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Post  Admin on Mon 31 Dec 2018, 11:24 pm

SPECIAL NOTE
To people who ask, who are you? I am Keith..everyone calls me KK. I am married to a wonderful Chinese lady and we both teach here in china. 
Please read what I share with you, please feel free to pass it on to your friends and place it on all social media groups such as Facebook, Ning and if you wish to tweet the links (see below) please feel free to do so.
Please listen to the sermons, all you have to do is to copy and paste the links into your browser, I have heard all the sermons and have been blessed, may you be blessed also.
Please hold China in your prayers, please use the following resources to pray for China

https://prayercast.com/china.html

http://www.operationworld.org/country/chna/owtext.html

https://www.vomcanada.com/china.htm

Below is a link to every people group in China, please adopt a group, pray for them at least once a week. If you do this, please let me know which one you are praying for. The one I have adopted is the A-che people, this has 41,000 People and No Christians, this is the case with many groups

https://joshuaproject.net/countries/CH

Please pray for the protection, growth and blessing of every Church in China, that they would be lighthouses for the Chinese People. Please pray for more men to come to faith esp at our little church. Please pray that persecution would refine the church, God will end it, when it has achieved it's purpose and only then.. he is in full control...amen

COUNTRY FOCUS

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE UK
The Uk is in serious trouble, not only because of Brexit, it has deserted God and is suffering his judgement. Please pray for my land that it would repent.

ENGLAND
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SCOTLAND
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WALES
https://prayercast.com/wales.html

NORTHERN IRELAND
https://prayercast.com/northern-ireland.html

SERMONS
THE HOLINESS OF GOD BY JOHN MACDUFF

https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=225161624535

THE ORDINANCES OF GOD BY JOHN MACDUFF
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=1251719144610

ALWAYS GROWING BY CHARLES SPURGEON JOHN 1:50
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=fcb0107

FAITH SEES THE BOW BY CHARLES SPURGEON GENESIS 9:14
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=fcb0111
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SPECIAL NOTE
To people who ask, who are you? I am Keith..everyone calls me KK. I am married to a wonderful Chinese lady and we both teach here in china. 
Please read what I share with you, please feel free to pass it on to your friends and place it on all social media groups such as Facebook, Ning and if you wish to tweet the links (see below) please feel free to do so.
Please listen to the sermons, all you have to do is to copy and paste the links into your browser, I have heard all the sermons and have been blessed, may you be blessed also.
Please hold China in your prayers, please use the following resources to pray for China

https://prayercast.com/china.html

http://www.operationworld.org/country/chna/owtext.html

https://www.vomcanada.com/china.htm

Below is a link to every people group in China, please adopt a group, pray for them at least once a week. If you do this, please let me know which one you are praying for. The one I have adopted is the A-che people, this has 41,000 People and No Christians, this is the case with many groups

https://joshuaproject.net/countries/CH

SERMONS
SPIRITUAL JOYS BY THOMAS WATSON
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=917091115103

WHAT IS MOST NEEDED TODAY? BY AW PINK
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=52809171524

IF YOU DARE BY SAMUEL DAVIES
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=8210942179

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A HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY. . .Love should be like a tree whose roots are deep in the earth, but whose branches extend into heaven.  MARK & AVOID  "Now I urge you, brethren, mark  those who cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which you learned and avoid them. For those who are such do not serve our LORD JESUS CHRIST, but their own belly; and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple."  [Romans 16. 17 - 18]  "Who is the man who is eager for life, who desires years of good fortune? Guard your tongue from evil, your lips from deceitful speech."  [Psalms (Tehillym ) 34. 12 - 13Tanakh,  Kethuvim]  In Hebrew one would say, Shmiras ha'Loshon — Guard your tongue. Then, to mark and avoid  such persons that do not, we must appropriately use the infallible BIBLICAL standards for discernment and judgment.  Truth in judgment must be based on the doctrine which you acquired from GOD'S HOLYWRITTE N WORD OF TRUTH. " For whoever speaks thus of the Law and the message of testimony, if they do not speak according to this WORD, it is because there is no light in them." [ Isaiah (Yeshayah)  8. 20 Tanakh,  Nevi' im] " The LORD says — To such a one I will look: To him who is poor and of a contrite (smitten,  maimed, dejected) spirit, who is concerned about MY WORD."  [Isaiah (Yeshayah ) 66. 2 Tanakh, Nevi&# 39;im]  False teachers and cults need to be marked and avoided  for " someday they shall cry to the LORD, but HE will not hear nor answer them; at that time HE will even hide HISface from them, in accordance to the evil they have done. Thus says the LORD to the prophets who lead MY people astray. You shall have darkness without divination; the sun shall go down on the prophets, and the day shall be dark for them." [ Micah (Michah)  3. 4 - 5 Tanakh, Nevi&# 39;im]  Therefore,  "take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given. For whoever has, to him more will be given; but whoever does not have, EVEN WHAT HE HAS WILL BE TAKEN AWAY FROM HIM." [Mark  4. 24 - 25]  We must know and apply GOD'S WORD, the HOLY SCRIPTURES  faithfully to our lives. And, we must be like the Bereans who, when they heard new teachings, " receivedthe WorD with all readiness, and  searched the SCRIPTURES daily to find out whether those things were so." [Acts  17. 11]  We cannot avoid the " offense of the cross"  [Galatians  5. 11], for it marks men as hell-deserving sinners. DO NOT BE DECEIVED!!! Our only hope of salvation is a humble acknowledgment of the LORD MESSIAH Y’SHUA, the REJECTED CREATOR  and ONLYREDEEMER.  Know HiM as your personal SAVIOR & KING WHO  died for your sins, rosevictorious ly, and is coming back for us to be with HIM forever!  Sha'alu ( Pray) for the Shalom (Peace)  of JerUSAlem and all of Israel!Redeem  Israel, O ELOHIYM,  out of all their troubles!Heavenly  FathER, teach us to emulate Your own grace and mercy. Cause YOUR Truth to fall upon our hearts like seed upon fertile ground. And, may we learn to love Your Law ever more deeply and to find in it the beauty of holiness. AmenHave a wonderful day serving and growing in the wisdom and knowledge of the LORD GOD MOSTHIGH!  
GEM 2
My Manna​ ​ 

"Exalt the Lord our God; bow in worship at His footstool. He is holy." Psalm 99:5.

"No one can know the true grace of God," said the great Bible teacher A. W. Tozer, "who has not first known the fear of God." 

He continued: "Always there was about any manifestation of God something that dismayed the onlookers, that daunted and overawed them...I do not believe any lasting good can come from religious activities that are not rooted in this fear. Until we have been gripped by that nameless terror that results when an unholy creature is suddenly confronted by the One who is holiest of all, we are not likely to be affected by the doctrine of love and grace."

There was a time when the nature and character of God was a constant theme-
- in Christian pulpits, 
- but not any more. 

Generally speaking, today's preachers and writers tend to give people-
- what they want rather than 
- what they need. 

This is why we must stop every time we come across a reference to God's character in our Bibles and pause to consider it. 

No one has done anything mighty for God without a new vision of God's holiness. 

Ezekiel tells us of the "rims" in his vision that were "large and frightening. " Ezekiel 1:18. 
And Jacob, rising from his sleep, said: "What an awesome place this is!" Genesis 28:17.

We will be of little use to God unless we know how to tremble before Him-
- for otherwise our own ideas and feelings of self-sufficiency will soon take over. 

Have we lost the sense of awe when we come into God's presence-
- which seemed to characterize the saints of the past? 
​​ 
​​ I am afraid we have.

"God, I am afraid as I draw near to You. Nothing or no one can dissolve the fears that hinder me but You. Draw me closer, for in You and You alone lie both my salvation and sanctification.  ​In Jesus' Name, ​ Amen."

GEM 3
CHARLES STANLEY

The Victory of Obedience

Judges 7:9-25

God providentially orchestrated each element of His plan for Israel’s success. However, if Gideon had disobeyed even one divine command, his army would have suffered instant defeat. Although the Lord’s ways may seem risky or illogical, we can always trust His indisputable wisdom and rely on His mighty power.

God encourages the fainthearted.  When the Lord commanded Gideon to attack the enemy, He also provided a way to relieve the leader’s fears. By following God’s directions, Gideon was led to the exact location where he would hear an encouraging message that caused him to bow in worship and arise with great faith.

God removes the things we depend on. Gideon was marching to war with only 300 men armed with trumpets, pitchers, and torches. Their manpower seemed pitiful, and their weapons appeared useless for battle. With traditional means of victory removed, they could rely only upon the Lord.

God works in the enemy’s camp on our behalf. Everything is perfectly timed when God is in control—even the parts we cannot see. While Gideon was obeying each divine command, the Lord was working behind the scenes to ensure victory for Israel. In the enemy’s confusion and fear of darkness, panic led to self-destruction.

The key to a victorious Christian life is obedience. As you follow the Lord, He will faithfully supply you with instructions for each next step. His way may not be the easiest or the most comfortable, but it is always the best. Rely on Him, and He will lead you to victory.
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SPECIAL NOTE
To people who ask, who are you? I am Keith..everyone calls me KK. I am married to a wonderful Chinese lady and we both teach here in china. 
Please read what I share with you, please feel free to pass it on to your friends and place it on all social media groups such as Facebook, Ning and if you wish to tweet the links (see below) please feel free to do so.
Please listen to the sermons, all you have to do is to copy and paste the links into your browser, I have heard all the sermons and have been blessed, may you be blessed also.
Please hold China in your prayers, please use the following resources to pray for China

https://prayercast.com/china.html

http://www.operationworld.org/country/chna/owtext.html

https://www.vomcanada.com/china.htm

Below is a link to every people group in China, please adopt a group, pray for them at least once a week. If you do this, please let me know which one you are praying for. The one I have adopted is the A-che people, this has 41,000 People and No Christians, this is the case with many groups

https://joshuaproject.net/countries/CH

SERMONS
CHARLES SPURGEON DAILY DEVOTION JOSHUA 5:12
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=122616155596

CHARLES SPURGEON DAILY DEVOTION SONG OF SONGS 1:4
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=122616155144

A NEW EXISTENCE BY JC RYLE
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=7230813592610

A NEW CREATURE BY HORATIUS  BONAR

https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=31409054382

From: Mary Padgett Ministries, IncA Word In Due Season NEW RESOLUTIONS Scriptur e:  Psalms 118:24 "This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." Psalms 118 was a jubilant expression of praise and thanksgiving that was sung by the worshippers as they went up to the Temple.  The psalm spoke of the people's deliverance from the things of the past that had caused them distress and also expressed their hopes for the future.  The word "day" in this scripture is not confined in any way except to indicate a particular space of time.  It can mean either the time between sunrise and sunset or the twenty-four hour period from one sunset to next sunset.  It can also mean a week, a year, a decade, or a season.  It can even refer to a century or an entire age.
 
God creates spaces of time in our lives and each one starts with a new beginning.  Each day comes with a new sun rise offering light to escape the previous darkness and warmth to create growth on the earth.  Every new week gives us a fresh start after an appointed day of rest.  Each new season brings change and every new year births new resolutions and hope in our spirits.  We start each of these spaces of time with faith that things will be good and that we will accomplish our goals in a better fashion.
 
I start every morning agreeing with God's Word that this is the day or the space of time that the Lord has given to me and that I will rejoice and be glad in it.  It does not take long, however, for my declaration to be challenged and my hopes dashed to pieces because the day does not always go as I have planned.  My week also gets off to a rough start and the month ends too soon without the goals being met.  And the New Year with its promising resolutions to do better presents its own challenges.  Everything seems to fall to pieces little by little and I begin to wonder, if God really did create this new day, why is all this chaos happening?
 
Yet, God's Word is always true for God is not a man that He should lie.  If the Word says that He created this day or space of time we can believe it and we can also believe that He will give us strength to rejoice in it.  Being children of the Most High God does not exempt us from heartache and trouble.  The Apostle James told us to rejoice when we went through fiery trials.  Habakkuk rejoiced in the season when the fig tree did not blossom and there was no fruit on the vine.  The Apostle Paul determined that none of the tribulations that He faced would separate Him from God and he instructed us to rejoice in the Lord always.  Jesus proceeded towards the crucifixion of the Cross because of the joy that was set before Him.
 
It would benefit our souls to stand with these men of faith and declare that we too will rejoice in the Lord and be glad in the current day regardless of what it brings.  Rejoicing provides strength to endure and it is with joy that we are able to draw from the wells of salvation.  So, let us recognise this new year as a gift from God and appreciate every day.  Let us determine to rejoice and be glad in it regardless of the circumstances knowing that God made this day or period of time and He knows what surrounds it. 

CHARLES SPURGEON

Fine Clothes

I clothed you also with embroidered cloth and shod you with fine leather. I wrapped you in fine linen and covered you with silk.Ezekiel 16:10

Consider the matchless generosity with which the Lord provides for His people's apparel. They are arrayed in this way so that the divine skill is seen producing an unrivaled "embroidered cloth," in which every attribute takes its part and every divine beauty is revealed. There is no art like the art displayed in our salvation, no skillful workmanship like that seen in the righteousness of the saints. Justification has engrossed learned pens in every age of the church and will be the theme of admiration in eternity. In all this splendor there is utility and durability, comparable to our being "shod . . . with fine leather." This skin covered the tabernacle and formed one of the finest and strongest leathers known.

The righteousness that is of God by faith endures forever, and he who is shod with this divine preparation will walk through the desert in safety. The purity and dignity of our holy vestments are brought out in "fine linen." When the Lord sanctifies His people, they are clothed as priests in pure white; the snow itself does not excel them. They are in the eyes of men and angels fair to look upon, and even in the Lord's eyes they are without spot. Meanwhile the royal apparel is delicate and rich as "silk." No expense is spared, no beauty withheld, no grandeur denied.

What, then? Can we infer nothing from this? Surely there is gratitude to be felt and joy to be expressed. Come, my heart, do not refuse your evening hallelujah! Tune your pipes! Touch your chords!

Strangely, my soul, art thou arrayed
By the Great Sacred Three!
In sweetest harmony of praise

Let all your powers agree.
PRAYER NEED MINISTRY
WHAT'S NEXT?

"Prepare your mind for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed...1 Peter 1:13." 

When you consider your future, what do you think will happen? Do you picture good things coming your way, or does the future feel somewhat bleak?  No one really knows the future. God rarely gives detailed insights into what is coming next. It seems that He wants us to rely on Him and not become fixated on what will or won't happen. This can feel disconcerting – and some become so concerned with knowing the future that they involve themselves in the occult, seeking dark powers for information about their future, as if that will bring them some sort of comfort. 

God's Kingdom approach is quite different. He promises to be with us always, never to leave us or forsake us.  His character is such that He can be trusted with our future, even though we don't know what that future will hold. "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose." (Romans 8:28) Rather than showing us the future, God calls us to be prepared to obey Him in any and every circumstance.

"Prepare your mind for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed." (1 Peter 1:13) Be ready for Jesus when He comes at the end of the age, and when He presents His will to you through the circumstances of life. "In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for noble purposes and some for ignoble. If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work." (2 Timothy 2:20-21)

As you consider preparing for the next season of your life, is there any cleansing that ought to take place?  Do you want to be used for the noble purposes of God, or are you more concerned with your own happiness? We will be most fulfilled and happy in the paths of God, doing the things He created for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10) Prepare your mind, your heart and your body for action. God has plans for you. Your life and the lives of those around are dependent on your readiness and fitness to walk in the purposes and calling He has for you...Pastor Tom

THOMAS BROOKS
He who walks by Scripture rule

(Thomas Brooks)

"How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to Your Word." Psalm 119:9 

"I have hidden Your Word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.." Psalm 119:11 

If you would not be outwitted by any of Satan's evil schemes, then walk by the rule of the Word of God.

He who walks by Scripture rule, walks most safely.
He who walks by Scripture rule, walks most honorably.
He who walks by Scripture rule, walks most sweetly. 

When men throw off the Word, then God throws them off--and then Satan takes them by the hand, and leads them into snares at his pleasure. 

He who thinks himself too good to be ruled by the Word, will be found too bad to be owned by God; and if God does not, or will not own him--then Satan will by his stratagems overthrow him. Those who walk by Scripture rule, shall be kept in the hour of temptation.

"Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on His law he meditates day and night." Psalm 1:1-2 

"Sanctify them by the truth; Your Word is truth." John 17:17
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To people who ask, who are you? I am Keith..everyone calls me KK. I am married to a wonderful Chinese lady and we both teach here in china. Please read what I send and listen to the sermons I send. I am reformed in theology, believing in the 5 Solas of the reformation
Please hold China in your prayers, please use the following resources to pray for China

https://prayercast.com/china.html

https://joshuaproject.net/countries/CH

PRAYER- EFFECTUAL PRAYER BY BOB JONES III ISAIAH 37:15-20
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=927091114185

THE LORD WILL GUIDE YOU BY CHARLES SPURGEON ISAIAH 58:11

https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=1214162018505

EFFECTUAL FERVENT PRAYER BY PHIL JOHNSON JAMES 5:16-18
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=6121492433

MUCH PRAYER MUCH BLESSING BY ALAN CAIRNS 2 CHRONICLES 26

https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=22141451511

Please use these prayer requests, it will only take you a few minutes to pray

HOLD CHINA IN YOUR HEART

PLEASE SHARE THIS ON ALL SOCIAL MEDIA AND CHURCH NOTICE BOARDS

Dear Prayer Partners

Please print these prayer needs out, so you can pray for 2 minutes per day.

The situation in China is very difficult, persecution is a daily reality. Winter is here for the Chinese church, we need the prayers of our brothers and sisters. These requests are short enough for you to tweet, you may be a tweeter, if you are please tweet these daily requests. Make as many copies as you can if you are a pastor and share them with your church members. Partner with the church in China. Share this on your social media platforms, yahoo groups, ning groups and also facebook. Please send to all your contacts and share with fellow church members and your pastor.

Thank You and God bless you

KK

Daily Prayer Requests for China

Sunday

Please pray for the unregistered church, that it would grow, deepen and become  mature in its faith. Pray that the church would welcome the current persecution and that it would be purified by it.

Please pray for the preachers and church workers as they share the gospel on this the Lord's day. May the word of God not return to Him void.

Please pray for the protection of all churches. Please pray for a deep and powerful revival to touch every unregistered church in China.

Monday

Many believers are in prison for their faith. Stand with these precious believers in prayer, that they may never waver in their faith.

Please pray that the church would focus on the word of God and prayer. Many churches have early morning prayer meetings. May these become the engine room of the church.

Please pray that every Christian would become an effective witness. May they know what the gospel is and how to share it. Please pray for the many fervent witnesses who share it fervently, even on the subways and streets.
Tuesday

Please pray that Christian marriages would be strong and that they would stand out as shining lights in every community.

Many believers are in marriages where their spouses are unsaved. Please pray for the reuniting of these marriages in Christ.

Please pray that single believers would marry in the faith. There is a lack of godly men in the church. So many women marry outside the faith. Please pray for more men to come to faith.

Wednesday

Please pray that the situation in Chinese schools would change. They teach humanism/evolution. Please pray for all Christian students and teachers would stand true to the gospel. Please pray that Bible study groups would start in every University in China.

Please pray for all men in the church, as many are consumed with making money. Please pray that they would commit their lives to the gospel.

Many thousands are coming to Christ every day, and these people need to be trained . Please pray they would grow up strong in their new found faith and become soul winners themselves.

Thursday

Young people are concerned with the latest mobile phones and fashion. Please pray that these young people would respond to the gospel and grow up to lead the church. Please pray that every church would have a Sunday school.

Much of the coastal region is evangelised, but the inland areas such as Hunan, Gansu and Shanxi are unreached. Please pray for many unreached peoples such as the A-che, Pingdi and She. Please click on the link below

https://joshuaproject.net/countries/CH

Please purchase the book Operation China for more details on these people groups

Please pray for the millions trapped in Atheism, Buddhism and Confucianism, and that they would find freedom in Christ.

Friday

Please pray for the millions of Chinese studying and living overseas. They are an open door to be reached with the gospel. Thousands travel every year! Pray that the Western church would reach out to them.

Please pray for the Chinese churches outside China, that they would grow and be evangelism centres to reach out to the Chinese in their communities.

There are so many hurting people in China, please pray for the healing power of the gospel would shine brightly all over China and transform many lives.

Saturday

Please keep China in your prayers. China is becoming a major player on the world scene, so please pray that the church is kept pure and blameless.

Please pray for all Christian families. They are under severe pressure, so please pray that the Christian family unit is kept central.

Please pray for the blessing of the whole of China, and that God will use China in a great way over the next twenty years. By then the Christians may number 2-300 million, so please pray that the Chinese church would hold fast to the truths of the Bible.
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Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:24 pm (PST) . Posted by: "keith hobkirk" totallylovedbygod59
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To people who ask, who are you? I am Keith..everyone calls me KK. I am married to a wonderful Chinese lady and we both teach here in china. Please read what I send and listen to the sermons I send. I am reformed in theology, believing in the 5 Solas of the reformation
Please hold China in your prayers, please use the following resources to pray for China

https://prayercast.com/china.html

https://joshuaproject.net/countries/CH

NEWS
Praise God out two celebrations went well.. several people came forward for prayer. Please continue to lift up C and Husband , Rose's mother and Grandma and D and Z ( couple who are new believers). Please pray that God's protection would rest on us, many churches had celebrations .. although technically illegal.. some even had theirs in the open air. Please continue to lift us up here in China

Please pray for these dear people, please place all these links on social media, groups and send to your contacts. For those who use facebook, please place this email on your group or page.For those who tweet, please tweet each people group and sermon.
These people need your prayers, please open the links, if you don't pray for them.. who will?
PLEASE DON'T IGNORE THIS EMAIL

CHINA
http://www.operationworld.org/country/chna/owtext.html

A-HMAO
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18388/CH

SUAN
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18684/CH

BOUYEI

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18421/CH

HAN CHINESE MIN NAN

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/11344/CH

SERMONS PLEASE LISTEN
LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE BY JOHN MACDUFF

https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=51508118010

PERFECT PURITY BY CHARLES SPURGEON
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=fcb0724

THE GLORIOUS GOSPEL OF CHRIST BY JAMES SMITH
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=321111446270

JESUS KNOWS BY MARIA SANDBERG

https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=320141441113

LOVE BOUND HIM TO THE CROSS AND KEPT HIM THERE BY JOHN EADIE
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=57121753362
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PLEASE LISTEN TO THESE WONDERFUL SERMONS
TOTAL COMMITMENT BY PAUL STEELE
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=526101240204

THE COMPROMISING CHURCH BY MIKE GENDRON

https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=226151610440

THE GLORY OF GOD BY JOHN MACDUFF
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=116161712210

ARE YOU A CHRISTIAN BY TODD FRIEL I JOHN 1

https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=12121215151

12 QUESTIONS

Happy New year everyone. Here are 12 questions to ask ourselves. Be honest with yourself and God

Growth in grace is an ongoing thing: 2 Peter 3:18. 

Have you grown in grace this past year? It's time to examine your life: 2 Corinthians 13:5.

1. DO YOU LOVE GOD'S WORD MORE?

Psalm 119:97 - O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.

Do you have a passion for the word of God? I am not asking if you read it more. Has it become like honey to you? Every time you read it, does God speak directly to you? Can you say the words above?


2.  DO  YOU LOVE SPENDING TIME IN PRAYER?

Now here is a biggie! I struggle here. I must admit. One minute spent praying is worth a hundred doing anything else. Prayer is the Christian' s vital breath; it is his lifeblood. We just talk to our heavenly Father. We talk to the ones we love.. amen! If we love God, then we will spend more and more time with Him. How much time do we spend communing with God?


3. ARE YOU MORE INVOLVED IN SPIRITUAL WARFARE?

If you hadn't noticed, the Christian is a warrior. He/she is engaged in a desperate battle. In Ephesians 6, we are told to arm ourselves with spiritual weapons that will overcome the devil,  etc. We need to be in hand to hand combat. The Roman soldiers who Paul saw, were always ready to fight. They obeyed their commanding officer and would go anywhere to fight for his cause. There is no let up brothers and sisters; let's be engaged in warfare. Let's say like Paul at the end of his life.. I HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT!!!


4. DO YOU LOVE GOD AND YOUR FELLOW BELIEVERS MORE AND MORE?

Jesus said the two greatest commandment, were to love God and love your neighbour. Is God our first love or just one of many? That was the problem with the children of Israel. They loved God, but He was just one of many loves... He wants and demands your undiluted love. Do we also have pure love for our brethren? Whoever they are? I am in China and can't understand much of what they say and likewise they also of me, but we love each other. There is a powerful and pure love between us. Do you show it to your fellow believers, not just in words but in actions?


5. DO YOU LOVE TO HEAR GOD'S VOICE?

Before Adam and Eve fell, they loved to hear God's voice. It is so sad to hear God's words in the garden.. God calls to them and they are hiding. This year when God speaks, let us not say, like Adam.. "I am afraid because of some sin," but like Samuel, who said, "Speak Lord for thy servant hears." When God speaks to us, may we have open ears and eager hearts. Jesus says My sheep hear My voice and they love to hear it.. HOW SWEET IS THE VOICE OF GOD TO THE BELIEVER.. AMEN. HOW SWEET IS IT TO YOU MY FRIEND?

6. DO YOU SHARE THE GOSPEL MORE?

The Great Commission is to share the gospel with people in our locality. Some of us, like me, have been called to China. You may not be called to some far country. You may still live in the same neighbourhood that you were born in, but the Commission remains the same. Go out and share the gospel! We are not to stay in our comfortable churches and expect people to come to us. Remember what we do is a CO-MISSION, between you and God. It is God's power filling weak vessels like us.


7. DO YOU LOVE THE WORLD LESS?

1 John 2:15 - Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. Do we obey this command? To obey this command we truly need to be loving Jesus more. In the words of the chorus:

TURN YOUR EYES OPEN JESUS

LOOK FULL IN HIS WONDERFUL FACE

AND THE THINGS OF THE WORLD

WILL GROW STRANGELY DIM

IN THE LIGHT OF HUS GLORY AND GRACE.
www.casgv.org/ Hymnary/Hymnary- H509.pps)

Do we love the world less or more than we did last year?

 

8. ARE YOU IN FULL CONTROL OF YOUR WORDS?

The tongue is called an unruly evil in James 3. Are you in more control of your tongue than you were last year? One of the evidences of a growing Christian is that you are in control of your tongue. Are your words sweeter than last year?

 

9. ARE YOU MORE OBEDIENT TO GOD?

Jesus says if you love Me, you will keep My commandments. Obedience to God is one of the greatest evidences of the Christian. As we said earlier, Paul talks about the Roman soldier. These soldiers obeyed their commanding officer. Are you obeying your commander.. God himself?

 

10. DO YOU HAVE A GREATER EXCELLENCE IN ALL YOU DO?

Ephesians 6:5-9 and Colossians 3:17 give us a blueprint for living. We are to do all for the glory of God. Whether it is, washing or preaching, we are to do everything for His glory. If we are washing, we should wash up, as if Jesus was going to drink out of that cup or glass. Is our work done in an a more excellent way, than it was last year?

 

11. DO YOU WEEP FOR SOULS MORE AND IN REPENTANCE?

I love Jeremiah; he wept so much. But he is not the only one who weeps in scripture. Our Saviour weeps at the grave of Lazarus. We need to cry over our sin... we need to be in sorrow for our sin. We need to have compassion like Jesus had for a world that is dying.. He wept over Jerusalem. Look at Paul in Romans 9:1-3, and his pain for his own people, Israel. Do you have the same pain for your community and country? When was the last time you cried in repentance? When was the last time you cried to God in prayer for your family, community and country?

 

12. DO YOU HAVE A DEEPER WONDER ABOUT YOUR SALVATION?

It has been 43 years since I first trusted Christ. It is incredible to me that God loves me and that He sent His Son to die for someone like me. Has the wonder of your salvation grown in the last year? Ever wonder why God should pour his love, mercy and grace upon you? I do.

David prays that he wouldn't lose the joy of his salvation. I hope you still have the wonder of a little child when it comes to your salvation. I hope it is something that brings you joyful amazement, joyful wonder, and makes you raise your voice in praise to your Saviour.

There are other questions you can yourself, but these are a good way to start.

When we get to the end of 2019, may we be able to answer all the questions, by saying "YES I have."

God bless you,

Keith
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PLEASE LISTEN TO THESE GLORIOUS SERMONS

NO ROOM FOR CHRIST AT THE  INN BY CHARLES SPURGEON

https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=310171653551

THE CUP OF WRATH BY ANDREW BONAR
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=59131618226

SUCH LESSONS BY THOMAS BROOKS
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=57121754533

SINNERS IN THE HANDS OF AN ANGRY GOD BY JONATHAN EDWARDS
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=12607144112

FISH, CHIPS AND PENALTY SHOOT OUTS
What a title, it will become clearer as we go on, so have you had a good year?
We have had an interesting year
Life here goes on, we live very quietly, here in our housing complex, we continue to teach and cook and serve God.
Another birthday passed for both of us, next year is a 0 for me, you can guess which number goes before it, and no I am not 80, although I am starting to look it!
Summer time was fun, in Nanjing, it is very hot, so we decided to go somewhere a little less hot but still in Asia. Helen's father is Indonesian Chinese and he has many relatives still there, so we decided to pay them a visit. Tony and Abbi with Mr Cool (Joe), were our gracious hosts during our time in Jakarta and then other relatives hosted us in Medan. We flew into Jakarta four hours late, actually well after midnight.
Jakarta is on Java and is the capital, we had a brilliant time here, seeing Indonesian life and tasting the food. The food  at one point was even too spicy for Helen!. Tony took us to a huge street cafe, where we had the best fish I have ever tasted.
Sunday we went to their church and met his brother, who lives in a beautiful house, complete with swimming pool.
On Monday morning we set off to Medan on Sumatra, where we were met by other relatives, this for me was the highlight of our trip, not because of Medan, but we were taken to Lake Toba.
I lived near to the Lake district in the UK, but this lake makes those lakes look like puddles!. It took 4 hours to get there, as we approaching the lake, we saw many monkey's on the sides of the road, we went to the Museum of Batak life, these are the people who live in this area, their houses are unique, please put Lake Toba and Batak Musuem in a search engine. 
Our hotel room was right by the lake, I have never been to such a quiet place, you just want to bottle up the quietness and peace of this place. breakfast was taken with a view of the lake, it was the best place that I have ever had breakfast anyway.
There is a large island right in the middle of the lake called Samosir Island, we missed the car ferry, so we went on the slow boat over to it. We went to the bazaar where all kind of souvenir' s was sold by some very eager islanders.
To find a spot for lunch, we took motorbikes to our restaurant, they told us to hold on to the back, but one Englishman decided to take videos from the back of his, this was my favourite memory of the whole year. The restaurant served English food, I of course had to have fish and chips and yes with tomato sauce. Afterwards we took a stroll down to the ferry point, we viewed the lake from comfy sofas and just relaxed, as we waited for the ferry, I could of stayed all day.. oh the peace and stillness.
All too soon, we returned to Medan, but on the way home we visited the birthplace of Baba, and saw the two active volcanoes that surround the city, we also had lunch overlooking the far end of Lake Toba, although we had to go up the rockiest road I have been on, but oh the views.. wow
Our time was up too soon, but we will return one day.
The second major event of summer was the world cup held in Russia (wait till it comes to China), for this I needed the co-operation of my fellow Brit Kris as he watched every game on Chinese TV.  We didn't understand a word the commentator said.. he got fairly excited when one side scored though.
Myself and Helen went round to his flat for England' s second group game vs Panama, two very excited Englishmen and two amazed wives, especially as at half time, it was 5-0 to England. After England scored their second goal from a penalty, we tried to high five and failed, we were so excited..
 My second visit was when England made the last 16 vs Columbia, England led 1-0 into the last minute, Columbia scored, extra time and then dread of dread penalties, thirty minutes passed, oh no it's a penalty shoot out, England Missed, Columbia missed, England goalkeeper saves, England score.. England win, at 4.31am Chinese time, one happy Englishman walked home through deserted Nanjing. 
We didn't win it, but we came 4th, that's not bad, and as one commentator put it ' where were the Germans, but who cares'.
During the year we have met some new friends, Xeres is our latest new friend, he is Norwegian but with American father and Scottish mother!, anyway we are blessed to have him and other English friends, who we have had the pleasure of welcoming to our home.
Life goes on steadily, I still receive much appreciated parcels from back hone from my dear friend BD, he was in Japan recently, he's been to Russia and now Japan, so he's getting closer, he is promising to come to China, but he may have flown to Jupiter if Jezza gets in via the UK elections!. He is very busy sorting out this Brexit mess,  he is a bit busy as his two Coffee mates's want their coffee (Boris and George)
Talking of Cooking, we now make our own shepherd' s pie, pizzas and flans, you are welcome to come and taste if you are ever in China.
Thanks also to my two dear friends in the USA, Mike who has celebrated the arrival of baby Daniel, with wife Pek Kuan,  who is of Chinese descent, they are very proud parents, although Daniel does like to cry a little bit. Also David who we will meet in 2019, thanks to you both for your wise counsel and patience.
The next year (2019), is a big one, as I mentioned earlier, it's a 0 year, my oldest friend has just celebrated his, bus pass is in the post!. On a sad note, my friend Michael, who I was blessed to serve alongside when sharing gospel in Open air in Lancaster when last in UK, died suddenly in November, his was a life that counted, a life blessed by God.
As you get older you realise how short life is, the more memories you have, you need to make every day count. Bitterness and arguments should have no place in our lives. One thing I have learned this year, is that forgiveness is a gift you can give, it's a gift to be shared.  We need to forgive quickly. That is the one thing we can do to make our lives brighter in 2019.
Some final thanks:
My Chinese brothers and sisters for loving me and accepting me, even though they don't understand meThe Chinese people and especially some very special little people, you brighten my lifeMy Chinese family especially Baba and Mama, the latter doesn't understand a word of what I say, now where's my book of Mother in law jokes!!!
Finally to my wife Helen, you are the love of my life, my inspiration, my heart. We have been together for six years as a married couple and I thank God everyday for bringing you into my life. I LOVE YOU xxxx
To my Daughter Ming, am so proud of you, you have grown into a beautiful young lady, you will graduate next year and then the world is your oyster, you have my love and prayers always..Dad xxxx
Through every minute of every day, one thing sustains me and that is my relationship with God, it is this that keeps me on an even keel, the wonder of his love never leaves me, the joy of my salvation is always with me and his strength upholds me
PSALM 18:1-3 are some of my favourite verses, it sums up what God means to me:
I love you, O Lord, my strength.
2 The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
    my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
    my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
3 I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised,
    and I am saved from my enemies.

Thanks to each and everyone of you
Have a happy and blessed Christmas and joyous 2019
God bless you
KK and Family
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UPDATE
Please pray for the Chinese church especially over Christmas, many churches are having celebrations this Sunday, please pray for God's protection, the level of persecution is severe, the devil is seeking to destroy the church. Please pray for more men to be reached and called of God.
PLEASE THIS IS NOT A GAME.. DO NOT IGNORE THIS
Post this where you can.. stand with the Chinese church
The links below are to the Han Chinese majority, they are the largest language group in the world, it is in them, that God has worked, but there are millions to be touched by the gospel. Please take time to pray and also listen to the four short sermons
HAN CHINESE MANDARIN 
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12051/CH

HAN CHINESE WU
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/11345/CH

HAN CHINESE JIN
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18477/CH

HAN CHINESE CANTONESE

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12057/CH

SERMONS

SALVATION IS BY FREE GRACE ALONE BY JAMES SMITH

https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=101912152119

YOUR ENEMY BY JOSEPH ALLEINE

https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=617092234214

THEIR MOTTO BY HORATIUS BONAR
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=3140918336

THIS IS A GOLD RULE INDEED BY JC RYLE

https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=11009101961
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1a CHRISTMAS NOONDAY DEVOTIONS
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:09 pm (PST) . Posted by: "keith hobkirk" totallylovedbygod59

PLEASE LISTEN TO THESE BEAUTIFUL AND GLORIOUS SERMONS.. I HAVE AND BE BEEN SO BLESSED. PLEASE READ THESE DEVOTIONS, THEY HAVE CHALLENGED MY HEART, MAY THEY CHALLENGE YOURS

MEDITATIONS FROM PROVERBS
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=22709102451

PAUL'S PRAYER FOR THE COLOSSIANS BY KEVIN MOORE CHAPTER 1:1-18
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=424111922338

ARE YOU REALLY A CHILD OF GOD? BY JOHN PIPER ROMANS 8
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=823181355381

A MAN WITHOUT FEAR BY CHARLES SPURGEON
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=fcb0117

MATTHEW 1 23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a Son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
GOD IS WITH ME
It was nearly 700 years since Isaiah's prophecy, and the Jewish people were still waiting. Generation after generation passed and still God remained silent.
But now, God steps into human history in a new way, in the form of a man: Jesus, God's only Son, who came down to earth to dwell with us.
This was and IS the turning point of history! History revolves on this axis. God the Son came down to earth in the form of a man, as fully God and yet fully man.
He had all the bodily functions we have, experienced all the emotions we do and yet was without any sin or fault.
To be living in Bible times and to have actually seen Jesus in the flesh, must of been incredible! Do you wonder what it was like? Did people realize who He was?
He lived a normal life for thirty years. HE was a carpenter in Nazareth. Can you imagine Jesus making something for you? It must of been the most beautiful piece of furniture ever made, perfect in every detail.
He walked around Nazareth; He went to the synagogue every Sabbath, as a faithful Jew. He lived thirty years in obscurity, and the three years He lived in public view changed the world forever.
In everything He did, there was perfection and now like that first Christmas, Jesus wants to come and live with you in your heart.
I hope this Christmas time, of all the people you receive into your home and all the presents you get, that you will receive Jesus as your Saviour and Lord by faith alone and that you will be able to say:
GOD IS WITH ME
Jesus is my Saviour and My Lord!
God bless you,
Keith MATTHEW 1 21 And she shall bring forth a Son, and thou shalt call His name Jesus: for He shall save His people from their sins.
WHY JESUS CAME?
Here's an interesting question.
Why did He come?
Did He come to show us the right way to live?
Did He come to show up the religious leaders of the day?
Did He come to do the most shattering miracles ever seen on the earth?
He did all these things, but the main reason was: He came to die.
Sin is man's problem and he can do nothing to eradicate it. The stain of sin remained even with a series of animal sacrifices in the Old Testament that ultimately pointed to Jesus. But these animal sacrifices did not remove and could not remove the penalty of sin from man's record.
For that to happen a perfect sacrifice had to be provided, and that was the Son of God. He was born supernaturally, lived perfectly and died and rose again victorious over sin and death.
Jesus came for one reason and one reason only. Sure, He was the greatest teacher who ever lived; the greatest worker of miracles ever and the greatest critic of religious hypocrisy who ever walked the planet.
But this fact is paramount: HE IS THE ONLY SAVIOUR. He and He alone through His death on calvary and His resurrection, can and does save sinful man, when someone trusts in Him.
The only medicine that can heal sin is the precious blood of Jesus, who died for you.
Let's make this personal: He came to save and has, praise God, saved Keith Hobkirk from his sin. He came to save (your name) from his/her sin, and to give them eternal life.
Jesus is waiting for you. What will you do to find Jesus, this Christmas?
God bless you,
Keith
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Please continue to lift up our little independent church. Please pray for all the co-workers that they would be in unity and pray that all sin would be exposed in the church. Please pray for the preaching of the word each Sunday and Wednesday, that it would bear much fruit. Please continue to pray for the few men in the church that they would grow in faith and be more active. Please pray for the many husbands of sisters who aren't saved to come to faith and for the sisters to live lives of grace before them. Please continue to pray for revival in the Chinese church and that the gospel would be proclaimed in every place in China.
Many of you received people focus recently, please continue to pray for these two people, both untouched by the gospel

MING
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18597/CH

A-CHE
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18385/CH

SERMONS
TWENTY FOUR HOURS IN HELL BY JAMES SMITH

https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=32111154410

THE GRACE OF GOD BY JOHN MACDUFF
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=1016161815143




CHRISTMAS GEMS
PLEASE LISTEN TO THESE BEAUTIFUL AND GLORIOUS SERMONS.. I HAVE AND BE BEEN SO BLESSED. PLEASE READ THESE DEVOTIONS, THEY HAVE CHALLENGED MY HEART, MAY THEY CHALLENGE YOURS

THE PROMISES OF GOD BY JOHN MACDUFF
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=125171922292

TO GLORIFY CHRIST JESUS BY CHARLES SPURGEON
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=fcb0929
THE LOVELINESS OF CHRIST PURITAN DEVOTIONALS
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=5709114360

UNBIBLICAL GOSPEL INVITATION BY PAUL WASHER

https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=624181718394

DAVID ETTINGER

Unexpected Visitors

We can only imagine Joseph and Mary’s amazement when a contingent of eastern visitors known as “Magi” paid them a visit at their humble abode in Bethlehem. “Stunned” is likely the most accurate word to describe them as they would have been astonished to see these distinguished men from the East drop to their knees and pay homage to the Christ Child.
Who were these Magi?

 
The Magi were members of a priestly caste of ancient Persia who studied the stars to gain insight into the workings of the world. Many of these learned men would leave their Persian homes to form communities throughout the ancient world, some settling as far as Egypt. Some of these “wandering Magi” would find their way to Babylon where they became a vital part of King Nebuchadnezzar’s inner-circle of advisors.

 
While in Babylon, they came under the jurisdiction of a Hebrew exile named Daniel, who was “appointed … chief of the magicians, enchanters, astrologers and diviners” (Daniel 5:11). Daniel’s influence likely had an enormous impact on their interest in seeking out the child king of the Jews.

 
Why is this important?

 
By the time of Jesus there was already a well-developed notion among Jews and heathens of a Hebrew child who would usher in a “golden age” upon the earth and would save men and women from the ravages of evil upon the earth.

Where do you think this idea came from?

 
The Holy Scriptures

For believers in the divine sovereignty of God, the answer is clear. When the Hebrews were exiled to Babylon (and later migrated further east to Persia), they took with them their holy writings and scrolls – the Old Testament to that point. Though the Israelites were sinful, disobedient, and idolatrous, they learned their lesson while in exile and became what they were created to be, a monotheistic (one-God) people.

 
Also while in exile, they clung to those scriptures which pointed to the promised golden age, primarily Isaiah chapters 9 and 11. How could they not? In describing the Ruler who would lead His people in the golden age, Isaiah writes:

 
He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears; but with righteousness he will judge the needy, with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked (11:3-4).

The kingdom He will lead will be characterized by peace: “The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them” (Isaiah 11:6).

 
As leader of the Magi, Daniel would have shared these truths with his colleagues. The Magi were a monotheistic group adhering to the teachings of the sixth-century B.C. spiritual leader Zoroaster, who himself believed in but one god, whom he called Ahura Mazda. Daniel most likely introduced the Magi to the true identity of this one God. In so doing, Daniel may well have also taught them about the precise time when this new King would arrive. Daniel 9:20-27 outlines the time of His coming. Over the next 500 years, these prophecies would be handed down among the Magi.

 
The “Shekinah Glory”

By the time of Christ’s birth, the Magi were already looking for the King. Then, on one unforgettable night, a “star” appeared in the sky. What was this star? Quite possibly, it was what is known as the “Shekinah Glory” of God that first appeared to Israel during their desert wanderings when the Lord led the nation in a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire at night (Exodus 13:21). God’s “Shekinah,” from the Hebrew phrase “he caused to dwell,” signified a divine visit. The “star” the Magi beheld may well have been the “Shekinah” glory of God made visible only to them.

 
Add to this some divine “prompting” from the Lord, and the Magi set out to find the One “born king of the Jews” (Matthew 2:2) while the “Shekinah” of God guided them. Most likely, the contingent that left Persia for Israel was huge. Banish the thought of “three kings.” This is a determination based on the three gifts given to Jesus. Travel in those days – especially for a journey of one to two years, as theirs was believed to have been – was dangerous. A literal small army was required to navigate the Near East safely. Therefore, it is not out of the realm of possibility that the traveling party of Magi could well have numbered in the hundreds.

 
A Toddler, Not an Infant

When at last these weary travelers arrived in Bethlehem and beheld the Christ-Child, they bowed before the two-year-old Jesus, not “the baby Jesus.” How do we know this? For one thing, King Herod asked the Magi when they had first seen the “star.” Based on their reply, Herod issued his satanic decree to kill all boys in Bethlehem two years old and younger. In addition, Matthew 2:11 refers to Jesus as a “child,” the Greek word indicating a toddler, while the Greek word used in Luke 2:12 for “baby” refers to an infant.

 
While worshiping Jesus, the Magi honored Him with three gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Aside from being expensive commodities fit for a king, they were also common means of exchange in that day, to be used as are traveler’s checks and credit cards today. During Jesus, Joseph, and Mary’s travels to Egypt and then up to Nazareth, these precious items would have purchased food, clothing, and lodging.

 
Men of Honor

Though the word “Magi” is associated with magic, we should not think ill of these distinguished searchers. On the contrary, they were a group of deeply religious men who sought God’s will, obeyed His command, diligently searched for the Christ Child, and, upon finding Him, fell to their faces in worship. In so doing, they have set a superb example of true worship to all who follow Christ.


 
Though there is much misunderstanding concerning the Magi and who they were – with some of this misunderstanding even making its way into song (i.e., “We Three Kings”) – history has properly honored these men as they deserve. They were among the first to seek the new Messiah, and recognized His deity and purpose from the beginning.

The Magi have earned their esteemed place in Christian history and deserve to be lauded. That which was said about these ancient sages who lived more than 2,000 years ago is still true for us today … wise men seek Jesus!

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Gold, Frankinsense and Myrrh - Deity, Devotion and Death.


Matthew 2:11; “And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.”


We may not know much about the Wise Men who journeyed to give gifts to Christ, but their generosity tells us much about the young child.

The first thing they gave was gold and gold speaks of Deity.  We see this in the Old Testament where the boards of the Tabernacle were covered with this precious metal.  The Ark of the Covenant was overlaid with gold. Also, when heathens made images of their gods they usually fashioned them out of gold.

The essential symbol identifying a king was a golden crown on his head. Christ is the King of Kings (Revelation 17:14). Being the King of Kings, it means simply that Christ is God. He is King of all. Gold, therefore, was a fittingly appropriate gift.


Yes indeed, gold spoke of majestic Deity. How telling that these Medes and Persians should bring gold to the Young Child. I think these sages knew the ancient prophecy which foretold that this baby should be offered the gold of Sheba. I suspect they comprehended that kings should bring the young Messiah the riches of the Gentiles (Psalm 72:15). How fitting that He who is God manifest in the flesh should be given gold.


The next precious thing they gave Him was Frankincense … All through scripture, frankincense was used in worship, especially in the daily Temple worship.  (Exodus 30:34, Leviticus 2:1-2, 14-16).


The Wise Men came to Jesus and worshiped.  What an opportunity we have to worship our majestic priest upon His throne.  May we learn to sing in our hearts, "Unto us a child is born; unto us a son is given and the government shall be upon His shoulder and His name shall be called, Wonderful, Counsellor, the Mighty God the Everlasting Father."



The third gift they gave was Myrrh. Myrrh speaks of death.  What a strange gift to give a child!  Myrrh was a spice used in embalming. The Wise Men gave Him Myrrh because the young child came to die. Babies are usually born to live, but the Christ Child was born to die.

John Stott in his book, ‘The Cross of Christ’ reminds us that Holman Hunt has a famous picture of Jesus. It depicts Him at the door of the carpenter' s shop in Nazareth. He has come to the door to stretch his limbs which no doubt had grown cramped over the bench. He stands there in the doorway with arms outstretched, and behind him, on the wall, the setting sun throws his shadow, and it is the shadow of a cross.

Holman Hunt was correct: Christ lived in the shadow of the cross. Here, at His birth, the Wise Men brought Him myrrh …a picture of His suffering and death.
There is much to learn from the gifts of these Magi.  They gave Him gold… a sign of His Deity. May we never forget that the young child was God with us, Emmanuel!   They gave Him Frankincense, a symbol of their devotion. And they gave him Myrrh…a prophetic picture of His Death.

 
Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh…Deity, Devotion and Death 

When we understand who it was that came …..The eternal God.  And when we grasp that he came to redeem us with His precious blood, we are transformed into devoted worshipers.  When our devotion dries up it is usually because we have forgotten Christ’s Deity and His Death.

And that’s the Gospel Truth!
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Prisoner's One Request

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Twen Theodros has spent 13 years behind bars in Eritrea. Despite having suffered brutal treatment, this young woman, who is described as a "precious, lovely Christian" by those who know her, is more concerned about others than for her own well-being. Those familiar with Helen Berhane may know Twen as "Esther."

Imprisoned in the same shipping container, Twen would care for Helen, washing her wounds, feeding her, even taking beatings in her place. VOMC's ministry partner, Release International, had recently managed to find out through contacts how she is doing in prison and request specific ways we can pray for her. Twen's reply was simple yet deeply humbling. She had only one prayer request, and that was for God to be glorified in Eritrea!

Twen, who is in her 30s, as well as other Eritrean prisoners of faith, need our prayers. Pray for their release, but also that they would remain in unity while awaiting freedom from imprisonment. At times, there can be conflict among the prisoners, simply for being locked up together in such a confined space for 24 hours, day after day, while enduring inhumane conditions.

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NEHEMIAH SERIES BY KEVIN MOORE
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The Wednesday Word

PASTOR MILES MCKEE
Grace! Grace! Grace! Part 1
Ephesians 2: 8-10.  
“For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.”  

Ephesians has been called the Alps of the New Testament because some of the things taught in it are amazingly glorious. Here are but two of them …
1) We are saved by grace plus nothing, and
2) We are saved by grace minus nothing.”

The Greek word for grace is “Charis.” It means, ‘unmerited and undeserved favour.’ It is, ‘God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense.’ 

Martyn Lloyd Jones said, “There is no more wonderful word than ‘grace.’ It means unmerited favour  or kindness shown to one who is utterly undeserving. It is a free gift to those who deserve the exact opposite, and it is given to us while we are ‘without hope and without God in the world” (Ephesians 2:12).  
We are saved by grace!

We are delivered from the wrath to come by grace (1 Thessalonians 1:10).
We are given eternal life by grace (Romans 5:21).

Religion knows nothing of grace. Religion seeks to find favour with God by doing something (Romans 10:3).  In religion, good works are a premium. But under grace, the sinner is freely declared not guilty. Have you grasped that for yourself?

But there’s more. The believer is not only forgiven he is also acquitted.  And how is this done?  It is done simply on the merits of another person, the Lord Jesus Christ (Leviticus 16; 1 Peter 3:18). Now that’s grace!

In Ephesians 2:6-9, Notice what grace isn’t!
 ‘It is not of ourselves.’

There was and is nothing we could do to deserve salvation. We may say, “What about faith? Isn’t that something I do?” No!  Faith is a gift of God. It is not of works lest anyone should boast. 

Have we then no work to do in this great matter of our justification? In a nutshell, NONE!
What work can we work to obtain personal salvation? NONE!  What work of ours can buy forgiveness or make us worthy of Divine favour? NONE! 

Has the Lord commanded that we crawl around the earth on our hands and knees? NO!
Has He decreed that we should whip ourselves and deprive ourselves of everything good? NO!

So, what work has God commanded us to do to obtain salvation?
Once more …NONE!

Romans 4:5 "To him that works not, but believes in Him that justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness"  There is only one work which can save us, and that work is not ours, but the work of the God/Man. And that work is finished (John 19:30).  It can never be repeated. Salvation is all Grace, Grace, Grace!

SAVED!

‘Saved’ is another great Bible word from our verse. It means deliverance. It means life in contrast to the death. It must be remembered that God is obliged to save no one. All of us have sinned and rebelled. All of us deserve death, not salvation. God was not and is not bound to come and rescue a defiant humanity.... that' s why we love GRACE!

In Ephesians 2:1 the Word says, “You has he (God), quickened (made alive), who were dead in trespasses and sin.”

He is speaking of spiritual death here and in the past tense. We were dead! But, things are different now. We have been made alive. We are saved.  We are no longer under wrath…..we are saved.  And how did we get saved? … Grace! Grace! Grace!

John Stott puts it this way: “You were saved through faith, and even this faith by which you are saved is God’s gift.” This is an essential truth. We must never think of salvation as a kind of a transaction between God and us in which He contributes grace, and we contribute faith. For we were dead and had to be brought alive before we could believe.”

And that’s the Gospel Truth!

The Wednesday Word:
Grace! Grace! Grace! Part 2
by D. G. Miles McKee
Ephesians 2: 8-10.  “For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast…..” 

Matthew Henry’s commentary on our text says: “Every converted sinner is a saved sinner. Such are delivered from sin and wrath; they are brought into a state of salvation and have a right given them by grace to eternal happiness.
 “The grace that saves them is the free, underserved, goodness and favour of God; and He saves them, not by the works of the law, but through faith in Christ Jesus, by means of which they come to partake of the great blessings of the gospel; and both that faith and that salvation on which it has so great an influence are the gift of God.” 

Salvation is entirely by Grace. Paul says in Ephesians 2:1: “You has he made alive who were dead in trespasses and sins.”  We were spiritually dead. We had no spiritual understanding. What did we deserve but a good burial? …If even!

In Ephesians 2:2-3 however, as we read on, we learn the strangest thing, we discover we were dead but walking .. literally we were “walking dead men”…. We were zombies-like walking according to the world system, which is against God, and following “the prince of the power of the air,” which is Satan.

There’s a story about a graveyard in an area in Ayrshire, Scotland, where once a stranger was buried. It greatly distressed the people of that particular parish, so much so that they put a notice up on the outside of the graveyard that read, “This graveyard is reserved exclusively for the dead who are living in this parish.”  Funny!

But we were living dead people. We were alive, just like Adam was physically alive after he had sinned, but nevertheless spiritually dead. We were living  and were dead, but God made us alive.   Grace! Grace ! Grace!

Here’s a good way of looking at grace… Notice in Ephesians 1:1 the apostle calls believers saints.  However, look at what we once were. Ephesians 2:1-3..
Dead,
Walking in the devil's path,
Children of disobedience,
Children of wrath.

And what made the difference?  It was grace. 
In addition, 2 Timothy 1:9 tells us we are chosen by grace;

In Ephesians 1:7 we learn that we have redemption by grace;

We are adopted by grace Ephesians 1:5.

By that same grace we are accepted Ephesians 1:6.

By grace we have the forgiveness of sins Ephesians 1:7.

By that same grace we have been made alive together with Christ Ephesians 2:5.

He has glorified us by grace Ephesians 2:6.
 
 Nowhere in the Bible is credit given to man regarding his salvation. It is all of grace! The making alive, the undeserved favour, the faith, the union with Christ, the good works that follow after salvation are all the gifts of Almighty God!

Is it any wonder then that Paul would write in Galatians 6:14 “But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.”

To “glory” is “to boast”. Paul is saying that we cannot boast in anything except the cross of the Lord Jesus. That’s another way of saying that we are saved by grace. All our prosperity, all our accomplishments, all our doctrinal understanding, and even all the accumulated knowledge over our lifetime is nothing to glory about. We can boast only in the grace of God as seen in the cross, the cross of Christ! Glory to His name! 

And that’s the Gospel Truth!

 The Wednesday Word:
Grace! Grace! Grace! Part 3
by D. G. Miles McKee 

In the entire Bible there is no scripture that indicates that we can be saved without Jesus Christ!

In the Old Testament, He is the coming Messiah. He is the promise of grace. In the New Testament, He is the realized Messiah who makes us alive by grace.

Grace always leads us to Christ Jesus who by grace procured our salvation (Romans 5:8).  

He Himself is our salvation (John 11:25).

He Himself is the grace of God (Titus 2:11).

Grace is embedded in His very name, for the name of Jesus, means salvation. Do you remember this verse “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is no other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved”(Acts 4:12)? 

Grace leads the Lord’s people to Christ Jesus, and no one else.  Grace enables us to “look unto Him” by faith to be saved.

 But what about repentance brother? Yes what about it?  Is it not important? Yes it is! But let me ask you…where do we get repentance? It’s the goodness of God exhibited in His Grace that leads us to repentance (Romans 2:4). Dear pastor, do you want to see genuine repentance in your church, then preach Christ crucified. There is no other way! It’s Grace, Grace, Grace! Sometimes we pastors find ourselves trying to motivate our listeners by the Law and its demands instead of by the Gospel. However, it takes no spirituality whatsoever to get behind the pulpit and demand change as we warn about bad habits and lax living.  This is not Gospel preaching! 

But I digress.
We can say that grace is:
1) Free Grace---the gift of God (Ephesians 2:8)
2) Saving Grace---it brings us to eternal salvation (Ephesians 2:8).
 3) Sovereign Grace—not of ourselves, but by God’s sovereign will (Ephesians 2:8)
 4) Sustaining Grace—created in Christ Jesus unto good works. He ordained beforehand that we should walk (move forward) in them (Ephesians 2:10).

 Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
 I once was lost, but now am found
Was blind, but now I see.
 
T’was grace that taught my heart to fear
 And grace, my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believed.
 
Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come
 ‘Tis grace that brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home  
                     
John Nelson, a preacher in the 18th century had been a stonemason before God saved him. And God used him mightily to lead people to Christ. One day he was talking to a self-righteous individual who said, “I don’t need your Saviour. I live right, and I’ve done good things. I’ll take my chances with the rest of the people.”    Mr Nelson replied, “Well look here my good man, if God let you into heaven, you’d bring discord there, because all the others would be singing ‘worthy is the lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honour and glory and blessing,’ and you’d be singing ‘worthy am I, glory to me, because I lived a consistent Christian life.’   He said, “If an angel heard you sing a song like that in heaven, why he’d throw you over the wall.” And the redeemed folks will all chime in and say, “My soul shall make her boast in the Lord, and nothing else.”

There’ll be nobody in heaven singing about what they have done
It’s Grace! Grace! Grace!

God saves us because He is gracious, not because He sees any goodness inherent in us!
 It’s Grace! Grace! Grace!

Our certain hope stands on pure Grace, sovereign, unqualified Grace!
It’s Grace! Grace! Grace!

 God saves us because He is good, not because we are!
 It’s all of Grace.

And that’s the Gospel Truth!
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CHRISTMAS NOONDAY DEVOTIONS

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DELIVERING YOUR  REPORT
 ISAIAH 53
 1.Who has believed  (trusted in,  relied upon,  and clung to)  our message  [of that which  was revealed  to us]? And  to whom has  the arm of the  Lord been disclose d?
 When I was thinking  about a verse  to share with  you, this one  didn' t immediately  come to mind  and when the  Lord shared  it with me, I thought, 'Lord it&# 39;s not a Christmas verse'.  But as I have pondered  and thought  about it, I  have come to see it&# 39;s relevance  to Christmas.
 Isaiah was written  700 years before  Christ was  born, and there were many  prophecies  in the OT about  the birth of  Jesus. Micah the prophet  said Jesus  would be born  in Bethlehem,  so why wasn&# 39;t that town  being watched  night and day  by the people  and indeed  the rulers?
 No one truly believed  the report  of Isaiah. The only people  God spoke to  were the wise  men and the  shepherds.  He alerted  people from  modern day  Iran/Iraq  and some of  the lowliest  people in the Kingdom of Israel.
 The arm of the Lord  has been revealed  to man, but  is man interested?  Well, no. The  birth of Jesus  was announced  by thousands  upon thousands  of angels,  but no one else  heard them  apart from  the shepherds.
 As it was with His  first coming,  so it will be  with His second  coming, no  one will believe  us when we tell  them that Jesus  is coming again.  Indeed Jesus  said that when  He comes a second  time, it will  be like in the  time of Noah.
 You will be a voice  crying in the  wilderness.  That is the  role of the  church and of the individual  believer.
 Even if people  do not believe  our report, we have to tell  it. We have  to tell people  that Jesus  has come to  deal with sin,  because that  is why He came. He did not come to show  us how to live  a good life  (although He did) or to give  us a good moral  example (which He also did), but  to deal with  the main problem  that man has  and that he  is a sinner  cut off from  his God and  Jesus came  to die for a  world where  the majority  rejects HIM.
 This Christmas,  let us give  our report,  whether or  not people  believe it  or not; let us open our  mouths boldly  and share the  true meaning  of Christmas.
 Too many believers  and churches  say, people have heard it all  before... But there is no option to say that! You are ordered  by Jesus Himself  to share His  story, the  story of what  happened at  that first  Christmas.
Jesus left the  glory of heaven. HE exchanged being  worshipped  every minute  of every day  by millions  of angels for  the cold of  a Bethlehem  stable and  and the cruel  torture of  the Cross of Calvary. I think  the least we  can do is to  share His story, don't you?
 God bless you,
 Keith      SHARE JESUS THIS  CHRISTMAS
 MICAH 5
 2 But you, Bethlehem  Ephratah,  you are little  to be among  the clans of  Judah; [yet]  out of you shall  One come forth  for Me Who is  to be Ruler  in Israel,  Whose goings  forth have  been from of  old, from ancient  days (eternity) .3 Therefore  shall He give  them up until  the time that  she who travails  has brought  forth; then  what is left  of His brethren  shall return  to the children  ofIsrael. 4 And He shall  stand and feed  His flock in  the strength  of the Lord,  in the majesty  of the name  of the Lord  His God; and  they shall  dwell [secure] , for then shall  He be great  [even] to the  ends of the  earth.
  The birth of Jesus  is probably  the most foretold  event in history, as there are many  prophecies  stating various  details about  his birth.
 One of the greatest  is about his  birthplace  and this is  in the prophet  Micah. Surely He was going to  be born in Jerusale m. After all that  was God' s city, the  home of the Temple, but the  privilege  went to Bethlehem.
 The birth of Jesus  was planned  in meticulous  detail. Everything was  done in order.
 The choice of Bethlehe m tells us somethin g about what  God uses. It is not the biggest  that gets used,  it is not always  the loudest  and most glamorous  thatgets chosen. 
Bethlehem was  a backwater village. It was somewhere  that people  passed through, when we are on the  freeway/motorway , we go past  towns and say, “ Well there  is nothing  there. It is of no relevance.” In that day, there were 2 Bethlehem' s and God was very specific which one was going to have the blessing of the Messiah' s birth. 

Your town sometimes  has plaques  placed up for  its most famous  residents  or people who  were born there,  and so has Bethlehe m. It was the birthplace  of the ONE, the one true Saviour/ Messiah/Redeemer . The sign in  Bethlehem  today is JESUS  WAS BORN HERE.
 So if you think  your life is  a backwater,  that no one  else notices,  take heart. The sign on your  life is JESUS  LIVES HERE, and by Him living  in you, you  can share Him  with others.
 Jesus was born  in Bethlehem  and that town  has shared  Him with the  world. They have shared  the Saviour.  Now it' s your turn.
 Who are you going to  share Jesus  with this Christma s?
 God Bless you,
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YAKUT
POPULATION 2,800
CHRISTIANS : LESS THEN 10
The Yakut believe in the power of the Shaman and live in dense forests near the Russian border. They have heard the gospel, but have not responded in large numbers.
Over 20 years ago, several evangelists came to the Yakut with Bible stories in their language  and they received them with joy, but no church was formed; pray for this.
They have Gospel recordings and Bible portions in their own language. Please pray for the impact of these.
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YICHE
Population 23,900
CHRISTIANS: 120
The Yiche worship a large number of god's associated with Nature, Water and Ancestors.
In the 1940's there was a revival througout this part of Yunnan province, but strong persecution wiped out many of the gains made. Please pray for the few Yiche believers and that a church would be raised up.
Please pray that they would be reached, as they are very isolated.
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ZAIWA
POPULATION 116,000
CHRISTIANS 200
These people have been described as one of the most demonic people in China, but they are loved by God. Please pray that these people who are enslaved by evil spirits would be set free.
Several Christian peoples such as the Lisu and Jingpo live near them. Please pray that God would put a burden for the Zaiwa on their hearts.
Some of them have become Christians, but they need to become disciples as morals in these people, especially among young people, are very bad. Please pray for the formation of a Zaiwa church, with it's own pastors. If someone becomes a christian, then he or she is ostracized from the Zaiwa society and that person can lose everything.  There are some Zaiwa believers in Myanmar and work is in progress to translate the Bible and to give them Bible radio broadcasts. Please pray these efforts would bear fruit.
How can this be done? it must be done by groundbreaking prayer. Many prayers must be spoken and many tears must be shed. Please join us as we sow in tears and reap in joy.
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/15586/CH

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update
Please continue to lift up our little independent church, please pray for more men to be eager to join the work, please pray for unity between members and that members would give the tithe.. some refuse. Please pray for China that God would touch every part of china and the Chinese church with revival.
Please remember the minority people below, there is one for china and one for the rest of the world, please click the links and pray, maybe they have no one to pray for them, please share this on Facebook, also tweet the daily prayers. Please place on all christian social media outlets and pass on to your friends.
These people need people to pray for them..PLEASE WILL YOU COMMIT TO CLICK THESE LINKS EVERY DAY AND PRAY FOR 5 MINUTES.. YOUR PRAAYERS WILL IMPACT ETERNITY AND CHANGE HISTORY
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SUNDAY
AKHA IN CHINA
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/10223/CH
AFGHAN TAJIK IN AFGHANISTAN
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/14372/AF

MONDAY
APU IN CHINA
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18400/CH

HAZARA IN AFGHANISTAN
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12076/AF

TUESDAY
BOUYEI IN CHINA
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18421/CH
CAPE VERDEAN IN CAPE VERDE
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/11069/CV

WEDNESDAY
CHESU IN CHINA
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18429/CH

QASSAB IN PAKISTAN

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/17919/PK
THURSDAY
HAN CHINESE JIN
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18477/CH
KOTI IN MOZAMBIQUE
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12812/MZ

FRIDAY
HAN CHINESE MANDARIN
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12051/CH

BRU EASTERN IN VIETNAM
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/11686/VM

SATURDAY
CAO LAN IN CHINA
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/13474/CH

PERSIAN IN AFGHANISTAN
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/14371/AF
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UPDATE
Please continue to lift up the Chinese church, especially our little independent church, please pray that God's word would penetrate and soak deep down into church members. Please pray that we as a church would be in unity and that we would love and serve one another. Continue to lift the church all over China as it goes through persecution. Please pray that God would activate many men and bring many to faith. Please pray for the cities of Xian and Suzhou, please remember the church in these two strategic cities.

SERMONS

A CALL TO YOUNG PEOPLE BY GERARD HEMMINGS 
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=2214164805

WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR YOUR LIFE BY CLARENCE SEXTON
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=47141052278

CONQUEST TO VICTORY BY CHARLES SPURGEON
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=fcb0102


"It is enough that Christ is, that He reigns,
conquers, and triumphs. Christ is the pot of 
manna, the cruse of oil, a bottomless ocean
of all comfort, content and satisfaction. "
~ John Flavel

SUDAN: Apostasy Accusations Against Christians

Sources: Middle East Concern, Mission Network News, Sudan Tribune


A Sudanese reading the Bible.
Photo: World Watch Monitor
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Sudanese Christians are asking for prayer after a group of 12 believers were arrested on October 13th in Nyala, South Darfur. As the Christians were gathered together, officers from the National Intelligence and Security Services entered and asked if they were Christians. After confirming their faith, all the confessing believers were detained. Upon further interrogation, the three from a Christian background were released but not those who had converted from Islam.

For the next week, the nine converts faced severe pressure and torture. They were assured that, if they chose to recant and express their return to Islam, they would be freed. Finally, all but one gave in and recanted rather than face a possible death penalty for apostasy. They were released on October 21st. The one remaining, a church leader named Tajadin Idris Yousef, was charged with apostasy and released on bail the next day. Reports do not give a specific date for his court appearance.

Pray for these Christian converts and others facing uncertainty and threats from government officials. May they know the peace, strength and grace that comes from God, who embraces all who rest in Him. Pray that Tajadin will be able to stand confidently in the face of these charges and the threat of a death penalty, knowing Christ's presence is with him (Daniel 3) and that the Holy Spirit will be his advocate.
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NIGER: Church Ransacked and Burned

Source: Barnabas Fund

Some of the destroyed remains in the Niamey church.
Photo: Barnabas Fund
 

For years, the small Christian minority in the west African nation of Niger has lived peacefully alongside the Muslim majority. In recent years, however, the rise of jihadist groups such as Boko Haram has led to an escalation in tension, including the destruction of church buildings and violent attacks on Christians.

In an October 11th incident, unknown assailants looted and burned a church building in Niger's capital, Niamey. All that was left was a charred shell of the building with debris and broken musical instruments scattered across the floor. A local church leader, Pastor Eduard, has asked: "Please pray that the Lord supports them and safeguards the churches of Niger."

Remember the Christians throughout Niger as they face pressure from militant groups seeking to divide and destroy. Pray that the members of the recently attacked church will find the resources necessary to rebuild and replace all that was lost. May each believer be given the courage needed to reach out to their neighbours with the love of Christ and the proclamation of the Gospel.


PRAISE REPORT

UGANDA: Abducted 12-Year-Old Survives Strangulation

Source: Morning Star News

Emmanuel Nyaiti's father, Kauta Yokosofat.
Photo: Morning Star News
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While out on an errand for his grandmother on October 25th, 12-year-old Emmanuel Nyaiti encountered four men from his village. Knowing he was a Christian, the men tried to convince the boy that he should convert to Islam.

When Emmanuel refused, one of the men named Ali Lukuman slapped him. After the child started screaming, the men attempted to strangle him. There are also indications that he was given chloroform. By the time searching neighbours located him, the assailants had fled and the boy was found unconscious.

This incident is not the first encounter between the perpetrator and the victim's Christian family. Emmanuel' s father, Kauta Yokosofat had previously received text messages, as well as face-to-face confrontations.. Kauta was repeatedly told he must become a Muslim or leave the village.

This latest incident has been reported to the police who are investigating. At last report, the attackers had not been found.

Praise God that the location of the abducted boy had been discovered before it was too late, and that he miraculously survived the strangulation. Continue to remember Emmanuel as he recovers both physically and emotionally from the trauma. Pray for his family's safety, and that the Lord will give them wisdom and guidance as they navigate how to best deal with this hostile situation.

If you would like to post a prayer of praise or petition on behalf of our persecuted family around the globe, visit VOMC' s prayer wall.


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UPDATE
Continue to lift us up here in China, please pray for our small independent church. Please pray for the small number of men in the church. Please pray that we would wake up earlier and pray fervently. Please pray for a deep and powerful revival in the Chinese church and that it would be purified and strengthened by this current persecutionPlease pray for the cities of Shanghai and Beijing
SERMONS

UNPOPULAR BY EMILIO RAMOS
https://www.sermonaudio.com/playpopupvideo.asp?SID=513171541413

YOU SHALL NOT COVET BY PETER HAMMOND EXODUS 20:17

https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=827171249149

ANGER IN MARRIAGE BY JIMMY LI PROVERBS 29:11
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=451745413


"The prayers of the saints and the fire of God
move the whole course of the world. They are the 
most potent, most disturbing, most revolutionary,
most terrifying powers that the world knows."
~ T.F. Torrance 
EGYPT: Seven Fatalities in Bus Attack

Sources: Reuters, World Watch Monitor, Tunisie Numerique


Nadia lost family members and suffered
gunshot wounds in the May 2017 bus attack.
Photo: World Watch Monitor

Seven people were killed and at least 14 wounded when a bus of Christians was attacked while travelling to a monastery in Minya on November 2nd. Six of those killed were from the same family. The attack happened in almost the identical location as a similar attack in May 2017 which killed 28 Christians (see this report).

According to witnesses, one bus managed to escape without harm but a second smaller bus was forced to stop, permitting the terrorists to open fire on the passengers. The attackers then fled the scene.

In both the previous and latest attacks, ISIS has claimed responsibility. The militant group gave the recent arrest of six women as a reason for this month's incident. Egyptian authorities announced on November 4th that they had located and killed nine members of the terrorist cell responsible for this terrible incident.

Remember those who are grieving the senseless loss of their loved ones. Pray for the surviving victims who were injured as they recover from their wounds and the emotional trauma of the attack. May the authorities be able to provide the protection that's needed for Egypt's most vulnerable citizens.
INDONESIA: Proposed Religious Education Law

Sources: UCA News, World Watch Monitor

The proposed law could impose serious
restrictions on Bible teaching.
Photo: World Watch Monitor

Christian organizations in Indonesia have raised concerns about a new religious education bill that would require government permits before conducting any classes, including Sunday school, catechism or Bible classes. The law, if passed, would require a minimum of 15 participants, along with approval from the government&# 39;s Religious Affairs Ministry.

One church leader believes it will be used by hardline groups to ban church activities and harass Christians. "It limits Christians in conducting important and inseparable parts of religious activities," he states. Those concerned have launched a petition demanding that informal classes, such as Sunday school, be left to the regulation of individual religious groups.

Pray that the governing officials responsible for the proposed bill will be open to input and the need for modifications to ensure religious freedoms. Uphold the country' s church leaders and congregation members, asking God to grant them wisdom and discretion as they raise their concerns. May Christian families throughout Indonesia, as represented by the churches, be free to train their children in the ways of the Lord.

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UKRAINE: Registration Deadline Passes for Luhansk Churches

Source: Forum 18


Since rebels in the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine declared independence in 2014, the self-declared government has oppressed religious groups in various ways. As part of their efforts to control the churches, the Luhansk State Security Ministry announced a complete ban on one Baptist denomination for not submitting to compulsory registration. For more information,  click here.

On August 20th, the ministry announced a deadline of October 15th for all church groups to re-register or be declared illegal which entails the closure and seizure of their properties. In compliance, numerous religious communities filed the necessary papers for the re-registration and awaited news. As of the deadline, however, no Baptist, Seventh-Day Adventist, or Pentecostal community has been granted registration and many were denied. Catholic churches have not yet heard the results of their applications.

To avoid property seizure, Adventist communities have discontinued activities after their applications were all rejected. Other churches have continued to meet despite the imminent threat of closure. Some religious groups chose to not attempt the registration, believing it was futile under the current political environment. Continue to pray for Christians in Luhansk as they face these ongoing threats.

PAKISTAN: Asia Bibi Released But Location Unknown

During the night of November 7th, Pakistani authorities released Asia Bibi from the Multan jail following her acquittal a week before (click here for more information) . Under tight security and a media blackout, she boarded a flight to an unknown destination. Initial media reports claim that she had been flown out of Pakistan. However, government officials insist that she is still within the country but at a safe location. Please remain mindful to pray for Asia, her family, and the nation of Pakistan.

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Hello Dear brother or sister in Christ . Thankyou for taking time to read what GOD has laid on my heart to send. Before the devotions/prayer needs you will see four sermons in both English and Chinese. The english ones have been carefully listened to by me..the chinese have not..because I dont understand Chinese. They will all bless you...some are short in length others are longer. You can choose any or all of them to listen to. You can click on the link or copy and paste the link into your browser.  Listen with an open heart and open bible..soak up the truths of scripture. The English sermons have spoken to me and now my prayer is that they speak to you. To my chinese friends may these sermons speak to your heart. They have been chosen on the basis of relevant bible verses and,title of sermon. So relax, grab a coffee and cookie and lets listen and meditate on GOD’S PRECIOUS WORD. Let it reveal JESUS to you Colossians 3:16 Hebrews 4:16 PSALM 119. May GOD’S word do what only it can do in your life.

ENGLISH
KING SAUL BY PHIL JOHNSON
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=99101714380

JOSEPH AND HIS BROTHERS BY PHIL JOHNSON
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=9910177109

EVANGELISING MUSLIMS BY PETER HAMMOND
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=41218957111

THE SPIRIT OF LIFE BY GREG MAZAK
https://www.sermonaudio.com/saplayer/playpopup.asp?SID=108181039543

UNREACHED PEOPLES未得之民 WA佤族Population 373,000人口 三十七万三千人 Evangelical pop 8%福音人口8% These people were head hunters who committed many savage acts to appease the spirits. Although this has now stopped,it can happen in isolated cases. Please pray that this evil would be banished from Wa culture. 这个民族的人是一些猎头,会用野蛮残忍的行为来抚慰神明。虽然现在已经被禁止了,但是在隔绝的情况下还是会发生。请为此祷告,使这个罪从佤族文化中去除。 Although there are reports of many Wa believers, many are not well taught. Most of the people live in poverty. Please pray that a church would be established that would have it's own leaders and worship.虽然有很多关于佤族信徒的报告,但是很多人还是没有得到很好地教导。他们大部分人过着贫苦的生活。请在此祷告,让那里建立一个教会,有其带领的同工和崇拜。 Please pray that this people would have a full knowledge of salvation and that they are able to put away all evil.请在此祷告,使这些人可以有全备的救恩知识装备,并且能消除所有的邪恶。https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/15759/CH
 God bless you愿上帝祝福你Keith
LISU
傈僳族
Population 900,000
九十万人口
Evangelicals 45%
福音人口比例45%
Praise God that the Lisu have turned to Christ in large numbers. Continue to pray that the church would grow in grace and strength.
赞美主傈僳族有大量的人回转向主。持续为那的教会能过成长在恩典和能力里祷告。
Please pray that these people would continue to reach out to the many groups around it.
请为这些人们能一直向周围许多群体传福音而祷告
These people have many resources, please pray that they use them to the their full potential.
这些人们有很多资源,请为他们能发挥其全部的潜能而祷告。
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/13076/CH

GoD bless you
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China update
Persecution is ongoing, churches are still being closed. Please pray for the church to stand strong. Please pray for the believers in Guangdong and Henan provinces. Please pray for the believers to light and salt in this situation. Please praay for a revival that would touch and strengthen the church all over china, that God would save millions of souls


Please pray for a country and people group every day, many of these people groups have no one to pray for them.. will you?. There is one country and one people group each day


SUNDAY
SCOTLAND
https://prayercast.com/scotland.html


HAN CHINESE JIN
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18477/CH


MONDAY
BHUTAN
https://prayercast.com/bhutan.html


HAN CHINESE PUXIAN
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18481/CH


TUESDAY
KOSOVO


https://prayercast.com/kosovo.html


LESU
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18546/CH


WEDNESDAY
ST LUCIA
https://prayercast.com/saint-lucia.html


LHOBA BOGAR
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/16499/CH


THURSDAY
BRUNEI
https://prayercast.com/brunei.html


LUZU
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18571/CH


FRIDAY
BARBADOS
https://prayercast.com/barbados.html


MONGOUR


https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18609/CH


SATURDAY
NEW ZEALAND
https://prayercast.com/new-zealand.html


HMONG BE
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18491/CH
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CHINA NEWS
Please continue to lift up our little church, we are now independent. Please pray that God would move greatly especially among the few men and bring new men and couples into the church. The   chinese church is still undergoing persecution in many places, please pray that it would stand strong. Please pray for the pastors as they preach and teach the word of God, that the bible would be their central focus and Jesus would be lifted up all over china. Please pray for the cities of Shanghai and Chongqing

IDOP NEWS
http://idop.ca/

For every Christian, regardless of life's circumstances, hope is found in the promise that one day we shall see Christ face-to-face. Ultimately, we shall see suffering replaced with rejoicing, and receive our greatest reward when Christ ushers us into eternal life with Him and says, "Welcome home, My faithful servant." For many of our persecuted brothers and sisters who are imprisoned or constantly live under the threat of death, this is their one focus -- their hope. In the midst of such suffering, God provides His comfort.

"Pray for us..." is the cry of persecuted Christians around the world. Today, more than 100 million of them are suffering for their faith in Jesus Christ. Each year, Christians in more than 130 countries stand alongside these suffering brothers and sisters through the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP). Please join with us as fellow Christians across Canada unite that day in prayer on their behalf.

IDOP Canada 2018 will take place on Sunday, November 4th. If you are unable to participate on this date, we encourage you to set aside time on another day to remember our persecuted brothers and sisters. The important thing is to pray! The IDOP Canada team annually creates free downloadable resources. Be sure to register to access these resources. Thank you for your prayers.

For every Christian, regardless of life's circumstances, hope is found in the promise that one day we shall see Christ face-to-face. Ultimately, we shall see suffering replaced with rejoicing, and receive our greatest reward when Christ ushers us into eternal life with Him and says, "Welcome home, My faithful servant." For many of our persecuted brothers and sisters who are imprisoned or constantly live under the threat of death, this is their one focus -- their hope. In the midst of such suffering, God provides His comfort.

"Pray for us..." is the cry of persecuted Christians around the world. Today, more than 100 million of them are suffering for their faith in Jesus Christ. Each year, Christians in more than 130 countries stand alongside these suffering brothers and sisters through the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP). Please join with us as fellow Christians across Canada unite that day in prayer on their behalf.
IDOP Canada 2018 will take place on Sunday, November 4th. If you are unable to participate on this date, we encourage you to set aside time on another day to remember our persecuted brothers and sisters. The important thing is to pray! The IDOP Canada team annually creates free downloadable resources. Be sure to register to access these resources. Thank you for your prayers.

PRAY FOR HINDUS

https://www.prayercast.com/hinduism.html
| With over one billion people, Hinduism is the third largest religion in the world.
The majority of them have never heard the name of Jesus, and less than 2% of protestant missionaries are serving among them.
Centered mostly in India, Hinduism is much more than a religion; it is a way of life and a cultural identity. Acts of violence and intimidation by militant Hindus are on the rise, particularly against Christians. 
The barriers to the Gospel are many. But prayer opens doors! 
Join Christians around the world in prayer for Hindus from October 28-November 11. During this time, Hindus will be celebrating one of their most important holidays, the Festival of Lights (Diwali). 
Despite the candles and fireworks, these millions remain in darkness, separated from the only true source of light - Jesus Christ. |
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Christian Convert Released from Prison in bangladesh

https://prayercast.com/bangladesh.html

A Christian convert from Islam who had been imprisoned for more than two years was released on bail recently. Sisir Islam became a believer in 2012 and immediately began sharing Jesus with others in his community, leading 17 friends to Christ. On Sept. 23, 2014, after returning home from a VOM-supported training center, Sisir was charged with the murder of a local business man. He later learned that Muslim leaders in his village had accused him of the murder as retribution for his conversion to Christianity. The prison guards and prisoners treated Sisir poorly while he was imprisoned, and he was frequently ill. Finally, in July 2018, he was released on bail and returned home to recover. Thank God for Sisir’s faithful witness, and pray for his full recovery.
CHRISTIANS IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC REQUEST URGENT PRAYERS AS 14 BELIEVERS ARE KILLED

https://prayercast.com/central-african-republic.html

Our church family in the Central African Republic (CAR) are urgently asking for our prayers following the brutal killing of 14 Christians from an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in the city of Bria. Ex-Seleka militia, a group of Islamic extremists, were behind the attack.

The attack happened around 1km away from the camp. One church leader said, “Amongst them were 10 women, two men and two children. We received word that they had been killed, but no one had the courage to immediately go and look for their bodies. It was only this morning that some youths went and retrieved the corpses. They brought them here and laid them in front of the MINUSCA [UN peacekeeping mission in CAR] office in the camp. They have since been buried." 

Open Doors workers have been informed that the male victims mostly had gunshot wounds, while the women and children died of slash-wounds. At least one of the women was pregnant. “All those women slaughtered! It is terrible," lamented Gedeon, a Christian who lives in the IDP camp. “The situation is very tense here. Although it is relatively calm right now, there no movement, nothing."

'A DIFFICULT SITUATION' 

The PK3 IDP camp hosts around 50,000 people, mostly Christian and followers of traditional religions from Bria and neighbouring areas.

The Christians in Bria are terrorised by at least four factions that were formerly part of the Islamic extremist Seleka group: FPRC, UPC, Ex-Seleka and Seleka Renové. “They don't want to see any Christians here," one church leader explained. “Christians never go to town.. If they do, they are threatened, arrested, and asked to pay fines before they are released. There is no way to move to town. They have barricaded all roads, and if you venture out, you are at your own peril. We Christians have nothing else to do, no food to eat, no place to go. We rely only on prayers. Please pray for us!" 

“It is a very difficult situation for us here. We pray for God's help for us," another church leader in the camp said. 

'I WILL CONTINUE MINISTERING IN MY HUSBAND'S ABSENCE'

Despite the ongoing violence in CAR, many Christians are courageously continuing to minister to their communities.

Veronique's husband, Pastor Tokono, was killed in August last year, when an ex-Seleka group attacked the town of Gambo, in eastern CAR. Veronique and her children had left Gambo a few days before the attack because the situation had become very tense. When an Open Doors worker visited her, Veronique said, "I will continue ministering even in my husband’s absence just like I did while he was alive. I pray that the Almighty God forgives the attackers because they do not know what they are doing. And also that He will save them from that evil way.” 

She thanked Open Doors for visiting her. “Your visit really comforted us because you show that other Christians remember our plight here. You supported us and prayed with us, even without you knowing me and my husband..”

STAND WITH YOUR CHURCH FAMILY IN CAR

CAR is number 35 on the 2018 World Watch List. Christians have been displaced, tortured and killed as fighting between various militant factions continues. The violence that began in 2013 was largely between Seleka, an Islamic extremist group, and anti-Balaka, a group made up of animists and nominal Christians. Christian leaders have condemned the actions of anti-Balaka, meaning that Christians and churches have been attacked by both sides. Although Seleka has mostly been driven from CAR, violent splinter groups remain.

Your support and prayers enable Open Doors to support the church in CAR to provide emotional and physical relief to Christians targeted in the violence, including trauma care, economic empowerment programmes and discipleship training. £30 can provide two days of trauma care training for a church leader or lay leader in Africa, so they can help others begin to recover from their traumatic experiences of persecution.

PLEASE PRAY:

- That God's Holy Spirit would comfort and heal the families of those killed in the attacks in Bria and Gambo
- For God's peace and protection to cover those who live in IDP camps in CAR
- That God would reveal Himself to those intent on harming Christians, that they would be transformed by His love.
SUDANhttps://prayercast.com/sudan.html

Five church leaders appeared in court on Wednesday 8 August, prepared to defend the ownership of their church’s property. They were not expecting a verdict at this hearing.

However, the Sudanese court surprisingly ruled against the government in favour of the Sudanese Church of Christ’s case. This came after a long-standing dispute over ownership of the church’s property.

The judge returned administration of their properties back to the church, and the five church leaders were back in their offices the next day.

One Case Down, Many To Come

This denomination, like several others, has been entangled in an ownership battle since 2016. These legal disputes are fuelled by a rival ‘Land And Buildings Committee’ set up by the Sudanese Government.

The ruling was welcomed by Christians in Sudan, however many believe more action is needed from the government to end the persecution of religious minorities in the country.

It is still very hard to get Bibles and other Christian literature into the country, according to one believer, who said: “If anyone wants to bring in more than five Bibles at a time, they are stopped at the border and told to come back with official permission from the security office.”

Please Pray:

- Praise God for the verdict and that these churches can continue proclaiming the name of Jesus. 
- Pray for the Lord’s protection over these leaders and for wisdom for the road ahead.
- Pray that many will come to know the love of Jesus Christ.
CHINA UPDATEPlease pray for the children and young people of China, that they would come to faith. Please pray for the ongoing persecution esp in Henan province. Please stand with the church. Pray for the pastors and church workers that they have the courage and strength to go through this. Please pray that the Chinese church would bring much glory to the lord.
PEOPLE GROUPS CHINA
HAN CHINESE PINGHUA
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/18480/CH

NASU , WUSA
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TAI DAM
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/15187/CH
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Post  Admin on Wed 29 Aug 2018, 7:14 pm

I had lost contact with Keith who has asked to keep his identity secret 

HELLO EVERYONE
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:08 pm (PDT) . Posted by: "keith  totallylovedbygod59
Dear friends
This is let people know that I am a real person
It is a joy to share with you. Everyone calls me KK, I am nearly 60 and am married to H a lovely and wonderful Chinese lady, we have a beautiful daughter who is studying in Canada (fine arts). We serve God here in Nanjing. I am using only our first initial to protect identity
Please pray as several churches in downtown Nanjing and all over China have had to close because of govt regulations. Persecution is serious and ongoing and we need our foreign brothers and sisters standing with us. Persecution report below

Churches throughout Jiangxi received a warning in early July from authorities demanding that all crosses be removed, and instead they were to be replaced with the national flag or an image of Chinese President Xi Jinping. The warning also demanded that they keep all children away from church.

The response from churches was mixed. Many were too frightened to speak up and others openly refused to obey the orders. In retaliation, government agents demolished the cross of one church building in Xinyu, and another received a notice of intent to do the same. During a service at Kaixuan Church, two officials interrupted the believers' worship, demanding that the cross no longer be displayed. Church leaders were able to speak with them and diffuse the situation.

When confronted about children in the church, Liu, the leader of the Kaixuan Church, wisely responded with this statement: "Your policy is in conflict with the Constitution. When the children are born, they are citizens of the People's Republic of China, and they have freedom of belief. Children' s freedom of belief cannot be interfered with. They can follow their parents' beliefs."

Pray for wisdom and guidance on the part of the church leaders in Jiangxi as they deal with these unreasonable demands. May their responses be expressed with gentleness, serving as a testimony of God's grace to those opposing them and a means of demonstrating the truth of the Living Christ.

I have seen the picture of how to pray for China
Firstly buy the books
Operation world and Operation China
Secondly use website such as Joshuaproject. net and chinaaid. Put persecuted church in a search engine
Be informed.. then
Thirdly Pray
The great wall of China is an imposing thing, how can we pray to effect China. One person is like a sparrow pecking at a wall, they have no effect, even 1,000 make little effect, but when 10-20-50 million are praying for China, the effects can be felt. So please pray for China. Pray without ceasing and pray fervently
Please share China needs on Facebook and with your churches, please get your church to partner and pray for China
I will place prayer needs for China for you to pray, please share with all your contacts
Thanks for your prayers
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[size=12.727272033691406]Welcome to Notes from Nanjing[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]I hope you will be blessed by what I am sharing about life in China. [/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]Life is very different to life anywhere else, but strangely enough it is the same in many ways.[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]Please read the website and please listen to the sermon, both are so wonderful.[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]If you have been blessed by this e-mail, please share with all your friends, contacts and groups.[/size]


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[size=12.727272033691406]HAIRCUT 100[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]Back in Morecambe , where I used to live, there is an area where there are several hairdressers.. including one called Snip and Clip, which I used to go to.[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]When I first came to Nanjing, I needed my hair cut and so Helen took me to her hair dresser called Yao Hua Men Hair.. the first time I went into it, was amazing.[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]I had my hair washed twice and cut and all for, the equivalent of 70 pence in UK money. the owner is a very interesting character.. his hair style changes every time.. I go in. The salon has changed location twice since I have been here.[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]We went to get my hair cut last week, and found the salon being renovated and gutted by several chinese workers and so we had to find out where the had moved to now, across the road was another salon, so we asked there, still no one knew.
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[size=12.727272033691406]There is a street that runs parallel to the main road, and I have walked down this street many times, but had not noticed how many hairdressing salons there were. [/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]It seemed every second shop was one, they were manned by very young guys with hairstyles that you certainly don't want and some which came straight out of a bottle![/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]After asking in several of these shops, we found that Yao Hua Men Hair were to open another shop on the same street..the street is only 400 yards long, but has up to 20-25 hairdressers.[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]There are an awful lot of people in China and so an awful lot of hairdressers are needed, but this could get nasty.. watch out for Haircut wars.. the Movie.. coming soon!!!!.[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]If this ever happened, the weapons used would be curling tongs and hair gel.. hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!. [/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]You are spoiled for choice.. if you don't like what one does.. you can go to another. It is like Buses.. you wait for ages for one to come... except in Nanjing of course.[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]You search for one hairdresser and then you find 20.. hahahahaha [/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]I love having my hair cut... every one's hair in China is black.. so I do stick out like a sore thumb.[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]Yes I do have grey hair before you ask!!!!![/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]God bless you[/size]


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[size=12.727272033691406]Guest Devotion 1 by Spurgeon
If God had left me alone

(by Charles Spurgeon)

Sometimes, when I see some of the worst characters
in the street, I feel as if my heart must burst forth in 
tears of gratitude that God has never let me act as they 
have done! I have thought, "If God had left me alone
and had not touched me by His grace, what a great sinner 
I would have been! I would have run to the utmost lengths 
of sin, dived into the very depths of evil. Nor would I have 
stopped at any vice or folly, if God had not restrained me!"

I feel that I would have been a very king of sinners, if God 
had left me alone
. I cannot understand the reason why I 
am saved, except upon the ground that God would have it 
so. I cannot, if I look ever so earnestly, discover any kind of 
reason in myself why I should be a partaker of Divine grace.



PERSONAL NOTE BY KEITH
GOD SAVED ME GRACIOUSLY JUST BEFORE MY SIXTEETH BIRTHDAY, IF HE HADN'T SAVED ME AT THAT POINT, THEN I WOULD OF ENDED UP IN PRISON. I WAS THAT BAD.. I WAS THIEF,LIAR AND TROUBLEMAKER. THANKS TO GOD FOR SAVING ME
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[size=12.727272033691406]The Communion of His Blood
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[size=12.727272033691406]The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? 1 Corinthians 10:16.
 
It is marvellous to be acquitted, accepted and adopted into the family of God, but quite another matter to be continually conscious of these gospel benefits. Unfortunately, we often live our Christian lives as though the blood had not been shed. We remain fearful of God and continue to be bound and intent on securing His favour by our performance. It’s no wonder then that we lack joy. It’s no wonder then that we need confidence. It’s no wonder then that we are often weak and ineffective in our Christian service.
 
In His thoughtfulness, however, the Lord has left us the ordinance of Communion (The Breaking of Bread). This marvellous memorial can be a wonderful help to us. It informs our conscience that the Shepherd has already laid down His life for the sheep. It is as we break the bread, the emblem of His body, and drink the wine, the emblem of the blood, that we declare our union and loyalty to Him. As we, by faith, grasp that which the blood has accomplished, we enter into renewed communion (koinonia) with the Master. We are not merely commanded to gaze upon the emblems, but to eat the bread and drink the wine. He has set us apart unto Himself, and each time we break bread we see this afresh and declare the same.
 
No one has ever been as loyal to His people as has Jesus.  He loved his own and loved them unto the end (John 13:1).  He has rescued us and paid for us with His own blood. He has cared and provided for us out of His abundance. What immense loyalty!
 
Throughout history, certain leaders have inspired great loyalty amongst their followers. For example, in Scotland, in 1745, after the battle of Culloden in Scotland, the defeated Bonnie Prince Charlie went on the run, trusting his life to eight of his followers. Although there was a large reward out for his capture, these eight men loyally protected their young champion. When the Prince finally left from the west coast towards the Hebrides and exile, Hugh Chisholm, one of the eight, shook hands in farewell. From that day forward he never once shook hands with his right hand, but always with his left. He explained that he would never give the hand he had given to his King to another man.
 
So it is with us and King Jesus. We will never give our hand to another. As we come to remember Him at the Table, we remember that which He has accomplished on our behalf.  We remember how he was wounded and chastised for us. We remember that He identified with us and our guilt. We remember that He came to seek and to save that which was lost and, in His majestic faithfulness, we remember that He finds all whom He seeks. May we never give our hand, loyalty or allegiance to another King. 
 
As we come to the Table, we come, not as holy men and women.  We come, rather, to remember, the One who bled and died for wretches such as we. As believers, met together in the name of Jesus, we have all things in common. We share a common guilt, a common ruination, a common rescue and a common redemption through the same blood. We have all been common recipients of the glorious deliverance accomplished by the blood.
 
As we take the bread and wine, we by faith remember that His blood has cleansed us, His righteousness has covered us, His strength defends us, His love comforts us and His Spirit energizes us.
 
And that’s the Gospel Truth
 
Miles
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Mercy is not something God has but something God is.

AW Tozer


"A man may be theologically knowing and spiritually ignorant"

Stephen Charnock


Out of 100 people

(D.L. Moody)

Out of 100 people, one will read the Bible; the other 99 will read the Christian!


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[size=12.727272033691406]Welcome to Notes from Nanjing[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]It is great share with you  once again.. about life in China.[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]So far we have told you about many aspects of life in Nanjing. Now we are going to tell about some of the shopping experiences we have round about our flat.[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]Thanks and God bless[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]Keith[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]OPEN ALL HOURS[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]Shopping in China is very different to anything you will ever experience.. we have supermarkets and in downtown Nanjing.. there are very expensive shops such as Rolex, Cartier and Louis vutton.[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]Opposite our supermarket is a long street with various small stalls and I want to describe some of them.[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]Let's start with the top of the street with the Chinese Arkwright.. now for those of you who live in the UK.. Arkwright is the grumpy shopkeeper whose shop is Open All hours. He is open from the rising to the setting of the sun and is known for being stingy.. well this guy in China sells all kinds of fruit and is open from 5am to 10.30pm. He unlike  Arkwright is a very cheerful soul and when he gives you change, he pulls out an enormous wad of notes. He sells every kind of fruit and he has customers morning noon and night.[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]Opposite him, from mid afternoon there appears various ladies bringing their vegetables from  allotments, they just sit there on small stools with the vegetables laid out on plastic sheeting and with the most rudimentary weighing scales you can imagine. [/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]As you walk further down the street, you will find shops that sell fruit, vegetables and very nice cakes.  You can get your shoes mended.. your clothes sown at the mobile tailors and cobblers that operate, we have everything on tap so to speak.[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]Bet you don't have this kind of shop in the USA or UK.. now you may be familiar with the phrase I FEEL LIKE CHICKEN TONIGHT OR EVEN FINGER LICKING GOOD, well there are cages of chickens clucking away and you can have truly fresh chicken.. or you can across the road to KFC if more squeamish in nature. Some of my students are thinking of sending out change of address cards as they like KFC so much and spend so much time there.[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]Once you selected the unfortunate creature to be eaten, he then puts it a big bin.. probably to suffocate it and then takes it to the back of the shop.. well anyway, it comes back dressed (well it has no feathers on it!!!!!!) and ready to eat. Since Chinese new year, this shop has disappeared.. shortage of chickens perhaps?[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]Next down the street is the duck shop.. we used to have a tuck shop at school..but this one has two great big ovens with ducks turning on griddles inside them and they are very tasty let me tell you. [/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]Next up we come to our vegetable shop run by two sisters and their son.  You need to get down there  early and certainly having sharp elbows helps as little Chinese bash you about the shins and arms trying to get the best veggies. Again the veggies are on plastic sheeting and they are numerous and range from tomatoes,potatoes, ginger, aubergine, carrots and cauliflower to some not even seen in the west. Tomatoes are the eqivalent of 35p a pound or half kilo in English Money.[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]Next door sells great fruit.. oranges, apples etc and during the summer wonderful water melons.[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]I hope you have enjoyed walking down our shopping street. [/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]If you want the proof by photos.. I will send them[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]God bless you[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]Keith[/size]







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[size=12.727272033691406]This is the fourth in this series on Moses.. please listen



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Guest Devotion 1 by JR Miller


To be a Christian

(J.R. Miller)

Consecration to God is nothing less than doing the will of Christ, rather than our own will--doing it always, whatever . . .
  the cost,
  the sacrifice,
  or the danger. 

There is too much mere pretense in our religion. We say that we believe in Christ; but if we truly do, we must follow Him wherever He leads, though we don't know where. We say we love Christ, and from His lips comes the crucial test: "If you love Me--keep My commandments." 

To be a Christian is to be devoted utterly, and irrevocably, to Christ! 

"And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow Me cannot be My disciple!" Luke 14:27





Guest Devotion 2 by JC Ryle


An actual, living, personal Friend

(J. C. Ryle, "Faith!")

A man who knows nothing of an inward, spiritual, 
experimental religion--is not a true believer! 

"Unto you who believe, Christ is precious." 1 Pet. 2:7 

This text does not say "Christianity" is precious, or 
the "Gospel" is precious, or "salvation" is precious--
but Christ Himself is precious!

A true believer's religion does not consist in mere 
intellectual assent to a certain set of propositions 
and doctrines. It is not a mere cold belief of a 
certain set of truths and facts concerning Christ. 
It consists in union, communion, and fellowship 
with an actual living Person--even Jesus the Son 
of God. It is a life of . . .
  faith in Jesus,
  confidence in Jesus,
  leaning on Jesus,
  drawing out of the fullness of Jesus,
  speaking to Jesus,
  working for Jesus,
  loving Jesus, and
  waiting for Jesus to come again. 

Such life may sound like enthusiasm to many. But 
where there is true faith, Christ will always be known 
and realized, as an actual, living, personal Friend
He who knows nothing of Christ as his own Priest, 
Physician, Redeemer,  Advocate, Friend, Teacher, 
Shepherd--knows nothing of saving faith! He is 
yet dead in trespasses and sins!

The person who loves Jesus may be poor and needy in 
this world--but he is rich in the sight of God. He may
be despised and sneered at by man--but he is honorable 
in the sight of the King of kings. He is traveling towards 
heaven! He has a mansion ready for him in the Father's 
house! He is cared for by Christ, while on earth! He will 
be owned by Christ before assembled worlds, in the life 
which is to come!
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"Jesus Christ carries on intercession for us in heaven; the Holy Ghost carries on intercession in us on earth; and we the saints have to carry on intercession for all men."

Oswald Chambers


"Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God."

William Carey
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[size=12.727272033691406]Welcome to Notes from Nanjing[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]I am so glad to share about our life in Nanjing and to tell you what it is like to live in Modern China.[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]Please read the guest devotions, click on the featured website and listen to the sermon.. the second in the series.[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]Thanks and God bless [/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]Keith[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]GREEN CROSS CODE- CHINESE STYLE[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]I remember my first day in China very vividly, not only was it the best day.. up till then anyway of my life.. until of course my wedding day, but then every day spent with Helen and Ming is better than the day before.[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]We got off the bus after coming from the airport and decided to take a ride on a rickshaw like thing on the back of a motor bike.. my first experience of Nanjing traffic, was on this thing as it zigzagged through the lanes.. but I know that I was a funny colour when I finally exited the rickshaw thing.[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]To get home we then took a taxi and like every taxi drivers all over the world.. they think they own the road ( sorry, if you are taxi driver and reading this). He thought he knew the correct and quickest way back to our home, much to Helen's amazement.[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]After we got home, Helen said let's go to the supermarket.. well that meant crossing the road outside our housing complex, well I have crossed some roads in my time, there were not only cars, but buses, bikes and finally little scooters driven it seemed by the whole population of China. I thought Oh no.. I am definitely not going to cross you again, but now I am fine, but that first time was a little scary.[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]It does help to have another pair of eyes when crossing roads in China, esp at night as people don't seem to put their lights on.. surprisingly. We had been walking in the complex and suddenly there appears a scooter driven by someone with no lights on, who nearly makes mincemeat of us.. I say in my proper English.. Please put your lights on, you clown ..or words to that effect.[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]Traffic lights are controlled by timing boards high above the road, and that allows you to cross safely, but it seems all scooter and bike riders ignore these and so you get across.. after avoiding them.[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]The road outside our complex is very straight and indeed seems like a bit of a racetrack at times, indeed it could be the place for the First Grand Prix of Nanjing!!!![/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]In the UK it is illegal to blow your horn, although many do it, but it China it is common practice, indeed bad driving is not just for the UK, I have seen some crazy things here in China and thought...how did he not hit Him/her.[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]Life is China.. is great. I am still here.. just, believe you me, I have been nearly hit by electric scooter riders on several occasions...I need to remember the Green Cross code[/size]



  1. THINK! Find the safest place to cross, then stop.
  2. STOP! Stand on the pavement near the kerb.
  3. USE YOUR EYES AND EARS! Look all around for traffic, and listen.
  4. WAIT UNTIL IT'S SAFE TO CROSS! If traffic is coming, let it pass.
  5. LOOK AND LISTEN! When it's safe, walk straight across the road.
  6. ARRIVE ALIVE! Keep looking and listening

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Special one for China.. Be like Usain Bolt when crossing road.. very quickly!!!!!




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[size=12.727272033691406]God bless you[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]Keith[/size]




[size=12.727272033691406]Guest Sermon[/size]


[size=12.727272033691406]Here is the second in this amazing series



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Guest Devotion  by  JC Ryle


Three rules for a happy marriage

(J. C. Ryle, "The Gospel of Mark" 1857)

Of all relationships of life, none ought to be regarded 
with such reverence, and none taken in hand so 
cautiously as the relationship of husband and wife. 

In no relationship is so much earthly happiness 
to be found, if it be entered upon discreetly, 
advisedly, and in the fear of God. In none is so 
much misery seen to follow, if it be taken in hand 
unadvisedly, lightly, wantonly, and without thought. 

From no step in life does so much benefit come to 
the soul, if people marry "in the Lord." From none 
does the soul take so much harm, if fancy, passion, 
or any mere worldly motive is the only cause which 
produce the union. 

There is, unhappily, only too much necessity 
for impressing these truths upon people. It 
is a mournful fact, that few steps in life are 
generally taken with so much levity, self will, 
and forgetfulness of God as marriage. Few are 
the young couples who think of inviting Christ
to their wedding! 

It is a mournful fact that unhappy marriages 
are one great cause of the misery and sorrow 
of which there is so much in the world. People 
find out too late that they have made a mistake,
and go in bitterness all their days. 

Happy are they, who in the matter 
of marriage observe three rules: 


The first is to marry only in the Lord, and 
after prayer for God's approval and blessing. 

The second is not to expect too much from their 
partners, and to remember that marriage is, after 
all, the union of two sinners, and not of two angels

The third rule is to strive first and foremost 
for one another's sanctification. The more holy 
married people are, the happier they are. 




Guest Poem by Lisa 


TO LOVE AND TO CHERISH
 
To love and to cherish, 'til death do us part
Is a sacred covenant, of the married heart
As before God, you pledge your vows
Trust in His love, which always endows
All that you need, the patience and strength
To make it through, each stormy length
When trials come and love seems to fade
Run to God, for He is your aid
Don't give up and turn on each other
Whether you're childless, or father or mother
Remember the time when love was enough
Forget about all the other stuff
Forgive each other and then move on
Don't rehash things dawn to dawn
Never give up, love will find a way
To make it through, the darkest day
Remember the covenant, made with your heart
Don't let yourself be torn apart
No matter what happens, or where you may roam
Remember the good times that you had at home
Come back to the love, rekindle it anew
Come back to each other, hear the gentle woo
For love is not just a feeling, it weathers the storm
Keeps going when things aren't quite the norm
For the sacred covenant of the married heart
Is to love and to cherish, 'til death do us part!!
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Quotes from Great Christians


 "The only way to learn strong faith is to endure great trials."

George Muller


"Jesus Christ carries on intercession for us in heaven; the Holy Ghost carries on intercession in us on earth; and we the saints have to carry on intercession for all men."

Oswald Chambers


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