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U Matters - 09 Nov 2017

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There are two Old Testament concepts that might seem foreign to 21st century Hong Kong Christians. The first is the concept of “Sabbath.”  Dr. Anne Stewart from Princeton Seminary will be in church this Sunday and I will interview her during my sermon on the 4th commandment...

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U Matters - 02 Nov 2017

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31 October 1517 was the start of the Reformation and a major issue was the theological debate about if  we are saved by faith(reliance of God’s grace in Christ) or by works (good deeds.) 31 October 1999 – Lutherans and Catholics released a Joint Declaration on the Doctrine...

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U Matters - 26 Oct 2017

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This Sunday we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  The Reformers stressed five critical ideas:Grace AloneFaith AloneChrist AloneGod's Glory AloneScripture Alone Tradition and other things crowded out these essentials.  In our modern crowded lives we are tempted to...

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U Matters - 19 Oct 2017

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We have not one but two amazing speakers this Sunday.   At 8:45AM and 9:45AM Dr. Darrell Johnson will preach.  He has taught at Fuller, Regent, and Carey seminaries.  He has pastored several churches.  He was in Manila during the end of the Marcos regime.  His...

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U Matters - 12 Oct 2017

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This Sunday we will take a 10/10/10 offering.  Working with the Hong Kong Church Network for the Poor, we will take a special offering to address the needs of the over one million HK residents living in poverty.  The Missions Committee, along with a number of Union members, support...

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U Matters - 05 Oct 2017

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This Sunday we welcome Dr. Ray Bakke, the father of the whole field of urban ministry.  In fact, there is the Ray Bakke Centre for Urban Transformation in HK.  “In the City, for the City” is the motto of the Centre and sums up the remarkable ministry of this man of God. He...

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U Matters - 28 Sept 2017

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Mark Twain was paid the sum of $5.00 per word for a magazine article when the going rate in the early 20th century was 1 cent.  One day he received a letter from a stranger. “Dear Mr. Twain:  please send me a good word.”  Enclosed was a five-dollar...

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U Matters - 21 Sept 2017

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“When do I get to sit in the sanctuary?” That was a fair question raised by a long-time member to me this week. We have expanded sanctuary seating and we continue to have the U-Café and U-Bar at the Indigo Hotel Indigo. Another member told Pastor Michele that it is fun to...

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U Matters - 14 Sept 2017

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”I learned my faith was situational,” a friend said to me this week.  He is going through cancer treatment with a positive prognosis.  But this challenge reminded him that his faith was dependent on his circumstances. I confess it is easier to trust God when things are...

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U Matters - 07 Sept 2017

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Thank you!  Thank you! Thank you!  Your response to our overcrowding at the first service was so patient, kind and loving! Thanks to the “yellow shirt brigade” for your guidance! They got most of us in. Those of you who didn’t get in include my son Jamie who gave up...

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