Church of Urumqi, XinJiang Shares Simeon’s Story on Double Ninth Festival
By Grace Zhi, October 19, 2016 06:10 AM
On October 9, 2016, the Wulapo Christian church of Urumqi, XinJiang hosted the holy communion Sunday service. Because it was the Double Ninth Festival that day, Pastor Fan Chengguang made a speech titled "A model --- a spiritual senior" to share the story of Simeon with believers.
Simeon's story was written in Luke 2:25-34 and Psalms 92:12-15. Pastor Fan shared the story on 4 aspects: Simeon has firm hope, the presence of the Holy Spirit, wonderful faith. The pastor witnessed the old man's story to inspire those elderly members to have lively hope like Simeon:" Simeon has a deep belief that he had seen God's salvation, which is not only the hope for Israel people but also the light for outlanders. Through his unswerving faith in God, we can see how vast God's salvation actually is."
After the holy communion service, Pastor Fan and the deacons invited the seniors over 75 in the party to gather around for a joyful evening. The church also prepared sucks as a heart-warming present for every elderly, hoping to bring them warmth in the soon coming winter.
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