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JANUARY 21st, 2018 PJ CHURCH OF CHRIST BULLETIN

SERMON:

Brother Chong Fatt will bring us a message on “The Spirit Of The Law” (Jeremiah 31:31-34) from the pulpit this morning. Please continue to bring your colleagues, loved ones and friends to worship with us each Sunday.



SUNDAY ADULT BIBLE CLASS:

Our minister will continue the new series on “A Study of the Nature and Work of the Holy Spirit” (3) in the Adults Bible Class this morning. Food For Thought: “The Holy Spirit is the bond of brotherhood. If we are children of God, we are automatically brothers. If you have a vertical relationship with God, you also must have a horizontal relationship with all of God’s children. The same thing that makes you a child of God makes you a brother in God’s family. The tie that binds Christians together is the Holy Spirit. The same Spirit dwells in every child of God. No matter how diverse two Christians might be from another in physical features, backgrounds and status, they are one in the Spirit… It is evident that the Holy Spirit does not dwell in a Christian physically. A Spirit is non-physical by nature (Luke 24:39). It would be a mistake to try to see, hear or feel the Holy Spirit dwelling in a child of God. His indwelling is spiritual and not subject to physical sense perception. The Holy Spirit does not dwell in a Christian through the Word of God only. The Scriptures identifies the Word of God as being an instrument of the Holy Spirit. Paul, in describing the Christian armour, identified the Word of God as being the sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:17). The Holy Spirit and the Word of God are no more the same than a soldier is the same thing as his sword. The soldier is the agent. The sword is the instrument he uses. The same can be said of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God. The Holy Spirit is the agent, and the Word of God is the instrument He uses. We can understand why the Scriptures speak of both doing the same thing -–they act together as one.” Please bring your children punctually for the Sunday Children/Youth Classes to be taught the Bible every Sunday.



NOMINATION DAY & AGM:

TODAY is Nomination Day to nominate our leaders for the PJ Steering Committee 2018 in accordance with the ROS. PJ members, please fill in your nominations and submit the forms to any of our church staff. Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) is set on February 4th. We are really grateful for our godly, dedicated and forward-looking leaders for the past years. Please be praying for our leadership as we elect our New Steering Committee for the New Year 2018.



AGAPE FEAST LUNCHEON COLLECTION:

Our collection for the first Bi-Annual Agape Feast Luncheon Collection was RM3422.00. Anyone who would like to top up this collection to help defray the monthly catered luncheons for the first six months, please give your contributions either to the Church Treasurer, brother Wai Keong or any of the church staff. Thank you so much for your kind generosity.



PRAYER REQUESTS:

Please continue to pray for: Bernedette Savitha (Tony George’s niece) – warded at the Universiti Hospital for ovarian cancer; sister Nalini – heart problems; Chan Lay Har (Bedok Singapore) – recuperating from major stroke; Wong See Keok, Tan Swee Yoke, Choy Foong’s mother, Bawani’s father, Tan Yoke Ying and sister Thoo Ah Yin – health concerns. Please inform the church staff if you are travelling or have prayer concerns, so that we may know your whereabouts and include you in our weekly prayer list.



QUOTABLE QUOTES:

“Law is twofold: natural and written. The natural law is in the heart. The written law is on tablets. All men are under the natural law.” (St. Ambrose, 340-397).



“A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high duties of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation. To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to written law would be to lose the law itself, with life, liberty, property and all those who are enjoying them with us, thus absurdly sacrificing the end to the means.” (Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826)



“It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.” (Earl Warren, 1891-1974).



“The spirit of the law, as opposed to the letter of the law, refers to the meaning and intent of the law; what those who created the law intended to accomplish in the creation of the law.” (Black’s Law Dictionary, 2nd Edition).



“The ‘spirit of the law’ is the intent and purpose of the lawmaker as determined by a consideration of the whole context thereof.”



UPCOMING EVENTS:

January 21st - Nomination Day for our Steering Committee

February 4th- Annual General Meeting (AGM)




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