July 2, 2017

The Shepherd's Corner

[:en]THE SHEPHERD’S CORNER

It’s time of the year again. Even though Thanksgiving Retreat is still four-months away, there is no harm for us to talk about it now so we can prepare it better. This year, God’s willing, we’ll be staying at a hotel—Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel—in Buena Park. So, it’s not too far and of course, it’s much more comfortable than regular retreat centers up in the mountain. So, I hope many can join in this year.

God’s willing, I will be delivering a series of messages from the Book of II Kings 4-5 and the overall theme will be, “What does God do?” Specifically, I will try to address three questions: (a) What does God do when bad things happen to good people? (b) What does God do when good things turn bad? And (c) What does God do when good people turn evil and evil people turn good?

I believe these are relevant questions that we often raise as we see bad things happening around us. We’re puzzled and don’t quite know how to reconcile the limitless power of God and the seemingly limitless power of evil. It’s one thing to try to understand it as it happens to somebody else; it’s certainly another thing when that somebody happens to be us. Difficult topic, indeed!

Tuesday is July 4, the Independence Day. It’s hard to believe that once upon a time Americans fought the British. Not only that, French also fought alongside the Americans against the British. You might already know that the Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French to this new republic. But, now the British is one of the US’ closest allies and French and British are also close allies. Enemies can become friends and friends can become enemies. There is no true love; there is only interest. Thank God, on the other side of earth—heaven—there is no interest, there is only true love.

Pastor Paul[:id]THE SHEPHERD’S CORNER

It’s time of the year again. Even though Thanksgiving Retreat is still four-months away, there is no harm for us to talk about it now so we can prepare it better. This year, God’s willing, we’ll be staying at a hotel—Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel—in Buena Park. So, it’s not too far and of course, it’s much more comfortable than regular retreat centers up in the mountain. So, I hope many can join in this year.

God’s willing, I will be delivering a series of messages from the Book of II Kings 4-5 and the overall theme will be, “What does God do?” Specifically, I will try to address three questions: (a) What does God do when bad things happen to good people? (b) What does God do when good things turn bad? And (c) What does God do when good people turn evil and evil people turn good?

I believe these are relevant questions that we often raise as we see bad things happening around us. We’re puzzled and don’t quite know how to reconcile the limitless power of God and the seemingly limitless power of evil. It’s one thing to try to understand it as it happens to somebody else; it’s certainly another thing when that somebody happens to be us. Difficult topic, indeed!

Tuesday is July 4, the Independence Day. It’s hard to believe that once upon a time Americans fought the British. Not only that, French also fought alongside the Americans against the British. You might already know that the Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French to this new republic. But, now the British is one of the US’ closest allies and French and British are also close allies. Enemies can become friends and friends can become enemies. There is no true love; there is only interest. Thank God, on the other side of earth—heaven—there is no interest, there is only true love.

Pastor Paul[:]

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