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By: Chong Teck

by Steven Chan There are two major categories of causes of personal financial crisis, as follow:- Poor Financial Management Living beyond your means No proper budget Spending without careful consideration of future needs such as on-going living expenses, maturing obligations and unforeseen contingencies; no savings for “rainy days”. iii. Wasteful living such as gambling addiction or substance abuse (alcohol &…

By: Chong Teck

By Rick Kirk Dedicated to sister Helena Tan Guad Dee, 61 years. Sister Helena Tan Guad Dee was baptised into Christ on July 30, 1983. She got to know Jesus, the Son of God, through her husband Chris Ooi. Since then, she had been a faithful Christian serving as a Sunday School teacher for many years, especially in the Cradle…

By: Chong Teck

by Steven Chan The Bible reveals to us how we ought to respond to various trials that we face in our lives:- “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” (James 1:2) What are the…

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by Steven Chan About 160 brethren attended the recent Seminar on Church Growth held in the premises of the church of Christ in Klang. We are thankful for brethren who are interested in our heavenly Father’s business which He has entrusted to us all. Our coming together fulfils the exhortation of the Scriptures:  “And let us consider one another in…

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by Steven Chan Man seeks to worship higher or more powerful beings. The problem is that many do not know who or what they ought to worship. Paul came across the Athenians and he said to them: “Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious; 23 for as I was passing through and considering the objects of…

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by Steven Chan The Bible said to some believers in the first century that given the time that they had been believers, they ought to have a better understanding and competency with the Word of God. “For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and…

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by Steven Chan Through the prophet Isaiah, God warned His people to always seek God’s guidance and not adopt the wisdom and practice of the people of the world:- a.) “For the Lordspoke thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people” (Isa 8:11) “And when they say to…

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by Steven Chan The Great Commission of Jesus to His disciples was to “go into all the world and make disciples” (Matt 28:18-20). Those who became disciples were called Christians (Acts 11:26). So, all Christians are fundamentally disciples of Christ; meaning that we are learners and followers of Christ. The Greek word translated “go and teach” in Matt 28:19, mathēteuō,…

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by Steven Chan Becoming a Christian is not a result of some “better felt than told” kind of experience. It is based on “truth and reason”. Paul expressed his desire to persuade not only King Agrippa to become a Christian but also all who heard him: ““I would to God that not only you, but also all who hear me…

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by Roger D. Campbell Extract from the Truth Periodical June 2012 We thank the God of heaven that there are youth in His church who love Him and make their best effort to live a godly life. It is both refreshing and encouraging to see their youthful zeal. If young folks are in the Christ, then I do not look…