Apr 2019

  • Apr 28 2019

    Tune Into God’s Voice

    Kat Yu
    Tune into God’s Voice

    Colossians 1:21-23 (MSG)
    You yourselves are a case study of what he does. At one time you all had your backs turned to God, thinking rebellious thoughts of him, giving him trouble every chance you got. But now, by giving himself completely at the Cross, actually dying for you, Christ brought you over to God's side and put your lives together, whole and holy in his presence. You don't walk away from a gift like that! You stay grounded and steady in that bond of trust, constantly tuned in to the Message, careful not to be distracted or diverted. There is no other Message-just this one. Every creature under heaven gets this same Message.

    歌羅西書 1章21-23節(NCV)
    雖然你們從前也是和 神隔絕,心思上與他為敵,行為邪惡,但現今 神在愛子的肉身上,藉著他的死,使你們與 神和好了,為了要把你們這些聖潔、無瑕疵、無可指摘的人,呈獻在他面前。只是你們要常存信心,根基穩固,不受動搖偏離福音的盼望。這福音你們聽過了,也傳給了天下萬民;我保羅也作了這福音的僕役。

    Proverbs 4:20-22 (MSG)
    Dear friend, listen well to my words; tune your ears to ‘my voice. Keep my message in plain view at all times. Concentrate! Learn it by heart! Those who discover these words live, really live; body and soul, they're bursting with health.

    箴言 4章20-22節(CUV)

    God’s warning against listening to the wrong voices.

    Psalm 1:1-2 ( NIV)
    Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, 2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.
    詩篇 1章1-2節 (CUV)

    Isaiah 8:19-22 (MSG)
    When people tell you, "Try out the fortune tellers. Consult the spiritualists. Why not tap into the spirit-world, get in touch with the dead?" Tell them, "No, we're going to study the Scriptures." People who try the other ways get nowhere-a dead end! Frustrated and famished, they try one thing after another. When nothing works out they get angry, cursing first this god and then that one, Looking this way and that, up, down, and sideways-and seeing nothing, A blank wall, an empty hole. They end up in the dark with nothing.
    有人對你們說、當求問那些交鬼的、和行巫術的、就是聲音綿蠻、言語微細的.你們便回答說、百姓不當求問自己的 神麼.豈可為活人求問死人呢。當以訓誨和法度為標準.他們所說的、若不與此相符、必不得見晨光。他們必經過這地、受艱難、受饑餓.饑餓的時候、心中焦躁、咒罵自己的君王、和自己的 神.仰觀上天、俯察下地、不料、盡是艱難、黑暗、和幽暗的痛苦.他們必被趕入烏黑的黑暗中去。

    How can I know the difference between these voices?

    Their character.

    John 10:10 (MSG)
    A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.
    約翰福音 10章10節 (CUV)

    Psalm 36:1-2 (MSG)
    The God-rebel tunes in to sedition- all ears, eager to sin. He has no regard for God, he stands insolent before him. He has smooth-talked himself into believing That his evil will never be noticed.
    詩篇 36章1-2節 (CUV)
    惡人的罪過、在他心裏說、我眼中不怕 神。他自誇自媚、以為他的罪孽終不顯露、不被恨惡。

    What I'm tuned into affects every area of my life.

    Colossians 3:15-17 (MSG)
    Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ-the Message-have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives-words, actions, whatever-be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.
    歌羅西書 3章15-17節(NCV)
    又要讓基督的平安在你們心裡作主;你們蒙召歸為一體,也是為了這個緣故。你們要有感謝的心。你們要讓基督的道豐豐富富地住在你們心裡,以各樣的智慧,彼此教導,互相勸戒,用詩章、聖詩、靈歌,懷著感恩的心歌頌 神。凡你們所作的,無論是言語或行為,都要奉主耶穌的名,藉著他感謝父 神。
  • Luke 7:21-22 ERV

    [21] Right then Jesus healed many people of their sicknesses and diseases. He healed those who had evil spirits and made many who were blind able to see again. [22] Then he said to John's followers, "Go tell John what you have seen and heard: The blind can see. The crippled can walk. People with leprosy are healed. The deaf can hear. The dead are brought back to life. And the Good News is being told to the poor.

    Luke 7:23 Voice

    Whoever is not offended by Me is blessed indeed.

    What is offense?

    Proverbs 4:19 ERV

    But the path of the wicked is like a dark night. They trip and fall over what they cannot see.

    Offense has a pattern

    Hebrews 12:1 NCV

    [1] We are surrounded by a great cloud of people whose lives tell us what faith means. So let us run the race that is before us and never give up. We should remove from our lives anything that would get in the way and the sin that so easily holds us back.

    2 Corinthians 6:3 Voice

    [3] We are careful in what we teach so that our words won't be a stumbling block and so that no one will discredit our ministry.

    Step over your offense into your next level!

    John 14:6 Voice

    [6] Jesus: I am the path, the truth, and the energy of life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
  • Apr 21 2019

    Jesus: Resurrected King!

    Pastor Richard Welsh
    Jesus: Resurrected King!
    1 John 3:8 NLT
    [8] But when people keep on sinning, it shows that they belong to the devil, who has been sinning since the beginning. But the Son of God came to destroy the works of the devil.

    約翰壹書 3:8 CNV
    “犯罪的是出於魔鬼,因為魔鬼從起初就犯罪。因此, 神的兒子顯現了,是要除滅魔鬼的作為。”

    1. “It is finished!” “成了!”
    (John 19:30 NKJV) So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.
    約翰福音 19:30 CNV

    2. Victory over death
    Revelation 1:18 NIV
    I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.
    啟示錄 1:18 CNV

    1 Corinthians 15:55 NKJV
    O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?
    哥林多前書 15:55 CNV
     “死亡啊!你的勝利在哪裡? 死亡啊!你的毒刺在哪裡?””

    3. The power of the resurrection is in us!
    2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT
    This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
    哥林多後書 5:17 CNV

    Romans 6:4-5 NKJV
    Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. (5) For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection.
    羅馬書 6:4-5 CNV
    “所以我們藉著洗禮歸入死,與他同葬,為的是要我們過新生命的生活,像基督藉著父的榮耀從死人中復活一樣。 我們若在他死的樣式上與他聯合,也要在他復活的樣式上與他聯合。”

    John 10:10 NKJV
    The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
    約翰福音 10:10 CNV
  • Apr 19 2019

    Jesus : Lord Over Sin

    Pastor Richard Welsh
    Jesus : Lord over sin

    John 3:16 NLT
    [16] "For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
    約翰福音 3章16節(NCV) 神愛世人,甚至把他的獨生子賜給他們,叫一切信他的,不至滅亡,反得永生。


    (Romans 3:23 NKJV) for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 羅馬書 3章23節(NCV)
    因為人人都犯了罪,虧缺了 神的榮耀,
    (Romans 6:23 NKJV) For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
    羅馬書 6章23節(CUV) 因為罪的工價乃是死.惟有 神的恩賜、在我們的主基督耶穌裏、乃是永生。


    1. The once-and-for-all perfect sacrifice: Jesus!


    (Mark 10:45 NKJV) For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.
    馬可福音 10章45節(CUV) 因為人子來、並不是要受人的服事、乃是要服事人、並且要捨命、作多人的贖價。

    2. Jesus: The way of the cross

    Luke 23:39-43 NLT
    [39] One of the criminals hanging beside him scoffed, "So you're the Messiah, are you? Prove it by saving yourself-and us, too, while you're at it!" [40] But the other criminal protested, "Don't
    you fear God even when you have been sentenced to die? [41] We deserve to die for our crimes, but this man hasn't done anything wrong." [42] Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your Kingdom." [43] And Jesus replied, "I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise."
    路加福音 23章39-43節(NCV) 懸掛著的犯人中,有一個侮辱他說:“你不是基督嗎?救你自己和我們吧!”另一個就應聲責備他 說:“你是同樣受刑的,還不懼怕 神嗎?我們是罪有應得的。我們所受的與所作的相稱,然而這 個人並沒有作過甚麼不對的事。”他又對耶穌說:“耶穌啊,你得國降臨的時候,求你記念我。” 耶穌對他說:“我實在告訴你,今天你必定同我在樂園裡了。”

    3. Now I’m free

    Romans 7:24-25 NLT
    [24] Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? [25] Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord. So you see how it is: In my mind I really want to obey God's law, but because of my sinful nature I am a slave to sin.
    羅馬書 7章24-25節(CUV) 我真是苦阿、誰能救我脫離這取死的身體呢。感謝 神、靠著我們的主耶穌基督就能脫離了。這 樣看來、我以內心順服 神的律.我肉體卻順服罪的律了。

    Romans 8:1-2 NLT
    [1] So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. [2] And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.
    羅馬書 8章1-2節(CUV) 如今那些在基督耶穌裏的、就不定罪了。因為賜生命聖靈的律、在基督耶穌裏釋放了我、使我脫 離罪和死的律了。

    Romans 5:8-9 NLT
    [8] But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. [9] And since we have been made right in God's sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God's condemnation.
    羅馬書 5章8-9節(CUV) 惟有基督在我們還作罪人的時候為我們死、 神的愛就在此向我們顯明了。現在我們既靠著他的 血稱義、就更要藉著他免去 神的忿怒。
  • Apr 7 2019

    A Prayer of Thanksgiving

    David Yu
    A prayer of thanksgiving!

    馬太福音 11章20-28節(NCV)
    20 那時,耶穌責備那些他曾在那裡行過許多神蹟的城,因為它們不肯悔改:21 “哥拉遜啊,你有禍了!伯賽大啊,你有禍了!在你們那裡行過的神蹟,如果行在推羅和西頓,它們早已披麻蒙灰悔改了。22 但我告訴你們,在審判的日子,推羅和西頓所受的,比你們還輕呢。23 迦百農啊!你會被高舉到天上嗎?你必降到陰間。在你那裡行過的神蹟,如果行在所多瑪,那城還會存留到今天。24 但我告訴你們,在審判的日子,所多瑪那地方所受的,比你還輕呢。”

    25 就在那時候,耶穌說:“父啊,天地的主,我讚美你,因為你把這些事向智慧和聰明的人隱藏起來,卻向嬰孩顯明。26 父啊,是的,這就是你的美意。27 我父已經把一切交給我;除了父沒有人認識子,除了子和子所願意啟示的人,沒有人認識父。28 你們所有勞苦擔重擔的人哪,到我這裡來吧!我必使你們得安息。

    Matthew 11:20-28 (MSG)
    Next Jesus let fly on the cities where he had worked the hardest but whose people had responded the least, shrugging their shoulders and going their own way. "Doom to you, Chorazin! Doom, Bethsaida! If Tyre and Sidon had seen half of the powerful miracles you have seen, they would have been on their knees in a minute. At Judgment Day they'll get off easy compared to you. And Capernaum! With all your peacock strutting, you are going to end up in the abyss. If the people of Sodom had had your chances, the city would still be around. At Judgment Day they'll get off easy compared to you."

    25 Abruptly Jesus broke into prayer: "Thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth. You've concealed your ways from sophisticates and know-it-alls, but spelled them out clearly to ordinary people. Yes, Father, that's the way you like to work."
    Jesus resumed talking to the people, but now tenderly. "The Father has given me all these things to do and say. This is a unique Father-Son operation, coming out of Father and Son intimacies and knowledge. No one knows the Son the way the Father does, nor the Father the way the Son does. But I'm not keeping it to myself; I'm ready to go over it line by line with anyone willing to listen. “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me.

    1. 我們每人都有這時刻! 不過是可以迅間改變!
    We all have those moments! But it can change quickly!

    希伯來書 12章15節(NCV)
    你們要小心,免得有人失去了 神的恩典;免得有苦根長起來纏繞你們,因而污染了許多人;
    Hebrews 12:15 ERV
    Be careful that no one fails to get God's grace. Be careful that no one loses their faith and becomes like a bitter weed growing among you. Someone like that can ruin your whole group.

    Learning to make thoughts a trigger to prayer.

    帖撒羅尼迦前書 5 章16-18節(NCV)
    要常常喜樂,不住禱告,凡事謝恩;這就是 神在基督耶穌裡給你們的旨意。
    1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18 (MSG)
    Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.

    2. 感恩的禱告會帶來更大的想法
    The prayer of thanksgiving brings big perspective.

    詩篇 28章7節(NCV)
    Psalm 28:7 TPT
    You are my strength and my shield from every danger. When I fully trust in you, help is on the way. I jump for joy and burst forth with ecstatic, passionate praise! I will sing songs of what you mean to me!

    3. 來到耶穌的恩典裏!
    Come back to the grace zone!

    馬太福音 11章28-30節(NCV)
    28 你們所有勞苦擔重擔的人哪,到我這裡來吧!我必使你們得安息。
    29 我心裡柔和謙卑,你們應當負我的軛,向我學習,你們就必得著心靈的安息;
    30 我的軛是容易負的,我的擔子是輕省的。”
    Matthew 11:28-30 (MSG)
    “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”