Martin Luther & the Reformation – Making the Church New


500 years ago, Martin Luther started the Reformation with the legendary nailing of his "95 Theses", which questioned the Church's teachings of his time, against the door of the Castle Church in his hometown of Wittenburg, Germany. Luther's teachings soon spread all over Europe and changed the face of Christianity. If you are interested in joining the IBEx tour to Germany in August 2017, come and learn about:

  • The places where the Reformation took place
  • Martin Luther's teachings
  • The changes in the Church and political landscape during the Reformation

Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2017
Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Venue: 7 Armenian St, Bible House Level 4 (Seminar Room 1 & 2), S(179932)

Free Admission. Love offering will be collected. 

Pastor Daniel Happel is is serving as the Pastor of the German-Speaking Protestant Church in Singapore. A native German, he studied Protestant Theology at the Universities of Marburg and Goettingen, went to the Theological Seminary in Herborn, Germany and served congregations of the United Church of Christ in New York State and the Protestant Church of Hesse and Nassau in Germany before moving to Singapore in 2016.


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Bring Good News

This article was originally posted in our Word @ Work Magazine in March 2016.

Close your eyes and imagine yourself amidst a group of pastors leaving their homes before dawn, and travelling long hours just to collect 50 to 100 Bibles for your entire congregation, located in the Mekong Delta region in Vietnam.

Imagine braving the rain, with fellow believers in Christ, traversing a bus along adverse road conditions, to a remote church. Along the way, some risk their lives by climbing to the top of the bus to remove overhanging cables and wires, which obstruct the bus. Many wait patiently at the other end to receive their Bibles.

"At each delivery point, we saw how the brothers and sisters treasured the Bibles. We often take the availability of Bibles in Singapore for granted; and how little we treasure His Word in our hearts," Says Lilian Tham, a BMT participant to Vietnam.

"There is also a real need for Bibles in their respective native languages," adds Pastor John Toh, who was the Trip Leader for the BMT to Vietnam.

The need for Bibles is great and the number of Christians are growing rapidly amongst the tribes. The Bible Mission Teams sent out by International Bible Experiences (IBEx) - the Bible Society's holistic mission arm - to the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam and the Irrawaddy Delta region of Myanmar, were deeply moved when they witnessed the hunger for the printed Word of God amongst the natives of Vietnam and Myanmar.

Our IBEx mission team returned from Myanmar with great rejoicing. The Founder & President of Myanmar Agape Ministries & Myanmar Christian Assembly, Joseph Biak Tin Sang, said, "We have been praying for 25 years for the Holy Bible for all of our children. Then God sent us some Bibles! Some of the children accepted the Holy Bible with their tears because they are very happy."

"The Bible teaches that 'it is more blessed to give than to receive', and indeed we found that whatever we invested in the 5-day trip was returned to us manyfold," said Ho Tor Kwun, who went to Myanmar.

Nancy Soon, who also went to Myanmar, shared that "Of all the mission trips that I had participated in, this is the most fulfilling and uplifting trip! God was with us throughout the trip. The distribution of Bibles together with the school & family kits to the Myanmar Agape Orphanage and some 300 families who were adversely affected by the flood was met successfully without a hitch. Like in the hymn 'God Will Make A Way' - God makes all things work together for good!"


A Bible Land Tour Testimony

This article was originally posted in our Word @ Work Magazine in September 2016.

Patricia Chow
on 4-14Apr 2016, Israel tour (led by Rev Peter Poon)

The Israel trip in April was a wonderful trip, full of insights and wonder.  It is really true that the Bible comes alive after one return from Israel – when I listen to the sermons and hear familiar names and places, the sight and memory of what was seen comes flooding back.

In Jerusalem, the pain and suffering that Jesus undertook for us – that really hit me. As we stood under the hot sun that day, and as our Messianic Jewish guide pointed out the distances and the path that Jesus took with the heavy cross,   the love of God for us overwhelmed me.

The sharing by the 3 Bible Society representatives in Israel revealed the deep conflict in the land and more than ever, it has impressed upon on me to pray for Israel and for all who live there. Mission trips from Singapore seem so safe. In Israel, missions take on a whole different meaning, fraught with tension and danger, and one marvels at the boldness and courage of those labouring in God’s love.

This trip has really inspired me to return to Israel again, and to know the Bible even better. It has also inspired me to spend time to read the Bible daily with my mother, who is a new Christian.

I had some concerns about going on a guided tour, however the local guide (Joan) and the spiritual director (Rev Peter Poon) were fantastic. Rev Poon has a knack for asking us reflective questions and the morning devotion sessions were something I look forward to every morning.  The tour group was wonderful and even though we were strangers, we are all brothers and sisters in Christ, looking out for one another during the trip.

I have been deeply blessed by going on this trip. Don’t hesitate, visit the Holy Land if you have not been.   As you take in the Sites, Sights and Significance, you will connect the dots and get to know the Bible from your heart, and not just in your head.