Testimony

New Life Members Refection from Easter Retreat

easter service 2017

2017 Easter Service at DC

2017 Easter Service at DC

2017 Easter Service at DC

2017 Easter Service at DC

2017 Easter Service at DC

2017 Easter Service at DC

2017 Easter Service at DC

2017 Easter Service at DC

2017 Easter Service at DC

2017 Easter Service at DC

New Life Community Church members joined the regional Easter Retreat from April 14-16th. All of them received abundant grace from the retreat. Here is the reflection from members.

Jafre Chase reflection: "While attending the 2017 Regional Easter Retreat I received a lot of Grace. I felt that it was truly Heaven here on earth. During the retreat I was able to study more deeply about the cross of Jesus Christ. I learned that while Jesus took up the cross He felt temptation in His flesh. I never thought of the cross of Christ in that way. But to know that Jesus felt hindrance because His flesh didn't want to take up the cross His flesh wanted to live. Jesus Himself wanted to live, but because of His great obedience to the Father He took up the cross. So now I know that the cross was not at all easy for the Lord. It wasn't just a quick one, two, three plan but Jesus suffered a lot while taking up the cross. He truly sacrificed Himself and denied Himself and took up the cross by Himself. Through the cross we can see God's love for all of us how He truly loved us and died for us is very touching.

While watching the movie Ben-Hur I saw a depiction of what life was like 2000 plus years ago in the in the time of Christ. I l saw that life back then was very hard and many cruel things happened to people the world was a dark place but Christ still came to this world from the position of God and died for everyone. On the last day we studied John 21 which was a chapter added to the book of John which I would like to study and meditate more in the future.

I have many crosses to take up in in my life. I have to truly deny myself and obey Jesus. One sin that I struggle with is sexual immorality. This is sin and it doesn't please God. I want to take up the cross in my life and follow what God's Word says and obey the Lord. I found that this is not easy at all but I know that I can overcome through faith in Jesus.
Also in my life I want to make sure that the direction of my life is truly what Jesus wants. I can be very quick in doing what I want, often forgetting what Jesus says and I follow my own path.
I feel like understanding God's Love can be very difficult but I wish to restore the love within me just like the disciples did. The cross I have also found out is very deep.
Through this Retreat I also saw that I did not walk the lent season very well. I wished I would have denied myself more during the time. But everyday I want to take up my cross and deny myself and truly follow Jesus to live my life.

Thank you Beautiful Lord for your sacrifice."

Daniel Ma reflected, "I felt very dry in the Lent period, but Holy Spirit touched my heart greatly during the retreat. Sin of Judas reminded me of not worshipping money but worshipping God only. I am very thankful that God can give us building, worshiping place and beautiful members working together. I hope I can have the heart of Jesus more to do his work rather than live for myself. Because cross is the only way to receive life."

Cindy Chou reflected, "Thank God I can make this retreat. There were many struggles before we came here. My heart is much lighter than before. Through bible studies and prayers, I have been washed again by Jesus's blood. I can be more closer to him. Besides, I am really thankful for members' serve here. After Easter, I hope I can have the same direction with what the Lord wants me to go."

Praise the Lord! May New Life Members can take up the cross to follow Jesus firmly after Easter!