Bethany Presbyterian Church

29 Oct 2021

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背风而行
Move on with difficulties

Acts 27:6-8

百夫长在那里找到一艘亚历山太来的船,要开往意大利去,就叫我们上了那船。一连几天,船都走得很慢,好不容易才到了革尼土的对面。因为有风阻挡着我们,就沿着克里特背风而行,从撒摩尼对面经过,沿着海岸行驶,航程很艰难,后来才到了靠近拉西亚城一个名叫美港的地方

There the centurion found an Alexandrian ship sailing for Italy and put us on board. We made slow headway for many days and had difficulty arriving off Cnidus. When the wind did not allow us to hold our course, we sailed to the lee of Crete, opposite Salmone. We moved along the coast with difficulty and came to a place called Fair Havens, near the town of Lasea.

 

重点学习

我们如果参照地图,就会发现保罗一行人的船绕道而行,绕了好远。狂风大浪使他们无法按着最短的航线行使。经过一连几天与惊涛骇浪搏斗,他们的船沿着克里特背风而行,来到了一个名叫美港的小海港。

当时,航海是很危险的。这不仅是因为风势的阻力,也因为当时是一年之中最不适于航海的时候。

在我们今天的时代,传福音也是一件危险的事。反对福音,抵挡我们的人越来越多。这世代根本没有任何适于传福音的好时机,但我们必须效法保罗和他的团队,凭信心勇往直前。

 

Lessons Learn

If we look at the map, we can see what a long way round that ship had to take; but the strong west winds made the direct journey impossible. After many days of struggling against the wind, the ship slipped under the lee of Crete and came to a little port called Fair Havens.

Sailing had already become dangerous. Not only were the winds against them then, but it was a bad time of year for sailing.

Preaching Gospel has also become dangerous in our century. More and more people against the Gospel, against us. It will never have a good time of year for preaching but we should learn from Paul and his team to walk with faith.