It’s EL Golden Jubilee! Our church turns 50 in 2017. This is our Year of Celebrations!
The Lord has done many great and mighty things for us. Psalm 145:4 exhorts, “One generation will commend Your works to another; they will tell of Your mighty acts.”
It is amazing that in the last 50 years, we have grown from a group of about 20 young people to become a loving community of Christ-followers from various age groups, status, language and nationality. When I recall that we sat on benches in the backyard of the small apartment in Tiong Bahru for church service, I marvel that today we worship in a beautiful auditorium equipped with powerful AV system. This is surely the WORK OF GOD!
EL50 is the celebration of what God has done. It is important that WE DECLARE HIS GLORY. We want the world to know God, to see His mighty work and accept Him as their God.
EL50 is also the time for us to EXPERIENCE GOD. We serve a powerful miracle-working God. He does things that no one can do. What He did in the past, He does them today. Malachi 3:6 says, “I the LORD do not change.” I encourage you to believe God for greater works. Don’t stay in the shallow waters. Don’t remain in your comfort zone. Go deeper and further. It’s your turn to commend your life experiences with God to the next generation.
EL50 is about God and His mission for our church. Let us proclaim the Good News of Jesus and the message of salvation in word and in deed. Jesus says, “Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)
2017 is a special year for EL. May we see God’s greater work of God and glorify His wonderful Name!
- Bob Lum