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Fasting
禁食

on September 2020

Why fast?  By Pastor Daniel
 
Introduction
We have just entered into our nation’s yearly fasting and prayer for 40 days.  As I approach that day with the launching online on 7th August, I asked myself again the same old question - shall I fast?  Why fast?  What does the Bible say about fasting?
 
Not a command but a pursuit
It is interesting that in the new testament, there is not a word of command for Christians to fast from the letters of the apostles.  The apostle Paul who wrote a big bulk of the New Testament did not once mention that it is a command for Christians to fast.  Yet surprisingly, the church has practice fasting for more than two millennia. That is interesting, I thought.
 
So with that, do I still fast?  Is fasting Biblical?
 
Yet reading portions of scriptures especially the book of Acts as we are in the midst of preaching the book of Acts, I discovered that fasting was assumed.  Fasting was the practice of the early church, probably carried forward from the Old Testament where many at times in line with repentance, there were fasting and praying with sackcloth.  Also in the Old Testament fasting many at times are accompanied by consecration of lives to the Lord.
 
We actually find a pattern of fasting as the early church grows and multiplies in the book of Acts. In one of the most pivotal junctures in the story, when the church is to embark into the mission to the Gentile world, the leaders in Antioch “were worshiping the Lord and fasting” to seek God’s guidance at a key moment in their church life (Acts 13:2–3). While they were doing so, the Holy Spirit spoke to them, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them” (Acts 13:2). Then “after fasting [again] and praying they laid their hands on them and sent them off” (Acts 13:3).
 
Then Acts 14 provides us with a pattern of prayer and fasting “in every church.” As Paul and Barnabas revisited the cities in which they had made new converts on their first missionary journey, they “appointed elders for them in every church” and “with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed” (Acts 14:23).
 
What I see here is the fact that while fasting is being practiced, with the coming of the Holy Spirit, it has brought in a new dimension - the seeking of God and His Spirit in repentance, in direction and providence and in consecration to do the work of God.  Thus fasting may not be a command in the New Testament but it must be a pursuit of a Christian when he desires to seek God.
 
Jesus did make references to fasting, but oftentimes using the phrase, “When you fast....” assuming the practice of the day as a devout Jew.
 
Not how but why
Taking on how Jesus mention fasting, “when you fast...” it is not about how but rather why.  We have heard many ways of fasting like Daniel’s fast (a vegetarian meal) or a partial fast (no solid but fluids allowed) or even complete fast for a given period of time.
 
I believe it is not about how we do our fasting.  You may choose whichever suits you but more important, to know why we are fasting.  NECF gave us a foundational reason - to hear the voice of the Spirit in times like this.  That is why we fast.  We fast to seek God - be it in repentance, in guidance or in giving ourselves to the Lord.
 
Conclusion
This is my short thought on fasting during this annual period of 40 days.  May I emphasize once again that it must be the pursuit of the heart and we know the reason for fasting.  I trust that some of you have begun and others are still thinking about it.  May I encourage you to venture into it to see the LORD working in your life.  God blesses you all.

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Time To Come Home
是时候回家了

on August 2020

“Time to come home”  by Pastor Daniel

Introduction
We hear this phrase all the time, “It is time to come home.”  It is especially meaningful in every phase of life.  We say that to our children = when they are out and playing and then there is that moment, “It is time to come home.”  We hear that probably from our spouse when we are working too hard and spending long hours in the office and a phone call came, “Honey, it is time to come home.” 

In our latest announcement in church, we said, “Welcome Home!”

Hebrews 10:24-25
“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another” 

Not staying on our own
There was a story told of a pastor who visited one of his members who had not come to church for a while.  As they shared and talked together in the evening by a fireplace, the host finally told the pastor, “Well, pastor I am sure you noticed that I have not been to church a while and that is why you are here.  I have come to the conclusion that faith is a personal thing and therefore I rather keep to myself these days.  I hope you understand.”  To that the pastor took the tongs and drew a piece of burning coal from the fireplace.  Then he asked the host, “how long do you think this piece of coal will last?”  The host then said, “It will not last very long if you keep it away from that heap of burning coals.”  The pastor responded, “That is true of our faith too.  Keeping away will not last, and we need the others to help us keeping burning and glowing.”

That is precise the message of the writer to the Hebrews.  We can get so comfortable being away from people after a while but then it is “time to come home.”
Be encouraged and be an encouragement

Those verses go on to say that we come together for a reason.  We come so as to provoke one another to love and to good works. 

What greater encouragement besides reading the Word and knowing the promises of God is the experience of others in the light of scriptures.  To see the reality of spiritual truths acted out in today’s lives is the greatest encouragement.  That is what our gathering is all about.  In the early church, the disciples of Jesus Christ gathered in homes every day.  We tended to see that it was possible then as though people were simply too free.  Well, as we think of the vocation of the people, they were mostly farmers and farmers spent long hours at work.   Perhaps there were less entertainment and distraction.  That may be true but what is more important was that they were gathering for one reason – to provoke each other to love and to good works, to encourage one another in their faith because the times were hard.

We thank God for technology today and we can meet via zoom, but now that times are better, let us say, “It is time to come home.”  We are now able to meet physically by stages and we pray and hope that all this will soon be lifted up.  It is said that love begets love.  It is by means of loving another that we become stimulated to love in return. It is through the love of Christ towards our brothers and sisters, irrespective of their attitude towards us that love can be motivated within us.  Isn’t that the commandment of Christ, “Love one another and by this shall all men know you are my disciples.”?

The Day is drawing Near
“All the more, as you see the Day drawing near”.  That is a tone of urgency.  With all that is happening, and foreseeing even greater challenging time, we may not have the luxury to meet together one day.  While we still have, let us not neglect doing so.

May God bless you and let us say to one another, “It is time to come home!”
 
 

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Three Rusty Coins
三枚生锈的硬币

on July 2020

by Pastor Tang Long Kin
 

Titus 3: 4-7
4 But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life

One day I found three rusty coins under a tree by the roadside. When I pick them up I found they were all dirty and rusted. There were two 5 sen coins and a 10 sen coin, making up a total value of 20 sens. I took a look at their condition and almost threw them away. But somehow I kept them and took them home and left them on the side table. A few days later they were still lying there untouched. I look at them and then ask myself why are they still around? There was nothing of beauty to behold. They were all rusted and dirty. They cannot be used as display ornaments and I refused to put them together with other coins because they are so rusted and dirty.
 
As I ponder over the fact that I still kept them despite their condition, I realized that it is not the metal itself that I see value in them. I see value in them because there is a higher authority guaranteeing their value. That authority is the Government of Malaysia. No matter how dirty or rusted they are, they are still worth 20 sens.  Their value is not what they are made of; their value is the authority behind them. I can easily take those dirty, rusty coins to Bank Negara Malaysia and exchange them for clean shiny coins. On closer look you can see “Bank Negara Malaysia” stamped on the coins. This is the seal of guarantee and value.
 
What is our life worth?
 
That thought started me to think of our worth. What is our worth? Do our lives matter? Who gives value to our life? During this Coronavirus pandemic we see chaos everywhere. More than 10mil lives have been permanently affected and more than 500 thousand deaths due to this virus alone. Life is really so fragile. One moment we are alive and active and the next moment we may be in the intensive care unit when the virus catches up. Life seems worthless.
 
I did a search on our worth in the bible and I found not less than 100 passages talking about our worth to God. In all of them nothing is said about God loving us because of our own value. They are all about God making us valuable because of His grace and loving kindness towards us. We are valuable and our lives matter because of God made us valuable. He purchased us with the blood of His beloved Son Jesus.
 
1 Peter 1:18
Knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold,
 
Isaiah 41:13
For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”
 
Ephesians 1:13–14
13 In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.
 
No matter how battered our lives may be; no matter how dirty our lives have been; no matter how rusted our lives are, we are still valuable because God said so. He puts value in us and made us valuable. Now that we are His children our old worn out, dirty and rusty lives have been exchanged for new lives in Christ. That is all that matters. In addition, God has put His Spirit in us as a guarantee of our value and redemption.

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Announcements

Announcement 2
通告 2

2020-03-24

In view of the current pandemic, the church leadership thought it fit that as a church we should act responsibly and with wisdom. We saw it fit that we should do all we can within our means to help contain the current spread of the Covid-19 infection and to protect our FCC family from harm. As such, the leadership has decided on the following:

1) Easter lunch is cancelled
2) Church camp is postponed indefinitely. We will monitor the situation before deciding on the next course of action.  

Meanwhile, stay safe by staying indoors and stay close to our Lord. It is a good time for family rejuvenation and bonding. Spend your time reading the Bible, praying and seeking our Lord. If you have any urgent needs or any emergency please do not hesitate to contact the leaders for help. We will do all we can within our means to help. Thank you. God bless.
 
教会领袖认为鉴于当前的全球疫情,作为教会我们以负责任的态度和智慧行事都是合宜的。我们应该竭尽所能,以帮助遏制当前的新冠肺炎的蔓延并保护信心教会的成员免受伤害。因此,领导层已做出以下的决定:

  1. 取消复活节的午宴。
  2. 无限期延后教会的家庭营。 我们将根据情况来决定下一步行动。
在这期间请确保自身的安全,呆在户内时时与上帝亲近。这是更新和连结一家人的好时机。花时间读圣经,祷告和寻求主。若您有任何紧急需求或突发状况,请随时向领袖们联系以寻求帮助。我们将尽力提供援助。谢谢。愿上帝赐福大家。

Step By Step Through The New Testament
一步一步学新约

2020-03-02

Speaker : Pastor Raymond Seow 
Date : Begin March’2020
Time : Every 1st & 3rd Monday (8:00pm) 
Venue: FCC 
Closing Date: 30-11-2019
Fee :  Free, but the book cost RM50


讲员:萧海山传道
日期 :  2020年3 月开课               
时间 :  第一和第三个周一 (晚上8点正)              
地点 :  信心教会
截止日期 :30-11-2019
费用: 免费,课本费用RM50   
              

Malaysia Year Of Prayer 2020
马来西亚 2020 祷告年

2019-09-16

MYOP2020 is a year-long prayer initiative - from 16-09-2019 to15-09-2020

* You can find more detail from the booklet 

 
MYOP 2010 是一项为期一年的祷告活动 ,从 2019年9月16日 至 2020年9月15日

* 更多详情可参考手册