2020-06-28

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Meditation:

Psalm 13 (NLT) ; 詩 篇 13 (CUVS)

1 O Lord, how long will you forget me? Forever?
How long will you look the other way?
2 How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul,
with sorrow in my heart every day?
How long will my enemy have the upper hand?
3 Turn and answer me, O Lord my God!
Restore the sparkle to my eyes, or I will die.
4 Don’t let my enemies gloat, saying, “We have defeated him!”
Don’t let them rejoice at my downfall.
5 But I trust in your unfailing love.
I will rejoice because you have rescued me.
6 I will sing to the Lord
because he is good to me.

1 耶 和 华 啊 , 你 忘 记 我 要 到 几 时 呢 ? 要 到 永 远 麽 ? 你 掩 面 不 顾 我 要 到 几 时 呢 ?

2 我 心 里 筹 算 , 终 日 愁 苦 , 要 到 几 时 呢 ? 我 的 仇 敌 升 高 压 制 我 , 要 到 几 时 呢 ?

3 耶 和 华 ─ 我 的 神 啊 , 求 你 看 顾 我 , 应 允 我 ! 使 我 眼 目 光 明 , 免 得 我 沉 睡 至 死 ;

4 免 得 我 的 仇 敌 说 : 我 胜 了 他 ; 免 得 我 的 敌 人 在 我 摇 动 的 时 候 喜 乐 。

5 但 我 倚 靠 你 的 慈 爱 ; 我 的 心 因 你 的 救 恩 快 乐 。

6 我 要 向 耶 和 华 歌 唱 , 因 他 用 厚 恩 待 我 。

Worship and Communion Songs:

How Long, O Lord? – Brian Doerksen

Tis so Sweet to Trust in Jesus – Casting Crown

Jesus Messiah – Chris Tomlin

Children’s Time

Letter S in our Alphabet of Verses

Sing praise to the Lord, O you his Saints! ~ Psalm 30:4

耶 和 华 的 圣 民 哪 , 你 们 要 歌 颂 他 。~ 詩 篇 30:4

Sing Praise to the Lord

 

This verse comes from a Psalm (worship song) written by King David. He loved to sing praises to God, the Lord. We know what it means to sing. The girl in the picture is singing for all she’s worth! But what does “O you his Saints” mean?

In this psalm, David is giving instructions to the people he calls “his Saints”, or the Lord’s Saints, telling them that they should sing praises to God. So who are these saints? Other translations of the Bible say, “you his godly ones”, or “you his faithful followers”. So God’s “saints” are the people who are faithful in doing what God wants them to do.

One of the things God wants us to do is to sing praises to him. Can you do that today, as a faithful follower of Jesus?

Our Father, we want to be your faithful followers, your saints. We praise you with all our hearts.  Amen!

Prayer for our World:

Our CBM prayer this week is from Sonya Tetley, Regional Representative for Central Canada. You can read her prayer here: https://www.cbmin.org/prayerline/.

Scripture:

Jeremiah 28:5-9 (NLT) ; 耶 利 米 書 28:5-9 (CUVS)

Jeremiah responded to Hananiah as they stood in front of all the priests and people at the Temple. He said, “Amen! May your prophecies come true! I hope the Lord does everything you say. I hope he does bring back from Babylon the treasures of this Temple and all the captives. But listen now to the solemn words I speak to you in the presence of all these people. The ancient prophets who preceded you and me spoke against many nations, always warning of war, disaster, and disease. So a prophet who predicts peace must show he is right. Only when his predictions come true can we know that he is really from the Lord.”

5 先 知 耶 利 米 当 着 祭 司 和 站 在 耶 和 华 殿 里 的 众 民 对 先 知 哈 拿 尼 雅 说 :

6 阿 们 ! 愿 耶 和 华 如 此 行 , 愿 耶 和 华 成 就 你 所 预 言 的 话 , 将 耶 和 华 殿 中 的 器 皿 和 一 切 被 掳 去 的 人 从 巴 比 伦 带 回 此 地 。

7 然 而 我 向 你 和 众 民 耳 中 所 要 说 的 话 , 你 应 当 听 。

8 从 古 以 来 , 在 你 我 以 前 的 先 知 , 向 多 国 和 大 邦 说 预 言 , 论 到 争 战 、 灾 祸 、 瘟 疫 的 事 。

9 先 知 预 言 的 平 安 , 到 话 语 成 就 的 时 候 , 人 便 知 道 他 真 是 耶 和 华 所 差 来 的 。

Matthew 10:40-42 (NLT) ; 馬 太 福 音 10:40-42 (CUVS)

“Anyone who receives you receives me, and anyone who receives me receives the Father who sent me. If you receive a prophet as one who speaks for God, you will be given the same reward as a prophet. And if you receive righteous people because of their righteousness, you will be given a reward like theirs. And if you give even a cup of cold water to one of the least of my followers, you will surely be rewarded.” ~ Jesus

40 人 接 待 你 们 就 是 接 待 我 ; 接 待 我 就 是 接 待 那 差 我 来 的 。

41 人 因 为 先 知 的 名 接 待 先 知 , 必 得 先 知 所 得 的 赏 赐 ; 人 因 为 义 人 的 名 接 待 义 人 , 必 得 义 人 所 得 的 赏 赐 。

42 无 论 何 人 , 因 为 门 徒 的 名 , 只 把 一 杯 凉 水 给 这 小 子 里 的 一 个 喝 , 我 实 在 告 诉 你 们 , 这 人 不 能 不 得 赏 赐 。

Spiritual Disciplines:

Pastor Ryan’s videos are available for viewing throughout the week on our YouTube Channel or our Sermon page. But if you would like to watch now, here is his new video on the Spiritual Discipline of Celebration. This is the final video in the series.

Closing Song:

It is Well – Audrey Assad

Benediction:

May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus. Then all of you can join together with one voice, giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.     ~Romans 15:5-6  (NLT)

5 但 愿 赐 忍 耐 安 慰 的 神 叫 你 们 彼 此 同 心 , 效 法 基 督 耶 稣 ,

6 一 心 一 口 荣 耀 神 ─ 我 们 主 耶 稣 基 督 的 父 !   ~ 羅 馬 書 15:5-6 (CUVS)


 

Suggested Sunday Services to Watch:

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

News, Notes, and Needs

  • Our church will resume in-person worship services in accordance with provincial guidelines on August 2, 2020. For those who prefer to remain at home, we will continue to provide this online Sunday worship service, Pastor Ryan’s mid-week videos, and Zoom groups on Sunday and through the week.
  • You can find all of Pastor Ryan’s videos on the Spiritual Disciplines at:
  • We also have YouTube playlists of songs:
  • We are on Facebook!
  • Sharon is working in her home office now. You can contact her at the office email or at home. Pastor Ryan and the deacons are also available.
  • A number of church groups are now meeting via Zoom. Check our COVID-19 page for a list and contact the office if you would like to join a group.
  • 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 in that group will pray with you.
  • If you need other help, such as getting groceries while isolated, some people have volunteered to help. Let the church office know and we will find someone to help. If you can help, please also let the office know. Thank you!

Header Photo by Melissa Askew on Unsplash
Children’s Verse Photo by Felix Koutchinkski on Unsplash
Spiritual Discipline video thumbnail by Leo Rivas on Unsplash