客西马尼园

59th – Sunday Service at Grace Church
Date: October 29, 2006  7:00 p.m. – 8:10 p.m.
Bible: Matthew 26:36-46
Theme: Jesus’ Final Praying and Awakening at Gethsemane | 客西马尼园——主的最后请求与提醒
Preacher: 戚 长老
Keywords: Grieved; Stay Awake
Text of the Lection:
26:36 耶稣同门徒来到一个地方,名叫客西马尼,就对他们说:“你们坐在这里,等我到那边去祷告。”
Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.”
26:37 于是带着彼得和西庇太的两个儿子同去,就忧愁起来,极其难过,
He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be grieved and agitated.
26:38 便对他们说:“我心里甚是忧伤,几乎要死,你们在这里等候,和我一同警醒。”
Then he said to them, “I am deeply grieved, even to death; remain here, and stay awake with me.”
26:39 他就稍往前走,俯伏在地祷告说:“我父啊,倘若可行,求你叫这杯离开我;然而,不要照我的意思,只要照你的意思。”
And going a little farther, he threw himself on the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet not what I want but what you want.”
26:40 来到门徒那里,见他们睡着了,就对彼得说:“怎么样?你们不能同我警醒片时吗?
Then he came to the disciples and found them sleeping; and he said to Peter, “So, could you not stay awake with me one hour?
26:41 总要警醒祷告,免得入了迷惑,你们心灵固然愿意,肉体却软弱了。”
Stay awake and pray that you may not come into the time of trial; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

26:42 第二次又去祷告说:“我父啊,这杯若不能离开我,必要我喝,就愿你的意旨成全。”
Again he went away for the second time and prayed, “My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done.”
26:43 又来见他们睡着了,因为他们的眼睛困倦。
Again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy.
26:44 耶稣又离开他们去了。第三次祷告,说的话还是与先前一样。
So leaving them again, he went away and prayed for the third time, saying the same words.
26:45 于是来到门徒那里,对他们说:“现在你们仍然睡觉安歇吧(“吧”或作“吗”)?时候到了,人子被卖在罪人手里了。
Then he came to the disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? See, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
26:46 起来,我们走吧!看哪,卖我的人近了。”
Get up, let us be going. See, my betrayer is at hand.”
Comments of Sermon:
1. 耶稣在客西马尼园所面临的是最大、最艰困的试探。(Matthew 26:38 – “我心里甚是忧伤,几乎要死。”)
2. 门徒失败的教训:肉体软弱,眼睛困倦。(Matthew 26:41 – “总要警醒祷告,免得入了迷惑,你们心灵固然愿意,肉体却软弱了。”)
3. 耶稣所受的苦难vs.人类今日的恩典:当时的门徒和信众尚不知耶稣将要复活的不容质疑性,而当下的我们已然超越当时门徒和信众所能有的认知水准和时代局限性,但我们却依然时常软弱、困倦。
4. 罪人vs.义人:因为原罪,我们在神面前,都是罪人;但正由于耶稣的受难为人类洗刷了罪恶,我们便因着信仰而得以称为义人,即所谓“因信称义”(Justification by Faith)。
5. 十二门徒在客西马尼园的职任担当:除出卖耶稣的犹大以外,其余11位门徒,8位门徒被耶稣要求等在园外:“你们坐在这里,等我到那边去祷告。”;耶稣“带着彼得和西庇太的两个儿子同去”(即彼得、雅各、约翰),耶稣要求:“你们在这里等候,和我一同警醒。”
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Shanghai, Republic of China
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One Response to 客西马尼园

  1. David Chang says:

    很屬霛!

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