is delivered live on Zoom by our minister, Revd. Chee Keong Yong
Revd. Chee’s sermon is entitled: “Bone & Flesh (Flesh & Blood)“
Our Scripture Readings: Old Testament: 2 Samuel 5:1-5*
and Gospel: Mark 6: 1-13*(*click to open the Bible pages)
Pastor Chee notes:
It is truly amazing to watch documentaries about fishes, birds and all sorts of animals that seem to be able to move from one place to another on migration. We see this in salmon and turtles that migrate on a long journey to return to the same place to spawn and lay eggs. Even birds fly north and south on a migratory pattern and come back to exactly the same places. A few weeks back, there was a herd of elephants that seemed to have wandered off on a journey in search for a place in China.
Have you ever experienced getting lost and somehow managed to find your way back home without any help? Humans have generally lost this instinct but with the help of GPS, we may be able to get to the place we want to go.
Somehow, both the Old Testament and Gospel readings for this Sunday give us an idea about our home and to whom we belong. In the OT reading from 2 Samuel 5, we learn that the different tribes came to King David acknowledging his leadership over them and also acknowledging Jerusalem to be their centre or home base. There would have been many people who have made ICB their home church in years past and some still retain that connection to today.
In the Gospel reading, we read about Jesus returning home but was met with inhospitality at best and hostility at worst. There were those who welcomed him but there were also those who rejected him. I think of the many refugees throughout the world who for various reasons search for a new home in a new place. I think of those among us who are still waiting for some news of acceptance of reception to a new country they can call their home.
On this Sunday, 4th July, too, the Americans celebrate their Independence Day. There have been many from abroad who have made the United States their home. Unfortunately, due to lockdowns all over, the celebration will be curtailed somewhat. Let’s pray for all as we are bone and flesh (flesh & blood) together in one humanity.
We also belong to another Kingdom, for which Christ is the King.
Online Notes about ICB worship on Zoom:
Please come on time and allow a minute or two to connect.
You will be “muted” upon entering the zoom room with the musical prelude on. Please stay muted during the service.
Pastor Chee suggests, “while you listen to the prelude, please pray for the service to run smoothly for God’s glory. There’s plenty of time to chit chat in the break out rooms after the service.”
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CHRISTIAN OUTREACH The International Church of Bangkok
partners with Christian ministries throughout Thailand to advance the work of Jesus.
5% of ICB’s yearly total income goes directly to the outreach partners. Members and friends are also encouraged to give directly.
ICB Outreach Partner for July 2021 is Chaiyapruk Children’s Home Offering a Christian home for abandoned children
in Nakorn Nayok Province, 70 Km north-east of Bangkok,
The Chaiyapruk Foundation has provided a home for over 100 children for more than 35 years.
Our Outreach Partner writes:
Drs. Cleopundh and Somsak Soorapanthu started the home in 1984 and the Foundation one year later. The home moved 5 times in its first 5 years but in 1990 a permanent home was made available by a generous family beside an irrigation canal in Nakorn Nayok.
is and always has been one of our our main goals and living beside a canal is a blessing enabling us to try our many kinds of plantations, from palms to eucalyptus to lemongrass, on our large area of land.
A big challenge is the annual wet-season floods which often sweeps away our organic soil. Nevertheless, we have not let this discourage our goal. We are now more determined to find ways to build stronger flood barriers.
The children take care of our store of earthworm fertiliser the main nutrient to organic vegetables, which we raise off the ground to avoid the floods.
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