Aug 2019

  • *Overflow with confident hope*

    Daniel 2:14-16,19-21 NLT
    [14] When Arioch, the commander of the king's guard, came to kill them, Daniel handled the situation with wisdom and discretion. [15] He asked Arioch, "Why has the king issued such a harsh decree?" So Arioch told him all that had happened. [16] Daniel went at once to see the king and requested more time to tell the king what the dream meant.

    但 以 理 書 2:14-16 CUV
    [14] 王 的 護 衛 長 亞 略 出 來 , 要 殺 巴 比 倫 的 哲 士 , 但 以 理 就 用 婉 言 回 答 他 , [15] 向 王 的 護 衛 長 亞 略 說 : 王 的 命 令 為 何 這 樣 緊 急 呢 ? 亞 略 就 將 情 節 告 訴 但 以 理 。 [16] 但 以 理 遂 進 去 求 王 寬 限 , 就 可 以 將 夢 的 講 解 告 訴 王 。

    1 - God is sovereign
    1 - 神具有主權

    [19] That night the secret was revealed to Daniel in a vision. Then Daniel praised the God of heaven. [20] He said, "Praise the name of God forever and ever, for he has all wisdom and power. [21] He controls the course of world events; he removes kings and sets up other kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the scholars.

    [19] 這 奧 秘 的 事 就 在 夜 間 異 象 中 給 但 以 理 顯 明 , 但 以 理 便 稱 頌 天 上 的 神 。 [20] 但 以 理 說 : 神 的 名 是 應 當 稱 頌 的 ! 從 亙 古 直 到 永 遠 , 因 為 智 慧 能 力 都 屬 乎 他 。 [21] 他 改 變 時 候 、 日 期 , 廢 王 , 立 王 , 將 智 慧 賜 與 智 慧 人 , 將 知 識 賜 與 聰 明 人 。
    2 - God is the source of hope
    2 - 神是盼望的來源

    Daniel 2:23 NLT
    [23] I thank and praise you, God of my ancestors, for you have given me wisdom and strength. You have told me what we asked of you and revealed to us what the king demanded."

    但 以 理 書 2:23 CUV
    [23] 我 列 祖 的 神 啊 , 我 感 謝 你 , 讚 美 你 , 因 你 將 智 慧 才 能 賜 給 我 , 允 准 我 們 所 求 的 , 把 王 的 事 給 我 們 指 明 。

    Romans 15:13 NLT
    [13] I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.

    羅 馬 書 15:13 CUV
    [13] 但 願 使 人 有 盼 望 的 神 , 因 信 將 諸 般 的 喜 樂 、 平 安 充 滿 你 們 的 心 , 使 你 們 藉 著 聖 靈 的 能 力 大 有 盼 望 。
    3 - God can give negatives, positive outcomes
    3 - 神能從負面影響帶出正面結果

    Daniel 2:47-48 NLT
    [47] The king said to Daniel, "Truly, your God is the greatest of gods, the Lord over kings, a revealer of mysteries, for you have been able to reveal this secret." [48] Then the king appointed Daniel to a high position and gave him many valuable gifts. He made Daniel ruler over the whole province of Babylon, as well as chief over all his wise men.

    但 以 理 書 2:47-48 CUV
    [47] 王 對 但 以 理 說 : 你 既 能 顯 明 這 奧 祕 的 事 , 你 們 的 神 誠 然 是 萬 神 之 神 、 萬 王 之 主 , 又 是 顯 明 奧 祕 事 的 。 [48] 於 是 王 高 抬 但 以 理 , 賞 賜 他 許 多 上 等 禮 物 , 派 他 管 理 巴 比 倫 全 省 , 又 立 他 為 總 理 , 掌 管 巴 比 倫 的 一 切 哲 士 。

    Romans 8:28 NIV
    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

    羅 馬 書 8:28 CUV
    [28] 我 們 曉 得 萬 事 都 互 相 效 力 , 叫 愛 神 的 人 得 益 處 , 就 是 按 他 旨 意 被 召 的 人 。
  • *Nehemiah’s response to intimidation*

    2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT)
    For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.
    提摩太後書 1:7 CCB

    Hebrews 10:39(NIV)
    But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.
    希伯來書 10:39 CCB

    41 - The voice of intimidation : “We are not happy with your progress”
    1 - 恐嚇的聲音:「我們不滿意你的進度」

    5Nehemiah 4:6-7 (NIV)
    So we rebuilt the wall till all of it reached half its height, for the people worked with all their heart.7 But when Sanballat, Tobiah, the Arabs, the Ammonites and the people of Ashdod heard that the repairs to Jerusalem’s walls had gone ahead and that the gaps were being closed, they were very angry.
    尼希米記 4:6-7 CCB
    (6) 眾人全心做工,把整個城牆連接起來,高達原來的一半。(7) 參巴拉、多比雅、阿拉伯人、亞捫人和亞實突人聽說耶路撒冷的城牆正在重建、缺口正在填補,非常憤怒,

    6Nehemiah's response : “stay united and work with all our hearts”

    72 - The voice of intimidation : “ Come down to a lower level”
    2 - 恐嚇的聲音:「來到更低層吧」

    8Nehemiah 6:2-4 NIV
    [2] Sanballat and Geshem sent me this message: “Come, let us meet together in one of the villages on the plain of Ono. ”But they were scheming to harm me; [3] so I sent messengers to them with this reply: “I am carrying on a great project and cannot go down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and go down to you?” [4] Four times they sent me the same message, and each time I gave them the same answer.
    尼希米記 6:2-4 CCB
    (2) 參巴拉和基善就派人告訴我說:「來,我們在阿挪平原的一個村莊見面吧。」其實他們想要害我。 (3) 我派人回覆他們說:「我正在做一件大工程,不能下去見你們。我怎能停止工作下去見你們呢?」 (4) 他們四次派人來告訴我,每次我都這樣拒絕了。

    9Nehemiah's response : “I am carrying on a great project and cannot go down"

    103 - The voice of intimidation : “You are not ... enough”
    3 - 恐嚇的聲音:「你不夠...」

    11Nehemiah 6:8-9 NIV
    [8] I sent him this reply: “Nothing like what you are saying is happening; you are just making it up out of your head.” [9] They were all trying to frighten us, thinking, “Their hands will get too weak for the work, and it will not be completed.” But I prayed, “Now strengthen my hands.”
    尼希米記 6:8-9 CCB
    (8) 我就派人答覆他說:「你所說的並非事實,是你心裡捏造的。」 (9) 因為他們想恐嚇我們,以為我們會嚇得手發軟,無法完成工程。但上帝啊,求你使我的手有力量!

    12Nehemiah's response : “The joy of the Lord is our strength!”

    13Nehemiah 8:10 NIV
    ...This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
    尼希米記 8:10 CCB

    14Nehemiah 6:15-16 (MSG)
    The wall was finished on the twenty-fifth day of Elul. It had taken fifty-two days. When all our enemies heard the news and all the surrounding nations saw it, our enemies totally lost their nerve. They knew that God was behind this work.
    尼希米記 6:15-16 CCB
    以祿月二十五日城牆竣工,前後用了五十二天。 (16) 我們的敵人和周圍各國聽說後,都感到懼怕和氣餒,因為他們知道這工作是在上帝的幫助下完成的。
  • We love the next generation!!

    1 Timothy 4:12 NIV
    Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.

    提摩太前書 4:12 CCB

    1 Chronicles 22:5 NIV
    David said, "My son Solomon is young and inexperienced, and the house to be built for the Lord should be of great magnificence and fame and splendor in the sight of all the nations. Therefore I will make preparations for it." So David made extensive preparations before his death.

    歷代志上 22:5 CCB
    大衛 說:「為耶和華建造的殿宇必須宏偉輝煌,聞名於世,而我的兒子 所羅門 年紀還輕、閱歷尚淺,所以我要為這殿預備材料。」因此, 大衛 在去世前為建殿預備了許多材料。

    1. Relationship: Give them unearned relationship. Family.
    1. 關係上: 給予他們不求付出的關係。家人。

    2. Joyful Sacrifice: Show them sacrifice for the house of God.
    2. 充滿喜樂的奉獻: 向他們展示出為神家而奉獻的喜樂。

    1 Chronicles 22:14 NIV
    "I have taken great pains to provide for the temple of the Lord a hundred thousand talents of gold, a million talents of silver, quantities of bronze and iron too great to be weighed, and wood and stone. And you may add to them.

    歷代志上 22:14 CCB

    3.Let them see: Give them a way that leads to life.
    3. 讓他們看見: 給他們一條通往靈命的道路

    1 Chronicles 22:12-13 NIV
    [12] May the Lord give you discretion and understanding when he puts you in command over Israel, so that you may keep the law of the Lord your God. [13] Then you will have success if you are careful to observe the decrees and laws that the Lord gave Moses for Israel. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged.

    歷代志上 22:12‭-‬13 CCB
    12 願耶和華賜你聰明和智慧,以便你照祂的律法治理 以色列 。 13 你若謹遵耶和華藉 摩西 吩咐 以色列 的律例和典章,就必亨通。你要剛強勇敢,不可驚慌害怕。

    4. Release: release them into leadership and back them to soar!
    4. 給予機會: 讓他們成為領袖,支持他們高飛!

    1 Chronicles 22:19 NIV
    Now devote your heart and soul to seeking the Lord your God. Begin to build the sanctuary of the Lord God, so that you may bring the ark of the covenant of the Lord and the sacred articles belonging to God into the temple that will be built for the Name of the Lord."

    歷代志上 22:19 CCB