年近九旬的陳婆婆在中浸聚會已有好長一段日子,平常見到的陳婆婆總是笑口常開,一 副喜樂的樣子,但回顧過往,艱辛的日子可不少,但婆婆總是那句話,我的神是一位很 了不得的神,在我還未認識祂之前,祂已用厚恩待我。詩篇116:7 「我的心哪!你要回 復安寧,因為耶和華用厚恩待你!」正是婆婆的人生金句,每當回憶往事或面對現今的 困難,她就想起聖經這一句話,讓她心情平穩,因耶和華神時刻用厚恩待她。read more »
Words from Editors
God’s Word is precious. Not only does it warm, move and motivate us, it also enlightens and encourages us. Bible verses have changed the lives of many people who in turn change the course of history.
The Bible is our daily bread and Christians should read it every day. There are verses that may touch you in different circumstances. That is why particular verses are more personally meaningful to some than to others. In this issue of the church magazine, members from the three congregations have shared on their favourite Bible verses and why they are treasures to them. You can compare yours with these and understand how God sows His Word to bear fruit in the lives of His people.
Pick up your Bible and read it daily. Certainly you will find something that is interesting and there will be verses that stay with you for your whole life.
Also with the recent change of the CBC church logo, this issue features an article from the designer.
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詩篇 68:11 主發命令,傳好信息的婦女成了大郡。
我的堂嫂顏珠霞於2015年四月22日安息主懷, 享年96歲。送的弟兄姊妹有好幾百人,大家 都在緬懷這位為傳揚主的福音而做光做鹽的好 姐妹。她本來是一個極其平凡的人,但在神手 中,她成為一個傳揚福音的寶貴器皿。read more »
中國人有句諺語,「一次不忠,百次不用」,使徒彼得的過去記錄,有目共睹的嚴重不忠污點,耶穌 曾向門徒表示祂將被釘十字架,當時彼得曾誇口說願意為耶穌捨命,耶穌卻對他說,雞叫以先,要三 次不認主(約13:37-38)。read more »
Sometimes I hear Christians say these things: ‘Really stressing out in serving’, ‘I am taking a break because I got burnt out in serving’ and ‘I have given so much and yet got no spiritual return’. These kind of comments always imply a serious question ‘why is it so hard to serve and give it […]read more »
Luke 13:18-19 By Daniel Then Jesus asked, “What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds perched in its branches.” This verse is a reminder of how […]read more »
Deuteronomy 31:8 By Nicky Tam The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” This verse reminds me that God is with me every step of the way no matter what circumstances we find ourselves in. We […]read more »
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. By Sabrina This verse was an encouragement to me when I didn’t get a chance to do the degree that I wanted to do […]read more »
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. This verse continually reminds me that God is the one in control. Even when situations may turn out unexpected or challenging we need to […]read more »
2 Corinthians 5:16-17 By Nathaniel So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! Being part of a […]read more »
Matthew 6:25-34 By Kat “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store […]read more »
John 3:30 By James T. “He must become greater; I must become less.” Simply putting it, the meaning of life and how it changes when God is with you and changes you to be like Him. We struggle to do our own thing for ourselves; the change is doing it for God.read more »
John 8:31 By Cecil To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”Add a little bit of body text Jesus sets us free from the condemnation and guilt that satan tries […]read more »
Deuteronomy 10:18 By Ruell He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing. Personally, this verse shows me how compassionate and loving our God is. Here we don’t need exegesis and hermeneutics to see that God cares for the lowly and the […]read more »
My journey with God and how I came to know Him, acknowledge Him, worship Him and love Him is a lot like EBAY. EBAY is a website that allows you to buy and sell items on the internet. So why is my relationship with God like eBay? This is why my journey with God is […]read more »
My name is Chris Yip. I’m 16 years old, currently studying at Newtown High School of the Performing Arts. I’m really excited to share with you my testimony and how God came into my life. As I hope that it’ll encourage you to place your faith in God’s hands and realise that it is just […]read more »
I was raised in a family of five; Dad was brought up in the Syrian Catholic Church in Cairo and Melbourne and made us do the Catholic sacraments for what seemed to be tradition’s sake – he didn’t take us to Church or raise us to be educated about the Bible. When asked about our […]read more »
那年我上大一，下课之后和同学Alison走在校园里，和她愉快的聊天之中，偶然之间她和我聊起了我们在天上的父，她说，他爱我们超越了我们父母对我们的爱，我便好奇的问了她所有我疑问的问题，她耐心的讲解，告诉我什么是罪，主是万能的天父，耶稣为我们受死，免了我们的罪，她也告诉我她和神之间的亲密关系是通过祷告、查经等建立的，让我忍不住的对上帝充满好奇和尊敬。出于神的感动，Alison问我要不要跟随主，我虽然不是那么明白那是什么意思，但是我说了“好”。于是我跟着她用英文默念了决志祷告，承认了我的罪，也诚心邀请主进入我的心里，来指引我，带领我。read more »
在我接觸基督教之前,我對自己的人生的看法很模糊,從來沒 想過自己的人生應該怎樣,對很多事都態度懶散。由於在內 地出生的緣故,小時候完全沒有機會接觸基督教,也沒有聽 過福音,直到我16歲來到澳洲才第一次從同學的口中接觸到 基督教。read more »
其实，我一直以来就认为有神的存在，大到宇宙的奥秘，小到自身经历的很多不可思议，非同常理的事情。所以，我一直在寻找，从中国文化里面的五行八字，地理勘探（风水）自然还有佛教，也包括西方星像。寻找的方式是看书，尽量看原文古文，而不看现代注解，至于西方星象学也只看名人翻译，力求体会原作者的心思意念。几年下来，书看了不少，也有许多的感悟和理解，但觉得离我要寻找的真神还有距离，它们不过是代表了一支一派，有些雕虫小技解决一些现实需求，但还不能解释太多问题。read more »
What would be eye catching, yet simple? What would be memorable, yet versatile and enduring? Most importantly, what would encompass Central Baptist’s themes and vision, whilst not falling into clichés? Central Baptist’s vision statement speaks about building God’s kingdom locally, branching out into the city, and the rest of the world. And, our church’s prime […]read more »