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Pastoral Exhortation - Series of 2011

What Is Backsliding?

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 03 July 2011

The Bible repeatedly sounds out strong warnings against backsliding. The reason why it warns so much about backsliding is because we are often unaware of its presence in our lives. Backsliding begins unexpectedly. Then like a dangerous cancer, it pervades our lives quickly. So we must learn what backsliding is all about and then exercise utmost vigilance against it lest we be taken unawares.


Gethsemane Bible Institute

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 26 June 2011

By the mercies of God, our church will have the blessed opportunity to witness the beginning of two Bible Institutes. God willing, the first of which will be inaugurated in Cebu, the Philippines, on 17th July, and the second will be on the 10th December.

As we prayerfully await the inaugurations of these two institutes, I would like to share in this article our vision of Gethsemane Bible Institute, wherever it might be established.


Come And Pray: Harvest Is Plenteous, Labourers Are Few!

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 19 June 2011

Dear Gethsemaneans,

Our commitment to the Great Commission of our Lord Jesus Christ should be unwavering. It is our privilege and honour as a church to be entrusted with many Gospel frontiers. We must pray without ceasing for the brethren who labour in the mission fields. Let us also plead for ourselves and them that God will keep us faithful, fervent and fruitful always.


Rebuke: Remedy For Carnality Within The Church

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 12 June 2011

The Scripture clearly teaches us that the remedy for the onslaught of carnality is preaching that confronts sin with burning words and bold rebuke. Consider the preaching of the prophet Isaiah. In the very first chapter itself, Isaiah delivered a startling rebuke of sin. Isaiah denounced the Israelites’ sacrifices as hypocritical. He boldly declared that God despised their oblations, the incense, their holy days and feasts. Then in no uncertain terms, he told them that God would not hear their prayers because their hands were full of blood. Again in that chapter, he denounced them for oppression of the poor, for their rebellion against God, for their spiritual harlotry...


Pastor's Letter To The Youths

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 05 June 2011

Dear youths of Gethsemane and Calvary Tengah,

Passion for Christ! This theme for the combined youth retreat (June 6-8, Mon-Wed) is chosen with a sincere conviction that the church is in great need of Christian youths whose hearts are set on fire for Christ. Most of the youths in modern churches are very worldly - the very thing that Christ and His Word prohibit...


Testimonies Of Bible Witness Staff

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Sunday, 29 May 2011

Richard Tiu

The Bible Witness magazine, as many of you know, is published on a bimonthly basis. On certain occasions, it comes out quarterly, like the latest issue, which commemorates two significant events namely the 400th year of the King James Version and the 10th year of Bible Witness Media Ministry...


Testimonies Of Bible Witness Staff

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Sunday, 22 May 2011

Dn Lok Kwok Wah

I would like to begin by giving you a brief history of Bible Witness. Ten years ago, the Lord placed a burden and vision in the heart of Rev Dr Prabhudas Koshy for a literature ministry to reach the world with the Gospel of Christ and the truth of His Word...


Pastoral Exhortation

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 15 May 2011

Dear worshippers,

On Tuesday (17th May) at 6 pm, the 10th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service of Bible Witness will be held in this auditorium. What started as a humble literature ministry 10 years ago has now grown to be a diversified media ministry, with 7 full-time staff, working everyday to spread the truth of God’s word around the world...


A Call To Mothers

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 08 May 2011

This is an urgent call to all mothers to make sure that they are fulfilling their God-given role in the upbringing of their children. In these days, we are hearing more and more of juvenile crimes, teenage pregnancies, drug abuses, etc. And yet, we see an increasing number of children without constant parental care.


God’s Special Providential Care Of The Text Of Scripture

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Written by Rev (Dr) Timothy Tow Sunday, 01 May 2011

Deuteronomy 5:1-29; 9:10-21; 10:1-5

There are two accounts recorded by Moses on the giving of the Ten Commandments. The first is in Exodus 19:16-21:26; 31:18-32:28; 34:1-4. The second is recorded in Deuteronomy 5:1-29; 9:10-21; 10:1-5. Deuteronomy means second giving of the Law. Deuteronomy is Moses’ instruction to the children of Israel at the end of his life and of what greater importance is the giving of the Ten Commandments? For brevity, I have chosen to discuss from Deuteronomy and not Exodus.


Christ’s Resurrection Foundational To The Christian Faith

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 24 April 2011

The resurrection of Christ is foundational to the Christian faith. It is perfectly right to say that if there was no resurrection of Christ, Christianity is yet another spurious religion. Consider the following biblical reasons why Christ’s resurrection is very essential to the Christian faith.


The Cross: Death, Judgment, Exaltation & Drawing

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Friday, 22 April 2011

As we gather together today to remember the death of our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary, let us prepare our hearts by meditating on the very words of Christ by which He foretold concerning His death. We can never appreciate the death of Christ more accurately and profitably if we do not think of it as He has explained it...


Echoes From The Ordination Of Rev Paul Cheng

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 17 April 2011

We thank the Lord for His blessings upon the ordination service of Rev Paul Cheng held last Lord’s day in Bethel BPC, Melbourne, Australia. Let us pray for his ministry in Bethel that he will be a faithful and effective man of God for the glory of Christ...


Pastoral Exhortation

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 10 April 2011

Dear Brethren,

Today I am in Melbourne, Australia, to participate in the ordination service of Bro Paul Cheng held in Bethel Bible- Presbyterian Church. I am asked to preach God’s Word in the ordination service. Rev Stephen Khoo, the pastor of Bethel B-P Church, is the presiding pastor for Bro Paul’s ordination, and he is joined by Rev Quek Suan Yew, Rev Errol Stone, Rev Hien Nguyen and me.


Young Men, Be Like Men!

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 03 April 2011

Quit you like men” says the Word of God to the Church (1 Corinthians 16:13). But, contrary to the exhortation of God’s Word, we see young men within the churches of our time behaving like women. What a pity! The secularization of modern church is now taking on a new twist. Feminization of the western man has been spreading fast into our Asian communities; and that is finding its way into our churches as well.


Remember His Wonderful Works

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 27 March 2011

Today, we offer our thanks to the Lord for 23 years of the existence of Gethsemane B-P Church. It is our custom to set aside a Sunday in March to recollect and to give thanks for His favour upon our ministries, members and leaders.


Bible Witness 3rd Retreat: “The Names of God” – I

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 20 March 2011

The third retreat of BWMM (March 16-18) was a joyous time of fellowship and studying God’s Word on “The Names of God”. Though it was much labour for me and my co-labourers at BWMM, it was certainly worth all the strain and effort; and we look forward to the next retreat which is to be held, God willing,


Parenting The Teens

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 13 March 2011

The main purpose of this article is to reiterate the importance of a firm, uncompromising, biblical mentality in parental instruction and guidance of the teens.


Upcoming Special Events

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 06 March 2011

Beloved,

You can look forward to several spiritual feasts in the coming months. By the mercies of God, these are planned for your spiritual nourishment by the various fellowship groups and ministries of the church. I urge you in the Lord to plan ahead to participate in as many of these programmes as possible for your spiritual enjoyment and edification.


Pastoral Exhortation

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 27 February 2011

My dear brethren in Christ,

Serving you for Christ’s sake has been my joy for the last 20 years. Not that there was no distress or pain, but it has provided innumerable opportunities to experience the Lord’s grace and power. In as many ways as the Lord has helped me to minister to you, He also works through so many of you to bestow His blessings on me and the work that He has entrusted to our church. We have served together for the glory of our Saviour through the preaching of His Word.


Pastoral Exhortation

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 20 February 2011

My dear Gethsemaneans,

I am very thankful to be back after a “whirlwind trip” to our Ethiopian mission field. The company of Bro Gan Chin Hwi was particularly delightful and helpful in this mission journey. We both appreciate your earnest prayers for our journey; and are glad to report that the Lord has blessed us in accomplishing the purpose of our trip. As you know, our purpose was threefold; firstly, to evaluate the construction of the fence around the property we have acquired; secondly...


How To Become Generous Givers

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 13 February 2011

According to Scripture, if the Lord demands that we give up everything and follow Him, we should not worry about the next meal or what we have to wear. God has promised that He will look after all the needs of His children. "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you" (Matthew 6:33).

Nonetheless, a great many Christians worry about tomorrow and strive relentlessly to hoard money for themselves. They would sacrifice relationships ...


Nurture Of Godliness

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 06 February 2011

An Exposition of 2 Peter 1:3-4

"According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue. Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust" (2 Peter 1:3-4).


Prevention Is Better

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 30 January 2011

There is nothing better than prevention when it comes to sexual sins. If sexual sins occur, there can be severe consequences of various kinds. Most certainly God will forgive those who repent of such sins. Nonetheless, the consequences of such an action can linger on for a long time. So the best is prevention.

One of the sad things about those who commit sexual sins is that they often live in serious denial about their sin. They believe that they will never get caught and somehow, life will continue to move towards a happilyever- after ending. But let us take heed to the old saying, "Be sure your sin will find you out" (Numbers 32:23).


Growing In The Word

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Written by Pr Dennis Kabingue Sunday, 23 January 2011

On the first Sunday of this New Year, I have written about reading through the Bible in the year 2011. I exhorted you to join me in this spiritual exercise as we, as a church, strive to be “mighty in the scriptures” (Acts 18:24). I am glad that some have responded joyfully to the challenge of reading through the Scriptures. As part of my effort to spur you on to read the Bible systematically and consistently, I have been interacting with some of you through my blog. Though blogging demands more of my time, I find it exciting to hear your testimonies and to answer your questions. (I may not be able to answer the questions immediately but I would try to answer on every Monday. I appreciate it if you would post your questions early so that I would have sufficient time to prepare the answers to be posted on Mondays.) It also gives me an opportunity to keep you challenged in your reading of the Word.



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