Our Vision 我們的異象 ...

May 11th, 2017

“Not I but Christ” was the focus in last year that we made Him the center, the target, and the purpose in our spiritual journey.

  1. Deeper life in the salvation of Christ (Jan-Mar)

  2. Glorious life in the sanctification of Christ (Apr-Jun)

  3. Submissive life in the healing of Christ (Jul-Sep)

  4. Victorious life in the second coming of Christ (Oct-Dec)

I would like to express my heartfelt appreciations to all the Elders, Deacons, Ministry Committees and leaders for their faithful service as well as the prayers, participations and supports from the brothers and sisters of MCAC in the past year. Your extraordinary works had really made our church different and edified the body of Christ. As God has given us the goal to transform MCAC to become an Intentional Disciples Making Church, I pray in the Holy Spirit that by God’s grace and mercy He will embrace us together with the same vision and passion of disciples making, and through spiritual direction in the Holy Spirit, we will certainly encounter Him daily and bear fruits for His glory.

Looking forward to the year of 2020: Living in the Holy Spirit

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8

Who is the exceedingly important agent in our lives when we are striving to be Christ Jesus’ disciples? Yes, the Holy Spirit is the agent we cannot afford to overlook! Who is the Holy Spirit? And what is the purpose of God who promise to give the Holy Spirit to us? Every Christian should better know Him well and discover Him more as the spiritual intimacy between we and He can be developed in the new level far beyond to our imagination.

As what the Scripture says, we can only be His witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth until we have received the power of the Holy Spirit. For this critical reason, we will spend another whole year of 2020 in this great focus.

  1. The Promise of the Holy Spirit – sealed with Him (Jan-Mar)

  2. The Spirit-filled life in the Holy Spirit – His fullness in us (Apr-Jun)

  3. The Fruit of the Holy Spirit – bearing fruit in Him (Jul-Sep)

  4. The Power of the Holy Spirit – the serving power in Him (Oct-Dec)

I’m excited to invite everyone in MCAC to wait on God by listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit to see how He is going to guide us to take actions for deeper life and mission in the year ahead. As a child of God, don’t be ignorant of the presence of the Holy Spirit! Not only we should understand the seal of the Holy Spirit in our lives, but also, we should wait for His sovereignty to fill us and change us. By His mercy we will certainly experience His transforming power upon us through the work of the Holy Spirit.

「不再是我,乃是基督」是我們去年的重點學習,在我們的屬靈旅程上,基督是我們的中心、標竿與方向。

  1. 在基督的救恩裡生根建造 (一至三月)

  2. 在基督的成聖裡成全完備 (四至六月)

  3. 在基督的醫治裡順服王權 (七至八月)

  4. 在基督的再來裡凱旋得勝 (九至十二月)

我感謝教會的長執、部委事工領袖、和組長的忠心服事,並眾弟兄姊妹的同心參與、配合,和禱告,使我們在福音使命上一同向前邁進,建立基督的身體。過去一年,神帶領教會訂下目標,要更新蛻變成為銳意門徒訓練的教會;求神藉聖靈感動我們同心擁抱這異象,賜力量恩典給我們,透過活在聖靈裡,經歷祂的屬靈引導,與神更深地結連起來。

展望2020年活在聖靈裡

但聖靈降臨在你們身上,你們就必得著能力,並要在耶路撒冷猶太全地和撒馬利亞,直到地極,作我的見證。(徒1:8)

當我們要塑造自己成為主耶穌基督的門徒時,誰是最重要的生命塑造者?不錯的,是聖靈!祂是我們不能夠忽略的生命塑造者。誰是聖靈?「聖靈」的名稱聽來熟識,但在關係的建立上卻像是陌生。 為什麼神要賜下應許的聖靈給我們?每一位基督徒需要對祂多了解發掘,因為聖靈要在我們的生命裏建立更深度密切的關係,並且這關係將會超過我們能夠想像的親密程度。

正如主耶穌向門徒所說的,只有靠著聖靈的能力,基督徒才能在耶路撒冷、猶太全地和撒馬利亞,直到地極為主作見證。因為這關鍵的原因,我們將會以《活在聖靈裡》作為2020主題,重點學習這生命的功課。

  1. 聖靈的應許《確據》 (一至三月)

  2. 聖靈的充滿《命令》 (四至六月)

  3. 聖靈的果子《生命》 (七至九月)

  4. 聖靈的能力《能源》 (十至十二月)

我懷著興奮的心邀請麥宣弟兄姊妹一起聆聽聖靈的聲音,定睛留心看聖靈如何帶領我們在屬靈生命上進深,並在宣教服侍上盡力參與。作為神的兒女,不要忽視聖靈內住的事實。我們不單要明白聖靈印記的生命意義,更要等候聖靈權能的充滿。我們深信在神的憐憫和恩典之下,必然經歷聖靈工作所帶來的生命塑造與改變能力。