Wesley Methodist Church Alor Setar

Wesley Methodist Church Alor Setar

Written by Samuel Chow   


I think as a student we have so much free time - no worries about what will happen. If the world crashes around us, I think we might still be oblivious to it.

As children we are told to listen to our parents and obey them (Ephesians 6:1-3 ).

Very often our parents will nag us to study. I think many of us will do a bit of it to keep them off our backs. Moreover, there are many other things that grab our attention. Question is do we go an extra mile to in our studies? Do we put our best in it? Well some of us find it hard to get the studying going. Some of us have loads to study and so many subjects to tackle. How to cope with this?

This is what I've learnt and I would like to share it here. But remember, if you want to try this, you must put your whole heart into it and have FAITH... and doubt not.
  1. Joshua 1:8 ; "Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful." The lesson here is if you go the extra mile to study God's Word and do what it says and the promises will come to you, success in all.... studies also
  2. You might say how can this happen? Well from Proverbs 3:5 ; "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding";
  3. Don't just sit there. That won't do you any good.  Proverbs 12:24 says, "Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in slave labor." See?  We must still study cos if nothing goes in, then nothing comes out. This applies not only in the studies of our school subjects but also the Word of God.
  4. In the face of exams, don't worry for Matthew 6:34 says "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

These verses have helped me try to be a better student. I hope they will to you too. May God bless you and prosper you. We need to have our faith in action. And for us students, what better way is there to honor God than in our lives as a student as just that.

Written by Chew Yi Hong   

At church school, there are lots of kids.
Kids are playful.
This morning before church school started I saw 3 kids bullying a kid.
Three against one.
They kept hitting him and running away.
The kid remained quite calm, but I can see he's aggravated too.
If I am not a good boy I would have knocked their heads together.
When church school started I could see his arms all red.

There was another kid.
Intelligent and eager for attention
Now he's graduated and attends MYF.
He's somehow weird, opposite of me.
And his peers of the same age despise him.
They will jeer at him.
Bully him.
During church school days they won't play with him.
At MYF he's eager to show that he knows things.
He wants attention.
Well, he's a nice kid. But he's kind of alone.

I'll move on to another kid.
A small kid this time.
A small kid who will just come to me and "play" with me whenever she sees me.
And I'm not a very "kid" person.
It's amazing how kids are innocent and they don't care who you are.
Now that I'm not a kid anymore, I sometimes missed my younger days.( not that I'm old, but I have my younger days )
Right now I can't relax in peace.
There are always things on my mind.
If I ignore them something bad will happen.
Such as not studying etc etc.
As a kid I never cared about these things.
Last time I could read as much as I wanted.

Now, if I were to read a thick book, I might forget everything.
I might even lack sleep.
It's been a long time since I really read a book.
And there's the future to think about.
When I was a kid I seldom think about the future.
Or should I say never.
If it were to be put into an equation, where x = thoughts about the future, I would say x=infinity.
In case you don't know the value it's very small.
I think I deviated from half the topic.
So, back to topic, I think kids are nice, good...
The dictionary's full of words of similar meaning to describe.
So, be nice to kids, don't knock their heads together.

Matthew 18:3 And He said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven."
Kids are innocent, pure and simple minded. When they believe in something they believe will all their heart. But as we grow older, our minds develops and we think more. We will start to doubt God.

This is something somebody told me not too long ago:
"Faith is believing without any doubts. We have faith in a chair. We have faith that the chair would support our weight when we sit on it. We don't think twice when sitting on a chair." (I rephrased the sentence, It was quite a long time ago)
In my opinion, that's the kind of faith a child has. God wants us to have that kind of faith. Do we have faith like a kid? Do we believe in God like we have faith in a chair?


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