Jesus through the eyes of Chinese New Year

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  • 1. Seeing Christ through the eyes of Chinese New Year
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  • 3. Ang Pows & Sacraments
    • What are the ‘rules’ of ang-pow giving and receiving?
    • The forms, timing and ‘procedures’ all very much matter – the REAL and the “LIKE-REAL” go hand in hand
    • The “thought” isn’t ALL that counts
    • The ang-pow reflects grace and must never be used as a “calculative tool”
  • 4. How are we blesed by the ‘LIKE-REAL’ elements of our faith?
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  • 8. Lion Dance, Firecrackers & Evil
    • Why do Chinese take the lion dance seriously? (KDU example)
    • Good reminder: A kind of evil “beyond this world” exists and thus a solution “beyond this world” is also required!
    • Christians, however, must have faith – not superstition !
  • 9. What is the Christian supernatural weapon against evil?
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  • 11. Gambling, Prosperity & God’s Kingdom
    • Important question: Why do most Chinese play cards/mahjong during CNY?!
    • Is CNY a promise of prosperity or a call to work harder to prosper?
      • Are Chinese ‘assured’ prosperity during CNY? OR
      • Are Chinese urged to pay more attention to $$ during CNY?
  • 12. What does the Kingdom of God promise us and what does it call us to do?
  • 13. “ Perfect love casts out fear” 1John 4:18
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  • 15. The Reunion Dinner & the Church
    • What would happen if we missed the reunion dinner? What does that say about us?
    • Do we Chinese HAVE to go for the dinner or do we GET to go?
    • The most important may also be the most ‘everyday’ and ‘mundane’
  • 16. What are the ‘everyday / mundane’ things of being a Christian?
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  • 19. “ This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time," declares the LORD. "I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people .” Jeremiah 31:33
  • 20. “ Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” Revelations 19:9