A Great Door Effectual Is Opened Unto Us
Text: Rev 3:7-13
I bring you greetings from Life Bible-Presbyterian Church and Far Eastern Bible College, Singapore on this glorious occasion of the dedication of Vancouver B-P Church (Jan 2, 99). How beautifully is she decked like a bride to meet the ... read more
Build the House, and I will take Pleasure in it (Haggai 1:8)
Text: Haggai 1:3-8
The story is told of Dr Harry Ironside, Pastor of Moody Memorial Church preaching at a certain church on the topic, "Ye must be born again." When invited by the same Church one month later, he preached on the same topic, "Ye must ... read more
But Mary Pondered Them In Her Heart
When I was a boy, I sometimes wondered at the thrill that came on the shepherds when the angel of the Lord appeared to them and announced to them the Birth of the Saviour. My boyish wish seemed to come true when Ivy, little Jemima and I spent six months i ... read more
Do You Murder and Commit Adultery?
Text: Matt 5:20 -32
The answer is no and yes! No according to the casuistry of the scribes and Pharisees, yes according to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
The scribes and Pharisees who are the theologians and legalistic teachers quote the VII C ... read more
Fighting For The Faith Against An Undercover Enemy
Text: Jude 1-4
Do you know there are many more injunctions to defend the Gospel than to preach it? While there is one mandate generally to proclaim Christ to all nations, there are countless others against false Christs, false Prophets, false Apostles ... read more
How Do You Know There Is A God?
How do you know there is a God? By looking up and by looking in.
Psalm 19:1 says, "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork." When you look up the sky in the morning you see the beauty of the rising sun. When you ... read more
How Should We Celebrate Christmas?
Text : "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (Jn 3:16 ).
Walk down Orchard Road today and ask ten passers-by what is Christmas? Not one in five ... read more
Knowing God's Will and Doing God's Will
Text: Psalm 40:6-8
In this Psalm David recalls an unhappy event in the early days of King Saul's reign. Saul was instructed of the Lord to fight the Amalekites and to totally exterminate them in just punishment for what they had done to Israel when t ... read more
Lessons from the Ministry of Jesus
Text: Matt 4:12 -25
The Four Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles are not only a record of sacred history but also a pattern and a blueprint for the Church to follow. Here, we see our Lord launching His ministry of preaching and healing into the backw ... read more
Lessons from the Sacrifice of Isaac
Text: Gen 22:1-18
Human sacrifice was practised in the land of Canaan in ancient times. One Israelite Judge, Jephthah, before he went to war with Ammon made this awful vow, "And Jephthah vowed a vow unto the LORD, and said, If thou shalt without fail ... read more
Lessons from the Temptation of Jesus
Text: Matt 4:1-11
Jesus, though the Son of God, is also the Son of Man. He is both God and Man. As Man, like any one of us, He will meet with temptations, but he is the Sinless One.
Thus, after His baptism, the Spirit led Him to the wilderness to ... read more
Lord, Teach Us To Pray
Text: Matt 6:9-15
The Lord's Prayer is recorded both in Matthew 6 and Luke 11. "Lord, teach us to pray" (Lk 11) introduces us to the text. This is our model prayer, for it teaches us how and what to pray. It is an important part of our Bible-Presby ... read more
Not Saved By Good Works But Unto Good Works
The doctrine of salvation of the Roman Catholics is we are saved by Faith and by good works. The doctrine of salvation of the Protestants is we are saved by Faith but unto good works. The words of St Paul in Eph 2:8,9 settles the issue, "For by grace are ... read more
Not Seeing Is Believing But Believing Is Seeing
Text: "Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed" (Jn 20:29 )
On Easter Sunday evening when Jesus appeared to the disciples, Thomas was not present with th ... read more
As we study the Gospel of Matthew serially and we come to the subject of Fasting this Lord's Day, it coincides with the fasting of another religion. It is Ramadan, the Islamic holy month with a month-long fast for Muslims in Singapore . Fasting during Ra ... read more
On Giving and Praying
Text: Matt 6:1-8
In Matthew Chapter 5 our Lord refutes the Pharisees' legalistic and twisted interpretations of the Law of Moses. As we enter Chapter 6 He corrects and purifies our motives in the service of God, in alms-giving and in praying.
"T ... read more
Put Money First You Lose, Put God First You Win
Text: Matt 6:19 -34
Today is the last day of the first year of the Third Millennium. What New Year resolutions will you make? Young people especially. Becoming more and more a materialistic society, our Singapore philosophy is, "Get Rich Quick." Are ... read more
Reformation into the Twenty-First Century
Text: Jude 3,4.
When Luther nailed the 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church at Wittenberg on Oct 31, 1517 to protest against the dark Roman System of Salvation by works, he set the 16th Century Reformation ablaze. It gave birth to the Protestant ... read more
Reformation is an ever On-going Battle
Text: Matt 24:4-14, 24
The subject assigned to me by your pastor on this 10th Anniversary Thanksgiving of Maranatha B-P Church is "The Biblical Basis for the Continuance of the 16th Century Reformation Movement." To simplify it, allow me to restate, ... read more
Serving the Lord Jesus Christ into the Next Millennium
The title of the message assigned to me is Serving the Lord Jesus Christ into the Next Millennium. In speaking about the Prospect of our service, we are constrained to take stock of what we've done in the past. We must survey what have been our strengths ... read more
Thanksgiving Cannot Be Commanded
In the miracle healing of our Lord Jesus, ten lepers were cleansed at His Word. Nine were Jews and one was a Samaritan. The Jews were of the Chosen Race but the Samaritan was a stranger, an alien and an outcast. Though despised by the Jews he was doubly b ... read more
The Christian And His Country
Text: Rom 13:1-7; I Tim 2:1-4
On the auspicious occasion of the 36th Anniversary of Singapore becoming a nation, it is appropriate for me to speak on "The Christian and His Country."
A Christian has two countries. The first one is the Kingdom of ... read more
The Father of Lies and a Murderer
Text: Jn 8:44-47
John 8:44 is Jesus' commentary on the Temptation and the Fall. God told Adam and Eve not to eat the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil on pain of death. Satan came along and tempted Eve to eat it. He lied to Eve by f ... read more
The Higher Will of God Over Our Lives
Text: Man's goings are of the Lord: how can a man then understand his own way?
To restate this text, "There is the Higher Will of God over our lives." To focus it more sharply, "There is the Higher Will of God over our travels."
Travel is ver ... read more
The Significance of Jesus' Baptism
Text: Matt 3:13 -17
At the height of the Revival Ministry of John the Baptist at the River Jordan, suddenly there appeared Jesus our Lord also seeking Baptism. What is the significance of Jesus' Baptism when He is the Spotless Lamb of God that taketh ... read more
The Son of God Became the Son of Man that the Sons of Men Might Become the Sons of God-Calvin
Text: "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth" (Jn 1:14 ).
The religions that have dominated China are three, viz. Buddhism, Taoism and Con ... read more
Three More Twisted Jewish Sayings Refuted
Text: Matt 5:33 -48
The remaining verses of Matthew chapter 5, from 33 to 48, consist of three more twisted Jewish sayings refuted by our Lord.
The Jews say, "Pay what you swear," but Jesus says "Swear not at all, but speak the truth, yes or no ... read more
To Preach The Acceptable Year Of The Lord's Soon Return
Text: "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that ar ... read more
Two Erroneous Notions About the Bible
As Jesus launches into the body of His sermon, He must clear away two erroneous notions the people held against the Bible.
The first erroneous notion comes from the Jews, the scribes (theologians) and Pharisees (legalistic teachers). ... read more
Walk in the Light With One Another
Text: This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the lig ... read more
What God Delights In Is The Heart
In the Church Weekly of BPCWA, June 18, 2000 there comes a report from Dr S. H. Tow on Defenders of the KJB being attacked by the Bob Jones University Group. King James Bible defenders are ridiculed and accused of causing problems "because of the mass of ... read more
What Sort of Christian are you?
Text: Matt 5:1-16
We are now entered into what is known as the Sermon on the Mount, a long sermon preached by our Lord on a mountain overlooking the Sea of Galilee . It is three chapters long, Chapters 5-7. It is a discourse on what a true Christian i ... read more
When Brothers Quarrel
Text: "A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle" (Prov 18:19 ).
This observation by King Solomon is well illustrated by a recent court case fought between the Lam Soon brothers in ... read more
With What Do You Serve The Lord?
Text: John 12:1-9
On this 21st Anniversary of the Ladies' Fellowship, may I bring heartiest felicitations to you also on your growth in numbers. As you sang "Channels Only" just now I feel confirmed in bringing you this message, "With What Do You ... read more
"When Thou Vowest A Vow, Defer Not To Pay It"
What is a vow? According to one dictionary, "it is a solemn promise especially in the form of an oath to God."
One of the duties of a pastor is to accept what members have vowed to the Lord. Recently a sister of Life Church cheerfully brought a gift ... read more