Don’t Quit this Habit!

Luke 11:1-11New International Version (NIV) Jesus’ Teaching on Prayer 11 One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” 2 He said to them, “When you pray, say: “‘Father,[a] hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.[b] […]

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Good News to the Poor

Luke 4:14-21New International Version (NIV) Jesus Rejected at Nazareth 14 Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside. 15 He was teaching in their synagogues, and everyone praised him. 16 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went […]

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The Locust Prophecies

Joel 2:28-32New International Version (NIV) The Day of the Lord 28 “And afterward,     I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy,     your old men will dream dreams,     your young men will see visions. 29 Even on my servants, both men and women,     I will pour out my Spirit in those […]

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Longing for something Fresh

Lamentations 3:22-26New International Version (NIV) 22 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,     for his compassions never fail. 23 They are new every morning;     great is your faithfulness. 24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;     therefore I will wait for him.” 25 The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, […]

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From Tears to Triumph – Bilingual

Philippians 4:10-13New International Version (NIV) Thanks for Their Gifts 10 I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me.Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. 11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what […]

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Who hid the light?

Matthew 5:13-16New International Version (NIV) Salt and Light 13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. 14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on […]

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Free to Serve

Galatians 5:13-25New International Version (NIV) Life by the Spirit 13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh[a]; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”[b] 15 If you bite […]

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Free to Serve – Bilingual

加拉太书 5:13-25Chinese Contemporary Bible (CCB) 13 弟兄姊妹,你们蒙召得了自由,但不要以自由为借口来放纵情欲,要本着爱心互相服侍, 14 因为全部的律法可以总结成一句话:“要爱邻如己”。 15 你们要谨慎,如果你们相咬相吞,恐怕会同归于尽。 顺从圣灵而行 16 因此,我劝你们行事为人要顺从圣灵的引导,这样就不会放纵罪恶本性的私欲。 17 因为人罪恶本性的私欲与圣灵作对,圣灵也与罪恶本性的私欲作对,两者势不两立,使你们不能做自己想做的事。 18 但你们如果顺从圣灵的引导,就不再受律法的约束。 19 顺从罪恶本性而行的事显而易见,如淫乱、污秽、邪荡、 20 拜偶像、行邪术、仇恨、争吵、忌恨、恼怒、纷争、冲突、分裂[a]、 21 嫉妒、凶杀、醉酒和荒宴无度等。我从前警告过你们,现在再一次警告你们:行这些事的人必不能承受上帝的国。 22 但圣灵所结的果子是仁爱、喜乐、和平、忍耐、恩慈、良善、信实、 23 温柔、节制。没有律法会禁止这些事。 24 那些属基督的人已经把罪恶的本性和本性里的邪情私欲都钉在十字架上了。 25 如果我们是靠圣灵生活,就当凡事顺从圣灵的引导。 Galatians 5:13-25New International Version (NIV) Life by the Spirit 13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh[a]; rather, serve one another humbly in love. […]

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以弗所书 5:22-6:4Chinese Contemporary Bible (CCB) 22 做妻子的要顺服自己的丈夫,如同顺服主基督。 23 因为丈夫是妻子的头,正如基督是祂的身体——教会的头,又是教会的救主。 24 教会怎样顺服基督,妻子也要照样凡事顺服丈夫。 25 做丈夫的要爱妻子,正如基督爱教会,为教会舍己, 26 好借着自己的道用水洗净教会,使她圣洁, 27 以便把圣洁、完美、没有污点、皱纹等瑕疵的荣耀教会呈献给祂自己。 28 同样,做丈夫的也要爱妻子如同爱自己的身体,爱妻子就是爱自己。 29 没有人会厌恶自己的身体,人总是珍惜保养身体,正如基督对待教会一样, 30 因为我们是祂身上的肢体。 31 圣经上说:“因此,人要离开父母,与妻子结合,二人成为一体。” 32 这是一个极大的奥秘,然而我是指着基督和教会的关系说的。 33 总之,你们做丈夫的都要爱妻子如同爱自己,做妻子的也要敬重丈夫。 父慈子孝 6 你们为人子女的,要按主的旨意听从父母,这是理所当然的。 2 因为第一条带着应许的诫命就是:“要孝敬父母, 3 使你在世上蒙祝福、享长寿。” 4 你们为人父母的不要激怒儿女,要照主的教导和警戒养育他们。

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使徒行传 2:42-47Chinese Contemporary Bible (CCB) 42 他们都一心遵守使徒的教导,一起团契、掰饼、祷告。 43 大家都满心敬畏上帝。使徒又行了很多神迹奇事。 44 信徒聚在一起,共用所有的东西。 45 他们把田产家业变卖了,按照各人的需要把钱分给大家。 46 他们天天同心合意地聚集在圣殿里敬拜上帝,又在各人家中掰饼聚会,以欢喜、慷慨的心分享食物, 47 赞美上帝,受到众人的喜爱。主使得救的人数与日俱增。 罗马书 12:1Chinese Contemporary Bible (CCB) 为事奉上帝而活 12 所以,弟兄姊妺,我凭上帝的怜悯劝你们献上自己的身体,作圣洁、蒙上帝悦纳的活祭。你们理当这样事奉。 Acts 2:42-47New International Version (NIV) The Fellowship of the Believers 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders […]

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