Prodigal

Parable of the Prodigal Son

Luke 15:11-31

 

Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons.The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living.After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.

“When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ So he got up and went to his father.

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Gratia Church Welcomes New Year 2020 with Gratitude Heart

Gratia church held first Sunday service of the year 2020 with gratitude. Pastor Tzeng preached the message with the title “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” from Matthew 11:28-30. The message comforted members who were weary and burdened in all expectations and demands from the world, and let them turn their attention to Jesus Christ who can give true peace in his love.

 

“Here Jesus said that come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. People like to hear the invitation of Jesus. But here we need to understand what Jesus is speaking about. Jesus spoke to men who are desperately trying to find God and trying to be good, and who were finding the tasks impossible and who were driven to weariness and to despair. His invitation is to those who are exhausted with the search for the truth.

 

“It is Jesus’ claim that the weary search for God ends in himself. The way to know God is not by mental search, but by giving attention to Jesus Christ, for in him we see what God is like. He says, “ come to me all you who are weighted down under your burdens.”

 

“I wish that all members received abundant grace through the service and fellowship and live the new year with grace and love of God.” said pastor Tzeng.

 

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Gratia Church Had Graceful Mission Trip to Las Vegas, Nevada

Gratia ministers had graceful mission trip to Nevada at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas(UNLV) on Jan 2, 2020 with prayer and evangelism. Ministered gathered at the UNLV campus in the morning and prayed before the evangelism. This mission trip aims to set up fellowship members in Las Vegas. The evangelism was very fruitful despite the winter break that only a few students seen on the campus. A bible study was scheduled right next morning out of many surprise.

 

“Out of my surprise, the students here are very nice and humble. Many students want to study the bible. There are countless casinos downtown but at the other corner of the city, people are waiting for the goodnews.” commented a minister. 

 

We pray for the revival of the churches around the Las Vegas and more people can know Jesus Christ to receive salvation.