Sermon Series #2 (28 March – 13 June) What We Believe – The Apostles’ Creed

Synopsis:
The Apostles’ Creed is a declaration of faith recognized by all branches of true Christianity. For 2,000 years the Apostles’ Creed has served as a succinct statement of the irreducible minimum of the Christian faith. It is the common heritage of the true Christian church. It offers a broad survey of Christian doctrine that focuses all on God as the object of our faith, and what he has done for believers. In this declaration of beliefs, the God the Christian church believes in is sharply distinguished from all others. The authority of these statements of belief embodied in the Apostles’ Creed lies entirely on the Word, that is the Bible, and not on any personal or private interpretations. It follows then that a person who professes to be a Christian must therefore subscribe or believe in everything stated in this creed, at the very least, as a start of what the Christian must believe. Since what we believe about God guides our behaviour, let us therefore grasp and apply these truths so that we may truly live, with full conviction, as we ought.

DateTopicSpeaker
28 MarchI believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.  Dr Marty Foord (ETCA – Evangelical Theological College of Asia )
4 April (Easter Sunday)  I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,  Elder Ernest Chew
11 Aprilwho was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,  Deacon Jason Sin
18 Aprilsuffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead.  Elder Melville Szto
25 AprilOn the third day he rose again;Elder Jimmy Tan
2 Mayhe ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father,  Kenneth Wong (Bethesda Ang Mo Kio)
9 MayMOTHER’S DAY  (Open Topic)Joseph Chean (Youth With A Mission)
16 May and he will come to judge the living and the dead.  Bishop Emeritus Dr Robert Solomon
30 MayI believe in the Holy Spirit,  Elder Caleb Chua Soon Boon
6 Junethe holy catholic Church, the communion of saints,  Elder Daryl Liu
13 Junethe forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.  Dr Lai Pak Wah (BGST)

Volunteering Opportunities at KampUng SIglap

We have new volunteering opportunities at Kampung Siglap.

You may wish to volunteer at NHCS led retreat programs for families, individuals or children/youths as:

  • a befriender
  • part of the program team
  • male chaperones

and/or be involved in BFEC led community engagements:

  • Community Gardening (every Sat morning 8.30am – 11.30am)
  • Gardening Workshops
  • Black Ops (Nerf) – Donations of guns, bullets, vests, goggles
  • Tchoukball exhibition game and club formation
  • Music/Ukelele program
  • Others (such as engaging alumni of Siglap Primary School, etc.)

Do check out https://bfec.org.sg/kampung-siglap for the dates and to sign up.

Baptism & Membership Class #1/2021 (2, 9, 16 and 23 March) with Baptism on Easter Sunday, 4 April

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 Google Meet, Tue nights 8 – 9.30pm
Membership Transfer: You only need to attend 2 sessions on 16 and 23 March.
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 28 Feb.

Let us pray for our under-shepherds serving in 2021

As we embark on the new year in 2021, let us remember to pray for our under-shepherds (Elders, Deacons, Local Pastoral & Operations Staff, Missionaries, Ministry ICs, Cell Group Leaders, Sunday School Teachers and Helpers, Youth Service leaders) serving in different ministries in BFEC.
May they be “strong and courageous” as they serve in the strength of our Lord.

Thanksgiving / Consecration Sunday 3 Jan 2021

“Conquerors in God’s Wisdom and Courage”

After an arduous 40-years’ journey from Egypt and slavery, Israel had just lost Moses – a great and compassionate leader. Joshua who was commissioned to take over Moses’ mantle had very big shoes to fill. But God charges Joshua obedience to His word and to be strong and courageous to lead Israel to conquer the promised land. The one who promised is faithful and will fulfil His word.

Are there areas of our lives, God wants us to conquer by obedience to His word and being courageous for Him?
Come and hear our Chairman Elder Alex exhorts us as we ponder our church theme for 2021!

Church Theme Verse for 2021:

“Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:8-9 (NIV)

Cheer Gift 2020

The Christmas Cheer Gift offering is received each year during Sunday services in Dec. May we prayerfully consider setting aside a Cheer Gift even in this unique and challenging year, as the Lord convicts and wills. The Cheer Gift will be apportioned to the needy as well as our full-time staff (pastoral, operations & missionary) and associated missionaries as their year-end 13th-month supplement and, if in any excess, bonus.