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2018-04-22 Developing Intimacy with God session 15 (Sharing by Crystal)

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使徒行傳 16:19-34

19 她的主人們看見發財的希望完了,就揪住保羅和西拉,拉到市中心去見官長,
20 又帶到裁判官面前,說:“這些人是猶太人,擾亂我們的城市,
21 傳我們羅馬人不准接受、不准實行的規例。”
22 群眾一齊起來攻擊他們,裁判官就剝去他們的衣服,下令用棍子打他們。
23 打了很多棍,就把他們放在監牢裡,吩咐獄吏嚴密看守。
24 獄吏領了命令,就把他們押入內監,兩腳拴了木狗。

25 約在半夜,保羅和西拉祈禱歌頌  神,囚犯們都側耳聽著。
26 忽然發生了大地震,以致監牢的地基都搖動起來,所有的監門立刻開了,囚犯的鎖鍊都鬆了。
27 獄吏醒過來,看見監門全開,以為囚犯都已經逃脫了,就拔出刀來想要自刎。
28 保羅大聲呼叫說:“不要傷害自己,我們都在這裡!”
29 獄吏叫人拿了燈來,就衝進去,戰戰兢兢地俯伏在保羅和西拉面前,
30 隨後領他們出來,說:“先生,我應該作甚麼才可以得救?”
31 他們說:“當信主耶穌,你和你一家人都必定得救。”
32 他們就把主的道,講給他和所有在他家裡的人聽。
33 就在當夜的那個時候,獄吏領他們去洗傷,獄吏和他家人都受了洗,
34 就帶他們到家裡,擺上飯食,他和全家因信了  神就大大喜樂。


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Developing Intimacy with God session 14

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Love (III) by George Herbert

Love bade me welcome. Yet my soul drew back

Guilty of dust and sin.

But quick-eyed Love, observing me grow slack

From my first entrance in,

Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning,

If I lacked any thing.

A guest, I answered, worthy to be here:

Love said, You shall be he.

I the unkind, ungrateful? Ah my dear,

I cannot look on thee.

Love took my hand, and smiling did reply,

Who made the eyes but I?

Truth Lord, but I have marred them: let my shame

Go where it doth deserve.

And know you not, says Love, who bore the blame?

My dear, then I will serve.

You must sit down, says Love, and taste my meat:

So I did sit and eat.