A church in Jilin Province, northeast China, celebrated the first Sunday of Advent.
Haikou Road Church in Changchun City hosted a Sunday service on December 3, concluding a Christian discipleship course.
At the first ceremony, Rev. Yan Peng, senior pastor of the church, preached a themed sermon focusing on the beginning of Advent, “Ask the Lord to Come,” based on scriptures from Matthew 3:1-2, John 1:29, and John 3:30. He exhorted the congregants to watch and wait for Christ's coming with firm belief that Jesus was the coming Christ and exalt the name of Jesus, the center of all.
Subsequently, the church conducted a graduation ceremony for the 18 new believers, with Rev. Yan presenting them with the certificate of graduation.
(The author is a pastor of Haikou Road Church in Changchun City, Jilin Province.)
- Translated by Poppy Chan