In a recent Sunday School class, I used the word “equity” and was asked about its meaning. The larger question being discussed was the position or practice of our church on justice issues in society. How much our own ministry should be or will be influenced by concerns about what is happening in our society?
It was great to be back and see so many of you on Easter Sunday! I appreciated some comments that I received through email and other interactions on the phone or in person about the sermon on Easter Sunday. After thinking about it a little more…
Easter Sunday Sermons in English, Cantonese, & Mandarin. Also Children’s Ministry video.
Good Friday 受難節 All-Church Worship Service April 2, 2021 4月2日2021年
“As to why [God works this way] we literally know nothing. But this much is certain, that he who pays attention to things at large and observes what goes on around him, can only and alone hold on to the wisdom and goodness of God by faith.”
Theologian Abraham Kuyper, 1837-1920
Do we grasp that we are His appointed representatives, bearing His name for the sake of His kingdom? How do my sins, my decisions or my plans, effect the spiritual battle in which the church is now engaged? What is my working view of our church fellowship’s significance?
Image: King David Enthroned, by Jerry Harston
Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit to sustain me.
I cannot really make up for what I have done… What should we do? …In his book, Prayer, Tim Keller helpfully notes that prayer is the way we know God, the way we finally treat God as God…
Image: David and Nathan Matthias Scheitts, 1672
During February: Missions Emphasis month, there will be a 20-minute sharing time with the English Ministry Guest Speaker after the Worship Service.
…during Lent, Psalm 51 helps us examine ourselves and consider if there is anything we can do (or need to stop doing). Are the choices that I have made – or that I am making – building up the church?
Image: “David’s Punishment” by Julius Schnoor von Carolsfeld (German artist, 1794-1872), woodcut illustration