Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Evangelistic meetings ~ Turn to God

Coming soon is my church's a series of evangelistic meetings, themed Turn to God, starting from Sept 3 - 8. Sept 3, 4 and 5 are in English, by Dr. Chua Eu Jin, while Sept 6, 7 and 8 are in Chinese by 蔡千杰执事. Pray earnestly for the speakers, as well as the guests invited by our brothers and sisters to come to hear to the Lord's message. May God allows these guests to come to His home and hear this message of salvation. Also, pray God that He allows them to open their eyes and hearts, know that all men are sinners and the only way to go to heaven is to receive this salvation that He has prepared for all men.

These two days, my brother and I have been helping out on the matric fair, "persuading" freshmen to leave their contacts and distributing flyers. Using some of the tactics I remembered from my seniors (esp. San Woo), manage to get quite a number of them to sign and seems like today's is better than yesterday's. Haha... also my bro and I pass on the "tactics" to the new batch of exco who are doing this their first time. Haha... teaching them how to approach the freshmen and how to "see" some of them where we just pass them the flyers. Haha... well, it sure is tired standing the whole morning or afternoon (we 2 do one of the shifts for these two days).

I saw what I did in this matric fair and make me thought of spreading the gospel. I have not been spreading gospel as "hardworking" or serious as I did during the matric fair. How ashamed of me, claimed to be God's servant, but not doing what God commanded us to do. I have missed a lot of chance to spread gospel to my father and friends around me. How timid I am.

In bible, John 14:6 ~ Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. There is no other god that dares to say this. And there is no other god that sacrifices themselves to save men. Romans 5:8 ~ ...While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Maybe you will "argue" that why do we have sins, and since other god claim that men don't have sin, then there is nothing to be saved. All men have sin as it is stated in the bible Romans 3:23 ~ for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. The "all" here refers to "all men". If we have sin, then the price of sin is death. See Romans 6:23 ~ For the wages of sin is death.... Thus we need the forgiveness of God. How? If we look at Romans 9:22 ~ ...without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.

However, I can't die for you to save you from God's wrath (due to our sin), you can't die for me, because we are all sinners. There is only one who can save us, die for us, fulfill God's cup of wrath and he is Jesus Christ. He is born of a virgin, a miracle birth, different from each of us. Also, when he is faced with the temptation of Satan (devil), he ables to defeat Satan with God's word. He died on the cross and resurrected on the third day symbolises the victory over Satan. It is a big hit on Satan's head. Thus those who receives this salvation shall be released from the chain of Satan.

1 Corinthians 15:3-6
For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.

"fallen asleep" actually means "dead" in the language of men. But apostle Paul said they "fallen asleep" because they shall arise when Christ come the second time to pick all His children and church up to heaven. When Christ come? I don't know. The bible say it will be like a thief visiting your house. The thief won't drop you a message that they will visit your house, will they? Haha... you never know... it may be the next moment...

That's my sharing and hope it can give you some understanding the urgency of receiving this salvation.

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