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16/09/2017

讲题:重建又重建
——从尼希米的事奉看神对人的心意
经文:《尼希米记》

讨论问题:
1. 神在帮助,这是归回阶段的重要主题。神之所以帮助犹大百姓归回,是因为神守住自己的向以色列列祖和以色列人的承诺。神也要使万民看见祂拯救的奇妙作为!(诗126篇)

请问,如果神也帮助到你的生活和生命,那么,你的责任是什么?你的责任跟神救恩的计划有关系吗?你该如何具体的回应神的帮助?

2. 活出属神子民的生活,这是归回阶段的另一个重要主题。你有活出属神子民的生活吗?你要如何活出属神子民的生活呢?我们作为教会,也就是现今神国的子民,又当如何活出属神子民的生活呢?(请思考太5:13-16,耶稣的教导并向神做出回应。)

Reconstituting As The People of God (Ezra-Nehemiah)

This requires:

(1) Continuity: reconnect with the past - Torah, Moses, exodus, wilderness, temple.

(2) Community: encircle the community, for purity, protection, yet healthy enough to absorb new believers.

(3) Creativity: reinterpreting Scripture in new circumstances, regulating the community and reforming it new contexts.

Live as the assembly of God's people for His glory, while awaiting the last assembly on that Day.

Reflections: (1) Have I made the necessary connections to the spiritual and historical past so as to sense the belonging as the people of God? (2) How can I reinterpret Scripture faithfully without going off track yet taking into account new contexts which are different from the authors of the Bible?

9/9/2017

Almighty God, Amazing Grace (Return stage)

全能的神、奇异的恩典 (归回阶段)

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Sermon emphasis 信息重点:

Our Almighty God works to fulfill His will and grants grace for the exiles to return, to rebuild the temple (Ezra 1-6), and to be revived by obeying His Word (Ezra 7-10).

全能的神行事为要成就祂的旨意,并赐下恩典使被掳者得以归回、重建圣殿(以斯拉记 1-6)及因遵守祂的话而被复兴(以斯拉记 7-10)。

Discussion Questions 讨论问题:

1) Are your life’s priorities pleasing to God or do you need to adjust?

你生命的优先次序是否讨神喜悦、还是需要做出调整?

2) Do you put in effort to learn, practice and share God’s Word?

你是否下功夫来学习、应用及分享神的话?

Sermon Statement:

Through the ministry and life of Daniel, we learn that God is sovereign. His sovereignty leads us into his goodness and calls us to live our best for Him.

1. The Israelites needed to trust God in His sovereign goodness during their captivity, why is it so important? How should you trust God's sovereign goodness in the trials and temptations of your life?

2. King Nebuchadnezzar tried to culturalize Daniel and his friends into the values and cultures of the  Babylon, how then instead did God use Daniel's life to display his greatness? How can God use you life for His glory?                        

讲题:信仰人生四大考验

但以理生平查考
小组讨论:
1.请解释但以理和其他年轻人为什么会及为什么要被掳巴比伦?
2.请分享你人生中通过信仰考验的经历。

12/8/2017

A nation taken (Captivity Stage): See the big picture (2 Kings 17, 25)
被掳阶段:看大图画(王下17,25)

信息重点 Sermon Emphasis:

北国以色列被掳至亚述及南国犹大被掳至巴比伦的主要原因是他们祭拜偶像的恶行(王下 17:23;25:21)
我们需要看到神为何许可我们生命目前所发生之事的大图画以至能够对神有正确的回应。

The northern kingdom (Israel) and southern kingdom (Judah) were exiled to Assyria and Babylon respectively because of their evil acts of idolatry (2 Kings 17:23; 25:21).
We need to see the big picture of what is happening in our lives and to understand why God allows it to happen in order to have the right response towards God.

讨论问题 Discussion Questions:

1. 目前你的生命正发生什么事及神为何许可这事发生?
What is happening in your life and why does God allow it to happen?

2. 神要告诉你的是什么及你当如何回应神?
What is God trying to tell you and how should you respond to God?

05/08/2017

16th Anniversary. 16周年

ONE LIFE GIVE THANKS 一生 · 感恩

《路加福音》Luke 17:11-19 医好十个长大麻风的人 Healing the Ten Lepers

No one is too troubled or unclean to be touched by Jesus. 没有一个人过于困苦或污秽是耶稣不能触及的。

Whether through all storms of all, when things don't go well, or when we feel rejected. 无论是经过人生的风浪,当处在逆境之中,或感到被人遗弃的时候。

“Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine?” 洁净了的不是十个人吗?那九个在哪里呢?

C.H.Spurgeon on the leper who turned back: “But love soon perceives that the substance is more precious than the shadow and to bow at the feet of the great High Priest must be a greater duty than to go before the lesser priests. So the healed leper went first to Jesus. In Him, the spiritual overrode the ceremonial. He felt that his main duty was in person to adore the divine person who had delivered him from his fell disease.

Let us go first to Jesus. Let us in spirit bow before Him. Ah, yes! Come to our services, join in our regular worship; but if you love the Lord, you will want something besides this; you will pine to get to Jesus Himself, and tell Him how you love Him.

You will long to do something for Him by yourself, by which you can show forth the gratitude of your heart to the Christ of God.”

司布真对于回来感恩者的评价: 但因着有爱,很快的,他就意识到实体超越了影子,正如来到伟大的大祭司跟前的俯伏,远远超过来到其他祭司前的责任。所以,得痊愈的麻风病人首先先来找耶稣。在他里面,灵里的需要超越了宗教的礼仪。他觉得当务之急就是亲自的来朝拜这位使他脱离绝症的神人。

让我们也首先先来找耶稣。让我们在灵里俯伏敬拜祂。是的!让我们来崇拜、定期的来敬拜!然而,如果你真的爱主,你会要求比这敬拜更高的事情——你会亲近耶稣自己并告诉祂你是如何爱祂的。

你也会渴望亲自为祂做些什么,这就是你从内心发出,对于祂这位神、这位基督的感恩了。

The Significance:

  • Never take God’s goodness for granted 重点:我们不要把神的美善当做理所当然的。
  • We don't need more things to be thankful for - we just need to be more thankful. 我们不需要拥有很多的东西才来感恩,我们只需要学习去更多的感恩。
  • A Legacy Life 留下深远价值的生命。