The Church as a Community

By Ptr. Joselito Chua Hebrews 10:24-25 24. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25. Not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching. 1. The Enemies of Authentic Community 正宗群體的敵人 A. Individualism 個人主義 B. Isolationism 孤立主義 C. Indifference 漠不關心 2. The Elements of Authentic Community 正宗群體的元素 A. Exhorting one another 彼此勸勉 v.24 Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works B. Engaging with one another 彼此合作 v.25 Not neglecting to meet together C. Encouraging each other 互相鼓勵 v.25 but encouraging one another, and all the […]

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Fellowship with God and Men (6): Fellowship with Small Groups

By Rev. Jeremiah Cheung The Church is a family. We fellowship with one another, but because of the ever-increasing number, we need to join small groups to have a real fellowship life. During the Lord Jesus’ ministry on earth, thousands followed him. However, he chose 12 Apostles to live together with him. They were a small group. The core value of fellowship with small group is ‘sharing’. Acts 4:36 to 5:11 record two stories: the first is the story of Barnabas, the second is the story of a couple named Ananias and Sapphira. They sold everything they owned and gave the money from the sale to the Church, and they shared it with the brethren; however, one was true giving […]

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