Archive for March 2013

Dinner After Service 29, March, 2013

Attended Easter church service with CG people last Friday.
It ended late, so we did not have many choices of dinner venue.
So we decided to go to … McDonald!

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Hmm, fast food once in a while is not bad, I suppose Smile with tongue out

Posted March 31, 2013 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Cell Group, Food

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Pastor Zhuang’s Wedding Sermon 23, March, 2013

A sermon Pastor Zhuang preached during Susanna’s wedding last week’s Saturday.
It was an encouragement for them to have a blissful marriage life.
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3 stages of marriage life:

1.) Honey moon stage
In this stage, the couple looks at each other as perfect partner.
It lasts for 9-12 months after wedding.
For example, when the couple goes on bicycle ride.
All of sudden, the husband trips and falls.
In this stage, the wife will think, “I have a cute husband.”
Then when the husband stands up again, the wife will think, “I have a macho husband.”

2.) The-party-is-over stage
At this period, the couple no longer finds each other as perfect partner.
They may feel cheated and may clash over minor issues.
Many marriages do not pass this second stage and hence end up in divorce.
Using an example above, when the husband falls, the wife will ask “Where are you looking?”

3.) Mature stage
In this stage, the couple accept each other despite imperfection.
They are willing to lay down their live for each other.

Posted March 29, 2013 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Sermon, Wedding

Library Event 27, March, 2013

NTU library happened to be conducting some event in my school.
They brought some titles on science, encouraging the students to browse and borrow.
Since I was too busy, I could not be there for the main purpose.
Nevertheless, the highlight was….. free food!!!!!
One professor asked me to join the feast!! Of course, I was more than happy to help them clear the food!

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Praise the Lord!! Saved plenty $$$ again!
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Posted March 28, 2013 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Food, School

Dinner After Service 23, March, 2013

Had dinner with the lovely CG people after church service last Saturday.
Since it was crowded here and there, we decided to try Pasta Mania at Changi Airport.

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Nice chat over nice food!
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Posted March 27, 2013 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Cell Group, Food

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Susanna’s Wedding 23, March, 2013

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Attended a wedding matrimony last Saturday at CHC Jurong West.
A friend in bookstore, Susanna, got married to Alex.
Am so happy for them! Congratulations, Susanna and Alex! Smile

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The couple with bookstore ministry members! Open-mouthed smile Open-mouthed smile

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After that… lunch reception!
It was my breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Hmm, I should prepare myself to get married too!! Smile with tongue out Smile with tongue out

Posted March 26, 2013 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Family, Food, Friends, Wedding

New Camera

My usual camera phone spoilt.
Whenever I used the camera function, the photo blurred. I could not adjust the brightness and contrast too.
That’s it. I could not take it anymore.
So, last Thursday I went to Courts to get a new camera.

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Hmm,  very affordable price with just nice image quality Smile with tongue out
Shall play around with this new toy. Hope it can serve me well for at least 3 years Smile with tongue out

Posted March 25, 2013 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Photo of the Day

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CG Refreshment + Birthday Celebration 21, March, 2013

Celebrating a CG member’s birthday last night. Happy birthday, Edwin!

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After which, we had some yummy refreshment!

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Chocolate cake, egg tart and.. Dorayaki!! Doraemon’s favorite.

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Fellowship session over meal! Winking smile

Posted March 22, 2013 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Birthday, Cell Group, Food

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CG Sermon 14, March, 2013

Yes and Amen in Christ

2 Cor 1:15-19
Apostle Paul promised to come to visit them.
Yet, he didn’t show up. Rumor spread that he didn’t love them enough.
Paul then used this incident to teach about God’s faithfulness.
God’s promise is yes and amen in Christ.
3 things we should do in order to enjoy God’s promise:

1.) We have to abide in Christ
Ex 33:22.
The rock refers to Christ. Our lives are hidden in Christ. How to abide in Christ?
A.) read the Bible, meditate on it, live it out
B.) prayer. Stay in hidden room and spend time with God.

2.) We must believe what Jesus has done.
Righteousness is because of Jesus, not because of myself.
Prayer of the righteous avails much.

3.) We should confess the promises God.
It’s one thing to read the promise,
it’s another thing to confess it in private prayer,
it’s another thing to confess it publicly.

Some examples of God’s promise in Christ:
John 15:5, Rm 8:1, 2 Cor 2:14, Eph 2:10,

Posted March 21, 2013 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Cell Group, Sermon

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Pastor Kong’s Sermon 17, March, 2013: Identification with Christ

Apostle Paul made a point to get to know Christ.
He called himself a man in Christ.
The four of Gospels are the proclamation of the Gospel.
The book of Acts is the demonstration of the Gospel.
The epistles by Paul are the explanation of the Gospel.
Paul saw what happened behind the scene.

1 Cor 15:3-4
Paul received revelation from the resurrected Jesus.
Paul wanted to share the most important truth: the death, burial and resurrection of Christ.
The Bible is filled with plenty beautiful revelation.
However, if we miss the most important revelation: death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, then we might as well not read the Bible.
This revelation is the center of our faith.
The death, burial and resurrection of Christ are the eternal event with limitless power; we can experience it times and again in our individual life.
Jesus gets all the glory for everything He did.
We get all the credit for everything He did.
The reason we can be powerful Christians is because of His death, burial and resurrection.

‘In Christ’ means ‘Union’. ‘With Christ’ means ‘Identification’.
There are 7 areas we need to identify ourselves with Christ.

1.) We are crucified with Christ (Gal 2:20, Rm 6:6)
Crucifixion is the means of dying.
When we are with Christ, we are changed: our past self is dead.
Lord Jesus took away all our sinful nature and nailed it on the cross.

2.) We died with Christ (Rm 6:8)
On the cross, He became the judgment of our sin.
Hence, there is no more judgment for us.
Beyond the physical event, God, angels, demons saw Jesus’ spirit.
2 Cor 5:21, Isa 53:5-6
God the Father made Jesus to be sin for us.
Past, present, future sin of everyone all came upon Jesus.
God the Father allowed Jesus to bear all the sickness (eczema, cancer, heart disease, etc) of everyone in the past, present and future.
God the Father allowed Jesus to bear all poverty and debt.
Lord Jesus became a curse for us that He even cried out (Mark 15:34).
Lord Jesus was made sick, multiplied billions times for every human being (1 Pet 2:24).
If God can get rid of sin, surely God can get rid of sickness.

3.) We are buried with Christ
The devil celebrated Christ’ death as he dragged Him to the hell.
The devil mocked at God the Father, “If You want to punish me, You better punish Your Son as He is now much worse and sinful than me.”
Psalm 88:4-9, 14-17.
Sin deserves punishment. God the Father had to judge sin as He is holy.
God the Father poured waves upon waves of fury upon Lord Jesus’ spirit when He was brought to hell.
God the Father kept whipping Lord Jesus in tears until justice was paid in full.
The devil watched the ultimate display of justice and ultimate display of love of God toward us. (2 Cor 5:21)
Rev 1:5
All of sudden, Lord Jesus became the firstborn of the dead: He arose again.
He took back the authority Adam had lost to the devil.

4.) We are made alive with Him
Eph 2:5, Col 1:18
We are born again the moment we put our lives with Him.
He is alive not only for Himself, but also for us.
The moment earlier, He was so sinful.
A moment later, He became so righteous that there was no more trace of sin. He ascended to the right hand of the Father and prays for us.
We are more than just forgiven sinners.
When God the Father sees us, He sees Jesus’ righteousness in us.
It does not mean we are absolutely perfect. It means we should no longer be sin-conscious.
Sin consciousness hinders our relationship with God.
God has paid a great price to give the robe of righteousness. Let’s put it on now. Don’t wait until we are buried.
Not to be sin-consciousness does not mean we ignore sin.
If we sin (and we will from time and time), we can just confess it (1 John 1:9).
Don’t remind ourselves, each other or even God of our sin.
Understanding the righteousness of God is important because:
– God cannot bless without us asking Him. However, how can we ask in faith if we feel condemned?
– We can’t be sin-conscious as a church. Even though Pastor is the one on trial, we may feel guilty too. However, we should pray for Pastor and the leadership.

5.) We are raised with Christ.
Eph 2:6
Now, Christ even becomes the master of the devil.
With Christ conquered the devil, it is as if God the Father considered us to share the victory too.
What is then our problem compared to this victory?

6.) We are seated with Christ.
God the Father could have just stopped at making Jesus sit with Him.
Eph 2:6
However, God the Father decided now that Christians would sit with Jesus too.
Every spiritual blessing are ours even now.
We are seated far above every turbulence and thunder storm.
We are hidden with Christ.

7.) We are reigning with Christ
2 Tim 2:11-12
To reign with Christ, we need to endure stuffs.
In the midst of enduring, there is reigning.
If we can overcome this as church, what other problem can we not overcome?
We need to win this fight as a church.
Jesus Christ will be glorified through all this.

You can download his sermon here:
http://theinkroom.com.sg/2013-identification-with-christ-16-march-2013.html

Posted March 20, 2013 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Sermon

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Baby Dedication 17, March, 2013

On Sunday morning I watched the church service online.
It was a baby dedication weekend too.

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I seized every opportunity to print screen it.
The outcome: beautiful images of babies.

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Pastor Kong was praying for my god-brother-in-law, god-sister and god-nephew.
See, I am an uncle now.

Anyway, I am sooooo inspired.
Gotta have many kids in the future… for the kingdom of God Open-mouthed smile Open-mouthed smile Open-mouthed smile

Posted March 19, 2013 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Church Service

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