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Mark 16 – Believe Jesus is Resurrected 马可福音 16 – 要相信耶稣复活了 

Friday, 15th July 2022

Rev Daniel Xi An Poon

Section One V1-8 Just Like What He Told Us Before

V1 ‘Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him.’ The spices were for putting on Jesus’ body before He was covered and wrapped. But when they arrived the tomb, they realised that the stone was rolled away, and they were amazed. V2-3 Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they said among themselves, “Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?”’ Why were they amazed? If they were determined to anoint Jesus with the spices, they why would they be amazed when they saw the stone not there? They wanted to anoint Jesus’ body, but at the same time they somehow knew there would be a stone, and Jesus would already be wrapped. A lot of time we wanted to do something for God, but at the same time we didn’t offer our 100% effort. We try to give ourselves excuses, but inside our hearts, we are unwilling.

V5-6 ‘And entering the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him.’ The young man was the angel, the messenger of God. Not only Jesus prophesied about His resurrection, but God also sent His messenger to reconfirm it.

V8 ‘So they went out quickly and fled from the tomb, for they trembled and were amazed. And they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.’ They were afraid, even though Jesus already told them that He would resurrect, and the angel also said the same thing to them, but they were still afraid. What are we afraid of inside our hearts? What is our fear, which blinds us from seeing the power of Jesus’ resurrection?

Section Two V9-13 Hear but Not Believe

V9 ‘Now when He rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast seven demons.’ Mary had experienced a lot of miracles in the past, but when she saw Jesus’ tomb emptied, she was still afraid. But after that, Mary changed, and she went to tell Jesus’ disciples. V10-11 ‘She went and told those who had been with Him, as they mourned and wept. And when they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her, they did not believe.’ The disciples did not believe in Mary, they still had the mindset of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. They thought of themselves as the chosen ones, that Jesus would appear before them, not Mary, so they did not believe what Mary said.

V12 ‘After that, He appeared in another form to two of them as they walked and went into the country.’ The disciples not only did not believe in Mary, but they also left and went into the country. They felt hurt and they were upset. We also have this stubborn mindset, we expect God to speak directly to us, not through anyone else.

Section Three V14-20 Life Comes with Teaching

V14 ‘Later He appeared to the eleven as they sat at the table; and He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen.’ Jesus did not rebuke Mary when she did not believe in His resurrection, but He rebuked the disciples, who were called by Him, but they still did not believe due to their hardened hearts. Jesus has also called us, but do we really believe in Him? Do we believe the words spoken by His servants? Do we also have hardened heart? Jesus spoke the truth to His disciples; He continue to teach them and help them.

V15-18 ‘And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”’ Do not respond to our weakness and our old self, do not look back, and do not listen to the lies of the world. Jesus has given us the authority to teach and preach, He has given us the resurrected life, He is able, and we are able, if we believe!

V19-20 ‘So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.’ Jesus has already resurrected after three day, He has overcome, we have overcome with Him, if we believe.

马可福音 16 – 要相信耶稣复活了                        

2022年7月15日 星期五



一、v.1-8 正如他告诉我们的

V1 这几个妇女按着习俗想去“膏耶稣的身体”,但香膏本该在裹尸体前就涂的,她们三天前已经看见约瑟“用细麻布裹好”耶稣了,也看见“滚过一块石头来挡住墓门”(可15:46),然而,她们直到去到坟墓的时候才想起来没有人帮她们滚开石头。我们有时候做事也是这样矛盾的。我们想要靠近神,但心里还有害怕和疑问。我们的信心只是在一个冲动、好心、属肉体的举动里。我们就像那些妇女一样对于自己要做的事犹豫不决。

V5 -8 耶稣曾跟她们说他会复活的,如今天使也跟她们说同样的话,她们自己也看见了空坟墓。然而,这几个妇女仿佛见鬼一样“逃跑,又发抖又惊奇,什么也不告诉人,因为她们害怕”。我们心里究竟害怕什么,让我们看不见耶稣在我们里面复活的大能?是害怕我们的经济、前途、或是害怕我们会吃苦、被逼迫吗? 我们的害怕拦阻我们去听、去相信耶稣和他所差派的仆人对我们说的话。

二、v.9-13 听见了却是不信

V9-10 耶稣爱马利亚,记念她曾为主摆上,知道她的软弱,于是先向她显现。当马利亚遇见耶稣的时候,生命改变了,就“去告诉那向来跟随耶稣的人”。

V11 那些门徒听见了却是不信。门徒心里会认为自己才是耶稣呼召的,他们用分辨善恶树的心态判断耶稣复活后应该先向他们这些为主放下一切的人显现。这些人进入马可楼前的生命被完全的披露出来。

V12a 门徒中甚至还有两个人不仅不信,还受伤离开了。当我们活在分辨善恶树下的时候,我们就不愿听,不服神的仆人跟我们说话,总觉得耶稣应该亲自先跟我们说话。

V12b 他们想看的是什么形象的耶稣,耶稣就变成那个形象使他们相信,但耶稣不是要我们去操控他。

V13 耶稣要这两个受伤离开的门徒也经历马利亚曾经经历的。我们过去怎样对待我们的权柄,当我们牧养的时候,我们也会如何被人对待。我们是什么样的生命就带出那样的生命。我们听见了却不信,因为我们里面有分辨善恶树。我们一定要亲眼看到才“相信”,但我们真的在看见后生命有改变吗?耶稣曾说,当我们听见就相信的时候就有福了。若是看见后才相信,我们的信心是虚的。

三、v.14-20 有教导 有生命

V14 耶稣向马利亚显现的时候没有责备马利亚,但他责备十一个门徒,因为这十一个门徒是耶稣亲自呼召的。今天,耶稣亲自呼召我们,我们相信吗?门徒“不信、心里刚硬”,因为他们不信神的仆人向他们说的话。耶稣对门徒说真理,而不是包庇他们。如今耶稣也对我们说真理,让我们看到自己也是“不信、心里刚硬”。

V15-20 当耶稣教导的时候,门徒生命就不一样了,这就是马可楼的经历。耶稣在教导门徒、处理了他们的生命后才离开。我们不要带着“死尸”进入马可楼,这里不是我们疗伤的地方。耶稣给我们的权柄是“信的人必有神迹随着他们,就是:奉我的名赶鬼;说新方言;手能拿蛇;若喝了什么毒物,也必不受害;手按病人,病人就必好了”。我们不要向着老我投降,在我们的情欲和软弱前我们要宣告靠主得胜。我们不要去回应自己的软弱,反要斥责那些属肉体、属世界的声音,不去担心我们跟从神后生活是否变得更好。我们愿意相信耶稣真的复活了吗?他已经战胜死亡,我们只要信!