Saturday, April 25, 2015

第185天 - 你有經常作平安祭即感恩捐嗎? (請按此處收聼廣東話 )

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安靜
1.  停下來. 靜一靜
2.  等候主. 深呼吸經歷主之平安. 呼出你的憂慮

讚美及感恩
1.  思想你上星期使你開心歡笑的時刻
2.  為那些時刻及有關的人感恩
3.  敞開心懷讚美主

      神 啊 , 我 向 你 所 許 的 願 在 我 身 上 ; 我 要 將 感 謝 祭 獻 給 你 。
13 因 為 你 救 我 的 命 脫 離 死 亡 。 你 豈 不 是 救 護 我 的 腳 不 跌 倒 、 使 我 在 生 命 光 中 行 在 神 面 前 麼 ?
                      詩篇 56:12-13                                           

認罪悔改  
1.  求聖靈在你生命中工作
      "親愛的聖靈, 求你光照我心靈的深處, 使我看見我的罪, 我和主耶穌的阻隔,
        求主幫助, 奉主耶穌基督名求。阿們。"

2. 透過聖靈的工作, 安靜一刻, 省察自己, 之後祈禱:
     「親愛的主耶穌,感謝你為我的罪釘死在十字架上,我願意在你面前承認我的罪(凡聖靈光照到的,請逐一說出),求你用你的寶血赦免我的罪,我願意打開心門讓你作我的救主,求你救贖我,我願意一生跟隨你讓你作我生命的主,求你帶領我。聖靈,求你充滿我,使我得著恩賜及力量去事奉主、見證主。奉主耶穌基督名求,阿們。」


聆聽主話 (利未記 3:1-17)


人 獻 供 物 為 平 安 祭 ( 平 安 : 或 作 酬 恩 ; 下 同 ) , 若 是 從 牛 群 中 獻 , 無 論 是 公 的 是 母 的 , 必 用 沒 有 殘 疾 的 獻 在 耶 和 華 面 前 。
他 要 按 手 在 供 物 的 頭 上 , 宰 於 會 幕 門 口 。 亞 倫 子 孫 作 祭 司 的 , 要 把 血 灑 在 壇 的 周 圍 。
從 平 安 祭 中 , 將 火 祭 獻 給 耶 和 華 , 也 要 把 蓋 臟 的 脂 油 和 臟 上 所 有 的 脂 油 ,
並 兩 個 腰 子 和 腰 子 上 的 脂 油 , 就 是 靠 腰 兩 旁 的 脂 油 , 與 肝 上 的 網 子 和 腰 子 , 一 概 取 下 。
亞 倫 的 子 孫 要 把 這 些 燒 在 壇 的 燔 祭 上 , 就 是 在 火 的 柴 上 , 是 獻 與 耶 和 華 為 馨 香 的 火 祭 。

                                      利未記 3:1-5

現在讓你有一段安靜的時間, 給聖靈一個空間, 讓主耶穌可能以藉着你剛才讀過的經文, 對你說話:

我的聆聽
     We have Burnt Offering in Leviticus chapter 1, then Grain Offering in chapter 2, then Peace Offering in today's chapter. And then there is Sin Offering in chapter 4. Is that too complicated for God to command His people to have so many different kind of offerings? 

Let's see how Professor John Goldingay tells us: 
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Goldingay) :
    
     "Fellowship sacrifice" is only one possible title for the offering in Leviticus 3, but it is clear that this offering was not one the offerers simply gave over to God but one they shared with God.  With whole burnt offerings (as the name implies), you have the entire animal to God.  It was a gift.  If we give someone a gift we will share, we know we have cheated.  Grain offerings were only slightly different, in that part went to the priests on God's behalf as an element in their "salary" for being priests, because their work meant they had no opportunity to grow their own food.  With fellowship sacrifices, only part went to God; most of it the offerers themselves ate.  It truly was a fellowship sacrifice, involving fellowship between the offerers and God and fellowship among the offerers themselves. 

John Goldingay. Exodus and Leviticus for Everyone. Louisville,KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2010, p.134.





      God did not command the Israelites to make any offerings before the Israelites received the Ten Commandments and the completion of the worshiping place, the Tabernacle. 

      It is like a marriage, the deepest, closest and dearest relationship starts after the marriage covenant is being signed. And from then on, husband gives everything he can give to his wife and vice versa. 

      If you take a look at today's passage of Psalm 56:12-13 it states very clearly one of the purposes of Peace Offering: we give thanks to God for what He has done greatly to us. We do not have that kind of offering killing animals but we do have same gesture as in Offering of Thanksgiving nowadays.

      When we talk about Peace Offering we are talking about that close relationship with God that you are in fellowship with Him, giving thanks to Him of what He has done, trusting that in that fellowship you can enjoy life and that God can use you to bring life and light to other people. 

Dear Lord Jesus,
      Help us to be willing to give thanks to you as often as we can. Lead us to enjoy the fellowship with you daily that our lives are full of thanksgiving and praise. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

Reflect on these questions:

1. What does Peace Offering mean to you today?

2.  How do you show your thanksgiving to God in your daily life? Do you have the practice of making an offering of thanksgiving other than your tithing?


Let us gives thanks for what He has done to the completion of Phase 1 of Vintage Garden. May I share with you some pictures I took yesterday with two new residents and Dr. S.K. Lee. Ms Ruth Chan, who has been a member of my monthly prayer partners group for the past 19 years and Mrs. Edna Jay, the first one to buy one unit of Vintage Garden early in 2008:






感恩讚美
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10,000 Reasons
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Silence

1.   Put on your “brakes” and stop for a moment of silence
2.   Wait for God. Breathe deep for God's peace. Exhale your worries.

Praise and Thanksgiving

1.   Think through your day, all the times that made you smile
2.   Thank God for all those moments, and for all those people
3.   Open your heart to praise the Lord

       I must perform my vows to you, O God;
                   I will render thank offerings to you.
13         For you have delivered my soul from death,
                             yes, my feet from falling,
           that I may walk before God
                           in the light of life.
                             Psalm 56:12-13
                                                                       
Confession and repentance

1.  Pray for the Holy Spirit to work in you:

     “Dear Holy Spirit, shine your light into the places of darkness in my life. Show me my sins, everything that blocks me from encountering God. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”

2.  Through the Holy Spirit, examine yourself for a short silence and then pray:

     "Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for dying on the cross for our sins and being victorious over death and sin. I confess my sin to you(pause, to tell Jesus what the Holy Spirit has shown you). Forgive my sins by your blood and help me follow you. Holy Spirit, fill me that I may be able to receive your gift to love God and His people. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen."

The Word (Leviticus 3:1-17)

English(ESV): https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Leviticus 3&version=ESV

 " If his offering is a sacrifice of peace offering, if he offers an animal from the herd, male or female, he shall offer it without blemish before the Lord. And he shall lay his hand on the head of his offering and kill it at the entrance of the tent of meeting, and Aaron's sons the priests shall throw the blood against the sides of the altar. And from the sacrifice of the peace offering, as a food offering to the Lord, he shall offer the fat covering the entrails and all the fat that is on the entrails, and the two kidneys with the fat that is on them at the loins, and the long lobe of the liver that he shall remove with the kidneys.Then Aaron's sons shall burn it on the altar on top of the burnt offering, which is on the wood on the fire; it is a food offering with a pleasing aroma to the Lord."
                              Leviticus 3: 1-5

Let's have a time to be still and give the Holy Spirit space to speak through the passage of scripture we have just read. Offer this time up to Jesus as you listen to him, while listening to "Gabriel's Oboe"

My Listening
     We have Burnt Offering in Leviticus chapter 1, then Grain Offering in chapter 2, then Peace Offering in today's chapter. And then there is Sin Offering in chapter 4. Is that too complicated for God to command His people to have so many different kind of offerings? 

Let's see how Professor John Goldingay tells us: 
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Goldingay) :
    
     "Fellowship sacrifice" is only one possible title for the offering in Leviticus 3, but it is clear that this offering was not one the offerers simply gave over to God but one they shared with God.  With whole burnt offerings (as the name implies), you have the entire animal to God.  It was a gift.  If we give someone a gift we will share, we know we have cheated.  Grain offerings were only slightly different, in that part went to the priests on God's behalf as an element in their "salary" for being priests, because their work meant they had no opportunity to grow their own food.  With fellowship sacrifices, only part went to God; most of it the offerers themselves ate.  It truly was a fellowship sacrifice, involving fellowship between the offerers and God and fellowship among the offerers themselves. 

John Goldingay. Exodus and Leviticus for Everyone. Louisville,KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2010, p.134.




      God did not command the Israelites to make any offerings before the Israelites received the Ten Commandments and the completion of the worshiping place, the Tabernacle. 

      It is like a marriage, the deepest, closest and dearest relationship starts after the marriage covenant is being signed. And from then on, husband gives everything he can give to his wife and vice versa. 

      If you take a look at today's passage of Psalm 56:12-13 it states very clearly one of the purposes of Peace Offering: we give thanks to God for what He has done greatly to us. We do not have that kind of offering killing animals but we do have same gesture as in Offering of Thanksgiving nowadays.

      When we talk about Peace Offering we are talking about that close relationship with God that you are in fellowship with Him, giving thanks to Him of what He has done, trusting that in that fellowship you can enjoy life and that God can use you to bring life and light to other people. 

Dear Lord Jesus,
      Help us to be willing to give thanks to you as often as we can. Lead us to enjoy the fellowship with you daily that our lives are full of thanksgiving and praise. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

Reflect on these questions:
1. What does Peace Offering mean to you today?

2.  How do you show your thanksgiving to God in your daily life? Do you have the practice of making an offering of thanksgiving other than your tithing?

Let us gives thanks for what He has done to the completion of Phase 1 of Vintage Garden. May I share with you some pictures I took yesterday with two new residents and Dr. S.K. Lee. Ms Ruth Chan, who has been a member of my monthly prayer partners group for the past 19 years and Mrs. Edna Jay, the first one to buy one unit of Vintage Garden early in 2008:







  
Praise and Thanksgiving
Let's give thanks for God with us. Let us praise Him:
10,000 Reasons

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