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Every Saturday 4 - 6 pm @ Glory Hall
For many years I never thought I would like art. My teachers in secondary school “sort of” reinforced that thought. So, I grew up thinking that I am a “Science and Mathematics” person. I started to appreciate art and paintings as I visited more museums, due to hosting foreign dignitaries. One needed to be able to say a little about an art piece to continue conversation. So, I made some effort and began to appreciate the meanings behind art pieces.
I am especially drawn to art pieces relating to religions, the differences between them and what the artists tried to portray in their works. I come to realise, maybe it is just me, the difference between a Renaissance picture that is Christian and a Renaissance picture that is not. The difference is that our eyes in the Christian picture is always drawn to the figure of Christ. No matter where Christ is placed in the picture (top, bottom, left or right), every eye in the picture is drawn towards Jesus.
Our worship of God must be so. Every eye drawn towards Jesus. We must aim at that. We must not let the worries of the world lure us away from a wholehearted worship of God. He will not demand less than 100% in our worship. He deserves our all because He gave us His all.
We must be careful to worship God in all our ways, spiritual or secular endeavours. It will be a shame for us to be thinking of gaming, messages or latest updates when we are supposed to be engaged in corporate worship. When we walk into the church to participate in corporate worship, leave the worldly indulgences outside. Do not bring it in. No! I am not being unreasonable. We can either worship God fully or not at all. There is really no in-between.
Brothers and sisters, you decide for yourself: Are your eyes drawn to Jesus? Or just putting up a show? There is really no point in putting up a show, because God knows. We can hide from others, but to think that we can hoodwink God is lying to ourselves. Be wise and start worshipping wholeheartedly.
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 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 7.30pm to 9.00pm
Venue: Chapel, 2nd Floor, MPCC
Do come for a time of united prayer in the Lord's Presence.
MPCC had a 2 page coverage of our history in Issue No 265. If you missed it you can view it here