A church in Fujian Province held a dedication ceremony for its new building after a decade’s construction.
The Baxia Church in Bangtou Town, Xianyou County, Putian City, conducted a dedication ceremony and service, reported the Putian Municipal Charity Association.
On November 16, Rev. Zhang Liqin read Hebrews 10:15–24. Prev. Huang Liping interpreted Rev. Zheng Jincan's sermon, "Renewal of Old and New Eras and Growth of Physical and Spiritual Life," which was based on those scriptures.
During the sermon, Pastor Zheng elaborated on the period from Moses to David; from the commandments and law of the Old Testament to the gospel and grace in the era of the New Testament; from the prophets to John the Baptist to Jesus; from the altar of the burnt offering to Jesus’s crucifixion, which accomplishes salvation. He exhorted the congregation to love each other and practice good deeds as the Lord.
A church staff responsible for the church’s finances reported on the expenses for the construction, which included a total of 7.5 million yuan spent, 400,000 yuan borrowed, and 800,000 yuan temporarily lacking.
The Baxia Church has nurtured pastoral talents for the county and the province, among which six pastors were sent to theological seminaries at home and abroad for further study.
- Translated by Poppy Chan