神爱世人,甚至将他的独生子赐给他们,叫一切信他的,
不至灭亡,反得永生。(约3:16)

​【双语灵修】葛培理:乐意事奉(2017-12-7)

作者: 葛培理 来源:基督时报 蒙允转载2017年12月07日 09:49

乐意事奉 With Gladness

读经

“普天下当向耶和华欢呼! 你们当乐意事奉耶和华, 当来向他歌唱!”  诗篇 100:1-2 

Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth! Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy.  P S A LM 1 0 0 : 1 – 2

默想

教会是不是应该有活力、有生气?有些人认为教会应该是严肃、庄重、神圣的。但那不是教会的全部。如果牧师讲道枯燥乏味,耶稣也会听睡着了。如果诗班唱歌刻板无力,耶稣也会觉得无聊。

耶稣也希望教会在宣传单张上做点花样;耶稣也愿意参与你们对圣经的积极讨论;耶稣会鼓励你们对上帝的努力探索;耶稣也希望和你们一起烤肉、一起度过欢乐时光。耶稣喜爱和上帝的儿女们在一起。他进入耶路撒冷的时候,人们都热烈欢迎他、赞美他。耶稣说,石头必会呼叫起来!普天下都欢呼起来吧!

Do you know that church isn’t supposed to be boring? Did you know that? Some people have been engrained to think that church is always supposed to be solemn and respectful and ordered and hallowed (which sounds especially seriously religious if you pronounce it Old English-style:“Hal-low-ed”). But this just isn’t a full picture of church. Can you see Jesus being satisfied to fall asleep as a speaker drones on and on? Can you imagine Jesus looking blank faced as choruses are repeated and a pew bench cramps his lower back?

Can you picture Jesus trying to draw something on the bulletin with that little tiny golf pencil found next to the old red hymnal? Or do see Jesus engaging in discussion about the Bible? Do you imagine him smiling as people make discoveries about the greatness of God? Do you picture him preparing a meal over a fire and giving thanks for the food and for time with his friends? He loved being with the gathering of his followers! When he entered Jerusalem, as people rallied to him, he declared, “Even the stones will burst into cheers!”

祷告

耶稣,让我内心欢呼,向你敬拜。阿们。

Jesus, let my heart come alive with joy before you today. Amen.

行动

找一些朋友,一起欢歌笑语,唱诗赞美主。

Pick up some musical instruments or get a karaoke machine. Then gather some friends, put on smiles and laughter, and spend some time loudly singing praise songs.


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