Archive for March 2016

Dinner 27, March, 2016

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Had a great dinner with a cg member last Sunday.
We talked about life and learned a lot from each other. Well, isn’t that what a cg is supposed to be?
”The LORD has a blessing for every single one of us,” he said.
In turn, I shared with him some interesting facts about the Bible.
We watched movie too: Batman vs Superman.
An interesting quote from Lex Luthor: “If God is all powerful, He cannot be good. If He is good, He cannot be all powerful.”
A classic atheistic argument. Shall write the rebuttal to this statement in time to come.

I am looking forward to fellowship session with him again ~~~~

Posted March 31, 2016 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Food, Friends

Dinner After Service 25, March, 2016

*** Thanks, Grace, for the fellowship photo ***

A heart warming dinner after Easter church service!!
Tasty pork rib shop around Chinatown ~~

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Yummy!! Guess which one was my meal? Well, definitely not that stack of chilli ~~~
We then had dessert at the nearby shop too.

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Wah ~~  Can you imagine the superb taste? ~~~

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Our big and lovely group!!!

Hmm, where shall we have dinner this coming Saturday? ~~~~

Posted March 30, 2016 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Cell Group, Food

CHC Easter Service 25-27, March, 2016 The Messiah I Know

Fantastic Easter drama production last weekend!
As usual, the dramatists are very professional. I bet they rehearsed their roles multiple times.
If you did not manage to watch the drama live, you can watch it here ~~

 

Dinner After Service 19, March, 2016

Another round of fellowship with the fantastic group of people.
Well, first I had to meet another friend to discuss some business stuff ^_^
We had Korean food at the nearby food court

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Oops, forgot to take photo of his meal ~~~
After discussing with him on how to make money, I went to meet my awesome group mates!
They had chat at the nearby Starbucks.
Well, another round of serious discussion on the housing here.
A lot of thing to think about future, indeed.

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See how good looking we all are?
Do look forward to the next news on our fellowship, ok? ^____^

Posted March 26, 2016 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Cell Group, Food

Apologetics of the Day: Easter and Paganism

Critique:

Easter is plagiarized from paganism. In fact, Easter is derived from Ishtar, an Assyrian goddess.

Response:

This is a misconception. Easter has nothing to do with paganism at all.
Certainly there are myths and legends of resurrected gods in pagan culture
However, nobody claims to be an eyewitness of these resurrected gods.
In contrast, the apostles claimed to be eyewitnesses of resurrection of Lord Jesus.
They put their lives and limbs on the line to back up this claim.
Clearly, resurrection of Lord Jesus is a historical fact, not a myth.

As for the name Easter,  it came from German word oster which came from old German word auferstehen which means rising from the dead.
When Martin Luther translated the Bible into German, he used the word osterlamm which was then translated as Passover Lamb
1 Cor 15:7. Lord Jesus is called the Passover Lamb/osterlaam
To claim Easter came from the name goddess Ishtar is to claim Lord Jesus as Ishtar lamb, which is really an absurd claim.

Source:
 http://creation.com/easter-and-good-friday-questions-and-answers (retrieved 25, March, 2016)

Posted March 25, 2016 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Apologetic

CG Refreshment 18, March, 2016

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A great CG meeting last week!
We had a loooong session of prayer, praise and worship, especially for the coming Easter.
After the CG meeting we had…. chocolate refreshment!!!
That chocolate is from Las Vegas whereas the biscuit in sachet is from Japan.
Yummy source of energy for me to run down the staircase afterward ~~

Posted March 24, 2016 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Cell Group, Food

Pastor Kong’s and Pastor Sun’s Sermon 19, March, 2016 Relationship Builders (2): Friendship

The principle of love is universal. People are looking for love everywhere.
Marriage, however, is the most complex relationship.

1 Thessalonians 2:8
Loving someone means caring. If we care, we will be aware.
1 Cor 7:33
If one is married, one must care with how to please the spouse.

In marriage, it is impossible not to quarrel or argue.
Most couples do mess up during conflict, even Christian couples.
For some couples, profanity and vulgarity even come out.

What is the secret weapon for happy marriage?
Repair attempt.
It is statement or action that prevents negativity from escalating out of control.
We definitely do not want to regret what we say during the quarrel.
We can say something like this, “Stop yelling”, “Let’s take a break from this.”

Whether repair is successful or not, it has nothing to do with how eloquent the couple is.
It has everything to do with friendship state between husband and wife.
When there is strong friendship, couple will know what to do and to say.

Happily married couple have positive thoughts overwhelming negative thoughts of one another.
A husband and wife can have different temperaments.
Nevertheless, if they have great friendship, they will be happy.
Sometimes, there should be an exchange of habit too to enhance the friendship.

Every normal couple fights and quarrels because we are not robots. We have our individual opinion.

Proverb 27:17
God uses friendship to sharpen us. There will be friction and spark which are good for us.

Deep friendship = there is respect and mutual enjoyment of each other’s company.
We want to hang out and spend time together.
Friendship is built on little things with each other day in and day out.
Romance is built on little things more than the big things.

What fans the flames of romance?
It is not holiday or lavish gift. It is not big gesture.
What fuels the romance is friendship. Doing little things together day in and day out.

It is in those little moments which make the heart and the soul of marriage.
Friendship means tuning toward each other.
A spouse must turn toward each other even when it is difficult to love another spouse.

What do friends do?

– Friends share details of their lives with one another.

The more we are aware of each other, the better friends we become.
John 15:15
Things Lord Jesus heard, He shared with His disciples.
Couple must be intimately familiar with likes or dislikes, hopes and fears of another spouse.
Does the couple know each other’s goals? The works? The projects?
How can the couple love each other without knowing the details?
It is friendship which makes sex and romance great.
Friends update each other. In these days, many couple are quiet and do not update each other of daily life.
Do you know what makes your spouse happy? Who irritates your spouse?
Please make sure you stay current with your spouse’s life.
Updating is a lifelong process.
Sometimes there is a major update when there is a major change in life: retirement, parenthood, menopause, etc.

Talking about babies.
Baby brings great joy in marriage. Many women become unhappy because the husbands no longer transition to be fathers too.
Husbands must then redefine we-ness: husband+wife to husband+wife+baby.

– Friends invest heavily in respect and affection

2  most important ingredients of friendship are respect and affection.
Phil 2:3
Husband and wife esteem each other.
1 Cor 7:3
Husband and wife must give affection to each other.

During time of conflict, the couple are disgusted with each other.
To prevent disgust, the couple must show respect and affection.

Husband must never give solution immediately.
Showing empathy must precede advice.
Wife wants to know her husband understands and cares for her feeling.

When the wife cries, what should the husband do?
Show genuine interest by asking the details. Show empathy that husband understands her. Wait before offering solution.
The husband can say, “Oh no. That’s poor thing. How can they say that to you?”

Posted March 23, 2016 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Kong Hee, Sermon, Sun Ho