2020 Year-End Sermon Series

Join us in our year-end Sermon Series, “Overcoming in a Time of Crisis”, drawing inspiration from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, starting Sun 22 Nov till 31 Dec. Also, you may invite a friend who needs encouragement.

2020 Year-End Sermon Series

Eccl 3:1, 2 – “There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens…”
For most of 2020, we lived in the shadow of COVID-19. Governments and individuals have both been sorely challenged by the pain of disruption. While some may have flourished in the hiddenness of lockdown, most find themselves pining for things to return to the way they were.
Like it or not, 2020 has also surfaced pastoral issues that can no longer be ignored. For many, these have already become personal: challenges in emotional and mental health, finances, digital addiction, being neighbourly to the dislocated and disadvantaged.
The writer to the Ecclesiastes would be sympathetic. He provokes dialogue and reflection at every turn as he observes the pain and pointlessness of the inequalities or inevitabilities pervading his world. But if asked today, he would probably say even COVID-19 is nothing new “under the sun”. And ultimately, he would firmly point us back to revere God, apart from whom nothing can make sense, let alone be enjoyed.
Taking heed, instead of merely wishing 2020 away, why not set our gaze God-ward and seize the opportunity to form Christ-like convictions for lasting change in our walk and witness?
Drawing inspiration from Ecclesiastes 3, we picked eight of the 14 contrasting dyads to spark reflection, discern the times and so see Christ clearly in our midst and overcome.

DateTopicSpeaker
22 NovA Time To HealDr Tan Soo-Inn (GraceWorks)
29 NovA Time To UprootRev Dr Lewis Wrinkler (EAST)
6 DecA Time To DiePs David Wong (Zion Bishan BP Church)
13 DecA Time To BuildBro Kenneth Wong (Bethesda Ang Mo Kio)
20 DecA Time To MendBro Benny Ho (Faith Community Church in Perth, Australia)
25 Dec (Christmas)A Time  For PeaceDr Freddy Boey (Covenant Evangelical Free Church)
27 DecA Time To LoveDr Tan Lai Yong
31 Dec (Watchnight)A Time To Be SilentBishop Emeritus Dr Robert Solomon

Baptism and Membership Class #2/2020 (20 & 27 Oct, 3 &10 Nov) with Baptism on 22 Nov

Baptism is a public proclamation of our faith, that we will follow Jesus as Lord, having believed in Him as the One who died for our sins to be reconciled to God.
Come attend the 4 online baptism classes to prepare yourself & clarify your convictions as we learn more about how to grow & serve together in this BFEC community.
The classes will be conducted on Zoom, Tue nights 8 – 9.30pm
Membership Transfer: You only need to attend 2 sessions on 3 and 10 November.
Application form for Baptism/Membership Transfer:bfec.sg/baptism or bfec.sg/transfer
Email completed form to seowcheng@bfec.org.sg, and attach with one recent photo by 18 Oct.

BFEC 2020 Church-wide Series: A New Song

As the global pandemic rages on, many remain fearful and disoriented by the prospect of mounting infections, job losses, social misery and political unrest. We are told these are part of the new normal.

As Christians, how are we coping? What do we trust in and hope for in a time such as this? The book of Psalms teaches God’s people to call and even cry out to Him, for true hope and assurance are found in the Lord alone.

It is thus timely that in this year’s BFEC Churchwide journey, we will explore a selection of psalms that give voice to our hopes and fears, and focus our hearts and minds where they ought – on God and our Saviour Jesus Christ, our only hope in life and death.

So join us on this journey as we pray and sing the Psalms together unto the Lord, for He is good and his steadfast love endures forever! In Christ, indeed, God has given us a new song!

DatePsalm and TitleSpeaker
4 OctPsalm 1 (Wisdom Psalm): No Two Ways About It  Deacon Jason Sin
11 OctPsalm 2 (Royal/Messianic psalm): Exalted One of God  Elder Jimmy Tan
18 OctPsalm 29 (Hymn of Worship): Whom will You Worship?  Elder Jonathan Cho
25 OctPsalm 32 (Penitential Psalm): Seeking the Blessedness of God’s Forgiveness  Elder Melville Szto
1 NovPsalm 85 (Corporate Lament): O Lord, How Long!  Elder Ernest Chew
8 NovPsalm 91 (Wisdom Psalm): Nesting in the Shelter of the Most High  Elder Caleb Chua Soon Boon
15 NovPsalm 103 (Hymn of praise/ thanksgiving): Giving Praise to His Unfailing Steadfast Love  Deacon Vincent Lim

Reopening for Worship Services from 4 Oct 2020

Gathering together to worship God is biblically and spiritually significant despite the current restrictions. It shows us what being church is about for we do not follow Christ in isolation but in community – be it gathering online for a season or physically now that we are allowed to do so.

After 6 months, we are reopening our premises for worship services from Sunday 4 October 2020. Even though the government has announced allowance for 100, we will start with one service, in English, for 50 attendees at 9.00 AM. Eventually, we may increase the number or open up more services.

The service for 50 will be LIVE streamed from our sanctuary each Sunday at 9am. (The link to the LIVE stream can be found at https://bfec.sg/sermons or by subscribing to our YouTube channel at https://bfec.sg/youtube or our Facebook page https://bfec.sg/facebook

“Here I am Lord – Go where, ah?” Missions Months Sermon Series based on Revelations 7:9

2,000 years ago, God sent his son on a mission for the redemption of mankind. Jesus fulfilled it and commissioned his disciples to go into all the earth and bear the fruit of people who love God. Today, the continuing missions given by Jesus is in its crucial phase because he said that the gospel must be preached to all the world before the end comes. (Matthew 24:14)

Every single child of God has an important part to play in fulfilling Revelations 7:9 to usher in every peoples, languages, nations and tribes (PLaNT) to an eternity of bliss and joy in God’s presence. Let us not waver in His mission, locally as well as cross-culturally.

This month, we share with you various missions work concerning Unreached Peoples’ Groups you can pray for and be active in through the theme, “Here I am Lord, go where, ah?”
It can be missions at our doorstep or somewhere obscure like Kala. How do you know where God wants you to serve? If you knew, are you willing to go?