Tuesday, October 15, 2013

DAY 514 - Are You A Mature Spiritual Christian? (請按此處收聼廣東話Cantonese podcast click here)


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                               Today's Reading: 1 Corinthians 3:5-11

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Bible Study

      Paul explains more about what mature spiritual Christians should look like. First, they are not the boss. Second, they are farmers and builders working  for God and the only foundation is Jesus. 

Bishop N.T. Wright's says ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N._T._Wright ) :
     Paul and Apollos are 'servants through whom you believed.' The word 'servant' here, unlike the word 'slave', can mean 'the one who waits at table'; in other words, Paul and Apollos are simply the people who serve the food, while God is responsible for choosing it and cooking it.  You shouldn't make a fuss about which waiter brings the food to your table.  What matters is that God is in charge in the kitchen...
   
N.T. Wright. Paul for Everyone:1 Corinthians. Louisville,KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2004, p.34.

     So, are you a good farmer, builder and a waiter working solely for Jesus? If so, then you are a mature spiritual Christian.


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":  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmax47l2hLU

Spiritual Journal

    What I heard from Jesus today is: Are you a mature spiritual Christian?

    What I got from Jesus today is an invitation for us to check our relationship with Jesus through that three positions: Farmer, Builder and Waiter.

    Talking about farming, gardening, building and serving is not a easy subject. It needs lots of patience and hard labour. No only so, but the owner and the boss is not us. That's the main point Paul wants us to know.

    Are you a mature spiritual Christian? Do you know the answer now? Are you going to work hard to be a good farmer, builder and waiter? 

Dear Lord Jesus,
Help us to know that you are the boss and lead us to be your good farmer, builder and waiter. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

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