Wednesday, May 22, 2024

貪戀財利的,擾害己家!

  

Anglican Mission in Canada and Richmond Emmanuel Church have launched MISSION 113 Campaign starting January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2026. We have received the baton from Archbishop Yong to continuous the call His Grace received in 1993 to bring more souls to God's eternal Kingdom! Please watch the two videos below to know from Archbishop Yong how Jesus used him to bring MISSION 113 to the Anglican Diocese of Sabah and beyond:

Archbishop Yong’s MISSION 113 videos, October 16, 2022:

https://youtu.be/Mp0-JPx4Vac

https://youtu.be/MyO6hMcOMOI


Please click this link for the videos of May 7 and 14 Workshop by Bishop Page:

     May 7: https://youtu.be/RgVc5KnPpe0?si=6Ot2WoGqqmsR2e0z

        May 14: https://youtu.be/v1BmK2yiveQ?si=uHJObsDdIdTNhr5N

今日博客的錄影:

https://youtu.be/GJbQfH_2i2E


Nicky Gumbel 牧師每日靈修博客上載連結:


 安靜

1.  停下來. 靜一靜

2.  等候主. 深呼吸經歷主之平安, 享受神同在, 呼出你的憂慮


讚美及感恩
1.  思想最近使你開心歡笑的時刻
2.  為那些時刻及有關的人感恩

知罪,認罪,悔改 (Subjective Shifting Devotion Method 轉位靈修法  https://bishopsilas.blogspot.com/2009/08/count-down-5-subject-shifting-devotion.html

1. 求聖靈光照,使你知罪,願意認罪悔改 
     "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, 
        求你幫助, 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侍奉主、見證主,奉主耶穌基督名求,阿們。」


3.  司徒德牧師每天早上的 "活像基督"祈禱 John Stott's daily prayer of Christlikeness (Christopher J.H. Wright, Cultivating the fruit of the Spirit. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2017, 13)

請到此連結看神怎様籍司徒德牧師改變我的生命: 

https://bishopsilas.blogspot.com/2009/07/


   "天父,求你使我今天活在你的同在中,你一天比一天更喜悦我。
    主耶穌,求你使我今天能背起我的十字架去跟隨你。
    聖靈,求你在今天充滿我,使你的果子能彰顯在我的生命中: 仁愛,喜樂,和平,忍耐,恩慈,良善,信實,温柔及節制。"
             

親親爸父, 唱詩歌頌
 
今日親親親爸父經文連結: http://twa.pastoralcareschool.org/

親親爸父經文:(詩篇 71:19-24; 撒母耳記下 1:1-2:11; 約翰福音 12:20-50; 箴言 15:27-28)  


    貪 戀 財 利 的 , 擾 害 己 家 ;恨 惡 賄 賂 的 , 必 得 存 活 。
箴言 15:27


17 大 衛 作 哀 歌 , 弔 掃 羅 和 他 兒 子 約 拿 單 ,
18 且 吩 咐 將 這 歌 教 導 猶 大 人 。 這 歌 名 叫 弓 歌 , 寫 在 雅 煞 珥 書 上 。
19 歌 中 說 : 以 色 列 啊 , 你 尊 榮 者 在 山 上 被 殺 ! 大 英 雄 何 竟 死 亡 !
撒母耳記下 1:17-19


23 耶 穌 說 : 人 子 得 榮 耀 的 時 候 到 了 。
24 我 實 實 在 在 的 告 訴 你 們 , 一 粒 麥 子 不 落 在 地 裡 死 了 , 仍 舊 是 一 粒 , 若 是 死 了 , 就 結 出 許 多 子 粒 來 。
25 愛 惜 自 己 生 命 的 , 就 失 喪 生 命 ; 在 這 世 上 恨 惡 自 己 生 命 的 , 就 要 保 守 生 命 到 永 生 。
26 若 有 人 服 事 我 , 就 當 跟 從 我 ; 我 在 那 裡 , 服 事 我 的 人 也 要 在 那 裡 ; 若 有 人 服 事 我 , 我 父 必 尊 重 他 。
約翰福音 12:23-26


現在讓你有一個安靜的時刻,給聖靈一個空間,讓主耶穌可以藉着剛才讀過的經文,親自對你説話。

 
 日我從主耶穌領受的主題是: 貪戀財利的,擾害己家!

今日箴言 15:27 講出了"貪戀 Greed" 是人生最大的陷阱,擾害自己的家在今日掃羅及他的兒子包括大衞的生死之交約拿單在一日之間全被殺害!

不記仇的大衞不幸災樂禍,竟作歌讚揚一直要追殺他的掃羅王為尊榮者,大英雄! 這胸襟實在是不可思議!

掃羅貪戀的是權勢,之後大衞貪戀的是美色,而所羅門是金錢,權勢及美色!

其實魔鬼在我們生命擺放最大的陷阱就是 "貪戀 Greed",可以是金錢,權勢,美色及其他,祇要跌入其中一個陷阱,泥足深陷,就是有如掃羅,大衞及所羅門也無力自救,尊榮者,大英雄也可以家破人亡!

願望我們不要去貪戀任何事物,而是專心跟從主,服事主,主耶穌給我們的應許是天父必尊榮服事主的人( My father will honor the one who serves me)!

    親愛的主耶穌,
求你使我們不要去貪戀任何事物,專心跟從你,服事你,奉主耶穌基督名求,阿們。

省察問題 
 1. 今日的信息對你有何啓發?  主耶穌現在對你説甚麽話?

 2. 下一步是什麼行動?
   
     家庭角落

找機會與家人一起分享今日的領受。 


Anglican Mission Global Society:

Archbishop Melter’s 1st Connecting Workshop video, September 5, 2023: https://youtu.be/0lL8xNrgJb8

Archbishop Melter’s 2nd Connecting Workshop video, September 12 2023:  https://youtu.be/SM39qX0Q5XM

Please click this link for the video recording of the 1st Connecting Workshop of MISSION 113 on Knowing, February 27, 2024. We had bishops, pastors and leaders from Africa, India, Sabah, Thailand, USA and  Canada. Thanks to Canon Philip Tse giving us a wonderful, warm and useful talk and Bishop Page Brooks as facilitator.

https://youtu.be/eepDh1Lqqxw?si=CB5KzyWKBL0SQvW1

Please click this link for the video recording of the 2nd Connecting Workshop of MISSION 113 on Knowing. We had Archbishop Melter from Sabah, Bishop Sospeter from Tanzania, Bishop William from Congo, Bishop Ivan from India, Bishop Page from USA, pastors and leaders from Africa, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Thailand, USA and  Canada. Thanks to Canon Philip Tse giving us another wonderful, warm and useful talk and Bishop Page Brooks as facilitator.

https://youtu.be/GFyFWiZEY0U?si=K-ONwQ79jmdcgs81


Archbishop Yong’s MISSION 113 videos, October 16, 2022:

https://youtu.be/Mp0-JPx4Vac

https://youtu.be/MyO6hMcOMOI


楊平忠大主教得救見証 Archbishop Yong's born again testimony

上集 1st part: https://youtu.be/eogu1rMpvTQ

      下集 2nd part: https://youtu.be/BhyUU1ov1RM


 

The greedy bring ruin to their households!

   

  

Anglican Mission in Canada and Richmond Emmanuel Church have launched MISSION 113 Campaign starting January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2026. We have received the baton from Archbishop Yong to continuous the call His Grace received in 1993 to bring more souls to God's eternal Kingdom! Please watch the two videos below to know from Archbishop Yong how Jesus used him to bring MISSION 113 to the Anglican Diocese of Sabah and beyond:

Archbishop Yong’s MISSION 113 videos, October 16, 2022:

https://youtu.be/Mp0-JPx4Vac

https://youtu.be/MyO6hMcOMOI


Please click this link for the videos of May 7 and 14 Workshop by Bishop Page:

     May 7: https://youtu.be/RgVc5KnPpe0?si=6Ot2WoGqqmsR2e0z

        May 14: https://youtu.be/v1BmK2yiveQ?si=uHJObsDdIdTNhr5N


Please click this link for the video version of today's blog :

https://youtu.be/AShb9huM7_s


Please click this link for today's Time with Abba one year Bible four passages:


Nicky Gumbel's Bible in one year today:


Bible in one year by Nicky Gumbel:



Silence

1.   Put on your “brakes” and stop for a moment of silence
2.   Wait for God. Breathe deep for God's peace and feel His presence. 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.   Sing a song to praise God (you are welcome to use "Father, I adore you" which I have been singing every morning for the past 20 years or your own choice to praise God)

          Father, I adore You, lay my life before You, how I love You.
          Jesus, I adore You, lay my life before You, how I love You.
          Spirit, I adore You, lay my life before You, how I love You.
      

Confession and Repentance (Subjective Shifting Devotion Method) 

1.  Pray for the Holy Spirit to shine on you that you are able to discover your sins and be willing to repent:


     “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 and having Jesus as my Lord. 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 sins 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 gifts to love God and His people. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen."

3.  John Stott's daily prayer of Christlikeness (Christopher J.H. Wright, Cultivating the fruit of the Spirit. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2017, 13)

(Please click this link to see how God used John Stott to change my life:https://bishopsilas.blogspot.com/2009/07/

           "Heavenly Father, I pray that this day I may live in your presence and please you more and more.

             Lord Jesus, I pray that this day I may take up my cross and follow you.

             Holy Spirit, I pray that this day you will fill me with yourself and cause your fruit to ripen in my life: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control."


The Word, Time with Abba (Psalm 71:19-24, 2 Samuel 1:1-2:11; John 12:20-50; Proverbs 15:27-28)


    Today's key passages: 

    The greedy bring ruin to their households,
    but the one who hates bribes will live.

Proverbs 15:27


17 David took up this lament concerning Saul and his son Jonathan,18 and he ordered that the people of Judah be taught this lament of the bow (it is written in the Book of Jashar):

19 “A gazelle lies slain on your heights, Israel.
    How the mighty have fallen!

2 Samuel 1:17-19

23 Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. 25 Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.26 Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.
                                                        John 12:23-26

Let's have a time to be still and give the Holy Spirit space to speak through the passages we have just read. Offer this time to Jesus as you listen to Him. 
   
     My Listening
    The topic I received today from Jesus isThe greedy bring ruin to their households!

    Today's Proverbs 15:27 tells us that Greed is the most dangerous trap for us as a human. This greed destroyed Saul and his sons including David's best friend, Saul's son Jonathan!

    David wrote a song to praise Saul and name him as a gazelle (the most honoured one) and the mighty! Saul was the one who wanted to kill David many times and David could honour his enemy like that!

    Saul was greedy after power, David was greedy after sex and Solomon was greedy after money, power and sex!

    Actually the biggest trap Satan put in front of our life journey is Greed. Greed can be money, power and sex or other things. But, once we fall into one of those, it would be difficult for us to pull out because even as mighty and honor as Saul, David and Solomon, they could not save themselves. The most honoured one and the mighty could have his whole family being killed!

    May we not greedy after anything but to have our whole being to follow Jesus and serve Him. Because Jesus tells us that our Heavenly Father promises those who serve Jesus will be honoured!


     Dear Lord Jesus,  
     Help us not to be greedy after anything but to have our whole being to follow you and serve youIn Jesus Name we pray, Amen.

    Reflect on these questions:
     1. What inspiration have you received from today's catch and what have you heard from Jesus now?
      
      2.  What is your next step to be more closer to Jesus, to be holy - that is to do what Jesus wants you to do and not to do what Jesus wants you not to do?
    
      Family Corner:
     Find an opportunity to share with your family the importance of today's message. 
     

     To know, learn and practice the method of Time with Abba, please click this link:http://twa.pastoralcareschool.org/

        My first blog started in July 2009, one chapter a day to read through
     the whole Bible link:

https://bishopsilas.blogspot.com/2009/08/day-1-i-am-blind.html



        Anglican Mission Global Society:

Archbishop Melter’s 1st Connecting Workshop video, September 5, 2023: https://youtu.be/0lL8xNrgJb8

Archbishop Melter’s 2nd Connecting Workshop video, September 12 2023:  https://youtu.be/SM39qX0Q5XM


Please click this link to go to my "Break.Build" 40 days of Lenten daily devotion:

http://breakbuild.blogspot.com/2024/03/silence-1_29.html

Please click this link for the video recording of the 1st Connecting Workshop of MISSION 113 on Knowing, February 27, 2024. We had bishops, pastors and leaders from Africa, India, Sabah, Thailand, USA and  Canada. Thanks to Canon Philip Tse giving us a wonderful, warm and useful talk and Bishop Page Brooks as facilitator.

https://youtu.be/eepDh1Lqqxw?si=CB5KzyWKBL0SQvW1

Please click this link for the video recording of the 2nd Connecting Workshop of MISSION 113 on Knowing. We had Archbishop Melter from Sabah, Bishop Sospeter from Tanzania, Bishop William from Congo, Bishop Ivan from India, Bishop Page from USA, pastors and leaders from Africa, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Thailand, USA and  Canada. Thanks to Canon Philip Tse giving us another wonderful, warm and useful talk and Bishop Page Brooks as facilitator.

https://youtu.be/GFyFWiZEY0U?si=K-ONwQ79jmdcgs81


Archbishop Yong’s MISSION 113 videos, October 16, 2022:

https://youtu.be/Mp0-JPx4Vac

https://youtu.be/MyO6hMcOMOI


Archbishop Yong's born again testimony

1st part: https://youtu.be/eogu1rMpvTQ

2nd part: https://youtu.be/BhyUU1ov1RM

 


貪戀財利的,擾害己家!

   Anglican Mission in Canada and Richmond Emmanuel Church have launched MISSION 113 Campaign starting January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2026....