Saturday, October 27, 2007

Family Fellowship (chinese and english)

每当我要到我房间时,或者在路途中(比如在巴士上等等),我都会想起我的HYP,在想下一步该如何进行。我又遇到问题了,有许多办法可以解决的,但是必须要在这些办法里选出一个最好的一个,最有利的一个,要考虑许多方面的。愿我主继续的带领我。

今天我们教会在若兰姐妹的家有个家庭聚会,一点到两点是聚餐,两点到四点是分享以及代祷。我们四个人当中只有敦义和我去,敦廉早上有canoeing,不知道几时才结束(后来知道了,是一点多下午),立智有project meeting(可惜leader不是她,以前我做leader的时候,我从来不在周末有meeting的)。大家弟兄姐妹都带了些食物来与大家分享,添得大家肚子都好饱哦!

福利弟兄领唱后,若兰姐妹为大家分享了在马太9:1-2,路加5:18-20以及马可2:1-5。这些都是关于同一件事,就是主耶稣医治了一个瘸腿的。她所分享的重点乃是我们各人的布道,有否为主传主的福音呢?

从这件事里(主耶稣医治了一个瘸腿的),我们先不看那瘸腿的,要看那些帮这瘸腿的人到耶稣面前。他们有极大的爱心和信心,相信这瘸腿的是他们认识的(若不认识,那么他们的爱心更大),他们可能为这瘸腿的寻遍名医,但始终找不到。到后来听到消息主耶稣能医病,他们充满了信心,相信耶稣能医这位瘸腿的,就带他来到耶稣所在的地方。但是他们遇到个难题,就是屋子都满了人,水泄不通。若他们的爱心和信心不大,他们就会带这位瘸腿的回家,跟他说声对不起,他们已经尽力了。可是他们爱心和信心都很大,他们没有商议,就爬上屋顶,拆了,把那瘸腿的放在耶稣面前。第一,屋子不是他们的,屋主可能会他们赔钱。第二,他们没有进过屋子,怎么知道耶稣在哪里呢?他们得一个一个的拆那屋顶,花费了多少精力和劳力。第三,抬那瘸腿的不是一件容易的事,那瘸腿所躺的褥不是轻的,而且我们相信那瘸腿不是个小孩子。想想他们要把他抬到耶稣所在,爬上屋顶,又要慢慢小心翼翼地把那瘸腿的平安降落在耶稣面前,是一件非常极难的事情。一个不小心可要了他的命。没有极大信心和爱心,他们是如何办得到呢?

我们想想我们自己,若我们周围未信主的亲戚朋友比喻成那瘸腿的,我们身为他们的朋友会否像这些愿意把那瘸腿的带到耶稣面前的人一样,愿意带他们到主的面前呢?愿意传主的福音给他们呢?愿我们都能够被这分享被提醒,愿意地靠主来向我们周围的亲戚朋友传主的福音。他们信不信主耶稣,接受不接受救恩,是主的恩典与他们的,我们只管行主的旨意,传主的福音给他们,让他们在这世上有机会听到这完美的福音。

好了,我得要睡了。若我不早睡,明天就必载morning service的时候睡觉了。哈哈哈。以下是上几段的英文翻译。

Our passage of sharing today during our family fellowship: Matthew 9:12, Luke 5:18-20 and Mark 2:1-5. All these are based on one story that Jesus heals a paralytic. The main focus of the sharing by Sister Geok Lan is on the gospel.

From this story, we are not focusing on that paralyzed man, but the men who brings him to Jesus. I can tell that they have a great love for this paralyzed man and great faith in Jesus Christ can heal this man. We believe this paralyzed man is their friend (if not, then their love for this man is even greater) and they would have taken all their time and trouble to look for a doctor who can heal this paralyzed man. Once they heard of Jesus Christ and how Jesus has healed the sick. They then have faith in that Jesus Christ is the one who can heal this paralyzed man. Therefore, they bring this paralyzed man to where Jesus is. (They could have taken the trouble to look for the whereabout of Jesus). However, they met a big problem. The scripture told us that there is a crowd in the house and they have no way to bring the paralyzed man in.

Without great love and great faith, they could have bring this paralyzed man back to his home, apologize to him, tell him that they have tried their best, just that he is unlucky. But no, their great love for this man and great faith that Jesus is the only one who can heal this paralyzed man prevents them from losing heart. Without any discussion on what's the plan, they all go up to the roof and make an opening and lower the paralyzed man down. Point 1, this house is not theirs, they could be charged for making an opening in the roof. Point 2, they have never been to the house, thus they need to spend great amount of effort and time to find Jesus in the house. Point 3, carrying the paralyzed man is not an easy task. We assume that the paralyzed man is not a children. The mattress that he is lying on is not light at all too. So imagine they have to carry him all the way to the house Jesus in, climbed up to the roof and the process of lowering him down to in front of Jesus. Guess how much effort or energy have these men put. One wrong step will cause this paralyzed man to lose his life (imagine fall off the mattress during all these trips). So from these points, we can see, without the great love and great faith these men possessed, there is no way they can succeed in putting the paralyzed man in front of Jesus.

Think of ourselves now. Imagine all your friends and relatives who have not believe in Christ are the paralyzed man in this story. Are you one of those who possess the great love for the paralyzed man and great faith in Jesus Christ, who willing to sacrifice yourselves, to get the paralyzed man healed? Are you willing to spread gospel to them? Or bring them to church? May we be reminded by this sharing, willing to stand for our Lord, spread the gospel to all our friends and relatives who are non-believers. It is God's grace that they believe in Christ and receive the salvation, our job is to spread the gospel to them, so that they, too, have the chance or opportunity to hear about the gospel in this world, when they are still living.

That's all. Haha, good night.

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