Articles (Page 2)

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Who Says My Testimony Is Boring?

By Cheryl Mah Our stories of faith, or testimonies, tell of the ways we came to be saved by Christ. While many people choose salvation in their adulthood, there are also plenty of others who were raised as Christians from a young age. In this regard, there seems to be two groups of Christians – those who are merely ‘saved’ and those who are gloriously ‘saved’ from a life of depravity. For someone who grew up in a family of…

Trusting God In Difficult Times

By Cheryl Mah A person is described as having “the patience of Job” when exhibiting an immense and unyielding degree of patience and endurance in the face of overwhelming suffering and difficulties. This idiomatic expression originated from the Bible and is referred to in James 5:11 (KJV): “Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.”…

Worship Is A Two-Way Street

By Cheryl Mah Before the birth of my elder child and even while she was still very young, I dreaded going to church for onsite services. Between the lack of sleep (due to staying out till the wee hours of the morning pre-motherhood and then suffering disturbed sleep during early motherhood) and laziness, I disliked having my Sundays to be utilised for anything other than catching up on sleep. Back then, there were no pre-recorded or livestream services, so when…

God’s Call To Gather Pt 3: Fear God Above All

By Rev Anthony Lee While Covid-19 pandemic has changed the ways we practiced our faith for a season, we need to recognise that the current circumstances are not the same as in 2020. Consider the following: High rate of vaccination in Singapore Most of us in Singapore are vaccinated, and this includes an increasing number of children. Therefore, the fear that gripped us all in back in 2020 should no longer be the dominant narrative. Even if a new deadlier…

God’s Call To Gather Pt 2: Christianity is a Communal Faith

By Rev Anthony Lee Moses led the people out of slavery in Egypt in order to worship God. Egypt represents the world we live in; entering the Promised Land represents leaving the world behind to worship God in Church. If we merely worship online, at our convenience, we are not truly “leaving” the world behind. Thus, there is great spiritual significance in our physical gathering for worship. Every time we gather as God’s people, it is a prophetic and spiritual…

God’s Call To Gather Pt 1: Obedience and Honour

By Rev Anthony Lee The start of the Covid pandemic more than two years ago has propelled the need for online worship. Online worship arose as a concession for people to continue worshipping on Sundays despite the Covid situation. It was never meant for the purpose of convenience (or worse, consumption), and should be seen as a last resort rather than the default option. While online worship at home has been necessary, over time, there has been unseen and untold…

The Gift of God’s Grace

By Rev Anthony Lee and Cheryl Mah When we are asked to describe the nature of our Lord, the word “grace” often comes to mind. In the past, I understood the word “grace” vaguely, but at the same time its actual meaning used to be mystifying to me. The questions that ran through my mind were always the same: “Is grace and mercy the same thing?” “Can the words “grace” and “mercy” be used interchangeably?” “Is there a difference between…

How Can We Evangelise During a Pandemic?

By Cheryl Mah Throughout history, there have been many missionaries who have taken up the colossal assignment of going out into the world to spread the Word of God. Paul the Apostle was one great example. (To evangelise means to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with someone else) However, most of us would consider The Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20; Acts 1:8) a somewhat impossible and unachievable task. If quitting our day jobs or leaving our loved ones behind while globetrotting to evangelise…