生命的果子(1)結實百倍

The Fruit of Life (1): Bearing Fruit A Hundredfold

 

講員:于宏潔

 

經文:19 凡聽見天國道理不明白的,那惡者就來,把所撒在他心裏的奪了去;這就是撒在路旁的了 20 撒在石頭地上的,就是人聽了道,當下歡喜領受 21 只因心裏沒有根,不過是暫時的,及至為道遭了患難,或是受了逼迫,立刻就跌倒了 22 撒在荊棘裏的,就是人聽了道,後來有世上的思慮、錢財的迷惑把道擠住了,不能結實 23 撒在好地上的,就是人聽道明白了,後來結實,有一百倍的,有六十倍的,有三十倍的(13:19-23 )(平行經文:可4:1-20,路8:4-15)

Scriptures:

19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside. 20 But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; 21 yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles. 22 Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful. 23 But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.” (Matthew 13:19-23) (Parallel: Mark 4:1-20Luke 8:4- 15)

 

背誦經文:那撒在好地上的,就是人聽道,又領受,並且結實,有三十倍的,有六十倍的,有一百倍的(4:20)

Memory Verse:

20 But these are the ones sown on good ground, those who hear the word, accept it, and bear fruit: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred.”

(Mark 4:20)

 

A)           結果子乃生命健康、成熟的表現,神非常重視我們的果實

Bearing fruit is a natural behavior of a healthy and mature life.  God cares about our fruit very much.

Š       看哪,我這三年來到這無花果樹前找果子,竟找不著。把它砍了吧,何必白佔地土呢!』 (13:7)/ 無花果樹受咒詛(太21:18-1911:12-14

Š       ‘Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it use up the ground?’ (Luke 13:7)/ The fig tree cursedMatthew 21:18-19Mark 11:12-14

 

Š       凡屬我不結果子的枝子,祂就剪去;凡結果子的,祂就修理乾淨,使枝子結果子更多你們多結果子,我父就因此得榮耀,你們也就是我的門徒了(15:28)

Š       Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit…8By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples (John 15:2,8)

 

B)          由「撒種的比喻」看生命成長的挑戰

Challenges for a life to grow based on the “Parable of the Sower”

 

1)      撒在路旁的

Sown on the wayside

Š       撒的時候,有落在路旁的,飛鳥來「吃盡了…15那撒在路旁的,就是人聽了道,撒但「立刻來」,把撒在他心裏的道奪了去(4:4,15)

Š       And it happened, as he sowed, that some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds of the air came and “devoured it”... 15 And these are the ones by the wayside where the word is sown. When they hear, Satan “comes immediately” and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts (Mark 4:4,15)

Š       撒的時候,有落在路旁的,「被人踐踏」,天上的飛鳥又來吃盡了(8:5)

Š       “A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell by the wayside; and it was “trampled down”, and the birds of the air devoured it (Luke 8:5)

 

2)      撒在土淺石頭地上的

Sown on stony places

Š       有落在磐石上的,一出來就枯乾了,因為「得不著滋潤(8:6)

Š       ...Some fell on rock; and as soon as it sprang up, it withered away because “it lacked moisture” (Luke 8:6)

3)      撒在荊棘裏的

Sown among thorns

Š       後來有世上的思慮、錢財的迷惑,和「別樣的私慾」進來,把道擠住了,就不能結實(4:19)

Š       ... and the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful (Mark 4:19)

Š       走開以後,被今生的思慮、錢財、「宴樂」擠住了,便「結不出成熟的子粒來」。(8:14)

Š       ...go out and are choked with cares, riches, and “pleasures of life”, and “bring no fruit to maturity” (Luke 8:14)

4)      撒在好土裡的

Sown on good ground

Š       人聽道,又領受,並且結實,有三十倍的,有六十倍的…(4:20)

Š       ...hear the word, accept it, and bear fruit: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred.. (Mark 4:20)

Š       人聽了道,持守在誠實善良的心裏,並且忍耐著結實(8:15)

Š       ...having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience (Luke 8:15)

 

C)           從「白佔地土」到「結實百倍

From “wasting the ground” to “bearing fruit a hundredfold”

 

o        結果子,就是「神在肉身顯現」(提前316)是「不再是我,乃是基督」,是「無論是生是死,總叫基督在我身上照常顯大(120)

Bearing fruit is “God manifested in the flesh” (1 Timothy 3:16), is “no longer I, but Christ”, is “Christ magnified in my body, whether by life or by death” (Philippians 1:20)

 

o        總要趁著還有今日,竭力『得著基督』、『活出基督』

While it is called “Today”, always excel to “Obtain Christ” and “Live out Christ”

o        無論個人、家庭與教會,盼望都能成為『耶穌基督道成肉身的見証人』

As individuals, families and churches, aim to become “The Testimonies of Jesus Christ Incarnated”