On festive occasions at Kaliningrad/Russia\'s Baptist church, one is reminded of the best of times back in the former USSR. Then, as many as 600 persons crowd into the \"Church of Peace\"; a four-part choir hails forth; children and women recite poetry and sing. Two or three sermons are to be expected; adult males and children are visible throughout. As many as 500 persons frequently visit the Sunday morning services; roughly 25% of the participants are minors.
\"Today, we have heard all kinds of sad news, such as the fires in Australia, the locust plague in East Africa, the COVID-19 which is related to human unhealthy habits, etc. Even the earth is no longer so blue as it has been when comparing satellite images of the earth taken in 1979 and 2020. Behind this lies human greed and ignorance.”
Jeremy Lin, the Christian professional basketball player who played in the CBA All-Star Game this season, temporarily returned to the United States due to the pneumonia situation. Besides donating one million to Wuhan, he urged people to love radically and serve generously
For the first time in four years, representatives of all of Russia\'s leading evangelical denominations attended a session of the Moscow-based \"Advisory Council for the Heads of the Protestant Churches of Russia\" on 23 September 2019.
What does it mean to be saved? Is it once and for all freedom from sin, or a necessary continuous struggle against sin in the world? Is salvation a transient status within the walls of a church, or a life-long status? Is the effectiveness of salvation from God or from a religious system? Is the Church an ivory tower or a microcosm of society?
Li Lancheng, the pastor of Nanjing Mochou Lu Church, urged believers to worship the Lord in spirit and in truth depiste they have to stay at home. In a sermon delivered last Sunday, entitled "Experience the Omnipresence of the Lord", Christians should allow the presence of the Lord to be there no matter if it is voiced prayer or silent meditating, praying or worshipping.
Born in Tianjin, Addy Maas was abandoned by her biological parents because she was born with spina bifida, a disability affecting the spinal cord. But the years at a Christian children's home changed her life completely as she experienced God's love through the people there. She dedicates herself to serving abandoned children with disabilities in China.
Kaliningrad Pastor Vitaly Alexandrovich Gut wants to combine the old with the new. That's why he regards his congregation as both Lutheran and Charismatic. His services include lifted hands, a praise team and modern music. Yet his 25-member congregation is not overly-loud in a negative sense and anyone not choosing to lift their hands during worship is very free to do so. Neither the music nor sermons are loud and emotional.
On festive occasions at Kaliningrad/Russia's Baptist church, one is reminded of the best of times back in the former USSR. Then, as many as 600 persons crowd into the "Church of Peace"; a four-part choir hails forth; children and women recite poetry and sing. Two or three sermons are to be expected; adult males and children are visible throughout. As many as 500 persons frequently visit the Sunday morning services; roughly 25% of the participants are minors.