Caleb “conducting” and singing “I’ve Decided to Follow Jesus”

At Toyko Express, Caleb decided to conduct a song “just like Pastor Kevin” while singing it. The hymn was “I’ve Decided To Follow Jesus”. Pastor Kevin is our Associate Pastor of Music at First Baptist Church, Chandler, AZ. That conductor’s baton is a chopstick.

There were customers at another table beside us. 🙂

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門徒的設立 The Divine Appointment (Mark 3:13-15)

耶穌上了山,隨自己的意思叫人來;他們便來到他那裡。他就設立十二個人,要他們常和自己同在,也要差他們去傳道,並給他們權柄趕鬼。(馬可福音3:13—15)

日期:2011年1月9日
地點:GPCCC
講題:「門徒的設立」
經文:馬可福音3:13-15

今天讓我們從主耶穌設立十二門徒來看基督徒生命成長的三部曲。

1. 被主呼召 The Calling (v13)
a. 主的計劃──揀選(參羅馬書8:28-30)
b. 門徒的回應──捨己跟從

2. 與主同在 The Communion (v14a)
a. 認識主耶穌
b. 接受裝備
c. 學習事奉
d. 多結果子

3. 被主差遣 The Commission (v14b-15)
a. 傳揚耶穌
b. 大使命(馬太福音28:19-20)
c. 福音的債(羅馬書1:14)

結語

主對祂門徒的要求:要「來」(來到主前),要「在」(與主同在),要「去」(去傳主福音)。你今天清楚主耶穌對你的呼召是甚麼?新的一年剛開始,何不決志作個好門徒?

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I Sang “O Holy Night”

I presented “O Holy Night” at First Baptist Church, Chandler (http://www.fbc.net) during the Christmas Eve Candle Light Service on Dec 24, 2010.

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最危險人生 The Most Dangerous Life (James 4:13-17)

 

 

嗐!你們有話說:「今天明天我們要往某城裡去,在那裡住一年,作買賣得利。」其實明天如何,你們還不知道。你們的生命是什麼呢?你們原來是一片雲霧,出現少時就不見了。你們只當說:「主若願意,我們就可以活著,也可以做這事,或做那事。」現今你們竟以張狂誇口;凡這樣誇口都是惡的。人若知道行善,卻不去行,這就是他的罪了。(雅各書4:13-17)

日期:2010年10月24日
地點:GPCCC
講題:「最危險人生」
經文:雅各書4:13-17
主旨:最危險的人生是沒有神的人生。

甚麼是最危險人生?哪些人過著最危險的人生?我們不期然會想到戰場上的士兵,或者那些窮兇極惡的黑社會份子等。其實,我們可能正過著最危險的人生而不自知。

大綱:

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1. 人説:還有明天!(v13, 16, 17)

  1. 自我中心的生活
  2. 自誇自大的心態
  3. 知善不行的罪

2. 細想:必有明天?(v14)

  1. 明天肯定有
  2. 明天還有你?
  3. 今生與永恆

3. 應説:主掌生命(v15, 17)

  1. 敬畏主
  2. 順服主
  3. 榮耀主

朋友,你是否正過著最危險的人生呢?神在你的生命裡有多重要?不要等明天,今天就開始讓神掌管帶領,活出最蒙福人生。

 

最危險的人生是沒有神的人生

 

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My Son Caleb reciting Psalm 23 (Cantonese Chinese)

Psalm 23 is the longest for him thus far. He actually had it memorized well before four, but it has been difficult to capture it in video. Here it is now. It is in Cantonese Chinese. The first part in the video (during a ride) is more recent; the second half was a couple months before the first part. Enjoy!

P.S. We taught him the meaning of the Scriptures he memorized, but did not teach him the gesture. He probably picked up some of my preachings on the rod and staff. 🙂

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I’m Amazed 我驚訝

I sang this beautiful song at First Baptist Chandler on 8/1/2010. Love this song! May you be touched by His amazing grace everyday!

I’m Amazed 我驚訝
Written by Cary Schmidt & Steve Amerson
© 2001 Steve Amerson Music (BMI) & Cary Schmidt
Chinese Translation by Leo So

In God’s heart there’s a space 神心中有一處
That I was made to fill 我被造來填滿
I find amazing grace 我找到奇異恩典
When I’m found within His will 在祂旨意裡被召
He’s reserved a sacred place 祂爲我預備地方
In the midst of every day 在每天的生活中
He is waiting there for me 祂在等候我相會
Inviting me to stay 邀請我留下來

(Chorus)
And every day I’m amazed 在每一天我驚訝
That God would spend each day with me 神願與我共渡每天
I’m overwhelmed by His ways 何其深恩,神引導
That He could feel such love for me 祂竟然是這般愛我
To Him I’m worth saving 我配得被祂拯救
And my heart is aching 我心時常盼望
To know Him in His righteousness 認識祂這公義的神
And understand His ways 明白祂的道路
Everyday, in every way I’m amazed 每一天,在各事上,我驚訝

In my heart there’s a space 在我心有一處
That only God can fill 唯神才能填補
And He covers my disgrace 祂遮蓋我羞愧
With the blood that Jesus spilled 用耶穌所流的血
He invites me to a place 祂請我到一美地
In the midst of every day 在每天的每一刻
He is waiting there for me 祂在等候我相會
Inviting me to stay 邀請我留下來

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Preaching at GPCCC (Exodus 17:8-16)

戰爭與禱告 War and Prayer (Exodus 17:8-16)

1.    靠著神的應許禱告 Praying with the Promise of God (9b, 11)

2.    有行動的禱告 Praying with Action (9a, 10)

3.    懇切的禱告 Praying with Urgency (10, 11)

4.    互相扶持的禱告 Praying with Peer Support (12)

5.    主裡得勝的禱告 Praying in the Victory of the Lord (13-16)

親愛的弟兄姊妹,你的個人、家庭、教會禱告生活如何?願意作個禱告勇士,彼此守望,警醒禱告嗎?Dear brothers and sisters, how are your personal, family, and church life? Would you like to be a prayer warrior, keeping watch and praying with one another?

總要警醒禱告,免得入了迷惑。Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation. Matt 26:41

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