Date: 04/30/2011
by Jonathan

John 1:1-5

 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.
Sharing: The invisible God, the profound Word and our salvation Lord Jesus Christ all existed at the beginning, and the Son of God is called the Word, as if the Son of God was sent in order to reveal his Father's mind to the world. If we don't study the Word, we will not comprehend Jesus's light can shine in our life in darkness, and therefore how can we tap into God's Almighty plan for each of us.   May these paragraphs encourage us to study the Word with all your heart, mind and soul.

Date: Saturday, 04/30/2011
by Kristian

Psalm 101:1-2
1 I will sing of your love and justice; to you, LORD, I will sing praise.
2 I will be careful to lead a blameless life— when will you come to me? I will conduct the affairs of my house with a blameless heart.

Date: 04/29/2011
by Margaret

詩 篇 100
 1 ( 稱 謝 詩 。 ) 普 天 下 當 向 耶 和 華 歡 呼 !

 2 你 們 當 樂 意 事 奉 耶 和 華 , 當 來 向 他 歌 唱 !

 3 你 們 當 曉 得 耶 和 華 是   神 ! 我 們 是 他 造 的 , 也 是 屬 他 的 ; 我 們 是 他 的 民 , 也 是 他 草 場 的 羊 。

 4 當 稱 謝 進 入 他 的 門 ; 當 讚 美 進 入 他 的 院 。 當 感 謝 他 , 稱 頌 他 的 名 !

 5 因 為 耶 和 華 本 為 善 。 他 的 慈 愛 存 到 永 遠 ; 他 的 信 實 直 到 萬 代 。

感谢神, 我们是祂造的,我们是屬於祂的. 祂眷顧我們的生活. 感謝主耶穌,祂為了我們的罪死在十字架上,  祂的救贖, 我們的罪得以赦免, 我們又能回到祂的家中.  祂的復活, 使我們有盼望, 因為永生的神眷顧我們,  祂的慈愛存到永遠, 祂的信實直到萬代. 

Date: Friday, 04/29/2011
by MC

詩篇 99
1 耶和華作王;萬民當戰抖!他坐在二基路伯上,地當動搖。
2 耶和華在錫安為大;他超乎萬民之上。
3 他們當稱讚他大而可畏的名;他本為聖!
4 王有能力,喜愛公平,堅立公正,在雅各中施行公平和公義。

Psalm 99
1 The LORD reigns,  let the nations tremble; he sits enthroned between the cherubim,  let the earth shake.
2 Great is the LORD in Zion;  he is exalted over all the nations.
3 Let them praise your great and awesome name—  he is holy.
4 The King is mighty, he loves justice—  you have established equity; in Jacob you have done  what is just and right.

Sharing: Our God is Great!  He reigns, He is exalted over all the nations.  He is holy and mighty.He loves justice and establishes equity. He does what is just and right.

Date: 04/28/2011
by John




 26 穿


聖經上, 記載士師中, 有關基甸的篇幅最多.    基甸年輕時軟弱乏力又沒有信心,神却委以重任,成就神所托付拯救以色列人的工作.  後來基甸富有,生安逸,  但失去對神的忠心, 竟然晚節不保.  這裡短短的經文述說他用戰利品黄金制造了一个偶像滿足自己也迷惑百姓.  成為他和他全家的網羅.   這些經文教導我們, 我們是如何的脆弱, 我們當全然依靠主耶穌基督的恩典, 他的保守, 避免罪惡的誘惑, 不叫我們陷入撒旦的網羅.

Date: Wednesday 4/27/2011
by GC

士师记 7
14那同伴说:这不是别的,乃是以色列人约阿施的儿子基甸的刀; 神已将米甸和全军都交在他的手中。

Judges 7
9 During that night the LORD said to Gideon, “Get up, go down against the camp, because I am going to give it into your hands. 10 If you are afraid to attack, go down to the camp with your servant Purah 11 and listen to what they are saying. Afterward, you will be encouraged to attack the camp.” So he and Purah his servant went down to the outposts of the camp. 12 The Midianites, the Amalekites and all the other eastern peoples had settled in the valley, thick as locusts. Their camels could no more be counted than the sand on the seashore.
 13 Gideon arrived just as a man was telling a friend his dream. “I had a dream,” he was saying. “A round loaf of barley bread came tumbling into the Midianite camp. It struck the tent with such force that the tent overturned and collapsed.”
 14 His friend responded, “This can be nothing other than the sword of Gideon son of Joash, the Israelite. God has given the Midianites and the whole camp into his hands.”
 15 When Gideon heard the dream and its interpretation, he worshiped God. He returned to the camp of Israel and called out, “Get up! The LORD has given the Midianite camp into your hands.”

Sharing: 从人眼来看,基甸实在是面对无法抵挡的挑战,他也真是害怕。但神让他有普拉陪着他,使他不看环境,并听到令他振奋的话语,得到信心。普拉的同在帮助基甸属灵长进,满有信心。在属天的道路上,神常常为我们预备普拉来鼓励、协助我们。愿我们也要做弟兄姊妹的普拉。

Date: 04/27/2011
by Cathy

Lk 23:39   One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: "Aren't you the Christ? Save yourself and us!"

Lk 23:40   But the other criminal rebuked him. "Don't you fear God," he said, "since you are under the same sentence?

Lk 23:41   We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong."

Lk 23:42   Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."


Share/Pray: Dear Lord Jesus, you did not deserved to die but you did it anyway for my sins. People hurled insults at you but you showed them forgiveness in return. Teach me not to be a person of ingratitude but to love you more. Amen

Date: 04/26/2011
by TC

Scripture of the date: Judges 6:36-40

36 Then Gideon said to God, “If you are truly going to use me to rescue Israel as you promised,

37 prove it to me in this way. I will put a wool fleece on the threshing floor tonight. If the fleece is wet with dew in the morning but the ground is dry, then I will know that you are going to help me rescue Israel as you promised.”

38 And that is just what happened. When Gideon got up early the next morning, he squeezed the fleece and wrung out a whole bowlful of water.

39 Then Gideon said to God, “Please don’t be angry with me, but let me make one more request. Let me use the fleece for one more test. This time let the fleece remain dry while the ground around it is wet with dew.”

40 So that night God did as Gideon asked. The fleece was dry in the morning, but the ground was covered with dew.



Q: Should we in these modern times use the Gideon’s methodology (Judges 6:36-40) to seek God’s will?


A: While absolute negation is a dangerous thing, my answer is still cautiously “NO!” We are so blessed, comparing with the peoples in Gidian’s time, that today we have the privilege to go to God and pray because Jesus had paid for our sins; we are given by God the minds to understand the situation only if we allow God to regenerate our minds; we have a vast information system which can assist us to investigate the various alternatives; we have the brothers and sisters in church with whom we can discuss our situations; finally, we have the Bible and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit who gives us certitude to execute our plan. Here is the easy way to remember how God GUIDE us in situations throughout our lives:

G---go to God to pray

U---understand the situation

I --- investigate the alternatives

D---discuss with brothers and sisters

E---execute the plan with confidence

Date: Monday, 04/25/2011
by Chun-Shi

路 加 福 音 22
40 到 了 那 地 方 , 就 对 他 们 说 : 你 们 要 祷 告 , 免 得 入 了 迷 惑 。
46 就 对 他 们 说 : 你 们 为 甚 麽 睡 觉 呢 ? 起 来 祷 告 , 免 得 入 了 迷 惑 !

Luke 22
40 On reaching the place, he said to them, "Pray that you will not fall into temptation."
46 "Why are you sleeping?" he asked them. "Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation."   
Sharing: "Pray that you will not fall into temptation." Jesus repreated this command two times in this chapter, indicating its urgency. This event is also recorded in books of Matthew and Mark, further indicating its importance. We must pray so that we will not fall into temptation.

Date: Monday, 04/25/2011
by Philip
Psalms 94:22 But the Lord has become my fortress,
and my God the rock in whom I take refuge.

Date: 4/25/2011

 By: Eliza
Psalm 94


11 The LORD knows all human plans;
   he knows that they are futile.

 12 Blessed is the one you discipline, LORD,
   the one you teach from your law;
13 you grant them relief from days of trouble,
   till a pit is dug for the wicked.

18 When I said, “My foot is slipping,”
   your unfailing love, LORD, supported me.
19 When anxiety was great within me,
   your consolation brought me joy.

Sharing: Thank you Lord for knowing me, I am weak and sinful. His unfailing loves cover my transgression. His mighty hands reach out to me when my foot is slipping. In the mist of trail, He renews me with abundant grace and grant me a joy in morning.

Date 4/24/2011
By Wai
Luke 22
31 “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift you as wheat. 32 But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” 
Sharing: Yes, Satan often wants to sift us like wheat. We often attack by his lies and schemes. Remember Our Lord Jesus Christ knows our weakness and he prays for us. He is also walk with us daily. Let us hold on to his hands with our faith- like Hebrews 4 said- "Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess" and "approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need."

Date 4/23/2011
By Ling
Psalm 90
 1 Lord, through all the generations
      you have been our home!
 2 Before the mountains were born,
      before you gave birth to the earth and the world,
      from beginning to end, you are God.
 3 You turn people back to dust, saying,
      “Return to dust, you mortals!”
Sharing: Thank you, Lord, for your mercifulness. We are nothing, but made out of dust and you still sent your beloved Son to die for us on the cross. What kind of salvation this is! It is completely beyond human's imagination.

Date: Saturday, 4/23/2011
by CML

士 師 記 2
 4 耶 和 華 的 使 者 向 以 色 列 眾 人 說 這 話 的 時 候 , 百 姓 就 放 聲 而 哭 。
 5 於 是 給 那 地 方 起 名 叫 波 金 ( 就 是 哭 的 意 思 ) 。 眾 人 在 那 裡 向 耶 和 華 獻 祭 。
Judges 2
4 When the angel of the LORD had spoken these things to all the Israelites, the people wept aloud,
5 and they called that place Bokim. There they offered sacrifices to the LORD.
Bokim means “weepers”. Weeping could mean regret and remorse usually. Because Israelites disobeyed the LORD’s command to drive out the remaining Canaanites and break down their alters, the LORD warned them that He won’t drive the remaining Canaanites out for them and the Canaanites gods would become snares to them. So, the Israelites wept aloud. This reminds me of how important it is to follow God’s command closely and He is a jealousy God.

Date: Saturday, 4/23/2011
by Kristian

Psalm 90:1-2

1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place
throughout all generations.
2 Before the mountains were born
or you brought forth the whole world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

Date: Friday, 4/22/2011
by MC

14 現在你們要敬畏耶和華,誠心實意的事奉他,將你們列祖在大河那邊和在埃及所事奉的 神除掉,去事奉耶和華。
15 若是你們以事奉耶和華為不好,今日就可以選擇所要事奉的:是你們列祖在大河那邊所事奉的 神呢?是你們所住這地的亞摩利人的

Joshua 24
14 “Now fear the LORD and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away
the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in
Egypt, and serve the LORD.
15 But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for
yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your
ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in
whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will
serve the LORD.”

Sharing:  Joshua is a faithful servant of the LORD.  Even though
serving the LORD seems undesirable to many people, we should be like
Joshua, "But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."

Date: 04/22/2011
by Yiheng:

Joshua: 24: 17-18
17 For the Lord our God is the one who rescued us and our ancestors from slavery in the land of Egypt. He performed mighty miracles before our very eyes. As we traveled through the wilderness among our enemies, he preserved us. 18 It was the Lord who drove out the Amorites and the other nations living here in the land. So we, too, will serve the Lord, for he alone is our God.”
Sharing: As TC encouraged us in his sermon, we should not just focus on what we had done to God, instead we shall count the blessings from God and remember what He had done for us.

Date: Thursday, 4/21/2011
by GC

Luke 20
34 Jesus replied, “The people of this age marry and are given in marriage. 35 But those who are considered worthy of taking part in that age and in the resurrection from the dead will neither marry nor be given in marriage, 36 and they can no longer die; for they are like the angels. They are God’s children, since they are children of the resurrection.


Praise the Lord, one day all the people who belong to Him will no longer experience death.  Death has no effect on us.  This is the promise of the Lord.

Date: Thursday, 4/21/2011
by Frank

Luke 21:4
"For they have given a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she has.”

Date: 04/21/2011
by Annie:

詩 篇 89:14-15
14 公 义 和 公 平 是 你 宝 座 的 根 基 ; 慈 爱 和 诚 实 行 在 你 前 面 。
 15 知 道 向 你 欢 呼 的 , 那 民 是 有 福 的 !
Sharing: May we all rejoice in Him everyday.

Date: 04/20/2011
by Jonathan

Joshua 21:
 43 So the LORD gave Israel all the land he had sworn to give their ancestors, and they took possession of it and settled there.
 44 The LORD gave them rest on every side, just as he had sworn to their ancestors. Not one of their enemies withstood them; the    LORD gave all their enemies into their hands.
 45 Not one of all the LORD’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.
Joshua 22
1 Then Joshua summoned the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh
2 and said to them, “You have done all that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded, and you have obeyed me in everything I commanded.
3 For a long time now—to this very day—you have not deserted your fellow Israelites but have carried out the mission the LORD your God gave you.
4 Now that the LORD your God has given them rest as he promised, return to your homes in the land that Moses the servant of the LORD gave you on the other side of the Jordan.
5 But be very careful to keep the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the LORD gave you: to love the LORD your God, to walk in obedience to him, to keep his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul."

Sharing: In Joshua 21:43-45, I see that God gives us an order that comes with His promises, if we follow Him step by step under His wing, He will deliver ALL His promises no matter how impossible the situation maybe for us.   In Joshua 22:1-5, I see man can negotiate with Godly servant and God, and if we obey all God's commands, God will also deliver the negotiated promises.    In summary, if we have faith in our faithful God, and obey and do His commands, He will remove mountains and enemies to keep His promises to us.  God reminds me to fear Him, so I have nothing to fear

Date: Tuesday, 04/19/2011
by Chun-Shi

路加福音 19
30 你們往對面村子裡去.進去的時候、必看見一匹驢駒拴在那裡、是從來沒有人騎過的.可以解開牽來。
31 若有人問為甚麼解牠、你們就說、主要用他。

Luke 19
30 "Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here.
31 If anyone asks you, 'Why are you untying it?' tell him, 'The Lord needs it.'"

Sharing: It felt special to read those verses this week. If one day a message comes to me: "The Lord needs you", I wish I will be as ready as this humble colt.

Date: 04/19/2011
by Margaret

箴 言 13:12-14

 12 所 盼 望 的 遲 延 未 得 , 令 人 心 憂 ; 所 願 意 的 臨 到 , 卻 是 生 命 樹 。
 13 藐 視 訓 言 的 , 自 取 滅 亡 ; 敬 畏 誡 命 的 , 必 得 善 報 。
 14 智 慧 人 的 法 則  是 生 命 的 泉 源 , 可 以 使 人 離 開 死 亡 的 網 羅 。
我們以主耶穌的心為心, 聽神的話, 就必得到神的祝福.  因為神的話語是生命的泉源.

Date: 04/18/2011
by John

路 加 福 音 19
 1 耶 穌 進 了 耶 利 哥 , 正 經 過 的 時 候 ,
 2 有 一 個 人 名 叫 撒 該 , 作 稅 吏 長 , 是 個 財 主 。
 3 他 要 看 看 耶 穌 是 怎 樣 的 人 ; 只 因 人 多 , 他 的 身 量 又 矮 , 所 以 不 得 看 見 ,
 4 就 跑 到 前 頭 , 爬 上 桑 樹 , 要 看 耶 穌 , 因 為 耶 穌 必 從 那 裡 經 過 。
 5 耶 穌 到 了 那 裡 , 抬 頭 一 看 , 對 他 說 : 撒 該 , 快 下 來 ! 今 天 我 必 住 在 你 家 裡 。
 6 他 就 急 忙 下 來 , 歡 歡 喜 喜 的 接 待 耶 穌 。
  我們愛神, 神是會認得我們的. 有錢而沒有主的祝福, 生命是虛空的.

Date: 04/17/2011
by Cathy

Scripture: Luke 18:38-43
Lk 18:38   He called out, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"
Lk 18:39   Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"
Lk 18:40   Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him,
Lk 18:41   "What do you want me to do for you?" "Lord, I want to see," he replied.
Lk 18:42   Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has healed you."
Lk 18:43   Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God.
Sharing: Many things I can learn from this blind man. First, he recognized Jesus as God when he addressed Him “Lord”---he knew whom he worshiped. Second, he was persistent in his request regardless of the public rejection---persistent prayers and not to conform to peer pressure. Third, he was a thankful person---praising God and returned glory to Him.

Date: 04/16/2011
by TC

Ps 85:10 Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other.
Sharing: This short verse reminds of me of the three ingredients of the cross of Christ. They are: The sin of men, the satisfaction of justice, and the love of God. There is only one place where these three elements converge and that is on the cross of Jesus Christ.
基督教的信仰是獨一提供赦免的信仰. 相信輪廻的世界觀 (彿教. 印度教) 是找不到赦免的, 你要不斷地償還. 但基督賜下赦罪之恩, 何等榮耀的事! 衪用赦免的声音呼召我們.

Date: Saturday, 04/16/2011

by kristian

Psalm 85:1-3

1 You, LORD, showed favor to your land;
you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
2 You forgave the iniquity of your people
and covered all their sins.[b]
3 You set aside all your wrath
and turned from your fierce anger.

Date: Friday, 04/15/2011
by KFL

詩 篇 84 5 靠 你 有 力 量 、 心 中 想 往 锡 安 大 道 的 , 这 人 便 为 有 福 !
 6 他 们 经 过 流 泪 谷 , 叫 这 谷 变 为 泉 源 之 地 ; 并 有 秋 雨 之 福 盖 满 了 全 谷 。
 7 他 们 行 走 , 力 上 加 力 , 各 人 到 锡 安 朝 见   神 。

Psalm 84
5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
   whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
6 As they pass through the Valley of Baka,
   they make it a place of springs;
   the autumn rains also cover it with pools.[d]
7 They go from strength to strength,
   till each appears before God in Zion.

Only God can comfort us from our sorrow when we are in the valley of Tear (Baka). I think most of us have these experience. I was very painful when my mom died without me by her side. But God gave me more peace than I would have imagined. May these verse be helpful for those in sorrow now.

Date: Friday, 04/15/2011
by CML

詩 篇 84

 5 靠 你 有 力 量 、 心 中 想 往 錫 安 大 道 的 , 這 人 便 為 有 福 !
 6 他 們 經 過 流 淚 谷 , 叫 這 谷 變 為 泉 源 之 地 ; 並 有 秋 雨 之 福 蓋 滿 了 全 谷 。
 7 他 們 行 走 , 力 上 加 力 , 各 人 到 錫 安 朝 見   神 。

Psalm 84

5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
6 As they pass through the Valley of Baka, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools.
7 They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.


These verses remind me of our pilgrimage will need strength and it may encounter difficulties. And most importantly, God is the source of our strength and blessings. He promised us that we can go from strength to strength in our pilgrimage even through the Valley of Baka.

Date: Friday, 04/15/2011
by Christian

Psalms 84: 10-11
Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless

Date: 04/15/2011
by Eliza

Luke 16 12 As Jesus was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy[a] met him. They stood at a distance 13 and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”
 14 When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed.
 15 One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. 16 He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.
 17 Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? 18 Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”
Sharing: May God open our eyes so that we can see HIS miracles and give us thankful hearts so that we can appreciate HIS gracious love in our lives. Sometime we focus too much on our worldly life and cannot sense GOD’s grace

Date: 04/14/2011
by Wai

Luke 17:7-10
7 “Suppose one of you had a servant plowing or looking after the sheep. Would he say to the servant when he comes in from the field, ‘Come along now and sit down to eat’? 8 Would he not rather say, ‘Prepare my supper, get yourself ready and wait on me while I eat and drink; after that you may eat and drink’? 9 Would he thank the servant because he did what he was told to do? 10 So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.’”
A mentality of a good servant is just to serve and not asking anything in return. We often want something in return when we serve our Lord, either praise or recognition or something good may happen to us. No, this is not the right mentality in serving our God. We have to serve Him with a humble attitude. It is our duty to serve Him because He love us and paid a high price for us, His life.

Date: 04/13/2011
by Ling

约 书 亚 记 7:12-13

7:12 因此、以色列人在仇敌面前站立不住.他们在仇敌面前转背逃跑、是因成了被咒诅的.你们若不把当灭的物、从你们中间除掉、我就不再与你们同在了。
7:13 你起来、叫百姓自洁、对他们说、你们要自洁预备明天.因为耶和华以色列的 神这样说、以色列阿、你们中间有当灭的物.你们若不除掉、在仇敌面前、必站立不住。

12 That is why the Israelites cannot stand against their enemies; they turn their backs and run because they have been made liable to destruction. I will not be with you anymore unless you destroy whatever among you is devoted to destruction.
 13 “Go, consecrate the people. Tell them, ‘Consecrate yourselves in preparation for tomorrow; for this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: There are devoted things among you, Israel. You cannot stand against your enemies until you remove them.

Sometimes we failed, not because God is not Almighty. It is just because we are not consecrated and there are things devoted to destruction among us (in our hearts). We shall  exam ourselves to see if we have removed the devoted things

Date: Wednesday, 04/13/2011
by Michelle

13 一個僕人不能事奉兩個主;不是惡這個愛那個,就是重這個輕那個。你們不能又事奉神,又事奉瑪門。

Luke 16
13 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and
love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the
other. You cannot serve both God and money.”

Sharing: We are God's servants not money's servants. We don't want
money to be our master and control us.

Date:  4/12/2011
by Yiheng

13 Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?”

 14 “Neither,” he replied, “but as commander of the army of the LORD I have now come.” Then Joshua fell facedown to the ground in reverence, and asked him, “What message does my Lord[a] have for his servant?”

Sharing: Do not ask God if He is for you or not. But instead ask ourselves if we are for God or not

Date: Tuesday, 4/12/2011
by George

Luke 15

6 and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’
9 And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’
32 But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”

路加福音 15

Sharing: Our heavenly father wishes that we can truly know Him well.  He wants us to know there are two things can bring Him joy: 1. the lost is found 2. when the lost is found, His children will rejoice with Him and celebrate.

Date: 04/11/2011
by Annie

14:26 人 到 我 这 里 来 , 若 不 爱 我 胜 过 爱 自 己 的 父 母 , 妻 子 , 儿 女 , 弟 兄 , 姐 妹 , 和 自 己 的 性 命 , 就 不 能 作 我 的 门 徒

14:27 凡 不 背 着 自 己 十 字 架 跟 从 我 的 , 也 不 能 作 我 的 门 徒


但只要我们把神放在生活的首位,我们就有力量扛起来,跟随我们的主,坚定地走这十 字 架的道路

Date: Monday, 04/11/2011
by Philip

Proverbs 12:28 In the way of righteousness there is life;
along that path is immortality.

Date: 04/10/2011
by Jonathan

Deuteronomy 34

The Death of Moses
 1 Then Moses climbed Mount Nebo from the plains of Moab to the top of Pisgah, across from Jericho. There the LORD showed him the whole land—from Gilead to Dan, 2 all of Naphtali, the territory of Ephraim and Manasseh, all the land of Judah as far as the Mediterranean Sea, 3 the Negev and the whole region from the Valley of Jericho, the City of Palms, as far as Zoar. 4 Then the LORD said to him, “This is the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob when I said, ‘I will give it to your descendants.’ I have let you see it with your eyes, but you will not cross over into it.”

 5 And Moses the servant of the LORD died there in Moab, as the LORD had said. 6 He buried him[a] in Moab, in the valley opposite Beth Peor, but to this day no one knows where his grave is. 7 Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, yet his eyes were not weak nor his strength gone. 8 The Israelites grieved for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days, until the time of weeping and mourning was over.

 9 Now Joshua son of Nun was filled with the spirit[b] of wisdom because Moses had laid his hands on him. So the Israelites listened to him and did what the LORD had commanded Moses.

 10 Since then, no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face, 11 who did all those signs and wonders the LORD sent him to do in Egypt—to Pharaoh and to all his officials and to his whole land. 12For no one has ever shown the mighty power or performed the awesome deeds that Moses did in the sight of all Israel.

Sharing:  I read these passages with a trembling heart that God did not allow Moses to land on Caanan after 40 years of using his ability to deliver Israel from Egypt, then spent 40 years in the wilderness to attend to his father-in-law's sheep while his self confidence demolished, and spent his last 40 years of his life being used of God to do what he was called to do.   I keep on asking myself why couldn't God forgive Moses and if God couldn't forgive Moses, how can He forgive me and you.......  One reason was Moses misrepresenting God at Meribah (Number 20) as being angry when He was not, and another was that Moses had defaced a beautiful picture of Jesus's redemptive work through the rock which provided water in the wilderness.  My trembling heart was not at ease until I see the following God's grace on Moses:
1. Moses pleaded with God to see Caanan, and God took him to Mount Nebo and to the peak of Pisgah that Moses saw the whole Promised land before he died at Moab.
2. Even Moses knew God wanted him to mentor Joshua to replace him to go to Caanan, God's life in Moses prompted him to do everything he could to love the people, prepare them to go in, and to shepherd Joshua to be a successful leader.
3. At the age of a hundred of twenty, God gave Moses the eye-sight to see, and the strength to climb to the peak of Mount Nebo as if God anticipated Moses's plead
4. God reserved the right to know Him face to face only to Moses, and never again for another human prophet in the Bible, and that's special love that God reserved for Moses
Last but not least, I re-affirm that God is totally fair to give out blessings and curses (punishment) to all of His faithful servants including Moses here.   
May God turn my trembling heart into a God fearful heart.

Date: 04/09/2011
by Margaret

路加福音 13 章
18 耶 穌 說 : 神 的 國 好 像 甚 麼 ? 我 拿 甚 麼 來 比 較 呢 ?

 19 好 像 一 粒 芥 菜 種 , 有 人 拿 去 種 在 園 子 裡 , 長 大 成 樹 , 天 上 的 飛 鳥 宿 在 他 的 枝 上 。

 20 又 說 : 我 拿 甚 麼 來 比 神 的 國 呢 ?

 21 好 比 麵 酵 , 有 婦 人 拿 來 藏 在 三 斗 麵 裡 , 直 等 全 糰 都 發 起 來 。

這些話用芥菜種和麵酵來做比喻.  教導我們用心播種就必有成就, 這就是在基督裡的工作和應許. .

Date: Saturday, 04/09/2011
by Kristian

Deuteronomy 33:3
3 Surely it is you who love the people;
all the holy ones are in your hand.
At your feet they all bow down,
and from you receive instruction,

Date: 04/08/2011
by John


48 當 日 , 耶 和 華 吩 咐 摩 西 說 :

 49 你 上 這 亞 巴 琳 山 中 的 尼 波 山 去 , 在 摩 押 地 與 耶 利 哥 相 對 , 觀 看 我 所 要 賜 給 以 色 列 人 為 業 的 迦 南 地 。

 50 你 必 死 在 你 所 登 的 山 上 , 歸 你 列 祖 ( 原 文 作 本 民 ) 去 , 像 你 哥 哥 亞 倫 死 在 何 珥 山 上 , 歸 他 的 列 祖 一 樣 。

 51 因 為 你 們 在 尋 的 曠 野 , 加 低 斯 的 米 利 巴 水 , 在 以 色 列 人 中 沒 有 尊 我 為 聖 , 得 罪 了 我 。

 52 我 所 賜 給 以 色 列 人 的 地 , 你 可 以 遠 遠 地 觀 看 , 卻 不 得 進 去 。
摩西盼望能進入迦南聖地, 神沒有應允, 神賜給他遠遠的觀看迦南美地的恩典. 摩西順服神的旨意至死. 神的恩典是足夠的, 但神也是公義的.  

Date: Friday, 04/08/2011
by Christian

Proverbs 12:24 Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and become a slave.

Date: Friday, 04/08/2011
by CML

路 加 福 音 12
35 你 們 腰 裡 要 束 上 帶 , 燈 也 要 點 著 ,
36 自 己 好 像 僕 人 等 候 主 人 從 婚 姻 的 筵 席 上 回 來 。 他 來 到 , 叩 門 , 就 立 刻 給 他 開 門 。

Luke 12
35 “Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning,
36 like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him.

Sharing: There are two things stand out to me from these two verses. One is without a doubt the servants know their master shall be returning and they need to be standby; and the other is the servants know they have to be ready anytime (without sleeping) in order to open door for their master. This reminds me again that I have to be alert and of sober mind and strive toward being His faithful steward.

Date: 04/07/2011

Shared by: Cathy

Lk 12:20    "'But God said to him, `You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?

Lk 12:21    "'This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God."

Lk 12:25    Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

Lk 12:26    Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?

Lk 12:34    For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Sharing: God, for our own good, uses these verses to warn us and comfort us in order to change our view of life. In our lives, we just keep on keeping busy without keeping eternity in mind. May God help us all to invest our lives and resources in areas of eternal values.

Date: 04/06/2011

Shared by: TC

Dt 30:15   See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction.

Dt 30:16   For I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.

Dt 30:19  This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live

Sharing: In our lifetimes we make tens of thousands of choices. Most of them are non-consequential. Only few of them can affect the courses of our entire lives and are irreversible.

  • One of the decisions---the decision for Christ---is so pivotal that it determines our eternal destiny; it is a decision one MUST consciously make. No one can ignore it, because indecision itself is a decision and not to decide is to decide not to.
  • Once we have been saved, we have another important choice to make which is described in these three verses. They concern the choice between life and death and the choice between blessings and curses.

I read them with a trembling heart. We must heed these verses as individuals and as the body of Christ. The [House of Christ’s Love] has no exception but to keep the commands, decrees and laws of the Lord in order to live. Otherwise, we shall be spit out from the mouth of the Holy God

Wednesday 04/06/2011
by William

Proverbs 12:20 Deceit fills hearts that are plotting evil;
joy fills hearts that are planning peace!

Date: 04/05/2011

Shared by Eliza

Deuteronomy 28 9 The LORD will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the LORD your God and walk in his ways. 10 Then all the peoples on earth will see that you are called by the name of the LORD, and they will fear you. 11 The LORD will grant you abundant prosperity—in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your ground—in the land he swore to your forefathers to give you.

Proverbs 12:18 reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Sharing: Let us humble ourselves and fear our LORD, to remain in His love and  to obey His commands .May God’s word live in our hearts, may our eyes only look upon Jesus, and our mouths praise Him in every moment. Amen

Date: Tuesday, 04/05/2011
by MC

箴言 12:18
18 說話浮躁的,如刀刺人;智慧人的舌頭卻為醫人的良藥。

Proverbs 12:18
18 The words of the reckless pierce like swords,
  but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Sharing: This reminds me slow to speak, think before I speak.

Date: 4/4/2011

Shared by Wai
 38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said.40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”    41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

In the road of following Christ, we are distracted by many things and sometime even people. We are worries and upset about many things. Let us remember the foremost thing we should care about, which is sitting at our Lord's feet and listening to what he have to say. As our Lord Jesus Christ said it is the one thing that is needed. Others will be settle in place

Date: Monday, 04/04/2011
by GC

Deuteronomy 27
4 And when you have crossed the Jordan, set up these stones on Mount Ebal, as I command you today, and coat them with plaster.
7 Sacrifice fellowship offerings there, eating them and rejoicing in the presence of the LORD your God.
Luke 10
40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
   41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”



God desires us to know how to enter His promise and enjoy His presence.  Often we worry about the needs of ministries, all sorts of short comings and our own futures and neglect the fact that we may have already crossed the Jordan River, have entered the land of His promise.  The Lord is already in the midst of us.  Let us truly know how to enjoy Him, rejoice before Him with peace.

Date; Monday, 04/04/2011
by Philip

Luke 11:9-10 “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Date:  4/3/2011
By Ling
Luke 9:17-20
17 When the seventy-two disciples returned, they joyfully reported to him, “Lord, even the demons obey us when we use your name!” 18" Yes,” he told them, “I saw Satan fall from heaven like lightning! 19Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you. 20But don’t rejoice because evil spirits obey you; rejoice because your names are registered in heaven.”
Sharing: Praise the Lord. His name carries power. Very often, we ask for the power, talent, blessing from God, which is perfectly fine. But as Jesus remind us the thing that we shall cherish most is our status (as the children of God) in His kingdom and our relationship with Him.

Date: Saturday, 04/02/2011
by Kristian

Psalm 74:13,15-17
13 It was you who split open the sea by your power;
you broke the heads of the monster in the waters.
15 It was you who opened up springs and streams;
you dried up the ever-flowing rivers.
16 The day is yours, and yours also the night;
you established the sun and moon.
17 It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth;
you made both summer and winter.

Date: 4/2/2011
By Yiheng
Luke: 8 “If you enter a town and it welcomes you, eat whatever is set before you. 9 Heal the sick, and tell them, ‘The Kingdom of God is near you now.’ 10 But if a town refuses to welcome you, go out into its streets and say, 11 ‘We wipe even the dust of your town from our feet to show that we have abandoned you to your fate. And know this—the Kingdom of God is near!’ 12 I assure you, even wicked Sodom will be better off than such a town on judgment day.
Sharing, These verses remind us that we shall treat God's servants with respect and even a sense of fear, because they are selected and dispatched by God. Even though how to treat God's servants (e.g. Pastor in a church) does not sound like a topic of much spiritual importance, it could lead to (contribute to) serious consequence as we had all experienced in the past. May we not repeat the same mistake in the future.

Date: Saturday, 04/02/2011
by CSC

路 加 福 音 10
2 就 对 他 们 说 : 要 收 的 庄 稼 多 , 作 工 的 人 少 。 所 以 , 你 们 当 求 庄 稼 的 主 打 发 工 人 出 去 收 他 的 庄 稼 。
3 你 们 去 罢 ! 我 差 你 们 出 去 , 如 同 羊 羔 进 入 狼 群 。

Luke 10
2 He told them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.   
3 Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.

Sharing: To be like "lambs among wolves" is scary. However, in Matthew 10:16, After saying: "I am sending you out like sheep among wolves," the Lord provides a strategy: "Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves." May the Lord speak through us when we are out in the field.

Date: Friday, 04/01/2011
by Christian

Psalms 73:1 Truly God is good to Israel, to those whose hearts are pure

Date: 04/01/2011
by Annie

73:1    ( 亚 萨 的 诗 。 ) 神 实 在 恩 待 以 色 列 那 些 清 心 的 人 。
73:2    至 于 我 , 我 的 脚 几 乎 失 闪 。 我 的 脚 险 些 滑 跌 。
73:3    我 见 恶 人 和 狂 傲 人 享 平 安 , 就 心 怀 不 平 。
73:4    他 们 死 的 时 候 , 没 有 疼 痛 。 他 们 的 力 气 , 却 也 壮 实 。
73:5    他 们 不 像 别 人 受 苦 , 也 不 像 别 人 遭 灾 。
73:6    所 以 骄 傲 如 链 子 戴 在 他 们 的 项 上 。 强 暴 像 衣 裳 遮 住 他 们 的 身 体 。
73:7    他 们 的 眼 睛 , 因 体 胖 而 凸 出 。 他 们 所 得 的 , 过 于 心 里 所 想 的 。
73:8    他 们 讥 笑 人 , 凭 恶 意 说 欺 压 人 的 话 。 他 们 说 话 自 高 。
73:9    他 们 的 口 亵 渎 上 天 , 他 们 的 舌 毁 谤 全 地 。
73:10    所 以 神 的 民 归 到 这 里 , 喝 尽 了 满 杯 的 苦 水 。
73:11    他 们 说 , 神 怎 能 晓 得 ? 至 高 者 岂 有 知 识 呢 ?
73:12    看 哪 , 这 就 是 恶 人 。 他 们 既 是 常 享 安 逸 , 财 宝 便 加 增 。
73:13    我 实 在 徒 然 洁 净 了 我 的 心 , 徒 然 洗 手 表 明 无 辜 。
73:14    因 为 我 终 日 遭 灾 难 , 每 早 晨 受 惩 治 。
73:15    我 若 说 , 我 要 这 样 讲 , 这 就 是 以 奸 诈 待 你 的 众 子 。
73:16    我 思 索 怎 能 明 白 这 事 , 眼 看 实 系 为 难 。
73:17    等 我 进 了 神 的 圣 所 , 思 想 他 们 的 结 局 。
73:18    你 实 在 把 他 们 安 在 滑 地 , 使 他 们 掉 在 沉 沦 之 中 。
73:19    他 们 转 眼 之 间 , 成 了 何 等 的 荒 凉 。 他 们 被 惊 恐 灭 尽 了 。
73:20    人 睡 醒 了 怎 样 看 梦 , 主 阿 , 你 醒 了 , 也 必 照 样 轻 看 他 们 的 影 像 。
73:21    因 而 我 心 里 发 酸 , 肺 腑 被 刺 。
73:22    我 这 样 愚 昧 无 知 , 在 你 面 前 如 畜 类 一 般 。
73:23    然 而 我 常 与 你 同 在 。 你 搀 着 我 的 右 手 。
73:24    你 要 以 你 的 训 言 引 导 我 , 以 后 必 接 我 到 荣 耀 里 。
73:25    除 你 以 外 , 在 天 上 我 有 谁 呢 ? 除 你 以 外 , 在 地 上 我 也 没 有 所 爱 慕 的 。
73:26    我 的 肉 体 , 和 我 的 心 肠 衰 残 。 但 神 是 我 心 里 的 力 量 , 又 是 我 的 福 分 , 直 到 永 远 。
73:27    远 离 你 的 , 必 要 死 亡 。 凡 离 弃 你 行 邪 淫 的 , 你 都 灭 绝 了 。
73:28    但 我 亲 近 神 是 与 我 有 益 。 我 以 主 耶 和 华 为 我 的 避 难 所 , 好 叫 我 述 说 你 一 切 的 作 为 。


诗篇这里提醒我们一切皆从神尔来。神的智慧远远超越我们有限的智慧,我们只有完全把自己放在神的手里,完全信靠祂,才能体会与祂同在的平静与安稳 。神不仅只是我们的避难所,更是我们永远的居所。

Psalms 94:22 But the Lord has become my fortress,
and my God the rock in whom I take refuge.