Dear Brethren,


Few of us would ever think of remembering as being a duty. This is especially so since forgetting seems to be so human. After all, when one fails to keep a promise or to do a duty, the excuse of forgetfulness seems to be so easily acceptable. However, the fact that remembering is indeed a biblical duty is taught in the Word of God. We are, for example, commanded to:

Remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it Holy (Exodus 20:8)
Remember the Lord (Nehemiah 4:14)
Remember your Creator in the days of your youth (Ecclesiastes 12:1)
Remember Lot’s wife (Luke 17:32)
Remember the Lord’s death (Luke 22:19)
Remember the poor (Galatians 2:10)
Remember the Lord Jesus Christ (2 Timothy 2:8)
Remember those in prison (Hebrews 13:3)
Remember those who have rule over us (Hebrews 13:7)
Remember how we had received the Word of God (Revelation 3:3)

These are some things which, as believers, we should not forget and which we should be reminded of often. We must not forget the Lord’s Day to keep it holy which means every Sunday it is our duty before God to be in His house to worship Him in spirit and in truth. We must also not forget the Lord’s suffering and death on our behalf, and we must especially be reminded of these loving and gracious acts of God whenever we observe the Lord’s Supper.

Standing at the threshold of the Promised Land, Moses called the children of Israel to remembrance in the Book of Deuteronomy. He called them to remember God’s faithfulness and deliverance and reminded them to remember their past sin and rebellion against God. Moses called the children Of Israel to remember the laws of God to obey them.

“Remember his marvellous works that he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth; O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen.” Psalm 105:5–6

Do You Remember Last Lord’s Day Message?

Here is a summary of the message that was preached last Lord’s Day which should stir your heart and mind in holy remembrance of God’s Word. In fact, the summary of every Lord’s Day worship message is available in our Church website for you to refresh and remember the lessons that you have heard. May God help us never to forget His Word.

Topic:  Christ is Everything
Scripture Text:  Ephesians 1: 15-23

1. In Colossians 3:11, Christ is all, and in all which tells us that for every Christian, the Lord Jesus Christ ought to be our everything. What is everything to you? For some people, it could be their handphone, career, soccer game, children etc. If we know our position in Christ, and our resources in Him, then we will surely have Christ as our everything.

2. The Apostle Paul is very concerned for the spiritual condition of the Ephesian Church that his prayer for them is recorded in Ephesians 1: 15-23. Paul gave thanks to God for their faith in Christ and love one for another. But there was something lacking that he prayed for them to have. Paul prayed for the believers to be given heavenly wisdom and knowledge so that their spiritual eyes will be open to know 3 things:

a) The Greatness of God’s plan (v.18) – even before we are born, God has us in His mind and heart to elect us and to save us and then to bring us to glory to be with Him for all eternity. This is called the Hope of His calling and the Riches of the glory of God’s inheritance in the saints.

b) The Greatness of God’s Power (v.19-20) – this is the mighty power of God residing in every believer. In our weaknesses and infirmities, we can see the power of God perfected in us. This power of God will enable us to evangelise, to overcome sin, to do the will of God. This power of God in every believer is the same power that raised Jesus from the dead and then ascended to Heaven. This is a real spiritual power that is seen and demonstrated in the life of Jesus.

c) The Greatness of God’s Person in Christ (v.21-23) – the Lord Jesus Christ is far above anyone in this universe and in the spiritual realm. There is no one who can surpass Jesus Christ now and not in the eternity future. Jesus Christ’s power is infinite. We ought to come to Him in prayer and to trust only in Him.

3. In verse 23, the Church of God ought to be filled with the fullness of Christ. Believers ought to be Christ-centred, but sadly many have become world-centred, man-centred and self-centred.  Christ must be our all in all and our everything. Pray for our spiritual eyes to be open to see this truth and live in this truth.

Elder John Leong