April and May Pulpit Series (5-part): Fulfilling God’s End Times Missions

Jesus gave a very clear direction to his disciples on what they should be doing in missions – They were to go into all the world and to preach the good news to all creation (Mark 16:15). This was clearly understood as having to move into a foreign land and mixing with people of different cultures and ethnicity in order to present the gospel.

However today, with more and more people (even from minority groups) uprooting themselves and settling in major cities in a country other than their own, “missions at your door step” has become a buzzword along with social action. Many believers are ploughing into this and we have been seeing a downtrend in the numbers of missionaries being sent overseas. After all, isn’t it the best of both worlds, being able to obey the command to evangelise the world without having to leave the comfort of home?

The question that remains then, is whether Jesus’ command still valid for missions today? How will there be a great multitude that no-one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before God’s throne at the end days as foretold in Revelations 7:9? Would the great multitude include the many unreached people’s groups in the remote corners of the world, if God’s children remain in the comfort of their homes?

BFEC, like many other churches in Singapore, is experiencing a drought of new and younger missionaries willing to go into all the world and live cross culturally. This missions month, we will re-focus on what missions is about and introduce ways to help raise more labourers for the harvest field.

Date Topic Speaker
8 April BFEC Missions Vincent Lim
15 April BFEC GAP Missions Willy Ong
22 April End of Missions or End Time Missions? Dr Tan Lai Yong
29 April Social Action and Missions SP Tang Kok Fai (PPHBC)
6 May Community Pastoring SP Lawrence Chua (LSBC)

 

Easter Sunrise Service

Join us this Easter Sunday, 1 April 2018, as we celebrate Christ’s resurrection & witness the baptism of our fellow brothers and sisters.

We will meet at the beach near the Amber Beacon, Parkland Green, East Coast Park. Bring your picnic mats. Bring a picnic. See you there.

Rightly Handling the Word of Truth

Dear brothers and sisters,

Let’s do our best to present ourselves to God as one approved, workers who have no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. (2 Tim 2:15). 
To help us with this, we will be conducting the “Rightly Handling the Word of Truth” workshop to interpret and apply the Bible better. This training will help you to see the big picture of the Bible and how each passage fits within the Bible’s main storyline, and give you tried and tested tools for Bible study, to dig more deeply into the Bible and unearth its treasures.
The workshops will be conducted over 4 Wednesday evenings, on 21 March, 28 March, 4 April and 11 April 2018 (from 7:45pm to 9:45pm). Dinner will be provided. Subsidised cost of $10 only. Workshop leader: Jason Sin
If you are unable to attend, do encourage your assistant leader or any potential discussion leaders in your group to sign up.
So please sign up with me, by Wed 7 March! Your early reply is appreciated.
Regards,
Seow Cheng
WATCh Committee

Life’s Big Questions

Life’s Big Questions

Have you ever asked yourself, “Who Am I?”, “What is the meaning of life?”, “What is there after death?”.

Join us for a series of talks and discussions on weekly topics that really matter but are hardly talked about openly and honestly.

WEEKEND 1
Fri 13 Apr: Why do bad things happen to good people?
Sat 14 Apr: Where is God when it hurts?

WEEKEND 2
Fri 20 Apr: Does faith contradict reason?
Sat 21 Apr: Understanding Chinese Customs and Festive Celebrations

WEEKEND 3
Fri 27 Apr & Sat 28 Apr: Is belief in God still relevant in this modern & fast changing world?

WEEKEND 4
Fri 4 May & Sat 5 May: Is there more to life than this?

VENUE
Bethesda Frankel Estate Church, 4 La Salle Street, Singapore 456930

Friday 6:45pm to 9:30pm (Dinner is provided)
Saturday 11:00am to 1:45pm (Brunch is provided)

Please register at http://bit.ly/2ERkDri

BKK 2018 Term 1 School Holidays

Term 1 School Holidays will be from Saturday, 10 March 2018 to Sunday, 18 March 2018.
During the school holidays, the Kindergarten office will be closed. Classes will resume on Monday, 19 March 2018.

BKK CNY Celebration 2018

We will be celebrating Chinese New Year on Thursday 15 February. The Kindergarten hours for that day are as follows:

                                         1st Session : 8.15am to 9.15am

 

                                        2nd Session : 9.45am to 10.45am

 

 

Children are encouraged to come in red casual wear.

Kindergarten will be closed from Friday, 16 February to Tuesday, 20 February 2018 and the classes will resume on Wednesday, 21 February 2018.

 Wishing all who celebrate Chinese New Year a Blessed Lunar New Year and for the rest a great holiday.

 

Pulpit Series #2: Ezra — A Restored Worship and A Reformed Life

The book of Ezra reveals the providential hand of God and his great mercy and faithfulness to Israel as they returned from exile and rebuilt the Jerusalem temple. Israel was also being rebuilt spiritually, being summoned anew to covenantal loyalty in faithful worship of God and obedience to his laws. Even as Ezra also shows us that Israel’s situation still fell far short of its full deliverance, the book’s focus on God’s faithfulness and the obedience and holiness required of his people speaks to us today as urgently as it did then.

Date Topic Speaker
Part 1 of Ezra: A Restored Worship – Rebuilding the Temple
25 Feb Ezra 1-3: Return and Rebuilding Jason Sin
4 Mar Ezra 4-6: Setback and Success Desmond Teo
Part 2 of Ezra: A Reformed Life – Rebuilding the People
11 Mar Ezra 7-8: Law and Largesse Daryl Liu
18 Mar Ezra 9-10: Conviction and Confession Quek Mong Hua

CNY Combined Service on 18 Feb

CHINESE NEW YEAR Service on 18 February @ 9am

初三(3rd day of the Lunar New Year)

Combined Bilingual Service with Chinese Ministry

Speaker: Preacher Du Jian Hua (in Mandarin)

Translated to English: Bro Tan Hang Cheong

Topic: 亲情与顺服 Kinship and Submission

There will be no KSS, JSS & G@N