Monday, September 14, 2015
From Sunday to Sunday
I showed on screen the Hebrew months and taught the congregation briefly about the Jewish calendar and the feasts and what fulfilment in Jesus meant, not that the law was done away with but that it had reached its goal. That means these feasts are still important pointers, moed the appointed times as Scripture says. I shared how since the earthquake I had been doubly busy and instead of preaching 2 or 3 times, it has been 5 to 7 times a week. I preached on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and twice on Sunday. Last night was especially special as it was a gathering of 26 pastors from 4 districts, in fact we have 76 pastors in 6 districts that make up the larger Ranau district. The local church in Muruk, about 20 mins drive hosted us and most of the members came and joined us in worship. At least 150 people were in attendance and it was good turn out on a Sunday night as it is normally a time for rest after a hectic Sunday morning that could last until late afternoon in some churches if they have meals fellowship over lunch and other church activities.
I rested most of today but we are experiencing blackout all too often and my usual Monday afternoon nap time did not eventualize. With fatigue deflating my spirits but the sense of quiet joy and thanksgiving rose from my heart to the Lord. It was important last night that I preached well since for most of my fellow pastors it was the first time they heard me preach for a long time since my time in Singapore and pastorate in Kota Kinabalu when I stayed put in KK and did not travel much except twice or thrice over 5 years and 3 months.
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