Blessings by Faith through Earnest & Mingli

 

At a recent chapel service, we saw faith in how Earnest & Mingli obeyed the Lord’s leading to bring their music as a blessing into communities near and far.

Photos courtesy of Lau Ying Kheng and Tan Eng Kwang

Tips for Everyone at Seminary

Dr Keith and Jacob’s mentoring group put together a session at last week’s chapel to share tips on how to do well as a seminary student.

Here’s what was shared:

(1) Continue to spend time with God. This recharges you and keeps you spiritually fresh. Your morning quiet time and short times of reflection throughout the day helps you stay connected with God.

Read more

First Corinthians Period Drama

At a recent Chapel Service, the Mentoring Group (MG) responsible for organizing the service acted out a period drama on 1 Corinthians to convey the inherent gospel message of body life and unity. Watch a snippet below:

 

The MG is helmed by two faculty who individually teaches Expository Preaching (Mr Jacob Li) and Exposition of Romans (Dr Andrew Spurgeon) this past semester. Praise God for the meaningful Bible lesson taught in a refreshing way.

Video courtesy of Benjamin Low.

 

EAST Chapel: Talk Show on Love

The EAST Chapel theme for this semester is “The Greatest Of These Is Love” based on 1 Corinthians 13. Each Chapel Service is organized by a different Mentoring Group (MG) of faculty and students with the freedom of format but focused on the theme.

1 Corinthians 13 begins with: “If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal” (v. 1, NIV). The last chapel service saw the organising MG using a talk show format to creatively introduce the biblical theme of love. There is perhaps no better way to start a semester with a resounding call and timely reminder to love each other selflessly especially within the body of Christ as expressed locally through the EAST community.

Photos courtesy of Wong Ee Yuing and Jonathan Yao.

Glory to God Alone – Soli Deo Gloria

In recognition of the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, the theme for EAST Chapel Service this semester is the “Five Solas.” At a recent Chapel, Dr Raymond Song, an EAST Resident Faculty, spoke on “Glory to God Alone.”

He illustrated the need for believers, churches, and Christian organizations to do all things only for God’s glory through the life of Johann Sebastian Bach, a believer and German composer and musician of the Baroque period (1600-1750 AD). A particularly famous and moving piece is the “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.” Johann would pen J.J. at the beginning of each piece he composed and S.D.G. at the end. J.J. stands for “Jesus Juva” in Latin which means “Jesus Help Me.” S.D.G. is “Soli Deo Gloria” or “For the Glory of God Alone.”

May we be challenged to humbly and consistently do all for His glory only.

For additional reading, here is a supplementary article by Rev Dr John Piper on The Reformation and the Glory of God from 9Marks.