Saturday, January 17, 2009

Following God's calling - CG BS 16 Jan 09

Chris led an interesting session of Lectio Divina "divine reading" in last Friday cg meeting, reflecting on the passage of:

Matthew 10: 16-22

16I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.
17"Be on your guard against men; they will hand you over to the local councils and flog you in their synagogues. 18On my account you will be brought before governors and kings as witnesses to them and to the Gentiles. 19But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say, 20for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
21"Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death. 22All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. 23When you are persecuted in one place, flee to another. I tell you the truth, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes.

3 readings of the same passage was done by different people and after each reading, we are to look out for 1) How Christ the Word speak to ME, 2) What Christ the Word invites me to DO and 3) What I believe God wants me to do today/this week.

It was quite an eye opening session as God, through the same passage, spoke differently to each of us as we went round to share our thoughts. General theme revolves around bearing witness to God & following his calling without fear. It was indeed an encouragement/reminder of God's wonders and awesome power.

We ended the session praying for one another and fellow cg members who can't make it that night due to work commitments or out of town. We also had a good time chilling out together on chiffon cakes and green tea!

It was a great time of fellowship. I have enjoyed myself, hope that it was for you too =)

Ps: Special thanks to Alvin for leading worship! =)

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