Ephesians 2:19-22 (NKJV): Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Song Story: Give Thanks

From Don

Because Give Thanks is one of the most recognizable songs that I sing, many people think that I wrote it. However, it was written by Henry Smith.

The year was 1978, and Henry had a lot to be thankful for. Recently graduated from seminary and soon to be married, he found himself deeply touched when his pastor preached about 2 Corinthians 8:9. In this verse the apostle Paul explains how Christ, though rich, became poor for our sake in order to help us understand and receive the true and eternal riches He offers us. Henry remembers being filled with peace when he heard this, and amazed at the depth and completeness of Christ’s love.

A seed was planted in him that soon blossomed in Give Thanks. Eight years later, he discovered that the song had “sung” its way into congregations across America.

“I consider what I did to be totally unremarkable,” says Henry. “But what God has done in carrying the song around the world and into people’s lives is incredible. He could have chosen anyone. I’m just thankful to be in His flow and a part of things He’s doing.” I am blessed to sing this song!

- Don

Sunday, July 26, 2009

2 AUGUST 2009

2 Aug 09

Caleb R.
Peggy Tan
Tian Sia, Jun Fhui, Siew Pin
Grace Lee, Jocelyn Lee
Kai Yew
Meng Fhui, Timothy C.
Tom C., Hiew FF

Sunday, July 19, 2009

26 JULY 20009

26 July 09

Barnabas P.
Peter Long
Gigi, Jacquelina, Richard
Jun Fhui, Meng Fhui
Terry/Weng Ern
Ken Fhui
Moses Tan, Tian Sia
Tommy, Tom C.

Monday, July 13, 2009

19 JULY 2009

19 July 09

Dr. Siow KW
Terry C.
Siew Pin, Joycelyn C., Richard,
Lydia Sim, Jocelyn Lee
Anna Sim
Jaemy C.
Colleen, Ken Fhui
Manjit, Tommy

Worship Conference on 25 July (Sat)

9am - 2pm
RM15/pax (include 118pgs handbook, lunch & other material)

Breakout classes offered - Five classes for musicians:
> Worship Keyboard
> Wind Instruments
> Drums & Percussion
> Worship Vocals
> Acoustic Guitar

* Music Theory Made Easy - beginning music reading crash course
* Worship Software – exploring free software for use in worship
* Bible Study for non-musicians
(For those who accompany a musician friend/spouse that have no interest in the musical/technical classes)
* Q&A Session hosted by Senior Pastor, Tim Stutts and Worship Pastor, Kenny Lamm (Particularly for worship leaders and pastors.)
* For those who come with spouses/friends,you can choose to buy 1 handbook and your spouse only need to pay for the lunch RM6!!

Choice of fees with handbook (RM15) OR lunch only (RM6)

We look forward to see you soon!!

Please contact Bro Peter Long by this Sunday 19 July 2009
WFA is sponsoring - especially those who are still studying..
If you are willing to pay your way, do inform us..

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Song Story: God Will Make A Way

From Don

(From the devotional book God Will Make A Way)

Late one evening, Don Moen received a phone call with devastating news: his wife’s sister had lost her oldest son in an automobile accident. Craig and Susan Phelps and their four sons were traveling through Texas on their way to Colorado when their van was struck broadside by an eighteen-wheeler truck. All four boys were thrown from the van.

Craig and Susan located their sons by their cries, one boy was lying in the ditch, another in an area wet from melted snow. Nearby was his brother who landed by a telephone pole. All were seriously injured, but when Craig, a medical doctor, reached Jeremy, he found him lying by a fence post with his neck broken. There was nothing Craig could do to revive him.

When Don received the news of this tragedy a few hours later, he recalls, My whole world came to a standstill, but I had to get on a plane the next morning and fly to a recording session that had been scheduled for several weeks. Although I knew Craig and Susan were hurting, I couldn’t be with them until the day before the funeral.

During the flight the morning after the accident, God gave me a song for them: God will make a way where there seems to be no way. He works in ways we cannot see. He will make a way for me. The song was based upon Isaiah 43:19 NASB Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.

This song would bring comfort to Craig and Susan when all hope seemed lost. It touched the hurt in their hearts with hope and encouragement. Don received a letter from Susan in which she quoted Isaiah 43:4 NASB: Since you are precious in My sight, since you are honored and I love you, I will give other men in your place and other peoples in exchange for your life.

Susan wrote, We’ve seen the truth of the scripture. When Jeremy’s friends learned that he had accepted Jesus into his life before he died, many of them began to ask their own parents how they could be assured of going to heaven when they died. The accident also prompted Craig and Susan into a deeper walk with the Lord as well as into new avenues of ministry. Craig began teaching Sunday school at their church and Susan became active in Women’s Aglow, sharing with various groups her story and the Lord’s provision in her time of sorrow.

She has since said, “The day of the accident, when I got out of the van, even before I knew our son was dead, I knew I had a choice. I could be bitter and angry or I could totally accept God and whatever He had for us. I had to make the decision fast. I’ve seen fruit come as a result of that choice. If I had to, I’d do it again. It’s worth knowing others will go to heaven because of what happened to Jeremy. God really did make a way for us!”

Thursday, July 2, 2009

12 JULY 2009

12 July 09

Liong KC
Foong Yee
Hong Lu, Tian Sia, Siew Pin
Meng Fhui, Jun Fhui
Ken Fhui
Jocelyn Lee, Timothy C.
Hiew FF, Manjit