蕭祥修 牧師 & 季榮和 牧師 - 神同在的喜樂 |20210321

蕭祥修 牧師 & 季榮和 牧師 - 神同在的喜樂 |20210321

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Before we start our sermon today 在今天的主日讯息开始之前 Pastor Samuel has been very kind 修哥很好 Pastor Samuel has recorded a message for us 修哥为了我们预备预录了一段讯息 Pastor Samuel will share with us about 然后修哥还跟我们谈一下 God's Joyous Presence 神同在的喜乐 Ok, let's first watch this video message from Pastor Samuel 好吗 我们先播放修哥的影片 The topic we are going to share today is 今天我们要分享的题目 God's Joyous Presence 是神同在的喜乐 Our God has a very special name 我们的神有一个很特别的名字 God is called Immanuel 叫做以马内利的神 Immanuel means 以马内利的意思就是 God is with us 神与我们同在 Our Lord, God of all creation 我们这位全地的主宰 万物的神 He is a God who is willing to be with us 祂是很乐意与我们同在的神 There are some places in the Bible 那圣经上特别有一些地方 Where Jesus also specifically says 耶稣也特别说 "Truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for" 若你们中间有两个人在地上 "Truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for" 同心合意求什么事情 "It will be done for them by My Father in heaven" 我在天上的父必为他们成全 "For where two or three gather in My name" 有两三个人奉我的名聚会 "There am I with them" 那里就有我在他们当中 Jesus said this very clearly 所以耶稣讲的非常清楚 God longs to be with His children 神很渴望跟祂的儿女们在一起 When gathering with the children of God 跟神的儿女们聚集的时候在一起 This is what Jesus said 这是耶稣亲口说的 There is also a verse in Psalms 在诗篇里面也有一句话说 I say of the holy people who are in the land 论到世上的圣民 他们又美又善 They are the noble ones in whom is all My delight 是我最喜悦的 I really like this Scripture 我很喜欢这处圣经节
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It says that there are holy people in the land 他提到在地上有一些认识神的 The people of God are noble and delightful 上帝的子民 他们是又美又善 It seems that being with them is so delightful 好像跟他们在一起是我最喜悦的 It is also mentioned in Psalm 133 另外在诗篇133篇有提到 How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unit 弟兄和睦同居是何等的善何等的美 It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard 这好比那贵重的油浇在亚伦头上 Running down on Aaron's beard, down on the collar of his robe 流到他的胡须 又流到他的衣襟 It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion 又好比黑门的甘露降在锡安山 For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore 因为在那里有耶和华所命定的福 For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore 是永远的生命 In my spirit 我灵里面觉得说 There is the joy of God's presence 神同在的喜乐 One of the important connotations of this is 其中有一个很重要的内涵就是 To be with the holy people of God 跟上帝的圣民在一起 Be with the people of God 跟上帝的百姓在一起 That place is where Jesus promised to be with us 那地方就耶稣应许祂要与我们同在 From the Old Testament to the New Testament 从旧约到新约 From Psalms to the promise of Jesus 诗篇一直到耶稣的应许 God wants to be with us like this 那神要与我们这样子同在 If you want to feel the joy of God's presence 那如果你想感受到神同在的喜乐 Just go to a place where God is present 其实你要去到有神同在的地方 This is very important 这是很重要的 Go to church, attend Sunday service 例如说来到教会 来到主日 Participate in a cell group or go where brothers and sisters gather 去到小组 弟兄姊妹相聚的地方 How good and pleasant that is 那是何等的美 何等的善的地方 When there are brothers and sisters 因为当有弟兄姊妹
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When the children of God gather together 有神的儿女在一起的时候 When the holy people of God gather together 地上的圣民在一起的时候 They share with one another 他们就彼此分享 About God's grace in their lives 神在他们生命当中的恩典 How God is working in their lives 神在他们生命当中的作为 We can feel 我们就可以感受到 God is really working among us 神真的运行在我们当中 Added to that are the prayers for one another 再加上我们彼此的祷告 God moves in our prayers 神在我们的祷告当中运行 God manifests His presence even more 神更显彰出祂的同在 Through this 透过这样子 In fact, we can enjoy that presence 其实我们就可以享受那个同在 Enjoy that sweetness 享受那个甘甜 I recently had an experience 最近我有一个经验就是 One day, my son came to take me for a walk 有一天我的儿子回来 One day, my son came to take me for a walk 想带我出去逛一逛 He asked me where I wanted to go 他就跟我说去哪里走一走比较好 I said "It doesn't matter" 我说 没有关系 "Last time we went to Zhongxing New Village" 我们上次去中兴新村 "I was very happy flying a kite there" 去那地方放风筝 觉得很快乐 I said, "Let's go to Zhongxing New Village" 我说 那我们去中兴新村好了 He agreed 他说 好 Then he took me and Pastor May to Zhongxing New Village 然后他就带着我跟晶玫姊 Then he took me and Pastor May to Zhongxing New Village 我们就一起去中兴新村 When we got to the track 然后我们去到那个操场的时候 I saw that many of the seats were occupied 发现操场下面的很多的椅子 I saw that many of the seats were occupied 已经坐满了人 It was empty before 以前那里是空空的 Then my son pushed me in my wheelchair onto the track 然后我儿子用轮椅把我推到 Then my son pushed me in my wheelchair onto the track 那个操场的时候 We wanted to find a place to sit 我们想找个位子可以坐
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But there seemed to be no seats 但是好像都没有位子坐了 The seats under the banyan tree were almost full 在榕树下的椅子几乎都被坐满 Then we were really upset 那我们真的很烦恼 We could not find a place to sit 不知道要坐什么的地方的时候 All of a sudden 突然之间 I heard many voices calling, "Pastor Samuel, Pastor May" 听到很多的声音说 修哥 晶玫姊 "Pastor Samuel, Pastor May" 修哥 晶玫姊 I was shocked when I saw this 我看了吓一跳 Those people sitting under the banyan tree 原来坐在榕树下的 They were not other people 那些椅子上面的人不是别人 They were our brothers and sisters from Dajia Banner Church 是我们大甲旌旗教会的弟兄姊妹 They were enjoying an outing together 他们正好在办亲子一日游的活动 There were about 40 or 50 people 有差不多四 五十个人 They all rushed over 他们就全部一涌而上 They were so happy to see me 他们看到我很高兴 I was also very happy to see them 我看到他们也很高兴 I felt like I was seeing my family 我觉得好像看到家人一样 Then we took pictures together and chatted 然后我们就在一起拍照 Then we took pictures together and chatted 然后我们就在一起聊天 They shared with us the situation in Dajia 然后他们就跟我们分享 They shared with us the situation in Dajia 大甲现在的状况 I also think 我也觉得 God's grace is with Dajia Banner Church 神真的很恩待大甲旌旗教会 In such a short time 在不长的时间里面 There are 130 or 140 people now 现在已经一百三 四十人了 God has really shown His favor to this church in Dajia 神真的很恩待大甲 And I saw so many brothers and sisters and a lot of kids 而且我看到那么多弟兄姊妹 And I saw so many brothers and sisters and a lot of kids 还有看到很多的小朋友 They told me that among them 他们跟我说 在他们当中 Two families have four children each 有两个家庭生了四胎 I was very happy to hear that 我听了非常高兴 There seems to be a grandpa spirit in me 在我里面好像有阿公的灵 Inside me 在我的里面 I seemed to see a placed filled with descendants 我就看到 看到好像子孙满堂
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Then we took a photo together 那我们就一起拍了一个照片 We took a group photo 拍了一个合照 I feel that every time God's children gather together 我觉得每次想到神的儿女 I feel that every time God's children gather together 能够相聚在一起 There is a lot of God's grace in this 然后有很多神的恩典在这个当中 I feel the presence of God is especially upon us 我觉得就感觉到神的同在 I feel the presence of God is especially upon us 格外的降临在我们的当中 I feel the presence of God is really wonderful 就感觉到神的同在真的非常的美好 What I like most since becoming sick 那我最喜欢在生病的时间 I like being with the children of God the most 我觉得最喜欢跟神的儿女们同在 I often hear 然后我常常会听到 Some testimonies from this church 这个教会的一些见证的故事 I hear some testimonies from that church 听到那个教会的一些见证的故事 Recently, I ate with a sister who is in charge of a multi site in China 最近我跟一个我们在大陆 Recently, I ate with a sister who is in charge of a multi site in China 负责大陆一个堂点的一个姊妹 Recently, I ate with a sister who is in charge of a multi site in China 她这样跟我一起吃饭的时候 She told me the testimony of a brother in a church in China 她就跟我谈到 She told me the testimony of a brother in a church in China 在大陆内地的一个教会 She told me the testimony of a brother in a church in China 教会的一个弟兄的见证 When I heard that testimony 我听到她分享他们的见证的时候 My heart was filled with gratitude 我心中就充满了感恩 I felt the presence of God in our midst 我觉得神的同在好像在就我们当中 Seeing God's blessings for, God's work in that brother 看见神的祝福 神的作为 Seeing God's blessings for, God's work in that brother 临到在那位弟兄的身上 Through the sharing of brothers and sisters 也透过弟兄姊妹的分享 We can feel the presence of God working in the church 我们更可以感受到神的同在 We can feel the presence of God working in the church 运行在教会当中 I think this feeling is wonderful 我觉得这种感觉真的非常的美好
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I think God is really pleased with the presence of His children 我觉得神真的喜悦祂的儿女们同在 So here, I want to encourage and urge all brothers and sisters 所以在这里我要特别的鼓励 o here, I want to encourage and urge all brothers and sisters 也呼吁所有的弟兄姊妹 If you want to feel God's wonderful presence 你如果要感受到神同在的美好 You have to go to a place where God is present 你要去到有神同在的地方 To where there is the presence of God 哪里有神同在的地方 Where the holy people on earth gather together 地上的圣民聚集在一起 Where the people of God gather together 有神的百姓聚集在一起的地方 That is where God's presence is 就是有神同在的地方 That is where we can feel the presence of God 在那地方我们可以感受到神的同在 And feel the grace of God 可以感受到神的恩典 I can feel there are blessings ordained by the Lord 可以感受到在那里 I can feel there are blessings ordained by the Lord 有耶和华所命定的福 Such as eternal life 就是永远的生命 Through sharing with each other and praying for one another 透过彼此的分享 还有彼此的代祷 God's grace is even more in our midst 神的恩典更临到在我们的当中 God's blessing is even more upon us 神的祝福更是临到在我们的当中 I believe God wants to call every one of us again 我相信这是神要呼召 I believe God wants to call every one of us again 再一次的呼召每一个人 Come back to the presence of God 回到神的同在当中来 When you are willing to come to church, to join a cell group 当你愿意这样子来 When you are willing to come to church, to join a cell group 来到教会 来到小组的时候 Maybe it is difficult in the beginning 也许一开始多少都有一些辛苦 Some things need to be overcome 要跨越的地方 But when you are willing to do so 但是当你愿意这样子 To slowly overcome those things 慢慢去跨越的时候 You will enter the presence of God 你会进入神的同在的里面 The Bible says this very clearly 圣经上讲的很清楚 God's presence is with the brothers and sisters 神的同在就是弟兄姊妹
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How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity 和睦同居是何等的美 何等的善 It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, 那这好像贵重的油浇在亚伦头上 Running down on Aaron's beard, down on the collar of his robe 流到他胡须 又流到他的衣襟 I think this is the blessing ordained by God to come onto our lives 我觉得这就是神所命定的福 I think this is the blessing ordained by God to come onto our lives 要临到在我们的生命当中 Which is God's eternal life 也就是神永远的生命 And through this sharing of brothers and sisters 而且透过弟兄姊妹彼此的分享 Our hearts are nourished and we are moved again 我们的心再次被滋润再次的被感动 We will know 我们就知道 God is really working among us 神真的运行在我们的当中 "For where two or three gather in My name, there am I with them" 耶稣说 两 三个人奉我的名聚集 "For where two or three gather in My name, there am I with them" 我必与他们同在 Jesus also said that when you go to preach the Gospel 耶稣也说 当你们去传福音的时候 He will be with you to the end of the age 我必与你们同在直到世界的末了 So when we keep establishing cell groups and outreach groups 所以当我们不断的来 So when we keep establishing cell groups and outreach groups 建立小组 做外展 When preaching the Gospel 传扬福音的时候 Jesus must be with us 耶稣必要与我们同在 Then we can feel the sweetness of God's presence 那我们就可以感受到神同在的甘甜 God's wonderful presence 神同在的美好 Through our blessings for one another 也透过我们彼此的祝福 God wants to hear our prayers 神要垂听我们的祷告 To fulfill his wonderful will in every one of us 要成就祂美好的心意 To fulfill his wonderful will in every one of us 在我们每一个人的身上 So I want to encourage everyone to truly enter the presence of God 所以我要鼓励大家 So I want to encourage everyone to truly enter the presence of God 真的要进入神的同在当中 To feel the joy of God's presence 享受神同在的喜乐 No matter if you were active in church or committed to a church life before 不管你过去对教会的参与 No matter if you were active in church or committed to a church life before 有没有很积极有没有很委身 I would like to encourage you 我很鼓励你
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If you want the joy of God's presence 如果你要享受神同在的喜乐 You need to go to a place where God is 你要去到有神同在的地方 According to the Bible, the place where God is 按照圣经说有神同在的地方就是 Where the holy people of God gather 有神的圣民聚集的地方 Where brothers and sister live together in unity 弟兄姊妹和睦同居的地方 That means the place where two or three gather in His name 也就是有两 三个人奉主的名 That means the place where two or three gather in His name 聚集的地方 Where we gather, there is God's presence 在那里就是有神同在的地方 So whether it's Sunday service or a cell group 所以不论是主日 不论是小组 Or equipping courses 或者是我们的培育课程 Every time when we gather like this 每一次这样子的聚集 There is the presence of God 都有神的同在在里面 I believe that God wants to bring this anointing of this blessing of presence to you 我相信神要把这个同在的祝福 I believe that God wants to bring this anointing of this blessing of presence to you 恩膏在你的身上 Any difficulties or pressures 你的任何的困难 压力 Through everyone's prayers 透过大家彼此的祷告 You experience the blessings ordained by Jehovah 你也可以经历到耶和华所命定的福 That is eternal life will flow in your life 就是永远的生命 That is eternal life will flow in your life 也要涌流在你的生命当中 This I believe is the joy of God's presence 这就是我认为神同在的喜乐 A very wonderful place 非常美好的地方 In my life I have deeply experienced this 我生命当中也深深经历这样的事情 During this time that I have been ill 在生病这段时间 I have especially felt 我特别感受到 The joy of God's presence is sharing about God's works with many brothers and sisters 神同在的喜乐就是 The joy of God's presence is sharing about God's works with many brothers and sisters 跟很多弟兄姊妹在一起分享 The joy of God's presence is sharing about God's works with many brothers and sisters 神的作为的时候 I feel God's presence among us 感觉到神的同在 I feel God's presence among us 满满的在我们的当中 Then I feel very joyful 觉得非常的喜乐
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I also want to encourage everyone 我也鼓励每一个人 To often let yourself enter God's presence 要常常让自己常常 To often let yourself enter God's presence 进入神的同在当中 Let God's presence anoint you 让神的同在恩膏你 Let God's presence bless your life 让神的同在祝福你的生命 Let God's presence, the Lord's ordained blessings flow into your life 让神的同在 让耶和华所命定的福 Let God's presence, the Lord's ordained blessings flow into your life 涌流在你的生命当中 Because when you enter the presence of God 因为你进入神的同在里面 When you are willing to do this 当你愿意这样做的时候 God must reward you with His presence 神必把祂的同在赏赐给你 You can choose not to enter God's presence 你可以选择 You can choose not to enter God's presence 你也可以选择我不要进入神的同在 You can continue to live your solitary Christian life 继续过你单独的基督徒生活 But this is not the blessing God has ordained for you 但是这不是神所命定的福 God's ordained blessing is for us to enter God's presence 神所命定的福 God's ordained blessing is for us to enter God's presence 是要我们进入神的同在里面 To let us live in harmony with our brothers and sisters 让我们跟弟兄姊妹和睦同居 How wonderful this is, how great this is 这是何等的美 何等的善 God takes pleasure in living among His people 神喜悦住在祂的百姓当中 Whenever two or three of us gather in His name 如果我们有两三个人奉祂的名聚集 God must be present 神就必要这样子与我们同在 I want to encourage everyone to earnestly enter God's presence 我要鼓励每一个人 I want to encourage everyone to earnestly enter God's presence 努力的进入在神的同在当中 No matter if you have made this commitment in the past 不管你过去有没有这么的委身 Earnestly attend Sunday service and your cell group 认真在主日跟小组 I encourage you that in the coming days and years 我鼓励你接下来的年日 Choose to enter God's presence 选择进入神的同在当中 When you are willing to do this 当你愿意这样做的时候
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God must let his great and ordained blessings come into your life 神必大大把祂所命定的福 God must let his great and ordained blessings come into your life 降在你的生命当中 In my spirit, I have a perception 在我灵里面我有一个感觉就是说 There are some people among us 我们当中有一些人 Your life has withered 你的生命已经非常枯干了 It seems that you are in a place of drought, in a desert 你好像在干旱之地 在旷野之地 You often feel in your heart the lack of God's presence 你觉得你的心里面 You often feel in your heart the lack of God's presence 常常没有神的同在 You often feel withered 常常觉得很枯干 You often feel weary 常常觉得很乏力 Today I want to especially encourage such people to enter the springhead of God's presence 那么我今天要特别鼓励这样的人 Today I want to especially encourage such people to enter the springhead of God's presence 要进入神同在的泉源当中 CS Lewis once said that you have to nourish yourself in this way 鲁益士说如果你要沾湿自己 You need to come near the springhead 你要靠近泉源 So if you hope for your life to be nourished by God's presence 所以如果你希望你的生命 So if you hope for your life to be nourished by God's presence 有神同在的滋润 You need to enter a place of God's presence 你要进入有神同在的地方 You don't have to be afraid 你不要害怕 The church will always have its doors open to you 教会永远向你敞开大门 No matter if you participate in an online or offline cell group 不论参加在线小组或参加实体小组 Or attend online Sunday service 或参加在线主日 Or attend Sunday service in person 或参加实体主日 God's presence will bring His ordained blessings into your life 神的同在都会把祂所命定的同在 God's presence will bring His ordained blessings into your life 祝福在你的生命当中 So don't let your life continue to remain in a state of withering 所以不要让你的生命 So don't let your life continue to remain in a state of withering 继续留在枯干之地 Let yourself enter the stream of God's presence 让你可以进入神同在的水流当中 Enter the nourishing presence of God 进入神同在的滋润的里面 You will receive the ordained blessing of the Lord 你就会得到耶和华所命定的福
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That is, eternal life 就是永远的生命 I want to encourage such people 我要鼓励这样的人 Do not let yourself continue to stay in a withered state 不要让自己继续留在枯干的地方 Let your life enter a springhead 要让你的生命能够进入有泉源之地 A place where water flows 有水流的地方 A place where there is God's presence 有神同在的地方 When you are willing to do this 当你愿意这样做的时候 God must use His presence to nourish you 神必用祂的同在滋润你 The joy of God's presence will be poured out onto and fill your life 神同在的喜乐也会浇灌充满 The joy of God's presence will be poured out onto and fill your life 在你的生命当中 Amen! Hallelujah 阿们 哈利路亚 I want to encourage people like this 我要鼓励这样子的人 Once again bravely return to church and your cell group 再一次勇敢的回到教会回到小组 Return to the place of God's presence 回到神同在的地方 Receive the blessing that God has ordained for you 领受神所命定所要给你的福 Amen! Hallelujah 阿们 哈利路亚 Let's applaud and give the glory to God, Amen? 我们一起拍掌归荣耀给神 好吗 Thank you, Pastor Samuel 谢谢修哥 Pastor Samuel uses God's 修哥用神 That is, he uses many teachings regarding God's presence 就是有很许多的神同在的教导 He uses real methods, such as attending church 用真实的作法参与在教会 Attending places where the saints gather 参与在众圣徒所在的地方 That is where you can most easily receive God's presence 那是你最容易领受到神同在之处 In addition to using these words and preaching these truths to us, Pastor Samuel 修哥除了用这些话语 In addition to using these words and preaching these truths to us, Pastor Samuel 跟我们传讲了这些真理之外 Brothers and sisters, I feel that 我觉得弟兄姊妹们 Have you discovered something? 你发现到一件事吗 Very few people have this kind of grace 其实很少人有这样的恩典 To see a testimony written with one's life 亲眼看到一个用生命写的见证
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Or someone conveying a message through how they live their life 用生命传递的讯息 In actuality, this is what Pastor Samuel is doing 事实上修哥正在做这件事情 We know him in his healthy state 我们认识健康的他 And we know him after falling ill 我们认识生病以后的他 Every Sunday 但每一个主日 He continues to preach the Word of God 还是持续的宣讲上帝的话语 Today, in this series 我们今天的这个系列 We are talking about God's Joyous Presence 在谈神同在的喜乐 I feel that Pastor Samuel is exhibiting 我觉得修哥正在展示 This very special life 这个很特别的生命 God is indeed with him 神确实与他同在 May I lead everyone in reading this Scripture? 所以我能不能带领各位 May I lead everyone in reading this Scripture? 读一下这个经文 This is something I have recently observed 这是我最近看到 After listening to Pastor Samuel's messages 修哥的这些讯息之后 After listening to what he has said 听到他讲的话之后 After seeing him express himself 看到他的表现之后 I feel that this Scripture 我觉得这个经文 I feel that it is real 感觉就活生生的活在我的面前 He is indeed a letter 他确实就是一封信 Written with the Spirit of God 用神的灵写的信 Let's read this Scripture together. Please 我们一起来读这个经文 来请 Brothers and sisters, have you read this message? 弟兄姊妹你读到这个讯息了吗 Have you seen this kind of message? 你看见这样的讯息了吗 He is manifesting a special life 他在展现一个特别的生命 The very core of true faith 真正信仰最重要的核心 This is a true relationship with God 事实上就是上帝跟我真实的关系
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A true relationship with us 跟我真实的关系 Every person was introduced by someone 我们每一个人都是别人介绍 Someone introduced you to the church 某一个人介绍我们来到教会当中 To know God 认识上帝 Some people, maybe through family traditions, started to learn about God 有些人也许你是透过家族的传统 Some people, maybe through family traditions, started to learn about God 开始认识上帝 However God's blessings for you will not always be conveyed through others 但是上帝对你的祝福 However God's blessings for you will not always be conveyed through others 不会永远透过别人传递给你 This is what we want to talk about in this series 这是我们这个系列的主题 Meet God Face to Face 我们要谈与神面对面 This is something very personal 这是非常个人的感受 This is the truest faith 这最真实的信仰 It is the relationship of being able to truly meet God face to face 是我们自己真正跟神面对面的关系 This is the topic today, God's Joyous Presence 就是我们今天所谓神同在的喜乐 This is the topic today, God's Joyous Presence 这个主题 We want to return to the most important beliefs 终究我们要回归信仰最重要的是在 God's joyous presence 与神同乐 The joy of God's presence 与神一起同在的喜乐 We have all experienced this process 我们一定都经过这个过程 Every person who comes to church seems 每个人到教会来就像 I am speaking honestly 我很诚实的说 When I first started coming to church 我刚到教会来 My purpose was not the presence of God 我的目的并不是要与神同在 Or to experience the joy of God's presence 享受与神同在的喜乐 I accompanied my wife 我是陪我太太来的
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To express what I was thinking more clearly 我比较多一点真实的想法是 I was enjoying the happiness of being with my wife 我是享受与太太同在的快乐 I believe that there are many of us 我相信我们有很多人 You have different motivations for coming to church 你到教会来有不同的动机 For some people it is enjoying the happiness of being with a beautiful woman 有些人是享受 For some people it is enjoying the happiness of being with a beautiful woman 跟某个漂亮女生同在的快乐 Or with that man you like 或是哪一个我很心怡的男生 Or your boyfriend or your girlfriend 或是男朋友 女朋友 You accompany him or her and enjoy a time of happiness 我陪着他一起来享受的快乐 But eventually we have to come back to the most important topic 但是终究我们会回到这个 But eventually we have to come back to the most important topic 最重要的主题来 Joy 喜乐 Happiness and joy are different 快乐跟喜乐是很不一样的一件事情 Let me start by defining these 让我从这件事情的定义开始 What is happiness? 来跟各位谈一谈 快乐是什么 Happiness is external 快乐是一个外在的 It is from external to internal 由外而内的 Due to stimulation or activation by your environment 因为环境的刺激而启动那叫快乐 So you feel happy when traveling 所以去旅行 很快乐 You are very happy when getting together with classmates or friends 跟同学们聚会 跟朋友们聚集 You are very happy when getting together with classmates or friends 很快乐 During that time you talk very happily 我们谈得很快乐这样的时间 But this kind of stimulation ends 但是这样的刺激会结束 You return from traveling 旅游会回来 This kind of happiness slowly dissipates 这样的快乐就会慢慢慢慢的消失 Happiness is external to internal 快乐是由外而内的 But where joy differs is 但喜乐很不同的地方是
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Joy is from internal to external 喜乐是由内而外的 As I was thinking about life, I discovered 因为对生命的解读发生的 This joy sometimes has nothing to do with happiness 这个喜乐有时候跟快乐没有关系 This joy is a real internalized sense of satisfaction 但这个喜乐是一个真实内部的满足 Just like in our main Scripture today 就像我们今天的主题经文里面 From the Book of Job 我们所读到的约伯记里面 Job said this 约伯说的这句话 Actually Job faced many difficulties 事实上约伯是一个 Actually Job faced many difficulties 面临很多苦难的人 There were no answers for many of Job's adversities 约伯的苦难有很多得不到的答案 But finally 但是终究 He had a dialogue with God 他在跟神有了一番对话之后 God let him really feel 上帝让他真实的感受到 The real relationship between God and him 神跟他真正的关系 God really cared about him 神真正在乎他 So this quote by Job has been passed on through the ages 所以约伯说出了这句传上千古的话 My eye sees You 我亲眼的看见祢 He felt this joy of being in God's presence 享受跟上帝同在的这个喜乐 So can I give you the first heading? 所以我能不能给你第一个标题 What I want to discuss with everyone is 我要跟大家谈 God's presence is the source of having real joy 神同在是拥有真实喜乐的源头 We can have real joy 我们可以有 We can have real joy 有真正的喜乐 Because we recognize before God 是因为我们认清了在上帝之前
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Our true likeness 我们真正的样式 Our relationship with Him 我们跟祂的关系 We receive His favor 我们受祂的眷顾 This is something that is not easy to understand 这是一个不大容易解释的状况 Let me use my past interactions with my children to explain this 让我用我跟我孩子之间的互动 Let me use my past interactions with my children to explain this 来做一个这样的比喻 When my children were very little 我孩子很小的时候 Starting from around three or four years old 大概三四岁他们开始 There was a park next to where we lived 我们家旁边有个公园 I have two children, a daughter and a son 我有两个孩子一个女儿一个儿子 They liked to go to that park 他们喜欢到公园 That park had a long slide 那个公园有一个长长的溜滑梯 They especially liked to play on that slide 他们特喜欢那个 They especially liked to play on that slide 特别喜欢那个长长的溜滑梯 Going on that slide made them happy 溜滑梯让他很快乐 But every time they went down that slide 但是每次他们在溜滑梯的时候 They would first look around to see if their father was still there 他们总是会先看一看 They would first look around to see if their father was still there 爸爸是不是在那个地方 They would see their father 他会看着爸爸 If their father was paying attention to them 爸爸如果在注意他们 If their father was watching over them 爸爸是在守护他们 They felt peace in their hearts 他们心里面就会有一种平安 I define that as a kind of joy 我把它定义成那就是一种喜乐 They knew that they were being cared for 他们知道他们是被照顾的 They were being looked after 他们是被看护的 They have a father who is paying attention to them 他们有一个注意他们的爸爸 Who is taking care of them 正在照顾他们 The slide made them happy 这叫溜滑梯让他快乐 The presence of their father made them joyful 爸爸的同在使他有喜乐
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But true joy is from God 但真实的喜乐通常跟上帝 But true joy is from God 从上帝而来 From my personal experience 我个人的经验 Let me talk about my personal experience 我来谈谈我自己的经验 The first time that I knew Jesus 是我第一次我刚刚第一次认识耶稣 No one in my family knew Jesus 我们家族没有人认识耶稣 The first time I knew about Jesus was when I was still in school 我第一次认识耶稣是在学校 At my high school 在高中学校里面 I attended Qingshui High School 我念的是清水高中 Qingshui High School had a student fellowship 清水高中有一个学生团契 That was called the Qingshui High School Fellowship 那个团契叫清中团契 It wasn't until two or three years ago, in 2018其实一直到两三年前到2018年 That I knew that the founder of the Qingshui High School Fellowship was Pastor Samuel 我才知道那个清中团契的 That I knew that the founder of the Qingshui High School Fellowship was Pastor Samuel 建立者是修哥 It was led by Pastor May at that time 当时的带领者是晶玫姊 So very possibly, I'm not sure 所以我很可能我不大确定 When I was in high school. When I was 17 or 18 我的高中 我十七八岁那时候 I might have met Pastor May 我就见过晶玫姊 I didn't know her well 也是我跟晶玫姊不熟 So I didn't have much of a memory of her 我没有印象 I was better acquainted with the group of people led by Pastor May 我比较认识的是 I was better acquainted with the group of people led by Pastor May 晶玫姊所带领的那一群人 I was better acquainted with the group of people led by Pastor May 她所带的那一群人 When I was in that fellowship 我在那个团契当中 I was very happy when we were together 终究 就聚会的很快乐 Having get togethers with my classmates 同学们相处 还有 Those brothers and sisters were very happy when they were together 就是里面的弟兄姊妹相处很快乐
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In the end, I faced a problem 终究我要面对一个问题 The problem of baptism 受洗的问题 That year I was 18 years old 那一年我18岁 Baptism is about no longer living for yourself 受洗是要不再为自己活 But living for Jesus Christ 要为耶稣基督而活 It was difficult for me to get past this 我那时候这一关很难过去 I felt that it had been hard enough not having to live for my parents any longer 我觉得我好不容易 I felt that it had been hard enough not having to live for my parents any longer 不用再为我爸爸妈妈活 I had just started learning about Jesus 我现在更认识耶稣 Then I had to start living for Jesus 我要为耶稣活 So at that time I was very foolish 所以那时候我很愚蠢 I didn't understand the meaning 我不懂这样话的意义 I also didn't know about this kind of blessing 我也不知道这样的祝福 So I decided to leave that fellowship 所以我那时候决定离开 So I decided to leave that fellowship 离开那样的团契 I remember that very well 我印象非常深刻的一件事情 When I had decided to leave 是在我离开的时候 I went to the hall where we met 我还特别跑到那个大堂聚会的地方 There was a large cross 有个大的十字架 I went there to say a farewell prayer 我还去那里做了一个临别的祷告 I said that 我说我现在 I knew this was a good God 我知道这是好神 I also knew that this God was full of love 我也知道祂是充满爱的神 I felt this from those brothers and sisters 我可以从弟兄姊妹当中 I felt this from those brothers and sisters 感受到这件事情 But living for Jesus 但是为耶稣而活这样的事情 At the age of 17 or 18 在十七八岁的年纪里 That was something very difficult for me 对我来说是很不容易的事情 I was very honest when I came before Him 我很诚实的来到祂的面前 "Thank You. Now I am unable to accept this" 谢谢祢 我现在没办法接受
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"I hope that one day You will bring me back" 有一天希望祢把我再带回来 This was the prayer I said 这是我做的祷告 Then I left. I didn't participate anymore 然后我就离开 就从此没再进去了 After 17 years 十七年后 I became a believer 我信主了 Between that time I experienced many things 中间有很多过程 I have many stories 有很多很多的故事 I cannot tell them all to you 我没有办法一一的谈好来 Then 17 years after that farewell prayer 那就在那个离开的祷告十七年以后 I became a believer and attended church 我信耶稣了 我来到教会 What is very special is 我很特别的事情是 I came to the church founded by pastors Samuel and May 我来到修哥跟晶玫姊建立的教会 I came to Banner Church 我来到旌旗教会 Actually I didn't know them 我其实不认识他们 Just like I didn't know them 18 years previously 就像我十八年前不认识他们一样 At that time I didn't know them 这个时候我原本也不认识他们 The only reason I came to Banner Church was 我会到旌旗教会来唯一的原因是 Because Banner Church was near my home 因为旌旗教会就在我家隔壁 About 200 meters away 离我家两百公尺 So I attended this church 所以我在这个教会聚会 This is 这是 Until 2018 I did not know that 一直到2018年我才知道 That group of people I knew in high school 原来我高中的时候 That group of people I knew in high school 所认识的那一群人 They were led by Pastor Samuel 其实就是修哥他们所建立的 They built up a network 这个关系起来的人 I was really touched 我心里很感动 That feeling is beyond description 有一种很难形容的感觉 And I figured out later 我后来弄清楚 That was what I just described 那就是我刚才所形容的
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The joy of the presence of the Lord 因为神同在而有的喜乐 It's really hard to describe that joy 那种喜乐很难说 It develops from inside 是从里面真正发展起来的 Just like the hymn we just sang 就像我们今天刚刚唱的诗歌一样 I felt one thing 我感受到一件事情 My life is in the hands of the Lord 我的一生在主的手中 My life is in the hands of the Lord 我的一生在神的手中 This is what I found out after coming to this church for over 10 years 这是我来到旌旗教会十几年后 This is what I found out after coming to this church for over 10 years 我才发现的事情 It was really special. Right after I found this out 很特别 就在我知道这件事情之后 That the fellowship at my high school 就是我高中的时候的那个团契 Was led by pastors Samuel and May 就是修哥跟晶玫姊 They had built up that fellowship 他们建立起来的团契的时候 It was about two or three months after that 大概隔了两三个月 Pastor May sent me a message one morning 晶玫姊突然有一天早上 Pastor May sent me a message one morning 传了一封讯息给我 She was also surprised and shocked 她自己也很惊讶 她也吓一跳 She said as she was preparing for a class 因为她说她在整理 她在预备备课 She was teaching a class on intercession 她在教一堂课叫做代祷的课程 And she was looking through past notes 她在找她以前过去的资料 Pastor May was an intercessor 晶玫姊是一个代祷者 She has had a lot of experience as an intercessor 她有很长的代祷的经验 And she would record her prayers in a notebook 会把她祷告的事项 And she would record her prayers in a notebook 记录在她的笔记本上面 Do you see how old this notebook is? 你看到这本笔记本有多旧吗 How discolored it is? 有多斑驳吗 I want to tell you 我要告诉你 This notebook is from 38 to 40 years ago 这是将近38到40年前的笔记本
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One of Pastor May's notebooks 晶玫姊的一个笔记本 She told me she was looking for it 她跟我说她正在找这个 She didn't know why 她在 她不晓得为什么 Suddenly, she took out this notebook 她突然就抽出这本笔记本 She has dozens of notebooks 她有几十本这样的笔记本 And she selected this notebook for no reason 她突然抽出这本笔记本 She didn't know why she opened it to that page 她不晓得为什么翻开一页 She saw a familiar name 看到一个很熟悉的名字 In a place where that name should not be 在不应该出现的地方 So, she sent it to me 所以她就传给我 And she said, "River, let me confirm" 说 荣和我跟你确定一下 "Is this you?" 这个人是你吗 And I checked the content of the prayer 我看一看上面的代祷事项 And I took a look at the date 看一看那个日期 That year, I went up north to prepare to retake the entrance exam 因我那一年确实北上准备重考 She was praying for my preparation to retake the entrance exam 她正在为我重考预备来祷告 So, I told her 所以我跟她说 "That's right! It was me" 没错 那就是我 And we recalled the many friends we knew 我们就勾起了很多我们之间 And we recalled the many friends we knew 一起认识的朋友的这个回忆 I was so shocked 我受了很大的 惊吓 I think this was very special 我在这件事情上 我觉得很特别 And I took it 我把它 For today's message 我为了今天的讯息 I rewrote it 我把它重新好好整理了一下 After Pastor May sent me this 晶玫姊传给我这个事情之后 Actually, both of us were really surprised 我们两个其实都很吓一跳 And we felt that it was more than a coincidence 但是都感受到这冥冥当中 And we felt that it was more than a coincidence 这不是人力可以影响
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In 1984, I was 18 years old 1984年 那一年我18岁 Pastor May prayed for me 晶玫姊为我祷告说 She prayed for River and said 为荣和祷告说 "No matter in what environment, let his faith persist" 信仰的持守无论在任何环境 "Lord, hold onto him and feed him" 主 抓住他 喂养他 Later when Pastor Samuel saw that prayer, he said 修哥后来看到这个祷告说 "That phrase hold onto is so wise" 这个抓住两个字用得太有智慧了 "River really needed to be held onto like that" 荣和很需要这样被抓住 And after 17 years 终于在十七年后 I was truly held onto by the Lord 我真正被主抓住了 It took me 17 years of Him holding onto me 抓住以后 我是经过十七年 To become a believer and be baptized 荣和才受洗信主 The year after I became a believer 然后我受洗信主的那一年的来年 I came to Banner Church 我来到旌旗教会 After 36 years 一直到三十六年后 Pastor May and I realized that 我跟晶玫姊才同时知道 There was this prayer 有这个祷告 This prayer had been said 这个祷告曾经发生过 And we didn't know that until that moment 到这个时候才知道 Actually, we found out two or three years ago 事实上在两三年前我们才知道 And we knew this kind of prayer 这样的 才知道这样的祷告 It was really shocking to me 我对这件事情很震撼 I felt that God was always with me 我一直觉得这是神在我身边 And He was reminding me, telling me 在提醒我 告诉我 "I am holding onto you" 我抓住你了
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"And I'm watching you" 我看着你的 "I want you to experience the joy of my presence" 我要你享受与我同在的喜乐 And I thought about it 我仔细想一想 That record, I especially 这样的笔记本 那天我特别 When Pastor May came to visit us in Kaohsiung 晶玫姊到高雄来 来探访我们 I asked if she could bring that notebook with her 我特别请她能不能把这本笔记本 To show me 带来给我 And I took a picture of it 我把她这个笔记本拿来拍个照 And as I opened that notebook and flipped through its pages 然后翻开里面的东西 翻一翻 I found that it was filled with prayers 我发现这是密密麻麻的祷告本 The prayers were actually quite short, not so many words 对我的祷告词其实很短 很少 I don't know how Pastor May found this prayer notebook 不知道晶玫姊为什么 I don't know how Pastor May found this prayer notebook 会翻到这本祷告本 I don't know how she turned to that page 不知道晶玫姊为什么会翻到那一页 As I saw that prayer notebook 看到这本祷告簿的时候 I felt very clearly in my heart 我心里有个很清楚的感受 My life is in the hands of the Lord 我的一生都在主的手里 David wrote this Psalm 大卫写的这个诗篇 It has a very profound meaning for me 对我来讲有很深的意义 It is a very deep thought 很深的想法 Can I take you through this? 我能不能带你一起读一下 This Scripture, ok? 这个话好吗 来 For me, this feeling is so real 对我来说这种感受很真实 And it is so shocking 也很惊吓 I just told you 我刚跟你说过 When I was watching my children 我在 我看着我的孩子 As they were playing on a slide 他们在溜滑梯 They often checked to see if their father was still there 然后常常要看一下 They often checked to see if their father was still there 看看爸爸是不是在旁边 My feeling is that 我的感觉就是 I said to them that when they turn around they will see me 我说转过头来就会看到爸爸在旁边
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You will see the Heavenly Father next to you 看到天父在旁边 He is in control 祂在掌管我的这个方式 And He is leading my life 祂带领我的人生 The story doesn't end here 故事没有这样结束 Actually, after Pastor May prayed for me 事实上在晶玫姊为我祷告过后 That prayer on December 28 刚刚那个12月28号的祷告 After about half a year 大概经过了半年后 I met my wife, Ru Zhen 我认识了我太太如珍 My wife Ru Zhen 我太太如珍 She wasn't the first woman I knew 不是我认识的第一个女生 But she was the first Christian woman I knew 但是她是我认识第一个 But she was the first Christian woman I knew 基督徒的女性 I should be more specific 应该讲清楚一点 She was my first girlfriend to believe in Jesus 她是我认识的女朋友当中 She was my first girlfriend to believe in Jesus 第一个信耶稣的 Her family is Christian 她们家本来就是基督徒 So, when I met her 所以我认识她的时候 I knew that she believed in Jesus 我知道她是信耶稣的 There was a special feeling 我心里有一点 有一点特别的感觉 It was as if God was looking for me 好像上帝在找我 And one day 有一天 When I visited Ru Zhen's home for the first time 第一次我到如珍她家去拜访她 To visit her 拜访她 The first time going to your girlfriend's home 第一次到那个女朋友家去 Is very nerve racking 那个紧张的感觉你一定可以体会 I held my gift and was so nervous 我提着礼物然后战战兢兢的 I sat politely in the study of her home 好好坐在她们家的那个书房里面 And in the living room 她们家的客厅里面 Was this calligraphy work 她们客厅挂了一幅这样的字画 I knew her family was Christian 我知道她们家是基督徒的家庭 I knew this was from the Bible 我知道这是圣经里面的话
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It caught my attention 可是这幅画紧紧抓住我的目光 I kept looking at it 我一直看它 And I felt very strange 我一直觉得很奇怪 Why was there my name in the home of this beautiful woman? 这个美丽漂亮的女生 Why was there my name in the home of this beautiful woman? 家里怎么会有我的名字 I kept looking at it, trying to figure out what it meant 我一直要瞄 它到底是什么意思 I didn't know if I should read it vertically or horizontally 我不知道直着读还是要横着读 I knew it was from the Bible 我知道这是圣经里面的话 But when I saw these words 可是我一直觉得看到是这行字 "May River's eyes have", have what? 愿荣和的眼有 到底有什么 I kept looking at what that should be 我一直在找到底有的东西是什么 Is it that I came to this woman's home? 是不是我到这个女生的家里面来 I always felt that 我总觉得 Sorry, I want to state one thing 对不起 我要很声明一件事情 This is my very personal feeling 这是我自己很私人的感受 It's a very personal feeling 很个人的体会 I've always felt that 我一直这么觉得 God placed these words in her home 上帝把一个话放在她家里 He let me meet her 让我遇见她 Ru Zhen said, "No, long before I knew you" 如珍说不 我在认识你很久以前 "This was hanging in my home for a long time" 我们这个东西已经挂在我家很久了 But since I became a believer 但是我信主那么长的 That is, in these years 就是这些年日以来 I've seen so many versions of this Scripture 我看过无数这个经文的版本 Rarely have I seen people quote it like this 我很少看到有人引用这样的版本
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The arrangement of this version 这一个版本的排序 I've never seen it arranged like that 我更从来没有看过 I've never seen it arranged like that 他们用这样的方式排列 And it just happened to have my name on it 刚好可以把我的名字放在上面 The only one was in Ru-Zhen's home 唯一一个就在如珍她家 It was hung on the wall of their home 挂在她们家的墙上 Later, after Ru Zhen's mother passed away 后来如珍妈妈过世之后 I asked for the family's permission 我征得家人的同意 I said, "For me" 我说这对我来讲 "This work has special meaning, may I have it?" 有个特别的意义能不能送给我 All the brothers and sisters agreed 所有的弟兄姊妹都同意 That is my name 那这是我的名字 Now it hangs in my office in Kaohsiung 现在这幅字挂在我高雄办公室的 Now it hangs in my office in Kaohsiung 办公室里面 When I go to work every day 我每天上班 When I go into the office every day 我每天进到办公室里面去 I look at it and pray like this 我看着它就会做这样的祷告 Looking at it, it as if God is reminding me 看着它就好像上帝在提醒我 "I am with you" 我与你同在 "I am holding onto you" 我抓住你了 I've been studying this calligraphy work 我一直很研究这幅画 这个字就是 "May River's eyes have", have what? 愿荣和的眼有 有什么 Let me stress this again 我再强调一次 This is my personal revelation 这是我个人很个人的领受 Let me take this Scripture 我把这个经文 In the Chinese Union version that we're familiar with 用我们熟悉的合和本的经文 And show it to you 拿出来给各位看一看 I've always felt that this is what God wanted to show me 我总觉得这句话是上帝特别要指着 He is pointing at me, telling me 祂的手指着我 告诉荣和说
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"River, read it closely, it's related to you" 荣和 注意读这句话跟你有关系 Can I invite you to read this with me? 我能不能请你跟我一起读 This Scripture? Please 这个经文好吗 来 Let me emphasize again, this is a personal revelation 我再次强调这是我很个人的领受 Whenever I see it, I think about it, for more than 10 years 看到我想到十几年后 I'm serving God full time 我竟然全职服事上帝 Now, I'm building Banner Church in Kaohsiung 我现在在高雄建造高雄的旌旗教会 I thank pastors Samuel and May for giving me many opportunities 谢谢修哥晶玫姊给我很多的机会 I started to build 我开始建造 There are many other Banner churches all over the world 全球很多其他的旌旗教会 And I could take part in this 我可以参与在这个的里面 Whenever I see the brothers and sisters I minister to, I feel that 我觉得我每一次看到 Whenever I see the brothers and sisters I minister to, I feel that 我服事的这些弟兄姊妹的时候 Hope fills my heart 我心里充满了盼望 I am filled with hope 充满了盼望 Because I know those people are God's glory 因为我知道这些人都是上帝的荣耀 I know that they will do great things 我知道这些人都大有作为 And they will reveal God's grace and will 会显明上帝的恩典跟神的旨意 Why? 为什么 Because God has told me 因为神告诉我的 Because Jesus has told me 因为耶稣告诉我的 They are God's foundation 这些人都是神的基业 They are God's abundant and glorious foundation 而且是神丰盛荣耀的基业 This has been very important in guiding and leading my ministry 这是我服事当中 This has been very important in guiding and leading my ministry 很重要的一个引导跟带领
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Whenever I see this calligraphy work hanging in my office 每次我看到这幅挂在 Whenever I see this calligraphy work hanging in my office 我办公室里面的这个字画的时候 I feel that God is telling me 我总觉得神在告诉我 God wants me to bring up many of God's glorious people 神要我去带出许多神荣耀的百姓来 So, ministering to brothers and sisters for me 所以服事弟兄姊妹对我来说 Actually, it is such a happy thing to do 其实是很快乐的一件事情 And the most important thing is to enjoy God's presence 最重要的是享受神的同在 It has made me so joyous 让我非常的喜乐 When I had just arrived in Kaohsiung 我刚到高雄去 When I went to Kaohsiung 我去到高雄的时候 I found that we needed a bigger place to gather 我发现我们需要 I found that we needed a bigger place to gather 一个大一点的聚会场合 So, we prayed about this 所以我们就为了这个事情祷告 And now we have a great place to gather 现在我们果然就有一个很好的聚会 A very spacious place 很大的聚会场所 It is beyond what we needed 超过我们所需要的 When we found this place 当初找到这个地方 We needed a sum of money to be able to move our church there 我们需要一笔金钱来做这样的 We needed a sum of money to be able to move our church there 这个迁堂的这种建设 We proclaimed 我们宣告了一个 A sum of money that was beyond our means 我们不可能完成的金额 It was NT$ 8 million 八百万台币 And we had to reach this goal in a year and a half 而且要在一年半的时间里面 And we had to reach this goal in a year and a half 完成这个奉献 At that time, we felt that it was impossible 那时候大家觉得不可能 Many people felt that it was impossible 很多人觉得这是不可能做到的 I felt a bit uneasy as I proclaimed it 我宣告了这件事情心里有点忐忑 But again God showed His presence 但是神再一次显明祂的同在
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On the last day of the fundraising period 就在我们结束那一天 The total donations were NT$ 8.09 million 我们奉献的金额总共有809万元 God has kept using this way 神一直不停的用这个方式 To tell me, He is with me 在告诉我 祂与我同在 Every time I encounter this 我每次这样的事情 I thought of that image I told you about 我想起我刚才跟你介绍 That image of me taking my children to play on the slide 我带着我孩子们溜滑梯那个画面 I feel that serving God 我觉得 服事上帝 And ministering to God's people makes me very happy 服事上帝的百姓让我很快乐 It's the presence of God that makes my joyous 那是神的同在 让我很喜乐 This is the reason I have been wanting to share this message with you today 这是我今天一直很期待 This is the reason I have been wanting to share this message with you today 分享这个讯息给你的原因 You should receive this wonderful joy 你理当领受这样美好的喜乐 So, as for me 所以这个话对我来说 It has real meaning 有很真实的意义 Let's read this Scripture 我们一起读这句话 From Psalms 23 written by David 这大卫的诗篇23篇里面的话 Can we read it, please? 好不好 来 Dwell in the house of the Lord 住在耶和华的殿中 Of course, it's not that we move into this house 当然不是搬到圣殿里面去住的意思 Brothers and sisters, you must have recognized this 弟兄姊妹你一定也看出来 The so called dwelling in the house of the Lord means 所谓住在耶和华的殿中指的是 To experience God's presence 享受与神同在 This is the joy of God's presence 这是神同在的喜乐 That's called dwelling in the house of the Lord 叫住在耶和华的殿中 So, David proclaimed he would do this forever 所以大卫宣称他要这样直到永远 Because he knew 因为他知道 Favor and love would follow him always 有恩惠 慈爱会永远追着他
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They will follow him forever 会永远跟着他 I want to change to another setting 我想转换一下场景 Grace and love 恩惠 慈爱 The joy that we have is sometimes not related to happiness 我们所临到那种喜乐 The joy that we have is sometimes not related to happiness 有时候跟快乐没有关系 This kind of joy is sometimes not related to happiness 这样的喜乐 有时候跟快乐无关 Let me tell you another story about me and my children 我再告诉你一个我跟孩子之间 Let me tell you another story about me and my children 互动的故事 When my son was about three years old 我儿子大概在三岁的时候 He was so young 很小 He caught a cold 他有次感冒 A very serious cold 很严重的感冒 It triggered pneumonia 引发了肺炎 Childhood pneumonia is due to sputum in the lungs 小小的孩子是肺炎 肺部的那个痰 It had accumulated to such a degree that there was inflammation 多到一个程度发炎以后 The doctor wanted him to be hospitalized 医生要他住院 And he had to stay in a pediatric intensive care unit 而且要住进小儿加护病房里面去 Because he could not breathe on his own 因为他的肺 Because he could not breathe on his own 已经快要没有办法自己呼吸了 So, there were many monitors 所以装了很多的监测器 And they covered everything in plastic 然后用一个塑料的罩子罩起来 It was a like a tent 有点像帐篷那样的感觉 And it covered the bed 罩在那个床上面这样 And 然后 The doctor was monitoring 医生监测 There were many instruments to monitor 旁边有很多仪器正在监测 That is, just in case, if something 就是万一有状况的话 The doctor was prepared to do a tracheotomy at anytime 他要紧急把他另外 The doctor was prepared to do a tracheotomy at anytime 就随时准备帮他做气切的手术 To cut a hole and insert a tube for breathing 要把他从气管切开插管进去这样
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Because he couldn't breathe on his own 因为他已经没有办法好好自己呼吸 You can imagine how painful it was for him 你可以想象那样的孩子有多痛苦 And there could only be one parent in the ICU 在加护病房里面只能有一个家长 To accompany him 在里面陪着他 I wanted to sit there with him 我争取进去坐在那个地方 And accompany him 陪着我的孩子 I saw that he was in a lot of pain 我看到他很痛苦 I saw that he was so helpless 我看到他很无助 I saw that he was so scared 我就看到他很惊慌 And the plastic all around 而且围在那个塑料袋的 Inside the plastic 那个布的里面 He was very scared 他其实很害怕 His expression was one of fear 他很害怕很恐惧的眼神 Whenever he turned and our eyes met 每次转过来跟我四目相交的时候 He would start to cry 他就开始哭出来 He would burst out crying 他就开始大哭起来 I was very busy at that time 我那时候很忙 But I knew that no matter how busy 但是我知道不管再怎么忙 I would sit there and keep my child company 我都要坐在那地方陪着我的孩子 I told myself 我告诉我自己一句话 That when my child wants to cry, he can see me 我要我孩子想哭的时候看得到我 I want it that when my child wants to cry 我要我孩子想哭的时候 He sees his father, there is someone to see him cry 看到爸爸 有一个哭的对象 Have you noticed this? 有时候你注意到了吗 Sometimes we want to cry 有时候我们想哭 But we cannot find someone to cry to 找不到可以哭的人 It is very painful 是一件非常痛苦的事情 To have God's presence 与神同在 Is a very important blessing 有一个很重要的祝福
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Maybe it's not related to happiness 也许这跟快乐无关 You need to have someone with whom you can share your emotions 你需要有一个情绪可以转泄 You need to have someone with whom you can share your emotions 发泄的这样的对象 So, two weeks ago 所以在两个礼拜前 I heard Pastor Samuel preaching 我听到修哥在这里讲道的时候 He mentioned how he was feeling 他提到他自己那样的感受 I don't know if you remember this 我不晓得你记不记得 He said he was in Veterans General Hospital 他说他坐在荣总里面 In Veterans General Hospital 那个荣总医院里面 He asked his caretaker to take him 他请看护把他推到 To a small garden behind Veterans General Hospital 荣总后面的小花园里 And he sat there helplessly looking up at the sky 他坐在那地方很无助的看着天 He said to God 他跟上帝 "I'm so useless now" 他跟上帝说 我现在很没有用 "I could do many things in the past" 我以前可以做很多事 "But I cannot do them now" 我现在做不了什么事 He felt helpless 他觉得无奈 觉得无助 And he cast his eyes onto God 把那样的眼神投在上帝身上 He felt that 他觉得他感受到这件事情 God was also looking at him 神也在望着他 And when they looked at each other 在他们四目相接的时候 God told him 上帝跟他说 "Your existence is My greatest pleasure" 你的存在就是我最大的喜悦 "You don't need to do anything" 你不是要做什么样事情 "Become My child" 成为我的孩子 "I know you feel helpless" 我知道你很无助 This presence made Pastor Samuel feel that he was filled with God's blessing 但是这样的同在让修哥里面 This presence made Pastor Samuel feel that he was filled with God's blessing 充满上帝的祝福 This is what I want to tell you 这是我要跟你说的 God's joyous presence 与神同在的喜乐
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Sometimes it is irrelevant to happiness 有时候它跟快乐无关 It is more important than happiness 它比快乐重要多了 So let me put it this way 所以让我这样说 The joy of God's presence comes from within 与神同在的喜乐 The joy of God's presence is an internal interpretation 其实是一种由内而外 Of how we see our situations in life 对人生的遭遇 Our identity 还有对自己的身分 And our relationship with God 还有对我们跟神关系的一种解读 God's joyous presence means this kind of interpretation 就是与神同在的喜乐 God's joyous presence means this kind of interpretation 指的是这样的解读 This joy is sometimes irrelevant to happiness 这种喜乐有时候跟快乐无关 But this joy is much more important than happiness 但是这种快乐 But this joy is much more important than happiness 这个比快乐重要多了 Isn't it? 不是吗 On the contrary 相对起来 Watching my child play on a slide 看着我孩子快乐的溜滑梯 I care more about being with him and looking after him while he lay helpless in bed 我更在乎在他无助的病床前面 I care more about being with him and looking after him while he lay helpless in bed 我陪着他看着他的眼神的样子 I care more about this moment 我更在乎这个时候 Because he needs me more at this moment 因为这个时候他更需要我 God's joyous presence is something that God has prepared for everyone 与神同在的喜乐 God's joyous presence is something that God has prepared for everyone 是神预备给每一个人 Today I want to say these very important words 今天我想说这句很重要的话 This is the most important thing I want to say 这是我今天要说最重要的话 Perhaps you admire Pastor Samuel's relationship with God 也许你羡慕修哥跟上帝之间的关系 You admire those people who have this kind of relationship with God 你羡慕哪些人 You admire those people who have this kind of relationship with God 跟上帝之间那样的关系
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I want to tell you 我想跟你说 You can have this kind of relationship too 这样的关系是神预备给你的 While you are writing this 请你在写这个的同时 Please turn to your neighbor and say, "You are part of this plan" 跟旁边人说 你就在这个计划当中 You have to say this often to your neighbor 你要常常跟旁边人说这句话 "You are part of this plan" 你在这个计划当中 You have to say this often to yourself 你要常常跟自己说这句话 "I am part of this plan" 我在这个计划里面 Because God's nature, God's will 因为神的本质 神的本意 He wants to build a true relationship with everyone 就要希望跟每个人建立这样 He wants to build a true relationship with everyone 真正的关系 Brothers and sisters 弟兄姊妹们 I am a first generation Christian 我是第一代的基督徒 I wasn't a believer when I was a kid 也就是我并不是从小就信上帝的 Now I can clearly tell you 我现在可以很清楚的跟你说 Having God in your life makes all the difference 有上帝跟没有上帝 Having God in your life makes all the difference 生命当中有很大的差别 I was saved in my 30s 我三十几岁才信上帝 I could finally enjoy God's joyous presence in my 30s 我三十几岁才开始享受 I could finally enjoy God's joyous presence in my 30s 与神同在的喜乐 Actually more than a dozen years ago 实际上祂在十几年前 When I was a teenager 就在我十多岁的时候 He was there with me 祂就已经与我同在 I finally received this kind of joy 这种喜乐是到我最后才真正接收住 Which means it took me a long time 也就是说 很长一段时间 I am part of this plan 我在这个计划里面 But I didn't receive this plan 可是我并没有领受这样的计划 This is possible 这是有可能的
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I want to tell you about this 我想跟大家谈这样的事情 Firstly from the Bible 我先从圣经 This is why God's presence is God's eternal plan 这是为什么神同在是神永远的计划 This is the reason you have a Bible in your hand 这是为什么你手上有圣经的原因 I guess I don't need to do a survey 我猜我不用调查 Everybody here must have a Bible 我们在场的每个人一定都有圣经 I want to tell you 我想告诉你 The reason you have this Bible is 你有这本圣经最重要的原因是因为 God wants to tell you about this plan 上帝要告诉你这个计划 To let us see how this plan was started 让我们看看这个计划怎么开始 In Genesis 在创世记 When Adam sinned 当亚当犯了罪之后 When he ate the fruit that God didn't want him to eat 吃了那棵 When he ate the fruit that God didn't want him to eat 原本神要他不要吃的果子之后 The first thing God said to him 神跟他说的第一句话 Which is also repeated throughout the Bible 也是圣经整本圣经讲的同样的话 God is always seeking people 神永远都在找人 God is always seeking people 神永远在找人 He is different from the gods we knew in the past 这跟我们以前认知的神不一样 I believed that gods lived in the mountains when I was a kid 我小时候认为神是住在山里面 I believed that gods lived in the mountains when I was a kid 才有神仙的 We had to search for them in the mountains 我们要到山里面去找 People seek gods 人去找神 But if you understand God's nature 如果你了解神的本质 You will discover one very special thing 你会发现一件很特别的事 It's always God who seeks people 永远是神在找人 In the relationship between God and people 神跟人的关系当中 It's always people who hide themselves 躲开的永远是人
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Stories like this keep repeating in the Bible 这圣经一直在重复这样的故事 Adam hid himself 亚当躲起来 Let's see how God interacted with him 来我们看看上帝 Let's see how God interacted with him 怎么跟他这样的对答 Let's read this together, shall we? Please 我们一起读一下好吗 来 He said, "Adam, where are you?" 祂说 亚当 你在哪里 Of course God knew where he was 上帝当然不是不知道亚当在哪里 God was actually saying to Adam 上帝这句话在告诉亚当 "I care about you" 我在乎你 Only for the person you care about will you ask 只有你在乎的人你才会说 "Where are you?" 你在哪里 God was telling Adam, "Yes you made a mistake" 上帝在告诉亚当 你也许犯错了 "But son, you need Me at this moment" 孩子 你这个时候更需要我 "Where are you? Don't hide yourself" 你在哪里 不要躲起来 So as expected, God found him 所以果然上帝后来把他找出来 God is always seeking people 神永远在找人 God clearly declared that the Israelites were His chosen people 以色列人是上帝很清楚宣告的人 "I will be your God" 我要做你的神 "You will be My people" 你要做我的百姓 "You will be My children" 你要做我的子民 The Israelites were the foreshadowing of Christians 以色列人是我们现在基督徒的预表 Let's read this Scripture, shall we? 我们来读一下这句话好吗 From the Book of Leviticus. Please 来 在利未记当中的话 来 请 This idea is found throughout Bible 这是圣经贯穿这个概念 The most important thing is 很特别的最重要的事情是 Until the New Testament 直到新约的时代 When Jesus came into the world 耶稣来临之后 Brothers and sisters 各位弟兄姊妹 The Bible talks so much about 圣经花了那么多的时间 How Jesus would come 在谈耶稣怎么来的
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Why He came into the world 耶稣为什么来 The main purpose for Jesus to be born on this earth was to accomplish this 耶稣来最重要的目的 The main purpose for Jesus to be born on this earth was to accomplish this 在成就这件事情 In First John, John wrote 约翰一书里面 约翰撰写的时候 He talked about this 谈到这件事 Jesus was the propitiation for our sins 耶稣在执行一个挽回祭 This propitiation for our sins brings us back to God 这个挽回祭 This propitiation for our sins brings us back to God 是把人再带回来到神的面前来 Once again, God seeks people 再一次 神在找人 Let's read this Scripture, shall we? Please 我们一起读一下这个经文好不好 来 There is a final thing 有一个很终结的一件事情 If you haven't discovered this yet 如果你还没有发现 This is something that we talk about all the time at this pulpit 这是我们常常 This is something that we talk about all the time at this pulpit 在这个主日的讲台上面一直谈的话 God is pleased with you 你是神所喜悦的 Experiencing God's joyous presence 让人享受与神同在的喜乐 This has always been God's plan 这始终就是神的计划 But people may not always understand or accept this plan 但是人不一定懂得 了解 But people may not always understand or accept this plan 接受这个计划 Just like me when I was 17 or 18 years old 就像十七 八岁的我 So Jesus shared a very interesting story 所以耶稣来讲了一个很特别的故事 Actually many of Jesus' teachings lead us 其实耶稣很多的教导 Actually many of Jesus' teachings lead us 就在带领我们 In understanding this important truth 了解这个很重要的事实 This Father in heaven 天上的这位是一位父神 He is willing 祂乐意享受跟我们有 To have a wonderful father and child relationship with us 有孩子跟爸爸之间 To have a wonderful father and child relationship with us 这样的美好的关系 So Jesus told a very special story 所以耶稣讲了一个很特别的故事 I believe many people are familiar with this story 我想很多人都很熟悉这个故事
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The story of the Prodigal Son 就是浪子的故事 There was a father who had two sons 有个爸爸有两个孩子 The younger son said to his father 小儿子他老早就跟爸爸说 "Father, give me my share of the estate" 爸爸 请你把应得的财产给我 "I am leaving" 我要出去 The father gave him his share of the estate 爸爸果然就把这个财产给他 Many people might know this story very well 很多人可能对这个故事很熟悉 Let's read this description 我们先来读一下 Let's read this description 它怎么描述的 When the younger son received the money 那个孩子拿到这个 这个钱之后 What did he do? 做了些什么事情 What did the younger son do? 小儿子做了什么 Let's read this together. Please 来 我们一起读 So very quickly 于是他很快的 This younger son 这个小儿子 Notice that he was living with his father 各位请注意他本来跟爸爸住在一起 He was living with his father 跟爸爸过在一起的 He was with his father 跟爸爸与爸爸同在的 But for his pleasure and happiness 但是他为了享乐 He squandered his wealth in a foreign land 为了快乐 所以他到外面浪费资财 In reckless living he spent everything 宴乐当中把所有的钱财都花尽了 It's just like what I said earlier 这如同我前面所谈到的 The excitement of happiness ends 快乐的刺激有时是会结束的 So when it was all over 所以当它一旦结束了这样的事情 He was in need 他就穷苦起来 He remembered that he had a father 这时候他领悟到我有一个爸爸 "I don't deserve to be his son" 我不配当他儿子 "But at least I can be his hired worker" 至少我可以当他的工人吧 So he went back to his father 所以他回来家里
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His father saw him a long way off, he hugged him 爸爸远远看到他 就抱着他 He kissed him 亲嘴 亲嘴 亲嘴 Everyone, this is a story told by Jesus 各位这是耶稣讲的故事 It's telling us about our relationship with God 要告诉你我之间的关系 Many of us are like that prodigal son 我们很多人也许就是个浪子 We need to return to God's embrace 我们要回到上帝的怀抱里面来 Where there is no shame or regret 没有羞愧 没有后悔 God loves us 上帝爱我们 Not because of what we have done 不是因为我们表现了什么 So Jesus used this parable to tell us this 所以耶稣用的这个比喻性的故事 So Jesus used this parable to tell us this 来告诉我们这件事情 There was another son 另外有一个儿子 Interestingly, when the older son saw how good his father was to the younger son 很特别 另外的儿子看到 Interestingly, when the older son saw how good his father was to the younger son 爸爸对这个小儿子这么好 He became angry 心里就很生气 He was angry at his father for killing a calf for his younger brother 他很生气 He was angry at his father for killing a calf for his younger brother 觉得爸爸为什么杀了一头牛给他 "You have never killed a calf for me" 你不曾杀牛给我 "I've been working so hard" 我做了那么认真 "I've been working for you every day" 我每天就在为你工作 The father said these words to him 爸爸跟那孩子说了这样的话 Let's read this together, shall we? Please 我们一起读一下好不好 来 Again, whether the older or the younger son 再一次 不管大儿子 不管小儿子 Actually God's will and God's plan 其实神的心意 神的计划 Is that He wants to build a relationship with us 是希望跟我们建立同在的关系 But we have many reasons to avoid that 但是我们有很多原因会避开 What makes us avoid God is related to 让我们避开就是我今天 The perception I had while preparing this message 我的在预备这个讯息的时候的领受 I want to give you 我想 给大家 Especially in this generation 特别在这个世代
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I want to give you a reminder 我要给大家这样的一个提醒 The first reminder I want to give you is 我想给你的第一个提醒是 Do not replace joy with happiness 不要让 不要让快乐取代你的喜乐 We can easily gain happiness 不要 我们现在太容易快乐 We can easily find things that excite us 我们很容易找到刺激的方式 I want to tell you 我要告诉大家这个世代 Compared to my generation, there are more ways to be happy in this generation 我们其实比以前我们活这样的世代 Compared to my generation, there are more ways to be happy in this generation 更多让我们快乐的方法 There are many things we can do to make ourselves happy 有很多事情做了会让我们快乐 But so often our joy is easily replaced by happiness 但是这个快乐 But so often our joy is easily replaced by happiness 往往很容易就取代了我们的喜乐 Real joy comes from 我们里面有很真正喜乐的需求 Knowing who I am 是知道我是谁 Knowing that I am loved 知道我是被爱的 Knowing that I am a beloved child of God 知道是我是神钟爱的孩子 Don't replace your joy with happiness 不要让快乐取代了你的喜乐 Don't replace your identity with performance 不要让表现取代了你的身分 Just like the older son 就像大儿子那样 "I care more about what I have done" 我在乎的是我做了什么 "I don't care about who I really am" 我们不在乎我们里面到底是谁 Actually, knowing who you are 事实上 我是谁这件事情 Knowing your true identity is an extremely important goal 我的身分是我们生命当中 Knowing your true identity is an extremely important goal 极重要的一个目标 一个目标 Only when you know this 你得懂得这件事情 Can you enjoy more of God's joyous presence 你才能更多的享受
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Can you enjoy more of God's joyous presence 与上帝同在的喜乐 Third 第三点 Don't let your desire for God be replaced by busyness 我想说不要让忙碌取代了你的渴慕 When God designed us 我们每个人在被设计的时候 When we were born 我们出生的时候 We all have a desire for God in the deepest part of our hearts 我们都有对神的渴慕 We all have a desire for God in the deepest part of our hearts 我们最深里面 In the sermons of the past two weeks 过去前两周我们的主日讲道主题 We have often talked about this 常常谈到这样的事情 God has also placed eternity in our hearts 神把永生放在我们里面 We have something like what Pastor May said 我们里面有一个 We have something like what Pastor May said 就像晶玫姊所提到的 Holy discontentment 神圣的不满足 This is in us 这东西很真实的在我们里面 But brothers and sisters 但是弟兄姊妹们 Busyness will push these feelings aside 忙碌会把这些感觉 排挤掉 Busyness will push these feelings aside 忙碌会把感觉挪开 We have too many things to keep us busy 现在有太多事情可以让我们忙碌 Too many things to keep us online 有太多事情让我们保持在在线 We don't have quiet time 没有安静的时间 So, in this heading I want to talk about 所以 如果我这个标题要谈 How to walk in God's plan 你怎么样能够上帝的计划 How to walk in God's plan 你如何在这个计划里面 You have to learn this 你得学会这些很重要 Sort yourself out 把自己理清楚来 Don't replace joy with happiness 不要让快乐取代你的喜乐 Don't replace your identity with your performance 不要让表现取代你的身分
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And don't replace your desire for God with busyness 也不要让忙碌取代你的渴慕 Because you are part of the plan 因为你在计划之中 You are in God's plan 你在上帝的计划里面 So let me put it this way 所以让我这样来提这件事情 God has a plan 神有一个计划 To let everyone experience God's joyous presence 让人都享受神同在的喜乐 That's why we have this Bible 这个就是为什么 That's why we have this Bible 这本圣经会在你我手上 This is the main reason 最主要的原因 This is God's will and God's plan 这是神的心意 神的计划 God doesn't hide this plan from us 神并不隐藏这个计划 From beginning to end 自始至终 God has always emphasized this great intention 神一直在强调这个伟大的心意 If you understand just a little bit of God's power and God's greatness 如果你有一点点了解 If you understand just a little bit of God's power and God's greatness 了解神的全能 跟神的伟大 You will know 你就一定会知道 God is so great that 神伟大到一个程度 Whatever He wants done, will be done 祂想做的事情是不可能没有完成的 You know that His plan will be done 你一定会知道祂的计划一定会完成 More importantly 最重要的事情是 Brothers and sisters 弟兄姊妹们 各位 God's plan will be done 神有计划一定会完成 But God has given you the right to decide 但是神把一个决定权交在你的手里 So there are some people 所以一定有一批人 You are in His plan 有神本来就在你的计划当中 But just like Adam, he could decide whether or not 但是就像当初亚当可以决定 To eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil 他吃不吃判断善恶树的果
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To eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil 善恶树的果子一样 God gave people a precious gift called 神给人一个最宝贵的礼物叫 Free will 自由意志 We are free to decide 自由的选择权 So the question I want to ask you is 所以我要给你的问题是 The most important questions is 最重要的问题是 Are you in this plan? 你是不是也在这个计划里 God has a plan 神有这个计划 He wants to be our God 祂要成为我的神 He wants to be our Father 祂要成为我的父 He wants us to be His people 祂要我们成为祂的子民 God is in the plan 神在这个计划里 God has this plan, but more importantly 神有这个计划但是重要的事情是 Are you in this plan? 你是不是在这个计划当中 This is the key message I want to give you 这是我今天要给你很重要的讯息 We watched Pastor Samuel's video message 我们前面听到修哥谈的那个 We watched Pastor Samuel's video message 录的那个影片 What Pastor Samuel was talking about 我们可以修哥主要在谈的事情 Is exactly the same 就是这件事情 You have to know God has an important plan 你要知道上帝有一个很重要的计划 He wants to be our God 祂要成为我们的神 Let's first read this Scripture 我们先读完这个经文 Then let's talk about what Pastor Samuel said 我们再来谈修哥怎么谈到 How to walk with God 如何与神同行 Let's first read this Scripture, shall we? 我们先来读这个经文好吗 This is in the Book of Revelation 这是启示录的状态 Which is how the Bible describes the end of the world 也就是圣经最后 Which is how the Bible describes the end of the world 这个世界描述这个世界最后的样子 God's plan will be done 神的计划一定会完成 Let's read this. Please 我们来读一下 来 So how can we be in God's presence? 所以如何与神同在 I'll give you some direction 我现在给你一个方向 It is actually what Pastor Samuel said in his video message 事实上就是修哥前面
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It is actually what Pastor Samuel said in his video message 在影片所提到的 You have to participate in God's work 你要参与在神的作为里面 You have to join a church 你要加入教会 To be with God's people 你跟神的百姓同在 You go to where there is God's presence 你在与神 有神同在的地方 You be with them 与他们同在 I explain it as 我的解释 我把它标成 God is with us because we walk with God 神同在是因为我们与神同行 We walk on the same path 走在同一条路上 Do you remember two weeks ago 记不记得前两周 We talked about the same topic 我们谈到的一个主题 If you want to walk with God 你想跟神走在同 If you want to meet God 你想跟神相遇 You have to take the same path 你就跟神走在同一条道路上 To walk with God 与神同行 So that you might meet God 你才有可能与神相遇 So what does walking with God mean? 所以什么叫做与神同行 How can we walk with Him? 如何同行 Let's take a look at this Scripture, shall we? 我们先来看一下这个经文好吗 In Micah, it talks about walking with God 在弥迦书里面谈到上帝的同行 Let's read this. Please 我们一起读一下 来 To do justice and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God 行公义 好怜悯 存谦卑的心 To do justice and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God 与神同行 There is a lot to explain 这有很多东西需要解释 Can I just tell you the key point which doesn't need explaining? 我能不能跟你说最重要的 Can I just tell you the key point which doesn't need explaining? 不需要解释的东西是 The point is, you need to act 它的重点是 你要行 Act means to do 行就是去做 Doing is the real meaning and purpose of walking with God 要去做 Doing is the real meaning and purpose of walking with God 才是同行真正的意义跟目的
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Just like the Scripture we read 我们刚才读那个经文说 You have to do justice and to love kindness 你要行公义 好怜悯 I really admire Pastor Samuel 记不记得我很佩服修哥 He is like what I just preached 修哥就是我刚才跟你谈到 He is like a letter from God 他好像就是一封神的信 What do you see in this letter? 你在这篇信里面看到写什么东西 To me, what I have received the most is 对我来说 我领受到最多的东西在 He is always taking action 他总是去做 Even though he is not feeling well 即便他身体 Even though he is not feeling well 已经这么不舒服的状况下面 When he was staying in Veterans General Hospital 他在荣总住院的时候 In the coldest days in Taiwan 他听到台湾最冷的那几天 He heard ambulance sirens 他听到救护车的声音 Suddenly he had an important perception 他心里面突然有一个很重要的领受 The church has a very important purpose 教会有一个很重要的目的 The church has to be the shelter for this generation and society 教会要成为这个世代 The church has to be the shelter for this generation and society 这个社会的庇护所 So he came back 所以他就回来 He talked about this on the pulpit 他在主日讲台上面有谈到这件事情 Do you remember? 你有印象吗 He said that he wants to take care of the homeless 他说 所以他要照顾街友 Everyone, we are doing this right now 各位我们已经开始做这件事 I am not saying we are planning to do this 我是说我们不是计划做这件事 We are already doing this 是我们已经在做这件事 What does walking with God mean? 什么叫与神同行 To walk with God, the true purpose is 与神同行真正的目的就是 The true meaning is 真正的意义就是 To do, to participate 做 参与在这个做的里面 I have chosen two people from the Bible 我挑了圣经里面两个人 The first is Noah 第一个是挪亚
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God called Noah a person who walks with God 挪亚也被上帝称作与神同行的人 Let's read this Scripture, shall we? Please 我们来读一下这句话好吗 来 Do you remember the story of Noah? 你记得挪亚的故事吗 What did Noah do? 挪亚做了什么 All his life, he built an ark 挪亚一生之久在建造方舟 I repeat 我再说一次 The key of walking with God is in doing 与神同行的重点在做 Noah was building an ark 挪亚在做那个方舟 The whole world mocked him 全世界的人都在笑他傻傻 傻子 For doing work that had no return 那时毫无投资报酬率的工作 Why? There was only one purpose to build an ark 为什么 建方舟只有一个目的 What purpose? 什么目的 Only when there are heavy rains and floods 有大雨 有大水的时候 Will an ark be useful 那方舟才有用 But before their generation 可是在那个世代以前 Nobody had ever seen a flood 没有人看过大水 Even if he described it 他连讲大洪水是什么 Nobody would understand 都没有人听过到底这什么意思 If in this situation, you build an ark 这样的情况下面去建方舟 This is called walking with God 这叫与神同行 By walking with God you will see things that are difficult to understand 与神同行 By walking with God you will see things that are difficult to understand 会看到一些不容易看到的事情 But the point is 但重点在 God clearly instructed Noah to do this 神清楚的指示挪亚说 你要做 Noah did exactly what God told him to do 挪亚照着那个方式就去做了 He did it 就去做 I'm telling you 我现在要跟你说 The joy of meeting God 与神相遇的喜乐 The joy of God's presence 与神同在的喜乐
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It won't be when you are idle at home 不会是你在家待着的时候 It will be when you're working with God 一定是你同时同工的时候 00:49:37;22 What I've just said to you 我刚跟你说到那些 I can feel what it's like to have God's presence 我可以感受到上帝与我同在的情形 It all started when I began God's work 都在我开始做上帝的工之后 I have seen that God is with me 我看到神与我同在 Let me give another example 我再举另外一个人的例子 The example of Paul 保罗的例子 保罗是圣经当中很 Paul was a very important apostle 非常重要的一个使徒 One of the most important things Paul did 保罗一个很重要的工作 Was to build churches 就是一生都在建立教会 What did Paul say? 保罗说什么 He wrote to the Church at Philippi 他写给腓立比教会的人 Let's read what he said, ok? Please 他这样说 我们一起来读 好吗 来 "I am with you" 必与你们同在 Therefore, brothers and sisters 所以弟兄姊妹们 我想说 The final heading I'd like to give you is 最后面这个标题我说 If you want to have God's presence, you must walk with God 你想与神同在 你要与神同行 I say that Pastor Samuel is a message 我说 修哥是一个讯息 We take away this lesson from him 我们从他身上学到这样的作业 From these three people 我们从三个人 Noah, Paul, and Pastor Samuel 如果可以挪亚 Noah, Paul, and Pastor Samuel 如果可以保罗 Noah, Paul, and Pastor Samuel 如果可以修哥 These three men have a very important mission 这三个人同时有一个很重要的使命 Pastor Samuel has said in his message earlier 就是在 做 Pastor Samuel has said in his message earlier 修哥在前面那个讯息里面跟大家说
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He encourages everyone to participate in a church cell group 鼓励大家参与在教会的小组里面 In fact we do that during every Sunday service 事实上我们每一次的主日 In fact we do that during every Sunday service 都会做这件事情 We encourage everyone to participate in a cell group 鼓励大家参与在小组里 Brothers and sisters if you are here 在场的弟兄姊妹们 Brothers and sisters if you are watching online 在线的弟兄姊妹们 Or guests and friends who are watching this video 或是说看到这个视频的来宾朋友 Brothers and sisters 弟兄姊妹们 If you're watching this sermon 如果你看到这篇信息 If you're listening to what I'm saying now 你听到我现在说的这些话 That means you have the opportunity to attend church 那表示你一定有机会 That means you have the opportunity to attend church 可以参与在教会里面 You're able to participate in a cell group 你可以参与在小组当中 It can be an in person cell group 可能实体的小组 It can be an online cell group 可能在线的小组 I've been in Banner Church for more than a decade 我到旌旗教会来 I've been in Banner Church for more than a decade 十多年了 I've received a very important blessing 我领受一个很重要的祝福 When I participated in a cell group 我参与在小组里面 Naturally I became a person who builds cell groups 我自然而然的 Naturally I became a person who builds cell groups 就成为建造小组的那个人 God has called me to do so 上帝呼召我去做 Please don't misunderstand this 请你不要误会 My ministry is building churches 我服事上帝 My ministry is building churches 服事在建造教会这件事 Not just now that I have moved to Kaohsiung 并不是现在我到了高雄去 I began building Kaohsiung Banner Church 开始建造高雄旌旗教会 I began building Kaohsiung Banner Church 这才开始服事教会 It started earlier than that 我早在跟旌旗教会 When I had just started coming to Banner Church 我来到 刚来到旌旗教会那个时候 The example and leadership of Pastor Samuel 修哥的身教 修哥所带领的
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Allowed me to do these things 就让我做这件事情 I was in a cell group before 以前参加一个小组 Then I was told, "River, you need to be a cell group leader" 然后荣和你要当小组长 "You need to start building a cell group" 你要开始建造小组 Then after a period of time he told me 然后过了一段时间他就跟我说 "River, you need to start building a church" 荣和你要开始建造教会 All along the way 一路走来的方式 I've been doing what Pastor Samuel has been doing 都在做当中 I've been doing what Pastor Samuel has been doing 正如修哥做的 He didn't teach me to do this 他不是教我这么做 He didn't teach what he had heard 他不是教他听到的 Or what he had learned from the Bible 或是他在圣经里面所学到的 Pastor Samuel was teaching what he was doing 修哥在教他正在做的 That's just the way he is 他就是如此 Today we all see that after he became ill 今天你看他已经 Today we all see that after he became ill 我们都看到他生病之后 He is physically weak 虚弱不容易的时候 He still insists on preparing a message every week 但他坚持还是每一个礼拜 He still insists on preparing a message every week 预备一个讯息在这里做这件事情 Everyone, what is he doing? 各位他在做什么 He's building the church 他在建造教会 He's doing what Paul did 他在做一件保罗这么做的事情 He's doing what many apostles have done 他在做许多使徒们做的事情 He's doing what Christians have been doing throughout history 他在做历代的基督徒 He's doing what Christians have been doing throughout history 做的重要的事情 Jesus said in this Scripture 耶稣说的这个经文 If you read this carefully 如果你仔细读这个经文 It's called The Great Commission 这叫大使命
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"Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you" 凡我所吩咐你们的 "Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you" 都教训他们遵守 I'd like to tell you this 我想跟你说 The most important meaning of this Scripture is building 这个经文最重要的意义在建造 When Jesus was talking about this He said 耶稣在说这个事情的时候说 "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations" 去 使万民作我的门徒 "Baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" 奉父 子 圣灵的名为他们施洗 What Jesus was saying is to go and build 耶稣在说的事情是 去建造 Just as Noah built the ark 就如同当初挪亚在建造方舟一样 Go, build the church that belongs to Jesus 去 建造属于耶稣的教会 We have all sorts of ways 我们有各种方法 If you are hearing this message right now 如果你听到了我现在谈的这篇讯息 You must have a way to participate in church building 你就一定有这样的方法 You must have a way to participate in church building 参与在教会的建造里 Pastor Samuel just said 刚刚修哥说 He invites everyone to participate in church, to attend Sunday service 邀请大家参与教会 参与主日 Please allow me to remind you 请允许我更多的提醒你 Not only are you invited to attend 更多的邀请你不只参与 I am inviting you to participate in building it 我邀请你参与在建造里面 First become equipped 你自己被装备 Then begin to equip others 你就开始去装备别人 I want to bless you 我要祝福你 This is the most important secret of being in God's presence 这就是与神同在最重要的秘诀
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Let's read this together 我们一起来读这句话 Because it's what Jesus said 因为这是耶稣自己说的 This is the most important statement 最重要的这样的一句话 It's the most important reason why we're sitting here today 今天我们可以坐在这里 It's the most important reason why we're sitting here today 最重要的原因的一句话 Let's read it together, shall we? Please 我们一起读这句话好吗 来 "And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age" 我就常与你们同在直到世界的末了 This is the most important secret of God's presence 这是我们与神同在最重要的秘诀 It's to walk with God 与神同行 And to build with God 与神一起建造 Let's pray 我们一起来祷告 Heavenly Father, thank You 天父 谢谢祢 We've received this wonderful, important, and precious message here 让我们在这里领受了这个 We've received this wonderful, important, and precious message here 非常美好 重要的 宝贵的讯息 Thank You for showing us 谢谢祢让我们看见 The joy of Your presence is not the same as happiness 与神同在的喜乐 与快乐是不同的 Thank You for leading us to see that 谢谢祢带领我们看见 In Your plan 祢在这个计划当中 Guide every one of us to enter this plan 引导我们每一个人 Guide every one of us to enter this plan 都进入这个计划里 So we can have joy with God 可以与神同乐 Thank You, Jesus 谢谢耶稣 Thank You, Lord 谢谢主 As I was preparing today's message 我在为今天的讯息预备的时候 I felt that God wanted me to pray about something 我觉得神好像 I felt that God wanted me to pray about something 特别要我为这件事情祷告 I felt that God wants me to emphasize this to certain brothers and sisters 我觉得神好像 I felt that God wants me to emphasize this to certain brothers and sisters 特别要我对某些弟兄姊妹们
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I felt that God wants me to emphasize this to certain brothers and sisters 再一次强调这件事情 God's presence changes our interpretation of our surroundings 神的同在会使我们对环境 God's presence changes our interpretation of our surroundings 有不同的解读 God's presence changes our interpretation of our surroundings 神的同在会让我们有对环境 God's presence changes our interpretation of our surroundings 有不同的解读 Perhaps you're in a difficult situation now 也许你正在一个很不容易的环境里 But if you truly have God's presence 但是如果你有真正神的同在 You have joy inside you that'll never be taken away 你就拥有一个 You have joy inside you that'll never be taken away 永远不会被夺去的喜乐在你里面 Often this joy has nothing to do with happiness 这样的喜乐往往跟快乐是无关的 I feel that God wants me to emphasize 我觉得神好像要我们特别强调 I feel that God wants me to emphasize 这件事情 For some brothers and sisters 某些弟兄姊妹 You need to pursue true joy 你需要追求的是真实的喜乐 Not just happiness 而不只是快乐 You need to pursue true joy 你需要追求的是真实的喜乐 Not just happiness 而不只是快乐 I'm not saying happiness isn't good 我并不是说快乐不好 I feel that God cares about you being happy 我觉得神很在乎你很快乐 He takes pleasure in seeing you happy 所以你很乐意看见你快乐 But most importantly God wants you to enjoy 但神更重要要让你享受 You need to see 你要看见你需要 You need that joy of God's presence 那个神真正同在的喜乐 This is the reason Jesus said 这是耶稣说 我所赐的水
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"But whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst" 你喝了永远不渴的原因 Perhaps there's a thirst inside you 你里面也许有个饥渴的感觉 God says, "Enjoy being in My presence," 神说 与我同在你就享受这个 "Then you will never be thirsty again" 永远不渴的感觉 I especially feel that 我特别觉得 There are brothers and sisters among us 我们当中的某些弟兄姊妹 You've had the presence of God once 你曾经与神同在 But for some reason, 但是好像某些原因 You've lost this blessing 你失去了这个祝福 You've lost this feeling 你失去了这种感觉 It's as if God has disappeared 好像神不见了 Today I want to especially pray for you 今天我觉得 Today I want to especially pray for you 我特别要为你做这样的祷告 I want to lead you to see 我特别要带领你看见 Why this is very important 这个很重要的原因 When God called out to Adam 我感觉神当初在呼叫亚当说 "Adam, where are you?" 亚当 你在哪里 God seems to be calling you as well 神今天好像也在呼唤你 "Child, where are you?" 孩子 你在哪里 Like I just said 正如我刚才说的 It doesn't mean God can't find you 神并不是找不到你 What this means is 神说这句话的意思是 God cares about you 告诉你 神在乎你 God cares about why you're hiding 神在乎你为什么躲起来
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God cares about your difficult circumstances 神在乎你那些不容易的遭遇 God cares about you, that feeling when you want to cry but can't 神在乎你 该哭而哭不出来的感受 I feel that there are some among us 我觉得我们当中有些人 You really need to have someone to cry to 你很需要一个哭诉的对象 You have many tears that have been held back 你有许多眼泪是没有流出来的 Because you can't find a direction to let them flow 因为你找不到流的方向 Today I feel that through me 我觉得神今天透过我的口 God wants to tell you again 要再次告诉你 "Child, I care about you" 孩子 我在乎你 "I care about you" 我在乎你 "I care about you" 我在乎你 "It's how I called to Adam then" 当初我如何呼唤亚当 "Adam, where are you?" 亚当你在哪里 Now God wants to call to you as well 现在神也要呼唤你 "Where are you?" 你在哪里 You have a place to let your tears flow 你有一个眼泪可以流向的地方 You have someone to talk about your pain 你有一个伤痛可以倾诉的对象 He's our Heavenly Father 祂是我们天上的父 He looks forward to seeing you eye to eye 祂期待与你四目相交 Come back 回来吧 Come back into God's embrace 回到神的怀抱当中
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Come back into the presence of God 回到神的同在里 Experience this wonderful joy 享受这个美好的喜乐 I especially want to bless those who have just started coming to church 我特别也要为那些刚到教会来 You don't really know God yet 你还不是那么认识上帝的人 Today I want to bless you 今天我要祝福你 May you possess this joy that I've just talked about 拥有我刚才所谈到的这样的喜乐 This kind of joy comes from inside 这样的喜乐是从内心发出来 It's the result of interpreting your life 对生命的解读所拥有的结果 If you are envious 如果你很羡慕 Perhaps you will ask what you can do 也许你会问 那我该怎么做 Let me tell you clearly 让我清楚的告诉你 It begins with a prayer 是从一个祷告开始 It begins with the Sinners' Prayer 是从一个祷告叫决志的祷告开始 You invite Jesus into your heart 你会邀请耶稣进到你心中来 You begin to receive this wonderful blessing 你开始领受这个美好的祝福 So if possible 所以如果可以 I invite you to say this prayer with me 我邀请你一句一句 Line by line 跟我做这样的祷告 Dear Lord Jesus 亲爱的主耶稣 Thank You for letting me know You 谢谢祢让我认识祢 Now I want to open my heart 我现在要打开我的心 To invite You into my heart 邀请祢到我的心中来 To be the Savior of my life 成为我生命的救主 To be my Lord 成为我的主宰
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I ask You to forgive my trespasses 请祢原谅我的过犯 To forgive my sins 赦免我的罪 To lead me on the path before me 带领我前方的道路 To experience the joy of Your presence 享受与祢同在的喜乐 Thank You, Jesus 谢谢耶稣 For guiding my life 带领我的生命 We pray in the precious name of Jesus Christ 我们这样的祷告 We pray in the precious name of Jesus Christ 奉耶稣基督宝贵的圣名 Amen 阿们 I'd like to invite everyone to stand up 我要邀请大家从座位上站起来 Let's use this hymn to respond 我们用这首诗歌再来回应 To God's wonderful message today 今天主美好的讯息 My life is in Your hands 我的一生 在主祢的手中 Please open our hands to receive God's blessings 张开我们的手来领受上帝的祝福 Lord, thank You 主 谢谢祢 May Your grace be with us always 愿祢的恩典一直与我们同在 May Your presence let us experience true joy 愿祢的同在让我们享受真实的喜乐 May all of our lives be placed in Your hands 愿我们的一生都在祢的手中 I bless in the name of Jesus Christ 奉耶稣基督的名祝福 Amen 阿们 Let's applaud and give the glory to God 我们一起拍掌归荣耀给神 Hallelujah 哈利路亚

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