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Happy Thanksgiving!
Written by Conrade Yap   
Monday, 14 October 2013 08:58

A friend of mine used to remind me that there is a difference between American version of Thanksgiving and the Canadian version. Firstly, the former is usually celebrated in November, while Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving in the middle of October. Secondly, for Americans, Thanksgiving has relatively greater religious significance, in connection with the early religious background of pilgrims from Europe. In contrast, for Canadians, it is being grateful for the bountiful harvest and plentiful resources in the country. While there is a difference in terms of history, dates, and religious significance, many families and friends from both countries have one thing in common: Gratefulness. Whether it is being thankful to Someone or ‘something,’ thankfulness is one of the most profound things that we can do for one another. In North America, it is an acceptable term to say “Thank you” at the end of being served, when making a request, or when acknowledging the presence of people. When driving, when someone lets us pass, we wave our hand as a symbol of gratitude. For Christians, thanksgiving is not just an event. It is our language.

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Wisdom from Above
Written by Conrade Yap   
Monday, 07 October 2013 00:00

Therefore, in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.”  (Acts 5:38-39)


Subject: Wisdom from Above will Last


As we journey through the Book of Acts, one of the remarkable things we discover is that the Holy Spirit works not only in the lives of believers but also non-believers. We see how the Holy Spirit came upon the people at Pentecost (Acts 2). We see how the Holy Spirit gathered the Early Church as a caring and sharing community (Acts 2:42-47; Acts 4:32-37). We see how the gospel was preached by the disciples. We even read about the judgment by the Holy Spirit on the deception of Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:1-11). Today, we read about the way the Spirit moved a Pharisee to rescue Peter and the apostles.


When God moves, God can use anyone, even non-Christians. Gamaliel is a well respected Pharisee in the first century. Known for his moderation and careful words, even the influential group of Sadducees at the Sanhedrin will listen to his counsel. Note that the Pharisees and the Sadducees cannot get along theologically. Yet, for this one instance, Gamaliel’s wise words reminded all of them that wisdom that originates from humans will not last. Wisdom that is from God will last. How true that is.

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Responding to Adversity
Written by Conrade Yap   
Monday, 30 September 2013 00:00

 

Subject: Responding to Adversity


Adversity is a part of life. Some we handle well, others not so well. When adversity happens, it is easy to say things like: “Don’t worry, it’ll get better,” or “You can do it buddy!” or “When the going gets tough, the tough gets going.” Unfortunately, these become mere words when adversity hits hard.


There is a story about a Kenyan missionary who encountered a little girl in an impoverished village. Despite her frail and malnourished body, she exhibited a beautiful smile, that hid a tragic early childhood. Her father died soon after she was born. Her mother died when she was three. Her next of kin, an aunt, was so sick that instead of the aunt taking care of her, she ends up taking care of her aunt!  At such a young tender age, this girl experiences life as a lonely orphan, a poor peasant, as well as a young caregiver! When asked about the name of her hometown, she said: “Miseri.” For the locals, this word means “Egypt” in the Swahili language. For the rest of the world, the word bears close resemblance to the English word, “misery.”

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Here are some new songs that we’ve recently introduced,

He's Always Been Faithful to Me

What a Beautiful Name

Perfect Wisdom of God

My God

 

Here are some songs that we've recently sung in worship:

Open the Eyes of My Heart

Lord I Need You

Jesus Messiah

Faithful One

You Are My All In All

Here I Am To Worship

 

 

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