Archive for February 2017

Pastor Kong’s Sermon 18, February, 2017

Mark 11:22
Faith Is important.
Heb 11:6
Faith pleases Him. God is a Rewarder.
When God rewards us, we will know it.
Faith pleases God because we believe in His integrity.

When we go through difficult circumstance, do we still say: God, I still believe in You?

The Bible talks about the fight of faith.
It is the fight to enter into His rest.
Mark 11:23
Problem is like a mountain because it is big.
The size is intimidating.
Our goal is to cast the mountain into the sea
The mountain will only move  when we believe in God and when we speak over it.

Faith: believing and speaking.
Mark 11:23
Three times saying, one time believing.
For every one time believing in God we do, we must speak 3 times as much.
The mountain will move as if it had not even been there to begin there.

Matt 12:33-35
We live inside out.
Our life on the inside determines our life behavior.
Words are like seeds. Heart is like repository of words.
We must be careful what we deposit into our heart as it will form our belief or unbelief system.

If things around us are in a mess, we must check what words we allow into our heart.

Matt 12:37
Words may give us victory or put us in bondage.
The key is our mouth.

Proverb 18:21
Death and life is not in the power of economy or friends or upbringing or the devil.
Instead, it is in the power of tongue.

Psalm 39:1
The wicked: the devil.
They are waiting until we speak negative thing.
His job is to make us flippant with our words.

We need to revalue our words.
We must be careful with our words.
Even when we joke, we don’t want  to confuse our spirit.

The more we speak, the more we believe
The more we believe, the more we speak.

Mark 5:23-41
Jairus made bold confession that the daughter would live.
The woman with the issue of blood confessed too that if she could touch Lord Jesus, she would recover too.
The runner gave bad news but Lord Jesus told Jairus to hold fast to his last confession.
Don’t say anything that will cancel our months of positive confession.
Lord Jesus told Jairus to just believe.

You can purchase his sermon here:
https://www.theinkroom.com.sg/products/power-of-confession-part-1-18-feb-2017-mp3-english

Posted February 27, 2017 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Kong Hee, Sermon

Dinner Connexion 20, February, 2017

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(thanks, Peter Ling, for the awesome photo!)

Our regular Connexion guild meeting on Monday!!
Fantastic food and fellowship!! Glad to catch up with new and old guild members!!
At the same time, we are so excited with the upcoming Q&A, our most popular event.

Do look forward to the news ^_____^

Posted February 26, 2017 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in City Connexion

Honoring Parents

“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.”
Exodus 20:12

Honor simply means treating with significance.
When things get more intense, our priority will be revealed.
How much we treasure certain thing, it will be obvious.

When push comes to shove, how significant are our parents?

Posted February 21, 2017 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Verse of the Day

Pastor Kong’s Sermon 11, February, 2017

How do we stay in love?
As time goes by, it is more challenging for the couples to stay in love.
Many couples say they are out of love.

1 Cor 7:3 GNB
Each should satisfy each other’s needs.

Different needs of men and women.

The needs of men #1: Sexual fulfillment.
Sex does not make a man lustful.
A guy thinks about sex once every 2-3 hours.
When a husband requests sex from wife, many times the wife rejects.
If  the wife rejects many times, husband will stop requesting.
1 Cor 7:5 MSG
Rejection from sex is an opportunity for satan to attack.
Good sex is the best form of spiritual warfare.
Marriage: commitment from the wife to be the only sexual partner for the husband.
If the wife wants to have a happy husband, she should initiate sex.
Proverb 14:1
Wife should give effort to make her husband happy to go home.

Need of women #1: Affection
A woman does not need sex as much as she needs affection.
1 Cor 7:3
She needs affection.
Affection: application of effects to produce an affect.
Husband must tell the wife “I love you”
Affection is husband kissing his wife in public in front of his ex-girlfriend.
Affection is the atmosphere. Sex is the special event.
We cannot have one without the other.

Need of men#2: recreational companionship.
Foundation of good marriage is friendship.
Husband and wife are best friend for one another.
How to be best friend? To do fun things together.
Wife needs to investigate what husband likes to do for fun and joins him.
Men are aggressive by nature.
Genesis 2:15
To keep the garden: to protect.
Men are protective by nature.
Men are naturally competitive.
If he likes to swim, join him to swim.

Need of women#2: conversation
When wife becomes the companion, he will open up and he will talk and talk with his wife.

Need of men #3: attractive spouse.
Wife is stimulated by ears. Husband is stimulated by eyes.
He needs attractive wife.
1 Sam 16:7
God looks at the heart but husband is not God.
Proverb 31:22
This wife knows tapestry and dresses well.
When she looks good, he feels good.
Wife should look good for him.
Wife does not have to look like a model but at least she should look like when he marries
her.
We all age, but let’s age gracefully
Genesis 2:24
Cleave: chase after, pursue.
Before marriage, she is hard to get. She presents her best. Many guys chase after her. He has to up his game.
Why does he come home later and later?
Because the view at home is not interesting.
Do not let the husband lose the reason to pursue wife in the first place.

Need of women #3: honesty and openness.
Husband must be open with wife all the time.
Don’t let another woman know more than wife.
Wife feels safe when she knows all the thought and feeling of the husband.
John 15:15
Lord Jesus told the church, His bride, everything He knew.

Need of men #4: domestic place.
Home should be his fortress.
Husband dislikes trouble at home.
When he comes home, he does not want to start his day all over again like he does in office.
If the wife likes to nag, she drives the man to live on the roof.
Wife should make home first class and feel first class.

Need of women #4: financial support.
Marriage is partnership of equal shares.
There is joint account for spouse.
Wife is not designed  to be breadwinner. If she wants to work, it is her choice.

Need of men #5: respect and admiration.
Ephesians 5:33
Wife is to submit to the husband.
Husband interprets respect as love.
Respect: speak highly of, hold in high regard, praise.
Husband receives criticism from the world, he needs admiration from wife.
Even if there is nothing to praise, wife still must do it.

Need of women #5: family commitment.

You can purchase his sermon here:
https://www.theinkroom.com.sg/products/different-needs-of-men-women-11-feb-2017-mp3-english

Posted February 18, 2017 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Kong Hee, Sermon

Righteous Authority

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice
But when a wicked man rules, the people groan
Proverb 29:2

Righteous leaders perceive their leadership position as the opportunity to serve their followers.
They do not take advantage of their position for self-gain.
When Solomon first rose to the throne, his chief concern was to judge or govern the LORD’s people (1 Kings 3:9)
In contrast, wicked rulers are selfish and tend to unnecessarily burden their followers.

How do we ensure there are more righteous leaders?
There are at least 2 things we can do.

First, we can pray that God blesses the current government we have with wisdom that they may govern well.
After all, we can live in peace if we have wise leaders.

Second, if God calls us into a position of authority, then we need to embrace it and do our best to serve the people.
Just like Lord Jesus served us first, hence we should also serve others.

Posted February 16, 2017 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Verse of the Day

Art to Heart Connexion 12, February, 2017

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(Thanks a lot, Isaiah Kuan, for the awesome photo!)

Fantastic Connexion event last Sunday!
We used acrylic paint and drew on canvas.
Was initially confused what to draw. But, well, luckily found one design which I am very familiar with.
And of course, the rest of participants drew much better than I did :P

Made new friends too!! Will invite them again in the next Connexion outing.
Stay tuned!! ^___^

Posted February 15, 2017 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in City Connexion

Stubbornness and Sudden Destruction

He who is often rebuked, and hardens his neck will suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy
Proverb 29:1

Let’s just face it.
No one likes to be rebuked. It is bitter, tough to swallow.
Our natural tendency is to be defensive, to show we are right and the critics are wrong.

Receiving one time rebuke is one thing. However, receiving frequent rebuke is another thing.
Suppose 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th person, etc gives us similar rebuke, perhaps we should give attention.
Could it be that we need to address this blind spot?

Certainly it pays to do self reflection and change certain character or personality trait we need to change.

Here is the warning.
Our stubbornness and rejection to all this frequent rebuke will lead to destruction.
Not just any destruction, it is a sudden destruction and without remedy.

Let us take heed of this warning and think through the frequent rebuke we may have received in the past.

Posted February 14, 2017 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Verse of the Day