Don’t be ashamed 不要感到羞愧

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Don’t be ashamed 不要感到羞愧

January 20, 2013 一月二十日 ANNOUNCEMENTS 公告

Speaker 講師 : Michael Haggard

Audio Sermon 聽講道

Don’t be ashamed 不要感到羞愧

Paul’s encouragement to Timothy 保羅對提摩太的鼓勵

ASHAMED 羞愧的定義:

ashamed |əˈ sh āmd| [adjective] 形容詞

• embarrassed or feeling guilt because of something one has done or a characteristic one has :
一個人因過去所做的事或個人身上所擁有的特徵而覺得丟臉或罪惡感

you should be ashamed of yourself  應該要感到羞愧的時候:
• reluctant to do something through fear of embarrassment or humiliation :

因為害怕丟臉或受屈辱而不願去做某事:例如,
I’m ashamed to say I followed him home, or: 說出我跟蹤他回家的事讓我覺得羞恥,或:
I am not ashamed to be seen with them.
我並不覺得被他人看見我和他們在一起是丟臉的事。

• embarrassed or humiliated to be associated with a person :
因和某人成為朋友而感到丟臉或羞愧:

his clothes and manners made me ashamed of him. 他的穿著和態度令我覺得可恥

2 Timothy 1:8-9 提摩太後書:一章八­-九節

8 So never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord. And don’t be ashamed of me, either, even though I’m in prison for him.  With the strength God gives you, be ready to suffer with me for the sake of the Good News. 9 For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time —to show us his grace through Christ Jesus.

8所以, 不要以給我們的主作見證當作羞恥, 也不要以我這為主被囚的當作羞恥, 卻要為了福音的緣故, 靠著 神的大能, 與我同受磨難。 9神救了我們, 以聖召呼召我們, 不是按照我們的行為, 卻是按照他自己的計劃和恩典; 這恩典是在萬世以前, 在基督耶穌裡賜給了我們的

INCOMPETENT無能的定義:

incompetent |inˈkämpətənt; i ng-| [adjective] 形容詞

• not having or showing the necessary skills to do something successfully :
沒有展現出或擁有足夠的技能成功地完成某事:

a forgetful and incompetent assistant. 一個健忘的和不適任的助理

How do we avoid… 我們該如何避免

Being ashamed of the gospel? 因為福音而感到羞辱?

Being weak in the face of pain and trouble? 因苦難而感到軟弱?

Being incompetent in our walk with God? 在服事上,感到能力不足?

Failing in our faith? 失去信心?

#1 Convince Yourself 說服自己

2 Timothy 2:14-19 提摩太後書 二章:十四至十九節

14 Remind everyone about these things, and command them in God’s presence to stop fighting over words. Such arguments are useless, and they can ruin those who hear them.  15 Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth.

14你要在 神面前把這些事提醒眾人, 叮囑他們不要作無益的爭辯; 這只能敗壞聽見的人。15你應當竭力在 神面前作一個蒙稱許、無愧的工人, 正確地講解真理的道。

16 Avoid worthless, foolish talk that only leads to more godless behavior. 17 This kind of talk spreads like cancer, as in the case of Hymenaeus and Philetus. 18 They have left the path of truth, claiming that the resurrection of the dead has already occurred; in this way, they have turned some people away from the faith. 19 But God’s truth stands firm like a foundation stone with this inscription: “The LORD knows those who are his,” and “All who belong to the LORD must turn away from evil.”

16 總要遠避世俗的空談, 因為這些必會引人進到更不敬虔的地步。 17 他們的話好像毒瘤一樣蔓延; 他們當中有許米乃腓理徒。18 他們偏離了真道, 說復活的事已經過去了, 於是毀壞了一些人的信心。 19 然而, 神堅固的根基已經立定, 上面刻著這樣的印: “主認識屬於他的人”和“凡稱呼主名的人都應當離開不義”。

#1 – Go over the basics again and again 不斷重複基本的事:

Remind yourself of God’s word and try to remove your feelings and wishes and superstitions. 常以神的話語提醒自己並試著挪去個人的感覺、私欲及迷信

#2 – Study to find deep and full truth透過研讀去尋求深奧完整的真理

Show yourself approved to God, passing the test, correctly handling the tools, certified! 證實自己是神所認同的,是驗證合格的,善用並驗證你的恩賜與能力 。

 #3 – Avoid silly and foolish things避免愚蠢無聊的事情

Arguing really convinces no one.  A changed life is the best proof.

爭辯無法說服任何人。一個被更新的生命才是最好的證明。

#2 – Cleanse Yourself聖潔的生活

We know that only Jesus can clean you of sin…

but you CAN stop rolling around in the mud.

雖然我們知道唯有耶穌可以洗清我們的汙穢…但你可以停止在泥沼中打滾

2 Timothy 2:20-21提摩太後書 二章:二十至二十一節

20 In a wealthy home some utensils are made of gold and silver, and some are made of wood and clay.  The expensive utensils are used for special occasions, and the cheap ones are for everyday use. 21 If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use.  Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work.

20 在富貴人的家裡(“富貴人的家裡”原文作“大房子”), 不但有金器、銀器, 也有木器、瓦器; 有貴重的, 也有卑賤的。 21人若自潔, 離開卑賤的事, 就必作貴重的器皿, 成為聖潔, 合主使用, 預備行各樣的善事。

There are many things that don’t matter! But there are many other things that you just have to give up and throw away!

生活中有些事物並不會影響我們!但有一些是卻是我們一定要放棄並遠離的!

#3 – Control Yourself自制

Part of your changed life is a new motto: “I am not going to do that anymore, instead, I am going to do this!” Not because it saves you…but because it honors the one you love. 生命被更新的人會有一個新的生活格言:“我不再做這事”,而不是 “我要這樣做!” 這麼做並不是為了得救的緣故,而是為了榮耀那位你所愛的。

2 Timothy 2:22-26提摩太後書 二章:二十二節 至二十六節

22 Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts. 23 Again I say, don’t get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights.  24 A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people.

22你應當逃避年輕人的私慾, 要和那些以清潔的心求告主的人, 一同追求公義、信心、愛心、和平。 23你要拒絕愚蠢無知的問難; 你知道這些事會引起爭論。24 但主的僕人卻不可爭論, 總要待人溫和, 善於教導, 存心忍耐,

25 Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those people’s hearts, and they will learn the truth.  26 Then they will come to their senses and escape from the devil’s trap. For they have been held captive by him to do whatever he wants.

25 以溫柔勸導那些對抗的人, 或許 神給他們悔改的心, 可以認識真理。 26他們雖然曾經被魔鬼擄去, 隨從他的意思而行, 或許也能醒悟過來, 脫離魔鬼的陷阱。

Just share 只要分享

Don’t hesitate 不要猶豫

Just love  單單愛人

Don’t argue 不要爭辯

Just talk 只要用說的

Don’t yell  不要叫嚷

Just reach out  認識新朋友

Don’t judge 卻不要論斷

Just give people Jesus… let them sort it out with God

只要把耶穌介紹給人…  剩下的就讓他們自己和耶穌去解決

Finally…結語

So never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord. 不要以傳揚福音為恥

With the strength God gives you, be ready to suffer for the sake of the Good News.

靠著神的大能,預備好自己為福音而受苦

For God saved us and called us to live a holy life.  神救了我們, 並呼召我們過聖潔的生活

He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time — to show us his grace through Christ Jesus. 祂如此做並不是因為我們配得,而是,早在萬世以前,祂就計畫透過耶穌基督來顯明對我們的恩惠。

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