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11, Jalan Mesin #04-00

Standard Industrial Building

Singapore 368813

Worship Services: 9:30 A.M. & 2:00 P.M. 

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Pastor (Interim): Rev. Arie denHartog

148 Bishan Street 11 #06-113 

Singapore  570148

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Reformed News Asia - August 2016 (Issue 32)

Issue 32 - August 2016
Pamphlets
We print pamphlets written by our members and those from other Reformed churches of like-minded faith. They include a wide range of topics from doctrines to church history and practical Christian living. These pamphlets serve to promote knowledge of the true God as expressed in the Reformed faith.
FEATURED Pamphlet!
KJV vs NIV
By Prof (then Rev) Ronald Cammenga

"The matter of which Bible translation is to be accepted by and used among the people of God is a matter of highest priority. For centuries the King James Version was the undisputed version of choice among English-speaking Christians."

In this article, the history of the NIV is first evaluated in depth. Next, the author criticizes the NIV for its poor translation which has resulted in the weakening of various doctrines. This includes the deity of Christ, predestination, justification and divorce and marriage. A clear, precise and faithful translation is needed for the proper understanding of God's revelation. Lastly, the author explains why the KJV should be retained as the preferred translation.

Read to find out more about these Bible translations and why we continue to use the KJV.


Click hereto view our catalogue of pamphlets.

Click here to make an order.

All pamphlets are free. CERC reserves some discretion regarding large orders and/or orders from those outside Singapore.

 
Featured Book
For local orders (S'pore), please contact Ms Daisy Lim at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For international orders, you may purchase directly from the Reformed Free Publishing Association (RFPA; rfpa.org)
Christianizing the World by Prof David Engelsma
From the RFPA website:

This book is a critique of Abraham Kuyper’s cultural theory of a common grace of God and of the grandiose mission of this grace, and of those who confess the theory and evidently intend to promote it so that it accomplishes the end Kuyper claimed. The book exposes Kuyper’s biblical basis for his theory and its practical mission.

The first and main part of the book is a much-expanded version of the public lecture given in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 2014 under the auspices of the evangelism society of Southwest Protestant Reformed Church in Wyoming, Michigan. The second part of the book consists of questions raised by the audience at the conclusion of the lecture and of the answers by the speaker at the lecture. 

 
Audio Recordings

While Rev Lanning was on furlough, Prof Dykstra preached a series of sermons on the OT book of Ezra in CERC, under the theme "That My House May Be Built". Access the recordings here

  1. Cyrus, Jehovah’s Servant
  2. A Remnant Returned
  3. A Return To The Worship Of Jehovah
  4. The Foundation Is Laid
  5. Rejecting False Church Unity
  6. A Lesson In Priorities
  7. Only By Jehovah's Spirit
  8. The Work Prospered ByThe Lord
  9. Ezra’s Heart For The Lord’s House
  10. A Safe Journey To Jerusalem
  11. Facing The Question: Shall We Sin Again?
  12. Putting Away Strange Wives
Click here to access all our audio recordings.
 
Upcoming Events!
 
CERC Olympics 2016
Ready to set a new world record? CERC Olympics is here! Come join us for a time of (not so) friendly sports and games and Christian fellowship. Here are the details:

Date: 12 Sep 2016 (Mon)
Time: 930am to 1230pm
Venue: Bishan Active Park
Programme:
9:30-10:00          Singing and Exhortation
10:00-10:15        Split into teams
10:15-11:15        Slot 1 Games
11:30-12:30        Slot 2 Games
12:30 onwards   Lunch (packet food) and free and easy

Slot 1 games: Football, Captain's Ball, Kinball
Slot 2 games: Volleyball, Frisbee, Kinball

Sign up in the church dining area soon!

CKCKS youths playing kinball at an outing this year
 
Save these dates!

18 Sep  29th CERC Church Anniversary

22 Oct Gospel Meeting (in Chinese)
29 Oct Examination of Emmanuel Singh

4-5 Nov Reformation Day Conference 2016
12 Nov Youth Reformation Day Conference 2016

14-17 Dec CK/CKS Youth Camp

 
Past Events...
 
Installation of Office Bearers
On 7th Aug, CERC installed 3 men into the offices of elder and deacon. We thank God for the willing service of these men and pray the Lord's blessings upon them as they undertake the work of the church.
Laying on of hands on Bros Paul Liu (L) and Cornelius Boon as they were installed into the office of Deacon
Bro Lee Kong Wee was reinstalled into the office of Elder for another term
Session (Consistory) of CERC
 
National Day Hike
9th August, Singapore's National Day, is a public holiday. This year, our church gathered at MacRitchie Nature Reserve on that day for a time of hiking and fellowship.
Before the hike: Trying to keep out of the sun as Cornelius Boon gave an exhortation
Starting our hike around the reservoir
Lunch together after the hike
 
CKCKS August Outing
This August, our monthly youth group outing was at a relatively unknown Tampines Eco Green, tucked away in the east of Singapore. Situated in the middle of housing estates, this park was a serene refuge for us busy Singaporeans. With various natural habitats such as open grasslands, freshwater wetlands and a secondary rainforest, this outing turned out to be a pleasantly refreshing experience.
1st Group Shot!
Strolling along the scenic path
Getting ready for Captain's Ball
End-of-hike shot - still looking fresh!
 
Notes
New Salt Shakers Website!
Salt Shakers is a bi-monthly magazine published by the youth in CERC. Included in each issue are writings pertaining to both Reformed doctrine and practical theology. Articles are contributed by the Session, youth and members of CERC, as well as pastors and professors from the Protestant Reformed Churches in the USA and Northern Ireland. Salt Shakers also features articles from other Reformed publications, notably the Standard Bearer and Beacon Lights. Click here to access!
 
Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church
We are a Reformed Church that holds to the doctrines of the Reformation as they are expressed in the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism and the Canons of Dordt.

Lord’s Day services on Sunday at 930 am & 2 pm • 11 Jalan Mesin, #04-00, Standard Industrial Building, Singapore 368813 • Pastor: Rev Andy Lanning  •www.cerc.org.sg 
 

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New Issue of "Salt Shakers" Magazine - July 2016

"Covenant Keepers", the youth ministry of the Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church of Singapore (our sister church), recently released the JULY 2016 issue of "Salt Shakers" (#38),their youth magazine.

Once again, the "SS" is filled with interesting and profitable articles, and our PRC young people especially are invited and encouraged to make it part of their reading content.

Below you will find a note from the "SS" Committee introducing the contents of this issue and images of the cover and table of contents. The entire issue is also attached here in pdf form.

Beloved Readers,

The Salt Shakers is pleased to bring you Issue 38 of Salt Shakers! Join us as we consider the theme for the rest of this year, "A Pilgrim's Path". We begin this journey with the article Certainty in an Uncertain World, written by Matthias Wee. May the Lord give all his children His sure assurance in such times as we live in.

In other news, Aaron Lim will be taking over from Paul Liu as the Editor of Salt Shakers from next issue onwards. We are thankful for Paul and his faithful labours, and he will continue to be involved in the magazine in an advisory capacity.

Once again, we are thankful for the Lord' grace in sustaining the continued publishing of this Reformed youth magazine.

In Christ,

Chua Lee Yang, On Behalf of the Salt Shakers Committee

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Reformed News Asia - July 2016 (Issue 31)

Issue 31 - July 2016
Pamphlets
We print pamphlets written by our members and those from other Reformed churches of like-minded faith. They include a wide range of topics from doctrines to church history and practical Christian living. These pamphlets serve to promote knowledge of the true God as expressed in the Reformed faith.
FEATURED Pamphlet!
UPON WHAT DOES YOUR FAITH STAND?
By Rev Angus Stewart

In this 3-part series, we consider Faith!

In 1 Corinthians 2:5, the Holy Scripture warns that "your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men". "Wisdom of men" may include human philosophy, rational proofs or human testimonies.

Rather, true faith stands in "the power of God", resting upon God and His Word alone. The inward working of the Holy Spirit convicts us of the infallibility and authority of Scripture.

This truth about faith also establishes the importance of preaching. It is not debates, philosophies or arguments that create faith. It is the Holy Spirit which works faith in us through the preaching of the gospel - the gospel which testifies powerfully that in Christ, God has reconciled the world unto Himself (II Cor. 5:19) and that believers have everlasting life (John 3:16).

Is your faith standing firm in the power of God?

Read this to find out more!


Click hereto view our catalogue of pamphlets.

Click here to make an order.

All pamphlets are free. CERC reserves some discretion regarding large orders and/or orders from those outside Singapore.

 
Featured Book
For local orders (S'pore), please contact Ms Daisy Lim at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For international orders, you may purchase directly from the Reformed Free Publishing Association (RFPA; rfpa.org)
Christianizing the World by Prof David Engelsma
From the RFPA website:

This book is a critique of Abraham Kuyper’s cultural theory of a common grace of God and of the grandiose mission of this grace, and of those who confess the theory and evidently intend to promote it so that it accomplishes the end Kuyper claimed. The book exposes Kuyper’s biblical basis for his theory and its practical mission.

The first and main part of the book is a much-expanded version of the public lecture given in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 2014 under the auspices of the evangelism society of Southwest Protestant Reformed Church in Wyoming, Michigan. The second part of the book consists of questions raised by the audience at the conclusion of the lecture and of the answers by the speaker at the lecture. 

 
Audio Recordings

While Rev Lanning was on furlough, Prof Dykstra preached a series of sermons on the OT book of Ezra in CERC, under the theme "That My House May Be Built". Access the recordings here

  1. Cyrus, Jehovah’s  Servant
  2. A Remnant  Returned
  3. A Return To The  Worship Of Jehovah
  4. The Foundation Is  Laid
  5. Rejecting False Church Unity
  6. A Lesson In  Priorities
  7. Only By Jehovah's Spirit
  8. The Work Prospered  By The Lord
  9. Ezra’s Heart For The Lord’s House
  10. A Safe Journey To Jerusalem
  11. Facing The Question: Shall We Sin Again?
  12. Putting Away Strange Wives
Click here to access all our audio recordings.
 
Upcoming Events!
 
Fellowship Outing on National Day Holiday (9 Aug)
Join us for a time of warm Christian fellowship along MacRitche's treetop walk this National Day holiday (9 Aug, Tues). Meet at the MacRitchie Visitor Centre at 930am in comfortable hiking attire, with plenty of water. Lunch will be provided.
 
Save these dates!

12 Sep  Sports Day
18 Sep  29th CERC Church Anniversary
Sep  Gospel Meeting (date TBC)

 
Past Events...
 
Lannings on Furlough (USA and UK)
In the past 7 weeks, the Lannings spent their furlough in various parts of USA and UK. Read Mrs Lanning's blog to find out more!
Spending precious time with close friends (Kapteins) in the US.
Rev Lanning preaching in CERC's sister church, Covenant Protestant Reformed Church in Ballymena, Northern Ireland.
 
Prof and Mrs Dykstra in Singapore
While the Lannings were on furlough, we were privileged to have Prof and Mrs Dykstra's in our midst. We were uplifted through Prof's speeches and sermons and thoroughly enjoyed their fellowship with us. Here are some snippets of their time with us:
Our gift of appreciation to the Dykstras at Church Camp 2016
Durian puff! - Mmmm...
The REAL Durian - YUM!
"We told you it's an acquired taste"
On a hike at MacRitchie Nature Reserve
Speaking at our Youth Retreat
Cycling along East Coast Road
Keeping you in our prayers as you return to your callings in USA. 
Ps 121: 7,8 "The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore."
 
British Reformed Fellowship Family Conference 2016
This year, the British Reformed Fellowship (BRF) organised its 15th biannual family conference from 16-23 July in Castlewellan Castle. According to some, this conference had one of the largest group of participants with (possibly) the widest representation of countries.

The theme of the conference was "Behold, I Come Quickly: The Reformed, Biblical Truth Of The End", with speakers Prof Engelsma and Rev Lanning. Click here to access the conference videos.

A strong showing from the Singapore contingent - 13 pax (beefed up, of course, by the Lannings)!
Going for a hike near the castle
Rev Lanning speaking at the conference
Conquering the tallest peak in Northern Ireland - Slieve Donard - which stands at a height of 850m.
Day trip to Hillsborough Castle, the official residence in Northern Ireland of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the British Royal Family when they visit the region.
 
Notes
NEW CLM WEBSITE!!

Visit our new CLM website to read the latest articles and access archives of the Daily Meditations. Click the picture to access.

 
Salt Shakers
Salt Shakers is a bi-monthly magazine published by the youth in CERC. Included in each issue are writings pertaining to both Reformed doctrine and practical theology. Articles are contributed by the Session, youth and members of CERC, as well as pastors and professors from the Protestant Reformed Churches in the USA and Northern Ireland. Salt Shakers also features articles from other Reformed publications, notably the Standard Bearer and Beacon Lights. Click here to access!
 
Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church
We are a Reformed Church that holds to the doctrines of the Reformation as they are expressed in the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism and the Canons of Dordt.

Lord’s Day services on Sunday at 930 am & 2 pm • 11 Jalan Mesin, #04-00, Standard Industrial Building, Singapore 368813 • Pastor: Rev Andy Lanning  •www.cerc.org.sg 
 

 
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Reformed News Asia - June 2016 (Issue 29)

Issue 29 - May 2016
Pamphlets
We print pamphlets written by our members and those from other Reformed churches of like-minded faith. They include a wide range of topics from doctrines to church history and practical Christian living. These pamphlets serve to promote knowledge of the true God as expressed in the Reformed faith.
FEATURED Pamphlet!
ABIDING IN OUR CALLING
By Rev Angus Stewart

This pamphlet is a four-part series on I Corinthians 7:17-24, which deals with the topic of our calling. 

The first part speaks about our effectual call, election. The second speaks about our earthly calling, vocation. The third speaks about the calling of servants and how we were bought with a price, Christ's blood. Lastly, article four reminds us "that Christian contentment does not rest upon favourable external circumstances but upon faith in the goodness and providence of God."

An excellent read for all Christians in our various callings in life. Let us seek to use our callings for the service of God and the church!


Click hereto view our catalogue of pamphlets.

Click here to make an order.

All pamphlets are free. CERC reserves some discretion regarding large orders and/or orders from those outside Singapore.

 
Audio Recordings

At our Annual Bible Camp this past June, Prof Dykstra gave 4 speeches regarding the Christian and the Chruch. Click to listen to the speeches!

1) What Is The Church?
2) The Calling To Be A Member Of The True Church
3) The Calling Of The Church
4) Living Members Of The Church

Click here to access all our audio recordings.
 
Upcoming Events!
 
Save these dates!

16 June  Family Seminar (last day of church camp)
July  Mission Seminar (date TBC)
9 Aug  Fellowship Outing
12 Sep  Sports Day
Sep  Gospel Meeting (date TBC)

 
Past Events...
 
Annual Bible Camp 2016
Here are some pictures from our recent church camp!
Discussion Groups meeting together after a speech.
What's a camp without some friendly competition? ;)
DURIAN PARTY!!!
The traditional camp photo... with the not-so-traditional camp cap!
 
Youth Retreat 2016
All you need to know about the retreat
Cycling trip to Gardens by the Bay
Special night dinner - BBQ!
Group shot!
 
Notes
British Reformed Fellowship Family Conference
Interested to join the 2016 BRF Family Conference? This year's conference is held at Castlewellan Conference Centre in Northern Ireland from 16 July (Sat) to 23 July (Sat). The speakers, Prof David Engelsma and Rev Andy Lanning, will lecture on "Behold, I Come Quickly: The Reformed, Biblical Truth of the End." More information athttp://brfconference.weebly.com.
 
NEW CLM WEBSITE!!

Visit our new CLM website to read the latest articles and access archives of the Daily Meditations. Click the picture to access.

 
Salt Shakers
Salt Shakers is a bi-monthly magazine published by the youth in CERC. Included in each issue are writings pertaining to both Reformed doctrine and practical theology. Articles are contributed by the Session, youth and members of CERC, as well as pastors and professors from the Protestant Reformed Churches in the USA and Northern Ireland. Salt Shakers also features articles from other Reformed publications, notably the Standard Bearer and Beacon Lights. Click here to access!
 
Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church
We are a Reformed Church that holds to the doctrines of the Reformation as they are expressed in the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism and the Canons of Dordt.

Lord’s Day services on Sunday at 930 am & 2 pm • 11 Jalan Mesin, #04-00, Standard Industrial Building, Singapore 368813 • Pastor: Rev Andy Lanning  • www.cerc.org.sg 
 

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Rev.A. Lanning on Furlough; Prof. R. Dykstra in Singapore

Prof. R. Dykstra  (PRC Seminary) left last this past Wednesday, June 8, to preach for the Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church of Singapore for seven weeks, and to speak at their church camp (see below).

 
Annual Bible Camp 2016
Gear up for the upcoming church camp! There will be a briefing in church at 11:30am on 12 June for all campers.

Venue : Bayou Lagoon Park Resort, Melaka
Date : 13 June (Mon) to 16 June (Thu)
Speaker : Prof. Russell Dykstra
Theme : The Christian and the Church

Contact Bro Ishu Mahtani at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.
Bayou Lagoon Park Resort

 

Rev. Andy Lanning has begun his furlough in the U.S. He will be representing the CERCS at the PRCA synod, and speaking at the BRF Conference in Northern Ireland (see below).

British Reformed Fellowship Family Conference

Interested to join the 2016 BRF Family Conference? This year's conference is held at Castlewellan Conference Centre in Northern Ireland from 16 July (Sat) to 23 July (Sat). The speakers, Prof David Engelsma and Rev Andy Lanning, will lecture on "Behold, I Come Quickly: The Reformed, Biblical Truth of the End." More information at http://brfconference.weebly.com.
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New Issue of "Salt Shakers" Magazine - April 2016

SS 37 ecopy Page 1"Covenant Keepers", the youth ministry of the Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church of Singapore (our sister church), has just released the April 2016 issue of "Salt Shakers" (#37),their youth magazine.

Once again the "SS" is filled with interesting and edifying articles, and our PRC young people especially are invited and encouraged to read it.

Below you will find a note from the "SS" Committee introducing the contents of this issue and images of the cover and table of contents. The entire issue is also attached here in pdf form.

Dear Readers,

We are pleased to bring you Issue 37 of Salt Shakers! Though various circumstances caused the delay of this issue from March to April, we are conscious of the grace of our Lord in sustaining the work of this Reformed magazine. Due to the delay, we will be on track to publish Issue 38 only in July. We thank our readers for their patience and covet your continued prayers for the work.

As Reformed young people, we love our magazine. As always, we trust that God will use these feeble and imperfect works for the edification of many.

Soli Deo Gloria, Chua Lee Yang

On Behalf of the Salt Shakers Committee

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