马来西亚基督教卫理公会华人年议会 崇拜与音乐部 提供(31/5/2020) 崇拜程序(13)Order of Home Worship (13) – 圣灵降临主日

  1. 始礼经文:这是耶和华所定的日子,我们在其中要高兴欢喜。你们要靠主常常喜乐!我再说,你们要喜乐!(诗篇118:24;腓立比书4:4)
  2. 颂赞祷告:慈爱的上帝,我们赞美及感谢你,因你让耶稣死里复活,并差遣你的圣灵到我们当中,赐给我们在基督里的新生命。我们感谢及赞美你,因着你圣灵的能力与应许,你在我们行走的道路上引领我们。帮助我们能够居住在你圣灵的引领之中,行圣灵所要我们行的,以至于我们能够在主里得着喜乐。奉主耶稣基督的名求,阿们。
  3. 敬拜:i) 主的喜乐是我力量 – The Joy Of The Lord Is My Strength
    ii) 求圣灵降临 – Come, Holy Spirit
    iii) 祢的同在 – Your Presence
  4. 读经:约翰福音7:37-39
  5. 请花一些时间阅读:
    经文里面所指的“渴”是指什么?你是否“渴”了?你是否渴慕“活水”?圣灵在一个人的生命里工作,是指什么事情呢?
  6. 信息重点:
    约翰福音7:37-39发生在圣殿,当时正是犹太人的住棚节。住棚节提醒以色列人,在摩西时代以色列的上帝使水从石头出来。当耶稣说,“人若渴了,可以到我这里来喝!”这正是住棚节庆典的最后一天。
    (一)你是否渴了?
    耶稣所说的“渴”不是指生理上的需要,而是灵性上的需要。我们的灵里是否经常干渴?我们是否渴慕主耶稣基督?往往我们没有渴慕耶稣基督,主要的原因有二:首先我们已经被世界的种种事物所淹没了,因此我们无法容纳耶稣基督在我们的生命里面。第二,我们活在罪中,导致我们远离了耶稣,我们渴望“垃圾食品”而非“生命的活水”。灵里的干渴将导致我们心里逐渐刚硬、苦毒、自我为中心、嫉妒以及律法主义。同时它也导致我们心中无神、肆无忌惮的生活,正如保罗在罗马书1:21, 24所说的。今天,耶稣邀请你和我来到祂的面前,让我们坦诚的向祂承认我们“干渴”的属灵状况。

(二)你愿意喝吗?
主耶稣邀请人来喝这个生命的活水。没有人能够强迫,要不要喝这个生命的活水完全是个人的选择。主耶稣是生命的源头,也只有祂可以满足我们灵里的干渴。主耶稣告诉当时的听众,继续来相信祂,那么他们的心灵将涌出活水的泉源。请注意主耶稣并没有要求听众接受某种教导、教义或某一些原则;主耶稣只是要求听众“来到祂的面前”。我们可以拥有不同的东西、信条、理念或教义等,当倘若我们的生命没有主耶稣——这位生命的源头,我们就无法得到满足。没有主耶稣,我们的生命无法涌出生命的泉源。当我们立志要跟随主耶稣,我们就是做了这个决定:每天来到主耶稣面前喝这活水。你并不是做了一个决定,仅仅只来一次,而是每一天都要喝这个生命的活水,每天都要来到主耶稣的面前寻求祂的赐福和引领。
(三)如何使我们的生命满溢?
在7:39解释了活水就是圣灵。在五旬节的时候,圣灵降下在众门徒的身上。圣灵的工作就是要我们的生命满溢,倘若我们要生命满溢,我们就需要每天降服在主的旨意里,我们要让主耶稣做我们生命的主人,我们要打开心门让圣灵充满我们。倘若我们信主的旅程中能够让圣灵来带领,我们必能够经历圣灵果实满溢在我们的生命之中,那就是:仁爱、喜乐、和平、忍耐、恩慈、良善、信实、温柔、节制的生命。若我们要满溢的活出圣灵所结的果子,我们所要得着的不是圣灵,而是让圣灵得着更多的“我”。

  1. 同声祷告:永生的上帝,我们的天父,你是生命的源头、赋予我生命气息者、赐我们喜乐的上帝。感谢你提醒我们可以来到主耶稣基督的面前,使我们永远不渴。教导我们如何完全顺从你圣灵的带领,以至我们能够活出圣灵所结的果实。让我们的生命能够彰显你的荣耀,以至于更多的人愿意来跟随你,荣耀归于主耶稣基督的圣名,阿们。
  2. 奉献、感恩以及代祷时刻(各人可以分享感恩的事情以及代祷事项,借着感恩以及为彼此祷告。最后可以接受弟兄姐妹们的奉献)
  3. 结束诗歌:荣耀的呼召 – Glorious Calling
  4. 结束祷告:全能的上帝,差遣我们出去成为你的见证人,以你的圣灵来充满我们,让我们能够籍着我们的言语行为来宣扬你的福音。愿你的圣灵来带领我们、装备我们、加添我们力量,以至于我们能够荣耀你的圣名,从今直到永远。阿们。

CAC, The Methodist Church in Malaysia (31/5/2020)

Order of Home Worship – Pentecost Sunday (13)

1. Opening Words: This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it! This is the day when the Holy Spirit came. Let us rejoice and be glad in it! Rejoice, and again I say – Rejoice! (Based on Psalm 118:24; Philippians 4:4)

2. Prayer of Adoration:  Loving God, we thank You and praise You for raising Jesus from the dead and for sending Your Spirit, that we too may have new life in Christ. We also thank and praise You for the power and promise of Your Holy Spirit to lead and guide us in all our ways. Help us live in accordance with Your Spirit, setting our minds on what the Spirit desires, hence we may be joyfully alive in Christ. In the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.

3. Adoration:  i) The Joy Of The Lord Is My Strength (主的喜乐是我力量)  

 ii) Come, Holy Spirit (求圣灵降临)

 iii) Your Presence (祢的同在)

4. Scripture Reading: John 7:37-39

5. Take Time to Reflect:

What does “thirsty” in this passage refers to? Are you thirsty? Are you desiring to drink the “living water”? What are the works of the Holy Spirit in one’s life?

6. Important Points:

John 7:37-39 takes place in the Jerusalem Temple during the Jewish Feast of Tabernacle. It was a feast reminding the people of Israel that God provided water for them from a rock under Moses’ leadership. It was on the last day of the celebration that Jesus mentioned about “thirsty…come and drink…the living water flows.”

I) Are You Thirsty?

The “thirsty” that mentioned by Jesus is not referring to our physical condition but spiritual. Are we spiritually thirsty or hungry? Are we longing more of Christ Jesus? The reasons we are not thirsty for Christ are: i) We are stuffed with the things of this world, hence we don’t need to come to Jesus. ii) We are living in sin which keeps us away from Jesus, we desire for “junk food” and not the “living water”.  Spiritual thirsty will cause our hearts to be hard, bitter, self-focused, sour and legalistic. Besides, it also leads to lawlessness, as described by Paul in Romans 1:21, 24. Jesus makes the invitation to come to Him, let us go to Him admitting our “thirsty” condition.

II) Are You Drinking?

Jesus invites people to come and drink the living water. No one can force you to drink. To drink from the “living water” is your choice. Jesus is the source of life and only He can satisfy our spiritual thirst and fill the emptiness of our soul. Jesus was telling the people that continue to believe in Him and out of inner soul shall continuously flow rivers of living water. Notice that Jesus was not asking people to accept certain teaching, doctrines, or principles here. Jesus was asking people to “Come to Me”. We can have a multitude of things, creeds, beliefs, doctrines, in our lives; but without Jesus, the source of our life, we will not be satisfied. Without Jesus we will not have living water flowing out from within. When we make the decision to become Christ’s followers, we are making a commitment to come to Jesus Christ and drink of the living water daily. You don’t come and make a one-time commitment. Daily we keep drinking the water of life. Daily we come to Jesus and seek His blessing and guidance.

III) How Can We Overflow?

In 7:39 it explains that the “living water” is the Holy Spirit, which was poured out on all followers of Jesus on the Day of Pentecost. Indeed, the overflowing life is the ministry and the work of the Holy Spirit. In order to have an overflowing life, we need to fully surrender ourselves to God. This means we are to submit our will to God daily, we are to let Jesus be the Lord of our lives, we are to empty ourselves and be filled with the Holy Spirit. When we come to a point in our walk with God that we truly let the Holy Spirit take over, we begin to overflow with the fruit of the Spirit – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. In order to bear the fruit of the Spirit and have overflowing life, it is not how to get more of the Holy Spirit, but how can I let the Holy Spirit have more of me.

7. Unison Prayer: Eternal God, our Father, You are the source of our being. The breadth of our life, and the joy of our living. Thank You for reminding us that we can come to Jesus to quench the thirst in our life. Help us that daily we will keep drinking the water of life and seek your blessing and guidance. Teach us to fully surrender ourselves to Your Holy Spirit, hence we may bear the fruit of the Spirit. May our life continue to reflect Your glory and the world might believe, for the honor of Your holy name. Amen.

8. Offering, Thanksgiving and Intercession Time: (Share one thankful matter and a prayer request, give thanks and pray for each other. Then offering maybe received.)

9. Closing song: Glorious Calling (荣耀的呼召)

10. Closing Prayer: Almighty God, send us out as your witnesses, filled with the Holy Spirit, that we may proclaim Your gospel through our words and deeds. May Your Spirit lead, equip, and empower us to bring You glory now and always. Amen.

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