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Mad Or Glad (Chinese/English)

ACTS 12

使徒行传第12章

12 When he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose other name was Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying. 13 And when he knocked at the door of the gateway, a servant girl named Rhoda came to answer. 14 Recognizing Peter’s voice, in her joy she did not open the gate but ran in and reported that Peter was standing at the gate. 15 They said to her, “You are out of your mind.” But she kept insisting that it was so, and they kept saying, “It is his angel!” 16 But Peter continued knocking, and when they opened, they saw him and were amazed.

12(彼得)想了一想,就往那称呼马可的约翰,他母亲马利亚家去,有许多人聚集在那里祷告。13他敲门的时候,有一个使女,名叫罗大,出来探听。14她认出了彼得的声音,就欢喜的顾不得开大门,而是跑进去告诉众人说:彼得站在门外。15他们对她说:“你是疯了。”使女极力地说:“真是他!”,他们说:“必是他的天使!”16但彼得不住地敲门,他们开了门,看见他,就很惊奇。

Mad Or Glad

疯狂还是兴奋

What do you expect when you go to a prayer meeting? You expect answers to prayer right! Maybe your prayers aren’t answered in such a dramatic way as they were here.

I want to focus on Rhoda; one of the forgotten heroes of Scripture.

当你去参加祷告会时,你期待什么?你希望祷告得到正确的回应!也许你的祈祷没有像在这里那样得到戏剧性的回应。

我想关注的人物是罗大;圣经中被遗忘的英雄之一。

She had faith! Let’s look at her faith:

It was an excited faith. She was probably saved. She probably knew the situation and was praying for Peter. People were there at the gate, and it says “in her joy”. Literally she was so overcome with joy, that her heart was overflowing with excitement. When God answers prayer, does it excite your heart or is just, “oh well that’s good?”It was an eager faith. She couldn’t wait to share what God had done. Is it like that with you/me? When God does something in your life in answer to prayer, do you want to share it?

她有信心!让我们看看她的信仰:

这是一种令人激动的信心。她很可能得救了。她可能知道当时的情形,也正在为彼得祷告。人们都在门口,上面写着“她正感到喜悦之际”。从字面上看,她是如此的欣喜若狂,以至于她的内心充满了兴奋激动。当上帝回应你的祷告时,你的心会激动吗?或者只是,“哦,好吧,这很好?”这是一种热切的信心。她迫不及待地想分享上帝的作为。你/我就是这样吗?当上帝在生活中回应你的祷告时,你愿意分享吗?

Look at the reaction of the rest of the church. They thought she was totally mad. But, last, her faith was an enthusiastic faith. She kept telling them, over and over again.

看看教会其他人的反应。他们认为她完全疯了。但是,最后得以证明,她的信心是一种满腔热情的信心。她一遍又一遍地告诉他们。

The whole church was gathered for prayer.  Seems impressive, yes. But when Peter arrived, they didn’t believe it was him.

整个教会的人都聚集在一起祷告。看起来令人印象深刻。。。对但当彼得真的来得时,他们却不相信是他。

Why was the church amazed at what God had done?

Why are we so amazed when God answers prayer?

Why pray and ask God to answer us and then when He does, we refuse to believe Him?

为什么教会对上帝的工作感到惊讶?

当上帝回应祷告时,我们为什么如此惊讶?

为什么我们祷告并要求上帝回应我们,而当他回应时,我们却拒绝相信他?

God opens doors for us and then stands knocking on the door, but we refuse to answer the door. We think it’s an “angel.”

Do you truly believe that God answers prayer?

Rhoda did. She was glad!

Let’s be a Rhoda and have an excited, eager, and enthusiastic faith.

上帝为我们开门,然后站在那里敲门,但我们却拒绝应门让他进来。我们认为这是一个“天使”而不是上帝自己。你真的相信上帝会回应祷告吗?罗达做到了。她很高兴!让我们像罗达那样,有一个兴奋、热切和充满热情的信心。

God bless you

上帝祝福你

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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2 comments

  1. Thanks Keith,
    Enjoyed this and the message it conveyed.
    God Bless

  2. so many views.. amazing

    cd your comments are such an encouraement

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