Saturday, 28 February 2009

Song - I Adore by Hillsong

The universe is at Your feet
Gives You praise
The stars will light the sky for You
Always, God be praised
And we sing
The Lord is on high (x2)

I adore You (x2)
And there's none that compares
To Your majesty O Lord
I adore You (x2)
And I stand
In the wonder of Your love

We will crown You
King forever
Living Savior
Jesus Redeemer
Lord of Heaven
Robed in majesty
Crowned in glory
Creation adores You

Holy, holy
God Almighty
And forever the Lord is exalted
Hear the angels
Shout His anthem
God we adore You

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Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Ambidexterity in the Bible

Our SP shared with our CG leaders tonight at our monthly strategic meeting on a passage in 1 Chr 12:1-18, as well as a reference to 2 Cor 6:7. Pretty interesting, about the ability and skill to use both left and right hands, the Chronicles passage talking about war and battle, and the Corinthians talking about spiritual warfare.

1 Chr 12:2
they were armed with bows and were able to shoot arrows or to sling stones right-handed or left-handed; they were kinsmen of Saul from the tribe of Benjamin)
2 Cor 6:7
in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left

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Saturday, 21 February 2009

Sermon - Luke 8:4-15 - Birds, Rocks, Thorns

Luke 8:4-15 - Birds, Rocks, Thorns

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Thursday, 19 February 2009

Shepherds' Conference - Audio

pjtibayan offers a collection of Shepherds' Conference audio downloads from 2001-2008 here.

For those not aware, the Shepherds' Conference is an annual conference organised by the Shepherds' Fellowship, who describes itself as
The Shepherds' Fellowship is an association (not a denomination) of churches rallying around the authority and sufficiency of Scripture, the importance of expository preaching, and the centrality of a biblical philosophy of ministry. The Fellowship serves as both a resource and an encouragement for pastors and Christian leaders around the globe.
This conference boasts the likes of John MacArthur (founder of Shepherds' Fellowship), John Piper, Albert Mohler, Mark Dever, C. J. Mahaney, Ligon Duncan, R. C. Sproul, etc.

And guess what? It's absolutely FREE to download. 9 years' conferences worth of audio sessions, all downloadable. All you need to do is register for a free account. You can also pay to order the audio CDs and video sessions.
Shepherds' Conference - Media Vault

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Saturday, 14 February 2009

Carson & Dever - Questions & Answers

Visit the Gospel Coalition page to listen to a Q&A session with D. A. Carson and Mark Dever (in S. Africa) answering questions on topics such as church membership, discipline, elders, baptism, preaching, etc.

pjtibayan provides a comprehensive synopsis of the session, with time stamps on respective questions listed down.

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Friday, 13 February 2009

Court dismisses Novena Church exorcism case
S Ramesh, CNA, 13 Feb 2009

The High Court has thrown out the exorcism case against the priests and volunteers at Novena Church, after a trial spanning two years.

In a 61-page judgement on Friday, Justice Lee Seiu Kin held that Madam Amutha Valli Krishnan had not proved her case against the defendants for assault and battery, false imprisonment and negligence.

He accepted the defendants' version of events on the night of 10 August 2004 and found the contradictory parts of Madam Amutha Valli's evidence to be false.

Justice Lee also ruled that he did not find the actions of the priests had caused Madam Amutha Valli to suffer any damage.

(read more)

See previous blog entry (more links)

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Saturday, 7 February 2009

Sermon - Lk 9:57-62 - Putting God First

Trying different podcast methods.
Download transcript here.

Luke 9:57-62 - Putting God First

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Tuesday, 3 February 2009

5 things we can mistake for evangelism

Listen, watch or read Mark Dever's message "The Pastor and Evangelism."

5 things we can mistake for evangelism:
  1. Imposition
  2. Personal Testimony
  3. Social Action / Public Involvement
  4. Apologetics
  5. The Results of Evangelism

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Monday, 2 February 2009

3 reasons to share the gospel

Listen, watch or read Mark Dever's message "The Need for Evangelism."

3 reasons to share the gospel:
  1. A desire to be obedient to God's commands
  2. A love for the lost
  3. A love for God

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Sunday, 1 February 2009

Raising up the next generation of pastors

9Marks eJournal - Jan/Feb 2009, Vol. 6, Issue 1,,PTID314526|CHID598014|CIID2463170,00.html

Read in PDF format.

Raising up pastors is the Church's work (Interview with Mark Dever - Part 1)
How do pastors raise up pastors? (Interview with Mark Dever - Part 2)

How 3 churches mentor pastors:
I learned the hard way (Phil Newton, South Woods Baptist)
Why are we joyfully committed? (Tom Steller, Bethlehem Baptist)
Look, it's the Church's job (Al Jackson, Lakeview Baptist)

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