161 results for author: Pastor Eric Shin


Monday Morning Men’s Prayer Meeting

We had our first Monday Morning Men's Prayer Meeting this past Monday at 6AM in the Trailer House. Amazingly, there were twenty men who came to pray before they went to work. Some came from not too far away places but there were guys who came all the way from Missouri City, Sugar Land and Pearland. I just cannot express in words how I felt about the first prayer meeting. It was like fresh wind after a long drought, like fresh breath of the Spirit of God. Truly awesome! About three and a half years ago I saw a vision during our Sunday morning intercessory prayer meeting. (Yes, it was one of those certain and rare clear visions!) It was before we had ...

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Going Deeper with God

In the past six and a half years of New Life history, we have emphasized the importance of Sunday corporate worship, weekly house church gathering, intercessory prayer and missions. There are other essential elements of a local church, such as community outreach and Bible studies, that we need to pay attention to and must develop in order for us to become a biblically fully functioning church, and we will do so when the time comes. But there is a reason why I haven't stressed the significance of Bible studies in New Life all these years. The purpose of studying the Bible is the application of what we have learned from the Bible in our daily life ...

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Helping Our Offering Counting Servants!

When Sunday worship is over and we are happily having our fellowship with one another over refreshments, there are a couple of people whose ministry just begins. They are the offering counting servants. For the sake of accountability, we have at least two people count the offering at church immediately after worship. That's why their fellowship time is often cut very short. They are some of the few unsung heroes of our church. In order to help their ministry become more efficient, we are going to use the newly designed offering envelopes in just a few weeks. This new offering envelope will have a section where you will need to record your ...

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Christmas Eve Family Worship

Today's families are busy and fragmented. It is not unusual for each family member to spend the bulk of the day on their own entirely isolated from one another. Even at home, moms and dads are often extremely tired from their work and just want to unwind by themselves. Children, either knowing that their parents are not in the mood or condition to spend time with them or enticed by the allure of technology and information, waste their time in front of TV or computer screen late into the night. We are also being sold daily the idea that the more money you have the better life you can have. You know the trappings that go with this illusion but ...

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Thank You, Bobby, for Your Service!

Starting from December, our praise team will be led by Sean Kim, who is our Magnification Team leader. He will be the one who will be overseeing the praise team ministry from recruiting the right people, to training them, to evaluating and improving its quality. Bobby Bang, who has been serving the team for these past years, will step down and no longer serve as a team leader. It has not been easy, but after much prayer and sharing, we have arrived at this decision. He has done a great job of beginning and establishing the team to its current level. We are making this big transition in our church life due to his personal career pursuit and also ...

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Fall Festival 2002!

We had a tremendous turn out on our Fall Festival this past Thursday. The parking lot was full and the carnival area was also jammed packed with adults and children playing games and eating some good food! Considering all the New Life members who didn?t receive the meal tickets but ate the food anyway, I think there were well over 700 people who were there to enjoy the evening! Peter Lee, our Ministry Team leader, and all the committee members together with every New Life member/attendee who came out have done a marvelous job of putting the event together making it a great success. We have invested, served and sacrificed very generously for our ...

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Some Healthy Trends in New Life and Our House Churches!

A few days ago I went into the gym to take a look at the house church attendance chart on the wall in the fellowship area. Other than just a few house churches, many of the house churches are faithfully keeping the attendance for their house church meetings. When I added all the people who had shown up and participated in their house churches during the week of 9/16-22, I came up with about 205 people! This is amazing and I was very pleased by it because it shows a couple of very important and healthy trends that are taking place in New Life. First, the membership of New Life as of last Sunday is 160 and our recent Sunday attendance is about 200. ...

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