I Stand at the Door and Knock! – Sunday Hope_30/10/2022 (2 Timothy 4)

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Be Prepared Always. Endure All Things! – Sunday Hope 30/10/2022 II Timothy 4

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. (v7)

* We are living now and here. But our heart should live in the presence of God. Our heart should also meet Christ Jesus face to face who in the future will judge the living and the dead. Respect Him. Fear Him. Love Him. Listen to Him.

2 Timothy 4:1-22

* Time is gliding by, fleeting fast, life is just a sigh! But there is one thing that can turn our heart from poverty to wealth. Enjoy this blissful song, sung in Cantonese:Treasure(寶貝)

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Those Determined to Godliness Will be Tested!

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All Scripture is God-breathed! – Ark Channel 29/10/2022 Sat II Timothy 3

… the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. (v15)

* We are in the end time. People are getting more and more wicked. A list of 19 vices is posted in II Timothy 3 (v. 1-5). Faked spiritual products and false teachers emerge. On the other hand, the pure-hearted can also possess 9 virtues as Paul does (v. 10-11). Our forefathers have left us a Bible. Open it. Read it. We will find it profitable for our salvation!

2 Timothy 3:1-17

* You Owe Life a Miracle, Chinese sermon (你欠生命一份神蹟 ) by the late Reverend Arnold M.K. Yeung/ 楊牧谷

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Holy & Honourable, Of Use to the Lord!

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The Word of God Is Not Bound! Ark Channel 28/10/2022 Fri 2 Timothy 2

If we are faithless, He remains faithful, … (v13)

* By grace we stand strong, with love we endure! Suffering strengthens and builds up the House of God, a House where the resurrected life of Christ is found, generation upon generation. He is forever faithful. Let us cherish our identity, value ourselves as vessels of gold and of silver, be faithful teachers to others. Glad tidings: the Lord knows he who belongs to Him!

2 Timothy 2:1-26

* Madam Asta Nilsson/艾喜徳教士, Sweden, knew of the great needs due to the influx of illegal immigrants in Hong Kong in 1954. In response to the calling of the Lord, she came to HK by boat. Joining Annie Skau Berntsen/司務道 in Tiu Keng Leng, she diligently serves the refugee camps for decades. Though a retireee now in her home country, she is still spending time to serve the Chinese in Sweden, tirelessly offering her life for Christ.

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As the night passes, love is lit!

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Love of the Lamb, Song of the bride! – Ark Channel 27/10/2022 Thu 2 Timothy 1

…join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God. (v.8)

* 2 Timothy contains Paul’s heartfelt last words. One day, each of us will write our own farewells. Paul did not recount any of his accomplishments, instead reminding the younger ones to fight for truth all of their lives (Chapter 1), suffer for truth (Chapter 2), stay true to the faith (Chapter 3), and preach the Way (Chapter 4). This life is limited; in store is a crown! (4:8)

2 Timothy 1:1-18

* Paster XJ Yang/楊錫鏘牧師 speaks on Jesus’ struggles: facing mankind’s weaknesses

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God the Judge of Living and Dead!

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Scripture is God-breathed! – Ark Channel 29/10/2021 Fri 2 Timothy 3

Crown of Righteous Laid Up for Me! – Ark Channel 30/10/2021 Sat 2 Timothy 4 … Also I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. (v. 17)

* This is the closing chapter of Apostle Paul’s final epistle before his departure from this world. Finally, in the end, we must all stand in front of our Lord, the judge of the living and the dead!

2Timothy 4

* Retaining the lexical meaning and structure of the original language, LU Zhenzhong Chinese version/呂振中譯本 is a good reference for Bible study: arkchannel sharing

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Equipped for every good work!

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Scripture is God-breathed! – Ark Channel 29/10/2021 Fri 2 Timothy 3

…Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them! (v.11)

What to flee, What to pursue in the end times:
1. Be wary – flee fake teachings, evil ways, and those who betray the Lord (v1-9)
2. Follow Him – follow closely the ways of the faithful and Scriptural examples (v10-17)

2Timothy 3

* Zhiyao CHEN-LEI/陳雷志瑤 and Shao-Yi RUAN/阮少一 immigrated to Mexico. There, they busied themselves with business and neglected to discipline their children. Their daughter left a failed marriage and left her home too, while Zhiyao’s younger brother passed away with illness, Zhiyao herself had a mountain of debt and a bad temperament. What could they do? arkchannel sharing

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The Lord Is Forever Faithful!

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God’s Way Is Unstoppable! – Ark Channel 28/10/2021 Thu 2 Timothy 2

You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. (v.1)

* Paul is concerned for the younger generation’s heart and encourages them to be strong: God’s way has the power of life, will not be held hostage, but faithful coworkers must avoid the quarreling of words, and focus on being a faithful servant!

2Timothy 2

* East London Christian Fellowship Centre, a church with a longstanding history, delivered this message during the pandemic:Church Testimony and Bodily Lives

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Serve God With A Clear Conscience!

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Power, Love And Discipline! Ark Channel 27/10/2021 Wed 2 Timothy 1

who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace.… (v9)

* Paul’s situation was terrible but he set a good example, reminding Timothy and others to be faithful to the gift of God (v6-7), faithful to Christ and the gospel (v8-10) and even more so faithful to God’s good doctrine (v13-14).

2Timothy 1

* GoodNewsCom: Rev. Nicholas TAI/戴浩輝牧師 on Life-Long Learning (1) (in Chinese). Sickness crippled his legs. How did he experience God’s healing and embark on the path of lifelong service to God?

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I Have Finished the Race!

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But the Lord stands at my side and gives me strength! – Ark Channel 301020 Fri 2 Timothy 4

But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry (v.5)

What to declare at parting with life? (2 Timothy 4)
1. Because I have run, worked, and defended the way for God, He recognizes me, I part with no regrets and with glory!
2. Because of the Lord’s presence, salvation, and His illuminating words, I see hope after death, in the new Kingdom!

2 Timothy 4

* Charles R. Swindoll speaks earnestly on “A Lifetime of Holiness” . We are still waiting for the Lord’s return to wipe away our tears.

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The Godly Will Be Persecuted!

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The end times are dangerous! – Ark Channel 291020 Thu 2 Timothy 3

…Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them. (v.11)

The attitude of one belonging to God during trials (3:10):
1. Do they still teach others to be faithful? Do they walk righteously? Are their motives still pure?
2. Is their ambition still present? Do they still have faith in God? Are they still forgiving of other people?

2 Timothy 3

* Amidst the pandemic, news from Spain: ICBSIE elder Jian LI/李健長老 discusses about the state of Chinese Christians in Europe, and encourages us to live our lives quietly before God, living out a wonderful testimony (GOOD TV) a wonderful testimony (GOOD TV) . We are still waiting for the Lord’s return to wipe away our tears.

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The Lord Knows Those Are His!

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Be Strong In Grace! Ark Channel 281020 Wed 2 Timothy 2

Jesus Christ, risen from the dead… according to my gospel. (v8)

Hard To Violate The Heavenly Mandate – Our Mission Of Suffering:
1. The resilience of the church depends solely on being strong in the grace of Christ (v1)
2. The testimony of suffering needs to be passed down from generation to generation (v3)
3. Those who suffer with Christ are the true disciples (v8-13)

2 Timothy 2

* Animals are in a delicate cycle for survival. Look at the wonderful work of creation. Animals Need Freedom to Migrate

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With Sincere Faith!

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Suffering For The Gospel! Ark Channel 271020 Tue 2 Timothy 1

Who has saved us and called us with a holy calling… (v9)

Willingly Be the Lord’s Workman In Stormy Weather?
1. Our mission — be the good minister of Christ, remind people to abstain from godless myths, and discipline ourselves toward godliness
2. Our belief – we are blessed with the promises of life present and the life to come, marching toward eternity

2 Timothy 1

* Sri Lanka current situation (part 2) – Now the church is focused on helping the poor in jobs and education. Pastor Fernando continues to write commentary on Deuteronomy, coaching and developing talents. His children and family are serving in the mountain area and fervently participating in the daily bread ministry. Please also remember the education and financial needs of the youth ministry.

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Magnificent Galaxies, Works Of Wonder Everywhere!

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Gospel Is Grace And Gift To Sinners
That good thing which was committed unto thee guard through the Holy Spirit which dwelleth in us. (v14)

Finding The Treasure – Blessed Are Those Who Can Hear:

1. The Holy Spirit teaches us and also gives us the power to guard and uphold our faith.
2. Those who have experienced the goodness of the gospel will naturally treasure it

Scripture of the Day (NT):II Timothy 1

* The Ark Channel has found an ancient hymn from the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch. While our present world is showered
in gunfire, praises of Hallelujah continues. Since the parting of the apostles, for over 2000 years, the singing never ceases.

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Confident In Winning the Crown of Righteousness?

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henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give to me at that day; … (v8a)

A Pastor Bidding Farewell When Bowing Out – His Monologue!

1. A pastor bids farewell – the moment of leaving the world (analysis) is like a boat releasing the anchor, the army departing onto the field (v6)

2. A pastor bows out at the curtain call – are genuine friendship, a worn out jacket, scrolls that keep company at the moments of loneliness (v9-13)

Scripture of the day (NT) : II Timothy 4


* “The Joy of Living is Giving” by Artist Sheren TANG/ 鄧萃雯, Video

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Have You Suffered Persecution? A Test of Godliness!

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…. what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me  (v11)

Example & Education in a Pastor – As a Teacher & His Teaching Material

1. Example set by a pastor – 7 virtues in a godly teacher and 1 major subject not to be missed: suffering (v10-11)

2. Education delivered by a pastor – the Bible ‘inspired’ by God is his teaching material, that one breath that has the power to turn dust into a living spirit (v14-16)

Scripture of the day (NT): II Timothy 3


* Revelation in Inheritance Division! Should we live a life full of risks or pragmatism?  /陳志耀 (Chinese text)



* …. Behold, I set before you the way of life and the way of death…. But he that goeth out, and passeth over to the Chaldeans that besiege you, he shall live… (Jeremiah 21:8-9)

Jeremiah 20-22: When man faces the choice between life and death, the key in making the right choice lies with obeying God’s sovereignty, even it means going against our own will!

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Faithless We Are! Yet Better Still, Let’s Be Faithful!

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if we are faithless, he abideth faithful; for he cannot deny himself. (v13)

Diligence & Humbleness in a Pastor – To Fight or Not to Fight!

1. diligence in a pastor – he who honors discipline like in a fine soldier, sportsmanship in a player, tolerance in a labor (v3-6)

2. humbleness in a pastor – he who stands firm but not fighting; meek and forbearing, all for the sake of leading many to repentance (v24-26)

Scripture of the day (NT): II Timothy 2


* Jabez’s Prayer in a Song/雅比斯的禱告 (I Chronicles 4:10)


* And when the vessel that he made of the clay was marred in the hand of the potter, he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it (Jeremiah 18:4)

Jeremiah 17-19: God is the potter, man the vessel. God mars according to His will. God has the authority to recreate. God can also reshape and redo according to how man responds.

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Don’t You Know Whom You Believeth?

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who saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace,…  (v9a)

Faith & Friends of a Pastor – Faith, Hope & Love in Affliction

1. a Pastor’s faith – while suffering, still firmly believe in who God is (whom he has believed) and what God can do (who is able to guard him) (v12)

2. a Pastor’s friends – people in Asia who turned away from him at time of danger, friends in the house of Onesiphorus who never forsook him (v15-18)

Scripture of the day (NT): II Timothy 1


* 1. OC CHAN/陳凱呈, eldest daughter of Sister Christine YUNG/容鳴慧 diagnozed of pneumonia after days of fever, now in hospital

2. SY LAW/羅思恩, daughter of Sandy WONG/黃美端 is having a fever that is not subsiding

May the Lord of mercy heals them! May the Lord of might add strength to the two sisters and their families!

* Sam KONG/江瑞榮 was admitted into hospital for a pet scan yesterday (10/26), the reports will come out today.

Let’s cease not in praying for our brother.


* ……. and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth: they shall return unto thee, (Jeremiah 15:19b)

Jeremiah 15-16: The prophets are strictly disciplined in not allowing any disappointment or complaint out of disbelief nor should their words be of no value and help to others!

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Finishing Well?

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do the work of an evangelist, fill up the full measure of your ministry. <4:5>

Marathon of faith:
1. Complete the race?v.15? We have to finish – the race like Paul!
2. Good ending?v.618?Though you have gone away on faith, you still have the chance to recover!

?John Wanamaker the entrepreneur had a brick worker father. But he worked hard by the Lord and became a great charity donor as well as the Postmaster General of US. In 1875 he had cooperated with Moody to organize gospel meetings in his shops, the participants numbered above 1 million. He was a pioneer in departmental store industry. When he passed away in 1923 he had accumulated 100 millions US$.? his biggest investment is ible his bible in 10yrs old!?

Make Wise?

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Every scripture is profitable <3:16>

Bible Sure Win —- Keeping You Ever fit!
1.Pollution in last hours — mens hearts are corrupted, ignorant & hypocritical! (v.1-11)
2. Health care — The bible makes us perfect & furnished, keeping you best shape! (v.12-17)

?Im reading the a bibliography of John Wanamaker –the department store giant. He founded the Bethany Sunday school — the biggest one in the world, blessed thousands of lives. He loved God and men sincerely — he can remember at least 4,000 childrens names as well as their parents – names and occupations. He said he hadnt got a good memory, but just because he cared everyone of them!

Be Strong!

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be strong in the grace which is in Christ Jesus.

The Lord knows those who are His:
1. Be Lords good steward ?v.12? Revelations are from Lord only!
2. Be elite soldiers?v.34? who only suffer & obey the Commander
3. Be a good athlete ?v.5? restrict yourself to win the prize!
4. Be a hardworking farmer?v.67? ever expect a good harvest!
5. Be a shameless worker?v.1418? familiar with truth & handles it correctly
6. Be noble vessels?v.1922? cleanse yourself & pursue all virtues in Lord!
7. Be a loyal servant?v.2326? without turning round!

?The father of sister S. F. Wong ??? in HK is under chemotherapy, our sister longs for her father’s salvation. Pls pray for this.
?Fiona in Canada prayed for her father who has been at deaths door. At last her father was baptized in the hospital in HK, and attended church gathering when discharged from hospital. Fiona was encouraged , recently was baptized in Toronto ! Glory to God!

His Purpose ? Grace ?

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for I know whom I have believed <1:12>

Loyalty shown in hardship — for I know whom I have believed:
1. Loyal in keeping Gods words?v.1314?– When heresies overrun, do we have courage to keep the truth?
2. Faithful in treating Gods servants?v.1518?– Many servants of God are in hardship, have we exhausted our strength in helping them?

?For some years T. M. Lee ??? the scholar attacked Christianity . He is a genius in philosophy, much influenced Chinese intellectuals. Now Bro K. W. Chan ??? publishes a book — Review in Philosophy comments on Lee Tin Mings Philosophy, giving in-depth comment. ( Chan , an electronics engineer before God called him to serve by writing. He had published 6 books at his own expenses. Not long ago he faced an accident on sea, but the Lord spared his life so that he can finish this book. Published by Tien Dao .,in Chinese)
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