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Scripture Memory: Integrity.
 VERSE : Proverbs 22:1  “A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.”

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O Worship the LORD in the Beauty of Holiness

20 October 2013
9.30am 63rd Church Anniversary Combined Baptismal Service 
Rev Charles Seet ((Witness for Christ! Mt 5:13-16)
6:00 pm Evening Service:
Rev Quek Keng Khwang (Is God Pleased with Your Giving? Mt 6:1-4;)

27 October 2013
8 am & 1045am Worship Service:
Dn Lee Hock Chin (Is Jesus Really Your Lord? Mt 7:1-23;13:46 )
6:00 pm Evening Service:
Rev Charles Seet (
On This Rock I Will Build My Church, Mt 16:13-28)

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TESTIMONIES ON THE OCCASION OF LIFE BPC 63rd ANNIVERSARY

 

I first heard of God and the Gospel when I was 16. A friend brought me to the church he was attending, I was curious to find out more and continued to attend their youth service, and heard of God’s grace and love.

I grew up in a Chinese Taoist family but I started reading stories from the Bible which my brother brought home because of his Co-Curricular Activity (Boys’ Brigade). I don’t know how but I had a vague idea of prayer then, and in times of difficulty and need during my early years, I tried praying to God. It was then a very superficial understanding of prayer, something that was derived from individualistic wants and needs. But God graciously answered my prayers nonetheless.

During my years in Polytechnic, I began to look out for ways to know more about Christianity but did not know the means or ways to do it. Then my friend introduced me to a part-time job, where the owners were also his church mates and they started to share about the faith to me and brought me to their youth services. That was when I came to know of God’s grace and love and soon after, said the Sinner’s Prayer and accepted Christ Jesus as my Saviour.

Over time, I began to attend worship services like a ritual. The church I attended was a relatively small church where everyone knew each other so I became known as that new boy at the back of the church. Most of the time I was left alone and I was happy about it. I would attend church every weekend then go home. Without the firm foundation in the Word, I began to drift away slowly. National service came, and soon I stopped attending service altogether. For many years after that, I became only a Christian in name.

Even as I drift away, God’s grace and love have always been upon me. Many times in my life, fellow Christians  came to comfort and pray for me. The most impactful moment, was when my father passed away. Three friends, from different stages of my life, prayed for me. It was through these incidents that I was constantly reminded of my promise to God as He slowly led me back to Him.

One of my secondary school classmates brought me to Life B-P church, where he attends with his family. Slowly I began to learn more about the Word. Concurrently, I volunteered with the media ministry of Youth for Christ Singapore. This was the first time I felt that there was a purpose in all that I am doing, that I am serving a purpose greater than myself. By the grace of God, I was asked to join not one but three Bible study classes. Gradually I grew feeding myself upon the Word of God. I began to understand what it means to be a Christian and how to give the glory and praise to God. What I used to think of as my own doings, of my achievements and character,  I began to see them as God’s will and expectations of me. I know walking the narrow path will not be easy. There have been and will be times when I have failed. Only with God’s grace, will I be able to stand fast by the Word of God and continue to grow in the likeness of Christ. Thank God for the fellow brothers and sisters whom He has sent to guide and support me.

As I write this testimony, I began to see the mysterious workings of God as He leads his lost sheep back to Him, slowly but surely. I saw how God has planted a seed in me so many years ago and has given the time for it to take root and grow. Now, as I take this step to be baptized, I am affirming my faith in Our Lord, Christ Jesus that his blood redeemed my sin and saved me. That it is with His love, grace and mercy that I may continue to tend to the seed he planted in me so long ago and grow in His likeness and be of glory and praise worthy of Him.       —Jonathan Goh Qidi 

My introduction to Christianity was during my secondary school days in 1974. There was a small group of classmates who had their Bible study once a week after school. I joined the group only a couple of times and the interest did not catch on. My next encounter with Christianity was during my study in Ngee Ann. I met a few schoolmates who introduced me to Christianity. They also invited me to attend church but I turned them down. But after a few more invitations I decided to follow a schoolmate to attend church services in Bukit Merah.

On 17th Oct 1982, I acknowledged that I was a sinner and decided to accept Christ as my personal saviour and was baptised in Life Bible Presbyterian Church. I started to read the Bible daily and I began to understand that Christ died for our sins and He is the only God that we should worship and honour. Before conversion, I followed my parents to temple to worship idols and partook in all their activities such as ancestor worship. But after accepting Christ as my personal Saviour I began to understand that it was wrong to worship idols and ancestors. 

In the past I believed in my own abilities.  But now I depend more and more on Christ, my Saviour for my daily needs and guidance. I learnt to place my trust in Jesus Christ in all circumstances as He promises to be with me and not forsake me. I am reminded of God’s promises in Hebrew 13:5.6: that “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my Helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me”.    –Andy Ang Eng Khim

 

I was born in a family which was steeped in the practice of idol worship and in the belief of temple mediums. I worshipped the Monkey God, Goddess of Mercy, God of the earth, etc.

I was a hot-tempered person. My mother, who was separated from my father, was hardly at home. So we were cared for by my grandmother. I would quarrel and fight with my older brother who was utterly spoiled by grand-mother. Our sibling rivalry was so bad that mother tried to intervene through a medium but to no avail.

I first heard about Christianity when I was in Secondary 4. My tuition classmates convinced me that the Biblical account of God is true as it is both historically and scientifically correct. But I only believed God with my ‘head’ and not with my heart.

Two years later, I attended a gospel rally by a preacher who was an ex-convict. I was very touched by how Christ saved him and I took a public stand. I repented of my sins and accepted the Lord Jesus.

Subsequently, I attended a Church regularly. I was baptized in 1977. God’s word has taught me to abhor idol worship and to be more patient, longsuffering and forgiving (Galatians 5:22). I realized that I am just a wretched sinner and in need of God’s forgiveness too (Romans 3:23).

Coming from a dysfunctional home and with the passing away of my mother when I was in Secondary 2, the Lord has indeed taken care of me and blessed me with a happy family with three children.        —Chng Suat Neo 

I grew up in a loving Buddhist family. My dad was diagnosed with lung cancer at the age of 63. He had surgery and chemotherapy and the doctor had given him only 6 months to live. He asked about salvation and he was saved. He prayed daily to the Lord and ‘dug’ deeper into the Bible to learn about the good news of salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ. God strengthened him and he lived for another 10 years! My dad placed all his trust in the Lord Jesus Christ and miracles worked. God is good. Amen. My faith in the Lord grew a lot since then because of my Dad’s extended life.

Over the years, I’ve not been ‘devoted’ to church service due to my hectic working schedule. Nevertheless, I pray that God will move in a special way to bless my family with excellent health, in our career path and to guide my children in their studies and especially my eldest daughter who will be taking her ‘0’ level examinations this year. I sincerely hope the Holy Spirit will guide her through her preparation. Praise be to God. Amen. —Jasmine Tan Seoh Lay

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LTF Camp 2013

Theme: What God wants of me.

Speaker: Mr. Lim Chien Chong (Grace B-P Church)

Dates: 9-13 Dec

All teens aged 12-17 are invited!

Registration opens on 27 Oct, ends on 10 Nov.

Contact Elder Lim Ching Wah (9183-6783) for more information.

Love gifts to defray the costs of the camp are greatly appreciated.

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GAF Meeting

Date/Time: 2 Nov 13 (Sat), 4 - 6pm

Topic: Live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world (Titus 2:11-13)

Speaker: Rev Daniel Khoo

Those who wish to contribute food, please contact Mrs Evelyn Tay, 6280-3344

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1) Prevention of Theft: Worshippers are advised to watch their belongings in the church premises to avoid losing them.

2) Migrant Workers’ Outreach. We thank God for helping us to complete the 10 weeks of English lessons. There will be a graduation service cum gospel meeting for the migrant workers, you are welcome to join us. Please register with Bro Beng Hong by 27 Oct. 2013.  Venue: Pasir Panjang Christ Church; Date: 3rdNovember 2013 (7.30-10.00pm).

3) Our condolences to the family of Mok Chee Cheong & Carol Lam on the homegoing of his father, Mok Boon Fook (82 yrs old) on 12 Oct 13.

Preaching appointment: Rev Wong at Maranatha BPC YAF, 1.00 pm and Thai Service, 2.30 pm.

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