Proverbs 25:25 "Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land."


Build! The Musical Now Available Online (only $2.99) sticky icon

    Back in September, the International Church of Christ in Singapore hosted several performances of the brand new musical "Build! Carpenter's and Kings."  Steven Johnson (director of "Upside-down") wrote, directed, and produced the musical and lead a cast composed almost entirely of disciples from around the Southeast Asia region.  The musical is now available for instant, HD, online viewing for only $2.99 (find it here)!

ENTRY 228: DEC 13-16 Paul’s Answered Prayers, House Arrest, Wrap Up Of The Book Of Acts Acts 20:3-38; Acts 21-28; Colossians; Ephesians

This entry covers FOUR days of reading and is full of insights into PAUL’S PRAYER LIFE, GOD’S WISDOM IN ANSWERING PRAYERS, TRUSTING IN GOD AND HIS ULTIMATE SOVEREIGNTY, PAUL’S LEADERSHIP, COMMITMENT & DEDICATION, EXALTING GOD, PRAYER, FIGHTING PAGAN THINKING WITH SPIRITUAL THINKING, GOD’S LOVE, LIVING AS CHILDREN OF THE LIGHT, SPECIFIC RELATIONSHIPS, and THE ARMOUR OF GOD.

 

ENTRY 227: DEC 8-12 Paul’s Letter to the Church in Rome Acts 20:2-3a; Romans

 This entry covers FIVE days of reading and topics such as GRACE, FAITH, GOD’S LOVE & MERCY, and OBEDIENCE, as well as a myriad of other wonderful teachings.

Dr F LaGard Smith’s chronology places the following passage from Acts around the time Paul finished writing 2 Corinthians:

ENTRY 226: DEC 3-7 Third Missionary Journey plus The Corinthian Letters Acts 18:23-28; Acts 19; Acts 20:1; 1 & 2 Corinthians

This entry, worth FIVE days of reading, covers topics such as THE HOLY SPIRIT, “RE-BAPTISM”, BEING ENCOURAGING, UNITY, FOUNDATIONAL TEACHING, HUMILITY, SEX IN & OUT OF MARRIAGE, LEARNING FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT, SPIRITUAL GIFTS, LOVE, THE RESURRECTION, COMFORT FROM GOD, FORGIVENESS, PERSPECTIVE ON AGING, FAITH, SPIRITUAL VIEWS, AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST, NOT BEING YOKED, GODLY SORROW, SOWING GENEROUSLY, and AIMING FOR PERFECTION.


HOPEww Provides Water for Typhoon Evacuees

December 8, 2014 – UPDATE #1: Typhoon Hagupit struck the Philippines late Saturday night. According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), an estimated 225,763 families, or more than one million people, are living in 687 evacuation centers across seven affected regions and Metro Manila.

Helpful Stuff at LifeChangingWorship.com

     As worshippers and worship leaders, we want to experience everything that God has to offer through our times of individual and corporate worship.  With this thought in mind, we have collected - from conversations with worship leaders around the world - a growing list of great worship resources:  from books and webpages to articles, instructional videos, teaching devotionals, and much more.  Check it all out on the "

ENTRY 225: NOV 27-Dec 2 First Missionary Journey, The Jerusalem Council, and Paul Starts Writing Acts 13-14 Galatians and 1 & 2 Thessalonians

This is another extremely long entry; it looks at topics such as THE HOLY SPIRIT WORKING, THE EMERGENCE OF PAUL, PERSECUTION, FREEDOM IN CHRIST, FALSE DOCTRINE, SALVATION BY FAITH, BOUNDARIES, SOWING AND REAPING, BOASTING IN THE LORD, CONFLICT RESOLUTION, BEING AN ENCOURAGING LEADER, HOW PERSECUTORS WORK, GODLY MOTIVATION, GREAT RELATIONSHIPS, NOT BEING IDLE, and THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST.


Employment Opportunity: Director of International Youth Programs

HOPE worldwide is seeking a Director of International Youth Programs. This position is responsible for the execution, coordination, and development of all HOPE worldwide programs related to youth engagement in international service. Qualified applicants must have a bachelor’s degree. Experience serving as a HOPE Youth Corps or AmeriCorps member preferred.

If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please email your cover letter, resume, and three references to Angel Dowling, Vice President of Human Resources, at angel_dowling@hopeww.org

ENTRY 224: NOV 21-26 Apostles Regroup & The Holy Spirit Takes Centre Stage Acts 1-12

This humongous entry, covering six days of reading, delves into THE MIRACLE OF THE DAY OF PENTECOST, THE BASICS OF PRACTICING CHRISTIANITY, HOW THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS THE MAIN ACTOR IN ACTS, HOW COURAGE COMES FROM SPENDING TIME WITH JESUS, a “SIN PACT” IN MARRIAGE, HOW GROWTH CAN COME FROM GODLY PERSECUTION, BEING WILLING TO DIE FOR GOD, PREACHING THE WORD WHEREVER WE GO, KNOWING HOW TO GIVE AND RECEIVE A GODLY REBUKE WHEN NECESSARY, LESSONS ON HUMILITY AND BAPTISM FROM THE ETHIOPIAN EUNUCH, THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, OVERCOMING BIGOTRY, GOD’S MIRACLES, LUKE’S SENSE OF HUMOUR, and “GIVING GOD THE GLORY OR ELSE!”

China: Powerful Stories from Underground Church #2 (UC-2)

    The leader of underground church “UC-2” sent us this encouraging message: After the mission team’s abrupt deportation by the police in the middle ‘90’s, the seeds of Gospel planted in the young disciples the team left behind has now grown into a strong and fruitful tree.

Ebola Update From The Monrovia Church

November 18, 2014 - Good news from Monrovia! Two of the disciples have just been released from the 21 day quarantine period!

Greater China Singles Conference 2014

     The International Churches of Christ in China recently hosted a Singles conference where 270 disciples from more than ten cities attended.  Alex Cheung, an evangelist for the Hong Kong Church of Christ, sent us this update.

 

ENTRY 223: NOV 17-20 Instead of “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”, how about “The Bad, The Ugly, The Amazingly Good, and The Miraculous”?

In this very long entry about Gethsemene, The Tomb, The Resurrection and The Ascension/ Final Instructions, good for FOUR days reading, we will cover topics such as PRAYER, SORROW, BETRAYAL, DETERMINATION, FORGIVENESS, SURRENDER, NEW BEGINNINGS, COUNTING THE COST, the MIRACLE OF THE RESURRECTION, THE GREAT COMMISSION, the SINGAPORE CHURCH MISSION STATEMENT, and TRUSTING THE LEADERSHIP OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, taken from Matt 26:36-75; Matt 27; Mark 14:32-72; Mark 15; Luke 22:40-71; Luke 23; John 18-19, then Matt 28:2-4; Mark 16:1-7; Luke 24:4-8; Mark 16:8; John 20:2-10; Mark 16:9; John 20:11-17; Matt 28:8-15; Luke 24:9-11; Luke 24:13-35; John 20:19; Luke 24:36-44; John

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