A generation of transformed and passionate youths
making a difference in our communities!
Age Group: Secondary school, Junior College
and Polytechnic Students and NS youths
Meeting times: 11 15 am to 12 30pm
(except first Sunday of the month)
I was brought up by my parents to wash utensils immediately after use. Till today I do not leave a cup unwashed after I drank from it. That probably explains why I feel irritated when I see cups, or utensils, lying around and not washed after they were used. Is it a culture of having maids and servants? Or a culture of taking things for granted? Cups not washed after use will accumulate dirt and germs. They are more difficult to wash later. Furthermore, they are an eyesore sitting there. It is unsightly and unhealthy, yet many are tolerant of them.
Along the way of life, we accumulate much “dirt” in our spirit. Anger not resolved. Hurting words and feelings not reconciled. A secret sinful habit not dealt with. And the list goes on. Such “collections” will eventually weigh upon us and do us harm. It is not if but when. Most time these are accumulated because we think they are not important enough to deal with quickly. Later on, they become too big and drastic actions are needed to clean it up. Think climate change.
The spiritual is much unlike the physical. It is easy to wash a cup; and if it cannot be washed you merely throw it away and get a new one. The spirit cannot be so. We have only one and it will take much longer and greater effort to keep it pure. It will be much easier to keep the spirit pure by dealing with our tolerance of little sinful acts quickly and decisively. Maybe, a little indulgence in gaming (another term for gambling), or crude talks, or even pornography. All these may seem harmless at a very early and low level. It will add on and soon the “snowball” will crash on you.
Brothers and sisters, we are to be holy because our God is holy. We have to watch what we do and change quickly when it is not right. None of us are perfect, though imputed with the righteousness of Jesus Christ, yet. We need to watch out. It is okay to fail but we must pick up, change and move on. Let us live holy lives that others may know that our God is holy.
In Christ's service,
During our last leaders' retreat, I've outlined the direction that God had impressed upon my heart for the church. We need to be:
The church must also start to fulfill its destiny, that is, to evangelise and to bring the good news to everybody, far and near. We in MPCC had been rather active in missions overseas. I hope we can be even more fervent for souls around us. About four in five people we meet everyday is lost and in need of the gospel. If we are so concerned for the victims of disasters, let us be even more concern for the people whose destination may be hell. They need the good news more urgently than anything else. All said, we still need to engage in good works and never be weary doing it.
My dear brethrens, I wish you a blessed New Year. May we decide to live a life worthy of God. May it be that some day we can always look back and say that it was a life well lived.
The love, peace and grace of God be with you all always.
Date/Time: Every Sunday 8:15am @
Date/Time: 17th May @ 8.00pm to 9.30pm
Venue: Chapel, 2nd Floor, MPCC
Do come for a time of united prayer in the Lord's Presence.
Starting July 5th until October 4th 2017.
Wednesday, 7.45pm to 9.30pm
War in Heaven by Revd Barry Leong (@ MPCC)
MPCC had a 2 page coverage of our history in Issue No 265. If you missed it you can view it here