It's officially November! Yay. I love November. The days are more dramatic, the coffee tastes better, and conversations feel warmer. November, as you know is our Anniversary month. As we prepare for each Sabbath Day in November, including the Anniversary Sunday, let's reflect on how God has been faithful to us all these days. Let's draw our energy, our strength, our motivation from that pool of gratitude... after all it's Thanksgiving season right?!
With that in mind, read and reflect with me on God's Word.
This week, we have our very own Pastor TJ Moon up to bat. He'll help the tribe wrestle with what's being revealed through the story of Balaam and the Donkey. It's a crazy story that I recommend you read and pray with this week.
As for what's ahead...
After Pastor TJ, I'll end the Number Series with a sermon from the Second Census. The Israelites take another census, this time with a new generation, to see who's in and who's out. To determine who is dependable in battle and who is not wanting to fight for the Promise Land.
We then head into Anniversary Week (our 8th as a church). Pastor Sam Song from Hong Kong's Solomon's Porch church is coming to impart something powerful to us as a tribe. As you may have heard, Pastor Sam was my youth pastor and he plays the role of mentor to me till this day. He was one of the few pastors that believed in Michelle and I when we decided to start the church. At first he recruited us for Asia, but upon hearing about our call to America (LA/OC), he instead prayed, invested, and blessed us. I/we owe him so much for his leadership and faith... I am more than honored to have him as our guest this year.
After the Anniversary Service, we start the Advent Season. This year we'll feature some new Ekko speakers; Sung Kim and Pastor Michelle Kim. They will make their speaking debut this Advent Season... please pray for them, that what's on their hearts and what they've lived out will be transferred onto our community. They will be joined by other Advent speakers in the series.
Well, that's it for me, have a great Tuesday and may God's love win you over this morning, this afternoon, and this evening. And may his love overflow from you to Others.
Because He Lives,