Three words never to be forgotten

1 Peter 4:7-11New International Version (NIV) 7 The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. 8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 9 Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have […]

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彼得前书 4:7-11Chinese Contemporary Bible (CCB) 恩典的好管家 7 万物的尽头快到了。因此,你们要谨慎自律,警醒祷告。 8 最重要的是要彼此真诚相爱,因为爱可以遮盖许多罪。 9 要互相接待,不发怨言, 10 按着自己所得的恩赐彼此服侍,做上帝各样恩典的好管家。 11 能讲道的,要按着上帝的话去讲;能服侍人的,要本着上帝所赐的力量去服侍。这样,上帝会借着耶稣基督在一切的事上得到荣耀。 愿荣耀和权能都归于祂,直到永永远远。阿们! 1 Peter 4:7-11New International Version (NIV) 7 The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. 8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 9 Offer hospitality to one […]

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Just be a branch?

John 15:1-17New International Version (NIV) The Vine and the Branches 15 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes[a] so that it will be even more fruitful. 3 You are already clean because of […]

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Just be a branch? – Bilingual

约翰福音 15:1-17Chinese Contemporary Bible (CCB) 真葡萄树 15 耶稣说:“我是真葡萄树,我父是栽培的人。 2 属于我的枝子如果不结果子,祂就把它剪掉;如果结果子,祂便修剪它,让它结更多的果子。 3 我对你们所讲的道已经使你们洁净了。 4 你们要常在我里面,我就常在你们里面。枝子若离开葡萄树,就不能结果子。同样,你们若不常在我里面,也不能结果子。 5 “我是葡萄树,你们是枝子。常在我里面的,我也常在他里面,他就会多结果子,因为你们离开了我什么都不能做。 6 不常在我里面的人就像丢在外面枯干的枝子,最后只有被人拾起来丢在火里烧掉。 7 如果你们常在我里面,我的话也常在你们里面,无论你们求什么,都会得到应允。 8 你们多结果子,证明自己是我的门徒,就会给我父带来荣耀。 9 父怎样爱我,我也怎样爱你们。你们要常在我的爱中。 10 你们若遵守我的命令,就必常在我的爱中,正如我遵守了父的命令,常在父的爱中一样。 11 “我把这些事告诉你们,是要叫你们心里有我的喜乐,让你们的喜乐满溢。 12 你们要彼此相爱,像我爱你们一样,这就是我的命令。 13 为朋友舍命可以说是人间最伟大的爱了。 14 你们如果照我的吩咐去做,就是我的朋友。 15 我不再称你们为奴仆,因为奴仆不知道主人的事。我称你们为朋友,因为我把从父那里听见的一切都告诉了你们。 16 不是你们拣选了我,而是我拣选了你们,并且派你们出去结永存的果子。这样,你们奉我的名无论向父求什么,祂都会赐给你们。 17 我把这些事吩咐你们,是要叫你们彼此相爱。 John 15:1-17New International Version (NIV) The Vine and the Branches 15 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, […]

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Discovering who you really are . .

Ephesians 1:1-14New International Version (NIV) 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To God’s holy people in Ephesus,[a] the faithful in Christ Jesus: 2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Praise for Spiritual Blessings in Christ 3 Praise be to the God and Father of […]

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以弗所书 1:1-14Chinese Contemporary Bible (CCB) 1 我是奉上帝旨意做基督耶稣使徒的保罗,写信给以弗所忠于基督耶稣的众圣徒。 2 愿我们的父上帝和主耶稣基督赐给你们恩典和平安! 基督徒的属灵恩福 3 赞美我们主耶稣基督的父上帝!祂在基督里赐给了我们天上各样属灵的恩福。 4 早在创造世界以前,祂已经在基督里拣选了我们,使我们在祂眼中成为圣洁无瑕的人。 5 上帝因为爱我们,就按照祂自己美好的旨意,预定我们借着耶稣基督得到做祂儿女的名分。 6 我们赞美祂奇妙无比的恩典,这恩典是上帝借着祂的爱子赐给我们的。 7 我们借着祂爱子的血蒙救赎,过犯得到赦免,这都是出于祂的洪恩。 8 上帝用各种智慧和聪明把这恩典丰丰富富地赐给我们, 9 照着祂在基督里所定的美好计划叫我们知道祂旨意的奥秘, 10 等所定的时候一到,叫天地万物一同归在基督的名下。 11 我们也在基督里被拣选成为祂的子民。这都是按自己旨意行万事的上帝预先定下的计划, 12 好让我们这些首先在基督里得到盼望的人都来颂赞祂的荣耀。 13 你们听过真理之道,就是那使你们得救的福音,而且也信了基督。你们既然信祂,就领受了上帝应许赐下的圣灵为印记。 14 圣灵是我们领受产业的担保,直到上帝的子民得到救赎,使祂的荣耀受到颂赞。 Ephesians 1:1-14New International Version (NIV) 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To God’s holy people in Ephesus,[a] the faithful in Christ Jesus: 2 Grace and peace to you from God our […]

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The Church of my choice

Philippians 1:1-9King James Version (KJV) 1 Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: 2 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, 4 Always […]

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腓立比书 1:1-9Chinese Contemporary Bible (CCB) 1 我保罗和提摩太是基督耶稣的奴仆,写信给腓立比属于基督耶稣的众圣徒、诸位监督和执事。 2 愿我们的父上帝和主耶稣基督赐给你们恩典和平安! 感恩和祷告 3 我每逢想起你们,就感谢我的上帝。 4 每次为你们众人祷告的时候,我心里都很喜乐。 5 因为你们从开始直到现在,一直和我同心合意地传扬福音。 6 我深信,上帝既然在你们心里开始了这美好的工作,祂必在耶稣基督再来的时候完成这工作。 7 我对你们众人有这样的感受是很自然的,因为我常把你们放在心上[a]。不论我是身在狱中,还是为福音辩护和作证的时候,你们都与我同蒙恩典。 8 上帝可以作证,我是怎样以基督耶稣的慈爱之心想念你们。 9 我所祈求的就是:你们的爱心随着属灵知识的增加和辨别力的提高而日益增长,  Philippians 1:1-9King James Version (KJV) 1 Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons: 2 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and […]

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One was Missing

John 20:24-31New International Version (NIV) Jesus Appears to Thomas 24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus[a]), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my […]

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John 20:10-18New International Version (NIV) 10 Then the disciples went back to where they were staying. Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene 11 Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and […]

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