Meeting summary for Bible Study with the community on the10/14/2023.
SummaryKingdom Living and End Times Preparedness
The discussion focused on living a kingdom lifestyle and the importance of being prepared for the end of times. Min.Lee emphasized the need for constant vigilance and referencing scriptures about the unexpected arrival of a master and the importance of watching. Audra read from the Bible about the uncertainty of the hour and the importance of being alert. Min.Lee discussed the context of St. John's Chapter 5, focusing on the concept of hearts and belief. He emphasized that those who believe, irrespective of their past sins, can find salvation and a new life, while those who don't believe will face the consequences. Min.Lee also clarified that the word "grave" represents all dead individuals, regardless of their burial practices. He discussed the concept of salvation and the difference between good and wicked actions, emphasizing the importance of living a redemptive life and repenting before death.
Transformative Joy Through Faith Perseverance
They shared personal experiences and encouraged others to believe in this transformation, which brings joy, peace, and the ability to love, forgive, and have self-control. Min. Lee warned against being controlled by the world and called for a renewal of the mind by the Spirit of the Lord. They emphasized the importance of perseverance in the face of adversity and encouraged everyone to maintain their faith and keep praying. Min. Lee also shared her personal journey of faith and overcoming struggles with a focus on the teachings of Paul, criticizing the impact of societal norms and commandments of men that often obscure belief in the Bible. He encouraged people to believe in the gospel of the kingdom and not just follow the commandments of men. Lastly, Min. Lee stressed the need for believers in our community to hold fast to their faith despite increasing difficulties.
Abortion, Morality, and Repentance Discussed
Min.Lee discussed the issue of abortion and the cultural acceptance of it in America. Min.Lee questioned the societal acceptance of abortion and emphasized the need to protect the unborn. He also condemned the promotion of immorality by government officials and called for the promotion of the Kingdom news and benefit. The discussion also focused on the importance of repentance, with Min.Lee sharing his personal experience of repenting during the pandemic. They also highlighted the importance of believing in God's presence, rather than just his provisions, and urged the people in our communities to repent and seek God's righteousness, peace, and joy.
Jesus Over Religion: A Personal Relationship
Min.Lee stressed the importance of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, rather than relying on religious routine or institution. He shared her own experience of meeting Jesus and urged others, especially the younger generation, to commit their lives to Jesus early in their youth. Min.Lee emphasized the importance of faith in Jesus Christ, which can lead to an experience of God's grace, love, forgiveness, and peace, as revealed in the Bible. He also expressed his belief in promoting Jesus over religiosity or denomination. Amanida confirmed her belief in Jesus' death and resurrection and stated that she is saved. They discussed the concept of confessing sins to the Lord and believing in one's heart for salvation. Min.Lee emphasized the importance of understanding and applying biblical teachings about salvation. The discussion concluded with Kerrian reading from Romans 10, verses 8-14, as requested by Min.Lee.
Bible Words, False Prophets, and Health Discussions
Min.Lee and Kerrian had a discussion about the importance of focusing on the words in the Bible and not being misled by false prophets. Min.Lee used the metaphor of garbage on the street to illustrate this point. They also discussed how one should pay attention to the words in the Bible and seek clarity when questions arise. Min.Lee advised Amanida to begin reading the New Testament and promised to provide clarity on any questions she might have. Min.Lee prayed for a young woman named Manida and expressed hope for Jalani to experience the truth of the gospel. There was also a discussion about a health issue experienced by Kerrian, who had a large fibroid removed from her body. The group shared experiences of physical changes occurring during fasting, drawing parallels to the Holy Spirit's influence.
Maxine and Min.Lee to encourage each other and others to repent and turn towards God.Min. Lee will explain Matthew 15 and Romans 10 to Amanida.