Accompanied by Apostle Samuel Tansahtikno, District Apostle Edy Isnugroho visited Singapore on 23rd and 24th July 2022. This was the first time he was able to visit this part of the working area of Apostle Fred Wolf after the pandemic Covid-19. The joy of the Apostles and the congregation was great.
On Saturday 23 rd evening he conducted Ministers and Wives Meeting. He understood how ministers who served small congregations and rarely got Apostle visits felt, because he had a similar experience when he was a rector of a small congregation and rarely got Apostle visits. He gave encouragement and shared what he had recently received from the Chief Apostle in a Service for Ministers and Wives from Acts 5:42: “And daily in the temple, and in every house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.”
The Lord Jesus gave His Apostles the authority and mission to teach the gospel. At the time of our ordination, the ministers received the authority and the mission to truly proclaim the gospel, therefore, to teach it. Knowledge of the Bible, sanctification and prayer are essential for proclaiming the gospel. The ministers should proclaim it faithfully, without being influenced by their personal situation. They should carry out the ministry by following Jesus’s example.
They should teach in the temple and in the home. Their mission is to preach during divine services, but also to go to the faithful to proclaim the gospel. Just as Jesus preached to the multitude, and he also went to the home of Mary and Martha when their brother died; He went to the home of Zacchaeus, the sinner; He went to the home of Jairus, whose daughter was sick. During the meeting was also discussed concerns that exist within the congregation in the field of organization, so that our church can operate in accordance with the regulations set by the government.
On Sunday, 24 th July 2022 he conducted the divine service. The Bible Text was based on Matthew 5:6 : “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.” With the message: The Lord gives eternal life to those who do His will We have a need and desire to be pleasing to God with true faith and sincere love. Such an attitude will allow us to be made righteous by Christ and to enter into eternal fellowship with God and His people.
In this divine service a sister received Holy Sealing and Priest Rumaksono and her wife, received silver wedding blessing.