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Pastor’s Message – Pastor Jessica
Letting go of self-centeredness is the catalyst for Unity
The first entrustment to Christians is to deny oneself; it is not to deny our
personal status, but a declaration to live a life away from self-centeredness. Luke 14:26
says “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children,
brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple”. This
verse means that we must practice a life that yields to the influence of Christ, regardless
how trivial or important any situation is. In all things we must manifest through grace the
fragrance of Christ. As His disciples, we must exercise discipline in all situations because
Christ is in control, and we by faith we can entrust ourselves to Him, decide to manifest the
fragrance of Christ and forsake our struggles: love those who Christ loves, even our
enemies (For He died on the cross for them too), accept rejection by others as you follow
the footstep of Christ, recognize our own inadequacy and learn to care like Christ, let Him
be the judge so that we can love freely, maintain unity in church according to His Will, and
long to know Him more. Denying oneself therefore is to learn to yield our control over to
Christ who loves us. Our actions and viewpoints will then gradually move closer to our Lord
and become more different from the world. We also can live a life separated into holiness, it
is only a life like that, although has different values and methodologies, can change the
world. Luke 2:20 tells us that denying oneself also means our life has a new focus; it is not
serving or loving ourselves, but others. Denying oneself also means surrendering
ourselves to Christ and experiencing the peace and joy that come with His presence
regardless of situational factors. In church, disciples have different backgrounds and
interests; unity therefore requires that everyone must letting go of their self-centeredness
and focus on Christ, become more like Christ, and unity in Him becomes the naturally
outcome of our strives for holiness and righteousness (See Ephesians 4).
English: Lord Christ, strengthen our resolve this year to grow more and more into your
image and likeness.
Youth: Please pray for protection and wisdom over our youth workers and counselors as
they walk closely alongside the teens in ICON and in ROOTS in the new year.
Children: Pray for strength and wisdom for the preschool worship team as they lead the
children to worship God.
Cantonese: Pray that we will establish a good habit in daily devotions and prayers in the
coming year.
Mandarin: Lord, help us to forgive others as You have forgiven us.
Home Church News
Praise and Prayer: Our next evening of Praise and Prayer will be Tuesday, Jan 13th
from 7:30-9:00pm during our regular prayer meeting time. Please join us for an evening
of worship!
Meet The Pastors Luncheon: It will be on Jan 25th . Mark your calendar and sign up
at MPR today!
Congratulations to: The following brothers and sisters who will be baptized on Jan
25th : Jared Quon, Annika Mak, Phyllis Leung and Martin Marasigan. Celebrate with
us as we confirm these brothers and sisters in their faith.
Fall ACE: Registration for the winter term is still ongoing, the new term will begin on Jan
18th . Three courses will be offered: 1) How to Read the Bible by Pastor Jeremy, 2) The
People of Israel by Pastor Andrew, and 3) Faith at Work by Tim Cheung and Eddie Fong.
ESL: The winter-spring term starts Jan 28th and will last for 16 weeks. For new student
registration, email [email protected] or phone 604.524.3336 (loc. 310). We are
still in need of volunteers to: 1.) assist in class & 2) coordinate snack preparation. Please
contact Charlotte Ng, Loran Tsang or JJ Li for details.
Youth Ministry: For anyone who might be interested in getting involved in youth ministry,
ROOTS Sunday School is in need of teachers! Please contact Peter Ko if you are
interested or have any question.
2015 BAC Directory: The draft of the directory has been posted in the foyer. Please
check to ensure all the information is correct with  and make corrections if
necessary. If you haven’t filled out the registration form, please do so & sign at the
back. Deadline: Jan 25th .
English Retreat at Cedar Springs: Aug 21-23, 2015.
Missions Fest 2015: Theme: “Across the Street: Around the World”, at Vancouver
Convention Centre from Jan 30th -Feb 1st . We encourage all brothers and sisters to join
the event. For details go to
Other Event: A Promise Keepers rally is coming to Surrey on Feb 21st at Surrey
Pentecostal Assembly from 830am-5pm. A group of men from BAC will be going. If you
are interested in signing up, please contact Dan Louie ([email protected]). There will
also be a sign up table upstairs in the MPR on next Sunday Jan 18th and 25th.
Next Week’s Sermon
Equipped: Part 2 ( 2 Timothy 2:1-13)
Events for the Week of September Jan 11 – Jan 17
Praise & Prayer Night (7:30-9:30pm): Jan 13
Connect (Grades 7-8 @ 8pm): E-Wallet
ICON (Grades 9-12 @8pm): Small Groups
3D (College and Career, 8pm): Welcome Back
Small Groups meet throughout the week—see the board in the MPR for
more information about when and where!
Sunday Worship Sunday School
Prayer Meeting
$ 10,138.00
Cantonese 366 Cantonese 131 Cantonese 21
93 Mandarin
Thanksgiving $ 1,515.00
16 English
n/a Building
275 English
67 Children
801 Total
271 Total
Total CAD$ $ 14,413.00
Financial Report as of December 31, 2014
According to 2014 Budget, amount of offering
$ 97,500
$ 12,833
needed monthly
Total Offering
$ 139,271
$ 14,880
$ 2,925
December 1- 31
Total Expenses
$ 88,216
$ 51,055
Year 2014
$ 28,698
$ 3,137.48
Building Offering Balance $ 151,974.50 Yearly Year-End Thanksgiving $ 61,630
Burnaby Alliance Church
8611 Armstrong Avenue, Burnaby, BC V3N 2H4
Tel: (604) 524-3336 Fax: (604) 524-0329
E-Mail: [email protected]
Web site:
Praise/Prayer Requests: [email protected]
Requests for Information: [email protected]
English Ministry: Rev. Jeremy Rios Rev. Andrew Demoline
Mrs. Joan Fong (Children), Peter Ko (Youth)
Cantonese Ministry: Rev. Alvin Poon
Pastor Chung Leung (College, Career & Young Family)
Pastor Jessica Ngai (Caring & Family)
Mrs. Doris Wong (Singles & Elderly)
Mandarin Ministry: Rev. Thomas Sun
Burnaby Alliance Church
“Witnesses of God in Word and Deed.”
Sunday, January 11, 2015
9:30am Worship
Equipped: Part 1
2 Timothy 1
Rev. Andrew Demoline
2 Timothy 1:8-9a “So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or
ashamed of me His prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the
gospel, by the power of God, who has saved us and called us to a
holy life - not because of anything we have done but because of His
own purpose and grace.”
Welcome to BAC!
We’re so glad that you could join us today. Immediately after our worship
service you are invited to join us for coffee and fellowship upstairs in the MPR.
If you are a first-time guest, please fill out a white “Staying Connected” card
and drop it in the box that is right outside the sanctuary. For more information
about ways to get connected and events throughout the week, see the inside
of this bulletin!