Thursday, April 26, 2007

A Place to Be

At the edge of the endless sea, your heart pumps slower. . . your eyes see farther. . . your ears hear deeper. . . your mouth smiles wider. . . and your nose hmms lighter.

I'd rather wake up over there. Seriously.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Fruit of the Spirit

There are 3 clusters of fruit from the Spirit: (1) Love, Joy, Peace, (2) Patience, Kindness, Goodness, (3) Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-control. The first cluster is God-ward or upward, the second Heart-ward or inward, and the third Man-ward or outward. These clusters are all from God the Spirit, and not from human being whosoever. That is, no one can possibly manufacture any fruit of the Spirit. Where do they come from? The secret lies with the filling of the Holy Spirit. Being Spirit-filled means being totally controlled by the Holy Spirit in both our words and deeds. The more we ask God for the filling of the Spirit, the more likely we will harvest the fruit of the Spirit. Thank God, He won't give us rocks if we persist in our asking. The fruit will ripe into Christ-like characters which enrich our lives inside out. Yes, there is a sweet sweet Spirit in this place, only if you ask for His filling.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Tabernacle - M:i:3 - May 19 (Sat)

Mi3 will be a field trip to Getty Museum. We will do a treasure-hunt for every artifacts we learnt about God's ancient worship center in the Old Testament time. We will divide into small hunting groups to look for paintings, sculptures, crafts, etc. that are related to what were found in the Tabernacle revealed to Moses - altar, lampstick, seruphim, the ark of covenants, etc.

To reward ourselves for our hard-work, we plan to have lunch at Getty Cafe. So, take time to study the Tabernacle before the field trip.

Coordinator: Pearl & Covinna.

Tabernacle - M:i-2 - April 27 (Fri)

Mi2 will focus on our own personal Tabernacle - the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit - in every believer's heart. We will discuss some practical ways to manifest the Spirit for the common good in our daily life. We will discover how we can, optimistically, walk by the Holy Spirit, and pessimistically, try not to grieve and quench the Holy Spirit. Without a doubt, we all need the Holy Spirit's power to fan up our inner passion to live a God-pleasing life.