Free Audiobook: Life Together

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For the month of April, Christian Audio is offering a free download of Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer; you can download it here.

“After his martyrdom at the hands of the Gestapo in 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer continued his witness in the hearts of Christians around the world. His Letters and Papers from Prison became a prized testimony to Christian faith and courage, read by thousands. Now in Life Together we have Pastor Bonhoeffer’s experience of Christian community.

This story of a unique fellowship in an underground seminary during the Nazi years reads like one of Paul’s letters. It gives practical advice on how life together in Christ can be sustained in families and groups. The role of personal prayer, worship in common, everyday work, and Christian service is treated in simple, almost biblical, words. Life Together is bread for all who are hungry for the real life of Christian fellowship.”

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Free Christian Resources

During this time when we cannot worship together in the same building, please remember to join us together to worship through Facebook live stream.  More details and instructions can be found on the NRAC website,

 

Below are some helpful free resources online (we will add to the list below as more resources become available):

Lifeway is offering a bunch of Easter resources for the family such as devotionals, podcasts, and even an Easter recipe!

https://kidsministry.lifeway.com/

Moody Press Publishers has a webpage full of articles, videos, and free eBooks that are constantly being updated. The current free eBook offerings include Strange Days by Mark Sayers, How to Grow by Darryl Dash, and 52 Uncommon Family Adventures by Randy Southern.

https://www.moodypublishers.com/help/

Crossway is currently providing free eBooks (Pursuing Health in an Anxious Age, Big Picture Bible Crafts, and A Shelter in the Time of Storm), encouraging articles on how to pray and find peace in times of unrest, podcast with topics that include parenting and praying, Bible reading plans and devotionals covering themes such as anxiety and hope.

https://www.crossway.org/articles/free-resources-for-your-stay-at-home-during-covid-19/#freeebooks

The Gospel Coalition features an abundance of articles that are relevant for Christians today.  The posts from today are titled Never a Better Time for Family Prayer,  Upbeat Songs for Quarantined Kids (Free Playlist), Where’s Jesus in Proverbs?, and 9 Ways to Love Your Neighbor in This Pandemic.  Click on the EXPLORE button on the top left of the screen and check out their courses (Bible study materials that are suitable for group and individual study) and daily devotional reading.

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/

Ligonier Ministries made all their teaching series free to stream – covering topics in biblical studies, theology, and Christian living.  Some titles include Attributes of God with Steven Lawson and The Great Commission with Burk ParsonsFree study guides are also available for download which are suitable for group and individual study.  These are only available for a limited time.

https://www.ligonier.org/blog/all-teaching-series-now-free-stream/
https://www.ligonier.org/store/format/digital-study-guide-1/

 

基督教資源

請各位弟兄姊妹在這段時間,通過 Facebook live stream 一起敬拜.  可以在 NRAC 網站上找到更多詳細信息和說明。

 

以下是一些免費網絡資源 (請回來瀏覽這網頁來觀看更多資源):

遠東廣播 (Far East Broadcasting) 有很多視和音頻關於聖經教道和見證

https://febccanada.com/cn/

真理報 (Truth Monthly) 提供基督教, 影音視頻, 和靈修資料

http://www.globaltm.org/

 

新書介紹: 婚姻靈修學

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“你的婚姻不僅是你與另一個人所立下的神聖誓約,它也是幫助你更認識神、更信靠、更深愛祂的一項屬靈操練。

坊間許多書籍都在教你如何追求幸福婚姻的美夢。但是,如果神在你婚姻中的最高旨意並非使你快樂……而是讓你成聖呢?如果婚姻的意義取決於你與神的關係,更甚於你和配偶的感情呢?
本書認為婚姻中的每一件事都是一個潛在預言,它能為你啟示基督的生命特質。作者從婚姻生活的體驗中,為你揭開神無所不包的奇妙旨意,包括:
.你對配偶的尊重
.你所謙卑尋求與慷慨給予的饒恕
.肌膚之親的狂喜、莊嚴與全然的歡愉
.你和另一半共同寫下的生命歷史
.更多夫妻間的點點滴滴
閱讀本書可能就此改變你的婚姻,更大的可能是:它將改變你的生命。因為,無論婚姻對你而言是甘是苦,它都能幫助你與神更親密同行,藉此培養出真實美好的靈命,使你成為周遭世界的鹽,散發出基督的風味。”

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新書介紹: 五經行

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“一張字條,展現了人與人之間的情誼,六十張字條,讓我們體會上主律法的甜蜜。
你知道一張字條能成就一本書嗎?二○○五年四月二十二日,當時《校園》雜誌的主編寄了封手寫邀稿信,請香港知名舊約學者李思敬博士為雜誌撰文;兩人未曾碰面,也沒細談要寫些什麼。一年後,他回應邀約,開始為雜誌撰文,直到二○一五年,十年內從未間斷。
長達十年的時間,李博士寫了七十餘篇舊約釋經文章。如今,他精選出裡面六十篇專門討論摩西五經關乎誡命、律例、典章等主題的文章,集結為本書。在其悉心剖析之下,那些看似繁文縟節、嚴厲專制的規條,都顯出上主對祂子民無與倫比的愛。五經中的「難解之言」,更是一把打開上主啟示堂奧的鑰匙。原來,誡命、律例、典章是上主塑造信仰群體的精心設計,並指向耶穌基督對律法與先知一切道理的總結:盡心、盡性、盡意愛主你的神,其次是愛人如己。
本書就猶如當初李博士所收到的那張字條,真誠地邀請讀者進入五經的世界。雖然各章篇幅不長,讀者卻可從字裡行間看出,他不僅是治學嚴謹的學者,更是心懷信仰群體的牧者。相信讀者能透過這六十張「字條」,重新認識摩西五經,體察上主的心意,進而在生命中,實踐其微言大義。”

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新書介紹: 不寬容的信仰?

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“持守信仰,反而讓基督徒互相傷害嗎?

聖經揭示天國的憲章,要基督徒作地上的鹽、世上的光。許多基督徒順服神的話,力圖翻轉世界,卻製造出諸多衝突與對立;也有許多意圖翻轉這世界的基督徒,小心避免粗暴地將信仰強加於世界。何者寬容?何者不寬容?世界常常看到基督徒從彼此相愛,變成彼此相愛相殺。

卡森這本《不寬容的信仰?》就是在探討「不寬容」這個導致教會出現衝突的癥結。最主要的原因,在於人們對「寬容」的定義出現了巨變。回顧人類歷史,卡森萃取出兩種寬容觀,一種是傳統的寬容觀念,另一種是近年才慢慢興起的新寬容觀。在傳統的寬容觀裡,對與錯的觀念是存在的,因此有時會暫時容錯,錯到逾越了界線才會不寬容地排拒錯誤。相反地,新寬容觀為要避免不寬容的排拒錯誤,便不分對錯接納「所有」言論。

卡森也說,新寬容觀看似寬大包容,實則是以「寬容與否」作為言論篩選的終極判準。吸納了新寬容觀作為核心價值的世界,一定會把事事較真的基督徒貼上「不寬容」的標籤。

身處這樣的世界,基督徒更應該認真地思考寬容的內涵,避免將寬容本身高舉為上帝,而是憑藉聖靈的智慧與合一,共同反思更好的實踐,在二十一世紀的今天展現屬神的寬容,向世界活出天國的光鹽生命。”

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新書介紹: 屬靈的撫育

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“今天的教會為什麼需要一本特別論及「姊妹門訓」的書呢? 根據提多書的背景,保羅了解到姊妹靈命的復興,必須靠姊妹來協助。 作者以提多書二章3-5節的吩咐為起點,帶領讀者仔細地觀察伊利莎伯與馬利亞的關係。教會中那些「才德的婦人」,年長、有信心且靈命成熟,能勸勉、裝備年輕的姐妹,以智慧來帶領她們為神的榮耀而活。本書看重婦女在屬靈撫育上的特質與責任,並發展出一種「生命對生命」的培育系統,它是跨越世代的傳承,能通行於四海。”

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Free eBook: Truths You Can Trust

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SBTS is offering a free download of their faculty’s newest book Truths You Can Trust; you can access it here.

“As secular culture becomes increasingly antagonistic to Christian faith and some theological institutions are lowering their convictional standards, the church needs a foundation of truth. In this book from SBTS Press, faculty members of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary offer 13 truths you can trust in life and ministry. Scholars like Thomas R. Schreiner, Stephen J. Wellum, and Donald S. Whitney write about theological disciplines ranging from systematic theology to counseling, and show how truth still matters.”

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新書介紹: 揭開奧秘

BLOG The Unfolding Mystery

“從亞當夏娃開始,直到最後一位先知,作者克羅尼帶領我們走一趟精彩的舊約之旅,使我們發現基督原來就在許許多多的舊約經文之中,真可惜我們以前沒有注意到!當你打開這本書,在這趟探險之旅中認識亞伯拉罕、雅各、摩西、約書亞、路得、大衛,以及其他的舊約人物時,你會碰到許許多多的驚喜,因為在這些故事之中,隱藏著許多有關耶穌的真理,使我們對祂的身份與主權有更深的認識。讓我們一起來揭開舊約的奧秘吧!”

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