Nov 2019

  • "Finding" the blessing in the year of drought
    在乾旱之年「尋找」祝福

    (Genesis 26:12 ASV) And Isaac sowed in that land, and found in the same year a hundredfold: and Jehovah blessed him.
    創世記 26:12 CCB
    以撒在那裡耕種,耶和華賜福給他,那一年他得了百倍的收成。

    1. Don’t go to Egypt in the famine!
    1. 在饑荒當不要到埃及

    (Genesis 26:1-2 NIV) Now there was a famine in the land—besides the previous famine in Abraham’s time—and Isaac went to Abimelek king of the Philistines in Gerar. 2 The Lord appeared to Isaac and said, “Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land where I tell you to live.
    創世記 26:1-2 CCB
    亞伯拉罕在世的時候,那地方鬧過一次饑荒,這時又鬧饑荒。以撒就遷到基拉耳的非利士王亞比米勒那裡。 (2) 耶和華向以撒顯現說:「不要下埃及去,要住在我指示你住的地方。

    2. Stay in the will and purposes of God
    2. 留在神的旨意和目的當中

    (Genesis 26:3-6 NIV) Stay in this land for a while, and I will be with you and will bless you. For to you and your descendants I will give all these lands and will confirm the oath I swore to your father Abraham. (4) I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and will give them all these lands, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, (5) because Abraham obeyed me and did everything I required of him, keeping my commands, my decrees and my instructions.” (6) So Isaac stayed in Gerar.
    創世記 26:3-6 CCB
    你寄居在這裡,我必與你同在,賜福給你,因為我必把這些土地賜給你和你的後代,堅立我對你父親亞伯拉罕的誓約。 (4) 我必使你的後代多如繁星,將這些土地都賜給他們,天下萬國必因你的後裔而蒙福。 (5) 因為亞伯拉罕聽從我的話,遵守我的吩咐、命令、典章和律法。」(6) 於是,以撒就在基拉耳住下來。

    (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV) For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
    耶利米書 29:11 CCB
    因為我知道我為你們安排的計劃。我的計劃不是要降禍給你們,而是要賜福給你們,使你們的未來充滿希望。這是耶和華說的。


    3. Keep on digging wells
    3. 繼續好好地挖掘

    (Genesis 26:18-19 NIV) Isaac reopened the wells that had been dug in the time of his father Abraham, which the Philistines had stopped up after Abraham died, and he gave them the same names his father had given them. (19) Isaac’s servants dug in the valley and discovered a well of fresh water there.
    創世記 26:18-19 CCB
    他的父親亞伯拉罕生前挖的水井都被非利士人塞住了,以撒便重新挖開,並沿用父親生前給那些水井起的名字。 (19) 以撒的牧人在谷中挖得一口活水井,


    4. Keep moving over - Keep a right spirit and God will make a home for you
    4. 繼續跨越 - 保持一個正確的靈而神會為你準備一個家

    (Genesis 26:20-22 NIV) But the herders of Gerar quarreled with those of Isaac and said, “The water is ours!” So he named the well Esek, because they disputed with him. (21) Then they dug another well, but they quarreled over that one also; so he named it Sitnah. (22) He moved on from there and dug another well, and no one quarreled over it. He named it Rehoboth, saying, “Now the Lord has given us room and we will flourish in the land.”
    創世記cc 26:20-22 CCB
    基拉耳的牧人與以撒的牧人爭吵起來,都說:「這口井是我們的。」於是,以撒便稱那口井為埃色[。 (21) 後來,以撒的僕人又挖了一口井,他們雙方又為那口井發生爭執,以撒便稱那口井為西提拿。 (22) 以撒離開那裡,又挖了一口水井。這次,他們沒有為那口井爭吵。所以,以撒稱那口井為利河伯。以撒說:「如今耶和華給了我們一個寬闊的地方,我們可以在這裡繁榮興旺。」

    (John 15:16 NIV) You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit— fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.
    約翰福音 15:16 CCB
    不是你們揀選了我,而是我揀選了你們,並且派你們出去結永存的果子。這樣,你們奉我的名無論向父求什麼,祂都會賜給你們。


    (Matthew 13:23 NIV) But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”
    馬太福音 13:23 CCB
    種子落在沃土裡,是指人聽了道,並明白了道,就結出果實來,有的多達一百倍,有的六十倍,有的三十倍。」
  • God knows the plans - He is in control
    神知道計劃 - 祂掌控一切

    (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV) For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
    耶利米書 29:11 CCB
    因為我知道我為你們安排的計劃。我的計劃不是要降禍給你們,而是要賜福給你們,使你們的未來充滿希望。這是耶和華說的。

    (Jeremiah 1:5 NIV) “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
    耶利米書 1:5 CCB
    「我還沒有使你在母腹中成形,就認識你;你還未出生,我已使你聖潔,立你做萬國的先知。」

    1 - He knows you - We belong
    1 - 祂認識你 - 我們屬於這裡

    2 - He set you apart - We are special
    2 - 祂讓你與眾不同 - 我們是獨特的

    3 - He placed us in the right place - We are purposed
    3 - 衪放我們在正確的位置上 - 我們是有目的


    (Jeremiah 1:6 NIV) “Alas, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.”
    耶利米書 1:6 CCB
    我回答說:「主耶和華啊,我太年輕,不懂得怎樣說話。」

    (Jeremiah 1:7-9 NIV) But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. (8) Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord. (9) Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “I have put my words in your mouth.
    耶利米書 1:7-9 CCB
    耶和華卻說:「不要說你太年輕,我派你去誰那裡,你就去誰那裡;我吩咐你說什麼,你就說什麼。(8) 誰也不要怕,因為我與你同在,我必拯救你。這是耶和華說的。」(9) 然後,耶和華伸手摸我的口,對我說:「看啊,我已把我的話放在你口中。

    Jesus and Peter 耶穌和彼得
    (Matthew 16:17-19 NIV) Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. (18) And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. (19) I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
    馬太福音 16:17-19 CCB
    耶穌對他說:「約拿的兒子西門啊,你是有福的!因為這件事不是屬血肉的人告訴你的,而是我天上的父啟示你的。 (18) 我告訴你,你是彼得,我要在這磐石上建立我的教會,陰間的勢力不能勝過它。 (19) 我要把天國的鑰匙交給你。凡你在地上捆綁的,在天上也要捆綁;凡你在地上釋放的,在天上也要釋放。」
  • Lifehouse : I love my family!
    生命堂:我愛我的家!

    Ephesians 1:5 NLT
    [5] God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.
    以弗所書 1章5節 (CUV)
    又因愛我們,就按著自己意旨所喜悅的,豫定我們,藉著耶穌基督得兒子的名分。

    Luke 15:20-24 TPT
    [20] "So the young son set off for home. From a long distance away, his father saw him coming, dressed as a beggar, and great compassion swelled up in his heart for his son who was returning home. So the father raced out to meet him. He swept him up in his arms, hugged him dearly, and kissed him over and over with tender love. [21] "Then the son said, 'Father, I was wrong. I have sinned against you. I could never deserve to be called your son. Just let me be-' "The father interrupted and said, 'Son, you're home now!' [22] "Turning to his servants, the father said, 'Quick, bring me the best robe, my very own robe, and I will place it on his shoulders. Bring the ring, the seal of sonship, and I will put it on his finger. And bring out the best shoes you can find for my son. [23] Let's prepare a great feast and celebrate. [24] For this beloved son of mine was once dead, but now he's alive again. Once he was lost, but now he is found!' And everyone celebrated with overflowing joy.

    路加福音 15章20-24節 (CUV)
    20 於是起來往他父親那裡去。相離還遠,他父親看見,就動了慈心,跑去抱著他的頸項,連連與他親嘴。21 兒子說,父親,我得罪了天,又得罪了你,從今以後,我不配稱為你的兒子。
    22 父親卻吩咐僕人說,把那上好的袍子快拿出來給他穿。把戒指戴在他指頭上。23 把鞋穿在他腳上。把那肥牛犢牽來宰了,我們可以吃喝快樂。24 因為我這個兒子,是死而復活,失而又得的。他們就快樂起來。


    A real family
    一個真正的家

    Hebrews 4:16 NIV
    Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
    希伯來書 4章16節 (CUV)
    所以我們只管坦然無懼的,來到施恩的寶座前,為要得憐恤,蒙恩惠作隨時的幫助。

    A fun family
    一個有趣的家

    Nehemiah 8:10b NLT
    This is a sacred day before our Lord. Don't be dejected and sad, for the joy of the LORD is your strength!"
    尼希米記 8章10節下 (CUV)
    因為今日是我們主的聖日。你們不要憂愁,因靠耶和華而得的喜樂是你們的力量。


    A growing family
    一個成長的家

    Proverbs 11:30 AMP
    [30] The fruit of the [consistently] righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise captures and wins souls [for God-he gathers them for eternity].

    箴言 11章30節 (CUV)
    義人所結的果子,就是生命樹。有智慧的必能得人。
  • Jesus is building the church!
    耶穌在建立教會!

    Matthew 16:18 GW
    [18] You are Peter, and I can guarantee that on this rock I will build my church. And the gates of hell will not overpower it.

    馬太福音 16:18 CNV
    我告訴你,你是彼得,我要在這磐石上建立我的教會,死亡的權勢(“死亡的權勢”原文作“陰間的門”)不能勝過他。

    Ezra 1:5 NIV
    Then the family heads of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests and Levites---everyone whose heart God had moved---prepared to go up and build the house of the Lord in Jerusalem.

    以斯拉记 1:5 CNV
    於是,猶大和便雅憫的族長、祭司、利未人和所有被 神激動了心靈的人,都起來要上去,重建在耶路撒冷耶和華的殿。


    1 - Building God's house is for everyone
    建立神的殿是為著所有人

    1 Corinthians 12:25-26 MSG
    [25-26] The way God designed our bodies is a model for understanding our lives together as a church: every part dependent on every other part, the parts we mention and the parts we don't, the parts we see and the parts we don't. If one part hurts, every other part is involved in the hurt, and in the healing. If one part flourishes, every other part enters into the exuberance.

    哥林多前書 12:25-26 翻譯MSG版本
    [25-26]神設計我們身體的方式是一個讓我們作為教會理解一起生活的模型:每個肢體都依靠著其他肢體,我們提到的肢體和我們沒有提及的,我們看到的肢體以及我們沒有看到的。 如果一個肢體受傷,則其他所有肢體都與傷害和醫治有關。 如果一個肢體興旺,則其他每個部分都將變得興旺豐盛。


    2 - A joyful sacrifice
    充滿喜樂的委身

    Ezra 2:68-69 MSG
    Some of the heads of families, on arriving at The Temple of GOD in Jerusalem, made Freewill-Offerings toward the rebuilding of The Temple of God on its site. They gave to the building fund as they were able, about 1,100 pounds of gold, about three tons of silver, and 100 priestly robes.

    以斯拉记 2:68-69 CNV
    (68) 當一些族長到達耶路撒冷耶和華殿的原址的時候,就為 神的殿甘心獻上禮物,要把殿在原址重建起來。 (69) 他們按照自己的力量奉到工程庫裡的,有金子五百公斤和銀子兩千八百公斤,以及祭司的禮服一百件。

    3 - Sharing in the joy of a miracle in Hong Kong!
    在香港分享奇跡的喜樂

    4 - How do you feel when you see the house of God being built?
    當你見到神的家在建立時你覺得怎麼樣?


    Ezra 3:12-13 ERV
    [12] But many of the older priests, Levites, and family leaders, who could remember seeing the first Temple, began to cry aloud. They cried while the others there shouted for joy. [13] The sound could be heard far away. All of them made so much noise that no one could tell the difference between the shouts of joy and the crying.

    以斯拉记 3:12-13 CNV
    (12) 很多年老的祭司、利未人和族長,曾經見過先前的殿,眼見這殿的根基再次奠立,就放聲大哭,但也有許多人高聲歡呼, (13) 以致分不清到底是歡呼聲或哭聲。因為眾人都大聲呼喊,這聲音在很遠的地方也可以聽見。

    John 2:17 NLT
    [17] Then his disciples remembered this prophecy from the Scriptures: "Passion for God's house will consume me."

    約翰福音 2:17 CNV
    他的門徒就想起經上記著:“我為你的殿心中迫切,如同火燒。”