Wednesday, April 23, 2014

DAY 701 - (English podcast click here)

DAY 701 - Only Jesus (請按此處收聼廣東話Cantonese podcast click here)

Four years ago today, April 9, 2010, Michelle went to see her family doctor and was told that she got leukaemia. She was admitted to Vancouver General Hospital the next morning (http://bishopsilas.blogspot.ca/2010/04/day-234-my-wife-michelle-has-leukemia.html ). Michelle is not feeling well lately!  Her family doctor is now having a series of check-up for her to see what is happening. On this day, I would like to invite you to join us in a 100 days of prayer (From April 9 to July 17) for Michelle, our family and my ministry. Please click this link to join us to pray:
New 100 Days Prayer Campaign (2014.04.09-2014.07.17)


What you need to do is very simple. Choose one hour slot for the whole week to pray for Michelle, our family and my ministry. You may use the whole hour in prayer or you can still do you work in your office but use as much time as you can to pray and the other time work prayerfully that hour to pray for us. I encourage you to participate. We need you to join us! Trust in the power of prayers!


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                               Today's Reading: Hebrews 1:6-14


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Bible Study

     The author addresses the danger of some Christians in Early Church time who have a tendency to go back to some form of Judaism. He wants his readers to know the supremacy of Jesus. In today's passage, he points out that Jesus is more superior than the angels. 


Bishop N.T. Wright says ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N._T._Wright ) :
      Not many readers today, perhaps, will be tempted to abandon Christianity in favour of some form of Judaism - though it is important for us to understand why that was such an obvious pressure in the early days.  But many today, including many in the churches, seem dissatisfied with what they have, and are eager to expand their spiritual horizons to include angels, saints and other interesting distractions.  Let this letter serve as a warning, and an encouragement. Don't start playing with the wrapping of a Christmas gift instead of the true present.  Pay closer attention to who Jesus really is; to the role he played, and still plays, in God's plan; and to the life of worship and service to which he, and he alone, calls each one of us. 

N.T. Wright. Hebrews for Everyone. Louisville,KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2004, p.9.

     Are you satisfied with just Jesus, nothing more and nothing less? Or, you prefer to follow other distractions rather than Jesus alone?  
     
Let's have a time to be still and give the Holy Spirit space to speak through the passage we have just read. Offer this time up to Jesus as you listen to him, while listening to "Gabriel's Oboe":  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmax47l2hLU

Spiritual Journal

    The title I heard from Jesus today is: Only Jesus

    The message I got from Jesus today is a call to worship Jesus and Jesus alone. There are so many things on earth giving us distractions and leading us to worship wrong "lords" rather than Jesus as our one and only one Lord.

    Don't go back to your old route! Only Jesus can save you. Only Jesus can be with you all the time of your life and beyond. Only Jesus can satisfy your need. No one else and nothing else.

    Only Jesus! Do you understand? 

Dear Lord Jesus,
Lead us to experience that only you can satisfy our need. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.



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