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Responding to Adversity
Written by Conrade Yap   
Monday, 30 September 2013 00:00

 

Subject: Responding to Adversity


Adversity is a part of life. Some we handle well, others not so well. When adversity happens, it is easy to say things like: “Don’t worry, it’ll get better,” or “You can do it buddy!” or “When the going gets tough, the tough gets going.” Unfortunately, these become mere words when adversity hits hard.


There is a story about a Kenyan missionary who encountered a little girl in an impoverished village. Despite her frail and malnourished body, she exhibited a beautiful smile, that hid a tragic early childhood. Her father died soon after she was born. Her mother died when she was three. Her next of kin, an aunt, was so sick that instead of the aunt taking care of her, she ends up taking care of her aunt!  At such a young tender age, this girl experiences life as a lonely orphan, a poor peasant, as well as a young caregiver! When asked about the name of her hometown, she said: “Miseri.” For the locals, this word means “Egypt” in the Swahili language. For the rest of the world, the word bears close resemblance to the English word, “misery.”

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Being One Body
Written by Conrade Yap   
Monday, 23 September 2013 15:15

Subject: Being One Body


I remember during my varsity days how my Christian fellowship group loves to come together to worship. We pray. We sing our prayers. We read the Bible together. We put aside denominational differences and unite our praises to God. It does not matter whether one comes from high church Anglican backgrounds, orderly Methodists, Baptists, Congregationalists or Charismatics. All are free to lift up their hands and praise out loud. Whatever styles and formats, personal preferences are secondary. Worshipping God is primary. Singing has a special way of bringing people together. We sing not just with voices, but also with our body swaying to the music of worship. When singing about a common love, we join our hands and sing songs about what it means to be one body. One such song goes like this:


“We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord (2x)

And we pray that all unity may one day be restored.

And they'll know we are Christians by our love, by our Love,

Yes they'll know we are Christians by our love. “

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Our Church Identity of Peace
Written by Conrade Yap   
Tuesday, 10 September 2013 00:00

Tomorrow will be September 11. Many of us will have flashbacks to that fateful day 12 years ago about the terrorist attacks in America. It is a solemn reminder of a world that is not as safe as we like it to be. Some of us may even harbour fears about worse things to come. Others wonder if our loved ones will be safe and secure in the not too distant future. Will we find peace? Will we find security? Will our neighbourhoods be safe?

 

 

We can pray for prosperity. We can pray for continued blessings. We can also pray for more peace. Yet, peace is not something that we simply talk about, write about, or meditate upon. Peace needs to be cultivated. More importantly, peace needs to be received from Heaven. Out of this heavenly gift, peace grows. Peace is less about what is happening outside us. It is more about what is growing inside us. The word “Peace” is also in the official name of our Church. It is one of the mentioned fruit of the Spirit in Galatians. It is often used in the Pauline epistles. It is what Jesus promised to give us. Peace is not simply a ceasefire or a truce, for such things are merely delaying an attack or getting ready to fight at the next opportunity. Peace must begin from the inside. This brings us to the next reminder. The “peace” we get is not just any different kind of peace. It is the “Lord’s” peace. It is from Jesus. It is divine.

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He's Always Been Faithful to Me

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Perfect Wisdom of God

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Lord I Need You

Jesus Messiah

Faithful One

You Are My All In All

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