Thursday, March 14, 2013

DAY 103 - Sheep/Give, Goat/Take!

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Golden Verse 金句

Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying,“Take and eat; this is my body.”
Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins."
                                       Matthew 26:26-28

耶 穌 拿 起 餅 來 , 祝 福 , 就 擘 開 , 遞 給 門 徒 , 說 : "你 們 拿 著 吃 , 這 是 我 的 身 體 ;
又 拿 起 杯 來 , 祝 謝 了 , 遞 給 他 們 , 說 : 你 們 都 喝 這 個 ;
因 為 這 是 我 立 約 的 血 , 為 多 人 流 出 來 , 使 罪 得 赦 。"
                                                  馬太福音 26:26-28


Today's Reading: Matthew 26:1-30

Please read Matthew 26:1-30 and listen to what the Lord Jesus Christ would like to tell you before reading my Spiritual Journal below. If you would like to learn a simple and good way of Daily Devotion method please read my “Count Down 5” from my Devotion on Fire blog:

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     What I got from Jesus is: Sheep/Give, Goat/Take!

     What I got from Jesus today is a clear explanation for yesterday's passage. What is a sheep and what is a goat.
     This is an ABA form. First the passage shows us about the giving of a woman to anoint Jesus with a perfume worth one year's wage. Then Judas betraying Jesus of taking money from the chief priests. Then Jesus' prayers in the Lord's supper of giving his life as the sacrifice of a lamb.
     Can you see what happens here?
     The woman - Give
     Judas - Take
     Jesus - Give
     You - ???

     Jesus also reminds me of the four actions in the last supper according to verse 26:
     1. Take: Taking of what we have got
     2. Bless: Blessing of what we have got
     3. Breaking: Breaking of what we have got
     4. Giving: Giving of what we have got

     This is what Jesus wants to demonstrate to us with his setting an example as the sacrifice of a lamb. He is the lamb, sheep. This is what the woman demonstrated as her willingness to take the expensive perfume she had, bless that for God's use and was willing to break the jar and gave it to anoint Jesus.

    Judas did this sequence in an opposite way. He took what he wanted, curse, betray rather than bless Jesus, not willing to break himself but to break Jesus and he took Jesus life by betraying Him.

    So, are you a sheep or a goat?
    How do you live out the taking, blessing, breaking and giving lately?
Dear Lord Jesus,
Lead us to be able to follow your example to sacrifice ourselves as a sheep to live out your four actions in the Last Supper. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

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All Saints Community Church
     St. Simon’s, North Vancouver
Rector/Senior Pastor:  Rev. Ed Hird (Janice)

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Bishop: Rt. Rev. Dr. Silas Ng (Michelle)
Network Leader: Rev. Peter Klenner (Jenny)

Network Leadership Team: Rt. Rev. Dr. Silas Ng(Michelle), Rev. Peter Klenner(Jenny),
Rev. Ed Hird (Janice), Rev. John Cox (Sheryl)
Administrator: Rev. Dave DeJong(Megan)
Bishop's Chaplain: Rev. Ed Hird (Janice) 
Bishop's Assistant: Mrs. Michelle Ng (Silas) 
Treasurer: Mr. Andy Li(Amy)

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