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Don't take yourself Seriously

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But he's already made it plain how to live, what to do, what God is looking for in men and women. It's quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, And 
don't take yourself too seriously - 
Take God seriously.
Micah 6:8

The Joy of Holiness

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The Joy of HolinessFor the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy. (Romans 14:17)

God intends the Christian life to be a life of joy - not drudgery.

The idea that holiness is associated with a gloomy, self-sacrificing disposition is an exaggeration of the worst sort. 

The idea that holiness is restricting is the worst parody. It is actually the opposite.
Only those who walk in holiness experience true joy.Jesus said: "If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in His love. I have told you this so thy my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete." (John 15:10-11).

Obedience and Joy is Cause and effect.

Joy results from obedience. 
Only those who are obedient who are pursuing holiness as a way of life will know the joy that comes from God.
It is not that His love is conditioned on our obedience, but our experience of His love is dependent on our obedience.L…

Don't Just Do Something

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Don't Just Do Something We are a doing people.  We always want to be doing something.  Every now and then someone will exclaim,  "Don't just stand there, do something!" In contrast, I think God is crying out to us,  "Don't just do something. Stand there! Enter a love relationship with Me. Get to know Me. Adjust your life to Me. Let Me love you and reveal Myself through you to a watching world."  A time will come when doing will be called for, but we cannot skip the relationship.
The relationship with God must come first. Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God by by Henry T. Blackaby, Claude V. King

No one is beyond the reach of God

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Be a Light
God loves everyone even our enemies just as much as He loves you and me.
For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: "Love your neighbor as yourself." But if you are always biting and devouring one another, watch out! Beware of destroying one another - Galatians 5:14-15.When we are not motivated by love, we become critical of others. 
We stop looking for good in them and see only their faults. 
Soon the unity of believers is broken.
Remind yourself of Jesus' command to love others as you love yourself. 
When you begin to feel critical of someone, make a list of that person's positive qualities.  If there are problems that need to be addressed, it is better to confront in love than to gossip.

Have you talked behind someone's back?
Have you focused on others' shortcomings instead of their strengths? 

STUDiO Go! Game Show

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Come join the excitement in Studio Go! - where kids experience:
real teamwork,
real service,
and real fun!
Each day at Studio GO! kids will meet someone from the Bible who decided to team up with God and go for it!

They will see how God works in the lives of those who trust Him and will be challenged each day to go
Lead,
Risk,
Tell,
Obey and
Serve.

And through it all, kids will come
to understand that with Jesus, everyone wins!

Can't Get Over You

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Can't Get Over You I love the way You love like no other
It's got nothing to do with anything that I do

Time and time again
You forgive me
So this time I choose
to stay here with You

Hold me
Pull me just a little bit closer
I don't wanna lose this moment
Your love has covered me

And now I can't get over You
I can't get over You
I can't get over You
I just can't get over You

Here in the arms of my Father
Only grace can be found
So I lay my fears down

Nothing is the same anymore
You've changed me from the inside out
Now my heart is beating and it's singing won't You...

Hold me
Pull me just a little bit closer
I don't wanna lose this moment
Your love has covered me

And now I can't get over You
I can't get over You
I can't get over You
I just can't get over You
I can't get over You I can't get over the way
Your love stays the same, oh Lord
I can't get over the way
Your love stays the same

Even through the good and th…

People matter to Jesus

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While we are still sinners,
Jesus died for us - Romans 5:8.

He knows my name.

Luke 6:38 MSG

"Don't pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults— unless, of course, you want the same treatment. Don't condemn those who are down; that hardness can boomerang.

All of Me

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All of MeAfraid to love something that could break
Could I move on if you were torn away?

And I'm so close to what I can't control

I can't give you half my heart
And pray He makes you whole

You're gonna have all of me
You're gonna have all of me
'Cause you're worth every falling tear
You're worth facing any fear

You're gonna know all my love
Even if it's not enough
Enough to mend our broken hearts
But giving you all of me is where I'll start

I won't let sadness steal you from my arms
I won't let pain keep you from my heart
I'll trade the fear of all that I could lose
For every moment, I share with you

You're gonna have all of me
You're gonna have all of me
'Cause you're worth every falling tear
You're worth facing any fear

You're gonna know all my love
Even if it's not enough
Enough to mend our broken hearts
But giving you all of me is where I'll start

Heaven brought you to this moment, 
It's too wonderful to speak
You&#…

Do not be afraid

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Do not be AfraidIt’s all yours. All your life, no one will be able to hold out against you.

In the same way, I was with Moses, I’ll be with you.
I won’t give up on you; I won’t leave you.
Strength! Courage!
You are going to lead this people to inherit the land that I promised to give their ancestors.
Give it everything you have, heart and soul.
Make sure you carry out The Revelation that Moses commanded you, every bit of it.
Don’t get off track, either left or right, so as to make sure you get to where you’re going.
And don’t for a minute let this Book of The Revelation be out of mind.
Ponder and meditate on it day and night, making sure you practice everything written in it.
Then you’ll get where you’re going; then you’ll succeed.
Haven’t I commanded you? Strength! Courage! Don’t be timid; don’t get discouraged. God, your God, is with you every step you take.
(Joshua 1:9, MSG)
My Hope is in You My Hope is In YouI meet with You and my soul sings out.
As your word throws doubt far away
I sing to You a…

Love Joy Peace Medical Mission

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“A life not lived for others is not a life.” 
― Mother Teresa










Be wise

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James 3:16 MSG

Do you want to be counted wise, to build a reputation for wisdom?

Here's what you do:

Live well, live wisely, live humbly. It's the way you live, not the way you talk, that counts.

Mean-spirited ambition isn't wisdom.

Boasting that you are wise isn't wisdom.

Twisting the truth to make yourselves sound wise isn't wisdom.

It's the furthest thing from wisdom—it's animal cunning, devilish conniving.

Whenever you're trying to look better than others or get the better of others, things fall apart and everyone ends up at the others' throats.

Good morning. :-)

Ying Ying Tea House

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Lemon Chicken
Noodles soup
Dimsum
Egg Tart
Yang chow rice

To Be Loved is To Be Known

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Woman at the Well To Be Loved is To Be Known written by Chris Kinsley and Drew Francis

I am a woman of no distinction.
Of little importance,
I'm a woman of no reputation to say which is bad.

You whisper as I pass by and cast judgment until glances.
Though you don't really take the time to look at me,
or even get to know me.
For to be known is to be loved. To be loved is to be known,
otherwise what is the point of doing either one of them in the first place.
I want to be known. I want someone to look at my face
and not just see two eyes, a nose, a mouth and two ears.

But to see all that I am and could be,
all my hopes loves and fears...

But that is too much to hope for,
to wish for or pray for...

So I don't,
Not anymore.

Now I keep to myself
By that, I mean the pain...

Pain that keeps me in my own private jail,
the pain that's brought me here at midday to this well.

To ask for a drink is no bigger quest,
but to ask it of me?

A man unclean,
ashamed,
used,
abused,
an ou…

Personal Relationship

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What does being a Christian mean to you ?

To some it is having the right doctrine – a matter that you believe,
To others it is having the correct ethic – a matter of doing good works.

To some it is a matter of doctrine
– to others it is a matter of duty,
To some it is fulfilling of both requirements – believing and doing.

Some emphasize that
Faith without Works is dead – so BELIEVE,
Others stress that Works without Faith is dead – so DO,

Faith and works are the opposite sides of the same coin,

Both are SO important and YET without a third Element – both are fruitless.
For Christianity has it’s own three-fold cord,
Christianity has its own glue, that cements both faith and works together..

Faith alone – is an impersonal, dead understanding of being a Christian,
Works alone – is also an impersonal, dead understanding of being a Christian,
Faith and works together – is an impersonal, dead, fruitless view…..

You see, being a Christian is a matter of relationship with a Person…

Outburn Burnout

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Are you physically exhausted, tired, and overwhelmed with work that you just want to give up, drop everything, and walk away?

Please join us at iGnite as we learn biblical principles on how to manage stress, fatigue and exhaustion. Let your passion for doing what you love for a living burn brightly without having to experience burnout. Happening on 19 October 2012, 7pm at 4F Rm. 402, CCF St. Francis Square.

“The bow cannot be always bent without fear of breaking. Repose is as needful to the mind as sleep to the body… Rest is not waste time, it is economy to gather fresh strength.” ~Charles Spurgeon

Recharge

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Do you feel that your emotional tank is running empty for always giving and not receiving?

Please join us at iGnite and become a part of a special, positive and inspirational talk on how to effectively cope with stress, fatigue and exhaustion. Let's rekindle our love to serve and reach out to others.

See you all on 19 October 2012, 7PM at 4F Rm. 402, CCF St. Francis Square.

"He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." ~Isaiah 40:29-31

Setting Boundaries

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Do you have difficulty setting boundaries and unable to say “No” to the requests and lofty expectations of others?

Please come and join us at iGnite as we learn how to live a balanced life while achieving significance at both work and home; and how to be wise in committing ourselves to various activities outside.

See you all on 19 October 2012, 7PM at 4F Rm. 402, CCF St. Francis Square.

"For me, the hardest word in the English language is NO. I would like to say yes to everyone and everything, but obedience to Christ requires me at times to say no. Like the gardener pruning the vine, I must constantly trim away unnecessary activities if new life is to spring forth." ~Dwight Carlson

Kids church

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Excited to see my lovely girls.
Is your heart overflowing with God?

Surrender to Him. Search for Him.
Serve Him.

How to Avoid the Greatest Fall

How to Avoid DisqualificationFrom the greatest benefit, can inflict the greatest fall.

Privilege never guarantees success.Privileges claim responsibility.
Never get privileges for granted.
Privileges must be seen and used in view of Church Goals and Priorities.A privilege is never an end in itself.

When life becomes wrapped up in the privileges and the blessings of God, rather than in God, we miss the sheer joy of the end.
We cut into the empty pursuit of the details of life which will never give us happiness. This disqualifies us.
Always be careful to observe all factors and possible consequences.Pay attention to our walk.Keep our eyes on the Lord.Use our blessings in Christ for godly living.Doing these will enhance our ability to manage temptation and avoid unfitness.

How to Fight Temptations

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How to Fight TemptationsWalk by the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:16)Live the WordFlee from TemptationAvoid undue temptation.Pray faithfully in faith.Watch and Control Mental processes and AttitudesWalk circumspectly and soberly.Live by FaithReckon position in ChristSeek the right associations and fellowshipHave the Right Perspective, Value, Priorities and PursuitsReflect on Consequences.Sin always has its wages.

What are the Consequences of Sin?Loss of fellowshipDivine disciplineLoss of Effective MinistryDestroyed RelationshipsLoss of RewardsDishonor to the Lord

because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death - Romans 8:2Psalm 119:9
2 Timothy 2:16-17
Hebrews 3:7
Hebrews 4:12
1 Corinthians 10:14
Matthew 6:13
Ephesians 6:18
2 Corinthians 10:3-5
Philippians 4:8
1 Peter 1:13
1 Peter 4:7
1 Peter 5:8
2 Corinthians 5:7
Galatians 5:5
Romans 6:1
Hebrews 10:24-25
1 Corinthians 15:33-34
Matthew 6:21
Timothy 6:6

Lessons from the History of Israel

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Lessons from the History of Israel


These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come. (1 Corinthians 10:11)


The verb "ginomai" means “to come into being”. It means that they are not just simply but chance or accident. Israel's History is more than just a simple historical event.

It is amazing to know and discover that the History of Israel is recorded not just by accident but because Our Sovereign God had it recorded through the Scriptures because He had us in mind. Israel's History is divinely designed to speak to us, designed to influence our life positively for God and His purposes for us. 

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:6-7)

The History of Israel had analogies and illustrations that encourages, instructs and warns. 

The Scripture is…

Evil Things

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Israel craved for evil things. 
Things became their master.


No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. (Matthew 6: 24)

Does your life express your love and gratitude to Jesus Christ having been saved by Him?
To be devoted, study the Bible regularly and make your daily Quiet Time an integral part of your life.

Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him.

2 Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. (Psalm 62:1-2)

Do your actions reveal your commitment to the Lord?

Do you have a passionate desire to obey Him?

David, who is a man after God's own heart obeyed God in all His life. From being a shepherd to being a King, he was faithful in all things. He had set aside his own desires to obey what God has commanded.

Although He had faults, David's ultimate goal is to do what God has commanded. 

If you love Me, you …