Pastoral Message

Each week one of the pastoral staff prepare a message for the congregation.

Celebrating the Life Giver

Today, we celebrate Mother’s Day—sorry fathers (myself included!), you will have to wait another five weeks for your turn because it’s “ladies first”! This day is dedicated to honour motherhood, to acknowledge and show our appreciation for their self-giving love and their critical role in the upliftment of society. As Christians, it is right for…

An Underrated Virtue That Shines…

When you compliment someone, what are some typical words that you may use? Intelligent, wise, strong, capable… and the list goes on. For many people, the word “gentle” will not come to mind. However, gentleness is part of the fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22-23). This virtue shines like gold and is precious in God’s…

Ps Tan Hui Ru

Love Your Neighbour as Yourself

The Bible tells us to love our neighbours as ourselves (Mark 12:31, Lev 19:18). We all know this. It’s one of the two greatest commandments in the Bible, and it summarises the whole of God’s law together with “love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, and soul”. In theory, we all also…

How can we live a meaningful life?

There is a longing in each of us to live a meaningful life. In his search for meaning, the Preacher had examined and experimented with life and came to this realisation in Eccl 2:10-11, “I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure. My heart took delight in all my labour,…

Pastor Herna

Remain in Jesus

Living apart from someone whom we love is certainly very painful. Separation can destroy a relationship that has been painstakingly built over the years. Jesus knew that in a little while, he would be separated from His disciples—after His death and resurrection, He would go back to Heaven to prepare a place for them before…

“Being with Jesus” Mark 3:13-14

The Lord has impressed upon me from his word such warnings as “pruning branches” so we may bear more fruits (Jn 15), and renewing our “first love” (Rev 2). I have focused on these teachings from Jesus, as sources of my personal walk and renewal. Unless the church knows what God is saying and doing,…

It’s Your Choice

We know that human life is filled with decisions. We must make choices every day of our lives—some of them are insignificant decisions, like what to eat for lunch after Sunday service, while some of them come with life-changing consequences. When it comes to the latter—matters that carries such weight—we often take longer. Or we…

A Virtue Worth Pursuing…

Imagine the following: First, at home, your five-year-old child throws a tantrum and refuses to follow your instructions and creates a mess. Second, at work, you have a colleague who often makes simple mistakes thus creating problems that result in logjams in your group project. Third, in church, you are frustrated with a member who…

Ps Tan Hui Ru

Interdependence

Christians are part of the Body of Christ, interdependent on each other (1 Cor 12:12-31) – many of us know this and understand this, at least in theory. We know that we need different gifts in the church, we know that no one gift is more exalted than another, and we know that we should…