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:​彼此相交(2017-8-10)

作者: 葛培理 来源:基督时报 蒙允转载2017年08月10日 09:30

彼此相交 Texting

读经

“我们将所看见、所听见的传给你们,使你们与我们相交。我们乃是与父并他儿子耶稣基督相交的。 我们将这些话写给你们,使你们的喜乐充足。”  约翰一书 1:3-4

We proclaim to you what we ourselves have actually seen and heard so that you may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. We are writing these things so that you may fully share our joy.  1 JOH N 1 : 3 – 4

默想

老一代人根本读不懂现在的网络语言,加上一些特殊符号、表情,更让他们头昏眼花。但是,早期的基督徒如果可以用电子通信和新媒体,他们肯定开心极了。设想一下他们可以做的事情。使徒保罗、彼得、约翰,多么急于分享耶稣在他们生命中的见证。新约使徒书信的字里行间,充满了他们对主、对福音、对教会的热爱。如果他们可以跟你一样,使用推特、推图、脸书、微信,他们可以瞬间接触多少信徒和朋友啊!

可惜,在早期教会,他们只能写信,用笔和纸。但是,他们竭尽所能。上帝与他们同在,鼓励。他们坚持用书信彼此相交,诉说耶稣的恩典。

Older generations can be confused by things like lol, rofl, or idc. If you add a   ;)   or   >:(   to the message, some older brains might not be able to handle the strain.The early Christians probably would have loved texting. Just imagine all the networking they could have done. People like Paul, Peter, and John wanted to share with others what Jesus was doing in their lives. You can feel their sense of urgency in the New Testament letters. If they could do what you can do, they would have utilized texting and Twitter feeds and Instagram and a whole host of other social media platforms to get their message out to their friends.

Writing letters the old-fashioned way was the closest thing the early church had to texting. They had to use ink and paper (well, papyrus). But they did their best and were very prolific. When God put something passionate and important on their hearts, they couldn’t wait to write to their friends about what Jesus was doing in their lives.

祷告

耶稣,让我抓住机会,分享你在我生命中的恩典。阿们。

Jesus, let me use the opportunities I have to share with my friends what you are doing in my life. Amen.

行动

用一切的可能手段,分享耶稣在你生命中的见证。

Using whatever method of communication you want, share with some of your friends what Jesus is doing in your life.


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