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Darren Lo, Spencer Sun, Kevin Chan, Danny Orh, Kylie Liu, Whitney Hung, Nikki Leon, and Bryan Guan

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Introducing the 2019 Thailand Team!


Hey All!
We're happy to announce that we'll be going back to Chiang Mai, Thailand this summer. We'll be using this blog to communicate everyone while we're serving in Thailand.

We've met as a group a few times and we're all excited to go back out, partner with The Centre, and serve as a team. Pray for us as we finalize all the details and look out for announcement at church for prayer and finance support! Check back here for updates before, during, and after our trip. See you soon.


Jonny, Alisa, Darren
Melody, Whitney, Nikki

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Lift Off! Lent Devotionals - Week 6


This week, we enter into Passion Week. We will recount the events of the final days of Jesus on earth. Jesus spent his last moments with his disciples and preparing for his imminent death on the cross, in less than a week’s time. However, the “end” was much different than anyone could have expected. God had in plan a dawn of a new day and new life that goes beyond death.

Monday and Tuesday
Read Matthew 21:12 - 25:13
What was the importance of Jesus cleansing the temple? How did the religious leaders opposing him respond? What did Jesus teach on at this point of his ministry? Are these things important to us?

Wednesday
Read Matthew 26:14-16
What did Judas Iscariot—one of Jesus’ disciples—do on this day? Where were the other disciples? Jesus was silent now from teaching. Spend a moment in silence today and reflect.

Thursday
Read Matthew 26:17-46
Jesus shared with his disciples in a final meal, the Last Supper, which became a marker for all followers of Jesus to remember him and his act of sacrifice and love. We call it Communion today. Then Jesus goes to pray before being arrested and put on trial. Take the time to remember, reflect, and agonize over the sudden turn of events in Jesus’ life.

Good Friday
Read Matthew 26:14 - 27:66
On the very eventful Good Friday, Jesus was betrayed by his disciple Judas and arrested, then hauled before several different authorities—first the Jewish religious leaders, then the Roman governor Pontius Pilate. Sentenced to death, Jesus was crucified alongside two criminals. Upon his death, he was buried in a nearby tomb.

(Join us Friday at 7:30pm in the Worship Center to remember and worship Christ together.)


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Lift Off! Lent Devotionals - Week 5


SACRIFICE - Week 5: 4/7 - 4/13
Lent is a time to identify with Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. Each week you will go through a rhythm of looking to Christ, thinking about Christ, living like Christ, and worshipping Christ. Spend the week reading, reflecting, praying, and going to do likewise. Then come and celebrate together.

Look to Christ (Confession) Monday
Read John 10:11-15
Merciful God, will you renew my mind and correct my heart from my selfishness and self-centeredness. I confess and admit that I frequently seek what satisfies and benefits me, or gives me the upper hand over others. It’s easier for me to stand on the sidelines and keep my life safe and simple than to engage into what’s needed though it may be demanding. I walk away from what might be costly to me. Help me, Dead Lord, to surrender to God. Help me, Dead Lord, to be bold and willing to lay myself down for the sake of others. Help me, Dear Lord, to give up the values of this world but to take up the values of your kingdom. Amen.

Think about Christ (Contemplation) Tuesday
Read Mark 8:34-38
What good is it to gain the whole world and lose your life? There is a lot we hold as precious and are not willing to surrender to God, give away, or use for others: time, money, property and assets, people and relationships, health, education. The more we save, accumulate and horde all these things, the less we pursue the greater things of God. There’s no space for the spiritual things. God condemns idolatry. Jesus says one cannot serve God and mammon. Apart from the gospel, all is in vain and useless. Jesus calls us to deny ourselves, take up our cross, and follow him. This is what it means to follow Jesus. The way of Jesus is the way of sacrifice. We lose ourselves to gain Christ and the eternity promised to us.

Live as Christ (Commission) Wednesday - Saturday

  • Interrupt your day to serve or help someone in need.
  • Give up an issue or position you are holding in a relationship so there will be harmony.
  • Take up a difficult task for someone, sparing them the hardship. 
  • Is there surplus that you have that can benefit others? Draw limits in your financial accounts where everything above it goes to the needy or some charity. 
  • Have you surrendered your life to Lord Jesus so he may be master over it? 

Worship Christ: (Celebration) Sunday



Thursday, April 4, 2019

April Flight Itinerary


It's beginning to really feel like spring! Longer days, beautiful flowers, LOTS of foliage (thanks God, for the rain!). Get outside and enjoy the sunshine, warmth, and creation He has made. Also don't forget to remember this time of year as we acknowledge the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Savior. Who needs to know about Him in your life? Would you consider sharing this great news and your own testament of faith as we near Easter? Here's what's happening this month:


Easter Season Celebration
Palm Sunday Service  |  April 14, 10:45a, Worship Center
Good Friday Service  |  April 19, 7:30p, Worship Center
Easter Sunday Service  |  April 21, 10:45a, Worship Center

Annex: Schedule
Where are we visiting colleges this spring season? Check out the schedule for campus visits to the right of this page. Save the dates and join us for meet ups and evening gatherings!

Baptism
Sunday, June 2, 2017
If you're interested in getting baptized in June, please chat, text, email darrenlo[at]fcbc[dot]org by April 7. You'll need to work on your testimony (1-2 pages), fill out an application, and get references to start the process--don't wait!

Summer Enrichment Program
June 17 - July 19  |  FCBCLA  |  Looking for tutors!
Help serve children of our Chinatown Community this summer! It is our vision that kids from completed Kindergarten through 5th grade will come to our church in the morning to be tutored in core subjects of Math, English and Bible.  In the afternoon we will have lighter subjects such as Arts and Crafts, PE, Careers class. Through these classes, we hope to build relationships with the children and help them come to know Christ as Lord and Savior. A small stipend is provided for all staff. For more information, contact Brian Wang (brianwang[at]fcbc[dot]org)

Summer missions opportunities
Various locations and dates
Last month we made a large effort for summer missions opportunities (see post here). If you didn't get a chance to sign up for more info and/or commit, please contact Darren asap! We'll be finalizing the team this month, so don't delay! Even if you're still unsure, but interested, let's talk!

College/Young Adult Camp
Officially cancelled
We have decided to cancel our yearly College & Young Adult Camp this year. Look out for activities together as summer begins!



Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Lift Off! Lent Devotionals - Week 4


LAMENT - Week 4: 3/31 - 4/6
Lent is a time to identify with Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. Each week you will go through a rhythm of looking to Christ, thinking about Christ, living like Christ, and worshipping Christ. Spend the week reading, reflecting, praying, and going to do likewise. Then come and celebrate together.

Look to Christ (Confession) Monday
Read Psalm 13
Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath. For your arrows have pierced me, and your hand has come down up me. My body wastes away because of my sins; my guilt overwhelms me; my shame drowns me. I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sins. Lord, do not forsake me; be not far from me, God. Grant my heart deep lament over my own sins and the sins of others against you and against me. Forgive my sin, and make me new, that I might have peace with you, peace with others, and peace within myself.

Think about Christ (Contemplation) Tuesday
Read Mark 13:1-37
To lament is to express grief and sorrow over something or someone. It is anguish and remorse for the present condition and the fallen state of people and this world. What are things to lament? The impact of sin in you and in the people around you. The evil in the world. Pain and physical illness. Injustice in the world. Death and the suffering from loss. But God-centered lament is accompanied with hope and assurance that God is sovereign and victorious. It is a sorrow and grief that is temporary and pales in comparison to the greater hope and glory to come. Lamenting is framed within the knowledge that Jesus has come, and he has conquered sin and death.

Live as Christ (Commission) Wednesday - Saturday

  • Consider how your own sin has resulted in bad consequences. 
  • Engage and learn about one or more of the following: refugees in Europe or SE Asia, human trafficking and modern slavery, the American opiate crisis, radical political ideologies. 
  • Fast and pray for the spiritually lost.
  • Take a drive to Skid Row. Pray for the condition of the people and the environment in which they live. 


Worship Christ: (Celebration) Sunday


Thursday, March 28, 2019

Lift Off! Heart for Missions - Week 3


Heart for Missions - Week 3
Dependence 

Take a moment and consider who or what you depend on. Is it your comforts? Your strengths? Perhaps your successes? It's easy to rest on our logical thinking and what makes sense. As we seek God's direction, let's depend on His will. It may seem different, against logic, maybe even a little crazy, but as we lean on God's strength, He can do amazing things in and through us. As we pray about missions, it will call us to depend on something greater than ourselves. It will push to be uncomfortable. And it may cause us to do something vastly different than we could imagine. Let's depend on God's leading--even if it may seem strange, it may be worth the opportunity to experience Him in a brand new way.

“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5

Pray that we would rely on God's direction rather than conventional thinking. Pray for greater dependence on Him no matter where He may be calling us to go. Pray for awareness to listen to God's leading as we consider the possibility of missions this summer.

Don't forget! This Sunday, March 31 is the LAST day to sign up to commit to going on missions with FCBCLA. Please sign up here if you have any interest so that we can start planning out our preparations. Questions? Contact Darren either by text, email, or chat!



Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Lift Off! Lent Devotionals - Week 3


SUFFERING - Week 3: 3/24 - 3/30
Lent is a time to identify with Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. Each week you will go through a rhythm of looking to Christ, thinking about Christ, living like Christ, and worshipping Christ. Spend the week reading, reflecting, praying, and going to do likewise. Then come and celebrate together.

Look to Christ (Confession)
Read Isaiah 53:4-12
Lord, You come to me, but I do not recognize You;  You call, but I do not follow; You command, but I do not obey, You bless me, but I do not thank you. Lord, You accept me, but I do not accept others; do not love my neighbors. Lord, You showed me how to carry out Your mission, but I still insist on my own; You identified with the poor and needy, but I seek my own wants and desires; You suffered and died for all, but I turn to my own comfort. In the midst of my lack of faith, You are always faithful! Please forgive and help me, You are the faithful one! Amen!

Think about Christ (Contemplation)
Read Mark 10:23-34
In our comfortable lives, suffering is strange to us. Suffering actually makes no sense apart from Christ. We are prone to avoid hardship, even less willing to take on pain. But in Christ, suffering has a purpose and is even for our good. Suffering moves us to identify with our suffering Savior, Jesus, and allows us to share in his blessings and glory. To the world, suffering is to be weak and last. But to Christ, the last will be first and those suffering in his name will receive blessings a hundred times more.

Live as Christ (Commission)

  • Visit or call someone who is sick and pray for them. How can you serve them and bear their burdens? 
  • If you are suffering, what is God showing you about himself, and about you in light of him? Reach out to a brother or sister.
  • In what areas are you quitting too early and not growing from perseverance? 
  • Surrender some of your comforts or privilege so as to identify with Christ. Where must you be last instead of first? How must you stop striving for the values of the world (riches, acclaim, comfort, luxuries, influencer, etc)? 

Worship Christ: Celebration (Sunday)


Thursday, March 21, 2019

Lift Off! Heart for Missions - Week 2


Heart for Missions - Week 2
Desire

What are your desires? Do they match with what God wants? Consider for a moment the things that you long for. Whether they are immediate or in the distant future, do you think they align with what God wants? As we pray in consideration of missions, let's pray that we consider what God wants for our summer. Lift up a prayer that you would think about God's kingdom and the need for His message to be spread.

Our Father in heaven, your name be honored as holy.
Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:9-10

Take a moment to confess that your desires have not yet aligned with God's. Then pray for a greater desire for His way, His will, and His work be done in and through you. Maybe it's not missions this summer--maybe it is--but use this opportunity to pray for greater focus on God's leading in your life.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Lift Off! Lent Devotionals - Week 2


HUMILITY - Week 2: 3/17 - 3/23
Lent is a time to identify with Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. Each week you will go through a rhythm of looking to Christ, thinking about Christ, living like Christ, and worshipping Christ. Spend the week reading, reflecting, praying, and going to do likewise. Then come and celebrate together.

Look to Christ: Confession (Monday) 
Read Isaiah 53:1-3
Jesus, help me to be as humble as you. You did not draw attention to yourself except to point people to God. You did not boast about your position or your abilities or your accomplishments. Forgive me for my pride, arrogance, and selfishness. I am sorry I put myself above you and my vain treatment of others. Jesus, not only were you humble in spirit but in your humility you lifted and encouraged others. You did not come as a king but as a servant; not to be served but to serve others. Help me to be like you and do as you do. 

Think about Christ (Contemplation)
Read Philippians 2:1-11
Submission expressed Jesus’ humility. He yielded to authority with wilingness and approval. He volunteered. He was not forced. Jesus submitted to God’s plan of salvation, surrendering his equality in obedience, and took on the appearance of men. And even beyond just having this form, Jesus submitted to the point of death. 1) Do you insist on your way, hence revealing your pride? 2) What is your attitude when given orders or instruction? Do you absorb injustice so that God may exalt you in his time?

Live as Christ (Commission)

  • Change your communication this week; season it with grace. Be quick to listen and slow to speak. 
  • Do something, or give up doing something, that doesn’t elevate your pride, ego or status. 
  • Serve someone so he/she may be elevated or restored. 
  • Give up something you may feel entitled to so others may be blessed.
  • Obey the instructions of your parents or others in legitimate authority. 


Worship Christ: Celebration (Sunday)


Thursday, March 14, 2019

Lift Off! Heart for Missions - Week 1


Heart for Missions - Week 1
Delight

What excites you? What are the things that you desire? Take a moment and think about some of the passions in your own life. As we pray about summer missions--would you consider this a passion as well? If not, let's pray that God would develop an excitement to see His Gospel spread to the nations. If so, consider how God might use your passion to go on His behalf.

Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21

Take a moment to consider your own personal excitement for missions. Pray that God would develop a greater passion and delight in this area of ministry.

Pray and consider your area of missions participation this summer. Whether with FCBC, your fellowship group, or another area of missions, take a moment to earnestly seek God's guidance.

Here are the summer missions offerings this summer at FCBC. Click here.



Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Lift Off! Lent Devotionals - Week 1


REPENTANCE - Week 1: 3/10 - 3/16
Lent is a time to identify with Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. Each week you will go through a rhythm of looking to Christ, thinking about Christ, living like Christ, and worshipping Christ. Spend the week reading, reflecting, praying, and going to do likewise. Then come and celebrate together.

Look to Christ: Confession (Monday) 
Read Hebrews 10:19-23
Lord, I need to be forgiven. I have tried to heal myself of sin. Instead of trusting in the death of Jesus Christ, I have tried to work off my shame. Instead of trusting in the resurrection of Jesus Christ, I have tried to change through my own efforts. I have tried to change my heart through sheer willpower. Forgive me for relying on myself to rid my sin. Forgive me for neglecting your grace. Forgive me and heal me, for Jesus’ sake. Amen.

Think about Christ: Contemplation (Tuesday)
Read Mark 9:14-29
Christ never needed to repent but he speaks to how authentic and humble prayer is required to overcome our sinfulness. a) Is your repentance starting from humility? b) What are you trying to fix on your own without prayer?

Live as Christ: Commission (Wednesday - Saturday)

  • Admit to God specific sins in your life and ask for help from the Spirit to turn from this sin. 
  • Share a struggle/sin with an accountability partner. Ask for help and support.
  • Make amends with a strained relationship and ask for forgiveness

Worship Christ: Celebration (Sunday)



Monday, March 4, 2019

March Flight Itinerary


Think it will warm up anytime soon? In the midst of a lot of rain and cooler weather, let's thank God for the abundance of water so far! We were desperately needing the water in our warm, dry part of SoCal, so let's be thankful for the rain. As the year continues to move along, take a moment to consider how God is moving in your life. Is He stretching and growing your faith? Is He teaching you something specific right now? Reflect on His goodness in guiding you today and consider how you might be part of His good work in these upcoming events:


Lift Off! Prepared for Missions
Mar 9-30  |  10 Requests, 10 Days, 10 min 
We'll spend the next few weeks praying for our preparation for missions this summer. As the day approaches to commit (March 31), let's spend a number of days praying for specific areas to lift up to God. Our hope is to prayerfully consider God's will for your summer. Whether you have it planned or not, think and pray about letting God decide what you would do for Him on missions. Keep an eye out on the blog as we launch this prayer campaign!

Customs: Sunday Prayer for Summer Missions
Sundays in March  |  Sanctuary (organ side)
After service each Sunday, look for a small group of us praying and encouraging each other as we consider our summer missions opportunities. Whether it's with FCBCLA or another organization, we'd love to pray together in addition to the Lift Off! campaign on the blog. Let's see this as a chance to gather together and pray in one accord--there's something powerful in praying aloud for each other. It'll only take about 10-15min after service.

Customs: Summer Missions
March 31  |  Commitment Day
We listed a few opportunities for missions this summer with FCBCLA, so take a look and begin to pray about your part in missions this summer. Even though it's not yet spring, it's never too early to begin praying for God's direction. We have a short survey to see who is interested and considering missions. If you know that you want to participate, go ahead and fill this out. If you're not yet ready, keep praying, but sign up by March 31. We'll use this survey to begin a list of students committed to a particular missions trip and send out more info. Don't wait!

FCBCLA Anniversary & Deacon Ordination
Sunday, March 17  |  10:45am
Celebrating 67 years of ministry, our church is set to give God glory for His faithfulness to our church. In addition, we'll be ordaining a few deacons in service to confirm their commitment to the church. It's a great chance to see how God has worked in these deacons' lives and help support them in commitment to FCBC. We're also offering a light lunch box for $2 on this Sunday, but you'll need to purchase a ticket in the Worship Center courtyard after service on Sundays. Tickets will not be available on the day of the event, so plan ahead!

Easter Season: "Sorrow to Celebration"
Lent (Mar 6 - Apr 18)  |  Palm Sunday (April 14)  | 
Good Friday (April 19)  |  Easter Sunday (April 21)

This year, we'll be focusing on aspects of Jesus' character throughout the Easter season. Each week (on Sundays) look out for a special devotional printed on the Sunday Program so that you can focus on the coming Messiah's work. We will look to confess on a certain aspect of Christ, contemplate this work in Scripture, commission ourselves to practice this lesson, and celebrate this characteristic each Sunday. The devotionals begin Sunday, March 10, so don't miss out. We'll also be doing a special Lift Off! prayer campaign on each of these aspects later on in April if you miss out on Sundays. Let's celebrate how amazing our Jesus is together!