2018年 ~ 「激勵年」 ~ 靠主聯絡相助、力踐整全使命 ~

Date︰Dec 16, 2018
Venue︰Tsim Sha Tsui Baptist Church
Title︰Nurturing Parents: Elizabeth & Zechariah
Passage︰Luke 1:39-45,67-79

  1. At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea,
  2. where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth.
  3. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
  4. In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear!
  5. But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
  6. As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.
  7. Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”
  1. His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied:
  2. “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come to his people and redeemed them.
  3. He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David
  4. (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago),
  5. salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us—
  6. to show mercy to our ancestors and to remember his holy covenant,
  7. the oath he swore to our father Abraham:
  8. to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve him without fear
  9. in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.
  10. And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go on before the Lord to prepare the way for him,
  11. to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins,
  12. because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven
  13. to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.”