CBCGL EM Update 05/01/2020

by | May 1, 2020 | CrossPoint Community Ministry, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Greetings, dear EM family,

I pray that this email finds you well.

The number of coronavirus cases in Massachusetts continues to climb. Government Baker today has announced a statewide face-covering order for certain public places where keeping a social distance is not achievable.

The Middlesex County (where the town of Chelmsford belongs) remains to have the highest cases in the commonwealth.

Please continue to be mindful when you go out and equip yourself with PPEs (Personal Protective Equipment).

Thanks to the internet, we can obtain the latest information quickly. Do you know who invented the internet? Or put the world wide web in the public domain?  If you search the web, you may find many different answers.

PC: newsroom.cisco.com  https://newsroom.cisco.com/feature-content?type=webcontent&articleId=1865303


Regardless of the answer you find, I hope you agree that the internet has revolutionized our lives. Without the internet, we will not be able to study the bible together or worship in one Spirit during the pandemic.

It was a great invention!  A grand vision attracts people to follow. Smartphones are another excellent example, now people can leave home without their American Express, but they can’t leave home without their phones…. And cellular data!

But you may not know that, before Ethernet became the standard for internet protocol, there used to be many protocols competing. Before Google became a popular search engine, there used to be many others (e.g., Yahoo, Excite, Lycos, AOL, and Netscape).

If the vision did not attract followers, it would disappear!


Two thousand years ago, Jesus also attracted people to follow him. After his crucifixion, some people considered Jesus a failure as a Jewish King. However, many still held fast to their belief and even paid the price with their lives. For two thousand years, the followers never disappear. Do you ever wonder why?  Paul, in 1 Corinthians 15, provided us an answer:


3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 

that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, 

and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 

Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. 

Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. 

Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me.

(1 Corinthians 15:3-8, ESV)


Because our Lord has risen!! Think about it: If Jesus was never raised from the dead, we believe in vain, we are still in our sins, and we are the most to be pitied (1 Corinthians 15:16-19, ESV).

Are you still in doubt?


  1. Tonight’s Bible Study is ON. We will continue to study the book of Numbers.  You may dial in or login via your phone or personal computer:

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Meeting ID: 685 376 249

Password: 840840


Dial-in from your phone:  +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 685 376 249


  1. This Sunday, Pastor Nathan Willems will be sharing God’s word with us:
    1. Live stream Youtube: http://cbcgl.org/resources/live-stream/
    2. Title: A Matter of the Heart
    3. Text: Romans 2:17-29.
    4. Coworker reminder:

    1. Please note: There will be online communion, please remember to prepare the elements (cracker or bread; grape juice or water).

    1. Sunday bulletin: http://cbcgl.org/ministries/english-ministry/em-weekly-bulletin/

You may subscribe to CBCGL YouTube channel for future easy access: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIedQNWwZ_6YYlQYRjMCO4Q

  1. EM Sunday School

Topic: CBCGL EM Sunday Alpha Class

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Meeting ID: 491 248 585

Password: 484658

Dial-in from your phone:  +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 491 248 585

  1. The ladies’ fellowship is hosting a Zoom conference this coming Sunday (3/29/2020) at 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm.

Speaker: Mrs. Priscilla Lee

Topic: How to Re-ignite Your Passion for God.


Meeting ID: 232 867 491


  1. All other announcement items can be found here.


Prayer Request:

  1. We have composed a prayer list. You may enter yours here: