BY PR ISAAC CHANG

 

On the night that I heard the gospel of the kingdom preached by a stranger at a party, I found my answer to the quest for life after death. I also found peace and assurance. There I said the sinner’s prayer and accepted Christ. After leaving that session with no fear of death anymore, the newfound brothers came to visit me and did a lesson on  repentance and salvation. They told me that in my conversion journey I must turn to Jesus and repent  of my sins. “Repent” was a new word to me. My English was pretty bad and I didn’t even know what it meant. That night, I understood that “repent” means a change of mind. Today, I looked up the Greek dictionary of “repent” and found that the meaning is true.

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.