Tuesday, July 16, 2013

DAY 186 - How Can You Be Raised to The Next Level?

If you can listen to Cantonese, please go to this link to "This week's sermon" for my preaching yesterday(July 14). It's a very good one: http://www.emmanuelvoice.org/

**NEW link for the  14th: 13th 100 days 24 hours prayer campaign (We are going to use this 13th list leads up to the 14th. 13th from March 15 to June 22, 2013. 14th from June 22 to August 31, 2013)

Update  for Leslie Tuesday July 16, 2013:
X-ray today, Doctor said good. May go home soon but they forget Leslie is still on tube can't eat, will try soon. 

Golden Verse 金句

And Paul stayed a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.

                                      Acts 18:11

保 羅 在 那 裡 住 了 一 年 零 六 個 月 , 將 神 的 道 教 訓 他 們 。

                                    使 徒 行 傳 18:11

Today's Reading: Acts 18:1-23

Please read Acts 18:1-23 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.

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

Please click the links to Acts 18:1-23

     What I got from Jesus is: How can you be raised to the next level?

     What I received from Jesus today is very important if we want to grow up, to be a mature Christian and leader. It's like finishing Primary School to go to High School. Yes, that's it. 

     Paul three missionary journey is like three stages: Primary School, High School and then College. His fourth missionary journey is a "finishing well" journey, going to Rome and died for Jesus. 

     In this Primary School stage(1st missionary journey Acts 13:1-14:28), he was a kind of one-man band mood. Or, we can call it two-men band because he was with Barnabas. 

     His High School stage(2nd  missionary journey Acts 15:36-18:22) is a total paradigm change. He started to train disciples, Silas, Timothy, and here in this passage Aquila and Priscilla. Not only so, he started to change from his "super sonic speed" evangelistic strategy to stage in each city a few days to suddenly stay in Corinth for 1 1/2 year. Why? From super sonic speed, from macro, big and fast MacDonald, Costco style to turtle speed, micro, small is beautiful ministry. Why?

     What have you got today?
     The whole church world-wide has caught a flu of a worldly super sonic, macro, big and fast MacDonald, Costco style. I have seen too many crashes all over here in Vancouver, North America and the whole world. Let's learn from Paul experience to spend more time to raise up apprentices, disciples for Jesus. If there are less than 5% of Christians(some of them are pastors) are having daily devotion, there is a missing DNA out there that we must deal with before we can go macro, big and fast! 

Dear Lord Jesus,
Lead us to follow Paul example to spend more time to train more mature Christians.  In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

You may choose to follow my other daily blog: 
Discipler123(Daily Devotion, with English and Cantonese podcast)

This blog: Daily Devotion on Fire 2(One year New Testament): 

Daily Devotion on Fire(3 years and 3 months plan, one chapter a day to finish reading the whole Bible): 

Break.Build(40 days daily devotion- First Baby Step for new Christians, with English and Cantonese podcast): http://www.breakbuild.blogspot.ca/

Emmanuel330 (40 weeks First Step Bible Study, with English and Cantonese podcast): 

Bible in One Year blog by Rev. Nicky Gumbel

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