Jun 2018

  • Jun 17 2018

    What Do You See?

    Pastor Richard Welsh
    What do you see?

    Jeremiah 1:4-10 NLT
    [4] The LORD gave me this message: [5] "I knew you before I formed you in your mother's womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations." [6] "O Sovereign LORD," I said, "I can't speak for you! I'm too young!" [7] The LORD replied, "Don't say, 'I'm too young,' for you must go wherever I send you and say whatever I tell you. [8] And don't be afraid of the people, for I will be with you and will protect you. I, the LORD, have spoken!" [9] Then the LORD reached out and touched my mouth and said, "Look, I have put my words in your mouth! [10] Today I appoint you to stand up against nations and kingdoms. Some you must uproot and tear down, destroy and overthrow. Others you must build up and plant."

    耶利米書‬ ‭1:4-10‬ ‭CNV‬‬
    [4] 耶和華的話臨到我,說:[5] 「我使你在母腹中成形以先,就認識你; 你還未出母胎,我已把你分別為聖, 立你作列國的先知。」[6] 我就說:「主耶和華啊! 我不曉得說話, 因為我年輕。」[7] 耶和華對我說: 「你不要說:‘我年輕’, 因為無論我差你到誰那裡,你都要去; 無論我吩咐你說甚麼,你都要說。[8] 你不要怕他們, 因為我與你同在,要拯救你。」這是耶和華的宣告。 [9] 於是耶和華伸手按著我的口,對我說: 「看哪!我把我的話放在你口中。 [10] 今日我立你在列邦列國之上, 為要拔出、拆毀、 毀滅、傾覆, 又要建立和栽植。」

    Jeremiah 1:11-12 NLT
    [11] Then the LORD said to me, "Look, Jeremiah! What do you see?" And I replied, "I see a branch from an almond tree." [12] And the LORD said, "That's right, and it means that I am watching, and I will certainly carry out all my plans."

    耶利米書‬ ‭1:11-12‬ ‭CNV‬‬
    [11] 耶和華的話又臨到我,說:「耶利米,你看見甚麼?」我說:「我看見一根杏樹枝子。」[12] 耶和華對我說:「你看得不錯,因為我要留意使我的話成就。」

    New heart, new desires

    Ezekiel 36:26 NLT
    [26] And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart.

    ‭‭以西結書‬ ‭36:26‬ ‭CNV‬‬
    [26] 我必把新心賜給你們,把新靈放在你們裡面;我必從你們的肉體中除去石心,把肉心賜給你們。

    Psalm 37:4 NLT
    [4] Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart's desires.

    詩篇‬ ‭37:4‬ ‭CNV‬‬
    [4] 你要以耶和華為樂, 他就把你心裡所求的賜給你。

    Align your heart

    Jeremiah 32:40 NLT
    [40] And I will make an everlasting covenant with them: I will never stop doing good for them. I will put a desire in their hearts to worship me, and they will never leave me.

    耶利米書‬ ‭32:40‬ ‭CNV‬‬
    [40] 我要和他們立永遠的約,我必不離開他們,必使他們得到福樂;我也必把敬畏我的心賜給他們,使他們不會離開我。

    Dream big and make bold moves
  • Jun 3 2018

    A Worthy Calling

    Pastor Richard Welsh
    *A worthy calling*

    Ephesians 4:1 NLT
    [1] Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God.
    以弗所書‬ ‭4:1‬ ‭CUNP

    Jesus has given you special gifts

    Ephesians 4:7-8 NLT
    [7] However, he has given each one of us a special gift through the generosity of Christ. [8] That is why the Scriptures say, "When he ascended to the heights, he led a crowd of captives and gave gifts to his people."

    以弗所書‬ ‭4:7-8‬ ‭CUNP
    “我們各人蒙恩,都是照基督所量給各人的恩賜。 所以 經上 說: 他升上高天的時候,擄掠了仇敵, 將各樣的恩賜賞給人。
    1 Peter 4:10-11a TPT
    [10] Every believer has received grace gifts, so use them to serve one another as faithful stewards of the many-colored tapestry of God's grace. [11] For example, if you have a speaking gift, speak as though God were speaking his words through you. If you have the gift of serving, do it passionately with the strength God gives you, so that in everything God alone will be glorified through Jesus Christ.
    彼得前書‬ ‭4:10-11‬ ‭CUNP
    “各人要照所得的恩賜彼此服事,作神百般恩賜的好管家。 若有講道的,要按着神的聖言講;若有服事 人 的,要按着神所賜的力量服事,叫神在凡事上因耶穌基督得榮耀。 原來 榮耀、權能都是他的,直到永永遠遠。阿們!”
    Grow and mature through service

    Ephesians 4:11-13 AMP
    [11] And [His gifts to the church were varied and] He Himself appointed some as apostles [special messengers, representatives], some as prophets [who speak a new message from God to the people], some as evangelists [who spread the good news of salvation], and some as pastors and teachers [to shepherd and guide and instruct], [12] [and He did this] to fully equip and perfect the saints (God's people) for works of service, to build up the body of Christ [the church]; [13] until we all reach oneness in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God, [growing spiritually] to become a mature believer, reaching to the measure of the fullness of Christ [manifesting His spiritual completeness and exercising our spiritual gifts in unity].
    ‭‭彼得前書‬ ‭4:11-13‬ ‭CUNP
    “若有講道的,要按着神的聖言講;若有服事 人 的,要按着神所賜的力量服事,叫神在凡事上因耶穌基督得榮耀。 原來 榮耀、權能都是他的,直到永永遠遠。阿們! 親愛的 弟兄 啊,有火煉的試驗臨到你們,不要以為奇怪(似乎是遭遇非常的事), 倒要歡喜;因為你們是與基督一同受苦,使你們在他榮耀顯現的時候,也可以歡喜快樂。”

    “Jesus, how can I add the most value to your church?”

    Ephesians 5:25-27 NLT
    [25] For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her [26] to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God's word. [27] He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault.

    以弗所書‬ ‭5:25-27‬ ‭CUNP
    “你們作丈夫的,要愛你們的妻子,正如基督愛教會,為教會捨己。 要用水藉着道把教會洗淨,成為聖潔, 可以獻給自己,作個榮耀的教會,毫無玷污、皺紋等類的病,乃是聖潔沒有瑕疵的。”