A VISION OF ETERNITY

Taken from the writings of Michael Ross-Watson, this piece shows us the importance of having a god-given vision.

Bible reading: Acts 26:1-32

Paul said, “I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision” [Acts 26:19]. What is your vision?

Wilma Rudolph was a remarkable woman. When she was six months old she was stricken with polio. She would never walk without metal calipers on her legs. Her older sister was a great basketball player who would go on to represent the USA. As the younger sister, Wilma attended her sister’s basketball meets. She herself longed to be a sportswoman. At the age of seven Wilma asked her sister’s coach to help her be a sportswoman. Each time she asked the coach he looked at Wilma’s legs and turned away in embarrassment. Finally she challenged him by saying that if he would give her fifteen minutes of his time every day, then she would give him her first Olympic gold medal. He was amazed at her tenacity and agreed to her request. It wasn’t long before fifteen minutes became a full time commitment. At the age of eleven Wilma took off the metal calipers from her legs and walked unaided but very unsteadily for the first time. At the age of fifteen she ran her first one hundred meters race. She came last, sixty meters behind the winner. In 1960, at the age of twenty-two, Wilma Rudolph was selected to run in the American Olympic trials. She was chosen to run in the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome. She won gold medals in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4×100 meters relay, breaking the world record in each event.

Wilma delighted to show people an old black and white video. There she was on the podium receiving her 100 meters gold medal. At the end of the national anthem she ran across the stadium to her coach, took of her gold medal, and put it round her coach’s neck and said, “I promised you this fifteen years ago and today I have kept my promise!”

Asking Wilma what motivated her, she responded by saying, “I had a vision!”

Paul spoke of his journey in terms of a race. At the end of his life he wrote to Timothy, “I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race; I have kept the faith [2 Timothy 4:7]. He wrote about running to obtain the prize and being self-controlled so that he might win the heavenly prize [1 Corinthians 9:24-27].

Questions to think about:

  • What vision has God given to you, that has become your passion, and that will bring eternal rewards?
  • There is an old hymn that says, “Give to me a vision, reaching to Your throne; Let me see life’s problems in Your light alone.” How do the every day issues of your life relate to eternity?

WHAT'S ON IN COOS

Events on March 29, 2019

7:30 pm: No P& P in COOS this month.

Please be encouraged to attend the regional prayer meeting at St Andrew’s Cathedral , as a lead-up to Celebration of Hope in May.
Location: St. Andrew's Cathedral, 11 St Andrew's Rd, Singapore 178959
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7:30 pm: Alpha Run Cycle 1

Alpha Cycle One runs for a total of 8 sessions until 5 April 2019.
Location: Rm 308 COOS
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Events on March 30, 2019

8:00 am: Leathercraft Workshop

Details Description: - Leather craft is practice of transforming leather into craft items. Using appropriate tools and skills, one can produce small personalised leather items that can be a joy to keep and use for a long time.
This workshop is on very basic leather crafting skills and NOT suitable for people who already have some experience. You must be 13 years old and above to qualify due to the handling of sharp tools in the class. Limited capacity so sign up at the admin counter now.
Location: COOS Room 306
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9:00 am: Baptism & Confirmation Course (Cycle 1)

Location: Room 217A
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9:30 am: Creeds n Heresies (Session 4 of 4)

Creeds and Heresies: The Church Contending for the Faith. Registration: closed.
For more information, visit https://www.coos.org.sg/church-life/christian-education/
Location: Room 308
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2:30 pm: COOS Migrant Workers Ministry

Details Description: - LAPTOPS NEEDED FOR COOS MIGRANT WORKERS MINISTRY.

We are in need of more laptops for our ongoing computer classes.
These laptops should possess a minimum specs of i3 series processor
with Microsoft Windows 7 or above.

To donate, please email enjir07@hotmail.com or contact Kathryn at 97319681 (hdp).
Location: Announcement over Pulpit/PPT/WH
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2:30 pm: English Service [Girls' Brigade Enrolment] : Pastor Andrew Leong Speaking

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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4:30 pm: Youth Service

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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Events on March 31, 2019

8:30 am: English Service : Ps Andrew Leong Speaking

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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10:45 am: English Service [Boys' Brigade Enrolment] : Pastor Andrew Leong Speaking

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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SERVICE DETAILS

MAIN SERVICES (ENGLISH)
Saturday | 2.30pm
Sunday | 8.30am and 10.45am
YOUTH SERVICE (ENGLISH)
Saturday | 4.30pm
*Except every 1st weekend of the month, where youth joins main services.
SERVICES & OFFICE LOCATION
130 Margaret Drive Singapore 149300
It is a 10-minute walk from the Queenstown MRT Station.The bus-stops nearest to the church are served by
SBS Bus 51, 111, 145, 186, 195 and 32 and TIBS Bus 970.

The office is open from Tuesdays to Saturdays, 9am to 5.30pm.

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