Wednesday, August 7, 2013

DAY 207 - Only You!

**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 Sunday July 29, 2013:
Wow! Leslie came to our 11a.m. service yesterday and received communion. He could eat the communion bread! He can start eating now! Praise the Lord! Thanks for your prayers! God is so, so real! Jesus is Lord!
There will be a thanksgiving gathering at Richmond Emmanuel Church on his birthday, August 23, 6p.m. to 7p.m. All are welcome!

Golden Verse 金句

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,   Romans 3:23-24

因 為 世 人 都 犯 了 罪 , 虧 缺 了 神 的 榮 耀 ;
 如 今 卻 蒙 神 的 恩 典 , 因 基 督 耶 穌 的 救 贖 , 就 白 白 的 稱 義 。

                                                                        使徒行傳  3:23-24

Today's Reading: Romans 3

Please read Romans 3 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 Romans 3
     What I got from Jesus is: Only you!

     What I received from Jesus today is a simple question to all of us: Do we believe in Jesus, or in something called Jewish, Catholic, Anglican or other religion. Here Paul is talking about being a Jew is not the answer but believing in Jesus is the only answer because as human we all have sinned and fall short of God's glory. Lots of time we miss the main point and think that it is about the Jews and has nothing about us. Not so!

     I have been an Anglican since I was born, but for so many years I did not believe in Jesus but only in being an Anglican. I was born again when I was 26, but still I was believing in Anglicanism rather than having a personal intimate relationship with Jesus as my Lord, Savior and King until many years later.

     What is the difference? This chapter says it all. Jesus is the only way to change your life to be more like Him so that we really live in God's Kingdom living out those blessed lifestyle and characters. But, I have seen too many Christians, Anglicans and others living out those bad, bad examples as describes in this chapter: judging, lying, accusing, killing. Not only doing those things but doing those things in the name of "Unity"! 

     Jesus is the only hope! Not Anglicanism or any other kind of religion! Well, of course we have so many good examples of being an Anglican, like John Stott, Nicky Gumbel, Justin Welby, N.T. Wright, Chuck Murphy, Philip Jones, T.J. Johnston, Sandy Greene and many, many! But, we also have so many bad, bad examples! Sad, sad, sad!

     I am a good Anglican, but I do not worship Anglicanism, I worship my Lord Jesus Christ! Who do you really worship?
Dear Lord Jesus,
Lead us to truly believe in you and follow you as our Savior, Lord and King. Only you our Lord Jesus Christ.  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):

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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