Saturday, April 28, 2018

DAY 118 (2018) - Are you a religious people or a Christian? (Please click here for English podcast)

Silence

1.   Put on your “brakes” and stop for a moment of silence
2.   Wait for God. Breathe deep for God's peace and feel His presence. Exhale your worries.

Praise and Thanksgiving

1.   Think through your day, all the times that made you smile
2.   Thank God for all those moments, and for all those people

Confession and Repentance (Subjective Shifting Devotion Method http://bishopsilas.blogspot.ca/2009/08/count-down-5-subject-shifting-devotion.html)

1.  Pray for the Holy Spirit to work in you:

     “Dear Holy Spirit, shine your light into the places of darkness in my life. Show me my sins, everything that blocks me from encountering God. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”


2.  Through the Holy Spirit, examine yourself for a short silence and then pray:

     "Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for dying on the cross for our sins and being victorious over death and sin. I confess my sin to you(pause, to tell Jesus what the Holy Spirit has shown you). Forgive my sins by your blood and help me follow you. Holy Spirit, fill me that I may be able to receive your gift to love God and His people. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen."

The Word, Time with Abba (Psalm 61:1-4; Judges 8:18-9:21; Luke  23:44-24:12Proverbs  14:9-10)

Bible link:
English(ESV):https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=列+王+紀+下+13&version=ESV

PAUSE HERE!!!
Please read all four passages first before reading my sharing.

To know, learn and practice this method of Time with Abba, please click this link:


Please see below the passages I copied today:







 My Listening
           The message I got today from our Lord Jesus Christ is a challenging choice for you: "Are you a religious people or a Christian?"

        What I received from Jesus in today's is a life or death challenging question that He has been challenging me for the past few months.

             Praise the Lord that I have got an answer at last today.

             What kind of answer? Well, the past few months I have been challenging quite a number of people I know through daily devotion, Bible study groups and my Sunday sermons of one question and that is the theme today:

              Are you a religious people or a Christian?

              Well, in brief form what I received from Jesus is this:

              What is religious people?
              Worshipping a dead and past tense god.

              What is a Christian?
              Worshipping and following a Living God!

              We can see in today's Judges of how faithful and powerful Gideon was when he followed God whole-heartedly. And, God led him to have total victory no matter how strong his enemies were!

              But, we can also notice that after his victory he had so many wives and the son of his concubine killed all his 70 sons! How come? Is that Gideon's "lust"?

             I think "lust" killed Gideon's family and led those Israelites "again prostituted themselves to Baals(Judges 8:33)

             Psalm 61:1-4 leads a sadden soul, the Psalmist from worshipping a past tense God to a present tense God and that he had his future in God's hand, not in deep mud any more.

              Today's Luke also leads us to know the difference of how important it is that our Jesus is risen and we should not "look for the living among the dead"(Luke 24: 5)

              So, are you worshipping and following a Living God daily?

             

     Dear Lord Jesus, 
     Challenge us today that we have to make sure we have a daily intimate relationship with you so that we are not religious people but true Christians, faithful disciples of you. In Jesus name we pray. Amen. 
                    
      Reflect on these questions:
   1.  Do you think you are one of those religious people living in the past tense of knowing God? If you are, how can you repent and ask Jesus to be with you leading you each day to be a faithful disciple of Him and following Him each day?

    2.  How can you make sure that your spiritual journal with Jesus is a present continuous tense and not in past tense?
    
     3. What have you received from Jesus today?

    Praise and Thanksgiving
Let's give thanks for God with us. Let us praise Him:
10,000 Reasons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXDGE_lRI0E



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    Welcome to use my first blog: Read one chapter of Bible a day 

     Today is our  DAY 118 in 2018 non stop Morning Prayer Monday through Friday 6:00am to 7:30am Thursday night 8pm to 9:30pm, Saturday 8am to 9:45am, Sunday 7:00am to 8:25am


The offering of our First Fruit every morning have changed lots of things: unity, lifestyle, character …and many more!

     Also, we started to have a weekly Thursday TWA at 8p.m. two months ago, a weekly Friday TWA for moms with child care last Friday and a weekly TWA led by Pastoral Care School leader at 7p.m. four years ago. 
    
Please find wonderful pictures of our TWA at Richmond Emmanuel Church:
      Daily copying the Bible and small groups praying in front of Janelle's wonderful painting "Story of God's salvation"



     Ram horns sounding daily to welcome the presence of our might God and to open our souls to prepare receiving His message:





     Three generations TWA worship:


     Daily communion after TWA:


     Parents praying with their daughter: (Rev. Ignatius Ng, Anna Ng and Zoe Glory Ng)



     Mom's TWA:



第 118天 (2018 年) - 你是一個宗教徒, 抑或是基督徒? (請按此處收聼廣東話 )

安靜
1.  停下來. 靜一靜
2.  等候主. 深呼吸經歷主之平安, 感受主的臨在, 呼出你的憂慮

讚美及感恩
1.  思想最近使你開心歡笑的時刻
2.  為那些時刻及有關的人感恩

認罪悔改  (Subjective Shifting Devotion Method 轉位靈修法) http://bishopsilas.blogspot.ca/2009/08/count-down-5-subject-shifting-devotion.html)

1.  求聖靈在你生命中工作
      "親愛的聖靈, 求你光照我心靈的深處, 使我看見我的罪, 我和主耶穌的阻隔, 
        求你幫助, 奉主耶穌基督名求。阿們。"

2. 透過聖靈的工作, 安靜一刻, 省察自己, 之後祈禱:
     「親愛的主耶穌,感謝你為我的罪釘死在十字架上,我願意在你面前承認我的罪(凡聖靈光照到的,請逐一說出),求你用你的寶血赦免我的罪,我願意打開心門讓你作我的救主,求你救贖我,我願意一生跟隨你讓你作我生命的主,求你帶領我。聖靈,求你充滿我,使我得著恩賜及力量去事奉主、見證主。奉主耶穌基督名求,阿們。」



親親爸父, 聆聽主話(詩篇 61:1-4; 士師記 8:18-9:21; 路加福音 23:44-24:12; 箴言 14:9-10)
聖經網頁: Chinese (Union): https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=列 王 紀 下+13&version=CUV

PAUSE HERE!!!
Please read all four passages first before reading my sharing.

To know, learn and practice this method of Time with Abba, please click this link:
http://api.pastoralcareschool.org/twa/

Please see below the passages I copied today:








      我的聆聽 
               The message I got today from our Lord Jesus Christ is a challenging choice for you: "你是一個宗教徒, 抑或是基督徒?"

        What I received from Jesus in today's is a life or death challenging question that He has been challenging me for the past few months.

             Praise the Lord that I have got an answer at last today.

             What kind of answer? Well, the past few months I have been challenging quite a number of people I know through daily devotion, Bible study groups and my Sunday sermons of one question and that is the theme today:

              Are you a religious people or a Christian?

              Well, in brief form what I received from Jesus is this:

              What is religious people?
              Worshipping a dead and past tense god.

              What is a Christian?
              Worshipping and following a Living God!

              We can see in today's Judges of how faithful and powerful Gideon was when he followed God whole-heartedly. And, God led him to have total victory no matter how strong his enemies were!

              But, we can also notice that after his victory he had so many wives and the son of his concubine killed all his 70 sons! How come? Is that Gideon's "lust"?

             I think "lust" killed Gideon's family and led those Israelites "again prostituted themselves to Baals(Judges 8:33)

             Psalm 61:1-4 leads a sadden soul, the Psalmist from worshipping a past tense God to a present tense God and that he had his future in God's hand, not in deep mud any more.

              Today's Luke also leads us to know the difference of how important it is that our Jesus is risen and we should not "look for the living among the dead"(Luke 24: 5)

              So, are you worshipping and following a Living God daily?

             

     Dear Lord Jesus, 
     Challenge us today that we have to make sure we have a daily intimate relationship with you so that we are not religious people but true Christians, faithful disciples of you. In Jesus name we pray. Amen. 

      省察問題 
    1.  Do you think you are one of those religious people living in the past tense of knowing God? If you are, how can you repent and ask Jesus to be with you leading you each day to be a faithful disciple of Him and following Him each day?


    2.  How can you make sure that your spiritual journal with Jesus is a present continuous tense and not in past tense?
    
     3. What have you received from Jesus today?

    讓我們為神同在感恩讚美主:

  永遠敬拜 (Be with You)
       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdlFWURyedg
      Be with you

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     Today is our  DAY 117  in 2018 non stop Morning Prayer Monday through Friday 6:00am to 7:30am Thursday night 8pm to 9:30pm, Saturday 8am to 9:45am, Sunday 7:00am to 8:25am

The offering of our First Fruit every morning have changed lots of things: unity, lifestyle, character …and many more!

     Also, we started to have a weekly Thursday TWA at 8p.m. two months ago, a weekly Friday TWA for moms with child care last Friday and a weekly TWA led by Pastoral Care School leader at 7p.m. four years ago. 
    
Please find wonderful pictures of our TWA at Richmond Emmanuel Church:
    
      Daily copying the Bible and small groups praying in front of Janelle's wonderful painting "Story of God's salvation"



     Ram horns sounding daily to welcome the presence of our might God and to open our souls to prepare receiving His message:





     Three generations TWA worship:


     Daily communion after TWA:


     Parents praying with their daughter: (Rev. Ignatius Ng, Anna Ng and Zoe Glory Ng)