Monthly Archives: March 2007

Ephesians

heyz all…

hope you all have been praying for each other (tt lil piece of paper). 😛

anyway… since we have now finished James, and i havent told you what we are going to do next, im going to tell you now. lolz. if not e blog no use le.

upon completion of James, we are now embarking on Ephesians! eh… dunno whether its a good or bad thing, but in any case, do read up on it yah?

just a brief intro to Ephesians:

Purpose: to strengthen the believers in Ephesus in their Christian faith by explaining the nature and purpose of the church, the body of Christ.

To whom written: the church of Ephesus, and all believers everywhere.

Themes of Ephesians:

  • God’s purpose
  • Christ the center
  • Living church
  • New family
  • Christian conduct

interesting things to note:

  • like James, the book of Ephesians ends of with prayer. (hope u know wad im implying)
  • Ephesians is the only letter written by Paul that does not tackle problems of the church but one which encourages Christians.

think tts about it. do study hard and play hard. 🙂

God bless and take care,

Puiki

Wisdom

heyz, i chance upon this article when starting on mi new QT book. anyway… hope it gives u a better understaning of heavenly and earthly wisdom that confused u all tt day. 🙂

The meaning of wisdom
Wisdom is the practical side of knowledge. It shows us what is important, gives proportion to what we know, and enables us to use insight skillfully to reach a desired goal.

There is more than one kind of wisdom

According to the New Testament, the wisdom of the world if different than the wisdom of God. The first uses knowledge to get ahead at the expense of others. The second uses understanding for the good of others. Each is distinguished by its motives.

Seeing that real wisdom is not only a function of the mind but also a condition of the heart, an apostle of Christ wrote:

“Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom… For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace” (James 3:13, 16-18).

By describing what’s at the heart of both kinds of wisdom, James explained why knowledge makes some people arrogant while enabling others to love. The wisdom he recommended is “pure” because it is not infected by “selfish ambition.” It is “peaceable” because it values good relationships with others. It is “gentle” because it knows the value of handling others with care. This wisdom is “willing to yield” and is “full of mercy and good fruits.” It is also “without partiality and without hypocrisy” because it puts the well-being of others above selfish interests.

The source of real wisdom
Once we see that knowledge without wisdom is like marriage without love, we can see why Solomon wrote, “Happy is the [person] who finds wisdom, and the man [or woman] who gains understanding; for her proceeds are better than the profits of silver, and her gain than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies, and all the things you may desire cannot compare to her” (Proverbs 3:13-15).

The priceless treasure Solomon is describing is found by those who invest their lives in the principles of the Bible. The Old Testament describes a wisdom that begins with the fear of God and is rounded out by the timeless principles of practical insight (Proverbs 1:1-7; 9:10). The New Testament builds on the wisdom of Moses and Solomon but moves to another level of enlightenment. With the coming of Christ, the Gospel writers introduce us to Someone who makes the wisdom of Solomon pale by comparison. As the Son of God, Jesus did more than teach truth and knowledge and wisdom. He personified it (1 Corinthians 1:20-31).

As Lord of heaven and earth, Jesus could have overwhelmed us with new information. He could have lectured on science, theology and philosophy in the most prestigious academies of higher learning. Yet when He walked among us, He talked about what He know was most important. He talked about honoring His Father and seeing the value of people who were regarded as worthless by others.

Showing wisdom with a heart of love, Jesus had a way of putting other information in perspective. With wisdom that speaks for itself, He simply asked questions like, “What profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:26).

~Our Journey, March – May 2007, Mart De Haan~

Well as you know we had the Tackle Games today And…

Well as you know we had the Tackle Games today
And this post is for the people who were there

I must say, I could see the spirit in the players today
AND WE HAD FUN YEAH?
So even though we didn’t exactly win
We still did our best
That’s what counts

Thanks to everyone
Who were on the pitch, by the sidelines
Thanks for the support you lent us
And for not flaring up at the others
And for having a rockin’ good time

And for those who weren’t there
You really missed out.

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