約翰福音 第14章中英 摘要

 

  聖經上經常看到耶穌用比喻,那是因為我們很難以我們有限的知識,來意會神無限的大能;如同要我們回到漢朝唐朝,跟當時的人形容現今的科技,因為他們從沒見過,所以很難理解。於是耶穌用當時生活上許多淺顯的例子,來向我們解明天國的事情。

  耶穌說:「我現在要去的地方你們現在不能跟我去,後來要跟我去,我去原是為你們豫備地方去」祂住在我們裡面,我們也住在祂裡面,祂賜下聖靈保惠師在我們裡面,就是要幫助我們全然放下自己,讓聖靈在我們生命中來掌權,若是我們仍然活在老我、自我,仍然貪愛世界、隨波逐流,那我們的生命是不會有成長的。

  今天的聚會有非常美好的敬拜,這個敬拜團初成軍時,沒有一個人是音樂科班出身的,他們都覺得自己不行。但在葉長老的鼓勵與成全下,他們不看自己的限制,單單依靠神,努力用心地去學習,如今這個敬拜團各個都是神國敬拜的器皿。

  我們經常以為自己沒有恩賜或能力,而忘了主權都在神的手裡,在神沒有難成的事!我們一直說自己不好、不行,這都是得罪神;因為我們都是按神的形象所造的,神不會造一個沒用的人,每個人都有恩賜。我們要像海綿不斷的吸收跟學習,而不是像個磚塊;我們也要像球一樣,碰一下就可以自己滾,而不是四方木頭,踢一下才動一下。神在我們每個人身上,都有一個美好的命定與旨意,只要我們有願意與順服的心,神必會祝福使用我們。

葉長老 風美小組信息 / 高雄 錦泰 摘錄回應

 

 John 14

  In the Bible we see that Jesus uses metaphors very frequently. This is because it is difficult, if possible, for us to understand God’s almighty power with our very limited knowledge. It is like we going back and trying to explain modern technology to the people of Han or Tang dynasty. They would have trouble understanding us because they haven’t seen it. In order to make us understand, Jesus uses many simple examples in our lives to explain His kingdom to us.

  Jesus says, “where I am going, you cannot follow now, but you will follow later” (John 13:36) and “if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be so with me that you also may be where I am” (John 14: 3). He lives in us, and we in Him. He sends advocate for us to help us lay down ourselves so that the Holy Spirit can take control of our lives. If we still live by the old self, if we still love the world more than God, and if we drift with the tide, our spiritual lives would never grow.

  We had a very good quality worship in the service today. However, none of the members in the team had the confidence of leading such a worship when they were first gathered, because none of them was music majored. Under the encouragement and support of the elder Yeh, they do not look at their limits but simply rely on God. They devoted themselves and practiced very hard, and now God are using every member in the worship team to do great works.

  Oftentimes we thought we don’t have the gift or the ability, and forget that God has all the sovereignty, and nothing is impossible for Him. If we keep saying that we can’t or we are not good enough, it is actually an offence against God, because we are all created in His image. He does not create useless people. Everybody has a gift. We should learn as much as we can and absorb like a sponge instead of acting like a rock. Also, we should be like a ball, which can roll on itself with just a little push, instead of a squarely wood that only moves so little with every push. God has a wonderful purpose for every one of us, and if we are willing and obedient, God will use and bless us.

Message by Elder Yeh / Summary and response by Jim Lin

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