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Weekly audio messages on the world-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ and the life-changing love of God from Island ECC in Hong Kong. For more resources and to get connected with us, visit our website at www.islandecc.hk
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The story of Barabbas is often overlooked because it is such a short story. Despite its brevity, Barabbas’s story holds deeper layers that go beyond being known solely as the one the crowds chose instead of Jesus. In this sermon, we embark on a journey to explore the untold aspects of Barabbas’s life, revealing surprising parallels that mirror our …
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Our negative assumptions about our family members prevent us from pursuing reconciliation, resulting in only a “disguised harmony” or even conflicts in our family. Learning from the reconciliation of Esau and Jacob, we should put our trust not in our own assumptions but in God’s power to change hearts, and practice “forgetful forgiveness”, because …
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Lotus seeds represent the blessings of bringing forth offspring one after another. This applies to our spiritual community as we think about how to serve the community better. Today, we study how Barnabas multiplies spiritual leaders (Paul and John Mark) and how we, both as individuals and as a church, should do the same thing.…
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With the new year quickly approaching, many people take the time to set new goals for themselves. Some set goals to be physically healthier, others set goals to learn something new. But what about our spiritual lives? Are there ways we can grow spiritually as we head into the new year? We kick off this sermon series by looking at different rhythms …
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In Hong Kong, families are struggling as couples shy away from having children while marriages face unexpected difficulties. Even though our homes are experiencing challenges, it’s important to remember that to God, families matter. Not only are they essential for the well-being and thriving of society, but they also play a vital role in advancing …
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Over 60% of our waking hours are spent in the workplace. If we aren’t flourishing there, then we aren’t flourishing in life. Unfortunately, many people in Hong Kong have an adverse relationship with work. What is the solution to the problem of work? Work less? Work a job that you have passion for? Work a job that compensates well? In this sermon we…
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At the conclusion of the Sermon on the Plain in the sixth chapter of Luke, Jesus poses a poignant question to His listeners. In summary, He asks them, “You’ve just heard me give you clear commandments, so why do you not do what I say?” On top of that, His question puts every listener and reader on the spot by making us all ask ourselves, “Do I real…
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We communicate with people every single day, but the person we talk to the most is ourselves. And the words we choose to speak to ourselves are some of the most powerful words we encounter. How do we formulate our thoughts? What lies are we telling ourselves and how can we overcome them with the truth? Today, we will look at a Psalm that deals with…
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Today is the first of two Baptism Sundays! It’s always a great celebration in our church. While baptism is an outward expression of an inward faith, it is also a snapshot of a bigger story, or testimony, of what God has done in our lives. Today, as we celebrate the stories and baptisms of our brothers and sisters, we are going to look at two of the…
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The book of Ruth usually – and rightfully so – highlights the relationship between Ruth and Boaz. This story is a powerful tale of redemption that points to our ultimate redemption in Christ. Today, however, we will focus on the journey of Ruth and her mother-in-law Naomi and how we can glean some great truth and encouragement from this beautiful r…
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