I was born in a non-Christian family, but studying in a Christian school gave me the opportunity to learn about God. Nevertheless, God was nothing more than a wish granter to me; I only prayed to Him for good grades before exams.
It wasn’t until Form 3 in secondary school when things changed. I had to choose my electives for my senior secondary years, and those with better grades were prioritized in the selection process. I put a lot of pressure on myself, which took a toll on my mental health. At one point, I couldn’t bear with it anymore. I cried to my mum, who had gone to church during her teenage years, suggested that I go to St Andrew’s.
Having faith in Jesus means I will never face difficulties alone.
Sometime after coming to church, I accepted the gospel message, but still had doubts about the reliability of the bible and whether Jesus was a real historical figure. Through listening to sermons and reading relevant books, I eventually came to believe that the bible can be trusted and that Jesus really lived on this earth.
Having faith in Jesus means I will never face difficulties alone, as He said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5). I can always find comfort and peace in Him, knowing that He understands each and every situation I experience. In addition, God’s unconditional love for me taught me to love others more and to be more forgiving.
The growth groups here at St Andrew’s helped me grow as a Christian. Not only can I study God’s word with other Christians, but I can also receive support from my brothers and sisters in Christ, which is very important in this world that is hostile to Christianity. If you haven’t attended a growth group, I highly recommend you to consider joining one.
I have decided to get baptized because I want to follow Him for the rest of my life, knowing that He is what really matters when I see things from an eternal perspective.
A life of worship
Reading this week’s passage in Luke describing Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, I’m pretty struck by the simultaneously humble and yet grand entrance it all is. On the one hand, he is being praised and welcomed with great joy by a great crowd. But on the other, he is...
A community woven together
Often, I think of the St Andrew’s community as an ornate tapestry. Just as individual threads in a tapestry are woven together to produce something more beautiful and strong, so it is when people join together to form our vibrant community. Each of us come to our...
I was born and raised in Hong Kong. Growing up, I was immersed in a few Christian schools, but never imagined I would turn to the Lord Jesus one day. I was confused and thought the Bible was boring. I did not take scripture lessons seriously. As long as I passed the...
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