BY REV GOH YONG KUANG

 

Weight is one of those sensitive topics that we normally avoid in a conversation. Yet, it’s also a subject that one should not ignore, brush away or take offence… especially if it concerns an underlying medical issue. Lately, some people have been asking about my weight loss and expressing concern.

BY REV GOH YONG KUANG

 

I can still remember a game that my friends and I played during our youth fellowship days. Two persons were selected to represent two opposing teams to compete in an obstacle course. The game requires the participant who is blindfolded to navigate through a series of physical obstacles, such as chairs, tables and other objects without running into them. The team members will give out verbal instructions to their teammate, while the opposing team will shout as loud as they can to distract and to mislead their opponent with their conflicting instructions.  

BY ELDER TAY TIONG CHOON

 

How often we hear this: “for the sake of unity, let us …………”

Having unity is not about agreeing to disagree, whenever one agrees with everyone, they ultimately agree with no one. Having unity is not about avoiding conflicts.

 

PR ISAAC CHANG

 

Years ago, I was meditating on Deut 6:5 or Shema in Hebrew. “Yahweh our God, Yahweh is one,” which resonated mentally and spiritually in me. There were no other gods like Yahweh who delivered Israel from slavery out of His mercy. He alone established the unique covenant relationship with Israel. Similarly, He uniquely came into my life, a sinner, and a lost soul. On the night of hearing the gospel, He revealed to me that He is the one true God when I stepped forward in tears to receive Christ.

PR ISAAC CHANG

 

Lately, in one of my journey sessions with someone, I shared my early Christian growth in prayer. People used to offer transport to travel from the Monash campus to church at Waverley to attend church service. Well, I took the free ride to church. But I had to wake up very early and arrive at church one hour earlier. I remember that I saw the ushers and receptionists (similar to our Befrienders) were busy setting up the table and chairs and getting ready with the bulletin to welcome visitors and members. I walked further in and saw members and regular visitors arranging chairs in rows. As I put my bag down, I heard from the stage the worship team rehearsing their songs. There were so much life and small talk here and there besides the usual, “Good day mate!”

PR ISAAC CHANG

 

In recent months, I reflected on two words, our faith (Greek, pistis) in Christ and the faithfulness (Hebrew, emet) as in the divine character when the name of God was proclaimed in Exodus 34:6. And I find there is a possible close meaning between them.