第五课(lesson 5) 与主的个人交通

第五课(lesson #5) 与主的个人交通 LIFE WITH OUR LORD 与主同活 Communicating Personally With Our Lord 与主的个人交通 Lesson 5 第5课 Goal: To learn how to communicate more intimately with the Lord through prayer and worship. 目标:学习如何更亲密的藉着祈祷和敬拜来与主交通 Prayer: Dear Jesus, You are the approachable Mediator between God and us. We thank You for Your saving work and for the opportunities Your provide to draw closer to Your and the Father and the Holy Spirit and to communicate with You in a meaningful, heartfelt way. Teach us to treasure highly the privileges of prayer and worship in our life of faith. Instruct us how we may pray and worship in proper, pleasing ways. Move us to use better these opportunities to honor You as our living, loving Lord and to receive Your help. We ask this in Your good and gracious name. Amen. 祷告:亲爱的耶稣,你是处在我们与神之间可亲近的中保。我们感谢你,因为你的救赎之工,感谢你使我们得以与你和父神及圣灵亲近,感谢你使我们能与你心深深地契合交通。求你教导我们在信心生活中切切地保守祈祷和敬拜的权利。求你指教我们更好的使用这些机会来荣耀你——我们永活、慈爱的主,并能得着你的帮助。我们奉你美好、恩慈的名如此祈求。阿门。 I. We Talk With Our Lord In Prayer 我们藉着祈祷向我们的主说话 A. Our Lord desires, invites and commands us to pray to Him. 我们主希望、邀请并命令我们向祂祷告。 Colossians 4:2 - Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Philippians 4:6 - Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 - Pray continually. 歌罗西书4:2 - 你们要恒切祷告,在此警醒感恩。 腓立比书4:6 - 应当一无挂虑,只要凡事借着祷告、祈求,和感谢,将你们所要的告诉 神。 帖撒罗尼迦前书5:17 - 不住地祷告, B. Prayer is — 祷告是— 。

  1. A loving, serious talk that a believer has with his/her capable, caring God. 信徒与他/她大能、慈爱的神之间一次温馨、真诚的交谈
  2. A Christian’s sincere, respectful conversation with his/her Savior-Lord. 一个基督徒真诚、谦恭的与他/她的救主之间的对话。
  3. A trusting child’s humble, heartfelt speaking with her/her dear Father in heaven. 一个信靠的孩童谦卑从心底里向他/她在天上的父倾诉。
  4. “Talking with God and telling Him you love Him; conversing with God about all the things that are important in life, both large and small, and being assured that He is listening; and also listening to what God might want to say to you.” (C. Neil Strait) “向神说话对神说你爱祂;与神交谈关乎所有生命中重要的事,无论大小,并且确实知道祂在倾听;同时注意倾听神会向你说什么。”(C. Neil Strait) C. Elements Of Prayer 祷告包含的要点 1 John 1:9 - If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 约翰一书 1:9 - 我们若认自己的罪, 神是信实的,是公义的,必要赦免我们的罪,洗净我们一切的不义。
  5. Confession 认罪 a. Confession is honestly and openly admitting our sins of God and asking Him, for the sake of Jesus and His sufficient pardoning work, to forgive us our sins. 认罪是诚实、坦白的承认我们得罪了神并祈求祂,因着耶稣及祂足够的赦免之功,得以赦免我们的罪。 b. Confessing our sins to God on a regular basis eases whatever strains our sins put on our relationship with God and keeps us confident of His love and our salvation. 常常向神认罪能减轻罪在我们和神的关系上所加的一切重担,并能使我们笃信祂的爱和我们的救恩。 1 Thessalonians 5:18 - Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 帖撒罗尼迦前书5:18 - 凡事谢恩;因为这是 神在基督耶稣里向你们所定的旨意。
  6. Thanksgiving 感恩 a. Thanksgiving is expressing gratitude to God for the things He has given us and done for us - and for the things He wisely chooses not to give to us or to do for us. 感恩是向神表达感激之情,因着祂所赐给我们及为我们所做的事——还有祂满有智慧的没有赐给我们或为我们所做的事。 b. Thanksgiving is the proper response for all God’s gracious gifts and conditions in our life. 感恩是向神应有的回应,因着神所赐给我们生活中所有的恩典和环境。 Philippians 4:6 - Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 腓立比书4:6 - 应当一无挂虑,只要凡事借着祷告、祈求,和感谢,将你们所要的告诉 神。 James 4:2b - You do not have because you do not ask God. 雅各书4:2b - 你们得不着,是因为你们不求。
  7. Personal Request 个人需要 a. Personal Requests is asking God to grant the things we need and desire for ourselves. 个人需要是求神将我们所需要和所盼望的赐给我们。 b. God wants us to come to Him to ask for the things we need and want - boldly, not bashfully, and sincerely, but not selfishly. 神愿意我们来到祂面前求我们所需要和所盼望的——要大胆求,毫不羞怯;并且真诚而不自私。 c. We may fail to ask God for things as we should. “The great tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, but unoffered prayer.” (Frederick B. Meyer) 我们可能会失于向神祈求我们所当求的。“生活中的一大悲剧不是没有得到回应的祷告而是没有献上的祷告。” (Frederick B. Meyer) 1 Timothy 2:1 - I urge, then, first of all, requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone. 提摩太前书2:1 - 我劝你,第一要为万人恳求、祷告、代求、祝谢;
  8. Intercession 代求 a. Intercession is praying on behalf of other people. 代求是为他人代祷。 b. We are limited in our own ability to help others, but God is not limited. 我们帮助他人的能力有限,但神的能力是无限的。 c. “The best way to remember people is in prayer.” It is a wonderful way to show your love. “记念人的最好方法是祷告”这是表达你的爱的最好方法。 Psalm 103:1 - Praise the Lord, O my soul, all my inmost being praise His holy name. 诗篇103:1 - 我的心哪,你要称颂耶和华! 凡在我里面的,也要称颂他的圣名!
  9. Praise 赞美 a. Praise is declaring God’s greatness and delighting in the wonderful God that He is. 赞美是称颂神的伟大并且因大能的神而欢喜。 b. “The Christian should be an ‘Alleluia’ from head to foot.” (Saint Augustine) “基督徒应当从头到脚都是‘哈利路亚’”(圣奥古斯丁) D. Our Lord has given us powerful reasons to pray 我们的主给我们强有力的原因去祷告 Matthew 7:7 - Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 马太福音7:7 -「你们祈求,就给你们;寻找,就寻见;叩门,就给你们开门。
  10. Our Lord Jesus Himself invites us to pray. 我们的主耶稣自己要求我们去祷告。
  11. Jesus promises to hear and answer our prayers. 耶稣应许要听我们的祷告并给我们回应。 Psalm 50:15 - Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor Me. 诗篇50:15 - 并要在患难之日求告我; 我必搭救你,你也要荣耀我。
  12. We have a clear need for God’s help. 我们对神的帮助有清楚的需要。
  13. Our Lord deserves to be thanked and honored by us. 我们的主配得我们的感恩和荣耀。 James 5:16b-18 - 16) The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. 17) Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. 18) Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain and the earth produced its crops. 雅各书5:16b-18 16 所以你们要彼此认罪,互相代求,使你们可以得医治。义人祈祷所发的力量是大有功效的。17 以利亚与我们是一样性情的人,他恳切祷告,求不要下雨,雨就三年零六个月不下在地上。18 他又祷告,天就降下雨来,地也生出土产。
  14. Prayers do receive God’s wise, loving answers. 祷告确能得到神智慧、慈爱的回应。 E. Our Lord teaches us how to pray 我们的主教导我们如何祷告 John 16:23b - I tell you the truth, My Father will give you whatever you ask in My name. 约翰福音16:23b 到那日,你们什么也就不问我了。我实实在在地告诉你们,你们若向父求什么,他必因我的名赐给你们。
  15. We are to pray in Jesus’ name, that means, to pray with the belief that Jesus is our Savior and Lord and that is it only because of Jesus and what He had done to save us that we have favor with God and that our prayers to God are accepted and will be answered. 我们是奉耶稣的名祷告,这意味着,如此祷告是相信耶稣是我们的救主,并且只因为耶稣和祂使我们得救所做的一切,我们才得以在神面前蒙恩;我们向神的祷告才得以被接纳及回应。 James 1:6-7 - 6) But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7) That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord. 雅各书1:6-7 6 只要凭着信心求,一点不疑惑;因为那疑惑的人,就像海中的波浪,被风吹动翻腾。7 这样的人不要想从主那里得什么。
  16. We are to pray confidently, certain that God does hear and will answer our prayers. 我们是满怀信心的祷告。确信神会倾听并且回应我们的祷告。 1 John 5:14 - This is the assurance we have in approaching God; that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 约翰一书5:14 - 我们若照他的旨意求什么,他就听我们,这是我们向他所存坦然无惧的心。
  17. We are to pray according to God’s will, desiring that what God wants to be done in and through our lives. 我们是按照神的意旨祷告,盼望神所愿的藉以在我们的生活中成就。 Matthew 6:7-13 - 6) But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7) and when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8) Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. 9) This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name, 10)Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 11) Give us today our daily bread, 12) Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13) And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. 马太福音6:7-13 7 你们祷告,不可像外邦人,用许多重复话,他们以为话多了必蒙垂听。8 你们不可效法他们;因为你们没有祈求以先,你们所需用的,你们的父早已知道了。9 所以,你们祷告要这样说: 我们在天上的父: 愿人都尊你的名为圣。 10 愿你的国降临; 愿你的旨意行在地上, 如同行在天上。 11 我们日用的饮食,今日赐给我们。 12 免我们的债, 如同我们免了人的债。 13 不叫我们遇见试探; 救我们脱离凶恶。 因为国度、权柄、荣耀,全是你的, 直到永远。阿们!
  18. We are to pray sincerely and thoughtfully, concentrating on heartfelt communication with our Lord. 我们的祷告是真诚且深思的,专注于用心与我们的主交通。
  19. We are to pray primarily for spiritual matters, acknowledging that these are the greatest needs of our lives. 我们主要祈求属灵的事,明白这些才是我们生活中最大的需要。 The prayer of a six-year-old Christian boy gets to the heart of the important things to pray for. He prayed, “Dear Jesus, make me like You when You were six years old.” 有个六岁的基督徒小男孩的祷告说明了什么是最要紧的祈求。他这样祷告“亲爱的耶稣,求你使我像你六岁的时候一样。” Ephesians 6:18 - And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. 以弗所书6:18 - 靠着圣灵,随时多方祷告祈求;并要在此警醒不倦,为众圣徒祈求,
  20. We are to pray in all matters of life, expressing God’s continual interest in helping us. 我们要在生活中的各种情形下祷告,经历神不断帮助我们的意愿。 Luke 18:1 - Then Jesus told His disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. 路加福音18:1 - 耶稣设一个比喻,是要人常常祷告,不可灰心。
  21. We are to pray persistently, not giving up in our requests until God makes His answer clear to us. 我们要坚持不懈的祷告,绝不放弃我们的祈求直到神清楚的向我们回应。 F. We are to avoid dangerous misconceptions about prayer. 我们要避免一些对祷告的误解。
  22. Misconception #1 - “God is my servant or waiter. I pray to Him to tell Him what I want Him to do for me.” 误解#1 - “神是我的仆人或服务生。我向祂祷告就是告诉祂我想让祂为我做什么。” a. Because of God’s great love for us in Christ, we can ask Him to do things However, we cannot order or command Him to do anything. He is God and we are not. He has authority over us. We do not have authority over Him. 因为神在基督里对我们的大爱,我们可以祈求祂。但是,我们不可能命令或指挥祂做任何事。祂是神,我们不是。祂有权柄管辖我们。我们没有权柄指使祂。 b. True prayer is not requiring or demanding that God do what we want. Rather it is submitting our wishes to desire, accept and do what He wants. 真正的祷告不是要求或命令神为我们做我们想要的事。而是将我们的愿望顺服在祂所喜悦的事上,接受并做祂所愿意我们做的事上。
  23. Misconception #2 - “God must give me everything I ask for. In Mark 11:24, Jesus says, ‘Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.’” 误解 #2 - “神必须给我一切所求的。在马可福音11:24节那里,耶稣说,‘所以我告诉你们,凡你们祷告祈求的,无论是什么,只要信是得着的,就必得着。’” a. God does hear and answer every truly offered prayer by His Christians. But God does not answer - and He does not have to answer every prayer with the reply: “Yes, I will give this to you.” 神的确倾听并回应每一个属祂的基督徒真诚的祷告。但是神却不回应——也不需要对每个祷告都如此回应:“好的,我会把这个赐给你。” b. Jesus teaches us that proper prayer is also one that is offered according to God’s will (1 John 5:14). God, who is wiser than we are and who lovingly seeks what is in our best interest, may choose to delay or to deny giving us the thing we request for our good. 耶稣教导我们合宜的祷告将是按照神旨意所求的(约翰一书5:14)。神比我们更有智慧并且满有慈爱的为使我们得最大的益处,祂可能会因为为我们好的缘故而暂缓或拒绝我们的祈求。 c. We may request things of our God boldly and confidently with the assurance that whatever God’s answer is, it is the very best for us. 我们可以大胆的向我们的神祈求并且确信无论神如何回应,那都将是对我们最有益处的。
  24. Misconception #3 - “I can bargain with God in prayer, I can get Him to answer my prayer on the basis of what I have done or will do for Him.” 误解 #3 - “我可以在祷告中与神谈条件,我可以凭我所做的或将要为祂做的事来使祂回应我的祷告。” a. God does not accept or answer our prayers on the basis of human merit. God accepts and answers prayers only because of His mercy and the merits of His Son, Jesus Christ. 神不会因为人的作为而接受或回应我们的祷告。神接受或回应祷告只因为祂的恩惠和祂儿子耶稣基督的作为。 b. To attempt to bargain with God in prayer is insulting to Him and is no real prayer at all. 在祷告中向神谈条件是对神的冒犯,这绝不是真正的祷告。 c. We do make a distinction between a bargaining prayer (which tries to bribe God) and a grateful promise (which honors and thanks God in response to His blessings.) 但讨价还价的祷告(试图贿赂神)是与感恩的许诺(因着神的祝福而感谢赞美神)不同的。 G. Helps For A Richer Prayer Life 有助于丰富祷告生活的提醒
  25. Know that you can call on God in prayer at any time in any situation. He is your dear Savior, your loving Father, your best Friend, Pray often in formal and informal ways throughout the day. 知道你可以在任何情形任何时间下向神祷告。祂是你亲爱的救主,你慈爱的父亲,你最好的朋友,在每一天中常常正式的、随时的向神祷告。
  26. Have regular times (such as early morning, late evening, meal times) for prayer. Without a regularity to our prayer life, we can easily allow other matters to interfere with and take up our time to converse with our Lord. 设定常规的祷告时间(比如早上,晚间,餐前)。如果我们的祷告生活失去规律,我们就很容易使其他事情干扰并占据我们与神交通的时间。
  27. Plan your prayers. Think about what you want to say. You may even want to keep a written prayer list to remind you of things. 计划你的祷告。思想你想要说的。你甚至可以将祷告事项写下来以帮助你的记忆。
  28. Prepare your heart. Let God speak to you first in His Word. Remember your Savior’s gracious invitations and unfailing promises to hear your prayers. 预备你的心。让神首先藉着祂的话来向你说话。记住,你的救主慈爱的邀请和可靠的应许要听你的祷告。
  29. Be clear, concise and specific. The attitude of our hearts and the content of our prayers are more important than their length. 要清楚、简洁和具体。我们心里的态度和我们祷告的内容比祷告的长短更重要。
  30. Once you finish praying, let God take care of the things that only He can do. You take care of the things He wants you to do. 每当你结束祷告时,让神来处理祂所能作的事。你要留心做祂愿意你所做的事。 II. We Meet With Our Lord In Worship 我们在敬拜中与我们的主见面 A. Our Lord calls us to worship Him. 我们的主召我们敬拜祂。 Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7 - 1) Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. 2) Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song. . . 6) Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; 7) for He is our God and we are the people of the pasture, the flock under His care. 诗篇95:1-2,6-7 1 来啊,我们要向耶和华歌唱, 向拯救我们的磐石欢呼! 2 我们要来感谢他, 用诗歌向他欢呼! 6 来啊,我们要屈身敬拜, 在造我们的耶和华面前跪下。 7 因为他是我们的 神; 我们是他草场的羊,是他手下的民。 惟愿你们今天听他的话: Psalm 96:9 - Worship the Lord in the splendor of His holiness; tremble before Him, all the earth. 诗篇96:9 当以圣洁的妆饰敬拜耶和华; 全地要在他面前战抖! B. Worship is —- 敬拜是——
  31. A special meeting that God has with His believers. God comes to them to bless them through the teaching of His Word and the gift of His Sacraments. Believers respond by recognizing and declaring God’s supreme worth in their lives. 神与祂信徒的一次特别会面。神来到他们中间,藉着教导祂的话语和施行圣礼来祝福他们。信徒通过承认和宣扬神在他们生活中无比的价值来回应。
  32. God showing His grace to people in Jesus Christ and their grateful reply to God in heartfelt words and deeds of honor and praise." 神在耶稣基督里将祂的恩典表明给人,人满怀感恩的回应,以由衷的话语和行为来荣耀赞美神。
  33. “An intimate, two-way communication between God and His Christians.” “一个亲密的,在神和祂的基督徒之间双向的交通。” C. Participating in regular worship services with other disciples benefits our lives greatly. 常常与其他门徒一同参与敬拜事奉对我们的生活大有益处。 Psalm 84:1-2 - 1) How lovely is Your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty! 2) My soul yearns, even faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. 诗篇84:1-2 1 万军之耶和华啊, 你的居所何等可爱! 2 我羡慕渴想耶和华的院宇; 我的心肠,我的肉体向永生 神呼吁。 Matthew 18:20 - For where two or three come together in My name, there am I with them. 马太福音18:20 - 因为无论在哪里,有两三个人奉我的名聚会,那里就有我在他们中间。」
  34. Worship services give us opportunities to hear God’s life-giving Word and to enjoy His merciful presence. 敬拜事奉给我们机会来听神赐生命的道并得享祂慈爱的临在。 Proverbs 3:9 - Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops. 箴言3:9 - 你要以财物 和一切初熟的土产尊荣耶和华。 Psalm 96:8 - Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name; bring an offering and come into His courts. 诗篇96:8 - 要将耶和华的名所当得的荣耀归给他, 拿供物来进入他的院宇。
  35. Worship services give us opportunities to honor our Lord with our monetary gifts. 敬拜事奉给我们机会用我们的金钱来荣耀神。 Psalm 100:4-5 - 4) Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. 5) For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues to all generations. 诗篇100:4-5 - 4 当称谢进入他的门; 当赞美进入他的院。 当感谢他,称颂他的名! 5 因为耶和华本为善。 他的慈爱存到永远; 他的信实直到万代。
  36. Worship services give us opportunities to honor our Lord with our praises. 敬拜事奉给我们机会用我们的赞美来荣耀我们的主。 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 - 3) Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4) who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. 哥林多后书 1:3-4 3 愿颂赞归与我们的主耶稣基督的父 神,就是发慈悲的父,赐各样安慰的 神。4 我们在一切患难中,他就安慰我们,叫我们能用 神所赐的安慰去安慰那遭各样患难的人。
  37. Worship services give us opportunities to receive God’s comfort for our troubled lives. 敬拜事奉给我们机会可以得到神对我们充满患难的生活的安慰。 Ephesians 4:11-12 - 11) It was He (Christ) who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12) to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up. 以弗所书4:11-12 11 他所赐的,有使徒,有先知,有传福音的,有牧师和教师,12 为要成全圣徒,各尽其职,建立基督的身体,
  38. Worship services give us opportunities to be trained for service to God and His people. 敬拜事奉给我们机会得到训练来事奉神和属祂的人。 As she left church one Sunday morning, a woman was asked by a man, “Is the sermon already finished?” She replied, “No, the sermon has been preached, but now I am going out to do what it said.” 有一位女士在她星期天早上离开教会时,有人这样问她,“讲道结束了吗?”她回答说,“没有,道已经讲完,但现在我得去按照道所讲的去行了。” 2 Peter 3:18a - But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 彼得后书3:18a - 你们却要在我们主—救主耶稣基督的恩典和知识上有长进。愿荣耀归给他,从今直到永远。阿们!
  39. Worship services give us opportunities to grow in our relationship with the Lord Jesus. 敬拜事奉给我们机会可以增进与主耶稣的关系。 Hebrews 10:24-25 - 24) And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. 25) Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching. 希伯来书10:24-25 24 又要彼此相顾,激发爱心,勉励行善。25 你们不可停止聚会,好像那些停止惯了的人,倒要彼此劝勉,既知道那日子临近,就更当如此。
  40. Worship services give us opportunities to encourage fellow believers in their steward-discipleship and also to be encouraged by them. 敬拜事奉给我们机会可以勉励同行的信徒做管家-门徒,也同时可被他们勉励。 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 - 23) For I received from the Lord what I also passed onto you: The Lord Jesus, on the night He was betrayed, took bread, 24) and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 25) In the same way, after supper He took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” 26) For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes. 哥林多前书11:23-26 23 我当日传给你们的,原是从主领受的,就是主耶稣被卖的那一夜,拿起饼来,24 祝谢了,就擘开,说:「这是我的身体,为你们舍的,你们应当如此行,为的是记念我。」25 饭后,也照样拿起杯来,说:「这杯是用我的血所立的新约,你们每逢喝的时候,要如此行,为的是记念我。」26 你们每逢吃这饼,喝这杯,是表明主的死,直等到他来。
  41. Worship services give us opportunities to celebrate and be strengthened by the Lord’s Suppe. 敬拜事奉给我们机会可以藉着主的圣餐来庆祝和被勉励。 D. Some observations about regular worship attendance in the life of the Lord’s disciple. 对主门徒的生活中定期参加敬拜的观察结果。
  42. “God’s people worship Him, not because they have to, but because they want to.” “神的子民敬拜祂,不是因为他们必须如此,而是因为他们渴望这样。”
  43. “Perhaps a person can be a Christian, yet not go to church services. But why would anyone who is a Christian want to stay away?” “可能有人可以当一个基督徒,却不参加教会敬拜。但是一个基督徒为什么会想要逃避呢?”
  44. “The rule in the military is: ‘All present and accounted for.’ Should not the same rule be effective in the army of the Lord?” “军队里的规矩是:‘人人有责’在主的军队里不也应当同样有这样的规矩吗?”
  45. “When I neglect the services of my church, I injure its good name. I lessen its power. I discourage its members. I chill my own soul.” “当我忽略教会的事奉时,我伤害了他的好名声。我减少了他的能力。我使他的会众泄气。我使自己的灵魂感到寒心。”
  46. “One cannot be loyal to Christ without being loyal to His Church.” “人若不能忠于教会就不能忠于基督。” E. Our Lord desires sincere, heartfelt worship from us. 我们的主期望我们真诚、衷心的敬拜。 John 4:23-24 - 23) Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshippers the Father seeks. 24) God is spirit, and His worshippers must worship in spirit and in truth. 约翰福音4:23-24 23 时候将到,如今就是了,那真正拜父的,要用心灵和诚实拜他,因为父要这样的人拜他。」24 神是个灵,所以拜他的必须用心灵和诚实拜他。 Ecclesiastes 5:1 - Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong. 传道书5:1 - 你到 神的殿要谨慎脚步;因为近前听,胜过愚昧人献祭,他们本不知道所做的是恶。 Matthew 15:8-9a - 8) These people honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me. 9) They worship Me in vain. 马太福音15:8-9a - 8 这百姓用嘴唇尊敬我, 心却远离我; 9 他们将人的吩咐当作道理教导人, 所以拜我也是枉然。」
  47. The time of worship is one of the most serious times of the week. In worship, we have a sacred meeting with God Himself. It is a time when God seeks the full attention of our hearts, souls and minds as we listen to His Word and receive His blessings and then respond to Him in our prayers and praises. 敬拜的时间是一周里最重要的时间。在敬拜中,我们和神自己有一个神圣的会面。在那时,神要我们将全部的心、灵和思想放在听道和得蒙祝福上,然后藉着我们的祷告和赞美来向祂回应。
  48. Some people make these terrible mistakes in life: Instead of working at their work, playing at their play and worshipping at their worship; they worship their work, they work at their play, and they play at their worship. 有些人在生活中犯了一些如下的错误:没有在工作中努力,闲暇时玩耍,敬拜时崇拜;反而是在崇拜他们的工作,在享乐中努力,在敬拜中玩耍。 F. Helps For a Richer Worship Life 有助于丰富敬拜生活的提醒
  49. Attend worship services regularly at a church or fellowship that faithfully teaches God’s Word. Do not let other things come ahead of these important appointments with the Lord. 定期的参加忠信的教导神话语的教会或团契的崇拜。不要让其它任何事排在与神的重要约定之先。
  50. Arrive early for the service and prepare for worship by previewing the elements of the service (service theme, hymns, readings, prayers), by meditating on God’s Word and by praying for God’s blessings on the service and worshippers. 提前到达事奉地点,通过预习事奉的的每一步来预备敬拜(事奉时间、诗歌、读经、祷告),默想神的话并祈求神祝福事奉和敬拜者。
  51. If the Holy Supper is being celebrated, take time to prepare for receiving it with a knowing mind and believing heart. 如果要举行圣餐礼,要花时间来预备自己,用明白和相信的心来领受。 2 Corinthians 13:5 – Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test? 哥林多后书13:5 - 你们总要自己省察有信心没有,也要自己试验。岂不知你们若不是可弃绝的,就有耶稣基督在你们心里吗? Before we attend Holy Communion, God wants us to examine ourselves to see if we are sorry for our sins, trust in Jesus’ forgiveness for us and recognize what Holy Communion is and gives. 在我们参加圣餐礼之前,神愿意我们自己省察是否为自己的罪懊悔,是否相信耶稣赦免了我们,并明白圣餐是什么、会带给我们什么。 A good method of preparation is to ask ourselves these questions: 一个很好的预备方法是问自己如下的问题: a. Do I believe that I am a sinner? (Yes) 我是否相信我是一个罪人?(是) b. Am I sorry for my sins? (Yes) 我是否为自己的罪懊悔?(是) c. Do I believe that Jesus is my Savior from sin and that He has earned forgiveness for me by His life, death and resurrection? (Yes) 我是否相信耶稣是救我脱离罪的救主,祂用自己的降生、受死和复活为我赢得救恩?(是) d. Do I believe that in the Lord’s Supper I actually receive with the bread and wine the true body and blood of Jesus for the assurance of the forgiveness of my sins? (Yes) 我是否相信在圣餐中,我领受的饼和杯是真实的耶稣的血和身体,得以确保我的罪得以赦免?(是) e. Do I desire to improve my sinful life and, with God helping me, dedicate my life ever more to Christ and to His service? (Yes) 我是否愿意改变我有罪的生命并且,藉着神的帮助,将我的生命更完全的献给基督并事奉祂?(是)
  52. Concentrate on each part of the service. Participate actively in the service by singing, praying and listening. Fight against distractions. Using the worship materials. Take written notes on the sermon. 专心敬拜的每一部分。在唱诗、祷告和听道中积极参与敬拜,避免分心的事。使用敬拜的资料。在讲章上记笔记。
  53. Greet fellow worshippers before and after the service. Your fellow Christians are your spiritual brothers and sisters. Show them your love and give them spiritual encouragement and support. 在敬拜开始前和结束时向一同敬拜的人问好。你的基督徒同伴是你灵里的弟兄和姐妹。关爱他们并在灵里勉励支持他们。
  54. Review the sermon later on, discuss it with others, and seek to put God’s message into practice. 稍后要回顾讲章,与别人讨论,并尝试把神的话语付之于实践。 Agree - Disagree: Mark each statement either A Agree) or (D) Disagree. Be ready to explain your answer. 是非辨别:请用 (A) 是或 (D) 非辨别每项陈述。并预备阐明原因。 —- 1. When we pray, our main goal is to inform God of the things that we want Him to do for us. —- 1. 当我们祷告的时候,我们的主要目标是要神知道我们想要祂为我们做什么事。 —- 2. God will answer the prayer of all those who sincerely call on Him. —- 2. 神会听所有真诚呼求祂的人的祷告。 —- 3. If we have our personal needs met, we have very little to pray about. —- 3. 如果我们的个人需求满足了,就没有什么可以祷告的了。 —- 4. The more we pray to God, the less work we will have to do for Him. —- 4. 我们越多向神祷告,我们需要为祂所做的事工就越少。 —- 5. In worship God seeks to give us the things we need, and we seek to give Him the things He deserves. —- 5. 在敬拜中,神要给我们一切所需的,我们将祂所配得的给祂。 —- 6. In our worship we are to let God know just how much He means to us. —- 6. 在我们的敬拜中我们要让神知道祂对我们来说意义重大。 —- 7. People who choose not to worship God commit the sins of offending God, discouraging others and damaging their own souls. —- 7. 不敬拜神的人犯了抵挡神的罪,使他人灰心并伤害他们的灵魂。 Questions 问答
  55. Carefully read and examine Daniel’s great prayer of confession in Daniel 9:4-19. Identify five important characteristics of this prayer. 仔细查考在但以理书9:4-19中,但以理很好的认罪祷告。找出这个祷告中的五个特点。 a. b. c. d. e.
  56. How is a prayer of praise different from a prayer of thanksgiving? 赞美的祷告和感恩的祷告有什么不同?
  57. a. Which person (other than yourself) or cause do you most often pray for? 你最常为之祷告的是谁(除了你以外)? b. In a 3-5 sentences, write a prayer of intercession for that person or cause. (Be ready to share it with others.) 请用3-5句话,写下为这个人或某事的代祷(做好准备将其与大家分享)
  58. Develop a personal prayer list that uses the five parts of prayer. Pray through the list once a day for the seven days of the week. Revise your list daily to respond to God’s answers to your prayers and to other needs of which you become aware. 请使用祷告的五部分来制定出一个个人祷告事项清单。一周七次、每天一次的按照这个清单祷告。每天根据神对你祷告的回应以及你所想到的其它需要来修订这个清单。 a. Things To Confess 需要认罪的事项 b. Things to Thank God For 需要向神感恩的事项 c. Things To Ask For Myself 需要为自己祈求的事项 d. Things To Ask For Others 为别人代求的事项 e. Things To Praise God For 需要赞美神的事项
  59. The next worship service you attend, list all the different elements of that service (such as hymn, prayer, confession, sermon) and identify whether that element is a way that God speaks to us or a way that we respond to God. 在你下次参加的敬拜事奉中,记下其中所有的组成部分(比如唱诗、祷告、认罪、讲道)并确认每一部分是神向我们说话还是我们向神回应。 替代文本
  60. Plan the hymns for a worship service that deals with the theme: “God’s People Worship Their Lord.” Select a hymn for each part of the service and explain why you chose it. 为一次敬拜准备诗歌,主题是:“神的子民敬拜主”为敬拜的每一部分选择一首诗歌并说明你为什么选择这一首。 Opening Hymn Choice: ————————————- 起始诗歌:————————————- I chose this hymn because:————————————- 我选择这首诗歌的原因是——————— Sermon Hymn Choice:————————————- 证道诗歌:————————————- I chose this hymn because:————————————- 我选择这首诗歌的原因是——————— After-Sermon Hymn Choice:————————————- 证道后诗歌:—————————- I chose this hymn because:————————————- 我选择这首诗歌的原因是——————— Closing Sermon Hymn Choice:————————————- 证道结束诗歌:————————– I chose this hymn because:————————————- 我选择这首诗歌的原因是———————
  61. Compose a prayer to use when you are preparing yourself to receive the Holy Supper. (Be ready to share it.) 为你领受圣餐而准备一个祷告(预备好与大家分享)
  62. While you are listening to a sermon being preached at church, take notes and complete the following sentences: 当你在教会听见一篇证道时,记笔记并完成下面的句子: a. The primary Scripture text used for the sermon was:———————- 这篇证道使用的主要经文是:—————————————- b. The main goal or theme of the sermon was: —————————— 这篇证道的主要目标或主题是: c. Some things I learned from this sermon are: —————————— 我从这篇证道中所学到的是:————————————— d. Some things from this sermon that God wants me to believe are: ————– 在这篇证道中,神要我相信的是:————————————- e. Some things from this sermon that God wants me to change or do are: ——— 在这片讲章中神要我做的事或改变是:——————————-
  63. While you are listening to a different sermon being preached at church, take notes and complete the following sentences: 当你在教会中听另一篇证道时,做笔记并完成下述的句子 a. The Scripture text for this sermon was: ———————————– 这片证道的经文是:———————————————— b. Something in this sermon that God wants me to shed tears about (tears of sorrow or repentance) is:——————————————————– 在这篇证道中,神感动我流泪的地方是(懊悔或悔改的泪):——— c. Something in this sermon that God wants me to smile or laugh about (the smile or laughter of comfort or joy) is: ——————————————— 在这篇证道中神想让我欢笑或开心的地方是(因着安慰或喜乐而有的笑声):————————————————————— d. Something in this sermon that God wants me to think about (thoughts of wonder or reflection) is:—————————————————– 在这篇证道中神想让我思考的是(疑惑或反省的思考):————————————- e. Something in this sermon that God wants me to do (actions of service, love or change) is: ——————————————————– 在这篇证道中神想要我做的是(服事、爱或改变的行动):————————————- < 上页 下页 > 最后更新于 2014年7月22日 星期二 19:00