Sunday, June 30, 2024

保羅的榜樣: 施比受更為有福!

 


今日博客的錄影:

https://youtu.be/dU7EFD0_mzk?si=eu0W4Qg0-RB33-om

Nicky Gumbel 牧師今日靈修博客:


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 142:1-7; 列王紀下 17:1-18:12; 使徒行傳 20:1-38; 箴言 18:6-7)  


28 聖 靈 立 你 們 作 全 群 的 監 督 , 你 們 就 當 為 自 己 謹 慎 , 也 為 全 群 謹 慎 , 牧 養 神 的 教 會 , 就 是 他 用 自 己 血 所 買 來 的 ( 或 作 : 救 贖 的 ) 。
29 我 知 道 , 我 去 之 後 必 有 兇 暴 的 豺 狼 進 入 你 們 中 間 , 不 愛 惜 羊 群 。
30 就 是 你 們 中 間 , 也 必 有 人 起 來 說 悖 謬 的 話 , 要 引 誘 門 徒 跟 從 他 們 。
31 所 以 你 們 應 當 儆 醒 , 記 念 我 三 年 之 久 晝 夜 不 住 的 流 淚 、 勸 戒 你 們 各 人 。
32 如 今 我 把 你 們 交 託 神 和 他 恩 惠 的 道 ; 這 道 能 建 立 你 們 , 叫 你 們 和 一 切 成 聖 的 人 同 得 基 業 。
33 我 未 曾 貪 圖 一 個 人 的 金 、 銀 、 衣 服 。
34 我 這 兩 隻 手 常 供 給 我 和 同 人 的 需 用 , 這 是 你 們 自 己 知 道 的 。
35 我 凡 事 給 你 們 作 榜 樣 , 叫 你 們 知 道 應 當 這 樣 勞 苦 , 扶 助 軟 弱 的 人 , 又 當 記 念 主 耶 穌 的 話 , 說 : 施 比 受 更 為 有 福 。
36 保 羅 說 完 了 這 話 , 就 跪 下 同 眾 人 禱 告 。
37 眾 人 痛 哭 , 抱 著 保 羅 的 頸 項 , 和 他 親 嘴 。
38 叫 他 們 最 傷 心 的 , 就 是 他 說 : 以 後 不 能 再 見 我 的 面 那 句 話 , 於 是 送 他 上 船 去 了 。
使徒行傳 20:28-38

     
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。

我的聆聽
今日我從主耶穌領受的主題是保羅的榜樣: 施比受更為有福!

    今日的使徒行傳 20:18-38是我認為在聖經中其中最感人肺腑的一段。保羅在第二次宣教旅程停留了三年建立了以弗所教會,成為以後初期教會的宣教中心,今日的經文是保羅的第三次宣教旅程差不多最後一站,停在米利都,請以弗所教會的長老亦即牧師來向他們作最後的勸勉。

     保羅最後的一句説話 "施比受更為有福"影響後世很大!

     保羅説是主耶穌說過的,但在四福音找不到耶穌這說話的,相信是當時口傳而未被記錄下來耶穌說過的話。

     原來保羅認為他自己有如主耶穌一樣以身教去作他訓練了一大隊宣教團隊的榜樣就是 "施比受更為有福"!

     願望你亦能夠效法保羅美好的榜樣,活出 "施比受更為有福"!

     
    親愛的主耶穌,
    求你帶領我們能夠效法保羅美好的榜樣,活出 "施比受更為有福",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 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

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

陳永安弟兄得救得醫治見證: 

https://youtu.be/iqMzRAV5iWo?si=wvIfn44BcmBxLQOW






Powerful testimony of Mr. Lu of All Saints Cathedral, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Jesus lay hands on him while I asked members of Golden Saints Fellowship to raise up their hands to receive healing and blessings in October 2022. His 4th stage cancer being healed:

https://youtu.be/9TMSj_CJK9s?si=hGZ0sywgCCwD6-Vd











 

Paul showed us his model: It is more blessed to give than to receive!

 


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

 https://youtu.be/jYGh7VL9e5w?si=C905x7Uhawre8tX8


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 142:1-7, 2 Kings 17:1-18:12; Acts 20:1-38; Proverbs 18:6-7)


    Today's key passage: 

    
 28 Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood. 29 I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. 30 Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them. 31 So be on your guard! Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.

32 “Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. 33 I have not coveted anyone’s silver or gold or clothing.34 You yourselves know that these hands of mine have supplied my own needs and the needs of my companions. 35 In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”
36 When Paul had finished speaking, he knelt down with all of them and prayed. 37 They all wept as they embraced him and kissed him. 38 What grieved them most was his statement that they would never see his face again. Then they accompanied him to the ship.
Acts 20:28-38

Let's have a time to be still and give the Holy Spirit space to speak through the passage we have just read. Offer this time to Jesus as you listen to him.

    My Listening
    The topic I received today isPaul showed us his model: It is more blessed to give than to receive!

    Today's Acts 20:18-38 is one of the most moving passages in the Bible. Paul found the church in Ephesus during his second missionary journey and established the first centre to train evangelists of the Early Church. Today's passage is almost the last stop of his third missionary journey. He stopped at Miletus and invited all the elders of the church of Ephesus to go there for him to have his final address and to say good bye to them.
 
    Paul's last word in his address has a great influence to the Christian world until now: It is more blessed to give than to receive!

   Paul said it was from Jesus but we cannot find that in Jesus sayings. It is believed that it is an oral tradition and being recorded but not in the Bible.

     Paul taught his disciples as Jesus taught to set himself as a model for others to follow. And, Paul tells us that the most important model he demonstrated is:

     It is more blessed to give than to receive! 

    I sincerely hope and pray that you can also live out Paul's model to demonstrate through your life that "It is more blessed to give than to receive!"

     Dear Lord Jesus,  
     Help us to be able to live out our life witness as Paul showed to others that it is more blessed to give than to receiveIn 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 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



        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


Powerful testimony of Mr. Lu of All Saints Cathedral, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Jesus lay hands on him while I asked members of Golden Saints Fellowship to raise up their hands to receive healing and blessings in October 2022. His 4th stage cancer being healed:

https://youtu.be/9TMSj_CJK9s?si=hGZ0sywgCCwD6-Vd











 

 

 

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