Friday, March 11, 2011

I attended this Alpha Course last night and had a truly good time fellowshipping with the T&T FGC members, with super delicious food like shepherd Pies, mushroom soup, nuggets, fries etc... It was an interesting topic to discuss, we have few philipines with us and they shared touching testimonies~ Quite sad i missed out the first introductory session last Friday, looking forward to the coming lessons~! 


The Alpha course is organized as a series of sessions over 10 weeks, typically preceded by an 'Alpha Supper' which often includes the talk "Is there more to life than this?" and with a day or weekend away which includes three or four of the talks asterisked [*] below. Each session starts with a meal, followed by a talk (often a video of one by Nicky Gumbel) and then discussion in small groups. The talks aim to cover the basic beliefs of the Christian faith. The complete list of talk titles, which follows the chapters of Gumbel's book Questions of Life, is:
  • Is there more to life than this? (previously Christianity: Boring, Untrue and Irrelevant?)
  • Who is Jesus?
  • Why did Jesus die?
  • How can we have faith?
  • Why and how do I pray?
  • Why and how should I read the Bible?
  • How does God guide us?
  • Who is the Holy Spirit? [*]
  • What does the Holy Spirit do? [*]
  • How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit? [*]
  • How can I resist evil?
  • Why and how should I tell others?
  • Does God heal today?
  • What about the church?
  • How can I make the most of the rest of my Life? [*] [4]
Attenders are issued with The Alpha Course Manual, which contains an outline of each talk and space for making notes.

P/s Japan was hit by a 8.9 magnitude earthquake which results in heart-wretched tsunami, sweeping away lives and killing the economy - 11 March 2011, a day to mourn despite it's the first day of our school holidays... God bless them.. 

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