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ENGLISH ADULT SERVICES 8 FEB 2015
RIVERLIFE BULLETIN
ENGLISH ADULT SERVICES 8 FEB 2015
TODAY’S SPEAKER
UPCOMING SPEAKERS
Elder Andrew Goh
15 Feb Pastor John Koe
22 Feb Elder Freddy Boey
1 Mar
8 Mar
Pastor John Koe
Dr Corne Bekker
THIS WEEK
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
PRAYER MEETING
This Wed, 11 Feb | 8-10pm | Victory Chapel
We encourage you to come and soak in God’s presence and
intercede for matters as the Lord leads.
OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
A JOURNEY BACK TO FIRST LOVE
27 FEB – 31 MAY
LESSON 1 | EDEN
Conference with Live Teaching
@ Worship Centre
Fri, 27 Feb 8-10pm (L1-1)
Sun, 1 Mar 2.30-4.30pm (L1-2)
LESSON 2 | THE CROSS
Cell Sessions with Video-Based Teaching
Fri, 6 Mar (L2-1)
Fri, 13 Mar (L2-2)
Fri, 20 Mar (L2-3)
Fri, 27 Mar (L2-4)
LESSON 3 | CHRIST’S RESURRECTION
Cell Sessions with Video-Based Teaching
Fri, 3 Apr (L3-1)
Fri, 10 Apr (L3-2)
Fri, 17 Apr (L3-3)
Fri, 24 Apr (L3-4)
CHINESE NEW YEAR
WEEKEND
Sun, 22 Feb
9am - Combined Service for Dialect & Mandarin at Victory
Chapel
LESSON 4 | THE TRIPARTITE MAN
Conference with Live Teaching
@ Worship Centre
Sun, 3 May 2.30-5.30pm
LESSON 5 | LAW & LEGALISM
Cell Sessions with Video-Based
Teaching
Fri, 8 May (L5-1)
Fri, 15 May (L5-2)
Fri, 22 May (L5-3)
Fri, 29 May (L5-4)
LESSON 6 | THE LOVE WALK
Conference with Live Teaching
@ Worship Centre
Sun, 31 May 2.30-5.30pm
JOIN US... DISCOVER AND EXPERIENCE THE
REDEMPTIVE WORK OF JESUS ON THE CROSS FOR US!
For enquiries and registration, you may proceed to the Cell Connection Counter at
the Atrium after the service today.
Sat, 21 Feb
No Dialect Service
No MegaLife Service
9am & 11.30am - Combined Services for English Adult,
MegaLife & Filipino Ministry at Worship Centre
SuperLife will run as usual.
HIGHLIFE CNY
LUNCHEON
Sun, 22 Feb | 2-4pm | Atrium
Cost: $10 per person
For enquiries, proceed to HighLife Booth
at Atrium after service today. For HighLife
cells, your sign-up will be through your
cell leaders.
MARRIAGE
PREPARATION
COURSE 2015
22 Mar – 19 Apr | 1.30pm – 5pm | Classrooms 214 & 215
This course is for couples who are planning to get married in
2015. Over five sessions of the course you will discover practical
tools to help you build the foundations for a lasting marriage.
Course fee per couple is $200. Application forms are available at
the Information Counter.
For enquiries, call Christine Tan at 6511 4145 or email
[email protected]
08 FEB 2015 SERMON NOTES
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ENGLISH ADULT TOPIC SPEAKER
Worship Services First Love – Breakfast
Elder Andrew Goh
With Jesus (The Original) ……………………………………………………………………………………………..………
Scripture
John 21:15-19
Introduction
Back to the Fishing nets again
1.
Three times the same question – there is no Second Question
2.
Three times the same question – but was it?
3.
Three times the same question – then the Prophecy
Conclusion: Follow Me
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
1. What does it mean to have left your first love?
First, it is identified as a sinful thing that requires repentance. Second, the repentance
must include doing the deeds you did “at first”. God defines “love” as the first and
second greatest commandments; commandments so great that all the Law and all
that the prophets wrote are summarized in just these two obligatory rules of conduct.
(Matthew 22:38-40, Romans 13:8, Galatians 5:14)
First, love God with all your being. Love for God is most often defined in the Scriptures
as “if you love Me, you will keep my commandments.” (John 14:15, 2 John 1:6)
Second, love your neighbor as much as you love yourself. Love for our neighbors is
most often defined in the Scriptures as something like, “putting the needs of others
ahead of our own desires”. (Romans 12:10, Philippians 2:3)
2. For Peter, the question repeatedly asked and answered was not intended to prove
his love with words. It wasn’t about loyalty. Peter already knew that Jesus forgives,
even the shortcomings of a weak man. Jesus didn’t ask Peter to answer the question
three times, “Simon, do you love me?” because Christ didn’t believe in Peter’s love.
Christ asked Peter to answer three times so Peter could hear his own answer and
begin once again to believe that he indeed did love Jesus. His responses, each one,
became the means of his own healing. Then Peter would be free to let go of his selfdoubt, his shame and guilt and forgive himself, It’s so often easier to forgive someone
else than it is to forgive ourselves. (Rockum Church)