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17 Sep 2022

Parent-Child Dedication Class

If you have children below 12 years old and considering parent-child dedication, this class is a requirement. Learn about the purpose of dedication,  parents' ownership of disciplemaking, and children's developmental phases.
28 Aug 2022

Cancer 101

Cancer 101 goes beyond the fundamentals of cancer, focusing as well on its spiritual and psychosocial impact on patients. Gain awareness of the needs and impact on patients, and learn practical handles to support them.
17 Sep 2022

WiC GROW Encore: Preparing for the Storm

Is there a way to storm-proof our lives? Women-in-Covenant invites all Covenant ladies as Ps Ann Chan shares on a timely reorientation of our heart and inner life posture.
8 - 10 Dec

Generations Camp 2022

This year's theme is REKINDLE taken from 2 Timothy 1:1-7. We want to rekindle the gift of God in every camp participant and facilitator so as to win the world for God's Kingdom. Starting this year, Generations Camp will be organized and planned by generations for generations. So whether you are a youth, parent, or adult, there is a place for you!

Devotional Journal

The Jul 2022 Devotional Journal is now available here. Printed copies will be available from Sunday, 24 Jul at all three centres.
20 Aug

EiC Connect

Join us for a time of fun and games to bond and foster friendships with fellow Encouragers-in-Covenant. Hear from Ps Yam Keng Mun as he shares a devotion during the session. Bring your friends along! 
Sunday, 14 August 2022
2 Thessalonians 1:5-10

Hope in God’s Justice

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As disciples of Christ, we are called to grow in grace and godlinessThrough authentic discipleship and intentional disciplemaking, we mature towards all that God intends us to be. Covenant EFC provides platforms and resources for you to grow in your personal walk and together as a community of believers. 

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Our calling as a church is to show God’s love by blessing our community. Every member of the body of Christ has been given different spiritual gifts for serving one another. Get involved today and join us to bless, serve and reach the community for Jesus. 

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Ways we give

Our giving is an act of worship to the Lord. As believers, we give out of a thankful heart for what He has done for us and because God has put it in our hearts to give.
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Daily Devo

Daily Devotional Journal

Scripture:
2 Thessalonians 1:11-12
Tue, 16 August 2022

Our Primary Concern in Suffering

Observation:

What is Paul’s concern for the Thessalonians in his praying for them?

Deeper Reflection
WHAT DO WE ASK GOD FOR IN PRAYER WHEN WE ARE undergoing suffering? For many of us, what immediately comes to our mind is that God will deliver us from the suffering. It is not wrong, except that, that tends to be our primary concern.In Acts 12, when Peter “was kept in prison”, the church prayed fervently to God for him (Acts 12:5). God answered their prayer almost immediately: “On the very night when Herod…” (Acts 12:6). When God had already answered their prayer (Acts 12:6-11), the church was still “praying” for Peter (Acts 12:12). And it is very strange that when Rhoda reported that Peter was at the door, the church’s response was “You are out of your mind!” (Acts 12:13-15a); and when Rhoda “kept insisting” that it was Peter, the church “kept saying” that it was not (Acts 12:15b). This strange response of the church shows that whatever they were praying for Peter, one thing for sure was, they were “not anticipating an escape”19. The backdrop to the church praying for Peter was James being killed by Herod (Acts 12:2). So, the prayer of the church “must be for God’s protection and strength in some other way, either in a positive verdict or in some type of lesser punishment”20.Paul’s primary concern for the suffering Thessalonians in his prayer was their relationship with God and the growth of their faith in action (v.11). We need to discern God’s agenda and purpose in our prayer. In Acts 12, God’s agenda for Peter was deliverance, but for James, it was death.
19 Darrell L. Bock, Acts, Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (Baker, 2007), 426 20 Darrell L. Bock, 426
Application:

What should be my primary concern in my prayer to God?

Prayer:
Write a prayer to God as your response from your meditation on and application of the Scriptures.
Prayer Pointers:
  • Give thanks and praise
  • Pray for pastors and staff: To keep spiritual maturing as their primary concern in life and ministry
  • Pray for significant people
  • Pray for those in need
  • Pray for self

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