Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Vine's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words

If you have been to yesternight's Project Timothy's Workshops (Getting More Out Of Your Bible), you'd have heard about this book.

I want one. =P

On another* note, probably we can get one to share within our church or smth.

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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

What is Jesus' Mission?

Have been listening to the sermons titled Simply Christianity for the past few days.

The third sermon in the series is titled "What is Jesus' Mission?" coming from the passage of Luke 15:

Jesus was being critiqued (in the Pharisees' hearts) when he associated himself with the sinners and traitors (tax-collectors) of the time. Just how we'd expect important people to associate with other important people, likewise they expected Jesus ("He's God, isn't he?") to associate with the "holy" people like the religious leaders, not with the common person, much less a sinner and those deemed to be traitors!

Jesus responds with three parables, all explaining the same point, but to different degrees: God's really on about saving the lost. And that's exactly what Jesus came to do.

The third parable about the prodigal son shows the extent of this. God doesn't view us as one in the few billions of people on this earth, but rather rejoices greatly everytime one comes back to Him, and into the kingdom of Christ, like how the father joyously celebrated the prodigal son's return.

Who then, is the prodigal son? It's no other than us who've not acknowledged the one who made us, and have gone about living our lives in rebellion (actively or passively) against Him.

Like the sheep we're helpless in our sin, and can't do anything that's enough to redeem ourselves, that's why we need someone else to help us, and thank God he sent his only Son, to pay the penalty for us, that we might have a restored relationship with the Father, now and forevermore.

Time to consolidate, again

Always have many thoughts that get lost in (null) at the end of the day, as shown from my inability somewhat to remember what happened the day before. And since this blog's a place where I want to consolidate some of my thoughts, as well as let the reader into them somewhat, I guess I'll (try to) start writing more regularly (maybe daily?) at least.


Many many things have happened over the past week: some were good, some were bad, some were just simply too saddening to think about sometimes.

Many many times I've failed horrendrously at loving others, just now included, I know.. (it's really easy to hide, just keep silent)

Many times I've disobeyed God, and the warnings have been aplenty and clear, I hope this will change, soon...

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Fulfilled in Christ

Father I fear what lies round the corner
already I'm gasping for breath, grasping at straws
I can't see a handspan into the future
I'm scared of what life has in store

But You said do not be anxious about anything
bring all things to you through prayer with thanksgiving
and the peace of God which passes understanding
will guard my heart and mind in Christ
Let the peace of God which passes understanding
guard your heart and mind in Christ

If You feed mere sparrows, dress the lilies in the field
should I fret over tomorrow, my clothing and my needs
these questions find their answer when you gave your Son to die
You've raised him as Lord, we will be glorified

So I will not be anxious for You will provide
all that I need to stand firm in Christ
I will sing in Your presence, I will never be forsaken
for You've given me your Word fulfilled
I will sing in Your presence, I will Never be forsaken
for You've given me your word fulfilled in Christ
Your Word is fulfilled in Christ
fulfilled in Christ
Sarah Oh