Thursday, May 30, 2013

DAY 140 - Strive to Enter through The Narrow Door

Good news for Leslie yesterday.
This is the Message from Nevia, his mother at 3:20p.m. yesterday(May 29 Wednesday):
Doctors happy his status today. May take the balloon off his lung tomorrow to see whether the mended glue work or not. 

Let's pray that Leslie do not need a big surgery.

Another good news yesterday. We had a new Christian yesterday in Emmanuel 330! Mr. David Chu(one of Richmond Emmanuel Church's parishioner's  and a driving tutor) brought his student, Eva to our Restaurant Church three weeks ago. Eva received Jesus as her Savior and Lord yesterday. Please share our joy with a picture after she had the prayer to receive Jesus with some of the 330 people.

This new church plant under Bishop's Pioneer ministry started in March 2011 in a Chinese Seafood Restaurant specially tailor-made to Restaurant workers or those who can not go to church on Sunday. I have baptized seven people already.

Golden Verse 金句

“Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.
                                  Luke 13:24

耶 穌 對 眾 人 說 : 你 們 要 努 力 進 窄 門 。 我 告 訴 你 們 , 將 來 有 許 多 人 想 要 進 去 , 卻 是 不 能 。      路加福音 13:24
Today's Reading: Luke 13:22-35

Please read Luke 13:1-21 and listen to what the Lord Jesus Christ would like to tell you before reading my Spiritual Journal below. If you would like to learn a simple and good way of Daily Devotion method please read my “Count Down 5” from my Devotion on Fire blog:

You may click this link directly for the method: Subject Shifting Devotion.pdf
You may begin with a song to praise the Lord and complete you devotion by singing another praise song.

Please click this link to worship with us -
I Will Run to You

Chinese praise song -
祢讓我生命改變 You Transform My Life

Please click the links to Luke 13:1-21

     What I got from Jesus is: Strive to Enter through The Narrow Door
     What I received from Jesus today is a warning that we may have a misunderstanding of what it means to be a Christian. Quite a number of Christians want to live a comfortable life. Don't need to do anything, just enjoy a warm, loving Christian life. 

     But in fact, it's hard work! Please try to think what does Jesus means to strive to enter through the narrow door? What is the meaning of "strive"? What is the narrow door?

     Everybody does not want to strive to do something, right? Everybody wants to go through the wide door, right?

     So, what is the one thing that Jesus is calling you to strive through and that one thing is a "narrow door"? What is it? If you know, then you need to strive through that door before it's too late. 


Dear Lord Jesus,
Lead us to discern your will so that we know what is the narrow door for us to strive through. Help us to be willing and be able to strive through. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

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English praise song-
Happy Day (Tim Hughes)

Chinese praise song -
因主的名 Because of your Name

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Pray for our AMiA bishops: 

The Rt. Rev. Chuck Murphy, III (Margaret)
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Doc Loomis (Ellen)

Pray for one ACiC/AI church one day at a time: 
Pray for one ACiC/AI church one day at a time

For All Nations (FANS)

Pastor-in-charge: Pastor Marcus Ho (Aden)

Prayer items today:


Bishop: Rt. Rev. Dr. Silas Ng (Michelle)
Network Leader: Rev. Peter Klenner (Jenny)

Network Leadership Team: Rt. Rev. Dr. Silas Ng(Michelle), Rev. Peter Klenner(Jenny),
Rev. Ed Hird (Janice), Rev. John Cox (Sheryl)
Administrator: Rev. Dave DeJong(Megan)
Bishop's Chaplain: Rev. Ed Hird (Janice) 
Bishop's Assistant: Mrs. Michelle Ng (Silas) 
Treasurer: Mr. Andy Li(Amy)

Web site for Anglican Mission in the Americas, Canada(ACiC/AI):

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