From the Pastor's Desk
Shalom and Greetings to all in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!
Amazingly we are entering May ~ still so much that needs to be done to get our Main Auditorium ready for use. But you know what? With God and with us standing together in Christ Jesus AS ONE, WE CAN get it done. Amen!
As we join our hands together to share the load and to work at it together, IT CAN BE done. Let's put in our best effort to get our Main Auditorium ready!
In April, we have looked at and learned about how and why we need to "BE WISE!" And I do trust that we all have somehow "WISE UP."
For the month of May, our emphasis is "BE STRONG!" It's an amazing phrase, and important trait for our Christian life—as we are living in an untamed, corrupted, and evil world—with the influence of a very fierce and cunning enemy of our souls, Satan, we need TO BE STRONG, especially TO BE STRONG in our Lord Jesus Christ in order to face and overcome oppositions that come our way.
- Ephesians 6:10, "A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power."[NLT]
- The Message Bible put it this way — "And that about wraps it up. God is strong, and he wants you strong."[MSG]
Paul makes OUR source of power and strength clear in this passage. IT IS God, Himself, WHO holds the power to fight and win. Verse 10 commands us to "be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might"(emphasis added).
NO human power alone CAN stop the devil's schemes, BUT God can and has already "disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him" [Colossians 2:15].
The same power THAT raised Jesus from the dead LIVE IN believers by the power of the Holy Spirit and CAN empower Christians to fight and win IN their spiritual battles. So whatever you may be facing today or tomorrow, YOU NEED to be strong in Christ Jesus in order TO BE an overcomer. Amen!
So, in the month of May, let us all learn to "BE STRONG" in Christ Jesus.
Pastor Christopher Mun & Marianne Mun