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EXODUS 33:14-23 (NIV)
14 The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
15 Then Moses said to him, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. 16 How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?”
17 And the LORD said to Moses, “I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name.”
18 Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.”
19 And the LORD said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the LORD, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. 20 But,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.”
21 Then the LORD said, “There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock. 22 When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by. 23 Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back; but my face must not be seen.”
 
Notes:
Three Principles Of Spiritual Hunger:
1. Spiritual hunger is for everyone.
2. Spiritual hunger reveals our sin.
3. Spiritual hunger distinguishes us from the rest of the world.


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GENESIS 22:1-18
1 Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!”
“Here I am,” he replied.
2 Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love— Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.”
3 Early the next morning Abraham got up and loaded his donkey. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about. 4 On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance. 5 He said to his servants, “Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you.”
6 Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife. As the two of them went on together, 7 Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, “Father?”
“Yes, my son?” Abraham replied.
“The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”
8 Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together.
9 When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. 10 Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. 11 But the angel of the LORD called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!”
“Here I am,” he replied.
12 “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.”
13 Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. 14 So Abraham called that place The LORD Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided.”
15 The angel of the LORD called to Abraham from heaven a second time 16 and said, “I swear by myself, declares the LORD, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, 17 I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies, 18 and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me.” (NIV)

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Pastor John

Pastor John

pastor.john.jackson@cemcnyc.org

Pastor John Jackson moved to NYC from San Francisco in 2012 with his wife Carolyn. He has a B.B.A. degree in Finance and a Masters of Divinity. Before attending seminary in California, he was a missionary in Sao Paulo, Brazil. After seminary he became the pastor of a church in Chinatown, San Francisco. He was ordained in 2008.

During his free time he enjoys writing music, playing basketball, and spending time with his wife, daughter, and their dog in Central Park.

Currently he serves as the pastor of the English Congregation.

Motto: “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” (James 4:8)

Pastor Vernon

Pastor Vernon

pastor.vernon.cheung@cemcnyc.org

Pastor Vernon was born and raised in the Boston area. Before moving to NYC to serve as pastor at CEMC in 2017, he served in various ministry roles at Boston Chinese Evangelical Church. He received his B.A. in Pure Mathematics from UMass Amherst and his Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

He enjoys spending his free time playing and watching sports, being a foodie, playing guitar and enjoying good music, being in the outdoors, and traveling to different places around the world.

Currently he serves as the Assistant Pastor of the English congregation, overseeing the high school youth ministries.

Motto: “Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.” (Philippians 1:27a)

Pastor Moses

Pastor Moses

Pastor.Moses.Zhang@cemc-m.org

Pastor Moses was born in Tianjin, China. He speaks Mandarin, English and can understand Cantonese. Moses is married to Emma and has a daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren who currently live in Maryland.

Upon graduating junior high school he was sent to Inner Mongolia where he labored on farms and in factories. He then studied and graduated from Inner Mongolia Medical College. Pastor Moses stayed on to work after graduation. After 20 years in Inner Mongolia, he transferred to Hainan University where he and his family accepted Christ. There God used him to found a church named Mt Olive.

Pastor Moses continued his seminary study at Global Chinese Bible Institute. After 20 years in Hainan, Pastor Zhang enrolled in Overseas Theological Seminary and Christian Witness Theological Seminary in San Jose, California.

Pastor Moses had served at churches in California.

Currently he serves as the pastor of the Mandarin speaking Congregation at CEMC (since April 2015).

Motto: “May God continually transform us in order that many more can see in us the power and image of Jesus. May the rest of our lives become the help for others.”

Pastor Sam

Pastor Sam

sam.ps.leung@cemc-m.org

Pastor Sam Leung was born in Hong Kong. He accepted Christ and was baptized in high school. Upon his
conversion and baptism, he felt called by the Lord to be a missionary overseas and he sensed that the
Lord has put a heavy burden and conviction in his heart for the lost souls and His church. He committed
himself to the Lord for His mission and since then, he knew that the Lord has called him to full time
ministries.

He received his college education and started serving in an oversea student fellowship as a lay leader in
Australia. While he served in Australia, he found the joy in seeing how God touched people’s hearts and
how He changed people’s lives. The Lord has given him the passion for His church and to spread the
gospel to the lost world. Throughout the years and experiences of different trials in life, he learned that
Christ is his Lord, that he could not do anything by his own strength.

In 2003, Pastor Sam moved to New York. He started his ministry as an administrative assistant in a
church in Brooklyn, New York. In 2008, Pastor Sam received his Master of Divinity at Alliance Theological
Seminary and became the pastor for the English congregation. Later on, Pastor Sam joined a church in
Chinatown, New York as a pastor for the Cantonese congregation and was ordained a several years
later.

Pastor Sam is grateful for God’s calling to be a full-time pastor. He and his family will continue to follow
God and to discern His will in terms of serving His church and living a life that exemplifies Christ’s love.
He will continue to pray that God will continue to use CEMC to make disciples of all nations for their
gracious God.

He loves spending time with his family and the church family.

Mottos:
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans
5: 8)
In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. (Romans 8: 37)

Pastor John

Pastor John

pastor.john.jackson@cemcnyc.org

Pastor John Jackson moved to NYC from San Francisco in 2012 with his wife Carolyn. He has a B.B.A. degree in Finance and a Masters of Divinity. Before attending seminary in California, he was a missionary in Sao Paulo, Brazil. After seminary he became the pastor of a church in Chinatown, San Francisco. He was ordained in 2008.

During his free time he enjoys writing music, playing basketball, and spending time with his wife, daughter, and their dog in Central Park.

Currently he serves as the pastor of the English Congregation.

Motto: “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” (James 4:8)

Pastor Vernon

Pastor Vernon

pastor.vernon.cheung@cemcnyc.org

Pastor Vernon was born and raised in the Boston area. Before moving to NYC to serve as pastor at CEMC in 2017, he served in various ministry roles at Boston Chinese Evangelical Church. He received his B.A. in Pure Mathematics from UMass Amherst and his Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

He enjoys spending his free time playing and watching sports, being a foodie, playing guitar and enjoying good music, being in the outdoors, and traveling to different places around the world.

Currently he serves as the Assistant Pastor of the English congregation, overseeing the high school youth ministries.

Motto: “Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.” (Philippians 1:27a)

Pastor Moses

Pastor Moses

Pastor.Moses.Zhang@cemc-m.org

Pastor Moses was born in Tianjin, China. He speaks Mandarin, English and can understand Cantonese. Moses is married to Emma and has a daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren who currently live in Maryland.

Upon graduating junior high school he was sent to Inner Mongolia where he labored on farms and in factories. He then studied and graduated from Inner Mongolia Medical College. Pastor Moses stayed on to work after graduation. After 20 years in Inner Mongolia, he transferred to Hainan University where he and his family accepted Christ. There God used him to found a church named Mt Olive.

Pastor Moses continued his seminary study at Global Chinese Bible Institute. After 20 years in Hainan, Pastor Zhang enrolled in Overseas Theological Seminary and Christian Witness Theological Seminary in San Jose, California.

Pastor Moses had served at churches in California.

Currently he serves as the pastor of the Mandarin speaking Congregation at CEMC (since April 2015).

Motto: “May God continually transform us in order that many more can see in us the power and image of Jesus. May the rest of our lives become the help for others.”

Pastor Sam

Pastor Sam

sam.ps.leung@cemc-m.org

Pastor Sam Leung was born in Hong Kong. He accepted Christ and was baptized in high school. Upon his
conversion and baptism, he felt called by the Lord to be a missionary overseas and he sensed that the
Lord has put a heavy burden and conviction in his heart for the lost souls and His church. He committed
himself to the Lord for His mission and since then, he knew that the Lord has called him to full time
ministries.

He received his college education and started serving in an oversea student fellowship as a lay leader in
Australia. While he served in Australia, he found the joy in seeing how God touched people’s hearts and
how He changed people’s lives. The Lord has given him the passion for His church and to spread the
gospel to the lost world. Throughout the years and experiences of different trials in life, he learned that
Christ is his Lord, that he could not do anything by his own strength.

In 2003, Pastor Sam moved to New York. He started his ministry as an administrative assistant in a
church in Brooklyn, New York. In 2008, Pastor Sam received his Master of Divinity at Alliance Theological
Seminary and became the pastor for the English congregation. Later on, Pastor Sam joined a church in
Chinatown, New York as a pastor for the Cantonese congregation and was ordained a several years
later.

Pastor Sam is grateful for God’s calling to be a full-time pastor. He and his family will continue to follow
God and to discern His will in terms of serving His church and living a life that exemplifies Christ’s love.
He will continue to pray that God will continue to use CEMC to make disciples of all nations for their
gracious God.

He loves spending time with his family and the church family.

Mottos:
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans
5: 8)
In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. (Romans 8: 37)

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