Bishop's Message

The cost of true discipleship

The cost of true discipleship

Mar 2017    

‘Discipleship’ may seem to be a well-worn topic, but it is the most important and fundamental condition for the continued growth, vigour and vitality of the church. The church disregards discipleship at its own peril. The gradual demise of churches in the West is testament to this. We are reminded and…

Happenings

Watch your waste line

Watch your waste line

Mar 2017    

Many of us love buffet meals and barbecue cookouts. Buffets that offer “eat-all-you-want for one fixed price” tempt us with a wide array of meats, sausages, seafood, tofu, noodles, vegetables and various other forms of protein and carbohydrates, which are unhealthy when taken to excess. To “get our money’s worth”…

Think

Discipleship and the spiritual disciplines

Discipleship and the spiritual disciplin...

Mar 2017    

The practice of discipleship is well-known among Christians. There are books describing it and materials to help us. But a key question is this: Is our practice of discipleship just technique or does it really help us become disciples? The Greek for “disciple” means “learner”, persons who discipline their life…

REACH OUT

It’s cool to serve the Lord

It’s cool to serve the Lord

Mar 2017    

“I’m going on a short mission trip to Chiangmai.” The usual response to this is, “Cool place!” Sadly, not anymore, as de-forestation has affected the climate of this northern Thai city. Vineyard Methodist School (VMS) in Chiangmai was set up by the Methodist Missions Society (MMS). The school’s mission is…

Reaching out to families in distress

Reaching out to families in distress

Mar 2017    

  “If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:17-18 (NIV)…