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Monday, August 25, 2014

Preaching out of Love, not for money.

I was reading a verse about the disciples were to go out and preach the Gospel.  They are to not take any gold or silver and put them in the pocket.  They were to trust God for what they need and know that their needs will be met. 

Matthew 10:5-10

These twelve Jesus sent out and commanded them, saying: “Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter a city of the Samaritans. But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead,[a] cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give. Provide neither gold nor silver nor copper in your money belts, 10 nor bag for your journey, nor two tunics, nor sandals, nor staffs; for a worker is worthy of his food.

Preaching is not for anyone of us to make a living off of it but to bring Salvation to others. Just as we received Salvation as Free gift but it cost the Son of God his Life on the Cross. 

"Freely you have received, freely give."  Wow.. that's pretty sums it up.  As a pastor, I should preach for free, not to make a living out of it   Christ gave me free gift of Salvation and I should share the Gospel to others for free.  His Love for you is free.  His forgiveness for you is free.  So if I was to give you 20 dollars, it should be a gift, not a loan.   If I was to help you tend your yard or mow your yard, it should be out of love and desire to do so. 

Which made me wonder and ponder about  something.. What if all the local pastors were do preach for free and not get paid a penny at all and earn money by going to work?  Nothing wrong with money or possession but what are our priorities?  If we put God first and obey His commandments, then we should be taken care of.  Being a pastor is a privilege, not a job.  Pastor is there to greet, help, minister, and make sure they go home as uplifted spirits.  I have seen pastors come on stage as an entertainer and not uplifting anyone's spirits at all.  If we, as pastor, have no building to preach, do we stop preaching?  No!  We keep on preaching until God calls us home. 

As the bible say, it's easier for a camel to enter through the eye of a needle than a rich man to enter the kingdom of Heaven.  Love is much more greater than all the gold and silver in the world.  It's the greatest gift any one of us can share. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

My thoughts for today.

First of all, before we became Christians, we were non believers first until someone came to tell us about Christ, His Salvation, and His finished works on the Cross. 

Second of all, just because they don't believe in Him or turn away from God, doesn't mean that we should be judgmental of how they live their lives or what they believe in, or bashing them because they turn away from Christ.  We are here as peacemakers, to love them, to uplift their spirits, and to be there for them when they need our help. 

Look in the Bible, there are countless of events where Jesus healed the sick that were not even believers until after they got healed.  Jesus showed the Love for you and others first before we came to Him.  We changed or transformed AFTER we wholeheartedly accept Christ as our Savior.  Anyone can say, "I am saved" but it must be in the heart not the mind.  It must be a spiritual acceptance of allowing Christ to enter your heart and feel the loving presence of the Most High God. 

What can we do as Christians to those who rejects Him?  Don't condemn them but instead, PRAY for them!  LOVE them!  Let them go and God will take care fo them and go to others people to whom we can witness the Love of Christ.  We can't force anyone to accept Christ.  It must be their free will choice and we are not to interfere with it. 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas 2013

It's the time of the year when we all get together to give out presents, have Christmas dinner, and celebrate the holiday together with families and friends.

But what is Christmas all about? 

Christmas is about our Savior.  It's about how He came into the world to bring Salvation to all mankind.  Christ came to save, not to condemn us.  He came to love, not to destroy. He came to give us peace, not problems. 

I love Christmas.  It really gives me pleasure to see my kids and wife happy but most of all, it gives me much more joy when they thanked the Lord for our Jesus Christ, our Savior for all the blessings they have.  

Let's thank God for all the blessings!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Journeying into 2014

The year of 2013 have given me many new challenges.  As of now, I have been a pastor for the deaf for Grace New Covenant Deaf Mission Church and Executive Director for Fort Smith Association of the Deaf. 

My goals for 2014 is to continue to reach out the rejected, the lost, new people to Christ.  I love to preach all about Jesus and share the Love of Christ.  It's one of the most wonderful blessing that God have given me, to preach the wonderful Gospel. 

As executive director for Fort Smith Association of the Deaf, I am facing new challenges as well.  Creating events to reach out not only to the deaf but to CODA, the hearing, and those who are interested in the deaf culture and its environments.   FSAD is looking forward to providing new connections to the deaf world, different educational classes , and empower both deaf and hearing worlds !

If you would like more information, please check out our facebook!

Grace New Covenant Deaf Mission Church:

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Fort Smith Association of the Deaf

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Thoughts on church leaders.

My thoughts for today.

I noticed that there are some pastors, ministers, and leaders, worried about what's going on in today's world. I was thinking: Aren't we supposed to look up, pray, and not worry about those things? No matter what, in this world, there will be many chaos, wars, famines, and evil doers in the world but we can't let that put fear and anxiety into our hearts and minds. If we show that we are fearful as pastors or leaders, or being upset of how the government is running, or how the world is operating, how do we expect the congregation to feel uplifted? Quit being so fearful and put our trust in the Lord completely and allow Him be the one that guide us and give the peace that the world can't give us. Love, Prayers, and Faith, are the keys that can put the fears of the world out of our minds and hearts. Let's always talk about Jesus, the Good NEWS, the healing, the Love, the good things that God wants us to focus on, not the world's news. The world is not going to bring you peace, happiness, and blessings. Only Jesus, the Son of the Living God, the Word, the Bread of Life, the Prince of Peace, the Healer, The Teacher, can give you the peace, the healing of all kinds, the Love that is eternal, and good things into our lives. Love one another, help each other, and pray for one another. God bless you all!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

"Do not be anxious " sermon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dd89f4cG3Os&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Friday, September 20, 2013

Thank you!

I love this church! I am so blessed to be the pastor of Grace New Covenant Church (Deaf mission). I am blessed to be able to go out and minister to the deaf and hearing worlds. As we see the church growing, we are in need of help of any donation. As a pastor, I am praying that God will bless this church and bring Christ to everyone we come in contact with. I want to thank you all for praying for this church and my family. If you like to help out with this wonderful deaf church / ministry, and help me continue to preach the gospel to the deaf and hearing worlds, please donate! God bless you all!

God's Blessings

Don't take wealth as your number one source of happiness. Our true richness is in our heart when we accept Jesus Christ as our personal Savior. That free gift is eternal life through Jesus Christ.