BY PR ISAAC CHANG

 

Eugene Peterson translated the first line of the Great Commission as “Go out and train everyone you meet, …” (MSG). As in literally “train everyone” we meet? Does “everyone” include our family members, friends, neighbors, relatives, colleagues, communities, etc. It is like there is no end to the word “everyone.”

 

BY REV GOH YONG KUANG

 

The name Leonardo Da Vinci has been around for ages – yet the name never generated so much interest among the masses in modern times…until a movie associated with that name was shown in our cinemas many years ago.  This movie, called “The Da Vinci Code” was based on a book written by a novelist who subtly mixed fiction with truth.  If you know your history, Leonardo Da Vinci was the one behind the famous paintings called “Mona Lisa” and “The Last Supper”.

BY PR DR JEREMY CHEW

 

“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain”. (PHILIPPIANS 1:21)

 

If my wife were to be alive, she would have turned 54 today. During the last days of her life, we talked about her life verse, Philippians 1:21.

 

“Do you think God is happy with my life?” she asked me in her frail voice.

 

“Definitely!”  I assured her...

BY PR DR JEREMY CHEW

 

When I was growing up, it was common to hear people greet one another by asking “Jiak Ba Buay?”  (Have you eaten?)  Back then times were tough, I was told, and that’s why people asked whether you had eaten even though you obviously still had the Char Kuay Tiao that you ta pao from the hawker centre in your hand.  While the obsession with food has not declined over time, the use of the phrase “Jiak Ba Buay?” is slowly disappearing from the scene.

BY PR DR JEREMY CHEW

 

It was the day after Sabbath, John’s Gospel tells us. It was still dark when Mary Magdalene came to the tomb with spices to anoint Jesus. We were not told if her devotion to Jesus had kept her awake the whole night. But we were told of her grief when she could not find Jesus. Mary wept. Deeply grieved at heart, she did not know what to do except to stand outside the empty tomb crying.

By Nancy Lim

 

As we enter into the Holy Week, it is a timely to remember Jesus’s suffering and the sacrifice which He made in order that those who believe in Him, may receive salvation from His finished work on the cross. 

Jesus is the Son of God. Yet Hebrews 5:8-9 (NIV) tells us “Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him.”