Sunday, May 31, 2009

Preparing your hearts for Worship

親愛的希望教會弟兄姐妹,

希望大家有愉快及風和日麗的假期!
請大家讀下列的經文為主日的心預備,在這個主日講道內容中將帶領我們思考這個問題 ''你這輩子想得到什麼?''


路加福音--九章23-25 節
彼得前書--二章11節
約翰ㄧ書--二章15-17節
提多書--二章11-14節

在基督裡,
印牧師


Dear New Hope family,

I hope you are enjoying the holiday and the good weather.

As you prepare your hearts to worship God on Sunday, please read the following Scripture passages. The sermon for this Sunday asks the question, "What are you trying to get out of your life?"

Luke 9:23-25
1 Peter 2:11
1 John 2:15-17
Titus 2:11-14

In Christ,

Pastor Joel

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

放棄吧 Give Up Already

2009/5/10

"Give Up Already"
Galatians 3:10-14
-- Ruling Elder Aaron Heidel

經文:"放棄吧"
講道題目:加拉太 3:10-1
-- 何恩 長老

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Turning to God's Word when we have questions

"聖經都是神所默示的,於教訓、督責、使人歸正、教導人學義都是有益的,叫屬神的人得以完全,預備行各樣的善事。"(提摩太後書三章16-17節)

"堅守所教真實的道理,就能將純正的教訓勸化人,又能把爭辯的人駁倒了。"(提多書一章9節)

"因為時候要到,人必厭煩純正的道理,耳朵發癢,就隨從自己的情慾增添好些師傅,並且掩耳不聽真道,偏向荒渺的言語。"(提摩太後書四章3-4節)

基督徒應堅信上帝的話,若有人破壞上帝的話,基督徒應用堅定的態度來處理。「可是世上的替代品太常誘惑我們了。面對困難時,我們會先找朋友,不會立刻研讀詩篇。我們懷疑上帝的供應時,會先尋求領袖人物的幫助,不會立刻研讀耶穌的話。我們生氣時,會先找人證明自己有正當的理由生氣,不會立刻尋求箴言中的智慧。人寫的書無法啟示我們,但我們會先讀人寫的書,之後才去讀上帝啟示的聖經。這是人天生的傾向。」~摘自《恢復聖經中的男女角色》序言

"All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work." 2 Timothy 3:16-17

"He must hold firm to the trustworthy Word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it." -- Titus 1:9

"For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths." 2 Timothy 4:3-4

Christians should hold fast to the Word of God and deal decisively with those who undermine in. "All too often, however, we are enticed by worldly substitutes. When facing hardship, we are apt to seek a friend before turning to the Psalms. When tempted to doubt God's provision, we turn to human leaders before going to the words of Jesus. When angry, we seek someone who will justify us rather than the wisdom of Proverbs. Within us all is the tendency to turn to the uninspired books of men ahead of the inspired Book of God." -- Rev. Ligon Duncan, Ph.D. and Rev. Randy Stinton, Ph.D. in the preface to the book, Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Congratulations to Caleb and Yulan

Dear New Hope family,

Early morning, today, at 1:00 A.M. , Daniel Tian 田 愷 (Taiwanese = Tiân Khái) was born. Mother and Baby are doing fine.

Caleb says that his eyebrows look like Yulan and his mouth looks like Caleb.

Daniel Tian 田 愷 Tiân Khái
3000 g
48 cm