Archive for August 2015

Pastor Kong’s Sermon 15, August, 2015

Paradigm:distinct way of thinking or viewing life in an entire community or generation.

Paradigm 5: Prayer is the key to revival and miracles.
Matt 18:19-20
Prayer meeting is the engine room for revival. Many divine healings in the past happened through prayer.

Paradigm 6: The primary purpose of Christ is soul winning.
Soul winning is the primary purpose of every single believer.
Lord Jesus died for sinners even when they are yet to know Him.
He loves the lost souls, we therefore must love souls.
How do we love the lost? We need to have a passion of compassion for a world without vision.
Every number of church attendants counts as it represents the soul Jesus died for.
How does Pastor Kong stay positive? By doing soul winning.
It doesn’t matter if CHC is in the news. CHC members must always win souls. In the last 5 years, many people have accepted Christ in CHC.

Paradigm 7: The church is God’s greatest gift to serve humanity.
Matt 16:18
God used the church to fight against the gates of hell so the whole world will not go into Christless eternity.
About 2/3 of the whole population aren’t Christians. We are Jesus’ hands and feet.
Acts 5:28, 8:4, 13:49,
How did the church grow fast and strong in the Roman empire? The church had uncompromising zeal, unbreakable unity
1 John 4:7
Without love, a church will just be another non-profit organization.

Paradigm 8: Discipleship challenges our values, fine-tunes our attitude and forms Christ’s character in us.
Christianity without discipleship is Christianity without Christ-Dietrich Boenhoffer.
True discipleship occurs in the most natural way. Lord Jesus spent much time with His apostles.
His apostles must have endured His rebukes as He always fine tuned their attitudes.
Eventually, the apostles did much mighty works.

You can purchase his sermon here:
http://www.theinkroom.com.sg/http-sermon-weekly-english-s3-amazonaws-com-2015-40-chc-20paradigms-20-28part-202-29-kh-mp3.html

Posted August 31, 2015 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Kong Hee, Sermon

Pastor Kong’s Sermon 19, August, 2015 Church Wide Bible Study End Times Reality (3/3)

3 great wars in the end times.
1. Great Middle East Wars
Psalm 83
It was an attempt the devil made to nullify God’s covenant with Abraham. 10 nations which will make war with Israel.
– Ammon+Hagrites+Moab+Edom: Jordan
– Philistia: Gaza.
– Gebal+Tyre: Lebanon,
– Ishmaelites: Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait.
– Amalek: Sinai(Egypt),
– Assyria: Portion of Turkey, Syria and Iraq
There are at least 16 major wars between Arab league and Israel. Antichrist will come to make peace treaty between Israel and Arabs. He will then set abomination in the temple in Jerusalem.

2. War of Gog and Magog
Ezekiel 38-39
Ezekiel 37 was fulfilles when state of Israel was born in 1948.
King Gog in the land of Magog gathered 9 nations to make war with Israel.
1. Rosh
2. Meshech
3. Tubal
4. Magog
5. Gomer
6. Togarmah
7. Persia
8. Ethiopia
9. Libya
These are nomadic people. Hence, it is difficult to pinpoint them. Nevertheless, we can guess them from Genesis 9.
– Rosh: Iraq and Syria
– Meshech: Turkey
– Persia: Iran
– Ethiopia: Sudan
– Libya: Libya, Tunisia and Morocco.
Some scholars speculate:
– Rosh: Russia
– Meshech: Moscow
– Tubal: Tobolsk. After all, Russia has a long history of hatred toward Jews.
– Persia: Iran. Russia helped Iran in building nuclear war. Some scholars believe Russia will lead Arab and Iran to destory Israel.
Ezekiel 38:10-12, 38:20,22, 39:12, 14-16
One possible scenario: Great Middle East war, antichrist will sign peace treaty, Russia will attack Israel in the first 3.5 years. The second 3.5 years is the final persecution.
3. Battle of Armageddon
Revelation 9:16-18, Rev 16
John saw nuclear weapons which he could not describe. One third of mankind will die.
Kings of the east: China, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, North Korea, South Korea.
Rev 16:13-14, 16
Here are the demonic trinity. They gather the nations to the valley of Megiddo, the Armageddon.
Rev 16:18, 21, Ezekiel 38:22.
Great hail, fire and brimstone. Most likely there will be one massive nuclear war to wipe out 1/3 of humanity.
Will Christians be persecuted by the antichrist?
1. Pretribulation rapture.
They believe the first rapture will happen at the beginning of the final 7 years. The second rapture will happen at the end of 7 years.
2. Midtribulation rapture.
They believe Christians will witness the antichrist signing the treaty but we will rapture in the middle. The second rapture will happen at the end of final 7 years.
3. Posttribulation rapture
They believe Christians will go through the severe persecution and be raptured at the end of final 7 years.

You can purchase his sermon here;
http://www.theinkroom.com.sg/end-time-realities-cd-5cd-english.html

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Posted August 30, 2015 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Kong Hee, Sermon

Pastor Kong’s Sermon 12, August, 2015 Church Wide Bible Study End Times Reality (2/3)

Dan 9.
Daniel was 82 years old by then. This was the year 500BC, 67th year of captivity.
Daniel prayed for the restoration of Jerusalem. Even though he was 82, he still fasted as he loved God.
Dan 9:21-24
Archangel Gabriel looked like man. We need to be kind to everybody as we might entertain angel.
70 weeks: 70 sevens. 490. It is not clear the meaning of 490 here.
From the context, we see transgression, sin and iniquity.
Sin: Single offence. Transgression: Repeated offence. Iniquity: Full-grown bondage.
Iniquity can be passed from one generation to the next generation.
Lord Jesus came to forgive transgression, sin and iniquity.
However, until now we have not seen everlasting righteousness, sealing up of prophecy, and anointing of the Most Holy (which is the Holy of Hollies of the Temple of God).
Even now, the Jews are planning to build the third temple of God. The moment it is done, we know Lord Jesus is coming soon.
Daniel 9:25
7 weeks. 7*7 years. There were 4 royal decrees for rebuilding of the temple and the city.
Nehemiah 2:1
444BC Mar April Nehemiah received the permission from King Artaxerxes.
7 weeks: 7*7 Jewish years=49 Jewish years =48 years of the world. From 444BC to 396 BC, we had 48 years. At the same time, Jerusalem was rebuilt and the Old Testament was completed.
62 weeks: 62*7 Jewish years = 428 years. 396 BC +428 years became 33 AD Mar-Apr. This was when Lord Jesus was crucified.
Lord Jesus was cut off (crucified) for the sins of many.
Daniel 9:26
40 years after Lord Jesus died, Roman General Titus massacred the Jews. However, Daniel was seeing antichrist. He signed peace treaty for Jerusalem.

Middle East problem.
1. Economics: Oil and energy.
The west does not want to depend on Middle East to get oil.
2. Politics: Middle East is in the middle of civilization.
Rev 8:7-11. Nuclear wars just before Lord Jesus returns. Rev 9:18-19. Apostle John saw missiles which killed a third of the world’s population.
3. Military: Radical militants trying to get nuclear warheads.
4. Spiritual: Satan’s attempt to hinder God’s word.
Jews became blessing wherever they went. God promised them they would be the heads and not the tails. Gen 17:7-8. It is an everlasting covenant/possession.
Israel and the land of Canaan become the test of God’s promise. Satan worked days and nights to either destroy the Israel or to stop them from possessing the land.
After the second world war, the Jews returned to the promised land. Immediately after the Israel declared independence, the surrounding nations attacked Israel.
Luke 21:20, 29.
Israel was the blossoming fig tree in 1948. Dan 10:12-13. The prince of Persia was a demonic prince, a fallen angel over the nation.
There were prince and small kings. Michael is the archangel of Israel.
All this spiritual war affects the politics. Since angels do not die, this war has been ongoing ever since.
Why did Michael come? Because Daniel kept praying for 21 days.
When we pray, God hears and sends angel to answer our prayer. The angel may be hindered but we should keep praying
5. Grudge: Jews and Arabs.
Arab was descended from Ishmael. Gen 21:8-10-12 Mocking: Physical abuse. Middle East was the place of family feud.
Some things will happen before Lord Jesus comes back.

Volatile things happen in Middle East. The antichrist will come as master negotiator, negotiating with Israel, Iran, US and other nations.
The antichrist will sign a 7 years peace treaty.
After 3.5 years, he will break the peace treaty, come to the Temple, set up an image of himself and make the whole world worship him.
The next 3.5 years will be intense persecution. After that, Lord Jesus will come.

How should we live? Let’s listen to Lord Jesus.
1. Do business until He comes. Be excellent in study/work. The parable of talents.
2. Evangelize until He comes. Acts 1:8
We don’t have much time.
3. Encourage one another until He comes.
Heb 10:25. Don’t neglect spiritual discipline.
4. Pursue reward until He comes. Rev 22:12. There is eternal reward as we serve Him.
5. Live in hope until He comes. Titus 2:13.
We live in a broken-down world. Nevertheless, God is sovereign. Today, so many things do not make sense. In heaven, God will make us understand.

Posted August 27, 2015 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Bible Study, Kong Hee, Sermon

Dinner After Service 15, August, 2015

Had dinner with CG members after church service,
We went to Nam Nam to enjoy some yummy Vietnamese food~~~
While waiting for the food…

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a member showed me this interesting book.
Some of the content are taken from Making Marriage Work Bible Study.
Interesting. I am looking forward to attending this workshop in the future too~~~

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Finally!! Our glorious food arrived. Our empty tummy screamed in excitement.
Discussed about life in general. One CG member mentioned that he/she was looking for a Western life partner.
Whoa!!! Well, all the best for him/her!

Stay tuned for the next post! ;)

Posted August 24, 2015 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Cell Group, Food

Sending Joseph Off 10, August, 2015

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Sent a friend, a fellow ministry member, for his study exchange in Pennsylvania.
Even in airport, I still made him stress by showing him the unfinished ministry work :P
Well, he will need to make up by doing double the work of the ministry when he returns :P

All the best for your study, Joseph!

Posted August 23, 2015 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Uncategorized

Fireworks Connexion 9, August, 2015

Had an outing with Connexion group on National Day.
In the afternoon, they watched movie Fantastic Four.
Could not join them as I was giving tuition. I joined them for dinner after the session.

Hot Tomato! Yummy chicken chop! Didn’t forget to peel the skin too.
We then walked to many places to find a good spot to watch firework.
Not easy as it was crowded everywhere.
Nevertheless, we managed to find one after trying for some time.

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Aiya! We should have sung Meteor Rain while watching all these fireworks.

Enjoy the video! Happy National Day, everyone!

Posted August 21, 2015 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Uncategorized

Dinner after Service 8, August, 2015

Had dinner with two friends after church service some time back.
We had a yummy Manhattan fish meal ;)
Well, it was to celebrate the success of our event.

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Three of us are sooo united. We even ordered exactly the same meal set :P
As we talked about life, the fourth friend came and joined us.

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Soooo, we shared the dessert among four of us.
Nice fellowship as we talked about childhood.
Gotta catch up with them again!!

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