ELDER LEONG KOK HO

 

I am now writing as a student of Singapore Bible College (SBC). I have just started my theological study (part-time) in July 2021, leading to a Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies.  The course is expected to complete in 3 years. My desire to study theology began in 2006 and finally materialized after 17 years. This also coincides with the conclusion of my corporate life and the beginning of a new phase and chapter of my life at the age of 57!   

 

MATTHEW ONG

 

Have you wondered what happens after God calls you? For me, ever since I responded to His calling to Mongolia, He has been equipping me to do His work. God has used every aspect of who I am - such as my background, my level of education, my past occupations, and experiences - to do His work.

 

MICHELLE GOH

Michelle Goh, Glory’s member, heeding the Lord’s call to missions in Thailand and has been serving there as a missionary with OMF since 2006.

 

       Whenever we talk about missions, most people think about missionaries and that it is only for those who have a clear calling and the gift of evangelism, and passionate about the lost. Some think of Paul in the Bible on his missionary journeys, bringing the gospel to places where people have yet to know of Jesus. Others think of brave pioneers venturing into tribes living in remote and difficult places, learning their language and living like them in order to share the gospel with them. For me, it wasn’t until I went through training in missions that I realized how little I knew about missions and how it’s done.

BY BENITA LIM, THEOLOGICAL STUDENT

 

In the Presbyterian tradition, all who undergo baptism class would also learn about the Westminster Standards, which includes the Shorter Catechism (WSC) that “Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever”. However, “Man” does not mean an individual—it is a signifier for humanity as a whole; glorifying and enjoying God is not only an individual pursuit. This is why in the Bible, God’s people are not just seen to be worshipping God on their own (e.g., the Song of Deborah, David’s psalms), but also assembling to worship God publicly at places such as the tabernacle and temple (as seen in the Old Testament), the synagogue and even in each other’s homes (post-exile and New Testament).

 

BY REV HENRY HONG

 

This month of August is our Mission Month. We thank God for invited guest speakers who will encourage us on how we too can be engaged in the Gospel-mission of God in our homeland.

During this widespread pandemic and tumultuous times, it is an important reminder to pray for our missionaries.