Movie Outreach on 25 Nov (Sat)

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Oct 112017

As part of our movie outreach, we are inviting all those keen to watch the movie “Faith like Potatoes” to join us on 25 Nov 2017 (Sat), 2:30pm. Door will be open from 2:00pm onwards. There will also be a gospel sharing after the movie, and before the refreshment. All are welcomed!

Wednesday Prayer Meeting on 11 Oct 2017, 8pm

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Oct 082017


Prayer Meeting

Sp: Dn. Ivan Lim

Receiving Our Inheritance, Joshua 13

 A Church that prays together, stays together in unity!

Schedule Wednesday night intentionally and pray for our leaders and ministries.

Our pastors, elders, deacons and those serving in ministry need your prayers and support.
Have a prayer item? Let your needs and petition be known and prayed for at the prayer meeting.

Announcements (08 Oct 2017)

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Oct 082017

SAF Meeting (21 Oct, Sat): At the NLBPC Chapel from 4:30 – 6:30pm. A talk entitled “Mental Illness – Breaking The Silence” will be given by Ms Margaret Ong, an author of newly published book “Love the Man, Hate the Sickness”. Come and hear her life experience as a caregiver! Please invite your friends and fellowship with us over a pot-luck dinner after the talk.

In-Conversation (28 Oct, 4-6pm) – At the Chapel. All New Lifers are encouraged to attend.

08 Oct 2017 – True, Biblical Friendship

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Oct 082017

By Dn Ronnie Tan

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

(Proverbs 17:17)

A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. (Proverbs 18:24)

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. (Proverbs 27:6)

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13)

The best biblical example of what true friendship entails can be seen in the relationship between David and Jonathan. While much has been said and preached about David, Jonathan’s part in demonstrating what true, biblical friendship is all about is worth studying and emulating. Indeed, we can derive a number of meaningful, biblical lessons when we examine the friendship of these two men. Here are some of them:

It transcends status. When Jonathan, a prince, met David, a shepherd, Jonathan immediately formed a very strong friendship with David. (1 Sam 18:1-4) Jonathan did not allow David’s lowly status in society to stop him from forging a strong, lasting and meaningful friendship.

It is sincere. To show David that he truly treasured their friendship, Jonathan gave him his robe, garments, sword, bow, and girdle. (1 Sam 18:4) Jonathan’s gifts also signified his sincerity towards David which would last a lifetime.

It means going to great lengths to stand up for someone who has done no wrong.  Jonathan stood up for David, even at the expense of angering his father, King Saul. (1 Sam 20:32) He correctly pointed out to his father that David had done him no wrong and should therefore not be hunted down like an animal and killed. For being true and faithful to his friend, we read that Jonathan was nearly slain by his own father. (1 Sam 20:33) However, that did not deter him from continuing to defend David time and again.

It means being ready to sacrifice for the other party. Jonathan had already known that David would be king at his expense if David was allowed to live. (1 Sam 20:31) It is unthinkable for a prince to give up his right to the throne for a shepherd. However, Jonathan was prepared to give up his right to the throne by letting David live. (1 Sam 23:17)

A true friend will never betray the other party come what may. At one point, when David wanted to know how Saul felt about him, they arranged that Jonathan shall signal to David about his father’s attitude towards the latter. In this instance, Jonathan had the perfect opportunity to betray David and cause the latter to be slain. All he had to do was to give David the wrong signal and it would result in David’s death. Indeed, Jonathan’s refusal to take advantage of the situation showed what a principled man he was. His actions allowed David to elude Saul yet again, thus ensuring that the throne would eventually go to David.

A true friend keeps promises.  In 1 Sam 20:14-15, Jonathan asked that David be kind to his descendants and both men made a covenant to that effect. We are later told that Jonathan was tragically slain in battle. (1 Sam 31:2). Saul’s death paved the way for David to be king. After David ascended the throne, he did not forget the covenant he made with Jonathan. In 1 Sam 9, we read about David putting in effort to find out if any of Saul’s family members were still alive for him to shower with kindness. When he found out that Jonathan’s son Mephibosheth was still alive, David fetched him to the palace and even asked him to have his meals at the king’s table.

The meaning of true, biblical friendship, as exemplified by Jonathan and David, may seem a hard act to follow, but it is certainly not an impossible example to emulate. May God help us Christians not to be fair-weather friends but be friends who love at all times. (Prov 17:17)

Announcements (01 Oct 2017)

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Oct 012017

Fellowship Lunch (Today after Worship Service):  Members and friends are encouraged to stay back for this meal and get to know one another.  No Sunday School Classes TODAY.

Catechumens Final Interview (Today @12-1pm):  At the Kindergarten Office.  Elders please attend.

Children’s Sunday (8 Oct):  All children are invited to join this special program from 9.30am-1.00pm at the Kids’ Church Room.

Wed Prayer Meeting @8pm:  Members are encouraged to come and pray as a Church.  “We shall never see much change for the better in our churches in general till the prayer meeting occupies a higher place in the esteem of Christians.– C H Spurgeon

In-Conversation (28 Oct, 4-6pm)At the Chapel.  All New Lifers are encouraged to attend.  If you have any questions, please email to the Church Office by 14 Oct.

New Life Kindergarten:  Is looking for a Vice-Principal.  The pre-requiste is at least a Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Leadership).  Interested person can call Mrs Agnes Chee at 63689567.

01 Oct 2017 – How many Saturday have you left?

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Oct 012017

by Eld Yap Chee Kian Those who rush arrive first at the grave. – Spanish Proverb Saturday Mornings A common experience we all have is how time seems to pass by so quickly. Perhaps that’s the reason why Saturdays always seem so special. It is the moment of quietness, or maybe it is the joy […]

Announcements (24 Sep 2017)

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Sep 242017

Catechism Class (Today @11.30am): Catechism please proceed to the Kindergarten Office  for the Catechism Class with Ps Gan. Indian Mission Presentation (Today @11.30am):  At the Chapel.  All are welcome! Fellowship Lunch (1 Oct @11.30am):  There will be a Fellowship Lunch next week. New Lifers are encouraged to stay for fellowship. Children’s Sunday (8 Oct) – All children are invited […]

24 Sep 2017 – Fake News and Good News (Part 2)

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Sep 242017

by Elder Sim Chee Seng DISCERNING FAKE NEWS Firstly, beware of news from social media. Do not use social media eg Facebook alone as your news source. Many of such sites aim to keep you “clicking” for personal financial gain. These sites tweak your news feed so that you get small bites of news you […]

Announcements (17 Sep 2017)

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Sep 172017

Adults Sunday School (Today @11.30AM):  At the Chapel.  WCF Chap 21 & 22, “Of Religious Worship & Sabbath Day” and “Of Lawful Oaths & Vows” by Elder Sim.  All are welcome! Catechism Class (Today @11.30am):  Catechumens please proceed to the Kindergarten Office for the Catechism Class with Ps Gan. Session Meeting (Today @1.45pm):  Session Members please meet at the Conference Room. […]

17 Sep 2017 – Fake News and Good News (Part 1)

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Sep 172017

by Elder Sim Chee Seng ” Jesus said …. If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (Jn 8:31-32) Recently I received an unexpected Whatsapp message from a neighbor who informed me that my former medical professor has […]