18 Sep 2021

Cultivating Conversations & Emotional Coaching in the Family

Date and Time:
18 Sep 2021, Saturday
10AM – 12PM (Singapore Time)

Has it been challenging to connect with your primary and secondary school children? Fret not, we are here to journey with you!

Families-in-Covenant brings you Gathering of Parents.

Highlights:

  • Ms Yvonne Lek (Speaker) – Touching on the important aspects of parents to identify the emotions & behaviours of their children
  • Ps Matt Lo (Speaker) – Touching on the importance of staying engaged with children thru their growing years and paying attention to the spiritual aspects at various stages of the children’s growth
  • Parents’ testimonies
  • Q&A session

Let’s learn together how to pay attention to our kids’ emotions, check-in with them, and process matters together. It’s time to start healthy conversations and emotion coaching in our families because emotional well-being leads to mental wellness! See you there!

Register here by 12 Sep using your Voyager login details. If you do not have a Voyager account, write to [email protected]

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Daily Devo

Daily Devotional Journal

Scripture:
1 Samuel 22:20-23
Sat, 18 September 2021

God’s Church Will Not Die

Observation:

What is the significance of Abiathar’s escape from Saul’s slaughter of the priests?

Deeper Reflection
GOD’S FULFILMENT of His word of judgment on the house of Eli through the unjust and brutal slaughter of the priests by Saul is a divine mystery. Out of this comes another divine mystery: “But one son of Ahimelech… named Abiathar, escaped and fled after David” (v.20). In His judgment on Eli’s house, God preserved one descendant of Eli. Such is the sovereignty of God. And we must peg divine mystery to divine sovereignty. God’s preservation of one priest – albeit a descendant of Eli – out of the massive slaughter points to a divine principle: God always insistently preserves His people in the midst of destruction. The narrator shows the sharp contrast in Saul and David’s treatment of the priests to underscore this divine principle. To Ahimelech, Saul said, “You shall surely die” (1 Sam 22:16); to Abiathar, David said, “You are safe with me” (v.23). The priests of God were destroyed, but not completely. “The people of God may often be put down, but never put out. Abiathar’s escape does not mean that all God’s servants are immune from the world’s butchery, but that the world’s butchery can never wipe out all of God’s servants. The Lord does not promise that we will not die for the Kingdom of God, but the Kingdom of God will never die.”34 Jesus has made His commitment and promise that His Church will not die: “I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it” (Matt 16:18).
34 Dale Ralph Davis, 232
Application:

What does it mean for me that the Church of God will not die?

Prayer:
Write a prayer to God as your response from your meditation on and application of the Scriptures.
Prayer Pointers:
  • Give thanks and praise:
  • For Church Board: To see the church as God’s Church that will not die
  • Pray for significant people:
  • Pray for those in need:
  • Pray for self:

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