28 Jan 2021

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悔改 Repent

Acts 2:37-39

37他们听了以后,觉得扎心,就对彼得和其余的使徒说:弟兄们,我们应当作什么呢?38彼得说:你们应当悔改,并且每一个人都要奉耶稣基督的名受洗,使你们的罪得赦,就必领受圣灵,那白白的恩典。39这应许原是给你们和你们的儿女,以及所有在远方的人,就是给凡是我们主上帝召来归他的人。

37 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.”

 

 

重点学习

罪的赦免只基于基督。然而,洗礼如同封印一般,是上帝用来证实祂已经宽恕我们的方式。洗礼是我们被上帝领养的首付和保证,因此我们确实能说上帝赐我们洗礼是为了我们的罪得赦免。

我们接受圣灵的恩典,不是为了只能说方言,也不是为了当先知,或救死扶伤,或创造奇迹。上帝赐我们圣灵是为了更好的目的:使我们可以心存公义地相信祂和真心地宣告我们的救恩,好让我们能出死入生,使我们这群既空虚又贫苦的人得到富足,并可以抵抗这世界和撒旦。

我们必须永远记住,我们只有通过上帝的话语才能知道上帝的旨意。但单单听上帝的道是不够的,我们必须去行道,将真理活出来。

 

 

Lessons Learn

Forgiveness of sins is grounded in Christ alone. However, baptism is the seal by which he confirms this benefit to us. As baptism is the down-payment and pledge of our adoption, it is correctly said to be given to us for the forgiveness of our sins.

We do not receive the gift of Holy Spirit in order to speak in tongues or to be prophets or to heal the sick or to perform miracles. It is given to us for a better purpose: so that we may believe with righteousness in our hearts and make a true confession about being saved, so that we may pass from death to life, so that we who were poor and empty may be rich and may withstand the world and Satan.

We must always remember that we cannot know God’s will except through his Word. But it is not enough to have the Word in general; it must be applied to us.