Monday, June 2, 2014

DAY 741 - Rooted in Jesus, Life Is Full of Praise (請按此處收聼廣東話Cantonese podcast click here)

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 13:9-16


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Please click this link to read Hebrews 13:9-16

Bible Study

     The author tells us in yesterday's passage that if we are rooted in Jesus, our lives will be better and better. Here in today's passage, the author tells us that better means our lives are full of praise. Praising God as much as you can, praising and encouraging other people as often as you can. Why we as Jesus' disciples can do that? Because we are looking for the city that is to come and not on the earthly things, earthly city or earthly system. 

Let's take a look at what Bishop N.T. Wright says (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N._T._Wright ) :
      
      Because the present city is under judgment.  What matters is the one that has been promised, the one that is yet to come…Those who belong to Jesus claim membership in the Jerusalem that is yet to come, as in chapters 11 and 12.
     The result of it all, again, is glad and uninhibited worship (verses 15-16).  This , rather than endless dead animals, is the 'sacrifice' that God really wants.  God wants people who will name the name of Jesus, in prayer, worship and testimony, even if it costs them dear.  Their witness will bear fruit.  And the common life of the Christian community, the life of generous-hearted fellowship, is itself  in that sense a 'sacrifice', an act of worship. God is delighted with it.   

N.T. Wright. Hebrews for Everyone. Louisville,KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2004, p.175.

      If your life full of praise? If not, are you sure you are rooted in Jesus? 


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: Rooted in Jesus, life is full of praise

    The message I got from Jesus today is a reminder that our lives should be full of praise if we say that we are rooted in Jesus. What does it means that our lives are full of praise? Well, we can get the clue from verse 15-16:
1. Rooted in Jesus and everything through Jesus
2. Praising God and encouraging other people as our main lifestyle
3. Always doing good things and making good offerings to God

    How well are you praising God each day like that? 

Dear Lord Jesus,
Help us to be rooted in you so that our lives can be full of praise. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

     Please click this link to watch Rev. Dr. Paul Chun Chi Ng's encouragement to Richmond Emmanuel Church, Richmond, BC, Canada:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_h9VFwnVcU&feature=youtu.be 





     Please click this link to watch Dr. Kuhn's encouragement to Richmond Emmanuel Church, Richmond, BC, Canada:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZ4tk08Gsz8&feature=youtu.be






Rev. Nicky Gumbel and Mrs. Pippa Gumbel's greetings to the Anglican Mission Canada's National Conference May 15-16, 2014:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHpAEv_kl3c&feature=youtu.be





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