SAF 2016 Theme: Christian Character
Last two years, we took time to walk through the theme of “Spiritual Discipleship”, and we will focus on “Christian Character” this year. We could look at the Bible for examples of real people just like us, and let the Spirit of God teaches us to learn from them their faithfulness and obedience to follow Jesus Christ.
[And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.] 2 Peter 1:5-7
Character can be defined as the strength of our moral fiber and behavior, which A.W. Tozer described as “the excellence of moral beings.” Just as the quality of excellence in diamond is measured by its brilliance and in gold is its purity, so their character measures the excellence of man or woman. There is no lack of descriptions such as “woman of virtues”, “man of integrity”, “person of principle”, etc. to form the honesty, trustworthiness, kindness and ethics of person’s character.
Biblical references to develop our character such as [Philippians 4:8] for controlling our thoughts, [Proverbs 4:23; Matthew 15:18-20] for guarding our heart desires, [2Peter 1:5-6] for practicing virtues, and [1 Corinthians 15:33] for keeping good company.
Please come and fellowship with us, so that we could journey and support each other in learning from the great examples of Biblical Characters, and practice them as example for our younger generations to follow[Titus 2:7-8].
|1.||23/01/16||Obedience – Noah||Gen 6:8-7:5||Rev. Lim Chee Boon||Bro Ronnie Pang||NLBPC Chapel|
|2.||20/02/16||Faith – Abraham||Gen12:1-3;22:1; Heb11:8-18||Rev. QuekKengKhwang||Bro Kok Leong||Bro Ronnie Pang’s Place|
|3.||19/03/16||Moral Excellence – Daniel||Dan1:8;6:3-4||Rev. Jack Sin||Elder SimCheeSeng||NLBPC Chapel|
|4.||16/04/16||Walking with God – Enoch||Gen 5:19-24
|Elder KhooPengKiat||Bro Kok Leong||NLBPC Chapel|
|5.||14/05/16||Thanksgiving – Hannah||1Sam 1:1 –2:10||Rev Yap Beng Shin||Bro Steve Tan||NLBPC Chapel|
|6.||16/07/16||Self Control – Moses||Exod16:1-13||Rev Eric Kwan||TBD||NLBPC Chapel|
|7.||13/08/16||Perseverance – Job||Job 1:20-21; 2:9-10||TBD||TBD||NLBPC Chapel*|
|8.||17/09/16||Godliness – Ruth, Esther||Ruth 1:16-17;4:15
Esth 2:10,20; 4:4,11;
|9.||15/10/16||Brotherly Kindness – Joseph||Gen 50:16-17; 19-20||TBD||TBD||NLBPC Chapel*|
|10.||12/11/16||Love – Hosea||Hos 1:2||TBD||TBD||NLBPC Chapel*|
*subject to change