Articles

We want to help you deepen your knowledge of the gospel as expounded throughout Scriptures. These articles have been compiled to spur your growth in your commitment to protect, proclaim and prioritize the gospel of Christ.

Siapakah Yesus?

Ramai muda-mudi orang Kristian dan orang-orang Kristian yang baru keliru mengenai siapa Yesus sebenarnya. Ada yang tertanya-tanya, sekiranya Yesus itu adalah Tuhan, kenapa Dia boleh mati; kenapa Dia banyak mempunyai ciri-ciri manusia seperti memerlukan rehat, memerlukan makanan dan sebagainya? Semasa Dia disalib Dia memanggil Tuhan Bapa, "Tuhan-Ku, Tuhan-Ku, mengapa Engkau meninggalkan Aku?"...

True Blessing: Chinese New Year Message 2021

On a normal Chinese New Year, much of the focus of our celebration is on acquiring blessing for ourselves and our family. The decorations, the songs, the Ang Pao’s, the Yi Sang, and even the greeting "Gong Xi Fa Chai" all revolve around this theme of receiving blessing. Even McDonald’s joins in offering its Prosperity Burger and Prosperity Sundae...

Tim Nicholls

Counting Converts or counting the cost?

Jimmy was fearful when he got home that evening. His parents knew that he’d been out with friends, but they didn’t know what he’d been doing with them. He approached his father in the living room. With no small amount of fear, he confessed to his father that he’d been attending the local Christian...

Rev. Tim Philips

Thank God It’s Monday

As you head into work on Monday morning, how do you feel about your job? Do you feel that you are doing something significant? Or not? Even if you are doing something that feels worthwhile, many still find it hard to perceive the significance of our work for the kingdom of God...

Gary Lee

Called to Work?

Do you sometimes find yourself too obsessed with your job? Sometimes we are tempted to define ourselves by our work, allowing our status to be determined by the particular job we have. The thinking goes like this: the better paid the job, the better the status. Although as Christians, we may not care...

Gary Lee

Christmas 2020: Light and Hope for a Dark World

For most of us 2020 has been a year like nothing that we have experienced before. A global pandemic, an economic crisis, a time of anxiety and uncertainty and isolation, and for some of us, a time of grief and despair. All of us have tried our best to adjust...

Tim Nicholls

God at Work (Part 2): The Practice of Work

In Part 1, we considered the purpose of work. We saw that work is good and given to humanity that we might feed ourselves. However, God’s judgement on human sin means that our work has become grim and futile. Christ redeems our work, giving us a new identity to live out...

Ryan Shuy

God at Work (Part 1): The Purpose of Work

Before making a big life investment, it is crucial that we clearly understand its purpose. In the case of work, we spend more than half our waking week – time and energy – on it. Our work is often a major factor in our life decisions and goal. Work promises many of the rewards we now crave, such as reputation, riches...

Ryan Shuy

Why consider a Ministry Internship? (Part 3): Next Steps

So perhaps you’re considering vocational ministry but you’re unsure about the next steps. If you’re a young person like me, I believe that a ministry internship would be very beneficial. It’s a huge commitment, but like anything, huge commitments reap huge rewards. However, before you make your decision, here are two factors that you could consider...

Elliot Ku

Divine Impassibility (Part 1): A Passionless God

The doctrine of divine impassibility refers to the belief that God is passionless in himself and does not suffer. The Westminster Confession of Faith puts it this way: "There is but one only, living, and true God, who is infinite in being and perfection, a most pure spirit, invisible, without body, parts, or passions"...

Hon Sir Neng

Why consider a Ministry Internship? (Part 2): My Journey

Throughout my time in senior high school, I wrestled with the idea of whether or not I should consider being trained for pastoral ministry. I had the surprising desire to do so (I say surprising because growing up as a pastor’s kid and seeing the challenges, I vouched to never become a pastor)...

Elliot Ku

Why consider a Ministry Internship? (Part 1): The Need

Recently, I had the opportunity to be involved in some interviews to assess, test, and encourage applicants for our ministry internship program Gospel Lab for 2021-2022. Our vision is to train 10 full-time gospel workers over the next 10 years, because we are convinced that the gospel needs to go both deep and wide...

Elliot Ku