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He Calmed a Storm

“Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Peace, be still!’ And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.” (Mark 4:39)

“And a great windstorm arose” (4:37), a storm so threatening that the disciples asked their sleeping Master if He did not care that they perished. Some of life’s storms come upon us suddenly. These storms could be job loss, family illness or death, financial difficulties, accidents, or a pandemic. In the midst of a storm, we are often scared and cry out to God and pray earnestly. If God does not give any apparent response or delays His help, we may wonder does Jesus care? With great fear, the disciples woke Jesus up and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” (4:38) In our distress, we sometimes may ask a similar question, “Lord, do You not care my grief and my difficulty? I need Your help now.”

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Why Am I Still in the True Church?

On November 13, 2016, I was invited to attend a musical play in Taipei. Without knowing the details, I agreed to go with several True Jesus Church (TJC) brethren. Upon our arrival, I was told that the organizer of the play was an association for Christians of various denominations. Personally, I am not that keen on attending non-TJC activities for fear that they may affect my faith. But since I was already seated in the hall, I decided to stay until the end of the play. Moreover, I told myself that this play could bring forth invaluable knowledge for spiritual growth and personal development.

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