Went to a Burmese Church Last Sunday

Yesterday I had the privilege of worshiping with and the preaching in our S’gaw Karen Burmese worship service.   Ray Wah was the emcee of the service.  The worship hour was characterized by the participation of many from the congregation.  During the service there were many prayers punctuated with refrains of hymns (often to very familiar tunes).

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The last part of the slides reflect an object lesson I did about being filled with the Spirit.   We started by filling a large jar with rock and talked about how when Saul was converted he was filled with the Spirit.  Then the students found they could add more to the jar using some gravel.   The Scripture tells us Saul was commissioned by the church of Antioch, they laid hands on him and he was filled with the spirit.  Next the young people added some sand and we showed the jar to some of the adults, asking if it was full, one of the men, Pa Klay, said no, you can fill it with water.   The sermon passage was about the conversion of Sergius Paulus that included Saul’s infilling with the Spirit such that he discerned Elymaus’ sin and prophesied his judgment (temporary blindness) by God.

 

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About johnmcmurphy

Jesus is first and foremost in my life. He is above all religions, principalities and powers. In everything He must increase and I must decrease. Into the hands of Jesus, God has placed life and death, truth and purity. strength and meaning. Only in a growing understanding of the triune God, and his son Jesus can I do, breathe, exist and serve. I have a Bachelor's degree in Bible from Vennard College, a Master's in Social Science from Azusa Pacific University and a Ph. D. from Ohio State in Family Relations and Human Development. I am an ordained pastor involved in cross-cultural ministry. I am currently employed at several colleges as an instructor. If you need to get in touch with me, just leave a comment, I screen all comments and so you can leave further contact information which I will erase before it is published. -John

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