Welcome to Faith Church Singapore (FCS)

At our church, we hope that through His Word and by His Spirit, and through the fellowship of the saints you will get to know and experience the Heavenly Father’s unfailing love for you.

John 1:17 (AMP)
17 For while the Law was given through Moses, grace (unearned, undeserved favor and spiritual blessing) and truth came through Jesus Christ.

By our Father’s Grace, we endeavour to teach His Word of Truth that Faith be imparted to your life. Then through Faith you may access His Grace all the time for yourself and for others, thus helping you to develop spiritually and helping your faith grow exceedingly.

The Heavenly Father has given FCS this mandate, that is, “Prayer is Our Mission.” Through prayer we hope that you will fulfill the destiny that our Father God’s unfailing love has planned for you.

I pray that FCS will be a blessing to you. Let us help you fulfill this unique plan that God has for your life.
May our Heavenly Father’s Unfailing Love pour out His abundance of Grace upon you!

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AFTER PRAYING, DIRECTION YET NOT CLEAR, WHAT DO WE DO? (1)

On the day of Pentecost, the 120 disciples of Jesus were baptised with the Holy Ghost in the upper room. They were united, with one purpose and one mind, praying and supplicating by the Spirit of grace. The Holy Spirit gave Peter an understanding of the Scriptures in the Book of Psalms concerning finding a replacement for Judas, who betrayed Jesus. The apostles knew they were to look for someone according to God's criteria. Acts 1:21–22 (NIV) 21 Therefore it is necessary to choose one of the men who have been with us the whole time the Lord Jesus was living among us, 22 beginning from John's baptism to the time when Jesus was taken up from us. For one of these must become a witness with us of his resurrection."Interestingly, notice something here in the following Scripture.Acts 1:23 (NIV) So they nominated two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias.They nominated two people and eventually selected one to replace Judas. Why did they choose two? Why did the Holy Spirit not reveal to them precisely who the right person would be? First, Jesus did not instruct them to find somebody to replace Judas. Secondly, the Holy Spirit gave Peter an illumination of the Scriptures in the book of Psalms concerning Judas' replacement. Thirdly, the Holy Spirit did not show them specifically who was the one. Therefore, they nominated two persons. First, they selected Joseph. Even though they had prayed with prayer and supplication, they picked someone not of God's choice to replace Judas. Then, however, the Holy Spirit led them to select Matthias. The reason for choosing two men was because it was not evident in their spirit who was the one. If they knew it was Matthias, beyond the shadow of a doubt, then there was no need to select Joseph. Nevertheless, at the very start, it looked good to nominate Joseph. As believers, we often seek the Lord for direction and find ourselves in a situation similar to the apostles. After praying much and for quite some time, two or more options may appear before us, but we still do not have it clear in our spirit which is the right choice to make or which direction to take. For example, someone may like two girls, and both seem good to him. However, another person may have two job offers, and a student has to decide between two universities, or a pastor does not know in which city to start a church. They are all in a dilemma.We do not fully know the ways of God or why He does things the way He does. However, as we look back at His ways of leading us, we can trace God in our lives and the lives of others.Can we understand why the Heavenly Father did not have Jesus leave instructions regarding Judas' replacement? Why didn't the Holy Spirit make it known to them that Matthias was the one? We learn that God does things in different ways. So it is always good to keep a teachable and open attitude, ready to be confounded by His dynamics. Else, we may miss God.Rev. Cheong Yew KwongFaith Church SingaporePlease visit our website at faithchurch.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

AFTER PRAYING, DIRECTION YET NOT CLEAR, WHAT DO WE DO? (1)

On the day of Pentecost, the 120 disciples of Jesus were baptised with the Holy Ghost in the upper room. They were united, with one purpose and one mind, praying and supplicating by the Spirit of grace. The Holy Spirit gave Peter an understanding of the Scriptures in the Book of Psalms concerning finding a replacement for Judas, who betrayed Jesus. The apostles knew they were to look for someone according to Gods criteria. 

Acts 1:21–22 (NIV)
 21 Therefore it is necessary to choose one of the men who have been with us the whole time the Lord Jesus was living among us, 
22 beginning from Johns baptism to the time when Jesus was taken up from us. For one of these must become a witness with us of his resurrection.

Interestingly, notice something here in the following Scripture.

Acts 1:23 (NIV) So they nominated two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias.

They nominated two people and eventually selected one to replace Judas. Why did they choose two? Why did the Holy Spirit not reveal to them precisely who the right person would be? 

First, Jesus did not instruct them to find somebody to replace Judas. Secondly, the Holy Spirit gave Peter an illumination of the Scriptures in the book of Psalms concerning Judas replacement. Thirdly, the Holy Spirit did not show them specifically who was the one. 

Therefore, they nominated two persons. First, they selected Joseph. Even though they had prayed with prayer and supplication, they picked someone not of Gods choice to replace Judas. Then, however, the Holy Spirit led them to select Matthias. The reason for choosing two men was because it was not evident in their spirit who was the one. If they knew it was Matthias, beyond the shadow of a doubt, then there was no need to select Joseph. Nevertheless, at the very start, it looked good to nominate Joseph. 

As believers, we often seek the Lord for direction and find ourselves in a situation similar to the apostles. After praying much and for quite some time, two or more options may appear before us, but we still do not have it clear in our spirit which is the right choice to make or which direction to take. For example, someone may like two girls, and both seem good to him. However, another person may have two job offers, and a student has to decide between two universities, or a pastor does not know in which city to start a church. They are all in a dilemma.

We do not fully know the ways of God or why He does things the way He does. However, as we look back at His ways of leading us, we can trace God in our lives and the lives of others.

Can we understand why the Heavenly Father did not have Jesus leave instructions regarding Judas replacement? Why didnt the Holy Spirit make it known to them that Matthias was the one? We learn that God does things in different ways. So it is always good to keep a teachable and open attitude, ready to be confounded by His dynamics. Else, we may miss God.

Rev. Cheong Yew Kwong
Faith Church Singapore
Please visit our website at http://faithchurch.sg
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祷告之后方向还是不明确,我们应该怎么做?(上)

五旬节的那一天,耶稣的120个门徒在马可楼受了圣灵的洗。他们同心合意,怀着一样的意念,为着同一个目标,藉着恩典的灵祷告恳求。圣灵赐给彼得悟性,让他明白诗篇中的部分经文是指着找人替代犹大说的。使徒知道他们要按着神的标准找到一个人。使徒行传1:21-22【新译本】所以,从约翰施洗起,直到主离开我们被接上升的那天为止,当他在我们中间来往的时候,那些跟我们常在一起的人中,应该有一个人出来与我们一同作耶稣复活的见证人。”�有意思的是下一段经文。使徒行传1:23【新译本】于是他们提出两个人:约瑟(号称巴撒巴,又名犹士都)和马提亚,�他们提名了两个人,从中选出一个替代犹大。为什么要选两个呢?为什么圣灵没有准确地指示他们哪个才是正确的人选?�首先,耶稣没有吩咐他们找一个人替代犹大。其次,圣灵赐给彼得亮光,让他明白了诗篇里那段经文的意思,就是要找人替代犹大。第三,圣灵没有点名告诉他们谁是那个人。�于是他们提名了两个人。首先是约瑟。尽管他们已经祷告恳求过,但选出来的人里面仍然包括了不是神心意的那个人。然而圣灵也引导他们选出了马提亚。之所以选出两个人,是因为在他们灵里并不清楚到底该选谁。如果早知道是马提亚,一点犹豫都没有,那就没必要把约瑟也选出来了。但在开始的时候,提名约瑟似乎也是不错的选择。作为信徒,我们时常会在寻求主的指引时,发现自己和当年的使徒处于相近的境地。尽管已经祷告了很久,面前摆着两三个选择,但我们的灵里仍然无从确定到底哪一个才是正确的决定,或者哪个方向才是正确的道路。比如说,有的男生可能对两个女生都有好感,两个看起来都很不错。有的人可能两个面试都通过了;有的学生要在两所大学之间做选择;有的牧师不知道应该在哪里建立教会。他们都处于进退两难之中。我们并不完全知晓神的作为,也不知道祂为什么要采取这样或那样的方式去做这些事。然而当我们回顾祂带领我们走过来的路,就能在我们和其他人的生命中看见神的脚踪。�为什么耶稣在离开他们时,天父没有让祂留下一点关于找人替代犹大的吩咐呢?为什么圣灵没有直接让他们知道马提亚就是合适的人选?这些问题我们能否弄明白?我们知道神做事有不同的方式,因此务必始终保持受教和开放的心态,因为祂奇妙的作为总会出其不意,令人眼花缭乱。如果不做好这样的准备,我们可能就会错失神的旨意了。耀光牧师新加坡信心教会请访问我们的中文播客,faithchurch.sg/牧师手札/#牧师手札 ... See MoreSee Less

祷告之后方向还是不明确,我们应该怎么做?(上)

五旬节的那一天,耶稣的120个门徒在马可楼受了圣灵的洗。他们同心合意,怀着一样的意念,为着同一个目标,藉着恩典的灵祷告恳求。圣灵赐给彼得悟性,让他明白诗篇中的部分经文是指着找人替代犹大说的。使徒知道他们要按着神的标准找到一个人。

使徒行传1:21-22【新译本】所以,从约翰施洗起,直到主离开我们被接上升的那天为止,当他在我们中间来往的时候,那些跟我们常在一起的人中,应该有一个人出来与我们一同作耶稣复活的见证人。”

�有意思的是下一段经文。

使徒行传1:23【新译本】于是他们提出两个人:约瑟(号称巴撒巴,又名犹士都)和马提亚,
�他们提名了两个人,从中选出一个替代犹大。

为什么要选两个呢?为什么圣灵没有准确地指示他们哪个才是正确的人选?

�首先,耶稣没有吩咐他们找一个人替代犹大。其次,圣灵赐给彼得亮光,让他明白了诗篇里那段经文的意思,就是要找人替代犹大。第三,圣灵没有点名告诉他们谁是那个人。

�于是他们提名了两个人。首先是约瑟。尽管他们已经祷告恳求过,但选出来的人里面仍然包括了不是神心意的那个人。然而圣灵也引导他们选出了马提亚。之所以选出两个人,是因为在他们灵里并不清楚到底该选谁。如果早知道是马提亚,一点犹豫都没有,那就没必要把约瑟也选出来了。但在开始的时候,提名约瑟似乎也是不错的选择。

作为信徒,我们时常会在寻求主的指引时,发现自己和当年的使徒处于相近的境地。尽管已经祷告了很久,面前摆着两三个选择,但我们的灵里仍然无从确定到底哪一个才是正确的决定,或者哪个方向才是正确的道路。比如说,有的男生可能对两个女生都有好感,两个看起来都很不错。有的人可能两个面试都通过了;有的学生要在两所大学之间做选择;有的牧师不知道应该在哪里建立教会。他们都处于进退两难之中。

我们并不完全知晓神的作为,也不知道祂为什么要采取这样或那样的方式去做这些事。然而当我们回顾祂带领我们走过来的路,就能在我们和其他人的生命中看见神的脚踪。

�为什么耶稣在离开他们时,天父没有让祂留下一点关于找人替代犹大的吩咐呢?为什么圣灵没有直接让他们知道马提亚就是合适的人选?这些问题我们能否弄明白?我们知道神做事有不同的方式,因此务必始终保持受教和开放的心态,因为祂奇妙的作为总会出其不意,令人眼花缭乱。如果不做好这样的准备,我们可能就会错失神的旨意了。

耀光牧师
新加坡信心教会
请访问我们的中文播客,
https://faithchurch.sg/牧师手札/
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