The Skyline Family! Skyline大家庭!

By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments… For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
(1 John 5:4)

Each Sunday I am excited to be here, aren’t you? Whether you arrive early, or join after the service has started, you sense you are coming into a very special church and a special family. People here are passionate here about God. That’s why we worship the way we do! We love people. Our greatest desire is to reach out to everyone, and get connected because each person is loved by God and also by us!

Every family grows its culture. Ours is one of inclusiveness, welcome, and friendship. It means if you came alone, you will leave with at least one new friend. If you sat next to a total stranger, that person would most likely be a Skyliner who should introduce you to other members of the Skyline family. If you came with your family, then we hope your children would have found new friends and enjoyed themselves immensely, and you yourself would meet other young families on the same journey.

The Skyline family is uniquely generous and helpful. Many have commented on social media about the welcome they have received and the genuine love they have felt. The one mark that this is for real is they come back again and again. The Bible tells us that this is the mark of loving God and obeying His commandments: when we love one another and all those who come into our midst (1 John 5:2) .

How is it that we can love so deeply and widely? It is because we have been born again of God (1 John 5:4). We are a church filled with newly birth beings, new creations! And it is faith in the finished work of Christ who loved us that enables us to overcome our fear and our timidity. We are able to take the risk: to love first, and to reach out first. In so doing, we are growing a great family together that is today 1200 strong: Skyline!

我们若爱神,又遵守他的诫命,从此就知道我们爱神的儿女…因为凡从神生的,就胜过世界;使我们胜了世界的,就是我们的信心。
(约翰一书5:2,4)

每个星期天,我都很兴奋能够来到这里,您呢?不管您是早到或是崇拜开始了才到达,您都能感受到您走进了一个非常特别的教会与家庭。这里的人对上帝充满了热忱。这就是为什么我们会以如此的方式来崇拜!我们深爱世人。我们最大的渴望就是可以接触每一个人并与他们互相联系,因为每一个人都是被上帝所爱着,而我们同样爱着他们。

每个家庭都有它独有的文化。而我们的则是拥有包容、接纳和友谊。这意味着即使您独自来到教会,但在您离开前,您会在这里认识至少一位新朋友。如果您是坐在一位陌生人的隔壁的话,那他很有可能是Skyline会友,而他应该把您介绍给Skyline家庭里的其他会友。如果您与其他家庭成员一起来,那我们希望您的孩子能结交新的朋友并享受其中。我们也希望您可以多认识与您在同个生活阶段的年轻家庭。

Skyline的家庭是无比的慷慨和乐于助人。透过社交媒体,我们收到很多评语关于他们如何被欢迎接待并感受到真诚的爱。而我们亦能够证明这些评语是真实的,因为这些人仍不断地出席。圣经告诉我们,这就是爱上帝并与遵行祂命令的标志:当我们爱上帝的儿女与我们周遭的人。(约翰一书5:2)

为何我们可以如此又深又广的去爱呢?这是因为我们于上帝重生了(约翰一书5:4)。我们是一间充满新生、新造人的教会。因基督的爱使到我们有信心,以至我们可以征服恐惧和我们的胆怯。我们能够承担风险:先踏出第一步,主动去爱并与人联系。凭着这举动,我们如今已稳达1200人,而我们这个大家庭将持续成长:Skyline!

Ps Dr Philip Lyn 医生牧师

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