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)
Four cyclists passed by me during my morning exercise. Further front, they made a turn to the left. Three of them followed the proper route on the cycle path. One of them took a short cut across the grass patch and true enough she fell from her bicycle. The rest laughed at her and chided her with “I told you so!” remarks. She would not have fallen had she also took the longer but proper way. She probably thought that she was clever to take that short cut but it backfired.
In a world of instant gratification, we all love short cuts to success. We want to get there fast, and if we can, we want it Now. In the rush to succeed and accumulating, many had fallen prey to the sinful world. Betrayal, backstabbing, quarrels and murders are all but results of wants and covetousness. Cutting corners without thinking through the consequences as long as our desires are gratified.
Believe me, our every action has its consequence. By cutting corners, the building can be less stable and sturdy than it was designed for. People could be injured or die as a result. No, it won’t happen! Is that what you think? Think again. There were news reports of buildings in certain nations collapsing because the contractors used bottles instead of bricks in part of the buildings that are hidden. This was revealed only when the people died due to the building collapsing.
What can we do to get out of this vicious cycle? Well, we are in the period of Lent, a season of deliberate denial of self-indulgences. When we break off the hold that the world had on us, then we can truly be free. Then and only then can we not follow the ways of the world. We need not take short cuts, we can live well. We can be in touch with our real self and enjoy God.
Brothers and sisters, let us walk the way we should. God will never short change any of us. Scripture tells us that He will do all that He promised. He never fails. Love never fails.
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 @
Members (baptized and confirmed) are enouraged to attend.
Date/Time: 15th March @ 8.00pm to 9.30pm
Venue: Chapel, 2nd Floor, MPCC
Do come for a time of united prayer in the Lord's Presence.
Starting end February to end April 2017
(Feb 22; Mar 1, 8, 22, 29; Apr 5, 12 & 26)
Wednesday, 7.45pm to 9.30pm
Exodus by Revd Tan Piah (@ Esther Room)
Acts of the Apostles by Ps Mabel Lee (@ Conference Room)
MPCC had a 2 page coverage of our history in Issue No 265. If you missed it you can view it here