A Word From Pastor John~
I recently saw a statistic that said nearly half of regular church-goers have not been attending via online services this past month. I found this statistic to be disheartening, but also not surprising.
While the internet has given us new opportunity to engage with folks who would never step foot into our building, there's a significant demographic that is struggling to regularly attend via online. Whether you have chosen to continue joining us online or to begin joining us in person, my hope and prayer is that we can make Sunday worship a priority in our lives. Anytime we get out of the habit of doing something, it can be terribly difficult to get back in the habit. Church is no different. May we remain faithful to continually participating in regular worship, whether it is in person or online.
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Bible Reading Plan: Week 23
This year, we are reading through the Bible chronologically using The Bible Recap Plan in YouVersion.
Take a bookmark from the front lobby if you'd like to keep track that way and go through at your own pace. Bookmark SIX is available now!
Day 155: Proverbs 4-6
Day 156: Proverbs 7-9
Day 157: Proverbs 10-12
Day 158: Proverbs 13-15
Day 159: Proverbs 16-18
Day 160: Proverbs 19-21
Day 161: Proverbs 22-24
Before you read God’s Word today, seek His help with these 5 prayers:
1. God, give me wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. 2. God, let any knowledge I gain serve to help me love You and others more, and not puff me up. 3. God, help me see something new about You I've never seen before. 4. God, correct any lies I believe about You or anything I misunderstand. 5. God, direct my steps according to Your Word.
Two guys are walking through a game park & they come across a lion that has not eaten for days. The lion starts chasing the two men. They run as fast as they can and the one guy starts getting tired and decides to say a prayer, "Please turn this lion into a Christian, Lord." He looks to see if the lion is still chasing and he sees the lion on its knees. Happy to see his prayer answered, he turns around and heads towards the lion. As he comes closer to the lion, he hears the it saying a prayer: "Thank you Lord for the food I am about to receive."
A man is talking to God. "God, how long is a million years?" God answers, "To me, it's about a minute." "God, how much is a million dollars?" "To me, it's a penny." "God, may I have a penny?" "Wait a minute."
A Sunday school teacher asked her children on the way to service, "And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?" One little girl replied, "Because people are sleeping."
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Cambodia churches receive new Bibles
by Kevin Campbell-White for Asia-Pacific Nazarene| 19 May 2020
This story is a first-hand account from Kevin Campbell-White, district superintendent for Cambodia, on how the district is working to equip its churches with Bibles.
This past December, the Cambodia District Advisory Board presented a need, sharing that most of their churches had only two Bibles. These churches have anywhere from 15 to over 100 people each. Because a Bible costs more than a typical day’s wage, many church members felt they had to choose: feed their family or buy a Bible.
As they continued to explain their need, thoughts ran through my head. “The church in Cambodia is growing faster than any other area in Southeast Asia and they only have two Bibles per church?”
Our field strategy coordinator was also at the meeting and quickly confirmed what I already knew to be true… our field was holding funds designated for the purchase of Bibles, just waiting for someone to ask for it. So I shared with these pastors that we would be purchasing as many Bibles as we could afford and distributing them to each church at our upcoming district assembly. Not only that, but I also promised them that we would continue to find ways to supply them with as many Bibles as they needed, so they could give them away to other people and villages where they were sharing the Gospel.
Normally Bibles in Khmer (the most common language in Cambodia) cost $15 each, but one of our pastors was able to get Bibles for $5 each. The churches also expressed a need for hymnals. Soon Bibles, hymnals, and children’s Bible storybooks began to show up at our district office. Everything the local Bible Society had in stock arrived first.
Over the next week or so, a motorcycle arrived with a couple of boxes from another province a few hours away, and several tuk-tuks (a type of local transport) arrived with still more Bibles.
When it was all said and done, we had to rent a bus to take boxes containing 310 Bibles, 62 children’s Bible storybooks, and 124 hymnals, in addition to other supplies, from Phnom Penh to the district assembly in Siem Reap. Each church received five Bibles, two hymnals, and one children’s Bible.
When I challenged the assembly to make disciples so that I would have to buy them twice as many Bibles next year, one of the delegates took it to heart. Later that evening, one of the guards at the hotel where the assembly was being held came up to our mission team and thanked us for his new Bible! He told us that he was a Christian but didn’t have a Bible, so one of our pastors gave him one of their precious few Bibles so he could share the Good News in his village.
Church of the Nazarene Asia-Pacific