When I reached my church at 6.20pm, my spirits were revived as I saw the youths coming in. There were 38 of them in all registered, together with a few parents and youth leaders who helped out in leading worship and ice-breaker. But I taught on the 7 titles of Jesus according to John's Gospel chapter 1. After only 20 minutes, I realised for a vast majority of the young teenagers, I really have to teach them line by line, precept upon precept. What does it mean to be God's chosen one? What is the Lamb of God? The Word/Logos? Messiah? When I got to number 4 "Messiah", I got stuck seeing that some young teenagers were struggling. They were a few older teenagers in their 16 or 17s who are more knowledgeable. I decided to stop at the hour mark (the class was meant to be 1 hour and 20 minutes) and announced that I would finish the lesson when we meet next.
So for 7 or 8 days in a row I was in active ministry including the Monday that I drove up to Ranau to begin the week-long ministry. I taught for 4 days (a total of 25 hours' lectures) on the book of Revelation. I gave a seminar on Marriage and Divorce. I preached on "Making use of the time" based on Eph 1:1-17 for the first Service and Psalm 90 "Counting our days" in the Second Service. Plus, I also had the honour of preaching at the College Chapel for exactly 15 minutes on "God had so arranged the body in such a way" (1 Cor 12:24). And it was a powerful message sounding out throughout Sabah. As for the Seminar, some senior leaders of the Ranau District as well as the General Council members were present and the Word of God was taught and was glorified by all. When I think of 7 or 8 titles of Jesus in John 1, I wrote down 7x8 and I had just turned a year older as I concluded my week-long ministry in church. When Jesus was asked by Pilate whether he (Jesus) was a king, Jesus answered, "For this I was born". For what were you born? I was born to preach God's Word.