So then, remember that at one time you Gentiles by birth, called “the uncircumcision” by those who are called “ the circumcision”-a physical circumcision made in flesh by human hands—Remember that you were at that time without Christ, being aliens from the common wealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down individual wall, that is, the hostility between us. He has abolished the law with its commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new humanity in place of the two, thus making peace.
正如以上经文所说：“如今靠着耶稣基督的血，已经得亲近了”。2017年初，Zhen 因为暂时停工在家休息，与初到Myrtle Beach的文歌, Clara 和Vivian相遇，聊到开心之处，Zhen和文歌得知彼此都是基督徒，有些相见恨晚的感觉，立刻感觉建立有肢体生活的迫切感，于是彼此有了成立查经小组的想法，并且立刻开始行动，由Clara组群成立了圣经学习小组微信群，在Zhen 的家第一次组织了查经小组的活动，拉开了查经小组的正式成立的序幕。文歌姐妹热心的打开自己的家门，让自己家成为圣经学习小组的公开场所，奠定了查经小组成立的基础，从此，查经小组在文歌姐妹的热情推动下，搞得如火如荼。参加查经学习的成员一度达到将近二十人。兄弟姐妹们每个周五带着自己做的美食去文歌姐妹家与其他人分享，晚餐后开始唱诗歌，查经，文歌姐妹，赵颖姐妹，一萍姐妹和Zhen姐妹分别和大家分享了圣经上的内容和生命的见证，赵颖姐妹还给大家一些很详细的讲解，大家显露出浓厚的兴趣。还有Diana姐妹, 美香姐妹，林芳姐妹，宋波姐妹，Vivian姐妹，Clara, Linda姐妹提出了好多关于圣经上的问题。后来因为文歌姐妹家比较遥远，很多在Myrtle Beach 的姐妹开车不方便，于是大家开始寻找离Myrtle Beach比较近的地点。终于在Zhen的努力下，靠神的带领和祷告，Christ united church无私的给姐妹们腾出了一间教室，让我们有了一个非常便利的舒适的学习圣经的场所。现在我们查经小组已经固定下来在每周日下午三点在Christ united church的Unite Center的主日学教室学习。自小组成立到现在，经历风风雨雨，现在固定成员有：Zhen, 美香，林芳，Diana，Linda, Susan, Angela. 赵颖姐妹经常带领读经。其他不固定成员也不少。感谢主，感谢Christ United!
Just like what it was said in Ephesians chapter 2:13: “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ”. In early 2017, Zhen stayed at home temporarily because of job reason, met Wenge & Clara, Vivian somehow and had good talk. Zhen felt like she and Wenge should have met sooner, and both felt like to build bible study group. Clara took the initiative and built WeChat bible study group. And Zhen hosted first bible study at her home, declared bible study group’s formulation. Later on Wenge opened her home for bible group study, which really helped the bible study group becoming stronger and stronger. Sometimes bible study group had about 20 people studying together. All of the member of the group brought cooked food to Wenge’s house, shared each other’s cooking skill and delicious food. After dinner the group would sing choir, studying bible scriptures. Yiping, Zhen, Wenge shared The Lord’s good news and their own testimonies. Zhaoying shared bible scriptures so well, everybody seemed were so interested about bible. Diana, Meixiang, Linfang, Songbo, Vivian, Clara and Linda asked lots of questions about Jesus and bible. After a little while, The group felt like Wenge’s house was a bit too far for people live in Myrtle Beach, so Zhen started to look for new place to gather together. Praise Lord, and led by Lord, Christ United Church where Zhen worships Lord offered a free, comfortable, close by classroom for Chinese bible study group. The bible study scheduled at 3:00pm on every Sunday. The group member now established and come to church almost every Sunday. Zhen, Meixiang, Linfang, Diana, Linda, Susan, Angela always have good time when they study bible together. When Zhaoying and Yiping are available, they came to lead bible study also. The group is becoming stronger and stronger, more people are coming to join the group. Praise God, thank you Christ United!
Myrtle Beach 中文查经小组的成立，是靠着耶稣基督的血，让我们基督徒和渴慕成为基督徒的末道友合二为一，拆毁了我们与世人隔断的墙，使我们和睦，在主内成为一体。
Myrtle Beach Chinese bible study group can become a regular bible study group, it is not because we wanted to do it or we can do it, it is because now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down individual wall, that is, the hostility between us. He has abolished the law with its commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new humanity in place of the two, thus making peace.