主愛之家基督教會鼓勵會眾按照一年線上讀經計畫每日研讀聖經,並寫下心得.以下是會眾提供的每日心得分享.如果你有感動, 歡迎的分享寄給 hoclccc@gmail.com. The House of Christ's Love Chinese Christian Church encourages congregation members to study Bible verses daily according to the schedule of One Year Bible Online, and share their impressions. Listed below is a collection of daily Bible sharing from the congregation. You are welcome to submit your sharing to hoclccc@gmail.com.

Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 02/16/2014

- By George, 02/20/2014



Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 02/09/2014

- By George, 02/11/2014


Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 02/02/2014

- By T.C. Lo, 02/02/2014

Today’s sermon touches a corner on parenting. I cannot disagree with the assertion that when parents are in disharmony, children will feel the pain and suffer insecurity. Inversely, can I agree that when parents are in perfect harmony in the eyes of the children, the children will be happy and secured? The answer is highly debatable. Let us hear what Billy Graham has to say on this subject: Reflecting on his family, Dr. Graham in his book “Just As I AM” writes (pages 173-174):

“One day one of our daughters, who was discovering how the little ripples of disagreement with her husband could swell into crashing waves of confrontation, said to Ruth, “Mother, I can’t remember ever hearing you and Daddy argue.

Ruth probably chuckled inside as some of our “discussions” flashed across her memory. But her reply revealed a principle we had followed: “We made it a point never to argue in front of you children.”

We thought that concealing our disagreements would spare them unnecessary pain and insecurity. Now I’m not so sure our approach was entirely correct. The girls have said that never seeing us argue left them wide open for surprise and disillusionment when inevitable conflicts flared between them and their husbands. When the harmony of their households was disrupted, they assumed that their marriages weren't normal. Well, if the television soap operas and sitcoms set the current standard for marital bliss, I much prefer the route Ruth and I chose, in spite of its possible shortcomings.

Marriage and parenting are chaordic (chaos + order) system whose complexity almost deters simplistic answer. As parents we really need God's help.

Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 01/26/2014

- By T.C. Lo, 01/27/2014

Story told by John Bunyan in his book, “The Pilgrim’s Progress

After Obstinate rejected the sweet gospel and went home, Pliable was fascinated by the splendor of the Celestial City of God told by Christian and they walked together on their journey of pilgrimage. When

they drew nigh to a very miry slough that was in the midst of the plain: and they being heedless, did both fall suddenly into the bog. The name of the slough was Despond. Here, therefore, they wallowed for a time, being grievously bedaubed with the dirt; and Christian, because of the burden that was on his back, began to sink in the mire. Pliable began to be offended, and angrily said to his fellow, “Is this the happiness you have told me all this while of?”

Pliable struggled and managed to climb out of the blog. He walked home and Christian saw him no more.


As believers of Jesus Christ in our life long journey of sanctification, we often times backslide and become discouraged. Pliable gave up but Christian persistently and faithfully clung to God’s promises.

At one time, Winston Churchill was invited back to his childhood elementary school to give a speech. The auditorium was hushed as this great orator approached the podium. He grasped the lectern, thrust out his chin in bulldog ferocity, and said, “Never, never, never….give up.” Then he sat down (Ref.)

I believe this is the key to our ability not to stay in the spiritual valley.

Ref.: “Pleasing God” by R.C. Sproul; page 192.

Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 01/19/2014

- By George, 01/25/2014


Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 12/22/2013

- By T.C. Lo, 12/22/2013

Who is afraid of whom?

  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt rallied the nation with his famous utterance, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
  • But the Bible teaches, “The only thing we have to fear is our absence of the fear for God.”
  • So it follows that “If we fear God, we fear not.”

Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 12/15/2013

- By T.C. Lo, 12/17/2013

Pastor Rob Smith mentioned three reasons why we should worship Christ:

  1. We worship because we feel like it.
  2. We worship because we have to.
  3. We worship because we need good words on our lips.

The first reason points to our emotion, the second reason points to our mind, and the third reason points to our will.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, William Temple, was right when he said, "Worship is the submission of all our nature to God. It is the quickening of conscience by His holiness, nourishment of mind by His truth, purifying of imagination by His beauty, opening of the heart to His love, and submission of will to His purpose. All this gathered up in adoration is the greatest of all expressions of which we are capable."

This definition of worship is not just rhetoric, it is a Christ-centered mindset, and it is a life-style of what Christians should be.

Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 12/8/2013

- By T.C. Lo, 12/10/2013


Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 11/17/2013

- By T.C. Lo, 11/18/2013


Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 11/10/2013

- By T.C. Lo, 11/10/2013

As I listened to Pastor Rob’s sermon, the lyrics of the “Man of La Mancha” came to my mind:

  • To dream ... the impossible dream ...
  • To fight ... the unbeatable foe ...
  • To bear ... with unbearable sorrow ...
  • To run ... where the brave dare not go ...
  • To right ... the unrightable wrong ...
  • To love ... pure and chaste from afar ...
  • To try ... when your arms are too weary ...
  • To reach ... the unreachable star ...

How to make what seem impossible possible? Through the story of David and Goliath in the sermon, the Bible teaches us this principle:

“We shouldn’t think about ourselves and how weak we are. Instead, we should think about God and how strong He is.”

Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 10/13/2013

- By T.C. Lo, 10/14/2013

“What is your name?” asked Jesus. The man didn't answer but the demons that possessed in him reply, “My name is legion.”

Let us go back 2000 years before Jesus’ time. When Isaac was old he called out his oldest son but the younger son Jacob came to his presence. Old man was blind and said “What is your name?” Jacob didn't reply but the deceiving spirit in him said, “My name is Esau.”  

After many years of lostness, Jacob returned home; on his way, he met an angel and wrestled with him. After the initial victory he was finally defeated. The angel asked him, “What is your name?” He said, “My name is Jacob.” 

Ah! Once a person knows who he is, salvation comes to him. Do you know who you are?

Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 10/06/2013

- By T.C. Lo, 10/07/2013

有追求的信徒在聽道後都想熱心行道. 但我們必須提到靠神賜能力的重要性, 因為這是與神學有關的, 那就是因為人对神最本能的反應, 是按照自己的力量去討悅神. 當人使用自己的方法時, 原本看似聖潔的行為[如愛鄰舍, 抑制 (mortify) 罪等], 其實只不过都是人靠肉体而來的努力. 有太多的應用都是以人為中心的勸勉, 鼓勵人要靠自己肉体的能力去做得更好. 在強調人的責任時, 講道者和信徒必须注意, 不要在實行應用時, 掉進一個自助性的福音裏去. 十誡第一條是以神為本. 如果我們忽略第一條而努力去行其餘九條, 我們就上了撒但最大的當. 但如果我們靠神賜的能力 (第一條), 其餘九條便成了輕省. 這裏就把基督教 (福音) 與其它宗教 (do-gooders) 的差異分别出來了.

Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 09/29/2013

- By T.C. Lo, 09/29/2013

我們可以在審判的日子坦然無懼, 全賴我們在因信稱義的地位上穿戴基督的義袍.

Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 09/22/2013

- By T.C. Lo, 09/22/2013

On forgiveness, there is another side of the same coin:

We should not infer from the story (2 Kings 5:1-8) of a slave girl forgiving her master that we should submit passively to oppression and injustice. The Bible’s call to forgive and to seek justice is not mutually exclusive but complementary. However, it is necessary to forgive oppressors in order to truly seek justice. If you cannot do the interior work of forgiveness, you will seek excessive personal revenge rather than true justice, and so, ironically, you will remained oppressed. You will be drawn into the endless cycle of violent repayments yourself.

I don’t know whether this nameless young Jewish woman had addressed this justice issue or not after Naaman had been healed. The Bible does not say. If she did, wonderful! If she didn't, don’t be disappointed because we have an ultimate example to look up to--- Jesus Christ. Our Lord addresses the issues of Love, Justice, and Forgiveness at the same time. These three elements that our hearts cry out for had been converges at the CROSS.

Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 09/15/2013

- By T.C. Lo, 09/16/201

There is not much to learn as positive example FROM Jonah. But there is a lot to learn in form of warnings THROUGH Jonah.

Yet Jesus compared Himself with Jonah. Why? Because there are some parallels (yet differences) which we can draw:

  • Jonah left his comfort zone (reluctantly) to preach the message of repentance to his arch-enemy; Jesus left the glory of heaven (willingly) to come to our midst to preach the Gospel to sinners---the enemies of God.
  • Jonah spent 3 days and 3 nights inside the fish and was spat out to dry ground. Jesus spent 2 nights in hell and was resurrected on the third day.
  • Jonah did something (asking to be thrown overboard) to calm the sea in order to save the seamen---God’s name is exulted. Jesus did something (rebuking the storm) to calm the raging water to save the lives of the disciples---Jesus’ divinity was confirmed.

 A pastor and Christian writer had penned these words (Note):

We don’t need to wonder whether Jonah repented and saw the light. He must have. How do we know? Well, how else would we know this story, unless Jonah told it to someone? And who would ever tell a story in which he is seen as an evil fool on every page, except a man in whom God’s grace had reached the center of his heart? (TC adds: Jonah’s repentance prayer within the belly of the fish was the added evidence.)

Why, though, are we not shown Jonah’s response in this book? (Refer to the book’s abrupt shocking ending.) It is as if God aimed an arrow of loving rebuke at Jonah’s heart, set it a-fly, and suddenly Jonah vanished, leaving us in its path.

Are we, like Jonah, willing to change? If we are, then we must look to the Ultimate Jonah, and to His sign, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

            Note: "Counterfeit Gods” by Timothy Keller; pp.133-15

- By CK, 09/15/2013

不經過事奉神,無法看到自己的罪,透過事奉,才能更認識自己, 才知自己的不足和罪性。不間斷的事奉和服事,才更能體會神的心意,做個討神喜悅的人!

Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 09/08/2013

- By T.C. Lo, 09/09/2013

On the matter of Bible Infallibility, the Eleventh Article of the “Chicago Statement of Bible Inerrancy” states.

We affirm that Scripture, having been given by divine inspiration, is infalliable, so that, far from misleading us, it is true and reliable in all matters it addresses. We deny that it is possible for the Bible to be at the same time infallible and errant in its assertions. Infallibility and inerrancy may be distinguished, but not separated.

We believe that the Bible is true and reliable and that there is no contradiction in it. But it is not to say that there is no contrariety.

There is a big difference between a contrariety and a contradiction. According to the Random House Webster’s College Dictionary:

  • A contradiction is “a statement or proposition that denies another statement or itself and is logically incongruous”.
  • A contrariety, however, holds two aspects of an issue in balance and in tension without violating the logical congruency of either.

Jesus is God and man is a contrariety, so is the concept of Trinity. Predestination and free-will is another contrariety. God’s sovereignty v.s. human responsibility is yet another one, and the rest of it.

Pastor Rob Smith pointed out in his sermon that if we don’t “box” God in our human presupposition and hence reduce His divinity, and if we treat God as God, then many Bible difficulties can be dissolved, if not resolved. In short, our attitude toward the Bible determines our altitude from which we look at the Bible. The higher the altitude, the wider the context we can survey as demonstrated in our recent Sunday School lectures. 

Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 08/04/2013

- By George, 08/09/2013

We are saved is not because we have done anything, it is only because we are forgiven.

Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 08/11/2013

- By T.C. Lo, 08/12/2013

One day, the evil men came to Jesus and tried to trap him with the thorny issue of taxation. Jesus asked one of them to bring a coin to him. Jesus then asked them, "Whose portrait is this? And whose inscription is this?" "Caesar's," they replied. Then Jesus said to them, "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's."

At this point, let me imagine---Jesus could have also asked, “Whose image is on you?” This could have been a life-defining question. If Jesus’ image is on you, then you ought to surrender your whole being to him.

Let us go back to the sermon. When the crippled man asked for alms, Peter (John was with him) said, “Look at us!” (Acts 3:4) Preacher George then asked the congregation a thought provoking question: What could the cripple beggar have gained by looking at these two ordinary unschooled men who had no money? The answer should be: Because they had the image of Jesus in them.

Today, if we are the image-bearer of Jesus, we have a lot to give, and give with authority and certainty. People will be blessed through us.

Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 07/28/2013

- By George, 08/01/2013


Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 07/21/2013

- By George, 07/23/2013


- By T.C. Lo, 07/22/2013

Atheists repeatedly ask: Since evil and suffering exists, how can a loving God exist?

The assumptions behind atheists’ question are:

  1. They must hate evil.
  2. "Hate" is a moral judgment.
  3. They tacitly admit the existence of the Objective Moral Law based on which they hate. 

Then the answer to their pointed question lies in this logical deduction:

  1. Yes, there is evil in this world.
  2. If there is evil, there must be good.
  3. If there is good and evil, there must be a moral law on which to judge between good and evil.
  4. If there is a moral law, there must be a moral law giver.
Amazing Irony: All about evil and suffering are raised either by a person or about a person. For Christians, this moral law giver points to the personal God.

Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 07/14/2013

- By T.C. Lo, 07/14/2013

In tonight’s sermon, Pastor Rob mentioned that today’s churches in America are bombarded by four cultural forces which are detrimental to Christians’ spiritual well being. They are:

  • Prosperity Gospel,
  • Pluralistic thinking,
  • Power of positive thinking, and
  • Sexual promiscuity.

May I add one more: Relativism.

With this thought, the authority of the Bible is denied and same sex marriage is allowed. The sanctity of life is no longer respected and abortion is legalized in the name of the protection of human right without knowing what it means to be human.

The following story tells the danger of relative referencing:

On his way to work every day, a man walked past a clockmaker’s store. He would ritualistically stop outside and synchronize his watch with a clock that stood in the window of the clockmaker’s shop. Observing this routine, the clockmaker one day struck up a conversation with the man and asked him what kind of work he did. The man timidly confessed that he worked as the timekeeper at the nearby factory and that his malfunctioning watch necessitated daily readjustment. Since it was his job to ring the closing bell every day at 4:00 p.m., he synchronized his watch with the clock every morning to guarantee precision. The clockmaker, even more embarrassed than the timekeeper, said, “I hate to tell you this, but my clock doesn’t work very well either, and I have been adjusting it to the bell that I hear every afternoon from the factory at 4:00 p.m.!

Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 07/07/2013

- By Fenlan, 07/09/2013

Brother Wai used Saul as an example to share with us what a man who's not after God's own heart is like. After Saul was appointed as the king of Israel, he cared more about numbers of his people than other things. He set his own timing above God's timing. He was afraid when he was facing the enemies as if God was not with him. He thought he could buy God's favor but the worst is that he would not acknowledge his own sins. All these seemed to begin with his impatience of waiting as recorded in 1Samuel 13:8-15.

As brother Wai has shared that when we are not resting in the Lord, we'll be in pain while waiting. Let's learn to rest in the Lord and trust in Him while we are waiting for the Lord's answers to our prayers

- By CM, 07/08/2013

有時候,從反面的角度來辨認一件事物的真假或對錯是比較容易了解的。所以,當Wai Lau 弟兄藉著掃羅王自作主張的獻祭為背景,告訴我們『一個不合神心意的人』的特質後,我自己也受到很大的提醒。其實,我想掃羅王最根本的問題還是在於他的『自我中心,不敬畏 神』的態度 -- 他關心自己的名利地位比關心 神還多。願 神的靈能隨時提醒我自己,不要重蹈掃羅王的覆轍!

- By T.C. Lo, 07/08/2013


  • 除了我以外,你不可有別的神是誡命中最高的旨令.
  • 别的神就是偶像.
  • 偶像是包括一切事物---不論多好, 多美---只要它在我们心中佔據了高过神的地位, 它就馬上成了偶像.
  • 顺服神最高的旨令便一定合神心意.  所以一個排除偶像的人, 必是合神心意的人.
  • 同理, 一個不讓神在凡事上居首位的人, 必是一個不合神心意的人.

掃羅王被神棄绝的原因, 歸根究底就是: 拜偶像.

  • 靠人數多個靠神---人數成為偶像.
  • 把自己的時間表放在神的時間之上---机会成為偶像.
  • 怕敵人多過敬畏 (fear) ---敵人成為偶像.
  • 靠功德而不靠恩典---工作成為偶像.
  • 保着自己的面子而不肯悔改过于放下面具而在神面前赤露敞開認罪---自我成為偶像.

Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 06/30/2013

- By T.C. Lo, 07/01/2013

As I prepared for the translation for Chunming’s sermon “Are You Ready for the Spiritual Warfare?” David Livingstone’s story inescapably came to my mind. As a young man, he studied diligently for the ministry. One day at dawn, he looked toward Africa and saw the haunting specter of the smoke rising from the poor African villages under the morning sun. This imagery burned within his heart. As prayer is the starting point for readiness, Livingston said the following famous prayer:

Lord, send me anywhere, only go with me

Lay any burden on me, only sustain me

Sever any ties but the ties that bind me to your service and to your heart

What a heartwarming mission statement! It binds our will and our actions as evangelists. May God bless our Short-Term Mission Team!

Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 06/23/2013

- By George, 06/25/2013


Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 06/16/2013

- By George, 06/18/2013

Our children copy whatever we do.  Have I set up a good example for my own children?

- By T. C. Lo, 06/16/2013

I came across a wonderful Father's Day message from Warren Wiesbe, former pastor of the Moody Church in Chicago. The Scripture is taken from Proverbs 3:1-18. I use his outline as my reflection in response to Pastor Randy Jeng's sermon.

  • Prov 3:1-4.  Learn God's Word (the Scriptures) and keep them in our hearts, (not just our brains).
  • Prov 3: 5-8. Obey God's will (as revealed in His Word) and our path will shine ever brighter till we cross over to eternity (Prov. 4:18).
  • Prov. 3:9-10.  Invest in God's wealth with whatever we have to honor Him.
  • Prov 3:11-12.  Heed God's warnings.
  • Prov 3:13-18.  Seek God's wisdom.

Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 06/02/2013

- By George, 06/04/2013


By CK, 06/03/2013

Tamlyn 牧師昨天跟會眾分享一個故事:一個年輕的少婦,面容憂愁,顯露疲憊,焦慮的坐在開刀室門外的椅子上。看不見也聽不到門後的情形,心想著,不知道手術進行的如何?不知道醫生能不能把她丈夫體內的悪性腫瘤顺利除掉?不知道她丈夫能不能參加他們的女兒2歳的生日慶生會?她跟神呼求說,神啊!情況糟糕,求求祢施恩典吧!她一直的禱告,一直的等待,直到破曉。終於,醫生出來了,她等到的答案,並不是很樂觀。28 年後,這位婦人,仍然繼續每天禱告,仍然繼續跟神祈求施恩典。她的丈夫就是 站在講台上的Tamlyn牧師。之後牧師分享了他最喜愛的聖經章節- 羅馬書15:13 但願使人有盼望的 神、因信、將諸般的喜樂平安、充滿你們的心、使你們藉著聖靈的能力、大有盼望。


- By T. C. Lo, 06/02/2013

In Pastor Keith’s sermon, one sentence sticks in my mind---“Grace is really God’s word in action.” Grace is not a theological abstract, it corresponds to reality. Although it is difficult to define, it is easily experienced. The beauty and poetry of Grace have been illustrated by literates and theologians throughout generations; one of the best definitions I like is this one:

  • G— Gift
  • R— Received
  • A— at
  • C— Christ’s
  • E expense

Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 05/26/2013

- By T. C. Lo 05/29/2013

Pastor Pak Cheung Lo in his May 26 (2013) sermon elaborated in great length three relationships from the following verse. He then extrapolated them to build practical ways for healthy church lives:
“But I think it is necessary to send back to you Epaphroditus, my brother, fellow worker and fellow soldier, who is also your messenger, whom you sent to take care of my needs.” (Philippians 2:25
Let me take the liberty to boldly juxtapose this verse alongside the familiar “Passage of Love” according to First Corinthians chapter 13, verses 4 to 13. Now the three relationships:
  • Brothers and sisters relationship--- “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud (v.4).” Are these not the essence of genuine brotherhood and sisterhood?
  • Fellow workers’ relationship---“Love never fails (v.8a)” and “It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs (v.5)”. Are these not the attributes needed for sound fellowship in the work of Christ?
  • Fellow soldiers’ relationship--- “Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth (v.6).” In this crooked and wicked generation, standing firm for Truth (e.g., fight against same sex marriage) is the formost spiritual warfare. And “It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres (v.7)”. Are these not the characteristics of Christ’s crack troops all about?
To sum it up: “these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13)

- By CK, 05/27/2013

腓立比書 2:25 然而,我想必须打發以巴弗提到你們那裏去。他是我的兄弟,與我一同做工,一同當兵,是你們所差遣的,也是供給我需用的。

• 人之間彼此的看守,照顧,和守望。
• 為同一個目標努力,分憂也分享喜樂。
• 是屬靈爭戰的夥伴,為守住真理,互相幫助。
• 彼此信任,互相建立。


- By CM, 05/27/2013


- By Fenlan, 05/27/2013

Pastor Lo's message on last Sunday was quite inspiring. He used the Scriptures from Philippians 2: 25-30 to encourage us of building up a three-fold relationship between brothers and sisters in order for us to build a church loved by our Lord, just as shown by our church's name. The three kinds of relationship we should build up are 1. Brotherhood - to watch over each other. 2. Co-worker - to share the same goal, burden and joy. 3. Fellow soldier - to cover and trust each other. May God help us to develop such beautiful relationship between brothers and sisters!

Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 05/19/2013

- By CK, 05/21/2013

鹽是我們民生的必需品。除了可以用來調味和防腐,要维持人體的功能能正常的運行, 鹽是缺一不可的物貭。缺鹽將引起肌肉痙攣、頭痛、噁心、下痢、全身懶散等症狀,情況嚴重則會因心臟衰竭而導致死亡。它的妙用,根據統計有一萬多種。馬太福音第五章有提到,基督徒就好比是世上的鹽,他們和其他人相處的時候,能把他人的優點给彰顯出來,就像是加了鹽的雞湯,美味可口。他們也可以防止惡毒的謠言四處傳播,就像是食物的防腐劑,必免细箘滋生,可保食物的品貭。一個基督徒要能充分發揮鹽性,就要沈浸在主的話裏。如果對神的話語没有追求,失去了對神的信心,就會失去鹽性,不僅没法影響他人,還會被邪惡的世界給吞噬!

- By CM, 05/20/2013



- By SC, 05/20/2013

But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
 And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take thy coat also.
 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again.
 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.
 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.
 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
Luke 6:27-36

By T.C. Lo, 05/19/2013

The number one safety rule for jungle safari is “Must Stay in the Car” in order to avoid wild animals’ attack. In the same way, the rule for spiritual safari is “Must Stay in Christ” in order to avoid Satan’s attack. If we are in Christ, we are ensured a three-fold protection:

  • We are protected by the blood of Christ---Satan can no longer accuse us for our sins because they have been blotted out by the blood of Christ.
  • We are protected by the Spirit of Christ---The indwelling Spirit guides us and keeps us from going the wrong way.
  • We are protected by the Word of God---for God’s Word is a double-edged sword to ward off Satan’s attack.

So even though we walked through the valley of the shadow of death, we fear no evils for they are but shadows.

Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 05/12/2013

- By CM, 05/13/2013

- By Fenlan, 05/13/2013
Before stones can be used to build up a wall, they need to be chiseled and shaped. We, likewise, need to be molded into living stones before we can be built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood. However, we still can not be built together into a spiritual house if there is no cornerstone, Jesus Christ, for us to align with. We need to stay with our Lord closely so that we can aligned ourselves with the Cornerstone. Then, we will be placed in a proper position by God in His ministries.

- By CK, 05/13/2013
房角石,是建造房屋時,所放的第一塊石頭,其它的石頭都以它為準來排放。它的功用有如坐標,用來決定整個房屋的方向和架構。耶稣基督就是那房角石,衪已為我們立好了根基,我們就像那待打碎和琢磨的石頭,那不規則的菱角,就有如我們的缺點,需要主親手來改造我們。當我們常沈浸在神的話語和愛中,就比較容易被潛移默化,成為能被神使用的活石。 我們就只要向耶稣對齊,弟兄姊妹一起同工,各司其職,䢖造教會在耶稣基督和神的話語上!

4:15 惟用愛心說誠實話、凡事長進、連於元首基督.
4:16 全身都靠他聯絡得合式、百節各按各職、照著各體的功用、彼此相助、便叫身體漸漸增長、在愛中建立自己。
- By T.C. Lo, 05/12/2013
As raw diamond needs to be chiseled in order to reflect the maximum light, living stones need to be honed in order to fit for building. As each living stone needs to align with the corner stone in order that the spiritual house can stand firmly, our hearts need to submit to Christ first in order that we may render Him services acceptably.

The Book of Esther is the only book in the Bible in which the name of God has never been mentioned yet God was inescapably present. On the contrary, the book of Malachi fills with abundant references to God (53 times out of 55 verses) yet God was conspicuously absent in the people’s lives.

Lip service is no serve at all. To those who cry “Lord, Lord,” Jesus says, “I know you not."

Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 05/05/2013

- By CK, 05/07/2013

耶稣要祂的門徒,不只是了解祂的思想,而是要門徒真正的認識祂. 捨去老我,身體力行,遵守神的教訓,把耶稣的生命、態度活出來!

• 在祂的愛裏
• 聖潔
• 順服神的權柄
• 活在主的話中
• 啟發他人
• 做善工
• 無條件的愛人
• 傳福音

- By Fenlan, 05/06/2013

Pastor Rob encouraged us to allow God to do a great work in our lives this week in any area of being a disciple of Christ. The one that sticks out in my mind the most is surrendering to God's authority. It includes surrendering to the government authority, the spiritual authority, and even in the relational authority that oversees our lives. To me, the government authority or spiritual authority seems to be more distant. But the relational authority is the challenge I might face daily. It is hard for me to give up my own control and to surrender to the relational authority. But if I'm not surrendered to that authority that God places in my life, I'm not surrendered to God’s authority in my life. I pray that God will do a great work in my life in this area.

- By CM, 05/06/2013


- By T.C. Lo, 05/05/2013

What is the difference between being a disciple of Jesus and being a disciple of all other religious leaders? Pastor Rob gave an answer by quoting from Dr. George Ladd’s book, “A Theology of the New Testament”, as saying, “Discipleship to Jesus was not like discipleship to a Jewish rabbi. The rabbis bound themselves to the Torah; Jesus bound his disciples to himself. The rabbis offered something outside of themselves; Jesus offered himself….

I think I may put it in a more general way: All world religious leaders (Buddha, Mohammad, and Jewish Rabbis, etc.) were, at best, way-pointers, truth pointers, and code makers---prescribing people how to live morally. But Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. He is the embodiment of the truth which has a personhood.  

 RC Sproul spoke of religious leaders:

  • Moses mediated on the Law;
  • Mohammed brandished a sword;
  • Buddha gave personal counsel;
  • Confucius offered wise sayings.
But none of these men was qualified to offer atonement for sins of the world. Hence, Christ alone is worthy of unlimited devotion and service. He is the one we should follow after.

Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 04/28/2013

- By Fenlan, 04/29/2013
We must admit that the whirlpool of the secular world is strong and the influence of it is great. But we won't be shaken by the world if we abide in the Lord. Just like the analogy Brother George used during last Sunday's sermon, a screw can be sucked or blown easily by a vacuum. But when it is fastened into a wall, it becomes unmovable, strong and powerful. Let's spend time with our Lord daily and read His word regularly so that we can stand firm even inside the whirlpool.

- By CK, 04/29/2013
一個人值多少錢? 他的價值有多少,是在於他的薪水有多少、是在於他的財產有多少、是在於他的家庭背景、還是在於他的社會地位? 都不是!一個人的價值,不在於別人如何衡量他,不是由這個世界的標準,來決定他是否有價值。每個人在神的眼裏都是寶貴的,因為祂不惜用衪的獨生愛子,主耶稣基督的寶血,來換取每個人的永生!


-  By CM, 04/29/2013
有時候最簡單的道理往往是最容易被忽略的,但有些道理說起來簡單作起來卻是難以貫徹到底。George 弟兄在上個主日提醒我們說我們的價值觀若是建立在世界和別人的評論上,那我們就無法如釘在牆上的釘子那樣的牢固,我們會像海中的波浪,被風吹動翻騰,只要我們盡力而為,不必太在意別人的看法,因為神才是我們最後的審判官。感謝主再一次的提醒我。

- By T.C. Lo, 04/28/2013

Inspired by tonight’s sermon topic “Newton’s Laws of Christians,” I am intrigued to preach another one entitled, “Einstein’s Relativity of Genesis.” (Jokingly)

After hearing the sermon, two Bible verses come to my mind:

  • Christianity offers coherency as a truth test in these three areas: Origin, Meaning, and Destiny. We are created by God (Origin), Jesus’ blood has given us worth (Meaning), and we know where we are in eternity (Destiny). With these three elements as our boundary conditions, we should waver not in all circumstances because we have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek (Hebrews 6:19-20).
  • Our reaction to truth seekers in our redemptive encounter is this: If you answer the question but not the questioner, you may win momentarily the war but lose the battle in the long run. Hence, the second verse: But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect (1 Peter 3:15).

Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 04/21/2013

- By CM, 04/23/2013


- By Fenlan, 04/22/2013

We all know the promise Jesus gave us in John 14:12 "Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father." But when we are asked if we believe that we can do the works Jesus had done and we will do even greater than those, we might not dare to answer promptly. Pastor Zhong told us during last Sunday's sermon that this response maybe due to our lack of faith, prayers, love to the Lord and our disobedience to God's words. Let's pray that God will build our faith, help us to pray more and give us love and strength to obey His Word so that we can be equipped to receive such promise.

- By CK, 04/22/2013

基督徒對神要有堅固的信心且不停的禱告,遵守祂的命令,神就能做我們隨時的幫助。籍由從神來的能力,幫助我們承受祂給我們的使命和異象,就可以做比那耶稣所做的還要偉大的事! 因為凡從神生的,就勝了全世界!


- By T.C. Lo, 04/22/2013

I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father (John 14:12).

  • Am I powerful? No. But the one in me is.
  • Am I compassionate? No, But the one in me is.
  • Can I do greater than man-Jesus did? No. But the one in me can.
  • Can I preach effectively? No. But the one in me can.

So it is Spirit of Christ who enables his believers to fulfill his promise of being able to do greater things than Jesus had done.

Having understood this, the logical connection among “faith”, “doing greater things”, and “Jesus’ going to the Father” remains an intellectual challenge to me.

To provoke our thinking, Ravi Zacharias has penned these words: “God has disclosed himself in descriptive terms (the Incarnate Jesus) that give us enough information to be able to know who He is, and He has hidden (like Moses saw only God’s back but not His face) enough of Himself for us to learn the balance between faith and reason. No earthly relationship with an infinite, transcendent God can exist without maintaining these two aspects.” (Italic added by TC)

Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 04/14/2013

- By CK, 04/15/2013

耶稣基督的大使命,是讓人認識祂。而我們的大使命,是把祂的故事,傳講出去! 神看重的不是你是否有傳福音的恩賜,因傳福音是每個基督徒的責任,和恩賜無關; 神看重的不是我們的缺點,而是我們缺點後的潛能,和是否有隨時待命的態度和心意。神要我們傳講福音,當我們開始行動時,祂會幫助我們,讓我們得人如得魚。就從我們身邊的家人和朋友開始吧!

- By George, 04/15/2013


- By SC, 04/15/2013

And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
Mark 16: 15-16

You are the light of the world.  A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.  Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.
Matthew 5: 14-15

- By CM, 04/15/2013


- By T.C. Lo, 04/15/2013



在此blog文內, 有這樣一段末語:

"當我們與三一真神共舞時, 我們便不再要求別人圍着我們轉, 而是我們圍着神轉, 我們的生命就变得活潑有生氣了. 如果教會每一位弟兄姊妹都一起與神共舞, 個個都圍着神轉, 自然地, 我們就會圍着每個弟兄姊妹共轉, 沒有人是靜止的, 這樣的教會豈不是一個活躍而興旺又以神為中心的真情教會嗎?"

我想這個以神為中心亦以服事人為首位的大共舞心態” (big-dance mindset) 定必能成為我们傳福音大使命和教會事奉的動力.

Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 04/07/2013

By SC, 04/10/2013

So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

1 Corinthians 15:54-55

By George, 04/08/2013

No one will die for a lie.  If the resurrection of Jesus is a lie, the price paid by His disciples for atesting it is even more beyond belief:
Simon Peter - crucified upside down
Andrew - crucified. Peter’s brother.
James - beheaded
John - exiled, died of old age (brother of James)
Matthew - speared to death
Bartholomew - beaten then crucified. (aka Nathanael)
Philip - crucified
Thomas - speared to death
Simon - crucified, the zealot
James - stoned to death
Thaddaeus - stoned to death. (aka Judas son of James)
By CK, 04/08/2013

By CM, 04/08/2013
思想到人生所需面對的最後一個敵人:『死』,李牧師教導我們『墳墓』不是人生的終點,因主耶穌的復活已經証明了祂不在墳墓裏。主耶穌的復活也告訴我們祂不僅是一個人而是 神。我們若是接受祂成為我們的主,我們就能因祂得到罪的赦免。李牧師提到Billy Graham 的新西裝的比喻就讓我想到Fanny J. Crosby的『有福的確據 (Blessed Assurance)』的詩歌。多少時候我能夠活的像他或是她那樣呢?我再一次的被提醒 …

By T.C. Lo, 04/08/2013

Pastor Lee in his sermon told us stories about Bertrand Russell (an atheist) and Albert Einstein (a deist). Both disbelieved in the Christian God and hence, naturally, rejected the truth of the resurrection of Christ. Let me add another story:

Bertrand Russell with Einstein issued a joint statement, just two days before Einstein’s death, confessing that “those of us who know the most are gloomiest about the future.”

Gloominess? What a stark contrast to Christians’ glorious hope! Bertrand Russell affirmed that his life was built on the foundation of unyielding despair. The Bible is right when it declares, “those also who have fallen asleep (even) in Christ are lost” if resurrection is not true, let alone altogether those who reject Christ during their lifetimes (c.f. 1 Corinthians 15:18). But Lord Jesus has risen---that changes everything. Lostness means not knowing the destiny. Blessedly, believers are not without good news: “That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him (Jesus) from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9). Both verses were quoted in the sermon.

Like Russell, with a commitment to matter (i.e., materialism and naturalism) as ultimate reality, “gloominess” is a very logical outcome.

Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 03/31/2013

By CM, 04/01/2013
我可以想像當主耶穌的門徒在看到自己跟了三年多的主被釘十字架並受盡羞辱後,必然相當的驚慌和害怕。換成我自己,也會有同樣的感受。在那種情況之下,他們心裏一定想著『完了,完了,一切希望都沒有了!怎麼辦?』主耶穌很清楚他們心裏的軟弱,於是祂顯現在他們的藏身之處。George 弟兄告訴我們說主耶穌的顯現讓門徒恢復了喜樂的心。因主耶穌証實了祂的確已經戰勝死亡,成為復活的第一個初熟的果子,他們也會像祂一樣的復活。然後他們可以得著心裏的喜樂,因主耶穌所賜給他們的平安是代表祂饒恕他們以往懦弱離棄祂的行為。最後在主耶穌的差遣上他們也可以得著喜樂,因神必有一切的預備如同主耶穌奉神差遣時一樣。可見得我們能夠喜樂都是因著神的恩典。

By T.C. Lo, 03/31/2013

If the story of Jesus ended at Golgotha we would never have heard of him. He would have disappeared from historical memory as yet another first-century messianic pretender whose claims were shown in the end to be delusory. Yet we have all heard of Jesus. Something must have happened that continued his story. All the New Testament writers are clearly convinced that this “something” was the resurrection. The fact that George preached resurrection tonight---more than 2000 years after the event---is a most persuasive argument in favor of the authenticity of the empty tomb story.

By Fenlan, 03/31/2013

Easter is indeed a joyful day. It is the day that our Lord is resurrected and it testifies to us that HE overcomes death and His Word is true. All the disciples deserted Him and fled on the day Jesus was betrayed and handed to the high priest because they were afraid of suffering for Jesus. But after Jesus came and appeared to them on the resurrection day, they became His witnesses and suffered while preaching the gospel. To a point, they even died for the sake of the gospel. Such transformation on the life of the disciples is all due to the fact that they saw the resurrected Lord. Let's bravely proclaim that our Lord is alive and He is the Lord who gives life, hope and love!

Bible sharing by George, 03/28/2013

路加福音 8
18 所以,你們應當小心怎樣聽;因為凡有的,還要加給他;凡沒有的,連他自以為有的,也要奪去。


Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 03/24/2013

By CM, 03/25/13

在上個主日中,T.C.弟兄再一次提醒我們『重生』是見 神的國的必要條件。而且重生不是靠人的才幹,地位,或知識,而是憑信心來接受耶穌是神的兒子。當我看到尼哥底母不恥下問尋求真理的態度,我明白了為甚麼T.C.弟兄告訴我們『能得救是神的恩典,沒有能得救是人自己的責任』的道理。

By George, 03/25/13

No matter how good our eyesight is, if there no light, we are only as good as blind.  This physical law applies to spiritual realm as well.  Only from the illumination of the Holy Spirit can help us to see the spiritual truth in our own darkness.  May I rely and trust the leading and inspiration of the Holy Spirit to know God and to understand myself.

Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 03/17/2013

By CK, 03/19/13

人需要認清自己的罪與惡,求神的憐憫與幫助,帶領我們走在有祂光照的恩典之路上。免得像那餓狼一般,用牠的舌頭舔舐冰刃上動物的血,因為嗜血的習性,無法自拔。殊不知, 最後吃的是自己的血,最後走向死亡之路!

By Fenlan, 03/19/13

發生在我們生活中的事,總是容易讓我們感同身受,為之感動。春明弟兄在主日的講道中與我們分享一對夫婦如何幫助他們的孩子認識主耶穌的故事。這對夫婦把孩子一週的行為都記錄在冊子上,到週末時,便與孩子檢討冊子上的行為。好行為的部份,父母給予褒獎;壞行為的部份,父母決定處罰。但到要處份的時候,父親卻把杖交給母親,讓母親按著孩子的壞行為一項一項的打在父親的手心上,直到父親的手心紅腫。這樣的情景,不止孩子看了難過哭泣,我想成人也會為之動容。然而世上卻還有許多人不知道一件記載在以賽亞書五十三章裡的事實:就是『我們都如羊走迷,各人偏行己路。耶和華使我們眾人的罪孽都歸在他(主耶穌)身上。』(賽53:6);『耶和華卻定意將他(主耶穌)壓傷,使他受痛苦。耶和華以他為贖罪祭.....』。(賽53:10) 一個受恩於朋友卻不懂得回報的人,被稱之為忘恩負義的人。我們從主耶穌承受如此大的恩典,若不懂得回應,豈是『忘恩負義』所能形容?讓我們在受難節將臨之際,不單紀念主的受難,也思想我們可以怎樣回應主的恩典,並讓更多人認識主的恩典!

By George, 03/18/13


By T.C. Lo,  03/18/13

Chunming’s sermon was simple and elegant. It offered fresh insight into the traditional “Four Spiritual Laws.” The parable of the “Eskimo Hunter” reminds me the old fable: "A frog will jump out immediately if you throw it into the boiling water, but if you place it in cool water and gradually turn up the temperature, the frog will think that all is well but die without its knowing." So when we think “all is well” in our spiritual walk, we are too complacent to realize that all is really not well. Thus, the Bible teaches us to be watchful.

Bible sharing by George, 03/17/2013

就是從會中選召的,與可拉一黨同向耶和華爭鬧的時候也向摩西、亞倫爭鬧; 10地便開口吞了他們,和可拉、可拉的黨類一同死亡。那時火燒滅了二百五十個人;他們就作了警戒。


Bible sharing by George, 03/14/2013

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Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 03/10/2013

By George, 03/13/13

We Christians must have the concept of of an end-zone to experience a victorious life.  Our end-zone is to know Christ and to be like Him.

What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ. Philippians 3:8

Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.  Hebrews 12:2

By SC,  03/12/13

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.  And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption
Ephesians 4:29-30

Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 4:1-2

For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.   He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.
1 Thessalonians 4:7-8

By CM, 03/12/13

要成為一個天天都得勝的基督徒畢竟是一項對你和我的挑戰,史密斯牧師勉勵我們要時常抱著要衝刺進入目標區的心態(end zone mindset)。這與保羅所講的向著標竿直跑有一樣的看見。但願你我都有這樣的心志!

By TC Lo, 03/12/13

Our worst enemy is death. And Jesus’ resurrection triumphed over death. Therefore, our possibility of leading a victorious life is all because Jesus’ resurrected life dwells in us. This possibility can be realized through our devotion to Him. 

By Fenlan, 03/11/13

"How many of us want to have peace and life as a part of our lives?" is the question Pastor Rob asked us during his sermon on Sunday. I'm sure all of us want to have peace and life as a part of our lives. But often times we have conflicts, quarrels, arguments and illness...etc., but not peace and life in our lives because it is easy to live according to the flesh instead of the Spirit. Pastor Rob encouraged us to be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit because the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace (Romans 8:6b). Let's watch and pray that we will be aware of and be responsive to the leading of the Holy Spirit.

Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 03/03/2013

By CK, 03/07/13

基督徒是聖靈生的,是從復活的基督長出來的,而且是要經過十字架上所完成的救恩。要持續擁有基督的屬性,就是要守主的道,背起十字架跟隨祂,並且以基督的愛來彼此相愛,以多結果子。當一個真的基督徒,走十字架這條路是艱難的,但我們並不孤獨,因為 「神是我们的避难所,是我们的力量,是我们在患难中随时的帮助。」(诗46:1)「耶稣看着他们说:“在人这是不能的,在神凡事都能!”」(太19:26)

By Fenlan, 03/04/13

We were saved and called to be the disciples of Jesus but how much characteristics of the true disciples can we have after we become Christians?
One of God's most known attributes is love and His love is unconditional, immutable and selfless....... but the love from our human nature tends to be conditional, mutable and selfish.......... However, we are not without hope. Jesus had promised us in Mark 10:27 that "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God." Thanks to our Lord that His words give us hope and prayers give us strength to go forward.

By CM, 03/04/13


By George, 03/04/13

I am no better than the adulterous woman in John chapter 8.  The difference is she was caught and I am not.  The word of Jesus "Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more" is not only to the woman but indeed to me.  I am accepted, forgiven and loved by Jesus.  His love is the warmest and sweetest.

By T.C. Lo 03/04/13

張威弟兄這篇道, “作耶稣的真门徒” 條理分明, 看來顯淺, 却是深奧. 在此 “聽後感” 中, 我只分享一點, 因它縈繞於我心中, 就是基督那長闊高深的愛, 張弟兄解釋道:
神的愛是超越的 (The Love of God is transcendent)
神的愛是無條件的 (unconditional)
神的愛是有大能的 (powerful)
神的愛是不改變的 (immutable)
神的愛是不自私的 (selfless)
神的愛是不止息的 (everlasting)
神的愛是赤誠的 (most sincere)
神的愛是最溫馨的 (warmest and sweetest)

Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 02/24/2013

By CM, 02/28/13


By TC Lo, 02/27/13

Godly shrewdness (灵巧) and craftiness (狡猾) are separated by a fine line. The former comes from God and the latter originates from Satan. Though the line is fine but not ill-defined for Christians have guidelines to tell them apart:

  • We find Truth in the Bible as a fence.
  • We do things out of love and compassion as Jesus does.
  • We have the Holy Spirit to point the pathway and keep us there.

Godly shrewdness (灵巧) is the balance, not compromise, of the three. So our actions are:

  • Read the Bible to understand God’s truth.
  • Practice kindness in our dealing with people.
  • Devotion leads us to stay within the Spirit’s guide.
So Pastor's sermon can be sub-titled as "Christian Ethics."

By George 02/25/13

Giving people some room to retreat and repent is much wiser than dominating them with the facts.

願我牢記屬靈生巧 - 基督徒的靈巧在於順服聖靈的帶領與敬畏神。多少時候屬世的知識與狡猾實際上只會給自己帶來往後更大的災禍。

By SC, 02/25/13

Submit yourselves therefore to God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
James 4:7

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Proverbs 3:5,6

By CK, 02/25/201

馬太福音 10:16 我差你們去,如同羊進入狼群;所以你們要靈巧像蛇,馴良像鴿子。

Reflection on sermon of Sunday, 02/17/2013

SC,  02/20/2013

We should cheerfully and willingly serve the Lord as it is illustrated in Isaiah 6:8.

"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind." (Matthew 22:37)

CK, 02/18/2013

用我們的人生經歷來侍奉神. 我們應將神給我們的才能,智慧用在神國中。

以賽亞書(49 :5)「耶和華從我出胎,造就我作祂的僕人•••••」

George, 02/18/2013

We are created to do God's work.
We are also saved to do God's work.
Ephesians 2:10
10 For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Date: Sunday, 11/11/2012
By: George

Hebrews 10
36 You need to endure so that you can receive the promises after you do God’s will.


Date: Friday, 9/28/2012
by: George

以賽亞書 55

Isaiah 55
1 “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.
2 Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.
3 Give ear and come to me; hear me, that your soul may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David.
6 Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.

Often time, I labor on what does not satisfy and worry for things that do not last.  I am a fool not to seek God while he can be found, because only God can provide lasting satisfaction for my soul.

Date: Saturday, 09/09/2012
by George


Isaiah 3
1 See now, the Lord, the Lord Almighty, is about to take from
Jerusalem and Judah
    both supply and support:
all supplies of food and all supplies of water,
2     the hero and warrior, the judge and prophet,
    the soothsayer and elder,
3 the captain of fifty and man of rank,
    the counselor, skilled craftsman and clever enchanter.

Pride and richness is a dangerous pair.  Whenever we think we are
sufficient, we are capable, we are independent, we are able proceed
whatever we desire in God's house, God will intervene.  God will
remove all of our dependencies to wake us up.  God disciplines His
children and awaits their repentance.

Date: Tuesday, 09/04/2012
by George

歌林多後書 7

2 Corinthians 7
10 Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.

Date: Saturday, 08/18/2012
by: George


1 Corinthians 11
17 In the following directives I have no praise for you, for your
meetings do more harm than good. 18 In the first place, I hear that
when you come together as a church, there are divisions among you, and
to some extent I believe it.

When people start to elevate "self" in the midst of church gatherings, this church is no longer a church but a place for politics and self interest.  Such gatherings will do more harm than good. Not recognizing church is the body of Christ is a serious sin.

Date: Wednesday, 08/15/2012
by: George

1 Corinthians 10
6 Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our
hearts on evil things as they did. 7 Do not be idolaters, as some of
them were; as it is written: “The people sat down to eat and drink and
got up to indulge in pagan revelry.” 8 We should not commit sexual
immorality, as some of them did—and in one day twenty-three thousand
of them died. 9 We should not test the Lord, as some of them did—and
were killed by snakes. 10 And do not grumble, as some of them did —and
were killed by the destroying angel.
歌 林 多 前 書 10

Paul warned us that we should never abuse the compassion and forgiveness God granted to us.  What happened to the Israelites in the Old Testament serves as an example to the New Testament believers. Fear the Lord, dear brothers, fear the Lord.

Date: Thursday, 08/09/2012
by: George

2因他们为自己和儿子娶了这些外邦女子为妻,以致圣洁的种类和这些国的民混杂;而且首领和官长在这事上为罪魁。 」


Ezra 9
1 After these things had been done, the leaders came to me and said, “The people of Israel, including the priests and the Levites, have not kept themselves separate from the neighboring peoples with their detestable practices, like those of the Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Jebusites, Ammonites, Moabites, Egyptians and Amorites. 2 They have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and their sons, and have mingled the holy race with the peoples around them. And the leaders and officials have led the way in this unfaithfulness.” 3 When I heard this, I tore my tunic and cloak, pulled hair from my head and beard and sat down appalled.

1 Corinthians 5
11 But now I am writing you that you must not associate with anyone who calls himself a brother but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or a slanderer, a drunkard or a swindler. With such a man do not even eat.

When it comes to bearing the same yoke, God's standard is high, no matter in Old Testament or the New Testament.  May we remember we are a royal priesthood, a holy nation.

Date: Wednesday, 08/08/2012
by: George

1 Corinthians 4
1 So then, men ought to regard us as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the secret things of God. 2 Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. 3 I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human court; indeed, I do not even judge myself. 4 My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me.

Being faithful to Christ should be the only focus of His servants (that is us).  The Lord should be the only judge of our life.  What a warning and what a comfort that is.

Date: Monday, 08/06/2012
by: George

以斯拉記4:1猶大和便雅憫的敵人聽說被擄歸回的人為耶和華─以色列的神建造殿宇, 2就去見所羅巴伯和以色列的族長,對他們說:「請容我們與你們一同建造;因為我們尋求你們的神,與你們一樣。自從亞述王以撒哈頓帶我們上這地以來,我們常祭祀神。」
歌林多前書3:15 屬靈的人能看透萬事,卻沒有一人能看透了他。

Ezra 4:1 When the enemies of Judah and Benjamin heard that the exiles were building a temple for the Lord, the God of Israel, 2 they came to Zerubbabel and to the heads of the families and said, “Let us help you build because, like you, we seek your God and have been sacrificing to him since the time of Esarhaddon king of Assyria, who brought us here.”
Psalm 28:3 who speak cordially with their neighbors but harbor malice in their hearts.
1 Corinthians 2:15 The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man’s judgment


Who can really tell one’s intention, even the ones with kind words? Whom can we really trust? Paul tells us a spiritual man can!  He make a sound judgement!  Our source of wisdom comes from the fear of the Lord and His word.  We must be humble to submit the leading of the Holy Spirit.  It will save our lives.

Date: Saturday, 08/04/2012
by: George

Psalm 27
4 One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.

詩 篇 27
4 有 一 件 事 , 我 曾 求 耶 和 華 , 我 仍 要 尋 求 : 就 是 一 生 一 世 住 在 耶 和 華 的 殿 中 , 瞻 仰 他 的 榮 美 , 在 他 的 殿 裡 求 問 。


Date: Friday, 08/03/2012
by: George

歷 代 志 下 34

2 Chronicles 34
3 In the eighth year of his reign, while he (Josiah) was still young, he began to seek the God of his father David. In his twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem of high places, Asherah poles, carved idols and cast images. 4 Under his direction the altars of the Baals were torn down; he cut to pieces the incense altars that were above them, and smashed the Asherah poles, the idols and the images. These he broke to pieces and scattered over the graves of those who had sacrificed to them. 5 He burned the bones of the priests on their altars, and so he purged Judah and Jerusalem. 6 In the towns of Manasseh, Ephraim and Simeon, as far as Naphtali, and in the ruins around them, 7 he tore down the altars and the Asherah poles and crushed the idols to powder and cut to pieces all the incense altars throughout Israel.


What a remarkable young king, through his disciplined piety life, Josiah not only influenced the entire Judea, but also the regions beyond his reign.  He brought people back to God from their wicked ways.  May we live a disciplined godly life so that not only our own family and church will be influenced but other groups in the Lord as well.

Date: Monday, 07/30/2012
by: George

歷 代 志 下 26

2 Chronicles 26
3 Uzziah was sixteen years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty-two years. His mother’s name was Jecoliah; she was from Jerusalem. 4 He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, just as his father Amaziah had done.
16 But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall. He was unfaithful to the Lord his God, and entered the temple of the Lord to burn incense on the altar of incense.

Uzziah was a good king, yet his pride led him to his downfall during the time when the country was wealthy and strong.  The account serves as a severe warning to all of us.  No matter how well the children of God are doing, the prosperities are the blessings from above, not from us.  We are limited and we need one another in the kingdom of God.  We have our own boundary in the body of Christ.

Date: Friday, 07/27/2012
by: Chunming

歷 代 志 下 19 (2 Chronicles 19)

1 猶 大 王 約 沙 法 平 平 安 安 地 回 耶 路 撒 冷 , 到 宮 裡 去 了 。
2 先 見 哈 拿 尼 的 兒 子 耶 戶 出 來 迎 接 約 沙 法 王 , 對 他 說 : 你 豈 當 幫 助 惡 人 , 愛 那 恨 惡 耶 和 華 的 人 呢 ? 因 此 耶 和 華 的 忿 怒 臨 到 你 。
1 Then Jehoshaphat the king of Judah returned safely to his house in Jerusalem.
2 And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to King Jehoshaphat, “Should you help the wicked and love those who hate the Lord? Therefore the wrath of the Lord is upon you. (NKJV)
Jehoshaphat the king of Judah just returned from a battle against Ramoth Gilead where Ahab the king of Israel was killed. God quickly rendered a judgment against him, via Jehu’s mouth, because he has helped Ahab who hates the LORD. This lets me think of the lesson from Psalm 1:1-2, which teaches us the way of a true blessed man. This is a good reminder to me that I cannot stand in a gray area when it comes to God’s standard.

Date: Tuesday, 07/17/2012
By: Chunming

羅 馬 書 4 (Romans 4)
4 做 工 的 得 工 價 , 不 算 恩 典 , 乃 是 該 得 的 ;
5 惟 有 不 做 工 的 , 只 信 稱 罪 人 為 義 的 神 , 他 的 信 就 算 為 義 。
4 Now to him who works, the wages are not counted as grace but as debt.
5 But to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness.
If you are working for a company, you may have to report your activity and contribution periodically to the company in order to justify your existence. This is wages (or compensation, in today’s term) that we deserved. However, it is a very different story in terms of God’s salvation – it is a grace without any extra work if we believe on Him. What a difference that apostle Paul pointed out to us!

Date: 7/7
By Yiheng
Acts: 25
9: 但 非 斯 都 要 讨 犹 太 人 的 喜 欢 , 就 问 保 罗 说 : 你 愿 意 上 耶 路 撒 冷 去 , 在 那 里 听 我 审 断 这 事 麽 ?
Sharing: 讨谁的喜欢是我们每一个基督徒时刻要面对的一个问题.


Date: July 1, 2012

Shared by TC Lo


2Ki 19:30       猶大家所逃脫餘剩的,仍要往下扎根,向上結果。

分享: 這棵樹應該是倒向生的---如果我們的根植在天上, 吸取屬天的營養, 我們便能在地上結出美好的果子, 成為合神心意的見證人.

Date: 6/27

By Yiheng

9: 夜 间 , 主 在 异 象 中 对 保 罗 说 : 不 要 怕 , 只 管 讲 , 不 要 闭 口 ,

Sharing: 当我们和人分享福音时, 我们内心可能会有胆怯或者是害羞. 愿我们都能被神的话激励: " 不 要 怕 , 只 管 讲 , 不 要 闭 口"

Date: Wednesday, 06/27/2012
by: George

使 徒 行 傳 18
9 夜間,主在異象中對保羅說:不要怕,只管講,不要閉口,
10 有我與你同在,必沒有人下手害你,因為在這城裡我有許多的百姓。
11 保羅在那裡住了一年零六個月,將神的道教訓他們。
12 到迦流作亞該亞方伯的時候,猶太人同心起來攻擊保羅,拉他到公堂,

Acts 18
9 One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: “Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. 10 For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city.” 11 So Paul stayed for a year and a half, teaching them the word of God. 12 While Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made a united attack on Paul and brought him into court.

Even Paul was opposed and abused by many, God promised him that he won't get harmed.  Taking this promise, Paul taught the word of God for 18 months with no fear.  When a united attack came, Paul then realized it is the time for him to go.  May we truly obey the inspiration of the Holy Spirit with courage and at the same time have the wisdom to interpret the circumstance.


Sharing by JW

   June 26, 2012

  Psalm 144

1 Praise the Lord, who is my rock.  He trains my hands for war and gives my fingers skill for battle.

2 He is my loving ally and my fortress, my tower of safety, my rescuer.  He is my shield, and I take refuge in him.  He makes the nations submit to me.

9 I will sing a new song to you, O God!  I will sing your praises with a ten-stringed harp.

10 For you grant victory to kings!  You rescued your servant David from the fatal sword.

11 Save me!  Rescue me from the power of my enemies.  Their mouths are full of lies; they swear to tell the truth, but they lie instead.

12 May our sons flourish in their youth like well-nurtured plants.   May our daughters be like graceful pillars, carved to beautify a palace.

13 May our barns be filled with crops of every kind.  May the flocks in our fields multiply by the thousands, even tens of thousands,

15 Yes, joyful are those who live like this!  Joyful indeed are those whose God is the Lord.

Proverbs 17

27 A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even-tempered.

28 Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent;  their mouths shut, they seem intelligent.

Sharing:  Psalm 144 shares a profound secret for believer:

Praise before war and battle, because our Lord is our rock.

Sing a new song to our God to praise Him before victory and rescue, because He will grant us victory and rescue.

Be joyful in good times and in bad times, because our Lord is our God, and we can just live like this.

Look around, can you see peaceful believers around us, who lives joyfully and blamelessly?   They must have God at their center.

They move as He moves, they fight as He fights, they rescue as He rescues, they keep quiet as He keeps quiet, they blame nobody as He blames no one,

and their sons and daughters flourish as He flourishes, and they praise Him with new songs as our Savior praises His Father in Heaven.

It's a joyful picture with God and Jesus in the center.  What a beautiful picture.  Thank you Lord for being my God, and thank you Jesus for being my Savior.

Here is a song that came to me (Sing, sing a song, sing it loud and sing it strong.  Sing about good things not bad, sing about things that's happy not sad.

Sing, sing a song and make it simple……)   When you sing this, please make sure we sing it with God at the center.  It would bring more eternal being to this song

Date: Saturday, 06/23/2012
by: Chunming

列 王 紀 下 5  (2 Kings 5:10-11)
10-11 以 利 沙 打 發 一 個 使 者 , 對 乃 縵 說 : 你 去 在 約 但 河 中 沐 浴 七 回 , 你 的 肉 就 必 復 原 , 而 得 潔 淨 。乃 縵 卻 發 怒 走 了 , 說 : 我 想 他 必 定 出 來 見 我 , 站 著 求 告 耶 和 華 ─ 他 神 的 名 , 在 患 處 以 上 搖 手 , 治 好 這 大 痲 瘋 。

10-11 Elisha sent a messenger to say to him, "Go, wash yourself seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will be restored and you will be cleansed." But Naaman went away angry and said, "I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy.

Sometimes we have our own idea of how God should be doing in solving our problems. Naaman, a commander of the army of the king of Syria, showed us a good example when asking for healing of his leprosy from prophet Elisha. The root problem is pride and bias that we all have. I was reminded from these verses that I need to be humble before God listening to His instructions under all circumstances.

Date: June 21, 2012

Shared by T.C. Lo



2Ki 2:23   以利沙從那裡上伯特利去。正上去的時候,有些童子從城裡出來,戲笑他說:“禿頭的上去吧!禿頭的上去吧!”

2Ki 2:24 他回頭看見,就奉耶和華的名咒詛他們。於是有兩個母熊從林中出來,撕裂他們中間四十二個童子。

2Ki 2:25   以利沙從伯特利上迦密山 ,又從迦密山回到撒馬利亞。


第24節中的 “奉耶和華的名咒詛他們” 表示這事是神所允許的. 乍看起來, 神好似是既任性又善變, 與我們對祂的性情一向的領會大有出入, 慈愛的神怎能用兩雙母熊來撕裂一群天真頑皮的小孩呢? (下面數論點乃取材於 Ref.1)


  • 問題是第23節中的 “童子” 並非你所想像中的一群天真頑皮的小孩---他們其實是年輕人---學者認為 KJV 似乎翻譯得不正確. 希伯來文原意是 “Young men.”  NIV譯作 “some youths.” 他們是年輕的歹徒凶幫.
  • 他們預謀要殺先知---先知以利沙的性命危在旦夕, 這一群並非一两個, 而是四十二個. 我們可以想像到這一群是烏合之眾的暴民. 何等可怕!
  • 他們不尊重神及神僕---他們揶揄以利沙自稱為先知, 基本上他們嘲笑道, “如果你真是先知如你的老師以利亞一般, 你就會像他被接到天上去了.” 看深一層, 他們其實是嘲弄神在以利亞身上的工作. 他們笑以利沙禿頭, 可能是當時社會把痲瘋患者剃光頭, 而用這輕蔑口語詆毁他並嘲笑神的作為.
  • 神若不如此做, 以利沙必被打死---神藉熊保護為他出口的先知. 神藉此的警告後人, 免人犯更大的罪. 這種先發制人的策畧是神的恩典. 神如果不這樣做, 讓暴徒開此先例, 後果更危險因為以當時的情况, 神認為子民最需要的是先知報導神的話語.
  • 神有權取人生命---人能取人生命, 這稱為謀殺. 神是生命的賜予者, 祂有權取人生命, 因為祂有能力使死人復活. 這不是謀殺, 否則, 神讓祂兒子釘在十架上, 豈非犯了祂自己賜給人的誡命嗎?

筆者註: 舊約神與子民在 Covenant Relationship 內, 常用神蹟表達或神自己直接與人對話 (例: Burning bush), 在此期內, 上述這類事件是特殊的, 而非 universal 的. 今天我們有聖經的教導, 聖灵的指引, 教會的撫養, 特別事件便大致不需要了. 但神的灵訓是始終一致的.


生活應用: 舊約子民應聽先知的話, 同樣, 新約信徒應尊重神的忠僕. 請參看李牧師 (Ref.2) 給我們下列的指導方針, 在此只提綱挈領地述三大點, 供思考:

  1. 記念牧者的事奉
  2. 順從牧者的引領
  3. 関懷牧者的需要

Ref.1: “The Case For Faith” by Lee Strobel; pp.122-124.

Ref.2: “新千年中的生活革新” by 李定武; pp.201-214

Date: 6/17
箴 言 17:12
12 宁 可 遇 见 丢 崽 子 的 母 熊 , 不 可 遇 见 正 行 愚 妄 的 愚 昧 人 。
Sharing: 丢 崽 子 的 母 熊本是异常凶猛的, 可是正 行 愚 妄 的 愚 昧 却更加的可怕.
愿神给我们真正的智慧好叫我们不至于跌到 (也不使人跌到).

Date: Wednesday, 06/13/2012
by: Chunming

使 徒 行 傳 9 (Acts 9)
5 他 說 : 主 阿 ! 你 是 誰 ? 主 說 : 我 就 是 你 所 逼 迫 的 耶 穌 。
6 起 來 ! 進 城 去 , 你 所 當 做 的 事 , 必 有 人 告 訴 你 。
5 “Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked. “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied.
6 “Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”
The conversion of Paul from Saul is an amazing story that has been repeatedly told in the book of Acts. It marked Saul’s conversion into Paul and it established the apostleship of Paul as a chosen vessel of God to bear witness before gentiles and kings. I like the question in the verse 5, “Who are you, Lord?” because it is a starting point of Saul to see the glory of God. Then, the command given by the Lord, “Now get up and go into the city….” in verse 6, is an action that Saul needs to follow in order to complete his conversion. The process is the same for each one of us – we met God first and then we respond by believing in Him, as our Lord.

Date: June 11, 2012


Pr 17:1  Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife.

Pr 17:1  設筵滿屋,大家相爭,不如有塊乾餅,大家相安。

This verse teaches the importance of good relationship over material abundance. There may be no greater inner agony than the loss of a relationship we desperately want. For example, if your spouse condemns and criticizes you, and says she never wants to see you again, or if one of your parents does this to you when you’re still a child, the psychological damage is infinitely worse.


On the cross, Jesus' cry of dereliction---"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?


We cannot fathom, however, what it would be like to lose not just spousal love or parental love that has lasted several years, but the infinite love of the Father that Jesus had from all eternity. Jesus’ suffering would have been eternally unbearable. But Jesus’ suffering gives us both (1) the peace and quiet in our soul because our sins have been forgiven, and (2) our right to live in our Father’s house full of feasting because we are forever His children.

基督之死使我們與父神和好, 不再相爭. 基督之復活, 使我們生命豐盛, 如同設筵滿屋

Date: Monday, 06/11/2012
by: George

箴 言 17:1 設 筵 滿 屋 , 大 家 相 爭 , 不 如 有 塊 乾 餅 , 大 家 相 安 。
Proverbs 17:1 Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife.

So true.  We should appreciate dry crust we have, it grants us peace which can not be measured.

Date: 6/7
By Yiheng

使 徒 行 傳
5: 29 彼 得 和 众 使 徒 回 答 说 : 顺 从 神 , 不 顺 从 人 , 是 应 当 的
箴 言
6:25有 一 条 路 , 人 以 为 正 , 至 终 成 为 死 亡 之 路 。

Sharing:  把这两句话放在一起读我们就可以很清楚地明白为什么要顺 从 神 , 而不 顺 从 人. 因为 顺 从
人可能会把我们带到一条成 为 死 亡 之 路, 尽管这条路看起来有多好

Date: Tuesday, 06/05/2012
by: Chunming

使 徒 行 傳 3 (Acts 3)
6 彼 得 說 : 金 銀 我 都 沒 有 , 只 把 我 所 有 的 給 你 : 我 奉 拿 撒 勒 人 耶 穌 基 督 的 名 , 叫 你 起 來 行 走 !
Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.”
From this miracle, I was reminded one more time that only when one truly recognizes that he has “nothing” then can God’s power flows through him. Let us remember that the name of Jesus Christ is precious.

Date: Sunday, 06/03/2012
by: George

Acts 1
1 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. 3 After his suffering, he showed himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.

To many a period of forty days after Jesus' resurrection and before his ascension is definitely one of the most important times in human history.  Finally, Jesus can prove to the world that he is the son of God and he has conquered death with real evidence.   However, in this period, Jesus focused his effort on teaching his disciples about the kingdom of God.  Similar to the Lord's Prayer, Jesus taught his disciples to focus their mind on the kingdom of God as one of the priorities in their prayer.  Are we mindful of the kingdom of God? Do we pursue the meaning of His kingdom with all of our heart?  May we live on this earth with kingdom view.


Date: Thursday, 05/31/2012
by: Chunming

約 翰 福 音 (John)
18:38 彼 拉 多 說 : 真 理 是 甚 麼 呢 ? 說 了 這 話 , 又 出 來 到 猶 太 人 那 裡 , 對 他 們 說 : 我 查 不 出 他 有 甚 麼 罪 來 。
Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, “I find no fault in Him at all.
God is merciful, He gave the Jews three chances to repent – He used Pilate repeatedly said three times to them, “I find no fault in Him at all” (18:38, 19:4, 19:6).  Sometimes, I am wondering myself whether I have acted like the Jews – went astray without notice. May God give me a tender heart to listen to His instruction and guidance attentively.

Date: Monday, 05/28/2012
By: George


Proverbs 16:7
7 When a man’s ways are pleasing to the Lord,
He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.


Nobody likes to have enemies, especially in an unknown or unintentional situation.  Yet due to the sinful nature of mankind, inevitably we do have enemies on this earth.   The wisdom of Proverbs tells us, when we focus on God, do what is pleasing in His sight, God will make even our enemies to be at peace with us.  This simple principle in life helps us to live in peace.

Date: Sunday, 05/27/2012
by: George

John 16 约翰福音16
33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Jesus did not promise us a life of smooth sailing, on the contrary he said we will have trouble.  For the disciples of Christ, we should not loss heart.  For only under such circumstances we begin to experience that He has overcome all.
耶穌並沒有對我們應許我們生活一直幸福快樂一帆風順,反之他甚至預告祂的門徒說一定會有苦難。但做為主的門徒,我們不要喪膽,因為 在此情況下,我們才經歷和了解耶穌已經勝過一切。這種與主一起經歷得勝的過程,使我們靈命更成熟、更美,心境更輕鬆。


Date: Tuesday, 05/22/2012
by: Chunming

約 翰 福 音 12 (John 12)
46 我 到 世 上 來 , 乃 是 光 , 叫 凡 信 我 的 , 不 住 在 黑 暗 裡 。
47 若 有 人 聽 見 我 的 話 不 遵 守 , 我 不 審 判 他 。 我 來 本 不 是 要 審 判 世 界 , 乃 是 要 拯 救 世 界 。
I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness. And if anyone hears My words and does not believe, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world.
It is really assuring to learn that Jesus is the light who will deliver us from darkness and He is not come to judge but to save, as long as we believe in Him.



Date: May 22, 2012

Shared by: T.C. Lo

那時,上來過節禮拜的人中,有幾個希臘人。他們來見加利利伯賽大的腓力,求他說:“先生,我們願意見耶穌。” 腓力去告訴安得烈,安得烈同腓力去告訴耶穌。(約12:20-22)


當我們遇到一些比我們博學的人或有名望地位的人, 我們常常不敢向他們傳福音. 但安得烈並不因自己的卑微 而猶豫, 他却勇敢地帶一位同伴去見這些有學問的希臘人, 把他們帶到耶穌的跟前.

其它有關安德烈的經文是: [約1:41-42; 約6:1-12]. 從安得烈的為人, 態度, 心態, 信心, 勇氣, 和行動, 我們可以歸納出一套實際可行的傳福音方法, 讓我們稱它為 “安得烈行動 Operation Andrew” 吧. 其內容包括五項:

1.    Look Around (向周圍看) ---- 在家庭, 學校, 及工作單位, 注意福音的對象.

2.    Look Up (向上看) ---- 就是為這些未信主的人禱告. 更為自己禱告, 因為如果我們離開神, 我們便不能作甚麽.

3.    Look Out (向外看) ---- 就是找機會的意思. 自己平時的準備和個人的生活見證是可以令人另眼相看而因此製造了想不到的傳福音機會.

4.    Look Forward (向前看) ---- 特別是當我們有特別聚會. 那就是開始請朋友的時候了.

5.    Look After (照料新嬰孩) ---- 把剛信主的朋友帶到小組, 鼓勵他們事奉, 帶他們查經, 幫助他們在基督裡成長

Sharing by JW

May 16, 2012
Psalm 112

1 Praise the Lord!  How joyful are those who fear the Lord and delight in obeying his commands.

2 Their children will be successful everywhere;  an entire generation of godly people will be blessed.

3 They themselves will be wealthy,  and their good deeds will last forever.

4 Light shines in the darkness for the godly. They are generous, compassionate, and righteous.

5 Good comes to those who lend money generously and conduct their business fairly.

6 Such people will not be overcome by evil. Those who are righteous will be long remembered.

7 They do not fear bad news;  they confidently trust the Lord to care for them.

8 They are confident and fearless  and can face their foes triumphantly.

9 They share freely and give generously to those in need.  Their good deeds will be remembered forever.  They will have influence and honor.

10 The wicked will see this and be infuriated.  They will grind their teeth in anger; they will slink away, their hopes thwarted.
Proverbs 15:12-14

12 Mockers hate to be corrected,  so they stay away from the wise.

13 A glad heart makes a happy face;  a broken heart crushes the spirit.

14 A wise person is hungry for knowledge,  while the fool feeds on trash.

Sharing:  Today's reading of 1 Samuel 18:5-19:24; John 8:31-59; Psalm 112:1-10; and Proverbs 15:12-14 makes me realize that we are either on God's side or on devil's side.    It also makes me see in a digital parallel, we are either a "one" or a "zero" where "one" has the implication of "won" and "zero" has the implication of being sucked in by the black hole and becoming an "eternal zero".   In today passages, Saul and the self proclaimed "Abraham descendent" are a zero, and David, Jonathan (Saul's son), Michal (Saul's daughter and David's wife) and Samuel (he anointed Saul as king) and Jesus are all "one" or "won".  Thank you Lord, my God, thank you Jesus Christ, my Savior and thank you Holy Spirit, my Daily Communicator of alerting me to be a "won" or else devil will consume me as a "zero".  Psalm 112 and Proverbs 15 sum it up nicely of what a "won" and a "zero" would be like.  May our Lord help us to be a "won" and always stay on God's side day by day until we see Him.  Thank you

Date: Tuesday, 05/15/2012
by Chunming

箴 言 15 (Proverbs 15)
11 陰 間 和 滅 亡 尚 在 耶 和 華 眼 前 , 何 況 世 人 的 心 呢 ?
Even Death and Destruction hold no secrets from the LORD. How much more does he know the human heart! (NLT)
This verse reminds me of the omnipresence of our God. He oversees everywhere even Death and Destruction. It also comforts me because He knows everything. No matter when we are sorrowful or joyful, in worry or in peace, He is always with us!



Date: May 12, 2012

Shared by TC Lo

1Sa 12:16   現在你們要站住,看耶和華在你們眼前要行一件大事。

1Sa 12:17   這不是割麥子的時候嗎?我求告耶和華,他必打雷降雨,使你們又知道又看出,你們求立王的事,是在耶和華面前犯大罪了。”

1Sa 12:18   於是,撒母耳求告耶和華,耶和華就在這日打雷降雨,眾民便甚懼怕耶和華和撒母耳。

1Sa 12:19   眾民對撒母耳說:“求你為僕人們禱告耶和華你的 神,免得我們死亡,因為我們求立王的事,正是罪上加罪了。”

1Sa 12:20   撒母耳對百姓說:“不要懼怕!你們雖然行了這惡,卻不要偏離耶和華,只要盡心事奉他。

1Sa 12:21   若偏離耶和華去順從那不能救人的虛神是無益的。

1Sa 12:22   耶和華既喜悅選你們作他的子民,就必因他的大名不撇棄你們

1Sa 12:23   至於我,斷不停止為你們禱告,以致得罪耶和華。我必以善道正路指教你們。 

1Sa 12:24   只要你們敬畏耶和華,誠誠實實地盡心事奉他,想念他向你們所行的事何等大。

1Sa 12:25   你們若仍然作惡,你們和你們的王必一同滅亡。”


在這裡, 我們看到恩典與公義親嘴, 代禱所產生的果效, 在絕望的窮巷中却有路可行. 這豈非是十字架的寫照麽?   

 神會否下降到我們如地獄般的處境? 對, 衪會. 在納粹黨的死亡集中營的深淵中, Corrie ten Boom寫道,

 “不管我們的黑暗有多深, 衪 (的愛) 仍比 (深淵) 更深 (No matter how deep our darkness, there is no pit so deep the love of God is not deeper still).”


我們的主耶穌不但從死裏復活, 並且把死亡的意義更改了, 因此也改變了所有小的死亡----預期會導至大死亡的苦難----的意義也更改了. 衪在Auschwitz (奧許維次) 集中營被毒氣所薰. 衪在中國被人譏諷, 祂在北美洲被人嘲弄. 衪在中東被人奴役. 衪是社會人仕喜歡憎恨的人, 然而衪却選擇以愛對待我們. 我們每一滴的眼淚成為衪的眼淚. 衪可能依然不把它擦去, 但衪終必擦淨我們一切的眼淚.


Date: Tuesday, 05/08/2012
by: Chunming

撒 母 耳 記 上 4 (1 Samuel 4)
 21 他 給 孩 子 起 名 叫 以 迦 博 , 說 : 榮 耀 離 開 以 色 列 了 ! 這 是 因 神 的 約 櫃 被 擄 去 , 又 因 他 公 公 和 丈 夫 都 死 了 。
Then she named the child Ichabod, saying, “The glory has departed from Israel!” because the ark of God had been captured and because of her father-in-law and her husband.
God warned against priest Eli concerning his sons’ improper behaviors and disrespect of God’s laws of offering in previous chapters. The warning was then fulfilled in chapter 4 when Israelites were defeated by the Philistines and the ark of God was captured, and Eli’s daughter-in-law gave birth of a son called Ichabod. The name of Ichabod is literally “inglorious”. Because of Eli’s negligence of his responsibility in rebuke and corrects his sons, the collateral consequence is God’s glory left the Israel. What a solemn warning to those who are in the leadership position.


May 6, 2012

Sharing by JW
Today's reading touches me on Ruth 2-4 (Ruth married Booz), John 4 (Jesus heals an official's son), Psalm 105 (about Joseph, Jacob, Moses and Aaron) and Proverb 14:
Proverbs 14:26-27
26 Those who fear the Lord are secure; he will be a refuge for their children.
27 Fear of the Lord is a life-giving fountain; it offers escape from the snares of death.
Wow, I am totally amaze of God choosing Ruth, a Moabitees, daughter of Eglon, grandson of Balak, King of Moab to follow Him.  It was a very difficult path for Ruth to transform herself from a suppressor of Israelite to becoming the great grandmother of David, who brought our Messiah to this earth by:
- Marrying Naomi's son, an Israelite leader 
- Became a widow because her father killed her husband 
- Followed Naomi to depart from Moab to Naomi's home land in Canaan
- Did  hard labor on the field without one complain
- Follow Naomi's advise and met Booz, the land owner and she served him loyally
- Booz chose to marry Ruth because of her virtue instead of worry about her past as a Moabitees
- Their children Obed and grand chidden Jesse later great grand children David who destined to bring Jesus, the Messiah to us (2 Samuel 7:12, Psalm 89:3 etc…)

Dear Lord, my God that you gave us Jesus Christ our Savior who had paid for ALL our debts in the past and in the future,  only because you casted your eye on us like what you did for Ruth, Joseph, Jacob, Moses and Aaron and the son of the official,.  May you give us the wisdom and courage to follow you like Ruth did to Naomi and Booz, and may you lead us to your bigger plan step by step, and generation by generation until your plan is done on earth as the same is done in Heaven.  Thank you Lord of sharing these passages to me.  I will follow you in fear and in confidence, because you are my refuge and my fountain of life

Date: May 2, 2012

Shared by: TC Lo


Ps 103:11   天離地何等的高,他的慈愛向敬畏他的人也是何等的大!

Ps 103:12   東離西有多遠,他叫我們的過犯離我們也有多遠!

Ps 103:13   父親怎樣憐恤他的兒女,耶和華也怎樣憐恤敬畏他的人!

Ps 103:11   For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him;

Ps 103:12   as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

Ps 103:13   As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;



  • Comment on Ps.103:11---The greatness of Christ’s love is expressed not just in quantitative terms but more importantly, in qualitative level pointing to the character of God. First, God is patient; He is slow to anger awaiting patiently (忍耐) sinners to repent. Secondly, He is kind (恩慈) even to those who treat Him with hostility, and ultimately, He is good (良善) for no evil is in Him to make Him qualified to be our Savior.
  • Comment on Ps.103:12--- Out of His love (仁愛), our sins are completely and thoroughly forgiven, and we are made as white as snow. As a result, we can once more rejoice (喜樂) in the peace (和平) of our reconciliation with God, the Father.
  • Comment on Ps.103:12--- God’s faithfulness (信實) guarantees the validity of His forgiveness. We would no longer doubt whether we would fall away from our Salvation. The Holy Spirit who indwells in our soul gently (溫柔) whispers to our ears that we may gain strength to maintain self-control (節制) in order to resist sins.  

 As Paul wrote to the Galatians: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”


The total summation is freedom in Christ: We are no longer under the curse of the laws but are free from sins and free to approach the Father through Jesus Christ at the loving tug of the Holy Spirit



Date 5-1-2012 BY Eliza


詩篇 102 (困苦人发昏的时候,在耶和华面前吐露苦情的祷告。)耶和华啊,求你听我的祷告,容我的呼求达到你面前!2 我在急难的日子,求你向我侧耳;不要向我掩面!我呼求的日子,求你快快应允我!3 因为,我的年日如烟云消灭;我的骨头如火把烧着。4 我的心被伤,如草枯乾,甚至我忘记吃饭。5 因我唉哼的声音,我的肉紧贴骨头。16 因为耶和华建造了锡安,在他荣耀里显现。17 他垂听穷人的祷告,并不藐视他们的祈求。26 天地都要灭没,你却要长存;天地都要如外衣渐渐旧了。你要将天地如里衣更换,天地就改变了。

Psalm 102 A prayer of an afflicted man. When he is faint and pours out his lament before the Lord. 1 Hear my prayer, O Lord; let my cry for help come to you.2 Do not hide your face from me when I am in distress. Turn your ear to me; when I call, answer me quickly. 3 For my days vanish like smoke; my bones burn like glowing embers. 4 My heart is blighted and withered like grass; I forget to eat my food. 5Because of my loud groaning I am reduced to skin and bones. 16 For the Lord will rebuild Zion
and appear in his glory. 17 He will respond to the prayer of the destitute; he will not despise their plea.26 They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. Like clothing you will change them
and they will be discarded.

Sharing: God mercy never chang

Date: Tuesday, 05/01/2012
by Chunming

士 師 記 13 (Judges 13)
And the Angel of the Lord said to him, “Why do you ask My name, seeing it is wonderful?”
The book of Judges chapter 13 gives us the story of the birth of Samson. It is a divine will that Israelites could therefore be freed from the oppression of Philistines because of Samson. The inquiry made by Samson’s father, Manoah, to the Angel of the LORD seems to be normal because of her wife’s longtime barrenness. The fact is from the response of the Angel of the LORD to Manoah, we learned that God’s name is “Wonderful” or “Beyond understanding”. It is an amazing proclamation and indeed, He did marvelous thing to each one of us – we become His children.