Unity Of Desire

By Rev William Sam

Although the presence of God is always with us, we are often preoccupied with our own difficulties. We fail to seek and hunger for God the way King David did in Psalm 27:4. David sought the Lord through active ploughing and pressed in till there was a breakthrough. In 2 Samuel 4:10 -11, the Israelites thought that if they brought the ark of God into their battle with the Philistines they would be assured of victory. This was not so. They lost the battle and the ark of God was captured.

  1. In Psalm 27:4 why did David seek God? What did he want?

  2. In 2 Samuel 4:10-11 why did the Israelites bring the ark of God into battle? Why did the Lord allow the ark to be captured?

The Prodigal Father

By Rev Dr Chiang Ming Shun

The parable in Luke 15:11-32 is often referred to as the Parable of the Prodigal Son. The younger son squanders his inheritance, the older bother responds bitterly to his father’s forgiveness of his undeserving younger brother and the father tries to make peace between and with his sons.  But the parable in Luke 15:11-32 is more than about a family dispute – it is about Jesus ending our spiritual exile and God celebrating the return of His people.

  1.  Review each of the characters in this parable. What impact does each of them have on you?

  2. If you are a parent – do you think you would respond in the same way as the father did? Why or why not?

Disruption

By Mr Adrian Yeo

Disruptions can be defined as that which “prevents something from continuing as usual or as expected" or "to change the traditional way that an industry operates, especially in a new and effective way". Disruptions can be good – when they bring change and a breaking of old patterns – or bad – when it distracts us from what is important. Often, God causes changes to occur in people and this disruption can cause us to align with His will. Moses and Esther were two such people whose lives were disrupted by God.

1. Have you ever been disrupted by God? How?

2. How did you feel about that disruption?