Thursday, January 31, 2008

Sermon D&R - New Life in Christ - Feb. 3, 2008

On Sunday, February 3, Caleb Tian 田天德 will preach on "除舊佈新迎新年" from Ephesians 4:21-24, 2 Corinthians 5:17 弗四章21-24 、 林後五章17.

I'm excited. It looks like because of the Lunar New Year, Caleb is going to be preaching to us about our new self and new life in Christ. It is so great to think about freedom from the past that Christians have! As Jesus said, "If the son has set you free, you are free indeed."

Iok-hān Hok-im 8 chiuⁿ 36 chat: “Só͘-í Thiⁿ-pē ê Kiáⁿ, Iâ-so͘, nā hō͘ lín chū-iû, lín chiū chin-chiàⁿ chū-iû.”

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Creation vs. Evolution Discussion Group

After the service on Sunday, January 27, there will be a discussion group on Creation and Evolution. We will be watching a DVD documentary called: "Unlocking the Mystery of Life". It does several things: 1. Reviews Darwin's Theory of Evolution, 2. Considers the present issue of the fact that even inside cells, there are incredibly complex machines that could not have evolved from small random changes -- implies and Intelligent Designer 3. Considers the issue of the origin of cells themselves, and how the proteins and DNA's information require imply a Intelligent Designer. ... all of the Scientists interviewed are former believers in evolution who as they looked at the facts came to be confronted with the impossibility of evolutionary theory. They felt forced to conclude from the data that there must have been a designer.

The DVD does not discuss some related issues such as the methods of dating, the strata of the earth, the absence of transitional fossils. We can discuss this more in the meeting. But the DVD deals with some core issues that must be answered first before any further assumptions about evolution by natural selection can be considered.

Sermon Discussion and Response - January 27, 2008

On Sunday, January 27, Pastor Tim preached from Romans 4:9-25 羅馬書四章9-25節 on "Certain Faith in Hopeless Situations 在絕望的處境中信心堅定" .

Please make comments here, ask questions, give feedback, or share Bible verses, songs or experiences in response to this sermon.