Growth: Uncertain belief still counts as knowledge…


October Songpool
October 4, 2012, 1:29 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized
Here are the songs for MISSIONS MONTH:
 
Acts of Entrance
Awakening (Reuben Morgan, Chris Tomlin)
Sing To The King (Billy James Foote)
Happy Day (Ben Cantelon, Tim Hughes)
Holy, Holy, Holy (Hymn)
 
Praise
The Power of the Cross (Keith Getty, Stuart Townend)
The Saving One (Tim Neufield)
Mighty To Save (Reuben Morgan)
O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing (Hymn)
 
Confession
Amazing Grace (Hymn) / Amazing Grace [My Chains Are Gone] (Chris Tomlin)
How Deep The Father’s Love For Us (Stuart Townend)
‘Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus (Hymn)
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus (Hymn)
 
Response
All To Us (Chris Tomlin)
I Surrender All (Hymn)
To The Ends of The Earth (Joel Houston)
My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less (Hymn)
 
To download the songs – CLICK HERE


Do things really become new every morning?
June 28, 2007, 7:46 pm
Filed under: Culture, Discipleship, Songwriting

I’ve been mulling over some of the psalms for some inspiration for this song I’m trying to finish and a thought popped into my head…  is it me or does the Psalmists really like to say stuff about newness, joy of the lord, etc comes with “the morning”?  I’m still a little vexed about that…

I actually find from my own personal experience that when I sleep, I forget a lot of what I was striving to do the next day?  I find old habits popping up again and I also find a lot of things don’t come across “new”.

i.e.

Psalm 101:8 – “Every morning I will put to silence all the wicked in the land;  I will cut off every evildoer from the city of the Lord.”

This Psalm written by David seems like a vow that he will silence the wicked of the land literally every morning, but of course it is more likely more of a figurative thing…  but I can’t help wondering why this was always the case?  Maybe because in this culture (or at least mine) I don’t wake up to a sunrise or something like that, I wake up to an alarm clock, wake up to an schedule, wake up because I have to…

not because I want to…

I was reminded recently in my brother’s blog, from his class about Conversion with Gordon T. Smith, that you can’t really claim to follow Christ (Christian) if you’re not wanting to be a disciple of Jesus.  I’ve been struggling with being disciplined in the word and sanctifying/consecrating myself daily, especially in the morning…  I wonder how strong is the corrolation between my spiritual vitality and morning devotions really is?

Thoughts?



Conversion Language with Yu
June 28, 2007, 4:32 pm
Filed under: Culture, Language, Theology

If anyone wants to re-think their understanding of conversion with free seminary notes from my brother, I would HIGHLY recommend it.

I actually feel I have been getting “dumber” spiritually until I started reading this post (a series actually).  So if you feel like in the same boat, I suggest checking it out! 😉

yuling.wordpress.com – Conversion Language



RHCCC tings…
June 18, 2007, 10:38 pm
Filed under: Church, Relationships

Two things:

1.  I had the priviledge of helping out with the RHCCC English Summer Retreat (which sorta became A Family Retreat plus me!) and I got to know some families in the church better 😉  I am grateful that God gave me time to spend with people at church in a more close setting and I hope there will be more to come.  Check out the slideshow photo presentation I made for sunday morning:

2.  I know some of you have been interested in RHCCC’s expansion project and I’m happy to say the design plan has been uploaded to youtube.  If you want some insider update on what’s going on in that expansion, watch this video!  Enjoy 😉



Shu-Ling Li Fan Club
June 16, 2007, 4:10 pm
Filed under: Life in general, Shu-Ling

So Chevy, at his hardworking job, had the time to send me this site that he googled

http://asia.groups.yahoo.com/group/shuling-fc/

looks like Shu-Ling Li is an asian superstar :p

enjoy!



Ministry… Taken over…
May 30, 2007, 2:38 pm
Filed under: Church, Life in general

I have to confess I have not posted in a while and it is because I am thoroughly busy with ministry at RHCCC! Sometimes I’ve been finding that it has been tough just to “live life” outside of ministry and not letting it be a more organic thing. I just hope God can show me a better balance so I can still have a good time of rest and regeneration so I can better care for others…

I also hope I’m not falling into the trap of only talking about church ministry but also about other relevant issues in life such as relationships, culture, current issues and etc.

I’ll leave y’all with a quote from one of my favorite preachers, Tim Keller, on ministry:

“We in ministry, he said, tend to mistake spiritual gifts with spiritual fruit, maturity, and character. It’s one of our most deadly mistakes. … There are three basic clusters within ministries: public speaking, pastoring/counseling, and leading. Nobody does all three well.” (5/16/07)

…This is the part I let out a nice sigh of relief…. *siiiigggggghhh*!

BTW, I am currently writing a new song, hope to show it online soon!  Peace 😉



Something new [Kainos]…
May 9, 2007, 6:17 pm
Filed under: Church, Emerging, Kainos, Life in general, Prayer, Relationships, Worship

So after a long blog hiatus, I’ve some some stuff to share…

I’ve officially changed my position at RHCCC from part-time Worship Director to Full-Time Summer Intern (College/Worship).  I’ve taken up the task to help guide and direct the college/young adult group at Richmond Hill Chinese Community Church.

As the fellowship formerly known as “Kainos Fellowship”, I’ve changed the name slightly to its current identity, the”Kainos Gathering”.  The meaning of “Kainos” (Greek word) means “New” and it is quite fitting that this ministry is restarting NEW at this church.  I’ve tried to give the group a little facelift cosmetically with the help of the WONDERFUL Deborah Lau 😉  She helped design a pretty spiffy logo and schedule layout for the group!

Anyways, it is my sincere hope that this group may very well know the faith, hope and love that we share in Jesus.  I also hope this summer can help them be bold enough to make friends with people who aren’t christian and yet still grow in their faith (and hopefully sharing it).  Simple enough, but to help stimulate this growing process, we’ll be praying a lot and waiting on the Spirit to move us 😉

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Here’s another [Kainos] new thing…

I just talked to my good friend Vince Fung.  He’s someone who’s worked hard for his degree, who has tried hard to follow God, yet is still going through some of the hardest times in life.   THE GRADUATED.

My prayer for Him, and for my other friends in similar situations (and boy do I have many) is that God can somehow turn their bitterness, their confusion and their S.A.D. stories… into something more beautiful than they could imagine.  Nothing ever turns out all dandy and “happily ever after…” as we see it.  I just know that God is Jehovah-Jireh, the great provider.  I believe THAT over all the “reality” that people say is more realistic than Christian “tunnelvision”.  I hope none of them can ever say aloud that the only way they could “succeed” was through their own means.  I just pray so earnestly that God will do… something?…

Lord God, change their hearts, transform their minds, not so other people (like me) can just fix their solutions with words, but so that they may know why you made them in this life…

In Jesus name, Amen.