Church: The Gateway to Heaven!

Nov 25 2018
Pastor Richard Welsh
Church: The gateway to heaven!
教會: 通往天堂的大門

Genesis 28:12-14 NLT
[12] As he slept, he dreamed of a stairway that reached from the earth up to heaven. And he saw the angels of God going up and down the stairway. [13] At the top of the stairway stood the LORD, and he said, "I am the LORD, the God of your grandfather Abraham, and the God of your father, Isaac. The ground you are lying on belongs to you. I am giving it to you and your descendants. [14] Your descendants will be as numerous as the dust of the earth! They will spread out in all directions-to the west and the east, to the north and the south. And all the families of the earth will be blessed through you and your descendants.

12 夢見一個梯子立在地上,梯子的頭頂著天,有神的使者在梯子上上去下來。 13 耶和華站在梯子以上[a],說:「我是耶和華你祖亞伯拉罕的神,也是以撒的神,我要將你現在所躺臥之地賜給你和你的後裔。 14 你的後裔必像地上的塵沙那樣多,必向東西南北開展。地上萬族必因你和你的後裔得福。

A gateway to God and to blessing

Genesis 28:16-17 NLT
[16] Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, "Surely the LORD is in this place, and I wasn't even aware of it!" [17] But he was also afraid and said, "What an awesome place this is! It is none other than the house of God, the very gateway to heaven!"

雅各睡醒了,說:「耶和華真在這裡,我竟不知道!」 17 就懼怕,說:「這地方何等可畏!這不是別的,乃是神的殿,也是天的門。」

A gateway to destiny
Genesis 28:22 NLT
[22] And this memorial pillar I have set up will become a place for worshiping God, and I will present to God a tenth of everything he gives me."


We have ALL been chosen to build the church

1 Chronicles 28:10 NLT
[10] So take this seriously. The LORD has chosen you to build a Temple as his sanctuary. Be strong, and do the work.”

John 1:12 NLT
But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.