Harmonious Relationship

The nature of the Body of Christ is relationship, vertical and horizontal. It is vertical because each believer has an upward relationship with God. Each believer is relationally connected through the Holy Spirit to God above (cf. Rom 8:9). It is horizontal because the Holy Spirit has also relationally connected believers together (cf. 1Co 12:12-13)….

Leading without Domineering

When Singapore became an independent nation on 9th August 1965, the National Pledge was crafted to inculcate national consciousness and patriotism in school. Students began to recite the Pledge from August 1966 onward. The purpose of reciting is to emphasize that the potentially divisive factors such as language, race and religion “could be overcome if…

A Challenging Vision

What is the fundamental basis for unity? In Ephesians 4:1-6, Paul urges the believers to be eager “to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (4:3). This exhortation presupposes that there is an existing unity among believers. The immediate responsibility of believers is to exercise humility, gentleness, patience and forbearance with…

Ash Wednesday & Lent Season

Chinese New Year (CNY) is less than two weeks away. Families are preparing for the celebration. Some families have already book their reunion dinner slot at restaurant. Others have begun to stock up their freezer with fresh ingredients to prepare for the dinner. Still others ordered reunion buffet dinner for their families. There are some…