Sermon Series: Fundamentals Of The Church (#ChurchFundamentals2015)

 

201509 Fundamentals Of The ChurchBased on Acts 2:42-47 (TLB), we will explore our BLC Family can follow the example of the early disciples: “They joined with the other believers in regular attendance at the apostles’ teaching sessions and at the Communion services and prayer meetings. A deep sense of awe was on them all, and the apostles did many miracles. And all the believers met together constantly and shared everything with each other, selling their possessions and dividing with those in need. They worshiped together regularly at the Temple each day, met in small groups in homes for Communion, and shared their meals with great joy and thankfulness, praising God. The whole city was favorable to them, and each day God added to them all who were being saved.”

DATE TIME TOPIC READINGS SPEAKER
6 Sep 10 am Prayer OT: Isaiah 35:4-7a

NT: James 2:1-17

Gospel: Mark 7:24-37

Pastor Augustin
13 Sep 10 am Discipleship/Fellowship OT: Isaiah 50: 4-9a

NT: James 3:1-12

Gospel: Mark 8:27-38

John Cheah
20 Sep 10 am Worship OT:  Jeremiah 11:18-20

NT. James 3:13-4:3,7-8a

Gospel: Mark 9:30-37

Pastor Augustin
27 Sep 10 am Stewardship OT: Num 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29

NT: James 5:13-20

Gospel: Mark 9:38-50

Pastor Augustin

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Christians in Community – Rev. Dr. Phil Baker

Today was bittersweet for all of us.

We had the blessing of having our good friend Rev. Dr. Phil Baker preach a powerful encouragement on how Christians need to be in Community (based on today’s Lectionary readings). Christians without a community, he said, is a contradiction of terms. But, “It takes hard work to develop a deep abiding relationship,” he reminded and challenged us to consider.

In considering our family in Christ, Phil also noted that, “We did not choose our brothers and sisters in Christ” – that was God’s work! And, not only did we not choose our brothers and sisters, we also cannot love each other on our own strength, effort or power – all of that comes from God.

Even as we heard his powerful encouragement on the importance of community, we were sad to hear that this would be Phil’s last Sunday with us at BLC. After his summer break, he will be relocating to Indonesia to continue his work with the ELCA.

Thank you Phil, for sharing your life with us these past four years. We have come to love you as our very own and are not thrilled to let you go. But we know God’s Kingdom is bigger than just us and we know you will be a great blessing to our brothers and sisters in Indonesia, as you have been to us.

We love you and we’ll miss you. See you again soon – either we’ll visit you on the way to Lake Toba (as per your invitation!) or we’ll see you on your way through KL (you will always be welcome here)! Or, in the Lord’s timing, we’ll definitely see each other again when His Kingdom comes.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Party

We’re unearthing more goodies from yesteryears in the pursuit of updating this blog/site! (Ironic, isn’t it?)

Here are three scenes from the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Party organized way back in 2008 (courtesy of Sivin Kit)!


Moh Foong and her pancake batter


Ian flips the pancake… very Cirque du Soleil of him!


The pancake sisters in action