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An Unlikely King

  My wife and I stopped by Shakespeare’s birthplace on a recent trip to the UK. For fans, a visit to the Bard’s birthplace is a must to pay homage to this iconic wordsmith who has enriched countless. For critics, such a visit may be to throw rotten tomatoes at the man who traumatised us…

A Secret Affair

There we were. Hand in hand. Basking in our romance, in the fading light of a rare breezy evening. Relishing a beautiful moment. Catching a beatific sunset. Until we were caught out by this handphone photo. It was one of children capturing our secret affair. My wife and I love walking – in parks, by…

New Year, New Hopes

“May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.” By God’s grace, my wife and I celebrate 30 years of marriage. I do not mention “God’s grace” glibly as a pastoral platitude but indeed with full hearted thanksgiving as He has blessed us exceedingly. Above all, I…

Unpacking Christmas 

We thank God for every opportunity to share about Jesus. We praise God that about 2500 children, adults and grandparents came to join us in our Christmas Services on Sunday. More poignantly, many responded to the Christmas message. The pastoral team often has a ball of time thinking up, rehearsing and presenting a faithful gospel…

What Have You Decided?

Psalm.116.1-2 declares: “I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.” What have decided in your heart to do today? What have you have decided to do this year? What have…

Good Listening

Proverbs19:20-21 “Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future. Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” Man vs God. Our thoughts vs His thoughts. Our fickle plans vs His eternal purposes. Our fleeting pain or…

How Confident Are You?

Hebrews 10.35-36 says “Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.” We all need confidence. The trouble is that we all suffer from fleeting or false confidence. The sportsman…

What We Need in Prayer

Romans 8.26 declares: “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.”. All we need is honesty in prayer. Honesty to say we don’t know how to live in a fallen…

Unspeakable Joy

What makes us joyful? What unleashes a burst of happy feelings? What, if anything, triggers a lasting happiness? For sports fans, we just had an overdose of endorphins with the Olympics. The exhilaration of Usain Bolt’s triple triple in winning the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay will be hard to top for a long time….

The Beauty of Name Dropping

Acts 4:12 declares there is “no other name under heaven by which man can be saved”. That is the incomparable name of the Lord Jesus Christ. There was a lot of name dropping last weekend at our church, ARPC. We witnessed about 20 baptisms as more than 70 people officially became members. What’s so great about Jesus? Here…