December 12, 2021
The Lord has prepared another abundant banquet for us this week from Luke 2:1-20, from which Pastor Li-Shang will reveal amazing insights of God’s heart through the birth of His son. The Creator of the universe did not descend into the world with the fanfare of a VIP, but He came “Walking in Our Shoes.” In fact, the shoes He walked in on that first night in Bethlehem do not even come near to our basic standard of care for childbirth today.
Somehow, Jesus thought that self-denial is so important that He went through extremes to make this point. This is the message of Christmas – our God becoming so helpless, so obscure, so underprivileged, and so misjudged – that we have no excuse. Let us then lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.
Please check the tithing page for ways to make your tithings to God’s house. May our church be a testimony of the blessings God promised in Malachi 3.
If you cannot attend in person, the online stream will be available at around 10:45 AM, Central Time.
Stream link: https://youtu.be/3BPuwSHbHTs
November 21, 2021
This week, Pastor Li-Shang will share insights on our Kingdom Commission from the Lord’s prayer in Matthew 6:9-13. Jesus gave us this prayer as a model to align our heart attitudes with His Kingdom values. These heart attitudes find their foundation in self-denial and thanksgiving, the very topics that the Holy Spirit has immersed us in during these past few years.
Why is He doing this? To prepare us to take on the authority to disciple the nations in the coming shaking. These heart attitudes are part of what we call the “containment,” which is described in this article we shared in preparation for MTC 2021. We hope that it inspires you to seek deeper God’s Kingdom and righteousness.
Please check the tithing page for ways to make your tithings to God’s house. May our church be a testimony of the blessings of Malachi 3.
If you cannot attend in person, the online stream will be available at around 10:45 AM, Central Time
Stream link: https://youtu.be/M5Qt9yS8y5o
Greetings in the Grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
In standing faithful to God’s call, we intend to hold the 2020 MTC gathering onsite at our Worship and Prayer Center from Friday, 11/27 – Sunday, 11/29.
The pursuit and contention for authority has never been so intensely visible. But during this most tumultuous time when so much of our welfare seems to be at stake, it is more important than ever to take note that Jesus did not contend for authority on the level of votes from the public and support from powerful people. He never sought out influence or support through the political and religious establishments of His day.
Jesus’ path to authority – to the right hand of the Father – was at another level. His path went through the road of the cross, of self-denial, as demonstration for us to follow. The pursuit of this example has been the heartbeat of the “10,000 Call” – to raise up market place believers to complete the great End-Time harvest by walking in the authority of Matthew 16 – who are not bound by the gates of hell, who hold the keys to the Kingdom, who move heaven from earth. For this reason, we are intensely focused on “Authority through Self-Denial.”
Our schedule this year will cover 4 afternoon sessions filled with worship, intercession, and sharing in an interview/discussion format, along with our corporate Sunday worship. Currently, we plan to touch on the following topics for the sessions:
In the coming days, we will provide more details on each session – participants, preparation questions, and scripture narrative. We will also provide information on connecting through Zoom and YouTube Live stream.
If would like to attend the sessions onsite at WPC, please contact us immediately.