Eternal Convictions 永恆的確信 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) “所以,凡聽見我這些話又遵行的,就像聰明的人,把自己的房子蓋在磐石上。雨淋、水沖、風吹,搖撼那房子,房子卻不倒塌,因為建基在磐石上。凡聽見我這些話卻不遵行的,就像愚蠢的人,把自己的房子蓋在沙土上。雨淋、水沖、風吹,搖撼那房子,房子就倒塌了,並且倒塌得很厲害。”耶穌講完了這些話,群眾都驚奇他的教訓。 Convictions that form the foundation of our lives 確信形成我們生命的根基 Matthew 24:35 (KJV) “ heaven and earth will pass away but my word will remain” 馬太福音 24章35節(CUV) 天地要廢去、我的話卻不能廢去。 Eternity is real. 永恆是真實的 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. 永恆的確信 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 堅尼地家族的信念 Follow Jesus At any cost. 任何代價也會跟隨耶穌 My marriage is my greatest message. 我的婚姻是最好的信息 We are believers in the next generation! 我們是下一代的信徒! Calling over comfort. 呼召走出舒適地帶 Kennedy’s are good forgivers. 堅尼地經常寬恕别人 We are called to breakthrough as a church in this nation. 我們被呼召在這國家建立一個突破性的教會