Bible Reading Guide

September 2015

 

聖經閱讀指引

二〇一五年9月

路加福音1-11

Luke 1 - 11

 

Ancient promises fulfilled. Patient anticipation rewarded. The rightful king coming to take up his throne – but not exactly as you’d expect! When you realize what’s involved, will you be disappointed? Or will you follow this king as you realize his reign and his kingdom is better than you could have possibly imagined?

 

遠古的應許得蒙成就,多年耐心的等待得到收穫。真正的君王終於來臨,要登上王位——但那情境卻非如你所想像的!當你看到一切發生的事情,會否感到失望?或者,因為認識到祂的國和祂的權柄是好得無比,而要跟從這位君王。

 

           

Day 1

Read Luke 1:1-4

Why does Luke use the word ‘fulfilled’ (1:1)? What does this tell us about the gospel?

Why was the book of Luke written? (And therefore what benefits can we expect as we read?)

讀路加福音11-4

為什麼路加用上「成就」一詞?這說明了福音書的什麼特質?

路加為什麼要寫這書信?(所以,我們讀了有什麼好處?)

 

Day 2

Read Luke 1:5-26

What Old Testament accounts should we recall when God visits an elderly couple and promises them a child?

What expectations do we have of this child?

讀路加福音1:5-26

這一段經文讓我們想起那個舊約故事?那也是述說神臨到一對老夫婦,並應許他們一個孩子?

我們對這孩子有什麼的期望?

 

Day 3

Read Luke 1:26-38

What expectations do we have of this child?

How are they in tension with the situation of the Jewish people in that time?

讀路加福音1:26-38

我們對這孩子有什麼的期望?

他們與當時的猶太習俗有什麼衝突之處?

 

Day 4

Read Luke 1:46-56

Why does Mary praise God?

What Old Testament expectations does she anticipate being fulfilled?

讀路加福音1:46-56

瑪利亞為什麼要讚美神?

舊約裏的什麼應許,她期待要應驗?

 

Day 5

Read 2:1-20

What significance is there that the baby was born in the town of David?

What expectations did the shepherds have about the baby?

What was their reaction to Jesus? (What is your reaction to Jesus?)

讀路加福音2:1-20

嬰孩在大衛的城裏出生,這有什麼重要的意義?

牧羊人對這嬰孩有什麼期望?

他們對耶穌有什麼反應?(你對耶穌又有什麼反應?)

 

Day 6

Read 2:21-40

What expectations of Simeon and Anna have been fulfilled?

Is Jesus good news for just Israel / the Jews?

讀路加福音2:21-40

耶穌的出生,對西面和亞拿來說是應驗了什麼?

耶穌的降生只是對以色列或猶太人的一個好消息嗎?

 

Day 7

Read 3:1-20

What does John tell us to expect with Jesus?

How is this difficult news to hear?

How is it good news?

讀路加福音3:1-20

從約翰的宣告, 我們對耶穌有什麼的期望?

為什麼約翰的信息是不容易接受的?

為什麼這信息是一個好消息?

 

Day 8

Read 4:14-30

What expectations should we have of Jesus’ ministry?

Why are the people so offended? Is this good news for us?

讀路加福音4:14-30

我們對耶穌的事奉當有些什麼期望?

為什麼群眾對耶穌說的有那麼大的反感?耶穌的信息對我們是好消息嗎?

 

Day 9

Read 5:1-11

How does Peter respond to Jesus?

How does Jesus reassure Peter?

What tension is left unresolved until the cross event?

讀路加福音5:1-11

彼得對耶穌如何反應?

耶穌怎樣鼓勵彼得?

這裡面有張力,一直要到耶穌走上十架才得解開。這張力是什麼?

 

Day 10

Read 6:27-36

What is surprising about this teaching?

How has God been merciful to us?

讀路加福音6:27-36

這裡面的教訓有什麼出人意料之處?

神怎樣向我們施憐憫?

 

Day 11

Read 6:46-49

What does Jesus criticize?

What benefit is there to doing what Jesus says?

What danger is there in not doing what Jesus says?

讀路加福音6:46-49

耶穌批評的是什麼?

遵從耶穌的話有什麼好處?

不遵從耶穌的話有什麼危險之處?

 

Day 12

Read 7:36-50

What’s wrong with the Pharisee’s thinking? When do we think like this?

Have you had a big ‘debt’ forgiven by Jesus or a little one?

How does that reflect in your love?

讀路加福音7:36-50

法利賽人的想法有什麼不對?我們什麼時候也會這樣思想?

在耶穌裡你得到免去的債,是很大的,還是小的呢?

你所得的赦免,又怎樣在你的愛裡反映出來?

 

 

Day 13

Read 8:16-21

What point is Jesus making about the lamp?

How should we consider carefully how we listen?

What does Jesus’ family look like?

讀路加福音8:16-21

耶穌用點燈的比喻教訓我們什麼真理?

我們應該怎樣小心地去聽?

耶穌的家庭是怎樣的?

 

Day 14

Read 9:18-27

What did Peter envisage when he confessed Jesus as the Christ?

What does Jesus say the Christ will face?

What does Jesus say it means to follow this Christ?

讀路加福音9:18-27

當彼得確認耶穌是基督時,他心裡是怎樣想像的?

耶穌說基督要面對什麼?

耶穌說人若跟從基督,就要怎樣作?

 

 

Day 15

Read 9:57-62

What does it mean to follow Jesus?

What would make it difficult for you to follow Jesus?

讀路加福音9:57-62

跟從耶穌是什麼意思?

有什麼事情阻擋你去跟從耶穌?

 

Day 16

Read 10:25-37

Who was the neighbor that the Teacher should love?

Who do you think this represents?

How does this lead to eternal life?

讀路加福音10:25-37

律法師該愛的鄰舍是誰?

你認為這是代表誰?

這又怎麼引到永生呢?

 

Day 17

Read 10:38-42

Why was Mary’s choice better?

How can we fall into Martha’s behavior?

讀路加福音10:38-42

為什麼瑪利亞所選的是更好?

我們怎樣落入如馬大一樣呢?

 

Day 18

Read 11:1-13

What aspects of the Lord’s prayer are you most likely to forget in your prayers?

What encouragement is there here to pray?

讀路加福音11:1-13

在你自己的禱告中,常常遺忘主禱文裡的那方面?

主禱文怎樣鼓勵我們去祈禱?

 

Day 19

Read 11:29-32

In what way will Jesus be a sign like Jonah was a sign?

In what way is Jesus greater than Solomon?

What is the right response to Jesus?

讀路加福音11:29-32

耶穌是如何像約拿一樣成為一個預表呢?

在那些方面耶穌比所羅門更大呢?

怎樣才是對耶穌正確的回應?

 

Day 20

Read 11:37-54

How are we in danger of the same mistakes as the Pharisees?

How are we in danger of the same mistakes as the teachers of the law?

What is the key to knowledge and entering the kingdom of God?

讀路加福音11:37-54

我們如何容易犯法利賽人一樣的錯誤?

我們如何容易犯律法師一樣的錯誤?

要得到知識的鑰匙和進入天國,秘訣是什麼?

 

           

Next month:  Ephesians

 

下月:以弗所書