260靈修 July 27, 2011: 使徒行傳第二章 Acts:2

第二章

37 眾人聽見這話,覺得扎心,就對彼得和其餘的使徒說:弟兄們,我們當怎樣行?

38 彼得說:你們各人要悔改,奉耶穌基督的名受洗,叫你們的罪得赦,就必領受所賜的聖靈;

39 因為這應許是給你們和你們的兒女,並一切在遠方的人,就是主─我們神所召來的。

40 彼得還用許多話作見證,勸勉他們說:你們當救自己脫離這彎曲的世代。 41 於是領受他話的人就受了洗。那一天,門徒約添了三千人, 42 都恆心遵守使徒的教訓,彼此交接,擘餅,祈禱。

 

默想

那些人聽到彼得被聖靈充滿所傳講的信息後。都深受感動,他們問:「我們當怎樣行呢」?這是每個初信主的人,都要問的基本問題,單單為自己的罪而難過是不夠的,必須求神赦免。當我們悔改時,神不單塗抹我們的罪,更讓我們的靈得到更新,可以活出蒙赦免的新生命。

回想一下,神曾否提醒我日常生活中的過錯?我是怎麼回答的?我現今是活出新的生命嗎?

 

 

禱告與筆錄:

繼續安靜在神面前,與神對話,並聆聽祂對我說的話。將心中的思想(心得),或是與神的禱告,記錄在“靈程筆記”簿上面。

 

Chapter 2

37When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, "Brothers, what shall we do?"

38Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

39The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call."

40With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, "Save yourselves from this corrupt generation." 41Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.

 

 

 

Meditation

  1. Those that heard Peter’s Spirit-filled message were moved.  They asked, “What shall we do?”  This is the basic question every new believer will ask.  It’s not enough to feel sorry for the sins we have committed, we need to ask for God’s forgiveness.  When we repent, God will not only wipe away our sins, He will renew us spiritually so that we may live out the forgiven new life.
  2. Recall a time when God reminded me of my wrongs.  What was my response?  Am I living a new life now?  The Bible tells us that if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

 

Prayer & Journaling:

Stay with God for a little longer.  Continue to converse with God and listen to what he wants to tell me.  Then write down any thought and/or prayer in the 2011 “Spiritual Journal” book.

 

Family Time (Begin this time by reading the passage above using a children’s Bible.)

What did the early church do when they get together?  What will be included in your gathering that will be just like the early church?  Discuss and make specific plan.  Record your plan in the Family Devotional Journal.  Hopefully  your plan includes singing praises, praying, reading the Bible, fellowshipping and enjoying each other, having fun!

 

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