Clouds drifted in the blue sky, while some birds were alighting in a tree near the meeting place, chirping like playing a vivid song. In the meeting place of a house church, preacher Li Xun invited her classmate Yang Min (a co-worker works in another area) to attend the co-worker meeting, and they were talking about the topic of “being saved” and “entering into the kingdom of heaven”…
I have been engaged in teaching for more than 20 years. In my students’ eyes, I’m a good teacher who is either strict or conscientious and responsible. In the past, I taught in a primary school all the time. Afterward I was transferred to a middle school to do support services, being in charge of the student dormitories. The middle school students were not so obedient as the pupils, and they even more had their own ideas. Moreover, the present students were willful and they wouldn’t like to listen to what the teachers said. Therefore, it was not easy for me to do this job. Sometimes, when the students didn’t listen to me, I lost my temper. I really didn’t have any idea how to make a good job of taking charge of student dormitories.
I have heard such a story: The course of eagles’ growth is cruel. In order for the eaglets to hover in the sky, the mother eagle will push them over the cliff when their feathers are full. While they are falling, eaglets exhaust all their strength to flutter to survive. Through struggling painfully, finally they can fly. However, for the sake of letting them soar in the high sky, the mother eagle will break their wings and push them over the cliff again. This time, they will suffer more pain than before. Yet no matter how painful they are, they still have to flutter their broken wings. Because only by doing this can they hover in the high sky; otherwise, they will never be able to fly in the blue sky.
Today I watched this Kids Dance Christian Music Video with my daughter again. She also dances with it. Those who sincerely love God are all honest people. I hope that she will be this kind of Christian in the future. God is trustworthy, He only wants honest people for His Kingdom. And that’s why God wants us to be honest people. This reminds me of myself experience. After Being Honest …
I believe that many people must be familiar with the story about the woman of Samaria: When drawing water, the Samaritan woman ran into the Lordwho asked water of her. She then recognized that He was the coming Messiah in prophecy during their dialogue.
🌀 Just as many brothers and sisters in the Lord✝, I also often ask: I attend the worship in the church every week, and I often read the Bible and expend and work for the Lord. But I live in a circle of committing and confessing sins. If I go on like this, will the Lord Jesus truly forgive me? How will Him treat a sinner?
Before a brother said to me, “Do you even have to ask this? The Lord is merciful and loving. No matter how serious sins we commit, the Lord will always forgive and absolve us. And at last the Lord second coming will bring us into the kingdom of heaven. Then we’ll be with the Lord in the paradise.” In the past, I thought in the same way. Because of this viewpoint, I didn’t pay attention to my sins, and even indulged myself and gave free rein to the spread of sin. But later, I got some light after I heard a sermon by a preacher. Here I share his sermon with you.
The Lord Jesus said, “Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 4:17). From the Lord’s words we know that to enter into God’s kingdom, we must confess and repent to Him. But what is true repentance? Dear brothers and sisters, the following article will explain it to us and help us find the right way of practice. I have benefited from it😊
😊😊My friend sent these pictures of Greece🇬🇷. She knows that Greece is in my list for a long time. There are some saints preaching the gospel there especial in the early time of Christian church. Thank you for her concerning and love. Such precious pic!!😍
Recently, I meet a new friend. So amazing we have the same birthday and many common interests. He is the only one person who pray with me together for my parents and Sisters and Brothers in American every morning. I cherish him so much. Thank God’s arrangement let us find each other. What’s more, he is such a wonderful photographer. I’d love to share them with all my friends. Let’s us praise God’s wonderful creation together.
📰📰Recently I saw the news of two famous people’s death. One is an American fashion designer, and the other is an American celebrity chef. When they were alive, they had enviable fame and status. However, they all finally chose to end their lives by hanging themselves. In this society now, though more and more people can enjoy a high-quality material life, we can’t get rid of the feeling of emptiness. So we feel that it’s no interesting to be alive. I can’t help sighing: What can fill the emptiness of our spirit? Today I read a passage of Almighty God‘s words. I finally know the root cause of the issue.
“From when man first had social sciences, the mind of man was occupied by science and knowledge. Then science and knowledge became tools for the ruling of mankind, and there was no longer sufficient room for man to worship God, and no more favorable conditions for the worship of God. The position of God sunk ever lower in the heart of man. A world in man’s heart with no place for God is dark, empty without hope. And so arose many social scientists, historians, and politicians to express theories of social science, the theory of human evolution, and other theories that contravene the truth that God created man, to fill the heart and mind of man. And in this way, those who believe that God created everything become ever fewer, and those who believe in the theory of evolution become ever greater in number. More and more people treat records of the work of God and His words during the Old Testament age as myths and legends. In their hearts, people become indifferent to the dignity and greatness of God, to the tenet that God exists and holds dominion over all things. The survival of mankind and the fate of countries and nations are no longer important to them. Man lives in a hollow world only concerned with eating, drinking, and the pursuit of pleasure. … Few people take it upon themselves to seek out where God does His work today, or to look for how He presides over and arranges the destination of man. And in this way, human civilization unconsciously becomes ever more incapable of meeting the wishes of man, and there are even many people who feel that, living in such a world, they are less happy than people who have gone. Even people of countries that used to be highly civilized air such grievances. For without the guidance of God, no matter how much rulers and sociologists wrack their brains to preserve human civilization, it is to no avail. No one can fill the emptiness in man’s heart, for no one can be the life of man, and no social theory can free man from the emptiness with which he is afflicted. Science, knowledge, freedom, democracy, leisure, comfort, these are but a temporary respite. Even with these things, man will inevitably sin and bemoan the injustices of society. These things cannot allay man’s craving and desire to explore. Because man was made by God and the senseless sacrifices and explorations of man can only lead to more distress. Man will exist in a constant state of fear, will not know how to face the future of mankind, or how to face the path that lies ahead. Man will even come to fear science and knowledge, and fear even more the feeling of emptiness within him. In this world, regardless of whether you live in a free country or one without human rights, you are utterly incapable of escaping the fate of mankind. Whether you are the ruler or the ruled, you are utterly incapable of escaping the desire to explore the fate, mysteries, and destination of mankind. Much less are you capable of escaping the bewildering sense of emptiness. Such phenomena, which are common to all of mankind, are called social phenomena by sociologists, yet no great man can come forth to solve such problems. Man, after all, is man. The position and life of God cannot be replaced by any man. Mankind does not just require a fair society in which everyone is well-fed and is equal and free, but the salvation of God and His provision of life to them. Only when man receives the salvation of God and His provision of life to them can the needs, yearning to explore, and spiritual emptiness of man be resolved. If the people of a country or a nation are unable to receive the salvation and care of God, then such a country or nation will tread the road to ruin, toward darkness, and shall be annihilated by God.”