Jesus taught me many lessons when I was a seed buried in the prison. I have found the Christian life is not glamorous to the flesh. When a little seed is put into the ground it is not comfortable. It lies in the dark isolation of rough soil for months, suffers in the frozen ground of winter and the heat of summer, and is even covered with stinking manure and fertilizer. Only after it has silently endured all these trials is the seed ready to spring to life and produce a harvest that will feed many.
—The Heavenly Man
Happy birthday Pastor @seowhow !!
I will always remember how you and Pastor Lia shared with us when we were in JC, that life is not just about success, it is about significance - that was when a seed was sown.
But seeing how you both lived out that significance you spoke about (for not just one or two years, but over ten years!) - that was when the seed really took root and grew!
Thank you for always giving your best Pastors! :) Because you have tirelessly build the church, today we can turn potential to power. We will be audacious, contagious, tenacious!
Whom shall I fear
Whom shall I fear
I know who goes before me
I know who stands behind
The God of angel armies
Is always by my side
It is important to speak the truth, but even more so, to speak the truth in love!
"The apostle Paul counselled the Christians in Ephesus to adopt a policy of ‘speaking the truth in love’ (Ephesians 4:15, NIV) and that balance is a wise one. There is a story concerning the sharp tongue of Winston Churchill. At a dinner party one evening there was a heated exchange between Churchill and a female MP. At the end of the exchange the woman scornfully remarked, ‘Mr Churchill, you are drunk.’ ‘And you, madam,’ replied Churchill, ‘are ugly. But I shall be sober tomorrow. ’ It was a clever reply, but it was very far from loving and I suspect it earned him an enemy for life."
—An excerpt from Just 10, J. John