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Our Relationship With God : My BFF
我们与上帝的关系: 我的好朋友

on November 2019

by Pastor Daniel

Introduction
“Friends are important”, and we all agree on that.  There is this familiar and famous saying, “A friend in need is a friend in deed.”    Another quotation I found in the internet says, “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”
 
Some of us have had even the experience that a real friend is closer than a brother.  I believe that this is so very true that from my personal experience many close friends that I know come through for me much closer than my brother.
 
With that thought about our relationship with God, I want to think of God in that fashion too.  It is not a wishful thinking, but a promise of God that He will be our friends.
 
Jesus in John 15:15 said, “No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.”
 
The Name of Honor versus the place of knowing
In the Bible, being a servant of God was no shame, it was a position of status and high honor.  Moses, Joshua and David were all called servants or slaves of God. 
 
The apostle Paul even identified himself as a slave of the Lord Jesus Christ, which he too considered to be an honor. Romans 1:1- Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle and set apart for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
 
It is not a shame to be called the servant of God.  Even today, many pastors or missionaries call themselves servants of God.  It has in a sense been elevated to a place of honor and not shame.
 
However, Jesus elevated his disciples even further when he said, “No longer do I call you slaves but I call you friends.”  What is the difference between a servant of God and a friend of God?  If you were to look into its implications, you will come to realize that a servant has only a one-way knowledge.  God knows him and owns him.  He simply serves and obeys.
 
While there is nothing wrong with this, our relationship with God is more than that. Being a friend is a two-way relationship.  Friends confide, share, bear one another’s burdens.  Today learning from the younger generation, they have developed a term called, “BFF”, meaning best friends forever.
 
Were there friends of God in the Old Testament?
 
Abraham, a friend of God
Abraham – The Father of the “Faith” is called a “friend” of God.
 
Being a friend of God implies faith in God and intimacy with God that is available even today through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  It is the experience of really knowing and being known by another person. The heart of our intimacy with God comes through “faith” and “trust” in Him and His Word.
 
As God calls Moses, and Abraham His “friend”, so does Jesus call His disciples “friend”.
 
This is where the goodnews lie - we are friends of Jesus Christ.  Immediately it fosters a responsibility on both party.  God shares his heart with us and we share our hearts with Him.
 
We see that displayed in the life of Abraham when God told him his plan to destroy Sodom and Gemorrah.  God did not need to do that but being a friend, He did.  Then the next thing we see happening was Abraham “bargaining” with God in trying to stop the judgment of God.  Abraham literally went into a bargain with God.  To think of that happening in the Old Testament is really foreign.  Nonetheless Abraham did.  What caused him to do that?  Was he showing disrespect?  Was he being frivolous with God?  Or was it because Abraham is more than just a servant of the Lord and has become the friend of God?
 
What a special relationship Abraham had.  It goes the same with Moses too and King David and others.
 
Conclusion
Today, Jesus is calling us His friends.  Let us enter into this friendship with God.  It gives us the responsibility of knowing our God in a more intimate manner, rather than a static one which involves only a one-way knowledge.  God has opened a path for us in this wonderful relationship and He can be your BFF.  God bless
 

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Our Relationship With God : The Faithful Father
我们与上帝的关系: 信实的天父

on October 2019

By Pastor Daniel

Introduction

Last month, I started on the thoughts of our relationship with God.  I was talking about God as our Shepherd.  He is the Shepherd of our soul who guards and guides us.
 
In this month’s article, let us consider the fatherhood of God.  He is our Faithful Father.
 
The Name of God - Father
All along, as in other religions, God is basically transcendant.  He cannot be brought low as He is simply too high.  He was so transcendant that the Jews would not even dare to venture to pronounce the name of God lest they be struck dead.
 
The closest they could relate to God was that He is described as the God of their fathers Abraham and Isaac and Jacob.  He can relate only to those whom He deems fit like the prophets of old. 
 
When Jesus came into this world, He brought us nearer to God in terms of a relationship as a father and son.  That is why He is called the Son of God - son as representation or reflection of who God is.  Yet at the same time, when we think of a son, we also think of a father.
 
When the disciples were curious how their master, the Lord Jesus Christ would spend time conversing with God, they could not hold back anymore.  There came a day when they asked Jesus, “Master, teach us to pray” or rather “Teach us to pray like you do.”  The way Jesus related to them about God was simply too amazing that they wanted to know.  It is not just “teach us to pray” because they would have been taught by the Rabbis already.  They were asking Jesus to teach them to pray like He did.
 
The opening of that prayer was a revelation to the disciples.  He said, “When you pray, say, “Abba in heaven, holy be your name.”  Jesus brought to them a new name for God and a new relationship.  God is now our Father, our Abba, our Daddy, whichever term we address our earthly father.
 
It was revelation because the disciples or any Jews would have ever thought of that. The concept of God was changed to the Fatherhood of God when Jesus came to his own people.
A Father who Relates.
When Jesus prayed for his disciples in John 17:6, He said, “I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word.”  What was that name?  It was the same name that He taught them in the Lord’s prayer.  God as a father relates to his children.
1.      Jesus constantly talked about oneness with the Father
2.      Jesus constantly talked about the greatness of the Father’s love in the parable of the prodigal sons.
3.      Jesus constantly talked about the joy of obeying the Father
          “I do what I see my father doing.”
          “Apart from the Fahter I can do nothing”
          “My food is to do the will of Him who sent me - who is the Father)
 
The Father who provides and empowers
Paul’s prayer in Eph 3:16-20, “according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love,  may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,  and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.  Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us”
 
Everything is referred back to the Father-God.  As we think of the Father-God, it is fatherhood in his best - the one who loves, the one who provides and protects and the one who empowers us.
 
The whole discipleship and leadership program of Jesus towards his discipleship is to bring to them the love of the Father.
 
Conclusion
Have you ever thought why God specifically told the Jews to love mercy?  The tangible way of showing mercy was spelled out in caring for the widows and the orphans.  Why these two specific groups of people?  The answer lies in who God is.  He is the Father-God and such people has lost the “fathers” in their lives.  If there is any true love Christians should be showing, it is the father’s love and the father’s heart.
 

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Our Relationship With God: The Shepherd Of Our Soul
我们与上帝的关系: 灵魂的牧者

on September 2019

by Pastor Daniel
 
Introduction
“The Lord is my Shepherd...”, immediately brings us to Psalm 23, a favorite psalm, a psalm probably read most frequently compared to other psalms in the bible.  As I was thinking of my letter to FCC, the word that kept coming was “relationship with God”.  This is in line with our intimacy with God that we must nourish. 
 
How does one grow in intimacy with God?  I believe that it all begins with a relationship.  Just as we grow in intimacy with the relationships we already have.  It is intimacy with friends, it is intimacy with our spouse, it is intimacy with our children and the list goes on.  The common factor is the existence of a relationship.
 
Is there an existence of relationship with God?  Surely there is.  One of those is that of a shepherd and his sheep.  In the Jewish context, it denotes a special relationship of care, of knowledge, of love.  In what ways is this relationship special?
 
Jesus speaks of himself saying, “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me - just as the Father knows me and I know the Father - and I lay down my life for the sheep.”
 
He is the Good Shepherd (Perfect Character)
When we say that Jesus is the good shepherd, it does not simply mean that he is kind and benevolent.  What he meant is that he is genuine, true and perfect in character. 
 
He takes ownership
This good shepherd is very different from the shepherds we know today.  They take care of sheep with little concern.  In the east, a good shepherd is the owner of his flock.   The sheep are his own.  He is not just a hireling.  His wealth consists of them.  Therefore he takes good care of them.
 
The Lord is our shepherd; we are his wealth.  If you ask him what is his heritage, he tells you, “the riches of the glory in the inheritance in the saints like you and I.”   “He loved his own and gave himself for them.”
 
He cares for them
Not only that, he cares for his sheep.  He is never off duty.  We have our weekends, our annual leave.The good shepherd does not take any leave.  Ps 121:4 “He that keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.”
 
He provides for them
Furthermore, this shepherd also provides for us.  Both for time and eternity, for body and for soul, our Lord Jesus supplies all our need out of his riches in glory.  And that is why the psalmist who was a shepherd boy could boldly say, “The Lord is my Shepherd, I will have no lack.”
 
He leads them
Lastly, this good shepherd is the one who leads us.  He leads us beside still waters where we can find rest in times of troubles.  We can never get lost if we stay close to this good shepherd
 
He is the Shepherd who knows.  (Perfect knowledge)
He said, “I know my sheep and my sheep knows me - just as the Father knows me and I know the Father.”  It was perfect knowledge.  Nothing hidden, nothing unknown, no secrets.
 
So what does he know about us?  He knows how many he has.  He will never lose one.  One time Jesus prayed: “I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world and I am coming to you.  Holy Father protect them by the power of your name... while I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost...”
 
He knows each of our character.  He even assures us that the very hairs of our head are all numbered.  Some greater number, some lesser, but he knows them all.  Christ has not got an unknown sheep.  He knows when we are weak and feeble, when we are sick and sad, He knows our grieves, our joys and our fears.
 
He also knows our trials.  Being a Christian does not mean we do not have more problems but we now we have a good Shepherd who walks with us through all trials.  Even though I walked through the shadow of the valley of death, I fear no evil for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”
 
C. He is the Shepherd who sacrifices.  (Perfect Sacrifice)
“I lay down my life for the sheep.”  This is really the epitome of the saying of Jesus.  He mentioned it twice, in verses 11 and 15.
I like to think of our good shepherd, not merely as dying for us, but also as willingly to die so that we can be saved -  “I lay down my life for the sheep.”
 
But God demonstrates his own love for us.  While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  For what purpose?  That we might live through Christ as well.
 
THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD - Take hold of this relationship He has with you!
 
 

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2019-09-16

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