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DREAM 2020 is happening on Church Online on Dec 4 at 7 30pm! It is the 10th Awards Night of Faith Anglican Academy (FAA). 2020 is the most extraordinary year. At the beginning of the year, our lives were turned upside down by the COVID 19 pandemic. From the complete lockdown to the ever-extending recovery mode, FAA has met every challenge by adapting to the situation. From running Virtual Learning Centre mode to Stay At Home Learning mode, the staff had risen to every occasion to provide effective supervision and support to ensure the students’ progress.

FAA students and staff has been working very hard on the graduation event. It evolved from a physical gala evening which they have been putting up each year and into an online production. FAA has overcome enormous obstacles to showcase the talents and capabilities of the students in a musical performance. It is an event not to be missed so mark it down in your calendar.

Parents will swell with pride as they watch their children. Not in their wildest dream will the parents imagine the accomplishments that their children attain. The music will lift your spirits and the score will challenge you. It should also fill us with pride how a school of humble beginnings can push its students and staff to such heights.

Dream 2020 will be an evening reflecting a message of hope amidst trials and tribulation. The choice to continue dreaming from a place of faith while surrounded by uncertainty. Let us learn to recognize, encourage, and inspire dreams. Let us build a platform for students to express and achieve their dreams. Let us remind one another that dreams do come true when God is in control.

Set aside Dec 4, 7 30pm for Dream 2020 on Church Online. Link will be available on FCC and FAA social media platform nearer the date.

 

Sermon

WATCH FOR HIS COMING!

1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37

1. A comforting event

Mark 13:24-31 “But in those days, following that distress, “ ‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; 25 the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’ “At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. And he will send his angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens. “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that itis near, right at the door. Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

Matthew 21:18-22 Early in the morning, as Jesus was on his way back to the city, he was hungry. Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said to it, “May you never bear fruit again!” Immediately the tree withered. When the disciples saw this, they were amazed. “How did the fig tree wither so quickly?” they asked. Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”

2. An unexpected event

Mark 13:32-37 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come. It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch. “Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’ ”


Questions for Application

1. What are the things/persons in our lives that defines our identity and hope? How would we cope with our loss when those things/persons are taken away?

2. Jesus’ coming is surely unexpected, how can we encourage one another to not “fall asleep” in our own ambitions, desires, and sins?

  • Sermon Date: November 29, 2020
  • Date Posted: November 25, 2020
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Pastor's Message

We will be entering the Advent season. It is a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the coming of Christ at Christmas. It is also a timely reminder of the return of Christ at the second coming. In our Anglican tradition, Advent is the beginning of the liturgical year.

This year, the Christmas celebration will be guided by the theme that A Child is Born. He is the Savior of the world. He brings light to a dark world. This is the message of hope we are to proclaim. The world is gripped in fear and despair. We will share with them an unshakeable message that we need not fear when we have Jesus in our lives. We celebrate because we trust in God who is in control of all that is happening in the world. We celebrate because He has made us His children as we put our faith and trust in His Son. He came into the world as a man to save man from sin.

Isaiah 9:6-7 tells us ‘For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be upon his shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace, there will be no end.’

This is summed up in John 3:16, ‘For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son. Whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.’

Let us tell the world – Jesus is the reason we celebrate Christmas.

 

Sermon

FAITHFUL STEWARD

Ephesians 1:15-23, Matthew 25:14-30

1. Faithful with what we have

Matthew 25:20-23 The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’ “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ “The man with two bags of gold also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two bags of gold; see, I have gained two more.’ “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

2. Faith in God

Matthew 25:29 For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.

Hebrews 6:12 We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised


Questions for Application

1. What are the gifts and talents that God has given to you? Share how you have used it for His kingdom.

2. Have we ever doubted God because the talents that He gave us are not comparable with others? How can we overcome such doubts?

  • Sermon Date: November 22, 2020
  • Date Posted: November 19, 2020
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Pastor's Message

We are now entering into another round of CMCO that will take us to the 6th of December. We must learn to look at the effects of the pandemic and commit to prayer daily. Much is said about how this is going to affect our lives into the middle of next year. Many refer this to be the new normal. While we may have differing views on how we could have fared better, we must give thanks to the Lord for the leaders in our nation. We must acknowledge the frontliners and the sacrifice they made. Let us continue to pray for the frontliners and the leaders of our nation.

As a church, we need to discern the way forward, to adapt to the new norm. We cannot dwell in the past and hope that we can return to the preCovid 19 times. I am so grateful for the leaders in our church. The transition to go online for all our weekly services has been a journey of dedication, faithfulness, and perseverance. Constantly they have overcome challenges and obstacles to bring ministry to the people.

I am also proud of Faith Anglican Academy as they too are gearing to have their annual Awards Night online. We are also preparing to celebrate Christmas differently. Get behind our leaders as they mobilize this event.

I am asking all of you to let the Holy Spirit to transform our thoughts and our attitudes. Let us do church in ways that are new and refreshing yet personal and evangelistic. What can we do for our cell group that will bind us together in love? How can we continue to develop the care and concern while we keep the social distance and comply with the ever-changing SOP. We are reminded this week that the most important commandment is to love.

“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:16-18

Sermon

KEEP WATCH

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, Matthew 25:1-13

Matthew 24:36-39 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.

1. Virgin

2 corinthians 11:2 I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him.

a. Preparedness
b. Priority

2. Lamp

Matthew 5:14-16 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

a. A source from the source
b. Light for others, light for self

3. Oil

John 7: 37-39 On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.

a. Love and good works

1 Peter 4:7-8 The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.


Questions for Application

1. Share how you have loved during this pandemic? What can we do to encourage those who have grown disheartened with worry and doubts?

2. Share a time when you felt God’s for you. Discuss how we can continue to keep loving God.

  • Sermon Date: November 15, 2020
  • Date Posted: November 11, 2020
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Pastor's Message

It’s is so important that we keep current on what is happening in the world around us. We need to keep watch and ask the Lord to give us wisdom how we are to interpret the signs of the times. A glance at the world news tell us that we are facing hard times globally. How are we to face the future? How do we continue to live out our Christian witness in the midst of all that is happening?

The book of James addresses practical issues of Christians living and how they faced trials with patience and endurance.

The word patience is the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, problems or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious. We can learn to accept and tolerate delays, problems and even suffering. But to not become annoyed or anxious under such circumstances is very, very difficult. That is why we are given the help of the Holy Spirit. When we live our lives led by the Holy Spirit, we will bear the fruit of the Spirit. When we develop patience, we will be able to endure to the end.

James says, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4

In a world full of hate and distrust, let us sow love and display our trust in God. Take care of one another in the cell group. Together, reach out to the world around you and make a difference!

 

Sermon

TWO IN ONE

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Mark 12:28-34

1. Love the Lord your God

Mark 28:19 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’

Deuteronomy 6:4-5 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

2. Love your neighbour

Leviticus 19:18 Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.

1 John 4:10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

Romans 13:8-10 Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.


Questions for Application

1. Which is the greatest commandment in your life? Do you find it difficult to keep it in your daily life? How can we encourage others to do the same?

2. Have you been the unloving neighbour or do you have an unloving neighbour? Tell us what happened. If you are given a second chance, share what would you do in the light of Jesus teaching.

  • Sermon Date: November 8, 2020
  • Date Posted: November 5, 2020
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Pastor's Message

DIOCESAN MISSION SUNDAY

TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”  Acts 1:8

Ever since the first outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples of Jesus Christ, they sought to bring the gospel to the “ends of the earth” of their time. For the first century missionaries, Rome was probably their furthest reach at the time. Then it expanded further to the East to India, East Asia, and China and to Europe, Africa, and America in the West.

Slightly more than 150 years ago, missionaries from Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (SPG) England and Church Missionary Society (CMS) Australia came to “Dark Borneo” (Sarawak and Sabah) bringing the love and salvation of Christ to the peoples who were perishing. Today, we are given the privilege to build upon the legacy left by our forebears in bringing the same Gospel of Christ to the peoples who have yet to hear the good news of salvation.

The work of the mission is imperative. The Word of God constantly reminds us, “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” (Romans 10:14-15). 

The Diocese has set apart the first week of November to remember our diocesan missionaries and mission works both locally and overseas. It is a time for prayer, mobilization, raising workers, and funds for the harvest fields. This involves the whole church, not a selected few, to fulfill the Great Commission to the ends of the earth (Matthew 28:18-20).

[Apart from our local mission in Sabah, our overseas mission includes Peninsula Malaysia, Thailand, and North and East Kalimantan Indonesia. Please give generously to the Diocesan Mission Fund. The annual budget for Diocesan Mission is about RM300,000 covering salaries and ministry support.]

For online transfer or cash/cheque deposit:

Diocese of Sabah – HSBC Bank: 392-013397-001. Kindly specify “Mission Fund”

Sermon

MISSION POSSIBLE

Romans 10:9-15, Matthew 28:16-20

1. Understand our basic belief in missions

Matthew 28:19 “…go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…”

2. Giving as though on a mission

3. Go on Mission

3.1 Reasons We Must Go on Mission
a. Openness to the gospel
Romans 10:9-10 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

b. Power of the Gospel
Romans 10:11-13 As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

c. Obligation to speak the Gospel
Romans 10:14-15 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”

4. Urgency of the Gospel


Questions for Application

1. What is your definition of mission?

2. Based on that definition, how many of you here this morning are missionaries? How can you be involved in mission?

  • Sermon Date: November 1, 2020
  • Date Posted: October 29, 2020
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Pastor's Message

Akihiko Kondo a school administrator married a hologram. Kondo’s wedding to cyber celebrity Hatsune Miku — which is not legally recognized – provokes us to look at the issues we face in our post-modern society. This is indicative of broader technological trends and social phenomena. Digital interactions are increasingly replacing face-to-face human connections with the development of artificial intelligence(AI). We are starting to relate to our smart devices as we do to humans.

We are created by God as social beings. We have a relationship with God that fulfills our innermost need to be loved and accepted and valued. The vacuum in us can only be filled by God. Everything else will eventually not satisfy. When we have a relationship with God, we can say ‘Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere’. Psalms 84:10 

 As we continue to face the social distancing that is imposed on us by the pandemic, let us commit to investing in meaningful relationships with each other. Hebrews 10:24-25 says, And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Let nothing stop us from caring for one another. Let nothing hinder us from building up one another.

This is our time. Our time to celebrate the gift of relationship, friendship with one another. Our moment to lift Jesus’ name as we meet regularly in cell groups and worship services via Zoom or Facebook.

Together, let us also invest time to strengthen our relationship and intimacy with the Lord our God by keeping up with our daily devotion and meditation on His word.

 

Sermon

TREASURE IN HEAVEN

1 Thessalonians 2:1-8, Mark 10:17-31

1. One thing you lack

Mark 10:21 Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

2. Trust and obey

Mark 10:27 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” ”


Questions for Application

1. What are things that you feel you are lacking? Will we find fulfillment in God?

2. Which area of our lives that we commit to God? Share and pray.

  • Sermon Date: October 25, 2020
  • Date Posted: October 19, 2020
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Pastor's Message

I am so pleased that we were able to resume our physical services. It was such a joy to see many of you attending the worship. I can feel the participation in the worship and the receptivity to the word. In the lull, we were able to do home visitation and there was some social interaction. It was such sweet fellowship after we had not been able to meet for such a long time.

I have announced that we will be rolling out more and more services in October and November. Sadly, this had to be abandoned as we enter into another wave of the COVID 19 pandemic. Though we are not under complete lockdown, the seriousness of the epidemic is coming closer as some of the cases are near our neighborhood and the places that we visit.

In view of the situation, I have asked that we refrain from meeting physically. It is therefore of utmost importance for us to commit to the meeting online. Your attendance will encourage your cell leader as they endeavor to make the online meeting interactive and fulfilling. The scripture teaches us that while we go to the meeting expectant to receive, we should also go to the meeting prepared to contribute. This receiving and giving will strengthen the fellowship and give us a sense of belonging. When you come, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Everything must be done so the church may be built up. 1 Cor 14:26

As a cell church, we must minister to one another without forgetting to reach out to those who have yet to know Christ. Remember those who are unable to join the online cell groups and the worship services. They are not forgotten and are ever close to our hearts and in our prayers.

Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.

Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25

 

Sermon

COME TO JESUS!

1 Thessalonians 1: 1-10, Mark 10: 2-16

1. What is the condition of my heart?

Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart-For they will see God.

Proverbs 27:19 As water reflects a face, so a man’s heart reflects the man.

Proverbs 23:26 My son, give me your heart and let your eyes keep my ways.

Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?

Mark 7: 20-21 He went on: “What comes out of a person is what defiles them. For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder,

Jeremiah 24:7 I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the Lord. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart.

Jeremiah 31:33 “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,” declares the Lord. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.

Ezekiel 36: 25-26 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.

2. Come to Jesus

John 7:37 On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.

1 Thessalonians 1:3 We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.


Questions for Application

1. Who do you think in our time are equivalent to the widows and children in Jesus’s time? Share how you think we can prevent our heart from being hardened to the plight of the needy around us.

2. What is there about a child that qualifies them for the Kingdom of God? Share what areas in your life that needs a blessing from God?

  • Sermon Date: October 18, 2020
  • Date Posted: October 16, 2020
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Pastor's Message

A recent article I read talked about learning to live and work with the Coronavirus. It was recorded that the chairman of the Japanese government committee, said that it takes at least one and a half years for the vaccine to be fully developed and officially put into use. Since the enemy cannot be completely eliminated, it is necessary to learn to coexist with the virus.

The people are asked to be prepared to live with this threat lurking in the background for an extended period of time. Specific guidelines were given based on 3 basic points:

  1. Keep a distance between people.
  2. Wear a mask.
  3. Wash hands frequently

I am asking our church to do the same. We do our utmost best to manage the circumstances and carry on with life. The key is to adhere to SOP responsibly as we respond to every new threat. Stay away from crowded public areas. Observe social distancing.

While we take care of the physical environment, we are doing our best to ensure that our worship services are spiritually nourishing. Our Pastors and leaders are ready to hear from you should you have any need for support and fellowship. Our weekly cell groups are meeting in many creative ways. Call and find out how you can join one!

It is an unprecedented time to reach out to people who are looking for answers. Let us be open to opportunities for us to introduce people to Jesus.

In all that we do, let us consider the welfare and interests of others. “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11

 

Sermon

YOUR FAITH HAS HEALED YOU

Philippians 4:1-9, Mark 10:46-52

1. Call upon Him

Mark 10: 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

2. What do you want

Mark 10: 51 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.”

3. Follow Him

Mark 10: 52 “Go,” said Jesus, “your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.


Questions for Application

1. Share an incident when you had to call Jesus. How did Jesus respond? Share about something that you need to ‘call’ on Jesus.

2. Share what it means to put your faith in Jesus. What is one area you need faith to receive what you ask for?

  • Sermon Date: October 11, 2020
  • Date Posted: October 7, 2020
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Pastor's Message

The rise of the COVID 19 infections is troubling. We are restarting our physical service cautiously. We hope to see you in the weeks that you are assigned to come. For those who prefer to worship from home, please be assured that online services will continue. Please note the dates for our Physical Services in October

Saturday 6pm English: 03, 10, 17 and 24th

Sunday  9am English : 11 and 25th

Sunday  11.30am Chinese : 04 and 18th

Sunday  2pm BM : 11 and 25th

To our visitors and new friends, thank you for visiting us. We pray you have found Faith Christian Centre(FCC) a home away from home.

We would love to hear from you if you have a prayer need or what we can do to improve. You can drop us a note on Facebook, Instagram or leave a comment on our website. If you prefer to talk to someone, do leave us your number and we will get back to you.

Paul says we want to be all things to all people. FCC is known for our diversity. Let the diversity enrich us. When we have shortcomings, let us be forgiving. Help us to rise up to those challenges and grow strong through those experiences. Let us be tender hearted to one another considering the other more important than ourselves. Let us grow in understanding of each other by carrying one another’s burdens.

Let us stand united in difficulties and build a church which we can call our own.

 

Sermon

WHOEVER IS NOT AGAINST US IS FOR US

Philippians 3:4b-14, Mark 9:38-50

1. Support one another in serving

Mark 9:38-41 “Teacher,” said John, “we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us.” “Do not stop him,” Jesus said. “For no one who does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me, for whoever is not against us is for us. Truly I tell you, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to the Messiah will certainly not lose their reward.

2. Protecting God’s people

Mark 9:42-48 “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea. If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out. And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to have two feet and be thrown into hell. And if your eye causes you to stumble, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into hell, where “ ‘the worms that eat them do not die,and the fire is not quenched.’


Questions for Application

1. In our context today, who does Jesus mean “Whoever is not against us is for us”? As followers of Christ, how can we support one another in serving?

2. Our lives as God’s people influence the ups and downs of our faith. As a church, how we can protect our members who are struggling with their faith? Share and pray for one another.

  • Sermon Date: October 4, 2020
  • Date Posted: October 2, 2020
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Pastor's Message

The report on giving at our AGM was extracted from our weekly physical giving records that did not take into account the online banking. The reconciliation is only done when we receive the bank statement. The giving is reflected in the accounts. I am happy to report that our giving in spite of the difficult circumstances, we have managed to meet our obligations. I am thankful and give thanks to the Lord for your faithfulness in giving.

We managed the situation and reduced our expenses. We will be spending on some equipment to help us serve you better by producing better quality videos for the online services. We are working up to being able to stream our services. While equipment is needful, I give thanks to the Lord for the FCC staff team. What we roll out each week is only possible because we have a team of dedicated and selfless staff who has risen up to the occasion. I ask you to pray for us regularly and lift our needs to the Lord.

As I write, some of us will be watching the Sabah election results . The election will have a bearing not only for those in Sabah but for the whole of Malaysia. The only comfort we have is God is on the throne and the only government will be the one that God has appointed. It is our duty to pray for those in authority that they will fear God and rule justly so we will live peaceable lives. May the Lord Bless us all.

 

Sermon

WHO IS THE GREATEST

1. WHO IS JESUS?

The Son of Man

Mark 9:31 Because he was teaching his disciples. He said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men. They will kill him, and after three days he will rise.”

2. WHO ARE WE?

The servant of all

Mark 9:35 Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.”


Questions for Application

1. Share how you can bring Jesus into your workplace or school. What can you do to serve someone to show them the love of God?

2. Share what ministry/ministries you are involved in. Pray for each other to have a servant heart to grow their ministry.

  • Sermon Date: September 27, 2020
  • Date Posted: September 24, 2020
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