主日庆典Sunday Service 生命树灵粮堂 Tree of Life Lord’s Harvest Christian Church

主日庆典Sunday Service 生命树灵粮堂 Tree of Life Lord’s Harvest Christian Church

August 28, sermon by Pastor Ji

Hebrews 11: 13-16: 13 All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. 14 People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. 15 If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.

11: 13这些人都是存着信心死的,并没有得着所应许的;却从远处望见,且欢喜迎接,又承认自己在世上是客旅,是寄居的。14说这样话的人是表明自己要找一个家乡。 15他们若想念所离开的家乡,还有可以回去的机会。16他们却羡慕一个更美的家乡,就是在天上的。所以神被称为他们的神,并不以为耻,因为他已经给他们预备了一座城。

在难处时要把焦点放在神的身上。信心也是神给的–> Hebrews 12:2。所以在困难面前,应该是兴奋。因为神不知道要为我做什么,开辟新天地。用他的话来招我们离开熟悉的家(这不正是我么…)

我们的目光要…

1)远:亚伯拉罕,以撒,雅各。他们都没有在世上得到神的应许,但却有信心。在信心当中他们看见了应许。虽然有落差,但那是肉体上的不足,只看当下是撒旦的诱惑。而信心让我们把眼光放到神的话语和应许上,都是从神来的远见。当亚伯拉罕觉得有落差的时候,神引他出帐篷,开导他,因为亚伯拉罕一直追求神的话语,才能听见神的声音。

2)准:在时间不多的旅程里,会更有目的性地行动,而且会以远方的家为考虑。在人生的旅程里,应该把时间花在神要我们专注的事情上。“在她的人生道路上,这是她做的一个决定,并且是祷告寻求的。你的否定是什么意义?你否定的神的应许又是什么意思?”“你爱她,难道神不爱她么?”季牧师讲了一个发生在他自己身上的门徒训练。同样也展示给孩子看,神是真实的,而不光是说说玩玩的的信仰。因为信心的关系,神带领了他走出‘帐篷’

Restart, and be brave!

What is it like to say good bye to someone you love? Not knowing when you will meet again. But knowing that a good bye is a good bye, you turned around from the person, when you turn back. No one will be there. Until next time. And you don’t know when is the next time.

So you have the best excuse to cry, cry out loud from your heart, cry like the tears can ease your pain. But memories remain, disturb you, day and night.

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Psalms 66-75

Still repeating the song, ‘I sing praises to your name’!

Psalms 66 to 71 were written by David.

  • 66:4 全地的居民都必敬拜你,向你歌颂,歌颂你的名。All the earth bows down to you; they sing praise to you, they sing the praises of your name.
  • 66:20 神是应当称颂的,他没有拒绝我的祷告,也没有使他的慈爱离开我。Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!
  • 69:5 神啊!我的愚昧你是知道的,我的罪愆不能向你隐瞒。You, God, know my folly; my guilt is not hidden from you.
  • 69:13 但是,耶和华啊! 在悦纳的时候,我向你祷告; 神啊!求你按着你丰盛的慈爱, 凭着你信实的拯救应允我。But I pray to you, Lord, in the time of your favor; in your great love, O God, answer me with your sure salvation.
  • 71:23 我歌颂你的时候,我的嘴唇要欢呼; 我的灵魂,就是你所救赎的,也要欢呼。My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you— I whom you have delivered.

Psalms 72 were written by Solomon. Why, the last verse says David? 为啥啊,明明最后一句话是说:耶西的儿子大卫的祷告完毕。

Psalms 73 to 75 were written by Asaph.

  • 75: 6-7 高升不是从东面来,不是从西面来, 也不是旷野来, 7 而是由 神来决定; 他使这人降卑,使那人升高。No one from the east or the west or from the desert can exalt themselves.  It is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another.