Our English Service aims to bring about a grounded belief in Christ through deep understanding of His Word. It sets the tone for Discipleship and World Evangelization for believers, equipping them thoroughly for good works in the last days. Our sermon carries a spirit that does not make the gospel easy, but helps believers comprehend true humility in the grace of Christ. As it is, the gospel is easy to the humble, and powerful to those who learn true grace.

We initially started the ministry with a small congregation for Emmanuel Youth Fellowship (EYF) where young English-speaking Christians or seekers below the age of 35 gathered for the word. But as of 2018, we have shifted to an English Service to deepen the congregation’s commitment and heart for worship. The English Service is open to English-speaking people of all ages.The weekly English Service messages are shared by Pastor Vincent and Preacher Hui Jun, with Deacon Hooi Ching or Deacon John taking over in their absence.

Counterintuitive and Sufficient Grace of God

We have always heard that there is no free lunch in the world. Thus, we tend to get very suspicious of deals which are too good to be true. Also, we are very used to the idea of “earning for our rewards”, so it feels strange when we do not have to put in efforts to attain something precious. That is why God’s grace is so counterintuitive to the human mind. How is the gospel counterintuitive? How is Jesus enough for all human needs? Find out more through this message.

Jesus Came For His Lost Sheep

What is the significance of the shepherd leaving aside ninety-nine sheep in search of that one lost sheep? What does that tell us about our Great Shepherd (Lord Jesus) relationship with every of His chosen ones? And once a sheep is lost and found, what happens to it from then on? Let us truly know who our Lord is, and what did He do for us through the parable of the lost sheep.

Fear The Vengeance Of The Lord

Sometimes, we have heard so much about God’s love that we’ve forgotten that God does take vengeance upon every injustice. The fact that God takes vengeance upon injustice is not only a stark reminder for us to fear the Lord, but also for us to take comfort in the Lord if we’ve been victimized innocently. Find out how our righteous God exercises his vengeance and his power to repay is not to be reckoned with.

Reconciliation and God’s Sovereign Goodness

One important theme in the Bible is reconciliation – reconciliation with God, with men, as well as the mission of bringing men to reconciliation with God. Are you already reconciled with God? On the foundation of our reconciliation with God, are we also reconciled with men? One key to reconciling with those who have hurt us is to trust in the sovereign goodness of God, but can we believe that God is sovereign yet good at the same time, especially when seemingly bad things happen to us?

Learn To Take Wise Counsel

Listening to the wrong advice could be one of the pitfalls in our life. Sometimes, if there was ever a regret in our life, it is usually not just because we’ve made a wrong decision, but it could be that we have listened to the wrong counsel prior to that. And with the world interconnected now, people are giving unsolicited opinions and advices. So it is important that we learn to take wise counsel in our life. Find out how the Bible instructs us in this area.

What Is Your Plea In The Face Of Christ’s Power?

Knowing and confirming the omnipotence of God is critical to our faith as it shapes who we will ultimately trust and rely on. God’s supremacy is clearly displayed in the Gospels in the account where Jesus overpowers a legion of demons and sends them into a herd of pigs. In the story, we can also see God’s goodness in His mercy for the demon-possessed man.
However, the people who witnessed and heard about this amazing deliverance decided that Jesus should leave their community. In the face of Christ’s power and goodness, will our response be like these people? Or will we commit our lives to Jesus?

It Is Good To Bear Christ’s Yoke

In a world where instant gratification and quick successes are highly sought after, how do we recalibrate our spiritual perspective to see the value in certain burdens and labouring hard on the works that the Lord has set forth for us? Let us expound the verse from Lamentations 3:27, on the true meaning of goodness for a person “to bear the yoke while he is young”.

Jacob Blesses His Sons

There are a few important realities we cannot ignore: the certain eventual death of every man, the definite consequences of sins and the uniqueness of every person. How can the story of a dying Jacob blessing his different sons according to what was appropriate to them also present a noteworthy lesson for all of us? How does the grace of God play out in the death of his saints, in giving blessings to those who repent from sins, and in uniting people with different gifts and inheritance?

Living As Committed Christians In This World Today

We live in a world that promotes keeping options opened. Such non-committal spirit is also prevalent in church and our faith living, diverting Christians from an authentic Christian living. As children of God, we need to return to biblical integrity and understand what it means to live as committed Christians who glorify God. It is counter-cultural and unpopular, but it’s the way to a fruitful and genuine Christian living.

Dealing With The Weaker Brethren

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Feeding On Jesus, The Bread Of Life

The word “faith” has been so loosely used in the Christian world. Sometimes it could be easily perceived as a form of self confidence, or the audacity to make bold claims with a scripture verse. The Lord Jesus however depicted true faith in Him as feeding on Him? Why can’t faith in Christ isn’t just as simple as a mental approval of His divinity? Find out from Pastor Vincent the significance of feeding on Jesus, without which no one can truly receive eternal life.

Testifying God’s Faithfulness

Our typical human nature tends to complain when we meet misfortunes in life, but have God proven your despair and unbelief wrong in the end? Have He surprised you with grace you didn’t imagine? Through the many testimonies of biblical characters, we are reminded that though they also had their share of adversities and despairing moments, God kept His promises to them ultimately. How about your own testimony? Are you able to confirm God’s faithfulness in your life and share those testimonies with people around you?

Leading As A Follower Of Christ

To lead or not to lead? That is not a question for believers. God has called us to be “rulers over the works of His hands” and we are to be stewards of His creation. As faithful servants, we must be prepared to lead – starting from leading a godly life, to leading our family and work teams, and leading others to Christ. As the world flaunts the greatness of its godless leadership models, believers must go deeper into the Scripture to find freedom and empowerment in a Christ-centred steward leadership model.

When God Puts Us To The Test…

Tests are common in our lives. Yet, when tests are given by God, how should we understand and respond to it? Let us understand the significant of God’s test, especially the difficult ones, and how it will definitely be beneficial in our lives, though we may seem to fail terribly in the process.

The Reality Of Mental Illness

The Church in general is mindful about the rise of mental illness but remain inconclusive about its causality and intervention. What it is doing at best now is to combine both science and religion in dealing with it. Some in the church think that mental illness is a physiological problem that needs medical intervention. Some think that is the cause of demonic activity that needed to be delivered by prayers and programs of deliverance. Yet, what does the Bible really says about it? Hear from Pastor Vincent Choo about his take on mental illness through his intentional study of the scripture.

In The Waiting Room

As much as we hate to wait, in reality, each of us is in some kind of waiting. Waiting can be draining and disheartening, so we sinners tend to take things into our own hands, which are often regretful. In Isaiah 40:31, the bible says that for those who wait upon the LORD, their strength will be renewed. With this promise, waiting can be hopeful and glorious. God is never too late nor too early; His well-timed grace is more precious than what we think we need.

Wobbly Idols, Steady God

What is the most dangerous sin that we need to guard ourselves against, which the Bible repeatedly warn us about? Is God’s presence a blessing or trouble for you? What if you sometimes secretly feel in your heart that God seems to have lost – lost to sin, suffering, the world’s culture, people who do not fear Him?

The Brevity Of Human Life (Time)

Have you considered the possibility of your own or others’ death? In Asian culture we are in, death is such an unpleasant topic, so much so that we sugarcoat it at times or avoid the topic completely. But the Bible has never kept us ignorance about our death, neither did God sugarcoat it. Human life is shorter than we know, and often full of toil and trouble. As the psalmist prayed, we truly need to restore the earnest prayer of “numbering our days, so that we may get a heart of wisdom.”

Blessed To Bless

It is simplistic to think that God’s people will be exempted from troubles in life. Christians are also hit by global crisis, such as the current pandemic, but are you able to confirm how God is showing you special care despite the difficult situation you are in? As you taste more of God’s blessings, are you also more willing to be a channel of blessing to others, showing them God’s kindness and glory?

How To Be In This World But Not Of It?

The big idea of “we are in the world but not of it” has become a cliché in the Christian world. But the key is “HOW?”. Many believers have developed their own standards or way of living that “not of the world” kind of faith. Yet, they may have missed what the Bible clearly taught in this sense. Find out from this week’s sermon about “HOW” to live God pleasing life in this world facing its practicalities.

Combating Boredom

Are you someone who is easily bored? Do you feel increasingly listless and isolated especially with the Covid restrictions? Though it may sound petty to be complaining about boredom, can you identify some real dangers of boredom? What if you also find God a bore and prayers unexciting? How then can we combat boredom so that our lives can be joyful and meaningful again?

A Different Kind Of Love In Christ

The Christian love is one that transcends familial ties. The thought that we, the Church, are set apart from the world as a group of people, given the heavenly hope, this kind of relationship is unique and exclusive in nature. Yet, how do we really live out this love relationship with our fellow brethren?

The Gospel And Racism

We know that racism is wrong, but why is it wrong in view of biblical reasons? While the world offers its solutions like government programs and public education, how should we deal with racism in the biblical way? Lastly, should we be forthcoming about the deeply entrenched problems of each different race?

Sinful Man Fleeing A Merciful God

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A Godly Man, A Godly Father

In the last days where wickedness abounds, is it possible for one to be faithful in his walk with God? Is it possible for godly families to be raised? The bible showed us that where sin increased, grace increased all the more. God has His voice for every generation, can you hear Him today? If you do, God will certainly raise you up to bless many around you, including your loved ones.

Uncertain Move With God’s Assurance

What does it mean to have a God who is always with us and who is for us? One assurance is that whenever we seek Him with our heart, especially in times of uncertainty, He will be found by us to provide us with timely answer and help. Importantly, since we belong to this one true and faithful God, we should not be influenced by the religions and cultures of the world, but be set apart for Him.

Understanding Homosexuality

The modern church is caught in a great dilemma in dealing with the homosexuals today. While the Bible is clear about the reprobation of the homosexual’s practices, it is also at the same time, calling us to seek their redemption and healing. So what is it that love demands us to do for the homosexuals?

Finding Assurance In Uncertainties

Most people view ‘uncertainty’ as a bad thing, because people in general do not like ambiguity, but we like to know what to expect, and be in control. When we cannot have control over our lives, we feel frustrated. But instead of giving us control and clarity, God wants to give us a better gift — God Himself. Are you feeling worried and fearful because of uncertainties? How can you find assurance in the face of uncertainties?

Emotions And Emotionalism

Being able to express our emotions freely and rightly gives us our humanity. Yet, one of the tragedy in today’s church is an overdoes of it. Emotionalism arises as one of the greatest enemy of the 21st century church. Increasingly, psychological skills are being used to draw big crowds into churches. Find out about the pitfalls of emotionalism and how believers must avoid it at all cost.

What Are You Planning For?

While we are embroiled in planning for our future, did we actually plan for eternity? Find out why we are morally liable for the plans we have for ourselves, and how should we really plan our lives as believers of God.

The Secret To Forgiveness

We all have been wounded in big or small ways, sometimes people looked down on us, sometimes they took advantage of us, sometimes they forgot about us, and sometimes words of hate turn into actions of harm against us. How should we deal with these? God calls us to love even our enemies, which includes forgiving others. But what if we still struggle to forgive? In fact, forgiveness is at the heart of Christianity. To forgive may be a hard thing to do, but it brings greatest freedom.

Honoring Our Parents

Our relationship with our parents is one which cannot be severed, and God values this relationship enough to include it in the Ten Commandments, telling us to honor our father and our mother. The dynamics between us and our parents also change as we grow from young children to adult children. While it is easier to obey our parents when we were young, when we grow older, more independent and capable, there is this possibility of despising our aged parents. What about those parents who hurt us, or parents who are not believers? Why and how should we honor our parents?

Testing For Transformation

The God we worship is a living God, and His word is also alive and effective. Thus, if anyone claims to believe God’s word, he will have some kind of life transformation over time. God gave us certain tests and trials in our lives so that we are convinced that we must fully trust Him and be God-driven, instead of stubbornly choose to trust our own wisdom and ways. Because He wants to use us, He will test us, to see if our faith is real and submission is sincere. When God tests us, can we pass the tests, and can He find true transformation in us?

Work and Marriage

With the introduction of modern ideas like career advancement, woman’s aspiration, working round the clock through digital connection, societal suggestions about what is significant and what is the not-so-significant work and such, the biblical man and woman’s designated role in a marriage seems to be irrelevant. How can Christian marriages still stay intact and healthy with the changing nature of work in this era?

Building A Blessed And Godly Family

Family is our most important human relationship. Yet, it can go both ways; the dearest family can be God’s channel of strength and comfort to us, but at the same time, the devil also often uses the family to attack us. Family is the closest relationship, but precisely because of that proximity, it is also the relationship in which the weakest and ugliest side of humans is shown most easily and hurts most intensely. Thus, we need to understand how to restore a blessed family relationship in Christ.

What Is The Will Of God?

The most often asked question by Christians is probably: “What is the will of God?” Yet, the incorrect way to answer this question is to cherry pick some scripture verses, or regard some desired outcomes as the definite will of God. In this sermon, Pastor Vincent teaches us how to understand the will of God systematically and comprehensively. Find out how by knowing the will of God, will actually give you answers, even in your most grievous and painful situation.

God’s Discipline, Man’s Repentance

Sometimes, even though evil seems to get its way temporarily, God will eventually prove that He is just and will bring about judgment for sin. For those who have done wrong yet did not repent, even if they do not see any ‘bad’ consequences yet, they will still have a strange, subtle fear within them. Whenever something unpleasant happens to them, they may wonder if that is God’s punishment for them. Unless there is real repentance followed by concrete transformation, they will always be accused and gripped by fear.

For Those Whom God Foreknew

Many Christians think that “foreknowledge” is this, i.e, God from the eternal past is looking down the tunnel of time, and then He saw how each and every individual man will react to the salvation presented by His Son, Jesus Christ, and God will then make a reciprocal will to predestine them unto Salvation. Find out why is this a totally erroneous view of both “foreknowledge” and “predestination”.

Responding To God’s Revelation

We are generally curious about our future and God’s plan. But why do we really want to know God’s revelation or word? Is it because we want to obey God and adjust our plans around His? Or will we think of ways to escape from God’s plan after knowing that it is different from ours? In fact, when God reveals His will and plan to man, He meant to bring about a blessed response from man, for man to repent, turn to Him, submit to Him and share the good news of salvation to others. Can you discern God’s will today, and how do you respond to it?

Before The Cross Of Jesus

Before the Calvary Cross, the greatest salvation was accomplished through the most horrific and brutal execution. God has bought the souls of men with the greatest price, yet today many have cheapened God’s grace thinking that anyone who is in church, or had some encounters with God are set on a path to heaven. Yet the scene before the Cross tells us otherwise. As the Lord says: “Many are invited, but few are chosen”.

Wait On Others While Waiting For God

Often, people find it reasonable to be immersed in self-pity when life turned against them. Yet, self-pity only paralyses a person and makes one more upset. One effective way of diverting away from self-pity is to attend to others’ needs rather than focus on our own suffering. Even if we are forgotten for the kindness we have shown, God will surely remember us and fulfill His glorious will on us.

Loved and Chosen by God

There are two erroneous teachings with regard to salvation in the church today. One of which gives false assurance, while the other advocates justification by merits. We must avoid both pitfalls. Let us go back to the Bible to find true assurance that we are loved and chosen in Christ.

Seduced But Not Snared

In a fallen sinful world, temptations keep coming at us through relentless invitation, persuasion and aggression. Although we cannot control if temptations will strike us unwarned, we can choose to resist them when they come. Particularly, how can we guard ourselves from sexual temptation and not be seduced by it nor stumble others?

Deceiving and Being Deceived

Most people standard of judgment of what is said is true is as long it sounds right. For example, as long a sermon sounds resonating or a prophecy sounds pleasing, then it should be fine. Yet often times, we didn’t examine to see if it matches the sum of truth of God’s word. As deception continue to infiltrate the church and many believers mind, it is important to recognize who are the ones deceiving and are being deceived.

Greatest Blessing: “God Is With Us”

Are you able to see that God is with you, even in hard times? What impact does God’s presence have on you? The Bible tells us that, “the Lord was with Joseph and he became a successful man”. Does God define success and prosperity in the same way as the world? If it is different, how different? How should Christians measure success? What happens if you make the source of all blessings – Jesus the Overseer of your life?

Festive Mission and Watchfulness

Chinese New Year is perhaps the most important holiday to the Chinese. Yet, while we celebrate, we also need to be watchful for the various forces of idols which work especially hard to capture people’s hearts and minds during this festive season. When things are happy, we tend to let our guard down, but we need to know that there is spiritual battle behind the beautiful new clothes, festive feasts and happy atmosphere. The happy mood must not distract us from God’s purpose, which is to seize the opportunity to show God’s love and share the gospel to our loved ones.

The “Why and How” of Holy Communion

Some of the most intense theological battles were fought in church history with regards to Holy Communion. Some have even developed skewed doctrine pertaining to the Sacrament. Yet, the underlying reason could be that the Church is concerned about the life and worship involved in its observance. Find out why is the Holy Sacrament important to our Christian living, and how it should be observed.

Grace In Holiness, Holiness In Grace

Do you feel divine grace is out of reach to you? The gospel tells us God extends His grace even to undeserving sinners, and where sin increased, grace increased all the more. But does such grace mean we can feel free to sin more? Certainly not! For God is also holy, and He judges and disciplines sinners.

No Illusion About Comfort In This Life

We all wish to rest from what we deem as laborious. If we ask the question: “Why are we working so hard now?”, the simple answer is so that hard work will end. Yet, why did the Apostle Paul labour till the end of his life? What is so important about laboring that is so glorious? Why shouldn’t we be brought over by the comfort which the World yearns for if we are living an authentic Christian life?

The Need To Be Sober-Minded

To be sober is not just a suggestion, but it is the command of the Lord. Both the Apostle Peter and Paul had given compelling instructions to believers about being sober, and more so in times of trials. Let’s understand what “sobriety” truly means for the Christians.

Resolve To Live A Holy Life

If to be consecrated means to be different, then we need to ask if we truly dare to be different from the world, even when it may come with persecutions? Would we rather be socially acceptable, or God-acceptable? God wants us to start the year right with a consecrated and holy heart. Consecration is not a one-time resolution but a lifetime lifestyle. Even if we are already believers who are serving God, we need to guard ourselves from a “typical” Christian living, which is not what consecration is about. So how can we restore a consecrated lifestyle and serving?

Be Holy And Consecrated

Most people are not so much interested in being holy. Rather, they are more concerned with being happy. Yet, there is a definite link between holiness and happiness, for only when we are right with God then we can taste true and lasting joy. Thus, blessed children of God will pursue holiness. So what does holiness mean? Are we consecrated? How do we know? How can we sustain a consecrated living?

Blessed But Betrayed

We often imagine that to be blessed by God means a comfortable life without suffering. Yet, a promise of blessing does not exempt believers from troubles. God sometimes has a way of keeping His blessings under cover and His providence hidden. However, whatever our circumstances may be, God is always in control, planning for our good and His glory.

Knowing Our Sins

One of the most dangerous things in the church today is that the doctrine of sin is not well taught. Many in the church are beginning to shun messages that give the suggestions of sin. Rather, they love messages that speak about societal issues, morality, or what works for them. Or they embrace messages that boost their self confidence by telling them how loved and favored they are in Christ. Yet the reality is they are nowhere near the kingdom of God if they do not know their sins. Find out why is this critically so.

Go Back To The Lord!

In our Christian walk, we may come to a point where we are not as excited or interested about God like before. Perhaps the word of God starts to sound boring, or we feel very tired of serving, or the world seems more attractive to us than ever. We need to purify our lives from any idols, beliefs, pursuits, selfish desires, etc, that are ‘foreign’ to the Christian faith. Like Jacob, we all have our “Bethel moment” with God, where we encountered Him in a very real and intimate sense. May God help us find back our first love for Him and enjoy walking sweetly with Him again.

About Speaking In Tongues

Tongues speaking has been a much controversial topic in the church today. Why is it so? What are some of the critical arguments we need to know about tongues? And what is the new tongue that Jesus had commanded all Christians to speak?

Crisis Arising From Not Obeying God Fully

Some people may think that partial obedience is good enough, at least it is better than not obeying at all. Compared to the accusations that arise from outright disobedience, partial obedience can make us battle less with whatever is displeasing to God, because we won’t feel as guilty after obeying a little and we think it is enough to satisfy God. Yet, partial obedience is still disobedience. We give the devil a foothold when our obedience is incomplete. God will also discipline His people who do not obey Him fully, so as to bring them back to His wonderful plan and love.

The Holy God, A Holy Life

The World may sneer at us (believers) for being holy. Even most Christians nowadays do not wish to be seen as holy. They rather be seen as wise or loving. Yet in fact, one of the very direct instruction from God to His people is: “Be holy, for I am holy”. Learn what true holiness is, and why it should even precede our understanding of grace.

The Christian Belief and the US Elections

Everyone has their own preferences, so when we talk about politics and voting, the church can easily lose its unity. However, because politics does affect all aspects of our lives (such as our bread and butter or the education of our children), as Christians, we have a responsibility toward the society and the world. Thus, we have to think deeply through the worldview, values and eternal view given to us by God’s word, so that we believers can reach a consensus here. Particularly so in the coming week, where there will be a general election in the US that the world will pay attention to, what insights should we believers have?

Reconciliation Of Brothers

Relationship is a huge part of human life and a broken relationship always pains us. How do you usually deal with tensions in relationships? Whether we are the offending or offended party, what does God tell us about seeking reconciliation and extending forgiveness?

Holy Spirit, The Comforter

There has been so much confusions and chaos in the Church’s understanding of the Holy Spirit nowadays. This is brought about by experiences that went beyond the revelation of the Bible, and from there, comes far-fetched doctrines about the work of the Holy Spirit. Let us be mindful that teachings that misunderstanding the Holy Spirit may lead us down a slippery road in our faith. Listen to Pastor Vincent’s clear teachings about the 3rd Person of the Trinity and restore a clear and unadulterated understanding about Him.

Wrestle With God and Prevail

What do you usually do in your moments of fears and doubts? Do you rely more on your own strength, or sink into helpless lament, or do your problems drive you to draw closer to God, who has all the answers and power? Is prayer your last resort after all other options were exhausted and failed? Or is prayer your first response in handling life situations and problems? In your prayers, do you struggle in order to ask God to accede to your requests, or do you wrestle so that you can eventually submit to His will?

Having The Right Zeal

Some church goers said they used to be zealous but no longer so now. What went wrong? Have they really been zealous for God in the first place? How about some whose zeal has totally went the wrong way? Find out why “zeal” is an attribute which Christians should possess, and yet why we should also be extremely careful about it going the wrong way.

Go Back To The Promised Land

Even if we know God is good, many hurdles stand between us and God as we seek to follow Him. The world is always offering attractive deals, or conversely, threats, to keep us far from God. Thus, God is constantly beckoning those whom He loves to go back to Him, to return to His promises and plan for them. Sometimes, both faith and fear dwell within a believer. On the one hand, we trust that God is good, yet on the other hand, we fear that if we do not do things our way or the world’s way, we may lose out. The more we confirm God’s faithful protection over us, the more our faith can outweigh our fears.

The Restraining Work Of God

Someone asked: “Pastor, what is the worst thing God can do to a sinner besides sending them to hell?” The answer to that is: “When God doesn’t restrain that person anymore”. Find out why the loving God has to restrain us.

God’s Unconventional Blessings

We often have a fixated idea of what constitutes a good life and what blessings mean. We may also have a rigid mindset of how blessings should come, preferably in an easy, comfortable, painless and quick way. Yet sometimes, God breaks our typical expectations, only to surprise us with His unconventional blessings. Indeed, what God has prepared for those who love Him are “what no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” <1 Co 2:9>.

Understanding And Resolving Anger

Some of us have been angry, frustrated and bitter all our lives, and we saw how that volatile emotion have hurt ourselves and our loved ones. Some may be moderate and do not seem to be struggling with violent temperament, but anger could be one of the most common and even powerful attributes we human being possess. We could have in many ways fall into anger knowingly or unknowingly in just a day of our lives. Find out the common causes of anger and how to deal with it.

Mercy In The Mess

Brokenness abounds in a sinful world. Every corner we turn, we can observe broken relationships, shattered hopes, crushed self-esteem, messy lives, etc. Having a broken relationship with God, fallen humans lack the capacity to love perfectly and live in holiness, thus multiplying the brokenness in the world. Yet, the living God still works within the mess, to demonstrate His mercy. God’s people may not be perfect but they are redeemable. If we look to Him in our brokenness, He can ultimately turn our pains into praise.

Discipline for the Loved, Grace for the Unloved

God’s love is holistic and comes to us just the way we need it. When we are on the wrong path, God’s love is shown through His discipline, so that we can follow Him in the right way again. Yet, when we are disappointed in life and feel as if we are forgotten, unloved, inferior, God comes to us with His awesome grace to comfort us and lift us up. We may feel our lives are not at the ideal state yet, but God is progressively fulfilling His good work and promises to us. Let us find strength in His unfailing love!

Finding Meaning In Our Lives

The quest for meaning (significance) is built into our humanness. Everyone of us deep down in our hearts, yearn to be valuable, useful, and that our existence means something to someone. Yet, what is the true meaning of our lives?

“Surely The Lord Is In This Place, And I Did Not Know It”

One great promise of God to His people is “I am with you”. This promise can strengthen our heart and give it rest, whenever we believe. Yet, the truth that “God is with us” is also one that is hard for us to be conscious of moment by moment. For we are more often preoccupied with things in front of us – the immediate pleasures, deadlines, things to do, persons we are facing, etc, than to be mindful of God’s presence. Have you ever encountered God personally? He is with you right where you are, even in your ordinary and mundane circumstances. Open your spiritual eyes to see Him now and find rest in following Him!

Dealing With Diversity, Economy and Fear

A National Day message preached by Pastor Vincent on how to use the biblical lens to see some of the critical issues faced by Singapore and Christian political leaders. May this message help us to pray for our nation practically, and to have good grasp of national and world issues at hand.

Human Weakness Cannot Thwart God’s Plan

Are Christians all of worthy and holy character? People expect them to be. Yet, when we look at the Bible, we may be surprised that many of God’s chosen and blessed people also fall short of a godly character. Today, as with ancient people of faith, we also have many lingering weaknesses even after believing in God. Thankfully, God remains faithful to fulfil His promises in spite of human failings. By His grace, His chosen people will both be blessed as promised but also be disciplined for not fully trusting and obeying Him.

The Pulse Of The Church

What should be the pulse of the Church? What strengthens the Church and keeps it going indefinitely despite trials, temptations and deceptions? Find out why you should be praying earnestly for your church in these times.

Grace-Enabled Diligence

As life gets easier now with technology and Internet, are we also becoming more used to comfort and less inclined toward hard work? Some people may think that receiving God’s redemptive grace means they can take life easy without exerting any effort. No doubt, salvation is by God’s grace alone without any human factor. Yet, God’s grace has an effect, which is to enable us to work hard on what He wills. On the contrary, if we are lazy and idle, we will tempt the devil to lead us astray. So is the grace of God taking effect on us? Are we working hard for the Lord and with His help? What are some hindrances to our diligence? Do we see the joy and blessings of grace-enabled diligence?

Will You Finish Well?

If you consider your past 6 months in Year 2020, would you say you are doing well and will be finishing well for the year? We all desire to finish well, yet what are some obstacles to that? How then can we finish well, pleasing God and having no regrets? Find out from this week’s message.

Comfort And The Cross

Sometimes, living in a comfortable environment may make one resistant to even little inconveniences, but just wish to remain in the comfort zone. In fact, comfort can easily make us spiritually drowsy; it can put to death our God-loving heart and stir up the desires of our flesh. Jesus clearly told His disciples to take up their cross daily. Yet, what cross is there to carry in comfort? Thus, we need to be intentional about carrying the cross even in comfort. Otherwise, our flesh, the world and the devil will devour us. Conversely, if we carry our cross in the comfortable society we are in, God will use us and work through our prayers and lives to influence and bless the people around us.

Family And Society

We often think of the family as one unit and the society as another. The family is managed with love and affection, while the society operates using law and human morals. The family is a place with love, while the society is a place to work and earn money. However, in today’s flourishing online world, if we do not intentionally use the Word of God to protect our family’s ideology, and use the teachings of the Lord to raise our children, we will soon see our own family being assimilated with the social environment.

Godliness With Contentment Is Great Gain

On our journey toward sanctification, one of the most difficult things to achieve is “contentment”. Some people feel that having more materially is good, but they do not realise that their “discontentment” causes them to face great obstacles in pursuing godliness and loving the Lord. Because of their discontentment, they often fall into needless sorrows. The joy that Christians should have is often taken away from their hearts. Therefore, we must truly understand why the apostle said, “Godliness with contentment is great gain.”

The Gospel Is Not A Social Gospel

In the whole of history, the church has two missions. One is to protect the purity of the gospel; the second is to preach the gospel of saving souls. Martin Luther said, “If we preach the gospel clearly and courageously, we will certainly be persecuted.”

Facing Sickness and Death

The Bible not only gives us the assurance of eternal life in Christ, but also the assurance of how we should walk to the end of our lives. In particular, when we are facing the reality of some sickness, or perhaps the disease is not that serious to cause us to lose our lives, but it brings a lot of inconvenience to us and those around us. At that time, how should we face such suffering with the understanding of the Lord’s word? Let us get the answer in this aspect from Paul’s experience today.

The Time Set By God

If we are people who have eternal life, our every moment now is very precious. Even if we go through the vicissitudes of time on earth, we will see the significance of time, and will constantly use every moment to exchange for eternal blessings.

The Worth Of Kinship

Kinship itself is inseparable, and cannot be bought with material possessions, nor can it be explained by reason. Therefore, whether you are a blissful person is not about how accomplished you are or how many friends you have, but it is about whether you and your closest family members love one another.

Living On Earth Yet Seeking The Things That Are Above

The result of seeking the things that are above is to manifest the will of the heavenly God in everything that is done on earth. Thus, if we want to be truly spiritual, we must first understand how to live out the heavenly mystery on earth, so that people around us can see Christ through our actions and give glory to our heavenly Father.

The Spirit Helps Us In Our Weakness

Weakness and inability is inherent in our nature, but the help of the Holy Spirit is the promise and method God has given us. Blessed are those who master this secret! Because they will then be able to declare like the apostle, “For when I am weak, then I am strong.” <2 Co 12:10>

Why Did Calamity Come? When Will It End?

The two most common questions asked by people when sufferings and problems come. What is God trying to do through this whole calamity? Let us find out through this message and realign our understanding with God’s heart.

Let Us Live Up To What We Have Already Attained

In the lesson of faith, if there are no trials of many kinds, faith certainly cannot possibly move to the stage of being mature and complete. However, whenever practical trials come, we will face the spiritual battle that no one desires. Especially, with this pandemic, our faith is constantly being refined and tested. Perhaps the majority view and sentiment hopes that believers do not even meet in groups of ten and below. Certainly, not everyone can withstand such pressure, but the Lord’s word tells us, “Let us live up to what we have already attained.”

You Are Blessed By The Lord

“Blessed by God”, yet our circumstances do not seem to match this? What is the definition of “blessing”? How would a child of God be blessed?

Jacob and Esau: A Look into God’s Election and Human Folly

Which comes first in salvation? Did we first believe in Jesus thus we are saved? Or were we first elected by God thus we could be saved in the end? From the example of Jacob and Esau, it is clear that salvation first came from God rather than any human factor. But while God offers grace, let us not be foolish to miss out on His grace. Often, when we exaggerate our needs and feelings and pursue instant gratification, we fall into folly. But the word of God can make us wise for salvation. Thus, may we treasure the word of God and take it seriously, so that we can stay on the course of wisdom.

New Command To Love

Love is not a new topic for believers. Yet as we lead our lives, our definition of love, as God would have it, can be easily distorted, misunderstood, and instead of being a glorious tool for us to glorify God and love men, becomes experiences that is against our spirit. Let us reexamine what God means by His command to love.

Facing Guilt In Inevitable Circumstances

The problem of guilt exists in the human hearts since the fall of men. It is guilt that brings fear actually. Yet when unforeseen undesirable situation arises, causing some unintended consequences, how do we set ourselves free from guilt then? With the Coronavirus striking the churches and society today, we see people reacted with both guilt and fear. How do Christians overcome our inner struggles?

Let No One Be Stumbled Because Of The Epidemic

As we go through this epidemic, some of our strengths may be revealed, while some of our weaknesses may show. This allows us to understand each other more, and act on the love from God. May none of us be stumbled by this epidemic.

The Epidemic Differentiates And Strengthens People

This epidemic truly differentiates people. When you are in crisis and you have to make a decision, we have to wrestle it through our hearts. This comes with a price but God will surely lead and bear responsibilities. God hears our prayers.

God’s Great Mercy Will Be Shown In The Epidemic

It is where the problem starts, that at the very same place, God’s people will be awaken and God’s mercy is revealed. As the plague continues, let us call out to God and He will show His mercy.

Having Nothing, Yet Possessing Everything

Living in Singapore, we are used to living in comfort, and many believers seek for prosperity and peace. Therefore, when we hear about an epidemic, fear and panic easily enters our hearts, losing assurance and perspective. Many fail to see that God is still blessing, using and renewing His churches. Why is that so? Because our Christian faith has become one-dimensional. When things are good, we rejoice. When things are bad, we are without direction and answers. Therefore, let us look to the scriptures that the Apostle Paul  has revealed on how God gives glory to His people through the path of a paradoxical Christian faith.

Fake News- More Destructive Than The Epidemic

Many people have different analysis and deductions about matters of this virus. People tend to believe those information that are more inclined to their personal views. Amidst these overload of information, what perspectives should believers have? Do we see the motives of Satan behind these fake news?

Relationship Is More Important Than The Epidemic

God created us with feelings for all the different relationships we have. These human relationships help us respect and love each other, especially so in these times of the epidemic. How does God want us to value these relationships we have?

Why Does The Coronavirus First Come Upon Churches?

So why does this epidemic come to the churches? Why does it come upon the believers? What happens when we cannot understand the works of God?

In Times Of Crisis, Pray For The Leaders

Let us pray for leaders of the church to restore their spiritual authority and for the leaders of the nation to have the wisdom and discernment in decision making. 

Is There No Good Thing In The Worst Situation?

During these times of outbreak, there are 2 things we should ponder on restoring in our hearts: Firstly, we should confirm the truth that whatever God has done is good and beautiful. Secondly, God does not only want us to see the beautiful things, but the beauty of who God is. Let us confirm with some testimonies of God’s work amidst our brethren and discover the same grace that is at work in our own lives.

How to Face External Pressure and Inner Guilt?

As our church has confirmed Coronavirus cases, it will follow with some level of fear among people, blame from others and guilt towards those we may have implicated. However, God’s answer to deflect that is for us to know and confirm God’s love in our individual situation. When God’s love comes upon us, it drives out fear. But how do we pursue this love amidst times like these? Pastor Vincent gives us some pointers to hold onto.

Discerning And Responding To God’s Will

Humans are always curious about God’s will, because no one likes to choose the wrong way and suffer loss as a result. But in fact, discerning God’s will is not difficult if we are clear about God’s word.

God Wants A Living Sacrifice

GOD WANTS A LIVING SACRIFICE |
The whole idea about Christianity is about Christ who came to sacrifice and by His sacrifice, He made us a living sacrifice. Yet, how is this possible for our weak human nature?

Life’s Hardest Test and God’s Provision

Sometimes life gets hard, even as we walk with the Lord. Yet, with greater tests and trials comes greater divine grace.

Theme Message of 2020: The Year Of Lasting Christian Faith

Find out the pressing reason why we must build a Christian faith that last in these days.

The Gift Of Perfect Light

Christmas is in fact about light in darkness. Light is what we need to help us see our way and find the Answer we are searching for.

Can Others See That God Is With You?

How does God want us to live with our neighbours? How can people see that the true and living God is with us?

Isaac VS Ishmael: Child of Promise VS Child of Flesh

Although the process of giving up human pride, sins and desires is distressing, it is still wise to obey God, for obedience will be rewarded, but disobedience comes with an agonizing price.

The Answer That Came Late

If our chief joy lies in the final outcome at the end of the wait, then we will be miserable during the wait; but if our highest delight is in the Lord, our hearts will find strength as we wait.  

Is The Quest For Excellence Biblical?

We are living in a merited world, and the quest for excellence does not escape the eyes of men. But is the quest for excellence biblical after all?

Blessed But Barely Saved

In view of God’s righteous judgement, we need to be repentant and vigilant toward sin, grateful that His grace saves those who believe, and urgently evangelise to those who are still lingering outside the door of salvation.

Praying As A Friend Of God And Men

God also calls us His friends, if we do what He commands. As a friend of God, He will make things known to us, and we should share His heart to also pray for those whom He loves.

Prayers: Don’t Trust The Heart, Yet You Need The Heart

In reality, prayer could be the hardest thing to do in our Christian life because of the nature of our hearts. How do we overcome the problem of the heart then?

Abram to Abraham: The Covenant of Circumcision

In the midst of worldly busyness and distractions, it is not easy to keep remembering and trusting God’s promises. Thus, God often uses His word and our life events to remind us and help us confirm His promises.

Is Youthfulness A Hindrance To Spirituality?

Find out this week about how young godly men and women need to guard their hearts and minds and be rightly equipped for this Era.

The GOD who sees ME

Often, what makes it tough for us is not so much the actual problems we face, but because we cannot see God in the midst of our problems. Blessed is the one who sees the God who sees him today!

Believing In God- Our Reward

Even though the faith of we humans is imperfect, it is not the magnitude of our faith, but the Object of our faith, which actually saves us.

Trusting And Acknowledging God First

When we trust and acknowledge God first, above all else, we will see God’s blessed evidences in our lives.

How To Live As Christians In This World?

Jesus prays for us to remain in this World yet be protected from the Evil one. So how should Christians be in and with the World, and yet live as one not of the World?

The Path Of Success VS Failure

Our own best choices and efforts can lead to futility, but only what God promises and provides will endure. May God enable us to always choose right and choose Him!

You Lack “One Thing”

Despite the many things we are doing to experience God’s goodness and have a close relationship with Him, Jesus said, “one thing is still lacking”. What is that”one thing”?

The Proud, The Humble, The Justified

What is our posture as we approach God today – is it with a humble, repentant heart or one laced with self-righteousness?

Finding True Resilience To Live In Adversity

Let us find true resilience so that we can be strong in His grace and edify the weak around us.

Pray And Do Not Lose Heart

Let us be encouraged by the unchanging goodness of God despite perplexities and keep the faith strong by pressing on in prayers.

Taken Or Left Behind?

On the day of Christ’s return, will we be taken up in glory or left behind? Christ will come back anytime, so be ready all the time!

Finding Your Self Esteem In Christ-Likeness

Out of God’s grace, Christ came to redeem the esteem of man. And those who are created in the image of God can only find themselves back by imaging God through Christ-likeness.

Do Not Stop At Partial Faith

What are we looking for when we approach God? Do we have ‘selfish faith’ or ‘saving faith’?

Called By God’s Grace

People of God were called by His grace, not by their own merits. God called those whom He loves to leave the old fallen state and enter into His new grace and blessings.

How To Battle The Flesh?

The flesh is not totally annihilated after regeneration. It merely took a backseat in our life. A true believer has a real war going on within, yet that is the glorious process of sanctification.

God Confused The Proud

Have you ever been played out by your pride before? Pride made humans feel that God is unnecessary and optional. Let us always remember the wise and true words of God through this message.

How To Pray For Singapore?

Find out how we should live as a Christian under a secular government and how we may intercede for our nation.

God Remembers His Covenant

It is most important to restore an “altar-centered”(God-centered) living, always remembering God’s covenant, for God always remembers and honors His promises.

Not Conforming To The World, But Saving It

A lie is telling us it’s perfectly alright to be me-centric and to be without God.
We have to guard against the trap of assimilation and hold tightly to God’s truth.

Are You In Or Out?

All humans face problems in life, and more importantly, the need to resolve the problem of our sins, and the only way of salvation God provided for us is through Christ Jesus. Would you come into the saving grace of Jesus Christ? 

Having Real and Meaningful Friendships in Christ

We’re all born into kinship, but friendships are made. The world is big and our needs are so diverse that our kin cannot be the only ones there for us in our times of need. Yet, can we find true friends who care for us? Find out how true friendship can be forged in Christ.

To Delight Or To Demand?

Do we sometimes feel that God is not appreciative of our obedience and sacrifices? It is easy for us to feel unappreciated or entitled to rewards. However, we need to re-examine the assumptions we are holding onto.

The Heartbeat Of God In Our Community Of Faith

The Heartbeat Of God In Our Community Of Faith

Biblical Stand on Pregnancy, IVF and Adoption

When medical science pushes its limits in reproductive technologies, have we asked what does God says about fertility issues? God does understand the pain of a closed womb and offers hope and alternatives for couples going through those trials.

What Does The Bible Say About Abortion?

Find out what goes on during abortion, and how abortion has been artfully redefined in his Era. God spares no effort to emphasize the sacredness of life and how pro-choice can be more wrong than ever.

Finding God’s Favor In A Corrupted World

Despite sin threatening to separate humans from God and His blessings, God always provides a way of grace out. In every era, God sets aside someone who fears Him, walks with Him faithfully and obeys Him to fulfill the mission He entrusts. Will you be that blessed one?

What Does The Bible Say About Homosexuality?

Homosexuality is not only a big topic in the society, but also one in the church nowadays. Much debates have arisen about the LGBT cause. Are the LGBTs redeemable? Can a person with homosexual inclination be saved? How does LGBT lifestyle actually come about? Let’s find out from the bible and the historical realities.

The Right Heart Of Worship

Sin is always crouching at our door, desiring to have us, but God urges us to rule over sin, by turning to Him in faith. The kind of worship that will please God and give us strength is one in which we offer God our sincere heart, best gift and true faith.

Pray ‘Shamelessly’

God gives His children the privilege of getting His help through prayers. Yet, our problem is giving up too easily on prayers when we do not see immediate answers.

The One Necessary Thing

Jesus tells us that there are actually only a few important things, in fact, only one necessary thing.

Being A Blessing To Our Neighbours

Jesus Himself is the best model of a “Good Samaritan”, who lived out God’s love, by being a friend to sinners and saving sinners through His death and resurrection.

I Have Given You Authority

We, as God’s children, are sent out like lambs among the wolves, into the sinful world. Thus we need authority, so that we will not be at the mercy of the world.

Let Little Children Come To Jesus

Jesus loves little children and those with child-like faith. Let us not be shy to come before Jesus. Let us not create any boundaries to make Jesus inaccessible to anyone.

Marriage: God’s Command, Concession and Calling

Everyone has different marital status and corresponding struggles. Thus, we need to understand God’s command, concession and calling with regards to marriage.

Forgiven To Forgive

By our old self, we cannot easily forgive others, but by our new self in Christ, we can. God forgives us so that we can forgive others. Only the greatest love of God can pacify our deepest wounds.

Living As Children Of God In A Post-Truth Culture

We need to confront reality, yet not merely with a sense of realism, but more importantly, with faith. In a world that cares less for truth, we all the more need to restore and live out truth, as the truth will set us free.

When The Reality Is Far From Our Expectations

When the reality is far from our expectations, our response to God and men will reflect what we truly hold onto in our Christian walk. If it is the promise of God that we hold on to, regardless of unfulfilled expectations, we will pray that God’s grace and truth work in our hearts until we can again be in partnership with God in the things He has set out to accomplish.

Sin Hurts, Truth Heals

We must realise it is not Truth, but sin that hurts. Men, blinded by sins, cannot be broken and healed unless the Light of Truth opens up their spiritual eyes to see the uncleanliness within.

How To Use Your Feelings For the Lord?

Inherently, we all love to feel good, and there is nothing wrong in wanting so, but what could be really wrong is if we stop testing or doing the will of God when we are feeling otherwise.

To Be Winners of Sinners

The heart of God is for His people to turn to Him. That is the role of His church on earth. How should the church balance God’s love and righteousness; care and correction?

Prone to Stray; God to Save

We are all prone to stray from God. The good news is, the Good Shepherd never gives up on His lost sheep. No matter how lost or weak His sheep is, the Greatest God cares for the least of His sheep.

Redefining Greatness

Even if we are not the ambitious type, we also do not hope to be someone small and who is looked down upon. The question is, is it wrong to desire greatness?

Exercise Your Freedom Wisely

The good news for those who believe in Jesus is, Christ has set us free! Yet, the freedom God gave His children is a ‘limited freedom’..

Back to Reality with Authority

We know that the Lord’s authority has already come upon His people, and the Holy Spirit is with us and can empower us. However, the problem is, we sometimes still fail in our race and battles on earth. What went wrong?

Battling Inferiority, Indifference, Lack of Zeal

Society system seems to sound like laws and institutions. Yet if we inquire further, this system is in fact a godless and man-centric mindset, which very quickly develops into a disbelieving culture.. Such a system hurts the human soul and makes it grow cold.

Now, Choose Life Over Death

It’s either we yield our sovereignty to God (from Gospel we’ve heard), or we remain in sovereignty. Or its either we subconsciously yield our will to obey His revealed will or to turn away from it. Even if we remain indifferent, that is already a choice.

Sufferings in the Presence of a Divine Relationship

The most direct and underlying reason to sufferings is “the sense of abandonment”. We will make sense out of everything except the love of God.