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#CERCStories ft. Kristen: I Loved Being a Christian Girl But I Did Not Know God.

Hi there! My name is Kristen Lam, and I’ve been attending CERC for close to a year now. Friends who knew me from a year ago would probably gasp at the fact that I’m now committed to a church, and maybe even wonder if I’m the same person. A year

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Posted on 4 Dec 2020

Our God is Not Confined in a Straitjacket of Love

John 3:16 is perhaps the single most famous verse in the Bible, and for good reason. It’s a verse that speaks about God’s wonderful love and touted by some as the essence of the gospel. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that

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Posted on 9 Nov 2020

Being Christian Means Being Committed To The Gospel

To be honest, the idea of “being Reformed” still seems foreign to me even though I’ve been in a reformed church for about three years — reformed theology is so rich, and I have only scratched the surface. However, being in a church that firmly upholds reformed teachings has taught

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Posted on 3 Nov 2020

The Gospel Necessity of Speaking The Truth in Love

This article is part of a 2 part series on speaking the truth in love. May Ling also shared her testimonial as someone who struggles to speak the truth in love. “The truth of the gospel is true love, and speaking the truth in love is really about speaking God’s

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Posted on 30 Oct 2020

To The Person Who Struggles With Speaking The Truth in Love

There’s a God-oriented goal to this speaking truth in love. It’s not about speaking truth just for the sake of it, or because it’s a good virtue to have. Speaking the truth in love is really about speaking God’s truths to each other so that we mature as the people

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Posted on 30 Oct 2020

The Reformation is about churching without compromise

  The Reformation through the lens of history & Sola Scriptura When I think about the Reformation, I always think about it in the context of history. I personally have a deep sense of appreciation for history and love reading history, while knowing that it can be distorted by people

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Posted on 26 Oct 2020

An encouragement to do children’s ministry with love

(This article was originally written for and published in Moore College’s publication Societas) I focused on every other ministry but children’s ministry in my entire first year of ministry apprenticeship with my home church in Malaysia. I was formally assigned to taking care of the ministry but effectively neglected to

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Posted on 15 Oct 2020

To Build a Home – 12 Years of God’s Faithfulness

An interview with CERC’s Founding Elder, Elder Robin Gan Have you ever yearned for a home? A place where you belong, are nurtured, discipled, and loved. CERC’s story, too, began with the search for a home — where good Bible preaching would thrive, fueled by a deep yearning for a

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Posted on 8 Oct 2020

The Demands of Preaching

I’ve never done so much preaching in my life. By the end of August, I’ve preached through Genesis, Deuteronomy, 1-2 Kings, and Jeremiah. In the months to come, I’ll be covering Daniel, Ezra-Nehemiah, and Chronicles. If you noticed, my preaching assignments include the Pentateuch, the historical narratives, a big prophetic

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Posted on 5 Oct 2020