Archive for July 2015

Getting Inspired Through Others

Bishop Dale Bronner once preached, “God will never entrust to you what you cannot see others are blessed with.”
Somehow, this saying reminds me of the verse “Rejoice with those who rejoice, ” (Rm 12:15).
Whenever we hear as success stories, we should not feel envious.
Instead, we should celebrate together with them.
In fact, their success stories should inspire us to do better in lives. We should really learn from them.
In a way, acknowledging others who have done better than us is a sign of humility too~~
Congratulations to all my peers who have done exceedingly well in business and family!!!

Posted July 31, 2015 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Thought

Frankfurt 13-20, June, 2015 (19-20 June)

It was an off day for me.
I did not go to the exhibition whereas my boss went to another city to visit a friend.
So, I spent by going around the city on my own.

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Interesting. Can you tell the difference between a German keyboard and English keyboard?

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No wonder I keep seeing people smoking. There is a vending machine which sells cigarette.

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My breakfast place~~ nice bread.

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Some chocolate to bring back to Singapore. They are really cheaper compared to the one in SG!

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Friday morning. Zeil area was rather empty, unlike the weekdays before.

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Did anyone see a cosine curve in this building?

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Look! I even got to play with goose at the riverbank

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A lot of old church buildings. They are really a work of masterpiece!

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Visited a Starbucks cafe to enjoy their croissant and free wifi :P

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A nearby toyshop!! I got to relive my childhood!
And so, that was the end of my journey! While waiting for my boss to return to hotel, I did more A-Math questions :P

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At the airport, we had our dinner at the lounge. Not bad, I ate really a looooot and drank muuuuch wine :P
During the flight home, I could not sleep.
So, I watched many old movies like Taken, Taken 2, Exodus and Dracula Untold.
Hehe, thank God, we safely returned to Singapore :D :D :D

Posted July 29, 2015 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Uncategorized

Dinner After Service 25, July, 2015

A fantastic dinner time with CG after church service last Saturday.
We went to Creation Cafe at Shaw Tower.
My first time visiting this cafe ~ ~ ~

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Yummy pasta.
Then, here came the birthday girl~~

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Happy birthday, Joanna!
The LORD shall give you your birthday wishes speedily :) :)

Posted July 28, 2015 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Birthday, Cell Group

CG Birthday Celebration 23, July, 2015

Didn’t have any cg meeting this week due to Men’s Meeting on Friday.
Nevertheless, my cg still met up for a special occasion.
We celebrated a member’s birthday!

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Dinner at BWB at Orchard.
The portion was really big!
Well, as usual, I cleared up most of the food~~~

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An idea from the birthday IC.
Each of us brought a cake with a different flavor then we lit up a candle on the respective cake.
Really creative design!

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Happy birthday, Jin Min! Stay happy and healthy and pretty! :D :D

Posted July 26, 2015 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Birthday, Cell Group, Food

Supersteam Hari Raya Celebration 20, July, 2015

Last Monday the company celebrated Hari Raya.
Yup, this is our practice. We do celebrate Christmas and Chinese New Year too.

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First, my colleague explained why Muslims fasted and some of the practice of fasting.
Hehe, he was pretty nervous with public speaking :P

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Did you see all these food? Well.. .They are mine!!!!!
Hehe, my breakfast on Monday morning. Oh yeah, I brought back home some extra too~~ 

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Chit chatting on Monday morning.
Hmm, I am looking forward to the next celebration ~~

Posted July 26, 2015 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Food, Work

Pastor Tan’s Sermon 18, July, 2015

Pastor Tan’s Sermon 18, July, 2015
Wisdom for Living
Wisdom isn’t accumulation of knowledge. Biblical wisdom brings us to acknowledge God and trust Him as a way of life.
Proverb 9:10
To revere God is the beginning of wisdom. To revere God must be done all the time, not occasionally.
Prosperity: To have genuine intimate relationship with God.
Luke 12:15
It is not about the amount of money or knowledge.
Matt 4:4
To live a blessed life, we are to live everyday with the word of God.
1. To understand vanity
Ecc 12:8
Vanity: Meaninglessness. Uncertain. Unpreditable. Uncontrollable.
Future is uncertain

2. To understand the concluding thought of the Preacher
Ecc 12:9-14
Vanity is a part of wisdom. Even if we are wise, we still cannot control our future.
Preacher still tried to teach properly.
Goads are used to lead the sheep.
Well driven nails: They are painful but they are necessary to hold life together.
The Preacher has done all the study for us. If we do more study on our own, it will be tiresome to us.
Conclusion: Fear God and keep His commandments.

3. How should we live
Proverb 9:11-12
We may like to control life, we may not like mystery. However, life is really unpredictable.
It is about being, not just doing.
Ecc 11:1-2
Take risk. Do marine trading. Diversify the effort too.
Ecc 11:3, 5
Rain will just come regardless of whether we have outing. We do not know how the storm comes, which direction or which tree. We just know after trees fall.
Ecc 11:4, 6
In the midst of risk, don’t do nothing. We need to be diligent. We have to do what we know to do.
Ecc 11:7-8
It is good to see the sun. It means we are alive.
– rejoice all the days v. 9, 12:1
Remember the Creator. The earth is so liveable. This is a miracle in itself.
Ecc 12:7
After cremation, we will return to carbon, hydrogen, oxygen. We are created being , at the receiving end. God is the Creator.
Ecc 11:8
Remember: Bear in mind there will come difficulties.
Ecc 12:1
God is the Creator. He created both day and night. We can find God’s faithfulness when we experience good and bad times.
Ecc 11:9
In the midst of pursuing vision, let’s do it within the boundary of God’s commandment.
Ecc 11:10
We refuse to worry, keep body healthy.
– remove sorrow from heart.
What if one day God asks us, “Why are you sorrowful? Why are you not thankful for this life?”
Ecc 12:1
We should remember God before the difficult days. We should not wait until we retire before we serve God.
Ecc 12:2-3
Before the end comes. Before old age comes. While we are young and strong and passionate, we should serve God. All these figures of speech point to old age. We need to remember our Creator before we meet death.
Eph 5:15-18, Luke 12:15-21
We need to fear and remember God.
Prayer in 3 different ways:
– active: Asking God to remove problems.
– passive: No prayer at all.
– middle: Willed passitivity. We activate our will to participate in God’s will. Prayer: “God, I want what You want”. In married life, husband and wife submit to each other

Posted July 23, 2015 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Sermon, Tan Ye Peng

Dinner After Service 18, July, 2015

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Had dinner with CG last Saturday after church service.
We went to food court at Esplanade Exchange and enjoyed the Japanese food there.
While eating, I entertained a primary school boy and his younger sister.
Yup, I was testing his Indonesian language skill.
Well, not bad, considering it is not his first tongue Smile with tongue out

Hopefully I can meet him again!

Posted July 21, 2015 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Cell Group, Food

Cg Sermon 16, July, 2015

The thieves, the lazy, the diligent.
Three ways of getting wealth: To steal, to earn or to receive.
Pro 16:16
Wisdom from God is more important than wealth. While it is good to have things money can buy, we should not lose sight on things money cannot buy.

The thieves
Many people take short cut to be rich.
Proverb 13:11
We should wary of people advising a quick way to get rich
Proverb 28:22, 21:5-7, 11:1, 11:25-26
When we do business, we should do it with God’s way. God wil bless it.
We should not seek selfish gain. It is ok to make profit but not at the expense of others.

The lazy
Work isn’t a curse. God gave Adam work to do even before sin came. God is testing our stewardship when He places us in a certain job.
Proverb 6:9
When we do not have vision in work, we may laze around. There are many things which need to be done.
Proverb 10:5
The sluggard wastes God given opportunity. Successful people do not waste time.
Proverb 15:19
Sluggard makes excuses.
Proverb 21:25
Sluggard do not work hard enough to achieve their dreams

The poor and needy
Proverb 14:23, 21:5, 13:23
People are poor can be because they only talk and not work or because there is injustice or unwise financial dealing
Proverb 14:21, 22:22-23
We should be kind to the needy.
Proverb 19:17, 21:13
When we do not help the poor, God will not hear us.

The diligent
Proverb 4:23
The diligent cultivate the inner man
Proverb 10:4
There is no substitute for hard work. Diligent people plan their work and work their plan out.
Proverb 22:29
Diligence leads us to go up to higher level of responsibility.

Wealth and greed.
Proverb 11:24-25
God expects the wealth to be generous too.
God will give us the power to get wealth.

Posted July 20, 2015 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Cell Group, Sermon

Dinner 12, July, 2015

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My first time dining at Menya Musashi restaurant.
The food was slightly saltier.
Nevertheless, it tasted really nice.
They fried the octopus really crispy.

Shall visit it again ~~~

Posted July 19, 2015 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Food

Pastor Bayless Conley’s Sermon 11, July, 2015: At His Feet

Mary, the sister of Martha and Lazarus.
In every story, Mary was always found at the feet of Jesus
Luke 10:38-42
Mary came to His feet to hear His word. Let’s be fair to Martha. Firstly, Jesus came to Martha’s house. So, she might feel certain responsibility. Secondly, Jesus came with the 12 apostles. It was pretty costly to feed them. Martha didn’t mind. Martha was distracted by much serving. It is good to serve. It is not good to be distracted with much serving. It is good idea to fast from all busyness just to sit at His feet: To let His word change our heart.

John 12:1-8
Mary came to His feet to worship Him through giving.
Phil 4:18
Sacrificial gift is a sweet smelling aroma which please God.
When we give with the right heart, it pleases God. Whatever we pour to Jesus, it is never a waste. When we give extravagantly to God, we should do it with a sense of sacredness. A beautiful chandelier in church, for example, is fitting to glorify God.

John 11:1-17, 32-44
Mary came to His feet with her questions and needs.
Mary was honest with her agony and questions. Mary didn’t run away from God. She ran to Him. There is God’s love and concern behind tragedy.
How should we understand the context?
John 10
The devil stirred up the crowd. The crowd almost murdered Him. He escaped. The devil wanted to get Him again.
Jesus wept because they didn’t believe He cared. When bad things happen to us and we don’t believe God cares, the whole heaven weeps.
Matt 15:30-31
At the feet of Jesus, we find healing.
We come to His feet with all our confusion and questions

You can purchase his sermon here:
http://www.theinkroom.com.sg/digital/http-sermon-weekly-english-s3-amazonaws-com-2015-33-20150711-s1-d1-t1-at-20his-20feet-mp3.html

Posted July 18, 2015 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Bayless Conley, Sermon