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Chinese Pastor Roundtable: Once You Taste It, You Cannot Return

When you have a focus on the gospel, its power itself is transforming. Whenever we hear the gospel, whenever you taste the sweetness of the real, true gospel – the resurrection, the cross, the ascension – you are looking for the eternal rest [that comes] after his return. Once you taste that, you cannot return. You reach a point where you can never return. That sweetness will always attract you in that direction.

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Chinese Pastor Roundtable: A Big Crisis Will Be the Next Generation

I don’t think persecution is the main difficulty for the Chinese churches. The more persecution, the more revival for the Chinese churches. Sometimes we are expecting persecution from the government. When pastors are arrested revival comes to the church. Most of the time, the pastor is the stumbling block of the revival.

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Chinese Pastor Roundtable: We Have Been Missing a Part of Our Faith

In many, many ages God has raised up different people — Martin Luther, Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, Tim Keller — and it’s God’s heart to have those people. They are not perfect. In God’s eyes, they are all sinners, but they are faithful servants of God. They are sinners justified by God’s blood. They are just like a match; he is bringing the torch. Without the match the torch is there, but it never burns. They are just the match. We want to be the matches, to burn the torch.

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Why Is It Important to Translate Historic Reformation Theology for the Chinese?

In one sense, the history of the church of Christ in China is only about two hundred years, but in a spiritual sense our history can be traced back to the history of the New and Old Testaments. The Chinese church should receive the blessings of the Holy Spirit in history, not start over as a completely new reformation. We can build on the great Reformation of the 16th century. The Reformed confessions are the common heritage of the whole church among all nations, including the Chinese church.

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1 Way to Pray for China

A recent report from the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy shares that two of China’s most prestigious universities have broken into the top 100 universities in world rankings. Focusing particularly on the sciences, the Shanghai Ranking put Tsinghua University in 58th and Peking University ranked 71st. As Chinese intellectuals and universities continue to develop their presence on the world stage, pray this week for the gospel to impact and shape higher learning in China.

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1 Way to Pray for China This Week

Over the summer colleges and universities across the country are preparing to open their doors to thousands of Chinese international students arriving for the new school year. About 300,000 Chinese students studied in American institutions last year, and the numbers are expected to continue increasing. Pray with us this week for these students and the American universities they are attending. 

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