Dear RCAC family:
Welcome everyone coming to worship on Sunday (4/30)
Main points for the message on 4/30 The Sheep and the Goats – Matthew 25:31-46
We continue the study on Christ is our Coming King. Matthew 24 and 25 are the teaching from the LORD on the topic of end time. In Chapter 25, He used 3 parables tell us what we should do while we are waiting for His return
- The parable of the ten virgins – Teach us to keep watch
- The parable of the ten talents – Teach us to serve faithfully
- The sheep and the goats – Teach us about the judgment
On the Judgment Day, the King will separate the sheep and the goats. The sheep symbolize the righteous and the goats symbolize the wicked. The righteous will be rewarded and the wicked will be punished. This is a very Jewish concept that everyone at the moment will agree. However, who is the righteous? They are the one who serve the King, or the least of these brothers or sisters. So it is whoever is in need. We are being saved by grace through faith of course. It is also consistent in the Gospel of Matthew that faith needs to produce fruit. From the fruit, we can test the faith.
The reward for the righteous:
34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.
The punishment for the wicked:
41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
This coming Sunday 5/7 is the first Sunday of May. We will have Holy Communion and we will have potluck
Family Fellowship will be meeting at David & Miko’s this coming Saturday 5/6 at 5:00pm. Dinner is potluck. Please let Shelton or David know if you & your family are planning on coming or not.
We will have a music presentation for Mother’s Day, a song called “A Mother Love”. Please come for the rehearsals. All are welcome to come and praise the LORD and show our gratitude to our earthly mother.
- 5/07 Sunday after lunch
- 5/14 Presentation in service
On Sat, May 13, from 10 am to 1 pm, we are going to have a church hike. We’ll meet at Shelter 8 at 10 am at Carbon Canyon Regional Park at 4442 Carbon Canyon Rd, Brea, CA. Entry fee is $5 per vehicle; pets are allowed. Park amenities include hiking trails, children play area, picnic tables, BBQ grill are at Shelter 8, and portable water and restrooms are near the shelter. Individuals are to bring their own brown bag lunch. You are welcome to use the BBQ grill and picnic tables.
General Council of C&MA will be held May 30 to June 4 at Columbus Ohio. We will collect a special offering for Great Commission Fund. Pastor will take the offering and offer it during the mission rally at the General Council. Please prepare your offering and we will collect it Sunday May 21
The youth summer camp will be held at Pine Springs Ranch Christian Youth Camp & Retreat Center on June 15-18. The theme is The True Voice based on John 10:27-28. Registration starts on April 2. Early bird price is $195 if registering before May 7 and regular price is $210. The deadline to register is May 21. Please see Megan Ma if you have any questions.
The Pastor have received some prayer request card. I read them and also pray accordingly. I believe the LORD listen to our prayers and He is pleased that we lift up our burdens to Him. If you have any prayer request, there are prayer request cards on the back of the chair, please fill in the card and put in the suggestion & prayer box in the lobby. We would like to pray for you.
We print more copies of the Church Directories. We placed them on the table in the lobby, please take a copy.
May 4, 2017