January 24, 2021

You can find our previous online Sunday services here. Our in-person worship service starts at 10:30 am and you can register here if you would like to come. (COVID restrictions and protocols in effect.)

1st Scripture Lesson

Psalm 62:5-12 (NLT) ; 詩 篇 62:5-12 (CUVS)

5 Let all that I am wait quietly before God,
    for my hope is in him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
    my fortress where I will not be shaken.
My victory and honor come from God alone.
    He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me.
O my people, trust in him at all times.
    Pour out your heart to him,
    for God is our refuge. 

Common people are as worthless as a puff of wind,
    and the powerful are not what they appear to be.
If you weigh them on the scales,
    together they are lighter than a breath of air.

10 Don’t make your living by extortion
    or put your hope in stealing.
And if your wealth increases,
    don’t make it the center of your life.

11 God has spoken plainly,
    and I have heard it many times:
Power, O God, belongs to you;
12     unfailing love, O Lord, is yours.
Surely you repay all people
    according to what they have done.

我 的 心 哪 , 你 当 默 默 无 声 , 专 等 候 神 , 因 为 我 的 盼 望 是 从 他 而 来 。

惟 独 他 是 我 的 磐 石 , 我 的 拯 救 ; 他 是 我 的 高 ? , 我 必 不 动 摇 。

我 的 拯 救 、 我 的 荣 耀 都 在 乎 神 ; 我 力 量 的 磐 石 、 我 的 避 难 所 都 在 乎 神 。

你 们 众 民 当 时 时 倚 靠 他 , 在 他 面 前 倾 心 吐 意 ; 神 是 我 们 的 避 难 所 。 ( 细 拉 )

下 流 人 真 是 虚 空 ; 上 流 人 也 是 虚 假 ; 放 在 天 平 里 就 必 浮 起 ; 他 们 一 共 比 空 气 还 轻 。

10 不 要 仗 势 欺 人 , 也 不 要 因 抢 夺 而 骄 傲 ; 若 财 宝 加 增 , 不 要 放 在 心 上 。

11 神 说 了 一 次 、 两 次 , 我 都 听 见 : 就 是 能 力 都 属 乎 神 。

12 主 啊 , 慈 爱 也 是 属 乎 你 , 因 为 你 照 着 各 人 所 行 的 报 应 他 。

Songs of Worship:

Christ our Hope in Life and Death – Keith & Kristyn Getty, Matt Papa

The Solid Rock – Grace Community Church

2nd Scripture Lesson

Jonah 3:1-5, 10 (NLT) ; 約 拿 書 3:1-5,10 (CUVS)

3 Then the Lord spoke to Jonah a second time: “Get up and go to the great city of Nineveh, and deliver the message I have given you.”

This time Jonah obeyed the Lord’s command and went to Nineveh, a city so large that it took three days to see it all. On the day Jonah entered the city, he shouted to the crowds: “Forty days from now Nineveh will be destroyed!” The people of Nineveh believed God’s message, and from the greatest to the least, they declared a fast and put on burlap to show their sorrow.

10 When God saw what they had done and how they had put a stop to their evil ways, he changed his mind and did not carry out the destruction he had threatened.

耶 和 华 的 话 二 次 临 到 约 拿 说 :

你 起 来 ! 往 尼 尼 微 大 城 去 , 向 其 中 的 居 民 宣 告 我 所 吩 咐 你 的 话 。

约 拿 便 照 耶 和 华 的 话 起 来 , 往 尼 尼 微 去 。 这 尼 尼 微 是 极 大 的 城 , 有 三 日 的 路 程 。

约 拿 进 城 走 了 一 日 , 宣 告 说 : 再 等 四 十 日 , 尼 尼 微 必 倾 覆 了 !

尼 尼 微 人 信 服 神 , 便 宣 告 禁 食 , 从 最 大 的 到 至 小 的 都 穿 麻 衣 ( 或 译 : 披 上 麻 布 ) 。

10 於 是 神 察 看 他 们 的 行 为 , 见 他 们 离 开 恶 道 , 他 就 後 悔 , 不 把 所 说 的 灾 祸 降 与 他 们 了 。

Song of Worship

Your Name – Philips, Craig and Dean

Prayer for our World

Our CBM prayer this week is from Carla Nelson, who works from Edmonton with CBM’s International Partnerships team and Field Staff serving in Africa. You can pray with her here.

3rd Scripture Reading:

Mark 1:14-20 (NLT) ; 馬 可 福 音 1:14-20 (CUVS)

14 Later on, after John was arrested, Jesus went into Galilee, where he preached God’s Good News. 15 “The time promised by God has come at last!” he announced. “The Kingdom of God is near! Repent of your sins and believe the Good News!”

16 One day as Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew throwing a net into the water, for they fished for a living. 17 Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!” 18 And they left their nets at once and followed him.

19 A little farther up the shore Jesus saw Zebedee’s sons, James and John, in a boat repairing their nets. 20 He called them at once, and they also followed him, leaving their father, Zebedee, in the boat with the hired men.

14 约 翰 下 监 以 後 , 耶 稣 来 到 加 利 利 , 宣 传 神 的 福 音 ,

15 说 : 日 期 满 了 , 神 的 国 近 了 。 你 们 当 悔 改 , 信 福 音 !

16 耶 稣 顺 着 加 利 利 的 海 边 走 , 看 见 西 门 和 西 门 的 兄 弟 安 得 烈 在 海 里 撒 网 ; 他 们 本 是 打 鱼 的 。

17 耶 稣 对 他 们 说 : 来 跟 从 我 , 我 要 叫 你 们 得 人 如 得 鱼 一 样 。

18 他 们 就 立 刻 舍 了 网 , 跟 从 了 他 。

19 耶 稣 稍 往 前 走 , 又 见 西 庇 太 的 儿 子 雅 各 和 雅 各 的 兄 弟 约 翰 在 船 上 补 网 。

20 耶 稣 随 即 招 呼 他 们 , 他 们 就 把 父 亲 西 庇 太 和 雇 工 人 留 在 船 上 , 跟 从 耶 稣 去 了 。

Song of Worship

He is Yahweh – Dean Salyn

4th Scripture Reading:

1 Corinthians 7:29-31 (NLT) ; 歌 林 多 前 書 7:29-31 (CUVS)

29 But let me say this, dear brothers and sisters: The time that remains is very short. So from now on, those with wives should not focus only on their marriage. 30 Those who weep or who rejoice or who buy things should not be absorbed by their weeping or their joy or their possessions. 31 Those who use the things of the world should not become attached to them. For this world as we know it will soon pass away.

29 弟 兄 们 , 我 对 你 们 说 , 时 候 减 少 了 。 从 此 以 後 , 那 有 妻 子 的 , 要 像 没 有 妻 子 ;

30 哀 哭 的 , 要 像 不 哀 哭 ; 快 乐 的 , 要 像 不 快 乐 ; 置 买 的 , 要 像 无 有 所 得 ;

31 用 世 物 的 , 要 像 不 用 世 物 , 因 为 这 世 界 的 样 子 将 要 过 去 了 。


“Don’t Get Distracted”, by Pastor Ryan Emmons on January 24, 2021

You can find all the past sermons on our Sermon Page. The recent ones are also included in the archived Sunday services.

Song of Response:

Be the Centre – Vineyard Worship


Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. ~ Ephesians 3:20–21

20 神 能 照 着 运 行 在 我 们 心 里 的 大 力 充 充 足 足 的 成 就 一 切 , 超 过 我 们 所 求 所 想 的 。

21 但 愿 他 在 教 会 中 , 并 在 基 督 耶 稣 里 , 得 着 荣 耀 , 直 到 世 世 代 代 , 永 永 远 远 。 阿 们 !

~ 以 弗 所 書 3:20-21

Suggested Sunday Services to Watch:

Pastor Jeremy Peters at St. Albert Alliance Church: 11 am https://staalliance.org/livestream/
Pastor Rick Warren at Saddleback church: any time   https://saddleback.com/watch
Pastor Andy Stanley at Northpoint church: any time  https://northpoint.org/live
Westlife Church in Calgary: https://www.westlifechurch.ca/

News, Notes, and Needs

  • Weekly announcements are now on our website for our church and other like-minded organizations.
  • Our church has resumed in-person worship services in accordance with provincial guidelines. Because we can only have 30 people in at most 21 spots, you will need to register for Sunday worship. Masks are required and no food or drink is allowed in the church. You can register here: https://arbc.sk.ca/register-for-in-person-sunday-service/ . You can register for more than one Sunday at a time, but then please let the office know if you need to cancel.
  • For those worshiping at home, we provide this online Sunday worship service and Zoom groups on Sunday and through the week.
  • You can find our previous online worship services on our Sunday Service Online Archive.
  • You can find all of Pastor Ryan’s sermons and videos at the Sermon page on this website.
  • We also have a YouTube channel and playlists of songs and Pastor Ryan’s videos. The song playlists are in the sidebar and footer of this website.
  • We are on Facebook!
  • If you have a prayer request, please let the church office know and we will pass it on to the prayer group. Or share it on the FB ARBC Community group and people will pray with you there.
  • If you need other help, such as getting groceries while isolated, let the church office know and we will find someone to help. If you can help, please also let the office know. Thank you!

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