“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food.Isaiah 55:1-2 ESV
On the 23rd LORD’s Day, the third session of our membership class was resumed. It’s a blessing to us since we have 11 interested attendees who joined the class. Our pastor also completed the series of lectures on the Diaconate Ministry. Pray that the LORD will grant the church wisdom in choosing three deacons for our church. It is also the sixth observance of the LORD’s supper, so the LORD has reminded us once again of His Son’s substitutionary work on the cross which our pastor preached during the afternoon message.
SOME Excerpts and Lessons from TODAY’s MEssages
The Duties of the Congregation towards the Diaconate - The congregation should treat the deacons with respect. Rom 16:1-2 (Paul exhorts the congregation to treat and acknowledge the deacons in a worthy manner.) - The congregation should help or assist the deacons (and the diaconate assistants) in whatever way they can. PRINCIPLES OF SANCTIFICATION: BEING TRANSFORMED Romans 12:1-2: Be not conformed to the pattern of this world, but be TRANSFORMED by the renewal of your mind. - A Christian's transformation is not a one-time event, the renewal of our mind is progressively realized. - The mindset that puts the satisfaction of the flesh as its priority is the mindset of this world. - The means of transformation is thru the Word of God by the power of the Holy Spirit "THE DEATH OF THE SON OF GOD" - Mark 15:34 - The consequences of sin is grievous and. Christ became the substitute for sin. - Christ fulfilled his role NOT for Himself but for a sinner like you. - Put your trust in Him who died a substitutionary death for sinners like you and me.
“Abundant supply of the Word of God in our mind and heart really transforms us.”– HGCBCC Pulpit
The Significance of Christ's Resurrection Part 3: Christ the Firstfruit Text: 1 Cor.15:20 Message: The resurrection of Christ as essential component of the gospel guarantees the future glory of the saints. 1. Christ's resurrection is an undeniable fact of history. 2. Christ's resurrection is the pledge of our future glory. Since Christ is the first fruit, we can expect God to fulfill what He has promised. There is an eschatological reality of our own resurrection.
Blessed Lord’s Day!
SOLI DEO GLORIA!