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Luke 6 – The Revival of the Kingdom of God 路加福音 6 – 神国的复兴

Wednesday, 14th July 2022

Rev Daniel Xi An Poon

Section One V1-11: Bring the Truth

Jesus came to reconnect people and God. 400 years God was silent to the Israelites. Jesus came to break the religious spirit. The Sabbath Day belongs to God, not for us to have nothing to do. What is the truth of God in the Sabbath? Jesus fed the hungry and healed the sick on the Sabbath. Jesus didn’t touch the person with a withered hand, but called him to ‘arise and stand’. God called us to come to leadership institute and to morning devotions, He didn’t touch us with His hands but called us.

Then Jesus asked the man to stretch out his hand. He couldn’t do it because his hand was withered. But this man was willing to take the step of faith and stretch out his hands. A lot of time we don’t think it’s possible to listen and follow Jesus, but when we take the step of faith, God will do the rest for us.

Section Two V12-16: Appoint the Disciples

When we don’t want to respond to God, we chose not to do anything and nothing will happen. But when we are willing to respond, we must deny ourselves, put down what do we think is important in our hands and do what God wants us to do.

Jesus went on the mountain and prayed throughout the night, it was cold at night on the mountain, but He was willing to pray and the next day He chose the disciples straight away. These 12 people were all very different, they had different jobs, different values, different upbringings… 

But being called and responding are two different things. Jesus calls us, but what are we doing to respond? When we take the action and step of faith, lives will be changed and hearts will be touched. Do not be afraid, know that we are being set apart and chosen by God.

Section Three V17-49: Bear the Fruits

The revival of the Kingdom of God is not just by saying but bearing fruits that other can see. When Jesus chose the disciples, He came into the crowd to heal and to teach, please saw His power and wanted to come near to Him. Jesus healed and taught them, then He turned to the disciples. Jesus wanted the disciples to learn from Him. Jesus wanted to see the hearts of the disciples, what do they really want to learn? Do we only want the power of Jesus or can we really learn the truth from Him?

We want to please people, we don’t want people to be upset and we don’t speak out the truth. But by doing this we commit the sin of false prophets. Jesus taught us to love our enemy, to deny ourselves and benefit others. He saw what’s inside our hearts, He chose us because of His love, not how capable we are. God wants us to wake up in His truth, be chosen and bear fruits. Let us be truthful to Him.

Prayer & Pursuit

Lord, we don’t have enough faith but we are coming before You and ask You to strengthen us, we want to experience You, and bear fruits for You. Help us not to use our own flesh desires to live but to be set apart by You. Amen.

2021年7月14日 星期三

-潘锡安牧师-

路加福音 6

神国的复兴

在耶稣之前,神对以色列完全沉默了四百年,以色列人对神的敬拜就成了宗教仪式而已。耶稣来,是帮助人再一次与神连结,带来神国的复兴。

一、带来真理(v.1-11)

耶稣看重的不是宗教,而是带出生命。法利赛人看重的是宗教规定。神设定安息日是让人分别为圣这一天给神,但是后来的宗教人士却给这一天规定了详细的什么该做什么不该做。耶稣在安息日对一个枯干一只手的人说“起来”(v.8)。我们的手是要高举敬拜神、伸出祝福别人的。耶稣在医治这个人之前,先呼召他,神也在呼召我们,我们愿意回应吗?当那个被呼召的人愿意凭信心将枯干的手伸出来的时候,他就经历了不可能的神迹。安息日那天,我们究竟在做什么?是否觉得来教会帮忙很累?要知道这一天是分别为圣给神的。

      神国的复兴不是单单因为我们守规矩,我们也要打从心里分别为圣,归向神。

二、要拣选(v.12-16)

“那时”就是犹太人对耶稣“满心大怒”甚至想要谋杀他的时候。当我们在一个团队中,若看到其他人的问题,我们要带着解决方案来帮助他们,而不是抱怨指责。耶稣拣选十二门徒是很慎重的,亲自去山上“整夜祷告神”(v.12)。“门徒”就是跟随学习的人,“使徒”在这里指“被呼召出来的”(v.13)。我们能够来到这里,不是因为自己多敬虔,而是神呼召我们的恩典。

       耶稣所拣选的这十二个使徒背景各异 – 比如奋锐党的西门,他所参加的是当时为了推翻罗马政府的党派;使徒中还有卖主的犹大。我们不能去逼人跟随,只能忠心为神所托付给我们的摆上,经历每天与神同行的生命。神拣选我们,我们是否看重神的拣选?

三、要结出果子来(v.17-49)

神国的复兴不是用嘴巴讲的,而是活出能结出果子的生命。

V17-19 要来跟随耶稣的人已经不仅是加利利地区的人而已了,他影响力是很深远的。撒旦和我们常会控告自己,让我们觉得自己做的事不算什么,但我们要对圣灵敏感,看到人是为什么来到我们这里。

V20 耶稣看着这些跟着他的人,对他们讲论。当我们跟着耶稣的时候,我们的生命就不再一样。耶稣在讲论福祸之前,要先看人的心,我们也要保守我们的心,不要被贫穷的灵捆绑,不以世界的财富为重,神的国就是我们的了。

V21 我们在服事的时候常会忘记吃东西,但饥饿的人有福了,“因为你们将要饱足”; 当我们为一些有病痛的人祷告,是否真的看到他们的需要、并真心为他们好?

V22 别人不喜欢我们是没关系的,我们仍然要忠心传讲真理。在权柄面前,我们也不需要故意掩饰我们或下面的人做得不好的地方,要互相帮助,形成良性循环。

V24-26 如果我们整天只想着如何赚钱、享受,我们就“有祸了”,我们不知道人的苦,或害怕面对人的负面情绪,我们也有祸了;我们做事情,是否总需要别人赞我们好?若只想要人说我们好,我们就是“假先知”了。求神赦免我们做“假先知”的罪。

V27-49 这一大段经文就在讲谦卑顺服、舍己利他。真理是建造在耶稣基督真理的磐石上。

我们能被拣选出来跟从神,是因为神爱我们。我们要在真理上扎根,结出生命的果实。我们能经历他,不是我们的努力,而是我们愿意拉住神的手不放弃。

*追求:

主,我们都是软弱、信心不够的,我们愿意来到你的面前求你加添我们力量,帮助我们不害怕,因为主你是能被我们经历的。祝福我们都成为结满果子的葡萄树,帮助我们从私欲中出来,为神分别为圣。奉耶稣基督的名祷告,阿门!