September 7, 2014
In him (Christ) we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace ~ Ephesians 1: 7
We celebrated the Lord’s Supper this evening. The joy of having fellowship in the Lord and remembering His suffering and death for His people is in deed an invaluable means of grace. In the cross we could see how God’s justice and God’s love has met fulfilling His will of saving His people. On top of the joy of celebrating this means of grace is the joy of having two more souls to celebrate with us as members of the church. We have received Ylor Sedol and Jerome Mangahas into membership. Both are still studying in the university.
We have also heard testimonies of conversion from three young people who are attending the church.
Alizza is a daughter of one of the former members of the church who is now residing in the provinces. She is currently studying in the university and regularly attends the Lord’s day services of the church.
Angeline formerly lives in the girl’s home of Christian Compassion Ministries. Through CCM, she was able to finish her studies and apply for a job. She thought then that freedom from the “bondage” of being in the church and the Bible teachings of CCM will make her life happy. When tragedy struck her, it was then she knew that the Lord has found her in darkness.
Reginald is a young man who from Leyte. He came to Cubao so that he could find a job. He is currently studying at Grace Ministerial Academy. He also asked to be baptized by immersion, since his previous baptism was done by pouring of water.
We also heard a testimony of repentance from a former member of the church who was disciplined. Please pray that the Lord will give wisdom to the church as we go through a process of restoration.
Soli Deo Gloria