Volume. XXXI, No. 1
Sunday, 03 July 2016


30th Anniversary Greetings Part 1


Dear Rev Ki and Hopefuls,

I give you warm greetings (24°C) from my home, some 17 thousand kilometres from Adelaide. Now over my jet-lag I can safely report to you without fear of writing something erroneous.

The Lord was most gracious in giving me safe passage back to the USA. I arrived late in the evening of May 24th, and was reunited with my wife and first son’s family the next day. On May 26 the two of us drove south to conduct our boot camp for eleven of our SOME team members (who are very anxious to head out to Kenya with Purdee and Sarah). Upon completion, Mrs Coleman and I then drove home May 30. That entire trip was 1,170 km, but well worth it.

Needless to say the month of May has slipped by rather quickly, and it would be appropriate at this stage to thank God for His grace and mercy in all that has transpired. But it is also right and proper for me to thank you all for your extreme kindness and hospitality. From all the caring “uncles and aunties” to the willing and thoughtful youth (of all ages), I cannot tell you what a blessing you were. You displayed the characteristics of a living, growing corporate body of Christ, of which I trust, will be used to bring our Lord glory in the years ahead.

As you look to the next generation in matters of leadership, growth, service and missions, I share this from the pen of David Mathis: “Discipling the nations requires more than dropping a translated tract or piping in a recording, or even a well-produced video. Disciple-making requires more than a low-bandwidth, user-friendly website in multiple trade languages. Disciple-making means getting your feet wet, and your whole body, in baptism, and teaching not just what Jesus commanded, but to observe all that he commanded (Matt. 28:19).
It means doing the long-term grunt work to entrust the gospel to faithful men who will be able to teach others also (2 Tim. 2:2). It means older women training younger women holistically (Titus 2:3-5). It means being “among” the people we hope to reach with the gentleness of a nursing mother and the strength of an encouraging father (1 Thess. 2:7,11-12). It means an eagerness to share not only the gospel, but our own selves (1 Thess. 2:8), providing a life example to imitate (Phil.3:17), and empowering the disciples to practice what they have learned and received and heard and seen in us (Phil. 4:9). Full-orbed disciple-making cannot be accomplished remotely. It won’t happen over the Internet”. 

May God richly bless you, my beloved. Thank you for allowing me to participate, even in a small way, celebrating 30 years.

In Christ for missions,
Rev Keith Coleman
The Independent Board for Presbyterian Foreign Missions
Plymouth Meeting, PA, USA

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Dear Pastor Ki, The Session and Congregation, Hope Bible-Presbyterian Church,

Praise the Lord and Congratulations on the blessed 30th Anniversary Thanksgiving of Hope B-P Church.

We rejoice with you and pray God’s richest blessings upon you all. May the Lord continue to prosper you and use you mightily for His glory and His Kingdom.

With love in Christ,

Rev Edward and Mrs Lehia Paauwe
Phil 1:2-6

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To The Session and Congregation of Hope Bible-Presbyterian Church, Adelaide, South Australia
For the Fellowship and Partnership In the Gospel Enterprise of our LORD Jesus Christ
On the Occasion of HOPE Thirtieth Anniversary Thanksgiving
May 14-17, 2016

In accordance to the Great Commission of our Lord to the Church in Matthew 28:18-20, you have now become a full-grown Church.

There were those who planted, and now you are watering; but it is “God that giveth the increase” (1 Corinthians 3:7).

May God increase you further that the Gospel seed be scattered beyond Adelaide, and the beacon of HOPE BP Church point souls to our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Rev (Dr) & Mrs Yiew Pong Sen
May 2016.

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Dear Friends of Hope Bible-Presbyterian Church,

Congratulations and God’s richest blessings on your 30th Anniversary.

May the Lord continue to bless you all in the days ahead.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Providence Bible-Presbyterian Church
Pastor David Weng
1 Cor 15:58

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Dear Brethren from Hope Church,

We are very grateful for your recent gift towards the Lord’s work here in Brasil.

The Lord has blessed as the Gospel is preached and taught to many in different areas of Brasil.

Thank you again.

In His Service,
Ken and Ira Olson
Brasil.

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(Dear Pastor Timothy Ki and Session and Congregation of Hope B-P Church,

On behalf of the Session and Congregation of Calvary B-P Church, we want to extend our heartiest congratulations on the 30th Anniversary of Hope Bible-Presbyterian Church.

We praise God for raising Hope B-P Church as a faithful witness for His Gospel in Adelaide and beyond. We rejoice with you that the LORD has graciously blessed where you have faithfully sown and watered. All glory be to our Lord and Saviour.

Calvary B-P Church has greatly benefited over the years from the ministry of your pastor from our pulpit and at our Bible Conferences. We are also thankful for the fellowship and the co-labouring of the Gospel.

It is our prayer that by the grace of our Lord, you will continue to hold forth the Word of Life so that Hope B-P Church will remain a light of the world that shines for our Lord Jesus Christ.

Again, our congratulations on your 30th Anniversary.

“They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him”. (Psalm 126:5-6).

Sincerely in Christ,

(Rev) Isaac Ong
Pastor
Calvary B-P Church

More Lively Hope

 

Announcements


*Kitchen Roster - Helpers this week: Bros Edwin D’Mello & Jae Hoon Mun; Sis Grace Gan. Helpers next week: Bro Phil Surman; Sisters Jen Xin Li & Jun Lin.
*Church Constitution Clause 16.1 amendment has been passed unanimously on two separate occasions by members. Clause 16.1 is now-“There shall be a minimum number of two Deacons in the Session at all times.”
*ACM Reports: All leaders of committee, fellowship, ministry & Bible Study groups, please submit your reports by 17 July to Dn Colin Gan.
*Election for the new (8th) Session will be held at next month’s ACM. Nomination of candidates will close on next Lord’s Day, 10 July. All members are expected to attend this ACM.
*Mid-Winter Break: There will be no AFG, Neighbourhood, Wed Prayer Meeting & Bible Study sessions this month.
*Catered Fellowship Lunch: $3 per person. Free for visitors, pre-primary & primary school children.

Praise & Thanksgiving

Journey mercies: Elder David & Sis Giok Yeo (Syd); & others arriving safely at their destinations.
Visitors & new worshippers.
God’s daily mercy, guidance & blessings.
Church activities in the  past week.
37th Anniversary Thanksgiving - Calvary Pandan B-P Church (S’pore).
Healing: Rev George van Buuren

Prayer Items

Health & God’s healing - Pastor Ki; Dr Gary Cohen (USA), Dr SH Tow (S’pore); Rev Patrick Tan (S’pore) & Rev George van Buuren; Rev Edward & Sis Lehia Paauwe; & others in affliction.
Special Prayer: Those in affliction.
iSketch & Tell Ministry: Pr Hai Seng Lim’s ministry in Melbourne.
Cambodia Missions
Kenya Missions: Deaconess Purdee Yeo & Sis Sarah Carpenter.
New Life BPC (London) - Dr Carl Martin; God’s guidance & encouragement for congregation.
Future ministry at Hope BPC: Bro Kevin Low & family.
Youth & Assistant Pastor for Hope B-P Church.
Providence B-P Church, Mawson Lakes - Ps David & Sis Susan Weng, & congregation.
Journey mercies: Elder David & Sis Giok Yeo (Adl); Deaconess Purdee Yeo & Sis Sarah Carpenter (Kenya); & all those who are travelling during the school holidays.
Safety in pregnancy: Sis Emily Zhang.
Interpreters of sermon into Mandarin.
University & Year 12 students’ upcoming exams & final reports.
God’s guidance for new church. property for worship, office & fellowship activities.


 

 

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