Recently China Christian Daily interviews Professor Bob Utley a contemporary Bible teacher who is best known for his commentary series that covers the Old and New Testaments to share with us how to do hermeneutics and how lay people can benefit from that.
We should invite God into our new year plans to stir up our fervor, Beijing Gangwashi Church said. Pastor Liu Lu preached how to plan for this new year from three angles during the last day's sermon: count grace, draw a new year's plan, and take the opportunity to dedicate themself.
Big and small hands are raising up to worship God.
As a Chinese saying goes, “A man should get married on coming of age, and so should a girl.” When love reaches a certain stage, two people who love each other will naturally want to get married. But falling in love is easy, while living with another person is hard. After the end of the pandemic in 2020, there were long lines of couples waiting in front of civil affairs bureaus in a lot of provinces and cities for divorces. The daily trivialities during the period of domestic isolation become catalysts for divorce.
After nearly four decades, the first complete Bible has been available in American Sign language for those in the deaf community to own a Bible in their heart language the first time ever, but any project on recording the entire Bible in sign language has not started in China. There is still much work to be done for the deaf ministry. "It was unrealistic for me alone to teach them the Bible as more deaf people in the countryside would come to Christ. Mature co-workers would not be developed in short terms because ordinary people would be trained for three to five years. The virtual pastoral ministry came to our mind," a committed worker said.