Easter meaning…John 20:1~30

Posted by Dr Koh on Saturday Apr 11, 2009 Under Church

Bible (New International Version) – John 20:1~30

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The Empty Tomb

1Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. 2So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”

3So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. 4Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. 6Then Simon Peter, who was behind him, arrived and went into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, 7as well as the burial cloth that had been around Jesus’ head. The cloth was folded up by itself, separate from the linen. 8Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. 9(They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.)
Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

10Then the disciples went back to their homes, 11but Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.

13They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”

“They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” 14At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.

15″Woman,” he said, “why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”
Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”

16Jesus said to her, “Mary.”
She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher).

17Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet returned to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’ ”

18Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her.

Jesus Appears to His Disciples

19On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.

21Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

Jesus Appears to Thomas

24Now Thomas (called Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!”
But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it.”

26A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 27Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”

28Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”

29Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

30Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. 31But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

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Luther’s Morning Prayer

Posted by foong on Monday Jun 23, 2008 Under Family

Megumi’s daddy bought her a baby christian CD from Taiwan. We are listening to it everyday, really nice. I like all the songs and the lyrics in the album.

Here is one of them: Luther’s Morning Prayer (By Joel A. Brondos) . And this becomes my morning prayer too!

We give thanks to You dear Father,

Through Jesus Your Only Son,

That You have kept us through the night

From harm and the evil one;

And we pray that You would keep us this day 

From danger and harm, from going astray.

Let all our deeds be pleasing to You.

And stay with us all through the day.

Your angels protecting the way;

For in Your name we pray.

Amen.

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Easter on 23rd March 2008…

Posted by Dr Koh on Sunday Mar 23, 2008 Under Church

Today is Easter…23rd March 2008…

Easter is to remember the rise of Jesus Christ from death, he sacrifices for us on the cross, died for 3 days and risen from death on the 3rd day. Last Friday is called Good Friday, to remember how Jesus Christ being crucified on the cross for us, and today is called Easter to remember He is the son of God that has risen from death!

A peaceful day…and memorial day…a day where love is shown onto all mankind…a day that shows the power of God that is not restricted by death…a day that gives us hope for eternal life!

Let us all remember this day…remember how Jesus Christ has sacrificed for us and saved us from all sins.

Thank you, God…thank you Father…thank you Jesus. Amen.¬†

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2nd Paper to JMST…Accepted!

Posted by Dr Koh on Wednesday Dec 26, 2007 Under Family

Got an email from JMST (Journal of Marine Science and Technology) informing me that my 2nd submitted paper has been accepted!

My second paper entitled “Hydrodynamic Derivatives Investigation on Unconventionally Arranged Pusher-Barge Systems” .

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Thanks God! I did one revision to this paper and I am glad that it has been accepted without further correction needed. My supervisor has given me valuable guides as well in correcting the paper.

So, in total I will have two papers that are going to be published in JMST. I am a happy man…a nice Christmas present from my heavenly Father. :)

Link to JMST:

http://www.springerlink.com/content/103810/

Download (click the link below):

hydrodynamic-derivatives-investigation-on-unconventionally-arranged-pusher-barge-systems-jmst.pdf

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Tokyo Disneyland…

Posted by Dr Koh on Friday Nov 9, 2007 Under Family

A dream for every kids, fathers, mothers, papa, mama…granny…

(hey little girl on the left…you should step aside!)

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Decided…Toyota WISH!

Posted by Dr Koh on Friday May 11, 2007 Under Computer / IT

My wife and I have decided on the car to get – Toyota WISH!

We have found a car from a Kyoto shop. Quite far from Hiroshima and I do not plan to go there to check out the car. I have contacted the seller (shop), and the president of the shop has sent me some photos of the car. Here are the front and back view of the car:

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The car is nearly 3 years old (June 2004 registration) and has around 20,000km driving mileage.¬ No accident/repair history (but the president told me the rear bumper has been repaired, small accident I guess…which I do not understand fully), comes with TV/DVD/Navigator (not sure if it is original Toyota, if so it will cost JPY150,000 new! Yes, I asked before in a Toyota shop).

Though previously I thought of NOT getting WISH, but then I can’t find another car that I like…personally I do not like to get Oddysey anymore, as the new version is too expensive while the older version (design) is not to my liking.

I like WISH more and more after giving some thought about it.

1. 1800 cc engine means quite low fuel consumption and low roadtax.

2. 7 seaters car. When I need the spaces for passengers, it can sure accommodate them. My 2nd sister and her husband, and my elder sister might be coming to visit me in Japan end of this year or next year, together with my wife, my coming baby (June 2007) and myself, there are 6 person already. A normal sedan might be too tight and small for all. So this WISH is just nice!

3. I think the deal I found for the WISH above is quite good price. I have to pay JPY1,100,000 to the shop, and perhaps add another JPY10 for insurance, tax and registration. Total should be still less than JP1,300,000. I actually have found another grey colour WISH at a local shop at where I live, but the price is very high at JPY1,680,000 (including everything, on the road). Without Navigator or TV or DVD or Radio (empty), though only a year old car with 3000km mileage, but the price is too much of what I would like to pay. My wife do not like the price as well.

4. WISH selling price in Japan is JPY1,8xx,xxx. Meaning that when I brought it back to Malaysia next year, Malaysia tax will be based on that selling price. As compared to Oddysey which original selling price is over JPY2millions, I think I will not have to pay high tax for the WISH.

5. My father said WISH is too common in Malaysia, no point buying. However, I think common car is good,¬ no so eye catching and will not be a target of thief or robber, though I still have to be careful when back to Malaysia as it is still consider a better than average (or luxury) car.

Today, I will go and pay the money to the shop for the WISH car. Still need to go and settle the car parking thing, as need to find and rent a car park before I can go register the WISH under myname. The shop will send the car to my place.

Hopefully by next week I will have a “brand new” car that I bought for my family! Thank God for providing me more than enough (overwhelming GRACE!).

Good night… :)

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Toyota WISH today…

Posted by Dr Koh on Saturday Apr 21, 2007 Under Family

Went to a Toyota used car shop today. Saw two WISH there, one is year 2006 model¬ and the other is year 2003 model. The year 2006 model is going for 1.595 millions yens, while the 2003 model is around 1.45 millions yens. The 2006 model seems like a better option…but after adding in everything, the total amount for owning that car in Japan will be upto 1.785 millions yens, which is very much out of my initial budget of ¬•1 mil.

The year 2006 model is quite nice, only 3000km mileage, and internal is pretty clean and new as well. Car is silver in colour and interior is black. However, there is no CD or Music player inside the car. According to the salesman, the original owner removed the navigator system (which is TV, Navi, CD, MD…etc. all in one player) while selling the car. A brand new Toyota navi system will cost ¬•150,000 (yes we asked the salesman on the price).

A brand new Toyota WISH is less than ¬•2mil, and this USED car doesn’t really seems like a good deal to me.

My wife isn’t very happy with the price as well, and we also found the car to be actually QUITE SMALL interior, especially for the back seaters.¬ I think we are changing our mind and target back to Honda Oddysey now, if I were to budget ¬•1.7mil, maybe I can get the later model of Oddysey.

By the way…did I mention that my father actually has the latest Oddysey at home? :)

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