How to have a Happy Marriage

By Rev. Jeremiah Cheung Scripture passage: 1 Peter 3:7 Martin Luther once said, “May the wife cause her husband to love coming home, and the husband make the wife sad when he leaves home.” After a man and woman are married, a woman will value the family more, while the man will value his work more, so the man and the woman will have differing values. To have a happy marriage, the two must be willing to learn. 1. Instructions from the Truth / God’s word a. Instructions for the wife: Submit to and Respect your husband b. Instructions for the husband: Love your wife, just as Christ loves the church 2. Four marriage models a. Hate and Defiance model […]

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The Church as a Community

By Ptr. Joselito Chua Hebrews 10:24-25 24. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25. Not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching. 1. The Enemies of Authentic Community 正宗群體的敵人 A. Individualism 個人主義 B. Isolationism 孤立主義 C. Indifference 漠不關心 2. The Elements of Authentic Community 正宗群體的元素 A. Exhorting one another 彼此勸勉 v.24 Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works B. Engaging with one another 彼此合作 v.25 Not neglecting to meet together C. Encouraging each other 互相鼓勵 v.25 but encouraging one another, and all the […]

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You Only Have One Mother

By Rev. Jeremiah Cheung Proverbs 23:22-25 You only have one mother who carried you in her womb for forty weeks. The Chinese refer to this period as “ten months in the womb.” There is a bond of life between you and her. You will never have another mother who gave you life and whose life is related in that way to you. When our parents leave this world, we must remember them; more importantly, while our parents are alive, we must seize the opportunity to honor them. Proverbs 23:22-25 teaches us how to honor our parents. 1. Listen to your parents v.22 2. Respect your parents v.23 3. Seek to please your parents. v24-25

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