Resolute – A Word That’s Ringing

Resolute. This word has been ringing over the last few weeks and I believe is a word in season. This word is characterised by determination, to be firmly resolved and set in purpose. A comparative word will be steadfast, to be unwavering and fixed in direction.

To stay focused isn’t always easy, as there are events and circumstances that will come along to keep us off task. There’s a need to awaken our spirit to our life’s mission and to a purpose bigger than who we are. So how do we stay on this quest?

As a people, we’re contending for the prophetic release of the Antioch call given by Evangelist Billy Graham in 1978 and the cyclical review of Singapore. Can we see from Scripture that this call is tied to the land from which the preaching of Jesus Christ originates; and it’s also tied to acts of giving to the nations, apart from the prayer and fasting which we’ll engage in?


It all started in the book of Acts chapter 11, where Barnabas was sent from Jerusalem to Antioch to check on the Greeks who believed and came to faith. Barnabas witnessed the grace of God on them and rejoicing, he exhorted them to be resolute of heart and to remain true to the Lord.

Then setting off to find Saul of Tarsus, he returned again with Saul and spent a year with the believers in Antioch, and we’re told it was here that the disciples were first called Christians. Following this, a prophecy was given concerning a famine which would come across the world. How were they to remain true to the Lord? Aid was sent from Antioch to those living in Judea.

And to the Corinthian Church, Paul in his letter in chapter 16 reminds them to keep their eyes open, hold tight to their convictions, to give it all they’ve got, be resolute, and to love without stopping. He speaks about relief to be sent to Jerusalem, to those in need and mentions by name the first Greek disciples, Stephanas and his family.

What was Paul highlighting but that they were the first to become Christians in Greece, and they were spending their lives helping and serving Christians everywhere and in Jerusalem. He encouraged the Corinthians to please follow their instructions and do everything they could to help them as well, and all others like them and not to be distracted.

In Cornerstone, helping and serving the Christians in the nations to fulfil our Antioch call with like faith devotion involves the area of giving where it’s a true test, and in helping those in need.

If we’re to come into this Antioch call, prayerfully consider this word, that apart from prayer and fasting; giving, helping and serving were the acts by the first Christians. Jesus Himself taught in Luke 6:38: “Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure – pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”

This year can end with us engaging with decisions and events revolving around ourselves, who we are and what we want to do and we can forget the very purpose He has called us to. And so Jesus said, “For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because of your name as followers of Christ, truly I say to you, he will not lose his reward.”

May you allow the Holy Spirit to speak to you and may we remain resolute in heart this year, as we’re now in the third weekend of 2018, that this year will pass with you having many memories capturing the goodness of God, of how you were able to practise the love of God! For it’s in Christ that all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden for you.


Pastor Daphne Yang

3 Regrets of Life

A well-known sociologist shared about a sociological study in which 50 people over the age of 90 were asked one question: “If you could live your life all over again, what would you do differently?” It was an open-ended question, and a wide range of answers came from these senior citizens. However, three answers constantly re-emerged and dominated the results of the study. They reflected the heartfelt regrets of these senior citizens who had very little time and energy left to do what they wished they could’ve done better. And neither could they turn back the clock.

Experience is going through life on your own, but wisdom is learning from someone else’s experience. Let’s take a look at these three areas briefly and glean some wisdom from them as these are keys to living a fruitful and read more…

Ready? Set? Go!

How was 2017 for you? It’s that time of the year again where we look back and lament about how quickly another year has gone by and perhaps sit down and make some new resolutions for the new year. For one thing, some people are so tired of making new resolutions that they’ve altogether decided to go on with life as is and coast along into another year.

I want to give us a few things to consider on this last weekend of 2017 and I pray that it’ll be helpful for you in making 2018 a much better year ahead.

1. God-designed Cycles
Another 12 months, another year, the earth has orbited around the sun one more time. This is not some cynical declaration of how everything is vain. Instead, if we read more…

Messengers of Hope

Jeremiah 29:11 tells us that God has a good plan for our lives – “to give us a future and a HOPE.”

God of Hope

God is “the God of Hope” and He wants to “fill you with all joy and peace in believing (through the experience of your faith) that by the power of the Holy Spirit you will abound in hope and overflow with confidence in His promises” (Rom 15:13). With God, it’s never too late to start believing, anticipating, hoping and expecting.

Power of Hope

What I find fascinating about Hannukah, the Jewish festival of lights celebrated at this time of the year, is the power of a hope-filled people. Zerubbabel, the Persian governor of occupied Judea, had laid the foundation and rebuilt the Temple of God in Jerusalem. read more…

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

The 6th of December 2017 will go down in history as that day when Jerusalem was once again recognised as the capital city of Israel as it was in the days of King David. It was in Jerusalem where King David sought in his heart to build God a house. The temple was completed by King Solomon in seven years, 480 years after Israel came out of Egypt. God calls Jerusalem, “the city which I have chosen for Myself, to put My name there” (1 Kings 11:36b). Jesus Himself will return and stand on the Mount of Olives which faces Jerusalem on the east. Are we approaching the days spoken of by the prophet Zechariah?

President Donald Trump sent the nations reeling when he announced that Jerusalem will be recognised as the capital of the State of read more…

A Family Affair

One does not have to look too hard in Scripture to find the value that God places upon the family. The last few verses of the Old Testament speaks of the restoring of relationships among fathers to the children. The close of the Church Age features the Lord as the Bridegroom being joined with His Bride (Church).

It’s in satan’s interest to divide and conquer through any means possible so as to thwart the purposes of God. It’s true; a house divided will not stand. How does Cornerstone measure up when examined as a family? Do we appropriate the Biblical values of family within the church and the overall Body of Christ? Perhaps two recent events will help to bring perspective to this important subject.

The recently-concluded FOPx meetings featured a gathering of read more…

A Bumper Year

This year was certainly a bumper year for conferences in Cornerstone. Apart from our flagship Kingdom Invasion Conference in March, we also had the hugely-successful Kingdom Wealth Conference, our CORE Media Conference, and most recently, our FOPx Conference. And finally in December, we’ll be hosting our first Kingdom Invasion Kids Conference. The buy-in and support has been nothing short of phenomenal.

We’re closing our registrations for KI Kids because we’ve maxed out. Our CORE Conference saw more than double what we had estimated earlier and FOPx, which Cornerstone is leading charge of, is becoming the go-to conference for young people in the nation. Over 83 youth ministries participated. This is in addition to our Family Church Camp, which is a big event, our Leaders Advance and the many cluster retreats. So yeah, this has been a read more…

Time to Go Forth!

As the school holiday season approaches, we’re expecting many of our church members and families to be travelling overseas for well-deserved year-end holidays or mission trips. Pastor Yang often said that we measure a church’s strength, not by its seating capacity but by its sending capacity. From now until the end of the year, there’ll be a sending forth of 24 Courier teams comprising 234 Cornerstonians to the mission fields in 7 different countries. This is a season “when kings go off to war” (1 Sam 11:1).

Encounter God’s Heart 

Our God is big and He cares about the nations. He’s a global God and His ultimate goal is to gather a family that represents “every tribe and tongue and people and nation” (Rev 5:9). When you step into a foreign mission field, you’ll sense God’s amazing compassion for another culture read more…

Reflections from the Golden State

A small team of us have just returned from a trip to the US in the golden state of California. What an amazing trip it was! Definitely worth the long hours in the plane and feeling jet-lagged. We were there to attend a conference at Bethel Church in Redding at the invitation of Pastor Bill Johnson. Whilst there, we also managed to take some time out to meet with some key leaders and visited some of the most iconic companies in the Silicon Valley. Allow me to share two of my personal reflections from the trip:

#WhatMadeBethelSpecial?

There was a sense of excitement in me as the car approached the foot of the hill, having heard much about Bethel Church and finally being there in person. Driving up the slope reminded me of Psalm 24:3-5, which read more…

Who’s Not An Imposter?

Is there anyone good at being an imposter? Putting forward an image that you really are not or filling up a position that you know you’re not qualified for. Maybe we’re being a little too harsh on ourselves, but if we’ve ever struggled with a less-than-qualified psyche, then you’ll know what I’m talking about.

I’ve a little confession to make. Last week I spoke passionately about raising kids. I share different things that we need to pass on to our children and how we can do those things. At the end of the services on Sunday, I went home and over a small matter, blew up at one of my boys. I’ll spare you the trivial details because it was trivial. The blow up was epic though. The end result, I felt horrid. I felt unqualified, hollow, read more…

A Mustard Seed Grown

It’s amazing how when I look back at some of the most significant things that have taken place in my life, that it always begins with a “mustard seed”. In fact, at the time when these “mustard seed moments” occur, they seem almost coincidental and so easy to miss. This last week, we were in Islamabad, Pakistan where we did our Kingdom Invasion Conference. We had an absolutely amazing time and we all felt the significance of the event in releasing something afresh in the nation of Pakistan. Yet when I think back to how it all started, I see random events. I see “mustard seed moments” where we couldn’t have anticipated what it would result in today.

It was about 12 years ago, when we had a small team go up to Chiang Mai in read more…

A Sign and Wonder in Our Midst (Part 2)

If you’ve not read Pastor Lip’s write-up last weekend (13 Oct 2017 – https://www.cscc.org.sg/pastors-blog/a-sign-and-wonder-in-our-midst), I want to encourage you to have a read. It’s liberating and very apt especially for the times we’re living in. Towards the end of his article, he gave some solid biblical life values which when applied in your life, will not only bless you, but also positively change your marriage and children.

Riding on that write-up, I want to give you another side of Pastor Andrew Yeo which many don’t get to see, much like a “behind-the-scenes” peek into his life. While we now know of the many achievements and great exploits which God has accomplished through him, I’m also privileged to see the transforming power of God’s Word manifested through a surrendered life. This will answer some of your queries like, read more…

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