2023-02-04 “The Flock of God: Safe in Jesus Christ”(1 Peter 5:1-4)

The Flock of God: Safe in Jesus Christ 神的羊安穩在耶穌基督裡“(1 Peter 彼得前書 5:1-4)

… Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.

… 務要牧養你們中間的羊群,按著神的旨意照顧他們。不是出於勉強,而是出於甘心;不是因為貪財,而是出於熱誠;也不是要轄制託付你們的羊群,而是作他們的榜樣。到了牧長顯現的時候,你們必定得著那永不衰殘的榮耀冠冕。

Knowing God, walking with Him and recognizing that tender, strong and mighty as well as healing, musical, solemn and beautiful voice of the good Shepherd Jesus Christ will always bring one at home in His Spirit-filled church where everything centres around Him. The true Christian church can include Christians from various denominations but they are all together on one thing – Jesus Christ is wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption! They recognize the voice of the Lord, know and are sensitive to His presence. The child of the King of kings is a sheep who loves his Shepherd! Stay close to Jesus and all of the wolves in the world cannot get a tooth in you.

認識神,與祂同行,並辨認出那既溫柔,又洪亮有力,與及醫治的、美妙的、荘嚴的、優雅的、好牧人耶穌基督的聲音,必常常把人自在地帶回祂聖靈所充滿、一切事情都以祂為中心的教會。真正的基督教會,包含來自各宗派的基督徒,都會滙聚於同一點上 – 耶穌基督是智慧、公義、聖潔和救贖!他們辨認出主的聲音,曉得和敏銳主的臨在。萬王之王的孩子啊,就是愛他牧人的羊!緊緊靠近耶穌吧,世上所有的豺狼連一口也咬不到你。

Prayer: Father God, thank you for reminding us, out of our love to you, not only to live a life worthy of the calling we have received but also to be eager to serve and be examples to others so that we could be little shepherds of your flock, no matter how few there are, which you have put around us under our care. May the love of our Lord Jesus set our heart on fire in doing your will. Amen.

禱告: 父神啊,感謝你提醒我們,要發自對你的愛,不單只行事為人,配得上我們所蒙的呼召,而且也要熱誠去服侍,並作他們的榜樣,以致我們能作你的小牧人,照顧你已放在我們周圍的群羊,不論只是廖廖無幾。願我們主耶穌的愛燃點著我們的心,去行你的旨意。阿們。

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