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
in Room 6.
Prayer Meeting: will be on Wed.
Nov. 28, at Mason. Please participate in the prayer ministry.
3.Anderson Fellowship: will be on Sat. 12/1, at CalvaryAllianceChurch. Welcome to invite friends to attend.
Speaker: Pastor David Wu.
4.Compton Ministry Coordination Meeting: will meet after Worship Service on Sun. Dec. 2, at the upper room of the gym. Those responsible for small groups,
fellowships, and those responsible for ministry. Welcome bros and sis to
session of Adult Sunday School: will begin on Sun. Dec. 2, . Welcome bros, sis, and friends to attend.
Fellowship: will be on Sat. Dec. 8,
at Mason. Welcome to invite elderly friends to
Fellowship: will meet on Sat. Dec. 8, at Compton. Welcome to invite Cantonese speaking friends to attend.
Ministry Support: an opportunity to share God’s
abundant love during the cold holiday season. Please donate canned food,
winter clothes, scarves, gloves, hats, etc., Please
place them at the entrance to sanctuary. Thanks for your compassionate
Classroom Changes for Adult Sunday School Seeker
Class: There will be in Room #10 at .
10.2013 Calendar: has arrived,
they are $2 each. Welcome to ask an Usher for it. Thanks.
“Were not all ten cleansed? Where
are the other nine?”(Luke 17:17)
There was a man who was running late for
a very important business meeting. He was looking
for a parking space. He drove several times around the block, but all of the
spaces were occupied. Finally, in desperation, he cried out to
God and said:
“Lord, get me to this meeting in time and I promise I will go to church every
Sunday!”He’d no more than finish saying this,
that a parking spot opened right in front of the building where his meeting
was. As he pulled into the parking
spot, he said: “Never mind, Lord. I’ve
got it covered.”
Many times we have cried out to God for
help in our times of difficulty, but once the problems have been solved, we immediately
forget God. In chapter 17, of the
Gospel of Luke, Jesus went to Jerusalem and met ten lepers on the road. At that time, lepers were considered
unclean, and had to move out of the city and live in the wilderness. They were the most despised, ignored, and
poor people in society. They must have
heard that Jesus cured many sick people with various diseases. As He passed by them, they came together to
ask for His help. Because of
restrictions of the Laws, they would not allowed to approach Jesus. So they shouted to Him and said: “Teacher,
have mercy on us!” Jesus was indeed
moved with compassion. It was required
by the Law of Moses, that the recovered must be examined by the priest first,
before they were allowed to go back to the community. In the process of going to the priest with
faith, their diseases were immediately healed. But only one out of ten lepers came back to
thank the Lord Jesus. The rest of them
were too busy and doing their own business. When Jesus saw that the man returned to
thank Him, he declared that this man was saved; not only in his physical
body, but also his soul.
out of ten is very low ratio. This
indicates the selfish nature of human beings. People only want to gain the benefits, but
refuse to give thanks. They consider
themselves lucky, or having strong abilities. In fact, giving thanks is the beginning of
receiving more of God’s blessing. God
is willing to give blessings to those who cherish the mercy of God, if we are
willing to share His love to people who are in need. During this Thanksgiving season, what can
you do to return God’s grace?