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Scripture Memory: God’s Help.

VERSE : 1 John 4:15 “Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.”

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O Worship the LORD in the Beauty of Holiness 

1 November 2015

8am & 11am: Worship Service

Eld Chin Hoong Chor (The Grace of Giving, 2 Cor 8:1-15; 9:1-15)

6:00 pm Evening Service        

Rev Lee Hock Chin (Why Does A Dog Return to Its Vomit?, Prov 26:11)

8 November 2015

8am & 11am: Worship Service

Rev Quek Keng Khwang (Commendation of Co-Workers, 2 Cor 8:16-24)

6:00 pm Evening Service

Rev Charles Seet (Iron Sharpens Iron, Prov 27:17)

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POSITIONAL STATEMENT ON HOMOSEXUALITY

Preamble

We note with grave concern the recent developments, both locally and abroad, concerning the promotion of homosexuality and same-sex marriages. In response to queries by our church members and friends we, the undersigned pastors/preachers and elders, affirm the following:

1.    Marriage was instituted by God. It is defined biblically as the uniting of one man and one woman in a covenant and exclusive lifelong commitment, and its purpose includes procreation. The Bible’s teachings on marriage are authoritative, and shall not be redefined by fallen mankind. (Genesis 1:27-28; 2:20-24; Malachi 2:15)

2.    Human sexuality is a gift of God. It is sanctified by Him and is designed for monogamous, heterosexual marriage relationships that are binding as long as we live. (Matthew 19:3-9; Hebrews 13:4)

3.    This gift of God has been abused since the Fall of man. We inherited original sin from Adam. This has resulted in total human depravity and the proliferation of sexual sins. (Genesis 6:5; Leviticus 18:6-24)

4.    God will ultimately judge all forms of sin, including fornication, adultery and homosexual acts. All these bring God’s holy wrath and righteous judgment against the children of disobedience. (1 Corinthians 6:9-10; Jude 7)

5.    Mankind needs the deliverance from sin, which Jesus Christ offers. All of mankind need Christ to redeem and deliver them from the bondage of sin. Those who turn to Christ by faith in repentance will receive salvation and the forgiveness of sin. In addition, they will experience the liberating power of God, and will be empowered to overcome their sinful desires. (John 8:32-36; Acts 3:19, 26:20; Romans 3:23-26, 6:14-23, 8:2)

6.    Homosexual orientation is not conclusively proven to be inborn. The Bible describes it as unnatural and against the original intent of God. It is the result of man’s total depravity, thus ensnaring him in the temptations of a fallen world, and guiding him to live for himself and not for God’s purpose and glory. (Romans 1:21-27; Psalm 51:5)

7.    God’s power to change is freely available to all through Jesus Christ. By this power, all who repent of their homosexual lifestyles can be renewed in their mind to alter their thinking and behaviour in conformity to God’s holy will. There are many authenticated examples of those who were previously under the delusion and enslavement of homosexual tendencies, but have experienced deliverance victoriously by the gracious enablement of God. (Philippians 4:13, Romans 12:1-2; 8:37)

8.    God’s grace is sufficient to overcome sinful tendencies. By relying on the Spirit’s enabling through God’s sovereign grace, any person can overcome same-sex attraction, and be transformed against a homosexual mindset and demeanour. (2 Corinthians 12:9; Galatians 5:16-17)

9.    We do not discriminate, nor are we prejudiced, against anyone. We will exhibit a benevolent love generally for all, including homosexuals. We will pray for them and reach out to them, to assist them by God’s enablement to overcome their sinful sexual orientation, by committing themselves to God’s sovereign pardoning grace through faith and the admission of their sins, if they are willing to do so. (Matthew 9:10-13; 1 John 1:9)

10.  We seek to demonstrate a greater faithfulness to Christ in our convictions and relationships. We will reach out with God’s love to counsel and assist persons with homosexual orientation. We will do so with the truths of inspired Scripture and the everlasting hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as the Lord leads. (John 14:21, Ephesians 2:8-9)

Rev Isaac Ong, Calvary B-P Church

Rev Peter Tan, Calvary B-P Church

Rev Daniel Tan, Calvary B-P Church

Rev Frank Low, Calvary B-P Church

Preacher Bendick Ong, Calvary B-P Church

Rev George Skariah, Covenant B-P Church, India

Rev Mathews Abraham, Ebenezer B-P Church, Australia

Rev Tang Wai Kay, Evangel B-P Church

Preacher William Yap, Evangel B-P Church

Elder Lim Yew Cheng, Evangel B-P Church, Malaysia

Rev Philip Heng, Galilee B-P Church

Rev Ong Hock Khee, Galilee B-P Church

Rev Simon Nagarajan, Galilee B-P Church

Rev Freddy Yong, Galilee B-P Church

Preacher David Cher, Galilee B-P Church

Elder Liew Kim Choy, Kelapa Sawit B-P Church, Malaysia

Rev David Wong, Kulai B-P Fellowship, Malaysia

Rev Charles Seet, Life B-P Church

Rev Colin Wong, Life B-P Church

Rev Calvin Loh, Life B-P Church

Rev Quek Keng Khwang, Life B-P Church

Rev Lee Hock Chin, Life B-P Church

Rev Daniel Khoo, Life B-P Church

Rev Patrick Tan, Life B-P Church

Rev Jack Sin, Maranatha B-P Church

Rev Gabriel Gan, New Life B-P Church

Rev Lim Chee Boon, New Life B-P Church

Rev S. V. Nathan, New Life B-P Church

Rev Peter Chua, Sharon B-P Church

Rev Ho Chee Lai, Sharon B-P Church

Preacher Yap Kim Chuan, Tangkak B-P Church, Malaysia

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ERBL LECTURES (JAN-MAY 2016)

Day Time        Course               Lecturer

Mon                7.30 - 9.30 pm    Joshua Rev Dr Jack Sin

Tue                 10 - 12.00 pm     Hebrews Rev Ho Chee Lai

Wed               10 - 12.00 pm     Ezra & Nehemiah Rev Isaac Ong

Thu                 10 - 12.00 pm     Paul and His Writings Rev Ho Chee Lai

                      7.30 - 9.30 pm    The Major & Minor Prophets Rev Charles Seet

Fri                   10 - 12.00 pm     The Work & Life of John Calvin Rev Isaac Ong

Lectures begin on 11 Jan 16. Register before 7 Dec 15 for early bird discount. Please complete registration forms and place them in the box, together with payment.

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LF/MF Combined Meeting

Venue: Beulah Multi-Purpose Hall

Date:  14 Nov 2015, Sat.

Time: 7pm - 9pm

Speaker: Rev Lee Hock Chin

Topic: Marriage: Renewing a life-long commitment

Dinner will be provided from 6pm – 6:45pm at Beulah House Rm 1-5. Please message Sis Lilian Limby Nov 8th if you need dinner.

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1) The Annual LTF Camp will be held from 7th-11th December 2015. All teens who are 11-17 years of age are encouraged to join! Registration starts today, in front of the Sanctuary. For enquiries, please contact Matthew Sim at 85224533 or Elder Lim Ching Wah at 91836783.

2) Infant Baptism on Christmas Sunday, 20 Dec 15. Parents who intend to have their infants baptised must register by 16 Nov 15. Please email church office giving child’s name, date of birth and parents’ names and contact.

3) Catechism Class for Easter Baptism on 26 Mar 2016 commences on 13 Dec 15 at Beulah Centre Rm 2-1, 9.40am. Please pre-register by emailing to church office 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: 6 Dec 15.

Preaching appointments: Rev Seet at Maranatha MLF, 1.30 pm.  Rev Wong overseas till 2 Nov. Rev Quek at Thai Service, 2.30pm.

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