Archive for November 2013

Pastor Tan’s Sermon 23, November, 2013: Rebuilding Faith

God gave Ezra tremendous favor from Persian king.
Zerubbabel was to rebuild the temple (1-6), Ezra was to rebuild spiritual condition (chp 7-10).
Between these two period, there was a gap of 6 decades.
For Israelites, the most important and urgent thing to rebuild was to restore the worship of God.
Their identity was tied to God Himself. Similarly, our identity is tied to faith in God.

CHC is significant because it is our spiritual home. We are now in the midst of building God’s house.
How was the condition of rebuilding God’s temple back then?

1.) there was much opposition in rebuilding the temple (Ezra 4:1, 4-6).

2.) The rebuilding the temple prospered through prophecy of Haggai and Zaccharia (Ezra 6:14)
Even the prophecy was that the Messiah would enter into the Temple.
Word of God sustained the rebuilding the physical temple.

3.) Ezra restored the teaching of the word of God (Ezra 7:10).

Matt 4:11
The devil left Lord Jesus.
The tempter simply wants us to disconnect from God. We then will naturally sin against God.
At that point in time, hunger shows Lord Jesus’ true nature.
Matt 4:4.
Every word of God. Word of God cleanses filthy things away from our lives.
We should use God’s word to build up, not to tear down.

4.) Erza could then restore the spiritual condition of the people

Matt 13:18-23
The devil is always after God’s word. 4 types of ground:
1.) wayside ground (never start). 2.) stony ground (only start). 3.) thorny ground (start-stop). 4.) good ground (start to completion).

Matt 13:53-58
They were offended at Jesus. He could not do miracle.
They were never-start ground.

1 Kings 17:10-16
She had need. The devil sowed fear of sensible act: to cook and to die.
Yet, the word of the Lord rebuilt her faith.

1 Kings 17:17-24
They had tragedy after tragedy.
She brought her son to Elijah. Elijah prayed and her son lived.
Let’s bring our need to God.

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Posted November 29, 2013 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Sermon, Tan Ye Peng

Determination III

I should say I have learned a lot from History Strongest Disciple Kenichi manga.
This manga is not just about martial arts; it is also about life philosophy.
Following are three quotes from a particular karate teacher.
They really inspire me, somehow. Hope they will inspire you too!

Sakaki Shio

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Sakaki Shio-4

Posted November 28, 2013 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Photo of the Day

CBC493 Presentation 25, November, 2013

Another post on small final year project module done by the students.
They presented their work in the form of poster yesterday.

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Nowadays MAS Atrium is quiet because the undergrads are studying for their final exams.
Yesterday, the venue became lively with students and professors mingling over food poster.

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Some of my undergraduate students who impressed the professors in answering their questions yesterday.

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My loot!!! The staff reserved food for me.
Yessshhh! Another food donation to me!

Posted November 26, 2013 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Friends, School

The Ink Room Duty 23, November, 2013

Team B duty again. We kicked start Christmas promotion in the bookstore.

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For a purchase of at least S$20 in a single receipt, the customer had one chance to spin this fortune wheel.
The ultimate price was: shop for free! The bookstore would give voucher almost equivalent to the amount of purchase in the receipt!

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New arrivals and some Christmas products. These Christmas products would surely light up any Christmas celebration.

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Not forgetting dinner with teammates after bookstore duty.
Apparently, they could not finish their meal. So, I was the one clearing the food.
Yesssshhhh! I was super full!!!

Supper 22, November, 2013

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Was very hungry on Friday night.
When I reached home, Mommy’s cooking welcomed me.
Beef + clamp + mushroom.
Yummy!

Posted November 24, 2013 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Photo of the Day

KFC + Pizza

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Yesssshhhhh.
Another donation of free food to my lab.
KFC +pizza given from another lab.
Apparently they could not finish it, so they passed to me.
Yummy. It was my dinner last night + breakfast this morning.

Posted November 22, 2013 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Food, Photo of the Day

CG Sermon 14, November, 2013: What Giving Really Involves

2 Cor 9:1-2
A chapter on giving.

1.) Giving involves passion.
Giving without passion feels dead. It should pulsate because it means something to the giver.
The passion of the giver will infect other people. It is not about the amount. It is about heart we put into our giving.
Biblical giving isn’t about charity.

2.) Giving involves preparation (v5)
Apostle Paul sent someone else to prepare Corinthian church. King David also prepared much material to build God’s house.

3.) Giving involves promise v6-8
The principle: sow little reap little, sow much reap much.
However, God wants us to be cheerful.
After giving, God will somehow fulfill our needs through other means even when we may have less finance.

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