This publication is a collection of sermons written by my father, Rev. Swee Ann Koh.
Having grown up as the “Son of a Preacher Man,” and living in a church manse for over a decade, many have assumed that my level of theological knowledge would be greater than it actually is.
My frank admission is that not a whole lot of attention was paid to the actual messages and themes that were presented every Sunday at church. For many years, Sunday was a time of social activity, a place of community, not a place of worship or reflection… It was not until many years later that I realised how my father was able to convey a message to his congregation by tying biblical texts and themes to current world events.
Through the benefit of maturity, my father’s work became relevant, interesting and thought provoking.
This was the main motivation for this project: to create a collection of his work that could be published, archived and used as a reference.
The sermons are written in prose to reflect the way they were spoken, and as such, the text has been edited to include a break or a pause in speech denoted by a “ // ” .
This methodology was chosen in a bid to replicate the way the sermon was presented as accurately as possible. My father's words have been heard by many over the years. It is my hope that this collection will allow them to be heard for many years to come.
158 x 252 mm