"We are not what we wear but what our heart condition is."
This Pandemic is not good. It has brought pain, misery, destruction and even death to so many people and nations. We need to pray for it to be defeated as soon as possible.
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover, whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified” (Rom. 8:28-30)
Paul did not say, “all things are good...” but God causes “all things work together for good to those who love God....” Contrary to the fear of many, God’s purpose for our lives and the Church is not in any way distorted by the Pandemic that is ravaging the world today. He is using this present situation to fulfil His divine purpose. His greatest purpose is to change us so that we will be “conformed to the image of His Son...” Jesus Christ.
We must take this time to examine ourselves before the Lord:
“Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? —unless indeed you are disqualified” (2 Cor. 13:5)
Are we still in the faith?
Are we still in love with Jesus? Do we still believe and stand on the unchanging Word? Worshipping, hearing God’s Word and serving God today is so very inconvenient and we become easily distracted when we have to go online. All the “trimmings” like the worship team, the comfort of a building, etc. that we are so used to are now no longer available.
Always remember, we are not what we wear but what our heart condition is. Are Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God still our treasure? “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matt. 6:21).
How are we serving?
The fire of trials and hardship will reveal the motivation and quality of our service. We are just servants (bond slaves) given the privilege to serve the sovereign God. We just have to do our part and leave the rest to God. It is God who brings the increase.
“I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. Now he who plants, and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor. For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building” (1 Cor. 3:6-9)
The foundation and superstructure of our ministry is Jesus Christ:
“According to the grace of God, which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire. (1 Cor. 3:10-15)
I want to encourage everyone of you to trust in our heavenly Father, who loved us enough to send His Son to die on the cross for us. He continues to love us and will “give us freely all things…”
“He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things” (Rom. 8:32)
Pastor Ong Sek Leang & Pastor Nancy Ong
Our Staff gathers to pray for the church, nation and the personal needs of the members, every Tuesday and Thursday from 9.15am – 10am.
We would love to stand with you in prayers! Drop in your personal prayer requests – either via your zone pastor or our website –
Join us every Friday for our Spiritual Lunch over zoom.
Every Friday, 12.30 pm – 1.15 pm
Come and join us for the corporate prayer as we stand together as one body to pray and intercede. Fast a meal or have it earlier or later. Drop by for a 10 mins, or 20 mins or stay till the end.
Meeting ID: 92840185672 ; PW: 123456
Let us rise up as priests together, as the church to pray and stand in the gap for friends and family, for the church, community and nations. Together, we can thwart the power and plans of the evil one through our prayers and intercession (Lev. 26:8). Say ‘Yes!” to stand in the gap by registering your preferred prayer time slot.
New with us or need us to stand with you in prayer after the service? Join us on our zoom right after the service. Our pastors will be there to welcome and pray with you.
Meeting ID: 964 2529 1580; Pw: metrotab
Log into our weekend services early and welcome the presence of God into our homes as we prepare our hearts to join the Pre-service prayer.
Saturdays, 4.50pm; Sundays 9.50 am & 4.50 pm.
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