Pastor’s Pen

Jun
2

2013.06.02

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Last week, we wrote of the cardinal doctrine of our faith – we wrote about the wonderful truth of the resurrection. But, to be honest, the resurrection of the dead is a difficult thing for the natural mind to accept.  That is why, when the Apostle Paul was preaching about Jesus ... Continue

May
26

2013.05.26

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The evangelist, D.L. Moody was once being interviewed.  During the course of the interview he said, “One of these days you will publish in your paper a headline saying, ‘Dwight L. Moody Is Dead’.  Don’t believe a word of it, not a word of it.  For I shall be more ... Continue

May
19

2013.05.19

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The world was at war for the first time – from 1914 to 1918 – and on the side of the German army was a young man named Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen. When the war began, Richthofen served as a cavalry reconnaissance officer on both the eastern and western fronts, ... Continue

May
13

2013.05.12

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Today is the day that we continue a blessed tradition that was born back in 1914.  The story is told how Anna Jarvis, on May 12, 1907 – two years after her mother's death – held a memorial service in honor of her mother. Immediately after that, Miss Jarvis (she never ... Continue

Nov
4

2012.11.04

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When we take public transportation, Ginger and I will often make a game of counting how many iPhones; iPads; Samsung Galaxies; etc. are being used to listen to music, watch movies, and surf the net. I have personally observed people sitting beside each other on the MRT – from Hougang Station, ... Continue

Oct
21

2012.10.21

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Last week we noted that to “judge” is not a sin – rather it is something that God commands and expects of us.  Therefore, it is a sin if we refuse to judge. But should we judge other people?  Well, listen to the words of the prophet in … Malachi 3:18  “Then ... Continue

Oct
14

2012.10.14

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Many “Christian” people are terrified at the idea of someone preaching against sin; or of pointing out any form of error – especially if they are the guilty ones. Therefore, they will seek to intimidate the speaker into silence by penning the label “legalist” on them.  And, if the speaker is ... Continue

Sep
30

2012.09.30

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Just outside the city of Capernaum, along the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee, the Lord Jesus delivered the Sermon On The Mount.  During that discourse, Jesus said … “Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto ... Continue

Sep
23

2012.09.23

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At its recent unveiling, Apple© claimed the new iPhone 5 is the “world’s thinnest smartphone”.  And, with the new A6 dual-core processor, it will run twice as fast as the old iPhone 4S!  Certainly, Mac has made a huge impact on today’s technology – and our pocketbooks! Over the years, I ... Continue

Sep
16

2012.09.16

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Until 469 years ago, everyone believed the universe revolved around the earth.  But, in 1543, Copernicus postulated the idea that the earth was NOT the center of the universe – and, 50 years later, Galileo said the earth revolved around the sun. The “infallible Pope” was so offended that Galileo was ... Continue

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