Pastor Letter for June and July 2013
Dear Members and Friends,
Greetings in the name of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Great and mighty is the Lord our God who loves and care, bless us and provide all our needs. In Christ we are safe and secure. In Christ we can celebrate life and do things according to His purpose and plans. Last week at English service three people got baptized, Rev Frank Farak from Baptist union preached about being born again in Christ is the greatest thing happen to us by faith. He baptized a husband and wife from Iraq and I baptize one from Burma. That was a great service with lots of excitement, it is good to experience the joyful noise of Arab ladies sounds like La…lal….lal..lal.. in high notes make us happy too. I believe the heaven rejoice with us as sinners repent and turn to the salvation of Jesus Christ our Lord, Hallelujah. This month we will have a time of celebration with music and messages as we’ve been doing for 6 years. Celebrate Jesus 2013 will be great this year, Saya Ko Htwe and Saya Saw Gweh Too will be part of praise and worship and sharing inspirational messages.
People do celebrate life from different perspectives when they receive things, when they get well, when their relationship is going well and when they have more children and the list goes on. As for us we celebrate Jesus Christ for who He is, He is son of the living God (Luke 19:10), He is the creator of all things Colossians 1:16. He is the resurrection and the life John 11:25. He gives us eternal life 1John 5:10-12. He gave his life and died for us so that we know how much God loves us (Romans 5:8). He is our hope for He shall return any time to take us up at our heavenly mansions (John 14:1-6). Jesus gives mission on earth to accomplish His purpose with great authority (Matthew 28:18-20). Life can be lost without Jesus because He has all the answers of our lives, where do we come from?, what are we here for on earth? And where are we going after this life.?. Jesus is the beginning and the end so that He can offer eternal life and security and hope for the things to come in the future (Matthew 6:30-33). Let us make a joyful noise to the Lord and enjoy His holy presence. Let us experience healing and deliverance in our praise and worship like king David did before king Saul. Let us share the blessing of grace and power like people at Pentecost day in Jerusalem. Let us also experience heaven on earth and share this great joy with those who are seeking the truth and those who are saved. May our gathering bring new revival in our hearts and mind and soul this winter and hope to get more excitement as we focus to celebrate Jesus this time in unity and in love. Have a blessed winter and please pray for me and my family as we will be away from home from end of June to last week of July.
Shane khin (Pastor Burmese Christian Church Sydney)