With Mid semester break approaching, it was time again for Movie BE! This time we watched a movie entitled War Room! It is a movie about Prayer being a powerful weapon.


Movie Summary: With great jobs, a beautiful daughter (Alena Pitts) and a dream house, the Jordans seem to have it all. Appearances can be deceiving, however, as husband Tony (T.C. Stallings) flirts with temptation and wife Elizabeth (Priscilla Shirer) becomes increasingly bitter, crumbling under the strain of a failing marriage. Their lives take an unexpected turn for the better when Elizabeth meets her newest client, Miss Clara (Karen Abercrombie), who encourages the couple to find happiness through prayer.


The movie truly challenges PKA members to lead a more prayerful life. There is a constant need to be discipline and set aside time to pray whatever our situation may be. There  is power in every prayer and if we choose to not surrender to God, we will surely fail or grow weary. We must not be affected by the lies that the Devil put into our life but walk in confidence knowing that God is bigger than those lies. So, we must arise in faith and lead a life that is prayerful not only for ourselves, but also to those around us.




The second BE of the semester tackled the subject of L.G.B.T or L.G.B.T.Q.Q as told by the invited speaker of the day, Mr James Allen.

The Emcee of the day was Darynn Wee and the session started off as members paired up and prayed for one another. Then, we had our 5+1 where the members stood up and greeted 5 people ant then connected with the 6th person they greeted. It was a good time sharing life with one another.

Then, Darynn hand over the session to the worship leader of the session, Audrey Ng. Next, we handed the time to Mr James Allen who was the counselor in Dalat International School to share with us regarding the topic of the day.

Mr James Allen started the session by explaining to us about L.G.B.T.Q.Q and giving us some facts about them.

Queer (Everyone in the LGBT Community)
Questioning (Unsure of Sexual Orientation)

1)The rise of L.G.B.T.Q.Q rights have sparked perversion, now, even pedophiles are asking for rights.

2) There is no proof that it is genetically caused.

3) L.G.B.T.Q.Q community is a very  hurting people group. They are prone to self hatred, suicides and anxiety.

4) The surgical removal of body parts will not help with someone’s self identity.

How should we react as Christians?

1) We should avoid the Extreme;

a) Condemning and  judging them

b) Embracing their Identity

2)Verse on the Topic;

Genesis 1:26-27

 26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

27 So God created mankind in his own image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.


Sex between man and woman in marriage is the only standard acceptable by God

3)L.G.B.T.Q.Q is a willful, ongoing and unrepentant sin BUT, GOD LOVES THE SINNER AND HATES THE SIN.

4) The temptation doesn’t just go away but when we humble ourselves, God’s love will be perfected in our weaknesses  Our ultimate Goal is holiness and we can rise above it all only through Christ.


  1. Sexual Abuse
  2. Unusual development in family.

SAME SEX ATTRACTION : Idolling something/someone that have things you desire


  1. Connect with God, knowing his LOVE and be affirmed and accept areas in life that hurt and caused pain.
  2. STOP THE BEHAVIOR (Feel the pain, let God work on it)
  3. Develop a healthy same sex relationship
  5. THEN: Marriage is possible

How to help a struggling Christian

  1. Recognize that you can help.
  3. Be a safe person:- Demonstrate acceptance and transparency. Recognize we all sin.
  4. Differentiate the struggle from the person.
  5. Assess if they really want help.
  6. Affirm them in their gender.
  7. Don’t be exclusive and maintain strict confidentiality

The session ended with everyone learning more about the L.G.B.T.Q.Q community and Andrew Ting represented PKA to give Mr James Allen a love gift.


BE 1 : HEARTROCK (16/17)

The First Bible Exposition (BE) of the Sidang was held in Living Word Centre (LWC) on the 7th of October from 12.15pm to 2.00pm. We were fortunate and grateful to have Rev. Gideon Lee to return and share with us again for this sidang.


The Emcee of the day was Sharon Ho!

The session kicked off by pairing up and praying for one another, followed by a 5+1 greeting session, where we were asked to greet with 5 people and connect with at least one person. Then, we had a wonderful time of praise and worship led by Kai Wen. Next, we invitied Rev Gideon from Tabernacle of Praise, Penang to share to us his rocky message entitled Heart Rock!

Watch the Video below to hear Rev Gideon’s message!

Video Description:

In this message he emphasized a lot on the passage of 1 Samuel 16 and 17, which tells the story of King David and how he was chosen as king by Samuel. His main point through this passage was that God does not look at the outward appearance, rather, He looks at our hearts. Rev Gideon then moved on to 1 Samuel 17, which tells the infamous story of David and Goliath. He emphasized on how much faith David had marching into battle on his own and how God led him into victory in this battle. Ultimately, there were 3 main qualities of David that made him a man after God’s heart. Firstly, his heart was just sold out for God, as shown in 1 Samuel 17:45. Next, he was not a vengeful person (1 Samuel 24) and he did not give excuses, as shown in 2 Samuel 12.


Altogether, it was a great time of fellowshipping and getting to know more about the Word of God and also an urgency to reflect back on the conditions of our hearts. We ended by having lunch at Bakti! :D

THEME TALK 2015/2016

This Sidang’s weekly Friday Sessions start off with a bang with our very own THEME TALK! It was held in Living Word Centre (LWC) from 12.15pm to 2.00pm! The session started with excitement filling the air as new friends are made while old friends are reunited!


The session started with a short ice breaking game by Ruben Lai who was also the emcee for the dayimg_20160930_124144

It is followed by Praise and Worship lead by our very own Emi Uchiyama!

Then, Kelly Yong, The PKA President for 16/17 Sidang came up to share about the Theme for this Sidang. Watch the video below to learn all about it!

Video Description: 

As we begin our journey in this new academic year, our very own President, Kelly Yong explained the theme “Seek. Believe. Live” with great emphasis on Jeremia 29: 13,

            “ You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

To SEEK is to put in effort. Truly seeking God is to pursue the core and depth of God’s heart. This enables us to discover Him as He unveils revelations each day, hence transforming our lives. Next, BELIEVE by making the first step. Oh, what a strong assurance that comes from the Lord Himself that we will be able to find Him! (Check out Isaiah 45:19 too!)  And finally, LIVE out the faith by making decisions that honors God no matter the circumstances and continue in it with great perseverance, in mind of God’s character. 

In 2016/2017, the members would be equipped with the Word, empowered through discipleship and shining for God’s glory.  We desire to inspire others to seek God, believing Him to reveal and live the faith as we walk life together and faithfully gather to love, grow and fellowship. 

img_20160930_140553-copy-Reunited and It feels so Good!-

BE 3 : Lordship of Christ


The bible verse for this theme was taken from Phillipians 1: 21, which states “ To live is Christ and to die is gain”.  With this Pastor Lydia gave us a title of “ What are you living for?”


Using Gladstone who asked a young individual about his life goals as an example, we were taught that knowing our ultimate purpose and final destination in life, including the things that come after death is essential.  The reason is that this helps to determine the direction of our lives.  Having a clear purpose would be necessary to drive us to our destinations with perseverance no matter the long process and temptations (pride of life), as we aim to meet God in the end of it all.


Pastor Lydia shared with us the definition of “ To live is Christ” with the following 3 points.

  1. It is a union with Christ such that He is our all in all.

All in all means to we abide in Him and He in us as well.   There are certain requirements for us to experience growth in living for Christ, just as how we build friendships with people.  We need to take initiatives:

–  to know Christ with intimacy(Phillip 3:10),

–  to love Him with all our hearts, minds, souls and strength (Mark 12:30),

–  submit all our thoughts, emotions, words and deeds to Christ’s Lordship (Col 1:10)

–  to encounter Christ as our all in all (Eph 1:23 and Col 3: 11)


  1. Involves exalting Christ in all we do.

We exalt Christ with our bodies, especially in our attitudes, words, behaviours and how we take care of ourselves.  This  includes choosing to do what glorifies God, and to live out His characteristics of joy, mercy and compassion.


  1. Dying to selfish desires in order to serve others.

A good example is Jesus who washed His disciples’ feet that indicated humility until the lowest level of servanthood.  We should desire to serve Christ all the way til death.


In the meantime, Pastor Lydia also mentioned that dying is of gain to Paul as it enables us to experience the promise of Christ of after  being dead.  Moreover, Christians can be assured of their final destination in this that states to die is gain.


Practical methods on how to live Christ was shared and the first is to make it our constant aim, as it helps us to know our direction without forgetting our purpose.  The second way is to depend on prayer and the power of the Holy Spirit.  We are not to rely on our own strength.


In conclusion, Christians are the most blessed people as we can experience the best of both worlds throughout our lives, because to live is Christ and to die is gain.  Read through 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17 that speaks about being with Christ always and the glorious moment of His return with the achievement of our goals. We all need to ask ourselves, “ What is our aim in living?”


Finally, Pastor Lydia recommended us a book entitled ‘Our Sufficiency in Christ’, written by John McCarter.

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BE 2 : Plug-In , Blast Off


As we prepare to enter into the weekend and enjoy our 2 days of rest from the hectic student lifestyle we are accustomed to but it has not prevented members of PKA from setting aside their time to attend BE to give thanks to the Lord for guiding us throughout the week and also for continuously watching over us every single day.

Our BE this week was held at the Audio and Visual Room in the Computer Science School. As we enter into the Computer Science building, we were greeted by the UNICORN CG, who were so full of enthusiasm and vigour despite the sweltering heat. Whose smiles also made us feel welcomed and at home.

BE commenced at 12.30pm and the meeting was hosted by Ruben Lai, who started the BE by asking the PKA members who were present to pair up with another person and share with one another about how their week has been and to also uphold one another in prayer.

Next was our worship session which was led by Yau Sze Min and her team which comprised of Joviel (guitar), Nicholas (cajon) and Yee Qian (keyboard). Praise and Worship started off with the song “This Is How We Overcome”, “Be Thou My Vision”, “Mujizat Itu Nyata” and lastly “Open The Eyes Of My Heart”. The first song being a declaration that with God by our side, we are able to overcome any form of  trial or tribulation that is thrown in our way.

As worship ended, Ruben introduced our speaker for the day, Pastor Selina Khoo. She is a pastor at Gateway City Church, She used to work as a nurse at Lam Wah Ee Hospital before taking the leap and deciding to go full time in the church ministry. With full of eagerness and passion she started the session off by posing a question to us. She asked us “how many years have you been with the Lord?” Through this question she related it to our PKA theme for the year which is “In Christ, I Capture, I Change”.

She also gave us a brief explanation of what our theme means and how it is related to our topic of the day which is Plug In and Blast Off. The first part of the sentence “In Christ” refers to our relationship with God. Our relationship God consists of 3 steps. It begins with a choice, that is do you want to be in a relationship with God? Next is having a commitment towards the relationship. That means praying, having our quiet time and by becoming the salt and light of the world that the Lord has set us out to be. Lastly is being committed. When we have made a choice to be committed to the Lord, there is a connection between God and you.

“I Capture” refers to when the Lord sets in your mind a vision or sight. We capture it and take hold of it. “I Change” means that when we are in a relationship with God coupled with the vision set in mind, we are transformed. Pastor Selina also encouraged us to grow from glory to glory and from strength to strength.

The next question Pastor Selina asked us was “How do you keep a relationship strong and going?” In order for a relationship to be strong and going, it has to have meaning to it.  Even though you maybe a Christian since birth but if you do not have a close affinity with God, the relationship has lost its meaning. This illustration can also be related to our world today. We live in a digital world where we are connected to everyone through social media and electronic gadgets but in reality we are not truly connected to one another because of the lack of meaningful conversation with one another.

According to Psalms 139, she mentioned that everyone is unique in their own special way and that everyone was created according to God’s image. Pastor Selina related us Christians to a mobile phone, each of us represent a specific model with definitive specifications that makes us special and unique from others.

However, although we may have all of these specifications that sets us apart but if we are depleted or without battery we are useless. Just like Christians if we are empty meaning if we are without God, our lives will end up being tiring and dysfunctional. Unlike a mobile phone there is no indicator in life to inform us that we are spiritually exhausted. Some of the examples to shows that we are spiritually depleted is when our life does not manifest on the fruit of the spirit which is love, self control, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness and gentleness.

Pastor Selina further discussed on the first point, PLUG IN which means to be connected. When we are connected to God we are synced with Him and this gives us constant updates on God’s plans for our life. 1 Thessalonians 5 17-19, says “pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Jesus Christ”. This verse reminds us that even when we are facing a bad day or certain daunting circumstances in our lives, that we shouldn’t feel demoralised for God knows best and that we should rejoice and praise him in our every action because in the end of the day everything we do is for the glory of God.

According to the verse Isaiah 12:3 “I draw joy from the well of salvation”. In this verse, salvation refers to God, so it means that when we pray and have a relationship with God , we are able to draw joy from His Presence in our lives.

Pastor Selina compared us to the story of Mary and Martha. The story takes place during the time when Jesus and his disciples were passing by a village. In the village lived 2 women names Mary and Martha. When Jesus entred into their house, Mary sat at the feet of Jesus and listened to what he said, whereas Martha was distracted and busy attending to the work that needed to be done without giving any care that Jesus was sitting in their house. The story of Mary and Martha reflects our lives as students very well. We are so busy and caught up with our daily lives that we put God on hold. Luke 10:38-42.

Pastor Selina once again highlighted on the importance of prayer by referring prayer to our spiritual breath. If we do not breath, we are lifeless and the same goes if we do not pray, we would be spiritually lifeless.

Moving on to the second point which is BLAST OFF. It means to practice the presence of God. Then she went on to give us a situation to ponder upon. She asked whether in life would we be able to live without our mobile phones?

We never ever leave our room or house without our mobile phones because it is represents our lifeline and it shows our dependence towards it. Then she went on to challenge us by asking whether would be able to practice that same kind of attitude with God? When we pray and have our quiet time with God, we are able to sense his presence just as it was said in Matthew 28:20 “Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age”. This verse was very reassuring because it helped us to know that God will always be with us and to also be heartened by the fact that even when we undergo difficulties in our life that God is with us and He will never abandon us.

As she came to a conclusion, Pastor Selina spurred us on once more to praise the Lord at all times and to be reignite our relationship with God and to not allow it to grow stagnant and stationery. Just as it was written in Ephesians 5: 18-19, Philipians 4: 4-7. When we are connected to God, His joy and peace is evident in our lives. If you do not PLUG IN, you cannot BLAST OFF. So, pray without ceasing, give thanks always and search for God’s presence in our lives.


After sharing, we opened the floor for testimonies. Jing En stepped up to share her testimony regarding her time in Camp Cameron and to also promote the upcoming Camp Cameron that is going to be held on the 20th of May 2016. Jing En started off by telling us about how she got to know about this camp. She found out about this camp through her youth pastor back in her hometown church. At that time God instilled in Jing En the passion and urgency to join the camp, which led her to joining the camp during her 2nd year. Throughout the 3 weeks she underwent the camp, she was able to Rediscover God and to learn more about who God really is and the purpose He has in her life. Other than that, she was also taught to read the Bible more regularly and this created an interest in her to study about the Word more deeply. Apart from that, she also shared about how one of the sessions during Camp Cameron is allocated specially for WI (Wordilicious Investigators). During this session, they will be taught on learn more about the Bible and to also educate them on how every chapter and book in the Bible is related to one another. Not only did Camp Cameron teach her to guard her relationship with God but to also guard her relationship with her family and friends. Some of the other sessions that were conducted during Camp Cameron was Nature Day where the campers are exposed to nature and it is used as a platform to learn more about Christ. There was also a Family Sharing session where campers shared about problems faced by their family and how by the grace of God they were able to overcome it. She went on to encourage the other PKA members especially the 1st year students to not miss this opportunity because it is a memorable and precious experience for her and she was confident that the people who were going for the camp will be touched the same way as she was.

Thank you! :D

Sound recording available :)

BE 1 : Love him or HIM?


Last Friday, we kick started our very FIRST BE of the second sem! :D I’m sure we were all fired up from our Friendship Camp in Gopeng, Perak and hungry to know more about God’s word and also to catch up with each other’s lives since then.

The topic for this week was “To Love him, or Him?” It was held at Living Word Centre (LWC) at Sungai Dua this week for a change.

As usual, we started off by praying for the person right next to us. This helps us to get to know each other’s weeks on a deeper level and also to encourage us to pray for each other. Then, Benedict led us in Praise and Worship with songs of declaration like Everyday, What a Friend we have in Jesus, Ku Mau Cinta Yesus and Jesus Lover of my Soul.

After that, Sophia Lim, as the emcee of the day, gave us some quick announcements of upcoming events and Hazel also informed us that the registration for mission trips this sem is now open. J If you are interested in going, the registration link is here.


We were very honoured to have Caroline, our FES staff worker  to share with us about this week’s topic; to love him or Him? Simply put, its about romantic relationships. And how it is so important to have a Christian partner


She started off by bringing up a very hot topic in Facebook in the past few days. It was an article about “Why shouldn’t a Christian date a non-Christian?” She then reminded us about the purpose of dating. The whole purpose of dating is to move towards marriage, and that it is not a cure for loneliness or peer pressure. She said that there were some people who asked her, “How far can I go in dating this person?” Her reply was “It’s not how far you can go, it’s how willing you are to keep that person pure until you say your marriage vow.”

In 1 Corinthians 7:32-34, Paul writes,

 32 I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord’s affairs—how he can please the Lord. 33 But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world—how he can please his wife— 34 and his interests are divided. An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord’s affairs: Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world—how she can please her husband.”

From these verses, Sis Caroline pointed out that since we are all unmarried, we should be concerned about the things of the Lord. For example, being concerned about people who have not yet heard the Gospel. For guys, they should pay undivided attention to God. For girls, it is how to be holy.

She also shared about one of the most common arguments of individuals who are in a relationship with an unbeliever: Can that person become a believer? Her response was that God never said anything in the bible about missionary dating. Based on 1 Corinthians 7:16-17, she further stated that we are only called to share to others, converting, on the other hand is solely based on the Holy Spirit.

Using King Solomon as a reference, in 1 Kings 11:4, his wives turned his heart after other gods, and his heart was not fully devoted to the Lord his God, as the heart of David his father had been. She stated that if we replace God in our hearts, it gets closer to idolatry. We might tend to idolise our partners instead of worshipping God.

In 2 Corinthians 6:14-16a, (a typical verse to bring up in this context), it clearly states that we are not supposed to serve other gods. She further clarified saying that idolatry will come, we have to flee from it. She further emphasized that if you get a partner who is not a Christian, you are replacing God in your life.

Since 2 Corinthians 6:14-16a has the word “yoked” in it, she gave us a demonstration as to what that word actually means. She has us pair up and then place our arm around the shoulder of that person. After we did that, she stated that being “yoked” means to be bonded like that. Both of you have to walk forever in that position. Both of you have to have the same direction; the same goal, in order to work together and to have a lasting relationship.

If Christ is not your goal, where are you heading towards?

Furthermore, she said that love isn’t about changing the person. It’s about accepting he or she for who he really is. She reminded us that when you get into the relationship, it is all about acceptance, not conversion. Relationship is like looking at the mirror 24/7, and seeing your ugly side.

Sis Caroline then illustrated the situation of two hearts in love by holding up 2 pieces of coloured paper that was glued together. Then, if they break up, this is what happens. She then tore the two pieces of paper savagely until this is what remains

From that, she warned us to not wear our heart on our sleeves. Not saying relationship is not good, just be cautious. Don’t stir it up if you’re not ready. Guard your heart, keep your high standards. Speaking of standards, she told us to choose the one most important standard that your future partner MUST have, out of all the standards that you have set. Then reflect on yourself. Make sure that YOU are demonstrating that standard yourself, and not just expecting to see it in your future partner.

She also gave some very motherly advice to the guys. “Don’t flirt, be very cautious with girls.” she said. Good guys treat EVERY girl with extra care.

She also told us to make sure that we have these 3 relationships before even stepping into any kind of romantic relationship.

  1. Your relationship with the person you are interested in.

– build a good friendship first, get to know each other first.

– if you are really really interested in the person, pray about it and WAIT 6 MONTHS TO A YEAR. God will reveal to you within this time frame if he or she is meant for you or not.

– don’t fall for the idea of the person. Watch, wait and pray.

  1. Your relationship with the people around you, including your family and friends.
  2. Your relationship with God.

– Relationship is capturing God’s heart as Abba Father for yourself.

The next question commonly asked about dating non-Christians is this: What if I’m already in one? Sis Caroline answered this question, saying:

Then share with him or her about your life in Christ. Matthew 10:32, Luke 9:26, Mark 8:38. The person has to come to know Christ on his or her own terms. Not because of you. If he or she changes because of you, he or she can change because of someone else.

Another question was: “Can I still come back to God?” The answer is yes, always. Let go of your life and surrender to God. God will still forgive you.

As we draw closer to the end of the sermon, Sis Caroline played a video about an experiment on kids who wait. Here is the link:

Sis Caroline closed by giving us some life advice. For the guys, if you are really interested, ask yourself first. Are you ready for the reality of marriage? Is she? Even with all the weaknesses? Because you will have to live seeing those weaknesses for the rest of your life if you decide to marry her. Example: you will have to live with her squeezing the toothpaste from the middle / top / bottom of the tube.

Another advice she gave all of us in general is to Run After God. Some of us are called for marriage, some are not. No matter what, chase God first. Like a marathon, it is God whom we want to choose. He is at the finishing line, and we are all the runners.

We are thankful for Sis Caroline to be able to share with us during this BE. As a sign of appreciation, we had Jasmin to present the love gift to him after the sharing, on behalf of all the PKA members.  It was then followed by a testimony sharing session where Sharon Ho came up and shared her testimony about her history teacher and the consequences of being married to an unbeliever. Then, we closed in prayer and had lunch at Bakti.





Can listen to the recording here :) sorry for the interruption