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Posts Tagged ‘Olympics’

Bits & Bytes

Posted by Rick on August 19, 2008

Here are some “sound bites” from Sunday morning’s sermon, “Self Examination” based on I Corinthians 11:17-30.

  • We must not take the Lord’s supper in an unworthy manner.
  • We must examine ourselves to make sure we are able to take the Lord’s Supper.
  • We must have confessed Jesus as Lord before we are “worthy” to take it.
  • We must not use it as an excuse to exclude other believers.
  • We must not attach legalistic rules to govern who takes it.
  • In taking the Lord’s Supper, we proclaim His death until Jesus returns.

If you would like to listen to the sermon, you can click here or click on the audio player below.

You can also listen to Sunday evening’s sermon, “Be Careful!” based on Ephesians 5:15-21 by clicking here or on the audio player below.

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Bits & Bytes

Posted by Rick on August 11, 2008

Here are some “sound bites” from yesterday morning’s sermon, “Set Free!” based on Romans 8:1-8:

  • Before we accept Christ, we are “condemned captives”.
  • Our condemnation is eternal separation from God in Hell.
  • We are condemned because we have sinned.
  • However, Jesus became in on our behalf that we might be righteous to God.
  • Jesus took the full brunt of the wrath of God.
  • We then are preserved for eternity with God in Heaven.
  • We are rescued & redeemed.
  • There are those who do not know this good news and are going to face the full wrath of God.
  • We must make every effort to share Jesus with them.

You can listen to the morning sermon here or by clicking on the audio player below:

You can also listen the evening sermon, “A G-Rated Life in an R-Rated World” based on Ephesians 5:1-14 here or by clicking on the audio player below:

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Free Bibles During Olympics

Posted by Rick on July 10, 2008

Bibles to be available free during Games

(July 7, 2008, People’s Daily)
Athletes, officials, spectators and tourists can pick up the Bible or just the New Testament for free during the Olympic Games next month. Tens of thousands of copies of the Bible, the New Testament and booklets with just the four Gospels (according to Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) have been printed for the purpose, say officials of China’s Christian society. Rev Xu Xiaohong, an official of the Shanghai-based China Christian Council in charge of publishing, says 50,000 bilingual (Chinese and English) editions of the Gospel booklets had already been printed by June. They are on way to six cities hosting the Olympic events in the mainland. As has been the practice at earlier Games, the Gospel booklets will be available mainly in churches and the Olympic Village in Beijing, and in Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenyang, Tianjin and Qinhuangdao, Xu says. Places of worship for people of other religions too have been set up in the Olympic Village, Chen Guangyuan, president of the Islamic Association of China has said. The cover of the Gospel booklet will have the Beijing Olympics logo. Nanjing-based Amity Printing Co, the country’s major printer of the Bible, has printed the Gospel booklets. Its general manager Li Chunnong says 30,000 copies of the New Testament (Chinese-English bilingual edition) are being printed for free distribution during the Games. The Beijing Christian Council has placed an order with Amity to reprint 10,000 copies of the bilingual Bible edition to be distributed in the Olympic Village, Li says.

NOTE from Bro Rick:  Pray that the Bibles would be available to Chinese citizens!

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