【Unceasing Journey of Mission 4】Rejoice With Those Who Rejoice; Mourn With Those Who Mourn

Small Wood  2022-08 There are many Christians who like to quote Romans 12:1 to encourage each other, and I am, of course one of them. Nevertheless, how could this kind of transformation of mind that is “able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will” be revealed in daily life? How could it be not only the ideology of others or myself to receive but the experience in reality? It is especially crucial when we may transition the living from decades of working life into simple and ordinary ones in old age. Thank God for His Word, which is not a fairy tale;

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A Football Coach’s Public Prayer: Cost & Victory

Author: Timothy Tin  2022-08 Credit: Elias Gayles | flickr.com/photos/elias_daniel/292872324 In the state of Washington, a high school football coach named Joe Kennedy made a promise to God in his prayer before a game in 2008, “I will pray after each game, whether winning or losing, to thank God for each teammate and let me be a coach.” (www.foxnews.com/opinion/football-coach-joe-kennedy-prayer-sideline-fighting-game)He expresses his thanks to God is to walking to the center of the field after each game, kneeling, and saying a short thanksgiving prayer. For seven years since that promise, he has courageously expressed his faith testimony and received praise from the students and staff. However, the school district was

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【Medicine Life】Constipation

By Little pill  2022-07 Constipation is a common problem that most people experience at least once in their lifetime. However, constipation can be a temporary or chronic condition, affected by lifestyle, related to age, caused by medical conditions, or secondary to medications. We can think of the colon (large intestine) as a dehydrator, usually absorbing water as food moves through, forming bulk waste, what we call stool (or poo). Muscle contractions then push the stool through, and by the time the stool reaches the rectum, water is mainly absorbed, making the stool solid. Conversely, when the colon’s muscle contractions are slow or sluggish, the stool moves through the

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【Testifying God in Workplace】The Uninvited Friend in Adversity

Truth Seeker 2022-07  “True friends visit us in prosperity only when invited, but in adversity, they come without invitation.”   —  Theophrastus I accidentally read this classic ancient Greek adage and remembered Proverbs 17:17, “A friend is always dear, but a brother is born in trouble.” In life, there are many things we can choose, e.g., work, spouse, address, and education.  But there are many things we do not choose, especially some relationships, e.g., colleagues in the same office, parents of spouses, next-door neighbors, and other believers in the church. Amongst these relationships, I suggest it is divinely arranged in a workplace as most people spend most of their

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Amazing Journeys of Conversion  

  Wong Li Yuet-Sim I came to Canada in 1965. In 1978, I rented a room to an international student named Chin Kwok Wah.  He asked me whether I was happy, and I answered, “No.”  My son, at age five, died on the way to Children’s Hospital due to his allergic reaction to the medicine when he got an injection.  Life is not in our hands.  My son’s death made me see that life is short and without hope. It is not perfect even when we have wealth and family. Chin suggested taking me to the church. So, he drove me weekly to the church for almost two

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【Heart of a Doctor】 Chosen and To Accept

Doctor Luke 2022-07 As a family doctor, I am constantly confronted with the question, “Why me?” Especially when a patient is diagnosed with cancer.  Most people’s response is:  disbelief, self-pity, or anger; doesn’t God love me? It’s not just when we’re physically sick that we often have this reaction.  I find that many people are dissatisfied with many things, for example:  why is my husband so lazy and not working? Why doesn’t my wife respect me? Why does my child keep letting me down? These people are often depressed or feel joyless.  We seem to have eaten the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil,

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Heart @ Ease

July 2022  Clay Jar Sensitivity to Christ’s Grace is often directly proportional to our diminishing self. After all, the Holy Spirit fills when we are genuinely aware of the plights of our contrite and futile souls. Lord Jesus made this point clear and profound when He said: “Blessed are the poor in Spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.” (Matthew 5:3) In as much as so many seemingly competent and striving persons rely on themselves, my mother’s defining moment of her life came very late when she confronted death in 2010.  She needed a bypass surgery for her failing heart at age 83. Such a life-threatening operation

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Homicide vs Sacrifice

Author: Timothy Tin   Translator: Mandy Kwan 2022-07 Recently mass shootings in the US have increased dramatically. The issue of gun control became a hot political topic. The US is reputed to be one of the most powerful free nations in the world, attracting countless immigrants to seek the American dream and freedoms not available elsewhere. However, the price of freedom is hefty and comes with responsibility and self-control. Otherwise, the abuse of freedom will lead to hatred, violence, and theft. Due to the sinful nature of humankind and their inherent selfishness and lust, a society’s order is maintained by legislation, judicial, and executive powers. However, under Satan’s influence,

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Tips of Evangelism – Leading Children to Jesus “ASAP.”

Pond Chan 2022-07 Some Christian parents are unaware of the cruciality of their children’s belief in Jesus. And even consider that they will make their own decisions when they grow up. Without God’s guidance, would lead children under foul and fail by the world’s unhealthy trends; as a result, they may become atheists, pantheists, and even heretical cults! Since I first believed in the Lord, I heard Dr. Esther Su remind Christians that when children are 3 to 4 years old, we should lead them to Jesus, and the Holy Spirit will help and guide them.  Then I took action to teach my grandsons, aged 3 and 4, to

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【Generation Z】 “Whose Plans?  Ours or God’s?”

Jeff  2022-07 As Christians, God calls us to go and make disciples of all nations, to go where God sends us, and to be a part of the Body of Christ.  Before we can get to that, though, we must get on the same page as God.  After all, how can we be used by God and be part of God’s plans if we don’t believe in them? The other day I was watching a show called Fresh Off the Boat.  It’s a show about this American Chinese family living in Orlando, with immigrant parents and sons born in the US, trying to adjust to life in a

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