Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Teochew Muay

Joshua intro me to this makan place some weeks ago. We had a great time with his leaders over many wonderful dishes.

Then last weekend, after water baptism, I decided to bring Claudia there as well. It is quite near to Nexus Auditorium. I must say that we both enjoyed the food very much and the pricing is also very reasonable. For those of us who have enjoyed local fare, you would certainly not be disappointed.

Besides the food, Claudia and I also got to chat with Joe (aka SCS Butter) & Tracy. They are extremely friendly and nice to chat with…

Check it out people

And thanks Joshua…


Thursday, May 27, 2010

You Need Power

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth" (Acts 1:8).

D.L. Moody was a shoe salesman until God moved him into a full-time preaching ministry, often in the streets of Chicago. There came a point in his journey with God that he realized he needed more in his life than what he was experiencing. "At the close of the Sabbath evening services I remember two holy women they would say to me, 'We have been praying for you.' I said, 'Why don't you pray for the people?' They answered, 'You need power.'

'I need power?' I said to myself. Why, I thought I had power. I had a large Sabbath school and the largest congregation in Chicago. I was in a sense satisfied. But then came these two godly women who prayed for me, and their earnest talk about "the anointing for special service" set me thinking.

I asked them to come and talk with me, and we got down on our knees. They poured out their hearts, that I might receive the anointing of the Holy Ghost. And there came a great hunger into my soul. I knew not what it was. I began to cry as I never did before. The hunger increased. I really felt that I did not want to live any longer if I could not have this power for service. I kept on crying all the time that God would fill me with His Spirit.

Well, one day, in the city of New York - Oh, what a day! I cannot describe it; I seldom refer to it; it is almost too sacred an experience to me. Paul had an experience that he never spoke for fourteen years. I can only say, God revealed Himself to me, and I had such an experience of His love.

I went to preaching again. The sermons were no different; I did not present any new truths, and yet hundreds were converted. I would not be placed back where I was before that blessed experience if you would gave me all Glasgow.*

*Elmer Towns, Understanding the Deeper Life, Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, MI, 1984, pp. 224, 225

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

F&P With Me...

Dear people,

Firstly, let it be known to you that I am so thankful to God for the opportunity to serve the Kingdom in your team. It is a wonderful thing to do this together.

Next, I would also want to remind us of our theme of ID2010. Even as we are in the midst of finding and building the physical building, God is far more interested in the spiritual building that is founded upon your life and mine. New wine must be poured into new wine skin. As such, we are taking this year to prepare ourselves to be the kind of disciples and disciplemakers that Jesus desires us to be.

I am really looking forward to what God will be doing in and through us as we meet together to experience Him and one another in the ID2010 Conference (29 - 31 May). Please fast & pray together with the leaders and me in the following ways…

Duration of F&P:
17 – 28 May 2010 (at least one meal per day)

Things to F&P for:
- to experience oneness as a church family
- to seek and listen to God’s prophetic word for us as one community
- to fellowship and have fun together as one church

Do also F&P for breakthroughs in the area of ID2010 (becoming a disciple and becoming a disciplemaker) for your personal life and for your CG.

Thanks for partnering together with me in His cause.

Jeff Chong

Monday, April 26, 2010

Discipleship In An Internet World

I was reminded to share the learning that I had gathered during our training time with Bill Hybels and Wayne Corderio last year.

Here’s a short one to help us…

In our internet world, we can and should use technology for content and information sharing. However, the key element of impartation still need to be done live (or life!) Life-on-life impartation cannot be technologised.

Truth is that people are not coming to church services, care groups or meetings for information collection; much information can be gathered in the cyberspace. People go to these events to get life impartation. They want to know that the persons sharing the information are really living it out in their lives and their lives have really been impacted for the better.

Authenticity is best imparted when we are near. Thus, we may be able to impress from far (or in the cyber realm) but we only impact when we go near.

Let’s harness the best of technology for the sharing of information and content while doing life together for impartation and impact.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Yet Another Powerful Life Transforming Story

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Be Still & Know That I Am God!

Before refrigerators, people used ice-houses to preserve their food. Ice-houses had thick walls, no windows, and a tightly fitted door. In winter, when streams and lakes were frozen, large blocks of ice were cut from the frozen waters, hauled to the ice-houses, and covered with sawdust. Often these ice-blocks would last well into the summer.

One man lost a valuable watch while working in an ice-house. He searched diligently for it, carefully raking through the sawdust, but didn’t find it. His fellow workers also looked, but their efforts, too, proved futile. A small boy who heard about the fruitless search slipped into the ice-house during the noon hour and soon emerged with the watch.

Amazed, the men asked him how he found it.

“I closed the door,” the boy replied, “lay down in the sawdust, and kept very still. Soon I heard the watch ticking.”
(story taken from “Directions” by James Hamilton)

Friday, March 05, 2010

When God is on your side, you will always win

watch this...