English Worship 9.12

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! 🙂

“I Believe!  Help My Unbelief” (Mark 9:24)

Do you question God?  Do you ignore the things about Jesus you don’t understand?  Today in worship we join the disciples of Jesus in questioning the path of following him.  Doubts and questions are natural.  We believe, Jesus, help our unbelief!

Bible Readings

Isaiah 50:4-10

4The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, 

to know the word that sustains the weary. 

He wakens me morning by morning, 

wakens my ear to listen like one being taught. 

5The Sovereign LORD has opened my ears, 

and I have not been rebellious; 

I have not drawn back. 

6I offered my back to those who beat me, 

my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard; 

I did not hide my face from mocking and spitting. 

7Because the Sovereign LORD helps me, 

I will not be disgraced. 

Therefore have I set my face like flint, 

and I know I will not be put to shame. 

8He who vindicates me is near. 

Who then will bring charges against me? 

Let us face each other! 

Who is my accuser? 

Let him confront me! 

9It is the Sovereign LORD who helps me. 

Who is he that will condemn me? 

They will all wear out like a garment; 

the moths will eat them up. 

10Who among you fears the LORD 

and obeys the word of his servant? 

Let him who walks in the dark, 

who has no light, 

trust in the name of the LORD 

and rely on his God.

Mark 9:14-29 

14When they came to the other disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and the teachers of the law arguing with them. 15As soon as all the people saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with wonder and ran to greet him. 

16″What are you arguing with them about?” he asked. 

17A man in the crowd answered, “Teacher, I brought you my son, who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him of speech. 18Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid. I asked your disciples to drive out the spirit, but they could not.” 

19″O unbelieving generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy to me.” 

20So they brought him. When the spirit saw Jesus, it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion. He fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth. 

21Jesus asked the boy’s father, “How long has he been like this?” 

“From childhood,” he answered. 22″It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.” 

23″‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for him who believes.” 

24Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” 

25When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the evil spirit. “You deaf and mute spirit,” he said, “I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.” 

26The spirit shrieked, convulsed him violently and came out. The boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, “He’s dead.” 27But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up. 

28After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked him privately, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?” 

29He replied, “This kind can come out only by prayer.”

“I Believe!  Help My Unbelief” (Mark 9:24)
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 19, 2021

James 3:13-4:10 | Mark 9:30-37

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 12: 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