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Scripture Memory: Adoration.
 VERSE : Psalm 96:3 
“Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.”

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O Worship the LORD in the Beauty of Holiness

27 April 2014
9 am Combined Worship Service:
Rev Quek Keng Khwang (Holding Forth the Word of Life, Phi 2:14-16)
6:00 pm Evening Service
Rev Charles Seet (Making Us Kings and Priests, Rev 1:4-6)

4 May 2014
8 am & 1045am Worship Service
Rev Charles Seet (Being Changed into His Image, 2 Cor 3:18)
6:00 pm Evening Service:
Dn Lee Hock Chin (I am Alpha and Omega; Rev 1:7-8)

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EASTER TESTIMONIES (Part 2)

 

FROM A YOUNG AGE, I have followed my mother to church every Sunday. Although I was little at that time, I knew the works of God, how He created us and liberated us from our sins by dying on the cross. My mother explained to me how God saved us and how He protects and loves us. I remembered I was close to God, but not to the point where I felt I had really known Him.

At a certain point of time, I stopped going to Church. I couldn’t really remember the reason as it was quite long ago. As a result, I drifted further away from God and stopped talking to Him. I had seemed to have forgotten all the things He had done for us, how waking up to each day is a gift from Him, and how it is a blessing  to be able to be a part of His works that He had carved out for us. When people asked me if I am a Christian, I said yes without hesitation, not knowing that in fact, I was getting further away from God. The only thing which kept me convinced that I am still a Christian was the prayers I said whenever I faced difficulties. I joined Boys Brigade during secondary school in the hope that its belief in Christ will bring me closer to God. However, I soon realized that I had only remembered God whenever I had trouble, but forgetting what He had done for us when life was going smoothly. It became clear to me that cutting off my bond with God was my greatest sin. Despite all this, He had never forsaken me. There were times when I had trouble and I prayed to God for His blessing and mercy. And indeed, he had always saved me time and time again. He had always answered my prayers without fail but there I was, only remembering Him whenever I had trouble, and forgetting Him when life was good.

It took me quite a number of my teenage years to realize that daily prayers and reading the Bible alone do not nurture a healthy Christian. Being a Christian isn’t important as an identity, but how I am going to live and please God. I may proclaim myself as a Christian, but it’s not going to be if I am doing things that don’t please God. Thus, I began to take God’s Word as a guide and compass in my everyday life. Whenever I had sinister thoughts in my mind, I would ask God for forgiveness. Through these actions, I felt closer to God again. I had complete faith in Him, knowing that God would take care of the rest as long I have trust in Him. He had made me cherish the little but important things in life, which were all part of His creation. I am thankful as He had made me grow as a better person spiritually. Now as I am serving National Service, I still go to church, reflecting on God’s Word and how I can use the Gospel in my daily life and in influencing the people around me.                                                          —Cha Man Wen

 

MY MOTHER STARTED bringing me to church ever since I was young. So naturally, going to church had become a weekly affair for me. This went on until I was about ten years old and my family stopped going to church ever since then. I had no recollection of why.

Looking back, I realized God has been very good to me. He has never forsaken me and has always been with me even after I had stopped attending church services. Through these years, He has been constantly revealing Himself and His Word to me through the people I met. I felt that God has never given up on me because He loves His children. Whenever I felt dejected or at a loss, not knowing what to do, I would feel better after I talked to Him. There would be this indescribable peace in me that tells me, so long as I do my best, God will take care of the rest.

When I first entered secondary school, I joined Girls’ Brigade after knowing that it is a Christian youth organization and activities include devotion time. I guess God has this all planned, that I may not return to church that soon but I must not lose touch with Him and that He is with me at all times. Thereafter, I met a friend who never fails to share with me about God. Who is God?  What is His greatest gift? He would always do Bible studies with me and brings my brother and me to church. I believe the people who shared the Gospel with me and the decisions I have made are part of His intricate plan. However, it took me exactly twelve years to realize that, staying at home to pray and reading the Bible but not going to church does not help me to grow healthily as a Christian. My mother, my brother and I finally came back to this church last year. Praise God!

I want God in my life and that my heart may open up for Him to move so freely and powerfully in me so that I can witness His great love for me.                                                            —Cha Wan Zhen

 

I WAS BORN into a Christian family. When I was a kid, my parents always told me Bible stories. However, I never really believed. At first, I actually thought of it all as a story, like one of the many others, for example, The three little pigs. The only difference was it seemed more believable.

       However, I gradually started to understand the importance of believing, and being saved. Since nobody ever asked me if I believed in “The three little pigs,” but some asked me if I was assured of my salvation. Through many sermons, I began to realise how much I had fallen short of God’s standard, and how sinful I was, that I could even compare the Bible to “The three little pigs”! (Romans 3:23) I realised that I sinned every day, even through simple seemingly insignificant things like lying to my parents, being proud of my school results, and envying those who did better than me. And, in spite of all that, God sent His begotten Son to die on the cross for me, so that I might go to heaven, and be cleansed of my sin, though I’m so undeserving.

Though I honestly cannot remember exactly when I was saved, soon after that I started to have more faith in God, as I came to the conclusion that, like how, when the wind blows, you can’t see it, but you can feel it. Likewise, God exists because although you can’t see Him, you can see His actions through the people around you, for example, when someone encourages me after I failed a test. God knows what I’m going through! So, even though doubts may come my way, and other times trials cross my path, I know there is a reason for everything!

O yes, He cares; I know He cares;
His heart is touched with my grief;
When the days are weary, 
the long nights dreary,
I know my Saviour cares.
                  
               
           —Joelle Heng Wee En

 

I WAS BORN into a Buddhist family. When I was young, I just did what my parents and grandparents wanted me to do, like praying  to many idols and to ancestors.

When I was in a Student Care Centre, stories of the Bible were told to me by the guardians. I was very interested, so I became a Christian. I went to church every Saturday with the Student Care Centre, but my motive was only to have fun as I was still immature.

As I grew older, I attended Sunday school. On one of the Sundays, the Lord spoke to me. My Sunday school teacher taught me that as a Christian, we should always come to church with a right heart and mind, and to also prepare ourselves to hear God’s word, not with ulterior motives. I felt very guilty when I heard that. I decided to take my walk with my Lord Jesus Christ seriously.                                                                                              —Freddi Te

 

MY NAME IS Jeriel Heng. I was born into a Chinese Christian family and was baptized as an infant. I have been attending Life Church since I was in primary 2.

By the time I was ten, I had said the sinner’s prayer numerous times, for good measure, and had thought that I was already saved as I behaved better than the majority of my friends, and also prayed to Him regularly before mealtimes. I saw Him as a spare tyre, ready to be used when bad times came, but during good times, I would often forget Him and forsake Him. I cannot exactly pinpoint an exact time and place when I got saved, but I do remember finally realizing that even though I might have behaved better than my friends, I was nowhere near to meeting God’s standards of being completely sinless. After realising this, I set out to try and meet His standards of being sinless. However, I kept failing time and time again. Then, I was taught that I did not have to meet His standards, because someone has already done that for me: Jesus Christ. I was taught that because of Him, I did not have to be sinless - I only had to sin less. I learnt that once I sinned, I only had to confess to God, and all would be forgiven. At first, I thought that meant that I could sin as much as I wanted and after I had sinned, I could confess to God and then continue sinning again. However, I realized that was not true. Doing so would grieve the Holy Spirit, and anger God, and was very ungrateful of me to do so. I am very grateful to God for giving me salvation and pray that He will continue to guide me to live a life that is edifying and glorifying unto Him.    —Jeriel Heng Wee Kwan

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Vacation Bible School 2014: 
“A whale of a time!” (Jonah 2:9)

Dates: 4th to 6th June (Wed to Fri)

Registration is now open for all N2-P4 children.

Helpers (teachers & logistics/games) are needed. Please avail yourself to serve (Titus 3:8).

Registration forms for children and helpers are available at the front of the Sanctuary. Registration may also be done online at www.lifebpc.com/vbs. Sign up now! Closing date: 11 May.

CONTACT: Russell Indran at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 9188-9980.

Note: VBS Staff briefing at MPH for all helpers on 18 May 2014, 12.30pm to 3pm (lunch provided at Beulah House). Attendance is compulsory.

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EMMANUEL REFORMED BIBLE SEMINAR
by Rev Dr Tim Yates

Biblical Precepts for Effective Leadership and 
Discipleship for the Local Church

23-28 June 2014 (Mon-Sat) at Beulah MPH  
8.30 am-1.00 pm (Mon - Fri); Exam on Sat morning.
Details are available at www.lifebpc.com.
Please complete registration forms available at the reception counter and place them in the box, together with payment.  Closing date: 15 May 14. 

 

Free Evening Lectures, 7.30 - 9.30 pm

Christ-Centred Bible Application

23  June (Mon). Be Thou My Vision: The Supre-macy of God in the Biblical Change Process.

26 June (Thu). Be Thou My Vision: The Supremacy of God in the Biblical Interpretation and Practical Application.

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1) Scripture Memory Verse Review No. 2. A written review exercise of the verses is obtainable at the front counter. Please submit by 11 May 14.

2) Life B-P Church Camp, 16-19 June 2014 at Awana Genting, West Malaysia.  On-line registration at the church website, www.lifebpc.com/churchcamp2014.htm. Registration forms are also available at the front entrance for those who have no internet access.

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