29 July 2020
Are the Ten Commandments still applicable? How can we understand the relevance of an ancient text for Christians living in this modern world?
In his book The Ten Commandments, Kevin DeYoung wrote: “The Ten Commandments are not instructions on how to get out of Egypt. They are rules for a free people to stay free.” So, the Decalogue points humanity to their need for a Saviour. Then, when one turns to Christ, when one becomes a new creation (2 Cor 5:17), he or she will desire and long for true righteousness. The Ten Commandments will thus point them to the way they could live!
So the Ten Commandments is relevant for Christians today; that is why we must understand what it says and know how to apply it. To help you in this endeavor, we want to offer you Kevin DeYoung’s book entitled The Ten Commandments free of charge!
This is an easy-to-read book, written by a seasoned pastor, using a structure of questions, exhortations and examples to guide your reading. This book will help you understand, obey, and delight in God’s law—commandments that expose our sinfulness and reveal the glories of God’s grace to us in Christ! So request for your free copy of The Ten Commandments. A Chinese translation of the book entitled 十 条 诫 命 will also be available upon request (Please indicate your request for the Chinese book).
I want to update you about our ongoing translation project. While Grace to Asia continues to translate and publish Chinese books, we are also working on translating Bible- teaching resources into other languages. Currently, we are working on Bahasa Indonesia. Interestingly, even though there is a significant Christian population in Indonesia, yet there is a dearth of good, Bible-teaching resources in that language.
As such, we are partnering with a missionary couple stationed in Jakarta to pursue this project. We will begin by publishing Pastor MacArthur’s book entitled Keys to Spiritual Growth. While the translation has already been completed, the printing has been delayed because the pandemic would negatively affect the distribution of the book. Please pray with us that the Lord will give us a suitable time-frame for us to continue with this project, so that His people may be ministered and equipped for His kingdom’s sake.
Please know that we cannot do this without your prayers and financial support. Your gifts shape our ministry, bringing our translated Bible-teaching resources to Singapore and beyond. Any gift you give this month will help us continue our ministry endeavors. Thank you in advance for sacrificing.
We thank God for the privilege of serving you, even as we work together to serve others. God’s richest blessings to you and your family.
Love in the Truth
Peter Low Ying Kit
Grace to Asia