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A Strange Intimacy

I conducted a wedding recently where the couple did a strange thing. They prayed with their backs to one another! So, there they stood back-to-back not because they had a quarrel or they were getting cold feet! It was, rather, their personal and precious pact for the groom to not behold his lovely bride until…

What are you fussing or fretting over?

My wife and I were ministering in South Korea recently. At one of the train subways, she spotted a huge billboard of a K-Pop Star and got all good-humoredly excited about him. She started “fussing” and insisting we take a photo with him, or at least, the billboard. I obliged. Of course, that’s a lighthearted…

Gn Shu Min: A Journey in Missions

When most people hear the word “missions” or “missionary” they immediately think “that’s not me” Hi! My name is Shumin. I’m from the Pine Grove Discipleship Group (DG) and I went for a short term mission trip we took to the Philippines during Easter last year. I have been asked to share with you today about…

Light from Asia 002: Is a Christian a leader or a servant?

Christian leadership Pastor Luck Yong and missionary Mark discuss Christian leadership at the ARPC missions roundtable. What is a Christian leader?  Someone who tries to influence people towards God’s purposes. Servanthood is not pleasing people but leading people to do what God wants them to do. A leader puts together the jigsaw puzzle of the…

Light from Asia 001: Missions At our Doorstep By Pastor Chris Chia

ARPC goes MAD (Missions At our Doorstep) There are many foreigners among us. Remember the love of Christ who died for us. Indeed Christ’s love compels us. Persecution is not an obstacle to evangelism. FEAR: false evidence appearing real. Suffering is expected for Christ’s followers. We overcome Satan with the armour of God.  The power of…

Are You Over-ruled or Ruled Over?

Are You Over-ruled or Ruled Over? (Glorifying God devotions by Pastor Christopher Chia) “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” (‭Proverbs‬ ‭16‬:‭9‬ ESV) One day I found our cat resting on our coffee capsules of our coffee machine. What was she thinking: “Was she giving George Clooney a run…

The Power of One

The Power of One (Glorifying God devotions by Pastor Christopher Chia) The greatest security we have to face the many unending insecurities of living in a fallen world is simple faith in the one and only true God who loves us. The salvation story of the Bible is that Israel of the Old Testament never…

He is Risen! But What Do We Rise To?

He is Risen! But What Do We Rise To? (Glorifying God devotions by pastor Christopher Chia) The Lord is Risen, He is Risen indeed. So what next? 1. We who humbly believe in Jesus rise to be graced as a new creation in Christ. We rise to be assured of our identity as a beloved…