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Pastor Ted starting Sermon Series in February in book of James

Pastor Ted starting Sermon Series in book of James.

TiBC is still praising and worshipping today even though the snow is falling. Pure white blessings are falling upon us here at Tulsa International. Service is still going on and Pastor Ted giving a great message on Trials and Temptations as first part of seven week series in book of James.


2/02/2014   Part 1  


Trials and Temptations試煉試探

James 1:1-18



2/09/2014   Part 2

Preaching God’s Word and Doing God’s Word  聼道與行道

James 1:19-25




2/16/2014   Part 3

True Religious and Favoritism虔誠與待人

James 1:26-2:13





2/23/2014   Part 4

Good Deed Is Initiated by True Faith信心與行為

James 2:14-26



3/02/2014   Part 5

Speak the Truth with God’s Wisdom  智慧的話語

James 3:1-18



3/09/2014   Part 6

True Faith Is Demonstrated By Moral Conduct道德來自真信仰

James 4:1-5:12








3/23/2014   Part 7

Prayer: A significant Part of  Christian Life禱告是信徒生活的支柱

James 5:13-20  

Sermon “Celebrate Chinese New Year without Dishonoring Jesus”

Below are the sermon notes from Pastor Ted Lam’s sermon for Chinese New Year 2014. Come celebrate Chinese New Year with us this Friday evening at 630pm, RSVP to Pastor Ted.

Celebrate Chinese New Year Without Dishonoring Jesus

“恭 賀 新 禧,榮 耀 基 督 “

Scripture: Matt 15:1-20 經 節﹕馬太 15﹕1-20

I. The Defilement from Outside Appearance外表的污穢 (v.1-9)

1. Hand Washing Ceremony 洗手禮 (v.1-3)
2. Honoring Your Parents (5th Com) 孝順父母 (V. 4-7)
3. It Is Your Heart That Counts 心裡的才算數 (V. 8-9)

II. The Defilement from the Inner Heart 心裡的污穢 (v.10-20)

1. Hear and Understand 聽到而且明白 (v.10)​
2. Who should You ask for advice? 要向誰請教? (v.14)
3. Clean from deep within your heart 要從心裡作起 (v.19)

III. Understanding Chinese New Year Traditions 明白如何處理傳 統

1. Red-Envelope Money Gift 紅包壓歲錢 (1 Tim 6: 6-10)
2. Family Reunion Dinner 年夜團圓飯
3. Wearing of New Clothes 穿新衣新褲 (2 Cor 5:17)
4. Worshiping Ancestors 敬祖與祭祖

Conclusion: 結語:

Seven Guidelines for handling conflicts with traditions七點解惑原則則

1. Freedom To Handle Things 處理事情的自由 (1 Cor 10:23)
2. Freedom Within The Holy Spirit 在主靈裡的自由 2 Cor 3:17)
3. We Can Do All Things 靠主我凡事都能 (Phil 4:13)
4. Our Body Is The Temple of God 身體也是神的殿 (1 Cor 6:19)
5. Don’t Be A Stumbling Block 不作人的絆腳石 (1 Cor 8:9)
6. Reap What You Sow 收割自己所種的 (Gal 6:7)
7. Carry the Fragrance of Christ 披戴基督的香氣 (2 Cor 2: 14)

Further Questions:
Parallel of Thanksgiving to Chinese New Year Family Reunion Dinner
Similarity of Passover to Chinese New Year Traditions and use of Red color

Pastor Ted leading “Why Join a Church” 4 Part Mini-Series

11/3/13 Does Church’s Doctrine Matter?
11/10/13 Does Church’s Character and Culture Matter?
11/17/13 Does Church’s Membership Matter?
11/24/13 Does Church’s Leadership and Structure Matter?

I. What should a church do? Gal 5:22-23
II. How should a church believe? Gal 1:6-9
III. How should a church worship? John 4:24 and Mark 7:6-7
IV. How should a church live together as a Body of Christ?

11/17/13 Does Church’s Membership Matter?

11/24/13 Does Church’s Leadership and Structure Matter?

What it means to be a member of TIBC?
I. Why Membership? Acts 2:41
By baptism, by statement/testimony, by letter of transfer
Termination by self, termination by church body
II. Responsibilities and Duties of Membership: (Members) 1 Cor 12:12-14
Members: Accountable to each other: Church Attendance, Pray for each other
III. Responsibilities and Duties of Congregation as a whole:
1. Ensure Sunday preaching is Proper faith based
2. Ensure practice of baptism and Lords Supper
3. Practice Church Discipline
4. Practice Church Stewardship
5. Ensure church is mission minded
IV. Rights and Privileges of Membership:
Right to attend all church sponsored fellowship and activities
Right to serve
Right to Vote

11/24/13 Does Church’s Leadership and Structure Matter?

Matthew 16:18-19
I. Local vs Universal Church
II. What is a Congregational Church?
III. Leadership in a Congregational Church.
1. Three Styles of Church Leadership
– Individual Lead/Senior Pastoral Leadership
– Plural Eldership Lead and Guide the church
– Congregation responsibility as the final court
2. The issues significant to the congregation
-must know true beliefs and verify teaching, preaching and membership is according to those beliefs
– right to admit and dismiss church membership
– right to call a pastor
– right to determine church property location

IV. Understanding the Baptism and Lord’s Supper
1. Immersion Baptism
-following the example of Jesus Christ
-public announcement identifying Jesus as savior, similar to wedding
-as a witness to others
2. Symbolic Lord’s Supper
-New Testament parallel to OT Passover
-3 types of Sharing Communion-Only for Member, Open to Everyone(believer or non-believer), open to those of same beliefs.
–Jesus did it symbolically not figuratively
–Difference in Catholic and Presbyterian Communion compared to ours.

Conclusion: importance to pray for Church leaders, “above reproach”

Mandarin Bible Hour starts this summer! on Sunday afternoons

Starting this Summer 2013, New TIBC will host “Mandarin Bible Hour” every Sunday afternoon. Conducted exclusively in Mandarin Chinese, this short session of one hour plus will feature singing, sharing, and discussion. Led by Pastor Ted Lam, Mandarin Chinese Bible Hour will allow Mandarin speakers to hear a short message in their native language, share testimony, and ask questions. New TIBC welcomes non-native speakers to come and join as well. Contact Pastor Ted Lam with any questions.

New TIBC is dedicated to being a truly international church. When the need arises for services in other languages, New TIBC will answer the call. Please pray for this new ministry.

馬 太 福 音 28:19

19 所 以 , 你 们 要 去 , 使 万 民 作 我 的 门 徒 , 奉 父 、 子 、 圣 灵 的 名 给 他 们 施 洗 ( 或 作 : 给 他 们 施 洗 , 归 於 父 、 子 、 圣 灵 的 名 ) 。