New hopes, new dreams, new excitements, New Year. Whatever it is that is on your hearts for the upcoming year, amazing things happen when God leads the way. This is what the Israelites learned and witnessed in dramatic fashion. The Book of Exodus is a historical picture of God’s grace towards humanity. We see God redeeming. We see God rescuing. We see God relating. From forced labour to freedom, God reinforces and renews an everlasting covenant with His people. When God leads the way…amazing things happen. Lord’s Love, let’s go on this journey together.
We are all made to live freely. The Book of Colossians is written by a prisoner, the Apostle Paul. Though imprisoned for the Gospel, he writes about the freedom one has in the person of Jesus Christ, the Messiah. No matter the circumstance we find ourselves in, salvation through Jesus allows one to live freely and see life differently. To experience freedom on the daily basis is to enter into God’s Kingdom. Freedom in the present is established through a security of our future.
Tempo is defined as the rate or speed of an activity. Running is a sport where tempo, or pace, is everything. If you run too fast too early, you might just pay for it later in the race. Too laid back and you might not reach your goal. But within tempo, the rhythm, or strong repeated pattern and arrangement of movement, can be expressed differently. Rhythm can be seen from the falling of rain to the bouncing of a basketball to the human heart. But interestingly, it is possible for two songs to have the same tempo but different rhythm. Tempo speaks to speed, while rhythm speaks to sequence.
July 31 – The Rhythm of Sabbath by Pastor Doug (Mark 2:23-28)
August 21 – The Rhythm Amidst Trials by Pastor Doug (Mark 4:35-41)
August 28 – The Rhythm of Faith by Pastor Doug (Mark 6:30-44)
September 4 – The Rhythm of the Cross by Pastor Doug (Mark 8:34 – 9:1)
September 11 – The Rhythm of Resources by Pastor Doug (Mark 10:17-31)
September 18 – The Rhythm of the Resurrection by Pastor Doug (Mark 12:18-27)
September 25 – The Rhythm of Love by Pastor Doug (Mark 12:28-34)
“The Lord did not tell us to build beautiful churches, but to evangelize the world…The mission of the church is missions.” – Oswald J. Smith
Why is this? Simply put, the mission of God is to reconcile the world to God. God builds people, not buildings. Our understanding of missions is to be rooted in oBEdience. Our doing is out of our BEing expressed from an overflow of God’s love for us.
October 2 – Be His Eyes by Pastor Doug (John 4:31-35 / 2 Kings 6:15-17)
October 9 – Be His Hands by Pastor Mark Wan (Romans 12:9-13)
October 16 – Be His Feet by Pastor Doug Wong (Isaiah 52:7)
October 23 – Be His Voice by Pastor Doug Wong (Ephesians 4:14-16)
October 30 – Be His Love by Pastor Doug Wong (John 21:15-19)
November 6 – Saving Grace by Pastor Jon Reesor
November 13 – Uncluttered Time by Pastor Doug Wong (Psalm 90:1-12)
November 20 – Uncluttered Friendship by Pastor Doug Wong (Proverbs 18:24)
November 27 – Uncluttered Finances by Rev. Keith Cheung
December 4 – Uncluttering our Fears (Romans 8:12-17)
December 11 – Uncluttered Focus by Pastor Doug Wong (Luke 1:46-55)
December 18 – God’s Uncluttered Family by Pastor Doug Wong (1 John 3:1-2)
December 25 – Uncertainty into Reality by Pastor Doug Wong (John 1:14-18)