Worldwide Outreach Teaching School
Meiman Lai Saidi
Excerpts from a sermon of Pro. Douglas R. Vavorsky
Sunday, March 09, 2008
Title: Prayer for Bringing the Mission Work
Scripture: Acts 1:8,
Jesus told His disciples, ‘you will receive power when the Holy
Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and
Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
: 使徒行傳 1 章8 節 耶穌向門徒們說，聖靈降臨在你們身上，門徒們就必得
Mission work is doing the testimony to the people. We all have the testimony,
because we all have accepted or received Jesus Christ before.
‘Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to
become children of God —
1:12 凡接待他的，就是信他名的人，祂就賜給他們權柄，作神的兒 女。
1. Prayer Meeting in the Pentecost
, they were waiting for ONE who had the power.
Have you ever waited for someone with power?
For example, you were waiting for the boss, he looked at you, acting like he had
power, but our God is not like that, He said, when you open your heart, I welcome
All of people in the Pentacles who filled the Holy Spirit and witness Him; Jesus
said, the wind will blow that Holy Spirit into our hearts
. ‘When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place.
Suddenly a sound like blowing violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole
house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be
tongues of fire that
came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the
Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues
[also in verse 11] as the Spirit
.(Ac. 2:1-4) ’
For example: John said to others that Jesus can baptize you with the Holy Spirit.
2. Church people were fasting to do prayer, all disciples got the power.
The Church plan is more important than our individual planning:
you got a rejection, but later when
you had feedbacks, you knew it is better to get a
rejection because God has better plan for you. Paul rejected by others so he could
not fulfill his own wish, but when Paul obeyed the Spirit leading, he saved a lady’s
life. Also, when he was preaching in jail, suddenly the gate opened automatically,
none of them went away, because all of them knew the
Eternal Life is more
important than the life in the earth, they felt that even though they were in jail, it
was not big deal at all to them, they all confessed sins to God and accepted Jesus
Christ, they knew that they would have
Eternal Life, they want to hear more
preaching from Paul.
: 當時你不知道, 後來才知之. 保羅被拒絕不能
, 神使他救了一位女士. 保羅並在獄中講道, 獄中的鉄門突然間打開, 但是
, 他們清楚他們已得了永生. 就不必要逃生，大家就都認
禱告的重要: Prayer is so important without it you cannot do anything. We must
say the God’s word, what is the God’s word? The God’s word
is praise Him first,
. We are not going to ask what we want, we would ask, “God, what
you want us to do?’
? 禱告時要說上帝的話。 說上帝的話，乃是先讚美神.
“上帝呀! 祢要我們作甚麼? ”
呼禱… Calling for Prayer…
As a disciple, what is the impact on you of Jesus’words (v.8)?
Where is your PLACE to which you are called to bear witness?
How do you sense a need for the Spirit to help you?