Luke 16:19-31; BCBC/IOUC; 7/25/2021; Rev. Paul Wang
Maybe we have never thought that a meeting that transcends time and space will be held in front of us, and those in the sky, on the ground, and under the ground can be on the same conference table. Don’t you find it amazing? The dialogue between God and man, in paradise and in hell, is also in dialogue. There are too many mysteries we don’t know, and God will reveal to us one day. Let’s look at the first point: Continue reading “07/25/2021 Special meeting”
Two children in the family
Luke 15:11-32; BCBC/IOUC; 7/18/2021; Rev. Paul Wang
Today there are not many families with two children, and the phenomenon of only child is very common. But it is short-lived after all, and the concept and challenge of having two children in the family still exist. Looking at children from the perspective of parents, it is not about the number of children, but the quality as they grow up, and their spiritual quality. Let’s look at the first point： Continue reading “07/18/2021 Two children in the family”
The mystery of following God
Luke 14:25-35; BCBC/IOUC; 7/11/2021; Rev. Paul Wang
To follow God is a big topic, but it consists of our daily steps. Once the topic of following God enters into our life, it is interrogating our souls. What are our values? What is the will to serve the Lord? Seriously thinking? Let’s look at the first point:
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The mystery of humbleness
Luke 14:7-11; BCBC/IOUC; 7/4/2021; Rev. Paul Wang
What is humbleness? Humbleness is to know who you are, where you are from, where you are going, what is good for you to do under the heavens during the few days of your life. The biggest knowledge of a humble person is to know he is not being humble. Just as Socrates said, the only thing he knows is that he knows nothing. In order to present this, he argued down all the Athenians, and was sentenced to death by them. Therefore, Socrates used his humbleness of thinking and his pride in facing death to finish his life as the founder of philosophy. It’s a little lengthy, right?
Today Jesus through the seat selection in the banquet explains the truth of humbleness. Let’s look at the first point: Continue reading “07/04/2021 The mystery of humbleness”
To look for fruit on a tree
Luke 13:6-9; BCBC/IOUC; 6/27/2021; Rev. Paul Wang
To understand these bible verses, we have to begin from the previous five verses, otherwise we can easily be confused. Today’s key point is repent not self-righteous pride. The judgments from Job’s three friends and the event that Siloam tower collapsed and killed 18 people can not influence the truth that people must repent. Let’s look at the first point: Continue reading “06/27/2021 To look for fruit on a tree”
How to be a servant?
Luke12:41-48; BCBC/IOUC; 6/20/2021; Rev. Paul Wang
We are called to be servants of God, to offer our bodies as living sacrifices, and to live for God. This is certainly right. But how should one live for the Lord and how to be a servant? This is the origin of the topic of our preaching today. Let’s take a look at the first point: Continue reading “06/20/2021 How to be a servant?”
How to wait for the Lord?
Luke 12:35:40; BCBC/IOUC; 6/13/2021; Rev. Paul Wang
The bible says that God is coming back and will be back soon! This is the core of our faith, and is uncompromising. Therefore, waiting for the Lord becomes Christians’ hope of life, do you agree? Then, how should we wait for the Lord? Maybe you will ask, Does “waiting” mean just sit there and wait? Of course not! Unless you want to be the servant with one talent of gold， otherwise, you really need to brace yourself up ! Let’s see the first point: Continue reading “06/13/2021 How to wait for the Lord?”
Three pots of gold in life
Luk12:16-21; BCBC/IOUC; 6/7/2021; Rev. Paul Wang
When we hear there is one pot of gold, we may open our eyes. After we hear there are three pots of gold, we may close our eyes. We may think we did not even get the first pot of gold, how can you talk about three pots of gold? Augment Xianwen said ‘Gentlemen love fortune in a proper way.’ It can be traced back to the Analects of Confucius. Confucius said: ‘Wealth and nobleness are what everyone yearns for. Do not enjoy them if you do not gain them in a proper way. Poverty and meanness are what everyone abhors. Do not escape from them if you do not use a legitimate way to get rid of them.’This should be the moral and ethics high ground in Chinese civilization, right? Even after we believe in Jesus Christ, we may still not get rid of the ties and the bindings of our traditional culture, is it possible? Today’s Bible verses tell us to look at our wealth in a different angle. Let’s see the first pot of gold: Continue reading “06/06/2021 Three pots of gold in life”
How to pray?
Luke11:1-13; BCBC/IOUC; 5/30/2021; Rev. Paul Wang
You might say that how to pray is a common question, so there is no need to talk about it. Of course this is wrong! Why? We all know we need to pray, but there are divergent opinions on how we should pray. Luke gives us a new perspective in today’s Scripture, allows us to see the mystery. Let’s look at the first point: Continue reading “05/30/2021 How to pray?”
Who is my neighbor?
Luk10:30-37; BCBC/IOUC; 5/23/2021; Rev. Paul Wang
We are very familiar with those verses, right? Three different people met a person in need, and the results are totally different and surprising. What does Jesus express? Who is my neighbor? Or whose neighbor am I? Different values come with different attitudes, do you agree? Which attitude are you in? Let us see the first point: Continue reading “05/23/2021 Who is my neighbor?”