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谢谢帮忙例外人挑选封面照片! Thanks for helping The Remnant to choose their cover photos!

很抱歉一直没通知大家所挑选出来,将放在例外人首张EP里头的照片。。。
以下就是多数人喜欢的四张例外人的个人照,谢谢大家了!

I’m sorry for not informing you all which photos you all have chosen to put in The Remnant’s first EP…
The following are the four individual photos of The Remnant chosen by the majority, thank you all!

团长兼贝斯手/Band leader and bassist : 祖 Jaydon

主音歌手兼木吉他手/Lead vocalist and acoustic guitarist : 丘历 Danny

第二主音歌手兼电子吉他手/2nd vocalist and electric guitarist : 阿保 Rambo

鼓手/Drummer : 田圣 Daniel

百多个小孩冲向我,好恐怖!! More than a hundred children rushed towards me, really scary!!

昨天是大年初一,恰逢是礼拜天,我们当然还是有主日崇拜,但改为只有早上联合一堂,也缩短至两小时罢了(平常都大概三小时。。。)
大家都不太相信我能缩短我的道,但感谢主,我还是做到了,哈哈。。。

昨天我心血来潮就预备了120个红包给主日学小孩,一散会就报告说他们可到前面来跟我握手领红包。。。
天啊,不报告则已,一报告之下,百多个小孩就像父母从没给过他们红包一样冲上来,几乎把台上的键盘都推翻了,真的好恐怖!吓得保安人员冲上来保护我,哈哈!

我本不知当天会有多少个小孩来教会,但所准备的120个红包就那么巧不多也不少的给完了!而且每个小孩都有,感谢主!
昨天我才发现原来我的魅力那么强。。。对不起,我宁可欺骗自己也不要承认是红包的魅力!哈哈!

看到每个小孩拿到红包这么开心,自己也很开心!
其实,红包里的数目只有区区几元,但小孩并不太在乎里面有多少钱,只要有礼物或红包拿就会很开心;所以我想一点小小意思就能逗得小孩那么开心,的确是很值得的。。。
大家若能够不妨也可以试一试,这样世界可以更多欢乐,而且小孩也会觉得教会充满乐趣。。。

It was the first day of the Chinese New Year yesterday and it happened to fall on a Sunday, so of course we still had our Sunday service as usual, but we changed it to just one service in the morning and shortened it to merely two hours ( normally about three hours…)
The congregation could not quite believe I could shorten my sermon, but thank God I did it, haha…

I had a sudden inspiration yesterday to prepare 120 “angpows” ( Chinese traditional “red packets” with money inside as gifts for Chinese New Year ) for the Sunday school kids, and at the end of the service I announced that they could come up and shake my hand to claim the “angpow”…
My goodness, the announcement really caused a “dam-burst” as more than a hundred children just rushed forward like their parents had never given them any “angpow” before and the keyboard on the stage was almost knocked over even, how scary! My security people were immediately alarmed and rushed to protect me too, haha!

I did not know how many children would come to church yesterday, but it was such a coincidence that all the 120 angpows I prepared were snapped up not one more or one less! And every child had one, praise the Lord!
I only realised yesterday I was so popular among the kids… sorry, I would rather deceive myself than to admit that it’s the angpows that attracted them! Haha!

Seeing each child so happy upon receiving their angpow, I felt very happy too!

Actually the amount in each angpow was only a few Ringgit, but kids are not so concerned as to the amount, they feel happy as long as they receive a gift or angpow; so I think it is really worth it if a little effort can make children so happy…
So I encourage you to try likewise sometimes, and this world would be more joyful, and the kids would find church is full of fun too…

哇!印尼宣传的好认真! Wow! They are really serious in promoting in Indonesia!

一位朋友刚从印尼棉兰寄张照片给我看当地的教会如何认真为我2月底在棉兰的诗歌布道演唱会造势!
看了很紧张,也挺有压力。。。当然也很感动!
一切真的要认真祷告交托给主,求主大大膏抹,好叫我们真是荣神益人,阿们!
到时例外人和舞蹈员也会撑场,请大家多多为我们祷告吧。。。谢谢!

A friend from Medan, Indonesia, just sent me this photo to show me how serious the church there is in promoting my upcoming evangelistic concert in Medan at the end of February!
After seeing the photo, it really makes me feel nervous and pressured to some degree… and of course I’m very touched too!
We must seriously pray and hand over everything to the Lord and ask for His great anointing that we will really be a blessing and bring glory to His name, Amen!
The Remnant and the dancers will perform too, do pray for us fervently… thanks!

Ur Poster on the road… 你的海报在路上。。。

这考试。。。真的太感动了。。。 This test… it is most touching…

每一次报告要全教会考试时都会“抗议声四起”,大家都会紧张、压力、害怕,总偷偷希望会延迟,甚至取消。。。
但大家也知道无法幸免。。。然后大家都会很用心准备,基本上大家还是都来了。。。
看看以下考试的画面,你哪能不惊叹?你哪能不感动?
。。。你哪能不爱这教会,这一群单纯可爱的羊?

Each time I announce there is going to be a Bible test for the whole church, there will be lots of “protests”,
everyone would feel nervous, under pressure, afraid, and secretly wish the test would be postponed or even cancelled…
But each time they all know they cannot escape this… then they would all study very hard, and basically all would turn up still…
Just look at the pictures below, how can you not be impressed? How can you not be touched?
… How can you not love this church, this bunch of innocent and adorable sheep?

大家都坐在地上考,所以要自己“乔”最舒服的姿势。。。
All sat on the floor for the test, so you had to adjust for yourself the most comfortable position…

有些脚都没地方放。。。
Some had no space to stretch their legs…

有些不知何故考到站起来,或没空间坐。。。?
Some don’t know why stood up half way through the test or they had no space to sit down…?

年长的有得坐。。。
The elderly had seats…

几乎全教会都来考了。。。有年长婆婆级的。。。
Just about the whole church came for the test… the elderly of grandma category…

也有公公级的。。。
and the grand-dad category…

做爸爸的。。。
the daddies…

也有做妈妈的。。。
and the mothers…

还有小孩。。。
and the kids…

身体不太舒服还是来考。。。
Even when not feeling well, they would still come…

顽皮的也乖乖来考。。。
The naughty ones would come obediently too…

他们可都是很认真哦,不会输给全国大考,都会仔细看清楚题目。。。
And they were all very serious, not unlike our national exam, they would read the questions carefully…

有些考到胡须都长出来了。。。
Some sat till their beard started to grow…

有些考到没脸见人。。。
Some till they couldn’t face anyone…

有些。。。咦?怎么这个的考卷跟大家的都不一样。。。?
And some… huh? How come this paper is different from the rest…?

考完了围着牧师看他改前面几张考卷。。。
After the exam, surrounding Pastor to see him mark the first few few papers…

然后非常在乎自己的成绩怎么样。。。
Then all very concerned about own results…

这么一个认真、顺服、同心、喜乐的教会。。。你告诉我,你能不爱这教会吗?
Such a serious, submissive, united, joyful church… you tell me, can you not love this church?

这考场。。。太夸张了吧?! This exam venue… really over the top!!

我们去年太多活动,错过了常年全教会圣经考试。。。
我非常耿耿于怀,所以今年一开始就补回来,而且今年应该会考至少两次!
为了让弟兄姐妹们能安心过年,所以我就赶在上个星期五(2月5日)给他们第一轮考试。。。
下一轮还没定几时,但放心啦,不会这么快,所以快快乐乐过年去,哈哈。。。

Last year we had so many activities till we missed our yearly Bible Test for the whole church…
I feel rather bad about that, so right at the start of the year, I quickly had a replacement test and this year we should have at least two tests!
In order to let our brothers and sisters have a worry-free new year celebration, I rushed to give them the first test last Friday (Feb 5th)…
I have not fixed the date for the second test yet, but don’t worry too much about it, it won’t be so soon, so just enjoy your new year happily, haha….

礼拜天我告诉会众说,我们常年考试的画面真的是世界奇观,这话一点都不会太夸张。。。你自己看看就好!
On Sunday I told the church the scene of our yearly test is one of the wonders of the world, I wasn’t exaggerating… just take a look for yourselves!

这是楼下大堂考场。。。
This is the downstairs main sanctuary exam hall…

楼下坐满了,就挤到楼上副堂。。。
When downstairs was packed, they squeezed into the upstairs overflow room…

副堂也挤满了,怎么办?。。。就坐在厕所外面。。。哎哟,男厕的门还开着,不臭吗?
Ant the overflow room was also packed, how?… just sat outside the toilets…
Oh dear, the male toilet’s door was open, was it not smelly?

里面都坐满了。。。就跑到办公室外面。。。
Inside all full… then outside the office…

或大门口。。。
or at the main door…

楼梯也可以。。。
Even the stairs were occupied…

或者外面的走廊。。。
or the corridor outside…

甚至水沟旁。。。
even beside the drain…

一些组长领袖们得以在办公室里考。。。
Some leaders were allowed to sit for the exam in the office…

总区长和大区长也不能幸免。。。他们在牧师办公室里考。。。以身作则。。。
The top area leaders were not exempted too… they sat for the test in Pastor’s office… leadership by example…

这就是我们的教会,这就是神的恩典,神所赐合而为一的心,我们一定要竭力保守,阿们!
This is our church, this is God’s grace, the unity of hearts God has given us, we must make every effort to preserve it, Amen!

新加坡留影:我和007牧师。。。 Images in Singapore: Pastor James Bond Lee and I…

这是1月30日在新加坡蒙恩教会拍的。。。
These were taken in Blessed Grace Church Singapore on Jan 30th…

007牧师欢迎我上台,交待几件重要的事,告诉我什么可以做、什么不可以做。。。
Ps Bond welcomed me on stage, briefing me on a few important things, what I can do, what I cannot do…

交待了,他还是很不放心,怕我乱乱来,所以在旁边监视。。。
After briefing me, he was still very concerned, scared that I would break the rules, so monitoring me from the side…

最后他说我成功过关,哈哈。。。
In the end he said I passed, haha…

考试?压力?放轻松啦。。。 Exam? Pressure? Just relax…

哇!感谢主,我昨晚熬夜至几乎凌晨四点,早上八点多又起来,无非都是为了我所爱的羊群,不想让大家失望,再辛苦也要把考卷出完。。。
我仿佛听到有人在唱“你真伟大,何等伟大。。。”,哈哈哈哈!
Wow! Thank God, last night I was burning midnight oil till about 4am, and got up again at 8 something, all for the love of my sheep, because I do not want to disappoint you all, no matter how tough, I must finish setting the exam paper for all of you…
I kind of hear someone singing ” How great thou art, how great thou art…”, hahahaha!

其实在新加坡时,根本没什么办法出考题,因每天录音到很迟回饭店,又累又需要休息,因为隔天还要录音。。。
结果我一直焦急考卷该怎么办,只是没有告诉你们。。。哈哈。。。
但感谢主,现在可以松一口气了。。。
Actually it was not really possible to set any exam questions in Singapore as I came back to the hotel very late each day after recording, feeling tired, needing a rest for to continue recording the next day…
So I was very concerned about the exam paper problem then, just that I didn’t tell you all… haha…
But thank God, now I can heave a sigh of relief…

很多人在考试时常“抱怨”我折磨你们,这次有些还说害你们不能轻松过年。。。喂!就是要你们轻松过年才赶在过年前考啊,真是好心给雷劈!哈哈!
Many people always “complain” I torture you all during exam time, and this time some said I caused you all not to have a relaxing new year…. Oi! It’s because I want you to have a relaxing new year, that’s why I rushed to give you the exam now before new year! Really feels like the kind-hearted being struck by lightning! Haha!

你们有一天会明白我的苦心,知道这圣经考试对你们多有益处;所以现在就让你们讲吧,我当耳边风,哈哈。。。
One day you will understand my effort and know how beneficial this Bible exam is for you; so in the meantime I’ll just ignore whatever you guys want to say, haha…

但说真的,你们读得辛苦,我出考题更辛苦,不止要想75个题目,还要想300个答案给你们选择。。。然后还要翻译成英文。。。
我是不是又听到有人在唱“你真伟大,何等伟大。。。”?哈哈!
你看,累到连餐桌都能当床睡。。。
But honestly, you guys think you are suffering so much studying for the exam, it’s even harder for me to set the questions, not just to think of 75 questions but 300 answers for you all to choose too…
Then to translate all into English… Did I hear someone singing “How great thou art, how great thou art…” again? Haha….
See? So tired I could even sleep on the dining table like in my bed…

现在最想做的就是回房间好好休息,却还在这里鼓励、安慰你们,还给提示帮你们。。。来,一起唱“你为何对我这么好~~”。。。
Now what I want to do the most is go to my room and have a good rest, and yet I am here encouraging you all, comforting you all, and even giving you guys some tips… let’s sing together “why are you so good to me~~”…

最后,还是跟你们说,这一次考试没有那么难,看看我前一篇的提示,然后照照镜子,鼓励自己说“我行,我能够!”哈哈。。。愿主与大家同在,今晚考场见,哈哈哈哈!
In conclusion, I’ll still say to you all, the exam this time is not that difficult, take a look at my tips in the previous post, then look into the mirror and encourage yourselves and say “Yes, I can do it!” haha… May God be with you all, see you tonight in the exam hall, hahahaha!

韩国牧师特会现场录影 Live recording of special meeting with guest preachers from Korea

20/01/2010(三/Wed)。
韩国纯福音教会(赵镛基牧师教会)的牧师与长老到访。。。
Pastors and elder from Full Gospel Church, Korea ( Ps Cho Yonggi’s church ) visited…

崔牧师讲道,张汉业牧师翻译
Ps Cui preached and Ps Zhang interpreted
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会后宵夜时间,崔牧师和林长老
Supper time after the meeting, Ps Cui and Elder Lin
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张汉业牧师和我。。。
Ps Zhang and I…
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Part 1. 赞美敬拜(林义忠带领)Praise and Worship led by GT Lim

Part 2. 信息分享-崔牧师  Message by Ps Cui

请帮忙例外人选相片!! Please help The Remnant to select their photos!!

这要求非常紧急,因时间缘故,我们需要马上做决定。。。
例外人二月底将在印尼推出他们两首歌EP,所以现在就急需把封面弄好;当中会放每人个人照一张,可是我们举棋不定,不知道哪一张最好看或最适合,就请大家帮他们四个都选好了!
以下我会登出每人相片各四张,请你们按号码帮他们每个选出最好看的一张,记得他们每位的四张相片中,你只能挑选一张哦!谢谢!!

This is an urgent request, due to time factor, we need to make a decision immediately…
The Remnant will be releasing their 2-song EP in Indonesia at the end of February, so we need to complete the album cover now; and in the album we want to put a personal photo of each of them, but we are undecided as to which is their best or most suitable shot… so we really need you to help the four of them to choose!
I will post four photos for each of them here, please help them choose the best according to the reference number I have given… Remember out of the four photos, you are to choose ONE ONLY for each of them, thanks!!

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Danny 2
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Danny 3
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Danny 4
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Rambo 1
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Rambo 2
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Rambo 3
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Rambo 4
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Daniel 1
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Daniel 2
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Daniel 3
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Daniel 4
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嗯。。。不好意思,这两位不必选,他们只是例外人的大粉丝而已。。。
Err… sorry, these two are not for choosing… they are just Remnant’s two BIG fans…

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Note from Webmaster:

请用以下投票箱投你最喜欢的照片,请从每位例外人的4张照片中挑选一张你最喜欢的,多挑就作废!

票数绝对只从以下投票箱计算,若想留言,请先在投票箱投好票了,再到留言箱另外留言。

在留言箱里投票的一概不计算,谢谢!!

(**之前在我们还没设定投票箱已投好票的,我们已做记录,所以不需要再投一次。)

Please use the voting box below to choose your favourite photos. Please choose ONE photo only from the four photos for each of the four Remnant, if you choose more than one for one person, that will be discarded!!

We will only count the votes from this voting box below, if you wish to leave comments, please vote here first, then proceed to the comment box to comment separately.

Any votes in the comment box will not be counted, thanks!!

(**Those voted before we set up the voting box, we have recorded your votes, so you don’t need to vote again.)

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蒙福祷告会 Blessed Prayer Meeting

有好一些人都听闻关于我们教会的祷告会,也有一些特别从别教会,甚至外地来参加我们的祷告会。。。

他们听说我们祷告会很有恩膏,能感受神的同在,很多人参加等等,让他们都很羡慕。。。

听了这样的称赞当然很高兴、很感恩。。。有时甚至会沾沾自喜,结果要不断认罪悔改、求主赦免。。。

因为我深深知道也常常都要提醒自己一切都是主的恩典、主的怜悯,还记得当初要叫人来祷告会有多难。。。用劝勉、鼓励、教导,到用压力、责备、管教等等。。。属灵、属血气的法宝都施尽了都不见效。。。最后只好把球丢回给主,说他再不帮忙,不自己感动和“弄”人要来祷告会,我也不管了。。。

耍这“绝招”是因为我知道祷告会对教会和基督徒是何等重要。。。基本上教会没祷告就会死掉!

我告诉神说祷告会太重要了,不容他忽略(好像上帝自己不知道,哇哈哈哈哈哈哈!〕。。。我说他不可以不理,他一定要自己吸引人来,让人感受到他的同在而被感动和吸引(好一个教上帝怎样做神!哇哈哈哈哈哈哈!还好没被雷劈!算神怜悯,哈哈!〕

总而言之,上帝真的是怜悯和亲自做工,才看到今天每个星期六很多人都很认真来祷告会和经历他。。。一切颂赞、感恩、荣耀都归给主,也谢谢他没对付我讲话太不礼貌,阿们!

Quite a few people have heard of our church’s prayer meeting, and some specially come to attend our prayer meeting from other churches and even from outside Kuching…

They heard that our prayer meeting is very anointed, can feel the presence of God, many people attend etc and they are really envious…

Of course hearing compliments like that  I do feel happy and grateful… sometimes I can start floating in cloud nine, as a result I have to keep repenting and asking for God’s forgiveness…

Because I know very well and have to remind myself always that it is all God’s grace and mercy, and I can still remember how difficult it was at the beginning to get people to come to the prayer meeting… I exhorted, encouraged, taught till applying pressure, rebuking, disciplining etc… I exhausted all forms of techniques, both spiritual and carnal, and saw no effect… in the end I had to throw the ball back to God and said if He still refused to help, if He still did not touch people and “make” people want to come to the prayer meeting, then I would not be bothered too…

I engaged this “final technique” as I know how very important prayer meeting is to a church and Christians… basically  churches die when they do not pray!

I told God prayer meeting is too important for Him to ignore ( as if He doesn’t know, muahahahahaha!)… I told Him He must be concerned about it, He must attract people to come, let people feel His presence and be touched and drawn ( Wow, teaching God how to be God! Muahahahahaha! Thank God I was not struck by lightning! Really God’s mercy, haha!)

In conclusion, God really showed mercy and moved His hand, that is why we see now that every Saturday many come to pray seriously and experience Him in the prayer meeting… All praise, thanks and glory be unto Him, and thank God for not punishing me for not being very polite in speaking, Amen!

祷告的画面始终很感人。。。
Picture of people praying is always very touching…
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一般上我能够我就会自己带领祷告会,因负担和恩膏对祷告会非常重要,这是神给我的。。。
Basically if I could, I would lead the prayer meeting myself because burden and anointing are very crucial for a prayer meeting, and God has given me such…
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我们的敬拜团员若不会祷告绝对不能上台。。。
Our worship team members will definitely not be allowed to go on stage if they do not know how to pray…
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感谢主让我们年轻人也会看重祷告。。。
Thank God for causing our young people to have burden for prayer too…
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我们也从小就训练小孩会跪拜及祷告在神面前。。。
And we train little children from young to kneel and worship and pray before God too…
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有智慧的父母把年幼的小孩都带来,让他们从小就有祷告的熏陶。。。
Wise parents bring even very young children that they might be nurtured by prayer even from young…
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基本上我们都习惯脱鞋子跪在地上祷告,老人家或脚不方便的当然可以坐在椅子上。。。
Basically we are very used to kneeling on the floor bare-footed to pray, but of course for the elderly and those who have problems , they can always sit in the chairs…
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楼下大堂会爆满到人跪在大门的砖块上祷告。。。
The downstairs sanctuary would be so packed that some have to kneel on the tiles at the main door to pray…
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到那地步时,招待员就会把门关起来,不让人再挤进大堂了。。。
Up to that point, the ushers would close the door and not let any more people squeeze into the main sanctuary…
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挤不进的没办法就要到楼上去。。。
Those who could not squeeze in have no choice but to go upstairs…
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过后楼上也一样会坐满人。。。
Upstairs would also be packed later…
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通常祷告后会有简短的真理分享。。。
Normally there will be a short sharing of God’s Word after prayer…
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愿神不断怜悯及膏抹以致于全教会都会常常来祷告,也让蒙福教会始终都是祷告的殿,阿们!
May God continue to have mercy and anoint till the whole church will always come and pray, and that Blessed Church will always be a praying church, Amen!
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