Monthly Archives: September 2007

My God, My God, why have You forsaken me?

hmmm…  i know this is kinda long due, but was kinda busy with sch (not fun when u have 2 tests, 1 full lab report, 1 proposal all due on e same week when e rest of e weeks are kinda empty -_-)

this is requested as i think there were some problems with explaining this part, but… i also have no conclusion or definite ans so its open for discussion. but i think its something we can ponder but this shld not affect the fact tt lives have to be reached out to or the fact tt Jesus did indeed die for us.

i think e qn posted to u all was: Why did Jesus say that God had forsaken him? (Matt 27:46) 

i suppose at 1st glance its kinda weird, how can God forsake Himself? arent They one? so did Jesus lie since He said it? i think Jesus didnt lie, He cant. so how and y did God forsake Him?

you will find the exact same verse in Psa 22:1. i definitely cant answer how God forsook Jesus, but i guess for the period on the cross Jesus somehow was seperated from the presence of God. being together for all eternity, i guess the pain for Jesus to be separated from God is akin to us losing a limb or two at a much greater scale.

what is the price for our sins? what exactly are the consequences of our sins? it is the eternal separation from God. and to pay tt price, Jesus was separated from God for tt period of time on the cross.

im quoting this from my daily bread. Our Journey:

“Now, for the only time in eternity, that unity is impossibly broken. Jesus has become sin. The Father must look away (Habakkuk 1:13). The horror heard in a hundred laments in the psalms, the terror of being forsaken by Go, belongs to Jesus alone. He is a God-forsaken God” -Michael Card-

i dunno if kelvin asked y this cry is a cry of hope instead of a cry of despair. dun really wanna go through this coz im not really convinced miself. but if u are really interested u can ask mi to lend u mi daily bread and draw ur own conclusions on this. 🙂

hope this post helps… 🙂

puiki

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Assurance of salvation

hey!

i think we had an interesting lesson today but sadly did not have enuff time to go through everything. for those of u who are unsure of ur salvation i really do encourage u all to pray for God to give u all something to assure u of ur salvation and do come to us leaders and tok to us abt it. i cant begin to explain how this something is important, esp when u are struggling with sin or under a trial. i realise tt when im struggling and really feel like giving up, it is that something that reminds me of God’s grace and gave mi the strength to struggle on. 🙂

here are e links i promised u all: 

http://www.vtaide.com/gleanings/belief-reality.htm 

http://centerfield.campuscrusadeforchrist.com/downloads/crucomm/The%20Basics/2thatyoumayknowa.pdf

a question for u all to ponder: is it possible to accept Jesus Christ as ur Saviour but there is no change in e way u live? y and y not? (think its sam yew’s qn also)

the comments area is open for u all to discuss and say ur opinions abt this. or u can always ask any qns regarding salvation and we can discuss abt this. 🙂

have a blessed week ahead!

puiki 

Just wanna share a song that has something to do with this Sunday’s lesson.

And its a beautiful song too. I wanna learn the piano part 🙂

Corrinne May – On The Side Of Me

I’m not the easiest person to love
I’m often the one who lets things go unresolved

Yet you choose to be
on the side of me
on the side of me
Yet you choose to be on the side of me
on the side of me

I’m not too proud of some things
I’ve done in my life
The skeletons in my closet
Are too big for me to hide

Yet you choose to be
on the side of me
on the side of me
Blessed Charity
You’re on the side of me
on the side of me

Everyone needs a friend to hold
when it’s cold outside
and there’s no place to go
Everyone needs a friend to hold
all alone I cried
there was no place to go
I remember when nobody cared
but you

I’m not the easiest person to love
But you, you’ve opened your heart to show me what I’m worth

‘Cause you choose to be
on the side of me
on the side of me
What a mystery
You’re on the side of me
on the side of me

Everyone needs a friend to hold
when it’s cold outside
and there’s no place to go
Everyone needs a friend to hold
all alone I cried
there was no place to go

I remember when nobody cared
Nobody cared
But you…

Yeah you choose to be
on the side of me
on the side of me

Sweet, meaningful, yeah? To be loved no matter what.

If you want the song you can ask me on msn or me cos I have it in my phone 🙂

Seeya next post!

Kelvin