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Conquer Busy this Sunday

September 18, 2014

Dear Canaan English Ministry members and friends,

Betty, Benji, Nathaniel, and Tim on the North Shore of Oahu (Sept 9, 2014)

Betty, Benji, Nathaniel, and Tim on the North Shore of Oahu (Sept 9, 2014)

We haven’t had a real family vacation since our boys were in high school. Having a chance to go to Hawaii with Nathaniel and Benji was a real joy. Thank you fellow Hawaii afficionados for recommending places to visit and to eat!

Last Sunday, while many of our members were camping out in Half Moon Bay, I was delighted to share a message to remind our youth and young adults that we are God’s own people. Peter says it this way:

But you aretumblr_m0knvwTgtw1qb5lxeo1_500
a chosen people,
a royal priesthood,
a holy nation,
God’s special possession. (1 Peter 2:9)

There is a special freedom that comes from belonging to God’s family. All our good deeds and love for God’s people and God’s world flow out of our identity. Therefore we don’t have to “earn” the privileges of being his chosen people. That’s Good News! So please don’t forget who you are!

This Sunday, we will continue our sermon series on the Acts of the Apostles. I’ll look at Paul’s Macedonian call and Lydia’s conversion as instances of overcoming busyness. Being busy is insidious. Even Paul and Lydia had to find ways to conquer its faith-destroying effects. Let’s find out how this Sunday!

See you then!

Tim Tseng 曾 祥 雨 :: PhD
Pastor of English Ministries
Canaan Taiwanese Christian Church


1. Bell Choir

Registration for CTCC’s Fall Bell Choir (for grade 2 and up, youth, and adults) is now up and running. Rehearsals start in October. Please register online here:

2. Serving Lunch in October (Stanley Chow)

Thank you for being part of Canaan.

You’re invited by Canaan’s English Ministry to signup for “Lunch Service for Canaan Christian Church in October 2014.” Please click on the link to view the online sign up.

We are grateful for your participation!

To sign up, go to:


About Tim Tseng, Ph.D.

I am Pacific Area Director of Intervarsity Christian Fellowship's Graduate and Faculty Ministries. I'm also a historian, theological educator, and pastor.


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