ICS Online Service
Join our online service as we prepare the following online agenda so that you will still be able to connect with ICS during this period. ICS continues to minister to fellow Christians and Church members through our Praise and Worship, studying the Word of God via online sermons (both audio and video), questions and answers, and also prayer requests.
欢迎参加 ICS 线上聚会。我们致力于提供以下的聚会流程，协助你在这段期间连结ICS ，让我们与你同行。ICS会持续地透过线上主日信息（音频、影音）。包括赞美敬拜，读经，问题讨论，代祷，来服事基督肢体和教会家人们。
Today’s Sunday Service
Speaker: Rev. Dr. RT Kendall
Title: Pleasing God (Part 2)
Main Scripture: Hebrews 11:5-6
ICS thank you for your Giving.
English Service with Chinese Subtitles 英文聚会 (中文字幕)
English Service with Chinese Subtitles 英文聚会 (中文字幕) Page Link (access and/or download here)
For the password, please click here.
(希伯来书 11:5-6; 腓立比书 3:5-7; 约翰福音 5:44)
(哥林多后书 5:21; 希伯来书 11:6; 希伯来书 12:1-2)
(哥林多后书 5:10; 希伯来书 11:1)
English Service 英文聚会
English Service Page Link (access and/or download here)
For the password, please click here.
CG Discussion Questions:
1. Who do you try to please the most in your life, be your parents, spouse, friends or enemies? Discuss the problems or struggles you have when you try to please them in meeting their expectation or standards. How is it possible to please God, seeing that the Pharisees only wanted to please people and seek approval of one another?
(Hebrews 11:5-6; Philippians 3:5-7; John 5:44)
2. Explain the difference between the two kinds of faith, saving faith and persistent faith. Discuss how have the characters in the Hall of Faith (Enoch, Noah, Abraham and the rest) demonstrated in common in pleasing God with the various tasks that each was given.
(2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 11:6; Hebrews 12:1-2)
3. Define faith and explain your view on “seeing is believing” versus “faith is when you don’t see and you still believe”. Do you still believe that God exists when you face a trial, test or tribulation and discuss what can help you in not giving up when the devil tries to get you to doubt and question God?
(2 Corinthians 5:10; Hebrews 11:1)
Having problems watching or listening?
If you are experiencing difficulty watching or listening to our online services, kindly try the following solutions:
1. If you can, try to avoid watching or listening through our website on peak hours which is on Sundays from 7am to 12noon.
如果您可以的话，建议您避开网页的高峰期（每周日早上7:00点 至 中午12:00点）观看线上聚会。
2. You can download the video or audio file to your laptops or desktops first and listen at your convenient time. Approximate download time is 8-15 minutes for the video file and 4-10 minutes for the audio file but it may take longer depending on the connection.
3. If you have VPN, you can watch the sermons via our Youtube Channel.
Thank you for your kind attention.
Weekly Prayer Points
1. Pray for Dr RT Kendall, as he ministers to the congregation via online sermon this Sunday. Pray for the Lord’s anointing and Holy Spirit moves among our online service and worship sessions. May we worship the Lord whole heartedly as the He desires. Pray for God’s grace to helps us grow spiritually.
请为 柯恩德博士 于本周日的线上证道代祷。求主恩膏线上讲道和敬拜，圣灵运行在所有的时间当中带领。但愿我们献上的敬拜和奉献都蒙悦纳。求主赐下恩典使我们灵命成长。
2. Pray for favor with the authorities in reopening our church services, for wisdom and cooperation for our church staffs and members, Marriott hotel and the authorities in the preparation and precautionary procedures needed. Pray for smooth transition with administrative and technical set-ups and to be operationally and spiritually ready when we resume church services. We pray that our Lord will guard the heart and mind of our dear brothers and sisters in faith. We believe that our Lord is the one in control, as we await His timing. We Pray for the health, wisdom and strength of the ICS staff team across all ministry work.
3. We continue to ask the Lord to guide ICS Kids Church, Anchor Youth, and Cell Groups online meetings. May His Word speak into their spiritual life and they can have a transformed life. We also ask the Lord to let the family stay connected through the Word of God and also allow the children to be fed spiritually with His truth and prayers. We pray for the right people to be sent to Anchor Youth and Kids ministries. May more children be coming to know God through our ministries. We also pray for a hungry heart for God’s children as we start off a one-year Bible reading plan from July.
4a. Pray for our weekly fellowship to be filled with the presence of God, that our youths online and onsite to be touched by the Holy Spirit and have personal encounter with the Lord. We want to pray that our youth will not fill their Sundays with assortment of other activities but keep Sunday as communion with The Lord and His people.
4b. We pray that His words will breathe freshness to the youths and that Anchor youths are truly anchored in His Word and they blossom and flourish in the Lord. Pray for heart of worship in the youths and commit daily devotion and quiet time with the Lord.
4c. We pray for good parent-children relationship as well as sibling relationship in the youth’s home.
5a. Praise God for good sign-ups of the 3E Social Entrepreneurship Competition (SEC) and mentors who are willing to step up to volunteer. We continue to ask Him for favor as we seek to work with other partners in gathering more contestant teams before the kick-start of the Entrepreneurship Programs in 28 August. Pray for quality partners and corporates to be engaged in sponsoring for the 3E event and deeper relationships can be forged during the process. Our Good Good Father shall supply all our needs according to His will and purpose in Glory by Christ Jesus, may our labor of works truly be the salt and light of this world and touch the hearts of the lost souls through this highly anticipated event on 23 October.
5b. Pray for TEC as we are developing a WeChat mini-program name “BLESS.” With the key objective of building a sustainable 1-stop platform that connects TEC communities, volunteers, charitable organizations, and corporations to a trusted network and combines resources to enable the wider community to contribute, support and do good works in Shanghai. We ask for your covered prayers as the team works on the design, features, functional templates, contents, and many more. Please pray for TEC to have the wisdom and creativity while working with the developers, and for their fullest support during the progress with top efficiency so that the respective phases can be launched in a timely manner. We trust that BLESS mini-program is an idea that is of the Lord’s plan and good purpose to allow TEC to be the platform to bless a wider community, so do pray for key/crucial partnership to support this great cause together with us who will see the common value of this mini-program. Lastly, do pray for protection over TEC as we introduce this initiative to the different partners, for this is a God’s idea and may it serve its great purpose in the city of Shanghai.
为TEC正在开发名为“助福”的微信小程序代祷。其主要目的是建立一个可持续的一站式服务平台，将 TEC 社区、志愿者、慈善组织和企业连接到一个可信赖的网络平台，进行资源整合，使更多的社区能够在上海做出贡献、支持善工。当团队致力于在设计、功能、功能模板、内容等时，为TEC团队在与开发者合作的过程中拥有智慧和创造力祷告，帮助TEC在小程序开发过程中得到他们的全力支持，以最高的效率完成，使各个阶段能够及时启动。我们相信小程序助福是出自神的旨意，能够使 TEC 成为一个祝福更多社群的平台。为我们关键的合作伙伴关系祈祷，使他们能够共同看到这个小程序的价值，与我们一起支持这项伟大的项目。当我们向不同的合作伙伴介绍这个项目时，求神保护TEC，因为这是祂的旨意，要使用它在上海这个城市实现它的重要目的。
5c. Pray for closer integration between TEC and ICS as we strive for the common purpose in reaching out to the expatriate and Chinese returnees community, to continue to pray for greater provision as ONE team, to listen more sensitively in our daily devotional and receive direction from God.
5d. Pray for church members and volunteers who are passionate about TEC (Outreach) Ministry to join forces with the TEC team, for their willing hearts and hunger to serve the non-believer groups out in the harvest field. May they reach out to serve in the different TEC initiatives to fulfill the mission of a family blessed to bless the community and the nations.
6. Pray for our missionary Amanda, who’s joined an organization with a vision for Israel. Pray for wisdom as she studies Hebrew classes online through August. Pray for student visa interview on 2nd September and paperwork processing to be smooth and efficient to enter Israel on 3rd October, as she prepares her study and transition from USA to Israel.
7. We pray for our sisters in Christ who are recovering from chemotherapy. We pray for those suffering from chronic diseases, depression, and difficulties in life. We also stretch our prayers for those who are currently unemployed, under pressure at work, in between jobs, and marital crisis. May the Lord bless us richly with wisdom and in strength, as we believe God’s grace is always sufficient for us! We also rely on God’s love to continue to spread the gospel with family members who are still in sin and of people around us.
8. We ask the Lord to bless each cell group’s prayer meeting and may the Lord ignite their passion for prayers and make us strong prayer warriors within ICS. We pray for God to hear our prayers as we ask for His grace to be upon those who are sick, facing a crisis, churches, and nations. We shall pray in accordance with the Will of God.
9. Pray for God’s protection to be with China and the global condition of the pandemic. May God is merciful with the help for the adequate supply of vaccines to help prevent, and spread of the mutated viruses. We pray for peace and safety upon those children and families abroad is entrusted to the Lord.
10. Pray that God will guide as He leads us according to the vision He has intended for ICS to share the good news and be a blessing to the nations. Pray that we will submit to God’s authority, may the Lord provide resourcefully for us as we carry out His good works.
11. Keep In Christ Singapore, Pastor Sandra Westerdahl, board members, church staff, volunteers and their family members in our prayers. Pray that the Church can reach out and serve those whom are lost and have strayed from God, pray for the younger generation to come of knowing Jesus and be able to cultivate the correct values as His disciples.
请为新加坡分会，Sandra Westerdahl 牧师，董事会成员，志愿者以及其家庭成员代祷。教会能为失丧的，迷失的人服事，能吸引更多的年轻人来认识耶稣基督，能培养跟随耶稣的门徒！
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