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Panic Attacks Gone

 

On 19 June 2016, while I was making my way home on the train, I suddenly felt dizzy and breathless. My heart palpitated extremely fast and I almost fainted. I was praying as I made my way to the nearest clinic.

At the clinic, the doctor found that my blood pressure level was very high. The clinic called for an ambulance to send me to the hospital. I was admitted on the same evening, and stayed there for two days and two nights.

Thanks to the prayers, support and help from my loved ones, recovery was easy. However, I would think to myself how things could have been worse and what could have happened to me on that day. Day and night, I would thank the Lord for His deliverance but deep down in my heart, I was still worried and fearful.

Four days after I was discharged from the hospital, I experienced another panic attack. My heart started to beat very fast. I went to the clinic and they asked me to go back to the hospital again since my blood pressure reading was high.

Again, I was sent to the accident and emergency unit. That night, my employers visited me in the hospital and told me that only Jesus could help me. Later, the doctor told me that I needed to be put under observation for eight hours.

Before my employers went home, they prayed for me. On the same night, I also asked God to give me calmness and peace of mind. I also declared healing over my body and that the blood of Jesus would cover me. The next morning, which was a Sunday, the doctor informed me that I could be discharged because my blood pressure was back to normal and there were no other complications. Praise God!

On our way home, I told my employers that I would go to church with them instead of going on my own. The Lord is so good because He put me at the right place at the right time. That day, the sermon by Pastor Prince was about Psalm 91 and God’s protection over us.

When he was preaching, he stopped and said that God had told him that someone in the congregation was worried about getting a stroke. But God was assuring the person that it would not happen.

When I heard Pastor Prince said those words, I was in tears. My employer looked at me and said that the message was for me. I knew and believed in my heart that the message was for me. God is so good! He knew my worries and sent the answer through Pastor Prince. I felt so loved. After the service, I approached a church leader to pray over me.

The next day, when I experienced heart palpitations again, I prayed and declared that I am complete in Christ, it was just a lying symptom and that by Jesus’ stripes I am already healed. After a few minutes, I was calm and the palpitations had stopped. Thank You, Jesus!

Since then, when I wake up every day, I would always declare that I am complete in Christ. I know that I am greatly blessed, highly favoured and deeply loved. To God be the glory!

 


Marilyn Afan Pante

Tags:

  • proclaiming
  • healing

 


 

No Longer An Angry Mum

 

I used to struggle a lot with my temper towards my children, especially my eldest boy, in the area of his studies. During the run–up to exams, daily blow–ups were a fixture in our household.

After every incident, I would pray and ask God to change me. At that time, we were still relatively new to New Creation Church. I would still deal with sin the same way I was taught in the past. I would confess my sin to God, and ask for His forgiveness. Then, I would vow not to do it again.

I employed all kinds of strategies to try and stop losing my temper by counting to 10, taking deep breaths, leaving the room, screaming into a pillow and beating up a pillow. I even made a poster for my children to wave in front of my face. It read, “Mummy, you are raising your voice! Please leave the room NOW to cool down!” Needless to say, none of these worked for long.

I spent a lot of time after each relapse wondering why God was not answering my prayer and changing me. This sense of failure added to the guilt and worries I had over the impact of my actions and my son’s studies, and these led to even more anger outbursts. I dreaded the year my son had to take his Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE). I couldn’t bear to think how I would turn out when I was already so out of control in a normal year.

Now that we are seven months into the PSLE year, it suddenly occurred to me that this year has been incredibly peaceful! The exam is just two months away and I couldn’t quite believe it. Even my children and husband all agreed that my temper had improved a lot this year.

The truth of the matter is, sometime in the middle of last year, my family faced with new challenges that took my mind off my temper problem. The challenges were so overwhelming that I desperately sought Jesus in order to cope. I began to play Pastor Prince’s sermons regularly in the car and also read regularly from grace–based devotionals and the Psalms, and declared out loud that I am the righteousness of God in Christ whenever I felt fearful.

These constant reminders of Christ’s finished work, His unceasing love and my unassailable position in Him, had given me such peace, security and joy to face all the challenges. This deep peace even extended to the area of my son’s studies. I have not used any of those strategies to control my temper this year because the things that used to rouse my anger easily in the past, no longer made me angry.

Because of the challenges, I had to return to work and had even less time to guide my boy in his studies. To counter my anxiety over this, we took to praying together in the car every morning when I sent my children to school. We would start by reminding ourselves of what Jesus has done, and of our righteousness in Him. We would also remind ourselves that all the blessings Jesus deserves, we now receive because of His finished work and that His supply of grace is never–ending. Then, we would pray for God to give my son the desire to study and for God to empower him to act out this desire.

For Chinese language, my son’s weakest subject, we would remind ourselves that God created the Chinese language and that He is the best speaker and writer of it in the whole universe, and because He is with my son, he can draw from Him whenever he needs guidance. Praying daily had really contributed to the peace I had over the exams.

It is very clear to me now that when I was preoccupied with my temper problem and trying by my efforts to overcome it, I was bound to fail. Victory only came when I was no longer focused on the problem, not even on trying to solve it, but focused instead on Jesus and His finished work. All glory be to God!

Thank you, Pastor Prince and New Creation Church for teaching so clearly about God’s grace.

 


The writer has requested anonymity.

Tags:

  • studies
  • relationships
  • family
  • proclaiming
  • Meditation
  • prayer
  • transformation

 


 

Protected During Overseas Work Trip

 

On 21 June 2016, I went on a work trip to Brussels, Belgium. On the first day of our meeting, our colleagues from Brussels came to pick us up from the hotel to the office in two cars.

In the 30–minute ride to the office, the first car got into a car accident. And I was seated in the second car.

It was a shock when we arrived at the accident scene a few minutes later. My Brazilian colleague was covered with blood. Thank God he was not critically injured. He required stitches on his head and suffered from a broken finger, injured ribs and leg.

I thank Abba Father for His protection over my boss and myself who were in the car behind. Though the meeting started on an unpleasant note, I kept declaring Abba Father’s protection over the team.

Throughout the week, my colleagues told us that some places in Brussels had to be closed due to suspected terrorist activities and extensive hype caused by the Euro Cup. I thank Abba that we were not near those affected areas.

On the day of the last meeting, though there was a strike, we were able to have our meeting safely in the office.

Despite all these incidents, I was at peace and I kept declaring the blood of Jesus upon my colleagues. The entire week also turned out to be a restful week and the meetings were also very fruitful.

On Saturday, 25 June 2016, my boss and I were scheduled to return to Singapore. We were supposed to transit at Frankfurt. However, due to bad weather, our flight was cancelled.

As a result, we had to transit at Istanbul. When my boss heard about the news, he asked me if I was fine with the arrangement. After praying and committing the trip to Abba, I told him that we were protected and I was fine with the arrangement.

Before the flight, I also requested for prayers from fellow believers. Our flight was very restful with superb service, and we were back in Singapore on 26 June 2016.

On 29 June 2016, I was shocked to receive news that some bombs had gone off at Istanbul airport early in the morning. I calculated the timing and realised that it was the same time we were transiting at Istanbul airport three days ago! One of the bombs even went off near our boarding gate. I had goosebumps reading the news.

Many of my colleagues told my boss and me that we were “lucky”. But I know that we were protected not because of “luck” but because of Jesus. A few months prior to the trip, I would declare every day that God would put me at the right place at the right time, and He had indeed placed me at the right place at the right time. He also surrounded me with believers who covered me with prayers throughout the trip. All glory to our loving Abba!

 


Joanna

Tags:

  • proclaiming
  • protection