為父的心腸與挑戰

A Fathers Heart and His Challenges

 

經文4:5-6,帖前 2:11-12,林前 4:14-15,弗 6:1-4 (西 3:20-21) ,來 12:7-8

Scriptures: Malachi 4:5-6, 1 Thessalonians 2:11-12, 1 Corinthians 4:14-15, Ephesians 6:1-4 (Colossians 3:20-21) , Hebrews 12:7-8

背誦經文11 你們也曉得,我們怎樣勸勉你們,安慰你們,囑咐你們各人,好像父親待自己的兒女一樣,12 要叫你們行事對得起那召你們進他國、得他榮耀的 神。(帖前 2:11-12)

Memory Verse: 11 as you know how we exhorted, and comforted, and charged every one of you, as a father does his own children, 12 that you would walk worthy of God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory. (1 Thessalonians 2:11-12)

() 舊約結束在一個寶貴的應許與嚴肅的警告上

(I) The OT ends on a precious promise and a serious warning

5 「看哪,耶和華大而可畏之日未到以前,我必差遣先知以利亞到你們那裏去。 6 他必使父親的心轉向兒女,兒女的心轉向父親,免得我來咒詛遍地。」(4:5-6)

- 5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD.  6 And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse. (Malachi 4:5-6)

() 保羅的教導與榜樣

(II) Paul’s teaching and example

14 我寫這話,不是叫你們羞愧,乃是警戒你們,好像我所親愛的兒女一樣。 15 你們學基督的,師傅雖有一萬,為父的卻是不多…(林前 4:14-15)

--14 I do not write these things to shame you, but as my beloved children I warn you. 15 For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers.... (1 Corinthians 4:14-15)

11 你們也曉得,我們怎樣勸勉你們,安慰你們,囑咐你們各人,好像父親待自己的兒女一樣,12 要叫你們行事對得起那召你們進他國、得他榮耀的 (帖前 2:11-12)

--11 as you know how we exhorted, and comforted, and charged every one of you, as a father does his own children, 12 that you would walk worthy of God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory. (1 Thessalonians 2:11-12)

-你們作兒女的,要在主裏聽從父母,這是理所當然的。【西3:20要凡事聽從父母,因為這是主所喜悅的。】 2-3 「要孝敬父母,使你得福,在世長壽。」這是第一條帶應許的誡命。 4 你們作父親的,不要惹兒女的氣【西3:21-恐怕他們失了志氣】只要照著主的教訓和警戒養育他們。( 6:1-4)

-- 1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Colossians 3:20 Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord. 2 “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: 3 “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.” 4 And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, Colossians 3:21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:1-4)

 

() 為父的心腸與挑戰 

(III) A fathers heart and his challenges