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Reflections on Grace

From our church bulletin today. O to grace how great a debtor Daily I’m constrained to be! Let that grace, Lord, like a fetter, Bind my wandering heart to Thee. Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, Prone to leave the God i love; Take my heart, O, take and seal it, Seal it from Thy courts above! Robert Robinson Everything is of grace in the Christina life from the very…

GBA 2016

I’m heading out to lecture the students at GBA once more. This year, I’ve struggled greatly with my material. Pastor Roy asked me to lecture on “Reformed Church Administration”. If we spend a moment to break that down, I’m good with “reformed” and “church”. I can lecture on that, or prepare lectures on that no probs.…

Web Traffic

For the first time in a long while, I found myself with nothing on my calendar for a Monday day. So I sat and read for several hours, then decided to do some housekeeping on the church website. Looking in to the details of the past month or so, I was intrigued to find that 3.7% of all traffic to the SLHCC website is from Tokyo! By way of comparison, the church website…

Reflections on The Law

We’re taking a short break in our sermon series through the Gospel of Luke, and over the next 3 weeks, we’ll have a mini-series through The Ten Commandments. In preparation for it, here are some quotes reflecting on The Law. The law sends us to Christ to be justified, and Christ sends us to the law to be regulated. –    John Flavel God forbids sin not to prevent us…

T4G 2016

Together for the Gospel Conference 2016 will commence in a little over a week. And on Monday (4 April), I’ll be leading a group of 2 pastors, 2 seminary students and others interested parties to attend this conference together. Looking forward to all that God will do – not just over the course of the time we spend together, but through each of our lives in to the…

SLHCC Sermons

I’ve had a few people ask about podcasts of our Sunday sermons. Previously, we used to update to iTunes, making podcasts an easy process for listeners – just subscribe and a new sermon gets downloaded automatically whenever it’s uploaded to the SLHCC site. However, there’s something broken with the iTunes update that we can’t quite figure out… So in the meantime,…

Stretching the Mind

I must confess I didn’t read nearly as much as I hoped last year. I only made my way through 9 books. If I include books read for MRT, WRT, and sermon prep, that number jumps up to a more respectable 19 books throughout the year. But books for personal growth and development as a Christian, I didn’t get through a whole lot. I suppose I could list a myriad of excuses as to…

The Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards

   With 2015 almost at a close, and 2016 about to commence, here are some suggestions for resolutions in to the new year. I recognise that many of you do not bother making resolutions – most likely because you, like pretty much everyone else, have failed dismally at keeping them. However, I do recommend going through this list of 70 resolutions that Jonathan Edwards…

The Nightmare Airport

I heard a lot of horror stories about Terminal 1 of Manila Airport. Maybe I was underestimating all I heard. But none of the stories does justice to the sheer nightmare that is the Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1. Usually, having anything named in your honour is a rare privilege. But the Aquino family should revoke the right of the airport to use the…

Networking

My primary purpose for attending GDF2015 was actually to connect with Korean pastors, serving both in Korea and other parts of the world. To that end, the trip was a resounding success. Here is a series of photos in no particular order, of people I connected with. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to take a photo with everyone I met, but this at least is an indication. Dr S.…