Demystifying The Prophetic

Mention the word ‘prophetic’ and what often comes to mind are the miracles that are performed – gold dust, manna from heaven, instantaneous weight-loss and visiting angels, just to name a few.  To skeptics, it’s probably all a bunch of hocus-pocus, or even worse, a scam orchestrated by ‘weirdos’ from the West.  But is that what the prophetic movement is all about?  Or is there more to it than meets the eye?

WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?

What is the prophetic all about?  On the most obvious level, the prophetic movement allows God’s people to experience supernatural demonstrations of His power.  These demonstrations could include anything from “soaking” or resting in God’s presence, to miraculous healings.  Others paint, sing or dance as directed by God to minister to others, and some receive visions and words of wisdom from Him.

SLICE OF HEAVEN OR MERE HYPE?

However, the basis of the prophetic really isn’t about signs and wonders, but about something much more fundamental than that – it’s about worship.

It is through worship that God’s glory is revealed. In other words, if we wanted to create a place where people would experience God’s awesome healing and miracles, what we would need is to worship God with everything that we have.

HEALING AND VISIONS I CAN UNDERSTAND, BUT PROPHETIC PAINTING AND DANCING TOO?

“Sing unto Him a new song; play skillfully with a loud noise.” – Psalm 33:3

But worshipping God with everything that we have means we don’t put boundaries on our expressions of creativity.

Indeed, it is the arts that allow us to be at our most creative and expressive. And it is the power of the arts – through painting, dancing and releasing new songs – that radically transforms the emotional and spiritual aspects of our lives in a way that no other tool can.

Art, used in thoughtfully and prayerfully, can be used to enhance and deepen our worship.  The transforming power of the arts should not just be for the people of the church but should be practiced with the ultimate purpose of going out beyond the walls of the church, to touch the hears of people who do not yet know Him.

AND SO?

It is only with an intimate relationship with God that His power can manifest though us.

When Elijah was tasked to prove that God exists to a pagan-worshipping and disobedient generation, God sent down fire from heaven, and they fell on their faces in worship and repentance (1 Kings 18:39).  Perhaps that is what God is doing now.  In a me-first generation where people are their own gods and where cynicism abounds, God could be using tangible, awesome and unexpected ways to reach out to His people – believers and pre-believers alike.  Let the fire fall!

Original article by Jillian Lee (re-edited by Sue-Ann Lee)

WHAT'S ON IN COOS

Events on August 24, 2019

9:00 am: Korean Style Bouquet Workshop

Annyeong! Come join us for a fun DIY Korean-styled Bouquet Workshop. We will be using fresh flowers to create a korean-style wrapped bouquet. All materials and tools will be provided.

It cost $80 per participant, or $150 for 2 pax if you are bringing a friend.
As sharp tools will be used, the workshop is suitable for participants 12 years and older.

Dates: 24 & 25 August 2019
Time: 9am to 11.30am (24 Aug), Room 302
1.30pm to 4.00pm (25 Aug), Room 201
Location: Room 302
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9:30 am: An Overview of the OT (Session 2 of 4)

An Overview of the Old Testament
For more information, visit https://www.coos.org.sg/church-life/christian-education/
Location: Room 217
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2:30 pm: English Service : Pastor Mark Tho speaking

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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4:00 pm: COOSkidz Birthday Party - Robot

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4:30 pm: Youth Service : Guest speaker Max Jeganathan

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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5:00 pm: Waggy Walk with Your Furkids!'

Calling out to all COOS members who own a pet dog/s to join us in this gathering to walk our dogs which will take place on the 4th Saturday of each month. Invite your friends and neighbors so that we can also promote bonding which each other! Meeting point and ending point at COOS Plaza. We will be walking along the Alexander Canal for our first walk on 24/8/19. Register through this link and QR code.
Location: Meeting point and end point in COOS Plaza
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Events on August 25, 2019

8:30 am: English Service : Pastor Mark Tho speaking

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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10:45 am: English Service : Pastor Mark Tho speaking

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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Events on August 29, 2019

7:30 pm: Choir Performance

Location: Church of Our Saviour, 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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Events on August 31, 2019

9:30 am: An Overview of the OT (Session 3 of 4)

An Overview of the Old Testament
For more information, visit https://www.coos.org.sg/church-life/christian-education/
Location: Room 217
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2:30 pm: English Service : Pastor Joseph You speaking [Holy Communion]

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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3:00 pm: Flea Market

Volunteers needed for outreach initiatives to our community for the Flea Market! Gather your family, church friends or cell members, go into our neighborhoods (Stirling, Dawson and Mei Ling) at your own time and invite the residents for the flea market event on 31/8 and 1/9. Every flyer has a $10 value coupon attached so that they can exchange for the items at the flea market! Contact Tan Choong Meng at 81235996 for any enquiry.
Location: Atrium
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3:00 pm: Flea Market

Looking for volunteers to set up booths to run a flea market in COOS! Gather a few friends or cell members, collect unused clothes and accessories, mend a stall at the atrium. Proceed of the sales will go towards the Geylang Ministry in COOS! If you are interested, please register at the admin counter or at this google link. Contact Tan Choon Meng at 81235996 for more information.
Location: Atrium
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4:00 pm: Alpha Parenting Teenagers Course

A course for parents with children from 11 - 18 years old. It equips carers of children with strategies and tools in building a healthy family life. It is relevant for people of all faith.

Date: 31 Aug, 7, 14, 21, 28 Sep, 5 Oct
Time: 4pm - 6pm
Venue: COOS

Register at admin desk or scan QR code or thru this link: https://bit.ly/2vq7ClL
Location: COOS
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4:45 pm: Evergreen Fellowship Talk

Evergreen Fellowship is organising a talk by Mr Benny Ong on "Understanding the difference between Advance Medical Directive (AMD), The lasting power of Attorney and The will.
Location: COOS AUDITORIUM
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Events on September 1, 2019

8:30 am: English Service : Pastor Joseph You speaking [Holy Communion]

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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10:45 am: English Service : Pastor Joseph You speaking [Holy Communion]

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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