2018-09-02 Bilingual Sermon Notes

保守/護衛我們的心Guard Our Hearts
裴賀安慈師母 Mrs. Annie Petzholt (9-2-2018)

經文 Scripture: 箴言 Prov. 4:23

引言 Introduction:

一句有名的話 A Famous Saying: The heart of the problem is the problem of the heart. 問題的中心就是心的問題.

「心」是什麼? What Is the “Heart” –  不是指心臟 Not the organ,

信息內容Message Content:

. 定義:「心」是什麼? What Is the “Heart”

  • 聖經幾乎有800次提到心。(人的心, 上帝的心) The Bible mentions about the “heart” almost 800 times.
  • 本質上:心是靈魂深處的代名詞,在那裡有我們的思想,情感,和願望。 In essence, “heart” represents the center of our soul where thoughts, emotions, and wishes and desires dwell.
  • 詩 13:2 –我靈魂裡籌算,終日心裡愁苦,要到幾時呢…? How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily…?
  • 思想, 情感,意志, 良知的所在之處 The seat of our thoughts, emotions, will, and conscience,
  • 在靈魂深處運作的那個真我 The real “I” operating in the depth of my soul.
  • 裡面的人 (弗 3:14-16) The Inner Man
  • 中文「心的成語」Chinese “Heart” idioms :

心會思想 The heart can think and reason – 一心一意,三心二意, 心術不正, 枉費心機,  心無二 用, 心無旁騖,  別出心裁

心會感受 The heart can feel emotions – 心花怒放,  心如死灰,  心煩意亂,   心浮氣躁,  心如刀割, 心曠神怡,  心懸兩地,  平心靜氣,  心平氣和,  心開色喜, 心慌意亂,  心有餘悸,   刻骨銘心

心有意志 The heart has a will -灰心喪氣,  壯心不已,  心堅石穿,  回心轉意,  心灰意懶

心會交流 The heart can communicate –心心相印,  心照不宣,  心悅誠服,  心意相投,  人同此心,  心同此理  (例: 政客 )

心的重要性 Importance of the heart – 自信心, 責任心, 愛心, 信心, 好奇心, 敬畏心, 同理心, 寬容心, 公德心, 慈悲心…

心有道德難題 The heart has moral dilemmas – 有口無心,  口是心非,  力不從心, 居心叵測, 心狠手辣, 心猿意馬,  作賊心虛,  利慾薰心,  死心眼兒,  心高氣傲, 包藏禍心, 全無心肝

  • 箴言 6:16-19, 心與行為的關係 Relationship between our heart and our actions –

「你要保守你心,勝過保守一切,因為一生的果效,是由心發出。」(Prov. 4:23)
Keep your heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

  • 要「小心」 Be Very Careful – Watch your THOUGHTS, they become your words. Watch your    words , they become your    action    . Watch your    action , they become your  habit   . Watch your   habit , they become your  character  . Watch your   character   , it determines your DESTINY.
  • 讓我們注意思想後面的動機Beware of the motive behind the thoughts
  • 代上28:9 – 我兒所羅門哪,你當認識耶和華你父的神,誠心樂意的事奉祂;因為祂鑑察人的心(for the Lord searches every heart),知道一切的心思意念(and understands every MOTIVE behind the THOUGHTS)。(I Chron. 28:9-NIV)
  • 一個傳道人的懺悔 A Preacher’s Confession

. 認識心的處境 Know Our Heart’s Situation

  1. 人心比萬物都詭詐  The heart is deceitful above all things  (耶Jer. 17:9 ;  箴Prov. 26:24-25;  創Gen. 8:21; 可Mk. 7:20-23)
  • 賽64:6 – 我們都像不潔淨的人;所有的義都像污穢的衣服。我們都像葉子漸漸枯乾;我們的罪孽好像風把我們吹去。 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. (Isa. 64:6)
  1. 上帝重視人心的景況 God Values our Heart (王上I Kings 8:39,路Lk. 16:15,約John 2:25)
    上帝看人的內心 God looks upon the heart  (撒上I Sam. 16:7)
  1. 上帝熬煉人的心 God Tries our Heart (代上I Chron. 28: 9; 詩Ps. 7; 詩Ps. 51:6)
  2. 上帝審判人的行為 發自內心的結果 God Judges Our Actions – from Our Heart (耶Jer. 17:10)

. 如何保守/護衛我們的心 How to Guard Our Heart

  1. 悔改/回轉, 相信的心 (vs. 不信的惡心) A repentant heart; 在耶穌基督裡….相信抓住神的應許
    In Christ…Believe and receive God’s promises
  • 成為新造的人 (林後II Cor. 5:17) … A new creature in Christ
  • 不被定罪 (羅 8:1-2) … No more condemnation
  • 已經洗淨,成聖稱義 (林前I Cor. 6:11)  … Being cleansed and justified  (例:出租, 喧賓奪主: 約 1:10,11  他在世界,世界也是藉著他造的,世界卻不認識他.他到自己的地方來,自己的人倒不接待他。)
  1. 求神為我造清潔的心 (詩 51:10) Pray for a clean heart – Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
  • 一顆新的心, 有新的想望 (撒上I Sam. 10:9) …a new heart with new desires
  • 一顆剛強, 仁愛,謹守的心 (提後II Tim. 1:7) …a healthy heart with sound mind (II Tim. 1:7)
  • – 求聖靈將神的愛澆灌心裡 (羅 5:5) … a loving heart with controlled emotions (Rom. 5:5)
                     心開始改變 Heart begins to change
  1. 一顆謙卑的心 – 敬畏, 學習, 禱告, 感恩, 不自誇, 神阻擋驕傲的人, 賜恩給謙卑的人
    A humble heart – fear the Lord, learn, pray, give thanks, no self-boasting. God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.
  • 常尋求主面 (詩 27:8;119:2,10)… Seek the Lord often,
  • 把神的話藏在心裡 (申 11:18,詩Ps. 119:11, 81) Store God’s words in the heart,
  • 經常倚靠神, 禱告 Rely on God and pray
                      心開始被熬煉 Heart beings to be tried  –
  1. 立定志向得主喜悅的心 (林後Ii Cor. 5:9)     A heart set on pleasing the Lord
  • 護衛感官入口, 不偏向暴,力,亂,神,色, Guard the inroads to your heart,

–      操練敬虔, 與愛主的人一起追求 (提前I Tim. 4:7-12; 提後Ii Tim. 2:22,23) Practice spiritual disciplines and pursue holiness with those who love God. (例: 避開言語的動搖,妨礙…「世俗的言語和老婦荒渺的 話」)

  1.   專心跟從神 An Undivided Heart
    王上 11:6  所羅門行耶和華眼中看為惡的事,不效法他父親大衛專心順從耶和華。
    And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his father. (I Kings 11:6)
  • 不偏向別神 Not turning to other gods
  • 一心一意 with one heart and one mind
  1. 效法基督耶穌的心 (腓2:5) Have the heart of Christ (Phil. 2:5)
  • 盡心盡性盡意盡力愛神、愛人 (可 12:29-31,彼前I Pet. 3:21)
  • 僕人之心 (腓 2:5-8 從自我中心轉為以上帝為中心 from self-centeredness to God-centeredness)
                       心開始變完全 Heart becomes whole –

結語 Conclusion:

弗Eph. 3:14-16


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