Date: 25th October 2008
Venue: Elim Church
We were very blessed to have Big Ministries among us to
organize an event for children who has never heard about gospel
before. For more information about Big Ministries, please visit
Group time: Decorate pencil case
Group time: Making balloon
Group time: Think & drink
Song & praise
Big ministries's booth
Zacchaeus & Jesus
He entered Jericho and was passing through it.
A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a
chief tax collector and was rich. He was trying
to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd
he could not, because he was short in stature.
So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to
see him, because he was going to pass that way.
When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and
said to him, "Zacchaeus, hurry and come down;
for I must stay at your house today." So he hurried
down and was happy to welcome him. All who saw
it began to grumble and said, "He has gone to be
the guest of one who is a sinner." Zacchaeus stood
there and said to the Lord, "Look, half of my
possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor; and if I
have defrauded anyone of anything, I will pay back
four times as much." Then Jesus said to him,
"Today salvation has come to this house, because
he too is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man
came to seek out and to save the lost." Zacchaeus
wanted to see Jesus. He wanted to see him really
bad. Although he was a government official, he
didn't care if it was embarrassing. He climbed into a
tree to see Jesus. His efforts were rewarded.
Not only did he get to see him, but Jesus stopped,
and told Zacchaeus that he would come to his house
to spend time with him. Zacchaeus was thrilled.
He went home to prepare. But others were upset.
Tax collectors were not respected people. And the
Jews thought it was shameful for Jesus to spend
time with a sinner. But Zacchaeus repented. He not
only vowed to give away half his wealth, but to repay
anyone he had cheated. Jesus said this was why he
had come, to seek out and save the sinner.
Discussion: Sometimes it is difficult for people to
separate the sin from the sinner. It is important for
us to disapprove of sin while trying to save those
trapped in sin. Discuss how to approach people today
whose lifestyles we cannot condone.
Discussion: Zacchaeus sought Jesus, and got closer
to him than he had hoped. God says if we seek him,
we will find him. He that hungers and thirsts after
righteousness shall be filled. Many people wonder
where God is in their lives, but never go looking for him.
What are some ways we can seek after God in our lives?
Discussion: Zacchaeus didn't use his shortness as
an excuse to quit looking for Jesus. What obstacles
do we have to overcome to see Jesus? Are any of these
obstacles great enough to separate us from Jesus?
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
Date: 25th October 2008
Thursday, 23 October 2008
Thursday, 16 October 2008
Date: 11sth October 2008
Venue: Carrs Lane Church Centre
11 of us from BCEC attended the seminar "Growing with God 2 -
Building bridges (empowering children's leaders)" and we had great
time over there.
A. Godly play
B. Supporting children facing difficult issues
C. Messy church
D.Integrating children into the life & worship of the church
E. Making links with local schools
F. Woriking ininterfaith communities
G. Dealing with challenging behaviour
H. Children programmes with Oomph!
Nelson & I attended the workshop on
A. Godly play (frankly speaking, we did not quite comfortable with
the style..... hehe)
G. Dealing with challenging behavior
H. Children programmes with Oomp!
From left: Lily, Yuan Chen, YingHong, Chang Hong, XiaoXia,
WangXi, Joyce, Steven
Back: Sun Peng & Nelson
Kelly??? Where are you when we take photo?
Speaker of Children programmes with Oomp!
Tuesday, 14 October 2008
Date: 10th October 2008
Pastor Lim Ke Ji (Keith) has been invited to the chinese church to speak
on the topic - Western Culture & the Bible. He can speak & write mandarin
very well.......He has been to many countries in South East Asia for preaching,
such as Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, China and Taiwan, etc. He is already
74 years old but his prayer every day is that he will have healthier body
so that he can still move around to share God's love.
He talks about Malaysia... wow... wow...
Date: 9th October 2008
Venue: Our home
The dishes that i most master at - SEAFOOD Curry!!!!
Squid (from Wing Yip Chinese Superstore),
Prawn (we got Malaysia's tiger prawn from Wing Yip Chinese Superstore),
White fish fillet (Sainsbury basic)
Seafoodstick (Sainsbury basic)
Tomato (Sainsbury basic)
Mushroom (from Wing Yip Chinese Superstore)
Onions (Sainsbury basic)
Seafood curry powder (brought from Malaysia)