Tuesday, December 1, 2009

DAY 104 - What to do with sharp disagreement?

Today’s Reading: Acts 15

(Please read Acts 15: 1 – 41 and listen to what the Lord Jesus Christ would like to tell you before reading my Spiritual Journal below. If you would like to learn a simple and good way of Daily Devotion method please read my “Count Down 5” from this blog. You may click this link directly for the method: Subject Shifting Devotion.pdf . (You may begin with a song to praise the Lord and complete you devotion by singing another praise song.)

Please click the links below to Acts 15:
Chinese: http://www.o-bible.com/cgibin/ob.cgi?version=hb5&book=act&chapter=15
ESV: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2015&version=ESV
NIV: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2015&version=NIV
Message: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2015&version=MSG

Paul and Barnabas had such a sharp disagreement that they parted company. Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus, but Paul chose Silas and left, commended by the brothers to the grace of the Lord. He went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches. Acts 15: 39- 41

I have seen quite a lot of sharp disagreements causing anger, rage, malice, slander, discord and many more splitting the whole church. Here Paul and Barnabas gave a good example of how to solve with sharp disagreement: from one team to two teams to encourage and strengthen churches.

You know, Satan laughs at us when we have sharp disagreements causing disunity of our church. Doing God’s way to deal with sharp disagreement is a secret that we need to learn so that God’s name may be glorified.

Dear Lord Jesus, Open my eyes to see your wish for us to be united. Help me to have the wisdom to do your will in the midst of sharp disagreement. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Prayer items today:

Bishop: The Rt. Rev. Silas Ng
Network Leader: Rev. Peter Klenner
Administrator: Mrs. Zenia Cheng

Pray for one ACiC/AI church one day at a time

St. Timothy’s, North Vancouver:
Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Ken Bell

We have started our 2nd phase of 100 days of prayer. I am calling you in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ to fill in your names in the new list below. Many wonderful things have happened in the past 100 days. Can we follow our King, our Shepherd, our Lord Jesus Christ to use an hour’s time to pray for His protection and blessings to my new ministry as the Bishop of ACiC/AI, all our ACiC/AI clergy, leaders and people? Pray that in the Holy and Mighty Name of Jesus Christ our Lord, we can win over Satan's tricks, in order to strengthen our brothers and sisters so that His Kingdom will be extended. Please click this new link to participate in our 2nd phase 100 days/24 hours Prayer Campaign (Nov 29, 2009 to March 8, 2010)

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Bishop. That is what you and those churches under you have been doing in Canada! Hallelujah!



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