Pastoral Letters are weekly communications from our church pastor to the congregation.  They are mostly original reflections on the Word of God in response to church events or current affairs, local or beyond, with the primary intent to exhort Christians to live rightly before God in the real world.  Short bibliographies are sometimes featured towards the same end.

We pray that these writings will be a great blessing to you!

The Dissolving of Doubts — Part 1/8

These series of eight articles were written by Dr Peter Masters and are extracted from https://www.metropolitantabernacle.org/The-Dissolving-of-Doubts-Doubting-Salvation. There is a verse in 1 John 5 which is written for those who doubt whether they have been forgiven and saved by God. It is directed to those who have trusted in Christ,...

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Testimony of Salvation

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come; the old has gone, the new is here” (2 Cor 5:17). If you humble yourself before the Lord Jesus Christ, acknowledge that you are a sinner, ask Jesus to forgive your sins, and receive Him as your Lord and...

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Are You in a Spiritual Deep Sleep?

I was reflecting on the four months since Covid-19 started. How long is four months? Before we know it, we are nearing the end [!] of the year. More importantly: four months of our life have passed by. How important is this time? If someone gives you a large sum...

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Glorify Christ Every Way

When asked late in life what his final words to the church might be, well-known theologian and writer James Innel Packer encapsulated it in 4 words: Glorify Christ every way. Packer had just passed away this year on July 17th, aged 93. He was born in England. In his early...

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Prayer for Our Nation—Happy 55th Birthday Singapore!

SINGAPORE—This year’s National Day Parade (NDP) will focus on allowing Singaporeans celebrate the occasion in their homes, instead of a central location like the floating platform at Marina Bay. Unlike previous parades, Singapore’s 55th birthday bash—which features the theme “Together, A Stronger Singapore”—will see many parade segments moved to the...

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Beware of the Influence of the World-Part 2

In my last pastoral letter, I shared that we are naturally concerned for our livelihood, and that the Lord knows and will meet our needs too (Matt 6:26). I also emphasised, however, that in the process of working hard to earn a living, including attaining good academic results and advancing...

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Beware of the Influence of the World-Part 1

Many of us work very hard to earn a living. Some also struggle to make ends meet. The Lord understands our concerns about our livelihood and he will certainly provide for us as we trust him daily for provision: “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow...

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The Singing of Hymns during Worship Service

On June 18, the government announced that religious organisations can now gather in groups of not more than 50 people. I suddenly grew excited at the thought of gathering to worship and have fellowship together. After, however, a few minutes of carefully reading the official instructions and realizing that live...

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Half-Time Report Card

We have reached the halfway mark in the year. Typically, schools would have completed their mid-year examinations. Likewise, in corporate life, we would have completed our first half-yearly review. Our mid-year examinations or mid-year performance review provides us with a measure on how we had performed in school and at...

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Voting in General Election 2020

Singapore’s general election will be held on 10 July 2020. A total of 192 candidates will contest for 93 seats. In the last few days political parties debated on various issues. The first debate involving seven political parties was broadcast. Straits Times (1 July 2020) writes that “with the worst...

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