Lesson 12

Review the Home Study questions from Lesson 11


I. The Seventh Commandment 第七条诫命

Exodus 20:15 – You shall not steal.

出埃及记20:15 -不可偷盗。

A. In the Seventh Commandment, God teaches us to acquire, use and protect His gift of possessions properly.


Psalm 24:1 – The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.

诗篇24:1 -地和其中所充满的,世界和住在其间的,都属耶和华。

James 1:17 – Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

雅各书1:17 -各样美善的恩赐,和各样全备的赏赐,都是从上头来的。从众光之父那里降下来的。在他并没有改变,也没有转动的影儿。

B. God owns all things and graciously gives us possessions to control and use.


Deuteronomy 8:17-18 – You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.” But remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms His covenant, which He swore to your forefathers, as it is today.

申命记8:17-18 ——17恐怕你心里说,这货财是我力量,我能力得来的。18你要记念耶和华你的神,因为得货财的力量是他给你的,为要坚定他向你列祖起誓所立的约,像今日一样。

  1. God usually gives us possessions by blessing our work.


    Proverbs 19:14a – Houses and wealth are inherited from parents.

    箴言19:14a -房屋钱财。是祖宗所遗留的。

  2. God also gives us possessions through gift and inheritance.


C. In the Seventh Commandment, God demands the following things:

在第七条诫命中,上帝命令我们遵守以下 事项:

Proverbs 30:8a-9 – “Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown You and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God. ”

箴言30:8a-9 ——使我也不贫穷,也不富足,赐给我需用的饮食。恐怕我饱足不认你,说,耶和华是谁呢。又恐怕我贫穷就偷窃,以致亵渎我神的名。

  1. God wants us to desire the amount of income and possessions that will serve our spiritual good.


  2. God wants us to be content with the things He gives us and be assured that He will provide for our needs.


    2 Thessalonians 3:12 – Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle and earn the bread they eat.

    帖撒罗尼加后书3:12 —我们靠主耶稣基督,吩咐劝戒这样的人,要安静作工,吃自己的饭。

    1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 – Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.

    帖撒罗尼迦前书4:11-12 ——11又要立志作安静人,办自己的事,亲手作工,正如我们从前所吩咐你们的。12叫你们可以向外人行事端正,自己也就没有什么缺乏了。

  3. God requires that we would work for the things we need to live.


    Proverbs 3:9 – Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops.

    箴言3:9 -你要以财物,和一切初熟的土产,尊荣耶和华。

  4. He requires that we use our possessions to honor Him and to support His work.


    1 Timothy 5:8 – If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

    提摩太前书5:8 -人若不看顾亲属,就是背了真道,比不信的人还不好。不看顾自己家里的人,更是如此。

  5. He requires that we use our possessions to provide for our families and dependents.


    Romans 13:6 – This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing.

    罗马书13:6 -你们纳粮,也为这缘故。因他们是神的差役,常常特管这事。

  6. He requires that we use our possessions to support our government.


    Ephesians 4:28b – Share with those in need.

    以弗所书4:28b —就可有馀分给那缺少的人。

    Hebrews 13:16 – And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.

    希伯来书13:16 —只是不可忘记行善,和捐输的事。因为这样的祭,是神所喜悦的。

    Proverbs 11:25 – A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes other will himself be refreshed.

    箴言11:25 —好施舍的,必得丰裕。滋润人的,必得滋润。

  7. He requires that we use our possessions to do good to others and to help those in need.


    1 Corinthians 10:24 – Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.

    哥林多前书10:24 - 无论何人,不要求自己的益处,乃要求别人的益处。

  8. God wants us to help others protect and preserve their possessions.


D. In the Seventh Commandment, God forbids the following things:


John 6:12b – Let nothing be wasted.

约翰福音6:12b- 免得有糟蹋的。

  1. God forbids us to waste our possessions.


    Luke 12:15 – Then He (Jesus) said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed, a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

    路加福音12:15 -于是对众人说,你们要谨慎自守,免去一切的贪心。因为人的生命,不在乎家道丰富。

  2. He forbids us to be greedy and crave possessions for selfish purposes.


    Ephesians 4:28a – He who has been stealing must steal no longer.

    以弗所书4:28a —从前偷窃的,不要再偷。

    Leviticus 19:35 – Do not use dishonest standards when measuring length, weight or quantity.

    利未书19:35 —你们施行审判,不可行不义,在尺,秤,升,斗上也是如此。

    Psalm 37:21 – The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously.

    诗篇37:21 —恶人借货而不偿还。义人却恩待人,并且施舍。

    James 5:4 – Look! The wages you failed to pay the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty.

    雅各书5:4 —工人给你们收割庄稼,你们亏欠他们的工钱。这工钱有声音呼叫。并且那收割之人的冤声,已经入了万军之主的耳了。

  3. He forbids us to steal or attempt to obtain improperly what God has given to others. Examples of such stealing would be:


    a. Robbery (stealing by force) 抢劫(强行盗取)

    b. Theft (stealing in secret) 偷盗(暗中偷取)

    c. Laziness 懒惰

    d. Dishonest dealing 不诚实交易

    e. Overcharging 收费过高

    f. Paying unfair wages 薪酬不公平

    g. Violating copyright and patent laws 违背版权和专利权法

    h. Vandalism (damaging or destroying another’s property) 故意毁坏(毁坏或毁灭他人的财产)

    i. Failing to repay or return what is borrowed. 不付回报或借而不还

Philippians 4:19 – And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

腓立比书4:19 —我的神必照他荣耀的丰富,在基督耶稣里,使你们一切所需用的都充足。

Psalm 103:2, 5a – Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits – who satisfies your desires with good things.




Proverbs 28:20a – A faithful man will be richly blessed.

箴言28:20a —诚实人必多得福。

E. May God lead us to trust that He will continually and generously provide all the things that we need, to thank Him for His wonderful gifts and to faithfully use them to carry out His purposes.


II. The Eighth Commandment 第八条诫命

Exodus 20:16 – You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

出埃及记20:16 —不可作假见证陷害人

Proverbs 22:1 – A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.

箴言22:1 —美名胜过大财,恩宠强如金银。

A. In the Eighth Commandment, God teaches us to respect and protect His gift of a good name to us and others.


B. In the Eighth Commandment, God demands that we say and do things that will uphold the reputation of others. This includes:


Proverbs 10:19 – When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.

箴言:10:19 —多言多语难免有过。禁止嘴唇是有智慧。

Proverbs 17:27 – A man of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered.

箴言17:27 —寡少言语的有知识。性情温良的有聪明。

  1. God requires that we choose our words carefully before we speak.


    Ephesians 4:25 - Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body.

    以弗所书4:25 —所以你们要弃绝谎言,各人与邻舍说实话。因为我们是互相为肢体。

    Proverbs 14:25a – A truthful witness saves lives.

    箴言14:25a —作真见证的,救人性命。

  2. God requires that we tell the truth to and about others.


    Proverbs 16:21, 24 – The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction. Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

    箴言16:21,24 —



  3. God requires that we speak kindly to and about others.


    Proverbs 31:8-9 – Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.“

    箴言31:8-9 ——8你当为哑吧(或作不能自辨的)开口,为一切孤独的伸冤。9你当开口按公义判断,为困苦和穷乏的辨屈。

  4. God requires that we speak up and defend those who are being falsely accused.


    1 Corinthians 13:6-7 – Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

    哥林多前书13:6-7 ——6不喜欢不义。只喜欢真理。7凡事包容。凡事相信。凡事盼望。凡事忍耐。

  5. God requires that we take others’ words and deeds in the kindest possible way.


    Leviticus 19:17b – Rebuke your neighbor frankly so you will not share in his guilt.

    利未记19:17b —总要指摘你的邻舍,免得因他担罪。

    1 Peter 4:8 – Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

    彼得前书4:8 —最要紧的是彼此切实相爱。因为爱能遮掩许多的罪。

  6. God requires that we admonish others when they sin and that we forgive them for their sins against us.


    Proverbs 11:13b – A trustworthy man keeps a secret.

    箴言11:13b —心中诚实的,遮隐事情。

  7. God requires that we keep secrets that others share with us.


    1 Peter 3:10 – For, whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech.

    彼得前书3:10 —因为经上说,人若爱生命,愿享美福,须要禁止舌头不出恶言,嘴唇不说诡诈的话。

Proverbs 11:9a – With his mouth the godless destroys his neighbor.

箴言11:9a —不虔敬的人用口败坏邻舍。

C. In the Eighth Commandment, God forbids that we say or do anything to damage another’s reputation, including the following:


Colossians 3:9 – Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices.

歌罗西书 3:9 —不要彼此说谎,因你们已经脱去旧人和旧人的行为。

Proverbs 19:5 – A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will not go free.

箴言19:5 —作假见证的,必不免受罚。吐出谎言的,终不能逃脱。

  1. God forbids us to lie to or about other people.


    Proverbs 16:28 – A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends.

    箴言16:28 —乖僻人播散分争。传舌的离间密友。

    Proverbs 11:13a – A gossip betrays a confidence.

    箴言11:13a —往来传舌的,泄漏密事。

  2. He forbids us to gossip about others, betraying their secrets and spreading rumors about them in order to harm them.


    James 4:11 – Do not slander one another.

    雅各书4:11 —不可彼此批评。

  3. He forbids us to slander others, making false and misleading charges against them.


    Proverbs 17:4 – A wicked man listens to evil lips; a liar pays attention to a malicious tongue.

    箴言17:4 —行恶的留心听奸诈之言。说谎的侧耳听邪恶之语。

  4. He forbids us to believe and support those who gossip and slander.


    Matthew 12:36 – But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken.

    马太福音12:36 —我又告诉你们,凡人所说的闲话,当审判的日子,必要句句供出来。

  5. He forbids us to speak careless, evil words.


    Luke 6:37a – Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned.

    路加福音6:37a —你们不要论断人,就不被论断。你们不要定人的罪,就不被定罪。

  6. He forbids us to unjustly judge and condemn others.


Ecclesiastes 7:1a – A good name is better than fine perfume.

传道书7:1a —名誉强如美好的膏油。

Ephesians 4:15a – Speaking the truth in love.

以弗所书4:15a —惟用爱心说诚实话。

Proverbs 15:4a – The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life.

箴言15:4a —温良的舌,是生命树。

D. May God lead us to respect the gift of a good reputation and to speak words that will bless and help others.


III. The Ninth And Tenth Commandments 第九条、第十条诫命

Exodus 20:17 – You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

出埃及记20:17 —不可贪恋人的房屋,也不可贪恋人的妻子,仆婢,牛驴,并他一切所有的。

A. In the Ninth and Tenth Commandments, God teaches us to have hearts that are holy and satisfied with what God gives.

在第九和第十条诫命中,上帝 教导我们要有圣洁的心,以上帝所赐的为满足。

B. God condemns the sin of coveting. Coveting is the sinful desire or craving for things and experiences we should not want to have, especially when they belong to others.


Proverbs 15:26b – The thoughts of the pure are pleasing to the Lord.

箴言15:26b —良言乃为纯净。

C. In the Ninth and Tenth Commandments, God demands that we desire only things that are pure and pleasing to Him.


1 Chronicles 28:9b – Acknowledge the God of your Father, and serve Him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts.

历代志上 28:9b —你当认识耶和华你父的神,诚心乐意地事奉他。因为他鉴察众人的心,知道一切心思意念。你若寻求他,他必使你寻见。你若离弃他,他必永远丢弃你。

  1. God wants us to remember that He searches all our thoughts and motives and that He requires us to serve Him with fully devoted hearts.

    上帝想要我们记住他会检查 我们的念头和动机,他要求我们全心侍奉他。

    Psalm 37:4 – Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.

    诗篇37:4 —又要以耶和华为乐。他就将你心里所求的赐给你。

  2. God requires that we find our supreme joy in having Him as our Savior and Lord.


    1 Timothy 6:6-8 – But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.

    提摩太前书6:6-8 ——6然而敬虔加上知足的心便是大利了。7因为我们没有带什么到世上来,也不能带什么去。8只要有衣有食,就当知足。

    Philippians 4:12 – 13 – I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.

    腓立比书4:12-13 ——12我知道怎样处卑贱,也知道怎样处丰富,或饱足,或饥饿,或有馀,或缺乏,随事随在,我都得了秘诀。13我靠着那加给我力量的,凡事都能作。

  3. God requires that we be content in every situation of life with what He so lovingly provides for us.


Proverbs 15:26a – The Lord detests the thoughts of the wicked.

箴言15:26a —恶谋为耶和华所憎恶。

D. In the Ninth and Tenth Commandments, God forbids us to desire anything that is evil.


Ecclesiastes 5:10 – Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless.

传道书5:10 —贪爱银子的,不因得银子知足。贪爱丰富的,也不因得利益知足。这也是虚空。

  1. God forbids us to be dissatisfied with what He gives us.


    Colossians 3:5-6 – Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.

    歌罗西书3:5-6 ——5所以要治死你们在地上的肢体。就如淫乱,污秽,邪情,恶欲,和贪婪,贪婪就与拜偶像一样。6因这些事,神的忿怒必临到那悖逆之子。

  2. God forbids us to be greedy, having a sinful craving for wealth and power.


    James 3:14-15 – But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such ”wisdom“ does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, of the devil.

    雅各书3:14-15 ——14你们心里若怀着苦毒的嫉妒和分争,就不可自夸,也不可说谎话抵挡真道。15这样的智慧,不是从上头来的,乃是属地的,属情欲的,属鬼魔的

  3. God forbids us to be envious of others, selfishly wanting what belongs to another.


    1 Corinthians 3:3 – You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere men?

    哥林多前书3:3 —们仍是属肉体的。因为在你们中间有嫉妒分争,这岂不是属乎肉体,照着世人的样子行麽。

  4. He forbids us to be sinfully jealous, unwilling to let someone else possess or enjoy something that God allows them to have.


James 4:1-2 – What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You want something but don’t get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God.

雅各书4:1-2 ——1你们中间的争战斗殴,是从那里来的呢。不是从你们百体中战斗之私欲来的麽。2你们贪恋,还是得不着。你们杀害嫉妒,又斗殴争战,也不能得。你们得不着,是因为你们不求。

1 Timothy 6:9-10 – People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

提摩太前书6:9-10 ——9但那些想发财的人,就陷在迷惑,落在网罗,和许多无知有害的私欲里,叫人沉在败坏和灭亡中。10贪财是万恶之根。有人贪恋钱财,就被引诱离了真道,用许多愁苦把自己刺透了。

E. God solemnly warns us that coveting leads to bitter conflict and spiritual grief and ruin.


1 Peter 1:14-15 – As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as He who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do.

彼得前书1:14-15 ——14你们既作顺命的儿女,就不要效法从前蒙昧无知的时候,那放纵私欲的样子。15那召你们的既是圣洁,你们在一切所行的事上也要圣洁。

Ecclesiastes 5:19 – Moreover, when God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work–this is a gift of God.

传道书5:19 —神赐人赀财丰富,使他能以吃用,能取自己的分,在他劳碌中喜乐。这乃是神的恩赐。

F. May God lead us to renounce evil desires and give us hearts that are filled with holy aims and are content with all that He provides.


IV. Prayer 祷告

A. What Prayer Is


Matthew 6:7 – And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.

马太福音6:7 —你们祷告,不可像外邦人,用许多重复话。他们以为话多了必蒙垂听。

Luke 18:11 – The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector.

路加福音18:11 —法利赛人站着,自言自语的祷告说,神阿,我感谢你,我不像别人,勒索,不义,奸淫,也不像这个税吏。

  1. Prayer is not merely speaking words, nor is it expressing selfish thoughts.


    Daniel 9:3, 19 – ”I turned to the Lord and pleaded with Him in prayer…O Lord, listen! … Oh Lord, hear and act!“




    Psalm 19:14 – May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

    诗篇19:14 —耶和华我的磐石,我的救赎主阿,愿我口中的言语,心中的意念,在你面前蒙悦纳。

  2. Prayer is personal, heartfelt communication with God.


    a. It may be expressed in words or in unspoken thoughts.


    b. It is a response people make to God who speaks to us in His Word.


    Matthew 15:8-9a – ”These people honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me. They worship Me in vain.“

    马太福音15:8-9a -



  3. Prayer is an act of worship which honors God.


    Daniel 9:4b – O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant of love.”

    但以理书9:4b —主阿,大而可畏的神,向爱主,守主诫命的人守约施慈爱。

    Psalm 42:8 – By day the Lord directs His love, at night His song is with me–a prayer to the God of my life.

    诗篇42:8 —白昼耶和华必向我施慈爱。黑夜我要歌颂祷告赐我生命的神。

  4. Prayer is reverent address to the God who loves us and gives us life.


    Romans 8:26 – In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.

    罗马书8:26 —况且我们的软弱有圣灵帮助,我们本不晓得当怎样祷告,只是圣灵亲自用说不出来的叹息,替我们祷告。

  5. Since we do not naturally know how to pray, the Holy Spirit helps believers pray for the things they need.


B. The Elements of Prayer


Ephesians 6:18a – And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.

以弗所书6:18a —靠着圣灵,随时多方祷告祈求。

  1. In His Word, God teaches us to offer various kinds of prayer:


    1 John 1:9 – If we confess our sins, He (God) is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

    约翰一书1:9 —我们若认自己的罪,神是信实的,是公义的,必要赦免我们的罪,洗净我们一切的不义。

    Daniel 9:5, 18b – We have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from Your commands and laws. We do not make requests of You because we are righteous, but because of Your great mercy.

    但以理书9:5,18b -



  2. Confession


    a. God wants us to speak with Him about the sins we commit against Him and others.


    b. In confession, we admit our sins to God and plead for His pardoning mercy.


    c. By confessing our sins, we prevent them from disrupting and destroying our relationship with God.


    Psalm 107:1 – Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.

    诗篇107:1 —你们要称谢耶和华,因他本为善。他的慈爱,永远长存。

    1 Thessalonians 5:18 – Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

    帖撒罗尼迦前书5:18 —凡事谢恩。因为这是神在基督耶稣里向你们所定的旨意。

  3. Thanksgiving


    a. God wants us to thank Him for all the blessings He gives us.


    b. We have reason to be thankful in all the circumstances of our lives.


    c. We can easily fail to give God prompt and proper thanks (For example: The Ten Healed Of Leprosy in Luke 17:11-19)。


    1 Timothy 2:1 – I urge, then, first of all, that request, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone—

    提摩太前书2:1 —我劝你第一要为万人恳求祷告,代求,祝谢。

    Ephesians 6:18b – Always keep on praying for all the saints.

    以弗所书6:18b —为众圣徒祈求。

    Matthew 5:44 – But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.

    马太福音5:44 —只是我告诉你们,要爱你们的仇敌。为那逼迫你们的祷告。

  4. Intercession – Requests For Others


    a. God wants us to bring the needs of others to Him.


    b. We are to pray for all people – our loved ones, fellow believers, non-Christians, even our enemies.

    我们要为所有人代祷——我们爱的人,我们的同工,不信的人, 甚至我们的敌人。

    c. Asking the almighty, all-gracious God to help others is one of the best ways to show your love for them.


    Philippians 4:6 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

    腓立比书4:6 —应当一无挂虑,只要凡事藉着祷告,祈求,和感谢,将你们所要的告诉神。

    James 1:5 – In any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.

    雅各书1:5 —你们中间若有缺少智慧的,应当求那厚赐与众人,也不斥责人的神,主就必赐给他。

  5. Petition – Requests For Oneself


    a. God wants us to ask Him for the things we need.


    b. By bringing our needs to God, we declare our dependence on Him and our confidence in Him to help us.


    c. God wants us to look to Him as our first and not last resort.

    上帝想要我们把他当做 第一位,不要当成最后一位。

    Psalm 103:1 – Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise His holy name.

    诗篇103:1 —我的心哪,你要称颂耶和华。凡在我里面的,也要称颂他的圣名。

  6. Praise


    a. God wants us to admire and appreciate Him as the magnificent God He is.


    b. By praising God, we proclaim how great and wonderful He is.


    c. Praise is the highest element of prayer since it looks beyond what God does for us to who the Lord is and what He means to us.


C. Why We Pray


Isaiah 65:24 – Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear.

以赛亚书65:24 —他们尚未求告,我就应允。正说话的时候,我就垂听。

  1. We do not pray to God because He must be informed of our needs. He is thoroughly familiar with them even before we mention them.


    Matthew 7:7 – Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

    马太福音7:7 —你们祈求,就给你们。寻找,就寻见。叩门,就给你们开门。

    Psalm 50:15 – “And call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you and you will honor Me.”

    诗篇50:15 —并要在患难之日求告我,我必搭救你。你也要荣耀我。

  2. We pray because God commands and invites us to pray.


  3. We pray because God promises to hear our prayers.


  4. We pray because of our and other people’s needs.


  5. We pray because we are grateful for the blessings God gives us.


D. How We Pray


Psalm 65:2 – O God, You who hear prayer, to You all men will come.

诗篇65:2 —听祷告的主阿,凡有血气的,都要来就你。

Isaiah 45:20b – Ignorant are those who pray to gods that cannot save.

以赛亚书45:20b —祷告不能救人之神的,毫无知识。

Isaiah 63:16 – But You are our Father, though Abraham does not know us or Israel acknowledge us; you, O Lord, are our Father, our Redeemer from of old is Your name.

以赛亚书63:16 —亚伯拉罕虽然不认识我们,以色列也不承认我们,你却是我们的父。耶和华阿,你是我们的父。从万古以来,你的名称为我们的救赎主。

  1. We pray only to the true God, the Triune God.


  2. Prayers offered to false gods and to people are offensive to God and useless.


    John 16:23b – I tell you the truth, My Father will give you whatever you ask in My name.


    1 Timothy 2:5-6 – For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all men–the testimony given in its proper time.

    提摩太前书2:5-6 ——5因为只有一位神,在神和人中间,只有一位中保,乃是降世为人的基督耶稣。6他舍自己作万人的赎价。到了时候,这事必证明出来。

  3. We pray “in the name of Jesus”


    a. To pray in Jesus’ name means to pray trusting in Him as our Savior and in reliance on His almighty power.


    b. Only Jesus, our perfect Savior, makes sinful people acceptable to a holy God.


    c. Only Jesus, the Father’s pleasing Son, moves God to hear and answer our prayers.


  4. Attempting to get God to answer prayers for some other reason than Jesus is highly insulting to Him.


    Mark 11:24 – Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

    马可福音11:24 —所以我告诉你们,凡你们祷告祈求的,无论是什么,只要信是得着的,就必得着。

    James 1:6-7 – But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord;

    雅各书1:6-7 ——6只要凭着信心求,一点不疑惑。因为那疑惑的人,就像海中的波浪,被风吹动翻腾。7这样的人,不要想从主那里得什么。

  5. We pray confidently, trusting that God hears and will grant our request.


    Psalm 119:145 – I call with all my heart; answer me, O Lord, and I will obey Your decrees.

    诗篇119:145 ——耶和华阿,我一心呼吁你。求你应允我,我必谨守你的律例。

  6. We pray sincerely and thoughtfully from our hearts.


    1 John 5:14 – This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

    约翰一书5:14 —我们若照他的旨意求什么,他就听我们。这是我们向他所存坦然无惧的心。

  7. We pray in obedient agreement with God’s will.


    a. Prayer is not getting God to do our selfish bidding.


    b. It is rather submitting our desires to His, wanting what He wants for us.


    Hebrews 8:12 – For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.

    希伯来书8:12 —我要宽恕他们的不义,不再记念他们的罪愆。

    1 Timothy 2:4 – Who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.

    提摩太前书2:4 —他愿意万人得救,明白真道。

    1 Thessalonians 4:3 – It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality;

    帖撒罗尼迦前书4:3 —神的旨意就是要你们成为圣洁,远避淫行。

  8. In matters where God makes His will clear to us (such as His desire to forgive our sins, save our souls and sanctify our lives), we pray without any conditions.


    Matthew 8:2 – A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”

    马太福音8:2 —有一个长大麻疯的来拜他说,主若肯,必能叫我洁净了。

    James 4:13-15 – Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”

    雅各书4:13-15 ——13嗐!你们有话说,今天明天我们要往某城里去,在那里住一年,作买卖得利。14其实明天如何,你们还不知道。你们的生命是什么呢。你们原来是一片云雾,出现少时就不见了。15你们只当说,主若愿意,我们就可以活着,也可以作这事,或作那事。

    Luke 22:42– “Father, if You are willing, take this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done.”

    路加福音22:42 —“父啊,你若愿意,就把这杯撤去;然而,不要成就我的意思,只要成就你的意思。”

  9. In other matters where God has not given us a clear promise (such as for health, earthly wealth and success), we leave it up to God to answer as He thinks best for us.


    Romans 8:28 – And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose.

    罗马书8:28 —我们晓得万事都互相效力,叫爱神的人得益处,就是按他旨意被召的人。

    a. We know that God will make all things serve our good.


    b. Even though we do not know what God’s particular will is in these matters, we offer our prayers confidently.


    1 Timothy 2:8 – I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing.

    提摩太前书2:8 —我愿男人无忿怒,无争论,(争论或作疑惑),举起圣洁的手,随处祷告。

    1 Thessalonians 5:17 – Pray continually.

    帖撒罗尼迦前书5:17 —不住的祷告。

    Psalm 88:1 – O Lord, the God who saves me, day and night I cry out before You.

    诗篇88:1 —耶和华拯救我的神阿,我昼夜在你面前呼吁。

  10. God wants us to pray in all places and at all times.


    a. God is always available and never too busy for us.


    b. God wants us to live with Him at the center of our thinking and to frequently call on Him in prayer.


    James 4:2b – You do not have, because you do not ask.

    雅各书4:2b —你们得不着,是因为你们不求。

    Colossians 4:2a – Devote yourselves to prayer.

    歌罗西书4:2a —你们要恒切祷告,

  11. God does not want us to neglect prayer.


    a. A great tragedy of life is unoffered prayer.


    b. Often we do not have what we need because we have not expressed our trust in and respect for God by asking Him.


    c. May we be diligent and faithful in our prayers to God.


    James 2:15-16 – Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it?

    雅各书2:15-16 ——15若是弟兄,或是姐妹,赤身露体,又缺了日用的饮食,16你们中间有人对他们说,平平安安的去吧,愿你们穿得暖吃得饱。却不给他们身体所需用的,这有什么益处呢

    Ecclesiastes 9:10a – Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.

    传道书9:10a —凡你手所当作的事,要尽力去作。

  12. God also does not want us to substitute prayers or good intentions for the work He wants us to do.


    a. Praying for something without working to do what we can to bring that thing about is merely expressing empty wishes and is a failure of our responsibility to God.


    b. It is well said: “Work without prayer is slavery. Prayer without work is beggary.”


    c. May we be diligent and faithful in carrying out our work for the Lord.


E. Does God Hear And Answer Every Prayer That People Offer?


James 5:16b – The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

雅各书5:16b —义人祈祷所发的力量,是大有功效的

1 Peter 3:12 – For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.

彼得前书3:12 —因为主的眼看顾义人,主的耳听他们的祈祷。惟有行恶的人,主向他们变脸。

  1. God does hear and accepts the prayers of those who believe in Jesus as their Savior.


  2. God rejects the requests of those who sinfully despise the Savior.


    Psalm 138:3a – When I called, You answered me.

    诗篇138:3a —我呼求的日子,你就应允我。

  3. God does answer every true prayer of His believers in His own way and at His own time.


    2 Corinthians 12:8-9a – Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.”

    哥林多后书12:8-9a ——8为这事,我三次求过主,叫这刺离开我。9a他对我说,我的恩典够你用的。因为我的能力,是在人的软弱上显得完全。

  4. Sometimes God answers “No” to our requests.


    a. When He does this, it is only because He wants to give us something better than what we asked Him for.


    b. We do not always know what is good for us and may ask for things that are harmful.


    c. God knows what is best for us and may lovingly have to deny a request.


    John 2:4b – Jesus replied, “My time has not yet come.”

    约翰福音2:4b —耶稣说,我的时候还没有到。

    Luke 18:1 – Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.

    路加福音18:1 —耶稣设一个比喻,是要人常常祷告,不可灰心。

  5. Sometimes God answers “Not Yet” or “Wait” to our requests.


    a. When God chooses not to reveal His answer to us quickly, He has our best interests in mind.


    b. We may not be ready to handle the answer He gives or we may need to have our faith tested and strengthened by a delay.


    c. God urges us to not give up in our prayers until God does make His answer known to us.


V. The Lord’s Prayer 主祷文

Matthew 6:9-13 – “This, then, is how you should pray: ”Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name, Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’

马太福音6:9-13 ——9所以你们祷告,要这样说,我们在天上的父,愿人都尊你的名为圣。10愿你的国降临,愿你的旨意行在地上,如同行在天上。11我们日用的饮食,今日赐给我们。12免我们的债,如同我们免了人的债。13不叫我们遇见试探,救我们脱离凶恶,因为国度,权柄,荣耀,全是你的,直到永远,阿们。

A. Introduction to the Lord’s Prayer


  1. Our Lord Jesus taught this prayer as a model to show His disciples how to pray.


  2. This excellent prayer teaches us to make spiritual things the priority of our life and to look to God for them.


  3. The prayer has three major parts: the Address, the Seven Petitions and the Doxology (words of praise)。

    这篇祷告有三个主要部分: 致辞,七个请求和赞美神(赞美的话)

  4. We regularly use the Lord’s Prayer in our worship services as a way to express our important requests to God.

    我们常常在我们敬拜的服侍中用主祷文作为 向上帝表达重要请求的方式。

  5. We will study a brief explanation of the prayer in order to help us pray it more meaningfully.


B. An Explanation of the Lord’s Prayer


  1. Our Father in heaven


    “Heavenly Father, we come to You confidently as Your dear children.”


  2. Hallowed be You name


    “Help us honor what You reveal to us in Your Word by teaching it and living according to it faithfully.”


  3. Your kingdom come.


    “Send the Holy Spirit to strengthen Christ’s rule in our hearts, to spread that rule to others and take us to enjoy Your glorious rule in eternity.”


  4. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.


    “Let Your gracious plan to save and bless people through Jesus Christ succeed against all Your enemies and strengthen us to do all You wish.”

    “愿你的伟大计划通过耶稣基督的得胜拯救、祝福人们,坚固我们做到你 希望的事。”

  5. Give us today our daily bread.


    “Provide all that we need each day and give us trusting, thankful hearts.”


  6. And forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.


    “Pardon all our sins for Jesus’ sake and help us to pardon others as You pardon us.”

    因着耶稣的缘故,我们的罪被赦, 帮助我们宽恕他人,犹如你宽恕了我们。

  7. And lead us not into temptation.


    “Help us so that we are not overcome by efforts to lead us into sin.


  8. But deliver us from evil.


    ”Bring us safely through the hardships of life to our home in heaven.“


For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.


”You are the great, glorious and mighty God, and we are convinced that You hear and answer us.“


VI. Home Study 家庭作业

A. LESSON REVIEW: Mark each statement either A (Agree) or D (Disagree)

A. 课程回顾:在每句话前面标上A(同意)或D(不同意)

—– 1. I am the true owner of all my possessions.

—– 1. 我是我一切产业的真正拥有者。

—– 2. I can do whatever I want with the money I earn.

—– 2. 我可以用我赚的钱做我想做的任何事。

—– 3. A person can steal by not doing anything.

—– 3. 人进行偷窃有时就是什么也不做。

—– 4. A good reputation is a priceless, but fragile thing.

—– 4. 好名声是无价之宝,但也是脆弱的东西。

—– 5. Telling harmful things about others is all right as long as what we say is truthful.

—– 5. 只要 我们说的是事实,讲关于他人的坏话也没关系。

—– 6. Listening to and supporting gossip is just as bad as telling it.

—– 6. 听从并支持流言蜚语 跟自己去传播一样糟糕。

—– 7. The great desire of our hearts should be for God Himself.

—– 7. 我们心中最强烈的的渴求应该是对神的 渴求。

—– 8. The 9th and 10th Commandments remind us that contentment is an important thing missing in many lives.

—– 8. 第九条和第十条诫命提醒我们,满足 是很多人的生命中缺失的重要的东西。

—– 9. Coveting is a relatively harmless sin since it affects only the inner attitudes of a person’s heart.

—– 9. 贪婪相对来说是害处比较少的罪,因为贪婪只影响一个人内心的态度。

—– 10. Prayer is simply speaking to God from our hearts.

—– 10. 祷告简单来说就是我们用心向神说话。

—– 11. The primary goal of prayer is to move God to do the things we want done.

—– 11. 祷告的首要目标就是使上帝完成我们想要的事情。

—– 12. God will answer the prayers of anyone as long as he/she is sincere in praying.

—– 12. 只要祷告诚心,上帝会回应任何人的祷告。

—– 13. Most people pray too much.

—– 13. 大多数人祷告太多了。

—– 14. God answers all the prayers of His believers.

—– 14. 上帝回应信徒的所有祷告。

—– 15. The more we pray, the less God expects us to do in life.

—– 15. 我们祷告得越多,上帝期待我们在生命中要做的事就越少。

B. PERSONAL REFLECTIONS (Answer the following questions)


  1. What is the key to having a contented heart?


  2. Why do people so easily neglect prayer?


  3. Compose a five-sentence prayer, using the five elements of confession, thanksgiving, intercession, petition and praise as the theme for each sentence.


C. MEMORY TREASURES: (Memorize the following Bible verses to build up your knowledge of God’s Word)


Psalm 37:4 – Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart.

诗篇37:4 —又要以耶和华为乐。他就将你心里所求的赐给你。

Ephesians 6:18 – And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

以弗所书6:18 —靠着圣灵,随时多方祷告祈求,并要在此儆醒不倦,为众圣徒祈求。



—– Day 1 – John 18 第一天:约翰福音18章

—– Day 2 – John 19 第二天:约翰福音 19章

—– Day 3 – John 20 第三天:约翰福音20章

—– Day 4 – John 21 第四天:约翰福音21章

—- Day 5 – Philippians 1 第五天:腓立比书1章

—- Day 6 – Philippians 2 第六天:腓立比书2章

—- Day 7 – Philippians 3 第七天:腓立比书3章



Hymn 407:1 – 3 in Christian Worship: ”O Lord, You Have in Your Pure Grace“


O Lord, You have in Your pure grace

Made shine on us a Father’s face:

Arise, Your holy name make known;

Take up Your power and reign alone;

On earth, in us, let Your pure will

Be done as angels do it still.








O King and Father, kind and dread,

Give us this day our daily bread;

Forgive us, who have learned to bless

Our enemies, all trespasses;

Spare us temptation; let us be

From Satan set forever free.







Yours is the kingdom; unto You

We bow the knee in homage true,

And Yours the power, no power is there

That stands against You anywhere.

The glory Yours, by every tongue

Your praise shall be forever sung!







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