Beihua, originally from southern China, found faith in the North, which transformed his life, leading him to repent of past sins. He reflected on God's mercy during car accidents and the joy of his involvement in church service.
While believers feel graceful in the church, their home life can be vastly different. The separation of beliefs and lives is evident, prompting the need for a more integrated approach where believers receive love and grace in the church and reciprocate at home.
Rev. Li Tao said that the selfless dedication of the early believers stemmed from their initial commitment to follow, the wonderful example of the Lord's self-sacrifice, and their hopeful anticipation of the kingdom of God.
Rev. Li Tao believed that today's church should also experience many signs and wonders like the early church, as the miracles can help God fufill His promises, prove Himself, and open the door for the gospel.
Back to the Early Church: a Key Indicator of Vibrant Christian Faith Lies in the Frequency of Intercessory Prayer for Others
In present-day churches, perhaps the vast majority of people lack regular prayer at private times. Although we all know that prayer is very important, we often pray after we have finished everything.
A pastor states that in the early church, there was a strong emphasis on mutual sharing, breaking bread, and prayer. Nowadays, small groups are highly valued, not only in China but also in churches worldwide, with a primary focus on fostering fellowship among believers.
A retired church leader believes that the re-denomination of the church or joining a denomination proves more beneficial than harmful as it can enable the church to stand firm in the truth and resist being led astray by heresies.
Wang believes that today's believers encounter many practical issues, such as family conflicts and financial problems, so the church has to step in to help them deal with these issues.
An urban pastor shared his hearfelt reflection that behind every church member's growth and change, pastors need to bear much burden for it.
If a church worker is struggling to make ends meet and cannot provide for their basic needs, it becomes challenging for them to serve the church effectively, especially when housing remaines unresolved.