In-Person Gatherings Resume – English Worship 9.5

Welcome to the season of Pentecost! This is the time where we remember when the Holy Spirit came down on the disciples with a rushing wind and what appeared as tongues of fire. His Spirit moved then and empowered them as His church to share His Gospel all across the world, and it continues to move within us as His church and empower us today.

We are glad you are here, from wherever you are – rejoicing in the hope of our Savior Jesus!

Below, please find our theme for the week, our bible readings, some songs, and a video-recorded sermon. Set some time aside today if you are able, either alone or with some friends or family, and enter into an intentional time of worship with our God. May He bless you today and may you know that Jesus is always with you! 🙂

“The Ears of the Deaf Will be Opened” (Isaiah 35:3 and Mark 7:37)

Have you ever seen a miracle? Have you ever been in such a tough position that you needed a miracle?  In worship today Jesus opens our eyes to see and hear the miracle of his Word.

Bible Readings

Isaiah 35:4-7a

4say to those with fearful hearts,

“Be strong, do not fear;

your God will come,

he will come with vengeance;

with divine retribution

he will come to save you.”

5Then will the eyes of the blind be opened

and the ears of the deaf unstopped.

6Then will the lame leap like a deer,

and the mute tongue shout for joy.

Water will gush forth in the wilderness

and streams in the desert.

7The burning sand will become a pool,

the thirsty ground bubbling springs.

Mark 7:24-37

24Jesus left that place and went to the vicinity of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know it; yet he could not keep his presence secret. 25In fact, as soon as she heard about him, a woman whose little daughter was possessed by an evil spirit came and fell at his feet. 26The woman was a Greek, born in Syrian Phoenicia. She begged Jesus to drive the demon out of her daughter. 

27″First let the children eat all they want,” he told her, “for it is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to their dogs.” 

28″Yes, Lord,” she replied, “but even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.” 

29Then he told her, “For such a reply, you may go; the demon has left your daughter.” 

30She went home and found her child lying on the bed, and the demon gone. 

31Then Jesus left the vicinity of Tyre and went through Sidon, down to the Sea of Galilee and into the region of the Decapolis. 32There some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk, and they begged him to place his hand on the man. 

33After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the man’s ears. Then he spit and touched the man’s tongue. 34He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, “Ephphatha!” (which means, “Be opened!”). 35At this, the man’s ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly. 

36Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone. But the more he did so, the more they kept talking about it. 37People were overwhelmed with amazement. “He has done everything well,” they said. “He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.”

“The Ears of the Deaf Will be Opened” (Isaiah 35:3 and Mark 7:37)
Pastor Joel
Prayer

Spend some time in prayer with our Heavenly Father. He asks us to pray, to talk with Him. Like a father and his child. Bring to Him your problems and your difficult situations. Bring to him your hopes and desires. Praise him and give him thanks for all He’s done. Share your life with him, because He loves you.

Go in peace and serve the Lord!

Bible Verses for Next Sunday, September 12, 2021

Isaiah 50:4-10 | Mark 9:14-29

Location and Address

Nanshan English Worship – 2:00pm (14:00)

2239 Nanhai Ave. New Energy Building B, 3rd Floor 

南海大道2239号新能源大厦B座3楼 

Bus: 海雅百货 (Haiya Department Store) or 南山邮局 (Nanshan Post Office)

Metro: Line 9 Nanshan Book Mall (Exit D)

Meilin English Worship – 7:00pm (19:00)

126 Meilin Rd., 2nd floor chapel 

梅林路126号梅林教堂二楼 可乘坐

Bus: Meilin er cun 

Metro: Line 9 Xiameilin or Meicun

Tencent Meeting Info

Sunday, September 5: Online Conversation and Fellowship

10am-11am

Meeting ID: 659 0660 8960

(VooV Meeting / Tencent Meeting App

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Nanshan Church Address:

2239 Nanhai Ave. New Energy Building B, 3rd Floor 

南海大道2239号新能源大厦B座3楼

 

Meilin Church Address:

126 Meilin Rd., 2nd floor chapel

梅林路126号梅林教堂二楼