After entering the Sanctuary, please quietly
be seated and turn off your cell phone to prepare your heart for Worship
1.Sunday Morning Watch and Prayer Meeting: every Sunday morning
at Comptonís Rm. 6.
Outcome: Thank the Lord, both deacon candidates, Bro. Phil Lam and Bro. Juemin Tang were affirmed as new deacons. May God use
them and bless their family.
3.Adult Sunday School: Spring quarter
began TODAY at . Bros. and Sis. please
4.Blessing Fellowship Meeting: will meet on Sat. Mar. 10, at Mason church. Welcome to invite the Elderly to
attend. Speaker: Bro KC Fang. Lunch will be provided.
5.2012 Thai Short-term Missions Team
Training: will be Sat. Mar. 10, at Compton.
6.Cantonese Fellowship Meeting: will be Sat. Mar. 10, at Compton. Welcome to
invite Cantonese speaking friends to attend.
7.Daylight Savings time: will begin on Sun. Mar. 11, please
set your clocks forward 1 hr. before going to sleep on Sat.
8.March Womenís Prayer Retreat: will be Sat. Mar. 17, at Mason. Welcome to attend.
9.Merciful Love Husband and Wife Retreat: for 5/26~5/28
(Sat. to Mon.) Chinese Family For Christ, Intl.QingzhouQiu and Zhuqun Yu will lead. Couples are welcome to attend.
Please register before 3/18 with Yangcai Huang
(Mason) or Ben Zhang (Compton). (Please see
insert for further details.)
10.†2012 VBS: 6/18~6/22,
to at Compton. Please reserve a spot in
your calendar to attend the first preparation meeting on Sun. 3/11, at the English library. All teachers and related
coworkers please attend.
† ďThe Word became flesh
and made His dwelling among us, full of grace and truth.Ē (Jn. 1:14)
†† What is
truth? Truth is a preposition that can be experienced and accepted as true.
All laws of natural science which can be measured are in this category. For example:
1+1=2; water is H2O etc. This is Natural Truth. 2. Truth is an agreement
based on the state of being the case. All human ethics are in this category.
For example: one should not kill others; one needs to atone for mistakes by
merits etc., This is Ethical Truth. 3. Truth is a transcendent fundamental of
spiritual reality. All others not included in above two are in this category.
For example: human souls; meaning of life; Spirituality, God, etc., This is
†† What is
grace? 1. Grace is to receive something that one is not worthy for. For
example: We should receive punishments for our sins, but Christ took the
punishment for us to set us free. This is grace. 2. Grace is to receive
something that one cannot work for. For example: air, sunshine, water, all are essential to us, and none of them can be produced by
man. God provides all. This is grace.
We should pursue truth by means of receiving Godís grace in our life.
Discovery of natural truth can improve our material life. Practice of ethics
truth can beautify our morals. However, pursuing transcendental truth can
fulfill our spiritual life. We can understand natural truth through our
reason, we can comprehend ethical truth through our emotion, but only through
Godís grace can we experience transcendental truth. ††††††††††††††††††††
†† Christ is the incarnation of Godís truth
and grace. He came to the world to reveal the essence of truth. He proclaimed
that God is our heavenly Father who is waiting for our repentance. He
demonstrated Godís grace by healing the blind, cleansing the lepers, and
raising the dead. He executed Godís truth by exposing the evils of the
wicked, and rebuking the hypocrisy of deceivers. Most of all, He gives us the
grace of power to overcome difficulties to enable us to enter truth.