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Luke 9 – Disciples of the Lord 路加福音 9 – 主的门徒

Tuesday, 20th July 2021

Rev Daniel Xi An Poon

Section One V1-9: To Be Sent Out

This chapter is especially written for the Gentiles and teach them how to follow Jesus. Disciple means to follow and to learn, when we follow Jesus, what do we want to learn from Jesus? We should not just stay in one place, enjoy and experience, but more importantly we need to be sent out by Jesus.

Jesus gave the disciples authority and power, not only for us to heal, pray and prophesy, but more importantly to preach the Word of God. We’re calling people to listen to the gospel of heaven, and to receive the true salvation.

Section Two: V19-17 To Experience Miracles

Disciples are those who are called, and apostles are those who are sent out. They came back and told Jesus what they did when they were sent out. They practiced the power and authority from God, then they reported to Jesus.

Jesus took the disciples away from the crowd after they performed the signs and wonders, because He didn’t want them to become prideful. We need to know everything we do is from God, not from us, we should not be prideful in what we can do, and we cannot let people see us more than they see Jesus!

Everyone who listens to us and follows us are from God, not because of how good we are! Therefore it’s important to preach to them the Word of God, not our own words with our own ways. Even the five loaves and two fish were from God! We always have excuses not to follow God’s way, but Jesus didn’t listen to all the negative response. He did what God wanted Him to do.

Section Three: V18-27 To Deny Ourselves & To Benefit Others

We care about how we feel more than other people’s feeling. We care about how much people recognize and understand us, but denying ourselves is to stop focusing on ourselves. See Jesus bigger than everything else, then Jesus will show us to those in need. We follow God, not to please ourselves or for others to make us happy. Learn from Jesus, to be more humble and gentle, then we can bear the fruits of the Tree of Life.

Section Four: V28-36 To Know Christ

The disciples were weak, they fell asleep while praying. When they woke up, they saw the glorious image of Jesus, Moses and Elijah and wanted to worship them. We must worship God only, not those who are very capable, or anointed. In the same way, when we lead people, we must lead people to God, don’t let them just see ourselves.

Section Five: V37-62 To Really Follow

Following God is not looking at what we want but what is the need of the Kingdom of God. When we receive teaching, we are chosen and will ne sent out to preach the gospel. Jesus is calling us, can we hear Him?

Prayer & Pursuit

Lord, we want to follow You, but we also have ‘what if’ inside our hearts, Lord we want to really follow You, help us to get rid of all the ‘what if’; we only want to surrender  to You, not just focus on the two fish and five loaves, but to look up and see You. Lord we are willing, but it’s not what we can do but what You can do through us. Amen.

2021年7月20日 星期二

-潘锡安牧师-

路加福音 9

主的门徒

第九章讲述的是耶稣3年服事的重要时刻,因为此时距离耶稣上十字架还有六个月的时间。耶稣花了两年半的时间都在犹太人的地区,他一路去陪伴、栽培门徒。

一、被差遣(v.1-9)

门徒在原文圣经是“跟从、学习的人”,我们跟从、学习耶稣,很重要的一个目标是被差遣,而不是只是“觉得神的话语很棒”,就好像我们使用导航仪,不是为了称赞它多好,而是为了到达目的地。

V1-2 作者路加在这里跟外邦人说,跟从、学习耶稣的人都有从神而来的权柄能力。但我们不要沉迷在能够医病、行神迹等服事的结果里面,最重要是要被差遣去传扬天国的福音 – 就是让人领受悔改的福音、得着生命。主耶稣特别吩咐我们要将我们从主那里学到的教导给下面牧养的人,我们自己也要领受我们的属灵领袖对我们的教导。

V3 被差遣时,不要倚靠这个世界物质的东西,不要只为自己着想。

二、先经历神迹(v.10-17)

在做事前,唯有先感恩,才能真正看到神的作为。

V10 “使徒”是被呼召、差遣的人。这些使徒运用完从神而来的恩赐能力(v.6),就将所行的事汇报给耶稣。这些人本来是籍籍无名的平民百姓,但当他们被差遣回来后,大家都知道他们的能力。耶稣在这时候选择“带他们暗暗地离开”,不然众人的称赞反而会让使徒们骄傲、跌倒。我们今天能够有能力医病赶鬼发预言,不是我们自己的能力,而是要将一切荣耀归于主耶稣。

V11 众人看到使徒们的能力,都想要得祝福,于是追上他们,耶稣就亲自接待众人。我们所牧养的羊不是属于我们的,是神亲自带来我们教会的。耶稣站对位置,对众人“讲论神国的道”,因为唯有神的话语才能够真正的医治人。

V12 耶稣服事众人,并不觉得累,反而是门徒跟耶稣建议要遣散众人。表面上,门徒说别人累、别人饿,其实是自己累、自己饿。

V13 耶稣的回应是让门徒自己去给众人吃。门徒所说的五饼二鱼其实是从一个在场的小男孩而来的。我们能够付出的其实不是我们自己所有的,我们的五饼二鱼都是从神而来。

V14-15 我们跟从神的时候会有很多借口推脱,就像这些门徒跟耶稣讲的话一样。但耶稣没有理会,直接让他们叫众人“一排一排地坐下…”。当我们觉得缺乏的时候,我们更要给予出去。被服事的众人要“坐下”,因为我们跟从神都是有规矩的,要听神的话,放下自己的情绪,于是耶稣就出手行神迹了。

V16 耶稣看的不是他们仅有的五饼二鱼,而是“望着天”求神的祝福。耶稣让门徒在疲惫抱怨、觉得缺乏的时候经历神迹。我们遇到困难的时候不要抱怨,反而更要寻求、经历神。

三、要舍己利他(v.18-27)

V18 耶稣祷告的时候也带着门徒一起。我们也要舍己、一起祷告。

V23-24 我们里面都有很多的问题、小剧场。但我们跟从神,不是为了让别人使我们开心,而是要舍己。“生命”的原文是感受与情感。我们若不能放下自己的感受情感,最终会丧掉自己的生命。不要让我们的感觉牵着我们走,而要学习耶稣舍己利他、谦卑顺服,才能结出生命树的果子。

四、认识基督(v.28-36)

门徒们看见耶稣的容貌改变,满有荣光,彼得就兴奋的说了一些“不知道所说的”话。我们不是去拜所看见的“摩西、以利亚、耶稣”,不是去拜事工很厉害的人,我们要敬拜的是创造天地的神。我们带领人的时候,要问自己,我们是否将人带到神面前,让人看见我们背后的神?

五、真正的跟从(v.37-62)

V60,62 跟从神,不是去看我们自己要什么,而是看神的国度的需要。要愿意谦卑领受教导,我们被拣选,是要被差派出去传扬福音的。

耶稣对我们说要舍己,要“给他们吃”,我们听到了吗?愿意回应吗?

*追求祷告

主你知道我们生命的光景,我们要跟你,却“手扶着犁向后看”。我们里面有很多“what if?”(万一… 怎么办)。但是 主你说“若有人要跟从我,就当舍己,天天背起他的十字架来跟从我。 因为凡要救自己生命的,必丧掉生命;凡为我丧掉生命的,必救了生命”(v.23-24)。主我们不看手里仅有的五饼二鱼,而是抬头看天,看到你的祝福,借着我们愿意拨开、传递给众人。我们献上自己为活祭,当我们这些门徒被主你训练成为使徒的时候,神迹奇事的恩膏祝福充满我们。求主释放话语的能力、权柄、和医治各样病的能力在我们里面,愿我们所说的话都带着主的恩膏和能力,我们不见一人只见耶稣,愿你真实的荣耀、同在发生在我们的服事当中!奉耶稣基督的名祷告,阿门!