Archive for December 2016

Pastor Kong’s Sermon 17, September, 2016 SOT Graduation

To Raise Up Disciples That Will Take Their Generation By Storm

1. How do I bring faith and revival when I graduate from SOT?

God is triune God: Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.
Human: spirit, soul, body.

3 most important pillars for revival:

a. The word of God
Not just a little knowledge here and there. But also, the entire counsel of the word of God.
SOT is a Bible school. We need to be able to share the word of God with the revelation.

b. Prayer
Only through prayer can we have encounter with God.

c. Signs and wonders and miracles from the Holy Spirit.
Every CG meeting and church service should be filled with miracles.
Without miracles, the church is just a social organization.

2. What is the difference between CHC 1.0 and CHC 2.0?

CHC 2.0 emphasizes heavily on corporate governance.
CHC 2.0 looks at various ministries for macro view.
It is not being busy all the time. It is about the doing the right thing well.

CHC 2.0 has core values that guide why and how to do it.
For example paradigm #6: the primary purpose of Christ is soul-winning.
When we have limited resources, we allocate it primarily for soul-winning.

Paradigm #14: youths are the catalyst for revival.
We must not neglect the youth. When they are fired up, we will have continuous revival.

CHC 2.0 has the possibility of Pastor Kong of not being physically around.
There must be succession plan.
Leadership is not just about structure. Church is not just organization, it is a living organism.
If the members are spiritually dead, the church is dead.
Many churches in Europe are dead. There is only building without congregation.

When Pastor Kong is not around, the pulpit ministry may have setback.
However, Pastor Sun, Pastor Aries and Pastor Bobby will manage it.
Pastor Kong is currently busy preparing cell group sermon and Bible study curriculum.
Acts 4:31-33
If Pastor Kong is not around, the overseas ministry might suffer for a short while.
However, the members must stay united.
The members must rebuild the home base.

3. Aren’t 2006 to 2009 the golden age of CHC because since then attendance has been at a decline?
How can we regain our former glory?

It was golden age. We moved from Jurong West to Expo to Suntec.
Since 2010, the attendance has dropped.
Nevertheless, our corporate governance is now better than ever.

Now is the beginning of the golden age.
In the book of Acts, the golden age was when there was suffering.

4. How can you encourage old-timers that stayed all these years in CHC?

God is far from being done with us. Our best years are still ahead of us.
May 7, 1989 sermon. Ecc 7:8
The current trial too will come to pass.

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Posted December 31, 2016 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Kong Hee, Sermon

Entering God’s Rest

For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His. 
Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience. 
Hebrew 4:10-11 

 

Consider the phrase “Entering rest”
Most of the time we hear of “having rest”, “enjoying rest” or “pursuing rest”.
We do not often hear of “Entering rest”.

Suppose it is a rainy day and there is flood everywhere.
As quickly as possible, we will find a building (e.g home) and enter it.
The moment we are inside the building, we are no longer concerned with the heavy rain outside.

How do we know we have entered into His rest?
When we no longer worry with the bad things which happen around us.
As long as we enter into this building called the promise of God, we can rest assured that He shelters us.

Do we have anxiety or fear today?
If we do, why don’t we enter into His rest?

Posted December 30, 2016 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Verse of the Day

Family Function 23, December, 2016

Christmas celebration with Leow family!!
Though my surname is not Leow, I don’t mind changing surname ~~~~
After all, I am already absorbed into the clan :p

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Yummy and healthy food for the whole relatives!

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Happy family photos!
Imagine if in the future I have family as big as this~~~~

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Christmas and birthday cakes!!!

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Happy Christmas and Merry Birthday, everyone!!

More awesome news on family function in the future!
Stay tuned!

Posted December 29, 2016 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Family, Food

Obey the Law Fight the Wicked

To reject the law is to praise the wicked; to obey the law is to fight them. 
Proverb 28:4 

Many times, whenever we obey God’s law, we think of it in the context of solely our relationship with God.
However, this verse invites us to meditate further.
How does our obedience or disobedience to God’s law affect the wicked around us? 

Who are the wicked? Those who reject God’s law.
When we reject God’s law, we are actually approving wickedness.
In fact, it is just a matter of time before we join the wicked.

On the other hand, obeying God’s law = fighting the wicked.
How is that possible?
As we obey God’s law, we become the light of the world and the salt of the earth. 

Light repels darkness.
Likewise, the wicked may not be able to stand within our circle of influence.
Why? Because our light exposes their darkness. 
That may explain why at times we have less and less friends the moment we follow Lord Jesus.

Salt is used as food preservative.
Even when the wicked chooses to stand within our influence, they will think twice before they commit any evil act.
In the way, we preserve the spiritual atmosphere within our influence: we prevent it from decaying further. 
An example.
When I was in high school, a notorious group of friends used vulgarity every now and then.
However, the moment I stepped in their midst, they would stop speaking vulgarity.
They would then speak politely.

Even as the light and the salt,
as much as possible, we should invite the wicked to obey God’s law too.

Have we been the light of the world and salt of the earth to the people around us? 

Posted December 28, 2016 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Verse of the Day

Supersteam Christmas Lunch 23, December, 2016

Christmas lunch in office last Friday!!
Yummy food! Took home some extra food too!! ;)

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Posted December 27, 2016 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Food, Work

Israel Spices

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Received this gift from a friend.
Authentic Israel spices! Black pepper salt, smoked salt, black slat and molten salt!!
Can’t wait to taste them soon!

Posted December 26, 2016 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Photo of the Day

The Prince of Peace

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder:
and His name shall be called… the Prince of Peace
Isaiah 9:6

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving,
let your request be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds through Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Christmas is the celebration of Lord Jesus who is the Prince of Peace.
He offers peace to those who believe in Him. (John 14:27)
Through Him we have peace with Father God (Rm 5:1).
He even calls peace to calm the storm (Mark 4:39).

We may have many plans to celebrate Christmas.
Be it catching up with friend and families, shopping, eating, resting or even serving in ministry.
Nevertheless, it is a good idea to spend personal time with Lord Jesus and meditate upon His birth.

Since we have accepted Lord Jesus, He is born in our heart too.
Whatever anxiety or fear, we can always bring to Him in prayer.
His peace then fills our heart and mind.
We do not need to feel anxious or fearful anymore, knowing He cares for us.

Don’t let Christmas pass by without us really experiencing the peace from the Prince of Peace.

Posted December 25, 2016 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Verse of the Day