Happy 56th National Day, Singapore!

 

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!
– Psalm 33:12, ESV

Happy 56th Birthday, Singapore! Together our Singapore Spirit! God bless our Nation! 🇸🇬

Let’s celebrate our unity as a country of diverse cultures.

Together, we will rise from these uncertain times… we did it before, and we will do it again.

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Happy 55th National Day, Singapore!

 

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Saviour. For kingship belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations. (1 Timothy 2:1-3; Psalm 22:28, ESV)

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance. Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honour the emperor. God opposes the proud but shows favour to the humble.” (Psalm 33:12; 1 Peter 2:17; James 4:6b, NIV).

“And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” (Matthew 24:14, ESV)

Happy 55th National Day, Singapore!

 

Blessed to be a Blessing

On Pentecost Sunday (31 May 2020), The Blessing Singapore premiered on YouTube, sung by 772 singers from 177 Churches and Movements in Singapore. These Christians have come together “to sing a blessing over our land” based on Numbers 6:22-27. The Bible reminds us that as we have been blessed, we need to be His channel of blessings to others. According to The Blessing SG YouTube channel,

It has been beautiful to see how the Singapore church has risen to love and care for the city, from supplying thousands of meals, masks and giving donations, to opening their churches for the homeless, and to the many unseen acts of love and kindness. As we continue to do so, it is on many of our hearts to now gift to the nation a prayer and a song, to bring hope and speak blessing.

An EAST staff is among those who sang it together with the larger community of Christians. Can you spot Agnes? Click the photo above or the video below to watch the blessing being sung. Shalom.

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Bird’s-Eye View of Singapore Under Shutdown

Singapore entered its circuit breaker shutdown across the nation on 7 April 2020. Here is the aerial view of the island under the unique shutdown condition. Enjoy the view!

 

Source: Drone footage of Singapore under shutdown, The Straits Times Facebook Page, 15 May 2020.

Cancellation of May 2020 Intensive Course

NOTICE:

Please be informed that due to the COVID-19 situation, the May 2020 Intensive course, Theology of Leadership, by Dr Guy Safford has been cancelled.

LF512 Theology of Leadership (3 credits)
20–29 May 2020 (starts on Wednesday, ends on the following Friday), 9.00 am-5.00 pm

What are God’s instruction for us today as leaders in ministry? Unreflective reliance on secular theories and techniques can be hazardous to us as leaders and to our people. This course helps participants to develop a solid theological foundation for thinking about practical issues of leadership for application to life and ministry.

 

Guy Saffold, EdD, the Executive Director Emeritus of the Association Canadian Theological Schools at Trinity Western University holds a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Seattle University (USA). He is an author and Associate Professor in theological studies and organizational leadership.

 

 

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