Copy
View this email in your browser


To build a God-fearing, Christ-centered and Spirit-filled Fellowship of Disciples, Committed to Worship, Prayer, Scripture, Evangelism and Church-planting, Blessing the Nations in Schools, Communities and Missions.
Bishop: Rt Revd Dr Titus Chung
Vicar: Rev. David Lee
Clergy: Rev. Dr Timothy Chong (Hon)
Rev. Joseph Goh (Hon)

Rev. Christopher Chan, Rev. Ian Chew
Rev. Jeremy Joe-Tan (On Study Leave)

Rev. Lee Kong Kheng (Chinese Congregation) 

COLLECT FOR 28-29 NOVEMBER 2020                                                    ADVENT 1 

 
Some Reflections From the Book of Job:
The Problem of False Concepts of Suffering (Part 4)

 
The final character to appear in the book of Job was God Himself. God spoke out of a windstorm in answer to Job’s problem. In answering Job regarding his suffering, God spoke of His sovereignty and omnipotence as demonstrated in the creation of the earth, the sea, the sun, the underworld, light and darkness, the weather, the heavenly bodies (Job 38:4-38), and the animal kingdom (Job 38:39 – 39:30). God said, in essence, that He was and always would be just and fair to His creatures. God has shown Himself as sovereign, omnipotent, just, loving, and perfectly righteous. Man who has no power over creation, could only find strength and power only in God.

God taught Job about his error in utilizing his human logic and reasoning to understand his suffering. All his attempts to explain God and His actions had failed. While God is just, it was wrong to assume that the fallen world, under the rulership of Satan, was fair. It was only by a personal relationship with God that Job could have meaning and purpose within the injustices of the world. Still, God commended Job, because even in the face of suffering and doubt, he maintained a personal relationship with Him and brought his doubts directly to Him.


A lesson for us is that we have to examine our sufferings in the light of God’s grace. The Book of Job does not support the idea that all suffering is for discipline or that suffering always results from sin and evil. God does discipline, teach, guide, and direct through suffering, but He cannot be forced into a manmade system of blessing and cursing.

The Bible says we all share in the “fellowship of his sufferings” (Philippians 3:10). Jesus Himself has embraced and absorbed the undeserved consequences of all evil. We are companions of His sufferings. Because we are intimately related to Jesus, our suffering is often specifically designed to glorify God in the unseen war with Satan. The devil’s world is unfair and unjust, and even though people may assign blame to God and asked Him about the “whys” of life. Yet, God is gracious to all and receive all who come to Him by faith. Having a personal relationship with God is the only way that we can know His love, comfort, peace and justice.

Rev. Dr. Timothy Chong
MEMORY VERSE OF THE MONTH

"The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'
Matthew 25:40 (NIV)
THIS WEEK'S SERVICE ORDER

Welcome
Praise and Worship
Collect
Scripture Reading
Sermon
Announcements and Offering
Benediction
Closing Song
PRAYER POINTS
 
Monday (30/11): The Local Church - Growth
Pray for divine increase within the parish concerning qualitative and quantitative growth, filled with the power and working of the Holy Spirit.

Tuesday (1/12): The Church - Isaiah 6:8 "Whom shall I send? And who shall I send?"
Pray for God to raise up workers everywhere and for the church body to regularly spend time with God in prayer for the unsaved.

Wednesday (2/12): World - Covid-19
Pray for God to bring the pandemic to an end. Pray for governments and authorities to roll out the necessary public health protocols to contain the spread of the disease.

Thursday (3/12): World - Covid-19
Pray for safe and effective vaccines and treatments for Covid-19. Pray that the coronavirus will not mutate into more dangerous and easily transmissible forms.

Friday (4/12): World - Financial Insecurity
Pray for all who are affected economically by the pandemic. Pray that God will open doors for the unemployed. Pray for those facing food insecurity and that help will reach the poorest of the poor.

Saturday (5/12): The Sick
Pray for those you know who are sick and their caregivers. Pray for resilience, comfort and God's healing touch. Pray for the recovery of those who are ill because of Covid-19.
If you have any confidential prayer requests, please email suatngoh@cor.org.sg
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
  1. Welcome back to COR
    We are back on-site this weekend. If you are unable to join us for any reason, tune in to the live streaming of the services.
    Saturday, 4.30pm
    Sunday, 10.00am

    To join us onsite next week, click here to know how to register your attendance.
HIGHLIGHTS
COR @Prayer on 1 December 2020

Time: 8.00 - 9.00 pm
Meeting ID: 854 4063 9535
Passcode: 491014
Diocesan Certificate of Biblical Studies Online

The next run of courses beginning January 2021 is now open for registration.
For full details, please click here.
SERMONS
THIS WEEKEND
 
28 November 2020 (SPS)
29 November 2020 (SWS & MSS)
Living Stones, Living Church
1 Peter 2:4-10

Rev. David Lee
NEXT WEEKEND
 
5 December 2020 (SPS)
6 December 2020 (SWS & MSS)
Be Ready!
Romans 13:11-14;
Matthew 24: 36-44

Rev. Ian Chew

SERVICE TIMINGS

Facebook
Website
Instagram
Copyright © 2020 Chapel Of the Resurrection, All rights reserved.


Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.
 






This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Chapel Of the Resurrection · 1 Francis Thomas Drive #02-17 · Singapore 359340 · Singapore

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp