Friday, March 28, 2008

Lets not just talk about Love; lets practice REAL LOVE -1 John 3:18

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Helloo there !
Yess there is yet another exciting and awesome event for ya'll to attend !
Teenacity Revolution Party
at The ACTS Church !
Featuring : The Bus Company
Speaker : Ps Kenneth Chin
There will be lots of stuff going on such as games and worship !
Definitely an event not to be missed !
For more info look for Yap Kenji (4 Nemesu -0128247305 )

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter 2008

Greetings !
as ya'll know today is
Easter Sunday.
So this coming CF meeting which is the 28th March 2008
CF will be having a special Easter presentation for all of you !
It'll be really great and definitely not to be missed !
Join us at Block F/School Hall
(we're not sure yet so check the board for confirmation)
from 12.45-2.00pm
see you !


Planetshakers are coming back !
I encourage all of you to go as it's a great time
for ya'll to be more in touch with God and that sort of thing :)
It'll be awesome lah
so bring your friends !

Saturday, March 22, 2008

CF Camp For Me Was.. -by Nerissa Anne

Well, it's so sad camp is over for the year 2008.

I wish i could turn back time and start all over again. Many people in camp loved Pastor Sandra and her amazing sessions about God. I know I did. She showed how much she loved God and His people and how we should run the race and

Well she also spoke about Choices. Choices we make in life are either good or bad , they are still choices. She also spoke about Challenges we face in everyday life just like God did. Challenges to me means temptations in our path merely knocking us down and waiting for us to crumble and fall. The Devil is the one who tests our faith in God and to allow us to prove how much we believe in Him. Pastor Sandra also told us the the Devil knows how powerful we are as followers of Christ and how much change and miracles that can happen if the Devil does not stop us.We as Christians are suppose to fight for our generation and preach the Gospel.

There was one story that Pastor Sandra told us that brought me to tears....

Well the story goes like this, there was this fifteen year old girl from China. During the olden days the message of God could not be proclaim openly. So the people of China build secret underground churches. One day the Chinese soldiers found the underground churches and raided the premises... There tore out the picture of Jesus and said "You have to deny this God, by doing that you have to spit at Him" So the Pastor as the leader of the church came up to the front and spat at Jesus' potrait. The rest followed along and spat at Jesus. But this fifteen year old girl, came forward and wiped the spit from the picture of Jesus and said

"No i cannot deny my God"

the soldiers were dumb struck by the girl's actions and said "If you have so much faith in this God then this must be a real God, " then the soldiers set her free. This shows that we should have faith in God, and trust in him, just like this fifteen year old girl did.

We also have to be Champions, and chart the way of God.

The next best thing that i LOVED about camp was the games. Kenneth and Johanan did a great job by keeping us busy with the games. We also had to do alot of team work... that means getting along with each other. I think Bombay-who won first place for Spotlight Night, and the Station Games- had awesome team work. Don't ask about my group.... but i would defintely give ourselves credit and as long as we know that we are Champions in our hearts then we already won CHING!!!!!! (ed: inside 'camp' joke ;] ) Well, helping out in worship leading was a great experience for all us new comers too.

We enjoyed ourselves with great and vibrant music and amazing songs that shook us all. One of my favourite songs form camp are "Hosanna"and "All For Love". These songs inspired me the most to Keep the Faith for God and for all the young people who doesn't know God yet. I hope it spoke through all our hearts in camp and not only mine.

Well as i end this time of blogging about camp, I just hope and pray that everybody still has the power and the zest in their hearts to fight for God. Not only in camp but in everyday life. We must not give up on God because if we do who else will fight for The Kingdom Of Glory. We as Christians are suppose to set an example for the rest and be a light for God and everybody around us. Well i hope you enjoyed my time blogging and had a great time and experience with God and the fellow campers. CHING!!!!!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

The Parable of the Butterfly (Easter), taken from

As a butterfly soared overhead, one caterpillar said to the other,
"You'll never get me up in one of those things."
Yet for every caterpillar the time comes when the urge to eat and grow subsides and he instinctively begins to form a chrysalis around himself. The chrysalis hardens and you'd think for all the world that the caterpillar is dead.

But one spring morning the life inside the chrysalis begins to writhe, the top cracks open, and a beautifully-formed butterfly emerges. For hours it will stand stretching and drying its wings, moving them slowly up and down, up and down. And then, before you know it, the butterfly glides aloft, effortlessly riding the currents of the air, alighting on flower after gorgeous flower, as if to show off its vivid colors to the bright blossoms. .

Somehow, the miracle of the butterfly never loses its fascination for us. Perhaps because the butterfly is a living parable of the promise of resurrection.

On Easter morning the disciples saw Jesus' graveclothes lying on the cold slab still wrapped round and round the corpse. Only the corpse was gone, much like an empty chrysalis deserted by a butterfly who has left to soar free. "He is risen as He said," an angel told the incredulous disciples. Later that day he appeared to the disciples, and then, over the course of the next few weeks, to as many as five hundred people at one time. Even "Doubting Thomas" didn't doubt for long that Jesus was really risen from the dead.

A few weeks ago I lost a friend who had become dear to me. Where she had been so full of life, now her body lay still, composed ever-so-carefully by the morticians. I looked at her and thought about my own mortality. One day I too, like her, may fight a losing battle with pain, and die.

What do we Christians say in the face of death? There are many mysteries. But two things we know for sure. First, death is an enemy. Away with the sentimentality that vainly seeks to disguise death's insult! But second, and more important, Jesus' resurrection from the grave is God's proof to us that death is not the end. The empty tomb and Jesus' Spirit within us testify that Easter morning is God's triumph over death. And ultimately, Jesus promised, God will raise from the dead us who believe in His Son.

Why do Christians gather on Easter morning? To show off their fine clothes or give a ritual tip of the hat to religion? God forbid! Rather we gather to celebrate Jesus' victory over death itself. For since He is our Lord and our Savior, His victory is our victory. In celebrating His resurrection we celebrate our own assurance of ultimate triumph over death.

Join us this Easter as we celebrate Life! And if you look closely Easter morning, you might even see a butterfly alight on the lilies.

Have a Happy Easter. :)

Friday, March 7, 2008

Is it Really Enough? by Tom Norvell (

When they asked Jesus, "Which is the most important of all the commands?" Jesus said, "Love God with all your heart and soul and mind and strength. Then, love your neighbor as yourself. All the others hang on these two" (Matthew 22:34-40).

My question: Is this enough?

Jesus said these are the most important things: Love God and love people.

My question: Is this enough?

For those asking the original question, it seems the answer did not satisfy. Jesus follows His answer with a question for them, "What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?" (v. 42) After they wrestled with the question Matthew says, "No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions" (Matthew 22:46 MSG).

In chapter 23, Jesus speaks to the crowds and to his disciples: "The teachers of the Law and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat. So you must obey them and do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach" (23:2-3).

The rest of chapter 23 contains some of the most harsh statements ever uttered by Jesus.

Again, my question: Is love for God and love for people enough?

What if it was? What if we took Jesus seriously? What if we said that loving God and loving people is our goal — that these two would be priority #1 and #2 in our lives?
It's worth a try, don't you think?

If we would let loving God and loving people be enough, there would be few arguments about following His teaching and doing whatever He called upon us to do. He addresses this very clearly in some of His last words with His disciples (John 13:1-17:26). Most of the issues we debate about would possibly be resolved. He clears up many of these questions — hard questions we wrestle with — in His sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), but again, these all focus down to these two basic priorities.

If we would let loving God and loving people be enough, many of the issues of "Who is lovable and who is not?", "Who is acceptable in the Kingdom and who is not?", "What is right and what is wrong for God's people to do in worship, in business, in marriage, and in all our relationships?" could be settled. Or better yet, they would never surface. It might bring some clarity to many of the questions we have about how to take care of our planet, poverty, war, and how to interact with people of other races and religions.

All these good things could happen if we would let loving God and loving people be enough. So, we're back to the question: is it enough?

This is not a question to be answered only by the religious leaders of Jesus' day, or our day. It is the fundamental question we all must answer. As Jesus said, everything else depends on how we answer this question. Everything else in my life depends on how I answer this question. So it is rather important.

A new week is upon us. A new challenge is before us. Will we love God and love people this week as of first importance? Will that be enough? Will we let it be enough?

It's worth a try, don't you think?

This week: love God and love people.