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This is the view of our church annex in end of June 2017. Our church hall will be kept intact as it has been designated as a Heritage Conservation Site. Please commit this project to our Heavenly Father for His blessing.

BULLETIN ARTICLE – 22 October 2017

From the natural to the supernatural, that is how the resurrection body will be. It is truly an unknown and incomprehensible concept. We cannot predict or explain what a resurrection body will look like because it is beyond the realm of our experiences. Sin from the first man Adam to the present world with an environment full of destructive elements, have contributed to a population of injured human bodies. The natural world is decaying. Many people have bodies riddled with diseases and ailments. Even some healthy youths may find parts of their bodies not meeting their image of perfection and choose to alter and do a makeover to be like their ideal pop idols. The elderly, as King Solomon wisely described them, are like “when keepers of the house tremble, and the strong men stoop, when the grinders cease because they are few and those looking through the windows grow dim.” (Eccl.12:3). That being the case, it is hard to imagine that anyone would want their existing bodies to last for eternity. We are more than ready to give up our imperfect human bodies and be content with preserving our souls, which primarily is our total being with all its emotions, thoughts and aspirations.

Apostle Paul spoke of a resurrection body that will be raised imperishable, raised in glory, raised in power and raised as spiritual. There is only one word to describe it. Supernatural. We inherit our natural bodies from the first man Adam and as Christians, we inherit the imperishable and supernatural bodies from Jesus. The imperishable became perishable as the grain of wheat that died, buried in the ground, rose again to bear much fruit (John 12:24), so that we, the perishable might become imperishable. Jesus suffered dishonour so that the dishonourable might experience glory. Jesus became weak, so that the weak might become powerful. With Jesus in us, we have the supernatural DNA to transform into the imperishable resurrected bodies “in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.

Sir Winston Churchill, the British PM during World War 2, declared his battle cry in these words, “It is to wage war, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us. Victory – victory at all costs, victory in spite of terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.” For us the victory over the ultimate adversary – death – has been won. The cost has been paid. We no longer need to live an anxiety-ridden life in an attempt to win eternal life. There is freedom for the Christian to live with hope and without fear of the future, because physical death is not the end. “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Cor 15:57). We can look forward to the resurrection body that God promised to give those who believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.

  1. LOON SUM LOON: Pray for our Elder Loon Sum Loon who gives us the ministry message with the topic “The resurrection body” (1 Cor 15:35-58) on 22 October. Pray that we will have attentive hearts to this message given to us..
  2. GOD – OUR CONSTANT GUIDE: This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name, Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins (Matthew 6:9-15).
  3. THE ALPHA COURSE: Pray for the video teachings by Nicky Gumbel on The Alpha Day Away on 28 October, 9:30am to 5:30pm at Grand Mercure Roxy Hotel. The Topics covered are: “Who is the Holy Spirit?”, “What does the Holy Spirit do?”, and “Can I be filled with the Holy Spirit?” Pray the following items for the participants attending The Alpha Day Away:
    * They will learn the identity of God the Holy Spirit.
    * They will be convicted by the Holy Spirit of sin and to seek for forgiveness.
    * They will know the significance of having the Holy Spirit in their lives.
    * They will be impacted to live holy lives, aided by the indwelling Holy Spirit.
    * They will be led into truth and freedom in the Holy Spirit.
    * They will experience sensitivity to the Holy Spirit’s guidance in their lives
    * They will receive power in the Holy Spirit and want to witness for Jesus
    * They will recognize evil and be led by the Holy Spirit to flee from it

SUN SERVICE STARTS AT 8.00 AM

 Date: 22 October 2017

TOPIC
The Resurrection body
1 Corinthians 15:35 –58

SPEAKER: 
Elder Loon Sum Loon

WELCOME TEAM
Helen & Francis Maniam

MUSICIANS
Pianist: Andre Shi
Organist
: David Mitchell

SUN SERVICE STARTS AT 8.00 AM

 Date: 22 October 2017

TOPIC
The collection of the Lord’s people
1 Corinthians 16:1 –4

SPEAKER: 
Elder Robert Chua

WELCOME TEAM
Gavin & Pamela Chay

MUSICIANS
Pianist: Leong Che Yeong
Organist
: Christina Chua

PRAYER REQUESTS:
If you have any prayer needs or concerns, Elder Chia Eng Chuan and Elder Robert Chua will gladly spend time with you in private prayers after the morning service.

VERSES FOR THE WEEK

“So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonour, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weak- ness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit. The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual.”

1 CORINTHIANS 15:42-46

2017 THEME

2016 theme

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SENIOR CITIZENS MINISTRY
Thu, 26 Oct | 9.30 am 
Praise Dance Exercise, followed by
Bible Study by Chia Eng Chuan


PRAYER MEETING
Fri, 27 Oct 2017 | 7.45 pm
All the promises of God are fulfilled in Jesus Christ
Who is the Amen (2 Cor 1:18-22)
Speaker:
Loon Sum Loon
Prayer Focus:
Ezekiel Care Group



DIALOGUE SESSION
Sunday, 12 November | 7pm to 9pm
(Dinner to start at 6pm)
You may drop your question/comments on the annexe, new pews and leaders’ retreat in the family box or email to office@bethesdakatong.org




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