0605-DEV-341-ES – Have Faith in Jesus 相信耶稣

Luke 17:11-16, 19 (NKJV) Now it happened as He went to Jerusalem that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off. And they lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” So when He saw them, He said to them, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at His feet, giving Him thanks. And he was a Samaritan.… And He said to him, “Arise, go your way. Your faith has made you well.”In this passage, one of the 10 lepers was a Samaritan. It must not have been easy for the him to cry out boldly to Jesus for help since he wasn’t part of the covenant. Jesus knew that He was called to His people, the household of Israel, namely the Jews, who would eat the bread while the rest would have to wait for the crumbs that fell from the table (Mark 7:27-28). Nevertheless, this Samaritan was determined to be healed just like the rest of the nine lepers. He had faith in Jesus. He must have been overwhelmed with emotions when he realised that he was healed and declared clean by the priests. The thought of what Jesus had done for him in a hopeless situation caused him to return to give thanks.

He wasn’t concerned about what others were thinking when he cried with a loud voice to glorify God and fell at the feet of Jesus to give thanks and to worship Him. He was convinced that Jesus is the son of God. He reached out in faith towards Jesus and took the opportunity when he and the other nine lepers heard that Jesus was going to pass through their village that was shunned by others because they were considered untouchable and uncleaned. Jesus came to the down-trodden, the forsaken and the desperate because He loved them.

Similarly for us, all we need to do is to reach out in faith towards Jesus! It is the promises found in the Word of God and understanding of the redemptive work of Jesus Christ that give substance to our faith. It is faith—faith in His Word and faith in who He is—that pleases and moves God. Therefore, all we need to do is to seek Him diligently and come to Him for help.

Hebrews 11:1,6 (NKJV) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen…. But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Sermon Series: Focus on Jesus


路 加 福 音 17:11-16, 19 耶 稣 往 耶 路 撒 冷 去 , 经 过 撒 玛 利 亚 和 加 利 利 。进 入 一 个 村 子 , 有 十 个 长 大 麻 疯 的 , 迎 面 而 来 , 远 远 的 站 着 ,高 声 说 : 耶 稣 , 夫 子 , 可 怜 我 们 罢 !耶 稣 看 见 , 就 对 他 们 说 : 你 们 去 把 身 体 给 祭 司 察 看 。 他 们 去 的 时 候 就 洁 净 了 。内 中 有 一 个 见 自 己 已 经 好 了 , 就 回 来 大 声 归 荣 耀 与 神 ,又 俯 伏 在 耶 稣 脚 前 感 谢 他 ; 这 人 是 撒 玛 利 亚 人。…就 对 那 人 说 : 起 来 , 走 罢 ! 你 的 信 救 了 你 了。

在这段里,十个长大麻疯中有一个撒玛利亚人。因他不是在盟约中的子民,向耶稣大声求救对他来说一定不容易。耶稣知道祂蒙召是为了祂的族人,以色列家,也就是犹太人,他们可以吃面包但世界上其他人却要等从桌上掉下来的面包屑(马可福音 7:27-28)。但无论如何,这个撒玛利亚人决心要被治愈,就像其他九个大麻疯病人一样。他对耶稣有信心。当他意识到自己被治愈并被祭祀宣布洁净时,他心中肯定百感交集。意识到耶稣在绝望困境中为他所作的,使得他回去献上感谢。

他大声向神赞美并伏倒在耶稣脚下来献上感谢和敬拜祂,他并不在意其他人的看法。他深信耶稣是神的儿子。 当他和其他九个麻疯病人听到耶稣将从他们村子经过时,他凭信心向耶稣求助,抓住机会,尽管他们被认为是不可触摸且不洁净的而遭人避忌。耶稣来到了被践踏的,被抛弃的和绝望的人中间,因祂爱他们。

同样的,我们都需要凭信心向耶稣求助!这从圣经中找到的应许以及对耶稣基督救赎之工的理解赋予我们的信心以实质。是信心 - 对祂的话语和对祂是谁的信心 - 使神喜悦并感动。因此,我们所需做的就是努力寻求祂,并向祂求帮助。

希 伯 來 書 11:1,6 信 就 是 所 望 之 事 的 实 底 , 是 未 见 之 事 的 确 据 。… 人 非 有 信 , 就 不 能 得 神 的 喜 悦 ; 因 为 到 神 面 前 来 的 人 必 须 信 有 神 , 且 信 他 赏 赐 那 寻 求 他 的 人 。