Do not grieve the Holy Spirit!

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Do the right thing yourself! – Ark Channel 31/03/2023 Fri Luke 1b

So the child grew and became strong in spirit, and was in the deserts… (v.80)

* When God nurtures children and talents, He does so not in a comfortable nest but in a challenging environment. In a place full of challenges, where one hones the will to survive and solve problems, helps people have the confidence to rely on God alone.

Luke 1:57-80

* Listen to a book every day: ‘Jerusalem: 3000 Years of History

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I Waver! Steadfast My God!

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Hold on to eternal life! – Ark Channel 30/03/2023 Thu Luke 1b

…“Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!” (v28)

* Throughout the generations, God has mercy for those who fear Him. As Luke wrote, in the ordinary homes of the people, God is looking for vessels He can use. It was so in the past, and it is so today!

Luke 1:26-56

* Shu Juan/淑娟, who comes from a business director background, plans everything properly. After being ill, she realized that true strength is to look up to God, to unload the burden, to enter the community, to serve and comfort others, and that the Lord is the one who heals us! (See GNCI Life Stories Edition 6)

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Fear Not! Your Prayer Is Heard

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A Life of Ministry! Ark Channel 29/03/2023 Wed Luke 1a

And they were both righteous before God… (v6)

* It is not easy for a married couple to love each other year after year and it is even more rare to serve together! From such a couple, the Holy Spirit often writes the prologue of a moving story.

Luke 1:1-25

* Christmas Island, Australia, there we find 120 million red crabs. Every year, an army of crabs fills the island during the rainy season, making it a red spectacle. Baby crabs are a delicacy for fish, but the numbers are so large that as long as they live and reproduce, generation after generation, they will continue to grow!

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Wisdom Through Wise Company!

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Lifted His Hands To Bless Them Ark Channel 17/05/2022 Tue Luke 24b

And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures. (v45)

* Life is a maze and at times very rugged. Who can accompany us during times of frustration and depression? The risen Lord often accompanies us in unexpected ways!

Luke 24:36-53

* Book recommendation: The theologian John Stott is a birdwatching enthusiast. He has written a little book called “The Birds Our Teachers”. In the first chapter it says: “The first lesson the birds give us is to trust in God’s provision”. Worth reading!

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Refuge In The Shadow Of God’s Wings!

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Time And Judgment Work Together! Ark Channel 16/05/2022 Mon Luke 24a

He is not here, but is risen! … (v6)

* After the resurrection of Jesus, the women ran to tell the facts and their own life experience. Doctor Luke recorded 6 miracles and 19 parables. Today we know the Lord, experience Him and have a life message that impacts others!

Luke 24:1-35

* Unchanging aspiration: I remember my birthday 40 years ago, on a Sunday morning, sitting alone by the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront (then it was marshy land) with a Bible and a hymn in my hand. The sea breeze greeted me and I sang this song: “Live Thyself Lord Jesus, through me, For my very life art Thou;…” Today, in the morning of my 67th birthday, I prayed alone and remembered this song again, and bowed my knees to the Lord and said: “Live Thyself, Lord Jesus, through me, in all things Thy will be done; I but a transparent vessel to make visible the Son.” Lord, hear me, Amen! ~ 仕傑夫婦 in Calgary

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it is Our Honour to Avoid Strife!

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All for Christ, Forever and Ever! – Ark Channel 15/05/2022 Sunday Hope Luke 23b

Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” (v34)

* Jesus prayed for His abusers. The prophecy was fulfilled – “And He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.” (Isaiah 53:12). “Father, forgive them!” – this is what we always hear when we come with a broken and contrite heart to the cross.

Luke 23:26-56

* Look at the vast expanse of sky, and see the signs of God’s grace. A song in Mandarin by Amy Sand / 盛曉玫
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I’d Rather Have Knowledge Than Gold!

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Grace So Beautiful! – Ark Channel 14/05/2022 Saturday Luke 23a

… they laid hold of a certain man, Simon a Cyrenian, who was coming from the country, and on him they laid the cross that he might bear it after Jesus. (v26)

* We may be caught in misfortunes when we journey through life, like Simon was during his trip. Out of no reason he was forced to carry a cross of humiliation on his back. Despite that, he gained a glorious saviour in the end.

Luke 23:1-25

* In the natural world, trees will die of old age, wounds or diseases. But before their deaths, a number of trees will develop growth buds, and some will invest all the nutrients on their new buds to sustain the growth. Tree scientists discover that trees seem to cherish relationship more than human beings do. No wonder Christ uses different kinds of trees to explain life and truth!

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Who knows the Lord’s heart?

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Preach what I know, speak what I believe! – Ark Channel 13/05/2022 Fri Luke 22b

And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground. (v.44)

* The Lord has sent a warning: Satan wants to sift us like grain! Difficulties will bring trials, but our environment is God’s tool for shaping us – sieving out our pride, so that we may not rely on ourselves, so that we repent deeply in failure and shame.

Luke 22:24-46

*Rev. Alex McCoy speaks on ” True faith and earnest prayer ” (HK Bible Conference 2021)


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Alone And Free from Cares!

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Peace, I leave for you! – Ark Channel 12/05/2022 Thu Luke 22b

But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. (v.32)

* The Lord has sent a warning: Satan wants to sift us like grain! Difficulties will bring trials, but our environment is God’s tool for shaping us – sieving out our pride, so that we may not rely on ourselves, so that we repent deeply in failure and shame.

Luke 22:24-46

* A Chinese physicist speaks on “ Time and Creation .”


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Life Is Full Of Uncertainty!

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In Godliness and Joy! Ark Channel 11/05/2022 Wed Luke 22a

When the hour had come, He sat down, and the twelve apostles with Him. (v14)

* Christ foresaw His death and willingly offered Himself as a sacrifice to appease the wrath of God. The noble Lamb, without blemish, undefiled – through His sacrifice, God established a new covenant with man – that we might be delivered from darkness and slavery. How can we not rejoice!

Luke 22:1-23

* King Penguin couple work together. Mother penguin lays the eggs for the father to hatch while she hunts for food in the sea for the babies. Father penguin holds the eggs, stands for two months without eating or drinking until the eggs are hatched. Mother penguin returns from a long trip and feeds the babies before father penguin goes for food. Our Creator uses little penguins to demonstrate parental love.

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Walk In Peace With the Lord!

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Your Redemption Draws Near! Ark Channel 10/05/2022 Tue Luke 21b

Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. (v27)

* Before Christ returns there will be great tribulation in the world. But we hold our head high and rejoice because the coming of tribulation means the day of our redemption draws near and the redemption of our body is at hand (Romans 8:23). He will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself. (Philippians 3:21)

Luke 21:20-38

* Pastor Carey Nieuwhof in Canada advises church leaders:
4 Bad Ways to Run a Church — And One Good One

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Give All; Love Wholeheartedly!

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Take Heed; Not Be Deceived! Ark Channel 09/05/2022 Mon Luke 21a

So He said, “Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; (v3)

* Jesus watches “how” people put their money into the treasury. He knows everything we offer to Him and His household and values our motives more than the actual amount we give.

Luke 21:1-19

* Titbits from Canada: Here we often have friends over for meals, from seniors living alone, to youth, to neighbours, to seekers… We have invited neighbours of different nationalities to join our worship to God. They come from different places but show mutual love and care. Recently, a young woman from Ukraine came with her young children while her husband remained in Ukraine to fight. May the Lord use us ~ 仕傑夫婦 in Calgary

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Who Can Comprehend Eternity? Sunday Hope_080522 (Luke 20)

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To Him All Are Alive! – Ark Channel 08/05/2022 Sunday Hope Luke 20b

He is not the God of the dead, but of the living…. (v. 38)

* Jesus was challenged by a hypothetical question: If seven brothers of a family successively married the widow of their brothers, then how would this complicated marriage relationship be addressed in future when they are all in heaven? Jesus said there will be no more death in heaven. From generation to generation, God is the God of the living. In His eyes all men are living. Time is no longer a concern. Dialectical logics of the present life are unable to comprehend the wonders of the life to come!

Luke 20:27-47

* An unplugged guitar. 50 beautiful hymn classics.
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Igniting Hope!

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Render to God the Things that are God’s! – Ark Channel 07/05/2022 Sat Luke 20a

… The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone (v17)

* The vineyard was on lease to vinedressers, who were allowed to freely enjoy its fruit there. They were also given autonomy to manage the vineyard. Nevertheless, we must not forget everything in our life belongs to the vineyard owner. God also entrusts us with spiritual property. It is our responsibility to give Him fruit in due time, to live out His life and His attributes. We are accountable to Him!

Luke 20:1-26

* Chi Chuen / 志全 was a hair salon owner in Hong Kong before he emigrated to Toronto. He came to know Jesus there and experienced a wonderful journey of his life. (SOBEM)
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The Lord Has Need of It!

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Untie it and bring it here! – Ark Channel 06/05/2022 Fri Luke 19b

Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as he had told them. (v.32)

* The two who went to fetch the colt simply followed the Lord’s instructions, such that Jesus may enter Jerusalem (as was written by the prophets) to gain His glory. In life, God may instruct us to do small things; if we obey, you may witness unexpected surprises!

Luke 19:28-48

* Mr. KK Leung/梁國權先生 speaks on “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” – HK Bible Conference 2021


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To See Jesus!

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Receive Jesus with joy! – Ark Channel 05/05/2022 Thu Luke 19a

…Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today. (v.5)

* Jericho was a wealthy city with palm forests and date palms, important for transportation; with rich water and tax revenue, a vacation hotspot. The corrupt Zacchaeus fattened himself here. But Luke’s mighty pen put a twist in Zacchaeus’ story. He featured this powerful and wealthy short man climbing up a tree to see Jesus. We may have lived in a way that fell short of the glory of God, but God is continually seeking us, and wants to live in our hearts and homes!

Luke 19:1-27

* Walk with God in the marketplace? (Far East TV/Mandarin)


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I May Receive My Sight!

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Your Faith Has Made You Well! Ark Channel 04/05/2022 Wed Luke 18b

But He said, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” (v27)

* He who is in the midst of fire is like the widow who seeks God day and night (v1-8). He who in the midst of a hopeless situation is like the blind man who seeks the Lord despite everything (v35-43). A gentle reminder: He who do not seek, will receive nothing.

Luke 18:18-43

* The BBC filmed Red, a male lion, being attacked by more than 20 hyenas and just in that critical moment, his buddy, Tatu, appeared and rushed into the hyenas to save his companion. Red showed his appreciation to Tatu for saving his life in a heartwarming scene.
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Be Charitable, Store Treasure In Heaven!

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Get Justice For Me! Ark Channel 03/05/2022 Tue Luke 18a

“…that men always ought to pray and not lose heart (v1)

* In Luke’s world, there were often helpless widows, penitents, innocent children, and officials seeking the way…each had his turn. God always accepts and forgives those who approach Him for help.

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* Robert G. Ingersoll, a 19th century atheist, said in a speech, “I give God a chance to prove His existence… I challenge Him to kill me in five minutes! Some in the audience were so nervous that they fainted. After five minutes he scoffed, “There really is no God. I’m still alive!” But a Christian in the audience said, “Yes, he proved one thing – God doesn’t listen to atheists!”


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Remember Your Creator!

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Two Working Together Gains Reward Ark Channel 02/05/2022 Mon Luke 17b

Two men will be in the field: the one will be taken and the other left.” (v36)

* In those days, working in the fields was normal. In the world, we need to carry out our duty as normal people, caring for the community, our families, excelling in the workplace, doing our part but in our hearts, treasure Christ above all else so we deserve God’s attention to be raptured!


* Dr. HUANG Xiaoshi/黃小石, a former Planck Research Prize winner in physics and a Fellow of the American Physical Society, reflects on the ups and downs of life, the true meaning of faith and the quest for science. The Melody of Life

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If He Repents, Forgive Him! – Sunday Hope_01/05/2022

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Increase My Faith, Lord! – Sunday Hope 01/05/2022 Luke 17a

… when you have done all those things which you are commanded, say, ‘We are unprofitable servants. We have done what was our duty to do.’ (v10)

* As servants of God, we should take these mental attitudes in our earthy life: a heart of forgiveness, a heart to serve, a heart of gratitude, and a heart of watchfulness. Do our duty and wait for the Lord’s return. (v. 1-6/7-10/11-19/20-37)


* Zach Williams, a gospel singer, was once lost to drugs and lived in darkness. His life is now changed. Listen to his new song to those enslaved.
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This is Not the End!

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For I Have Five Brothers! – Ark Channel 30/04/2022 Sat Luke 16b

So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. (v. 22)

* All humans must die. The rich enjoy more resources, and statistically live longer than the poor. However, death is perfectly fair to all, and after death – judgement.


* Chinese column by Peter Ho / 何志滌 How to take care of silver generation’s parents(如何照顧銀髮族的父母)

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How Much Do You Owe My Master?

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No one can serve two masters! – Ark Channel 29/04/2022 Fri Luke 16a

Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much… (v.10)

* Jesus’ economics: in this life, we must have alternative investments: learn how to give, use wisely the term-limited gift of money to bless others, so that those in this life may be helped, and that we may be blessed in eternity!


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Back to My Father!

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Wake up, rise up, come up! – Ark Channel 28/04/2022 Thu Luke 15b

For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate. (v.24)

* Someone has counted that we, the younger sons who have returned to the Father receive six blessings – Christ as our robe of righteousness, a ring representing union with God, shoes of the gospel, a fattened calf that gives us strength, celebration in church life, and a resurrected life! (v.22-24)


* The Gospel is running through Brazil, many athletes have come to Christ and are fervent about Him. Here is a report from the BBC: arkchannel sharing

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The Lost Coin Was Found!

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Rejoice With Me! Ark Channel 27/04/2022 Wed Luke 15a

“Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? (v8)

* In the old days, when a woman got married, coin was used as a headdress, with ten coins strung together, worn over the forehead. Some Bible commentators say woman represents the church and the coin represents believers. The woman lighting up the lamp is a symbol of the Holy Spirit seeking us, the lost ones from the world. The woman having lost a coin is not complete and shameful! How can the church rest with a little one lost?


* The Disney animation “Soul/靈魂奇遇記” is a film that explores life, discovers the beauty of every moment of life and death. The movie is interesting but if you want to know the truth about heaven, our eternal home, then we recommend reading Randy Alcorn’s Heaven that provides Biblical answers to common questions. The Chinese translation is published by Logos/基道出版.

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Forsake All, Be HIS Disciple!

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Compel Them To Come In! Ark Channel 26/04/2022 Tue Luke 14b

…‘Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor and the maimed and the lame and the blind.’ (v21)

* Separation is inevitable, no feast will last forever in this life (v1-15). But in the heavenly feast, how can we not rejoice as our name is forever remembered by God!


* Ah Hin is a happy go merry person. At the start of a new class, everyone introduced themselves. Hin was impressed by a classmate who said he is a Christian. Since then they have become good friends. Before graduation, Hin was invited to a gospel meeting and accepted the Lord and prayed. God seeks people through friends.
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Name Of Jehovah – A Mighty Fortress!

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Repaid At The Resurrection Of The Just Ark Channel 25/04/2022 Mon Luke 14a

For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” (v11)

* The feast in the kingdom of God is free but in following the Lord, there is a price to pay. Those who feel they fall short and need spiritual food to take the heavenly path may come in and taste the riches of the Lord. There are always excuses in this world, don’t provoke the Lord’s anger by ignoring Him. (v21,24)


* Testimony: Many years ago, I brought my brother who lives in the US to church meetings and have been encouraging him ever since. As we are in separate places, I can only do it through prayer. A few years ago, he met his wife who is a Christian and through her my brother began to study the Bible. Two years ago, I shared Bible resources in our family group and my brother and sister-in-law are actively involved. The day before yesterday, my brother was baptized in Minnesota! Evangelise, never be discouraged, glory be to God! – Min Hua/敏華 (HK) The Power of Faith Hope Love

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