Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Final Quarter & Recent Happenings
And last Sunday I led my College's cell group of about 9 students to a nearby church in Ranau. One of my students comes from the village and she had introduced us to her church leaders. I preached a pretty long message on Eph 5:1-14 (Become imitators of God) emphasizing on love and light as being God's attributes which should also be His beloved children's attributes if we imitate our Father. I spoke about holiness and avoiding sexual sins and not even mentioning about them. It was a powerful message and at the end about 15 people came forward to be prayed for. It was a delight to see many older folks including leaders and deacons coming forward and responding to God's Word. Again there were tears of contrition and many felt God's presence wonderfully.
After a short rest back at Namaus, I drove back to KK at 4.30pm reaching home just after 7pm. Yesterday I attended my former church secretary's wedding held at my homechurch in KK. She had told me about it several months ago and it was an honour to be invited to take photos with her and her groom alongside her newly wedded husband's employer. Again that moment was poignant that in a way I was her "boss" when I was pastor of my homechurch and for 5 consecutive years when I was in Singapore she had sent birthday greetings to me along with the wishes of the Woman's ministry leaders. No doubt many women (young and old) have proven to be my strong support over the years like Jesus in Luke 8 where several women were named and one in particular was said to have supported Jesus' team and ministry with her finances. Jesus had her Marys, Mary Magdelene, Mary of Bethany (and his mother of course) and Marthas as well. I have always thought about leadership and if you are a good boss, your subordinates will remember you well and you retain their friendship for life.
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