Sharing by Annie
August 31, 2011
約 伯 記 37
23 論 到 全 能 者 , 我 們 不 能 測 度 ; 他 大 有 能 力 , 有 公 平 和 大 義 , 必 不 苦 待 人 。
24 所 以 , 人 敬 畏 他 ; 凡 自 以 為 心 中 有 智 慧 的 人 , 他 都 不 顧 念 。
分享: 这段圣经提醒我们, 凡是自作聪明, 自以为是的人, 神必不看顾. 但愿我们能再次审查自已心中的骄傲, 愿意闸谦卑的心来领会神的话语, 并且在日常生活里活出神的生命来

Date: Wednesday, 08/31/2011
by Chunming
4 (2 Corinthians 4)
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
5 (2 Corinthians 5)
For we live by faith, not by sight. 
To live by faith not by sight is a life-long lesson that we need to learn.  This is because what is seen is temporary instead of eternal, per Apostle Paul. I always think I can only take one day at a time, which is our Lord measured for me. The only thing that I need to worry is “Am I heading toward our Lord's path or toward a path of this world?”

Sharing by Jonathan
August 30, 2011
Sharing:  These are the Words that God has given me today, and may these be helpful to you too.  
God is greater than what we can understand (Job 36:26) >> He blesses those that listen and obey, and He hides His face from those that don't.....
For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen 
in the face of Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 4:6) >> God is light, and satan is darkness.......
They did not conquer the land with their swords, it was not their own strong arm that gave them victory.  It was God's right hand and strong arm, 
and His blinding light from His face that helped them, for He loved them (Psalm 44:3) >> Without God's willing help, we will face defeat after defeat 
and even our hard fought victories are non-consequential ......
The Lord preserves those with knowledge, but he ruins the plans of the treacherous (Proverb 22:12) >> Without knowledge about God, we can't fantom
His love and judgement, ever.
May the Words from God light up our daily life abundantly

Date: 8/29/2011
Shared by Fenlan

Psalm 43:3-4

3 Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell. 4 Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my joy and my delight. I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God.

詩 篇 43:3-4

3 求 你 發 出 你 的 亮 光 和 真 實 , 好 引 導 我 , 帶 我 到 你 的 聖 山 , 到 你 的 居 所 !
 4 我 就 走 到   神 的 祭 壇 , 到 我 最 喜 樂 的 神 那 裡 。 神 啊 , 我 的   神 , 我 要 彈 琴 稱 讚 你 !
Sharing: When the psalmist was oppressed by the enemy, he did not just ask God to rescue him from those who were deceitful and wicked, he also asked God to lead him to His holy mountain and the place where God dwells so that he could go to the altar of God to praise Him. The psalmist's prayer did not end at asking for rescue and help while in time of trouble but at wanting to worship God, for HE is his joy and his delight. May God send His light and His faithful care to lead us and help us to build up our faith so that we are able to worship and glorify Him in all circumstances


Shared by J Yang










 28 便

今天, 艾琳風狂掃紐約大家都在家裡等待風雨過去.  我們窺見神的大能.   祂為風定輕重, 為雨露定命令, 但我們一輩子只能看到祂的智慧的冰山一角神的智慧浩瀚無邊, 我們無法從書本上得到, 沒法用錢買得到, 我們心裡也無法揣摩到.   這裡說的好: (神的智慧) 是向一切有生命的眼目隱藏.    敬畏主就是智慧 , 我們常聽到這句經文, 讓我們的生命也充滿了這智慧


Shared by George

2 Corinthians 1:20 For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us.

Date: August 26, 2011

Shared by: TC Lo


Job 21:14         他們對 神說:離開我們吧!我們不願曉得你的道。 

Job 22:17         他們向 神說:離開我們吧!又說:全能者能把我們怎麼樣呢?



拒絕相信上帝存在的人有八大理由”. 其中之一是: 為何良善的上帝把人送往地獄去使他們永遠受折磨?


這個問題假定上帝強迫人入地獄. 但事實非如此. 神願人人得救 (2 Peter 3:9). 那些不得救的人是他們不願蒙拯救. 耶穌說, “耶路撒冷啊,耶路撒冷啊!你常殺害先知,又用石頭打死那奉差遣到你這裡來的人。我多次願意聚集你的兒女,好像母雞把小雞聚集在翅膀底下,只是你們不願意。(23:37).


魯益師 (C.S. Lewis) 如此表述, “地獄的門是從裏面鎖的.” 所有入去的人都是他們自願的. 魯益師補充道, “最終只有两類人: 第一類是那些向神說, [願祢的旨意成全,] 和第二類是神對他們說, [願你們的旨意成全.] 凡在地獄的, 都是自己的選擇.” 魯益師相信, “如果沒有自我選擇 (self-choice), 地獄是不會存在的. 沒有一個認真渴望, 恒切追求喜樂的人會錯過他所希望得著的. 因為尋找的必尋着, 叩門的必為他開門.”

再者, 那些不適合天堂的人, 天堂對他們來說便是地獄. 因為天堂是一個不斷美和敬拜神的地方 (4-5). 但對那些連一個禮拜一小時的聚會都受不了的人, 你要強迫他在天堂上永遠敬拜, 簡直比地獄更惨!  



  • 我願意付上任何代價如果我真能誠實地說, [所有人都得救,] 但我的理性會馬上反駁, [照他們的意願, 還是不照他們的意願?]
  • 如果我說 [不照他們的意願,] 我馬上察覺到矛盾; 一個至高的自願把自己屈服的行為 (supreme voluntary act of self-surrender) 怎能是非自願的呢
  • 如果我說 [照他們的意願,] 我的理性會馬上回答 [但他的意願豈是不要進天堂嗎?] 
  • 神是公義的, 衪必懲罰罪惡 (Habakkuk 1:13; 20:11-15). 但衪也是愛 (I John 4:16), 但衪的愛不能強迫別人愛衪. 愛不能強制地施行, 只能用說服的方法去吸引人. 強迫的愛是一個矛盾的名詞.

因此, 神的愛要求地獄的存在好讓那些不願愛神的人能够與神一刀兩斷, 神就尊重他們的意願, 可對他們說, [願你們的旨意成全吧!]


地獄是個永遠痛苦的地方. 如果地獄不會有痛苦就不叫地獄了. 地獄當然是痛苦的地方, 聖經告訴我們, 在那里要咬牙切齒. 我們是可以選擇不進去的

Date: Aug 25, 2011
By ELiza
1 Corinthians 16   13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. 14 Do everything in love

By Wai

Psalm 39 1-5; 7
1 I said, “I will watch my ways and keep my tongue from sin; I will put a muzzle on my mouth as long as the wicked are in my presence.”
2 But when I was silent and still,  not even saying anything good, my anguish increased.
3 My heart grew hot within me,  and as I meditated, the fire burned;  then I spoke with my tongue: 
4 “Show me, O LORD, my life’s end and the number of my days;  let me know how fleeting is my life.
5 You have made my days a mere handbreadth;  the span of my years is as nothing before you.  Each man’s life is but a breath.

 7 “But now, Lord, what do I look for?  My hope is in you.

David wrote this psalm and he tried very hard to keep his mouth shut in the mid of conflict.  Even though he can but he could not quiet his heart. Out of his anguish,  he only asked God to show how feeble his life was and remind us that our lives are just a breath.
Life is short. Let us turn our eyes to God. Let us not being pull down by the frustration and all the negativity surround us. Let focus on God and give our lives for Him and his kingdom only because just like King David said: "My hope is in you." 
There will be light at the end of the tunnel

Shared by Chunming
14 便  
1 Corinthians 15
14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. 15 More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised.
Apostle Paul once again reminded us that Christ’s resurrection is the central theme of our belief. Without the resurrection of Christ, our faith is useless and we would bear false witness about God. What a powerful reminder

By Ling Yin
Job: 8:20-9:4

約 伯 記 8

1: 书 亚 人 比 勒 达 回 答 说:
20 神 必 不 丢 弃 完 全 人 , 也 不 扶 助 邪 恶 人 。 21 他 还 要 以 喜 笑 充 满 你 的 口 , 以 欢 呼 充 满 你 的 嘴 。
 22 恨 恶 你 的 要 披 戴 惭 愧 ; 恶 人 的 帐 棚 必 归 於 无 有 。

約 伯 記 9

 1 约 伯 回 答 说 :
 2 我 真 知 道 是 这 样 ; 但 人 在   神 面 前 怎 能 成 为 义 呢 ?
 3 若 愿 意 与 他 争 辩 , 千 中 之 一 也 不 能 回 答 。
 4 他 心 里 有 智 慧 , 且 大 有 能 力 。 谁 向   神 刚 硬 而 得 亨 通 呢 ?

Sharing: 正如约伯所说的,若不是神的恩典,人在神面前无法站立得住. 在患难之中我们所应该做的就是继续地抓住神. 神会赐下他的平安和安慰

By Yiheng

歌 林 多 前 書 14

26 弟 兄 们 , 这 却 怎 麽 样 呢 ? 你 们 聚 会 的 时 候 , 各 人 或 有 诗 歌 , 或 有 教 训 , 或 有 启 示 , 或 有 方 言 , 或 有 翻出 来 的 话 , 凡 事 都 当 造 就 人 。
sharing: 有些时候,有些事我们不知该不该做, 也不知如何做, 有些话不知当不当说, 也不知道怎么样说. 这个时候, 我们就要想想我们做的事,说的话是否能够荣神益人. 我想当我们明白了这一点后,我们就有了真正的行事准则

Date 8/21/2011
By Zhongshi

Psalms 8:1-9

 1: 耶和华我们的主啊, 你的名在全地何其美! 你将你的荣耀章显于天.
 2: 你因敌人的缘故, 从婴孩和吃奶的口中建立了能力, 使仇敌和报仇的闭口无言.
 3: 我观看你指头所造的天, 并你所陈设的月亮星宿.
 4: 便说, 人算什么,你竟顾念他? 世人算什么, 你竟眷顾他?
 5: 你叫他比天使微小一点. 并赐他荣耀尊贵为冠冕.
 6, 7,8: 你派他管理你手所造的,使万物.就是一切的羊牛.田野的兽. 空中的鸟, 海里的鱼. 凡经过海道的, 都服在他的脚下.
 9: 耶和华我们的主啊. 你的名在全地何其美.
Psalms 8:1-9.
 1: O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory about the heavens,
 2: Out of the mouths of babes and intants you have founded a bulwark because of your foes, to silence the enemy and the avenger
 3: When i look at your heavens the work of your fingers. the moon and the starts that you have established;
 4: what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them?
 5: Yet you have made them a little lower than God, and crowned them with glory and honor.
 6: You have given them dominion over the works of you hands; you have put all things under their feeet.
 7: all sheep and oxen, and also the beats of the field,
 8: The birds of the air and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
 9: O Lord our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!


By Fenlan.

Job 2:3 Then the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil. And he still maintains his integrity, though you incited me against him to ruin him without any reason.” 

2:9-10 His wife said to him, “Are you still maintaining your integrity? Curse God and die!”  He replied, “You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?” In all this, Job did not sin in what he said.  

約 伯 記 2:3 耶 和 華 問 撒 但 說 : 你 曾 用 心 察 看 我 的 僕 人 約 伯 沒 有 ? 地 上 再 沒 有 人 像 他 完 全 正 直 , 敬 畏   神 , 遠 離 惡 事 。 你 雖 激 動 我 攻 擊 他 , 無 故 地 毀 滅 他 , 他 仍 然 持 守 他 的 純 正 。

2:9-10 他 的 妻 子 對 他 說 : 你 仍 然 持 守 你 的 純 正 麼 ? 你 棄 掉   神 , 死 了 罷 !約 伯 卻 對 他 說 : 你 說 話 像 愚 頑 的 婦 一 樣 。 噯 ! 難 道 我 們 從   神 手 裡 得 福 , 不 也 受 禍 麼 ? 在 這 一 切 的 事 上 約 伯 並 不 以 口 犯 罪 。

Sharing: If someone lost all his possessions, it could be a great distress to him. Then what a big trauma it would be if someone lost all his love ones? It is so easy for someone who's in such situation to complain or speak with negative or curse words. Yet, Job did not sin in what he said when Satan incited God against him to ruin him without any reason. What a person who feared God that Job was! May we all learn from Job that we fear God no matter we accept good from God, or in time of trouble. We'll be sure to experience "But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love," (Ps.33:18)

August 20, 2011


Sharing by Jonathan
Esther 9

 20 Mordecai recorded these events and sent letters to the Jews near and far, throughout all the provinces of King Xerxes, 21 calling on them to celebrate an annual festival on these two days.[i] 22 He told them to celebrate these days with feasting and gladness and by giving gifts of food to each other and presents to the poor. This would commemorate a time when the Jews gained relief from their enemies, when their sorrow was turned into gladness and their mourning into joy.
1 Corinthian 13
 13 Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.
   4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
1 Corinthian 12
27 All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it. 28 Here are some of the parts God has appointed for the church:

   first are apostles,
   second are prophets,
   third are teachers,
   then those who do miracles,
   those who have the gift of healing,
   those who can help others,
   those who have the gift of leadership,
   those who speak in unknown languages.
Psalm 37

 3 Trust in the Lord and do good.
      Then you will live safely in the land and prosper.
 4 Take delight in the Lord,
      and he will give you your heart’s desires.
 5 Commit everything you do to the Lord.
      Trust him, and he will help you.
 6 He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn,
      and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.. 
Sharing:  This morning, God led me to these passages.  I didn't know why at first, but now I know.  God's love to the Jewish people was demonstrated in Esther and Mordecai (Esther 9:22-23), and I was so touched today to find out in my old schoolmate's wife funeral that she was saved on July 31,2011.  God testifies to me that God's love will last forever (1 Corinthian 13:13).  During my drive to NJ, I sang the song from 1 Corinthian 13:4-7 "Love is patience and kind....." all the way there, now I know God is explaining to me what love really means.  At night, we met Pastor Huang and Pastor's wife talking about her mother passing to be with the Lord in July this year was another testimony to me that "All of us together are Christ's body, and each of us is a part of it" (1 Corinthian 12:27), and God's love is the most important glue that links us all together from birth to death, and from now to eternality.    With such Almighty love, Psalm 37 points out to me that I have to, and I can commit everything I do to the Lord.  Trust Him, He will help us, and will make our innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of our cause will shine like the noonday sun (Psalm 37:3-6).  I praise God and my Lord Jesus Christ for such an eventful and abundant day

By George

1 Corinthians 12
7 But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills.


Every one of God's people was given different spiritual gifts according to the Holy Spirit's perfect wisdom for the good of the body.  We will disappoint the work of the Holy Spirit if we ignore, neglect, and fail to rely on each other's gifts, in turn the body will suffer.  We each must take a proactive role to discover, value and exercise one another's gifts to bring good to the body and bring glory to God

shared by J yang

歌 林 多 前 書 11:17-34

23 我 當 日 傳 給 你 們 的 , 原 是 從 主 領 受 的 , 就 是 主 耶 穌 被 賣 的 那 一 夜 , 拿 起 餅 來 .........


我要感謝保羅給我們的教導. 我是常見忘的人.   我如不記念主耶穌的受難, 他的愛,他為我們贖罪, 那我就有禍了.  我們要每日感謝神, 經歷神, 在聖餐時更要記念這一切恩典是多麼的可貴

Date: August 16, 2011

Shared by: TC Lo


Ps 34:15  The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry;

Ps 34:18  The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Ps 34:19  A righteous man may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all;


Devotional Sharing:

These three verses (also verses 7 and 8 altogether) carry two important points:

  • Even a righteous man encounters troubles (v.19) in his life. Our Lord is a supreme example when we realize that there was a sinless man who died for the sinners and endured afflictions.
  • Psalm 34 contains an overarching message: In our times of tribulation, our God will never forsake us but walk closely with us.


Peter Kreeft, the author of Making Sense Out of Suffering, gave the following illustration:

Let’s say Romeo and Juliet have a much deeper and more mature love than in Shakespeare’s play. Let’s say that what Romeo wants most in all the world is Juliet. And let’s say that he has lost all friends and possessions, and he’s bleeding and he thinks Juliet is dead.

Then he sees Juliet rise up and say, ‘Romeo, where are you? I’m not dead; are you?’ Is Romeo completely happy? Yes. Completely happy? Yes. Does he mind at all that he’s bleeding and tattered and poor? Not at all!! He would much rather be in love in the South Bronx then divorced in Honolulu.  


Lovers don’t want explanations, but presence. If we really love our Lord Jesus, in the midst of suffering, we won’t ask ‘Why?’ but are satisfied with His presence.


Thought Provoking Sharing:

詩篇34篇的標題是: 大衛在亞比米勒面前裝瘋,被他趕出去,就作這詩。 

裝瘋事件大概是指 (1 Samuel 21:12-13) 的記載: 


1Sa 21:12         大衛將這話放在心裡,甚懼怕迦特王亞吉 (Achish king of Gath). 

1Sa 21:13         就在眾人面前改變了尋常的舉動,在他們手下假裝瘋癲,在城門的門扇上胡寫亂畫,使唾沫流在鬍子上。 


究竟是亞比米勒 (Abimelech) 還是亞吉 (Achish)? 文士抄錯? 同一人但有二名? 一個是名, 一個是王朝名號 
By: Eliza
1 Corinthians 9: 
 13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. 
Sharing: Trust in Him, no matter how long we have to wait. GOD is good, All the time
By Chunming

1 Corinthians 10

11 These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the culmination of the ages has come.
12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!
These two verses remind me again of “standing firm” is not something what I think – it needs to carry out with carefulness and determination because there have been many failed examples historically.
Date 8/14
By Wai
Nehemiah 8:1-3
1 On the twenty-fourth day of the same month, the Israelites gathered together, fasting and wearing sackcloth and having dust on their heads. 2 Those of Israelite descent had separated themselves from all foreigners. They stood in their places and confessed their sins and the wickedness of their fathers. 3 They stood where they were and read from the Book of the Law of the LORD their God for a quarter of the day, and spent another quarter in confession and in worshiping the LORD their God.
This was happened about three weeks after the Israelite hear the reading from Ezra. This we learn - God's word drove them to separate themselves, confessed their sins and worshiping God. More then 2000 years later, God's word can still do the same things. Let us continue to read his words daily and consistently and it will do its job in our hearts.  His words will never return empty

Date: 8/13
Sharing by Ling
1 Corinthians 8
1 论 到 祭 偶 像 之 物 , 我 们 晓 得 我 们 都 有 知 识 。 但 知 识 是 叫 人 自 高 自 大 , 惟 有 爱 心 能 造 就 人 。 2 若 有 人 以 为 自 己 知 道 甚 麽 , 按 他 所 当 知 道 的 , 他 仍 是 不 知 道 。
 3 若 有 人 爱 神 , 这 人 乃 是 神 所 知 道 的 。

这段经文告诉我们对神的爱要远远地超过那常常让我们自 高 自 大的知识. 我们一切的知识都不过是世上的小学. 唯有耶和华才是智慧的源头.




By Fenlan

Psalm 33:

9 For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.


詩 篇 33:9 因 為 他 說 有 , 就 有 , 命 立 , 就 立 。

Sharing: This verse manifests the mighty power of God's word. Do we want to be covered/protected by this power? Let's have a heart of longing for God's word and let His word dwells in our hearts

Date 8/12
By Yiheng

尼 希 米 記 4-5:13 (too long to quote)

在第二章中曾经提到"但神使我心里要为耶路撒冷做什么事". 由此可见重建城墙是神的旨意,是神所应许的.但是从第四,
第 五章中我们不难看到他们在重建城墙中所遇到的重重困难. 在我们的生命当中, 我们可能会有这样的经历. 当我们顺服神的带领, 走在神为我们预备的道路上时, 我们发现.这路似乎并不平坦. 最终我们才慢慢地明白,神所要的是我们对他的完全的顺服和倚靠, 要我们真真切切地来经历他. 我们的心要与主连结, 而不是随着周围环境的变化而上下起伏.


By Michelle

詩 篇 32
8 我 要 教 導 你 , 指 示 你 當 行 的 路 ; 我 要 定 睛 在 你 身 上 勸 戒 你 。

Psalm 32
8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.

Sharing: When my children did something wrong, their father looked at them and they knew they were wrong.  This is because they have close relationship.  I pray that our Lord will counsel me with this loving eye on me so that I know what is right that I should do and what is wrong that I should not do
By George
4我聽見這話,就坐下哭泣,悲哀幾日,在天上的 神面前禁食祈禱,說:

Nehemiah 1
 1 The words of Nehemiah son of Hacaliah:
   In the month of Kislev in the twentieth year, while I was in the citadel of Susa,
 3 They said to me, “Those who survived the exile and are back in the province are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire.”
 4 When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven.
Nehemiah 2
 1 In the month of Nisan in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was brought for him, I took the wine and gave it to the king. I had not been sad in his presence before

There are 5 months between the month of Kislev and the month of Nisan.  Nehemiah mourned and prayed for God's house and he waited patiently.  God rewarded his patience and made him the leader for the restoration of the city of Jerusalem.  May we pray like Nehemiah for the restoration of God's house

August 11, 2011
Shared by Annie

詩 篇 31:19-24
 19 敬 畏 你 、 投 靠 你 的 人 , 你 为 他 们 所 积 存 的 , 在 世 人 面 前 所 施 行 的 恩 惠 是 何 等 大 呢 !
 22 至 於 我 , 我 曾 急 促 地 说 : 我 从 你 眼 前 被 隔 绝 。 然 而 , 我 呼 求 你 的 时 候 , 你 仍 听 我 恳 求 的 声 音 。
 23 耶 和 华 的 圣 民 哪 , 你 们 都 要 爱 他 ! 耶 和 华 保 护 诚 实 人 , 足 足 报 应 行 事 骄 傲 的 人 。
 24 凡 仰 望 耶 和 华 的 人 , 你 们 都 要 壮 胆 , 坚 固 你 们 的 心 !
Sharing:  我要敬畏我的主, 我要投靠我的神.  我要做诚实人, 不要做行事骄傲的人.  我仰望您, 我恳求您, 壮我们的胆, 坚固我们的心, 使我们更爱您, 也更爰人
August 10, 2011
Sharing by Jonathan
Psalm 31
 14 But I am trusting you, O Lord,
      saying, “You are my God!”
 15 My future is in your hands.
      Rescue me from those who hunt me down relentlessly.
 16 Let your favor shine on your servant.
      In your unfailing love, rescue me.
 17 Don’t let me be disgraced, O Lord,
      for I call out to you for help.
1 Corinthians 6
18 Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body. 19 Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, 20 for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.
If your life is like mine that there seem always someone hunting you down relentlessly, you must have been seeking the desperately needed rescue from someone more powerful than you, and if that rescue does not come in time, you may worry to death that you will be forever disgraced by your wicked enemies.  What can you do?  In Psalm 31, David told us instead of trusting ourselves we should trust in our Lord,  and instead of trying to control everything we should put our future in His hands.  Moreover, instead of trying to be the shining master we should let God's favor shine on us as servant.  If God is our master, He will not let our own inequity and enemies disgrace us, not just for once or twice but for forever because His love is unfailing.  Just follow Him in good time, and call out to Him for help in bad time.  Our God is always there for us if we don't turn our back against Him, or indulge ourselves in sins especially sexual sin
shared by J Yang

歌林多前書  4

1.    人應當以我們為基督的執事,為 神奧秘事的管家.

2.    所求於管家的,是要他有忠心.

3.    我被你們論斷,或被別人論斷,我都以為極小的事,連我自己也不論斷自己.

4.    我雖不覺得自己有錯,卻也不能因此得以稱義.但判斷我的乃是主.

我們常太在意別人的論斷,常常為這些事困擾. 基本上沒有益處. 這些經文教導我們主的工人不應在意別人的高舉或貶抑,也教導我們也不自己論斷自己的工作表現,因為用屬人的智慧, 即使是出之好意,但總會有誤差.   我們要單單仰望主我們在教會的生活,  只求對神忠心.


By Chunming

6 (Ezra 6)


22 使 使 殿  
For seven days they celebrated with joy the Festival of Unleavened Bread, because the LORD had filled them with joy by changing the attitude of the king of Assyria so that he assisted them in the work on the house of God, the God of Israel.
To fulfill His word through prophet Jeremiah (2 Chronicles 36:21), God changed the attitude of the king of Assyria to assist in building God’s house and He filled Israelites with joy. God is sovereign and faithful! This lets me think of the verse from Proverbs 21:1 In the LORD’s hand the king’s heart is a stream of water that he channels toward all who please him. 王的心在耶和華手中,好像隴溝的水,隨意流轉 
Therefore, let’s pray for the leaders of this country, may God change their attitudes toward God

Date: August 7, 2011

Shared by: CL


1Co 3:11  For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.

1Co 3:12  If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw,

1Co 3:13  his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man's work.

1Co 3:14  If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward.

1Co 3:15  If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames.


Sharing: God’s law is firm. I thank God that He reminds us not to build our lives on wood, hay or straw, but on gold, silver, and costly stones which can withstand the test of fire; i.e., the final judgment
Date: August 6, 2011 
Shared by: TC Lo   
Pr 20:24   人的腳步為耶和華所定,人豈能明白自己的路呢?


全本聖經有两個平衡的真理, 就是 神的全權 人的責任”. 全權的神定下我們的腳步, 但這不代表我們不需向自己的決定負責. 人用自己的自由意志為所欲為, 但也不代表我們可以破壞全權的神的命定. 這不是 contradiction (互相抵觸), 而是 paradox (似非而是). 人類的歷史, 似乎是罪人自由意志所决定的行動的總和, 但在全權的神那看不見的手中, 歷史卻一步一步地向着啟示錄的方向被引導而邁進末日. 為甚麽人不知道神的旨意正在神的計劃中被成全呢? 因為人不明白神的. 為甚麽人不明白神的路? 因為人不願接受神的啟示. 聖經的神是隱藏的神 (29:29), 所以我們要專重神的私隱權 (privacy). 但另一方面, 我們要遵行祂明顯地對我們說的教導, 如此, 我們便蒙福了


By Fenlan

Psalm 27:14 Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.

詩 篇 27:14 要 等 候 耶 和 華 ! 當 壯 膽 , 堅 固 你 的 心 ! 我 再 說 , 要 等 候 耶 和 華 !

Sharing: 等候神并不是一件容易的事,
我们自己的计画和经验都可能影响我们等候的心态。我们所不愿看到发生的事或是意外的事更可能挫败我们等候的心志。所以诗篇提醒我们 "當壯膽,堅固你的心!"
Date August 5
Sharing by Eliza
1  3  4  5

1 Corinthians 2  3 I came to you in weakness and fear, and with much trembling. 4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, 5 so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power.


27   13  14
Psalm 27  13 I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. 14 Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.

Sharing: 人,所能得的果子, 全是神的恩典和燐憫. 神用軟弱的人張顯衪大能, 若不是神施恩惠,在我生命裡. 一切都像盡是枉焉.


Date: 8/4
Sharing by Wai
Psalm 27: 3-5
3 Though an army besiege me,  my heart will not fear; though war break out against me,  even then will I be confident.
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.
5 For in the day of trouble  he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle
   and set me high upon a rock.
Very often we cannot control the situations around us. So is the situation with David. But he knew who is in control.
It is God. David put his fear and confident into the hands of God. He seek His dwelling place, not his own hiding place.
He gazed upon the beauty of the Lord, not his problems before him
David knew that he is in good hands, the hands of God.
Let us learn from David, to stay close to God and focus upon Him only.


By George

Romans 16:17 I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them.

Data: 8/3

By Ling Yin

歷 代 志 下 34

31 王 站 在 他 的 地 位 上 , 在 耶 和 华 面 前 立 约 , 要 尽 心 尽 性 地 顺 从 耶 和 华 , 遵 守 他 的 诫 命 、 法 度 、 律 例 , 成 就 这 书 上 所 记 的 约 言 ;

Sharing by Ling: 以色列的历史告诉我们当王顺服神时,以色列国和民就兴盛, 反之则衰败受列国的攻击. 我们每一个基督徒的家庭就象一个小小的以色列国. 当做头的和神的关系对时, 家庭就会是一个和睦, 兴旺的家庭.
Date: 8/2
Sharing by Yiheng
32:8与他们同在的是肉臂、与我们同在的是耶和华我们的 神、他必帮助我们、为我们争战.百姓就靠犹大王希西家的话、安然无惧了

诗篇25: 16-20

sharing: 希西家和他的臣民之所以可以在亚述王西拿基立的大军下站立的住,不是因为他们自己有多么强大的实力或高超的计谋.完全是因为他们所依靠的神.从这里提到的虔诚的事,我们可以了解希西家是一个敬畏神的王.他清楚的知道只有神可以拯救他们. 他先前所做的这些虔诚的事预先就决定了他们是接下来这场战争的胜利者.诗篇25: 16-20的这几节经文可以说正是他在困境中对神的呼求.
August 1, 2011
Sharing by Annie
羅 馬 書 15

 1 我 們 堅 固 的 人 應 該 擔 代 不 堅 固 人 的 軟 弱 , 不 求 自 己 的 喜 悅 。

 2 我 們 各 人 務 要 叫 鄰 舍 喜 悅 , 使 他 得 益 處 , 建 立 德 行 。

 3 因 為 基 督 也 不 求 自 己 的 喜 悅 , 如 經 上 所 記 : 辱 罵 你 人 的 辱 罵 都 落 在 我 身 上 。
 4 從 前 所 寫 的 聖 經 都 是 為 教 訓 我 們 寫 的 , 叫 我 們 因 聖 經 所 生 的 忍 耐 和 安 慰 可 以 得 著 盼 望 。

 5 但 願 賜 忍 耐 安 慰 的 神 叫 你 們 彼 此 同 心 , 效 法 基 督 耶 穌 ,

 6 一 心 一 口 榮 耀 神 ─ 我 們 主 耶 穌 基 督 的 父 !
 20 我 立 了 志 向 , 不 在 基 督 的 名 被 稱 過 的 地 方 傳 福 音 , 免 得 建 造 在 別 人 的 根 基 上 。

 21 就 如 經 上 所 記 : 未 曾 聞 知 他 信 息 的 , 將 要 看 見 ; 未 曾 聽 過 的 , 將 要 明 白 。
箴 言 20:13-15

 13 不 要 貪 睡 , 免 致 貧 窮 ; 眼 要 睜 開 , 你 就 吃 飽 。
Sharing:  求賜忍耐安慰的神叫我們一家彼此同心效法基督耶穌 , 也求主帮助我俩不求自己的喜悅去堅固比我们軟弱的人, 也使我们務要鄰舍喜悅,得益立德.  使我一家能舆主同行, 以助人榮神为快乐之本.  希望我们一家能预备好去参加下年短宣, 不要在短暂的人生中, 睁不开眼睛, 好像贪睡的一样, 失去了神要赐福致富我们的机会

箴 言 18
12 敗 壞 之 先 , 人 心 驕 傲 ; 尊 榮 以 前 , 必 有 謙 卑 。

Proverbs 18
12 Before his downfall a man’s heart is proud,
  but humility comes before honor.

Sharing: A spiritual person is a humble person.  A pastor said "Pride
is like body odor.  You don't know it but everybody around you knows
it".  This is so true.  Many times I was proud but I didn't know it.
May God help me to be sensitive about pride and continue to learn to
be a more humble person.