The Rev Dr Gregory Goh Nai Lat
President of the Chinese Annual Conference:
“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” (Col 2:6–7, NIV)
The New Year symbolises the beginning of a new season and hope for us and our families. As we remember the goodness and mercy of God upon our lives, let us strive to grow in Christlikeness by His grace, rooted and built up with His truth, to love God and others with His love, giving thanks to God in all circumstances and being faithful in witnessing to others God’s salvific work on the cross as we walk in this earth as His disciples.
Wishing you and your families a blessed New Year!
The Rev James Nagulan
President of Emmanuel Tamil Annual Conference
The New Year always begins with many hopes and resolutions. We plan to do better than the previous year.
Perhaps, it would be wise to consider the words of Paul: “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” (Phil 4:8, NIV)
I wish you a blessed New Year filled with God’s promises being fulfilled in your lives.
The Rev Dr Gordon Wong
President of Trinity Annual Conference
Just before He was crucified and killed, Jesus said to His disciples: “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
My prayer for us, and our families, is that we may know the peace of Christ in the midst of the many different tribulations that 2019 will bring upon us. Or, in the words of the prayer of the apostle Paul: “May the Lord of Peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way.” (2 Thess 3:16, NIV)