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Luke 24 – The Meaning of the Lord’s Resurrection 路加福音 24 – 主复活的意义

Friday, 13th August 2021

Rev Daniel Xi An Poon

Jesus died and His body was put in the tomb. The women came to put on spices on Jesus’ body because they thought He was dead. At the beginning of this chapter, it shows us how people see the Lord. What is the meaning of His resurrection?

Section One V1-12 The Women and the Lord

The women did not see the Lord’s body and they were confused. Did they know about Jesus’ resurrection? Yes they did because Jesus told them about it before. Did Jesus’ Word bring us peace? The women knew about Jesus’ resurrection but they didn’t really believe in it. There was no peace in their heart until they saw Jesus.

Then after Jesus revealed to the women , they ran back to tell the disciples and the disciples also didn’t believe. Peter was the first one to run back and see, because he wanted to see with his eyes before he believed with his hearts. The disciples were hiding, they were scared and worried about what to do next. Whereas the women were willing to offer for the Lord, they went to the tomb before the sun came out. But the women could not remember what Jesus told them about His resurrection.

We also love the Lord and are willing to offer for the Lord like the women, but can we remember what He said and what He taught us in the past? Do we take the Words of the Lord to heart?

Section Two V13-32 The Two Disciples and the Lord

The disciples followed Jesus for three years, they knew Jesus was full of power and they heard about Jesus’ resurrection. But they didn’t recognise Jesus. They knew Jesus by knowledge, that He’s a prophet, someone full of power, someone brings hope, but they didn’t know He’s the Son of God, and the Lord of resurrection. The disciples were sad and confused, their eyes could not see clearly. So Jesus called them ignorant and foolish.

Do we also feel sad and worried when we follow Jesus? Is there many mini dramas in our hearts? We must continue to take communion and let our confused eyes open to see God. Use our heart to feel instead of our head. Is our heart full of passion when we hear the Word of God? Do not stay in the spirit of sleepiness and confusion.

Section Three V33-43 The Eleven Apostles and the Lord

The eleven disciples thought Jesus was the ghost, they were terrified and frightened. They were with Jesus day and night for three years, but they were still afraid. We thought we are mature Christians, we thought we know a lot about the Bible and about the Lord. But we are still afraid, God’s Word cannot stay inside our hearts.

The women forgot about the Lord’s Word, but when they remembered they believed; the disciples failed the recognise the Lord, but when they saw they believed; yet these apostles, even after they saw Jesus they could not believe He was alive, until Jesus started eating and drinking with them. What is our belief? Do we believe in everything in the Bible? Do we have a simple heart to follow?

Section Four V44-53 What the Lord has done in the Lives of the Apostles?

Jesus came to save us not to judge us. We are easily confused and only see the gifts, the gifts of prophecy, healing, casting out demons… the apostles did not understand the truth about the gifts. We tend to follow after these gifts instead of what’s more important, to understand the Word of God.

God’s promises are real, the Word and the Holy Spirit can help us to follow the path of God. We must long for the Holy Spirit, seek to be filled by the Holy Spirit, prepare ourselves, don’t stay in the spirit of confusion and sleepiness. God has a purpose for us, so stop living for ourselves, but for God.

Prayer & Pursuit

Lord, thank You for Your light, which is talking to us in the last chapter of Luke. Lord, You love us, You don’t want us to live in fear. Bless us Lord, to receive Your love and peace, like how You blessed the apostles. Let us come before You to rejoice and worship wholeheartedly! Amen.

2021年8月13日 星期五

-潘锡安牧师-

路加福音 24

主复活的意义

路加福音的最后一章的故事从23章第50节开始。众人已经看见耶稣在十字架上死去,并且他如何被安放进坟墓。之后那些跟从耶稣的妇女就预备了香料,在耶稣死后的第三天来到坟墓想要找尸体。她们看主耶稣是死的,我们又是如何看待我们的主呢?

一、妇女与主(v.1-12)

这些妇女进入坟墓后看不到耶稣的尸体,就感到疑惑。她们曾经听过耶稣说他要复活的话(v.8),但当她们刚看到空坟墓的时候却不相信主是复活的。她们很爱主,但这份爱只停留在情感上。我们的生命里是否有主的话?耶稣的受死和复活是否对我们的生命有意义,我们里面是否显露耶稣所带给我们的平安?

      这些妇女将自己的见证告诉十一个使徒后,他们不相信,因为以前重要的事情只有男性才会传讲。彼得跑去坟墓看,无法接受最先看到主复活的人不是他们而是这些妇女。我们是否有为神摆上的心,为能够见到神负上代价?彼得看不到神,因为他们害怕,躲在自己的山洞里,而那些妇女虽然爱主,可惜没有将神的话装在自己心里,她们学到的知识没有办法活出来,所以也有疑惑。我们学习神的话语,是否有让这些话在我们生命中发挥作用?

二、两个门徒与主(v.13-32)

V19-24 这两个门徒在路上所议论的是别人见证的耶稣复活的事,他们知道耶稣是大有能力的,只是他们眼睛“迷糊了”,根本不认识主。他们只把耶稣看成一个有大能的“先知”,与摩西、以赛亚一样,但他们不知道耶稣是主,不知道众先知在经上所指的弥撒亚就是耶稣。

V25-27 耶稣说这两个门徒是“无知”、“迟钝”的,所以这两个人受苦。我们跟从耶稣,知道主复活,是否也像这两个门徒一样受苦?唯有神的话(v.27)才能让我们无知、迟钝的心苏醒,从而认识神。

V30-31 我们所守的圣餐不是一个仪式,而是真的能医治我们迷糊的眼,让我们能认得神。

V32 在每一天的晨祷中,我们的心是否在听讲解的时候“火热”,还是有昏睡的灵?神的话是两刃的剑,在听到神话语的时候我们里面应该是火热的,但如果我们觉得昏迷困倦,就要鉴察我们的生命,是否被昏睡的灵沾染,要坚定宣告主的话,奉主的名砍断、破除这些黑暗权势在我们身上的搅扰。

三、十一个使徒与主(v.33-43)

这十一个使徒在听主复活的见证时,耶稣就亲自向他们显现,但他们却“惊慌害怕,以为所看见的是魂”。这十一个使徒是曾经被耶稣差派的,经历很多神迹奇事。我们是否也像他们那样,虽然信主多年,却活在宗教的灵里,神的话没有活在我们的生命里。耶稣要给这十一个使徒证明很多事他们才相信主是复活的,我们呢?我们是否单纯相信当我们愿意谦卑顺服舍下一切就能得到祝福,还是要耶稣给我们不断证明?我们害怕,将主当成一个偶像来拜,却并没有相信圣经里说的事是会真的发生的。这十一个使徒见到耶稣后的反应也反映了我们信主的生命。

四、主在使徒们身上所做的(v.44-53)

耶稣来是要拯救我们,不是审判我们。这些使徒是耶稣曾经差派出去赶鬼、传福音、祝福别人的,但在这里他们仍然需要耶稣“开他们的心窍,使他们能明白圣经”(v.45)。我们很容易迷失在恩赐里,以为有恩赐就很厉害。恩赐是神给我们的,我们不当沉醉在能医病赶鬼的恩赐,而是追求明白神的话语。我们是否真的相信圣经上耶稣说的“凡劳苦担重担的人可以到我这里来, 我就使你们得安息”?若真的相信主的话,就不会在跟随主的道路上有那么多的抱怨苦毒。

V49 有神的话语,我们还需要圣灵,才能行出复活的生命。求神帮助我们有渴慕的心,多多方言祷告,让我们里面的灵苏醒过来,不要对我们肉体的软弱投降。神对我们每个人有命定,给我们的教会有异象,让我们不再只是为自己个人利益而活,而是需要神的话和圣灵,才能活出谦卑顺服、舍己利他的生命。

*追求祷告

让我们安静自己,求问圣灵,我们与我们复活的主的关系究竟是怎样呢?唯有主和我们自己知道我们现在的光景。求圣灵光照我们,带我们走出迷惑、困扰、害怕、恐惧,让我们生命有影响力。 谢谢主跟我们说话,让我们知道我们生命的光景,主你爱我们,让我们活出平安、医治的生命。祝福每一个领受主话语的弟兄姐妹,领受主的医治、祝福,让我们真正的欢喜敬拜你!感谢主的恩典!奉耶稣基督的名祷告,阿们!