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FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK – 22 OCTOBER 2017

Are You Listening?
Rev Goh Yong Kuang
We have all been there…engaging in a conversation with someone who isn’t listening. It feels frustrating and puts us at a disadvantage!
It was rumoured that Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), the 32nd president of the United States, got tired of smiling that big smile and saying all the usual things at those White House receptions. So, one evening he decided to find out whether anybody was paying attention to what he was saying.   As each person came up to him with extended hand, he flashed his …

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FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK – 15 OCTOBER 2017

Picture of A Dying Church
Rev Goh Yong Kuang
A story is told of an illustrator who was engaged by an author of a book to draw several pictures of a dying church. The author was upset when the man returned after a week or so with pictures of a stately looking building with a towering steeple, lavish surroundings and throngs of people entering the doors. In another drawing, he depicted the interior of the sanctuary as being expensively furnished with chandeliers costing thousands of dollars hanging from the ceiling. One other …

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FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK – 8 OCTOBER 2017

LET’S CELEBRATE!
Rev Goh Yong Kuang
You have rescued me! I will celebrate and shout,
singing praises to you with all my heart. – Psalm 71:23 (CEV)
Most of us love celebrations – they are a normal part of our lives!
We celebrate our birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and other important days. Besides our own private celebration, there’s also the celebration which involves the whole community or nation, such as National Day, Lunar New Year, Christmas and many other cultural and religious festivities.
There are many examples of celebration in the Bible. The shepherds, wise men, and …