as caregivers. Some are grandmothers, aunts, sisters or friends. Some yearn to have a child of their own, but for whatever reason cannot. Many are single and long for a family of their own, yet all are willingly and selflessly helping those around them.

I lost my mother in a fire accident when I was just two years old. It was a painful experience growing up without the presence of a mother. However, this pain was lessened by God’s providential care for me by giving me a grandmother and elder sisters who nurtured me when I grew up. To me, these women whom God had brought into my life have been my “mothers” to nurture me and care for me.

Being involved in the Children’s Ministry all these years, I rejoice and am encouraged to witness the grace of God to have sisters who gave their all to nurture the little children spiritually in our church’s children’s ministry during the two worship services of 8 am and 11 am every Sunday.

Therefore Mother’s Day is a tribute not only to mothers but to all women who have brought much blessings to their loved ones.

In Titus 2:3-5, Paul instructs older women to teach the younger women, “The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

He establishes the high calling of all women and not just mothers to embrace the place where they have been put; to find the children, be they biological, relational or spiritual whom God has placed in their path and nurture them to a life of discipleship with Christ’s love.

Having said that, the celebration of Mother’s day inevitably will bring a sense of pain to some women. Whether you are a mother or not, your aim in life is to be conformed to the image of Christ (Romans 12:1-2). Being a mother does not make one saintly. In fact, motherhood reveals the sinner in us in many ways—all who need to be saved by God’s amazing grace and all who need God’s sufficient grace to bring up their children.

There are some of us who long to conceive a child, God sanctifies us through that longing. We may suffer a miscarriage or lose a child and mourn the loss of our motherhood, but God allows that to happen for His sovereign plan and purposes and that all things will work out together for good – the will that He wants to accomplish in our lives.

For single women who watch their biological clock ticking away, I urge you to look at your longings not with bitter emotions but with God’s perspective. The reality of the Gospel dawns on us that Jesus Christ, our Redeemer, Saviour and Lord is enough for us. He alone fills our emptiness and assuages our troubled hearts, lifting us up from the miry clay of disappointments to look up to Him and know that He alone is all sufficient for us. We have the confidence and hope in Him that when we are weak then we are strong: “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong” (2 Corinthians 12:9-10).

No matter how we feel, we are assured that Jesus at this moment loves us with a very deep love as Paul exhorts us, “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39).

Indeed, my Beloved—Jesus Christ—is mine and I am His, His banner over me is love. Therefore, may all women celebrate this Mother’s Day with courage, confidence and comfort to embrace the position and place that God has put you in and determine to be a channel of His love and blessing. Remember, the qualities of love, selflessness and wisdom associated with motherhood are not the monopoly of mothers. Let us pay tribute to all women on this Mother’s day!                                                            —QKK

 

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In a Small Place

Fret not because thy place is small,
Thy service need not be,
For thou canst make it all there is
Of joy and ministry.

The dewdrop, as the boundless sea,
In God’s great place has part;
And this is all He asks of thee;
Be faithful where thou art.

In thee His mighty hand can show
The wonders of His grace,
And He can make the humblest room
A high and holy place.

Thy life can know the blessedness
Of resting in His will;
His fullness flows unceasingly
Thy cup of need to fill.

His strength upon they weakness waits,
His power for thy task.
What more, O child of all His care,
Could any great one ask?

 

—Annie Johnson Flint—

 

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GOSPEL SUNDAY

Date: 29th May 2016   

Time: 8 am & 11 am

Topic: “After Death, What?”

Speakers:

Rev Philip Heng (English Service)

Rev Tan Chee Keong (Mandarin/Hokkien)

Members are encouraged to invite their friends and relatives.

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ERBL Seminar 2016

by Dr John A Battle

Day Lectures:

A Biblical Appraisal of the Crucial Contemporary Concerns of the Postmodern Era, Mon-Fri (20-25 Jun), from 8.30am-1pm, Exams (Sat). Audit/Credit: $40/$80

Night Lectures:

Biblical Formation & Church Growth, Mon (20 Jun) & Thu (23 Jun), 7.30 pm - 9.30pm.

Cost: Free.

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Combined Fellowships & NBCs Seminar

How SHOULD WE THEN Live? :
A Consideration of Christian Conduct in Light of Christ’s Coming Again

Speaker: Rev Edward Paauwe

Date: 18th June 2016, 2.30pm - 5.30pm

Dinner is provided.

Closing Date: 29 May 2016

Please register online at http://www.lifebpc.com/combined-seminar

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CREATION MINISTRY INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR

Topic: QUESTION EVOLUTION! ARE YOU READY FOR ANSWERS?

Speaker: Dr Mark Harwood

Date: 23 July 2016 (Saturday)

Time: 9.30am – 2.30pm (Lunch provided)

Venue: Beulah Centre MPH

On-line registration: http://www.lifebpc.com/cmi-seminar

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1) Catechism Class for Anniversary Baptism on 16 Oct 2016 commences on 10 Jul 16 at Beulah Centre Rm 2-1, 9.30am. Please pre-register by emailing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or filling up the form available at the front counter. Those seeking baptism, reaffirmation of faith and transfer of membership must attend the catechism class. Closing date: 4 Jul 16.

2) Life B-P Church Camp 2016, 13-16 Jun 16 at  Novotel Melaka Hotel, Malaysia. Due to overwhelming response, the camp registration is now officially closed. For any enquiry, please send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

3) VBS-2016 “Faith is the Victory!” Inviting Children and Helpers to come during 1st week of June 1-3, 9am to 1pm. For inquiries: Dn Benedict Sim 9475-6045. Kindly register at http://www.lifebpc.com/vbs.

4) Our condolences to: (1) Sebastian Koh and family on the demise of his mother, Mdm Tay Geok Wah (age 88) on 1 May 16. (2) Irene Tan Lu Hoon and family on the homegoing of her mother, Mdm Chua Geok Choo on 3 May 16.

 

Preaching appointment: Rev Seet at New Life BPC, 9.30 am. Rev Wong at Evangel BPC (KL).

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