Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Reformation Day 改革宗節快樂

Kái-kek-chong Chiat * Khoài-lo̍k 改革宗節快樂 Happy Reformation Day!

October 31, 1517


The Freedom We have in Jesus Christ


第二十章 論基督徒的自由和良心的自由


Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter 20, Section 1

"The liberty which Christ hath purchased for believers under the Gospel, consists in their freedom from the guilt of sin, the condemning wrath of God, the curse of the moral law; and, in their being delivered from this present evil world, bondage to Satan, and dominion of sin; from the evil of afflictions, the sting of death, the victory of the grave, and everlasting damnation; as also in their free access to God, and their yielding obedience unto Him, not out of slavish fear, but a childlike love and willing mind. All which were common also to believers under the law.

But under the new testament, the liberty of Christians is further enlarged in their freedom from the yoke of the ceremonial law, to which the Jewish Church was subjected; and in greater boldness of access to the throne of grace, and in fuller communications of the free Spirit of God, than believers under the law did ordinarily partake of."

Preparing your hearts for Sunday's worship



1. 上禮拜天的講道「活在上帝的權柄之下」已經放在網站上,大家可以上網聽。

2. Ulrich 教授的成人主日學這禮拜天開始上課,內容是討論以西結書。主日學時間是中午12:15-1:15,地點在希望教會。上課方式以討論為主,互動語言主要是英文。如果有人希望用中文討論或問 Ulrich 教授問題,Melody 可以幫忙翻譯。

3. 這禮拜天我們要領聖餐。

4. 請大家花一些時間讀以下的經文,為主日預備心。這些經文跟禮拜天要講道的經文(羅馬書十三章7-10節)有關。主日講道的題目是「愛就完全行出了上帝的律法」。





Dear New Hope family,

We have a few announcements for Sunday:

1. Last week's sermon, "Living under God's Authority" can be heard online.

2. Dr. Ulrich will begin the adult Bible study and discussion on Ezekiel this Sunday at New Hope from 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. The class is a discussion format, mainly using English. Melody can help facilitate communication for those who are better at speaking Mandarin, but would like to make comments or ask Dr. Ulrich any questions.

3. We will celebrate the Lord's Supper this Sunday.

4. To prepare for Sunday's worship service, please take some time to read the following Bible passages. They are all related to the sermon from Romans 13:7-10 about "Love: Fulfilling God's Law"

Please read the Ten Commandments:
Exodus 20:1-21

Please also read:

Jesus' parable of the prodigal son
Luke 15:11-32

Jesus' parable of the good Samaritan
Luke 10:25-37

God bless you this week as you grow in your life of faith and of knowing and obeying God.

In Christ,

Pastor Joel

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

活在上帝的權柄之下 Living under God's Authority

On October 26, 印主烈 牧師 Pastor Joel H. Linton preached on "活在上帝的權柄之下 Living under God's Authority" from 羅馬書13章1-7節 Romans 13:1-7

Recommended Reading:
1 Peter 2:13-3:17, Ephesians 5:21-6:9

Thursday, October 23, 2008