Things New & Old

Ancient truths revealed in the Scriptures are often forgotten, disbelieved or distorted, and therefore lost in the passage of time. Such ancient truths when rediscovered and relearned are 'new' additions to the treasury of ancient truths. Christ showed many new things to the disciples, things prophesied by the prophets of old but hijacked and perverted by the elders and their traditions, but which Christ reclaimed and returned to His people.

There are things both new and old here. "Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things"
2Ti 2:7.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Run the Race Set before You

Oscar Pistorius - London 2012 Olympics

Special Invitation  
Dec 25-26 (Fri & Sat)

Sungai Dua Church (SDC) is organizing a 2-day conference to provide Christian brethren opportunities for worship, instruction and fellowship.

The theme is "Run Your Race Set before You" - Heb 12:1-3

The speaker is the pastor of Sungai Dua Church

The schedules for the two days are as follow:-

December 25 (Friday)
- 9.15am : Talk 1 "Run the Race set before you."
- Tea break
- 11.15am : Talk 2: "The Mindset needed to run the race"
- Lunch
- 2.00pm : Q & A discussion
- Movie: Chariots of Fire

December 26 (Saturday)

- 9.15am : Talk 3 "The Motivation to run the race"
- Tea break
- 11.15am : Talk 4 "The Hindrances in running the race"
- Lunch
- 2.00pm : Q & A discussion 
- Movie: Courageous

Come and meet with us, and spare yourself from the idolatry of the x-mas season. 

Contact me at, whatsApp 016-4611417.
Let us know if you are coming. This will help us in catering arrangement.

Those needing accommodation, let us know. 
[Alternatively, there are also hotels nearby - the brand new U-Hotel, the Vistana, and the 5-star Equatorial. U is just 3's walk down the road.]

And pray for us if you have the cause of Christ and His gospel upon your heart.
Thank you in advance.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

How easily, and quickly the people of God ape the world...

The newfangled way aped from the uncircumcised Philistines!

How easily, and quickly the people of God ape the world...

Brother HC, who led the morning service yesterday, read from 2Sam 6:1-8, and aptly reminded us of the evil propensity of the people of God aping the world; and how easily the people of God forget divine commands and biblical examples on how to conduct ourselves!

THANKS Brother HC!

You know the story... David wanted to bring the Ark of the LORD in Gibeah to the city of David.

2Sa 6:3 "And they set the ark of God upon a new cart, and brought it out of the house of Abinadab that was in Gibeah: and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, drave the new cart."

Did David seek for divine counsel in such a solemn task? 

Did the king consult the priests?
Did the priest advise the king of the proper way to do so?
Did any of the thirty thousand chosen men of Israel that were with him alert him?

Did any one speak up? Didn't any one notice something was gravely out of order?

Where did David get his newfangled idea from?

1Sa 6:2 And the Philistines called for the priests and the diviners, saying, What shall we do to the ark of the LORD? tell us wherewith we shall send it to his place... 7 Now therefore make a new cart, and take two milch kine, on which there hath come no yoke, and tie the kine to the cart, and bring their calves home from them: 8 And take the ark of the LORD, and lay it upon the cart.

"Hey, that's the latest method, and it works perfectly well; even for the uncircumcised Philistines!"

But there had been countless occasions when the Ark of the LORD was transported in the way the LORD had commanded. Why were they forgotten?

Too tired of the old ways? Itching for the fables? Beware.
King David was given a severe "slap" for his carelessness, and foolishness!

2Ti 4:4 "And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables."

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Precious in the sight of the LORD...

"Precious in the sight of the LORD
is the death of His saints" Psalm 116:15

The late Mr Low was converted in his mid 60s. He used to say sarcastically to his believing children, "I will only go to church if they've mahjong tables."  Yet the Lord Jehovah saved him, ang gloriously.

Realizing that he was converted soooo late in life, and having started the race so late in his life, he was determined to devote the remaining life to run well for his Lord and Saviour. For even the leftovers must be the best possible. And that he did - from the testimonies of various people.

There was an exhortation from John 9:4 "I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work." This spirit of Christ was evident in, and marked the life of uncle Low.

"It is better to go to the house of mourning..." at least for one reason - the dead godly saints will yet speak to the living.

Thanks for reading this rambling.Brethren,  

"It is better to go to the house of mourning,
than to go to the house of feasting:
for that is the end of all men;
and the living will lay it to his heart."

PRECIOUS in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints...
Meditate on this wonderful declaration.
And consider, what does that preciousness consist of?