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Solomon's Remarkable Request

Posted by Andrew Chua on

Imagine being the newly minted King. King Solomon, was offered as it were, “a wish of a lifetime”. Solomon could have asked for anything, instead he asked for a discerning heart. What would you ask for? And what would that be?

A Clean Heart

Posted by Pastor Jonathan Yeoh on

To ancient people, the “heart” often referred to one’s inner thoughts and conscience. But today we know that it is the brain that does the cognitive functions that gives rise to emotions. Nevertheless, expressions of emotions are often referred to as matters of the heart, because of the emotions...

Fear God and Wait for His Perfect Time

Posted by Jerry Teo on

After King Saul died, it took more than 7 years for the whole nation of Israel to accept David and anoint him as King. The transition of leadership for David to take over Saul didn’t go smoothly as it involved a lot of political factors and strategy. It was a complex situation but never too hard...

Let God Contend for Us

Posted by Phaik May Ng on

Goliath stood before the Philistines, taunting the Israelites to challenge him. King Saul offered a bargain of riches and his daughter’s hand in marriage to anyone who would defeat the giant. David, just a shepherd boy at that time, took up the challenge.

God's Will and God's Way Come Together

Posted by Timmy Lai on

As Saul’s story progresses, we can observe that he is never able to own the wrong he has done when it is pointed out to him. In 1 Samuel 13, Saul was told to wait for Samuel before offering sacrifices to God and initiating a battle with the Philistines. He didn’t listen, however, and bulldozed...

When the people we lead ask for another leader

Posted by Pastor Dylan Wong on

Samuel, who is sometimes known as the last of the Judges and the first Prophet of God, was also the leader of the nation whom the Israelites sought, for direction and revelation from God. He is known throughout ancient Israel, from Dan to Beersheba, as a messenger of God, as the Lord continued...

Faithful in a Foreign Land

Posted by Pastor Samuel Krishnan on

The story of Ruth was known to Boaz, one of commitment and self-sacrifice in the face of loss and tragedy. Her mother-in-law, Naomi, lost her husband and two sons, and decided to return to Israel when word arrived that the Lord had provided food for Israel, for they had been living in Moab...

The Snare of a Forbidden Romance

Posted by Petulia Lun on

Samson is part of the fabric of God’s tapestry. He was an important example of unfulfilled potential. Although Samson did great things for God, we can only wonder what he might have done or been for God. But despite his sin God still moved behind the scenes and used Samson for good. Though God...

We are Saved for Relationship with God

Posted by Darren Lim on

Earlier in Ezekiel 36:17-19, we learn that God had scattered and dispersed the Israelites among the nations because of their evil conduct and actions. He poured out His wrath on them because they had ‘shed blood in the land… and defiled it with their idols’. God appointed Ezekiel to tell these...

When God Calls, He Enables

Posted by Prudence Tay on

Israel had been oppressed by the Midianites for seven years because they did evil in the eyes of God. Despite their disobedience to God, He loved them, saw their suffering and set about His plan to rescue them. Along came Gideon, a man who was the least in his family, from a clan which was...