Archive for April 11, 2014

Pastor Mark Conner’s Sermon 5, April, 2014

We may have disappointment in life as things do not turn out like what we expect them to be.
The Bible contains the story of disappointment to teach us how to handle it.

Luke 24
The two disciples were disappointed as they had hoped that Jesus was the Messiah.
Without their knowing, Lord Jesus came and encouraged them.

Isa 43:1-2
God’s promise is that when we go through suffering, God is with us.
We don’t go around suffering, we go through it.

Rm 8:28
It is not ‘all things are good’. God works things for our good.
God doesn’t cause all things as there are human factors too.

When we are disappointed, we should pour out our feeling to God and to reliable people around us.
The Holy Spirit is our Comforter.
We call upon Him “God I need You.” then we should open our ears to find out what God wants us to do.
Our eyes should be open to Lord Jesus.
Just like the two disciples above, even in our disappointment, Lord Jesus is with us.

Posted April 11, 2014 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Mark Conner, Sermon

CG Birthday Celebration 10, April, 2014

We celebrated a member’s birthday yesterday!!!

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That’s a very nice pink bag…
Wonder if the cg will give me a bag like that too…
(just joking!!! I am not girly at all!!)

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Nice chocolate cake!!!
Hmm, I should burn some calorie soon too ~ ~ ~

Posted April 11, 2014 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Birthday, Cell Group

Food Hotel Asia 2014

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Went to an exhibition in Expo on Wednesday: Food Hotel Asia 2014.
Somehow, the company I am working in had a booth there.
We engaged the potential customers who were interested in cleaning machine and cleaning chemicals.
Well, even though it was a nice sight, to me the highlight was….

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Free ice cream!!!!
This booth gives out a very nice gelato!!!
I queued twice: in the first queue the ice cream scoop was pretty small.
In the second queue, I received two biiiiiggg chocolate ice cream scoops!!!
Yay!!!!

Posted April 11, 2014 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Food, Photo of the Day, Work

Why CHC Leaders Should Engage Experienced Lawyers (Part 2)

Well, this is the continuation from the previous post on this subject.

2.) If the CHC leaders put so much faith in God, why do they engage Senior Counsels? Why don’t they just simply pray to their Father God?
This is a religious question and I will use Bible parts to answer it.

To certain extent, there is a merit in this question.
Indeed, there is nothing impossible for God.
God gave victory to Jehoshaphat from the enemies even without Judah army shedding any blood in war (2 Chronicles 20).
Surely, God can do similar things for CHC leaders now….. right?

The answer to this question is simple.
By engaging the Senior Counsels, CHC leaders simply do their best and let God handle the rest.

Perhaps an analogy will be useful.
Meet Mr. X. He is a faithful Christian.
He gives tithes, offerings and donates a lot to charity.
He has a wonderful family. His wife loves him. His children obey him.
He serves in church, regularly goes for mission trips and evangelizes among his friends too.
He prays a lot, reads the Bible, is disciplined in quite time.
In short, he is an almost perfect Christian.
One day, a doctor diagnoses him of later stage cancer and he has to go for surgery.
Assuming Mr. X has the finance,
would you recommend Mr. X to see an inexperienced surgeon? Or, would you recommend him to get help from a chief surgeon?

Perhaps to make it more personal,
what if Mr. X is your beloved grandfather?
Or, what if Mr. X is your beloved father?
Or, what if Mr. X is you yourself?

In the story of  Jehoshaphat, God gave him clear cut instruction (2 Chronicles 20:14-17): he did not need to fight.
Surely, if God clearly tells Mr. X to just pray in faith and not to see any surgeon, you would recommend Mr. X to just pray in faith and not to seek doctor, wouldn’t you?
The question is: what if God does not give any loud and clear instruction?
I believe you would recommend Mr. X to meet a chief surgeon. After all, Mr. X has the finance.
To compare Jehoshaphat with David, David did not receive any instruction from God in one occasion.
He did not just pray in faith; he really sent his army to war (2 Sam 10).

If God tells us specifically what to do in a given problem, definitely we will obey Him.
If God does not say anything, I am sure we will do our best and let God do the rest.

In general, God wants to bless His people in their career.
However, they should work hard in addition to praying in faith.
In general, God wants to bless His children in their study.
However, they should study hard in addition to praying in faith.
For now, I assume God does not specifically say anything to CHC leaders.
I believe God wants to deliver CHC leaders from this trial.
However, in addition to praying in faith, they should do their best too: engaging experienced lawyers is one example.

Let’s keep them in prayer, shall we?
No Case. No Case. No Case.
In Lord Jesus’ name I pray. Amen!