Friday, June 12, 2009

Power Of The Spoken Word

Growing up in church & having my parents as pastors of the church, I did not realise the impact of the words delivered from the pulpit can have upon the spiritual well being of the church & its members. My parents were diligent in preparing their sermons, but I never understood what the fuss was about. I could preach too. I've been preaching & teaching since I was 15 years old (1o years!! Already?). I understood how we must communicate effectively & make sure it's not boring, so that the audience doesn't waste their time listening to you. I tried to be as diligent as my parents - do more research, meditate, be way more humourous, & make sure the people under my care learnt something that day.

My little collection of books... (most are from my dad)

Nowadays I still preach, & all these virtues have stuck. But ever since my father's sabbathical and subsequent resignation, I began to understand the measure of urgency that comes with being a preacher. For me it's like this - You don't know how white, white is, until you see how black, black can be. & that's all I'll say for now, lest I offend the little people. But suffice to say, I now know how good my parents actually were, & how much more I need to up my game.

Since last year, I began to teach from the book of John. Why the Gospel of John? Well, for one, I like it that I can create jokes from it. Another big reason is that my dad has this HUGE commentary of the Gospel of John. But most of all, it's the red letters - the spoken words of Jesus Himself. On a personally level, I discovered so much about this faith that I possess. & I believe my youth members are more mature in the faith as a result.

With that said, I will be posting my sermons on this blog of mine, in hope that as I share my findings, people will find out about this awesome person we know as Jesus. & I invite you all to be part of this amazing journey of discover Him.

Monday, June 01, 2009

The Many Faces Of May

Here's a special blog post decidated to the girl who makes me laugh - even in her sleep. I love you, May Wong (Chan) Mei Chin.

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