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Scripture Memory: God Sustains.

VERSE : Isaiah 46:4 “And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.”

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O Worship the LORD in the Beauty of Holiness

10 May 2015

8am & 11am: Worship Service

Rev Charles Seet (Honour Thy Father and Thy Mother, Mk 7:9-13)

6:00 pm Evening Service

Rev Quek Keng Khwang (A Gracious Woman, Prov 11:16; 31:30-31)

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) 

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MOTHER’S DAY

Her children arise up the and call her blessed,  her  husband also, and he praiseth her.” Proverbs 31:28

King Lemuel writes in praise of his mother.  While it is a good idea to have a day to specially  remember mother,  yet we must be aware that mother’s love is a constant daily affection. Even in her anger she intends to teach us to know our mistakes.  Christian mothers who fear God are to be praised.

We all remember mother’s care for us when we were growing up. Weaning is a special care that only nursing mothers can provide.  Both Moses and Samuel were weaned by their mothers.  They grew up to be used of God and to lead their nation. Samuel’s mother,  Hannah,  after she had weaned Samuel,  lent him to the LORD to serve God as long as he lived.

My mother, when she came to know the Lord, took the name of Ruth. Her Bible is well read and she served her church in visitation and evangelism.  My mother in law came to faith after the death of her husband. The whole family joined Life BP Church. She was especially helpful in the Youth Fellowship and Bible camps. We thank God for our mothers.

Rev Mathews Abraham

On Sunday, May 3 was the induction of Rev Mathews Abraham as the resident pastor of Ebenezer BP Church. Rev Patrick Tan gave the charge. After taking the oath of office Rev Abraham served the Lord’s Supper.

Rev Abraham,  his beloved wife and three sons were introduced to the congregation.

Retirement

Rev and Mrs Patrick Tan came to Melbourne to pastor Ebenezer BP Church in Jan 2006. The congregation was then worshipping at Mulgrave community center. The church was then managed by a protem committee. By the grace of God and the generous giving of God’s people, the Kilsyth property was purchased.  Membership was instituted and a Church Session was elected.

Our ministry in Melbourne is concluded. By God’s appointment we have returned home to Singapore. We wait for the Lord’s direction as to how He would use us.

Brethren,  pray for us.

                                —Rev and Mrs Patrick Tan

 

BIBLE VERSES ABOUT MOTHERS

“Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.” (Exodus 20:12)

“And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death…And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death” (Exodus 21:15,17)

“Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.” (Leviticus 19:3)

“Bathsheba therefore went unto king Solomon, to speak unto him for Adonijah. And the king rose up to meet her, and bowed himself unto her, and sat down on his throne, and caused a seat to be set for the king’s mother; and she sat on his right hand.” (1 Kings 2:19)

“For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth.  By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother’s bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee.” (Psalm 71:5-6)

“For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” (Psalm 139:13-14)

“My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.” (Proverbs 1:8-9)

“My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.” (Proverbs 6:20-21)

“A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.” (Proverbs 10:1)

“He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.” (Proverbs 19:26)

“Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.” (Proverbs 23:22)

“Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer.” (Proverbs 28:24)

“The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.” (Proverbs 29:15)

“The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him. What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the son of my vows? Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings. It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink…” (Proverbs 31:1-4)

“She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.” (Proverbs 31:26-28)

“But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me. Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.” (Isaiah 49:14-15)

“As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.” (Isaiah 66:13)

“He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.” (Matthew 10:37)

“For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.” (Matthew 15:4-6)

“Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.” (John 19:25-27)

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.” (Ephesians 6:1-3)

“When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.” (2 Timothy 1:5)

“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.” (Titus 2:4-5) 

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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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Results of Scripture Memory Verse Programme Review Exercise No.1

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.  Charmaine Low

8.  Chloe Saw

9.  Claire Tan

10.       Daniel Tan

11.       Deborah Tan

12.       Elizabeth Lee

13.       Fidelia Beatrice Alvina

14.       Flora Lau Seck Hong

15.       Freddi Te

16.       Hannah Koh

17.       Ian Liu

18.       Iris Loe

19.       Isaac Yoong

20.       Jedidiah Koh

21.       Jemima Kwok

22.       Jennifer Goh

23.       Jireh Loo

24.       Joel Neo

25.       Joelle Heng Wee En

26.       Johannah Koh Mei Choo

27.       John Woon

28.       Jonathan Wun

29.       Josiah Teo

30.       Jotham Lim

31.       Joyce Ang

32.       Lee Chee Weng

33.       Lee Jing Jing

34.       Lee Wei Yao

35.       Leong Jann En

36.       Leong Li Peng

37.       Leong Sow Mun

38.       Leslie Tan

39.       Magdalene Huang

40.       Mark Liu Liwen

41.       Matthew Sim

42.       Michelle Ng

43.       Nicholas Lim Song Ping

44.       Nigel Teh Tian Li

45.       Ong Phei Hong

46.       Ong Zhong Liang

47.       Ooi Ziyang

48.       Perrie Lim

49.       Quek Keng Khwang

50.       Rachael Kwok

51.       Rae-Ann Lim

52.       Rebecca Lim

53.       Ruth Koh

54.       Ryan Cheung Hao Han

55.       Ryan Lim

56.       Sharon Quek

57.       Sherlyn Chia

58.       Sim Siew Hoon

59.       Sim Yen Hua

60.       Tabitha Tan

61.       Tan Khoon Lee

62.       Tan Kwee Mui

63.       Tan Min Hui

64.       Tessa Teh

65.       Woon Yee Shin

66.       Woon Yee Wern

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1) 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.

2) An Appeal for Nepal Earthquake Relief. Those who wish to contribute, please designate an offering “Disaster Relief” and put it into the offering bags during any of the worship services in Life Church today. Offering envelopes are available in the pews in the church sanctuary.

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 17 May 2015. Offerings to defray the cost of the camp are welcome.

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 17th May. Please contact Betrand <9363 5059> or Daniel <9090 4176> for more details.

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