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In a meeting with a long-time good friend recently, he told me about my constant “self-depreciating” joke about being good looking. Then he told me, in brutally blunt way, that I am just ordinary not handsome nor ugly. He told me that I do not need to do those self-depreciating jokes just to make others laugh. I totally agree with him that I am just ordinary. Never had one day did I think that I am good looking. The truth did hurt a little coming from a good friend, however, it did set me free. I also decided to stop with those jokes about me being good looking. 😊😊 Just happily enjoy being ordinary.
The truth will set you free. Of course, the context is the salvation of Jesus (truth) will set us free (eternal life). However, knowing the truth does set us free from deception, self or otherwise.
We live in a world where there are many things that tell us how we should look, live, like, or love. Most have to do with a materialistic world that we are in. Advertisements bombard us with how much we need those things. So what can a Philippe Patek do that a Seiko cannot? They both tell time but their costs are a world of difference. This deception drives most people to chase after wealth to fulfil their materialistic desires. I know of people who buy expensive bags but leave them in cupboards without using them even once. Such deceptions only seek to put us in bondage of evil. Because if we want it badly but do not get, then some bad things that we regret later may happen.
Brothers and sisters, let us be truly free in Christ and from this world. Do not live in deceptions. Friendship with the world is enmity with God. Live well and free from worldly burdens. Enjoy all that God gives you abundantly. Only the freedom in Christ is real and eternal. Remember “it is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Let us not return to a life of slavery.” (Gal 5:1)
In Christ's service,
During our last leaders' retreat, I've outlined the direction that God had impressed upon my heart for the church. We need to be:
The church must also start to fulfill its destiny, that is, to evangelise and to bring the good news to everybody, far and near. We in MPCC had been rather active in missions overseas. I hope we can be even more fervent for souls around us. About four in five people we meet everyday is lost and in need of the gospel. If we are so concerned for the victims of disasters, let us be even more concern for the people whose destination may be hell. They need the good news more urgently than anything else. All said, we still need to engage in good works and never be weary doing it.
My dear brethrens, I wish you a blessed New Year. May we decide to live a life worthy of God. May it be that some day we can always look back and say that it was a life well lived.
The love, peace and grace of God be with you all always.
Date/Time:19th September @ 7.30pm to 9.00pm
Venue: Chapel, 2nd Floor, MPCC
Do come for a time of united prayer in the Lord's Presence.
MPCC had a 2 page coverage of our history in Issue No 265. If you missed it you can view it here