When You Lack Peace --   I Am Strong - part 4

當你缺乏平安时 - -- 神是剛強的 --之四

February 20-21, 2016 • John Dickerson


Introduction   介紹


Jesus promises an EXTRAORDINARY kind of PEACE.



“All this I have spoken while still with you. But the Counselor,

the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will

teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have

said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do

not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be

troubled and do not be afraid.”   John 14:25-27


25我還與你們同住的時候、已將這些話對你們說了。 26但保惠師、就是父因我的名所要差來的聖靈、他要將一切的事、指教你們、並且要叫你們想起我對你們所說的一切話。 27我留下平安給你們、我將我的平安賜給你們.我所賜的、不像世人所賜的.你們心裡不要憂愁、也不要膽怯。  約翰福音 14:25-27


The PROMISE: Until Jesus returns—the very SPIRITof

God BREATHES PEACE within us.

應許:直到耶穌再來,神的 平安  吹入我們里面。


I. The direction of Jesus’ peace is novel.



God’s encouragement does not come from outer circumstances—in.

God places His Encourager WITHIN.




II. The dynamic power of Jesus’ peace is novel.



In unthinkable difficulty God’s Spirit breathes





Why do few Christians experience that?



Answer: Few have learned to “KEEP IN STEP with the Spirit.”



Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.

Galatians 5:25

25我們若是靠聖靈得生、就當靠聖靈行事。  加拉太書 5:25


How to Walk in the Spirit



1. CLAIM IT: as a follower of Christ, I CAN

walk in step with His Spirit.

獲取:作為基督的跟隨者,我可以与 祂的靈同步而行。


So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires

of the sinful nature. Galatians 5:16


加拉太書 5:16


2. CLEAR THE WAY for it: I choose to remove the

spiritual debris that would block the Spirit’s work in me.




And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God…. Ephesians 4:30

不要叫 神的聖靈擔憂... 以弗所書 4:30


Do not put out the Spirit’s fire. 1 Thessalonians 5:19

不要銷滅聖靈的感動.帖撒羅尼迦前書 5:19


For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit,

and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in

conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want.

Galatians 5:17

17因為情慾和聖靈相爭、聖靈和情慾相爭.這兩個是彼此相敵、使你們不能作所願意作的。加拉太書 5:17


Note: God’s Spirit is eager to minister within me, but

ONGOING SIN BLOCKS His ministering.




When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results

are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures,

idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts

of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy,

drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these…

Galatians 5:19-21

19情慾的事、都是顯而易見的.就如姦淫、污穢、邪蕩、 20拜偶像、邪術、仇恨、爭競、忌恨、惱怒、結黨、紛爭、異端、 21嫉妒、醉酒、荒宴等類、... 加拉太書 5:19-21


But the fruit of the Spirit is: love, joy, peace, patience,

kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and selfcontrol.

Against such things there is no law.  Galatians 5:22,23

22聖靈所結的果子、就是仁愛、喜樂、和平、忍耐、恩慈、良善、信實、 23溫柔、節制.這樣的事、沒有律法禁止。

加拉太書 5:22,23

When my outer circumstances are restless…

God’s Spirit can BREATH JOY peace,

PATIENCE, and faithfulness within me.





There’s much more hope. This series is based on the book,

I Am Strong: Finding God’s Peace and Strength in Life’s Darkest

Moments. It’s available in the Venture bookstore, or get free

sample chapters at IAmStrongBook.com

還有更多的盼望。此消息系列基於此書,I Am Strong在人生最黑暗的時刻尋找上帝的平安和力量。Venture書店,或者在IAmStrongBook.com得到免費的樣本章节


Application/Discussion Questions



1. In what difficulty or discouragement could you use

the encouragement of the Comforter, who “comes

alongside?” You can pray about that matter right

now, asking God to help you experience peace (a

fruit of the Holy Spirit) from His Spirit within, rather

than from circumstances without.


同在?“ 你可以現在为此事祈禱,求神幫助你经历平安(一个



2. We learned that we can unintentionally choke the

work of the Spirit in our lives—through sin and

self-reliance. Was that idea new to you? Are there

any areas of spiritual debris in your life that may

presently be blocking the comfort God desires to

give you through His Spirit?






3. We learned that true inner peace doesn’t come from

circumstances. It comes from the Holy Spirit, who

lives in every Christian. Where, in your life, have you

lately been seeking to achieve inner-peace through

some change in outer circumstances?






4. Now that you know where true peace comes from, how

can you change your expectations of what a peaceful

and peace-filled life looks like for you, right now?


你現在可以如何改變你的期望 -对你而言平安與充滿平安的生活?


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