A short video of our Young Singles and Campus Ministry Praise and Worship Service. It was a full success impacting the Johor Baru community. Throughly God was praised through these young people. Hearts were cheered up.
A good relationship is not based on “chemistry” or infatuation or “feeling good”. Rather it is based on love put into actions. Here are three keys to a good relationship:
- Learn to meet the other person’s core emotional needs according to the way the other person needs it, and not according to how we think the other person’s needs should be met. Acts 20:35 says it is more blessed to give than to receive.
- Resolve all conflicts with gentleness, calmness, and love even when it is hard and painful. Anger adds on a secondary fuel to further ignite the pain of the conflict. Resolve them quickly by learning to speak the truth in love with kindness. Unresolved conflicts leave roots of bitterness, which becomes the seed of falling out of love. Ephesians 4:25-27 shows us a clue to Satan’s sword, which is bitterness. Bitterness is the tool that Satan uses to slowly poison our hearts with hidden hurts that eventually destroy loving relationships.
- Deal with our own sins, schemas, fears, and guilt, which hinders us from the willingness to give love by meeting the other core emotional needs, and to resolve conflicts and hurts in our hearts. Avoidance to repent of our own issues is the all too easy way to escape from temporary pain. This avoidance, however, leads to regrets which doubles up our pain in the long run. Romans 7:14-25 says that it is so hard for us to be willing to change even when we want to. Only through Christ and obeying His words can we be truly free from this bondage of sin and shame.
Chinese New Year is a time for family, food, and fun. Our church had our very own gathering. The atmosphere was full of joy and love. Truly, we want to be a church that loves one another.
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Fun, food, family, and fellowship. 6th October, we celebrated mid autumn with games, food, and competition. We have pomelo pealing competition, lantern making competition, and of course mooncake making competition. The children went out with the lanterns to lit up the sky of Johor Baru.
Conflict hurts. Why can’t we agree on anything? He is so independent. She doesn’t listen to me. Come to our Friday night marital workshop and learn how to grow your relationship. (Bi-lingual with English and Mandarin)
Date: 17 February, 2017
Venue: Central Christian Church Johor, 16A & 16B Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/3, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Skudai, Johor Baru, Malaysia.
For more info:
Kalmen Chia +60167737850,
Tan Huey Sim +60167727850
Proverbs 27:5 “Better is open rebuke than hidden love.”
Not talking about strong feelings doesn’t make them go away; in fact, they become more pronounced in our attempts to live as though they don’t exist. The two people in this kind of relationship try to get along by skirting issues, their emotions, and ultimately their deep love for each other, and they end up with a shell of a relationship. (Quote from Cloud and Townsend).
Let us learn to have caring confrontation and emphatic conversation in your marriage, parenting, and friendships, so that your relationships can heal, grow, and be even more intimate. Relationships can heal.