Adam Road Presbyterian Church Podcast

The Greatest Bridegroom

The Psalmist pens a wedding song to the king that speaks of the glory and majesty of the Royal Bridegroom. When read throughout Israel’s history, Psalm 45 would gradually point from the historical Israelite king (monarchy period) to the Messiah who would come (exilic and post-exilic period). For the Church today, the psalm points us to the glory and beauty of Christ, the royal bridegroom, of whom the Church is his bride.
Come listen to Pastor Edmund Fong preaching from Psalm 45.

Downcast

The Psalmist struggles with feeling downcast, and because the Psalms is the Word of God to us, downcast-ness is a legitimate feeling to have before God! More than that, we are reminded what to do in times when we are downcast — keep hoping in God and his steadfast love. Pastor Edmund Fong preaches from Psalm 43:1-5.

How’s Your Walk?

How’s Your Walk? Even as Paul has shown us our well-being in Christ in Eph 1 to 4:16, from 4:17 onwards he shows us how this well-being is to be translated in our daily walk in Christ. Pastor Edmund Fong preaches from Ephesians 4:17–5:21.

Oh the Manifold Wisdom of God … seen in the Church?!

Paul shows in Eph 3:1-13 that God has revealed his mystery that through and in the church, God’s manifold wisdom will be revealed to the spiritual authorities in the cosmos. This sets us thinking about whether as a church, we have lived up to the reality of who we are in Christ. Come listen to Pastor Edmund Fong preaches from Ephesians 3:1-13.

Salvation comes from the Lord

We must learn the same lesson Jonah learns in chapter 2: Salvation comes from the Lord. And it is a salvation that comes when we were disobedient and under God’s judgement. Come listen to Pastor Edmund Fong preaching from Jonah 2

Death of All Deaths!

God reveals Jesus’ death in John’s Gospel to be a death that fulfils Scripture and all that Jesus is and does in John’s Gospel so far. Jesus’ death finally glorifies God by revealing who God is in his glory and splendour — the one who is simultaneously the humiliated and exalted one. Pastor Edmund Fong preaches from John 19:16b-42.

What comes from above must go back up

If the phrase "what goes up must come down" displays a truth for us, then it could be said that "what comes from above must go back up" is a truth for the gospel of John. In this gospel, we meet Jesus Christ who has come from the Father to reveal God's glory and who must return to the Father and glorify God. Most of all, Jesus reveals God's glory and glorifies God through his death and resurrection. Can we see this is who Jesus is? Pastor Edmund Fong preaches from John 12.1-11.  

Blessed in Every Way

How do we measure our blessings? Ephesians 1:3-14 reminds us that in Christ Jesus, God has blessed us in every way! We have been chosen, redeemed, revealed with the knowledge of where this whole world is heading towards and we have been given assurance that we belong to God. In Christ, we have been blessed in every way! That is how we should see ourselves and one another who are in Christ. Pastor Edmund Fong preaches "Blessed in Every Way" from Ephesians 1:3-14.

Downfall and Rise

Micah speaks of Israel’s downfall and rise in chapter 7. The only reason why Israel can rise again after her downfall is because of who God is — he is the God of compassionate love and mercy. Similarly, we who have experienced downfall in our relationship with God can rise again because of who God is and what he has done for us in his Son. Pastor Edmund Fong preaches "Downfall and Rise" from Micah 7.

God Is Still God

God reminds us in the book of Obadiah that he is still the God over the proud, be they individuals or nations.

From Death to Hope… From Hope to Faith, or Fear?

As we turn to Mk 16, the gloomy scene of the death of the Lord Jesus turns to one of hope, where we see Jesus resurrected by God in fulfilment of what God had promised Jesus and what Jesus had promised his disciples. Yet, strange enough, this scene is met by one of fear rather than faith. The question for us is: as we are reminded of Jesus’ resurrection this Easter, is our response one of faith (and hope), or one of fear? Pastor Edmund Fong preaches.

Receiving the Messiah and Lord

As Jesus enters Jerusalem and goes to the temple in Mark 11:1-25, he acts in a manner contrary to the people’s expectations. In this way, Mark 11:1-25 challenges us in terms of our own expectations of who Jesus is and what he has come to do — will we receive the Messiah and Lord based on our own expectations, or will we receive him for who he truly shows himself to be? Pastor Edmund Fong preaches.

Wherein Lies Your Confidence

As we end one year and start the next, let God's Word from Philippians 3:1-11 remind us where our confidence is to be found in. Pastor Edmund Fong preaches this New Year's Eve sermon.

When Death Is Better Than Life (Lament As Worship)

Job’s reply to Eliphaz and his lament in Job 6-7 shows that there is a place for lament as valid speech to God and even as worship of God. Pastor Edmund Fong preaches.

When Theology Fails

Despite a fine and sound wisdom and theology presented to Job in his suffering, Eliphaz's theology ultimately fails him. Come and listen to how the God of our theology does not fail us, when our theological systems can. Pastor Edmund Fong preaches from Job 4-5.

Running THE Race

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus and run THE (most important) race that you and I will ever run. Running the race well will involve i) accepting discipline as a good thing from the love of God ii) walking in holiness and not forsaking our inheritance iii) realising where we are running this race from and iv) knowing the kingdom we will receive in the end. Pastor Edmund Fong preaches from Hebrews 12.

A Fitting Salvation

Come and hear how God's fitting plan of salvation for mankind involves Jesus identifying with us by taking on our full humanity and triumphing over death as he does so. Pastor Edmund Fong preaches from Heb 2:5-18.

Proud Kingdoms Fall but the Kingdom of the Lord Endures Forever

God is the one who gives rulers their reign and their kingdoms, and he is the one who takes it back in his due time. Come and hear how this theme is worked out in the life of Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonian kingdom in Dan 4–5 and hence, our rightful response and attitude. Pastor Edmund Fong preaches.

Kingdom Dinner Dynamics

Jesus, when invited to a meal by the Pharisees, takes the opportunity to teach us about the kingdom of heaven's dinner social dynamics: one where life is affirmed, the proud humbled and true generosity displayed. This is a dinner where we must not presume we will be there, but instead must make every effort to be there by accepting the invite offered by Jesus. Pastor Edmund Fong preaches.

Remembering the Grace of God this Christmas

By looking at the parable of the vineyard, let us remember the grace of God this Christmas season. Pastor Edmund Fong preaches from Matt 20:1-19.