Hope for the oppressed

Jesus Drives Out an Impure Spirit 31 Then he went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and on the Sabbath he taught the people. 32 They were amazed at his teaching, because his words had authority. 33 In the synagogue there was a man possessed by a demon, an impure spirit. He cried out at the top […]

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Physician, Heal Yourself!

Luke 4:14-30New 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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Luke 4:14-30New 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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Son of Adam, Son of God

Luke 3:21-38New International Version (NIV) The Baptism and Genealogy of Jesus 21 When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I […]

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Son of Adam, Son of God – Bilingual

Luke 3:21-38New International Version (NIV) The Baptism and Genealogy of Jesus 21 When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I […]

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John the Baptist Prepares the Way

Luke 3:1-20New International Version (NIV) John the Baptist Prepares the Way 3 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar—when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and Traconitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene— 2 during the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God […]

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Being Bridge Builders

Acts 17:22-34New International Version (NIV) 22 Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “People of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. 23 For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: to an unknown god. […]

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使徒行传 17:22-34Chinese Contemporary Bible (CCB) 22 保罗在亚略·巴古论坛中站起来说:“各位雅典人,我看得出你们在各方面都非常虔诚。 23 我在街上走的时候,观察了你们所敬拜的对象,发现一座祭坛上面写着‘献给未知之神’。 这位你们不认识却在敬拜的神明,我现在介绍给你们。 24 “这位创造宇宙万物的上帝是天地的主宰,并不住在人手建造的庙宇里, 25 也不需要人的侍奉,因为祂一无所缺。祂将生命、气息和万物赐给世人。 26 祂从一人造出万族,让他们散居世界各地,又预先定下他们的期限和居住的疆界, 27 以便他们在其间寻求祂,或许他们可以摸索着找到祂。祂原本就离我们各人不远, 28 我们的生活、行动和存在都靠祂,你们的诗人也说过,‘我们是祂的子孙。’ 29 我们既然是上帝的子孙,就不该认为上帝是人凭手艺和想象用金、银、石头所雕刻的样子。 30 “上帝以往不鉴察世人的无知,现在则命令世上所有的人都要悔改。 31 因为祂已经定了日子,要借祂所设立的人按公义审判这个世界。祂叫那人从死里复活,给了全人类可信的凭据。” 32 听见保罗提到死人复活的事,有些人就嘲笑他,还有些人说:“我们改天再听你讲这个。” 33 于是保罗离开了他们。 34 不过,也有人跟随保罗,信了耶稣,其中有亚略·巴古的会员丢尼修和一位名叫戴玛丽的妇人及其他人。 Acts 17:22-34New International Version (NIV) 22 Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “People of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. 23 For as I walked around and […]

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Before we open our mouths

Acts 17:16-21New International Version (NIV) In Athens 16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols. 17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with both Jews and God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the marketplace day by day with those who happened to be […]

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使徒行传 17:16-21Chinese Contemporary Bible (CCB) 保罗在雅典传道 16 保罗在雅典等候他们的时候,看见满城都是偶像,心里非常着急。 17 于是他在会堂跟犹太人和虔诚的外族人辩论,每天在广场上跟遇见的人辩论。 18 还有一些伊壁鸠鲁和斯多亚学派的哲学家和保罗争论,有人嘲笑他说:“这人在胡说八道些什么呀?”还有人说:“他好像在宣扬外国的神明。” 他们这样说是因为保罗在传讲耶稣和祂复活的福音。 19 他们带保罗到一个称为亚略·巴古的论坛,问他:“我们可以知道你所教导的这个新道理吗? 20 你的言论确实稀奇,我们很想知道个究竟。” 21 这些雅典人和侨居在那里的人没有别的嗜好,只喜欢谈论和打听一些新奇的事。 Acts 17:16-21New International Version (NIV) In Athens 16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols. 17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with both Jews and God-fearing Greeks, as well […]

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