Issue 22 Sunday, June 8 2008

"Compass Life Newsletter"


We all have concerns about current nation’s unstable economic status. This troubled economy is causing increased financial worries and even fear for many believers. Perhaps we, or even someone we know has already felt the pinch of rising job losses, skyrocketing gas prices, and now even food prices.

People across this country are experiencing struggles to make ends meets and many of them are now in debt severely. When times get hard - especially financially; it is easy to go down wrong path.

During this difficult and challenging times, we should go back to the promise of God. That’s the only thing that can keep our hope alive. There is always good news in God’s promise and His words.

If you read Genesis 26, you will find story about God’s provision to Isaac. In the midst of famine, God spoke to Isaac and reminded him that it is God that’s able to keep him on the right path by reminding Isaac of the promises of prosperity made to His father. And when Isaac obeyed God and His plans with all his heart, God increased him 100-fold, during the famine!

Friends, God wants to remind all of us of God’s great promises today and give us something that will keep us in good condition according to His purpose and great plans.

We don’t have to be the victim of this economic turbulence and victim of lack. We serve a big God, the God of the abundance. And we should have confidence that our God is able to to provide and bless His people. And like Isaac, we can be blessings to others too; AMEN!

Do you remember the story of a widow in the book of 2 Kings? Because of her husband’s indebtedness, her sons were about to be taken away from her and made them slaves. Her situation was very critical and she was in complete financial ruin. But how did she prevail?

She was able to get out of her financial ruin situation by obeying God’s command and putting Him as top priority in life.

Friends, it is very important to acknowledge God if we want to receive His financial breakthrough, why? The book of Deuteronomy 8:18 tells us clearly about how to receive our financial breakthrough. That is by acknowledging God. It says, “You shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day”.

If you are experiencing financial issue in your life, it is the time right now to acknowledge God and His power upon your life. The following are the practical steps you can follow to financial victory:

Give to God first before paying your bills (bring your tithing and offering unto Him). “Honor the LORD by giving him your money and the first part of all your crops. Then you will have more grain and grapes than you will ever need." Proverbs 3:9-10

Are we neglecting our debts to continue satisfying our wants? Take care of your needs instead of your wants. Foolish spending can bring our financial house to ruins and block our blessings.

Are we planning and budgeting our financial spending? "Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. What is the first thing you will do? Won't you sit down and figure out how much it will cost and if you have enough money to pay for it? Otherwise, you will start building the tower, but not be able to finish. Then everyone who sees what is happening will laugh at you. They will say, "You started building, but could not finish the job." Luke 14:28-30.

Do we give to the poor? Do not expect your financial blessings to flow if you ignore those less fortunate than you.

Friends, God has given you the power to receive wealth! It is now the time to learn to truly live in His provision and release His abundant blessing for your life.

FATHER' S DAY CELEBRATION (15th June) / Change Service Location

Come and bring your friends to our Father’s Day Celebration Service. Celebration service will be held at different location at Lombard Community Building – located at 433 East St. Charles Rd, Lombard, IL 60148. In our celebration, we will be ministered by Rev. Yesaya Abdi, senior pastor of GKMI Anugerah Jakarta. Celebration service starts at 11 am.After service we will have lunch and special program for all dads.Come and bring your friends to our celebration service.


Ps. Himawan Djuhana from Los Angeles City Blessing will minister to our church on June 21 -22 (Saturday & Sunday). Detail about his ministrys scheduled will be announced soon.


CCBC Summer Picnic on July 5th (Saturday Morning)Details about location will be announced later. Please mark your calendar for this event.


“Covenant Membership” will be held on June 29th. If you feel God puts you in this local body to be your spiritual home, and you want to get involved in serving God with other members, you are welcomed to join this covenant membership. Short session (15 minutes session) for covenant membership will be held on June 8th (after church service at breakout room). Please contact brother Wayan if you want to join our covenant membership.


Every Saturday morning 9.30 am@ Peter Kurniali’s Residence (We would love to have you all join us) And Please feel free to contact us with any prayer requests or if anyone need personal/congregational prayer support, We are Here to Help!


All church members are strongly encouraged to join Care Group Meeting. Care Group is not only a place for fellowship but also for spiritual nourishments and discipleship processes where everybody can learn to minister to others and be part of great commission.


  • South Area - Wijaya/Angie Elham 312-731-4621

  • Downtown - Felix/Delia 708-351-0594

  • Family Fellowship - Kasih/Tan Fie Listiawan 630-566-8602

  • Libertyville, IL - Akiong/Merry Gunawan 847-414-4068

  • Schaumburg, IL - Peter/Sunny Setiawan 312-863-9407

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