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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Tempted in Every Way

Luke 4:1-13New International Version (NIV) Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness 4 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 2 where for forty days he was tempted[a] by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry. 3 The […]

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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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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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The Courage for Something New

Acts 16:1-10New International Version (NIV) Timothy Joins Paul and Silas 16 Paul came to Derbe and then to Lystra, where a disciple named Timothy lived, whose mother was Jewish and a believer but whose father was a Greek. 2 The believers at Lystra and Iconium spoke well of him. 3 Paul wanted to take him along on the […]

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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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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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