"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander." ~ 1 Peter 3:15-16
Thank God that a brother from one of the local house churches has gladly agreed to meet up. I do hope to find a suitable time to visit him and his lovely family, together with my wife during one of the coming weekday evenings. And I trust that the sharing will be mutually edifying and encouraging, not just pertaining to God's way of restoring house churches in Singapore, but in every other life and bread issues. For one thing, I can't imagine this brother, though full of passion for God's Church, would actually name his own child as "Ecclesia" (which means "Church" in English). So when this child grows up, practically everyone will get the point that Ecclesia refers to a person (people as defined in the Scripture). Perhaps then, I could use the other equivalent with slight variant in spelling, which is "Ekklesia".