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In the early 60s, a small group of students with a burden for student ministry came together and by God's grace, the Fellowship of Evangelical Students  came into being.

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What are prophetic calls? They are concerns of the times that need to be urgently addressed among the students that we serve. These are God’s standards for our students that we hold up ...

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1, 2 & 3 John

With so many churches with different teachings emerging in recent days, how do we discern which ones are teaching correctly and which ones are not? How do we know that what is being preached on the pulpit every Sunday in our churches is really from God or not? Are you sure that your pastors or speakers invited to your churches are really preaching according to God’s Word? Have we ever stopped and asked these questions? If we have not, perhaps it’s a good time to start doing so. Because if there were false teachers existing in John’s time, there certainly are more today! Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. (1 John 2:18) When John wrote 1 John, an early form of Gnostic teaching was creeping into the church. Its central teaching was that spirit is entirely good and matter (physical body) is entirely evil. This has led to people believing that they can do anything (including breaking God’s law) and not face its moral consequences since the spirit still remains good. It also questions the true humanity of Jesus Christ, implying that Christ only “seemed” to have a body. Some believed that the divine Christ (spirit) joined with the man Jesus (body) at baptism and left Him before He died on the cross. Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a man is the antichrist – he denies the Father and the Son. No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever... read more

Hebrews

Some Tips on How to Read the book of Hebrews Reading Hebrews is like using the magnifying glass. It brings into focus what truly matters, enlarging and helping us to see things in perspective while the rest recedes into the background. Here as you read the Letter to Hebrews, the author’s intent and focus is inescapable – the Lord Jesus Christ. In order to appreciate the letter, we must put ourselves in the shoes of the Jewish congregation. They are probably Greek-speaking-Jews who have accepted Jesus as the Messiah. Now they are facing the greatest challenge of their lives. Among their numbers, some are beginning to waver in their faith and wandering if the religious life of Judaism they had left behind was a mistake after all. Is Jesus really the Son of God or just among the many messengers of God? After years of ritual and sacrifices, is it wise to discard all and put the full weight of trust in Jesus? These are questions that the author took time to answer. As he unfolds his argument, a picture of the majestic Christ emerged, that not only is he sufficient and much superior above everything and everyone, he is the perfect revelation of God. Perhaps a simple outline here will helps us in our reading. Hebrews is divided in 2 main parts: Chapter 1 – 10:- Jesus is superior 1. Greatest Messengers of old: Prophets and angels 1 – 4 2. Greatest Deliverer of old: Moses 3 – 4 3. Reverend Religious Order of Old: Priesthood and Sacrificial System 4: 14 – 10:18 Chapter 10:19 – 13:25:- Those... read more

Philemon

Reflection Paul appeals to Philemon to receive back his runaway slave. What was so ‘awkward’ about this request? Runaway slaves were usually tortured, or even killed as a lesson to other slaves. Philemon had every right under the legal system of the day while others (especially slave-owners) may also expect him to treat Onesimus harshly. Beyond Social Expectations Paul told of how precious Onesimus has been to his ministry after his conversion. But to be fair to Philemon, he is sending Onesimus back. Paul even says maybe it was a good thing that someone more valuable than just another unwilling slave. Philemon is receiving back a slave AND a brother in Christ. So Paul is saying, “Hey, don’t just ‘not kill’ Onesimus, but welcome him back with joy.” Wow, berani lah Paul ask this of Philemon! (or How dare Paul ask this of Philemon!) No ‘Limits’ to Love in Christ But the ‘power’ behind his request was love. Not his apostolic authority, nor the fact he is the ‘spiritual father’ of Philemon. Paul is even willing to pay back what Philemon was cheated off so that there can be no other reason not to receive Onesimus. Philemon’s previous record of faith and love for the brothers and sisters in Christ convinced Paul that he would act in a manner pleasing to him. The world teaches us that love has its ‘limits’. It should be ‘returned’. It has ‘conditions’, it has ‘boundaries’. What about CHRIST’s love? His love crosses boundaries; sets no conditions; able to love anyone regardless of status and past history. Responding Can we go beyond the world’s... read more

Titus

Reflection Light Shines Best When It’s Darkest Church leaders ought to be godly. Their whole life (family life, moral life) should stand out because they are seen as different in a culture if ‘liars, evil brutes and lazy gluttons.’ They should be firm in faith and doctrine so that they can teach and defend the truth. This is in direct contrast to the opposing forces in Crete (decaying culture and false teaching). If those are the qualities of church leaders, all other Christians should follow suit (2:1-10) Doctrine vs. Works? – A Dualism Bubble In chapter 3, Paul starts by encouraging Titus to remind the people to do what is good. But then, he continue with some doctrinal statements – what he calls a ‘trustworthy saying’. It is the gospel. What is the connection between doing good and doctrine/the gospel/ Paul has already stated this in 1:1 – ‘knowledge of the truth…leads to godliness’. In other words, sound doctrine produces good works. Paul’s letter to Titus teaches us how we should live in the midst of bad culture and false teachings. Is that so different from our own surroundings today? The way of godliness is how we should live, especially in the midst of bad culture. And how can we grow in godliness? Growth in godliness in ‘sound doctrine’. Responding: Godliness in the face of bad society Malaysian society may find some similarities in the bad culture of Crete. E.g. Corruption, greed, laziness, low morals. Is your conduct governed by culture or by Christ? Is your life Different and seen to be different? This letter talks a lot about... read more

Colossians

Some TIPS on How to Read the Book of Colossians Colossians was written as a letter. So when you read, receive it as a letter written to you, which means reading all of it in one sitting. You can re-read it a few times once you’ve finished, like how you would treat a letter. After that write down what was the core message of the letter that you’ve just read. Look at what you’ve written down for the next few days (3-4days) and stay with it by praying and pondering over it. Chapter 1 As you read, identify the main points in the passage. Write and put down what you’ve just read into a diagram or a flow chart that helps you to follow Paul’s thoughts. Do this for the next 3 chapters in the next few days. When you’ve done all the 4 chapters, take out the papers that you’ve written (the flow chart of all 4 chapters). Look at it. Re-arrange and combine all the points into ONE big picture / flow chart. Compare the core message of Colossians that you’ve first written with the big picture. Does the big picture show the core message for you? Can you identify why Paul wrote this letter (what was the situations that made Paul wrote the particular letter)? After you’ve done this, put that big picture in a place where you will pass by daily. Spend some time each day looking at it. As you do this, let the message of Colossians renew your mind and let the Holy Spirit teach you truths to live by and obey. If... read more

Philippians

Some tips on How to Read the Book of Philippians Philippians was a letter written by Paul to the church of Philippi. The letter was a response to the news about the church from Epaphroditus who also brought gifts from the church to Paul. It was written during Paul’s first imprisonment in Rome while under house arrest. Philippi was the first city that Paul visited in mainland Europe when he saw a vision of a Macedonian man begging him to come to his country. It was a special place for Paul and as you will discover, the church had a special place in his heart. In Paul’s day, Philippi was a large and prosperous city due to its location on the major east-west trade route called the Ignatian Way. Because of its location, it had a strategic role as a base for the gospel. It was a gateway to Europe! In order to fully understand this letter to the Philippians, read the whole letter in one sitting. Do this a few times until you get some ideas from this letter. Read the letter as if Paul wrote it to you. Put yourself in the shoes of the Philippians. As you read this letter, look out for some of these things: The relationship between Paul and the church of Philippi and their partnership in the gospel. The example of Christ, knowing Him and becoming like Him. Some issues the church was facing. Paul’s encouragement to them. Rejoicing in Christ even in suffering. Unity through humility and love. Reflection The church in Philippi was facing many challenges and issues. They were... read more