Saturday, June 28, 2008

等候被上帝收養 Anticipating Adoption

On June 29, Romans 8:18-30 (focus on vs. 22-27) - "Anticipating Adoption 等候被上帝收養" - Pastor Tim

1. All ________________ groans with childbirth pain: 一切_____________一同嘆息,如同經歷產痛:

A. awaiting our ________________ as sons and 我們等候被_____________成為兒子,並且

B. ___________ to be set free from futility. __________ 脫離虛空。

2. We ourselves groan within ourselves eagerly awaiting our ____________ and the ______________ of our bodies.
我們心裡也嘆息,迫切等候被___________,等候身體得到 ________。

3. We _____________________ in hope and eager waiting. 我們在盼望與殷切等候中___________。

Saturday, June 21, 2008

上帝養子的產業 Our Inheritance as Adopted Sons of God

On June 22, 印主烈 牧師 Pastor Joel H. Linton preached from 羅馬書8章13-25節 Romans 8:13-25 on "上帝養子的產業 Our Inheritance as Adopted Sons of God"

Suggested reading: Titus 3:3-8

Monday, June 16, 2008

恨惡己罪的人有盼望 Hope for People who Hate their own Sin

On June 15, 印主烈 牧師 Pastor Joel H. Linton preached on "恨惡己罪的人有盼望 Hope for People who Hate their own Sin" from - 羅馬書7章24節 -- 8章13節 Romans 7:24-8:13

Suggested Reading: the book of 1 John 約翰一書

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Thinking about Idolatry 拜偶像 (拜邪神 Pài Siâ-sîn)


耶穌說上帝給我們最大的誡命就是要愛祂,因此最大的罪就是不愛上帝,這罪也叫“拜偶像”,就是愛其他人事物超過愛獨一真神、造我們的主。在紐約牧會的Tim Keller牧師說:“生命若不是以上帝為中心,必走向空虛,如果把生命建造在神以外的人事物上,不但渴望無法滿足時會受傷,就算渴望得到滿足,我們也一樣會受傷。很少人可以完全實現生命中所有偉大的夢想,因此人很容易會活在幻想中,以為他們如果能如願成功、致富、受歡迎或變的更美,他們就可以活的快樂又平安,但事實並非如此。” (Translated by Melody Chen)

Thinking about Idolatry

Jesus said that the greatest commandment from God was to love Him. Our failure to love God is our greatest sin. This sin is also called "idolatry": we love something else much more than our Creator, the true God.

Rev. Tim Keller, a pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, wrote: "A life not centered on God leads to emptiness. Building our lives on something besides God not only hurts us if we do not get the desires of our hearts, but also if we do. Few of us get all of our wildest dreams fulfilled in life, and therefore it is easy to live in the illusion that if you were as successful, wealthy, popular or beautiful as you wished, you would finally be happy and at peace. That just is not so." (The Reason for God - pp. 166-167)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Functioning as the Body of Christ

On June 8, Daniel Cohee 柯睿理 傳道 preached from 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 on "Functioning as the Body of Christ."

Suggested Reading: Psalm 127

基督激勵的愛 The Compelling Love of Christ

On June 1, we had a special guest. Pastor Lâu Bîn-hô Bo̍k-su 劉民和 牧師 has devoted his life in Taiwan to preaching the Gospel to drug addicts and seeing God redeem their lives through its power. He preached from 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 on "基督激勵的愛 The Compelling Love of Christ."