President's Messages

A Methodist distinctive for our times

A Methodist distinctive for our times

May 2017     I have sometimes wondered if our church members understand what it means to be a Methodist. Recently, we have had many new members from South India added to our Emmanuel Tamil Annual Conference churches.  They come from many denominations and theological backgrounds. As I went around our congregations to ask...
Worshipping God alone

Worshipping God alone

Apr 2017    

Whenever we come forward to worship, what do we think of? We probably think of many things – the piano, organ, drum, guitars – and many other activities like singing, prayers, sermon, offerings etc. Thus, our mind is very often preoccupied in performing and assessing these, and hopefully along the…

Surprising witnesses

Surprising witnesses

Mar 2017    

 “You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he.” (Isaiah 43:10, NIV) There are three surprises in Isaiah 43:10. Surprise number one: Instead of saying “You are my witnesses and my…

Blessed to be a blessing?

Blessed to be a blessing?

Feb 2017     Recently, I heard a preacher exhort his congregation to “seek God’s blessings upon your life so that you can become a blessing to many others around you”. However, the preacher was obviously encouraging his audience to acquire material possessions which they could share with or give to others, so that...
Advent: Looking back and looking forward

Advent: Looking back and looking forward

Dec 2016     It is December, and we are in the second week of Advent. The end of the year is a time for looking back on what has happened in the months past, and to celebrate and give thanks for what has been accomplished. December, in the church calendar, is the Advent...
The kingdom of God

The kingdom of God

Nov 2016     “Once, having been asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, ‘The kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is within you’.” (Luke 17:20-21, NIV 1984)...
Do not provoke one another

Do not provoke one another

Oct 2016     God has given us precious relationships. We need to treasure and grow in these relationships. True spirituality is practical and should be evident in our relationships. But at times we break these God-given relationships by the way we behave and by the way we speak. Provoking one another is one...
The heart of life

The heart of life

Sep 2016     Proverbs 4:23 tells us: “Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.” (ESV) This is a well-known dictum. Orientals regard the heart as being central to a person, not only because of its position relative to our physical self, but also because it is...
Tell it slant

Tell it slant

Aug 2016     “Tell all the truth, but tell it slant.” Maybe these words of Emily Dickinson make a similar point to the Apostle Peter’s words: But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope...
Overcoming pessimism

Overcoming pessimism

Jul 2016     Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.” Numbers 13:30 Pessimists seem to be everywhere, even in our churches. With their immediate negative responses, pessimists pour cold water on anything and everything. Facing...
Doing good despite…

Doing good despite…

Jun 2016     Among the New Testament books, the Epistle of James has one distinct feature: the preceptof“faith without works is dead” (James 2:20, NKJV). It is not meant to contend with the traditional doctrine of “justification by faith”. Instead the author’s intention is to encourage believers who have been saved by grace...
A zeal for patience and good works

A zeal for patience and good works

May 2016     “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 “My heart was strangely warmed.” That’ s how John Wesley described his spiritual experience whilst at a Bible study meeting in Aldersgate Street, London,...
Treasuring friendship

Treasuring friendship

Apr 2016     A few years ago, I engaged in serious reflection on my spiritual journey over the past 40 years. It has not been an easy journey. There were ups and downs. I realised that without the help of my friends, I could not have come thus far. When I was discouraged,...
Choosing to do ‘nothing new’

Choosing to do ‘nothing new’

Mar 2016     "All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new...
Watch, wait and wonder

Watch, wait and wonder

Feb 2016     “All who heard it were amazed.” (Luke 2:18) All who heard the news about Jesus the Child were amazed. When was the last time you were amazed – truly amazed – at somenews? Modern media coverage has made the experience of true amazement very rare these days. It sometimes feels...
A Gift beyond description

A Gift beyond description

Dec 2015     “Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” 2 Cor 9:15   It is Christmas again, a time to exchange gifts. We all love this season because we also receive gifts. As usual, the commercial world is busy suggesting gifts in various forms, solely with commercial motives. When we look at...
Being a good neighbour

Being a good neighbour

Nov 2015     'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ Luke 10:27 We are familiar with the parable of the Good Samaritan recorded in Luke 10:25-37. This was the answer...
Whose feet do we wash?

Whose feet do we wash?

Oct 2015     “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.”     John 13:14 (NIV) “You a doctor? Ha! That’s a big laugh. You could never be a doctor!   You know why? Because you don’t love mankind, that’s why!” Charles Schulz’s Peanuts...
Gossip: A dangerous  disease

Gossip: A dangerous disease

Sep 2015     “The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to the inmost parts.” Proverbs 18:8   Gossip is a disease commonly found everywhere, and the church is no exception. In fact, it is a deadly disease that causes much damage in the Body of Christ. Gossip spreads...
Live long and prosper

Live long and prosper

Aug 2015     When we read Genesis Chapter 5, we are amazed at the longevity of Adam and his descendants who each lived long lives of a few hundred years. Lamech had the shortest life of 777 years while Methuselah lived the longest – 969 years. Except for Enoch who walked with God and was...
Offering service as worship to God

Offering service as worship to God

Nov 2014     “I appeal to you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God – this is a reasonable act of worship for you.” Romans 12:1 (MOUNCE) Iam stirred by the above verse each time I read it. It makes...
Worship anywhere and everywhere

Worship anywhere and everywhere

Oct 2014     “Our ancestors worshipped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.” John 4:20 What do Mount Olympus, Mount Sinai, and Mount Fuji have in common? They are considered by many different people to be sacred places of worship. The same is...
Are you angry?

Are you angry?

Sep 2014     “An angry person stirs up dissension.” Proverbs 29:22, NET Bible Recently, I came across a few Christian and non-Christian friends who had difficulties in expressing their anger. They appeared to be miserable. It is common for people to get angry for various reasons. Once, God asked Jonah: “Do you have...
Practicing hospitality – the mark of a disciple

Practicing hospitality – the mark of a disciple

Aug 2014     “Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” Romans 12:13 Practicing hospitality is an act of kindness. In Romans 12:13, Paul says: “Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” How far is our hospitality to go? The word “hospitality” used by Paul has...
Worship God with our all

Worship God with our all

Jul 2014     “With this ring I thee wed, with my body I thee worship and with all my worldly goods I thee endow.” These were the words spoken by the groom to the bride as he declared his total commitment of love to her in traditional Christian wedding services (The Book of...
Endure or quit?

Endure or quit?

Jun 2014     Jesus endured the cross until death. Jesus was never a quitter. He is the supreme example of endurance. Awhile back, I was thinking about my friends who embarked on their journey of faith and ministry some 35 years ago. While I am glad to note that most are continuing on this...
Free from fear and never alone

Free from fear and never alone

May 2014     Jesus has overcome the world. We live in a world ravaged by sin, with unavoidable suffering, unexpected occurrences, tragedies and mishaps. “Lord Jesus knows my heart and gives me peace as I go through storms in life..” Jesus told His disciples in the final verse (v33) of John 16: “I...
Not just the icing on the cake

Not just the icing on the cake

Apr 2014     But if Christian unity is the icing, then Jesus has a sweet tooth. Many of us tend to think of Christian unity like my wife thinks of icing. It’s nice and sweet, and it’s a luxury, therefore not really essential. It might even be detrimental (too much sugar!) to the...
Can Christians gamble?

Can Christians gamble?

Mar 2014     Anumber of years ago, when the news broke about casinos being planned for in Singapore, I was repeatedly asked the same question by various people: “Can Christians gamble?” I was shocked that some people who profess to be Christians do gamble. Such people would justify it by saying that it...
A matter of Discipline

A matter of Discipline

Feb 2014     If we are to make resolutions for the new year, we could consider once again following the instructions in the General Rules. This will be of great help to us as we continue to evidence our faith in our lives. The latest edition of The Book of Discipline of the...
Our calling is about God

Our calling is about God

Jan 2014     A voice says, “Cry!” And I said, “What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all its beauty is like the flowers of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades when the breath of the Lord blows on it.” Indeed, the people are grass. The grass withers, the...
A painful procedure but a blessed release

A painful procedure but a blessed release

Dec 2013     If only we would allow God to do His penetrating work in us, He will patiently work in us and do the needful to remove what is stubborn and damaging. Our God is a master pruner. Pruning is painful but it is necessary for our own good. It helps us...
How do we worship?

How do we worship?

Nov 2013     “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshippers the Father seeks. God is sprit, and His worshippers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” (John 4:23-24) The conversation...
Let me be  homo unius libri

Let me be homo unius libri

Oct 2013     “Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” Colossians 3:16 (NASB) I pray that the above John Wesley quote will be better known, and better embraced,...
God, the Master restorer and re-creator

God, the Master restorer and re-creator

Sep 2013     “But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.” Jeremiah Even when we are broken, defeated, oppressed, or unstable, God can restore and bring about “beauty” from ashes, a “rock”...
‘But rejoice that your names are written in heaven!’

‘But rejoice that your names are written in heaven!’

Aug 2013     THE PASSAGE IN Luke 10:1-20 recounts Jesus Christ pointing out to His disciples the great harvest and the lack of workers, and His sending of 72 disciples to spread the good news about the heavenly kingdom. When they returned they joyfully reported to Him, “Lord, even the demons submit to...
First love and first fear

First love and first fear

Jul 2013     I’ve got a place in the University I wanted! Hallelujah! But – oh dear! Can I cope? Will the standard be too high for me? I am afraid… I’ve been laid off… And when I try to get new work, they say I’m "overqualified"! Nobody wants me. What shall I...
What is God’s Sanctuary for? Mark 11:17

What is God’s Sanctuary for? Mark 11:17

Jun 2013     TWO PIECES OF NEWS on the Internet have raised the following question in my mind: “What is God’s Sanctuary meant for?” The first is the recent news about Pastor Rod Parsley of World Harvest Church in the United States, who rode a zip-line to the pulpit during his church service...
Why pray for rulers of nations?

Why pray for rulers of nations?

May 2013     “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people.” 1 Timothy 2:1 PRAYER IS THE MOST IMPORTANT component of a believer’s spiritual life, and it has to be practiced continually for us to attain spiritual growth. Prayer is also the incisive weapon...
The Year of the Snake

The Year of the Snake

Apr 2013     MY FAMILY STARTED the first day of Chinese New Year at the Sunday service at Barker Road Methodist Church. The Rev Malcolm Tan used the theme of the “Year of the Snake” in a wonderful sermon which contrasted popular fears of the snake with the good news of Jesus who...
Facing challenges of change

Facing challenges of change

Dec 2012     ANOTHER CHURCH YEAR and another quadrennium have come to a close. What does this mean to us who belong to the family of e Methodist Church in Singapore? Amongst many other things is the coming of change. With the changing of guards from the position of bishop down to the...
The gentleness of Jesus

The gentleness of Jesus

Nov 2012     BEING GENTLE “In Chinese culture the terms “gentle” and “considerate” are often fused in usage. One who is gentle will always have consideration for others and is able to empathise with them and respond in the most appropriate manner.” BISHOP DR ROBERT SOLOMON’S opening sermon entitled “Becoming Partakers of His Divine...
Note from a revival romantic

Note from a revival romantic

Oct 2012     DISCIPLESHIP IMPORTANT “It would be odd to look to revivals to address a problem if we do not acknowledge that we have failed. To ask for revival is, in fact, admitting that we are sick or dying … Just as preventive measures taken early may help a person not become...
Bright and beautiful

Bright and beautiful

Sep 2012     GOD AND NATURE “Nature in all its forms has a special way of reminding us about God.” AT OUR WORSHIP SERVICES, we often sing these lines: “All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small, all things wise and wonderful: the Lord God made them all.” ey are from...
Loving Singapore through action

Loving Singapore through action

Aug 2012     “I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.”...
Faith is a learned response

Faith is a learned response

Jul 2012     GOD’S WORD “We know faith comes by hearing God’s word (Romans 10:17). But we may need a few lessons before that word becomes a reality.” “IF ONLY I HAD MORE FAITH!” On hindsight we might sometimes come to that conclusion. However, faith is not so much an issue of “more”...
Overcoming hopelessness

Overcoming hopelessness

Jun 2012     ACT COURAGEOUSLY “ Failure is not sin; faithlessness is. ere is always a time to act courageously. We have this challenge too: Always do what is right and leave the rest to God.” IN MY MINISTRY AS A PASTOR, it is common to meet persons who are deeply discouraged by...
Congregation’s ‘pew rights’

Congregation’s ‘pew rights’

May 2012     RESTORING PASSION “The speaker affirmed the power of the resurrected Christ in reviving our waning faith, recovering our lost hope, and restoring our passion for the Lord.” I ATTENDED THE Easter Sunday service at one of our local Methodist churches. Its Pastor-in-Charge delivered the sermon, “ The Risen Christ on...
The paradox of grace

The paradox of grace

Apr 2012     TRANSFORMING POWER “God’s grace will find us guiltless in Christ when He returns. That grace has the power to transform us now. For that to take effect it requires great effort on our part to make some critical changes in the way we live now.” IF THERE WERE A VOTE...
When love and faithfulness meet

When love and faithfulness meet

Mar 2012     OUR OBLIGATION “Our relationship with God hinges on faithfulness – God’s faithfulness to you and me. Because God has redeemed us, we have an obligation to love Him and His commands.” PERSONAL, CORPORATE AND PASTORAL PRAYERS are flush with praise and thanksgiving for God’s faithfulness. The church regularly sings hymns...
What it means to forgive

What it means to forgive

Feb 2012     WHEN PETER ASKED JESUS how many times he ought to forgive his brother, He answered, “Seventy-seven times,” meaning that it should be unlimited (Mathew Ch. 18). When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray He told them to always pray that they would “forgive others”. Forgiving others...
Fearless like a child

Fearless like a child

Jan 2012     IMPACTS OF FEAR: ‘‘Fear is a defensive instinct in many ways, but when wrongly applied, it neutralises us from the good that we can do.” AS AN ADULT, being told “You are just like a child” can have two opposite meanings. On the one hand, it could mean that you...
Always in God’s hands

Always in God’s hands

Dec 2011     HOPING TO BE MASTERS of their own fate, many Christians are seeking prophecies and revelations pertaining to their personal lives. ese people want to know their future with the view of either being prepared for those events or in the hope that they can take steps to turn the tide...
Use your life to influence others

Use your life to influence others

Nov 2011     WONDERFUL LIFE “Life is wonderful and we ought to treasure this only chance we have in living … We need to remember too the promise of our Lord who gave us life: that in Christ we have received life everlasting.” I WAS AT THE WAKE SERVICE of a young person recently....
HONOUR ALL

HONOUR ALL

Oct 2011     GREATEST TEST “Perhaps the greatest test is when we have to “honour” our enemies, something the Scripture may imply in the command to “honour all people”.” THE BIBLE has a lot to say about honour. “Those who honour me, I will honour.” (1 Samuel 2:30) “Honour your father and your...
Setting the pace for goodness

Setting the pace for goodness

Sep 2011     AT THE RECENT Asian Methodist Conference, the presentation on ministry to the migrant workers emphasised the need for the Church to hear and act on the plight of the migrant workers. e question that was posed to us was: “Are these migrant workers treated as modern-day slaves, particularly the domestic...
Methodist youth fervent for the Lord

Methodist youth fervent for the Lord

Aug 2011     “DON’T LET ANYONE look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity … ” (1 Timothy 4:12). Paul’s letters to Timothy clearly show his deep concern for nurturing youth. The church is not...
The two faces of momentum

The two faces of momentum

Jul 2011     “Not all forces in ministry momentum are of God … As the pace increases, more people are drawn into the movement … Not all will be motivated by noble aims …There will be those who are driven by ego and ambition. What develops therefore is a community seeking to do...
The tragedy of an unwilling heart

The tragedy of an unwilling heart

Jun 2011     THE BOOK OF JONAH begins with the rebellion of the prophet against God. Unwilling to submit to God’s plan led him to flee from God. Jonah boarded a ship going in the opposite direction from Nineveh. Jonah seemed to have the wishful idea of getting far away from God. A...
Be the symbol of our Risen Lord

Be the symbol of our Risen Lord

May 2011     ONCE, WHEN I WAS OVERSEAS, I saw a T-shirt which I liked very much. It was white with blue stripes, and it had a crocodile symbol. As it was not expensive, I bought it. My friends pointed out to me later that it jaws of the crocodile in the symbol...
Slippery places and eternal portion

Slippery places and eternal portion

Apr 2011     “Money and material prosperity are slippery things themselves: here today and gone tomorrow, before you know it.” LIVING IN FINANCIAL AND MATERIAL PROSPERITY is a rather slippery affair. That was the revelation the psalmist received as he entered the sanctuary of God (Psalm 73). He had been secretly envious of...
Be watchful, power corrupts

Be watchful, power corrupts

Mar 2011     NATHAN’S COURAGE “Risking his life Nathan took courage to tell King David of his sin against God. Nathan’s courage saved the king from going farther away from his God and his plan for the Kingdom.” PONDERING OVER THE VERSES OF PSALM 51 sends us back to look into the life...
‘Reach out to the lost and least in society’

‘Reach out to the lost and least in society’

Feb 2011     “To act justly and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” – Micah 6:8. THE THEME FOR THE CHINESE ANNUAL CONFERENCE (CAC) for 2011 is “Act Justly”. This is a challenge for us and I believe we can begin by showing concern for the last, the lost,...
Of revivals and egos

Of revivals and egos

Jan 2011     ROOT OF CHURCH DISUNITY “Inflated egos are symptomatic of a lack of personal holiness. It is even more debilitating to a church when they are found in its leadership. That is the root of disunity and division in the church.” ONE OF THE OFT-HEARD DESIRES of many Methodists is that...
Joyfulness will come

Joyfulness will come

Dec 2010     DID YOU GET THE MESSAGE? “Christmas is upon us again and the shopping malls and churches echo that beautiful carol, “Joy to the world … ” How we love this beautiful carol. But does the intended message fill us with joy? That because of God’s gift of His Son, Jesus,...
The ‘forgotten’ stakeholders

The ‘forgotten’ stakeholders

Oct 2010     “Our itinerant system sees pastors move to and from churches... even where a pastor moves after a shorter period, it is incorrect, and I add, also insensitive, to imply that that pastor is not a stakeholder.” “STAKEHOLDERS” IS A WORD NO LONGER RESTRICTED to commerce. The church, as well as...
The true meaning of offering

The true meaning of offering

Aug 2010     GIVING OF OUR BEST “When it comes to making our offerings it is not enough simply to do it “with a willing heart”. Instead we have to “give of our best”.” THE FAMILIAR STORY of the “five loaves and two fish” in the Gospel (Jesus Feeds the Five ousand, John...
STANDARD DROPPED

STANDARD DROPPED

Jul 2010     SLIDE BEGINS IN THE HEART “The slide in standards creeps upon us unsuspectingly. But it always begins in the heart.” IT IS A REMARK that frequently crops up in our family after a meal, whether in a fine restaurant or the neighbourhood food centre, or even at home. “Standard dropped.”...
Sabbath, rest and Sunday

Sabbath, rest and Sunday

Jun 2010     “THIS IS GOING TO BE A BUSY MONTH!” The month of June is a special month for all school-going children (primary and secondary). It’s the school holidays! Time to rest and play and go on a vacation. This would be a typical Singaporean parent’s plan for the family for holidays....
‘Come prepared and be focused at meetings’

‘Come prepared and be focused at meetings’

May 2010     CHURCHES SOMETIMES FIND DIFFICULTIES in getting members to serve as ministry heads or as members of the Local Church Executive Committee (LCEC). One of the reasons is probably their aversion to attending the numerous meetings which are often unavoidable. Meetings are necessary in the consultative and decision-making process of Methodist...
SOUPED-UP!

SOUPED-UP!

Apr 2010     ONCE IN A WHILE we see and hear a car that has been “souped-up.” As the engine idles beside you at the traffic light, you realise it is just an ordinary Japanese model that has been modified to give it that extra edge in picking up speed, giving the driver...
Meaningful prayer

Meaningful prayer

Mar 2010     AS WE ARE IN THE MIDST OF LENT let us bend our knees for “meaningful prayer”. The attitude that one has in God’s presence reflects one’s desire for God. In Luke 18: 9-14, we see in the tax collector a vivid picture of a penitent sinner. The tax collector was...
You’ll never walk alone …

You’ll never walk alone …

Feb 2010     OUR LORD IS WAITING “Our Lord is already waiting to accompany us on our journey. Isn’t this most comforting to know?” MOST OF US ENJOY HAVING PARTIES and banquets in the company of family members and relatives, friends and colleagues, especially during the festive seasons. There are parties to attend –...
Leadership delusions

Leadership delusions

Jan 2010     EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP “Delusion is seeing things as they are not. An effective leader is able to see things as they are. He has a humility that breeds honest awareness of himself, his people and situation.” ONCE IN A WHILE I hear of pastors, as well as church leaders, make remarks...
My time is God’s Time

My time is God’s Time

Dec 2009     MY CHILDREN ASKED ME THIS RIDDLE. “What flies and yet does not move?” I could not solve the riddle. They answered, “Time, it flies but it doesn’t move.” Is that true I asked myself. Surely not. The reality of this comes especially as we come to the close of the...
Search the Scriptures

Search the Scriptures

Nov 2009     SPIRITUAL GROWTH “Searching the Scriptures begins with the awareness of a great need – the need for spiritual growth.” “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped...
What if … ?

What if … ?

Oct 2009     Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them. And He marvelled because of their unbelief. (Mark 6:5-6a, NKJV.) UNBELIEF PREVENTS EVEN GOD from performing mighty works. The people who had seen Jesus of Nazareth grow up...
When simple ways of evangelising will do

When simple ways of evangelising will do

Sep 2009     EVANGELISM. Has it become an expensive enterprise? Though we have new methods of creative evangelism, I wonder whether we have lost the art of using the simple habits that open the doors for evangelism. Evangelism, in some churches, has not only become expensive but so impersonal! Christian groups and churches...
This Book is for all Methodists

This Book is for all Methodists

Aug 2009     WHEN I RE-READ The Book of Discipline of The Methodist Church in Singapore, I was amazed at the foresight of our Methodist founders who held the first General Conference in London in June 1744, more than two centuries ago. The resolutions adopted at the conference laid a firm foundation of...
The grace to carry your cross

The grace to carry your cross

Jul 2009     SURRENDER & OBEDIENCE "Grace is all God’s work … However, the Christian life is not all about God’s work. When God acts, He expects a response. God’s grace and our works go together. The old-fashioned words here are surrender and obedience." AT THE END of one Good Friday service, a...
God is with us – today and always

God is with us – today and always

Jun 2009     GOD’S MIRACLE ‘When we have understood how far-reaching the meaning of “Emmanuel” is, it will remind us of God’s stupendous miracle of God becoming man to dwell amongst His people.’ EMMANUEL, “God with us”. It is indeed an apt name for our Conference as it serves as a daily reminder...
Let’s rekindle the Methodist spirit

Let’s rekindle the Methodist spirit

May 2009     MESSAGE OF HOPE ‘In all that we do, we do not forget to take every opportunity to proclaim the message of hope, the Good News of Jesus.’ THE Chinese Annual Conference’s theme for the 2009-2012 quadrennium is “To be a Disciple-Making Church: to Study God’s Word, to Show Mercy, to...
 
 

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Learning is child’s play at MWS D’Joy

Learning is child’s play at MWS D’Joy

May 2017     By the Methodist Welfare Services Communications Team Imagine a preschool classroom that transforms every two weeks – into a home, salon, post office or a familiar landmark in the neighbourhood. This kind of experiential learning is now a reality for the children of MWS D’Joy Children’s Centre located in Jalan...
Prayer and spiritual warfare retreat – Nepal

Prayer and spiritual warfare retreat – Nepal

May 2017     “Prayer catapults us into the frontier of the spiritual life…. Real prayer is life-creating and life-changing” — Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster The Methodist Church in Nepal (MCN) conducts regular training for pastors, leaders and the laity, equipping present and future leaders with a firm spiritual foundation, enabling them...