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Appreciating Your Pastor/Elder/Leader
Written by Conrade Yap   
Friday, 01 October 2010 16:37

Title: Appreciating Your Pastor/Elder/Leader
Written by: Conrade Yap
Date: 1 Oct 2010

For many Church sectors, October is "Clergy Appreciation Month." During this time, individual church members and friends are encouraged to do something to show their appreciation to those who have been serving them faithfully in ministering to them, especially those in the ministry of preaching and teaching. The rationale is based on Paul's exhortation to Timothy.


"The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching." (1 Tim 5:17)


How can you participate? Here are some tips which you can consider doing.


1) Write them a card or send them an email of encouragement.
2) Bake them something. Keep it simple.
3) Volunteer yourself for some ministry opportunity;
4) Pray for them, and let them know that you are praying for them.
5) Buy them coffee
6) Reduce your criticism
7) Do not gossip or say negative things about them behind their back;
8) Tell them you appreciate them by giving them a warm hug.



Most importantly, when your heart is willing, you will surely discover creative ways to appreciate the clergy in your churches.



Last Updated on Saturday, 02 October 2010 23:31
Giving Thanks Over Meals
Written by Conrade Yap   
Friday, 19 November 2010 16:18


Written by: Conrade Yap

Date: 19 November 2010


In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” (1 Thess 5:18)


Dressed in a suit, the man purchases his food at the cafeteria. As colleagues gather around the lunch table, some dig in immediately into their piping hot food. Others wait. A woman and a man sitting across each other pause. Even as the hungry ones munches away the food, the two persons bow their heads. After a short silence, they whisper an ‘Amen,’ and life suddenly goes back to normal. Now everybody eats.


So you’re a Christian?” asks the man with food still in his mouth.


How does anyone know that a person is a Christian? In our secular society, believers giving thanks before food is one of the most evident signs of demonstrating our Christian faith. It is a time when their world stops to remember the Creator. It is that sacred moment when believers acknowledge all good things come from above. If God had not enabled, feasting is not possible. In this article, I will suggest that giving thanks is not simply the literal words uttered, but the graciousness displayed that comes from a grateful heart.

Works That Last
Written by Conrade Yap   
Friday, 03 December 2010 00:00

TITLE: Works That Last
Date: 3 Dec 2010

What is life all about? When one comes face to face with mortality, one starts to ask questions. When one suffers pain, suffering or loss, one starts to ask what is the meaning of life. I will venture to suggest that everyone of us, at some point of our lives, whether up or down, rich or poor, healthy or sick, happy or sad, we will ask what are the kinds of works that we ought to do. What kind of work will bring lasting memories and long-term goodness for all? In times like these, let's remember the words of the poem below.


“Two little lines I heard one day,Traveling along life’s busy way;
Bringing conviction to my heart, And from my mind would not depart;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.


Only one life, yes only one, Soon will its fleeting hours be done;
Then, in ‘that day’ my Lord to meet, And stand before His Judgement seat;
Only one life,’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.

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