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15-16/3/2019

Topic 题目:
Me, “product” of God’s grace
我,神恩惠的“产品”

Text 经文:
Galatians 加拉太书 1:16-24.

Sermon emphasis 信息重点:
Paul testified that God has granted him the gospel of grace, by which his life was truly changed.

保罗见证神赐给他恩惠的福音、并透过这福音改变了他的生命。

Reflect & Discuss
反省及讨论问题:

1. Please recall an experience of God’s grace in your life.
  请分享生命中一个对神恩典的经历。

2. How did God’s gospel of grace change you?
  神恩惠的福音如何改变了你的生命?

3. How do you remember God’s grace? How do you respond to it?
  你是如何记得神的恩典?你要如何回应神的恩典?

经文:加拉太书第一章1-5节
日期:22, 23/2/2019

主题思想:
基督徒在日常生活中,要认识自己蒙救赎的宝贵身份,以新生命的美好见证,活出十字架救恩的真理,将荣耀归给神!

大纲:
一、认识蒙救赎的宝贵身份(加1: 1-2)
生命见证:贏得一个人来相信耶稣

二、活出真理的生命与根基(加1: 3-4)
生命见证:贏得信徒有信仰的确据

三、将一切的荣耀全归给神(加1: 5)
生命见证:贏得信徒成为委身会友
问题讨论及反省:

在2019年…

1)如何活出与蒙恩的身份相称的生命见证,以此贏得一个人来相信耶稣?

2)如何活出在基督里的新生命,脱离罪的辖制和捆绑?以此建立身边的人,也贏得信徒有信仰的确据。

3)如何活出建立自己、造就他人,荣耀神的生命?以此影响身边的人归荣耀给神,也贏得信徒成为委身会友?

15-16/2/2019

Topic 题目:
Galatians Overview
加拉太书概论

Sermon emphasis 信息重点:
Paul wrote Galatians to help gentile believers be assured of being saved by faith in Jesus without having to observe Jewish laws.

保罗写加拉太书为要帮助外邦信徒对信耶稣能得救有把握、并不需要加上遵守犹太人的律法。

Reflect & Discuss 反省及讨论问题:

1) Read through Galatians in one sitting. Is there any verse that impressed you deeply?
请一次过读完整本加拉太书。你是否有看到印象深刻的经文?

2) Have you ever doubted being saved simply by believing in Jesus? How did you overcome it?
你是否曾经怀疑单单信耶稣就能得救?你如何胜过这疑惑?

9/2/2019

Sermon Topic: New Year Sing New Song (Psa 33:1-6)

Focus: In this New Year, sing a NEW SONG, powered by new hearts and mind, with legitimate content

1. New: not necessarily a song unheard before, but one fresh from the singer's heart;

2. New: because it was due to a changed outlook or frame of mind.

3. New: because it was due to some new mighty deeds of God experienced, that come from a new impulse of a thankful heart.

Meditation: (a) How can I respond to God's delight in His people? (Zep 3:17) (b) How can I respond better to God's deliverance from enemies and sin with praise? (Isa 35:10).

19/01/2019

Sermon Topic: Witnesses and Martyrs (Acts 1:8)

The "But" in "But you will receive power..." points to Jesus' rebuttal to the disciples' request of restoring the kingdom to Israel.

Jesus refocused them to their primary task of being His witnesses & to be martyrs (sacrifice or suffer, if necessary) to the ends of the earth rather than being curious about the future (as determined by the Father in heaven).

Reflect & Discuss:

Q1: Have you experienced God and His salvation personally enough so as to be His effective witnesses and present Him with integrity?

Q1: Being His witness also encompasses the role of being His advocate to pursue His interests and agenda. Are you training ourselves to be His good spokespersons and carry out His plans?