伯克利肥羊之家周报 03/21/2017

Weekly Bilingual Meeting on Tuesday 03/21/2017

EASTER (Resurrection Day) is coming Sunday April 16!

Paul of Tarsus, the brilliant, young and rabid Jewish leader who opposed Jesus’ followers in the early days of the Jesus’ Movement, eventually joined the Movement himself and became one of its chief leaders. In one of his thirteen letters that are found in the New Testament of the Bible, he makes the statement that without the reality of the physical resurrection of Jesus, claimed by numerous eyewitnesses as a central truth, Christians should be considered the most foolish of all people.

Since January, we have been learning about Jesus’ core teachings about living in God’s kingdom. For the next two months, we will be looking at Jesus’ final week of public ministry and beyond, including his suffering, death and resurrection appearances. What did Jesus do in that final week in Jerusalem and in the month that followed his brutal sacrificial death and unexpected unique resurrection? What evidence is there that he really lived again? And how did his followers carry on after he finally did depart physically from them? There is no human event that is more crucial for understanding the purpose of human life, if true, and those who have dedicated their lives to this reality have had a transforming impact on many many aspects of our world during the past 2,000 years. We invite you to join us as we explore what took place in the Roman Province of Judea around the year 30 of the First Century.


Mosaic at 1221 Marin Ave. Albany (0.6 miles, 10-15 minutes’ walk from UC Village)


  • 5:45 pm to 8:45 pm
  • 5:45 Dinner
  • 6:40 Introductions, Announcements, etc.
  • 6:40-8:40 Children’s Program
  • 6:50-7:40 Culture Presentation: Paul Volk will share with us about more of the background for the next two months of discussions about Jesus last month and the early growth of the Movement we Christians call the church.
  • 7:40-8:35 Bible Discussions in English and Chinese: Luke 19:28-48–As Jesus entered Jerusalem, the Holy City, he was treated as as the long-promised King of Jewish ancient prophecy and challenged the authority of the highest Jewish religious leaders in the Temple area. What was the reason for the opposition to him and what did he predict for the future of the city?
  • 8:45 End of program — Rides back home provided for EVERYONE.
Transportation Please contact — Joe 510-828-6135; WeChat ID: Joe Lorencz,  for the Tuesday night meeting, we have three pick-up locations.

  • Law School: on Bancroft Way (just down the hill from the International House), 5:15 p.m. (Paul and Adrienne)
  • Yali’s cafe: 1920 Oxford Street near the West Gate: 5:20 p.m.
  • Community Center in UC Village: 5:35 p.m.
  • From your home: For having a ride from home, please let us know your address and cell number. All who need a ride, please confirm with Joe before 4:00 on Tues.

English Corners

This week’s on campus English corners will meet either inside at the Law School cafe area or outdoors upstairs, if the weather is fine from 2:00 to 4:00 on Tuesday and Wednesday and Friday. It will be hosted by Joe and Paul and Adrienne Volk.

There will also be a Talk Time with Chi at the Junket restaurant in El Cerrito Plaza on Saturday from 2:00 4:00.

In addition, those who would like to meet any of the co-workers for personal tutoring in English, academic discussions, personal issues or spiritual conversation may request such meetings anytime.