Bangkok Immanuel Church Begins Outreach Classes, Builds Relationship to Save Souls

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To reach many people with the love of Christ, Bangkok Immanuel Church commenced its basic Korean and English conversation outreach classes recently.
 
As members joined in the efforts by posting the flyer of the church’s outreach classes through their personal social media pages, there were more newcomers during the recent class. Some also came through direct evangelism by giving out flyers in the street. Additionally, it was further encouraging that some outreach students even brought along their friends during the recent class.

It is with a great hope that through using every opportunity to share the Gospel, the Holy Spirit will work greatly in the hearts of people through this language outreach classes.

Bangkok Immanuel Church Romans Study Series Move Hearts to Repentance

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During this season of Lent, Bangkok Immanuel Church continues its regular group Bible study of the book of Romans to guide current members and regular congregants with a deeper understanding of their salvation in Christ.

Through the recent study which centers on Romans 1:18-32, the participants were guided to see the depths of their sins which began from arrogant hearts of not containing the creator God in their hearts.

As their hearts are empty of God, the participants came to see how men seek for all kinds of ‘things’ to fill the void, leading them to worship idols, engage in sexual relationships outside the marriage covenant, involve in homosexual relationships and eventually finding comfort in judging and having others being a much worse sinner than them.

Throughout the study, the Holy Spirit worked greatly as the sins of participants were revealed and subsequently moved them to repentance.

Reflecting on Bible lecture, a member shared, “I came to see how ugly I am before God. It all began because I did not contain God in my heart. I wish to repent and cut off my root of sins – the sin of arrogance – and turn back to Him. I can only be grateful for Christ who died on the Cross for my sins.”

May God bless the members and regular congregants to have a deeper awareness of their sins, which opens up their hearts to seek more for God’s mercy and appreciate the sacrifice of Christ on the Cross all the more than before.

Bangkok Immanuel Church Ignited by God’s Love to Love Others in Retreat

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Over the recent weekend from February 11th to 12th, Bangkok Immanuel Church held a graceful retreat where participants meditated on the deep love of God towards them while also being challenged to love and feed the sheep that God entrusted to them.

During the two days’ retreat that was held in Samut Songkhram Province, members reflected on the deep love of God revealed to them through Bible lectures on Genesis 1, Luke 15 and John 21.

They were reminded of how God created everything in the world just for them, and how they ought to remain in Christ in order to mature in love as the image of God that they were created to be. Though they may have turned their back on God countless times, yet God kept waiting for their return and hope to share all of His creation of them. Ultimately, they were challenged to respond to God’s love by sharing His compassion for the lost sheep and feeding them just as how they were being well fed by Him.

The members were deeply encouraged as they witnessed the Spirit of God working greatly in their midst during the time of Bible lectures, Sunday Service, sharing, prayer meeting and conversation over meals.

Reflecting on the retreat, a leader shared, “During the retreat, I was reminded to bring my weakness to love before His presence and be healed. When I am overflowing with His love, will I then be able to care for others. I repent for not having the heart as a shepherd for others. I want to comfort others just as the Lord did to me. I hope that God will heal me even when I am in the process of being a shepherd for others too.”

It is anticipated that the retreat will serve as a platform to spur each member to love God and His people across this year.

Bangkok Immanuel Church Celebrates True Light of Christmas

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Towards meditating on the profound meaning of Christ’s birth and spread the joy of Christmas with many who have yet to know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, Bangkok Immanuel Church held a graceful Christmas outreach event this past Sunday that gathered 40 people from various backgrounds and ages.

The event began with a time of icebreaker, a video presentation on the meaning of Christmas and singing of Christmas carols. Subsequently, the participants were guided to meditate deeply on the meaning of Christmas through the message ‘True Light in the Night’ that was taken from John 1:9-14 and John 3:16.

The congregants were exhorted, “We celebrate Christmas because the True Light has come amidst the ‘nights’ of our lives which we are suffering in. Despite the world still rejecting and not recognizing this precious gift, but yet God still give us the best, His one and only Son, telling us how deep is His love towards us. We could now love because He first loved us. Even if we are to face ‘nights’, we always have hope, because this True Light, Jesus Christ, was born on this Christmas Day, shining and guiding us the path amidst the darkness of our ‘nights’.”

Following the message, there was a graceful time of fellowship over lunch where members get to know more about the newcomers. Testimonies by two sisters about their faith journey soon followed before a time for gifts exchange.

Reflecting on the event, a minister shared, “More than anything, this event is only possible because of the united hearts of members in preparing for the event within a short time of preparation. With a heart of wanting to serve, many of them practiced diligently till late nights while participating actively in inviting and praying for their friends and family members to hear the message of Christmas through the event.”

May the joy and love of Christmas resound deeply in the hearts of every member and event participant, that the aroma of Christ will overflow in their lives as they proclaim His love wherever they are.

Bangkok Immanuel Church Visits Orphanage, Challenged to Spread God’s Hope

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Uniting in one heart to proclaim the joy and hope of Christmas with many who are in need, the members of Bangkok Immanuel Church were blessed with an opportunity to visit an orphanage recently that are mostly populated by orphans that are HIV+.

During the visit to the orphanage, the members came to experience the living conditions and understand the challenges of orphans with HIV+, whom many have passed on while they are still in their teens or even some who struggled to adjust with new living conditions and discrimination from the society when they left the orphanage in search of working opportunities.

Reflecting on the visit, a member shared, “I am thankful for the visit opened my eyes to see how important is the position that I am now standing. Looking at myself, I am so much blessed, and I should stand up to be God’s channel of blessing to many who are less fortunate than myself. More than the basic living support that we can provide, what these orphans really need is Christ, who is their eternal hope that could change their lifetime forever.”

Heading towards Christmas, may the church members continue to remember the precious blessing that they have received in knowing Christ, and be challenged to bring this joy of knowing the Lord to share with many out there, so that they too will gain this satisfying joy that is only found in a relationship with Christ.

Bangkok Immanuel Church Welcomes Christmas, Decorates Church with One Heart

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In preparation for the Christmas event that will be held on Christmas Day, the members of Bangkok Immanuel Church gathered recently to decorate the church with Christmas decorations.

With the theme ‘True Light in the Night’, they seek to proclaim the True Light that God has brought to the world through the humble birth of Christ amidst the darkness of human’s ignorance and sins.

Recently, every member joined their hearts to decorate the church to greet many souls who will come to know the meaning of Christ’s birth. It is encouraging that the members have many creative ideas to decorate and they enjoyed the time of fellowship while decorating the church together. 

It is with great anticipation that as the church unite in preparing for Christmas.

Bangkok Immanuel Church Rejoices Over a Sister Accepting Christ after Church Camp

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By the grace of God, the members of Bangkok Immanuel Church rejoiced as they witnessed God’s work as a soul received Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior following the recent church camp. 

A member invited Sister Mew to the church camp and she showed a great interest in studying the Bible.

Sister Mew shared, “God has prepared me for a long time. I used to study in the Christian School where there are many Christian friends. Through the great experience with friends, I came to open my heart to receive Jesus as my Savior when I heard of the Good News.”

Please pray for her to grow in the knowledge of God and continue to live in faith and grace of Christ with other church members.

Bangkok Immanuel Church Concludes Camp with Overflowing Testimonies of Grace

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Following a few days of overflowing grace through the Bible lectures and activities, Bangkok Immanuel Church concluded their church camp on October 24th as they gathered and sung the camp song to encourage one another.

During the last session, the participants began with a time of worship and listening to the Word of God. Subsequently, there was a graceful time of testimonies where each shared their reflections about the camp.

A member shared, “My heart was overflowing with grace and I came to have a deeper relationship and fellowship with everyone.” Another member added, “It is like a small heaven here that I can spend time with brothers and sisters in Christ.”

Everyone testified that the atmosphere was filled with love and warmth. It is the time for them to experience deep spiritual and physical rest with God and fellow camp participants.

May God bless the church to be a place where God’s truth will overflow and fulfill the hearts of many weary souls.

Bangkok Immanuel Church Evangelizes at Public Places, Approaches Diverse Age Groups

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With the heart to evangelize diverse groups of people, ministers of Bangkok Immanuel Church went to evangelize in the public park recently. They met different age groups who came to relax and exercise in the park. 

They shared the gospel with one woman who is pious Buddhist. Ministers took this opportunity to ask about her faith. She likes to read Buddhist books and has heart to do good things.

After ministers listen her sharing, they talked about sins and she admitted that she is sinner and does not know where will go to after death. They shared Gospel to her. Finally, she asked for Bible to read.
 
In addition, they also met one woman filled with worried and burden sitting on the pond.  She didn’t want to talk with anyone. However, ministers approached her naturally with simple conversation. She opened her heart to share her life.  She felt thankful that they share good news for her.

Even through both of them didn’t respond the Gospel immediately.  Ministers believe the Gospel that sow in their hearts will not in vain.

Bangkok Immanuel Church Prays and Cries for Nation on Sunday Service

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On October 16th, Bangkok Immanuel Church held on the Sunday service and spent time in rememberance of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Church members received the grace from the word of God taken from Ephesians 4:1-7 titled Unity in the body of Christ. In addition, they spent time in rememberance of the king and pray for Thai people and nation. 

One member express their heartfelt condolence on passing away of beloved King, “He lived a good life and has left a great legacy.”

May God bless Bangkok Immanuel church to unite in one body and spread Gospel to Thai people in the midst of grief.