Pastoral Message (Page 3)

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

Deuteronomy 6:6-7

 6“These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” In Deuteronomy, parents are instructed to diligently teach their children at every opportunity.…

Ps Tan Hui Ru

A Burden Or A Joy?

           Discipleship is often expressed in two very contrasting ways – as a burden that is difficult to carry and costs us everything (Luke 9:57-62), and as a joy that makes work light (Ps 100:1-2, Matt 11:28-30). It’s often hard for us to hold these two in balance with each other. Equally often we emphasise…

Worrying Is Worrying

Imagine the following scenarios. First Scenario        Kelly’s son, John, is struggling in school. He has been failing his assessments and the PSLE is looming. Dismayed at his lack of progress, John is at a quandary as to what to do. His mood has changed from being cheerful to being sullen and unresponsive. Kelly’s heart…

The Community of God

“I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you … I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one. I in them…

Pastor Herna

Meekness

Many tourist attractions offer horse-riding experiences. These horses have been trained so they will not run like wild horses. As a result, tourists can safely ride on them. By nature, a horse is strong and can run fast but when it is controlled by a bit and bridle, it can stop doing so as it…

A New Identity and Mission (1 Peter 2:9)

This is a story about Rabbi Akiva, a renowned and revered Jewish rabbi of the first century. One late afternoon, Rabbi Akiva was on his way home to Capernaum. As he walked, he was also meditating and reciting the Scriptures.  He was so focused that he didn’t realize that he had taken a wrong turn.…

Ps Tan Hui Ru

Covenant with God

Last Sunday I preached in Gereja Kristus Yesus Journey on Nehemiah 9:1-38. And if you look at Nehemiah 9, much of it recounts what God has done in the world as well as in Israel’s history, with the conclusion that God truly is faithful beyond human reasonableness, so Israel re-commits herself to God as His…