God@Work Weekly Bulletin

The latest weekly inspirational message, happenings and announcement to God@Work Church

Weekly Announcement

Re-opening (Phase 3) of Sunday Service at 18A Penhas Road (As from 03 Jan 2021):

 

1.   God@Work Sunday Service (Combined) will be held at 18A Penhas Road at 10.00 a.m..

 

2.   Please do note that it is a mask-on Service and there will be no congregational singing.

(Exception is given to the Worship leaders during the Worship/Singing time.)

 

3. God@Work will also be transmitting the Sunday Service online via Facebook page,     

              GodatWork Singapore.

 

4. Care Group Meeting and ‘Ladies Only’ Meeting will also be conducted via the Internet.

                   

  •  Online Combined Care Meeting: Thursday, 8.30 p.m.

 

  • Ladies Only Meeting: Sunday, 8.30 p.m. (Please contact Sis Judith for further detail.)

 

5. As from 17 January 2021 the Church will be implementing the TraceTogether-only 

SafeEntry. Do have your TraceTogether Token or TraceTogether App installed in your

smart phone. Otherwise, do bring your ID card along.

 

  • Tithes and Offering:

 

As an alternative in paying your tithes and the giving of offerings you can do so electronically through the internet system. The followings are made available to you:

 

1. Bank Transfer: OCBC Bank Account No.: 657-829-024-001

 

2. PayNow:- Account Name: God@Work

                    UEN: T04SS0058K (0’s are zero)

Weekly Inspirational - February 7, 2021

Family by  John White

 

I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named. EPHESIANS 3:14-15 RSV

 

The family, however much we may wish to change it, remains at its healthiest only when its members relate as God designed them to relate. It was designed to function neither as a democracy nor as a dictatorship nor yet as an economic unit in an agrarian society. Social change may modify its size or its links with the rest of the world, but nothing has and nothing ever will alter its essential nature.

 

Families exist because God designed humans to live in families. And whatever futurologists may say to the contrary, the moment we cease to live en famille we will cease to be distinctly human, will become more antlike. I make this statement on biblical rather than scientific grounds. All science can say (whether the science of anthropology, sociology or psychology) is what is happening to families and what might happen to them. Science can never say what ought to happen since science has no way of knowing what a normal family is. It can only know what a usual family seems to be like in a given cultural setting. Normality lies beyond the bailiwick [branch of knowledge] of science. It implies purpose and design of which science knows nothing.

 

God is not a bachelor; he is a Trinity.

 

Whatever way we may conceive or fail to conceive the nature of the Trinity, of one thing we may be sure. Human beings did not invent it out of their neurotic need for security. People who say that humans created God as a father forget this. God, as he is revealed to us, comes not just as Father, but as a Three-in-One, an entity which we cannot understand let alone invent.

 

However, he is revealed to us as Father; and humans, created in his image, are created also with an innate capacity for intimate personal relationships. The family unit may well meet basic biological needs. It may correlate with certain cultural and economic conditions, but these needs and conditions are less basic than we suppose. The family unit arises out of what God is in the very core of his being.”

 

(John White, Greater Than Riches, Inter-Varsity Press, Leicester, England, 1992)

Weekly Inspirational - January 24, 2021

Setting Our Affections on Things Above                                                    

By    John White

 

The mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.          ROMANS 8:6

 

Some years ago on a seven-hour flight I settled down to pray. But, try as I might, I couldn't. I felt ill at ease and had no peace. I knew what the trouble was. It seemed likely that we'd have to move to another mission field where costs were high. After four years in Bolivia we had built an adobe house and had scraped together some bits and pieces of furniture. We could only sell at a loss. How could we manage in Argentina? Oh, I knew the Lord wouldn't let us starve, but I was unhappy.

 

Quietly I thought of a verse of Scripture, "I will never fail you nor forsake you." But it didn't work! It gave me no peace. Determined that it should, I opened my Bible and hunted it up. This is what I read: "Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, 'Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you' " (Heb 13:5). I knew what was wrong at once. I was bothered about security on earth when I should have been thinking of treasure in heaven. I confessed my sin and my peace was restored.

 

Are you haunted by unrest? When carolers sing about "peace on earth," does it seem to you a mockery? Well, God is offering you a special gift. He paid a tremendous price for it, but he wants you to have it.

 

Give more time to his Word. Stop resisting God when he speaks to you through it. Ask him to teach you more about the blood of his Son. Stay your heart upon Jehovah. Stop fretting about earthly security. Seek treasure in heaven.

 

As you do so, you’ll find a great, perfect, inconceivable, unearthly peace that will flow on and on like a river.”

 

(John White, Greater Than Riches, Inter-Varsity Press, Leicester, England, 1992)

Weekly Inspirational - January 3, 2021

The God of Love and Anger                                                                            

By      John White

 

But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner's fire. MALACHI 3:2

 

There is no room for doubt. From Genesis to Revelation our God is a God of anger.

 

How, then, do we see God's anger in relation to his other attributes? Does he stop loving when he gets angry? Where do his gentleness and long suffering go? You know the answers. God is loving as well as angry. He is patient and longsuffering as well as enraged.

 

In fact, God never becomes angry. He is, was and will be eternally angry. He is angry with evil and sin. He does not begin to be angry with us. It is better to say that when we do evil we walk into that region where his anger already exists, eternally the same.

 

God's love clearly is more basic than his anger. Scripture says that God is love, yet we never read that God is anger. We might say that his anger arises out of his love. Love and anger come together at Calvary.

 

You see, anger is the measure of love. Even here on earth we can see that. A normal man is terribly hurt and angry if his wife is unfaith­ful. If this hurt and angry man loves his wife enough to accept her back, to forgive her and treat her tenderly, then we know he really loves her. On the other hand, if he just shrugs his shoulders at her adultery, we can be pretty sure he doesn't care for her at all. In fact a man who is never angry is a feeble, shallow, selfish kind of man. He confuses love with emotional goo.

 

I'm all for an angry God. Not just because I love him and trust him but because of what I see in the world around me. Would you want a God who could overlook today's terrorism? The holocausts of con­centration camps? The exploitation by commercial enterprises of starving people? The Gulag Archipelago?

 

His wrath was on Egypt, Assyria, Babylonia, on sinning Israel and Judah. His wrath burns on against iniquity: crime against elderly peo­ple in our cities, the persecution of his saints under repressive govern­ments, all of the world's torture chambers – everything that exalts itself against him and all he stands for.

 

So we must be careful not to think that there is something contra­dictory about a loving God being angry. God is angry over injustice. He is angry about human suffering and the sin that causes it. He is angry with you when you sin. And the heat of his anger with you is the measure of his love for you. If you reject the idea of his anger, it is because you find his love interferes too much in your personal affairs.”

 

(John White, Greater Than Riches, Inter-Varsity Press, Leicester, England, 1992)

Weekly Inspirational - December 27, 2020

No Other Solution                                                                                           

By   John White

 

Did not the Christ have to suffer these things?       LUKE 24:26

 

The Bible teaches that in the death of Christ is found his tri­umph over Satan. It also teaches that his death was necessary. It was to win something that could be won in no other way. This repels the idea that the Lord was helpless before the Jewish authorities who plotted against him. His enemies were fitting in with his plan. His death was a must.

 

The day Peter blurted out his faith in Christ's divinity, Jesus began to warn the disciples that death lay ahead. Since they knew he was God, he must also make sure they knew his purpose – to die! Peter airily began to take his master to task. Christ's reply startles us by its severity: "Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me" (Mat 16:23 RSV).

 

Jesus had to die. He was compelled not by circumstances but because there was no other way to do what he came to do. Any voice that sought to deflect him from his course was to Jesus the voice of Satan himself.

 

When we ask what made that death so necessary, the Bible does not mince words. He died to redeem people and to forgive sin. And since, as we have already seen, his death was a must, we conclude that there was no other way in which he could redeem and forgive. If we were to be forgiven and redeemed, Christ had to die.”

 

(John White, Greater Than Riches, Inter-Varsity Press, Leicester, England, 1992)