Living Out Your Faith
活岀你的信仰 Living Out Your Faith
My Sermon Notes from July 12, 2020 Full Text:
雅各書 James 1:9-18
9 卑微的弟兄升高，就該喜樂； 10 富足的降卑也該如此，因為他必要過去，如同草上的花一樣。 11 太陽出來，熱風颳起，草就枯乾，花也凋謝，美容就消沒了；那富足的人在他所行的事上，也要這樣衰殘。 12 忍受試探的人是有福的！因為他經過試驗以後，必得生命的冠冕，這是主應許給那些愛他之人的。 13 人被試探，不可說「我是被神試探」，因為神不能被惡試探，他也不試探人。 14 但各人被試探，乃是被自己的私慾牽引、誘惑的。 15 私慾既懷了胎，就生出罪來；罪既長成，就生出死來。 16 我親愛的弟兄們，不要看錯了。 17 各樣美善的恩賜和各樣全備的賞賜都是從上頭來的，從眾光之父那裡降下來的，在他並沒有改變，也沒有轉動的影兒。 18 他按自己的旨意，用真道生了我們，叫我們在他所造的萬物中好像初熟的果子。
9 Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position. 10 But the rich should take pride in their humiliation—since they will pass away like a wild flower. 11 For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business. 12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. 13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; 14 but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. 15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. 16 Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. 17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. 18 He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.
1. What are the testings that you are going through? How are you coping?
2. How is your giving especially in this pandemic and lockdown. Please elaborate.