Today's Reading: Exodus 25
Please read Exodus 25 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.)
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Please click the links below to Exodus 25:
Chinese: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus 25&version=CUV
NIV: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus 25&version=NIV
ESV: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus 25&version=ESV
Message: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus 25&version=MSG
The Lord said to Moses, "Tell the Israelites to bring me an offering. You are to receive the offering for me from each man whose heart prompts him to give."
Many people including Christians feel uneasy to make a significance offering. Many Christians do not think that they need to give one tenth(tithing) of what they have. How sad it is!
God does not want Israelites' offering until they entered into a loving covenantal relationship with Him. Sometimes the first test for a newly wedded couple is how they are willing to share their money together. If you love someone, you would try all your best to show your love in all kinds of way. Making a significance offering to God is a test as to whether God is our true God or money is our true God. After all, everything you have in this world you can not hold when you leave this world. But the offerings you made to show how much you love God can build up the Church and can bring numerous souls to heaven. You can see your money when you are in heaven but you can see those saved souls there!
Tithing of Christians should go to their own churches and then they can make offerings to support other ministries in their churches or outside their churches. I have been asked by quite some people whether I need them to make a significance offering to the Bishop's Fund. The answer is "yes", for I need money to support the church planting, clergy and leaders training and development and other important ministries. If you are moved today to make an offering, you are welcome to mail a check to either our ACiC office or Richmond Emmanuel Church payable to either "ACiC" or "Richmond Emmanuel Church" designated to "Bishop's Fund".
Anglican Coalition in Canada
PO Box 71038
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Richmond Emmanuel Church
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God does not want our offerings until we enter into a loving, intimate and faithful relationship with Him. God give us the honor and opportunity to make offerings. This is for His own glory and helps us to pass the test that money is not our God but God is our true God!
Dear Lord Jesus,
Help me to love you and willing to offer my all to you. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
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Michelle's white cell reading is 1.5 today ! Maybe she can really get up to 4.0 this Sunday!
My son, Ignatius, is in Ethiopia for a three weeks mission. He has been accepted by Regent College to start his Master of Divinity degree program this coming September. Please click this link to read his wonderful sharing: http://21ethiopiandays.wordpress.com/
To encourage you to click his blog, here are the first few lines of his sharing a few days ago in his blog and some pictures. That is so awesome!
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It’s such a joy to witness the awesome power of the Holy Spirit moving among the Christians here. As we were worshiping at Dukum MKC church, there was so much singing, shouting, dancing, and a glorious exaltation of Jesus. The Holy Spirit is working so powerfully among the people here and no one holds back in worship.
Free. Full-hearted. Open. Jubilant.
That is worship.
Although I did not understand a word they say (with the exception of Jésus), I was worshiping in spirit and in truth. Can you imagine a church made of mud and steel plating, and yet it is FILLED with passionate worshipers who want only to praise God with their whole heart, body, mind, and soul? WOW!
Yesterday we went to visit 2 homes. At the first house we visited a girl and her sister, cousin, and mom...
Please click this new link to watch Athanasius' violin recital(June 7, 2010) with me playing the piano:
Bishop: Rt. Rev. Silas Ng (Michelle)
Network Leader: Rev. Peter Klenner (Jenny)
Network Leadership Team: Rt. Rev. Silas Ng, Rev. Peter Klenner, Rev. Ed Hird (Janice),
Rev. Simon Neill (Jo), Rev. Ken Bell (Sonya)
Bishop's Chaplain: Rev. Ed Hird (Janice)
Clergy Formation Advisor: Rev. Ken Bell (Sonya)
Administrator: Mrs. Zenia Cheng (Clarence)
Pray for one AMiA bishop one day at a time
Pray for one AMiA bishop one day at a time
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Todd Dean Hunter (Debbie)
Pray for one ACiC/AI church one day at a time
All Saints Community Church
Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Peter Klenner (Jenny)
- Part 2: 60 days (September 29 to November 28, 2009)
- Part 1: 40 days (August 20 to September 28, 2009)
Dr Brian Kluth's research: "Eighty-five percent who read the Bible 4 to 7 times per week are more than 2 times more likely to donate 10 percent or more of their income than those who do not read the Bible (40 percent).ReplyDelete
...For those who read their Bible 7 times a week, they carried fewer debt obligations – 50 percent had mortgage payments, 31 percent had car payments, and 24 percent had credit card bills beyond 30 days old. These percentages were much lower than those who never read their Bible – 80 percent had mortgage payments, 53 percent had car payments, and 53 percent had credit card bills beyond 30 days old."
This shows the value of the daily quiet time and bible reading being encouraged in this blog