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The unofficial guide to things you might hear on Sundays


CKLL

Chi kei lo lei. A Cantonese expression meaning you brought it upon yourself.

FTPM

Full-time paid ministry.

KDB

Knowing the will of the Lord. Doing the will of the Lord. Being like the Lord.

CMA

Church Ministry Apprentice. A church apprenticeship with a view to FTPM.

Dim gai?!

A Cantonese expression without a direct English translation. Roughly equivalent to shouting 'WHY?!?!' at heaven in the face of extreme grief or anguish.

GG

Growth Group. A small group that meets during the week to study the Bible together.

Siapa makan cili, dia rasa pedas

A Malay idiom meaning literally 'he who eats chilli feels the spiciness'.

EB

Elders' Blog. A blog that the Elder writes for the members to read.

Saranghae

Korean for 'I love you'.

GGLT

Growth Group Leaders' Training.

SoCM

School of Christian Ministry.

Chincha?!

Korean for 'really?' (said with sarcasm or incredulity).

MTE

Meet the Elder. A meeting for church members to meet the Elder.

Chee sin ministry

Cantonese for 'crazy ministry': ministry that is done in the face of great odds.

LP

Little People. CERC's evangelistic outreach to children and their parents.

Not you Shing!

Commonly heard during Q&A after the sermon. Said with the intention of allowing other people to ask questions.

Anyone other than Shing?

Occasionally heard during Q&A after 'Not you Shing!' when no one else raises a hand.

Okay... Shing?

During Q&A when 'Not you Shing!' and 'Anyone other than Shing?' have been used to no avail.

GGF

Gospel Growth Fellowship. A local partnership of evangelicals working to grow evangelicalism in the Klang Valley.

TTC

Thinking Theologically Conference. A GGF conference on learning to think theologically.

CTC

Creation to Consummation. A GGF conference on Biblical Theology.

Joel, just one question

An instruction given during Q&A before Joel begins a 5 minute explanation of his question.

It's eschatological!

Indicating that the concept being discussed should be thought of in light of Biblical Theology, the second coming of Christ and the final end of history.

SL

Shoplot. The building the church gathers in on Sunday and works in during the week.

SL2

Shoplot 2. The second shoplot that CERC has been in.

The Apprentice will do it

Commonly heard when none of the other members can/will do it.

Where's Yee Li... we can make a tshirt out of that

Heard during sermons when Pastor Robin has a good idea for a tshirt design.

WWSC

White Water Summer Camp. An outdoors camp for youth aged 12-17 that CERC recommends.

Trajectory

The progression of an argument.

See how the imperative flows from the indicative

Take note of how the instruction to do is preceded by the declaration of who you are.

My kids are scary!

Pastor Robin referring to how his children ask good but scary (for their age) theological questions.

Malacca boy

Pastor Robin referring to his background.

AP

Assistant Producer. The person in charge of executing the concept and vision of the Producer.

If you missed last week's sermon, go listen to it online

Said to encourage people who have joined in the middle of a sermon series to catch up on what they have missed by listening to the audio on the CERC website.

Liturgy

The words and order of a meeting

Ontological

Relating to the nature of a thing

Christological

Pertaining to the nature, person and work of Christ

BT

An abbreviation for Biblical Theology which is the study of how God has revealed himself progressively from creation to consummation, where his revelation of himself and his purposes (fulfilled in Christ) is one big story from Genesis to Revelation.

Exegesis

Interpretation of a text, especially of Scripture.

Ecclesiology

The study of the topic of church.

The right wrong response

The right wrong response should be distinguished from simply misunderstanding a doctrine or truth. The opposite of a right wrong response in our post-modern world is to not have a response.