Monthly Archives: August 2014

New Audio File Uploaded: A Love That Won’t Let Go

sspmanila audioIt is agreed universally that Romans 8 is one of the greatest passage in the Scriptures.  Five times in this passage the apostle Paul asked questions to draw out the amazing privilege of belonging to Jesus Christ – such as the one in Romans 8:31: “If God is for us, then who can be against us?”  In verse 35, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?”  

The answers to these questions are so plain and wonderful for all those who are in Jesus Christ.  And the answer to all these questions is that no one, and nothing, can separate us from the love of Christ.  Surely this will uplift anyone in the most discouraging situation.  Or does it?  These maybe words that may encourage us in relatively comfortable situation.  But what if your situation doesn’t make you feel that you somehow could agree with the apostle Paul?

This is an excerpt from Rev. Anthony Hao’s sermon on “A Love That Won’t Let Go” on August 24, 2014.  Listen to the complete sermon here.

(Visit to access Sunday worship sermons for the past 3 months and other audio resources.)

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Operation WorldView: Explore your destiny in God’s global story

“The Story above all stories is the story of His glory.  You are in the story.”

Explore your destiny in God’s global story through these 8 sessions of DVD-based mission curriculum in all SSP Fellowships starting this month of August.


Here is the schedule for AUGUST:

fellowship schedule - operation worldview

(Yutiam Hall, Halls A and B are located at the H. J. Wei Building.  Glory Hall is at the Faithfulness Building.)

An Introduction (excerpt from the study guide)

Why am I here?  Is there a grand design, an overall Story to the universe? If so, does my life fit into that Story?

The goal of this study is to lead you toward the discovery – based primarily on studying the Bible – but also history, culture, geography, and current events – that there is a grand design, an over-arching Story!  Hopefully, you will further discover that this high drama involves us as individuals, families, and local churches in ways that are all at once delightful, thrilling, terrifying, stunning.

You will see:  There is one Story above all stories – and you have a destiny in that Story.  So dig in. Commit yourself to study and prayer, careful evaluation and action.

Our hope is that your own glory will be awakened – perhaps for the first time – as you gaze at the glory of God.

–  Werner Mischke

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Michael Card Live in Manila This September 2014

Mark your calendars: September 27, 28 and 29, 2014!

Don’t miss this opportunity to listen to the songs and teachings of Michael Card.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 (SATURDAY) at the Glory Hall
2 to 5 pm Biblical Imagination on the Gospel of John Part 1
7:30 to 9:30 pm Biblical Imagination on the Gospel of John Part 2
9 am Sunday Worship Service at the SSP Main Sanctuary
2 to 5 pm Teaching on Missions at the Glory Hall
7 pm Concert at the SSHS Auditorium
September 29, 2014 (MONDAY)  
2 to 5 pm Biblical Imagination on the Gospel of Matthew at the Glory Hall
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Learn more about “Michael Card Live in Manila” through this video:


About Michael Card (from

In a career that spans 30 years, Michael Card has recorded over 31 albums, authored or co-authored over 24 books, hosted a radio program, and written for a wide range of magazines. While he has penned such favorites as “El Shaddai”, “Love Crucified Arose”, and “Emmanuel,” He never imagined selling more than 4 million albums or writing over 19 #1 hits. The popularity of his work seemed a stark contrast to his goal in life, to simply and quietly teach the Bible.

Although music provided him the opportunity to share insight gained through extensive research, writing songs alone limited what he felt called to share. Card would frequently agonize over having to condense the vast depth and richness of scripture into a three-minute song. And so he fell, quite naturally, into the field of book writing where he has garnered numerous awards.

Never one to compartmentalize his spiritual life, Card’s quest for community slowly seeped into his professional life as he began to write articles and books on topics that captured his imagination through conversations with Bible teachers, friends and contemporaries in both Christian music and the academic community.

Brennen Manning, Dr. Calvin Seerveld, Dr. Larry Crabb, Kirk Whalum, Dr. George Guthrie, Don Wyrtzen, J.I. Packer, and the late Dr. William Lane, people known for their academic biblical contributions to Grammy-award winning musicians, Card is the first to note what an amazing community of friends and contemporaries he has had the opportunity to learn from and grow with both personally and professionally throughout his career.

“Thomas Merton said, ‘The least of learning is done in the classroom,’ and he is so right,” says Card. “The bulk of what I’ve learned whether academically, musically, or personally is through interacting with people, which is why I think community is so important to our growth as Christians.”

In everything he does, Card seeks to encourage his audience to join in his own journey to know and be known by God by asking questions and entering into meaningful discussion with one another. Card’s vision is to edify the body of Christ around the world by sharing experiences and resources in the context of community in order to help facilitate the growth of smaller and more intimate communities within his audience’s own churches and neighborhoods.

To that end, Card has branched out beyond the music which made his name known within the Christian community into the various mediums he uses today; another reason why Card sees the importance of continuing to teach at conference centers like Glen Eyrie, The Cove, Columbia Bible College, Maranatha Bible College, and even on a regular basis at his home church.

Whether it’s through his writings, concerts, or teaching, the core of what binds these seemingly diverse endeavors together is biblical community. It is at the heart of everything Michael Card does.

“The one thing we strive to achieve is to reach people where they are,” explains Card. “whether it’s my work or the work of someone else, there is a greater chanceof reaching more people, who in turn will reach out to others in their own community.”

Michael is a graduate of Western Kentucky University, where he earned his bachelors and master degrees in biblical studies. Michael has also received honorary PhD’s in music and Christian education from Whitfield Seminary and Philadelphia Biblical University.

Michael lives in Franklin, Tennessee, where, with a group of close friends, he pursues racial reconciliation and neighborhood renewal. He and his wife, Susan, have four children.

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First Things First Retreat for Working People this August 24 & 25, 2014


“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33, ESV)

Tuesday Bible Study Group (TBSG) and Zion Fellowship invite working people and their families to this retreat to be held on August 24 and 25.  Deadline for registration is on August 10.  

You may register through any TBSG or Zion Fellowship officers, or contact 09175214461.


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