Jesus Is Building the Church!

Nov 3 2019
Pastor Richard Welsh
Jesus is building the church!

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

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

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

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!

4 - How do you feel when you see the house of God being built?

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