加拉太書 第一章 1—8節
1 作使徒的保羅（不是由於人，也不是藉著人，乃是藉著耶穌基督，與叫他從死裡復活的父 神） 2 和一切與我同在的眾弟兄，寫信給加拉太的各教會。 3 願恩惠、平安從父 神與我們的主耶穌基督歸與你們！ 4 基督照我們父 神的旨意，為我們的罪捨己，要救我們脫離這罪惡的世代。 5 但願榮耀歸於 神，直到永永遠遠。阿們！ 6 我希奇你們這麼快離開那藉著基督之恩召你們的，去從別的福音。 7 那並不是福音，不過有些人攪擾你們，要把基督的福音更改了。 8 但無論是我們，是天上來的使者，若傳福音給你們，與我們所傳給你們的不同，他就應當被咒詛。
1. Paul, an apostle—sent not from men nor by man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead— 2. and all the brothers with me, 3. Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4. who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, 5. to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 6. I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— 7. which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. 8. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned!
- If I had to argue for the reality of the gospel by giving one example of how I have changed by faith, what would I share? How is my personal experience of Christ an important part of my witness to others?
- Whom do I know who was once very hostile to Christ, but is now His follower? What brought about that change?
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.)
Getting to know Mom & Dad: Conduct an interview of Mom and Dad by your children on how you became Christians. Encourage children to include questions such as “what was you like before you became a Christian, how did you become a Christian, what happened after you became a Christian”. Remember to record the interview in your Family Devotional Journal.