Revival Message: Living a God-Centered Life – Expositions From The Book of Ecclesiastes

Language: English (with Cantonese and Mandarin interpretation)
DateTopic & Message SummaryScripture
1 Aug, Tuesday Ecclesiastes Overview: Making Sense Out of Life Ecc. 1:1-3
2 Aug, Wednesday The Search For Fulfillment Ecc. 1:3-11
3 Aug, Thursday The Folly Of Human Wisdom Ecc. 1:12-18
4 Aug, Friday Re-Defining Success In Life Ecc. 2:1-26
5 Aug, Saturday Four Obstacles To A Life Well Lived Ecc. 3:1-22
6 Aug, Sunday Caught In A Performance Trap Ecc. 4:1-16
7 Aug, Monday Money, Money, Money Ecc. 5:1-20
8 Aug, Tuesday Our Preoccupation With The Temporal Ecc. 6:1-12
9 Aug, Wednesday Four Dangers Along The Way Ecc. 7:1-29
10 Aug, Thursday Ecclesiastes Revisited: Living A God-Centered Life Ecc. 11:9 – 12:14

Rev. Edmund Chan

Leadership Mentor, Covenant Evangelical Free Church
Founder, Global Alliance of Intentional Disciplemaking Churches

Graduated from Singapore Bible College, Rev. Chan was called to shepherd a seventeen-member fellowship which later developed into today’s Covenant Evangelical Free Church with a congregation of over 4,000 people. He has been the senior pastor for 25 years, and now he is a mentor in leadership training. Rev. Chan founded the Global Alliance of IDMC in order to train up pastoral leaders throughout the globe.

Rev. Chan earned his Master Degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with distinction. His publications include Growing Deep in God (2002), Mentoring Paradigms (2008), Roots and Wings (2008), Growing Deep in Faith (2010), Cultivating Your Inner Life (2001), A Certain Kind (2013), Radical Discipleship (2014), Life & Legacy (2015) and Discipleship Missions (2016).

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Preaching Hour: God’s Vessel in a Foreign Land

Language: Mandarin (with Cantonese Interpretation)
DateTopicScripture
1 Aug, Tuesday Attending Your Majesty’s Service (Daniel 1) Dan. 1:3-7
2 Aug, Wednesday The Everlasting Rock (Daniel 2) Dan. 2:17-23
3 Aug, Thursday Even if to The Contrary (Daniel 3) Dan. 3:16-18
4 Aug, Friday The Awakening Amid Tranquility [Till You Know] (Daniel 4) Dan. 4:13-17
5 Aug, Saturday Finger Instructions (Daniel 5) Dan. 5:25-28
7 Aug, Monday Shut the Den with Stone, Shut the mouths of the Lions! (Daniel 6) Dan. 6:21-23
8 Aug, Tuesday The Endless Kingdom (Daniel 7-8) Dan. Ch. 7-8
9 Aug, Wednesday Repentance Amid Desolation (Daniel 9) Dan. 9:20-23
10 Aug, Thursday Brave to be a Daniel (Daniel 10 – 12) Dan. 11:32b-35

Rev. James H. Taylor IV

OMF’s Chinese Ministries Director for Church Missions & Ministries

Rev. Taylor was raised by his Christian family in Taiwan. Educated in primary and secondary schools in Taiwan, he returned to the U.S. to finish his undergraduate degree in Seattle Pacific University, and later earned M.Div. and D.Min. degrees in Asbury Theological Seminary.

Rev. Taylor’s great-grandfather is Hudson Taylor, the founder of China Inland Mission which later renamed as Overseas Missionary Fellowship (OMF) International. Rev. Taylor has been in several different posts in OMF, and now he mainly focuses on intercultural missionary. Now he is the Chinese Ministries Director for Church Missions & Ministries of OMF, and he lives in Hong Kong right now.

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Bible Exposition: Hope – From Destruction to Plantation

Language: Cantonese (with Mandarin interpretation)
DateTopicScripture
1 Aug, Tuesday The Call of the Prophet Jer. 1:1-19
2 Aug, Wednesday The Unfaithful People Jer. 3:1-25
3 Aug, Thursday God's Proclamation Jer. 4:1-31
4 Aug, Friday Sin No More Jer. 7:1-15
5 Aug, Saturday God's Mourning Jer. 8:18 – 9:3
7 Aug, Monday The Prophet's Confession Jer. 1:18 – 12:6; 15:10-21; 17:14-18; 18:18-23; 20:7-18
8 Aug, Tuesday The Prophet's Action Jer. 13:1-11; Ch. 19; 32:6-32
9 Aug, Wednesday The Hope of Peace Jer. 29:1-23
10 Aug, Thursday Building & Planting Jer. 30:1-31:40

Rev. Joshua Cho

President of Hong Kong Baptist Theological Seminary

Baptized in Swatow Baptist Church, Kowloon City at the age of 12, Rev. Cho graduated from Hong Kong Baptist Theological Seminary, Yale University Divinity School and Princeton Theological Seminary with degrees of M.Div., S.T.M. and Ph.D. respectively.

Rev. Cho worked as consultant pastors in several Baptist churches before, and he has taught in Honors College of Valparaiso University and Hong Kong Baptist Theological Seminary. He is now the principle of Hong Kong Baptist Theological Seminary, a consultant pastor of Kowloon City Baptist Church and a member of the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Bible Conference.

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張慕皚牧師

1979年,張慕皚在安息年期間到香港中國神學研究院(下稱「中神」)做訪問教授,在中神教書一年。當他預備離開時,滕近輝牧師鼓勵他在之後到建道神學院(下稱「建道」)或中神任教,結果便在建道任教了二、三十年。

張慕皚的岳父張有光牧師臨近退休之時,張慕皚是九龍城浸信會(下稱「城浸」)的特約講員,城浸請他留下來事奉,同時,建道院董會主席滕牧師又想他繼續在建道事奉。及後,他被宣道會區聯會按立為牧師,他維持在建道事奉,週末則在城浸事奉。後來城浸仍找不到接任主任牧師,結果他接受了城浸的邀請,擔任了主任牧師,直至退休。

資料來源:《承先啟後》張慕皚牧師專訪

張慕皚牧師

張慕皚牧師曾任港九培靈研經會(下稱培靈會)董事及講員(1979、1982、1986、1992、1993、2000及2007),盡心竭力,忠心至死。

張慕皚在1941年世生於香港,那時正值抗日戰爭時期,走難到中國,大概1949、50年才返回香港。他小學時期就讀於加士居道的循道小學,中學時轉讀九龍華仁,並在這時期蒙召。那時,他跟隨家人參加九龍城潮人生命堂崇拜,團契生活方面則隨朋友參加九龍城潮語浸信會,並參與不少事奉。那時他已經認識培靈會,並很喜歡聽道,當時他多在加士居道循道衛理聯合會聽道(那時香港與九龍的培靈會是分開的)。張慕皚在中學畢業時用了一週時間到姊姊在新界的一個農場安靜等候神。當時他並不想傳道,但又想知道神在他生命的計劃,結果,他清楚接收到神的呼召。由於他仍然不想做傳道人,所以在中學畢業後沒有立即報讀神學,而到加拿大升讀大學,神卻用許多方法催促他到神學院接受裝備。起初他本想入讀位於Saskatoon(薩克屯)的University of Saskatchewan(沙省大學),經過Regina(雷城)時,在宣道會的聖經學院借宿一晚。早上他起床時有一位西人叩門,原來是包忠傑牧師(Rev. Paul H. Bartel)。包牧師告訴他不用去Saskatoon,該大學在雷城也有校園,鼓勵他留下來。結果,他決定在雷城讀書,有一段時間住在宣道會的聖經學院的宿舍,得悉有神學生入讀美國芝加哥的三一福音神學院(Trinity Evangelical Divinity School,簡稱「三一神學院」,從而對此學院有所認識,終於入了三一神學院,完成兩個學位。後來,他與太太到美國德州的西南浸信會神學院(Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary),主修基督教倫理學,完成三年課程獲神學博士。神學博士畢業後,張慕皚返回雷城,在加拿大神學院(Canadian Theological Seminary)任教了七年。期間遇到宣道會的郭志茜與陳慈恩宣教士,他被這兩位宣教士鼓勵回港事奉。

資料來源:《承先啟後》張慕皚牧師專訪

2000年合照

 

由於城浸是培靈會的主場,關係密切,培靈會邀請張慕皚牧師擔任董事,他沒有立即答應,但培靈會仍繼續邀請,後來他便答允擔任董事,作了有效的橋樑使人同心事主。

張牧師在培靈會的參與,在1979年開始便擔任講員,他明白到每年這麼多人渴慕來聽道,作為講員,他會盡力預備。有些講員說預備時會睡不著,可見,作為講員的壓力是很大的。聽道者有不同學歷、背景,他的原則是盡量深入淺出,多用合適的例子。他事奉的態度是神給他機會,便盡能力做。若做得不好,求神憐憫。有時手上事工多,只好按重要性安排次序,但假若盡了力,就不用介意做得好不好,一切要交托給神。其中最深刻的一次,是史保羅牧師(Rev. Paul Smith)病了,楊濬哲牧師找人代替他,於是找了張牧師。當時只有一週時間預備,感謝神藉同工恩待他,讓他專心預備講道而不用掛心其他事務。另一方面,張美萍師母與張牧師也是同心事主,她在培靈會中擔任領詩及司琴多年。

 

2000年合照

2000年第72屆講員:蘇穎睿牧師、陳濟民牧師、張慕皚牧師

 

1982年合照

 

1982年第54屆講員:張慕皚牧師、唐佑之牧師、馬有藻博士

1979年合照

 

1979年第51屆講員:滕近輝牧師、唐佑之牧師、張慕皚牧師

資料來源:《承先啟後》張慕皚牧師專訪

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