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「耶和華啊,眾神之中誰能像你,誰能像你至聖至榮,可頌可畏,施行奇事。你憑慈愛,領了你所贖的百姓。你憑能力,引他們到了你的聖所。」(出十五11、13)

聖靈引領教會邁入新皮袋之年,轉眼已過半載。在過去的六個月,我們確實親眼看見神的作為,親身經歷主的恩典。所發生的一切事,使我驚嘆不已,我確信神真的在這裏!

原來新皮袋之年就是處於「破」與「立」之間。「破」是破碎和變化,「立」是建立、安立之意。不破不立,神要我們持續進步,以便迎接新酒祝福的日子。

過去半年,教會發生許多事情,有些是人看為極其難過的事,是我在服事生涯中從未經歷過的。然而,主藉著這些事使群體多年來積存的問題逐一暴露出來,同時又蒙主光照。縱使有流不完的眼淚、內心有無盡的痛苦,卻看見群體和領袖被醫治、蒙建立,生命從蛻變中再次成長起來。

有群體經歷「破」,亦有群體經歷「立」。當看見成青區弟兄的工作逐步開展,我為此獻上感恩。主在一些「家」興起不少弟兄的生命,大家彼此代禱、互相建立、一同進步,為天國事工竭忠盡智。主帶領成青區不斷突破、提升生命水平。榮耀歸主。阿們!

三月的時候,聖靈教導我們愛鄰舍,奇妙的事就陸續出現。有一位在車禍中喪生的司機,他的遺孀被弟兄姊妹尋著,及後被帶到教會決志信主,自此經歷主耶穌的醫治和釋放。又有一位中風後腦部嚴重受損,經醫生診斷為植物人的婦人,因有兩位愛主的弟兄從不間斷地到醫院探訪和禱告,病情有了顯著的改善。她的丈夫也因為得到教會的關懷,願意接受主耶穌的救恩,全家歸主,得蒙真正的救贖。榮耀歸予神!

pastor-lau我深信下半年必定更加榮耀、更見主恩,衷心祝福每一位肢體在歷練中體驗聖靈的大能,感悟精彩震撼的人生。阿們!

 

“Who among the gods is like You, Lord? Who is like You – majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders? In Your unfailing love You will lead the people You have redeemed. In Your strength You will guide them to Your holy dwelling.” (Exodus 15:11, 13; NIV)

Time flies. It has been half a year since the Holy Spirit guided our church to enter the Year of New Wineskins. In the past six months, we truly saw God’s mighty deeds with our own eyes and experienced God’s grace personally. I am astounded by all the amazing things happened and I am convinced that God is here with us!

The Year of New Wineskins involves the process of demolition and reconstruction. Demolition means brokenness and change, while reconstruction means to build and consolidate. Without demolition, there cannot be any reconstruction. God calls us to press on forward so as to receive the abundant blessings of the coming new wine.

Many incidents happened in our church in the past six months, some were seen by people as heartbreaking and were unprecedented to me in my pastoral years. Nevertheless, God through these incidents, exposed many deep-rooted problems of the congregation and He shone His light upon us. In spite of the unceasing tears streaming from our eyes and the unending pain in our hearts, we witnessed the process of healing and rebuilding in our congregation, and growth and transformation are happening in the lives of many leaders.

Some groups experienced demolition while some went through the process of reconstruction. I thank God for the gradual development of the ministry for brothers in the Adult Zone. Moreover, God has been reviving a lot of brothers in some families of our church and that they support and pray for one another, they leap forward together and devote themselves with heart and wisdom to the ministries of the kingdom of God. God is raising the Adult Zone to a new level and He keeps leading them to make breakthroughs. To God be the glory. Amen!

In March, the Holy Spirit taught us to “love our neighbour”. Then, amazing things happened one by one. Our brothers and sisters reached out to the widow of a truck driver who was killed in a traffic collision. Later on, she was brought to our church and she confessed her faith in Jesus Christ. Since then, she experienced the healing and deliverance of our Lord. There was another lady who suffered from severe brain damage after an acute stroke. She was diagnosed by the doctors as being in a persistent vegetative state, but due to the regular visits and prayers of two God-loving brothers, her condition improved significantly. Furthermore, her husband received Jesus Christ’s salvation because of the care of our church and his whole family finally got converted and redeemed. To God be the glory!

I am convinced that the second half of 2019 will even be more glorious and we will see more grace from the Lord. I pray that every brother and sister will experience the mighty power of the Holy Spirit through every trial and derive a life that is amazing and stunning. Amen!