Thursday, January 24, 2008

Who You Are, What You Have.


Mt 16:13
When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?”

Question: Who is the Jesus in your eyes?
A man? A teacher? A prophet?

Mt 16:16
Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

Jesus called “Simon Bar-Jonah” or Son of DOVE (HOLY SPIRIT)
ð In the bible, the name shows the nature/character of the person

~ Therefore we must stop seeing others or myself thru the eyes of the World but thru God’s eyes instead.
- Jesus then called Simon Peter. Jesus saw him as PETER, the ROCK.
ð We need to have a revelation of who we are and what God has put in your life.
ð It is the glory of God to hide knowledge but it is the glory of kings to seek it out.

This is done thru the WEAPON/TOOL = The bible or the Word Of the Living God

Js 1:23-24
"For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was."


1) Power of REVELATION
what has Holy Spirit/Word of God been revealed to you?
We need revelation to do God’s will and to achieve success in life.

we must put “blueprints” or see ourselves in the picture
If we can see it, God can do exceedingly great beyond our imagination.Eph3:20Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us

3) Power of CONFESSION
If we confess our goals and vision, we’re 1 step closer.

Life & Death is determined in the power of your tongue

Gen 1:1
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
God is creator God, Elohim God!"
As God is a creative being and man being made in the image of God, THEREFORE man are made to be creative!

We may not be creative before, but being born again, we’re new beings. We’re CREATIVE/TALENTED.

Gen 1:2
“…And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.”

Hovering = WAITING
Holy Spirit was Waiting to get into action once God spoke the Word. (v 3)

Gen 1:3
Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.

Ps 33:6
By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.

“Breath” = Spirit
Holy Spirit follows the word that is spoken!

Heb 1:1-3
"God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high."

ð When we speak, Holy Spirit can work on it together with the creativeness, makes the dreams/vision come to pass!

God is waiting for YOU to speak the word Holy Spirit has revealed to you, to allow God’s creative power to make it come to pass

Heb 11:1
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

Faith = substance:
1) something you can sense/feel it.
2) The confidence on the inside

Two Levels of FAITH
a) Faith that requires a point of contact (Example. The woman with the issue of blood)
ð Needs laying of hands/physical natural touch
b) Moving in the realm of GREAT FAITH (Example. The Roman Centurion Soldier whose servant need healing)
ð Knowing the authority and moving to the faith by Words of Jesus

Heb 11:3
"By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible."

What kind of FRAME/WORLD you live in?
Faith is to the positive what fear is to the negative

Frame sets the boundary of a picture
Words create the “boundary” of the VISION

HOW FAR? HOW MUCH? Is determined by the frame you want to frame it!

2 Cor 4:13
"And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,”we also believe and therefore speak."

ð God believed in His Word he spoke and it comes to pass
ð Since we have the same spirit/attitude, likewise when we speak, it’ll also come to pass.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

10 Commandments of Making Relationships Work

10 Commandments of Making Relationships Work
by Rev. Kong Hee

Proverbs 11:30
“He who wins souls is wise”
When I win people to myself, I win them to Christ.

2 Corinthians 3
“We are a living Bible” – known and read by all men.
My eyes are Jesus’ eyes, my mouth is Jesus’ mouth.
We can either be a starting block to somebody’s faith, or a stumbling block.
We win friends by the relationships we make with them, not with what we have (ex. material wealth, position, status).

How do I make my relationships last?
How do I improve my relationships?

In the US, studies have shown that a typical millionaire stayed married to the same spouse all their life. Out of 1365 VPs, 87% remained married to the same spouse, while 92% were raised in 2-parent families. This shows that successful people have mastered the art of relationships.

The better I can relate to people, the more successful I can be in life. This also means that the more influence I will have in society, the closer I will achieve my dreams.

The Bible holds the secrets to living a happy life. It is not a book of advice or suggestions.

Moses came down with the 10 Commandments, and when I obey them, I will have a successful life with healthy relationships.

A Carnegie study showed that 90% of people who failed in life could not get along with other people. Being in the marketplace is all about dealing with people.

Singapore is the 2nd most densely populated country in the world. People are around us all the time. i.e. MRT, food centres, church etc.

I’ve got to know how to get along with people or I will fail to be an effective witness/minister for Christ.

1. Communicate
Communication is the key of life and is a 2-way street.
God gave us 2 ears and 1 mouth.
James 1:19 “Be swift to hear and slow to speak”
More than words, our body language communicates 90% of what we’re trying to say.
Communication only starts when you listen.

2. Be interested in people and what they are doing in their world.
Philippians 2:3-4
Look out for the interests of others above yourself.
The things they share may not be interesting to you, but learn to be interested anyway – to show your love.
Don’t be consumed by your self.

3. Make people feel important.
Learn about what they do. Let them teach you and share their experiences with you.
None of us know everything.
When someone teaches you, it encourages them and it puts faith into their lives.
I have to make a decision to do it.
Luke 10:1

4. Smile when you meet people.
This will say “I like you”.
A frown says “I don’t like you”.
Get rid of frowning – it is a condemning attitude and will only attract the devil.

5. Encourage people.
When you put courage in people, you put faith in their lives.
“Greater is He who lives in you, than he who lives in the world.”
“Nothing is impossible with God.”
When people hear these verses, ordinary people will start doing extraordinary things.

6. Be long-suffering.
Learn to be patient with people.
Don’t jump into judgmental conclusions by assuming the worst.
God always thinks the best about us.
“For I know the thoughts I think toward you, thoughts of good and not evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
Take a long time to get angry.
Give people room to fail and to make mistakes.
No failure is final or fatal.
Champions are not people who never fail, they’re people who never quit.

7. Respect people.
Honour and respect people’s titles, relationships, and time.
Do not overstep their boundaries.
Do not overstay your welcome.
To show respect is to compliment someone.

8. Esteem others better than yourself.
Do not be a prima donna.

9. Use people’s names more than usual.
When you give recognition to someone, he will feel loved and accepted.

10. Be complimentary of people.
Be extravagant in your praise.
Measured praise is no praise at all.
Praise has no boundaries. When we praise God, we praise Him extravagantly.
Do not criticise children in front of their parents.
Learn to hold your mouth and bite your tongue.
Be positive and encouraging all the time.
Paul spoke well of the Corinthian church – even though they were a backsliding church, he still complimented them.

Ephesians 6:1-3
Honour your parents and bless them lavishly.
Be a true disciple and obey God’s Word.
Speak well of your parents and show them the love of God.
All parents start with good intentions, but because we live in a broken down world, things may not always go as planned. We need to break the curse (if any) over our family.

Ephesians 6:4
Do not put unreasonable expectations upon your children.
Do not impose petty rules.
Do not show favouritism.

Colossians 3:19
Husbands, do not be bitter towards your wives.

Ephesians 5:33
Wives, respect your husbands.

Friends influence your career, wealth, promotion, but most importantly, your witness for Christ.
1 Samuel 23:16
True friends strengthen your hand in God – your devotion and faith in Him.

1 Samuel 23:17
True friends create faith, not fear.
True friends celebrate your victories.
Jonathan rejoiced that David was to become king, even though he himself was supposed to be king.

1 Samuel 18:4True friends equip you for the future so that you can fulfill God’s design for your life.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Chong Pang BBQ

Year 2008, our cell group first outing... Cindy suggested to have dinner in this Chong Pang 2-in-1 BBQ restaurant at the junction of Bendemeer Road and Boon Keng Road.

16 of us, 3 "bbq pits" 2 table of food. We wasted no time getting organized, some took meat, some took drinks, some took vegetables...

some prepared the chili sauce, which is very important to the taste of the food.

Xanthe is about to eat the prawn on behalf of Chee Foo who is at that moment doing his ICT... "In-Camp-Training", possibly eating grass at that time.

Angeline's Sunny Side Up eggs.

"This soup reminds me of my mother's cooking"

"I Love you... You Love Me..."

Its the first time Taru is trying this steam boat. She's not a big eater, but still enjoyed herself very much with the cooking.