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Auckland 2104, NZ

Faith and Hope

Sunday, 17th August 2014

Rev Daniel Poon

The Bible always talks about stories of faith. By faith, Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt and crossed the Red Sea, into the Promised Land; by faith, Joshua took the Israelites across the Jordan River, won the battles against their enemies; by faith, David fought the giant much more bigger and stronger than him; and by faith, Jesus’ disciples spread the Gospel all over the world with the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Rev Daniel shared with us the scripture of faith, in Hebrews 11:6, And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

Just as all these Godly people, we are to show our faith in God by action. We do it to please God and to believe in His rewards for us. It also says in Hebrews 10:35 that, So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.

Rev Daniel reminded us of our miracle babies in the church: their parents believed in God’s Power and took a step of faith to receive blessings in front of the whole congregation, even before they had any sings of having babies. But soon after, one by one, all the couples received the wonderful rewards from God – our miracle babies! All things are possible through God, we just need to show our faith in Him by taking actions before anything had happened!

This week, Rev Daniel and his son Joshua will be on a Mission Trip to Thailand. It has not been an easy decision as there are many things both Rev Daniel and Joshua need to do in New Zealand. But they are willing to follow God’s calling and took the step of faith. Let us all pray for their trip and await for the good news that they will bring back next week!