二零一九年三月代禱信

主內「聖言之友」:

      在「後真理」post-truth的今天,輿論真相(公眾意見)不是建立在客觀事實,而是建基在個人自身的感覺和信念之上。「後現代的後真理時代」的思潮,是基於種種不同的懷疑哲學而來的──懷疑上帝的存在、懷疑聖經的真實性和歷史性以至其權威、懷疑生命的價值等;因而在表層上改革更新,務求在一切權威之外尋覓得一絲意義。畢竟,「後真理」沒有改變「現代主義」的獨斷問題,因此,仍停留在形式主義而達不到深層的真理。這個風潮 席捲教會,締造了新一代的屬靈文化,我們必須警覺。為此,「聖言」於3月2日舉辦了「埃風讀經法」講座,以探討在塵埃的潮流中如何持守真道,由加拿大華人神學院院長區應毓牧師遠道而來作講員,有110人出席。

   十分感謝神,三3月3日的十五週年感恩聚會十分蒙恩。!當晚參加人數共430人。聚會後多位的弟兄姊妹都表示有很深的感動,亦為「聖言」感恩。當晚區應毓牧師作講員,他的講道充滿挑戰性和前瞻性,配合我們當晚的主題:「逆流而上,力攀高峰;正意解經,釋義弘道」,鼓勵「聖言」邁步向前,成為一個回歸聖言的運動。最令我感動的是我們學院的詩班,成員有學生17人,加上6位的教師與師母,共23人,我感到大家都非常投入,雖然只有一個月的練習,但我們像是一個滿有經驗的詩班。許多人都感到驚喜。

  我們將舉辦兩個週六講座,題為「末日將臨、永恆現在:啟示錄的情與思」,賴牧師於4月27日(國語),何牧師於5月4日(粵語),9時半至12時半在聖言資源中心舉行,歡迎赴會。

      何牧師新書《耳目可傳之道 : 宣講與藝術》已出版,歡迎預訂選購。

  請繼續為下列事工感恩與代禱:

1. 請為新一期老師教學的預備與學生的學習代禱。

2. 2019年預算需要62萬元,敬請代禱並支持。

3  賴牧師3月初到香港「聖言」開董事會,稍後於4月7日到多倫多領會。

4. 「聖言」十步釋經認證老師團契將於3月12日星期二下午2時舉行,由曾牧師帶領。

  敬祝 事主蒙恩、生活有力         

你的同工

何崇謙 謹啟

2019年3月

 

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Friends of SAGOS in Christ,

In today’s age of post-truth, the public’s opinion is not built upon objective facts, but upon one’s personal feeling and conviction. The post-modern post-truth ideas were founded on various doubting philosophies – doubting the existence of God; doubting the truth, historical facts and authority of the Bible; doubting the value of life; etc. Thus they will superficially seek to reform and refresh, in order to seek meaning outside of all authorities. After all, ‘post-truth’ has not changed the dominant issues of ‘modernism’, and thus stayed in formalism without arriving at truth that is deeply buried. This trend has swept through churches creating a new age spiritual culture, to which we should be alerted. For this, we organized on 3/2 a lecture of “Scripture reading in a storm” – to hold on to the truth in a stormy trend, the lecturer was Rev. Au, President of Canada Theological Seminary who travelled a long way to come here, and was attended by 110 participants.

We give much thanks to the Lord for the successful 15th anniversary banquet held on 3/3. The number of people attended was 430 persons. With Rev. Au as our speaker, his sermon was challenging and forward-looking, in correspondence with our couplet theme for that evening: “Proceeding against the flow, to attain the high peak; Interpret the scripture correctly, releasing its meaning to manifest logos”. His words encouraged SAGOS to advance forward and become a movement to return to sacred logos. What touched me the most is the choir of our institute. We have 17 students and 6 teachers and their spouses, total 23 persons, all devoted to singing; although we only have a month’s training, yet we performed as if we were an experienced choir. Many were happily surprised by our performance.

We will hold 2 Saturday lectures entitled “The end of days is coming, eternity and today: the sentiment and thoughts of the Book of Revelation” by Rev. Lai on 4/27 (Mandarin), and by Rev. Ho on 5/4 (Cantonese), both lectures are from 9:30 am to noon at the SAGOS Resource Center, you are welcomed to attend.

1. Teachers’ preparation and students’ learning for the new semester.
2. The budget for 2019 of $ 620,000, please pray and support.
3. Rev. Lai’s travel to Hong Kong in early March to attend board meeting, and later on 4/7 as speaker in Toronto.
4. SAGOS 10-step Bible study method certificate teachers fellowship will be held on 3/12 Tuesday afternoon, at 2:00 pm, Rev. Tseng will lead the meeting.

SAGOS 10-step Bible study method certificate teachers fellowship will be held on 3/12 Tuesday afternoon, at 2:00 pm, Rev. Tseng will lead the meeting.

May your ministry be blessed and your life be strengthened.

 

Your Co-worker,

Samuel Ho

March 2019