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Booting Out The Rubbish (Chinese/English)

Matthew 21

马太福音 21

12 And Jesus went into the temple and drove out all who bought and sold in the sacred place, and He turned over the four-footed tables of the money changers and the chairs of those who sold doves.

12耶稣进了 神的殿,赶出殿里一切做买卖的人,推倒兑换银钱之人的桌子,和卖鸽子之人的凳子。

13 He said to them, The Scripture says, my house shall be called a house of prayer; but you have made it a den of robbers.

13对他们说:「经上记着说:我的殿必称为祷告的殿,你们倒使它成为贼窝了。」

BOOTING OUT THE RUBBISH

清除垃圾

Should Christians get angry?

基督徒可以生气吗?

Well, it says not to be angry.. but Jesus certainly was.. this shows us that we can be angry, but angry at what God is angry about.

好吧,圣经说不要生气……但耶稣在这里肯定是生气了……这告诉我们可以生气,但是要对上帝生气的事情生气。

There is such a thing as righteous anger, remember Jesus was sinless., this was not wrong what Jesus was doing.

这就是有正义的愤怒。记住耶稣是无罪的,耶稣所做的并没有错。

This was taking place in the court of the gentiles, this was an area that was supposed to be set aside for worship, but had been turned into a place of commercial activity, and not one of high repute either, these merchants were fleecing the worshipers.

这件事发生在外邦人的院子里,本来是用来做礼拜的地方,却变成了商业活动场所,而且连商业活动的名声也不好,因为这些商人在敲诈信徒。

How many churches today have commercial activity going on within their walls.. bookstores, their pastors write books that are sold for many dollars?

今天有多少教堂在他们的围墙内进行商业活动……书店,他们的牧师写的书卖很多美元?

What do you think Jesus would do if he came to your church?

如果耶稣来到你的教会,你认为他会做什么?

Would he have to drive out the merchants from your place of prayer?

他是否会将商人赶出您的祈祷场所?

When churches become more like a business then they stop fulfilling their calling.

当教会变得更像一个企业时,他们就不再履行他们的呼召。

We sure need to clean house church and to remember that church is for reaching out to a lost world.. it is not a commercial operation.. it’s God’s operation to reach a needy and sin sick world.

我们的确需要清理教会,并记住教会是为了接触失丧的世界……这不是商业活动……这是上帝的行动,是为了接触一个有需要和罪恶的世界。

The church in Ephesus was full of activity.. Jesus said that was good.. but they had missed the point.. it’s not about activity.. it’s about communion with God.. amen

以弗所的教会充满了活动..耶稣说那很好..但他们错过了重点..这与活动无关..这是关于与上帝的交流..阿门

Revelation 2

启示录第二章

1To the angel (messenger) of the assembly (church) in Ephesus write: These are the words of Him Who holds the seven stars [which are the messengers of the seven churches] in His right hand, Who goes about among the seven golden lampstands [which are the seven churches]:1「你要写信给以弗所教会的使者,说:『那右手拿着七星、在七个金灯台中间行走的,说:

2 I know your industry and activities, laborious toil and trouble, and your patient endurance, and how you cannot tolerate wicked [men] and have tested and critically appraised those who call [themselves] apostles (special messengers of Christ) and yet are not, and have found them to be impostors and liars.

2我知道你的行为、劳碌、忍耐,也知道你不能容忍恶人。你也曾试验那自称为使徒却不是使徒的,看出他们是假的来。

3 I know you are enduring patiently and are bearing up for My name’s sake, and you have not fainted or become exhausted or grown weary.

3你也能忍耐,曾为我的名劳苦,并不乏倦。

4 But I have this [one charge to make] against you: that you have left (abandoned) the love that you had at first [you have deserted Me, your first love].

4然而有一件事我要责备你,就是你把起初的爱心离弃了。

5 Remember then from what heights you have fallen. Repent (change the inner man to meet God’s will) and do the works you did previously [when first you knew the Lord], or else I will visit you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you change your mind and repent.

5所以,应当回想你是从哪里坠落的,并要悔改,行起初所行的事。你若不悔改,我就临到你那里,把你的灯台从原处挪去。

Two final questions…

最后两个问题…

How angry would Jesus be if he came to your church?

如果耶稣来到你的教会,他会有多生气?

What would Jesus get rid of in your church?

耶稣会在你的教会中除去什么?

We need to get rid of the things that hinder us.. Amen.

我们需要摆脱阻碍我们的事情……阿门。

Jesus was angry because the place of prayer was being misused in the temple. How angry do you think the Father is when he sees the prayer meeting side-lined in the church?

耶稣很生气,因为祷告的地方在圣殿里被滥用了。 当父亲看到教堂里的祷告会被搁置时,你认为他有多生气?

TIME TO CLEAN HOUSE AND TO MAKE THE PLACE OF PRAYER THE MAIN PLACE

是时候打扫房间并把祷告的地方变成重要的场所了

About Keith H

Hello everyone, my name is Keith or kk. I am a christian writer and teacher living in Nanjing China Teaching both online and in person, Have several students. Am married to a wonderful chinese lady called Helen with a beautiful 27 year old daughter called sherry, she is a ba in fine arts from brandon university in Canada

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