2020 IEC Theme – Rooted and Built up in Him

2020 Theme Rooted and Built up in Him Colossians 2:7 Happy New Year! The Indonesian Evangelical Church’s selected theme for 2020 is taken from Colossians 2:7: “rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith, just as you were taught, and overflowing in thankfulness.” In looking at the situation...

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Starting a different life with a new heart and spirit

In the beginning, human life began, decorated, and blessed with beauty, goodness, and glory (Genesis 1). The desire to have a life beyond blessed satisfaction given by the Creator is fatal to the entire life order of the human race. It can be concluded that because of the rebellion against...

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Christmas In Different Places

As Christmas draws near, what will your Christmas celebration look like? For instance in Japan, Christmas is not a major holiday! Sadly, because of the low number of Christians (about 1% of the population) and lack of Christians traditions, Christmas is a minor event in Japan. But in recent years,...

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Heart Health

For the third year in a row, about seven-in-ten Americans (69%) said reducing health care costs should be a top priority for the president and Congress this year. This reflects an 8-percentage-point increase from 2011, though is little changed from last year (Peer-Review Report 2019). The problem being faced by...

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Cast all your cares to Jesus

Please indulge me a little, but there is a song by Five Iron Frenzy called “Every New Day” (warning: if you like traditional hymn music, you might be unhappy). I really enjoy this song, for one, it is ska-punk, second, the lyrics. When I was small, the furthest I could...

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Violence

It is not too wrong to say that violence has become a part of “culture & politics.” Violence accompanied by mass murder has become the new art of brutality. The Hong-Kong territory’s leader, Carrie Lam, warned that violence will push Hong Kong over the edge. Violence, no matter if it’s...

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Mission Trip

If you are not aware, members of Indonesian Evangelical Church in San Jose, San Francisco, and Los Angeles have traveled to Indonesia on a mission trip. From August 1 to 4th, we will go to several locations to do “missions” work. The idea of “missions” can be mysterious and expansive,...

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Worth It!

By: Rev. Steve Lee If you did not hear about the “College Admissions Scandal”, here is the quick summary. Several wealthy and celebrity parents are accused of using bribery and fraud, to get their children into major universities. Two of those parents involved are Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, who...

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Do we still maintain the freshness of the first love?

The first love is the main ingredient of the existence of the church as the body of Christ.  If the church has turned into a world icon for political, cultural, monumental religious and economic interests, the church loses its DNA as the Body of Christ.  Still fresh in our memories...

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Easter…Eggs and Bunny?

By: Rev. Steve Lee As we approach Easter, or what I refer to as Resurrection Sunday, it might appear as if the whole world is celebrating Jesus Resurrection as well! Go into grocery stores and you will see Easter Eggs and candy. Go to the retail shopping outlets and you...

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