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Scripture Memory: God’s Blessing

VERSE : Psalm 84:11 “For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.”

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O Worship the LORD in the Beauty of Holiness

13 July 2014
8 am & 1045am Worship Service
Rev Colin Wong (Marks of a Christ-centred Ministry, 1 Thes 2:1-9)
6:00 pm Evening Service:
Rev Patrick Tan (Not Ashamed of the Gospel, Rom 1:14-17)

20 July 2014
8 am & 1045am Worship Service
Rev Charles Seet (Spiritual After-care, 1 Thes 3:1-13)
6:00 pm Evening Service
Rev Quek Keng Khwang (Wise Fools, Rom 1:18-25)

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Testimonies from Life B-P Church Camp (16-19 June 2014) 

Praise and thank God for the well-organised LBPC camp 2014 at Awana Genting, the edifying messages by Dr John Davis (a self-professed living fossil!) and the joy of fellowship with fellow living fossils and many younger fervent brethren of our united Christian family i.e. the Life B-P Church. Even the birds at the high windowsills of the meeting hall were chirping and twittering in agreement during the delivery of the message “A Holy Sacrifice”!

The camp theme “Called Unto Holiness” and the messages, songs of praise and thanksgiving, and the devotional passages have collectively rekindled my sense of awe and reverence first experienced when I stepped into Life B-P Church for my first Sabbath worship after returning from my first church camp in 2006 at Port Dickson. I was pricked in the heart and convicted of my sins and unfruitful lifestyle upon retirement by the words written on the church sanctuary walls “Be still and know that I am God” and “ O send out Thy Light and Thy Truth.” These words still inspire awe and reverence within me now, as it used to.

The daily morning and evening devotional material enabled us to spend personal quiet time with God and to reflect on events of the day. Wednesday morning devotion was based on Ps 84:11 with emphasis on faith and trust in the Lord God. Ironically, the Q&A session in the evening sought answers as to why God allowed this or that to happen. I believe that the same faith and trust in God and His Holy Word would have enabled us to find the required answers in Deut. 29:29.

The songs of praise and thanksgiving were well chosen. The beautiful melodies and meaningful lyrics of the camp theme song “Called Unto Holiness” and “Take Time To Be Holy” still ring hauntingly in my ears. With God’s grace and passage of time, I pray that these and other songs as well as God’s Word and wisdom will enable me to better understand how to be “A Holy Priesthood.” 

Father, thank you once again for your grace and mercy, and for salvation at this late stage of my life. Reveal to me your plan and purpose for me, and help me to do your work with love and patient endurance. In Jesus’ name, Amen.   - Mr Chen Foo Yan

Church camp this year was a first-time experience for me, and I’d like to thank God for the precious mountain-top spiritual retreat. Having the time to sit down and listen to God’s Word preached for days on end is becoming a rarity as one ages. The interaction and fellowship with fellow brethren and others within our church community over four consecutive days was unforgettable (a highlight being ice-breakers).

What have I put the Holy Spirit through today?” impressed me most deeply from the series of messages delivered by Dr Davis.  It was a sobering reminder, coming at a time when I was losing my focus on God amidst the flurry of activity that service involves. It also prompted me to re-examine my motives as I deliberate on continued service in the Youth Fellowship. I sometimes become so preoccupied with day-to-day responsibilities that I forget the existence of the Holy Spirit, though I constantly rely on Him. Learning about God’s holiness through what is commonly known to be a difficult-to-understand book of Leviticus has led me to want to work on my thought life:  do I fill my mind with God’s Word or more influences of mass media?  Am I being daily transformed through the renewing of my mind (Romans 12:2)?

“What works?” versus “What does the Bible say?” was a timely reminder at this stage in my life when I am transiting into the workforce full-time, where things are not as straightforward as it used to be in school. It is a guiding principle that I’ll hold on to, knowing that God is my only compass in this exciting maze of life and decisions. It is most comforting to know that such a perfect holy God would want to be our God, and we in our fallen nature can approach Him through a personal relationship in Christ and call Him our God. All praise and thanks to Him.   - Miss Mun Kit Yeng

Thank God for Dr John Davis who shared, explained and expounded God’s word to us. The first message which focused on Lev 11:44-45 had since been my daily reminder. Serving as the coach I/C for Group F gave me opportunities to know many brothers and sisters in Christ, and even more during the camp.

I was blessed by the opportunity to serve as worship chairman for one of the messages. I realised then that chairing messages required prior preparation in going through the songs and rehearsals, and much background work from brothers Daniel Phang and Hock Chin and the pianists, to ensure smooth execution.

I was impressed by the amazing Camp Committee led by Dn Mark Heah who kept everything running with clockwork precision, and the spiritual and physical care rendered to the campers. My children enjoyed good fellowship with their church friends too, with whom they had very limited time to interact in church on Sundays.

Overall, my family and I have been greatly blessed by the Church Camp both spiritually from the messages and socially from the fellowship with campers. I praise and thank God for giving us a wonderful time at the camp. - Dn Benedict Sim 

I thank God for the opportunity to attend the church camp.  As the camp theme was “Called unto Holiness,” we are also called to set apart this time of the year to feed on His Word, to be away from the hustle and bustle of life and to be still before our Holy God. I thought it was the most appropriate time for me to be still before Him, especially after weeks of hectic ministry in the VBS followed by children ministry (assisting sister June Tan) at the Maranatha B-P Church camp.

The messages from Dr. Davis reminded me of a song, “Take time to be Holy” i.e. to spend much time with God alone. The seven messages stirred me to ponder on:  Who is our God?  What shall we be?  God is Holy, and we are His holy priesthood, His holy people and His holy nation. Thus we ought to reflect His holiness in all aspects of our lives. A gentle voice echoes within me, “speak oft with thy Lord; Abide in Him always, and feed on His Word.” The Lord wants us to delight ourselves in Him.

I am challenged by Rom 12:1-2 - “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Ms Chan Pui Meng

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1) Neighbour’s Car Park. Last day of parking is TODAY. Please refer to insert for instructions.

2) Girls Brigade: Students from the GB company of Sembawang Secondary School will be coming to attend our Young Lifers Worship TODAY. You may wish to support them by filling up their donation cards for GB Fortnight at the front porch just after both morning worship services.

3) Scripture Memory Verse Review No. 3. Please submit by TODAY.

4) Church Camp 2014 Message & Photo CDs are available at the front of the Sanctuary after the morning services TODAY and next Sunday.

Thereafter, CDs will still be available from the RTL Office after the respective Sunday morning services.  CDs are priced at S$1/- per copy.  Camp messages can also be downloaded free from our Church website www.lifebpc.com

5) Catechism Class for Anniversary 2014 Baptism  at 9.30 am at Rm 5-4, Beulah Centre. Those seeking baptism, reaffirmation of faith and transfer of membership must attend the Catechism Class.

6) Traffic wardens. A second group of 6 wardens is needed, between 10.00 to 10.45 am, on alternate months. If interested to serve, please contact Dn David Tan at 9667-9733 or email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Preaching appointment: Rev  Seet at Life Chinese Service, 10.45 am.  Rev Wong on Mission Trip, 13-27 Jul 14.

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