14 May 2021

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主的手与他们同在
The Lord's hand was with them

Acts 11:19-21

19那些因司提反事件遭受苦难而四散的门徒,一直走到腓尼基、塞浦路斯、安提阿;他们不对别人传讲,只对犹太人传讲。20但其中有些塞浦路斯人和古利奈人,来到安提阿,也对希腊人传讲主耶稣。21主的手与他们同在,信而归主的人就多起来。

19 Now those who had been scattered by the persecution that broke out when Stephen was killed travelled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch, spreading the word only among Jews.20 Some of them, however, men from Cyprus and Cyrene, went to Antioch and began to speak to Greeks also, telling them the good news about the Lord Jesus. 21 The Lord’s hand was with them, and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord.

 

重点学习

上帝用那么奇妙的方式挫败了撒旦的计划。毋庸置疑,就算时至今日我们依然相信祂会让信徒在逼迫中得胜,好叫教会尽管流散各地也能增长。

从这几节经文中我们学到那些逃过逼迫的信徒也许会利用有生之年传扬上帝的荣耀。他们何以如此勇敢?那是上帝超自然的作为。他们一有机会便能在瞬间下定决心。这样的决定不是出于肉体也不是出于血气。

信心不仅仅是知识,信心让那先前远离上帝的人恢复与上帝的公义连结。

 

Lessons Learn

God frustrated Satan’s efforts in a wonderful way; and even today we need not doubt that he will make triumphs out of persecutions, so that the church may grow better despite its being scattered.

From these verses we learn that Christians who escape from persecution may spend the rest of their lives spreading the glory of God. How was it that they were so bold? It happened by God’s extraordinary influence; they made up their minds on the spur of the moment as the opportunity arose. This sort of decision making is not of flesh and blood.

Faith is not mere knowledge but restores people who were previously turned away from God and binds them to his righteousness.