The Backstory of Faith XCHARX Mark 10:46-52

الإنجيل MK 10: 46-52

As Jesus was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a sizable crowd,
Bartimaeus, a blind man, the son of Timaeus,
sat by the roadside begging.
On hearing that it was Jesus of Nazareth,
he began to cry out and say,
“Jesus, son of David, have pity on me.”
And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent.
But he kept calling out all the more,
“Son of David, have pity on me.”
Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.”
So they called the blind man, saying to him,
“Take courage; get up, Jesus is calling you.”
He threw aside his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus.
Jesus said to him in reply, “What do you want me to do for you?”
The blind man replied to him, “Master, I want to see.”
Jesus told him, “Go your way; your faith has saved you.”
Immediately he received his sight
and followed him on the way.
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Son of Tholomew?

One of the reasons I like to write these reflections on the gospel is that I enjoy learning all sorts of interesting tidbits and facts. Bartimaeus – a name I would have just shorted to Bart, really means something more. Back in Jesus’ time, it would have been broken up into Bar-Timaeus, where BAR means son – so son of Timaeus.
So the people around Jericho knew this blind beggar as the son of Timaeus. Imagine how hard it must have been 2000 years ago for someone who is blind. There was no support structure for him. There was no braille which would allow him to read. Who knows if his father, Timaeus, was still alive and able to help him. All we know is that Bartimaeus was sitting on the his cloak on the side of the road, unable to see and totally dependent upon the generosity of those passing along the road to give him money to buy food.
As the throng of people following Jesus pass by, Bartimaeus could likely view this as a huge windfall. Lots of people mean lots of shekels which might be given to him. But instead, what we hear from Bartimaeus isn’t “Jesus – will you as well give me some money? Will you tell your followers to give me money if they really care about the poor?” What we hear is Bartimaeus crying out for Jesus. The crowd tries to silence him, saying that Jesus cannot be bothered. This echos the disciples telling the children to leave Jesus alone. But Bartimaeus boldly continues to call for Jesus, over the objection of the crowd. Imagine how brave he had to be – people were likely shouting at him and pushing him to be quiet, and truly Bartimaeus is the least powerful of all people. Yet he continues to cry out until Jesus notices him.
When Jesus speaks to him, he asks Bartimaeus, “What do you want me to do for you?”
Bartimaeus says , “Master, I want to see.”
One of the things our priest, Father Alex, has us say in our prayers is,
“Thank you Lord, That whatever we ask for, according to your will, will shall receive.”
Apparently, Bartimaeus’ request was according to God’s will, because Jesus’ reply was, “Go your way; your faith has saved you.” and the son of Timaeus had his eyesight restored.
It’s a nice story about faith, persevering, and blessing, but I think there is a backstory that is pretty important here, that we aren’t told directly.
There used to be a radio broadcaster named Paul Harvey, who would lead off with a short story that sounded mundane – a basic everyday story. Then we would tell “The Rest of the Story”. The Backstory. And all at once, this everyday story would become extra-ordinary.
Being blind, Bartimaeus probably didn’t move too far from his home and stayed near the road where people were travelling on the way to Jerusalem. One of the things we hear about blind people like Bartimaeus is that their other senses are heightened. There is even a superhero named Daredevil, who is able to sense the world better through bat-like radar, because he is blind. So we might imagine that Bartimaeus is really good at listening. We also might guess that he speaks to the travelers passing to get the latest news of what is happening in the world.
In the past three years, he has likely been hearing some incredible things from people travelling along his road. Some dude turning water into wine. Then healing of sick people and lepers. Feeding 3000 people with a few loaves and fish. Raising a dead girl from the grave. At first, he probably thought they were just stories. But as more and more stories came through, it likely started to sound more probably. At some point, someone who Bartimaeus knew and trusted said that he had experienced JesusXCHARX miracles firsthand. This person might have even suggested to Bartimaeus that Jesus was the Messiah.
Evangelicals call this a Credible witness.
At this point, or maybe after praying about it or speaking with other credible witnesses, Bartimaeus probably decided that Jesus was the Messiah. That he believed in his coming Kingship. So when Jesus passed by, Bartimaeus’ heart was already primed.
He would not be shouted down by a crowd. He wanted to see his Messiah.
And when Jesus gave him what he asked for, did Bartimaeus say thank you and go his own way?
No – he followed Jesus on His journey. My guess is all the way to the cross.
And now you know, (perhaps) the rest of the story….
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The Juxtaposition of following Christ XCHARX MK 10:35-45

الإنجيل MK 10: 35-45

James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Jesus and said to him,
“Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.”
He replied, “What do you wish me to do for you?”
They answered him, “Grant that in your glory
we may sit one at your right and the other at your left.”
Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking.
Can you drink the cup that I drink
or be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?”
They said to him, “We can.”
Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink, you will drink,
and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized;
but to sit at my right or at my left is not mine to give
but is for those for whom it has been prepared.”
When the ten heard this, they became indignant at James and John.
Jesus summoned them and said to them,
“You know that those who are recognized as rulers over the Gentiles
lord it over them,
and their great ones make their authority over them felt.
But it shall not be so among you.
Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant;
whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all.
For the Son of Man did not come to be served
but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Jerusalem – Journey – James/John – Jump Ahead – Just – Juxtaposition
This is another story from the disciples final trip to Jerusalem. Remember, this is the last trip the disciples made with Jesus. All along the way, Jesus was telling them that he was going to be killed and his death would be the sacrifice that would redeem humanity, but the disciples clearly didn’t get it. In their minds, they were going to Jerusalem and Jesus was going to be crowned king. That’s what the messiah is supposed to do, right? He will storm in like a hero and after he overthrows the Romans, will sit on a thrown to rule justly.
So with this in mind, James and John approach Jesus. Have you ever asked your parents if they would say yes to your next question, trying to trap them into letting you do something? This is what James and John do. It’s actually pretty childish. Then they ask if they can jump ahead of the other disciples, and sit at Jesus’ right and left hand in his kingdom. But it is understandable – we all like to jump ahead. My family just went to Disneyland and we got the Super Max Fast Pass. This allowed us to jump the line to the front, ahead of everyone who was waiting in line. It was great!
Has anyone waited in a long line? It was boring, wasn’t it? Imagine you could jump ahead to the front in everything in life. No waiting ever again! Sit in the front middle seat at your favorite concert! You would always get your food served first! No more lines of cars or traffic. It would be awesome…well – awesome to you at least. What about everyone you cut ahead of? James and John were really only thinking of themselves, not of everyone else. And their fellow disciples felt didn’t think it was right that Jesus might put them in positions of power when they didn’t earn it, so they got angry.
The disciples thought you should have to do the work to win. Study. Train. Exercise. Win people to Christ. It wasn’t fair for James and John to try and trap Jesus into giving them positions of power.
Have any of you ever had someone cut a line in front of you? How did it feel? Has anyone had someone beat them in something because they cheated? There are people who take drugs to cheat to be better at sports. Others put motors in bicycles to win at races. But nobody likes to feel like someone else got to the front of a line or won because they had an unfair advantage over them.
But this is where Jesus throws a curve ball. He says:
“Rather, whoever wishes to be عظيم among you will be your خادم;
whoever wishes to be أولا among you will be the عبد من كل شيء.
For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
There is this great word – Juxtaposition. It means two things being placed together with contrasting effect. What Jesus tells his disciples is that it may look like James and John are asking for positions of power and that they are jumping ahead, the Christian life is not always what it appears.
Lets look at the verses line by line and see the juxtaposition.
To be first, be last.
To be powerful, serve.
To rule over all, be willing to die.
James and John are oddly asking to be the servant of all – and they don’t even recognize it. What Jesus is saying is that to be great in the kingdom of God, there is no escaping the fact that we have to do the work. Because that is what it really means to be a Christian.
Study well – so you can teach.
Train hard – so others can follow your lead
Serve others – so you can be an example to others
Jesus gives us an example of the Christian life, where the end goal is not greatness, leadership or salvation, but by our service to others, this is given to us by his grace.
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يجب أن يعمل الموظفون على مشاريع شخصية الرئيس؟

تم طرح هذا السؤال في منتدى للأمان واعتقدت أن ردي يستحق إضافته هنا.

ثلاثة أشياء تتبادر إلى الذهن:

1. رحلة الشركة: إذا عرف موظفوك مدى صعوبة عملك ، فراجعوا أنك تعمل معهم ، وتشاركهم رحلة الشركة معهم ، فلن يحسوا بأنك تمتلك أشياء لطيفة. إذا تم التعامل مع موظفيك بشكل عادل ، فسوف يحتفلون معك بأنك حققت بعض النجاح ، وبجهودهم ، يساعدون أيضًا على جعل الشركة ناجحة. ولماذا لا يريد الرئيس أفضل طاقم ممكن - HIS - يعمل في منزله؟

2. ثقافة الشركة: إذا كان لديك موظفين من شأنه أن يحسد نجاحك ، فهل هذا هو حقا الموظف الذي تريد العمل من أجلك على الإطلاق؟ إذا كان لديك هذا النوع من الموظفين ، سأزعم أنه ينبغي السماح لهم بالرحيل على الفور لأنها ستكون سامة لثقافة الشركة في مجالات أخرى كثيرة.

3. Separation of Interests: My feeling is that you should absolutely personally pay your company to have work done. It might feel like like paying yourself, but it allows you to keep the interests of the company separate from the interests of the ownership. Lots of company owners play loosey-goosey with having their employees do work on their personal projects. As a C-Corporation, my understanding is that this is unethical XCHARX IXCHARXll leave the legality of it to the lawyers. IXCHARXm not sure how this works with S-Corp or LLCs.

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من هو الأعظم؟ الإنجيل MK MK 9: 30-37

الإنجيل MK 9: 30-37

يسوع وتلاميذه غادروا من هناك وبدأوا رحلة عبر الجليل ،
لكنه لم يرغب في معرفة أي شخص بذلك.
كان يعلم تلاميذه ويخبرهم ،
"سيتم تسليم ابن الإنسان للرجل وسوف يقتلونه ،
وبعد ثلاثة أيام من وفاته سينهض ابن الإنسان ".
لكنهم لم يفهموا المثل ،
وكانوا يخشون استجوابه.

جاءوا إلى كفرناحوم ، وبمجرد دخولهم المنزل ،
he began to ask them, “What were you arguing about on the way?”
But they remained silent. They had been discussing among themselves on the way
who was the greatest. Then he sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them,
“If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.”
أخذ طفل ، وضعه في وسطهم ، ووضع ذراعيه حوله ، وقال لهم ،
"أي شخص يتلقى طفلاً مثل هذا باسمي ، يستلمني ؛
and whoever receives me, receives not me but the One who sent me.”

نظرة عامة

This gospel is kind of a double feature. We have part 1 where Jesus and the disciples are walking together and Jesus is teaching them. Part 2 has the disciples arguing over who is the greatest among them. IXCHARXm going to focus on the second part, but I just want to say one thing about this part 1 first.

جزء 1 - Gobblygook إلى الإنجيل
Jesus is saying some pretty difficult things on the walk through Galilee. And the disciples don’t understand. How often have you heard a teacher say something that you didn’t understand? Does it sound like gobbleygook ro perhaps Charlie Brown’s teacher?

نتيجة الصورة لباري تشارلي براون الاستماع إلى المعلمينHow about your parents? I’m not speaking of not wanting to استمع to your parents here – but when they say a word you don’t comprehend or speak about a difficult subject. When you don’t understand something, the worst thing you can do is ليس as questions. Sometimes, you are afraid of looking stupid or you get embarrassed. But I guarantee you, that if you don’t understand something, most of the rest of your kids around you have similar questions. Be brave and be the one who wants to understand what is going on and clarify the message. Just as Jesus wanted his disciples to understand, all of you teachers are there because they want you to learn.

جزء 2 - أعظم
في مسيرتهم عبر الجليل ، كان التلاميذ يتجادلون حول من كان أعظمهم. تذكر ، قبل بضع دروس ، كان يسوع قد أرسلهم في أزواج لأداء المعجزات باسمه. أستطيع أن أتخيل حججهم.

  • "أصلحت كسر في ساقها"
  • "حسنا ، لقد شفيت الرجل المصاب بالجذام"
  • "هذا كل شئ؟ قمت بتجديد بئر جافة
  • "لقد تفوقت عليك جميعًا - لقد شفيت أسرة مريضة بالكامل"

كان يمكن أن يكون سلسلة من الرعب ، حيث يحاول كل شخص أن يكون أفضل من السابق. لا يبدو وكأنه جدا إعطاء الموقف - كان كل تلميذ يحاول بطريقة ما تقلل الآخر لتعزيز عظمته الخاصة.

In many places in the world, people try to identify who is the أعظم. Who are some of the Greatests تعرف من؟

يقول ألبرت أينشتاين ، كان أذكى رجل حوله.
Michael Jordan was the greatest basketball player. Or is it now LeBron James?
ديفيد بيكهام هو أعظم لاعب كرة قدم. أو ربما رونالدو؟
من هم بعض من Greatests المفضلة لديك؟

They even have a funny name for this – ماعز. Does anyone know what that means? GOAT - Greatest Of All TIME.

.نتيجة الصورة للحصول على صور الماعز من أعظم الوقت

ولكنك لاحظت أنه بمجرد أن تحصل على GOAT جديد ، فإن شخصًا آخر أصبح الآن أقل؟ أصبح الشخص الذي اعتاد أن يكون الأكبر ، الآن #2. والجميع ينقصون الخط ، لأنهم بطريقة ما ليسوا بحجم #1.

I don’t think God wants us to work this way. In economics, this is called a Zero-Sum-Game. One winner, other losers. I think the way God wants us to work is to try to be the Greatest You Can Be. The person who يعطي of himself to lift others up. The person who helps others grow; الذي أدلة them from places of darkness to places of light. He says – be a servant to be first. That is Great.

Jesus then brought forth a child. and said “whoever receives this child, receives Me”. We are supposed to give of ourselves to those less capable – guide them in their paths. How does this work if you are already a kid? Well – find littler kids and see how you can help them. Be a good friend. Look to see how you can serve them and help them grow – In knowledge – In strength – In Faith.

Jesus wants our path to always try to be the أعظم – not so we can improve our own standing, but to raise up those around us. To make them be the best they can be.

Remember how we were speaking earlier about the Greatest in each category. One of my greatest is a scientist named George Washington Carver. He found more than 100 things you could do with peanuts, back in the 1800s. There is a nice quote attributed to him.

"عندما كنت صغيرا ، قلت للرب ،" الله ، أخبرني بسر الكون. " لكن الله أجاب: "تلك المعرفة لي وحدك". لذلك قلت ، "الله ، أخبرني بسر الفول السوداني". ثم قال الله ، "حسن جورج ، هذا أكثر تقريبًا من حجمك". وقال لي ".
- جورج واشنطن كارفر

إذا كنت تريد أن تكون أعظم ملكوت الله ، فتعلم أن تكون خادم الجميع. استفد من نقاط القوة لديك لتكون الشخص الذي:

  • يعطي من نفسه لرفع الآخرين
  • Helps others تنمو في عقيدتهم والقوة الشخصية.
  • لمحة عن أدلة الآخرين في المسارات الإلهية.
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أن تكون صامداً عندما تغادر الحشود - JN 6: 60-69

الإنجيل JN 6: 60-69

قال العديد من تلاميذ يسوع الذين كانوا يستمعون ،
"هذا القول هو الصعب. من يستطيع قبولها؟
بما أن يسوع كان يعلم أن تلاميذه كانوا يتذمرون من هذا ،
قال لهم ، "هل هذا صدمة لك؟
ماذا لو كنت سترى ابن آدم تصاعدي
إلى أين كان من قبل؟
انها روح يعطي الحياة
بينما الجسد بلا جدوى.
الكلمات التي تحدثت إليكم هي الروح والحياة.
لكن هناك بعضكم ممن لا يؤمنون ".
Jesus knew from the beginning the ones who would not believe
والرجل الذي سيخونه.
و قال،
"لهذا السبب أخبرتك أنه لا يمكن لأحد أن يأتي لي
ما لم يتم منحه من قبل والدي. "ونتيجة لهذا ،
عاد العديد من تلاميذه إلى طريقتهم السابقة في الحياة
ولم يعد يصحبه.
ثم قال يسوع للأثنا عشر: "هل تريدون أيضًا أن ترحلوا؟"
سمعان بطرس اجابه ، "يا معلم ، الى من نذهب؟
لديك كلام الحياة الأبدية.
لقد جئنا للاعتقاد
واقتناعا بأنك أنت قدوس الله ".

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المنقذ | خارقة شيء آخر | صدمة مكشوف | سيمون بيتر صامدون في الحقيقة


In the past few weeks, we have been speaking about Jesus attracting a crowd around him. They were attracted because they were looking for something. What were they looking for? Pretty simple:

A منقذ!

ماذا تعتقد أن الشعب اليهودي كان يبحث عنه في المنقذ / المسيح؟

Well, they wanted to crown him king and have him overthrow their oppressors, the Romans.. They wanted a military/political hero like Joshua. And, as it turns out Jesus’s name originates from a rendition of the Hebrew Yeshua, which is how they said Joshua.

من يتذكر ما فعله يشوع؟

  • قاد الناس من البرية
  • دمرت أريحا
  • أطاحت بكافة أراضي إسرائيل من أجل قبائل 12

يبدو وكأنه خارقة to me! Lets go back to what recently happened with Jesus.

  1. شفى يسوع رجلاً شُله على سنوات 38
  2. وقال إنه يمتلك القوة على الحياة والموت
  3. قام بتغذية 500 من رغيفات 5 و 2 fish
  4. مشى على الماء
  5. قال أنه كان لديه الخبز الذي يملأها إلى الأبد

If I were looking for a superhero to help me overthrow the Romans, Jesus has all the credentials. Imagine, your army is fighting another army. But anyone on your side who gets hurt can now be healed. Anyone killed, brought back to life. No worries about bringing food XCHARX just bring the kid with 5 loaves and 2 fish and the army is good for food. Need to run away? Just walk across the water where your enemy cannot follow. This guy was the superhero of all superheros! Better than Spiderman, better than Superman! This is who they were expecting for the Nessiah XCHARX the guy who would save them!

لكن بعد عرض كل هذه "القوى" المدهشة ، ماذا فعل يسوع؟

وقال لهم انه كان شيء آخر entirely. He said he was the bread of life. He said that he was one with the Father. That he had the keys to everlasting life. And to gain eternal left we had to eat of his body and drink of his blood. He also told us that the Son of Man would suffer and die before he came again in his glory. This was ليس يتحدث الأبطال الخارقين عن أشخاص يريدون.

Jesus started off this gospel saying his teachings were hard – really hard. So hard, in fact, that the people were صدمت. Jesus just told them to be saved they needed to “eat my body and drink my blood” to be saved.

ماذا تشرب؟ آكل ماذا؟

هذا كلام مجنون! وأكثر - لم يكن يسوع يريد أن يكون ملكاً؟!؟! لم يكن أي منهما من هذا ما أراده اليهود في منقذهم. لقد أرادوا من المخلص الفائق أن يقودهم. وماذا يفعل الناس عندما لا يفي شيء ما بتوقعاتهم؟

انهم Skedaddled!

تخيل - حشد ضخم يظهر لحفلة موسيقية ، ويتوقع صخرة التراب وتلف الفرقة شيء أكبر من رولينج ستونز. كان الحشد يتوقع الأضواء والصوت الرعد والمشاهد. بدلا من ذلك يسوع يسحب من القيثارة ويبدأ العزف في مكان ما فوق قوس قزح.

This was not what the crowds were here for. Just imagine everyone streaming towards the exits. Skedaddled means to XCHARXdepart quicklyXCHARX. Imagine an entire amphitheatre empty in 5 minutes.

Jesus, on stage, finishes his song and looks at the empty stadium. He then looks back at his bandmates, the 12 disciples, and asks, XCHARXWill you leave too?XCHARX Simon Peter answers for all of them. LetXCHARXs look back at the text again here:

سمعان بطرس answered him, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.”

سيمون بيتر مسامير ذلك! حتى يسوع فوجئ بهذا الجواب. يقول يسوع أن الآب قد كشف هذا لسمعان بطرس.

ما الدرس الذي نستخلصه من هذا؟

Well – sometimes the truth isn’t easy. But when you learn truth, you need to be قوي in your belief of it. You need to be ثابت in your defense of it. Simon Peter was called the ROCK because he would steadfast in his defense of Jesus’ message in time to come.

ستكون هناك أوقات في حياتك حيث سيتحدي الناس ما تعرفونه ليكونوا حقيقة. بعض الناس سيقولون "انظروا كم عدد الأشخاص الذين غادروا الكنيسة ، كيف يمكن أن يكون ذلك صحيحًا؟" ما يوضحه سيمون بيتر اليوم هو أننا بغض النظر عن كيفية تجمهر الحشود ، علينا أن نكون ثابتين في معتقداتنا ، لأن يسوع فقط لديه "كلمات الحياة الأبدية"

Because life will challenge our beliefs. People will not want to be around us because of what we profess. We too, need to be steadfast – a ROCK for Christ.

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لا يمكن أن يكون الله طريقنا - JN 6: 41-51

الإنجيل JN 6: 41-51

امتثل اليهود عن يسوع لأنه قال ،
"أنا الخبز الذي نزل من السماء"
وقالوا ،
"أليس هذا يسوع ، ابن يوسف؟
ألا نعرف أبيه وأمه؟
إذن كيف يمكن أن يقول ،
"لقد نزلت من السماء"؟
اجاب يسوع وقال لهم ،
"توقفوا عن التذمر بين أنفسكم.
لا يمكن لأحد أن يأتي لي ما لم يرسمه الأب الذي أرسلني ،
وسأقيمه في اليوم الأخير.
مكتوب في الأنبياء:
يجب عليهم أن يتعلموا من الله.
كل من يستمع إلى والدي ويتعلم منه يأتي إلي.
ليس أن أي شخص قد رأى الأب
ما عدا من هو من الله.
لقد رأى الآب.
آمين ، آمين ، أقول لك ،
كل من يؤمن بحياة أبدية.
أجدادك أكلوا المن في الصحراء ، لكنهم ماتوا.
هذا هو الخبز الذي ينزل من السماء
بحيث يمكن للمرء أن يأكلها ولا يموت.
انا الخبز الحي الذي نزل من السماء.
كل من يأكل هذا الخبز يحيا الى الابد.
والخبز الذي سأعطيه هو جسدي لحياة العالم.

ابحث عن رحلتك

شكوى حشود الشجاعة | قناعات | يوضح مطالبة | السيطرة على الله | تعال إلى يسوع

نظرة عامة

Does it feel like we have read this exact story for the past few weeks? We keep coming back to Jesus being the “bread of life” for the world. We started out with Jesus feeding the crowd with the loaves and fish. Then the crowd followed him, because they wanted more from this guy who could create something from nothing. Remember – they wanted to crown him king which Jesus refused. Now, that they see Jesus is not what they envisioned the Messiah to be, they start to turn on him. Jesus clarifies his mission and claims His right as the one who came to save us through His crucifixion and the cross.

اشتكى الحشد

Do you ever notice that people are different when they are in groups than they might be individually? Especially when discontent is rising. The crowd was not happy already because Jesus refused to become their king. Now, someone in the crowd popped up and brought up the fact that they knew Jesus as he grew up – و that they knew his father and mother. It probably made this person feel powerful 0 knowing something that might make Jesus seem less important. And when a group of people starts grumbling and complaining in this way, it only grows.

شجاعة قناعاتك

It takes a good deal of bravery for someone to stand up to a crowd like this, from inside the crowd. Whenever I think of standing up against a crowd, I think of a story I read once of Alexander Hamilton, facing a mob in the dead of night, set on tar and feathering a man. The mob could have easily turned on Hamilton, but he stood firm in his convictions. Ultimately, he was able to delay the crowd from entering the building long enough for the man to escape.

Notice, we don’t hear of any actions by the disciples and anyone else stepping up to defend Jesus. Remember, many of these folks رأى معجزات الشفاء بأنفسهم. عظم يأكلون at the feeding of the 5000 with 5 loaves and 2 fish. Others شهدت when Jesus cast demons out of people. If anyone had stepped up, this story might have gone very differently.

لذلك يسوع ، وهو يسمع السخط المتزايد للحشود ، يأخذ تذمره ويشكو على رأسه أولاً.

  • "توقف عن التذمر"
  • "لا يمكن لأحد أن يأتي لي ما لم يرسمه الأب الذي أرسلني"
  • "من يعتقد أن الحياة الأبدية"
  • "أنا الخبز الحي الذي نزل من السماء"

من خلال الوقوف إلى الحشد والإعلان عن قناعاته ورسالة مرة أخرى ، يخنق يسوع الغمغمة.

يسوع يوضح ادعاءاته

Specifically, with the statements above, Jesus clarifies his claims to be the Messiah. He also speak of how His way will not be the way that نريد. لن يتم تحديد طريقة يسوع من قبل كيف أن الحشد يريد منه أن يتصرف. سيكون بطريقة تظهر إرادة الآب.

نحن لا نتحكم في الله

This is important. We don’t control God. God is eternally consistent. God is the great انا. Too often, we want God to be a certain way. How many times do we say this is how أعتقد يجب أن يكون الله؟ نحن نقول أشياء مثل.

  • أعتقد الله محبة.
  • أعتقد الله جميل.
  • أعتقد الله لا يحكم علينا.
  • أعتقد الله يريدنا أن نكون سعداء.

نريد برجر كنج ستايل الله. لكننا لا نستطيع أن نضعه في طريقنا ، مثلما قد نكون هامبرغر. لا يمكننا أن نمسك الصلصة ونحصل على مايونيز إضافي.

تعال إلى يسوع

ما يخبرنا به الله هو:

"كل من يستمع إلى والدي ويتعلم منه ، يأتي لي"

Pretty simple. Be humble and realize, we aren’t God. استمع لكلمته في كلمة الله الملهمة - الكتاب المقدس و تعلم من تعاليمه. وفي نهاية المطاف، تعال إلى يسوع.

As Jesus shows in today’s Gospel, He is not at all about what we want Him to be. He is one with God the Father. He came in human form to save us from our sins. He says whoever eats of the living bread that came down from heaven, will live forever. He tells us بالضبط من هو ويريدنا أن نأتي إليه.

ومن خلال القدوم إلى يسوع ، نقبل الهدية التي قدمها لنا من خلال صلبه على الصليب.

That’s a great way to end this lesson. Our directions from Jesus are clear.

  • الاستماع إلى كلمته - من خلال قراءة الكتاب المقدس.
  • تعلم من تعاليمه - من خلال دراسة كلمته.
  • تعال إلى يسوع - تماماً كما نحن.
  • تقبل له GIFT الخلاص - اشترى على الصليب.


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أرغفة للحصول على الاهتمام - JN 6: 24-35

خبز من متجر خبز سان دييجو المحلي المفضل ، Bread & Cie

الإنجيل JN 6: 24-35

عندما رأى الحشد أنه لا يسوع ولا تلاميذه كانوا هناك ،
هم أنفسهم وصلوا في قوارب
وجاء إلى كفرناحوم بحثًا عن يسوع.
وعندما وجدوه عبر البحر قالوا له ،
"الحاخام ، متى وصلت إلى هنا؟"
أجابهم يسوع وقال: "آمين ، آمين ، أقول لكم ،
كنت تبحث عني ليس لأنك رأيت علامات
بل لأنك أكلت الأرغفة وشبعت.
لا تعمل من أجل الطعام الذي يهلك
ولكن من أجل الطعام الذي يدوم للحياة الأبدية ،
الذي سيعطيك ابن الانسان.
فَإِنَّهُ عَلَى اللَّهِ أَبَى اللهُ خَتْمَهُ.
So they said to him, “What can we do to accomplish the works of God?”
أجاب يسوع وقال لهم: "هذا عمل الله ، أنت تؤمن بالذي أرسله".
So they said to him, “What sign can you do, that we may see and believe in you?
ما الذي تستطيع القيام به؟ أجدادنا يأكلون المنّ في الصحراء ، كما هو مكتوب:
أعطاهم خبزًا من السماء ليأكل ".
So Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you,
لم يكن موسى هو الذي اعطى الخبز من السماء.
أبي يعطيك الخبز الحقيقي من السماء.
لأن خبز الله هو الذي ينزل من السماء
ويعطي الحياة للعالم ".

فقالوا له: "سيدي ، اعطنا هذا الخبز دائمًا".
قال لهم يسوع انا خبز الحياة.
أيا كان يأتي لي لن يجوع ،
وكل من يؤمن بي لن يعطش أبدا.

الكلمات المفتاحية

حب الغذاء لازانيا الغذاء لا يدوم أبدا رغيف للحصول على الاهتمام يبحث عن يسوع الغذاء الذي يدوم للأبد

حب الغذاء

Who here has ever walked into a kitchen and smelled something cooking and had their stomachs growl? (ask what the kids smelled) The other day I walked outside my favorite local bakery, Bread & Cie, and the delicious smells almost pulled me inside!

Who here has a favorite meal that they always love to eat? (ask the kids for their answers) In my case that is an easy answer……Lasagna.

المعكرونة واسعة واسعة. بلدي صلصة محلية الصنع. جبن بارميزان وموزاريلا وريكوتا. الكثير من الشمر الإضافي ألقيت. طبقات من السبانخ الطازجة المطبوخة في. الرجل - يجعل فقط فمي المياه التفكير في ذلك.

الغذاء لا يدوم أبدا

لذلك عندما نفكر في ما نسعى إليه ، فإن الإجابات الواضحة هي دائما طعام. كل بضع ساعات نريد أن نأكل شيء. If you are rich, you still get hungry at meal times. And I’ve read of people who are very, very poor, where hunger is described like an ache in their belly that never goes away.

Regardless, hunger for food is a constant in each and everyone of your lives. And no matter how much we eat at any meal, it never lasts. We always long for more to eat.

رغيف للحصول على الاهتمام

قال يسوع لأولئك الناس الذين تبعوه "أنت تبحث عني ليس لأنك رأيت علامات
ولكن لأنك أكلت الأرغفة وتمتلئت. "قام يسوع بأداء معجزة التغذية لـ 5000 ، ليس لأن من المهم بالنسبة له توفير الطعام ، ولكن لأنه كان يعلم أن إطعامهم سيثير اهتمامهم. تماما مثل رائحة كنتاكي فرايد تشيكن أو من اللازانيا تجذب انتباهك ، أراد يسوع أن يلفت انتباهه لفترة كافية حتى يتمكن من تعليمهم عما يحتاجونه حقا في حياتهم.

أبحث عن يسوع

This is really what Jesus wants from us. He wants our attention. He wants us to be looking for Him. But this search should not be something that happens and when we find Jesus, we move on to the next thing. Jesus wants us to جوع له وكلمته. يريدنا أن يكون لدينا هذا الألم في بطننا لمعرفة المزيد عن تعاليمه. تمامًا كما هو الحال بعد الوجبة ، قد نشعر بالرضا لفترة قصيرة ، فنحن نعرف أننا سرعان ما سيصابنا بالجوع مجددًا. وحقاً ، كم سيكون فظيعاً إذا بعد أن أكلت لازانيا ، كنت ممتلئاً إلى الأبد - لن أكون جائعاً مرة أخرى؟

We should think of Jesus’ teachings a bit like this. Every lesson we learn about His word, we might have our spiritual hunger satisfied for a short time. Hopefully, after Church, you think about the teachings a bit and let it percolate in your brain. Hopefully – sometimes it gives you a few “ah-ha” moments where it brings you closer to a better understanding of your faith. But what Jesus wants is that we are hungry for His word the next time we go to church. And the next time we learn more about God. And the next. and the next. There is so much to learn from the Word of God, that we can never be filled.

الغذاء الذي يدوم للأبد

إذن ، ماذا نستنتج من هذه الجملة الأخيرة في ما قاله يسوع؟ "النهاية؛ أيا كان يأتي لي لن يجوع أبدا ، وكل من يؤمن بي لن يعطش أبدا.

خلافا للجوع للطعام والجوع للتعلم ، يسوع يتحدث عن حفرة كبيرة in our lives. The hunger and the thirst in each of us that only the divine God can fill it. This hole is where we need God to dwell personally with us. This is where we hunger for meaning for our lives and thirst for a connection to something bigger than our lives. This something is God – Jesus, God in human form. He is the bread of life, whose sacrifice for our sins gives eternal meaning to our lives and provides us with a personal connection with the Father. Jesus is the answer to filling this emptiness that we hunger and thirst for.

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goldFish ليست كافية - JN 6: 1-15

الإنجيل JN 6: 1-15

ذهب يسوع عبر بحر الجليل.
تبعه حشد كبير ،
لأنهم رأوا العلامات التي كان يقوم بها على المرضى.
صعد يسوع على الجبل ،
وهناك جلس مع تلاميذه.
كان عيد الفصح اليهودي قريبًا.
When Jesus raised his eyes and saw that a large crowd was coming to him,
he said to Philip, “Where can we buy enough food for them to eat?”
He said this to test him, because he himself knew what he was going to do.
أجاب فيليب: "لن يكفي ما يكفي من مائتي يوم"
لكل منهم الحصول على القليل. "
قال له أحد تلاميذه ، أندرو ، أخ سيمون بيتر ،
"هناك صبي هنا لديه خمسة أرغفة شعير وسمكتان.
لكن ما الفائدة من هذا العدد الكبير؟
قال يسوع ، "اجعل الناس يتكئون".
الآن كان هناك قدر كبير من العشب في ذلك المكان.
فاستراح الرجال حوالي خمسة آلاف.
ثم أخذ يسوع الأرغفة ، شكر ،
وتوزيعها على أولئك الذين كانوا مستلقين ،
وأيضاً بقدر ما يريدون من الأسماك.
عندما كان لهم ملء ، قال لتلاميذه ،
“Gather the fragments left over, so that nothing will be wasted.”
فجمعوها وعبأوا اثنتي عشرة سلالًا بقطع
من أرغفة الشعير الخمسة التي كانت أكثر مما يمكن أن تأكله.
عندما رأى الناس العلامة التي قام بها ، قالوا ،
"هذا هو حقا النبي ، الشخص الذي سيأتي إلى العالم".
منذ أن عرف يسوع أنهم سيأتون ويحملونه
to make him king, he withdrew again to the mountain alone.


الكلمات الدالة

Feeding 5000 | Fact | Four Gospels | never Forgotten | Flock | Face problems | Funds | Friends | Food | Five Loaves | 2 Fish | Feed | Filled | Fragments | Faith | Focused on wrong things!

نظرة عامة

المفرقعات والسمك

إذا استعرضنا الاستجابة من المزمور 145: 10-18 ، فلدينا نظرة عامة جيدة على الإنجيل.
يد الرب تغذينا. يجيب على جميع احتياجاتنا.
هذا الإنجيل يدور حول معجزة قام بها يسوع.

واضح وبسيط.

تغذية 5000 & لا الغذاء

تخيل - أنت في الكنيسة مع عائلات 5000 و كل شخص is hungry. No one has eaten breakfast. People are getting hangry (Hungry+Angry). Andrew (the disciple of Jesus, not my 8 year old) makes an announcement and says, XCHARXIf anyone has any food, can they step up to the front of the church?XCHARX

صديق مع Five Loaves و 2 Fish

So my son Thomas XCHARX all of 6 years old XCHARX looks down and sees that he has a bag of a few goldfish crackers that his mom has given him. So he brings them up to the front. Everyone who sees his bag of goldfish laughs XCHARX not because they are mean, but because they know there is no way this could feed everyone. But Jesus doesnXCHARXt laugh. He gives Thomas a hug and says thank you. Then he asks Thomas to pray with Him and give Thanks to their Father in Heaven for ThomasXCHARX gift.

تغذية القطيع

ثم يمشي يسوع حول الكنيسة ، ويصل إلى حقيبته ، ويمنح الجميع حفنين من الأسماك الذهبية. يفعل هذا للجميع ، والوصول إلى حقيبة صغيرة ، مرارا وتكرارا ، وإعطاء الجميع ذهبية ، حتى يتم ملء المعدة الجميع. ثم يجمعون كل شظايا ما أسقطه الناس من أسماكهم الذهبية مستلقية على أرضية الكنيسة ووجدوا أنهم يملكون 12 أكياسًا كاملة من السمك الذهبي المتروكة.

رائعة - لا يمكن نسيانها

Just imagine how amazing that would be. Would you remember it? Of course you would! And I bet you would tell this story over and over and over.
Jesus’s story was so incredible that all FOUR gospel writers wrote about this event. It was so amazing, the crowd wanted to force him to be their King in Jerusalem. They had seen Jesus perform other miracles, but with everyone saw this at the same time. It was رهيبة!

مواجهة الحقائق والإيمان

هذه التغذية من 5000 كانت صادقة لمعجزة الله. خلال فترة حياة يسوع ، استخدم المعجزات لإظهار قوته وترك الناس يعرفون أن ما قاله صحيح. كما أخبرنا يوحنا لاحقاً في إنجيله:
قام يسوع بالعديد من العلامات الأخرى في حضور تلاميذه ، والتي لم تكتب في هذا الكتاب. ولكن هذه مكتوبة حتى تعتقد أن يسوع هو المسيح ، ابن الله ، وأنه بالإيمان قد يكون لك حياة باسمه.

كانت هناك الكثير من المعجزات يسوع. علاج المرضى والمعاقين. تحويل الماء إلى النبيذ. والينج على الماء. طرد الشياطين. وقد شهد هؤلاء العديد من الناس خلال حياة يسوع. لدرجة أننا يمكن أن نكون على يقين من حقيقة أنها حدثت ، وأن ندع إيماننا يتعزز بها.

التركيز على الآب

لكن يسوع أرادنا أن نركز على الأشياء الصحيحة ونعيش حياته لكي نوضح كيف ينبغي لنا أن نعيش. بعد هذه المعجزة ، أراد الكثيرون في الحشد السير إلى القدس لإعلان يسوع المسيح. وكان ، فلماذا لم يأخذهم يسوع على هذا؟ بعد كل شيء ، كالله ، أليس هو الملك بالفعل؟

Of course, but do you remember the story of Jesus being tempted by Satan in the desert? Satan had سابقا عرضت لجعل يسوع الملك - ورفض يسوع عرض الشيطان. أراد يسوع أن يعلم us لتركيز انتباهنا للآب.

اختر الله أولا

المعجزات التي قام بها يسوع كانت فقط لكي نلفت انتباهنا! لماذا ا؟
لأن دوافعنا مدفوعة بأشياء من هذا العالم!
  • هل نحن جائعون؟ نحن بحاجة إلى الطعام.
  • هل نحن مريضون أم مصابون؟ نحن بحاجة إلى علاج مادي.
  • هل نحن عطشان (أو نشرب كما يقول ابني توماس)؟ نحن بحاجة إلى الماء.
  • هل نحن وحيدون؟ نحن بحاجة إلى الرفقة.
  • هل نحن فقراء؟ نحتاج نقود.
  • هل نحن في ورطة؟ نحن نركز على الحلول الدنيوية.
This is actually the lesson Jesus wants us to pay attention to. He wants us to face our problems, first, by focusing our attentions on God the Father. Because the biggest problem we have to come to grips with is that we are a fallen people. We need salvation. And if we look to a worldly solution to solve this, we will fail. If we practice looking first to the Father for help for our little problems, when it comes to asking Christ for his forgiveness for our sins, Jesus knows we’ll come to the right place – Him.
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التقديم لخدمة الآخرين - MK 6: 30-34

الإنجيل MK 6: 30-34

تجمع الرسل مع يسوع
وأفادوا بكل ما فعلوه وقاموا بتدريسه.
قال لهم،
"ابتعدوا عن أنفسكم إلى مكان مهجور والراحة بعض الوقت."
كان الناس يأتون ويذهبون بأعداد كبيرة ،
ولم يكن لديهم أي فرصة حتى لتناول الطعام.
فذهبوا في القارب لأنفسهم إلى مكان مهجور.
People saw them leaving and many came to know about it.
سارعوا هناك سيرا على الأقدام من جميع المدن
ووصل إلى المكان قبلهم. عندما نزل ونظر إلى الحشد الهائل ،
تم نقل قلبه بالشفقة لهم ،
لانهم كانوا مثل خراف بلا راع.
وبدأ يعلمهم أشياء كثيرة.

الكلمات الدالة

استعراض | ذكرت شحن | معترف بها | إعادة النظر | تجمع

نظرة عامة

This gospel is about personal restoration and sometimes working extra even when you are tired, because it is required. Because we don’t have control when opportunities arise and it is important that we step up to take advantage of them.


Just before this reading, we had Jesus sending out his disciples in pairs (see my last post XCHARX XCHARXThe Buddy SystemXCHARX) to proclaim JesusXCHARX message to nearby cities. After having gone out to these cities, the 12 disciples came back to where Jesus was XCHARX feeling pretty good about themselves, I would imagine.


Think about it – Jesus had just given them a task to go out and teach. They had done what he had said and had their own news to report. Imagine being able to come back to Jesus and say things like:
  • "كان هناك الكثير من الناس الذين صدقوا رسالتك في قانا!"
  • "لقد تمكنا من شفاء شخص مصاب بكسر في الساق هو" كابيرنوم! "
  • "رحب بنا الناس في منزلهم في طبريا!"
Just like a mother would be proud if she asked her child to do something difficult, Jesus was proud of his disciples and wanted to hear what they had accomplished. Similarly, right now I’m on vacation from being in my office. When I get back to the office, I want to know what my employees have done. And if they have done good work – they will report to me of their accomplishments.
This about this in your life – when you complete a project – does it make you proud? Don’t you feel good that you accomplished something? It should. But if was hard work, you often want to rest once you are done.

تعبئة رصيد

After reporting to Jesus all they had accomplished, all they had done, and completing the long trips to these cities and back, I imagine all of the disciples wanted to take a deep breath and relax for a bit. They wanted to rest to have their energy restored.
God told us early on in Genesis that we should do this as well. He tells us to only work 6 days a week and then rest on the Sabbath. The Sabbath is the day that he wants us to restore ourselves and also to think about Him. But rest isnXCHARXt solely limited to the Sabbath. Sometimes after working really hard to accomplish a goal, we need rest to recharge our batteries. Jesus knew this as well.


To get away, Jesus and his disciples decided to take a boat ride to “a deserted place”. They thought this would be a vacation بعيدا عن كل شيء. But no. The people who heard Jesus wanted to hear more. I imagine that many of the people the disciples had visited in the far away cities wanted to see who this “master” the disciples had been talking about was. So even as they got to their place of rest, lots of people found out where Jesus was and wanted to hear more.

إعادة النظر

When Jesus saw these “vast crowd”, he reconsidered his and his disciples need for rest. The gospel says “they were like sheep without a shepherd”. Jesus saw they needed his message more than he needed rest. Even if he was tired, he saw had work to do.


For the last 10 years of his life, every email that my own father would send me ended with a quote from a book XCHARXThe Art of WarXCHARX by Sun Tzu. The quote was:
"الفرص متعددة كما يتم القبض عليهم"
Jesus knew that this vast crowd – thousands of people, the gospels tell us – had hearts that needed to hear his teaching. This was a great opportunity. It wouldn’t have been wrong for Jesus and the disciples to rest at this time, but Jesus took the role of being a servant leader. Instead of wasting the opportunity and thinking only of his and his disciples need for rest, Jesus rallied his energy and made the decision to teach people who needed it. This helped spread the gospel to allow many people to believe more in him.
هذا هو بالضبط ما يبين لنا المسيح من حيث كونه قائدا للخادم. في كثير من الأحيان من السهل القول إننا بحاجة إلى استراحة أو أننا قمنا بالفعل بما يكفي. عندما يفتح الله الفرص لخدمة الآخرين ، يجب علينا حشد طاقاتنا لهذه المهمة. من خلال خدمة الناس ، نساعد في جعل مملكة الله هنا على الأرض أقرب قليلا.
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