Jubilee Evangelical Church
How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked... For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor.
Psalm 84

Faith Under Test


June 2, 2020


信心的考驗 Faith Under Test

Genesis 15:1-6

My Sermon Notes from May 17, 2020 Full Text:

創世記 Genesis 15:1-6

1 神對雅各說:「起來,上伯特利去,住在那裡。要在那裡築一座壇給神,就是你逃避你哥哥以掃的時候向你顯現的那位。」 2 雅各就對他家中的人並一切與他同在的人說:「你們要除掉你們中間的外邦神,也要自潔,更換衣裳。 3 我們要起來,上伯特利去,在那裡我要築一座壇給神,就是在我遭難的日子應允我的禱告,在我行的路上保佑我的那位。」 4 他們就把外邦人的神像和他們耳朵上的環子交給雅各,雅各都藏在示劍那裡的橡樹底下。 5 他們便起行前往,神使那周圍城邑的人都甚驚懼,就不追趕雅各的眾子了。 6 於是雅各和一切與他同在的人到了迦南地的路斯,就是伯特利。 7 他在那裡築了一座壇,就給那地方起名叫伊勒伯特利,因為他逃避他哥哥的時候,神在那裡向他顯現。 8 利百加的奶母底波拉死了,就葬在伯特利下邊橡樹底下,那棵樹名叫亞倫巴古。 9 雅各從巴旦亞蘭回來,神又向他顯現,賜福於他, 10 且對他說:「你的名原是雅各,從今以後不要再叫雅各,要叫以色列。」這樣,他就改名叫以色列。 11 神又對他說:「我是全能的神。你要生養眾多,將來有一族和多國的民從你而生,又有君王從你而出。 12 我所賜給亞伯拉罕和以撒的地,我要賜給你與你的後裔。」

1 After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.” 2 But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?” 3 And Abram said, “You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir.” 4 Then the word of the Lord came to him: “This man will not be your heir, but a son who is your own flesh and blood will be your heir.” 5 He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” 6 Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.