The Family Bible Fellowship was started 16 years ago specifically to cater for families with children. While the adults listen to God’s Word from the preacher, the children will have their own Bible lessons by experienced teachers. In 2020, we had to move our meetings online when the Covid-19 circuit breaker was announced. Despite that, attendance remained good with 25–30 individuals and families logging in each time. Our current series cover aspects of Systematic Theology and is taught by Pastor Khoo using an interactive presentation. This series has generated much interest amongst members, and a lively Q&A at the end is the norm. We welcome one and all to join us on the last Saturday of the month. Soli Deo gloria.
“We thank God for sustaining us and keeping us safe through the whole year, especially from the Covid virus, and for His provision for all our needs. God is good. All praise and thanks to our gracious Heavenly Father.” Steve Chng
“I found these short exhortations (in 1 Thess 5:16–18), helpful to keep my heart focussed on “Rejoice, Pray, and Give Thanks” in the daily situations of life.
“The year 2020 was for me a transition from working life to retirement. After 30 years of service in SCDF, I had a bit of mixed feelings during those days leading up to retirement (in July). As such, I was driven to pray and make supplications unto our Lord.
“The world made me feel guilty retiring. Societal norms require each person to be economically productive, to build up the retirement nest, 55 is too young to retire in view of increasing life expectancy etc. All these concepts were so drummed into me.
“I have learnt to rejoice in the Lord for retiring in a good state of health. Hence, I have learnt to give thanks. On the other hand, after all these 30 years of working life, daily routines need to be replaced with new ones. Hence, I prayed repeatedly, seeking the Lord for wisdom and guidance. Our Lord had, by and by, clearly guided me and granted clarity on this new routine, particularly centred on the matter of the chief end of man—to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.
“The routine of each day bears a focus on family and friends, and with eternity in mind, living for the return of Christ and redeeming the time (Eph 5:16). As such each new day has a renewed focus on more consistent daily devotions, prayers, reaching out and catching up with old friends, ex-colleagues, and relatives. At the same time, taking FEBC classes is an incorporated certainty, not neglecting the pursuit of hobbies and exercises. All these are all carried out daily with thanksgiving because the Lord has provided. All praise and Glory be unto God.” Teo Chun Hian
“I thank God for bringing me and my family to FBF back in 2009. God works in the most marvellous way. I was invited to the FBF while attending the wake of the father of one of the few brothers that I know in church. Then, Christian living was basically Sunday church and Friday prayer meeting. It was FBF that taught us that God is not just a God of the individual but also the God of family. Through the fellowship new and strong bonds between brethren were formed. We grew up a lot as a Christian through the fellowship. The bond did not just revolve around the monthly meetings even though that was the monthly highlight of our life, but in everyday life. God used us to support each other through our love for God. That is even more evident during this pandemic time. Even though we are not able to physically meet and fellowship, the care and concerns for fellow brethren did not stop. Even without the large gathering, we still managed to meet up in small groups (within the 8 people limit), to encourage each other. The FBF has benefited the family and it all boils down to the loving kindness and mercy of God to His children. Thank God and pray that God will continue to uphold the fellowship and even to bring in more families to FBF to strengthen the faith and the knowledge of God’s commands for the family.” Eric Chin
“Winnie and I thank God for His grace and mercies upon our family. We thank Him for His protection from diseases especially during this pandemic time. God is good and we praise Him for His wonderful blessings bestowed upon us.
“We joined FBF since the start, about 16 years ago. During those years, the messages have taught us to be joyful and better Christians. Sometimes it is difficult to make decisions purely based on our own wisdom, but with teachings from the Bible, we are thankful that we have God to point us to the correct direction. Also, with the FBF, we have experienced deeper fellowship with our fellow brethren in Christ and have come to understand the importance of having good Christian friends who encourage us in time of need.
“As God has so aptly written in Hebrews 10:24–25, ‘And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.’ The FBF is an avenue for us to gather and encourage each other in the Lord. The Lord has seen us through the past 16 years and may He continue to see us through for many more years to come. All praise and glory to God. Bernard and Winnie Tee
“We at the YAF rejoice with you on this joyous occasion. Thank God for His manifold blessings towards you through the past 16 years! The blessings from your Christian testimony are not confined to the FBF alone, but it extends to the YAF (and surely to other fellowships in True Life as well). May the Lord continue to keep you in His love and in His Word for many good years to come. ‘Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.’ (Phil 2:3–4).” Herbert Goh
“Psalm 133:1, ‘Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!’ Thank God for seeing the FBF through another year! I have fond memories of the FBF as a child. It was a big part of my childhood and I remember looking forward to FBF every month. Besides coming together to study God’s Word and sing hymns, a big reason why I loved going for FBF was because of the friends I made there. Through the FBF, I formed deeper friendships with my church friends whom I got to grow up with. Being able to grow up alongside one another in church has allowed our fellowship and friendships to last till today. Even as we have moved on to different stages of our life, being in our adulthood, we remain close friends. Many of us young people continue to attend the YPF and meet up beyond church meetings. The friendships I have made in church are very precious to me and they make life on this difficult earth a lot sweeter!
“I would like to say thank you to the parents — to my own parents and the parents of my friends — for making it a point to diligently bring us for fellowship meetings since we were children. It has definitely instilled in us the importance of Christian fellowship and being a part of a fellowship group, rather than just being ‘Sunday-only’ Christians. Though it seems there are not any children in the FBF anymore, I do pray that those who do attend the FBF currently will treasure the fellowship with one another. I pray that the friendships forged will extend beyond church meetings and that it may be fruitful — to encourage and build up one another in the Lord. Christian unity is something important and we must invest in it during our time here on earth.” Khoo May Lynn
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