SEPTEMBER BULLETIN

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First and foremost, we thank God for the wonderful celebration of MAD Mid-Autumn Merdeka Carnival, for the good turnout and meaningful time of fellowship we had, and also for your partnership with us in this endeavor of being a blessing to the community. Though MAD carnival has come to an end, the real work of following up has just begun, and I want to take this opportunity to encourage you in the continual follow up of your guests, to daily commit them to the Lord in your prayer, and take the initiative to invite them to church and the Alpha course!

Secondly, as Malaysia celebrates her 62nd Merdeka (and her 56th year of formation on 16th Sept), we thank God for how far we have come as a nation, for His sovereign hand in guiding us through the thick and thin of things, and especially in the birth of a New Malaysia back in May last year. Despite of her shortcomings, Malaysia is still our home and it is right for us to be grateful and show her our deepest love and appreciation.

We pray that the theme of this year’s National Day and Malaysia Day – “Sayangi Malaysiaku: Malaysia Bersih” (Love our Malaysia: A Clean Malaysia) – will be a growing reality in the heart of the people and every facet (governmental and non-governmental) of the nation. Loving Malaysia is an invitation to all citizens; therefore, I trust that everyone is capable of showing it and doing it. You do not need to be in the government wielding power or similar platforms of influence to give something back to Malaysia. All of us can contribute in some ways to a better and cleaner Malaysia, for example:

– Start small by improving on our attitude toward those in authority.
– Be more diligent in obeying traffic rules.
– Picking up after ourselves in restaurant.
– Fostering multi-cultural friendships to celebrate our diversity.
– Respecting one another by being punctual.


As Christians, we also want to take seriously Paul’s command for us to pray for “all those in authority, that we may lead peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness” (1 Tim. 2:2). Not only do we pray for those in the government, but also for leaders of various institutions that shape our cultural values and priorities – educators, scientists, media executives, and so on. We pray that in their work, they would promote truth rather than falsehood, justice rather than injustice, unity rather than disunity. We ask God to give these leaders wisdom, that they might exercise their authority well on behalf of our nation. We believe in the priority of prayer, as Charles Spurgeon once said, “more history made in the prayer closet than in the national cabinet.”

Thirdly, in the pursuit of a cleaner Malaysia, we want to reflect on our relationship with the Lord. “Who may ascend the hill of the LORD?” the psalmist asks. He then answers, “he who has clean hands and a pure heart” (Psalm 24:3-4). Does our thought, words, and deeds reflect the purity and integrity that God demands? Are we adjusting our lifestyle in accordance to God’s desire for us to have clean hands and pure heart? We are called by Jesus to be the pure “salt of the earth” (Mt 5:13), and followers of Christ should be “in, but not of the world” (Jn 17:14-18), standing out as flavor-enhancing people that enhance the life and culture in this world.

Let us then continue to press on to live a life that pleases our Lord in faith and repentance (turning to Him for cleansing), and in daily abiding, obedience, and worship unto to him. Only then, will we be a people of God with “clean hands and pure hearts,” transforming our families, communities, and nation as “salt of the earth.”

Pastor Jeremy Lim
Pastor in charge of Missions

PULPIT SERIES

JUDGES

Faulty Heroes, Faithless People, Faithful God

ENGLISH PULPIT SERIES

1 Sept – Jephthah: From Zero to Hero (COMBINED SERVICE) – Judges 11-12
– Elder Tham Kong Weng

8 Sept – FREE TOPIC- Bishop Hwa Yung

15 Sept -How low can you go? the failure of discipleship – Judges 17-21
– Pastor Tan Yu Yong

22 Sept – At the Crossroads – Cheong Chee Wai

29 Sept – GOSPEL Message – Dr. Kevin Higgins

 

CHINESE PULPIT SERIES

1 Sept – Jephthah: From Zero to Hero (COMBINED SERVICE) – Judges 11-12
Elder Tham Kong Weng

8 Sept – Faith in Uncertainty – Daniel Lim

15 Sept – Why me – Pastor James Yong

22 Sept – Return to God – Dr Tan Nget Hong

29 Sept – RISE UP! Our next generation for Jesus! – Calvin Choong

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