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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 – 20 August 2017

What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, commit to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 2 Timothy 2:2

We need to bring the Gospel to the West, Middle East, North Africa and restricted access countries.

“When I am gone, say nothing about Dr. Carey. Speak about Dr. Carey’s Saviour.” (William Carey, 1761-1834). Being a disciple precedes making disciples. Knowing Christ precedes making Christ known. You can’t give to others what you do not possess yourself. You can’t help others experience what you are not experiencing yourself. You can’t show others what you have not seen yourself. You won’t strengthen others by grace unless you have been strengthened by grace yourself. Being strengthened by grace precedes entrusting the good deposit to others.

The Apostle Paul reminds us that passing on the Christian faith is not dependent first and foremost on our strategies. Nor does it rest on our resources or personality. Making disciples is a spiritual task requiring spiritual strength. The strength needed for making disciples is the grace found in Jesus Christ. Paul exhorted Timothy not to be ashamed of the gospel but to share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, who saved us and called us to a holy calling not because of our works, but because of His own purpose and grace, which He gave us in Christ Jesus. This grace of God is:

a. The grace that saves us and strengthens us to serve.
b. The grace that transforms those we disciple and keeps transforming us.
c. The grace proclaimed in our ministries and must be prized in our hearts.
d. The grace we point others to and we must run to it ourselves (modelling it).

In the pursuit of making disciples, we cannot rely on past successes and experiences to make disciples today. We need renewed strength and His wisdom to faithfully make new disciples. We need a fresh taste of God’s grace for each moment we serve. The grace that is in Christ Jesus is found in God’s Word, which not only is able to make us wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus but also to equip us for every good work. Therefore, Paul tells Timothy, “But, as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed” (2 Tim. 3:14). This all seems so obvious, but is all too easy to neglect. It is essential that we be daily strengthened by God’s grace for the task of making disciples for our Lord Jesus.

  1. DANIEL LIM: Pray for Pastor Daniel Lim (Living Sanctuary Brethren Church) who gives us the ministry message with the topic: “Spiritual legacy of the Lord’s disciple” (2 Timothy 2:2) on 20 August. Pray that we will have attentive hearts to this message given to us.
  2. GOD’S PEOPLE IN BKC: Abba Father, today as Your warrior I prepare for battle. I claim victory over satan by putting on the whole “Armour of God”! I put on the Girdle of Truth – stand firm in the truth of Your Word and not be a victim of satan’s lies. I put on the Breastplate of Righteousness – guard my heart from evil and remain pure and holy, protected under the blood of Jesus. I put on the Shoes of Peace – stand firm in the Good News of the Gospel so Your peace will shine through me and be a light to all I encounter. I take the Shield of Faith – be ready for satan’s fiery darts of doubt, denial, and deceit and not be vulnerable to spiritual defeat. I put on the Helmet of Salvation – keep my mind focused on You so satan will not have a stronghold on my thoughts. I take the Sword of the Spirit – the two-edged sword of Your Word in my hands to expose the tempting words of satan. By faith I prepare to live this day in spiritual victory! AMEN.
  3. CHURCH LEADERSHIP:
    “Remember your leaders, who spoke the Word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:7-8).
    Elders: Khoo Teng Cheong (Chairman), Paul Chan, Chia Eng Chuan, Robert Chua, David Lee, Loon Sum Loon, Richard Tio, David Tan, Lee Chee Kwang, Loo Choo Woon, and Yew Kok Chee. Pray for Eugene Seow and his wife who have gone to the USA to live with his family.
    Advisory Elders: Eric Ang, Gan Teck Chuan, Charlie Chan and Francis Maniam.
    Deacons: Lim Huey Sheng (Chairman), Burton Chia, Dr Jonathan Choo, Oh Shih Ming, Margaret Tio, Simon Wong, Leong Che Yeong, Billy Foo, Ruby Foo, Benjamin Pang, Ee Gek Meng, Anthony Koh, Chai Yoong Choi and Wong Hong Ting.
    Pray for all our Elders, Advisory Elders and Deacons, as servants of the Living God, to have a vital and vibrant relationship with the Chief Shepherd, our Lord Jesus Christ.

SUN SERVICE STARTS AT 8.00 AM

 Date: 20 August 2017
TOPIC
Spiritual legacy of the Lord’s disciple
2 Timothy 2:2

SPEAKER: 
Pastor Daniel Lim
(Living Sanctuary Brethren Church)

WELCOME TEAM
Tan Jee Ling & Noni Tan

MUSICIANS
Pianist: Andy Lee
Organist
: Christina Chua

PRAYER REQUESTS
Elder Robert Chua and Elder Richard Tio will gladly spend time with you in private prayers after the morning service.

SUN SERVICE STARTS AT 8.00 AM

 Date: 27 August 2017
TOPIC
Faithfulness of the Lord’s disciple
2 Timothy 4:7-8

SPEAKER: 
Dr Gregory Denysschen
(Evangelical Reformed Church in South Africa)

WELCOME TEAM
Florence Tan & Noni Tan

MUSICIANS
Pianist: Andre Maniam
Organist
: David Mitchell

PRAYER REQUESTS
Elder Khoo Teng Cheong, and Elder David Lee will gladly spend time with you in private prayers after the morning service.

VERSES FOR THE WEEK

“And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer.”

2 Timothy 2:2-4

2017 THEME

2016 theme

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SENIOR CITIZENS MINISTRY
Thu, 24 Aug, 9.30 am – 1 pm
Praise Dance Exercise
Followed by Bible Study with Chia Eng Chuan


PRAYER MEETING
Fri, 25 Aug, 7.45 pm
Topic:
Jesus: Mediator – He always lives to make intercession.
(Heb 7:23-25; 1 Tim 2:5-7)
Prayer Focus:
Ezra CG, & the sick and needy
The meeting will be led by Leong Kok Weng, David Lee, & Margaret Tio
All are encouraged to come for prayers.


SPIRITUAL WARFARE CONFERENCE
Sat, 26 Aug, 9 am—5 pm @ Main Hall
Cost: $15 (incl. of lunch & 2 tea breaks)
Contact: call 63455752 or email office@bethesdakatong.org
(view A5 flyer)


Registration on via SMS or WhatsApp with your name and guest name(s) to 81261986. Please quote “Alpha Reg”. Last day to sign up is 1 September 2017. Thank you.


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