Nehemiah 4 – Devotional

Nehemiah 4 – Devotional

Nehemiah faced a violent and planned opposition that sought to ridicule what he was doing and stop the building of the wall of Jerusalem. In response to such a confrontation, Nehemiah returned to the basics. He prayed to God to reaffirm the rationale for rebuilding...
Nehemiah 3 – Devotional

Nehemiah 3 – Devotional

Various people helped in repairing the wall of Jerusalem. Some may have been familiar with construction work but others such as the goldsmith, the perfumer and the high priest were not. Some repaired the areas near their homes, others who were not living within the...
Methodist Message

Methodist Message

The February 2024 issue of Methodist Message is out! Work as the Christian callingIn this article, Dr Roland Chia talks about redeeming the sacred and secular divide of work, and exhorts believers to see work as a Christian calling. In responding to this call, the...
Nehemiah 2 – Devotional

Nehemiah 2 – Devotional

“And they said, let us rise up and build.” Eight to nine decades before Nehemiah’s visit, two different groups of exiled Jews returned to Jerusalem to rebuild the city —yet, the wall of Jerusalem remained in ruins and its gates burnt. But now, after listening to...
Nehemiah 1 – Devotional

Nehemiah 1 – Devotional

“How are the Jews who survived the exile and how is the city of Jerusalem?” Why did such a simple and basic, even common, question bring about so many changes to the life of Nehemiah? Working in the King’s court meant Nehemiah was in a comfortable position.  He...
From the Librarian’s Shelf: Five books to start 2024

From the Librarian’s Shelf: Five books to start 2024

The church library looked back at the books added to our collection in 2023 and selected 5 books that we think may be helpful as you seek to follow God more closely throughout 2024: 1. Forgive: Why Should I and How Can I? by Timothy Keller Forgiving anyone in a...