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How Ezekiel Sobered Me Up

The common mindset is “Since I’m saved, I can now relax. Do I really have to work on my holiness, study the Word deeply, and proclaim the gospel to those around me? Doesn’t God love me just the way I am?”

The book of Ezekiel is a sobering reminder that Israel, the very people of God with God’s laws, God’s word, and God’s presence, took Him and His mercy for granted. They sinned continually, believing themselves saved, and let their desires for comfort, security, and riches take over. They saw how beautiful their life had become, and left behind the one who had given them their beauty.

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Posted on 8 Apr 2023

My Impression Of God Back Then vs. Now

I used to have a false impression of God: a God who judges people arbitrarily for breaking His rules. But a careful reading of Ezekiel through the Ezekiel teaching series has shown me that God isn’t arbitrary at all, He is very angry at and is broken by Israel’s whoring. Because God is holy and righteous, He has to judge Israel, His own people, who are in rebellion against Him, and He would be perfectly right in doing so.

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Posted on 8 Apr 2023

Endorsement from Rev Dr David G Peterson, CERC’s Consultant on Theological Education

I have had the pleasure of visiting CERC six times since its early days and ministering there. I have mostly stayed with Robin and Joy Gan and experienced the fellowship of their home, allowing us to have many hours of discussing ministry aims and methods together. I have been amazed

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Posted on 7 Jan 2023

Reflecting on the Reformation featuring Zachary Liew

As I learn more about the Reformation over the years, I’ve become more and more convinced that at the heart of the Reformation, we see love. It’s not the kind of love we’re generally used to — a positive affection or sentiment, but a love for God that is working

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Posted on 19 Oct 2022

Saved by God, through God, for God. A Reflection by Chuan Khai

‘How can you live the Christian life if you think it’s about you?’ These words from the first sermon came to mind throughout the series and they still do even as it comes to an end. They cut deeply to the heart of someone who was aware of the evil of man-centered theology (a worldview which thinks God exists to please mankind) that was out there, yet was oblivious to the sin within his own heart that wanted to keep his Christian life comfortable and easy.

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Posted on 29 Jul 2022

#GetRealWithMe featuring Jeanelle Khaw

Hi! My name is Jeanelle, I am from Tertiary Growth Group (TGG) Original and here’s what I’ve been learning in the Christian Life series on Sundays and in TGG. In the earlier parts of the Christian Life series, I had a lot of assumptions about the doctrinal content that we

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Posted on 28 Jun 2022

The truth about love in Hosea

The Hosea sermon series taught me that true love involves discipline, which means God’s judgment is essential for His people to repent. This was so hard for me to grasp in the book of Hosea, considering that the culture I’m in elevates tolerance and positivity, resulting in the conception of a god who never judges and is willing to live with people who don’t even truly love Him. But this is clearly not true from the book of Hosea, where God showed that He desires genuine worship from transformed lives and not mere outward religiosity (Hos 6:6).

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Posted on 14 Feb 2022

Being a Christian is Serious Business

“I knew that if I didn’t belong to a church, I would be everywhere else but not in the household of God. Being apart from God’s people is like being a limb detached from one’s body; it will eventually rot.” This realisation was what drove Tan Kok Keong to commit

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Posted on 18 Nov 2021

How CERC’s Ephesians Series Taught Me to Wear My Armour

Andrea DavidMums GG Going through the book of Ephesians has once again reminded me of God’s immense grace and mercy towards my life as I recall how He opened up my eyes and mind to notice and question things that mattered in His perspective. When I was a teenager, I

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Posted on 4 Oct 2021