Volume. XXX, No. 27
Sunday, 03 January 2016

Justification by Faith Alone: The Power of the Gospel


Justification by faith alone also known as Soli Fide, is a Christian doctrine that distinguishes most Protestant denominations from Catholicism, Orthodox Christianity and some in the Restoration Movement. Justification by Faith was the cardinal principle of the Protestant Reformation of the 16th Century, and the good news is that it remains such in Reformed churches. This doctrine is a Reformation teaching which has from time immemorial been the number one target of Satan’s attack. Satan uses much deception in misleading a lot of people in believing that justification is by faith and that it is through grace, but they also add that justification is not ONLY by faith alone, but also by the works of an individual which flow from faith. Implicitly, it means justification is not by faith alone, which is heresy.  

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*Please note: Theme for this year is “Give Thanks to the Lord” & theme verse is 1 Chronicles 16:34.
*Thank you to all who gave their testimonies on Watchnight Service.
*History of Doctrines class will resume on the first Sunday of February.
*Catered Fellowship Lunch: Please stay behind to fellowship with one another. Lunch is $3 per person. FREE for primary & pre-primary children.
*Junior & Adult RPGs for Jan-Mar QTR available on the literature table. Donation $1 per copy.
*Bible Witness (Jul-Aug 2015) available free on the literature table.
 Praise & Thanksgiving
1. Journey mercies: all arriving safely at their destinations.
2. Visitors & new worshippers.
3. God’s daily mercy, guidance & blessings.
4. Watchnight Service: All who attended and shared their testimonies of thanksgiving & God’s blessings in their lives. 
5. Healing.
Prayer Items
1. Health & God’s healing - Pastor Ki; Dr Gary Cohen (USA), Dr SH Tow (S’pore); Rev Patrick Tan (S’pore) & George van Buuren; Rev Edward & Sis Lehia Paauwe; & others in affliction.
2. Special Prayer for healing.
3. iSketch & Tell Ministry: Pr Hai Seng Lim’s ministry in Melbourne.
4. Cambodia Missions - Rev Stephen Choi & Ministry & Bro Sun Sokha (Phnom Penh)
5. Other Missions: Bro Surish Dharmalingam & Ministry (Laos).
6. New Life BPC (London) - Dr Carl Martin; God’s guidance & encouragement for congregation.
7. Providence B-P Church, Mawson Lakes - Ps David & Sis Susan Weng, & congregation.
8. Youth & Assistant Pastor for Hope B-P Church.
9. Journey mercies: all those who are travelling during the summer vacation.
10. Safe labour & delivery.
11. Interpreters of sermon into Mandarin.
12. Jobs: Those seeking for jobs in Adelaide.
13. Persecuted believers in Islamic countries & Communist countries (N Korea, China & Vietnam).
14. God’s guidance & provision of new church property for worship, office & fellowship activities.
15. Australia: People in this nation to turn to God. Wisdom and guidance for our political leaders.
16. Hopefuls working away.



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