The Ethiopian Eunuch

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"And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing." Acts 8:39

Christ is
and he went - Chief of my movement
on his way - Counsellor of my motivation
rejoicing - Composer of my music

TD 


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Outline of Nehemiah 7

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Neh 7:1-3 Fortification - Guarding of the City
- Appointment of the Wardens, Worshippers, Workers
- Administration of the Worthy
- Access of the Walls
- Alert of the Watchmen

Neh 7:4-73 Families - Genealogy of the Citizens
- The Reckoning/Registry of the Devoted (Neh 7:4-60)
   The Leaders 
   The Lineage
   The Localities 
   The Lot

- The Rejection of the Dubious (Neh 7:61-65)
   The People  (Neh 7:61-62)
   The Priests  (Neh 7:63)
   The Polluted (Neh 7:64)
   The Prohibition (Neh 7:65)

- The Roundup of the Dwellers (Neh 7:66-73)
   Persons (Neh 7:66-67)
   Possessions (Neh 7:68-69)
   Presents (Neh 7:70-72)
   Places (Neh 7:73)

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The Servant's Songs Part 7

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Isa 42 Servant's Heart
Isa 49 Servant's Hope
Isa 50 Servant's Healing
Isa 53 Servant's Hand

AJH

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Paramount Conference 2016 @ Fraser's Hill

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Bible Readings
Passover – Purchased Redemption (Num 29:16; Ex 12) JH
Unleavened Bread – Purging Repugnancy (Num 28:17-25) JF
Firstfruits – Powerful Resurrection (Deut 26:1-10) PA
Pentecost – Paraclete Realized (Deut 16:9 -12) GK
Trumpets – Prophetic Revelation (Num 29:1-6) JH
The Day of Atonement – Positional Reconciliation (Num 29:7-11) JF
Tabernacles – Peaceful Reign (Num 29:12-40) PA
Sabbatical Year and Its Law – Perpetual Rest (Part 1) GK
Sabbatical Year Of Jubilee – Perpetual Rest (Part 2) JF

Morning Ministries
Lev 23:1-3 The Time Bound Weekly Sabbaths (PA)
Heb 1-8 The Transcendency of Christ (JH)
John 14, 17 The Triune Godhead (GK)
Rev 5 The Triumphant Heavenly Song (JF)

Evening Ministries
Responses to God's Call (JH)
Responsibilities in the Work (GK)
Resources in the Word (JF)
Reliability and Reputation (PA)
Reports to the Assembly (JH)

Speakers
Paul Andrews (PA)
John Fleck (JF)
Jack Hay (JH)
Gideon Khoo (GK)

MP3 recordings can be downloaded here

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Bible Reading

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"So they read in the Book in the Law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading." Neh 8:8

Exercise - they read
Education - in the Book in the Law of God
Exegesis - distinctly,
Explanation - and gave the sense,
Engagement - and caused them
Edification - to understand the reading.

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The Servant's Songs Part 6

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Isa 42 Christ accomplished all for God
Isa 49 Christ leaves all with God
Isa 50 Christ obeys all from God
Isa 53 Christ sacrifices all for God 

AJH

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Four Dangerous Man

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Col 2:4 Dangerous because of his Words
Col 2:8 Dangerous because of his Wisdom
Col 2:16 Dangerous because of his Works
Col 2:18 Dangerous because of his Worship

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Outline of Nehemiah 6

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Neh 6:1-14 Contention of the Foes
- Enemy's Persistence to Distract (Neh 6:1-4)
   Tidings (Neh 6:1)
   Trap (Neh 6:2)
   Turndown (Neh 6:3)
   Tenacity (Neh 6:4)
- Enemy's Perversion to Discredit (Neh 6:5-9)
   Fabrication of the Epistle (Neh 6:5)
   Falsehood of the Enemies (Neh 6:6-7)
   Fact of the Episode (Neh 6:8)
   Fear and Fortitude of Engagement (Neh 6:9)
- Enemy's Prophecy to Deceive (Neh 6:10-14)
   Intimidation (Neh 6:10)
   Insignificance  (Neh 6:11)
   Impersonation (Neh 6:12)
   Intention (Neh 6:13)
   Imprecation (Neh 6:14)

Neh 6:15-19 Completion of the Fortification
- The Heathen/Enemy's Perception (Neh 6:15-16)
   Date and Duration (Neh 6:15)
   Disappointment and Discernment (Neh 6:16)
- The Highborn/Elite's Persuasion (Neh 6:17-19)
   Communication (Neh 6:17)
   Confederation (Neh 6:18)
   Commendation (Neh 6:19a)
   Complaints (Neh 6:19b)

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Chiasmus in Colossians

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"​Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother,  to the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ." Col 1:1-2

A Παῦλος ἀπόστολος Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ διὰ θελήματος θεοῦ
B  καὶ Τιμόθεος ὁ ἀδελφὸς
X   τοῖς ἐν Κολασσαῖς
B  ἁγίοις καὶ πιστοῖς ἀδελφοῖς ἐν Χριστῷ
A χάρις ὑμῖν καὶ εἰρήνη ἀπὸ θεοῦ πατρὸς ἡμῶν καὶ Κυρίου Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ

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Outline of Nehemiah 5

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Neh 5:1-5 Exploitation of the Brethren - Fairness
- Lament (Neh 5:1)
- Labour (Neh 5:2)
- Livelihood (Neh 5:3)
- Levy, Loan (Neh 5:4)
- Liberty, Land (Neh 5:5)

Neh 5:6-13 Emancipation of the Burdened - Freedom
- Reaction (Neh 5:6)
- Reflection (Neh 5:7)
- Reprimand (Neh 5:8)
- Rationale (Neh 5:9)
- Reasoning (Neh 5:10)
- Recommendation (Neh 5:11)
- Restoration (Neh 5:12)
- Ratification  (Neh 5:13)

Neh 5:14-19 Example of Benevolence - Fraternity
- Sacrificing his Welfare, Wages  (Neh 5:14-15)
- Servicing the Wall  (Neh 5:16)
- Sharing his Wealth (Neh 5:17)
- Supporting the Weak (Neh 5:18)
- Sanction of the Worthy (Neh 5:19)


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The Servant's Songs Part 5

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Isa 42 Christ's Fitness
Isa 49 Christ's Faith
Isa 50 Christ's Fidelity
Isa 53 Christ's Fruitfulness

AJH


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Outline of Nehemiah 4

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Neh 4:1-6 Derision (Harassment)
- Anger (Neh 4:1)
- Antagonism (Neh 4:2-3)
- Appeal (Neh 4:4-5)
- Advancement (Neh 4:6)

Neh 4:7-11 Distress (Hindrance)
- Rancour (Neh 4:7)
- Resistance (Neh 4:8)
- Reliance (Neh 4:9) cp Ex 17
- Rubbish (Neh 4:10)
- Raid (Neh 4:11)

Neh 4:12-15 Danger (Harm)
- Report (Neh 4:12)
- Reinforcement (Neh 4:13)
- Reliance (Neh 4:14)
- Return (Neh 4:15)

Neh 4:16-23 Difficulty (Hardship)
- Weapons - Ready for Conflict (Neh 4:16-18)
- Warning - Reinforcement for Conquest (Neh 4:19-20)
- Watch - Round the Clock (Neh 4:21-23)


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The Servant's Songs Part 4

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Isa 42 Christ, the Meal Offering
Isa 49 Christ, the Peace Offering
Isa 50 Christ, the Burnt Offering
Isa 53 Christ, the Sin Offering

AJH


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Outline of Nehemiah 3

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Neh 3:1-15 Wall with Entrances
- Sheep Gate : Salvation (Neh 3:1-2)
- Fish Gate : Souls-Winning (Neh 3:3-5)
- Old Gate : Separation (Neh 3:6-12)
- Valley Gate : Submission (Neh 3:13)
- Dung Gate : Sanctification (Neh 3:14)
- Fountain Gate : Spirituality (Neh 3:15)

Neh 3:16-25 Wall for Enclosure
Menial Tasks for Mighty Men
- Repaired by the Princes
- Repaired by the Priestly
- Repaired by the People

Neh 3:26-32 Wall of the East
- Water Gate : Words of Christ (Neh 3:26-27)
- Horse Gate : Warfare for Christ (Neh 3:28)
- East Gate : Waiting for Christ (Neh 3:29-30)
- Inspection Gate : Weighing by Christ (Neh 3:31-32)

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The Servant's Songs Part 3

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Isa 42 Christ Serves for God's Glory
Isa 49 Christ Strong for God's Glory
Isa 50 Christ Speaks for God's Glory
Isa 53 Christ Suffers for God's Glory

AJH


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The Servant's Songs Part 2

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Isa 42 Christ's Temperament
Isa 49 Christ's Toil
Isa 50 Christ's Tongue
Isa 53 Christ's Travail

AJH



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Outline of Ezra

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Ezra 1-6 Rebuilding under Zerubbabel
First Return - Building
- Return from Captivity (Ezra 1 outline)
- Registration of the People (Ezra 2 outline)
- Revival of Worship (Ezra 3 outline)
- Restraint by the Enemy (Ezra 4 outline)
- Resisting the Enemy (Ezra 5 outline)
- Rebuilding the Temple (Ezra 6 outline)

Ezra 7-10 Restoration/Reform under Ezra
Second Return - Beautifying
- Coming of Ezra (Ezra 7 outline)
- Consecration of the People (Ezra 8 outline)
- Confession of Sins (Ezra 9 outline)
- Cleansing of the Nation (Ezra 10 outline)

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Losing Sight 1864-2014

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This book "Losing Sight", written by Samuel Wee, is a review of one hundred and fifty years (1864-2014) of assembly testimony in Singapore. It comprises seven papers of which the last will be of particular interest to many. This paper tells the untold story of the persecution faced by our beloved late brother Mr Thomas Bentley when he stood up for the truth of assembly testimony.

One may ask, losing sight of what? To many companies who have departed from the truth, it is Christ. To those who faithfully abide by the Word, it is the world. These papers survey the history of the "brethren" in Singapore chronologically, contextually and critically. It documents the work of various missionaries, local brethren and the issues that they faced. In its pages, we read of assemblies that started well and ended up deviating from the divinely charted way by succumbing to the prevalent influences of Christendom. Surely, this is a solemn warning to us all that we ought to value our heritage and to remain faithful to the divine principles that govern our assembly testimony.

This blog heartily recommends this book to all who profess to be in assembly fellowship.

Download the PDF here.


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The Servant's Songs

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Isa 42 Christ is the Lowly One
Isa 49 Christ is the Labourer
Isa 50 Christ is the Learner
Isa 53 Christ is the Lamb

AJH


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Outline of Nehemiah 2

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Neh 2:1-8 Request to Artaxerxes
- Petition (Neh 2:1-5)
   Season Service 
   Sadness Sorrow Shock
   Story Situation Sepulchres
   Supplication
- Permission (Neh 2:6-8)
   Sending
   Safety
   Supply

Neh 2:9-10 Reaction of the Adversaries
- Assistance from the Officials
- Agony of the Opponents

Neh 2:11-20 Review of the Area
- Survey of the Wall
   Rest (Neh 2:11)
   Roving (Neh 2:12)
   Ruins (Neh 2:13)
   Rubble (Neh 2:14)
   Return (Neh 2:15)
   Refrain (Neh 2:16)
- Sermon for the Weary
   Entreaty (Neh 2:17)
   Encouragement (Neh 2:18a)
   Exercise (Neh 2:18b)
- Scorning of the Wicked
   Ridicule (Neh 2:19)
   Rebuttal (Neh 2:20)

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Outline of Nehemiah 1

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Neh 1:1-3 Information - The Report of Hanani
- Chisleu in Shushan
- Concern of Nehemiah
- Children in Captivity

Neh 1:4-9 Intercession - The Response of Nehemiah
- Contrition (Neh 1:4)
- Communion (Neh 1:5)
- Confession (Neh 1:6-7)
- Covenant (Neh 1:8-9)

Neh 1:10-11 Intention - The Reliance on God
- Relationship
- Redemption
- Request
- Reason

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Cloudy Pillar

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Ex 33:9 Witness of God
Ex 33:10 Worship of God
Neh 9:12 Way of God
Ps 99:7 Word of God

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Chiastic Outline of 2 John

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A Greeting to Elect Lady and Her Children (2John 1:1a)
A Fellowship in Truth, hope to communicate (2John 1:1b-2)
Greeting Formulated: Grace, Mercy and Peace (2John 1:3a)
C   Relationship of the Father and the Son (2John 1:3b)
D     Found, Great Joy (2John 1:4a)
E      Truth and her Children (2John 1:4b)
F       From the beginning (2John 1:5ab)
G        We love one another (2John 1:5c)
X          This is love (2John 1:6a)
G        We walk after His commandments (2John 1:6b)
F       From the beginning  (2John 1:6c)
E      Transgression and her Deceivers (2John 1:7)
D     Lose not, Full Reward (2John 1:8)
C   Rejection of the Son and the Father (2John 1:9)
Greeting Forbidden: God Speed (2John 1:10-11)
A Fellowship of Two, hope to come (2John 1:12)
A Greeting from Elect Sister and Her Children (2John 1:13)

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Christ's Work and Sin

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Heb 1:3 Stains of Sin
Heb 2:17 Separation of Sin
Heb 9:28 Sentence of Sin
Heb 10:12 Slavery of Sin

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