【2020-06-17】看见天开了


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主啊,请开我眼,赐我信心,叫我无论何时何地都可以看见天已经开了,看见恩雨降下,奉主名求,阿们。


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使徒行传6:8~15

司提反被捕

8 司提反满有恩惠能力,在民间施行大奇事和神迹。

Now Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, performed great wonders and signs among the people.

9 当时有几个称为“自由人”会堂的人,就是从古利奈和亚历山太来的人,另外还有基利家人和亚西亚人,他们出面与司提反辩论,

Opposition arose, however, from members of the Synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called)—Jews of Cyrene and Alexandria as well as the provinces of Cilicia and Asia—who began to argue with Stephen.

10 但司提反靠着圣灵和智慧说话,他们就抵挡不住。

But they could not stand up against the wisdom the Spirit gave him as he spoke.

11 于是他们唆使众人,说:“我们听过他说谤渎摩西和上帝的话。”

Then they secretly persuaded some men to say, “We have heard Stephen speak blasphemous words against Moses and against God.”

12 又煽动民众、长老、经学家,这些人就来捉拿他,把他带到公议会,

So they stirred up the people and the elders and the teachers of the law. They seized Stephen and brought him before the Sanhedrin.

13 并且造了假的证供说:“这人不断抨击圣地和律法。

They produced false witnesses, who testified, “This fellow never stops speaking against this holy place and against the law.

14 我们听他说过:‘这拿撒勒人耶稣要毁坏这地方,改变摩西传给我们的规例。’”

For we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and change the customs Moses handed down to us.”

15 当时,坐在公议会里的人,都注视他,见他的面貌像天使一样。

All who were sitting in the Sanhedrin looked intently at Stephen, and they saw that his face was like the face of an angel.


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► 这段经文的要点是什么?

► 这段经文对于天父、主耶稣、圣灵有何启示?

► 这段经文怎样帮助你明白你自己、你的处境或你的人际关系?

► 这段经文有没有一个应许、命令、警告或案例是特别为你而说的呢?


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司提反靠着圣灵和智慧说话,他们就抵挡不住。(6:10)

随着那七位执事被拣选、被差遣,教会有更多人参与到了祈祷和传道的事奉中,更多人相信耶稣是基督,是犹太人等待已久的那一位先知,甚至有许多祭司也相信了耶稣,使徒行传有关教会成长的六个阶段中,第二个阶段就是结束在6:7。

6:8~9:31可以看作教会成长的第三个阶段,在这个阶段,教会仍旧面对着难处。因为门徒不单在圣殿传福音,也进入不同的会堂传福音,圣殿有特定的位置,并受到严格的管理,而会堂则散布在耶路撒冷的不同区域及城外,由犹太人管理。所以门徒面对的攻击和挑战比从前更广泛、更直接。

因圣灵的带领和所加的智慧,司提反已经到过不同的犹太会堂传福音,叫许多人相信了耶稣。可是,有一天当他照常在会堂传福音时,有几个会堂的人竟联合起来,并煽动了民众、长老和经学家攻击他,捉拿他,还把他带到公议会去,造了假的证供控告他:“不断抨击圣地和律法”。因为司提反提及的有关耶稣的教导,跟经学家与法利赛人的教导不同,他还重新提到了耶稣曾谈及的圣殿将被毁的事情(参路21:20~24)。

“当时,坐在公议会里的人,都注视他,见他的面貌像天使一样。”(6:15)面对与耶稣相同的控诉(参可14:58、64),在命悬一线之际,这是司提反的表现。为什么他有这样的表现呢?


只因司提反视死如归吗?因他知道这危机将会像彼得的被捕一样,最终可以化险为夷吗?不是的!因为这时的司提反被圣灵充满,他看见的不是凶险,而是“看见上帝的荣耀,并且看见耶稣站在上帝的右边”(7:55),所以他脸上不仅没有一丝恐惧,更反映出从天上来的荣光。

什么人可以反映出天上的荣光,即使危难当前,仍可以呈现出天使般的面貌呢?每个人都可以,因为我们都是按照上帝的形像造的,只要用信心的眼睛,无论何时何地,我们都可以看见天开了,看见耶稣在上帝的右边,并叫我们放心,因他已经胜过了世界(参约16:33)。


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【明日经文】使徒行传7:1~16

-The End-

【2020-06-16】祈祷、传道的事奉


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圣灵啊,请拣选我作祈祷、传道的事奉,为要叫上帝的道兴旺,叫更多人得救,奉主名求,阿们。


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使徒行传6:1~7


选出七位执事

1 门徒不断增加的时候,讲希腊话的犹太人,埋怨本地的希伯来人,因为在日常的供给上,忽略了他们的寡妇。

In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food.

2 于是十二使徒召集了众门徒,说:“要我们放下上帝的道,去管理伙食,是不合适的。

So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables.

3 所以弟兄们,应当从你们中间选出七个有好见证、满有圣灵和智慧的人,我们就派他们负责这事。

Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them

4 至于我们,我们要专心祈祷、传道。”

and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.”

5 这个意见全会众都很满意,于是选出司提反,他是一位满有信心和圣灵的人,还有腓利、伯罗哥罗、尼加挪、提门、巴米拿,以及归信犹太教的安提阿人尼哥拉,

This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism.

6 叫他们站在使徒面前。使徒祷告后,就为他们按手。

They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.

7 上帝的道传开了;在耶路撒冷,门徒人数大大增加,有很多祭司也信从了真道。

So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith.

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► 这段经文的要点是什么?

► 这段经文对于天父、主耶稣、圣灵有何启示?

► 这段经文怎样帮助你明白你自己、你的处境或你的人际关系?

► 这段经文有没有一个应许、命令、警告或案例是特别为你而说的呢?


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上帝的道传开了;在耶路撒冷,门徒人数大大增加,有很多祭司也信从了真道。(7)

因为使徒经常在圣殿传福音、教导人(参5:42),便有了越来越多的人到教会聚会。人多起来了,教会的日常事务难免有疏漏,其中之一便是管理伙食,特别是一些原本不住在耶路撒冷的寡妇,她们只讲希腊语,不懂当地犹太人的希伯来语,因为语言不通,便常感觉自己在伙食上被忽略,为此产生了怨言。

要处理好这个问题,十二使徒和众门徒商议过后,决定选出七个人来处理这事。众人都对这个决定很满意,并顺利选出了七个人,他们都是满有信心和圣灵的人,他们领受了使徒按手之后,就专心管理伙食了,是这样吗?

不完全是,虽然因伙食供应出现的怨言平息了,但作者路加再也没谈及这事,而是作出了这样的报告:上帝的道传开了;在耶路撒冷,门徒人数大大增加,有很多祭司也信从了真道(7)。


那七个人真的只是专职管理伙食吗?是否只有使徒才能专心祈祷、传道呢?熟知新约圣经的读者都知道,不是这样的,这些被选出来的人都一样以祈祷、传道为主要职事(见第7~8章),事实上,传道是耶稣给每一个门徒的大使命。

显然,那七个选出来的人的确是门徒中的领袖,只是为了避免行政问题影响到祈祷、传道的事奉,才让他们帮忙管理伙食。他们是一同把祈祷、传道的事做得更好的人,所以借着他们被按立及差遣,上帝的道就传开了。

今天谁可以被拣选一同在教会进行祈祷、传道的事奉呢?其中有牧师、传道人、长老、执事……每一个有好名声,顺服圣灵感动,愿意回应上帝呼召,常听上帝话语并照着去行的人。你,也可以是其中的一位!


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【明日经文】使徒行传6:8~15

-The End-

【2020-06-15】服从上帝过于服从人


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主啊,求你赐我足够的信心,叫我单单顺从你,有勇气跟从你的话语而行,奉主名求,阿们。


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使徒行传5:17~42

使徒受迫害

17 大祭司和他的同党撒都该人,满心忌恨,

Then the high priest and all his associates, who were members of the party of the Sadducees, were filled with jealousy.

18 于是下手拿住使徒,把他们押在公共拘留所里。

They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail.

19 夜间有一位天使,打开监门,把他们领出来,说:

But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out.

20 “你们去,站在殿里,把一切有关这生命的话,都讲给众民听。”

“Go, stand in the temple courts,” he said, “and tell the people all about this new life.”

21 使徒听完了,就在黎明的时候,进到殿里去施教。大祭司和他的同党来到了,就召齐了公议会,就是以色列人的众长老,派人到监牢去带使徒出来。

At daybreak they entered the temple courts, as they had been told, and began to teach the people. When the high priest and his associates arrived, they called together the Sanhedrin—the full assembly of the elders of Israel—and sent to the jail for the apostles.

22 差役到了监里,找不到他们,回来报告说:

But on arriving at the jail, the officers did not find them there. So they went back and reported,

23 “我们发现监门紧闭,狱卒也守在门外;等到开了门,里面连一个人也找不到。”

“We found the jail securely locked, with the guards standing at the doors; but when we opened them, we found no one inside.”

24 圣殿的守卫和祭司长听了这些话,觉得很困惑,不知道这件事将来会怎样。

On hearing this report, the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests were at a loss, wondering what this might lead to.

25 忽然有人来报告说:“你们押在监里的那些人,正站在殿里教导众民呢!”

Then someone came and said, “Look! The men you put in jail are standing in the temple courts teaching the people.”

26 于是守卫和差役去带使徒来,不过没有用暴力,因为怕众民用石头打他们。

At that, the captain went with his officers and brought the apostles. They did not use force, because they feared that the people would stone them.

27 既然带来了,就叫他们站在公议会前。大祭司问他们:

The apostles were brought in and made to appear before the Sanhedrin to be questioned by the high priest.

28 “我们严厉地吩咐过你们,不准再奉这名施教。看,你们却把你们的道理传遍了耶路撒冷,想要把流这人的血的责任推到我们身上。”

“We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name,” he said. “Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to make us guilty of this man’s blood.”

29 彼得和众使徒回答:“服从上帝过于服从人,是应当的。

Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than human beings!

30 你们挂在木头上亲手杀害的耶稣,我们祖先的上帝已经使他复活了。

The God of our ancestors raised Jesus from the dead—whom you killed by hanging him on a cross.

31 上帝把他高举在自己的右边,作元首作救主,把悔改的心赐给了以色列人,使他们罪得赦免。

God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might bring Israel to repentance and forgive their sins.

32 我们为这些事作证,上帝赐给顺从的人的圣灵也为这些事作证。”

We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”

33 公议会的人听了,非常恼怒,就想要杀他们。

When they heard this, they were furious and wanted to put them to death.

34 但有一个法利赛人,名叫迦玛列,是民众所尊敬的律法教师。他在公议会中站起来,吩咐人把使徒暂时带出去,

But a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, who was honored by all the people, stood up in the Sanhedrin and ordered that the men be put outside for a little while.

35 然后对大家说:“以色列人哪,你们应当小心处理这些人!

Then he addressed the Sanhedrin: “Men of Israel, consider carefully what you intend to do to these men.

36 从前有个丢大,自命不凡,附从他的人约有四百。他一被杀,跟从他的人尽都星散,一败涂地。

Some time ago Theudas appeared, claiming to be somebody, and about four hundred men rallied to him. He was killed, all his followers were dispersed, and it all came to nothing.

37 这人之后,在户口登记的时候,又有一个加利利人犹大,拉拢人们来跟从他。后来他也丧命,跟从他的人也就烟消云散了。

After him, Judas the Galilean appeared in the days of the census and led a band of people in revolt. He too was killed, and all his followers were scattered.

38 至于目前的事,我劝你们不要管这些人,由他们吧!因为这计划或这行动,如果是出于人意,终必失败;

Therefore, in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail.

39 如果是出于上帝,你们就不能破坏他们,恐怕你们是与上帝作对了。”他们接受了他的劝告,

But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.”

40 就传使徒进来,鞭打一顿,禁止他们奉耶稣的名传讲,就把他们释放了。

His speech persuaded them. They called the apostles in and had them flogged. Then they ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.

41 使徒欢欢喜喜从公议会里出来,因为他们算是配得为主的名受辱。

The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name.

42 他们天天在殿里并在各人的家中,不断地施教,传讲耶稣是基督。

Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah.


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► 这段经文的要点是什么?

► 这段经文对于天父、主耶稣、圣灵有何启示?

► 这段经文怎样帮助你明白你自己、你的处境或你的人际关系?

► 这段经文有没有一个应许、命令、警告或案例是特别为你而说的呢?


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彼得和众使徒回答:“服从上帝过于服从人,是应当的。”(29)

在亚拿尼亚和撒非拉夫妇的事件之后,信徒愈加敬畏上帝,有更多神迹奇事发生,越来越多人谈论这个群体——教会里发生的事和教导,这发展使耶路撒冷的犹太领袖心生忌恨,于是决定要禁止他们的活动。

他们捉拿了众使徒,把他们关押起来,但使徒却得到天使的帮助,不但从容地走出监门,更借这机会再到圣殿教导众人,传讲福音(18~25)。

犹太领袖只好去圣殿请他们(彼得和约翰上一次是被捉拿到公议会审讯的,见4:3)到公议会查问,因为这时候,教会——相信耶稣是基督的信仰群体,已经广为耶路撒冷一带的人所接受了。结果,一场危机竟成了教会传扬福音的契机,因为在公议会的审讯过程中,使徒既能再次在众人面前作见证,又能因当时备受尊崇的律法教师迦玛列而得免于难:“……这计划或这行动,如果是出于人意,终必失败;如果是出于上帝,你们就不能破坏他们,恐怕你们是与上帝作对了。”(35~39)他们获释之后,每天除了继续教训众人外,还往圣殿去,传讲耶稣是基督(42)。


使徒都被捕了,教会出现了空前的危机,然而,这危机却使得教会更有勇气与决心广传福音,这是什么道理呢?只因当时的信徒认定:“服从上帝过于服从人,是应当的”(29)。因他们对上帝的服从,教会经历了上帝的保守和指引,得救的人数天天加增。苦难没有动摇门徒跟从主的心,反而使他们更加相信主,更多经历圣灵的大能。

两千年前的教会这样经历了,两千年后的教会也可以同样经历。今天我们的教会也面对攻击与挑战吗?我们也很担心吗?不要怕,因为“耶稣基督昨天、今天、一直到永远都是一样的”(来13:8),只要信,我们也可以经历上帝的奇妙拯救,教会只会愈来愈强大,愈来愈满足上帝的心。


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→ 我们有没有具体的行动,能在生活中实践上帝的话语?

→ 有没有一些感受,是你能与别人分享的?

请以你读经的亮光

向上帝献上赞美、认罪、立志及祈求


Tips:

若将灵修内容记录在灵修日记中,这会帮助你重温上帝对你的提醒、教导及带领。


【明日经文】使徒行传6:1~7

-The End-

【2020-06-14】真心奉献,不要自欺


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主啊,求你叫我看重圣灵的感动,常做你所喜悦的事,禁止我产生犯罪的念头和行动,奉主名求,阿们。


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使徒行传4:32~5:16

信徒凡物公用

32 全体信徒一心一意,没有一个人说自己的财物是自己的,他们凡物公用。

All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.

33 使徒大有能力,为主耶稣的复活作见证,众人都蒙了大恩。

With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all

34 他们中间没有一个有缺乏的,因为凡有田产房屋的都卖了,把得到的钱拿来,

that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales

35 放在使徒脚前,照着各人的需要来分配。

and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need.

36 有一个人名叫约瑟,使徒称他为巴拿巴,就是“安慰者”的意思,他是个利未人,生在塞浦路斯。

Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means “son of encouragement”),

37 他卖掉了自己的田地,把钱拿来,放在使徒的脚前。

sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles’ feet.

亚拿尼亚和撒非拉的鉴戒

5:1 有一个人名叫亚拿尼亚,同他妻子撒非拉,把田产卖了。

Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property.

2 他私底下把钱留了一部分,妻子也知道这件事。他把其余的一部分带来,放在使徒的脚前。

With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet.

3 彼得说:“亚拿尼亚,为什么撒但充满了你的心,使你欺骗圣灵,私底下把卖地的钱留了一部分呢?

Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land?

4 田地还没有卖,不是你自己的吗?既然卖了,所得的钱不是由你作主吗?你为什么存心这样作呢?你这不是欺骗人,而是欺骗上帝。”

Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold? And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied just to human beings but to God.”

5 亚拿尼亚一听见这话,就仆倒断了气。所有听见的人都十分害怕。

When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. And great fear seized all who heard what had happened.

6 有几个青年人来把他包好,抬出去埋了。

Then some young men came forward, wrapped up his body, and carried him out and buried him.

7 大约三小时之后,亚拿尼亚的妻子进来,还不知道发生了什么事。

About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened.

8 彼得问她:“你告诉我,你们卖田地的钱,就是这么多吗?”她说:“是的,就是这么多。”

Peter asked her, “Tell me, is this the price you and Ananias got for the land?” “Yes,” she said, “that is the price.”

9 彼得说:“你们为什么串同试探主的灵呢?你看,埋你丈夫的人的脚,已经到了门口,他们也要把你抬出去。”

Peter said to her, “How could you conspire to test the Spirit of the Lord? Listen! The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out also.”

10 她立刻就仆倒在彼得脚前,断了气。那些青年人进来,发现她死了,把她也抬出去,埋在她丈夫旁边。

At that moment she fell down at his feet and died. Then the young men came in and, finding her dead, carried her out and buried her beside her husband.

11 全体会众和所有听见这事的人,都很害怕。

Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.

使徒行神迹奇事

12 主借着使徒的手,在民间行了许多神迹奇事。他们都同心聚集在所罗门廊下,

The apostles performed many signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers used to meet together in Solomon’s Colonnade.

13 其余的人,没有一个敢接近他们,可是民众都很敬重他们。

No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people.

14 信主的男男女女越来越多,

Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number.

15 甚至有人把病人抬到街上,放在小床和褥子上,好让彼得经过时,他的身影可以落在一些人身上。

As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by.

16 耶路撒冷周围城市的人,也带着病人和受污灵缠扰的,蜂拥而来,结果病人全都医好了。

Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by impure spirits, and all of them were healed.


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► 这段经文的要点是什么?

► 这段经文对于天父、主耶稣、圣灵有何启示?

► 这段经文怎样帮助你明白你自己、你的处境或你的人际关系?

► 这段经文有没有一个应许、命令、警告或案例是特别为你而说的呢?


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彼得说:“亚拿尼亚,为什么撒但充满了你的心,使你欺骗圣灵,私底下把卖地的钱留了一部分呢?”(5:3)

随着门徒在聚会的地方高声祷告,大地震动,圣灵充满,然后放胆传讲上帝的道,这个被大大震动的地方开始渐渐取代圣殿的角色,他们在这里奉耶稣的名聚会、祷告和传讲上帝的道,相信耶稣的人不断增加,越来越多的人都一同聚会,他们中间不少人领受圣灵的感动,愿意把自己的财物跟其他门徒分享,其中就有称为巴拿巴(意即“劝慰之子”,有劝勉、安慰之意)的塞浦路斯人约瑟卖掉了自己的田地,把钱拿到使徒面前,让他们按需用在众人身上。

因众人的热心奉献,来聚会的人都没有缺乏,信而归主的人越发增添,并且有更多神迹发生,耶路撒冷城内城外的人都得到帮助。教会就这样诞生了,一切都非常美好了,什么问题都不存在了,是这样吗?

事实并非如此,这个初生的教会中既有像巴拿巴这样真心奉献的人,也有存心欺骗教会、欺骗圣灵的亚拿尼亚和撒非拉夫妇。因为虚假的奉献,他们就先后死去了,这叫人想起当日以色列人进入迦南地,攻取耶利哥后,亚干犯罪而灭亡的故事(参书7:1~26)。


即使经历了上主的保守和带领,仍然有人因着贪心,为自己谋取利益,罪因此就进入了信仰群体之中,经文只告诉我们这一个案例,而事实是,这种欺骗上帝、欺骗人的事在以后的教会中继续出现,直到今天!

感谢主,虽然教会因此遭受亏损,但那些隐藏的罪还是被揭发了。今天我们也看见教会中的罪了吗?不要因此灰心失望,对教会失去信心,那使教会大大震动的上帝会继续将罪显明出来,从而成就上帝的心意,叫生命在教会中被建立和复兴!


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【明日经文】使徒行传5:17~42

-The End-

【2020-06-13】要放胆祷告,要放胆讲道


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主啊,求你震动教会,又求圣灵充满我,叫我放胆祷告,放胆讲论上帝的道,奉主名求,阿们。


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使徒行传4:23~31

信徒同心祈祷

23 彼得和约翰被释放了之后,回到自己的人那里去,把祭司长和长老说的一切,都告诉他们。

On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them.

24 他们听了,就同心向上帝高声说:“主啊,你是那创造天地、海洋和其中万物的主宰。

When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. “Sovereign Lord,” they said, “you made the heavens and the earth and the sea, and everything in them.

25 你曾以圣灵借着你仆人我们祖先大卫的口说:‘列国为什么骚动?万民为什么空谋妄想?

You spoke by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of your servant, our father David: “‘Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain?

26 地上的君王都起来,首领聚在一起,敌对主和他的受膏者。’

The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed one.’

27 希律和本丢.彼拉多,外族人和以色列民,真的在这城里聚集,反对你所膏立的圣仆耶稣,

Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed.

28 行了你手和你旨意所预定要成就的一切。

They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen.

29 主啊,他们恐吓我们,现在求你鉴察,也赐你仆人们大有胆量,传讲你的道。

Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.

30 求你伸手医治,借着你圣仆耶稣的名,大行神迹奇事。”

Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”

31 他们祷告完了,聚会的地方震动起来,他们都被圣灵充满,放胆传讲上帝的道。

After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.


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► 这段经文的要点是什么?

► 这段经文对于天父、主耶稣、圣灵有何启示?

► 这段经文怎样帮助你明白你自己、你的处境或你的人际关系?

► 这段经文有没有一个应许、命令、警告或案例是特别为你而说的呢?


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他们祷告完了,聚会的地方震动起来,他们都被圣灵充满,放胆传讲上帝的道。(31)

“我们看见的听见的,不能不说!”(20)那一天,当彼得和约翰在公议会被释放时,虽然被警告不要再奉耶稣的名讲道,他们却作出这样的回应,然后回到他们经常聚会的地方,把所经历的一切告诉了其他门徒。

结果如何呢?他们真的继续奉耶稣的名传讲上帝的道(31)。他们为什么有这么大的胆量呢?难道不怕再次被捕吗?

读者需要知道,耶稣就是因为传讲公议会成员不喜欢的话而受害、被钉十字架的。他们有这胆量,只因上帝听祷告,他们听完彼得和约翰的报告后,就这样高声祷告:“主啊……现在求你鉴察,也赐你仆人们大有胆量,传讲你的道。求你伸手医治,借着你圣仆耶稣的名,大行神迹奇事。”(24~30)

是的,虽然面对逼迫,他们仍然可以大有胆量地奉耶稣的名讲道,因为上帝听祷告。祷告之后,聚会的地方震动,他们都被圣灵充满,我们就知道,教会有圣灵的保守和引导。


“列国为什么骚动?万民为什么空谋妄想?地上的君王都起来,首领聚在一起,敌对主和他的受膏者”(25~28)。在教会历史中,有许许多多主的仆人,虽然饱受逼迫和捆锁,仍然奉耶稣的名祷告,以致聚会的地方震动,拦阻过去,捆锁断开,领受圣灵的大能,见证教会是上帝的新创造。盼望今天的你和我,可以奉耶稣的名大有胆量地见证基督。


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【明日经文】使徒行传4:32~5:16

-The End-

【2020-06-12】真实经历,不能不说


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主啊,求你叫我听从你的话语而行,叫我将所看见所听见有关你的事见证出来,奉主名求,阿们。


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使徒行传4:1~22

彼得约翰在公议会受审

1 使徒们正对群众讲话的时候,祭司、圣殿的守卫,和撒都该人来到他们那里。

The priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to Peter and John while they were speaking to the people.

2 因为使徒教训群众,并且传扬耶稣复活,证明有死人复活这件事,他们就非常恼怒,

They were greatly disturbed because the apostles were teaching the people, proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead.

3 于是下手拿住使徒。那时天已经晚了,就把他们拘留到第二天。

They seized Peter and John and, because it was evening, they put them in jail until the next day.

4 然而有许多听道的人信了,男人的数目,约有五千。

But many who heard the message believed; so the number of men who believed grew to about five thousand.

5 第二天,犹太人的官长、长老、经学家,都聚集在耶路撒冷,

The next day the rulers, the elders and the teachers of the law met in Jerusalem.

6 还有大祭司亚那和该亚法、约翰、亚历山大,以及大祭司的家人,所有的人都在那里。

Annas the high priest was there, and so were Caiaphas, John, Alexander and others of the high priest’s family.

7 他们叫使徒都站在当中,查问说:“你们凭什么能力,奉谁的名作这事?”

They had Peter and John brought before them and began to question them: “By what power or what name did you do this?”

8 当时彼得被圣灵充满,对他们说:“民众的领袖和长老啊!

Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the people!

9 我们今天受审,如果是为了在那残疾人身上所行的善事,就是这个人怎么会好的,

If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a man who was lame and are being asked how he was healed,

10 那么,你们各位和以色列全民都应当知道,站在你们面前这人好了,是因拿撒勒人耶稣基督的名。这位耶稣基督,你们把他钉死在十字架上,上帝却使他从死人中复活。

then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed.

11 他是你们‘建筑工人所弃的石头,成了房角的主要石头。’

Jesus is ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’

12 除了他以外,别无拯救,因为在天下人间,没有赐下别的名,我们可以靠着得救。”

Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”

13 他们看见彼得和约翰的胆量,也知道这两个人是没有学问的平民,就很惊奇;同时认出他们是跟耶稣一伙的,

When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.

14 又看见那医好了的人,和他们一同站着,就没有话可辩驳。

But since they could see the man who had been healed standing there with them, there was nothing they could say.

15 于是吩咐他们到公议会外面去,彼此商议说:

So they ordered them to withdraw from the Sanhedrin and then conferred together.

16 “对这些人我们应该怎么办呢?因为有一件人所共知的神迹,借着他们行了出来,所有住在耶路撒冷的人都知道,我们也无法否认。

“What are we going to do with these men?” they asked. “Everyone living in Jerusalem knows they have performed a notable sign, and we cannot deny it.

17 为了避免这件事在民间越传越广,我们应该警告他们,不许再奉这名向任何人谈道。”

But to stop this thing from spreading any further among the people, we must warn them to speak no longer to anyone in this name.”

18 于是叫了他们来,严禁他们再奉耶稣的名讲论施教。

Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.

19 彼得和约翰回答:“听从你们过于听从上帝,在上帝面前对不对,你们自己说吧!

But Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to him? You be the judges!

20 我们看见的听见的,不能不说!”

As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”

21 众人因着所发生的事,都颂赞上帝,于是公议会为了群众的缘故,也因为找不到借口惩罚他们,就恐吓一番,把他们放了。

After further threats they let them go. They could not decide how to punish them, because all the people were praising God for what had happened.

22 原来借着神迹医好的那人,有四十多岁了。

For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old.


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► 这段经文的要点是什么?

► 这段经文对于天父、主耶稣、圣灵有何启示?

► 这段经文怎样帮助你明白你自己、你的处境或你的人际关系?

► 这段经文有没有一个应许、命令、警告或案例是特别为你而说的呢?


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他是你们‘建筑工人所弃的石头,成了房角的主要石头。’(11

彼得和约翰奉耶稣的名医好了瘸腿的人,这本是好事,但因他们传讲耶稣死而复活的事,使得祭司、圣殿的守卫和撒都该人不满,便从人群中走出来,捉拿并拘留了他们,到第二天把他们带到公议会进行公开审讯(注:公议会是当时犹太人的议事机关,具有审讯功能,耶稣就是在公议会审讯后,才被彼拉多判以死刑)。

他们被审问有关奉耶稣的名施行医治的事,这大概是因为耶稣是被判死刑的罪犯,所以彼得和约翰被指控公开传扬一个罪犯的罪名。然而,在场的人多数都亲眼见证了彼得和约翰“在那残疾人身上所行的善事”(9),他们又确实是奉耶稣的名做成这事,更重要的是,那个已经四十多岁的残疾人(22)可以见证这事。

为什么单单奉耶稣的名,就可以做成这神奇的事呢?这是当时人难以明白的事,事实上也是两千年来无数人都难以明白的,相信原因只有一个,就是“建筑工人所弃的石头,成了房角的主要石头”(11),这是每逢节期犹太人都会唱的一句歌词(参诗118:22),说明当基督降临的时候,就是以赛亚先知所说,上帝子民末后得拯救的时候了(参赛28:16)。


耶稣就是两千年前的以色列人一直等候的基督(弥赛亚,救世主),是带来拯救的那位先知(参申18:15),是上帝的儿子,也是上帝自己的临在,所以每一个相信耶稣基督的人,只要奉耶稣的名行事,就是宣告上帝大能的临在,就有神迹奇事的发生(参可16:17)。

今天有人拦阻我们奉耶稣的名行事吗?我们就因此静默不言,不作回应吗?当时的门徒是这样回应的:“我们看见的听见的,不能不说!”(20)我们也有这样回应的勇气吗?


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【明日经文】使徒行传4:23~31

-The End-

【2020-06-11】当悔改归正


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涂抹我罪的主,感谢你赐我信心以致生命有平安,我要常常赞美你,见证你的大能,阿们。


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使徒行传3:11~26

彼得在所罗门廊下的讲道

11 那人拉着彼得和约翰的时候,群众都很惊奇,跑到他们那里,就是所罗门廊的下面。

While the man held on to Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon’s Colonnade.

12 彼得看见了,就对群众说:“以色列人哪,为什么因这事希奇呢?为什么瞪着我们,好像我们是凭着自己的能力和虔诚,使这人行走呢?

When Peter saw this, he said to them: “Fellow Israelites, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk?

13 亚伯拉罕、以撒、雅各的上帝,就是我们祖宗的上帝,荣耀了他的仆人耶稣。这位耶稣,你们把他送交官府。彼拉多本来定意要放他,你们却当着彼拉多的面拒绝他。

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus. You handed him over to be killed, and you disowned him before Pilate, though he had decided to let him go.

14 你们把那圣者义者拒绝了,反而要求给你们释放一个杀人犯。

You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you.

15 你们杀了那‘生命的源头’,上帝却使他从死人中复活。我们就是这件事的见证人。

You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this.

16 是他的名(因信他的名)使你们所看见所认识的这个人强壮了。这从耶稣而来的信心,当着你们众人面前,把他完全医好了。

By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see.

17 弟兄们,我知道你们所作的,是出于无知,你们的官长也是这样。

“Now, fellow Israelites, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders.

18 但上帝曾经借着众先知的口,预先宣告他所立的基督将要受害的事,就这样应验了。

But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Messiah would suffer.

19 所以你们应当悔改归正,使你们的罪得着涂抹。

Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,

20 这样,那安乐的日子,必从主面前来到,并且他必把为你们预先选定的基督(耶稣)差来。

and that he may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for you—even Jesus.

21 他必留在天上,直到万物复兴的时候,就是上帝自古借着圣先知的口所说的。

Heaven must receive him until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophets.

22 摩西曾说:‘你们的主上帝要从你们弟兄中间,给你们兴起一位先知像我;无论他对你们说什么,你们都应当听从。

For Moses said, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you must listen to everything he tells you.

23 无论谁不听从那位先知,必定从民中灭绝。’

Anyone who does not listen to him will be completely cut off from their people.’

24 所有从撒母耳起,以及相继兴起来讲话的先知,都曾经宣告这些日子。

Indeed, beginning with Samuel, all the prophets who have spoken have foretold these days.

25 你们是先知的子孙,也是承受上帝向你们祖先所立之约的人。上帝曾经对亚伯拉罕说:‘地上万族,都要因你的后裔得福。’

And you are heirs of the prophets and of the covenant God made with your fathers. He said to Abraham, ‘Through your offspring all peoples on earth will be blessed.’

26 上帝先给你们兴起他的仆人,差他来祝福你们,使你们各人回转,离开邪恶。”

When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways.”


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► 这段经文的要点是什么?

► 这段经文对于天父、主耶稣、圣灵有何启示?

► 这段经文怎样帮助你明白你自己、你的处境或你的人际关系?

► 这段经文有没有一个应许、命令、警告或案例是特别为你而说的呢?


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所以你们应当悔改归正,使你们的罪得着涂抹。这样,那安乐的日子,必从主面前来到,并且他必把为你们预先选定的基督(耶稣)差来。(19~20)

那人连走带跳地赞美上帝,走进了圣殿,他还拉着彼得和约翰,众人都知道他就是每天在美门前讨饭的。为什么会有这事呢?他们都十分希奇。

看见越来越多人的来到(约有五千,见4:4),彼得当然明白他们是被眼前的事吸引来的,于是把握这机会,向众人传讲耶稣的福音,讲说这事完全是因他们相信耶稣,宣告了耶稣的名,这神迹奇事就发生了。

“所以你们应当悔改归正……”(19~26),彼得呼吁所罗门廊下的犹太人,相信耶稣就是他们祖先等待已久的那位先知,是那位拯救以色列的基督。

在场的犹太人当然知道耶稣被钉十字架的事,甚至可能还有人亲眼看见过这事,对耶稣的复活也有所耳闻,可是他们多数都不相信这种离奇的事;然而就在此刻,眼前这人却使他们不得不相信,瘸腿的人真的可以走路,那么……


“耶稣真的死了又复活了吗?”两千年来,无数人都问过这个问题,大多人不相信,但有些人相信了,这些人的生命从此就不再一样,可以得享那从主而来的“安乐的日子”(20,“安乐”就是生命复兴的意思)。因为在他们相信耶稣的那一刻,耶稣在十字架上流出的血便涂抹了他们的罪。就像这个瘸腿的人一样,因着耶稣的名,生命完全改变,从此便可过安乐的日子,他连走带跳地赞美上帝就是最好的见证。

相信耶稣的我们,也会这样连走带跳地赞美上帝,作主的见证人吗?


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请以你读经的亮光

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Tips:

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【明日经文】使徒行传4:1~22

-The End-

【2020-06-10】生命的突破


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主,求你复兴我,心中的圣洁,为我造清洁的心,使我重新有正直的灵,作你圣洁的器皿,阿们。(诗歌《复兴圣洁》节录)


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使徒行传3:1~10

彼得医好瘸腿的人

1 在下午三点祷告的时辰,彼得和约翰上圣殿去。

One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon.

2 有一个生来瘸腿的人被人抬来。他们天天把他放在那名叫美门的殿门口,让他好向进殿的人讨饭。

Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts.

3 他看见彼得和约翰将要进殿,就向他们讨饭。

When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money.

4 彼得和约翰定睛看着他,彼得说:“你看我们!”

Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!”

5 那人就留意看着他们,希望从他们得些什么。

So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.

6 彼得却说:“金银我都没有,只把我有的给你:我奉拿撒勒人耶稣基督的名,吩咐你行走!”

Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.”

7 于是拉着他的右手,扶他起来;他的脚和踝骨立刻强壮有力,

Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong.

8 他一跳就站了起来,并且行走。他连走带跳,赞美上帝,同他们进入殿中。

He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God.

9 群众看见他一边走一边赞美上帝;

When all the people saw him walking and praising God,

10 他们一认出他就是那平时坐在圣殿美门口讨饭的,就因所经历的事,满心希奇,惊讶不已。

they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.


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► 这段经文的要点是什么?

► 这段经文对于天父、主耶稣、圣灵有何启示?

► 这段经文怎样帮助你明白你自己、你的处境或你的人际关系?

► 这段经文有没有一个应许、命令、警告或案例是特别为你而说的呢?


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随着圣灵降临,教会——基督的身体诞生了。生命成长是一个漫长的过程,这个新生命——新以色列也不例外,使徒行传把这个过程分成六个阶段来叙述,每一个阶段都以教会的兴旺和人数加增为结束,所以“主将得救的人,天天加给教会”(2:47)可看作第一阶段的结语。

3:1~6:7是另一个阶段,这阶段是以一个生命突破的故事开始。一天,彼得和约翰如常在下午三点去圣殿祷告,在圣殿门口遇到一个讨饭的人,他生来瘸腿,天天在那里向进殿的人讨饭,这本是很常见的事情,有人会给他一点施舍(周济穷人是犹太人的重要功德之一),彼得和约翰也常遇到类似的情况,然而这一天,不平常的事情发生了:彼得被圣灵感动,先是叫那人定睛看着他们,然后说:“金银我都没有,只把我有的给你:我奉拿撒勒人耶稣基督的名,吩咐你行走!”(6)更不平常的事随之发生:那个人竟然随着他的话站了起来,就连走带跳地赞美上帝。目睹这事的人都满心希奇、惊讶。


为什么彼得有这么大的能力呢?“金银我都没有……我奉……耶稣基督的名,吩咐你行走!”这句话为什么有这么大的能力呢?

感谢主,今天没几个人会在教会门口讨饭,但很多人走进教会,期望得到帮助,心灵得医治,关系得修复,期望生命得着突破。虽然不少人像那美门前瘸腿的人一样得到了帮助,但也有不少人还没得到帮助,因为他们以为去到教会就可以得医治,而没有遇见建立教会的上帝,所以每一次都失望而回。你是哪一位呢?

求主让我们今天清楚听到“我奉拿撒勒人耶稣基督的名,吩咐你行走”这句话,然后顺着圣灵的感动起来行走,走出生命的幽谷,走进光明,连走带跳地赞美上帝,阿们。


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请以你读经的亮光

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Tips:

若将灵修内容记录在灵修日记中,这会帮助你重温上帝对你的提醒、教导及带领。


【明日经文】使徒行传3:11~26

-The End-

【2020-06-09】圣灵降临的结果


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主啊,请差遣我,替你宣告,全地每一颗心都愿归你,成为活祭,见证真理,请差遣我,阿们。(诗歌《请差遣我》节录)


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使徒行传2:37~47

彼得在五旬节的讲道(续)

37 他们听了以后,觉得扎心,就对彼得和其余的使徒说:“弟兄们,我们应当作什么呢?”

When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”

38 彼得说:“你们应当悔改,并且每一个人都要奉耶稣基督的名受洗,使你们的罪得赦,就必领受所赐的圣灵。

Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

39 这应许原是给你们和你们的儿女,以及所有在远方的人,就是给凡是我们主上帝召来归他的人。”

The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.”

40 彼得还用许多别的话,郑重作证,并且劝勉他们,说:“你们应当救自己脱离这弯曲的世代!”

With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.”

41 于是接受他话的人都受了洗,那一天门徒增加了约三千人。

Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.

42 他们恒心遵守使徒的教训,彼此相通、擘饼和祈祷。

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

信徒的团契生活

43 使徒行了许多奇事神迹,众人就都惧怕。

Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles.

44 所有信的人都在一起,凡物公用,

All the believers were together and had everything in common.

45 并且变卖产业和财物,按照各人的需要分给他们。

They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.

46 他们天天同心在殿里恒切地聚集,一家一家地擘饼,存着欢乐和诚恳的心用饭,

Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts,

47 又赞美上帝,并且得到全民的喜爱。主将得救的人,天天加给教会。

praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.


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► 这段经文的要点是什么?

► 这段经文对于天父、主耶稣、圣灵有何启示?

► 这段经文怎样帮助你明白你自己、你的处境或你的人际关系?

► 这段经文有没有一个应许、命令、警告或案例是特别为你而说的呢?


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彼得说:“你们应当悔改,并且每一个人都要奉耶稣基督的名受洗,使你们的罪得赦,就必领受所赐的圣灵。”(38)

圣灵降临带来了大响声……众人都听到彼得见证耶稣就是基督,结果怎样呢?这些人因圣灵光照,就认识到自己的罪:耶稣在世时对祂的抗拒、讥讽,甚至迫害;自己多年来对上帝的小信和轻视、从不关心人、自私自利、对人的嫉妒、仇恨等。因圣灵感动,这扎心的感觉催逼他们说:“我们应当作什么呢?”(37)、“你们应当悔改……”(38)结果这一天有三千人认罪悔改(41),相信耶稣,领受圣灵。

在接下来的日子,他们跟从使徒学习主耶稣的教导,一起生活,一起祷告,一起分享从上帝而来的恩典,彼此相顾,彼此相爱。这种生命的改变几乎每天都发生在这群跟从耶稣的人当中,以致这个本来只有一百来人的小群体,很快就有上千人了。

为什么这个群体会如此快速地增长呢?是因为那大响声吗?是因为使徒说出别种的语言吗?都不是,只因为圣灵降临了,耶稣应许的日子来到了(参1:8),以色列的复兴从此便真正开始了,只是这不再是血缘上的以色列,这复兴也不是像他们期待的那样建立强大的国家。使徒行传依次阐述了这个新以色列就是相信并跟从耶稣的群体,以及他们经历复兴的过程及意义。


我们都期待同样的事发生在自己身上,发生在我们的教会中;而教会历史也告诉我们,圣灵降临带来的翻天覆地的转变,不断出现在基督徒的生命中,无数的生命因此改变,从彼得、保罗、奥古斯丁、约翰卫斯理……直到今天,每一个专心等候上帝、顺服圣灵带领的人,都见证了自己被圣灵充满的经历。因为耶稣的话,不但是对当时人说的,也是对今天的人说的,圣灵也不再只是降在特定的人身上。我们听到了吗?经历了吗?只要我们相信、顺服、跟从,就能经历圣灵降临的果效,像当时初生的教会一般:“主将得救的人,天天加给教会”(47)。


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请以你读经的亮光

向上帝献上赞美、认罪、立志及祈求


Tips:

若将灵修内容记录在灵修日记中,这会帮助你重温上帝对你的提醒、教导及带领。


【明日经文】使徒行传3:1~10

-The End-

【2020-06-08】圣灵降临的意义


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愿圣灵此刻充满我,触摸心里的一切苦楚,真理亮光此刻光照我,让你大能改变我,阿们。(《让您大能改变我》节录)


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使徒行传2:14~36

彼得在五旬节的讲道

14 彼得和十一使徒站起来,他高声对众人说:“犹太人和所有住在耶路撒冷的人哪,你们应当明白这件事,也应该留心听我的话。

Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say.

15 这些人并不是照你们所想的喝醉了,现在不过是上午九点钟罢了。

These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning!

16 这正是约珥先知所说的:

No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

17 ‘上帝说:在末后的日子,我要把我的灵浇灌所有的人,你们的儿女要说预言,你们的青年人要见异象,你们的老年人要作异梦。

“‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.

18 在那些日子,我也要把我的灵浇灌我的仆人和使女,他们就要说预言。

Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.

19 我要在天上显出奇事,在地上显出神迹,有血、有火、有烟雾;

I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke.

20 太阳将变为黑暗,月亮将变为血红,在主伟大显赫的日子临到以前,这一切都要发生。

The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.

21 那时,凡求告主名的,都必得救。’

And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’

22 “以色列人哪,请听听这几句话:正如你们所知道的,上帝已经借着拿撒勒人耶稣在你们中间施行了大能、奇事、神迹,向你们证明他是上帝所立的。

“Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know.

23 他照着上帝的定旨和预知被交了出去,你们就借不法之徒的手,把他钉死了。

This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross.

24 上帝却把死的痛苦解除,使他复活了,因为他不能被死亡拘禁。

But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.

25 大卫指着他说:‘我时常看见主在我面前,因他在我右边,我必不会动摇。

David said about him: “‘I saw the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

26 为此我的心快乐,我的口舌欢呼,我的肉身也要安居在盼望中。

Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest in hope,

27 因你必不把我的灵魂撇在阴间,也必不容你的圣者见朽坏。

because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, you will not let your holy one see decay.

28 你已经把生命之路指示了我,必使我在你面前有满足的喜乐。’

You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.’

29 “弟兄们,关于祖先大卫的事,我不妨坦白告诉你们,他死了,葬了,直到今日他的坟墓还在我们这里。

“Fellow Israelites, I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David died and was buried, and his tomb is here to this day.

30 他是先知,既然知道上帝向他起过誓,要从他的后裔中立一位,坐在他的宝座上,

But he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him on oath that he would place one of his descendants on his throne.

31 又预先看见了这事,就讲论基督的复活说:‘他不会被撇在阴间,他的肉身也不见朽坏。’

Seeing what was to come, he spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, that he was not abandoned to the realm of the dead, nor did his body see decay.

32 这位耶稣,上帝已经使他复活了,我们都是这事的见证人。

God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of it.

33 他既然被高举到上帝的右边,从父领受了所应许的圣灵,就把他浇灌下来,这就是你们所看见所听见的。

Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear.

34 大卫并没有升到天上,他却说:‘主对我主说:你坐在我的右边,

For David did not ascend to heaven, and yet he said, “‘The Lord said to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand

35 等我使你的仇敌作你的脚凳。’

until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”’

36 因此,以色列全家应当确实知道,你们钉在十字架上的这位耶稣,上帝已经立他为主为基督了。”

“Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.”


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► 这段经文的要点是什么?

► 这段经文对于天父、主耶稣、圣灵有何启示?

► 这段经文怎样帮助你明白你自己、你的处境或你的人际关系?

► 这段经文有没有一个应许、命令、警告或案例是特别为你而说的呢?


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对于圣灵降临给门徒带来的生命改变——满有信心见证上帝的大作为,旁观的人有两种反应:一种是惊讶猜疑地彼此说:“这是什么意思?”另一种是讥诮地说:“他们是给新酒灌醉了。”(11~13)

这个时候,十二个使徒站起来回应这些被吸引来围观的犹太人,其中有住在耶路撒冷的人,也有远在罗马帝国边陲的人,彼得说:“我们不是喝醉了,而是被上帝的灵浇灌了,就如约珥先知所说的……”(15~21)然后他在众人面前,见证犹太人等待了数百年的受膏者(即上帝所拣选的那一位),希伯来文称为“弥赛亚”,希腊文则称为“基督”,也就是先祖大卫一再提及的那位主(29~35),耶稣就是带来拯救的主,就是基督!

耶稣就是基督,这有什么意义呢?这与之前门徒的不寻常行为有什么关系呢?

犹太人都知道,以前上帝会在特定的时刻降下圣灵在特定的人身上,为要执行特定的任务,摩西如此,比撒列如此(参出31:1~5),基甸如此,参孙如此,大卫也如此,他们都知道上帝曾应许过,时候到了,圣灵会降在所有人身上,不分男女,不分老幼,不分身份(参珥2:28~31),他们也知道当基督来到时,这些事就会发生。但他们不知道的是,这些事情竟然出现在他们面前!所以当彼得站起来见证耶稣是基督,是成就旧约应许的那一位时,门徒的见证除去了他们的惊讶,止息了他们的讥诮,圣灵也在他们心里动工。


今天,每个在基督里的人只要顺服圣灵的带领,都可以同样经历圣灵的大能,经历圣灵的更新与复兴。因为圣灵在这一日降临在众人身上以后,便一直与所有顺服上帝的人同在,当时的门徒这样经历了,两千年来无数的人也都这样经历了(请记住,说别国的语言,行神迹奇事,并非圣灵充满的唯一标记,只要我们信而顺服,圣灵便按各人的情况来充满我们。)祝福你今天同样经历圣灵的充满、更新与复兴。


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【明日经文】使徒行传2:37~47

-The End-