Oct 2019

  • Oct 20 2019

    True Love

    David Yu
    True Love

    1 Corinthians 13:13 (NIV)
    13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
    哥林多前書 13章13節 (CUV)

    Matthew 22:36-40 NIV
    [36] “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” [37] Jesus replied: “ 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' [38] This is the first and greatest commandment. [39] And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' [40] All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
    馬太福音 22章36-40節 (CUV)
    36 夫子,律法上的誡命,那⼀條是最大的呢。 37 耶穌對他說,你要盡⼼,盡性,盡意,愛主你的 神。 38 這是誡命中的第一,且是最大的。 39 其次也相仿,就是要愛人如己。 40 這兩條誡命,是 律法和先知一切〔道理〕的總綱

    Jesus restores his friend Peter

    (John 21:15-17 NIV) When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” (16) Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.” (17) The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.
    約翰福音 21章15-17節 (CUV)
    15 他們吃完了早飯,耶穌對西⾨彼得說,約翰的兒子⻄門,你愛我比這些更深麼。彼得說,主阿, 是的。你知道我愛你。耶穌對他說,你餵養我的小羊。 16 耶穌第⼆次⼜對他說,約翰的兒子⻄門, 你愛我麼。彼得說,主阿,是的。你知道我愛你。耶穌說,你牧養我的⽺。 17 第三次對他說,約翰 的兒⼦西⾨,你愛我麼。彼得因為耶穌第三次對他說,你愛我麼,就憂愁,對耶穌說,主阿,你是 無所不知的,你知道我愛你。耶穌說,你餵養我的羊。

    1. A true friend will tell you the truth for success in life

    (Proverbs 27:6 NKJV) Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
    箴⾔ 27章6節 (CUV)

    (Ephesians 4:15 NIV) Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.
    以弗所書 4章15節 (CUV)

    2. A true friend is there on the good days and on the bad days

    (Proverbs 17:17 NIV) A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.
    箴⾔ 17章17節 (CUV)

    (Proverbs 18:24 NIV) One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
    箴⾔ 18章24節 (CUV) 濫交朋友的,⾃取敗壞。但有⼀朋友,比弟兄更親密。

    (Romans 12:15 NIV) Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
    羅馬書 12章15節 (CUV)

    3. A true friend would sacrifice for you

    (John 15:13 NIV) Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
    約翰福音 15章15節 (CUV)

    (John 10:10 NIV) The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
    約翰福音 10章10節 (CUV)
  • Oct 13 2019

    Don’t Let Go!

    David Yu
    *Don’t let go!*

    Genesis 32:24-29 NLT
    [24] This left Jacob all alone in the camp, and a man came and wrestled with him until the dawn began to break. [25] When the man saw that he would not win the match, he touched Jacob's hip and wrenched it out of its socket. [26] Then the man said, "Let me go, for the dawn is breaking!" But Jacob said, "I will not let you go unless you bless me." [27] "What is your name?" the man asked. He replied, "Jacob." [28] "Your name will no longer be Jacob," the man told him. "From now on you will be called Israel, because you have fought with God and with men and have won." [29] "Please tell me your name," Jacob said. "Why do you want to know my name?" the man replied. Then he blessed Jacob there.
    創世記 32:24-29 CNV
    (24)只留下雅各一人,有⼀個人來與他摔角,直到天快亮的時候。(25)那人見⾃己不能勝過他,就在 他的⼤腿窩上打了一下。於是,雅各與那人摔角的時候,⼤腿窩脫了節。(26)那人說:“天快亮了, 讓我走吧。” 雅各說:“如果你不給我祝福,我就不讓你走。” (27) 那人問他:“你叫甚麼名字?” 他回 答:“雅各。” (28)那人說:“你的名字不要再叫雅各,要叫以色列,因為你與 神與人較力,都得了 勝。” (29) 雅各問他,說:“請把你的名告訴我。”那⼈回答:“為甚麼問我的名呢?”他就在那裡給雅 各祝福。

    Get close to Jesus

    Don’t let go!

    Luke 11:5-10 NLT
    [5] Then, teaching them more about prayer, he used this story: "Suppose you went to a friend's house at midnight, wanting to borrow three loaves of bread. You say to him, [6] 'A friend of mine has just arrived for a visit, and I have nothing for him to eat.' [7] And suppose he calls out from his bedroom, 'Don't bother me. The door is locked for the night, and my family and I are all in bed. I can't help you.' [8] But I tell you this-though he won't do it for friendship's sake, if you keep knocking long enough, he will get up and give you whatever you need because of your shameless persistence. [9] "And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. [10] For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.
    路加福音 11:5-10 CNV
    (5)耶穌又對他們說:“你們當中,誰有朋友半夜去找他,說:‘請你借給我三個餅,(6)因為我有一個 朋友旅行來到我這裡,我沒有甚麼可以招待他。’ (7)而他卻在裡面回答:‘不要麻煩我,⾨已經關好了,孩⼦也跟我在床上了,我不能起來拿給你。’ (8)我告訴你們,即使不因為他是朋友⽽起來給他, 也會因為他厚顏地直求,而起來照他所需要的給他。(9)我⼜告訴你們,你們祈求,就給你們;尋 找,就尋⾒;叩門,就給你們開⾨。(10)因為所有祈求的就得著,尋找的就尋見,叩門的就給他開⾨。

    Let Jesus transform you and your future

    Genesis 32:28 NLT
    [28] "Your name will no longer be Jacob," the man told him. "From now on you will be called Israel, because you have fought with God and with men and have won."
    創世記 32:28 CNV
    那人說:“你的名字不要再叫雅各,要叫以⾊列,因為你與 神與⼈較⼒,都得了勝。”
  • Building wealth Gods way

    Biblical Stewardship

    Luke 14:28-30 NLT
    [28] "But ​don't begin until you count the cost​. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it? [29] Otherwise, you might complete only the foundation before running out of money, and then everyone would laugh at you. [30] They would say, 'There's the person who started that building and couldn't afford to finish it!'
    路加福音 14:28​-​30 CCB
    28「​哪有人建樓房不事先坐下來計算成本​,看能否建成? 29 否則,打好了地基卻不能完工, 徒惹別人嘲笑, 30『這個人開了工,卻不能完工!』

    Have a plan - Live on a budget
    好好計劃 - 有預算地生活

    Pursue freedom - Get out of debt
    追求自由 - 擺脫債務

    Proverbs 22:7 NIV
    [7] The rich rule over the poor, and ​the borrower is slave to the lender​. 箴言 22:7 CCB
    7 富人管轄窮人, ​欠債的是債主的僕人​。

    Proverbs 6:5 NLT
    [5] ​Save yourself like a gazelle​ escaping from a hunter, like a bird fleeing from a net.
    箴言 6:5 CCB
    要​救自己脫離困境, 像羚羊​掙脫獵人的手, 飛鳥逃脫捕鳥人的手。

    Build for the future - save and invest
    為未來去籌備 - 儲蓄及投資

    Proverbs 21:20 NLT
    [20] The wise have wealth and luxury, but ​fools spend whatever they get​.
    箴言 21:20 CCB
    20 智者家中積存寶物和油, ​愚人將所有的揮霍一空​。

    Be content - Let Jesus settle your heart
    心要知足 - 讓耶穌去安頓你的心

    1 Timothy 6:6-9 NLT
    [6] Yet true ​godliness with contentment is itself great wealth​. [7] After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can't take anything with us when we leave it. [8] So ​if we have enough​ food and clothing, l​ et us be content​. [9] But people who long to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many foolish and harmful desires that plunge them into ruin and destruction.
    提摩太前書 6:6​-​9 CCB
    6 其實​敬虔和知足才是真正的財富​,7 因為我們空手來到世上,也要空手離開。 8 ​只要有​吃有 穿,​就該知足​。 9 那些渴望發財的人卻陷入誘惑、網羅和許多愚蠢有害的慾望中,以致落入 敗壞和滅亡中。