Sunday, September 12, 2004

Can't Stop talking about Christ...

Today I had woke up early for church... Thanks to my sis's LG phone and also to Han Min too, for his effort to call and wake me up. However, I was still late ... 10 minutes latezz.. argg.. Anyway, I went up to the front to sit w my cell ppl for the 1st time... . Sermon was on the summary of the book of Acts... P.Ian ends of the series of Acts by challengin the youths to "shout", "prove" and "be" God's story... can see that P.Ian had tried his best deliver the msg lahz... though the example he trying to make with Johnson...was a bit duh...hahah.. poor Johnson!

Catch up with Michelle after service... talk Christ to her to encourage her to stand firm in the gospel. Also to help her to understand the church-ing issue... Thereafter, she shared abt a fren who argue tt the bible is contradicting. She tried to help this fren... but as she told me that her cell leader agreed that the bible is contradicting becuz man do make mistakes... ! I was so SHOCKED..!!! and she actually reply tt guy this way !!! How can God's Word be contradicting? If so, aren't we believing in a contradictin msg? I was quite agitated... and soon I was in my defending mode... tryin to help her to see that bible is not contradicting... but we just had no enough time for one another becuz we had to attend our cell respectively after service....
So the talk ended quite abruptly.

After cell, I had a great talk with Sixian over lunch... sharpening our understanding of God while we talked about "Christ-Experiences", about "God's Calling", about Man's Pride and "Hearing God". I must really thank God, the Holy Spirit who had aided both of us to reach a common ground to the issues tt we were discussing. Now shall only pray that we could continue to remain faithful in Christ.

Talked about Christ to my tuition kid once again, for she brought up a question regarding the bible. I tried to answer her, where from there, I do the "2 ways to live" with her.. offering 2 choices for her to respond. Felt that today's sharing was more completed, because it doesn't just ended with the "facts/ theory" about Christianity but also a chance for her to choose which way to live. I told her no obligation... she can take her time. But I say to her tt her decision matters life and death .. hence i want her to tell me if she'd chose to allow Jesus as her Lord; whilst I will cont to speak Christ to her if she doesn't... this what i told her, and she's ok w it.. hahaah.

Sixian called up, and we did GIJ over the phone. Then again, we started to talk about Christ. I warned her about the post-modernism phenomenon tt we had now... that the world are becoming "experiencing" now. There are so many means for people to feel "peace" and "spiritual"... people can go for yoga, listen to zen music, make donations, mediatation , or... going to church, sing songs with "spirit" and "truth", feeling the "peace of God", hearing the "voice of God" . Everything people do becomes very subjective... nothing is absolute... everything is relative. Hence there will be these ppl will always ask those, who hold fast to the one truth, to be more open to other opinions. Are we, the people who were entrusted with the gospel, be conformed to the world? Are we ashame of the plain truth of Christ tt is not "experiencing" but said 'blessed are those who have not seen ant yet have believed ' ? I'd challenged her in the end, (and all of us here) to stay faithful to the one truth - Jesus Christ. And not "Christ ++"...





2 comments:

Han Min said...

I think I'm growing again. Bit by bit lar. Praise God=) still I'm a bit... ahah apprehensive about growing closet to God. By God's grace pray that I'll overcome it. crysen13@blogspot.com it alive again, just barely. I will post there sometimes.

Han Min said...

ooopssss... haha... sorry, it's crysen.blogspot.com haha... too used to my email address