使徒行传 Acts

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1:1 提阿非罗阿,我已经作了前书,论到耶稣开头一切所行所教训的,

The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,

1:2 直到他藉着圣灵吩咐所拣选的使徒,以后被接上升的日子为止。

Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:

1:3 他受害之后,用许多的凭据,将自己活活的显给使徒看,四十天之久向他们显现,讲说神国的事。

To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:

1:4 耶稣和他们聚集的时候,嘱咐他们说,不要离开耶路撒冷,要等候父所应许的,就是你们听我说过的。

And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.

1:5 约翰是用水施洗。但不多几日,你们要受圣灵的洗。

For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

1:6 他们聚集的时候,问耶稣说,主阿,你复兴以色列国,就在这时候吗。

When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?

1:7 耶稣对他们说,父凭着自己的权柄,所定的时候日期,不是你们可以知道的。

And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

1:8 但圣灵降临在你们身上,你们就必得着能力。并要在耶路撒冷,犹太全地,和撒玛利亚,直到地极,作我的见证。

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

1:9 说了这话,他们正看的时候,他就被取上升,有一朵云彩把他接去,便看不见他了。

And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.

1:10 当他往上去,他们定睛望天的时候,忽然有两个人,身穿白衣,站在旁边,说,

And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

1:11 加利利人哪,你们为什么站着望天呢。这离开你们被接升天的耶稣,你们见他怎样往天上去,他还要怎样来。

Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

1:12 有一座山名叫橄榄山,离耶路撒冷不远,约有安息日可走的路程。当下门徒从那里回耶路撒冷去。

Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day’s journey.

1:13 进了城,就上了所住的一间楼房。在那里有彼得,约翰,雅各,安得烈,腓力,多马,巴多罗买,马太,亚勒腓的儿子雅各,奋锐党的西门,和雅各的儿子(或作兄弟)犹大。

And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.

1:14 这些人,同着几个妇人,和耶稣的母亲马利亚,并耶稣的弟兄,都同心合意的恒切祷告。

These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

1:15 那时,有许多人聚会,约有一百二十名,彼得就在弟兄中间站起来,说,

And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)

1:16 弟兄们,圣灵藉大卫的口,在圣经上,预言领人捉拿耶稣的犹大。这话是必须应验的。

Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.

1:17 他本来列在我们数中,并且在使徒的职任上得了一分。

For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry.

1:18 这人用他作恶的工价,买了一块田,以后身子仆倒,肚腹崩裂,肠子都流出来。

Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.

1:19 住在耶路撒冷的众人都知道这事,所以按着他们那里的话,给那块田起名叫亚革大马,就是血田的意思。

And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.

1:20 因为诗篇上写着说,愿他的住处,变为荒场,无人在内居住。又说,愿别人得他的职分。

For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take.

1:21 所以主耶稣在我们中间始终出入的时候,

Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,

1:22 就是从约翰施洗起,直到主离开我们被接上升的日子为止,必须从那常与我们作伴的人中,立一位与我们同作耶稣复活的见证。

Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.

1:23 于是选举两个人,就是那叫作巴撒巴又称呼犹士都的约瑟,和马提亚。

And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.

1:24 众人就祷告说,主阿,你知道万人的心,求你从这两个人中,指明你所拣选的是谁,叫他得这使徒的位分。

And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,

1:25 这位分犹大已经丢弃,往自己的地方去了。

That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.

1:26 于是众人为他们摇签,摇出马提亚来。他就和十一个使徒同列。

And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

路加写完了福音书,再接再励,这次的使徒行传,讲的是……
1:1 使徒行传是路加福音的续篇,记述了耶稣升天后三十年间所发生的事。在这短短的时间内,教会建立起来,福音传到各地,直至罗马帝国的首都。虽然那些传福音的都是普通人,但是他们藉著圣灵能影响整个“天下”(17:6)。通过使徒行传,我们认识到教会的本质以及今天如何藉著福音来改变全世界。

门徒亲眼看见所有的事!你说若他们没有看见……
1:1-3 路加说门徒亲眼看见所有发生在耶稣基督身上的事,这一点非常重要,因为正是这一点使我们对他们的见证有信心。

耶稣死时门徒四散逃,今受逼迫却不改容,如此信心从何来?人真的可以如此为主?
1:3 耶稣死的时候,门徒感到绝望、四散逃走。但是,当他们看到复活的基督后,便一无所惧了。为了把福音传遍世界,他们被收在监里,遭鞭打、被拒绝,甚至被杀害,然而他们从没放弃这使命。今天,只要你虚心一点,看看神在你自己和弟兄姊妹身上救赎和保护的恩典,你也可以得著同样的信心凭据。

耶稣升天后,如果没有差圣灵来到,我们会如何?不知道圣灵有何用……
1:5 圣灵在五旬节降临在信徒身上,当我们接受耶稣基督时,也同时领受圣灵:(1)圣灵标志著基督徒经历的开始,没有基督的灵,我们不会属于基督(参罗8:9);没有基督的灵,我们不能与基督联合(参林前6:17);没有基督的灵,我们不能被接纳为他的儿女(参罗8:14-17;加4:6-7);若非藉圣灵的洗,我们就不能成为基督的身体(参林前12:13)。(2)圣灵是我们新生命的动力。他改变我们一生,使我们的生命变得更像基督(参加3:3;腓1:6)。当我们凭信心接受基督时,便立刻与神建立亲密的关系,圣灵在我们里面作工,帮助我们更像基督。(3)圣灵使基督徒在基督里合一(参弗2:19-22)。

等候、等待,变成焦虑、烦躁;神所定的人不知?主,你知道我心……
1:6-7 像其他犹太人一样,门徒憎恨罗马的统治者。他们希望耶稣作王,马上带领以色列摆脱罗马的统治。耶稣回答说父神为所有的事情定下了时间。倘若神没有立刻成就你所期望的事,请不要烦躁,应当信靠神的安排。

圣灵能力天上来,是指──神迹大能?人传使命就只靠这些?还有……
1:8 从圣灵而来的能力不单指超自然方面的,更包括了勇气、胆量、信心、能力和权威。门徒需要这样的恩赐来完成使命。

人领受圣灵后,就可为神作见证;人却有种自己作主的倾向,不听内心声音,你不会吧……
1:8 耶稣应许门徒,他们在领受圣灵后,便会得著能力去作见证。请留意整个进程:(1)他们领受圣灵;(2)圣灵赐能力给他们;(3)他们常本末倒置靠自己的能力和权威去作见证。作见证并非显示我们能够为神做些甚么,而是要显明和传讲神为我们做了些甚么。耶稣已经指示门徒去向万民作见证(参太28:19-20),但他们先要等候圣灵的降临(参路24:49)。
  神吩咐你为他承担重要的工作,但你必须倚靠圣灵的能力。我们常常喜欢跑到神的前面,自己去推动工作,却不知“等候”是神的计划的一部分,你是正在等候聆听神的指示,还是已经跑到他之前了呢?

作任何事之先,他们祈祷;在等候时,他们祈祷;我作事作决定时,我……
1:12-14 当基督升天后,门徒立刻回到耶路撒冷,并举行祈祷会。耶稣说他们在几天内就会受圣灵的洗,所以他们边等候、边祈祷。当你面对一项困难的工作、一个重大的决定、或处于令人迷惑的窘境时,你第一件要做的事就是祈祷,求圣灵赐能力和带领,不要急忙进行甚么工作。

犹大每天见主面,卖主不是他所选?我就不信,你说……
1:16 一个每日都与耶稣在一起的人,怎能出卖他呢?犹大与其他门徒一样,领受同样的呼召、同样的教导,但他选择了拒绝基督的警告和怜悯,策划出卖耶稣。虽然耶稣预言过这件事会发生,但这全是犹大个人的选择。那些可以靠近真理的人并不一定会向真理献身。(有关犹大生平的资料,请参可14章的人物介绍。)

要选一个新使徒,列出一些条件如才干,不就成吗?怎么他们不在讨论,却在祷告?
1:21-26 这是第一次教会事务会议,主要是委任一位新的使徒,与其余十一位使徒同列。当使徒在聚会时,他们做了自己所能够做的:首先定下与圣经相符的拣选的标准,研究不同的选择,并祈祷求神赐下智慧、引导和拣选,让他们作出一个明智的决定。这是一个很好的榜样,教导我们在作重要决定时应该如何进行。因为人只能看到外表如才干、外貌、地位和财富,神却能看到内心的意念和属灵生命的质素 。

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