Pastoral Message (Page 2)

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

The Posture of Listening

What should I do with my life? Who should I date? Should I get married? Who should I marry? What course of study should I pursue? Which tertiary institution should I go to? What job should I take up? How do I know I’m making the right decisions? These are just a few of the…

God’s Gift

A strong sense of guilt engulfed Steven as he had not spent quiet time with God for two months. One evening, out of obligation, he went to his study and started praying to God. “Dear God, I am sorry for not spending time with you but I have many problems to tackle. I am facing…

Ps Tan Hui Ru

Time for Disciple-making

Singapore is a very busy place to live in. It feels like everyone, even children, have their calendars chock-full of events – things to do, places to be. And it just seems that if there isn’t a “serious” item on the agenda for that time slot, it’s up for grabs for something else. There’s a…

Pastor Herna

One Story, Two Perspectives

A famous author sat in his study, took out his pen and started writing: “Last year, I had surgery to remove my gallstones. I had to lie in bed for a long time. In the same year, I turned 60 and entered retirement age. I left the job that I really enjoyed doing, at a…

Ps Tan Hui Ru

A Resolution for Growth

Today is the very last day of 2023. And while there’s nothing really but a societally imposed difference between today, the last day of 2023, and tomorrow, the first day of 2024, it’s still a useful marker for us. It’s a time when people reflect about the year that has passed and start thinking about…

Drawing closer to Him

The birth of Jesus is momentous and changed the course of world history. More importantly, Jesus offers eternal life to whosoever believes in him. Due to him, countless lives have been transformed and spiritually uplifted. One evening, as I reflected on the birth of Jesus, the following thoughts came to my mind: In view of…

Pastor Herna

Christmas through the Eyes of Joseph

I love country songs, partly because they often tell a story. Brad Paisley’s country song He Didn’t Have to Be tells the story of a single mother who is hoping for a remarriage but potential suitors are put off by the fact that she has a little son. The little boy cannot do anything but…

Ps Tan Hui Ru

As Iron Sharpens Iron

Humans are hard. That’s not a typo or a grammatical error, by the way. Being human is hard, being around humans is also hard, relating to humans is hard. This is true everywhere. But when faith and discipleship come into this equation, many times it means humans are harder. There’s just more at stake when…

The Other Lion

What comes to mind when you picture a lion in your mind? For me, the verse from 1 Peter 5:8 pops into my head right away —“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” But as we dwell upon the imagery a…