English Worship 5.8

“We gather each week for Christian worship and fellowship, following a historic tradition that unites people of diverse backgrounds by the sharing of the Good News of Jesus Christ.”

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

Below, please find our Sermon audio, bible readings and some songs. 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! 🙂

 “Thought of the Day” 

If Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, how can Jesus also be the Good Shepherd?  How can we, in a city like Hong Kong that has no sheep to follow this shepherd?  Today in worship the good shepherd tells us that he knows us and calls us by name! Happy Mother’s Day!  Our mothers are great gifts from the Good Shepherd who nurture us and help him call us by name.

 Bible Readings 

Acts 20:17-35 

17 From Miletus, Paul sent to Ephesus for the elders of the church. 

18 When they arrived, he said to them: “You know how I lived the whole time I was with you, from the first day I came into the province of Asia. 

19 I served the Lord with great humility and with tears, although I was severely tested by the plots of the Jews. 

20 You know that I have not hesitated to preach anything that would be helpful to you but have taught you publicly and from house to house. 

21 I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus.

22 “And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there. 

23 I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me. 

24 However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me–the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.

25 “Now I know that none of you among whom I have gone about preaching the kingdom will ever see me again. 

26 Therefore, I declare to you today that I am innocent of the blood of all men. 

27 For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God. 

28 Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood. 

29 I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. 

30 Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them. 

31 So be on your guard! Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.

32 “Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. 

33 I have not coveted anyone’s silver or gold or clothing. 

34 You yourselves know that these hands of mine have supplied my own needs and the needs of my companions. 

35 In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'”

Revelation 7:9-17

9 After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. 

10 And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.”

11 All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 

12 saying: “Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!”

13 Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes–who are they, and where did they come from?”

14 I answered, “Sir, you know.” And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 

15 Therefore, “they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will spread his tent over them.

16 Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat upon them, nor any scorching heat.

17 For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

John 10:22-30

22 Then came the Feast of Dedication at Jerusalem. It was winter, 

23 and Jesus was in the temple area walking in Solomon’s Colonnade. 

24 The Jews gathered around him, saying, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.”

25 Jesus answered, “I did tell you, but you do not believe. The miracles I do in my Father’s name speak for me, 

26 but you do not believe because you are not my sheep. 

27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 

28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. 

29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. 

30 I and the Father are one.”

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!

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