Sunday, 19 December 2010

Gold fears no fire (真金不怕火炼)

An OMF biography of missionaries in China has this title “真金不怕火炼,” which literally means real gold not fearing the refining of fire. We read of this in a passage in 1 Peter 2:7,
These (trials) have come so that your faith – of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire – may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honour when Jesus Christ is revealed.
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Friday, 3 December 2010

"Proof of Purchase" Youth Camp

Just got back from our youth camp. This year's theme was on discipleship, entitled "Proof of Purchase" (POP). For the messages, I focused on the major aspects of the gospel, our salvation, namely Justification, Sanctification and Glorification, looking at the book of Romans, namely chapters, 3, 5, 6 and 8. We also had workshops on Apologetics, Cults, Mentoring and Grey Areas.

Praise God for how He moved and worked in the lives of our youths and leaders. I was most encouraged by the camp comm, led by Abel and Sarah, for their service and leadership both with the comm and the campers. They really rose to the challenge, and led with clear vision and passion through our preparations since mid-year and throughout the camp itself. Many also observed and affirmed how united and initiative the comm was, during meals, games, etc, going all out to help one another and serve in whatever ways needed.
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