Edifying Community Life
Ephesians 4:11-32 NKJV
11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.
25 Therefore, putting away lying, “Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,”[b] for we are members of one another. 26 “Be angry, and do not sin”:[c] do not let the sun go down on your wrath, 27 nor give place to the devil. 28 Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need. 29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. 32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.
Edification (strong’s concordance)
Oikodome – properly, a building (edifice)
serving as a home; (figuratively) constructive criticism and instruction that builds a person up to be the suitable dwelling place of god, i.e. where the lord is “at home”.
The act of one who promotes another’s growth in Christian wisdom, piety, holiness, happiness.
Ephesians 4: 25 – 32
Put away lying, speak truth
Be angry, and do not sin
Give to others
Speak not corrupt but edifying words
Do not grieve the Holy Spirit
SMILE, GIVE WAY, BLESS YOU!
I was at Zouk’s flea with Eugene almost the whole day after church in the morning and look, can you imagine the kind of satisfaction I got with all these buys?! This is what I call the pre Santa gifts from Eugene, all in a day. Gosh, it’s been a long time since I received so much at one go in my homeland, Singapore. I’ll not think about how to fit all these into my already exploded wardrobe first. But really, I’m still feeling super duper shiok even as I’m typing each word now.
A little recap was that we had our lunch at the outdoor flea where we ate chicken yakitori sticks, chicken meatballs, hotdog buns, churros and coconut ice-creams using the coupons.
He then had a game of using a toy gun with bullets to shoot down the targets while I had a game of throwing the balls into this clown’s mouth. I thought it was a waste of the coupons at these games booths and so we headed into the air-conditioned flea market inside Zouk since the weather was also getting warm. Damn, this was the bomb man. They sell a range of items from clothes to bags to shoes to toys to books and whatever and anything and everything. Needless to say, my shopping mode was activated and the very patient him accompanied me faithfully while I was so busy “digging for gold”. I didn’t bother to even take photos of the surroundings and all as I was way too into myself and digging my gold.
After I dug out all these gold, I guess he probably heaved a sigh of relief as we could finally put everything inside the car and start thinking where to head for dinner.
I was craving for Mookata and so he suggested Tom Yum Kungfu (Serangoon) at 2 Maju Avenue, Singapore 556680.
Tel: 6285 0345
Food and soup’s alright but I thought it was a little too pricey – $65.00 for 2 with a steamboat set for 2 + 2 thai iced tea. Nevertheless, after a sourish and spicy tom yum Mookata meal, it just naturally came to me to seek some authentic Korean bingsu to quench the thirst!
Thus, he brought me to NunSongYee Korean Dessert Cafe at 45 Burghley Drive #01-04 Singapore 559022. It’s a little bit out of the way and it’s advisable to drive there.
Tel: 9712 1122
Just in case you’re wondering, NunSongYee 눈송이 means “Snowflake” in Korean and their bingsu are made of extremely soft, pure and white shaved milk. It’s a very authentic Korean cafe with a wooden style theme. I totally loved the cheesecake bingsu. The cheesecake was cut into cubes and tasted fantastic. The cookie crumbles were so, so addictive especially when matched with the soft snowflakes.
It was a very eventful day.
Thanks for reading!