July 31, 2011
Sharing by Jonathan
2 Chronicle 29
6 Our ancestors were unfaithful and did what was evil in the sight of the Lord our God. They abandoned the Lord and his dwelling place; they turned their backs on him. 7 They also shut the doors to the Temple’s entry room, and they snuffed out the lamps. They stopped burning incense and presenting burnt offerings at the sanctuary of the God of Israel.  8 “That is why the Lord’s anger has fallen upon Judah and Jerusalem. He has made them an object of dread, horror, and ridicule, as you can see with your own eyes. 9 Because of this, our fathers have been killed in battle, and our sons and daughters and wives have been captured.
Roman 14
17 For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. 18 If you serve Christ with this attitude, you will please God, and others will approve of you, too. 19 So then, let us aim for harmony in the church and try to build each other up.
23 But if you have doubts about whether or not you should eat something, you are sinning if you go ahead and do it. For you are not following your convictions. If you do anything you believe is not right, you are sinning.
Psalm 24
3 Who may climb the mountain of the Lord?
      Who may stand in his holy place?
 4 Only those whose hands and hearts are pure,
      who do not worship idols
      and never tell lies.
 5 They will receive the Lord’s blessing
      and have a right relationship with God their savior.
Proverb 21
12 Ears to hear and eyes to see—
      both are gifts from the Lord.
Sharing:  Thank you God for teaching me four lessons today, and please help me to apply to my life: 
1. What things servants of God do would displease God that brings punishment on us :  
           - Turning our backs on Him, not take care of His Temple, and stop our offerings (2 Chronicle 29: 6-9)
2. What things servants of God do would please God that brings approval of others:  
           - Living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Roman 14: 17-19)  
           - Knowing what's wrong or doubting what's wrong and doing it are both sinful.  God gives us conviction to do what's right. (Roman 14:23)
3. Who may climb the mountain of the Lord, and who may stand in His Holy place?
           - Only those whose hands and hearts are pure, who do not worship idols, and those that do not tell lies (Psalm 24:4)
4. Why God gives us ears and eyes as gifts?
           - Because ears can hear and eyes can see.  They are both learning tools for us to know more about God's plan in Heaven and on earth (Proverb 21:12)
In summary:  God has given us so much (goodness, peace, joy, eyes, ears, churches, brothers and sisters etc...), all we have to do is just to follow Him with a pure heart and hand
July 29, 2011
Shared by J Yang

















Date: July 28, 2011

Shared by CL

Pr 20:7     The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him.

Pr 20:7     行為純正的義人,他的子孫是有福的!



Children tend to imitate parents, if parents are blameless; they are likely to lead a life of blamelessness pleasing to God (有福). As for me, even I fell short of being blameless, God, in His wonderful love, has led my children to Christ. This is totally GRACE for which I am THANKFUL

Date: 07/27/2011

By Michelle Chou

羅 馬 書 10
17 可 見 信 道 是 從 聽 道 來 的 , 聽 道 是 從 基 督 的 話 來 的 。
18 但 我 說 , 人 沒 有 聽 見 麼 ? 誠 然 聽 見 了 。 他 們 的 聲 音 傳 遍 天 下 ; 他 們 的 言 語 傳 到 地 極 。

Romans 10
17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.
18 But I ask: Did they not hear? Of course they did: "Their voice has gone out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.”

Sharing: We believe because we heard the word about Christ.  May we be full of Christ's words. May we bring good news to the ends of the world, speaking words about Christ using our words.  When people hear words about Christ, they would believe

Date: July 27, 2011

Share by: TC Lo

 2 Chronicles 20: 21-26

當以色列民被列強攻擊時, 王作了以不的策略:

代下 20:21 約沙法既與民商議了,就設立歌唱的人頌讚耶和華,使他們穿上聖潔的禮服,走在軍前讚美耶和華說:當稱謝耶和華,因他的慈愛永遠長存!

代下 20:22 眾人方唱歌讚美的時候,耶和華就派伏兵擊殺那來攻擊猶大人的亞捫人、摩押人和西珥山人,他們就被打敗了。 

代下 20:26 第四日,眾人聚集在比拉迦谷(註:比拉迦就是稱頌的意思),在那裡稱頌耶和華。因此那地方名叫比拉迦谷 (Valley of Beracah),直到今日。 

Sharing: 有一次 Bill Bright, 就是巳故的校園團契 (Campus Crusade for Christ) 創辦人, 準備去一個地方講道. 事前他獲得一些不好的祕密消息, 就是有一群流氓計劃在他的演講中破壞秩序. 但他順服聖靈的帶領, 剛強壯膽, 仍去講道. 當他講道講到一時, 會中有開始動亂的跡象, Bright 牧師叫大家唱 Hallelujahs囋美神, 歌聲一發, 結成團伙的歹徒 (gangsters) 一個一個的慢慢退去, 敬拜聚會順利進行. 你聽過靠詩班去打勝仗嗎? 今天不少教會把他們的詩斑命名為比拉迦詩班 (should we?). 保羅和他的同工也曾經經歷過囋美的能力: 

16:23   打了許多棍,便將他們下在監裡,囑咐禁卒嚴緊看守。 

16:24   禁卒領了這樣的命,就把他們下在內監裡,兩腳上了木狗。 

16:25   約在半夜,保羅和西拉禱告唱詩讚美 神,眾囚犯也側耳而聽。 

16:26   忽然地大震動,甚至監牢的地基都搖動了,監門立刻全開,眾囚犯的鎖鏈也都鬆開了。  

保羅是個受苦的使徒 (林後11:23-28), 但他也是一位喜樂的使徒 (1:18). 今天我們在生活中也面臨大敵, 但我們要立志在患難中囋美神, 在痛苦中囋美神, 在眼淚中囋美神, 在軟弱中囋美神
7/26 Daily sharing by George
Proverbs 20:3
 3 It is to a man’s honor to avoid strife,
   but every fool is quick to quarrel.

Date: 7/26/2011
By Eliza
2 Chronicles 18
4 But Jehoshaphat also said to the king of Israel, “First seek the counsel of the LORD.”
Psalm 20
 6 Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed;
   he answers him from his holy heaven
   with the saving power of his right hand.
7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
   but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
8 They are brought to their knees and fall,
   but we rise up and stand firm.  9 O LORD, save the king!
   Answer us when we call!
Sharing: GOD blessed Jehoshaphat because he always seek GOD's will first.

Date: 7/25/2011
By Wai
2 Chronicles 15: 7-9, 12-13
7 At that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah and said to him: “Because you relied on the king of Aram and not on the LORD your God, the army of the king of Aram has escaped from your hand. 8 Were not the Cushites and Libyans a mighty army with great numbers of chariots and horsemen? Yet when you relied on the LORD, he delivered them into your hand. 9 For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. You have done a foolish thing, and from now on you will be at war.”
12 In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa was afflicted with a disease in his feet. Though his disease was severe, even in his illness he did not seek help from the LORD, but only from the physicians. 13 Then in the forty-first year of his reign Asa died and rested with his fathers.
Psalm 19:13
13 Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then will I be blameless, innocent of great transgression.
Sharing: King Asa had tasted the grace and mercy from the Lord but yet at the end of his reign, he committed sin of not relying on God's power but rather relied on others. He did not even trust God when He suffered disease of his feet. God was using this to teach him to return back to Him and trust Him but at the end King Asa willfully seeking physicians help. One would think that King Asa would learned from the past and return back to God, but he did not. I really want to know why but I not sure I have any good answer. King David may not know why either but this he knew: we have many willful sins that rule over us, strangle us and triumph over the rule from God.
Let us be carefull and exam ourselves any strong will we may have that is opposit to God's will. Let us not like King Asa who knew that he did something wrong and not willing to return back to God and this let to his death. Let us like King David, the only will that he has is always return back to God, no matter how great his sins were.

Date: 7/23/2011
By Yiheng
Sharing: 基督徒被提是一个很复杂的话题.我们有时会听到人们关于将来基督徒被提的讨论. 一种看法是基督徒只是灵里复活. 这段经文告诉我们将来我们死去的身体也同样会活过来
Date: July 22, 2011

羅 馬 書 7:18-19 

 18 我 也 知 道 在 我 裡 頭 , 就 是 我 肉 體 之 中 , 沒 有 良 善 。 因 為 , 立 志 為 善 由 得 我 , 只 是 行 出 來 由 不 得 我 。

 19 故 此 , 我 所 願 意 的 善 , 我 反 不 做 ; 我 所 不 願 意 的 惡 , 我 倒 去 做 。

羅 馬 書 8:6-8

 6 體 貼 肉 體 的 , 就 是 死 ; 體 貼 聖 靈 的 , 乃 是 生 命 、 平 安 。

 7 原 來 體 貼 肉 體 的 , 就 是 與 神 為 仇 ; 因 為 不 服 神 的 律 法 , 也 是 不 能 服 ,

 8 而 且 屬 肉 體 的 人 不 能 得 神 的 喜 歡 。

Sharing: 我属聖靈, 又属肉體, 我真苦呀.  因为神说體貼肉體的, 就是死.  神又说人若行惡, 神就不垂聽我们的禱告.  这不是死上加死, 永不超生愎活.  能知道怕神比怕永死好是智慧的开始.  愿神帮助我多體貼聖靈,使我得生命,平安
Date: July 22, 2011
By Chunming,


 13 使 使 使  
2 Chronicles 7
13 “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people,
14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
God wants to remind Israelites that He is the LORD who delivered them from Egypt. And, He is faithful to forgive theire sin and heal their land if they would humble themselves, pray and seek His face and turn from their wicked ways. This is a picture of unfailing love. May we be reminded again of His faithfulness.
Date: July 21, 2011
By Kafai
Psalm 17
 6 I call on you, my God, for you will answer me;

詩 篇 17

6 神 啊 , 我 曾 求 告 你 , 因 为 你 必 应 允 我 ;

David prayer is powerful for he already sure that God will answer him. I can imagine that strong faith came from what he experienced in his former misfortune given by King Saul.  Maybe that is what God want from us also - gaining faith in a tough world
Date: July 21, 2011
Sharing by Jonathan

Proverbs 19:23

 23 Fear of the Lord leads to life,
    bringing security and protection from harm.



Why is fearing of the Lord leads to life, bringing security and protection from harm?  Paul said in Roman 7:4-13 (today scripture) that we died with the power of the sinful law when we died with Christ. And God's law reveals our sin, and if we continue to sin will bring us spiritual death. Therefore there is only one solution, obey God's law and fear that we would be spiritually separated from God if we continue to sin.  Only until then our life is secure and protected from sinful harm. It is so true for me this week, even I have closeness to Christ but when I sin, my spiritual connection with Him was closed down as I could not write my sharing for 2 days. But God listens to my prayer of repentance, and let me see Him face to face again just like what happened to David in Psalm 17:1-7, 15 (today scripture).  Thank you God for continuing to forgive me, so my new life in you is not wasted. Please help me to fear of you more and more

Date: July 20, 2011

By Fenlan

Psalm 16: 8 I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. 

詩 篇 16:8 我 將 耶 和 華 常 擺 在 我 面 前 , 因 他 在 我 右 邊 , 我 便 不 致 搖 動 。

Sharing:  It is natural for us to keep our eyes on the circumstances. However, our hearts will be distressed if what our eyes see are all problems or difficulties in our life. This verse reminds us to keep our eyes always on the Lord. Because the greatness, power, glory and the majesty are our Lord's. In His hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. With the Lord at our right hand, we will not and should not be shaken.

Date: 7/19/2011

Shared by J Yang 

 歷 代 志 上 29

3 殿 殿 殿  

我們奉獻是因為我們心中愛慕和感激我們的神, 獻上我們所有作為回應其實,造天地和其中萬物的主不缺任何東西, 也沒有什麼需要神看中我們的心. 我們的奉獻是為了榮耀神, 讓別人也能經歷神的恩典.   歷代志上詳細記載大衛竭盡所全心力的準備建造聖殿, 這裡些經文寫著大衛,額外的,又將自己積蓄的金銀獻上.   大衛如此的愛慕神是我們效法的榜樣.
Date: July 19.2011
By Michelle
14 然而從亞當到摩西,死就作了王,連那些不與亞當犯一樣罪過的,也在他的權下。亞當乃是那以後要來之人的豫像。
15 只是過犯不如恩賜,若因一人的過犯,眾人都死了,何況神的恩典,與那因耶穌基督一人恩典中的賞賜,豈不更加倍的臨到眾人麼?
16 因一人犯罪就定罪,也不如恩賜,原來審判是由一人而定罪,恩賜乃是由許多過犯而稱義。
17 若因一人的過犯,死就因這一人作了王,何況那些受洪恩又蒙所賜之義的,豈不更要因耶穌基督一人在生命中作王麼?
Romans 5
14 Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come. 15 But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many! 16 Nor can the gift of God be compared with the result of one man’s sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. 17 For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!
Sharing: 因著亞當吃了善惡知識樹的果子以後,我們生來就是有罪性的,我們是不斷地活在過犯裡,我們是罪人。罪在死中作王,叫我們與神隔絕。但是過犯不如恩賜,在我們身上有恩賜,有主的恩典,也有生命的成長,因著主耶穌基督,我們就能和主一同在生命中作王!感謝主。
Scripture: Romans 5:1-5  
Date: July 18, 2011  
Shared by: CL


Ro 5:1      Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

Ro 5:2      through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.

Ro 5:3      Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;

Ro 5:4      perseverance, character; and character, hope.

Ro 5:5      And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.


Sharing---God is gracious to me. By simply believing in Him, I was justified and have been provided with a path of sanctification. I am moved by His love so even in bad circumstance, I still have joy. Thank God for reminding me His grace
Date: July 17, 2011
Shared by: TC Lo
這段經文記載一個祭師事奉表. 看來平庸, 但它却使人想起新約而導致一個問題的可能答案.
耶穌在那一天出生? 聖經沒有明說, 但不代表聖經中沒有線索可尋. 讓我們先看三節聖經, 作為追蹤的起步點:
  • 當猶太王希律的時候,亞比雅班裡有一個祭司,名叫撒迦利亞。(1:5)
  • 撒迦利亞按班次在神面前供祭司的職分. (1:8)
  • 照祭司的規矩掣籤,得進主殿燒香。(1:9)

這裡告訴我們當時的祭司是分成很多班的, 各班照着班次 (事奉表”) 來事奉. 每一班就是一個祭司團. 那一個團員去供職是由掣籤來决定. 如果我們對這事奉表有些了解, 我們便知道撒迦利亞究竟是在那一個月事奉了.


這個事奉表原來可以從歷代志上 (24:1-19), 即今天的經文, 推測出來: 大衛作王時, 他把亞倫子孫分為24, 如果這是個一年的事奉表, 且是由第一月順序排到第十二個月, 那就表示每一個月有两個屬不同班的人供職. 從這段經文所述的次序, 我們便有理由說撒迦利亞 (亞比雅班是排行第八的) 是在第四個月的下半月值班.

路加醫生也是史學家. 他提供另一線索:

  • 他供職的日子已滿,就回家去了。這些日子以後,他的妻子伊利沙伯懷了孕,就隱藏了五個月. (1:23-24)
  • 到了第六個月 (即六個月後),天使加百列告訢馬利亞即將要懷孕. (1:26-30)
如果假設撒迦利亞任務完畢回家後, 妻子馬上便懷孕. 再假設, 如果天使向馬利亞說話後, 馬利亞馬上懷孕, 那麼這裡所說的六個月後便是同一年的第十個月了. 如果馬利亞的懷孕期是正常的九個月, 那麼, 嬰兒耶穌便會在次年的第七個月出生了.

但我們還面對一個新的問題: 究竟猶太人的第七個月相當於今天羅馬日曆的那一個月呢

  • 耶和華在埃及地曉諭摩西、亞倫說:你們要以本月為正月,為一年之首。(12:1)

這裡論及神為以色列人設立第一個逾越節. 因為是一個新的開始, 所以神把當時的日曆更改, 命此月為正月, 即第一個月. 猶太人和聖經註釋學者都告訴我們這第一個月相當於今天的三月或四月 (羅馬曆以日為準, 猶太和中國農曆以月為準, 所以有些出入). 那麼耶穌的生日便在今天的十月了


  • 耶和華曉諭摩西說:七月初十是贖罪日,你們要守為聖會,並要刻苦己心,也要將火祭獻給耶和華。(23:26-27)

我們看到, 耶穌的生日與贖罪日 (Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur) 原來是同一個月. 這豈不是耶穌這個名字 (衪要把衪的百姓從罪裡救出來) 的意義嗎? 還有七月一日是吹角節 (23:24), 代表讚美神, 七月十五至廿一是住棚節 (23:34), 代表以馬內利, 即神與人同在, 都在猶太七月 (今天的十月). 聖經說, 這些節日原是後事的影兒, 那形體却是基督 (西2:17).


耶穌在那一天出生? 從福音的角度是個極不重要的問題. 最重要的訊息是上帝的獨生子確照預言所示, 曾到世上來作我們的救主. 但在追蹤答案的過程中, 可導至我們對聖經有進一步的了解.  聖經真是一生研究不盡的書.


Date: 7/15
By Wai

1 Chronicles 21:13

13 David said to Gad, “I am in deep distress. Let me fall into the
hands of the LORD, for his mercy is very great; but do not let me fall
into the hands of men.”

Psalm 11:1

1 In the LORD I take refuge.

Sharing: Like David even when we make mistake, we need to be willing to hide
under God's refuge and ask for His mercy

Date: 7/14
By Ling,
Romans 2: 28-29
28 A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical.
No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a person’s praise is not from other people, but from God.

Sharing: 神看内心, 不看外表. 我们要问一问自己我们只是外表上属于神,还是内心也属于神.

Date: 7/13
By Yiheng
1 Chronicles: 12-15
12 He said to them, “You are the heads of the Levitical families; you and your fellow Levites are to consecrate yourselves and bring up the ark of the LORD, the God of Israel, to the place I have prepared for it. 13 It was because you, the Levites, did not bring it up the first time that the LORD our God broke out in anger against us. We did not inquire of him about how to do it in the prescribed way.” 14 So the priests and Levites consecrated themselves in order to bring up the ark of the LORD, the God of Israel.

Sharing: What Dave warned of Levites sounds so familiar. Did we often try to serve God without consecrating ourselves or serve Him in our own way without inquiring of Him? May we learn the lesson from these Levites (and actually our past as well).


By Chunming



1 Chronicles 15

29 As the ark of the covenant of the LORD was entering the City of David, Michal daughter of Saul watched from a window. And when she saw King David dancing and celebrating, she despised him in her heart.


When a person recognizes how great the LORD really is, he / she would be willing to do something out of ordinary for Him. This is exactly what David did, and what Michal couldn’t comprehend. May our Lord give us pure heart to seek His approval instead of others’ approval.



Sharing by Annie:

羅 馬 書 1

9 我 在 他 兒 子 福 音 上 , 用 心 靈 所 事 奉 的 神 , 可 以 見 證 我 怎 樣 不 住 的 提 到 你 們 ;

保羅用心靈來事奉神, 也只用神兒子的福音, 就把神國的奧妙傳給了遍地.  願神也幫助我多用誠實的心靈, 多明白神皃子的福音, 讓我能隨時把您的奧妙從心裹面說得清楚.



By Fenlan

Psalm 9:18 But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.

詩 篇 9:18 窮 乏 人 必 不 永 久 被 忘 ; 困 苦 人 的 指 望 必 不 永 遠 落 空 。

Sharing:  This verse is a great comfort in our time of troubles. This is also a great promise from our loving GOD. Our God will never forget us, especially when we are needy and afflicted. Just keep trusting in HIM! Our help and hope all come from HIM, and HE is the faithful ONE.
Shared by Michelle
詩 篇 9
10 耶 和 華 啊 , 認 識 你 名 的 人 要 倚 靠 你 , 因 你 沒 有 離 棄 尋 求 你 的 人 。

Psalm 9
10 Those who know your name will trust in you,
  for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.

Sharing:  Thank you, LORD, you have never forsaken those who seek you.
 Please help me remember to seek you on all the things I do.  Thank
you for blessing me by letting me suffer difficult times.  If I did
not have these sufferings, how would I learn to depend on you.
Sharing by Jonathan
After reading today's scripture and looking at my personal daily journal, I am thankful that God opens my eyes to see and remind me of actions to take:
- We must understand God's name first.  (Psalm 9:10, Act 29:23)
- If God is God, we should rely in Him but must be with a softened heart. (1 Chronicle 12:18, Act 29:27) 
- Praise God for the joys that He has already granted us, refuge peacefully in His shelter and let Him judge over our "enemies" (including ourselves). (Psalm 9:7-9)
- Don't be a dishonest fool, don't be a knowledge-less enthusiastic believer, and don't blame God when our foolishness ruins our own life. (Proverb 19:1-3)
Summary: Spend our best time to understand God, praise Him for everything He has done for us, rely and wait in Him with a softened heart.  Meanwhile, be honest of what we know about Him, learn what we don't know about Him, and beware that only our own foolishness can ruin our own life and those that live with us.
Dear Lord, please open and soften all our hearts, so we can understand more about you and depend much less of our self centered "almighty" pride and foolishness
shared by M Yang


 1 耀

 2 使

 3 宿

 4 便

 5 使 耀

 6 使


是的, , 你造天地萬物和其中的一切.  人實在是微小像是沙漠中的一粒沙.    感謝主, 你眷顧我們, 賜給我們生命和人生旅途中一切的豐富.  感謝讚美主,   讓我們像大衛一樣說. 我的主阿,  
shared by J Yang
歷代志上 7 

6 便雅的兒子是比拉 、比結 耶疊 ,共三人  7 比拉的兒子是以斯本 、烏西 、烏薛 、耶利摩 、以利 共五人 都是族長 ,是大能的勇 按著家譜計算 他們的子孫 共有二萬二千零三十四人  8 比結的兒子是細米拉 、約阿施 、以利以謝 、以利約乃 、暗利 結的兒子。 9 他們都是族長 是大能的勇士 按著家譜計算 他們的子孫共有二萬零二百人  10 耶疊的兒子是比勒罕 ;比勒罕的 兒子是耶烏施 、便雅憫 、以忽 、基拿拿 、細坦 、他施 、亞希沙哈  11 這都是耶疊的兒子 都是族長 是大能的勇士 他們 的子孫能上陣打仗的 共有一萬七千二百人  12 還有以珥的兒子 書品 、戶品 ,並亞黑的兒子戶伸  

這段經文記載便雅憫的子孫.記載的非常詳細,一個也不漏. 神如此恩待便雅憫, 給我們神的兒女美好的應許.  


我們剛研讀了腓立比書第三章知道保羅是便雅憫支派的人. 以色列的第一 個王掃羅也是便雅憫支派.

我們知道主基督對我們很清楚, 我們的一切他都知道我們也要學習祂的榜樣, 關懷身旁弟兄姊妹的一家人.  記弟兄姊妹的名字對我是難題.我個人要努力去記弟兄姊妹的名字,願神幫助我.


Date: July 8, 2011

Shared by: CL

Ps 6:9      耶和華聽了我的懇求,耶和華必收納我的禱告!  

Ps 6:9      The LORD has heard my cry for mercy; the LORD accepts my prayer.

Sharing: What a comfort to know when I know that the Almighty accepts me and hears my prayers. 


Date: July 7, 2011

Shared by: TC Lo (盧天賜) 

1Ch 4:9    雅比斯比他眾弟兄更尊貴,他母親給他起名叫雅比斯,意思說:我生他甚是痛苦。

1Ch 4:10  雅比斯求告以色列的 神說:甚願你賜福與我,擴張我的境界,常與我同在,保佑我不遭患難,不受艱苦。 神就應允他所求的。

盡我們所能判定, 雅比斯 (Jabez) 住在南以色列, 當時是迦南被佔領後的士師時代. 他出生在猶大支派, 此支派最後成為整個宗族之首腦. 然而雅比斯的歷史真正由他的名字開始: 他母親給他起名叫雅比斯, 意思說: “我生他甚是痛苦.” (代上4:9).

雅比斯在希伯來文是痛苦之意. 照字面可直譯作, “他引起痛苦.” 聽起來這是否一個大有可為的人生的開始嗎?

生孩子都會帶來某些程度的痛苦, 但生雅比斯所帶來的痛苦一定是異常的----以至他的母親選擇用她的兒子的名字來記住. 為何? 分娩很可能帶創傷性. 或許嬰孩出生時臀部先出 (born breech). 或許母親的痛苦是精神上的----或許家庭落在經濟困境中, 要多喂一口的景象帶來畏懼憂慮. 只有神才知道甚麼原因引起這位感到極度痛苦的母親的痛苦. 對年輕的雅比斯, 這些對他沒有太大分別. 他帶着一個每個男孩都憎恨的名字. 試想想, 如果你渡過你的童年, 忍受取笑和惡霸欺侮, 每日都被提醒着你的來臨是不受歡迎的, 和一些嘲弄的問題如, “, 小子, 你的母親在想些甚麼?”

然而顯然地雅比斯這名字最重的擔子就是如何定義他的前途. 在聖經時代, 一個人和他的名字是何等親密地相関, 以至舊約時代這句話剪除 (cut off) 某人的名字就相當於把他殺掉. 名字被認為是對孩童前途的願望或預言. 譬如, 雅各 Jacob 意即強奪者 grabber,” 對這個詭計多端的族長而言, 這是個很好的單字傳記.” 拿俄米Naomi和她的丈夫給两個兒子起名叫瑪倫 Mahlon 基連Chilion or Kilion. 翻譯? 意即弱小的Puny” “Pining.” 他們的確如此. 倆人均英年早逝. 所羅門Solomon意即平安,” 果真, 他是以色列第一個王, 在他冶理下, 國家沒有參戰. 痛苦之意的名字不會給雅比斯的前途有好的兆頭.

儘管他的陰暗前景, 雅比斯找到出路. 在他長大過程中, 聽到以色列的神如何把他的列祖從奴役中和列強中救出來, 更把他們安置在豐富之地. 到他成年, 雅比斯相信並強烈地寄望於這位行神蹟和賜人新開始的上帝. 為何不求? 這正是他所作的. 他禱告了一個最大的, 想像中不大可能的請求.

雅比斯求告以色列的神說: “甚願你賜福與我,擴張我的境界,常與我同在,保佑我不遭患難,不受艱苦.” 神就應允他所求的。(代上4:10).

賜福在聖經的意識上意指要求或傳授超自然的恩惠. 當我們向神祈求, 我們不是要求多過我們能夠為自己獲得的. 我們乃是大聲呼喊祈求奇妙, 無限的好處只有神才有能力知道或給予.

有人說人和人之間的差別實在很小, 但小小的不同可能產生極大差異. 雅比斯並無橫跨穩站如舊約的摩西或大衛, 或像初期基督徒一般在使徒行傳中大放光茫, 翻動全世界. 但有一事是確實的: 在他生命中, 小的差別產生了所有的差別.

請注意 雅比斯的祈求賜福激進的一方面: 他完全交托給神, 讓神决定何種, 何地, 何時, 和如何接受這些祝福. 這種徹底的信靠神對我們的意圖是完全與受歡迎的福音 (popular gospel) 沒有共同之處----就如向神祈求一部名牌汽車, 六個數字的收入, 或一些物質的記號, 就是你找方法來利用你和神的連接關係來達到利己的目的. 他向天舉起相手, 大聲呼喊, “父呀! 請你祝福我! 我真的意思是大大祝福我!” 雅比斯的簡單, 直接向神的祈求改變了他的一生, 給以色列歷史留下一個難以去除的記號: 雅比斯求告以色列的神說: “甚願你賜福與我,擴張我的境界,常與我同在,保佑我不遭患難,不受艱苦.” 神就應允他所求的。(代上4:10).

第一瞥眼, 這四個祈求可能以誠懇, 合情理, 甚至高貴來打動你, 而沒有極其非凡之感. 但在表面的深處, 隱藏着一項巨大的範例突破 (a giant paradigm breaker), 是與你我一般的想法正好背道而馳的.

有些牧師認為雅比斯的禱告的作者帶有成功神學的色采, 我却不以為然. 因為書中的例子, 都與大膽求擴展福音有關, 並無大膽求財富與地位以求己利. 此書對我學習禱告有幫助, 特在此分享. [Ref. “The Prayer of Jabez” by Bruce Wikinson]


Date June 6, 2011

Shared by Chunming

使 24

24 西  

25 便   


Acts 24

24 Several days later Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish. He sent for Paul and listened to him as he spoke about faith in Christ Jesus. 25 As Paul talked about righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and said, “That’s enough for now! You may leave. When I find it convenient, I will send for you.” 26 At the same time he was hoping that Paul would offer him a bribe, so he sent for him frequently and talked with him.


From these verses, we can observe that God’s words do carry power and it even penetrates Felix’s heart – Felix was afraid. However, the temporary fear didn’t give away to his lust for wealth. This serves a good reminder to us of how difficult it is to run away from our sinful nature.


Date June 6, 2011

Share by ELiza

4:       3  4  5  6  7 使  8 使

Psalm 4 3 Know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself;    the LORD will hear when I call to him.  4 In your anger do not sin;    when you are on your beds,    search your hearts and be silent.
5 Offer right sacrifice and trust in the LORD.  6 Many are asking, “Who can show us any good?”
   Let the light of your face shine upon us, O LORD. 7 You have filled my heart with greater joy
   than when their grain and new wine abound. 8 I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD,    make me dwell in safety.

Date: 7/4/2011
Sharing By Ling
2 King 23: 31-32 and 36-37



Sharing: 约西亚是敬畏神的王行耶和华眼中看为正的事. 但是他的儿子,约哈斯和约雅敬都行耶和华眼中看为恶的事. 这些经文提醒我们要教导我们的下一代让他们成为敬畏神的儿女.

Date: Monday, 07/04/2011
by Fenlan

Psalm 2:11 Serve the LORD with fear and celebrate his rule with trembling.
詩 篇 2:11 當 存 畏 懼 事 奉 耶 和 華 , 又 當 存 戰 兢 而 快 樂 。

Sharing:  A person who serves the Lord may influence the people around him/her, or his/her own family, in either a positive or negative way, all depending on whether or not his/her faith and actions are consistent. Let's be reminded that we should serve the Lord with fear and live accordingly.

Data: 7/3/2011
By Yiheng
2 King 23: 1-30.
Sharing:  From these verses, we can clearly see how much effort that King Josiah took to remove the idols from Jerusalem, Bethel, Samaria, etc... People may ask what a idol is  in our modern time. I believe Idol is anything that we put ahead of God (or considered of higher priority than God).  Let's  be alert and guard our hearts against any type of idol whether it is  Money, Social Status , or Power.


Date Sunday, 07/03/2011
by Michelle

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.


July 2, 2011


Sharing by Annie

列 王 紀 下 20

 1 那 時 , 希 西 家 病 得 要 死 。 亞 摩 斯 的 兒 子 先 知 以 賽 亞 去 見 他 , 對 他 說 : 耶 和 華 如 此 說 : 你 當 留 遺 命 與 你 的 家 , 因 為 你 必 死 , 不 能 活 了 。

 2 希 西 家 就 轉 臉 朝 牆 , 禱 告 耶 和 華 說 :

 3 耶 和 華 啊 , 求 你 記 念 我 在 你 面 前 怎 樣 存 完 全 的 心 , 按 誠 實 行 事 , 又 做 你 眼 中 所 看 為 善 的 。 希 西 家 就 痛 哭 了 。

 4 以 賽 亞 出 來 , 還 沒 有 到 中 院 ( 院 或 作 城 ) , 耶 和 華 的 話 就 臨 到 他 , 說 :

 5 你 回 去 告 訴 我 民 的 君 希 西 家 說 : 耶 和 華 ─ 你 祖 大 衛 的   神 如 此 說 : 我 聽 見 了 你 的 禱 告 , 看 見 了 你 的 眼 淚 , 我 必 醫 治 你 ; 到 第 三 日 , 你 必 上 到 耶 和 華 的 殿 。

 6 我 必 加 增 你 十 五 年 的 壽 數 , 並 且 我 要 救 你 和 這 城 脫 離 亞 述 王 的 手 。 我 為 自 己 和 我 僕 人 大 衛 的 緣 故 , 必 保 護 這 城 。

 14 於 是 先 知 以 賽 亞 來 見 希 西 家 王 , 問 他 說 : 這 些 人 說 甚 麼 ? 他 們 從 哪 裡 來 見 你 ? 希 西 家 說 : 他 們 從 遠 方 的 巴 比 倫 來 。

 15 以 賽 亞 說 : 他 們 在 你 家 裡 看 見 了 甚 麼 ? 希 西 家 說 : 凡 我 家 中 所 有 的 , 他 們 都 看 見 了 ; 我 財 寶 中 沒 有 一 樣 不 給 他 們 看 的 。

 16 以 賽 亞 對 希 西 家 說 : 你 要 聽 耶 和 華 的 話 ,

 17 日 子 必 到 , 凡 你 家 裡 所 有 的 , 並 你 列 祖 積 蓄 到 如 今 的 , 都 要 被 擄 到 巴 比 倫 去 , 不 留 下 一 樣 。 這 是 耶 和 華 說 的 。

 18 並 且 從 你 本 身 所 生 的 眾 子 , 其 中 必 有 被 擄 去 在 巴 比 倫 王 宮 裡 當 太 監 的 。

 19 希 西 家 對 以 賽 亞 說 : 你 所 說 耶 和 華 的 話 甚 好 ! 若 在 我 的 年 日 中 有 太 平 和 穩 固 的 景 況 , 豈 不 是 好 麼 ?

 20 希 西 家 其 餘 的 事 和 他 的 勇 力 , 他 怎 樣 挖 池 、 挖 溝 、 引 水 入 城 , 都 寫 在 猶 大 列 王 記 上 。

 21 希 西 家 與 他 列 祖 同 睡 。 他 兒 子 瑪 拿 西 接 續 他 作 王 。

Sharing: 這裡看到神是絕對公義的. 衪不忘希西家爲神做過合乎神為善的事, 但衪也不忘記希西家行過偏離神的事.  神可獎我們更長太平和穩固的年日, 也可罰我們下一代被擄去"巴比倫"當太監.  我們當應敬畏我們的神, 行衪以為善的事.  希西家把神給他的十五年餘生去挖池, 挖溝, 引水入城.  我們的年日也一天比一天少, 應為神為人做些在神眼裏有意義的事.  願神幫助. 

Date Saturday, 7/2/2011
by George

从地上眼光来看,保罗这次必死无疑。跟随主就会走上十字架的道路。他与主经历的一样,众人喊着“除掉他”。可是主却应许我们“耶和华的名是坚固台;义人奔入便得安稳。” 我们不走十字架的道路就经历不了“耶和华的名是坚固台”。求主让我们以依靠祂的话语来过今生的道路。

 30 The whole city was aroused, and the people came running from all directions. Seizing Paul, they dragged him from the temple, and immediately the gates were shut.
36 The crowd that followed kept shouting, “Away with him!”
Proverbs 18
 10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower;
   the righteous run to it and are safe.

Paul experienced what our Lord has been through.  The way of the cross is what the true followers of our Lord will go through.  Yet, we also have the promise from God that "The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe." May we live by God's promise and not by sight.


July 1, 2011
Sharing by Jonathan
2 King 19

 1 When King Hezekiah heard their report, he tore his clothes and put on burlap and went into the Temple of the Lord2 And he sent Eliakim the palace administrator, Shebna the court secretary, and the leading priests, all dressed in burlap, to the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz. 3 They told him, “This is what King Hezekiah says: Today is a day of trouble, insults, and disgrace. It is like when a child is ready to be born, but the mother has no strength to deliver the baby. 4 But perhaps the Lord your God has heard the Assyrian chief of staff,[f] sent by the king to defy the living God, and will punish him for his words. Oh, pray for those of us who are left!”

 5 After King Hezekiah’s officials delivered the king’s message to Isaiah, 6 the prophet replied, “Say to your master, ‘This is what the Lord says: Do not be disturbed by this blasphemous speech against me from the Assyrian king’s messengers. 7 Listen! I myself will move against him,[g] and the king will receive a message that he is needed at home. So he will return to his land, where I will have him killed with a sword.’”


Act 21


 13 But he said, “Why all this weeping? You are breaking my heart! I am ready not only to be jailed at Jerusalem but even to die for the sake of the Lord Jesus.” 14 When it was clear that we couldn’t persuade him, we gave up and said, “The Lord’s will be done."

Psalm 149

1 Praise the Lord!

   Sing to the Lord a new song.
      Sing his praises in the assembly of the faithful.

 4 For the Lord delights in his people;
      he crowns the humble with victory.
 5 Let the faithful rejoice that he honors them.
      Let them sing for joy as they lie on their beds.

 6 Let the praises of God be in their mouths,
      and a sharp sword in their hands—
 7 to execute vengeance on the nations
      and punishment on the peoples,
 8 to bind their kings with shackles
      and their leaders with iron chains,
 9 to execute the judgment written against them.
      This is the glorious privilege of his faithful ones.

   Praise the Lord!


Sharing:  In front of God, we must be humble, faithful, fearful, repentful, and prayful at all time.  God will listen to our tearful and remorseful prayer, or He will hide His face from us to let us drown ourselves in ocean of sins and thirsty enemies.  If we want to rejoice and sing new songs everyday, we must treasure the glorious privilege that God has promised bestowing us.  Remember God hates idols in our life.  Be very mindful that in human history, many kings and Israelites failed to worship our God as the only God but to worship many other gods and idots, and as a result they suffered greatly for almost 90% of their history.   Who is the idot in our life that we worship more than God?  Do we love Christ enough that jail and death will not separate us from Him?      





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.