Bethany Presbyterian Church

20 JUL 2021

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有很多人信了
Many of them believed

Acts 17:10-12

10 弟兄们当夜立刻送保罗和西拉往比里亚去。二人到了,就进入犹太人的会堂。11 这里的人,比帖撒罗尼迦人开明,热切接受主的道,天天考查圣经,要知道所听的是否与圣经相符。12 结果他们中间有很多人信了,也有高贵的希腊妇女,男的也不少

10 As soon as it was night, the believers sent Paul and Silas away to Berea. On arriving there, they went to the Jewish synagogue.  11 Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.  12 As a result, many of them believed, as did also a number of prominent Greek women and many Greek men.

 

重点学习

路加首先称赞比利亚人开明并热切接受主的道,其次是他们天天考查圣经以坚固信仰。这应当是信心的入门:就是我们愿意跟随主,愿意放下出于人的理性而降服于基督,受教于祂并遵行祂的教导。

 

Lessons Learn

The first thing Luke praises the Bereans for is that they were ready and eager to receive the Gospel; the second is that they strengthened their faith daily by diligent inquiry. Certainly, this is the way to enter into the faith first of all: that we are ready to follow, and that we abandon our human understanding and submit ourselves to Christ, to be taught by him and to obey him.