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The Throne Where God is Sitting, Part 3 - Jesus Christ Is Among Us

Others looked down on him, but he said it didn't matter and it was enough that God respected him. Others misunderstood him, but he said it was enough that God knew him. Someone asked, “Why if you are a preacher don’t you preach?” It doesn't matter, God knows! I was really shocked by such a God-centered person. He lay down everything, and he was not married during his whole life, and he did these things silently. But I see the glory of Jesus Christ, the image of the slain Lamb, because he who worships God has the same character as God. He has the Lord’s image. It is beautiful.

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The Throne Where God Is Sitting, Part 2 – Grace Is the Personal God

Brothers and sisters, grace is not self-centered, but it is the personal God. We see that the personal God becomes the deepest bottom line in our lives. So when my aunt encountered any persecution, she might be nervous, but nothing can take away joy. John Piper has a book named God Is the Gospel. The nature of God – his glory, righteousness, and holiness – is the gospel. And all discipline from God is also the gospel. God’s discipline of, training of us, and eventual taking of us to the renewed country, these are the grace of God. So it is the Lord who helps us to return to God, and we also know that the growth of our lives is inseparable from Jesus Christ, and inseparable from the justice and mercy of Christ.  

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The Throne Where God Is Sitting, Part 1 – The Lion and the Lamb

This is really the best and most beautiful description of Jesus Christ. He had all authority between heaven and earth, but he was totally obedient to the Lord of heaven and earth, the Father's will. He was killed to reveal that he is God's justice also God's love. His passion was considered most unworthy, but only his passion brings him real honor. The cross manifests that he is lamb and lion, and also manifests the holiness of Christ. The cross shows his greatest love for God, but also shows his greatest love for the enemy. On the cross, the enemy seems to win, the devil seems to win, and the sin seems to win, but it is the Lion who wins. He has infinite justice and infinite mercy, and he has unlimited sublimity, and infinite condescension. The Lord we know is much greater than we experience today and beyond our imagination.

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Do We Really Love Them? The Changing Nature of Evangelism in China

Many of the traditional ways of doing evangelism are no longer effective or safe. The best way is to live out your life and really care for other’s needs. Be a real person instead of sharing what they don’t care about or aren’t particularly interested in. When you live out a different life, and particularly when you live out a different life in a group, then that is a great testimony. Maybe people will be interested in knowing why, and that is a better preparation for God’s word to be working in their lives.

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The Spiritual Legacy of the House Church

I believe that there are seven aspects of the spiritual legacy of the house church: adherence to the essentials of the faith; holding to the separation of church and state; walking in the way of the cross; focusing on the inner life; focusing on repentance, prayer, and the work of the Holy Spirit; emphasizing the life of faith; and a special focus on evangelism. 

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Stories from the First Generation of the One-Child Policy

In the year 1979, China, I was born into a family that observed the law and discipline. As the firstborn in the family that year, I could not have any younger brothers or sisters legally. As a well-known quote from the internet states, we were the first generation never to have seen our mothers pregnant.

Many of my American friends ask me about my feelings as a single child. Most of the time my answer would be “nothing special.” But when our government ended the one-child policy last week, some memories came to mind. There have already been enough comments, articles, and reflections on the internet; for me, I just want to share some special segments in my life.

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The Gospel and the Souls of the Chinese People, Part 3

Dear pastors and dear colleagues, I am grateful for being able to share here God's work in China, how the great power of his gospel is working in each soul and in his church. For this we can give thanks together and be encouraged. At the same time, I am grateful for your sacrifice and faithful service in the gospel for the souls of China, and to you all I offer my deep gratitude.

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The Gospel and the Souls of the Chinese People, Part 2

There was a fellowship in Beijing led by a married couple. Between 2005 and 2011, the fellowship they led grew from a disorganized group of ten or so people to a disciplined and structured fellowship of about 120 people. It sprung up from two people, who were attempting to serve step by step, to thirty colleagues. It became an organized ministry, blessing and transforming the lives of many students. One after another, many brothers and sisters committed to full-time ministry. Later, when they had left to study elsewhere, these colleagues continued to serve. Currently, they still have a very active gospel ministry. The following is an episode from when they first began serving.

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The Gospel and the Souls of the Chinese People, Part 1

In 1807, a young British man by the name of Robert Morrison arrived at China. He was barely twenty-five years old and became the first Protestant missionary to China, with the goal of bringing the gospel to the Chinese souls who were still living under the dark shadow of death. The same concern for the souls of China could be felt again in the appeal of another young man, who arrived at China about fifty years later. This young man was Hudson Taylor.

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Living Out Theology to the Utmost, Part 5: A Welcoming Lord’s Supper Without Chaos

TPC is not a very traditional church, [so] their worship team has keyboard, drums, piano, bass, and vocals, and their musical quality is fairly high. At least, I felt I was brought quickly into a worshipful state of mind. Scripture readings were sprinkled throughout the service and the prayers quoted from the early church fathers; the entire [service] was Christ-centered and the gospel of salvation was [constantly] on display.

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