Dear Brethren,

Tuesday Night Church Prayer Meeting

I have been sharing the Names of God in the short exhortation in our Church Prayer Meeting. I would like to share with you the Names of God in connection with His attributes as revealed to us in Holy Scriptures. There is much joy and comfort to know who our God is whom we believe and trust in our lives. Indeed our life’s motto ought to be “To know Him and to make Him known”. What better way to know Christ is to spend time to pray and commune with Him. Will you make every effort to come to our Church Prayer Meeting? Please come and spend time to know Christ in a deeper way. When you know Christ, you will want to make Him known by preaching the Gospel and going for evangelism.

God of all Comfort

Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort.” 2 Corinthians 1:3

This Name of God is so precious especially when we are troubled and in sorrow. Who can comfort us in our disappointments? Our Heavenly Father will comfort us because He is called the God of all comfort. Notice that it is “all comfort”, and not “some” comfort. Any comfort that man can render to us can only be partial and temporal. But our Heavenly Father’s comfort to us is full, complete and permanent. Let us learn to call upon God of all comfort in all our sorrows and struggles and we will find our rest in Him.

God of Peace

Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.” Philippians 4:9

In this world of uncertainty and fear, we need peace. But the peace of the world is a false peace. We need the peace of God. How comforting to know that our God is called the God of peace. The promise is sure that He will be with you and I. This peace of God will be given to us because God is the God of peace. Learning from the life of Apostle Paul who experienced the peace of God, we must rejoice in the Lord always. Paul was imprisoned when he was writing the letter to the Philippian Church and yet He can rejoice. The only reason is that He had the peace of God in his heart. Another lesson to learn from Paul who had the peace of God is that he has learned to be contented whatever circumstances in life he is going through, whether he abounds or he is abased.

The God of peace will give us His peace in our hearts that we can rejoice and be contented at all times.

God of Hope

Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” Romans 15:13

Hope is very important to every human being. Without hope, people commit suicide. Without hope, people will give up whatever they do. For Christians, we have a true and real hope because our God is called the God of hope. There is no need to be in despair and hopelessness as though God is dead or far away from us. He is ever near and our God of hope will fill us with all joy and peace. What He wants from us is to believe Him, hope in Him, cast all our cares on Him.

God of Love

Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.” 2 Corinthians 13:11

There is so much enmity and animosity in the world and even in the Church. Brethren are not talking to each other and finding fault with each other. We need to be filled with God’s love to know how to love each other in the biblical way. It is possible because we have a God who is the God of love. May we show our love to our God of love by loving our neighbour as ourselves. This means to treat others the way you want them to treat you. Do it first and show your love first. May the God of love constrain our hearts to love one another.

Elder John Leong