Year: 2022

Church unity is precious

Dear BPCWA worshipper, Thank God for last Sunday’s ACM. The ACM reports show that God has truly been graciously enabling His ministries to do His work for His church and the edification of the saints. Moreover, He has mercifully helped us go through very challenging times during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. When God works in the church, so will Satan try even harder to disrupt it.  I wish to re-emphasize and elaborate more on what I shared about unity in the church during the ACM exhortation, so please do read on. Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among

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Mind: My Own Business! (Part 2)

Dear BPCWA worshipper, God commands the Christian to be transformed. Rom 12:2 “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”  And we are to do so by the renewing of the mind. For each of us, the mind can therefore be your biggest friend or foe to sanctification. So, we need to know it well and respond rightly to renew the mind. The battle for the mind. What do you think is the most important thing in life? Men often think it is money, health, and success. Hence, most people make these the most important businesses

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Mind: My Own Business!

Dear BPCWA worshipper, God commands us for our minds to be transformed in Rom 12:2 “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God”, and to do so by the renewing of the mind. For each of us, the renewing of the mind is an important business in life. I have recently been focusing on the Christian’s mind in the Senior’s fellowship meetings and I feel it is important for the whole church to learn about it, and for the Seniors to remember what was taught. We want to look at the importance of the mind from

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How should we view parachurch organisations?

Dear BPCWA worshipper, Over the past 2 weeks, we have been learning about the rise of parachurches, and how, though they are not churches, often usurp the roles Christ intends to be occupied by churches. In addition, they add to the weakening of Christians through the dilution of doctrines and are often channels that promote the ecumenical and new evangelical mindset. This week, we continue to our final part in a Biblical analysis of parachurches. 4) Ecumenical “Truth” to meet everyone’s preference. In many Bible studies run by parachurches, discussions are expressions of “what they learned from the Holy Spirit”, regardless of whether they are biblical or not. Youth with a Mission openly embraces the Roman Catholic Church. Instead of

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A Doctrinal Analysis of Parachurches (Part 1)

Dear BPCWA worshipper, Last week, we saw how parachurches (groups that are supposed to come alongside of the church) have grown significantly in their influence and reach. If so, with so many parachurches around who seem to be well accepted and popular with the people and who are apparently successful in their respective fields of “specialisations”, should the church then embrace these parachurches? Christ’s Mission for His Church. Before we go further, it is important for us to understand what Christ, the Head of the church, has commanded His church to do. Before His ascension, Christ gave this mission to His church to continue His work “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the

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Parachurches: A new type of church?

Dear BPCWA worshipper, In contemporary history, parachurches have become so prevalent and accepted by Christians and unbelievers that some consider them as “alternatives” to churches for today’s Christians. Even those that don’t consider them as “alternatives” readily accept and support their activities. Christianity Today asserts, “prominent leaders in a variety of fields—”are more active in parachurch groups than in local congregations.” The most gifted and ambitious influencers in our movement serve and take their cues from the parachurch. In short, the parachurch has become a de facto leader in contemporary evangelicalism.” With its popularity, we must understand more about them and how we should view them.  In today’s pastoral, I want to touch a bit on parachurches and their activities.

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Church Extension Update

Dear BPCWA worshipper, We held an update on our church extension project on 26 June. I am summarising what was presented during that communication session for the benefit of worshippers who may have missed the presentation as well as for the purpose of the church’s historical write up. Development Approval. In June 2021, the development approval was submitted to Melville Council. As part of their approval review, several reports and updates to drawings were required. These concerns included traffic, acoustic, consultation with the neighbours, changes to make the extension more in line with residential zoning, and the façade appropriate to a largely residential neighbourhood. To address their concerns, the number and size of the windows along Canning Highway, trees were

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Camp Thematic Messages 5-8

Dear BPCWA worshipper, In this final pastoral recapping the family camp messages, we summarise the last 4 sermons in the camp. I pray these summaries have caused your desire to revisit the sermons. The Purpose in Watching (1 Thess 5:1-8). Life is always a spiritual battle, and everything can be joyful if you have a purpose. So, we must not be bitter. 1) The purpose of imminence (vv1-3). We do not need to know the precise date and time nor even the period when Christ returns and we must not be lazy while watching. “Know” refers to the head knowledge that we have of Christ’s return. The day of the Lord is the climax of our salvation that marks the

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Camp Thematic Messages 1-4

Dear BPCWA worshipper, Having completed the recap of the morning devotion messages, we will go on to the summary of the first 4 thematic sermons preached. I hope these will reiterate the lessons. The Consequence of Not Watching (Matt 24:42-51). The call to “watch” in v42 refers to the Lord’s return to rapture His church, where “that day and hour knoweth no man” (Matt 24:36). This message is hence for us, professing believers. 1) The deliberate consequence (vv42-44). “Watch” means to rouse, because our mission is in jeopardy if we neglect this watching. The call to watch refers to our holy testimony which Satan will target to ruin. We must be more careful about this as we get older since

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Camp Morning Devotion: Necessary Hunger to Keep Growing & Best Place for Your Spiritual Growth

Dear BPCWA worshipper, In this pastoral, I will continue with the morning devotion messages preached from Prov 27:7-8. I hope you will read it to refresh and reaffirm key lessons to be learnt. Necessary Hunger to Keep Growing. “The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet” (Pr 27:7). Isn’t being full a good thing to be desired? Not always so. It can remove appreciation of what is good and needed. The honey in the honeycomb is full of protective antioxidants and comes with many other health-promoting qualities. One who is hungry will be grateful to have it. But despite all this goodness, the foolish full soul wants nothing of it! What is

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