Having Enough Faith 足夠的信心
January 013, 2013 一月十三日 ANNOUNCEMENTS 公告
Speaker 講師 : Michael Haggard
Having Enough Faith足夠的信心
How many bottles do you have to hold it all? 多少瓶子才夠裝？
The Importance of Oil油的重要性：
2 Kings 4:1-7
One day the widow of a member of the group of prophets came to Elisha and cried out, “My husband who served you is dead, and you know how he feared the LORD. But now a creditor has come, threatening to take my two sons as slaves.”
“What can I do to help you?” Elisha asked.
Elisha asked. “Tell me, what do you have in the house?”
“Nothing at all, except a flask of olive oil,” she replied.
列王記下 四章七節：一位先知門徒的妻子哀求以利沙說： “你僕人我的丈夫死了， 你知道你的僕人是敬畏耶和華的。 現在債主來要抓我的兩個孩子作他的奴僕。”
以利沙對他說： “我可以為你作甚麼呢？ 告訴我， 你家裡有甚麼呢？”
她說： “婢女家中除了一瓶油以外， 甚麼也沒有。”
And Elisha said, “Borrow as many empty jars as you can from your friends and neighbors. Then go into your house with your sons and shut the door behind you. Pour olive oil from your flask into the jars, setting each one aside when it is filled.”
以利沙說： “你到外面去向你所有的鄰居借空器皿， 要盡量多借。然後回去， 把你和你兒子關在家裡, 你要把油倒在所有器皿裡面， 裝滿了的就放在一邊。”
So she did as she was told. Her sons kept bringing jars to her, and she filled one after another. Soon every container was full to the brim!
於是婦人離開了他， 把自己和兒子關在門內； 她的兒子不住地把器皿拿到她面前， 她就把油倒進去。器皿都倒滿了的時候,
“Bring me another jar,” she said to one of her sons.“There aren’t any more!” he told her. And then the olive oil stopped flowing.
她對兒子說： “再拿一個器皿給我。 他對她說： “再沒有器皿了。”油就止住了。
When she told the man of God what had happened, he said to her, “Now sell the olive oil and pay your debts, and you and your sons can live on what is left over.”
她去告訴神人， 神人說： “你去把油賣掉， 還清你的債務， 你和你的兒子可以靠著剩下的過活。”
Did we really go and get __________________________________?
Or did we get ___________, did we _________, did we say “this is ________”?
還是…我們__________，我們有_________嗎？ 我們有說 “ 這___________”嗎?
THE OIL DIDN’T _____________ UNTIL THE _____________ DID
直到_____________ 這些油才 __________
When you need faith… __________________________________________________?
Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.
路加福音 六章三十八節:要給人， 就必有給你們的； 並且要用十足的升斗， 連按帶搖， 上尖下流地倒在你們懷裡； 因為你們用甚麼升斗量給人， 就必用甚麼升斗量給你們。”