House of Grace and Mercy

Thursday, July 24, 2008

For God's glory and Malaysia

A few days ago, Christians all around Malaysia started our annual prayer and fasting for Malaysia and currently we are in the third day of the 40 day fast.

Got a prayer booklet?

Please do not feel you cannot do anything if you did not get a hard copy as you can download it at (or the NECF website).

Malaysia is at a point in her history when the Church of Jesus Christ HAS to arise and pray. I am sure you have noticed what is going on in the papers and so much more that is or is not revealed. Please let us take this seriously and try not to have the attitude of 'Oh someone else is going to pray, so why bother'. God has called us for such a time as this. If you will not pray (yourself) for your country (whatever you feel about it, God placed you here), who will?

Let Jesus our Lord and Saviour's glory be over Malaysia.

Jesus bless you all.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Prayer: the FIRST resort

Have you ever heard it said when someone has nothing else to do in any one given situation (when they are desperate): 'What shall I/we do now?'; the answer is usually 'Pray'? I remember an episode of the Simpsons where Lisa saw Bart praying after he did not study for his exams (that was to determine whether he would be held back or progress to a higher level in school), and under her breath she muttered 'Prayer, the last resort (I think that was the word, or was it refuge?) of a scoundrel'.

It is amazing how most of us take for granted that we have this amazing gift/privilege of prayer: direct communication to the very Creator of the Universe, the Almighty God Himself: our Father in Heaven, and yet many of us use prayer as a last resort, instead of a first one.

We recently had our Global Day of Prayer (11 May 2008), a truly amazing and groundbreaking (and stronghold tearing) day where Christians around the world were united in prayer.

Can you imagine a greater thing? A day when all of God's children are united in prayer, praying for the same thing? God's will be done. Jesus would be so joyful that His prayer in John 17 is coming to pass ... and it will come to pass.

GG members, at this time let us not stop or forget to hold our country and her church in prayer. God is surely shaking the foundations of this land ... let us pray that into being. Truly, God the Father's/Jesus' will be done in the power of God the Holy Spirit.

Let us participate in the 40 days Prayer and Fast with joyful, grateful hearts.

Let us also come for a time of refreshing at our camp: God's love, Our Passion.

Jesus bless you all.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

GM 40 (Give Me 40 Days)

Dear all,

Hi. Today we start our 40 Days. Woo Hoo.

This will not be easy, but as far as my experience goes with my first 40 Days, it is well, well worth it. Even as you begin, commit yourself to the 40 days as it is a covenant time between you and God, and ask for a spirit of expectation in Jesus, that we will expect in faith for God to bring about our (and others') transformation. :)

So, I wish you all the best in your covenant time. Enjoy it. Remember, time spent with God is not meant to be condemning, it is time well spent and there is liberty! (2 Cor 3.17)

For those with the book, enjoy. For those who did not buy the book, may I suggest that for these 40 Days, you pray for needs of others as well? The book is a wonderful devotional and reminder of God's promises, etc, but the gist is praying for others. So please try to spend about 40 mins a day just praying for others' needs. If there are any needs at all, pls send them to me and I will post them here.

I am waiting to hear you share your testimonies after 40 Days ... or even within ... hahah.

Jesus bless you all.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Rivers and Birthdays

Dear GG,

Happy belated new year ... :)

2007 ended with a milestone: the entire church, previously Bandar Utama Chapel, currently Antioch Net-work CommUnity took a giant step of faith and symbolically crossed the River Jordan into our promised land. Praise Jesus.

Let the Joshuas and Calebs arise!

Also this year, Antioch's various home groups, i.e. GGs have been renamed and ours is 'Bethesda'. For those of you who remember, Bethesda is the name of the pool where our Lord Jesus healed a man (John 5). Bethesda means 'House of Grace' or 'House of Mercy'.

I feel it is apt as ours is a GG (leadership right all the way to toddlers) which needs and gives (as well) a lot of grace and mercy ... praise Jesus for that. Also Bethesda (the pool) is associated with healing.

A belated birthday blessing to our two January babies:

(i) Darren Saw and
(ii) Gan Yoke Kheng.

Let us start the new year right and keep praying for our GG, our oikos and ourselves.

Jesus bless you all.

We bless you too Lord Jesus.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Clearing cobwebs ...

Dear members,

It has been ages (literally months) since this blog was updated. My humblest apologies.

To kick start this GG blog again, have a look at this refreshing article that I got from on 'Fixing small groups'. Since our church, BUC, is virtually a home church with small groups, this could be a relevant article to many.

More updates coming your way ...

In Jesus Christ,

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Happy (actual and Chinese) new years and happy birthdays ...

Dear GG,

Happy new year (long overdue) and Happy Chinese New year (overdue).

Happy birthday to the following members too:

(i) Yoke Kheng (29 January);
(ii) Annie Boo (2 March);
(iii) Elder Ho Hok Seng (3 March);
(iv) Kenny (12 March).

Jesus bless you all.

More updates and posts to come.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

This Christmas ...

Dear GG,

Wondering what to do this Christmas season? I came across an interesting article about 12 ways to make your holidays more meaningful. Some may not be so appropriate but the majority definitely are.

Have a look ... let's make Christmas all about Jesus.

God bless you all.

About Us

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We are one of the Growth Groups of Antioch Net-Work CommUnity. We find Grace and Mercy in our Lord Jesus, the Gracious and Merciful Shepherd.

The Pool

  • Aaron
  • Adrian
  • Annie
  • Chooi Kuan
  • David
  • Ernie
  • Florence
  • Hok Seng
  • Kenny
  • Kevin
  • Li Yan
  • Lik Ee
  • Ming Han
  • Ming Li
  • Ming Yue
  • Moh Ni
  • Phye Aun
  • Reese
  • Roy
  • Ryan
  • Sahaya
  • Serene
  • Tracy
  • Valerie
  • Xi Ying
  • Yoke Kheng

Fresh waters