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Scripture Memory: Doing Good.
VERSE : Proverbs 3:27 
"Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it."

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O Worship the LORD in the Beauty of Holiness

22 September 2013
8 am & 1045 am Worship Service:
Dn Lee Hock Chin (Courage for Christ; Jos 1:8,9; Ps 1:1; Prov 1:10-19)
6:00 pm Evening Service:
Rev Charles Seet (Jehovah Jireh: The LORD who Provides, Gen 22:14)

29 September 2013
8 am Worship Service:
Rev Charles Seet (Compassion like Christ; 1 Thes 2:8-12,Mk 6:34)
1045 am Worship Service:
Rev Tan Soon Yong (How Precious is Your Soul?Lk 12:20-21)
6:00 pm Evening Service:
Eld Sherman Ong ((Jehovah Rophi: The LORD who Heals; Ex 15:26)

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SPURGEON’S GEMS ON SOUL WINNING

"To be a soul winner is the happiest thing in the world. And with every soul you bring to Jesus Christ, you seem to get a new heaven here upon earth."

"Do you want arguments for soul winning? Look up to Heaven, and ask yourself how sinners can ever reach those harps of gold and learn their everlasting song, unless they have someone to tell them of Jesus, who is mighty to save. But the best argument of all is to be found in the wounds of Jesus. You want to honour Him, you desire to put many crowns upon His head, and this you can best do by winning souls for Him. These are the spoils that He covets, these are the trophies for which He fights, these are the jewels that shall be His best adornment."

"Lost! Lost! Lost! Better a whole world on fire than a soul lost! Better every star quenched and the skies a wreck than a single soul to be lost!"

"I would sooner bring one sinner to Jesus Christ than unravel all the mysteries of the divine Word, for salvation is the one thing we are to live for."

"When we endeavour to lead men to God, we pursue a business far more profitable than the pearl-fisher’s diving or the diamond-hunter’s searching. No pursuit of mortal men is to be compared with that of soul-winning."

"It is the most blessed exercise for a soul, it is the divinest ennobling of the heart, to spend yourself in seeking to bring another to the dear Redeemer’s feet. If it ended there, you might thank God that ever He called you to a service so comforting, so strengthening, so elevating, so confirming, as that of converting others from their evil ways."

"Listen, dear friends, and answer me. What would you give to cause a thrill of pleasure in the heart of the Well-beloved? Recollect the grief you cost Him, and the pangs that shot through Him that He might deliver you from your sin and its consequences; do you not long to make Him glad? When you bring others to His feet, you give Him joy, and no small joy either. Is not that a wonderful text,—"There is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth"? What does that mean? Does it mean that the angels have joy? We generally read it so, but it is not the intent of the verse. It says, "There is joy in the presence of the angels of God,"—that is, joy in the heart of God, around whose throne the angels stand."

"Then go, dear friends, and seek to bring your children and your neighbours, your friends and your kinsfolk, to the Saviour’s feet, for nothing will give him so much pleasure as to see them turn unto Him and live. By your love to Jesus, I beseech you, become fishers of men."

"When preaching and private talk are not available, you need to have a tract ready…. Get good striking tracts, or none at all. But a touching gospel tract may be the seed of eternal life. Therefore, do not go out without your tracts."

"I look upon the giving away of a religious tract as only the first step for action not to be compared with many another deed done for Christ; but were it not for the first step we might never reach to the second, but that first attained, we are encouraged to take another, and so at the last … There is a real service of Christ in the distribution of the gospel in its printed form, a service the result of which heaven alone shall disclose, and the judgment day alone discover. How many thousands have been carried to heaven instrumentally upon the wings of these tracts, none can tell …"

"Let each one of us, if we have done nothing for Christ, begin to do something now. The distribution of tracts is the first thing."

"I well remember distributing them in a town in England where tracts had never been distributed before, and going from house to house, and telling in humble language the things of the kingdom of God. I might have done nothing, if I had not been encouraged by finding myself able to do something… [Tracts are] adapted to those persons who have but little power and little ability, but nevertheless, wish to do something for Christ. They have not the tongue of the eloquent, but they may have the hand of the diligent. They cannot stand and preach, but they can stand and distribute here and there these silent preachers…They may buy their thousand tracts, and these they can distribute broadcast."

"Every Christian is either a missionary or an imposter."

"If there be any one point in which the Christian church ought to keep its fervour at a white heat, it is concerning missions. If there be anything about which we cannot tolerate lukewarmness, it is the matter of sending the gospel to a dying world."

"If sinners will be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our bodies. And if they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees, imploring them to stay. If Hell must be filled, at least let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go there unwarned and unprayed for."

"If there existed only one man or woman who did not love the Saviour, and if that person lived among the wilds of Siberia, and if it were necessary that all the millions of believers on the face of the earth should journey there, and every one of them plead with him to come to Jesus before he could be converted, it would be well worth all the zeal, labour, and expense. If we had to preach to thousands year after year, and never rescued but one soul, that one soul would be full reward for all our labour, for a soul is of countless price."

I have many in this city who are my people. – Acts 18:10 "This should be a great encouragement in proclaiming the Gospel, since among the people in our communities—the disinterested, the rebellious, the careless—God has an elect people who must be saved. When you take the Word to them, you do so because God has ordained you to be the messenger of life to their souls, and they must receive it, for so the decree of predestination runs. They are as much redeemed by blood as the saints before the eternal throne. They are Christ’s property, and yet perhaps they are lovers of selfish pleasures and haters of holiness; but if Jesus Christ purchased them, He will have them. God is not unfaithful to forget the price that His Son has paid. He will not suffer His substitution to be in any case an ineffectual, dead thing. Tens of thousands of redeemed ones are not regenerated yet, but regenerated they must be; and this is our comfort when we go to them with the quickening Word of God."

"If we really love the souls of men, don’t flatter but prove it with honest speech about one’s soul."

"A farmer who is too tender-hearted to tear up and harrow the land will never see a harvest. Here is the failing of certain divines, they are afraid of hurting anyone’s feelings, and so they keep clear of all the truths which are likely to excite fear or grief. They have not a sharp ploughshare on their premises, and are never likely to have a stack in their rickyard. They angle without hooks for fear of hurting the fish, and fire without bullets out of respect to the feelings of the birds. This kind of love is real cruelty to men’s souls. It is much the same as if a surgeon should permit a patient to die because he would not pain him with the lancet, or by the necessary removal of a limb. It is a terrible tenderness which leaves men to sink into hell rather than distress their minds. It is pleasant to prophesy smooth things, but woe unto the man who thus degrades himself. Is this the spirit of Christ? Did he conceal the sinner’s peril? Did he cast doubts upon the unquenchable fire and the undying worm? Did he lull souls into slumber by smooth strains of flattery? Nay, but with honest love and anxious concern he warned men of the wrath to come, and bade them repent or perish. Let the servant of the Lord Jesus in this thing follow his Master, and plough deep with a sharp ploughshare, which will not be baulked by the hardest clods. This we must school ourselves to do. If we really love the souls of men, let us prove it by honest speech. The hard heart must be broken, or it will still refuse the Saviour who was sent to bind up the broken-hearted. There are some things which men may or may not have, and yet may be saved; but those things which go with the ploughing of the heart are indispensable; there must be a holy fear and a humble trembling before God, there must be an acknowledgment of guilt and a penitent petition for mercy; there must, in a word, be a thorough ploughing of the soul before we can expect the seed to bring forth fruit."

"I remember, when I have preached at different times in the country, and sometimes here, that my whole soul has agonized over men, every nerve of my body has been strained and I could have wept my very being out of my eyes and carried my whole frame away in a flood of tears, if I could but win souls."

"The gospel, according to Isaiah, is, "Incline your ear, and come unto Me: hear, and your soul shall live." It is ours, then, to give men something worth their hearing; in fact, to instruct them. We are sent to evangelize, or to preach the gospel to every creature; and that is not done unless we teach them the great truths of revelation. The gospel is good news."

"The best attraction is the gospel in its purity. The weapon with which the Lord conquers men is the truth as it is in Jesus. The gospel will be found equal to every emergency; an arrow which can pierce the hardest heart, a balm which will heal the deadliest wound. Preach it, and preach nothing else. Rely implicitly upon the old, old gospel. You need no other nets when you fish for men; those your Master has given you are strong enough for the great fishes, and have meshes fine enough to hold the little ones. Spread these nets and no others, and you need not fear the fulfilment of His Word, "I will make you fishers of men."

"Teach gospel doctrines clearly, affectionately, simply, and plainly, and especially those truths which have a present and practical bearing upon man’s condition and God’s grace."

"The Word of God is like a lion. You don’t have to defend a lion. All you have to do is let the lion loose, and the lion will defend itself."

"Our object is to turn the world upside down; or, in other words, that where sin abounded grace may much more abound. We are aiming at a miracle: it is well to settle that at the commencement. Some brethren think that they ought to lower their note to the spiritual ability of the hearer; but this is a mistake. According to these brethren, you ought not to exhort a man to repent and believe unless you believe that he can, of himself, repent and believe. My reply is a confession: I command men in the name of Jesus to repent and believe the gospel, though I know they can do nothing of the kind apart from the grace of God; for I am not sent to work according to what my private reason might suggest, but according to the orders of my Lord and Master." 
- extracted from the writings of Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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GOSPEL SUNDAY

Date: 29th September 2013

Time: 10:45 am

Topic: How Precious is Your Soul?

Speakers:
Rev Tan Soon Yong (English Service)

Rev Tang Chee Keong (Mandarin/Hokkien)

Members are encouraged to invite their friends and relatives.

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Results of Scripture Memory Verse Programme Review Exercise No.4

We congratulate the following who have achieved a score of 70% and above:

1. Ang Qing

2. Angela Tan

3. Annette Kunst-Teh

4. Candace Neo

5. Carina Teh

6. Chan Sok Kheng

7. Charmaine Low

8. Chloe Neo

9. Claire Tan

10. Daniel Tan

11. Fidelia Beatrice Alvina

12. Flora Lau Seck Hong

13. Ian Liu

14. Iris Loe

15. Janice Lee

16. Jayson Loo Jia Sheng

17. Jedidiah Koh

18. Jennifer Goh

19. Joelle Heng Wee En

20. Joyce Ang

21. Joyce Loo Jia Le

22. Leong Li Peng

23. Leong Sow Mun

24. Leslie Tan

25. Lim Buay Hock

26. Lorene Yeo

27. Low Siew Kiang

28. Ma.Victoria S.Bernales

29. Magdalene Huang

30. Mark Liu Liwen

31. Matthew Sim

32. Melina Te

33. Nicholas Lim Song Ping

34. Nicole Indran

35. Nigel Teh Tian Li

36. Ong Phei Hong

37. Rae-Ann Lim

38. Russell Joel Indran

39. Ryan Cheung Hao Han

40. Ryan Yeo Jun Wei

41. Samuel Quek Yixin

42. Sharon Quek

43. Sim Siew Hoon

44. Sim Yen Hua

45. Tan Khoon Lee

46. Tan Kwee Mui

47. Tessa Teh

48. Timotheus Lee

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1) Migrant Workers Outreach: Please meet in Church at 6.00pm in Rm 1-5 for prayer before setting off to Soon Lee Road Recreation Center at 6.30 pm.

2) Our condolences to Dr Ho Siew Lan & Mdm Carol Ho Siew Kheng & family on the homegoing of Gillian Ho Siu Ngin (59 yrs old) on 17 Sep 13.

 

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