Great Awakening, Great Revival!

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Drink From The Living Fountain! Ark Channel 28/02/2023 Tue Mark 2b

Therefore the Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath. (v28)

* According to WHO statistics, the global sleep disorder rate has reached 27%. Sleep is not easy, but rest is even harder. The God of Creation wants us to submit into His powerful hands and return to Him in rest. The Lord of Resurrection is a leader who comforts, a guardian in the darkness of the night, removing all fear.

Mark 2:13-28

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Unity Brings About Miracles!

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Came To Him! 27/02/2023 Mon Mark 2a

When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven you.” (v5)

* With faith comes action, with love comes compelling obligation and together we can bring people to the Lord. Those who come to the Lord, He will never forsake. Rest assured!

Mark 2:1-12

* The recent revival gathering at Asbury University was of interest to many. The two-week-long spiritual gathering has ended, and we pray that God’s work will continue.
9 Things You Should Know About Revivals in America

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Pray in the Wilderness! – Sunday Hope_26/02/2023 (Mark 1)

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Busy Not Hurried. Quiet Reflection! Sunday Hope 26/02/2023 Mark 1b

And He was preaching in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and casting out demons. (v39)

* How to achieve excellence and efficiency? Jesus has a busy schedule: recruitment of disciples, training, casting out demons, healing the sick, cleansing the lepers, meeting the crowds, teaching and instructing. He is busy but never in a hurry. Mark highlighted He went to a solitary place in the morning and prayed there – the fountain of our strength!

Mark 1:21-45

* A Korean song of God’s overflowing grace: The Blessing (Korea Christian Mission Museum/ DongRae Jeil Presbyterian Church)

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Faithfulness and Excellence!

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Diligent Service with No Regret! – Ark Channel 25/02/2023 Sat Mark 1a

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. (v1)

* See the credentials of our Lord. Isaiah and Malachi prophesied about His coming. John the Baptist announced His work. Our Father God and the Holy Spirit commend Him. Satan cannot overcome Him. He is our trustworthy Saviour!

Mark 1:1-10

* A Cantonese podcast interview with Dr Winnie CHEUK WONG Wing-Sze (Dr Win Win)/ 卓王詠詩博士 who shared her insight of games, education and fun in Child Development


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Satisfies You In Drought!

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Enter Through The Narrow Gate! Ark Channel 28/03/2022 Mon Mark 16

… He is risen! He is not here…(v6)

* The Lord died and resurrected but the story does not end here. We have been entrusted to stay on earth and to follow Him in love. God has opened the way, the work has been given to us. There are miracles and wonders as the Lord works with in your life and mine!

Mark 16:1-20

* Mail from England: We have been in England for almost a year and have adapted to the life and the weather here. We attend Chinese church and Western church, serving in hymn leading, Bible study, car service, Sunday school… The Chinese and western believers are well integrated, serving in one accord. The pastor has a passion for the gospel and hopes the church can be a home for people of different background and culture. The pandemic in HK is serious, pray that God will keep everyone well! May our Father in heaven, the Lord who saves, the Holy Spirit who comforts, multiply His love and grace to you and be better witnesses for Him! Wilson (Reading).  

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We’ll Never Walk Alone with God’s Company! – Sunday Hope_27/03/2022 (Mark 15)

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Love Suffers Long. Stay Calm! – Sunday Hope 27/03/2022 Mark 15b

My God, My God, why have You forsaken me? (v34)

* When we are faced with hardships in this world, remember how our Lord spent His life. Our Lord refused to drink the wine mingled with myrrh (v. 23), intended as a narcotic drink to relieve His pain. He willingly remained in His suffering to complete His Father’s will. Do we seek help and comfort other than God? In the days of fiery trials, do we take a narcotic drink? Or do we watch and pray?

Mark 15:21-47

* A song that touches your heart: Give Myself a Chance 

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Mute. It Was God Who Did It!

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Once I Heard of You. Now I See You! – Ark Channel 26/03/2022 Saturday Mark 15a

Then Pilate asked him again, saying, “Do you answer nothing?…” (v4)

* Why didn’t Jesus answer Pilate? Is silence an act of cowardice? As the ancient Chinese saying goes, “Great courage is shown by those who are not frightened at a sudden danger, and who are not mad at an unreasonable charge.” He was like a sheep silent before the shearers. He did not defend for Himself, because the one who put Him to trial had no authority to judge the Son of the Eternal God! Jesus did not open His mouth in front of Pilate and his representative authority, who cared nothing about Truth. He knew deep within that it was God who did it. He was ready to lay down His life for His sheep!

Mark 15:1-20

* A peaceful heart is treasure. Audio Bible verses, in Chinese accompanied with light music brought to you here: 經動人心 ‧ 平安喜樂 

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Humble in Heart, Reward in Life!

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Flowers may wither, but God’s way is eternal! – Ark Channel 25/03/2022 Fri Mark 14b

“Am I leading a rebellion,” said Jesus, “that you have come out with swords and clubs to capture me?” (v48)

* The woman offered her oil, representing her life’s savings and hopes, to accomplish a beautiful thing. Judas betrayed his teacher for personal gain. Our thoughts – which can be changed in an instant – can bring a blessing or destruction!

Mark 14:43-72

* The church in Europe is mobilizing to welcome Ukrainian refugees. War has awakened the church in Europe. Learn more below, and pray for peace in the land

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Host One Another! In Love, No Grudge!

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In life’s difficulties, sparks fly! – Ark Channel 24/03/2022 Thu Mark 14

Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and they all drank from it. (v.23)

* When we sit at the table with the Lord, we are with the Shepherd who cares for us (v1-24), and we ought to walk with the Lord! (v.25-35) Take up your cross, throw aside your cares, and be grateful!

Mark 14:27-42

* The late Dr. Kwok/郭罕利博士 speaks on Psalms 1 “That person is like a tree planted by streams of water” has an implication of transplanting (and not natural planting). The Bible nourishes our lives; that we can drink from this stream is not out of our own will, but out of God’s grace, transplanting us into His richness.

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Give To Others And You Will Receive!

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Have Mercy On Me! Ark Channel 23/03/2022 Wed Mark 14a

While He was in Bethany at the home of Simon the Leper, He was reclining at the table, and a woman came with an alabaster vial of very expensive perfume of pure nard. She broke the vial and poured the perfume over His head. (v43)

* This longest chapter in the Gospel of Mark tells of a touching story of a woman who broke a wedding vase and poured it over Jesus’ head in a time of great darkness – at the time of greatest need of our gracious Lord and God’s family. Today what are we offering?

Mark 14:1-26

* The wonders of God’s creation can be seen in genetic inheritance. A chromosome contains 20 billion units of information, the equivalent of 4,000 books. The arrangement and operation of the genes is known only to the Creator!

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Summer Is Near!

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At The Doors! Ark Channel 22/03/2022 Tue Mark 13b

Then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. (v26)

* Will the church in the end time be desolate? Or will it have a glorious revival? Will believing in the “desolate theory” make us cold and unmotivated? Will indulging in the “revival theory” make us be off guard and have vain glory? Be watchful!

Mark 13:14-37

* Brother Benjamin Ririe of China Inland Mission/內地會 retired at 70, studied Greek at 80 and brought a small Greek dictionary with him to meetings for reference at 100. The more spiritual, the more you desire to learn.

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A Time For War, A Time For Peace!

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Nation Against Nation, Kingdom Against Kingdom! Ark Channel 21/03/2022 Mon Mark 13a

But when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be troubled… but the end is not yet. (v7)

* To have the vision of Christ – to see God’s grand plan in the context of the world situation (v1-2). There are twists and turns ahead, natural and man-made disasters and deceptions but also a time for the Gospel to be preached to the nations and a great harvest! (v9-13)

Mark 13:1-13

* May the war cease in Europe. Here’s a condensed video of beautiful Ukraine: Ukraine Unreal. After watching it, pray for peace. (lyrics in English, German and Chinese)

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The God of the Living! – Sunday Hope_20/03/2022 (Mark 12)

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… I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. (v26)

* The poor widow offered God all she had. The word “poor” here describes the pathetic state of a beggar having none at all. This word appears 40 times in the New Testament. It is a playscript for us all. Loss of a spouse, loss of a loving relationship. Her life should have been one of speechless brokenness, yet the God-fearing widow gave out of her meagre strength. She knew the hope of resurrection. She knew all are living in God’s sight. She knew reunion would be close at hand!

Mark 12:18-44

* War set Europe ablaze. It is still raging. We pray for peace to come soon. Listen to this song with lyrics composed by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a martyr. Such True and Gentle Powers (lyrics in English, German and Chinese)

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Love Your Neighbour as Yourself!

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Faith and Courage Unwavered despite Ups and Downs! – Ark Channel 19/03/2022 Saturday Mark 12a

…the stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. (v. 10)

* Abide by law and public orders when Caesar reigns, all the more so if we embrace the vision of resurrection in the next age (v. 13-27). We would rather love God with an honest heart, and love our neighbours as ourselves, than to seek applause and profits by artful defense!

Mark 12:1-17

Gospel tract “Peacefulness” for the panic-stricken under the pandemic arkchannel sharing (published in Chinese by Evangelical Free Church of China)

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Look Heavenward for Grace & Protection!

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When he reached it (the fig tree), he found nothing! – Ark Channel 18/03/2022 Fri Mark 11b

…Is it not written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’?… (v17)

* Are we like fig trees, such that we only preach the gospel on special days? Or do we only bear the fruit of life in sunny days?

Mark 11:15-33

* A few years ago, we visited Boston in the summer & went to a small church where we met Jonathan, a young pastor. He told us he was about to move to a low-income area in Boston to start a new church. We have since stayed in touch with him & have helped support their ministry. Now there are about a hundred people in this new church & many are students in the well-known universities in Boston. We were told that they had recently baptized an Iranian Muslim student who studies at Northeastern University. Praise the Lord! ~ Bro Patrick (HK)

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The Lord Has Need of Him!

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Jesus was hungry! – Ark Channel 17/03/2022 Thu Mark 11a

…Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! (v.9)

* Seeking the colt (v.1-10) – The colt looks weak and is bound by a rope. Do we often feel that we cannot bear large responsibilities? We must search for vessels on behalf of the Lord, do not look down on people, have the eyes of the Lord, to find colts that can be used by Him!

Mark 11:1-14

* There is a survey done: parents usually speak with their children for 14 minutes, of which 12 are negative, 1 is neutral, and 1 is positive. Proverbs says, “Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.” Parents, take note!

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I May Receive My Sight!

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Have Mercy On Me! Ark Channel 16/03/2022 Wed Mark 10b

.…whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant. (v43)

* In the Kingdom of God, the “great” ones are those who serve, care, perfect, shepherd others. There is no different in status, only in gifts and functions. To be greedy and to abuse power will be miserable!

Mark 10:32-52

* A parent’s voice (2): The whole family has been infected except our helper. We made arrangement for her to stay in a hotel to avoid being infected. My child had a high fever and I was worried and prayed and God told me, “By grace you have been saved through faith.” I was immediately comforted because my child’s name is 阿信 (faith)! God allows us to go through fire but He is with us!

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Held The Child And Blessed Them!

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Let The Little Children Come To Me! Ark Channel 15/03/2022 Tue Mark 10a

But from the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and female.’ (v6)

* Marriage is a union of opposite sex and the two become one as the Lord has made clear. (v1-12)
Nurturing children to draw near to the Lord, to serve Him, to be like Him, to love Him is the most important thing in life (v13-16).

Mark 10:1-31

* A parent’s voice: Family members confirmed positive for Covid one by one. The child ran a high fever, the public scrambled to buy drugs and the private doctors refused to take positive cases…I was desperate and got down on my knees to pray, talked to God all night and declared my child belonged to Him and also asked brothers and sisters to intercede for my child…Finally the fever subsided and he recovered. In fact, I also experienced difficulty in breathing and cried out to God in bed, woke up in the night feeling great peace. Thank God, What a friend I have in Jesus! (Note: the family has recovered)

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Be A Servant To All!

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Have Salt And Peace With One Another! Ark Channel 14/03/2022 Mon Mark 9b

But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose. (v27)

* Having experienced the supernatural glory and authority of Christ, we are now in the world but our heart is in the heavenly realm. Never be self-righteous. Let us be humble like our Lord and go among the people, to do new things with Him, to help those in suffering!

Mark 9:30-50

* Book recommendation:”Life Lessons” authored by the famous Elizabeth K. Ross, a medical doctor pioneering in hospice counselling and has been listed as one of the top 100 thinkers of the 20th century. You only live once, so listen to what she has to say (publisher: Simon & Schuster)

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They Saw Only Jesus! – Sunday Hope_130322 (Mark 9)

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Hear Him! – Ark Channel 13/03/2022 Sunday Hope Mark 9a

… and led them up on a high mountain apart by themselves; and He was transfigured before them. (v. 2)

* At the foot of the mountain, ordinary people like us are constantly stuck in life struggles. Our vision is always confined to this world. Let us follow our Lord and climb up the mountain. Let us focus on our eternal Lord. Let us listen to His command.

Mark 9:1-29

* A soothing song, sung in Mandarin, dedicated to war-afflicted souls Lord, Heal Our Land(求主醫治這地)

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Carry the Cross and Follow Me!

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Who Do You Say I Am? Ark Channel 120322 Sat Mark 8b

For what does it benefit a person to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? (v36)

* This is a line said by Christ, known far and wide, all the time ringing in our ears. The able, the powerful and even dreamers all charge ahead to open up new roads. But the highlight in human civilization lies in love your neighbours as yourselves and selfless sacrifices. This the the example set by the son of God all through.


* Musician Colette, Parisian, at the age of 107, piano her companion for over a century, to this day, she still practices 4 hours each day, playing in concerts, making recording. Outstnading achievements in life. Is this the same passion that Hristians should share in pursuing their faith? arkchannel sharing

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Humility Before Glory!

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I have compassion for these people! – Ark Channel 11/03/2022 Fri Mark 8a

They had a few small fish as well; he gave thanks for them also and told the disciples to distribute them. (v .7)

* We are pipes through which the Lord’s abundant grace flows, but we first must have a fresh understanding from the Lord before we can give it to others!


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Grace Filled Crumbs!

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“Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” – Ark Channel 10/03/2022 Thu Mark 7b

Jesus put his fingers into the man’s ears. Then he spit and touched the man’s tongue. (v.33)

* The Lord is the servant of life, through the most ordinary or things and materials, He can inspire and save those who hear His words.


* Hong Kong’s medical staff are facing extreme pressures. The brothers and sisters are on the frontlines saving patients, relying on God in difficult times. There is a newly graduated nurse who worked in the isolation wards for over a month, facing critically ill patients; in her fatigue she continues to pray, with the Lord’s grace giving her strength. Another doctor at the frontlines is always concerned about their patients, putting in their best… please pray for the medical personnel that you know, so that they experience peace out of this world. (self-help / help others). Good to read and to give out as a comfort to family and friends.

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Wait Till Day Break!

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Meditate On Thy Works! Ark Channel 09/03/2022 Wed Mark 7a

.…‘This people honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. (v25)

* Are we still true to God in times of falseness (v1-23)?
Are we still confident in God in difficult times? (v24-27)?


* Two years on, the world is at a standstill due to the pandemic, waiting for dawn.
CITIC gospel leaflet: Secrets to Emotional Management (self-help / help others). Good to read and to give out as a comfort to family and friends.

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Be Of Good Cheer!

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Departed To The Mountain To Pray! Ark Channel 08/0/2022 Tue Mark 6b

So they all ate and were filled. (v42)

* The bread of life and the Savior in the storm are our supplies and protection. A double miracle. This is exactly what we need in this generation! Let us fix our eyes on His blessed hands, listen to His kind voice and stay on His boat!


* My son is far away, studying in Scandinavia. I know how hard it is for him, and I pray for him every day! God cares for the weak. Even though he has been infected with covid, he managed to complete his studies, achieved good results and recovered. As parents we really need to watch over the next generation so that they may know the true God and be good and excel. ~Ah Sum

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Night To Dawn!

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So the Evening and the Morning! Ark Channel 07/03/2022 Mon Mark 6a

But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, among his own relatives, and in his own house.” (v4)

* Cherish the people around you! Man’s evil nature is to be high-minded, to despise companions, friends, pastors and co-workers. We would rather search far and wide for famous teacher, to yearn for saints who have gone before us and yet ignore our Savior! The Word is not far from us and God’s angels may just be ahead of us!


* Received from an evangelical organisation in Ukraine: When the war broke out, he was called upon to dig trenches. Quoting from Proverbs 3:5-6, he encouraged everyone not to rely on their own wisdom but on the Lord, to serve Him steadfastly, to entrust their lives and future to God, trusting in HIM. The present situation, he said, would bring Ukraine closer to God!

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