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Corner of Crown & Albion Streets, Surry Hills, NSW, Australia
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Welcome to the

Chinese presbyterian Church

雪梨華人長老會

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As of the 24th of June 2021,

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Due to the recent increase in number of locally acquired COVID cases, the NSW government has released new restrictions in regards to activities around Sydney, especially seven local government areas (LGA). CPC is located in one of the mentioned LGA, being City of Sydney. In the interest of the health and safety of our members, CPC has decided to suspend all onsite meetings until further notice, as guided by the NSW government.

All worship services will be online until further notice.

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As of the 24th of June 2021,

Please Join us online

由於最近本地感染的 COVID 病例數量增加,新南威爾士州政府對悉尼區域內的活動發布了新的限制,尤其對其中七個地方政府區域 (LGA)有額外規限。CPC 位於上述 LGA 之一,即悉尼市。

為了確保我們會友的健康和安全,CPC 決定按新南威爾士州政府指引,暫停所有現場聚會及崇拜,直至另行通知。該政策實踐期內, 所有崇拜服務將在線進行。

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Welcome to the
歡迎來臨

CHinese Presbyterian Church

雪梨華人長老會

無論您是在尋找一個屬靈的家,路經雪梨(悉尼)或探訪我們,我們都歡迎您來到雪梨華人長老會。

Whether you are looking for a spiritual home, transiting through Sydney, or just visiting, we sincerely welcome you.

regular services

主日崇拜
English worship service
9:00 am
Mandarin worship service
9:00 am
Cantonese worship service
10:30 am
English/Cantonese Worship Service
12:00 pm
Evening English worship service
4:00 pm

special services

特別聚會
There are no upcoming special services.

Online services

線上崇拜

We invite you to join our online worship services streaming as we contend with COVID-19.

9AM ENGLISH SERVICE
Live stream
9AM MANDARIN SERVICE
Live stream
10:30AM CANTONESE
Live stream

regular services

主日崇拜
英語崇拜
9:00 am
國語崇拜
9:00 am
粵語崇拜
10:30 am
英粵雙語崇拜
12:00 pm
下午英語崇拜
4:00 pm

special services

特別聚會
There are no upcoming special services.

Online services

網上崇拜

About us

認識我們

Chinese
華人

Our congregation is largely ethnic Chinese. However there is a cultural diversity ranging from third generation Australian to those who have newly arrived in Australia. English, Cantonese and Mandarin are used in our church, with English as the common language. Although we are a Chinese Church, we warmly welcome people of all ethnic backgrounds.

我們的會眾大部份都是華人,分別擁有不同的次文化背景。當中有第三代的澳洲移民也有新移民。在教會裡,英語,粵語及華語都並重地使用,而英語則是我們的共通語言。我們歡迎任何種族及文化背景的朋友參與我們的教會。

Presbyterian
長老會

While we are Presbyterian in terms of the governing structure and the Reformed doctrine, we extend fellowship to all who accept the Bible as the Word of God and the highest authority for their beliefs and practices.

我們教會隸屬長老宗。長老宗的特色在於其長老治會的制度及改革宗神學。我們非常樂意與所有接受聖經為神的話語及我們生活的首要標準的基督徒相交。

Church
教會

We are not just a collection of individual or family units participating in some regular activities. We are a community of Christ, and a spiritual family committed to each other, jointly partaking of the Great Commission given by Christ.

我們不僅是一群參與一些常規活動的個人或家庭。我們更是一個屬基督的群體,及一個彼此委身的屬靈大家庭,共同承擔基督賜予的大使命。

OUR  LATEST PASTORAL LETTER
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Pastoral Letter 19th September 2021

Summary global message from the book of Hebrews

We have just finished the preaching series on Hebrews. Although couched in rich Jewish tradition, the book is very relevant to us, Christians some 2000 years later. The eight sermons in the series were based on selected passages along the writer’s argument in the book, each representing a significant progression in the argument in addressing the issue confronting the Hebrew Christians at the time. They are like the diamonds on a necklace, each one has its particular beauty worthy of appreciation. However, it is also important to see the necklace as a whole, which is the designer’s work of creation. For that reason, I would like to present a summary of the global (overall) message of the book, which would tie together what you have heard from the different preachers in the series.

It is understood that the book was written to Jewish Christians under persecution for their faith because Christianity was outlawed. There was great temptation for them to abandon their Christian identity and return to Judaism, which was legal at that time. Judaism was their culture, was familiar to them and emotionally close to their hearts. It worshiped the same God, although not recognizing Christ as Saviour. They might ask: Is it really worthwhile to be so dogmatic as to insist on the centrality of Christ in their lives, and suffer very real hardship as a consequence? A seemingly small adjustment in their outward expression of their faith would spare them a lot of heartache and suffering.

The message of the epistle is: We must not forsake Christ, even in suffering, because:

1. Christ is God’s supreme revelation. It is through Him that we understand God’s truth, His amazing plan of salvation for us through Christ, that by Christ’s blood the New Covenant has been inaugurated, and that Christ is now our Great High Priest under that better Covenant. By His death Christ has become the new and living way by which we can come before God’s throne of grace. All the religious activities in Judaism were just symbols or “shadows” of what Christ has come to achieve, which is the promised reality. That being the case, a faith that excludes Christ is worthless. If we forsake Christ, we do not have a saving faith, and will miss out on salvation and God’s eternal rest.

2. The adversities around us are very real. We are perhaps facing hunger, beatings, discrimination and fear of mortal danger every day. At the same time, God’s promise of eternal blessing cannot be seen among the prevailing suffering. It is difficult to hold onto hope when there is no discernible evidence of fulfillment of God’s promises.  But note that “faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see”, and without faith it is not possible to please God. Just look at the great people of faith in the past, how they held onto their hope firmly despite adversities, even though they did not see the promised outcome at all. They were able to do that because they had faith in the faithful God whom they knew. We too must exercise that faith, and not just live by sight.

3. The fact that we are suffering does not mean that God is out of control or does not care. It could be His way of training and disciplining us as His beloved children. Discipline is for our good and sanctification.

4. For the above reasons, “throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.”

Many of us are suffering in one way or another; for the sake of Christ or as a result of the fallenness of selves and/or the world. In the former case, the message of Hebrews is clearly directly relevant. In the latter case, we may be facing physical or mental sicknesses, disabilities, ailments of old age, broken relationships, singleness, parenting difficulties, financial hardship, isolation, loneliness, spiritual depression, rejection, emotional wounds and/or struggling against disparate worldly temptations.  We may get totally absorbed in our troubles. Christ may seem so far away, His promises so far-removed from our immediate troubles. There is the temptation to find relief and solutions from other quarters, even if they are clearly not biblical. In that situation, the book of Hebrews says to us: Consider who Christ is. He is the worthy object of your faith. Live by faith and not by sight, because without faith it is not possible to please God. The heavenly Father knows your plight. He allows suffering for the purpose of disciplining you, His beloved children. He will see you through these hard times, because He is the one who has initiated and will perfect your faith. Persevere with faith in Him! Stand firm in Him!

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希伯來書整體總結

我們剛剛完成了希伯來書的講道系列。這書卷雖然充满著豐富的猶太傳統,但對我們約2000年後的基督徒來説是非常相關的。該系列的八篇講道是根據書中的重要段落,每段都代表了作者在處理希伯來信徒當時面對的問題的推論之續步進展。它們就像鑽石頸鍊上的鑽石,每一粒都有著獨特的美感,值得欣賞。然而,更重要的是要看頸鍊的整體,因這才是設計師原創作的心意和目的。因此,我想對希伯來書作一整體的總結,希望這會幫助你更能從該系列中所聽到不同的講員的信息可連貫一起。

據了解,這書卷是寫給正受逼害的猶太基督徒,因為當時基督教被列為非法宗教。他們有可能正考慮放棄基督徒的身份,回到當時合法的猶太教中。猶太教是他們的文化,是他們所熟悉並對之有深厚感情的。猶太教也是敬拜同一位神,雖然不承認基督是救主。他們可能會問:何需如此執著,堅持基督為他們生命的中心,因而要遭受非常切身的苦難? 這真值得嗎?若在他們信仰的表達上作一點外顯上小小的調整, 就可免去很多錐心之苦楚困逼,何樂不為呢?

這書卷的信息就是:甚至在苦難中也绝不要離棄基督,因為:

1. 基督是神最高的啟示。正是通過祂,我們能明白神的真理,並神通過基督為我們成就了奇異的救恩,基督的血成立了新約,基督現在成為了我們新約的大祭司。基督藉著祂的死,成為了我們通到神施恩寶座那又新又活的路。猶太教所有的宗教活動只是基督要成就的事的預表或"影兒"。因此,沒有基督的信仰是毫無價值的。如果我們離棄基督,就表示我們沒有得救的信,就必錯失救恩和在主裡永恆的安息。

2. 我們所處周遭的逆境是非常真實的。我們每天或許受饑寒、毆打、歧視和生命危險的恐懼。在重重痛苦中容易叫人失去對神應許的確據。在看不見神履行祂應許的跡象時,我們很難持守盼望。 但我們要明白,「信是對我們所盼望的和我們所看不到的事存有把握確據。」, 而沒有信,就不能得神的喜悅。記念以往的信心偉人,他們如何在逆境中堅持盼望,儘管他們根本看不到盼望的實現。他們之所以能夠這樣做,是因為他們深信信實的神。我們也必須建立這樣的信心,而不是靠眼見而活。

3. 我們受苦的事實並不表示神失控 或不在乎我們。這很可能是祂藉困難鍛練和管教我們,因我們是祂心愛的兒女。祂的管教是為了我們的益處和成聖。

4. 由於上述原因,「放下各樣的重擔, 脫去容易纏累我們的罪, 存心忍耐, 奔那擺在我們前頭的路程, 仰望為我們信心創始成終的耶穌。」。

我們當中的許多人正在不同的情況下經驗某程度的苦; 有為了基督的原故,也有因自我和/或世界的墮落。在前一種情況下,希伯來書的信息顯然是直接相關的。在後一種情況下,我們可能在面對身體或精神的疾病,殘疾,老年的多種毛病,破裂的關係,獨身,培育兒女的困難,經濟困難,受隔離,孤獨,精神抑鬱,受排斥,情感的創傷和/或面對與不同的世俗誘惑鬥爭等等。 我們可能會完全陷入於煩惱之中。基督似乎如此遙遠,祂的承諾似乎如此虛幻。我們因面對的誘惑可能去從其他方面找解脫和解決方案, 即使這些顯然不是合乎聖經的。在這種情況下,希伯來書清楚提醒我們:要深思基督是誰:祂的獨特身分, 祂是超越一切的主。祂是配得我『』深信及倚靠的。憑信心生活而不是憑眼見,因為沒有信就不能得神的喜悦。天父知道你的困境。祂允許我們經驗痛苦是要來管教我們- 祂心愛的兒女。祂信實的應許必保守帶領你面對高低起伏的人生。 堅定完全信靠基督與你同度過這些困難時期,因為祂是你信心創始成終的主。堅守對祂的信!在主裡站立得穩!

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Rev. Christopher Chan
陳靈光牧師
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Being a large city church, you will find groups and services to cater for all members of the family; a place where children can worship alongside their parents and grand-parents. I look forward to meeting you and your family in person in the near future.

作為一個大型的城市教會,我們有英語、粵語及國語的團契和崇拜,適合各家庭成員。我期待著在不久的將來與您和您的家人見面。

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