Sunday, November 29, 2009

Q & A - Were the biblical miracles magic tricks which fooled the simple, primitive people?

Hey youths! It is often contended that people who lived during biblical times were more simpleminded and superstitious than modern man, and could be tricked into believing the miraculous stories contained in the Bible.

Today, it is claimed we live in a scientific age and have outgrown these superstitions, since we have developed the mental capacity to see these miracles as being superstitious myths rather than paranormal phenomena. A close study of the evidence will show that these accounts are not a superstitious reaction to some clever trickster. The response to the miraculous acts of God shows the same surprise and anxiety that modern man would have if he were placed in the same situation.

The people living at the time of Jesus certainly knew that men born blind do not immediately receive their sight (John 9:32), that five loaves and a few fish would not feed 5,000 people (John 6:14) or that men do not walk on water (Matthew 14:26).

Doubting Thomas said, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and place my hand in his side, I will not believe” (John 20:25, RSV). He refused to accept the testimony of the unbelievable event of the resurrection, but changed his mind when confronted face-to-face with the resurrected Christ. Thus we are not expected to believe the ridiculous, and neither were the people of biblical times.

The people living in those times were no less skeptical than we are today. It was the unavoidable, the inescapable, the irrefutable fact that caused them to believe. The natural order was interfered with as a miracle occurred. It is only the skepticism of modern man that caused him to deny that miracles occurred.

Taken from Answers to Tough Questions about the Christian Faith by Josh McDowell and Don Stewart.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

YF Year End Party @ Mah Pung's Pics

Hey youths! Some photos taken during the recent YF year end party over at Mah Pung's home.
Orange everywhere!

Playing monkey

Jonathan Mah joining us LIVE from down under

Teachers playing monkey too!

Su taking the risk!

What are the teachers discussing about?

Updating the blog?

Why so many black? Isn't it suppose to be orange?

Hong Ken trying to win

Pizza, KFC, salad and home made muffins!!!

Makan time.

More makan time pics. Why Peter look so angry?

What is Hong Ken thinking?

Everyone so happy.

So much food!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Do you know what you believe?

Hey youths! This is The Life chapel's Basis of Faith (this is what The Life chapel members believe in) and Practice of Faith (this is what The Life chapel members do!)

Basis of Faith

1. That God is One, revealed in Scripture as a Trinity of persons, existing eternally as Father, Son and Holy Sprit. Matt. 28:19

2. That the Bible is the Word of God, a sure basis for our faith and of final authority in all matters of doctrine and practice. 2 Tim. 3:16

3. That Jesus Christ was God manifest in flesh, conceived of the Holy Spirit of God, born of the Virgin Mary, being perfect God and perfect Man. Isaiah 7; Matt 1:18-25

4. That man without exception is by nature and by practice a fallen creature and is consequently under condemnation and unable by any personal merit or works to fit himself for the presence of God. Rom. 3:23; 8:8; Tit.3:5

5. That in love our Lord Jesus Christ suffered the penalty for sin at Calvary; that He rose from the dead, and now lives in Heaven as Saviour and Lord. Jn 1:14; 2 Cor. 8:9; 5:21; Acts 5:30-31

6. That by personal faith in Christ one may receive forgiveness of sin and receive the gift of God which is eternal life. Eph. 2:8,9; Col 1:14; Rom. 6:23

7. That the Holy Spirit convicts men of sin and brings about regeneration resulting in personal salvation. He indwells the believer from the moment of conversion. The believer is baptised into the body of Christ, the Church Universal. 1 Cor. 12:13; Rom. 8:9; Eph. 1:13,14

8. In the universal priesthood of the believer. 1 Peter 2:5,9; Rev. 1:6; 5:9,10

9. That all rejecting Christ as Saviour are lost eternally. Jn. 3:36; Rev. 20:11-15

10. In the personality and malignity of Satan.

11. That the Lord Jesus is coming again:-

a) For His Church. 1 Thess. 4:14-17; Phil. 3:20-21

b) With His Church. To establish His Kingdom on earth. 2 Thess. 1:7-10; Rev. 19:11-16

12. That hereafter there will be a resurrection, judgement and eternal punishment of the unsaved dead. For the redeemed a New Heaven and a New Earth wherein dwelleth righteousness. Rev. 21:1-3

Practice of Faith

1. The scriptural observance of the ordinance of Believer's Baptism by Immersion on personal confession of faith and the commemoration of the Lord's death in the Breaking of Bread on the first day of the week in so far as circumstances allow. Matt. 28:19-20; Luke 22:19-20; Acts 2:41; 8:36,38; 10:47,48; 20:7; Rom.6:3,4;1 Cor.11:23-26

2. The reception at the Lord's Table of all baptised Believers known to be sound in faith and godly in life. Rom. 15:7; 1 Cor. 5:6-8; 10:14-17

3. The conducting of meetings for worship under the guidance of the Holy Spirit with opportunity for the exercise in the assembly of all true gifts for edification subject to the Lordship of Christ. Rom. 12:6-8; 1 Cor. 12:13.14; 1 Peter 4:10,11

4. The preaching of the Gospel of God and the establishing of Assemblies (churches) of believers in accordance with Divine Command. Matt. 28:18-29; Mk. 16:15; Luke 24:44-48

Taken from

Monday, November 23, 2009

Q & A - Does the Bible allow for the theory of evolution?

Hello youths! This is one of our most often asked questions, and it comes in various forms, such as, "Can a person be a Christian and believe in evolution?” or “Hasn’t science proven the theory of evolution, thus contradicting the Genesis account of creation?”

To answer this, we must first understand what we mean by the term evolution. If it is defined as simply “change” – as the development of an infant to an adult or a change within a kind, such as dog or cat – then this would pose no problem. This evolution, or developmental change within certain kinds, is completely consistent with Holy Scripture.

The problem is that the prevailing theory of evolution goes far beyond this. The theory states basically that complex elements have developed from simpler elements, and living organisms have sprung from non-living chemicals, by a chance association.

The theory of evolution is less of a scientific theory and more of a philosophy about the origin of life and the meaning of man.

The theory of evolution is contradictory to the biblical narrative of creation. The Genesis account records ten different times how God created plants and animals after their kind with no crossing of the kinds. Man was fully man at his creation, as was woman, with no long gradual period of development.

The idea of natural selection, or survival of the fittest, is at odds with the biblical teaching that all things were created good (Genesis 1:31). The Scriptures teach that everything was originally created perfect, and death and decay occurred when sin entered into the universe. This is opposed to the evolutionary concept of everything getting better.

Evolution not only contradicts the Bible, but it also contradicts some basic laws of science. For example, the second law or thermodynamics implies that left to itself, everything tends to become less ordered, not more ordered or “complex”.

This rule is an observation of the obvious: things grow old, run down and eventually die or decay. They lose their structure. The theory of evolution says that things develop their complexity and structure. This is not the case.

Evolution also says that changes or mutations are beneficial, while nature shows almost all variations are harmful. The theory contradicts observable phenomena.

Neither the theory of evolution nor the theory of special creation can be proven scientifically; that is, they cannot be repeated in a laboratory environment. Special creation happened once in the past, and evolution is too slow to observe.

Both theories are faith assumptions, and on the basis of the evidence one must choose one or the other. The Christian should not be embarrassed for believing the Genesis account of creation, since it not only fits better with observable facts but also was the view of the God-Man Jesus Christ (Matthew 19:1-6).

Taken from Answers to Tough Questions about the Christian Faith by Josh McDowell and Don Stewart.


Have you ever wondered why God made you or why he made people at all? Great question, and you’re not the first to ask it. King David asked pretty much the same thing in Psalm 8:4 : “What is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?” Why did God make us?

Well, it wasn’t because he needed us. Acts 17:25 says, “[God]… is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything.”

And he didn’t make us because he was lonely. Long before we were here, God the Father already had “company” with his Son and the Holy Spirit. All of God’s needs for companionship are met within the Trinity. He also didn’t make us because he needed people to tell him how great he is. God is totally secure in who he is – and he always has been.

Despite not needing us, God chose to create us anyway, out of his great love. Yes, God loved us before he even created us. This concept is bigger than our tiny brains, but it’s true; that’s what everlasting love means. God is love (see 1 John 4:8), and because of that love and his wonderful creativity, he made us so we can enjoy all that he is and all that he’s done.

Another reason God created us is to fulfill his eternal plan. I could write pages and pages and pages about this, but let me simply say that God, in his infinite wisdom, chose to make us a part of his eternal plan. What part do we play in this plan? Well, the bible is full of instructions for how we should live our lives. Here are just a few:

  • Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength (Deuteronomy 6:5)
  • Love your neighbour as yourself (Matthew 22:39)
  • We are God’s workmanship, created in Jesus Christ to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10)

Perhaps the most important part we play in God’s eternal plan is to point people to eternal life with God – through his Son Jesus Christ.

So, because of the deep love God has for you, you will always have at least one unfailing friend! Maybe he’s not flesh and blood and waiting at your locker for you after class. But that’s part of what’s so cool about God. He’s a friend who is with you all the time. Whether you’re at the cool kid’s party or just at home alone, God is always right there with you. The God of the universe is just waiting to spend time with you. Hey, have a blast hanging out with him today!

~ Dawson McAllister ~

Taken from Footprints for Teens by Margaret Fishback Powers

Thursday, November 19, 2009


We have God’s promise that “if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). We can depend on this promise because God made it to us, and he never lies.

We also need to look at this promise as it fits in with the verses around it. In this first chapter, the apostle John is trying to help us understand a bigger idea. He reminds us that “God is light; in him there is no darkness at all” (1 John 1:5). This means God is perfect; there’s not even a tiny bit of sin in him. When we come to God, we come into his light, where we can see things more clearly. It’s like looking at your face in a big mirror under bright lights. You suddenly see things you didn’t see before.

This is what happens when we really start to know God. We become aware of our sins. And if we are obedient, we confess them to God, and he forgives us. But we also become aware of God’s righteousness and how different it is from the darkness in our lives. As you walk in the light and allow God to cleanse the darkness in your life, you will discover that regrets about your past will fade away. God forgives and “remembers no more” so you don’t need to remember them either!

~ Jay Kesler ~

Taken from Footprints for Teens by Margaret Fishback Powers

Monday, November 16, 2009

The 6 Styles of Evangelism


Biblical example
: Peter in Acts 2
Characteristics : Confident, bold, direct, skips small talk (likes to get right to the point), has strong opinions and convictions
Cautions :
1. Be sure to seek God's wisdom so you will be appropriately sensitive and tactful
2. Allow the Holy Spirit to restrain your desire to come on strong in every situation
3. Avoid judging or laying guilt trips on others who approach evangelism with a different style
Contemporary examples:
Billy Graham

Billy Graham younger days

Recent photo of Billy Graham

Evangelist Billy Graham took Christ literally when He said in Mark 16:15, “Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.”

Mr. Graham has preached the Gospel to more people in live audiences than anyone else in history—nearly 215 million people in more than 185 countries and territories—through various meetings, including Mission World and Global Mission. Hundreds of millions more have been reached through television, video, film, and webcasts.

Since the 1949 Los Angeles crusade vaulted Mr. Graham into the public eye, he has led millions of individuals to make personal decisions to live for Christ, which is the main thrust of his ministry.

William Franklin "Billy" Graham, Jr., (born November 7, 1918), is an American evangelist and an Evangelical Christian. He has been a spiritual adviser to multiple United States presidents and is number seven on Gallup's list of admired people for the 21st century. He is a Southern Baptist. He rose to celebrity status due to his sermons being broadcast on radio and television.

Graham has preached in person to more people around the world than any other Protestant in history. According to his staff, as of 1993 more than 2.5 million people had "stepped forward at his crusades to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior". As of 2008, Graham's lifetime audience, including radio and television broadcasts, topped 2.2 billion.

Chuck Colson

Charles "Chuck" Wendell Colson (born October 16, 1931, in Boston, Massachusetts) was the Special Counsel for President Richard Nixon from 1969 to 1973. He was commonly named as one of the Watergate Seven, but was never charged with, or prosecuted for, any crime related to the Watergate break-in or its cover-up, although he did plead guilty to obstruction of justice in another case.

After extensively investigating Colson's activities relating to Watergate, Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski attempted to make a deal with Colson in which Colson would agree to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge relating to Watergate, in exchange for which Jaworski agreed to recommend that he not be sentenced to prison. Colson felt doing so would be pleading guilty to a crime he did not commit. Instead, Colson counter-offered. Colson told Jaworski that he would agree to plead guilty to the crime of obstruction of justice, not in relation to Watergate, but in relation to having attempted to smear Pentagon Papers defendant Daniel Ellsberg and damage his chances for a fair trial. Colson insisted also that Jaworski would not be constrained to recommend no prison time. At the sentencing, Judge Gerhard Gesell sentenced Colson to the maximum prison term permitted under federal law.

Colson's later life has been spent working with his non-profit organization devoted to prison ministry called "Prison Fellowship." Colson is also a public speaker and author. He is founder and chairman of the Wilberforce Forum, which is the "Christian worldview thinking, teaching, and advocacy arm of" Prison Fellowship, and includes Colson's daily radio broadcast, BreakPoint, now heard on a thousand outlets. The ministry conducts justice reform efforts through Justice Fellowship. Colson has received 15 honorary doctorates and in 1993 was awarded the Templeton Prize, an annual which is given each year to the one person in the world who has done the most to advance the cause of religion. It is the world's largest annual financial prize given for merit (over $1 million). He donated this prize to further the work of Prison Fellowship, as he does all his speaking fees and royalties.


Biblical example
: Paul in Acts 17
Characteristics : Analytical, logical, inquisitive, likes to debate, more concerned with what people think than what they feel
Cautions :
1. Avoid getting stuck on academic points, arguments, and evidence. These are mainly to clear the way back to the central Gospel message.
2. Remember that attitude is as important as information. 1 Peter 3:15 says to have "gentleness and respect."

3. Avoid becoming argumentative.

Contemporary examples:
Josh McDowell

Joslin "Josh" McDowell is a Christian apologist, evangelist, and writer.

He is within the Evangelical tradition of Protestant Christianity, and is the author or co-author of some 77 books. His most well known is the apologetic book Evidence That Demands a Verdict, which was ranked 13th in Christianity Today's list of most influential evangelical books since 1945. Other well known titles are More Than a Carpenter, A Ready Defense and Right from Wrong.

D James Kennedy

Dennis James Kennedy, (November 3, 1930 - September 5, 2007), better known as D. James Kennedy, was an American televangelist, megachurch pastor, and founder of the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he was senior pastor from 1960 until his death in 2007. Kennedy also founded the Westminster Academy in Ft. Lauderdale, the Knox Theological Seminary, and the Center for Reclaiming America for Christ, a now defunct socially conservative political group.

He began Coral Ridge Ministries in 1974, which produced his weekly religious television program, The Coral Ridge Hour, carried on various networks and syndicated on numerous other stations with a peak audience of three million viewers in 200 countries.[1] A daily radio program, Truths That Transform, was heard on radio stations in the United States and archived versions are available as a podcast on the program's website. During his lifetime, Coral Ridge Ministries grew to a US$37-million-a-year non-profit corporation with an audience of 3.5 million.

In 2006, the National Religious Broadcasters association inducted Kennedy into its Hall of Fame. As a result of a heart attack from which he never fully recovered, Kennedy last preached at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church later that year, on December 24, 2006. His retirement was officially announced at the church on August 26, 2007, and he died in his home ten days later.


Biblical example
: The Blind Man in John 9
Characteristics : Clear communicator, good listener, vulnerable about personal life, its ups and downs, overwhelmed by the account of how God reached them, sees links between their own experience and that of other people's
Cautions :
1. Be sure to relate your experience to the life of your listener. This requires first hearing enough about your friend's life to know how to relate your story to their situation.
2. Do not stop with merely telling your story. Challenge them to consider how what you learned might apply to their life.
3. Avoid downplaying the value of your story because it seems too ordinary. The ordinary story is the kind that relates best to ordinary people!
Contemporary examples:
Corrie ten Boom

Cornelia Johanna Arnolda ten Boom, generally known as Corrie ten Boom, (April 15 1892 – April 15 1983) was a Dutch Christian Holocaust survivor who helped many Jews escape the Nazis during World War II. Ten Boom co-wrote her autobiography, The Hiding Place, which was later made into a movie of the same name. In December, 1967, Ten Boom was honored as one of the Righteous Among the Nations by the State of Israel.

Joni Erickson Tada

Joni Eareckson Tada is an evangelical Christian author, radio host, and founder of Joni and Friends, an organization "accelerating Christian ministry in the disability community." A diving accident in 1967 left Tada hospitalized and paralyzed (as a quadriplegic; unable to use her hands or legs.) After two years of rehabilitation and in a wheelchair, Tada began working to help others in similar situations.


Biblical example
: Matthew in Luke 5
Characteristics : Conversational, compassionate, sensitive, friendship-oriented, focuses on people and their needs
Cautions :
1. Beware of valuing friendship over truth. Telling them they are sinners in need of a saviour will test the relationship.
2. Do not get so involved in the process of building friendships that you forget the ultimate goal: bringing people to know Christ as forgiver and leader.
3. Do not get overwhelmed with the amount of needs your friends might have - do what you can and leave the rest to God.
Contemporary examples:
Becky Pippert

Recognized internationally as a prominent authority in the area of evangelism, founder of Salt Shaker Ministries, Rebecca Pippert is author of several books that include the modern classic, Out of the Salt Shaker, which was recently selected by Christianity Today as one of the books that has most influenced evangelical thought in the past 50 years. She is also author of the award winning 4 volume set, Salt Shaker Resources: An Evangelism Tool Kit. Her books have been translated in more than 25 languages.

Joe Aldrich

He wrote more than a dozen books, including "Lifestyle Evangelism: Learning to Open Your Life to Those Around You," which was controversial in some Christian circles and a classic in others. In it, he argued that one of the most effective ways to demonstrate one's faith was by actions, rather than solely by words.


Biblical example
: Matthew in Luke 5
Characteristics : Hospitable, persuasive, enjoys meeting new people, committed (believes in the things in which he or she is involved), sees outreach events as unique opportunities
Cautions :
1. Do not let others do all the talking for you, Your friends and acquaintances need to hear how Christ has influenced your own life. In addition, your friends have questions you could answer concerning the implications of the Gospel in their own lives.
2. Carefully and prayerfully consider which events or church services you take people to. Look for ones that are truly sensitive to spiritual seekers that will help them in their journey toward Christ.
3. Do not get discouraged if people refuse your invitation. Their refusal could be an opportunity for a spiritual conversation. Also, their "no" today may be a "yes" tomorrow.
Contemporary examples:
Ruth Graham

Ruth Bell Graham (June 10, 1920 – June 14, 2007), wife of the famous evangelist Billy Graham, was born at Qingjiang, Kiangsu, China as Ruth McCue Bell, the second of five children.

Ruth Graham was always a vital part of Billy Graham’s evangelistic career, and he turned to her for advice and input about many ministry decisions. One of the early uses of media by the BGEA was the “Hour of Decision” radio program begun in 1950, which she named. After her upbringing in China and high school experience in Korea, she continued to have compassion for the people of Asia. She encouraged her husband to visit and later accompanied him during his historic visits to the People's Republic of China.


Biblical example
: Dorcas in Acts 9
Characteristics : Patient, others-centered, sees needs and finds joy in meeting them, shows love through action more than words, attaches value to even menial tasks
Cautions :
1. Remember that although "words are no substitute for actions," "actions are no substitute for words." In Romans 10:14 Paul says that we must verbally tell people about Christ. You can do this in many ways as you point to Him as the central motivation for your acts of service.
2. Do not underestimate the value of your service. It is your style that will reach those persons who are the most negative and hardened toward God. Acts of loving service are hard to resist and difficult to argue with.
3. Be discerning as to how much you can do realistically, without depriving yourself or your family of needed care and attention.
Contemporary examples:
Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997) was an Albanian Roman Catholic nun with Indian citizenship who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata (Calcutta), India in 1950. For over 45 years she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity's expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries.

Jimmy Carter

James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. (born October 1, 1924) served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981 and was the recipient of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, the only U.S. President to have received the Prize after leaving office.

After leaving office, Carter and his wife Rosalynn founded The Carter Center in 1982, a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization that works to advance human rights. He has traveled extensively to conduct peace negotiations, observe elections, and advance disease prevention and eradication in developing nations. Carter is a key figure in the Habitat for Humanity project, and also remains particularly vocal on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Taken from Becoming A Contagious Christian by Mark Mittelberg, Lee Strobel & Bill Hybels

Something Beautiful

A friend of mine, the chaplain of a college, was brokenhearted when he found out one of his brightest students, a Christian, had been hit by a bus and killed. One upset student asked my friend, “Why did Jesus kill Cliff?” My friend answered, “You are an intelligent person. You ought to be able to tell the difference between Jesus and a bus!”

While God doesn’t make bad things happen, the bible promises us that in the midst of bad things, God works to bring good out of it all (see Romans 8:28). There used to be a guy who had his own TV show. And one of the other guys on the show, Jose Melos, was a fantastic piano player. Sometimes the show host would walk over to the piano and slap his hands down on a bunch of keys. They made an awful sound, of course. Then he would say, “OK, Jose, let’s see what you can make out of that mess!”

Jose would then out his fingers on the exact keys the show host had played and build those sounds into a magnificent melody. Incredibly, the clashing sounds became a beautiful song.

God can do that with the messes in our lives. God is able to take our tragedies, and the mistakes we make, and turn them into something beautiful.

~Tony Campolo~

Taken from Footprints for Teens by Margaret Fishback Powers

Something beautiful, something good
All my confusion he understood
All I had to offer him
Was brokenness and strife
But He made something beautiful of my life

by Gloria Gaither (Spectrum of Praise No.505)

Isn't this beautiful?

Thank God for the stuffs that didn't hit you!

YF Year End Party!!!!!

Yo youths!!! The LAST YF session will be this Saturday, 21 November 2009. On Sunday, 22 November 2009, we will have our year-end party!!!! LAST official meeting before we meet again for CAMP BRIEFING and for our YF CAMP!!!! Those of you who have not signed up, please sign up NOW!!! Email your registration to or to your teachers.

YF year-end party will be at Mah Pung's home @ 12.30pm. You can also invite your friends who are going to camp to this party.

You can go there direct or you can meet in chapel @ 12.00 noon and we will leave from there. There will be a dress code colour. Hint below. See you there!!! God bless!!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

You can know how to have victory over your enemy.

Hey youths! Can you really have victory over Satan every day? What happens if you fail? Satan wants you to sin so he can spoil your relationship with God. You need to remember four very important things that will help you have victory over Satan.

1. You don’t have to sin. Remember that the Lord Jesus already defeated Satan and sin when He died on the cross and rose again. The bible says, “Resist [stand against] the devil, and he will flee [run] from you” (James 4:7). You can choose to say no to sin through the strength of the Lord Jesus, who lives in you.

2. Remember that sin spoils your friendship with God. He will never leave you, but sin makes Him sad. Sin also blocks your prayers so that God will not answer.

3. You can make things right by confessing your sin to God. The bible says that if you agree with God about your sin, He is always fair and promises to forgive you. Then your friendship with God will be made right. Ask Him to help you not to sin that way again. You may also need to say “I’m sorry” to someone else who has been hurt by your sin.

4. Thank God for victory over Satan. Remember that Jesus is the one who makes you a winner.

The bible says, “Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power” (Ephesians 6:10). How good it is to know deep inside that you can be a winner over Satan!

“But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” 1 Corinthians 15:57

Taken from The Wonder Book by Child Evangelism Fellowship Inc

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Lesson 14 November 2009

Hello youths! This weekend we will be looking into the study of a disciple and his purpose in this world. Sharing the Gospel!!! Let us be prepared for the coming YF evangelistic camp!! Let us be the ones telling our family and friends on the good news. Let's invite them away from the Sin Prison!!

God Bless!

You can know you have an enemy.

Hey youths! Satan is our greatest enemy. The bible says that he was created by God as a beautiful angel. But he turned against God and wanted to destroy God’s plan. He was the one who tricked Eve and brought sin into the world. Sin ruined God’s beautiful creation.

Satan is also called the devil. From the beginning he wanted to stop God from keeping His promise to send a Saviour to die for the sin of the whole world. But Satan failed. Jesus defeated Satan when He died on the cross and came alive from the dead.

Satan hated God and he hates those who have trusted the Lord Jesus as their own personal Saviour.

Satan tried to make us do wrong things. He puts doubts and bad thoughts into our minds. He does not want us to love the Lord Jesus. If Jesus is your Saviour, you do not have to be afraid of Satan. The bible says, “The one [Holy Spirit] who is in you is greater than the one [Satan] who is in the world.” (1 John 4:4). Jesus is God; He is greater and more powerful than Satan. Someday Satan and all those who follow him will be thrown into the lake of fire where they will be punished forever and ever. Since Jesus lives in you, you can learn how to win over your enemy Satan.

“Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8

Taken from The Wonder Book by Child Evangelism Fellowship Inc

The Discussion Questions for 7th of November 2009

Hey youths! These are the questions during the discussion in YF on the 7th of November 2009. Just a recap for those who were not present on that day.

The Disciple & his Enemy Pt.2

1.Summarize the previous lesson in one sentence. Who is Satan and what will happen to him?

2.Read 2 Conrinthians 11:3. What is Satan’s desire? What do you think is his strategy to accomplish this? Find verses to back this up.

3.What are the three major areas of temptation Satan uses? Which of these areas is the hardest for you to deal with?

4.Knowing this how should we prepare ourselves to overcome Satan?
a)Psalm 17:4, 3:31
b)1 Peter 5:8-9
c)Ephesians 16:16-18

5.Read Hebrews 2:14-15. What does Christ’s death on the cross mean for Satan? What does it mean for man?

Take care and have a blessed week. God bless :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Baptism - 22nd November 2009

Hello youths! There would be a baptism on the 22nd November 2009. Anyone who is interested in going through the waters of baptism, please inform your class teachers, su or weng soon.

Baptism symbolises our death with Christ. Baptism come from the greek word "baptizo" which means to dip. Immersion best depict the symbol of death, burial and resurrection. In the early church, baptism was not an optional exercise. Every believer was exhorted to be baptised. God Bless!

Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, EVERY ONE of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."
Acts 2:38

Playlist Competition

Hello youths! There is a competition going on now. The music player in this blog requires 10 Christian songs to be listed. We want you guys to submit 10 Christian songs regardless of genre, ie jazz, rock, worship, pop, etc. We need the 10 songs to be in a theme and not just randomly picked just because you like the songs. The 10 songs can be chose from the chapel's SOP, black hymnal or any Christian songs that you have heard from CDs, YouTube, etc. Send in your list to by 21 November 2009 12pm to win yourself a prize. There could be more than 1 WINNER!!! Why wait? Think of a theme and submit your 10 songs now.

God Bless!

Pray for the SPM & STPM students.

Hello youths! Do remember the following the students who are taking national exams.

Alicia Soon
Peter Lim
Chung Wei
Philip Mah
Joyee Wong


Teresa Lo
Daryl Tan

God Bless!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Q & A - Where do dinosaurs and other extinct animals fit into the biblical story?

Hello youths! Very few of the many species of animals are mentioned in the Bible. Genesis records only that God created all living creatures of the sea, of the earth, and of the sky, and labels them in the most general terms; cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth and winged creatures.

Only those animals that are significant to human history are mentioned in the Bible specifically, such as cattle, oxen, goats, sheep (important to the economy), plus the specific list of clean and unclean animals in the Levitical law, etc. Many animals are not specifically named in the Bible, dinosaurs among them. (This includes the giraffe, elephant, shark, whale, platypus, kangaroo, etc).

Lack of mention means little, other than that they did not come into the history of man in a way significant or necessary to record. That dinosaurs existed is apparent from the fossil records of the great dinosaur beds, presumably preserved by a catastrophe, such as the flood.

Unless the sediments which entrapped them hardened quickly into stone, their bodies would have soon decomposed, but the remains that we have are whole bodies intact. A catastrophe such as the flood would explain having such remains.

Additional evidence for their existence, and at the same time as man, is the pictographs left in Africa and North America, and from the fossil evidence of human and dinosaur footprints in the same formation.

As to why and how they became extinct, we can only guess. We do know that Genesis records that when God finished creation, everything was very good. When the Fall occurred, death and destruction entered the universe.

Eventually, corruption was so widespread that God destroyed all but Noah's family and two of every kind of living creature, which he caused to come to Noah for safekeeping on the ark.

It is possible that God left out some of the earth animals, that He didn't cause them to come to Noah, such as the dinosaurs. But the Bible says, "Two of every kind shall come to you to keep them alive."

We can guess that either dinosaurs didn't make it onto the ark because, plausibly, God intended them to become extinct at that time, or that because of climatic conditions after the flood, they failed to reproduce in sufficient numbers and died out. We simply don't have enough data to go beyond guessing at this point.

Taken from Answers to Tough Questions about the Christian Faith by Josh McDowell and Don Stewart.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Weekend is here again!!

Hello youths! A reminder that we are continuing our study on The Disciple and his Enemy this saturday, 7 November 2009. Learn more about Lucifer, his army and his strategies!!

God bless!