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11月21日-Growth of the Early Church

使徒行传

早期教会的成长-Growth of the Early Church

早期教会的成长-Growth of the Early Church

The fellowship and brotherhood of the early church continues to attract more and more believers. As news of the gospel message and the miracles which accompany its proclamation spread throughout Jerusalem, the church grows rapidly. In fact, the growth is so astounding that the Jewish leaders become alarmed and have the apostles arrested repeatedly. The Sanhedrin elders possibly realize, however, that they are in no position to make martyrs of the apostles, and are therefore forced to postpone any harsher treatment.

But persecution from without is not the only challenge facing the early church. Problems arise even within the church itself. Luke records, for example, that on one occasion some rather drastic discipline befalls a husband and wife who lie about a contribution they are making to the church. But not even such weaknesses of individual believers can slow the pace of this revolutionary spiritual movement. Not less than a dozen times throughout the historical record, Luke carefully notes the incredible growth of the church. Acting without formal organization and prompted only by their commitment to Christ, these early Christians repeatedly multiply their number by sharing the good news of Christ with all who will listen.

The historical record of this period of growth begins now with the account of the healing and teaching done by Peter and John, activities which will eventually lead to their first arrest.

# 使徒行传(ACT)
## 彼得医治瘸腿的
[3:1] 申初祷告的时候,彼得、约翰上圣殿去。
[3:2] 有一个人,生来是瘸腿的,天天被人抬来,放在殿的一个门口(那门名叫美门),要求进殿的人赒济。
[3:3] 他看见彼得、约翰将要进殿,就求他们赒济。
[3:4] 彼得、约翰定睛看他。彼得说:「你看我们!」
[3:5] 那人就留意看他们,指望得着什么。
[3:6] 彼得说:「金银我都没有,只把我所有的给你,我奉拿撒勒人耶稣基督的名,叫你起来行走!」
[3:7] 于是拉着他的右手,扶他起来。他的脚和踝子骨立刻健壮了,
[3:8] 就跳起来,站着,又行走;同他们进了殿,走着,跳着,赞美神。
[3:9] 百姓都看见他行走,赞美神,
[3:10] 认得他是那素常坐在殿的美门口求赒济的,就因他所遇着的事,满心希奇惊讶。
## 彼得对众人讲论医治瘸腿的因由
[3:11] 那人正在称为所罗门的廊下,拉着彼得、约翰,众百姓一齐跑到他们那里,很觉希奇。
[3:12] 彼得看见,就对百姓说:「以色列人哪,为什么把这事当作希奇呢?为什么定睛看我们,以为我们凭自己的能力和虔诚使这人行走呢?
[3:13] 亚伯拉罕、以撒、雅各的神,就是我们列祖的神,已经荣耀了他的仆人耶稣;你们却把他交付彼拉多。彼拉多定意要释放他,你们竟在彼拉多面前弃绝了他。
[3:14] 你们弃绝了那圣洁公义者,反求着释放一个凶手给你们。
[3:15] 你们杀了那生命的主,神却叫他从死里复活了,我们都是为这事作见证。
[3:16] 我们因信他的名,他的名便叫你们所看见、所认识的这人健壮了。正是他所赐的信心,叫这人在你们众人面前全然好了。
[3:17] 弟兄们,我晓得你们作这事是出于不知,你们的官长也是如此。
[3:18] 但神曾藉众先知的口,预言基督将要受害,就这样应验了。
[3:19] 所以你们当悔改归正,使你们的罪得以涂抹;这样,那安舒的日子就必从主面前来到,
[3:20] 主也必差遣所预定给你们的基督耶稣降临。
[3:21] 天必留他,等到万物复兴的时候,就是神从创世以来,借着圣先知的口所说的。
[3:22] 摩西曾说:『主神要从你们弟兄中间给你们兴起一位先知像我,凡他向你们所说的,你们都要听从。
[3:23] 凡不听从那先知的,必要从民中全然灭绝。』
[3:24] 从撒母耳以来的众先知,凡说预言的,也都说到这些日子。
[3:25] 你们是先知的子孙,也承受神与你们祖宗所立的约,就是对亚伯拉罕说:『地上万族都要因你的后裔得福。』
[3:26] 神既兴起他的仆人,就先差他到你们这里来,赐福给你们,叫你们各人回转,离开罪恶。」
# 使徒行传(ACT)
## 拣选七人办理供给的事
[6:1] 那时,门徒增多,有说希利尼话的犹太人向希伯来人发怨言,因为在天天的供给上忽略了他们的寡妇。
[6:2] 十二使徒叫众门徒来,对他们说:「我们撇下神的道去管理饭食,原是不合宜的。
[6:3] 所以,弟兄们,当从你们中间选出七个有好名声、被圣灵充满、智慧充足的人,我们就派他们管理这事。
[6:4] 但我们要专心以祈祷传道为事。」
[6:5] 大众都喜悦这话,就拣选了司提反,乃是大有信心、圣灵充满的人;又拣选腓利、伯罗哥罗、尼迦挪、提门、巴米拿,并进犹太教的安提阿人尼哥拉,
[6:6] 叫他们站在使徒面前。使徒祷告了,就按手在他们头上。
[6:7] 神的道兴旺起来。在耶路撒冷门徒数目加增的甚多,也有许多祭司信从了这道。

By: Lydia٩(●˙▿˙●)۶…⋆ฺ