|This week’s theme: “No one is little to God“
Scripture Readings for this week:
Old Testament: Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4*
Psalms: Psalm 119:137-144*
Epistle: 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12*
Gospel: Luke 19:1-10*
(*click for online Bible)
Pastor Chee introduces this week’s theme:
Most of us will be familiar with this story about Zaccheus as told by Luke in the Gospel. Remember that Luke is writing his Gospel with Theophilus in mind. He is introducing Jesus to Theophilus, a God-seeker. Luke does not go about expounding doctrines concerning God. He is simply telling stories about Jesus’ interaction with the people that sought after him, very much like Theophilus himself. We do well to keep this in mind. Evangelism is merely the telling of stories about Jesus.
Zaccheus if we remember this character at all is not someone that people will gravitate to. In fact, he is very much hated. He is the tax collector – not the friendly sort that is found in huge office blocks nowadays working on how much tax you owe. Tax collectors in Jesus’ days are the bad guys that come around with Roman muscle to grab what you owe.
So when this little guy wanted to see Jesus, he did not shove his way through the crowd. He climbed up a sycamore tree to get a good view of Jesus.
Do you know of a God-seeker like Zaccheus? Jesus took notice of him and invited himself to stay at his place. To know the rest of the story, join us this Sunday at church and know that in God’s sight, no one is little.
Sunday School is now meeting again for young children during part of the worship time (see below)
ICB Choir: If you enjoy singing, please join in by arriving about 45 minutes before the service for practice. All are welcome, even if you have little experience.
Notes about in-person and online worship:
Now the worst of the pandemic is over, Sunday Morning Worship will be for inperson attendance only at Student Christian Center (SCC). We believe it is high time we joined together in person again and start to rebuild our community. Please make every effort to join us in person.
Zoom relay is not now available for all, though there are a few exceptions.
Exceptions: For a limited period, Zoom will continue to be made available but only to those who are
a) unwell or with disabilities preventing their travel to SCC
b) living or travelling in the provinces or abroad.
These people, a) and b), who wish to worship via Zoom are asked to contact Pastor Chee via email before the service.
They will receive an email reply with a special meeting code and password.