entering the Sanctuary, please quietly be seated and turn off your cell phone
to prepare your heart for Worship
Morning Watch and Prayer Meeting: every Sunday morning at Compton’s Rm. 6.
2.Adult Sunday School:
classes begin TODAY, . Welcome bros and sis to
Meeting outcome: approval for: 1) establishing a
search committee for a full-time Campus Ministry minister; 2) Mason parking
lot seal coating- cost $4500; 3) support for a new mission organization – Hchannel ($200/mo)
Sunday School Graduation: will be on Sun. Sept. 9, between ANC and Chinese Compton Worship Service.
Welcome you to attend.
Fellowship: will be on Sat. 9/8, at Mason. Welcome to invite elderly friends attend.
6.Miami U Welcome Meeting: will be on
Sat. 9/8, at a church near MiamiU. For further
details, please contact: Mrs. Rebecca Wu.
7.Youth Fellowship Picnic: will be on Sat. 9/8, - at SwainPark. 8th
graders please bring drinks, 9th graders bring snacks, 10th
graders bring deserts, 11th and 12th graders please
bring a main course, Welcome to invite friends attend.
8.Cantonese Fellowship Picnic: will be on Sat. 9/15, at BlueAshRecCenter. Welcome to invite Cantonese speaking friends attend.
9.Sisters Prayer Retreat:will be on
Sat. 9/15, at Mason. Please read Psalm 119:57-112 and prepare yourself to attend.
Young Women’s Basketball team from China
will arrive in Cincinnati
(9/2-9/13): if you want
to help welcome them, please contact the church office.
“If we confess our sins, he
is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all
unrighteousness.” (I John 1:9)
was playing in his front yard and saw a neighbor’s newly paved sidewalk. Due to curiousity, he went to it and intentionally
walked on the uncured concrete pavement. Then he saw the footprints he caused, was scared
and rushed to his home to clean off his shoes. He sat down on the porch and thought: It
seems like no one was around, so if I am lucky, no one will know. But deep inside his heart, there was an urgent
voice pleading for him to apologize to his neighbor. Finally, he got up and
trudged to his neighbor’s door and knocked on it. As the neighbor came to the door, the boy shyly
said to him: “I’m sorry for walking on your pavement and destroying it.” The
neighborly “uncle” went to the sidewalk and noticed the fresh footprints. He patted the boy’s shoulder and said: “Good
boy.” “I’m glad you told me this. You don’t need to be sad. If you like, you
can help me to fix it.” “Just come
over and hold this bucket of water, and we’ll repair it before the cement
drys out.”“If you didn’t tell me
right away, it would’ve been very hard to repair after the cement has dried.”
makes mistakes. The difference is in our
attitude, when we make a mistake. In
some cultures, defending ones mistake is considered to be courageous. They think admitting mistakes is showing one’s
weakness, and that confessing it is even more foolish. This type of society must be full of
violence and injustice. People lack sincere
relationships and encourages strife. Of
course, knowing our mistake is a prerequisite to confession, without knowing
what was wrong and apologizing is meaningless. But knowing one’s mistake and refusing to
admit it is doubly wrong. In fact, it
takes more courage to admit one’s mistake than to avoid it. The sooner one admits a mistake, the loss is
smaller, and it is easier to restore it.
Christians should have the courage to admit their
mistakes. Confession is not a
shameful. To argue for one’s wrong
doing is a greater shame in God’s view.