Word Of The Month

“National Day Rally: 1 in 9 Singaporeans has diabetes; problem ‘very serious’, says PM Lee”

 

An average of 1200 diabetics in Singapore undergo amputations every year. PM Lee encouraged citizens to exercise more, go for regular medical check-ups and eat healthier. - CNA, 20 Aug

 

Everybody wants a healthy life. We know that exercise and a balanced diet will lead to better health. As I grow older, I am more conscious of my health. Yet I still indulge in a plate of char kway teow. (Thankfully, it’s less frequent than before.) Why do I succumb to the temptation?

 

Paul says, “I don't really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don't do it. Instead, I do what I hate.” Romans 7:15 NLT   This is the problem all human beings face: the inability to do what we want and to get rid of what we do not want.

 

As a pastor, I have met people who are bound by habits & hang-ups and wounded by past hurts.  They want to break free and live happily. But they can’t. They are stuck in a rut. They are all right most of the time but deep within they know that they are not living the abundant life that Jesus has promised.

 

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free … So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” Jesus’ words in John 8:32, 36 give the hope of a solution. Jesus the Son of God can set us free! Do you want to be free from your hurts, hang-ups and habits? Turn to Jesus. He is the One who can set you free. In Life’s Healing Choices, you will learn how you can experience true and lasting freedom through Jesus. 

 

As we enter the last 4 months of EL Jubilee Year, I encourage you to share God’s blessings to the elderly as HIS CHURCH. See you  on 16 Sep, the Day of Service!

 

- Bob Lum

 

 

 

 

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