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Reflections – FTP series on Christian Ethics 4 : Rightly obeying the Sabbath commandment

The Fourth Commandment on Sabbath-keeping is unique in that the reason for the Commandment is different at the time of its original giving at Mount Sinai (Exo 20:8-11) and at the time Moses restated the Commandments to a new generation of Israelites just before they entered the Promised Land (Deu 5:12-15). In the first passage, the reason is stated as, “For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested…

Reflections – FTP series on Christian Ethics 3: Honouring God’s name

We might think on reading the Third Commandment to “not take the name of the Lord your God in vain” (Exo 20:7, Deu 5:11) that it mainly had to do with not uttering profanities. That would mean that this would be a fairly easy commandment to keep! Yet it is very possible to never utter profanity and yet grievously break the commandment. This is because the ‘Name’ of God represents all that God is in His unique holiness and greatness…

Reflections – FTP series on Christian Ethics 2: The Ten Commandments

  I used to feel that the Ten Commandments were rather unapproachable and not very relevant to Christian life. I knew that I would not be able to perfectly follow the first few major commandments and that I would have a hard time fulfilling the deeper requirements of the others. But really I did not see how actively following them would help my life or increase my joy in God. However, I now see that the Ten Commandments are really…

Reflections – FTP series on Christian Ethics I

As I prepared this series I was struck by how good and wise God’s commandments are, and how many blessings can be experienced if we obey them. So I thought I would share some thoughts about how we are to respond to these commandments. Some Christians put a lot of emphasis on the truth of justification by grace alone through faith alone (Eph 5:8-9) and do not focus on the importance of righteous living. Their thinking goes that, because God…

Fairfield 73rd Anniversary Service

Fairfield celebrated her 73rd Anniversary on 31 January. Bishop Dr Gordon Wong, our distinguished speaker preached from Lamentations 3 on “Great is Thy Faithfulness”. 100 persons were on-site to attend the Anniversary Service with many more watching the Service live via Zoom. Here are some highlights to mark the special occasion. Indeed, God is Faithful to Fairfield!  

First on-site Holy Communion Service

FFMC, along with other Methodist Churches in Singapore, suspended all Worship Services and church activities on 22 March 2020. Thanks to the dedicated team of volunteers/staff, we are able to worship online in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.  On 6 September 2020, some 50 members, together with 11 Service Volunteers and the entire pastoral team,  were finally able to return to Church to celebrate Holy Communion together.  Take a peep at the happenings on that day! https://fairfieldmc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Holy-Communion-6-Sep-2020-1.mp4  

Missions 2020 – Reflection on Mission for the Lord by Sister K

Very often, when we think of missions, we would think that we are doing something for God; and that is to miss the mark. In actual fact, it is God who is doing great things for us. Indeed, when God chooses someone to do a certain task, he always ensures that that person will be equipped with some basic skills or talents for it. And through the years and decades of being on the field, the person will grow and…

Missions 2020 – Confronting the Storm by Dr Chan Yew Ming

The world is in a state of flux with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing many countries to close their national border or to restrict international travel, and bringing huge economic impact on business and employment. Above all, it generates social and emotional pressure on those who are struggling in coping with all sorts of confinement and restriction. Nobody for sure know exactly what the “new normal” would be like, and coping with the uncertainty requires institutions and businesses to plan ahead…

Missions 2020 – Compelled by the Spirit by Dr Roland Chia

‘And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there’ (Acts 20:22). In his farewell address to the leaders of the Ephesian church in Miletus, Paul told them that the Holy Spirit has compelled him to go to Jerusalem. Although the Spirit had warned him that ‘imprisonments and afflictions’ await him (20:23), Paul didn’t really know what was the exact purpose of the journey. Despite the uncertainties, Paul was determined to…

Missions 2020 – I am a Missionary by CSL

My understanding of Mission when I was a young Christian about 40 years ago was limited by my environment, the Christians I mixed with. It was all confined by the 4 walls of the Church. When someone stepped out of the Church and went on mission to other countries, to me that person must be very close to God. How did he/she hear the calling? There was so much sacrifice for a missionary, I thought. It seemed to me when…

Missions 2020 – Out of Self into Christ by LT

From the day I received the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Saviour in 1980, I was very fervent in the things of God and was very involved in church ministry. BUT, the promptings of God, to surrender my life to full time ministry did not go down well with me. I did not want to go down this type of road. For years, I would negotiate with God and justify with good ‘reasons’ how not to serve as a…

Reflections – A Maundy Thursday Reflection

17 But in the following instructions I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse. 18 For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you. And I believe it in part, 19 for there must be factions among you in order that those who are genuine among you may be recognized. 20 When you come together, it is not the Lord’s supper that…
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