So I asked the question why this health pandemic came about - have we as a Church sinned against the Lord and arouse His anger? We do our activities year in and year out without seeing much fruits or significant impact. Is God saying that He is fed up with our church activities, major Conferences and fund-raising dinners that He put an end to all these? Amazing that one church leader when I told him that fund-raising dinner is not the godly way to raise money, his reply was that "every church is doing it". How convenient! If everyone is falling away, are we to follow? I find the argument that everyone or every church is doing it as a valid excuse or reason in doing something totally ridiculous. Now the Covid19 has put an end to endless Conferences and fund-raising dinners! As Amos says, "Thus saith the Lord, I hate your festivals and the noise of your songs...let justice run down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream... (Amos 5:24).
Then, on 26th July night I was back in KK to conduct a class on the 7 titles of Jesus in John 1. I reached to title 4 and I realized I had to do it over two sessions. On 2nd August the last day before the full moon, I preached twice more on "For what were you born" (John 18:37) and I spoke about justice and righteousness for the nation, for the State of Sabah and that the righteous King rule by law (Psalm 72:2). One deacon says that "pastor next Sunday you will rest". Yes, someone else is preaching but on 9th August evening I shall conduct another class for the teenagers, hoping to complete my series on the titles of Jesus in John 1. When I see the lack of biblical literary around, I am amazed. No church or people will ever get strong by just listening to Sunday sermon without a self-discipline Bible study. This teenage class is only once a fortnight. I can't do much more. But it is the least that I can do since outside many religions, fashions, and trends to beset the youths and draw their souls away from the Lord - "I write to you, young men for you are strong in the Word of God". It is my dream to see the youths in my church to be strong in God's Word and the rest will take care of itself.