Dear Friends of CGBC,
Happy New Year! February 1st is the Chinese
New Year. It is the year of the sheep. Immediately we can
think of a lot of Sunday school stories about sheep. It's
good to begin this year with our focus on Jesus and His mission
All of us, like sheep, have gone astray, and each of
us has turned to his own way (Isaiah 53:6). It is Jesus
we proclaim as the only savior of the world, and He alone
can deliver us from our extremities. The only security we
can hold onto is living in the will of the Lord.
flock-Jesus guides. (God)
justifies those who have faith in Jesus (Roman 3:23).
Today many popular teachings that people love to hear are
missing the mark. Many are misled by false teachings. We may
also be lost due to a lack of spiritual discernment, unless
our eyes are constantly fixing upon Jesus, the only shepherd
who can guide us. (John 10:3-4)
herd-Jesus cares. They were
like sheep without a shepherd (Mark 6:34). Wherever we go
today, we will see Chinese food and Chinese workers, Chinese
kids and their elderly grannies. The migration of our people
in recent years is indeed phenomenal. This gives rise to many
mission opportunities. Everywhere we turn, we can hear the
cry for pastors and spiritual mentors. Reaching them with
the gospel and discipleship training materials is our urgent
task. Thank God that we can ask for wisdom. (James 1:5).
ones-Jesus calls. My sheep
listen to my voice (John 10:27-28). Only in stillness
and submission, and by His grace we can hear clearly and obey
joyfully. "I have other sheep, too. I must bring them
also." (John 10:16) CGBC is composed of a special group
called by God, chosen for a specific mission, living at a
significant moment in the Christian church history of the
Chinese people. By using modern communication technologies,
we are to bring others to the presence of the Lord and hear
His Word. " I give them eternal life, and they will never
perish. No one will snatch them away from me."(John
10:28) What a promise!
Praise the Lord for His gift to us-"
for He did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit
of power, of love and of self-discipline." (II Timothy
1:6-7) We counted our blessings at our staff retreat during
the last weekend of 2002. With His cleansing and assurance,
we commenced 2003 by putting ourselves in His hand. We trust
that our great Shepherd will be with us and also with co-works
in Toronto, Dallas, Maryland and other cities as well. The
Holy Spirit will guide and lead every program production,
will bless the users and listeners as well as those who intercede
for us faithfully and support us financially.
With Christ, we shall not want. May His blessing
be with you throughout the New Year!