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By: Chong Teck

by Steven Chan 06 March 2011 We are faced with many decisions to make in our lives. How do we decide what is the right thing to do? What is the determining factor in our decisions? What criteria should we use to make those decisions? How we decide and what we do have significant impacts in our lives on earth…

By: Chong Teck

by Steven Chan 23 January 2011 In John 6:66-69, the Bible records the incident when many of the disciples of Jesus chose to no longer continue their walk with Him: “From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered…

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by Steven Chan 13 March 2011 We have just studied very briefly the book of Ruth last Friday. What a wonderful blessing for us all that God chose to inspire the writing of the book of Ruth. While the lessons are still fresh in our minds, it may be good to just pen down here a few lessons that we…

By: Chong Teck

by Steven Chan 20 March 2011 In Matt 7:21, Jesus gave an important warning to those who wish to enter the kingdom of heaven: “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.” While it is important that one must desire to enter the…

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by Steven Chan 16 January 2011 One of the major challenges in life is the ability to live in harmony with one another. From the day sin entered the world it became a challenge for man to live in harmony with one another. Adam blamed his sin on his wife, Eve who had (perhaps lovingly but nonetheless wrongfully) shared with…

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by Steven Chan 27 March 2011 God spoke through His prophet Obadiah concerning what He would do to the nation of Edom. Their fate was described as follows: “I will make you small among the nations; you shall be greatly despised. And they shall be as though they had never been. And no survivor shall remain of the house of…

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by Steven Chan 24 April 2011 In Nov. 2003, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that barring same-sex couples from civil marriage was unconstitutional. Later on, the court stated that “segregating same-sex unions from opposite-sex unions cannot possibly be held rationally to advance or preserve” the governmental aim of encouraging “stable adult relationships for the good of the individual and…

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by Steven Chan 09 January 2011 The recent controversy about the purported request by governmental authorities to remove crucifixes in a meeting place so as not to offend a visiting dignitary is food for thought especially as regards the Christian’s response to similar situations. The issue raises a few points that need careful consideration from the biblical perspective so that…

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by Steven Chan 17 April 2011 Have you ever felt being in a hopeless situation? The Bible describes that scenario in Lamentations 3: 17-18: “You have moved my soul far from peace; I have forgotten prosperity. And I said, “My strength and my hope have perished from the LORD.” When (and not IF) we find ourselves feeling hopeless or despondent,…

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by Steven Chan 10 April 2011 This past week, it was reported in the London newspapers that the body of an 18 year old student at Imperial College, London, was found in the lake in Hyde Park, after he had been missing since March 22, 2011. According to accounts of those who saw him last, he had been drinking with…