Sunday, October 19, 2014

Yesus berkata, "Beritahu betapa Besarnya Pertolongan dan Betapa Baiknya TUHAN kepadaMu" (Markus 5:1-20)


Yesus and pengikut-pengikut-Nya tiba di seberang Tasik Galilea, di daerah Gerasa. Sebaik sahaja Yesus turun dari perahu, Dia didatangi oleh seorang lelaki yang keluar dari gua kubur” (Markus 5:1-2, BM). Lelaki itu kerasukkan roh jahat dan bersikap seperti haiwan liar yang tinggal di kawasan perkuburan. Tetapi Yesus “Anak Allah Yang Maha Tinggi” (Markus 5:7) telah memecahkan belenggu dan mengusir roh-roh jahat keluar dari lelaki itu dan dengan mukjizat-Nya lelaki itu sembuh dan telah dibebaskan. Ketika Yesus dan pengikut-pengikut-Nya bersiap untuk pergi meninggalkan daerah itu, lelaki itu ingin mengikuti mereka. Tetapi Yesus berkata kepadanya, “Pulanglah kepada keluargamu dan beritahu mereka betapa besarnya pertolongan Tuhan dan betapa baiknya Dia kepadamu!” (Markus 5:19).

Pertama sekali Yesus berkata, “Pulanglah kepada keluargamu…” (klik di sini untuk membaca bahagian pertama ini). Selepas itu, Yesus berkata pula, “…dan beritahu mereka betapa besarnya pertolongan Tuhan dan betapa baiknya Dia kepadamu!” Yesus tidak berkata supaya lelaki itu harus menyediakan khutbah yang menarik atau pergi mengingati banyak ayat-ayat Firman Allah tentang keselamatan atau menggariskan setiap ayat di dalam Alkitab dengan menggunakan pen merah (walaupun semua ini sangat baik untuk kita lakukan). Sebaliknya, Yesus hanya berkata supaya dia balik ke tempat asalnya dan menceritakan pengalaman dia bertemu dengan TUHAN.

Ini ialah perkhabaran yang sangat asas bagi kita: Berita Baik tentang apa yang Yesus telah lakukan di dalam hidup kita! Khutbah yang hebat, mengingati atau menggariskan Firman Allah dan mempelajari langkah-langkah untuk bersaksi memang ada baiknya. Tetapi perkhabaran yang sangat berkesan sekali ialah tentang bagaimana Yesus telah menolong, melakukan segala yang baik kepada kita dan tentang betapa indahnya Yesus dalam kehidupan kita. Apabila semua perancangan untuk bersaksi gagal, saya tahu bahawa ada satu yang tidak pernah gagal iaitu, TUHAN telah melakukan sesuatu yang indah dalam kehidupan saya dan saya boleh bersaksi dengan autoriti – dan TUHAN akan membuatkannya berjaya!

Saya sangat bersyukur kepada mereka yang mempunyai kebolehan untuk bersaksi tentang Yesus dimana sahaja mereka berada… namun kebanyakkan kita tidak mempunyai kebolehan itu. Tetapi, kita boleh bersaksi kepada mereka yang dekat dengan kita. Mereka yang kita jumpa hampir setiap hari. Ibu saya jarang pergi ke gereja lagi atas sebab-sebab tertentu tetapi saya cuba bersaksi dengan dia tentang bagaimana TUHAN telah mengubah kehidupan saya. Saya akan berdoa dan mengasihi dia sehingga dia melihat bahawa TUHAN itu sentiasa peduli dan mengasihi dia. Saya akan menghormati dan menjaga dia sebagaimana TUHAN telah lakukan kepada saya. Perkhabaran yang dia akan dengar dan lihat ialah tentang pengalaman peribadi saya dengan Yesus. Siapa yang dekat dengan kamu sekarang? Bersaksilah. Khabarkan tentang kasih Yesus melalui perkataan dan perbuatan kamu.

"...beritahu mereka betapa besarnya pertolongan Tuhan 
dan betapa baiknya Dia kepadamu!"
Ini ialah berkhabaran yang terutama.

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The Central Nature of the Being of God


Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.” (Isaiah 6:3, NIV)

As I read the Bible, I seem to find holiness to be His supreme attribute
(Billy Graham, in Till Armageddon)

It does not seem proper to speak of one attribute of God as being more central and fundamental than another; but if this were permissible, the scriptural emphasis on the holiness of God would seem to justify its selection” (Louis Berkhof, in Systematic Theology)

Holiness is the central nature of the being of God from which such attributes
as love, justice, and mercy emanate
(George Allen Turner)

As in Jim Killion’s Set Apart he writes about one man described his observations of the concept of holiness like this:
“There is a simple yet profound word which occurs nine hundred times in the Bible. You see it first in Genesis, as we are told how God created heaven and earth. You see it last in the closing chapter of Revelation where we are told about God’s creation of a new heaven and a new earth. But except for a few grand old hymns of the faith, you do not see this word much today… This word is ‘Holy.’ We get our words ‘saint,’ ‘sanctify,’ and ‘sanctification’ from the same root words. All these term carry the idea of being ‘set apart’…. Just as all the colour of the spectrum come together to form the pure white light which illuminates our world, so all the attributes of God come together into His holiness.”

God is holy,
Our God is holy.
My God is holy.
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Look at Children, Adults don't Forget to Have Fun


Everyday leave yourself some time to enjoy, to be silly, to laugh. Today I watch and play with my cousin’s sons – Ryan and Rancic. The brothers are like small atomic bombs. Every energetic, care-free and dangerous. They are cute and very playful. I often observed children around me. I watch them running around in the playground or supermarket or in the park and thinking, “They’re having so much fun.” Why are they having so much fun? The better question is, why aren’t adults having more fun?

Children run around and play as if by instinct. They do not question whether they should have fun, they just go out and do it. Adults, however, have responsibilities – we are serious most of the time. Ask one of your friends to do something for fun with you, and 90% of them you might hear, “I don’t have time for that” or “I’m busy.” Imagine a child being asked if he wanted to go to Recreation Park and answering, “I’ll have to get back to you, I’m really busy right now.”

Sometimes children know better than we do. Having a little fun, a time for pure silliness and happiness, is an essential part of everyday live. Remember, Jesus loves to play with children and He like to go to wedding and dinner parties. Jesus was on a serious mission on earth but even He have time for fun and joyful activities. Why aren’t we? Friends, life is too serious, can we have some fun once in a while?

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