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Scripture Memory: God Empowers.

VERSE : Isaiah 40:29 “He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.”

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O Worship the LORD in the Beauty of Holiness

17 May 2015

8am & 11am: Worship Service

Rev Calvin Loh (Are You Doing Your Part in God’s Kingdom, 2 Thess 3:1-2)

6:00 pm Evening Service

Rev Charles Seet (A Christian’s Work Ethic, Prov 13:11)

24 May 2015

8am & 11am: Worship Service

Eld Ng Beng Kiong (Running Your Race, 1 Cor 9:24-27)

6:00 pm Evening Service

Rev Peter Tan (The End Doesn’t Justify the Means, Prov 14:12,14) 

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MISSION TO CAMBODIA
Chan Pui Meng 

“For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them and rose again” (2 Corinthians 5:14,15).

Fifteen years ago, when I responded to God’s call to Kenya as a missionary nurse, it was this verse that compelled me to ‘Go!’ and even now. For the nine years in Maasai land was an unforgettable chapter of my life in serving the Lord; witnessing how the Lord worked in the lives of the locals especially the Maasai ladies and children – growing in grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. The undistracted heart and mind of the children in the village was a blessing to us and they received the gospel like a sponge. King Solomon said, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6). This is the greatest joy and reward in the Lord’s ministry.

Recalling God’s unfailing love upon those who trust in Him has always been my strength in my days with the Maasai. He has never failed in His faithfulness to protect and deliver me in the day of trouble and danger – remembering how He delivered me from the verge of death in a car accident, when my car lost control and flipped sideway and overturned a few times down a slope and marvellously I walked out without any scratch or injury; another unforgettable incident was that the Lord healed me and raised me up from my impending paralysis when I sustained a prolapsed disc. There are many amazing stories of God’s wondrous works to be told. My journey as a missionary nurse in Maasai land is a witness of God’s providential care upon His beloved people. Though it had never been easy, it does not deter me from returning to the mission field. It is because His love compels me.

The time since my return from the States in January last year, after my studies, has been a time of searching and waiting upon the Lord’s direction. During this period, the Lord enabled me to participate in a number of mission trips such as to Myanmar, Pekan Baru (Sumatra), Cambodia, Chiangmai (Thailand), and Medan (Sumatra). This time of waiting upon the Lord and visits to the mission stations have strengthened my conviction to serve Him in a mission field. This calling has never ceased in my heart since my return from Kenya. It is like the unfinished work of an artist.

After much prayer and seeking the will of God, Cambodia is the country for which God gives me much peace within and a clear direction of His ministry, although Chiangmai, Thailand, also seems to be very appealing to me. My desire is to bring the gospel to the rural areas, to make disciples, and to work alongside the local leaders in strengthening the faith of the believers, God willing.

The years spent with the tribal people in the rural areas of Kenya has made an impact in my life. I realized that in a town or city, there are many avenues (Bible schools, conferences, etc...) for Christians to pursue spiritual growth. This is unlike the rural areas where there are less opportunities and less of such avenues. The village people are less distracted than those in the city who are more concerned with pursuing a better lifestyle, career development, personal enjoyment and enrichment, etc... Hence, they are more open and receptive to the gospel. Secondly, although many Cambodian village youths head toward the city after their Secondary School or High School for their tertiary education or in search of jobs, about 80% of the population still live in the countryside and is dependent upon agriculture. Today, more than 50% of the population of Cambodia is under twenty-five years old. The opportunities of giving them Christ and nurturing them with the Word of God before they leave home are promising. The principle of Proverbs 22:6 applies here, so that the Word of God may guard their heart against immorality and keep their way in the Lord before they (believers) are lost to the world.

C.H. Spurgeon wrote, “It is the highest wisdom and the truest prudence to pray for our children that while they are yet young their hearts may be given to the Saviour. If we want strong Christians we must look to those who were Christians in their youth.”

I earnestly covet your prayers as I embark on a new journey with ‘fear and trembling’ trusting in the Lord to be my help and strength (Isaiah 41:13). My first six months shall be a time of learning the Khmer language. Thereafter, in God’s good timing, He shall lead me to serve in a local church.

In the midst of a corrupt and perverse world, we are the fragrance of Christ to God and the people around us, “For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish” (2 Corinthians 2:15).

Finally, let us be ready to go wherever He wills and sends; it is the great commission we heed, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Matthew 28:19,20).

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GOSPEL SUNDAY

Date: 31st May 2015

Time: 8 am & 11 am

Topic: Where will you Spend Eternity?

Speakers:
Rev Philip Heng (English Service)

Rev Tang Chee Keong (Mandarin/Cantonese)

Members are encouraged to invite their friends and relatives.

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ERBL LECTURES (JUL-NOV 15)

Day Time          Course               Lecturer

Mon                   7.30 - 9.30 pm   Deuteronomy                 Rev Quek Kheng Khwang

Tue                    10 - 12.00 pm    Christian Education     Rev Isaac Ong

Wed                  10 - 12.00 pm    The OT Poetic Books    Rev Charles Seet

Thu                    10 - 12.00 pm    Church History II           Rev Dr Jack Sin

                           7.30 - 9.30 pm   Ten Commandments    Rev Charles Seet

Fri                      10 - 12.00 pm    Jesus and the Gospels            Rev Ho Chee Lai

Lectures begin on 13 Jul 15. Register before 8 Jun 15 for early bird discount.

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1) Renovation of Toilets. Please note that from 11 May till 21 June 2015, the toilets next to the FEBC kitchen at 9A Gilstead Road will be closed for renovation.You may use toilets situated on the ground floor along FEK corridor, level 2 or at Beulah House.

2) As part of our effort to promote fellowship and church unity, we are organizing a family day in the Singapore Zoo on 25 July 2015 (Saturday)  morning. We will follow up with more details later. Meanwhile, please keep this day available. Love gifts to defray the cost of this subsidized event are welcome.

3) VBS 2015. Teacher/Helpers needed on Jun 3-5. More details and registration at http://www.lifebpc.com/vbs

4) Seminar on Hermeneutics. Sat, 13 Jun 152.00-5.30 pm. Speaker: Rev (Dr) Carl Martin. Please register at http://www.lifebpc.com/hermeneutics by 30 May 15.

5) The Life B-P Church Camp 2015 will be held from 15 to 18 June 2015 at Bintan’s Nirwana Resort Hotel in Indonesia.  Speaker: Dr Carl T Martin. Topic: “Changed into His Image.”  Please register now to avoid disappointment. Closing date is TODAY. Offerings to defray the cost of the camp are welcome.

Church Camp Registration Office will be opened on next 3 Sundays (24May31May7Jun) for camp fees payment between 9.30-10.45am and after second service, till 1pm. Location will be at Church Office Level 3 Beulah Centre.

6) YAF Retreat 2015!  The YAF will be having their retreat at Bintan Lodge, Bintan, Indonesia from the 13th to 15th of June! Registration at http://bit.ly/yafretreat2015 ends TODAY. Please contact Betrand <9363 5059> or Daniel <9090 4176> for more details.

Preaching appointment: 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

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