Mar 2018

  • Mar 11 2018

    Victim or Victorious?

    Pastor Richard Welsh
    Victim or Victorious?

    Genesis 37:4-5 NLT
    [4] But his brothers hated Joseph because their father loved him more than the rest of them. They couldn't say a kind word to him. [5] One night Joseph had a dream, and when he told his brothers about it, they hated him more than ever.

    - [ ] 創世紀 37:4-5
    聖經新譯本 (CNV Traditional)

    1 - We are saved and called by grace
    1 - 我們是因著恩典而得到救贖和呼召

    2 Timothy 1:9 NLT
    [9] For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time-to show us his grace through Christ Jesus.
    提摩太後書 1:9-11 Chinese Union Version Modern Punctuation (Traditional) (CUVMPT)
    9 神救了我們,以聖召召我們,不是按我們的行為,乃是按他的旨意和恩典。這恩典是萬古之先,在基督耶穌裡賜給我們的,

    2 - Victim or Victorious. How do you want to live?
    2- 受害者或勝利者。你會如何選擇去活?

    Genesis 39:21-23 NLT
    [21] But the LORD was with Joseph in the prison and showed him his faithful love. And the LORD made Joseph a favorite with the prison warden. [22] Before long, the warden put Joseph in charge of all the other prisoners and over everything that happened in the prison. [23] The warden had no more worries, because Joseph took care of everything. The LORD was with him and caused everything he did to succeed.

    創世記 39:21-23 Chinese Union Version Modern Punctuation (Traditional) (CUVMPT)
    21 但耶和華與約瑟同在,向他施恩,使他在司獄的眼前蒙恩。 22 司獄就把監裡所有的囚犯都交在約瑟手下,他們在那裡所辦的事都是經他的手。 23 凡在約瑟手下的事,司獄一概不察,因為耶和華與約瑟同在,耶和華使他所做的盡都順利。

    3 - We find destiny when we take responsibility
    3 – 當我們承擔責擔,我們便能找到我們的人生目標
    Genesis 45:5-8 NLT
    [5] But don't be upset, and don't be angry with yourselves for selling me to this place. It was God who sent me here ahead of you to preserve your lives. [6] This famine that has ravaged the land for two years will last five more years, and there will be neither plowing nor harvesting. [7] God has sent me ahead of you to keep you and your families alive and to preserve many survivors. [8] So it was God who sent me here, not you! And he is the one who made me an adviser to Pharaoh-the manager of his entire palace and the governor of all Egypt.

    創世記 45:5-8 Chinese Union Version Modern Punctuation (Traditional) (CUVMPT)
    5 現在,不要因為把我賣到這裡自憂自恨,這是神差我在你們以先來,為要保全生命。 6 現在這地的饑荒已經二年了,還有五年不能耕種,不能收成。 7 神差我在你們以先來,為要給你們存留餘種在世上,又要大施拯救,保全你們的生命。 8 這樣看來,差我到這裡來的不是你們,乃是神。他又使我如法老的父,做他全家的主,並埃及全地的宰相。
  • Mar 4 2018

    Eternal Convictions

    PS Luke Kennedy
    Eternal Convictions

    Matthew 7:24-28 NLT
    [24] "Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. [25] Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won't collapse because it is built on bedrock. [26] But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn't obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. [27] When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash." [28] When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching,

    馬太福音 7章24-28節(NCV)

    Convictions that form the foundation of our lives

    Matthew 24:35 (KJV)
    “ heaven and earth will pass away but my word will remain”

    馬太福音 24章35節(CUV)

    Eternity is real.

    John 14:1-6 ERV
    [1] Jesus said, "Don't be troubled. Trust in God, and trust in me. [2] There are many rooms in my Father's house. I would not tell you this if it were not true. I am going there to prepare a place for you. [3] After I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back. Then I will take you with me, so that you can be where I am. [4] You know the way to the place where I am going." [5] Thomas said, "Lord, we don't know where you are going, so how can we know the way?" [6] Jesus answered, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. The only way to the Father is through me.

    約翰福音 14章1-6節 (CUV)
    你們心裏不要憂愁.你們信 神、也當信我。 在我父的家裏、有許多住處.若是沒有、我就早已告訴你們了.我去原是為你們預備地方去。 我若去為你們預備了地方、就必再來接你們到我那裏去.我在那裏、叫你們也在那裏。 我往那裏去、你們知道.那條路、你們也知道。多馬對他說、主阿、我們不知道你往那裏去、怎麼知道那條路呢。耶穌說、我就是道路、真理、生命.若不藉著我、沒有人能到父那裏去。

    Eternal convictions.

    Hebrews 12:1-3 NLT
    [1] Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. [2] We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God's throne. [3] Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people; then you won't become weary and give up.

    希伯來書 12章1-3節 (NCV)
    所以,我們既然有這麼多的見證人,像雲彩圍繞著我們,就應該脫下各樣的拖累,和容易纏住我們的罪,以堅忍的心奔跑那擺在我們面前的賽程;專一注視耶穌,就是我們信心的創始者和完成者。他因為那擺在面前的喜樂,就忍受了十字架,輕看了羞辱,現在就坐在 神寶座的右邊。這位忍受罪人那樣頂撞的耶穌,你們要仔細思想,免得疲倦灰心。

    Kennedy family convictions
    Follow Jesus At any cost.
    My marriage is my greatest message.
    We are believers in the next generation!
    Calling over comfort.
    Kennedy’s are good forgivers.
    We are called to breakthrough as a church in this nation.
  • Mar 4 2018


    Ps Rod Plummer

    My calling
    (Isaiah 42:6 NKJV) I, the Lord, have called You in righteousness, And will hold Your hand; I will keep You and give You as a covenant to the people, As a light to the Gentiles.

    A King: David’s story:
    (1 Samuel 16:6-12 The Voice) When they came, he noticed the eldest son, Eliab. Samuel (to himself): Surely this is the one the Eternal One will anoint. Eternal One (to Samuel): (7) Take no notice of his looks or his height. He is not the one, for the Eternal One does not pay attention to what humans value. Humans only care about the external appearance, but the Eternal considers the inner character. (8) Jesse called his son Abinadab and brought him to Samuel. Samuel looked at him. Samuel: The Eternal has not chosen him either. (9) Then Jesse brought his son Shammah in front of Samuel. Samuel: The Eternal has not chosen him either. (10) Jesse walked seven of his sons in front of Samuel, and each time, Samuel refused them because the Eternal One had chosen none of them. Samuel (to Jesse): (11) Are all your sons here? Jesse: All but the youngest. He is off keeping the sheep. Samuel: Send for him, and bring him here. We will not sit down until he arrives. (12) Jesse sent for the youngest son, David, and he came in front of Samuel. He was a handsome boy, with a healthy complexion and bright eyes. Eternal One: Rise and anoint him, because this is the one.

    (1 Corinthians 1:26-31 NET Bible) Think about the circumstances of your call, brothers and sisters. Not many were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were born to a privileged position. (27) But God chose what the world thinks foolish to shame the wise, and God chose what the world thinks weak to shame the strong. (28) God chose what is low and despised in the world, what is regarded as nothing, to set aside what is regarded as something, (29) so that no one can boast in his presence. (30) He is the reason you have a relationship with Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption, (31) so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”

    He is God, that’s why!
    (Romans 9:15-16 NLT) For God said to Moses, “I will show mercy to anyone I choose, and I will show compassion to anyone I choose.” (16) So it is God who decides to show mercy. We can neither choose it nor work for it.
    (Romans 9:20-21, 25-26 NLT) No, don’t say that. Who are you, a mere human being, to argue with God? Should the thing that was created say to the one who created it, “Why have you made me like this?” (21) When a potter makes jars out of clay, doesn’t he have a right to use the same lump of clay to make one jar for decoration and another to throw garbage into? (25) Concerning the Gentiles, God says in the prophecy of Hosea, “Those who were not my people, I will now call my people. And I will love those whom I did not love before.” (26) And, “Then, at the place where they were told, ‘You are not my people,’ there they will be called ‘children of the living God.’”

    What should we do?
    1.Perceive and accept God’s call
    (Romans 12:1 TPT) Beloved friends, what should be our proper response to God’s marvelous mercies? I encourage you to surrender yourselves to God to be his sacred, living sacrifices. And live in holiness, experiencing all that delights his heart. For this becomes your genuine expression of worship.
    2.Hold and value God’s call
    (Romans 12:2-5 TPT) Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you,[a] but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes. (3) God has given me grace to speak a warning about pride. I would ask each of you to be emptied of self-promotion and not create a false image of your importance. Instead, honestly assess your worth by using your God-given faith as the standard of measurement, and then you will see your true value with an appropriate self-esteem. (4) In the human body there are many parts and organs, each with a unique function. (5) And so it is in the body of Christ. For though we are many, we’ve all been mingled into one body in Christ. This means that we are all vitally joined to one another, with each contributing to the others.
    3.Develop and Use God’s call.