Growing to be like me

Dear BPCWA worshipper, In this pastoral, I want to recapitulate the salient points of our family seminar so that key lessons take root in our lives. Is it useful for grandparents, singles, and the young? Of course. Grandparents, you still engage with your children and grandchildren. Singles, you may have a family one day. The young, you are part of a family. And we all

Chosen to Witness

Dear BPCWA worshipper, Have you ever taken the trouble to go out of your way to buy something for a specific purpose, paid a very high price to purchase something that is not worth anywhere close to what you paid for? What if, when you finally want to use it for your purpose, that thing refuses to function the way you intended it to –

Are you observing the times?

Dear BPCWA worshipper, Winter is officially over, and spring is here! How do we know? Is it just merely by the calendar? Not totally. We also observe it from the changes around us. We see God’s creation changing according to His calendar as the seasons change. His creation obeys his creation command to “Be fruitful, and multiply” (Gen 1:22) as we see that even birds

A look back at last week’s photo taking and Annual Congregational Meeting

Dear BPCWA worshipper, Thank God for seeing us through another year, and that with the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, we could continue with a Combined Worship Service before the ACM, have the ACM in church, and eat lunch together in church thereafter! We cannot take it for granted, as the government is warning that it is not an if COVID-19 comes into Western Australia again,

Topical Teens study on Dark Things

Dear BPCWA worshipper, Some weeks ago, I announced that we were starting a new topical study for Teens QnA. The first of these subjects was about “Dark Things”. This is an important trend that Christians must be very aware of because it can be so prevalent around us that many may not notice the shift towards dark things. For the benefit of those who did

Summary of the book of Joshua (Part 2)

Dear BPCWA worshipper, Let us continue on the final part of the highlight of some key lessons from the study of the book of Joshua. Last week, we looked at some lessons from the conquest phase of the children of Israel. Today we will visit some highlights of the phase of land divisions, and the farewell instructions of Joshua. Accepting our lot in life. How

Summary of the book of Joshua (Part 1)

Dear BPCWA worshipper, I will summarize the recent book of the Bible that we have finished preaching from on Sundays, namely the book of Joshua. Summaries are important because we should not lose key thoughts and lessons God gave us in our studies, “Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established

Fellowship meals in church (Part 2)

Dear BPCWA worshipper, In last week’s pastoral, we took a step back to look at what fellowship lunches are and are not about. After the lockdown last year, all fellowship meals at church were halted until we could slowly reinstate them, beginning with the supper after Watchnight Service last year. While we emerge from some of the COVID-19 restrictions, we also want to highlight to

Fellowship meals in church

Dear BPCWA worshipper, When COVID-19 restrictions occurred, we have had to stop all fellowship meals in church. It was not practical to do it during the time when COVID-19 restrictions were required. The church has the legal obligation to maintain compliance to distancing and capacity requirements in place, besides the additional cleaning and sanitisation guidelines.  However, I am very glad we can have some meals

Resumption of offertory in church

Dear BPCWA worshipper, We certainly thank God for the faithfulness of the worshippers who continued to return to the Lord during the period when we were unable to have in-person collections.  Do not forget that this is not just for Sunday worship, but also for fellowship meetings. With the lifting of many pre-COVID restrictions, we have restarted today the collection of offerings in church this

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