A violent explosion caused by the chemical ammonium nitrate occurred in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. At this difficult time, as Christians, we should alsoraise our hands and pray for those who are suffering.
The pastor shared that the Christians encountered the accusation and persecution from Emperor Nero, so Peter wrote 1Peter and 2 Peter to encourage the believers at the time as the sufferings they endured would eventually be transformed into glory.
Yaodu District Church in Linfen, China's western Shaanxi Province announced that it would prepare for the establishment of "Boya Tea Club", an office dedicated to the integration of Chinese culture with Chinese faith.
The choir of Shenyang Wanfang Church for the Deaf present a hymn in sign language in 2019.
The hearing senior pastor -- Rev. Ming Dasheng who has been committed to the special group, walking with them for over twenty years. There were struggles, touched stories, and even a deeper world about Christian faith that occurred in him.
Censorship on Christian-themed videos seems to be more strict on increasing numbers of platforms. One Christian live broadcast outlet recently said that one of their programs was canceled and they were denied as a lecturer on Renrenjiang, one of the biggest live broadcast platforms in China.
I was a bit anxious, the dawn before my departure to China. It was the first time I was leaving my home country on my own. My father's advice was still fresh in my mind, while I got dressed. He said: "Try and get a church in the locality to attend but if there isn't any, be ready to start a fellowship with other Christians around."
A pastor worships God, a church, and a believer joins in praise and worship.
In 2012, a book entitled Called to Awaken the Laity was published in China. Its author, a Korean pastor Yu Hanchin, is a pioneer in discipleship. However, eight years after its publication in China, the term "the laity" is still new to its Christian community. Four pastoral workers share their ideas on them, appealing to convey the visions or promote self-awakening.
On July 26, local authorities took off the cross of a church in Xinfeng County, Ganzhou, China's eastern Jiangxi Province.
In modern times, many Christian churches began the movement of self-governance and self-support. And the most important symbol of church autonomy is to realize the localization of clergy. In fact, as early as the late Ming and early Qing Dynasties, some Chinese believers became priests of the church, and Luo Wenzao became the first Bishop of the Catholic Church in China.
A wife of a pastor suffered from domestic violence for years. She said, "I see no love in him. It is all lies, immorality, vanity, and self-righteousness." Then she was brave enough to divorce the pastor and shared the sad story.