City Harvest Church’s advisory pastor, Phil Pringle, commends the church on its move to Suntec Singapore.
Contributed By Nicolette Ng
Last weekend was part two of CHC’s dedication service for its new venue, Suntec Singapore. The church welcomed back to its pulpit, one of the church’s longest ministry friends, Phil Pringle of Christian City Church in Sydney, Australia. Together with his wife, Christine, Pringle came on stage to congratulate the congregation for their tenacity and faith in God.
“I am so happy to be here. You are in your destiny,” Pringle said.
In a video clip that followed, CHC’s advisory chairman, A.R. Bernard sent his greetings from New York and relayed his blessings for the congregation, before informing everyone that he was going to return to speak in the church in June 2011.
Pringle has been one of CHC’s most stalwart supporters, especially over the last 10 months, during which he was a regular preacher in the church. To commemorate the special service in Suntec Singapore, the preacher iterated a timely message on enlarging the capacity of a person’s faith. He encouraged the members to enter into this “New Day” with a season of breakthroughs in their families, businesses and personal lives.
Pringle’s key message focused on the importance of thanksgiving, praise and worship. “Worship is not something that we do. It is something that we are,” he said. He also told the crowd never to underestimate the power of thanksgiving, as it is the pathway to access our future.
“Thank God for what you have got instead of complaining of what you haven’t got.”
Pringle presented the key purposes and the power of praise. Praise binds the devil, it brings the presence of God and it sets a person free. He illustrated this pertinent point with a hilarious animated recount of Paul and Silas’ breakthrough encounter from jail in the Book of Acts.
Pringle shared real-life accounts of how he and his wife began their ministry in their own home, reaching the unchurched with the love of God. With their selfless and loving attitudes, the Pringles welcomed all sorts of people—even hippies and bikers—and shared the love of God with them, and in many cases, led them to salvation in Christ with boldness and faith.
“The password of connection to God is ‘Thank you’,” he declared, and urged everyone to have an attitude of gratitude. When the altar call was given, hundreds came forward to respond to Jesus, bringing an encouraging end to this meaningful service.