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FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK – 13 AUGUST 2017

THE CRITIC!
By Pr Dawn Tan
Some years ago, my friend had a fall out with a colleague, who wasted no time in responding with a nasty letter. The letter contained unpleasant, spiteful criticisms and accusations directed at her. My friend was obviously hurt and upset by it. Many are the victims of harsh criticisms and accusations. Some of these experiences take place even in the home and in the church. The perfect Man – Jesus – was often misunderstood too – and accused of being a glutton, a drunkard and a …

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FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK – 6 AUGUST 2017

THE CONTROL FREAK!
By Pr Dawn Tan
Being unable to let go is one behavioural trait that can cause a lot of harm to ourselves and people around us. I used to be very rigid and always wanted to have things done my way when I was managing projects in my previous job. I set procedures and guidelines, and expect full compliance. I was also obsessed with deadline and perfection. I became critical when things go wrong. Many of my colleagues and staff suffered under my rigid and critical leadership. My relationships …

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PASTORAL REFLECTIONS – 30 JULY 2017

WHY KEEP PRAYING?: WHEN WE DO NOT SEE RESULTS!
Elder Tan Eng Chun
Many people give up praying because they do not see results and feel discouraged or angry that their prayers have not been heard. Pastor Robert Morris in his book; “Why Keep Praying?: When You Don’t See Results” summarises what prayer is: “Prayer is an open door into the presence of our God and Creator, where we can praise Him for who He is, thank Him for His goodness, confess our sins and find forgiveness, and bring our deepest concerns, …