The teaching summary of Ezra done by Ying, which we learnt on Fridays in 2013, is available to download as PDF format, Ezra.
The teaching summary of Nehemiah done by Ying, which we learnt on Fridays in 2013, is available to download as PDF format, Nehemiah.
Today two students Kuan and Hua came to our church because they saw our post in the library and somehow chose to come. It has been a long time since last time we had introduction on Friday bible study. William asked us to share how much we love Jesus. Again it was a great chance for us to practice how to testify Christ in our life. I like Hua’s direct question and the way he was eager to know what touched us and how we sensed God.
Praise God that people in the church gave some testimonies that even I never heard before. It was difficult sometimes to describe in words, but all those people in the old testament, new testament, just stood up and spoke for the sake of other people, and bible promised that Spirit will tell us what to say.
His promise is true.
— Sharing by Ying
I feel myself stuck in a transition stage where I left one place but haven’t arrived at another place. Somehow God allowed me to find emptiness in this world even in some areas where I did enjoy before, like watching TV, traveling and meeting with friends. I am still attractive to those at the beginning, but get bored easily after a while, very empty, uncomfortable, and down. I kind of remember the moments of peace and joy after bible reading, but I just don’t choose to do so for some reason even after I have tried everything else and become frustrated.
I begin to understand what this sinful nature is really about, knowing what is good but don’t do. This confirms to me that I do need the church and if I do anything good, truly it is God who does through me.
Praise God for His patience. I believe the emptiness of my heart will be filed by Spirit more and more. The goodness of God’s word which I tasted previously will help me make the right decision each time. I know I will fall many times, but God’s grace covers me so that I can just stand up and try again. This grace is great comfort for me when I try to serve God and follow the Spirit because no negative results can affect me any more as long as I have faith in the one who is in control.
— Sharing by Ying