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Fleeting Opportunities (Chinese/English)

Fleeting Opportunities

转瞬即逝的机会

“Make the most of your chances to tell others the Good News. Be wise in all your contacts with them.  Let your conversation be gracious as well as sensible, for then you will have the right answer for everyone Colossians 4:5-6.”

用一切机会传讲神的好消息。要用智慧与外人交往。 你们的言语要带着优雅和朴实,因此就可知道该怎样回答各人。 歌罗西书 4:5-6

Life is short, very short. We have a very limited time on earth, and we are to take every single opportunity we have to reach as many people as we can. We have numerous opportunities to share our faith.   Some are with people we will probably never come into contact with again. Opportunities are fleeting.

生命短暂,非常短暂。我们在世上有着有限的时光,我们要用每个机会尽可能使福音传到更多人。我们有大量机会分享信心。有时是与那些再不会交流的人。机会转瞬即逝。

This verse tells us that in all our contacts with people, we can even put people off by how we approach them and certainly by our mannerisms and attitude. But especially by our speech, we want so much to share the gospel, that we forget that the hearer has legitimate questions, they want to hear of that hope that is within you. Yet, we seek to virtually throw it down people’s throats without listening to them.   That’s why we have two ears and one mouth.

这节告诉我们在我们与人的所有联系中,通过我们的言谈举止和态度,我们甚至可能招人反感。我们如此希望分享福音,但特别在我们的谈话时,我们忘记了听者会有合理的问题,他们想要听到你内心的希望。然而事实上我们寻求的是灌输而不是倾听。那也是为何我们有两只耳朵却有一张嘴。

How many people have been put off by our attitude, but especially by our speech?   We speak over them; we push our literature in their face or we even run after them begging them to take a tract. Did Jesus ever do that? Did the apostle Paul or Peter or Stephen? They spoke firmly and truthfully, but they spoke with graciousness and sensitivity. Our job when we witness is to draw people to Jesus not drive people away from Him.

多少人对我们的态度特别是对我们的讲说反感? 我们与他们交流;我们把我们的文学作品推到他们面前,或者我们甚至追在他们后面祈求他们拿走一本册子。耶稣曾经那么做了吗?使徒保罗或彼得或司提反那么做了吗?他们坚定充满信心地讲话,但他们优雅且朴实地宣讲。我们的工作是用我们的见证吸引人们来到耶稣面前而不是把他们推的更远。

Which are you doing?

你正在做哪一种呢?

God bless you

愿神祝福你

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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3 comments

  1. Excellent Keith!
    God Bless~

  2. Jennifer Woodley

    Love your work Keith, thank you.

  3. SO WELCOME GIRLS

    WHAT A BLESSING YOU ARE TO ME ALSO

    GOING TO UK FROM JUNE TO 5 SEPT

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