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Let no one despise your age

September 8th, 2015 Categories: pondering..., reporting... 6 comments

This weekend I joined the memorial meeting for a dear brother who recently went to be with the Lord. I was very touched by all the testimonies of the saints. The speaking was very rich and full of the fragrance of a precious life poured on our lovely Lord Jesus, because He is altogether worthy.

This kind of special meeting leaves you with the encouragement and aspiration to follow our brother’s pattern to be simply and absolutely for the Lord and to care for the church, His Body.

…Forgetting the things which are behind and stretching forward to the things which are before, I pursue toward the goal for the prize to which God in Christ Jesus has called me upward.

It was for her

February 8th, 2015 Categories: enjoying..., pondering..., singing... 2 comments

I really enjoyed the campus Bible studies this week! On Thursday, we read the footnote for John 19:34, and a few paragraphs from the first message from Life-study of Romans.

But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately there came out blood and water.

So, I had read this footnote before, and appreciated that the blood is for redemption, the purchasing of the church, and that the water is for imparting life, for the producing of the church. It’s pretty amazing to see that, to realise that it is not random or even just for biological reasons that both blood and water came out of the Jesus’ side, but that both are so significant. But in our fellowship at the Bible study, I saw in a fresh way that the blood was for the purchasing of the church, and that the water was for the producing of the church.