Anniversary of SVCA Church Building Dedication 

「屬靈的傳承」Passing on the Spiritual Inheritance

背誦經文你只要謹慎、殷勤保守你的心靈、免得忘記你親眼所看見的事、又免得你一生、這事離開你的心。總要傳給你的子子孫孫。( 49)

Memory verse:   

“Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. And teach them to your children and your grandchildren…” (Deuteronomy 4:9)

經文 494: 4064-9

Scriptures: Deuteronomy 4:9, 4: 40, 6:4-9


()  屬靈的傳承不僅是祝福,更是  神的要求

我今日將他的律例誡命曉諭你,你要遵守,使你和你的子孫可以得福,並使你的日子在耶和華你 神所賜的地上得以長久。」(申 440

你要盡心、盡性、盡力、愛耶和華你的 神。我今日所吩咐你的話、都要記在心上,也要殷勤教訓你的兒女」(申 64-9

I. Passing on the spiritual inheritance is a blessing and a commandment of the LORD

--  “You shall therefore keep His statutes and His commandments which I command you today, that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which the LORD your God is giving you for all time.” (Deuteronomy 4:40)

-- “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children…“  (Deuteronomy 6:4-9)

()  兩個令人警惕的例子


「埃及地都在你面前,只管叫你父親和你弟兄住在國中最好的,……( 476a)

「約瑟和他的弟兄並那一代的人都死了有不認識約瑟的新王起來治理埃及派督工轄制他們,加重擔苦害他們嚴嚴的使以色列人作工,使他們因作苦工覺得命苦( 16-14)

2)「事奉  神」與「事奉偶像」。」(士2:7-15

「約書亞在世和約書亞死後、那些見耶和華為以色列人所行大事的長老還在的時候、百姓都事奉耶和華。後來有別的世代興起,不知道耶和華,也不知道耶和華為以色列人所行的……去事奉諸巴力,離棄了領他們出埃及地的耶和華 - 他們列祖的 神、去叩拜別神、就是四圍列國的神、惹耶和華發怒」

II. Two alarming examples

(1)   “The world working for us” versus “Under the affliction and hard bondage of taskmasters”

--“The land of Egypt is before you. Have your father and brothers dwell in the best of the land…” (Genesis 47:6a)

-- And Joseph died, all his brothers, and all that generation.Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph… Therefore they set taskmasters over them to afflict them with their burdens. … And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage… (Exodus 1:6-14)


(2)   “Serving God” versus “Serving idols”

-- So the people served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders who outlived Joshua, who had seen all the great works of the LORD which He had done for Israel… Another generation arose …who did not know the LORD nor the work which He had done for Israel…served the Baals;  and they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt; and they followed other gods from among the gods of the people who were all around them, and they bowed down to them; and they provoked the LORD to anger.  (Judges 2:7-15)


()   是「生命與使 命」的傳承,也是「祝福與見證」的傳承


III. An inheritance of “Life and Mission”, as well as an inheritance of “Blessings and Testimonies”

- Moses and Joshua, Elijah and Elisha, Paul and Timothy, Peter and Mark…