Ascension/7th Sunday of Easter.
Verse for the Week: Revelation 5:13
I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea. They all sang: “Blessing and honor and glory and power belong to the one sitting on the throne and to the Lamb forever and ever!”
Call to Worship: Psalm 詩篇 47
Shout to God with joyful praise!
2 For the Lord Most High is awesome.
He is the great King of all the earth.
3 He subdues the nations before us,
putting our enemies beneath our feet.
4 He chose our heritage for us,
the pride of Jacob whom he loves.
5 God has ascended with a mighty shout.
The Lord has ascended with trumpets blaring.
6 Sing praises to God, sing praises;
sing praises to our King, sing praises!
7 For God is the King over all the earth.
Praise him with a psalm.
8 God reigns above the nations,
sitting on his holy throne.
9 The rulers of the world have gathered together
with the people of the God of Abraham.
For all the kings of the earth belong to God.
He is highly honored everywhere.
Scripture: Luke 路加福音 24:44–53
44 Then Jesus said, “When I was with you before, I told you that everything written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and in the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. 46 And he said to them, “Yes, so it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all peoples, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of all these things. 49 And see, I am sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.” 50 Then Jesus led them out to Bethany, and lifting up his hands, he blessed them. 51 While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven. 52 So they worshiped him and then returned to Jerusalem filled with great joy. 53 And they were continually in the temple, praising God.
44 然後耶穌對他們說：「這一切事就是從前我和你們在一起的時候告訴過你們的：摩西的法律、先知的書，和《詩篇》所敘述關於我的每一件事必須實現。」 45 於是他開啟他們的心智，使他們明白聖經的話， 46又對他們說：「聖經記載：基督要受害，第三天從死裏復活。 47 你們要奉他的名，把悔改和赦罪的信息傳開，從耶路撒冷遍及萬國。 48 你們就是這些事的見證人。 49 我要親自把我父親所應許的賜給你們；你們要在城裏等候，直到那從上面來的能力臨到你們。」 50 接著，耶穌領他們出城，到伯大尼去。在那裏，他舉手給他們祝福。 51 他在祝福他們的時候離開了他們，被接到天上去了。 52 他們就敬拜他，懷著極喜樂的心回耶路撒冷， 53 時常在聖殿裏頌讚上帝。