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VerseD: Hebrews 10:24-25

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Hebrews 10:24‭-‬25, ESV

Knowing our own sinfulness and the devil’s schemes, we gather together as believers in God to encourage each other in Christ and His Word.

This Sunday at Church: Pray for churches you know looking for a Pastor

As discussed before, we have sent one of our elders to pastor a small local church looking for a full-time pastor. I know of four churches whose pastors will be leaving soon, and, just in our town, six churches looking for a youth pastor or other leader. (Fortunately, we are a close-knit community of youth leaders. E help each other out.)

We need more men to step up to lead, getting educated and pastoring local flocks.


This Sunday at Church I want to encourage you to do the following: Pray for churches you know looking for a Pastor. In 2021 I was guest speaking at a church that lost the two pastors that they had.  This church had a Chinese Senior Pastor and an associate pastor for the English ministry.  I […]

This Sunday at Church: Pray for churches you know looking for a Pastor

VerseD: Ephesians 6:11

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.

Ephesians 6:11, ESV

The devil wishes to stop us from obeying God, but when we are prepared for His tactics, he is powerless against us.

VerseD: Philippians 4:19

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:19, ESV

Our sovereign God manages the universe. He can make sure we have everything we need. Trust Him, especially for the salvation of your soul.

VerseD: 1 Corinthians 10:13

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

1 Corinthians 10:13, ESV

Our sovereign God knows our weaknesses and understands our temptations, and He helps us overcome them without forcing us by His Holy Spirit.

VerseD: Psalm 19:14

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Psalm 19:14, ESV

Out God is sovereign, as shown in His power over death and life, so may we seek and honor Him in all we say and do.

VerseD: 1 Chronicles 29:11

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.

1 Chronicles 29:11, ESV

Our God is sovereign over all. He can handle and do anything, and we can trust in Him. Give Him glory!

VerseD: Romans 5:1

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 5:1, ESV

When we realize our God is sovereign over everything, that He has saved us from Condemnation and wrath, we can have true peace in knowing there is nothing He can’t handle and we have to do to be saved.

VerseD: Matthew 16:24

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”

Matthew 16:24, ESV

We try to live our own life, but Christ calls us to live for and like Him. He can sovereignly control us, yet He guides us by His Holy Spirit when we trust in Him.

This Sunday at Church: Praying for your Church’s Outreach Effort

I happen to be presenting an outreach plan (among other plans) for our church. Our annual meeting is in a month, and we will be pushing more outreach work for our congregation.

It can be intimidating and even scary, but we know it is our calling as Christians. It is not as scary as dealing with an attack, but we must remember it may happen to us, too.


This Sunday at Church I want to encourage you to do the following: Praying for your church outreach effort.  It might mean someone’s eternity with life and death (read to the end).   Yesterday our church had an outreach for Asian Lunar New year.  It was all day event (hence I haven’t been on […]

This Sunday at Church: Praying for your Church’s Outreach Effort