The Bible

 

帖撒罗尼迦前书 1

Chinese: NCV (Traditional)      

Study the Inner Meaning

帖撒罗尼迦前书 2 →

1 問安保羅、西拉和提摩太,寫信給帖撒羅尼迦、在父 神和主耶穌基督裡的教會。願恩惠平安臨到你們。

2 帖撒羅尼迦教會的榜樣我們常常為你們眾人感謝 神,禱告的時候提到你們,

3 在我們的父 神面前,不住地記念你們信心的工作,愛心的勞苦和因盼望我們主耶穌基督而有的堅忍。

4  神所愛的弟兄們,我們知道你們是蒙揀選的,

5 因為我們的福音傳到你們那裡,不單是藉著言語,也是藉著權能,藉著聖靈和充足的信心。為了你們的緣故,我們在你們中間為人怎樣,這是你們知道的。

6 你們效法了我們,也效法了主,在大患難中,帶著聖靈的喜樂接受了真道。

7 這樣,你們就成了馬其頓和亞該亞所有信徒的榜樣。

8 因為不單主的道從你們那裡傳遍了馬其頓和亞該亞,就是你們對 神的信心也傳遍了各處,所以我們不用再說甚麼了。

9 他們都述說你們是怎樣接待我們,而且怎樣離棄偶像歸向 神,要服事這位又真又活的 神,

10 並且等候他的兒子從天降臨。這就是 神使他從死人中復活,救我們脫離將來的忿怒的那位耶穌。

帖撒罗尼迦前书 2 →

   Study the Inner Meaning
Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:


Hop to Similar Bible Verses

約書亞記 3:10

列王纪下 5:17

Commentary

 

A Strange Love Letter      

By Rev. Jonathan Rose

Title: A Strange Love Letter

Topic: The Word

Summary: God is love, and the Bible is a divine communication to us, so in some sense it mst be a love letter. But that's a pretty strange love letter!

References:
2 Samuel 12:1-7
Joshua 1:1-9
Judges 13:1-3
Isaiah 63:7-10
Ezekiel 1:28; 2
Matthew 4:17
Luke 1:1-5
1 Thessalonians 1:1
2 Timothy 1:1-2
James 1:1
1Pet 1:1
Deut 4:2; 12:32
Rev 22:18-19

This video is a part of the Spirit and Life Bible Study series, whose purpose is to look at the Bible, the whole Bible, and nothing but the Bible through a Swedenborgian lens.

To continue browsing while you watch, play the video in a new window.

Spirit and Life Bible Study broadcast from 4/11/2018. The complete series is available at: www.spiritandlifebiblestudy.com

The Bible

 

Revelation 22:18-19

English: King James Version      

Study the Inner Meaning

← Revelation 21   Full Chapter  

18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

← Revelation 21   Full Chapter  

   Study the Inner Meaning
From Swedenborg's Works

Main explanations:

Apocalypse Revealed 957, 958, 959


Other references to this text:

Apocalypse Revealed 932

Sacred Scripture 13

The Last Judgment 41

Other New Christian Commentary

  Stories and their meanings:



Hop to Similar Bible Verses

Deuteronomy 4:2

Proverbs 30:6

Word/Phrase Explanations

man
"Man" is a tricky word to discuss, because the Hebrew of the Old Testament uses six different words that are generally translated as "man," with...

Words
'Words,' as in Exodus 34:28, signify everything pertaining to doctrine.

Book
(Rev. 10:9.) "And I went unto the angel, saying, give me the little book," signifies the faculty of perceiving the quality of the Word from...

God
The Lord is love itself, expressed in the form of wisdom itself. Love, then, is His essence, His inmost. Wisdom - the loving understanding of...

Plagues
'Plagues' signify evils of love, and falsities of faith. 'The plagues of Egypt' signify the falsities and lust which cause the church to perish. In...

written
If knowing what’s right were the same as doing what’s right, we would all be thin, healthy, hard-working, law-abiding, faithful to our spouses and free...

life
In John 14:6, 'the way is doctrine,' 'the truth' is every thing pertaining to doctrine, and 'the life' is the essential good which is the...

holy
The Bible describes many things as being holy, or sacred. The Ark of the Covenant is one very holy object. The inmost chamber of the...

City
In the ancient world cities were very nearly nations unto themselves – they existed within walls, with their own laws and customs, generally centered on...

Resources for parents and teachers

The items listed here are provided courtesy of our friends at the General Church of the New Jerusalem. You can search/browse their whole library at the New Church Vineyard website.


 Alpha and Omega Design
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Alpha and Omega, First and Last
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Enter Through the Gates
Those who do the Lord's commandments may enter the gates of the Holy City and see the Tree of Life. Draw a picture of the Tree of Life and lay open gates on top of it.  
Project | Ages 7 - 14

 His Name on Our Foreheads
Worship Talk | Ages over 18

 I Am Thy Fellow Servant
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 John's Vision of the Tree of Life: Felt Board
Provides a pattern for cutting the Tree of Life and fruit for this felt board activity.
Project | Ages up to 6

 Leaves for Healing of the Nations
Activity | Ages over 15

 Memory Verse: Blessings from the Lord
Activity | Ages 4 - 14

 Memory Verse: The Tree of Life and the Crystal River
Activity | Ages 4 - 14

 Names of the Lord
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 9 - 12

 New Church Day: The 19th of June
A New Church Bible story explanation for teaching Sunday school. Includes lesson materials for Primary (3-8 years), Junior (9-11 years), Intermediate (12-14 years), Senior (15-17 years) and Adults.
Teaching Support | Ages over 3

 New Church Day: The Second Coming
A New Church Bible story explanation for teaching Sunday school. Includes lesson materials for Primary (3-8 years), Junior (9-11 years), Intermediate (12-14 years), Senior (15-17 years) and Adults.
Teaching Support | Ages over 3

 New Church Day: The Teachings of the New Church
A New Church Bible story explanation for teaching Sunday school. Includes lesson materials for Primary (3-8 years), Junior (9-11 years), Intermediate (12-14 years), Senior (15-17 years) and Adults.
Teaching Support | Ages over 3

 Painting the River of Life
Use felt tip pens to draw the river of life, then go over it with a wet paint brush.
Project | Ages 4 - 10

 Picture the Tree of Life with Play Dough
Use play dough or another modeling compound to make a picture of the Tree of Life on a piece of cover stock paper or other stiff paper. Then add colored beads for the twelve different kinds of fruit. 
Project | Ages 4 - 10

 Prayers for Adults: Prophecies of the Advent
Activity | Ages over 18

 Prayers for Teens: Prophecies of the Advent
Activity | Ages 15 - 17

 Prayers for Teens: Water and Baptism
Activity | Ages 15 - 17

 Quotes: The Tree of Life and the Crystal River
Teaching Support | Ages over 15

 Reading Chart: The Tree of Life
Color a leaf on this beautiful tree of life reading chart each time you read a chapter or two of the Lord's Word.
Activity | Ages 7 - 14

 River of Life, Tree of Life
Lesson outline provides teaching ideas with questions for discussion, projects, and activities.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 7 - 10

 Sending Out the Twelve Disciples
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Sending Out the Twelve Disciples
Lesson outline provides teaching ideas with questions for discussion, projects, and activities.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 7 - 10

 Stars
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 9 - 12

 The Angel
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 The Clear River and the Fruitful Tree
Article | Ages 15 - 17

 The End of John's Vision
A New Church Bible story explanation for teaching Sunday school. Includes lesson materials for Primary (3-8 years), Junior (9-11 years), Intermediate (12-14 years), Senior (15-17 years) and Adults.
Teaching Support | Ages over 3

 The End of John’s Vision (3-5 years)
Project | Ages 4 - 6

 The End of John’s Vision (6-8 years)
Project | Ages 7 - 10

 The End of John’s Vision (9-11 years)
Project | Ages 11 - 14

 The Holy City 2
A New Church Bible story explanation for teaching Sunday school. Includes lesson materials for Primary (3-8 years), Junior (9-11 years), Intermediate (12-14 years), Senior (15-17 years) and Adults.
Teaching Support | Ages over 3

 The Meaning of the Tree of Life
Worship Talk | Ages over 18

 The Pure River and the Tree of Life
Color picture of the river of pure water coming from the throne of God with the tree of life on either side bearing twelve fruit. The leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.
Picture | Ages up to 14

 The River of Water of Life
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 The Second Coming
While many anticipate the return of Jesus Christ to earth, the New Church teaches the Lord has already made His second coming in the teachings for the New Church.
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 11 - 17

 The Tree of Life
Worship Talk | Ages 7 - 14

 The Tree of Life
Sunday School Lesson | Ages 9 - 12

 The Tree of Life (3-5 years)
Project | Ages 4 - 6

 The Tree of Life (6-8 years)
Project | Ages 7 - 10

 The Tree of Life (9-11 years)
Project | Ages 11 - 14

 The Tree of Life with Twelve Kinds of Fruit
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 The True Water of Life
Worship Talk | Ages over 18

 The Water of Life
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 The Water of Life from the Throne of God
Coloring Page | Ages 7 - 14

 Tree of Life Banner
Use various colors of felt to make this banner. Note that the illustration shows one Tree of Life spanning the river of the water so that it is one tree on both sides of the river. 
Project | Ages 7 - 14


Translate: