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TIBC calls Eddie Clark as Associate Pastor – ordination service to follow

Eddie and Emily Clark joined TIBC earlier this year. They have 3 children, whom were all born in SE Asia, where they served as missionaries for over 10 years. 

The church unanimously decided to call Eddie to church leadership effective Sept 1, with ordination service to be conducted by Pastor Ted Lam on Sunday Oct 9th 2pm. Join us in September as we welcome Pastor Eddie. Eddie will serve as Associate Pastor, and focus on areas of ministry to be determined. Although Eddie is fluent in Mandarin, he will work closely with the English congregation. This gives TIBC the flexibility of having two bilingual ministers on staff, the first time in its history.

Amazing how God leads Us and brings Friends into our midst

Two years ago on this day, God brought a dear friend into my midst, I just didn’t realize it as of yet. A guest trio was in town to lead our Mandarin service in singing, and I was on camera duty that day (for TIBC’s online video YouTube channel). As I was mic’ing up the group, there was a smiling face. In this trio, stood a boy with a God-given voice, and leadership qualities. Since that time, he has grown in faith, and God has blessed him with his Eve, named Elaine. A year after this firsts encounter, William and I would cross paths again, when a job transfer would lead him to relocate to Tulsa. Two years ago, I too was still a single man. Today, our wives Cassie and Elaine are close friends, and I and William the same. I struggled leading worship alone. So God brought me not only William but also Leon (a story for another day) as friends for a lifetime. We currently have the opportunity to head the formation of TIBC Praise and Worship team, together. God gave Adam a helper named Eve, and that same loving God knew this struggling worship leader needed help, bringing a William and a Leon. Two years ago this day, William and I were single boys, meeting for the first time. Today, we stand together as part of God’s Team to revitalize NEW TIBC.  Pray for us and follow our journey here.  ~ Jason

Attached are two videos: one the aforementioned day, and the second, Leon, William and I sharing one of our worship favorites.

 

Free Medical Consult Services to be offered regularly at TIBC starting Jan 11 2015

Members can receive free medical consult services once a month from 1-2pm. A team of registered nurses and a local family practice physician, Dr. Candy Ting will provide basic medical consult services including but not limited to general health checkup, prescriptions for needed ailments, and diabetic screening. Services may be expanded depending on need. The first date for this free clinic will be January 11th 2015.

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This ministry will work in conjunction with our partnership with Children of Promise and the Parents Night Out Ministry. This ministry will capitalize on the expertise of our church member Chris Zaino, a physical therapist with pediatric specialty.

As we lead up to the Blessed Family Conference in March, our church TIBC is blessed to have resident experts to share their knowledge with the community.

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

 

 

 

3/17/2014

 
 

 

 

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

Is Sunday School supposed to be this much fun?

Sunday School is supposed to be fun and enjoyable, and today is no exception. During class we watched a travel video on Ancient Rome to kickoff our study of Romans. It’s been 4 years since I’ve visited Rome, and this video makes me want to visit again, especially after our discussion about the book of Romans. Maybe at the conclusion of our Romans study we can have a group extended Sunday School field trip? 😉 Better start putting in vacation time for 2014… ~ Jason Ting