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Keselamatan itu kasih karunia Allah, anugerah Allah.
Dalam Yoh 10:28 dikatakan bahwa Tuhan memberikan hidup yang kekal kepada kita & kita tidak akan binasa sampai selama-lamanya & seorang pun tidak akan merebut kita dari tangan-Nya.
Dari 2 Kor 1:21-22, kita tahu bahwa Allah telah mengurapi, memateraikan tanda milik-Nya atas kita dan memberikan Roh Kudus di dalam hati kita.
Nah,jadi, keselamatan itu adalah karunia Allah, anugerah Allah. Padahal, kalo kita liat diri kita, kita ini siapa sih? bukan siapa2..tapi karena kasih-Nya buat kita, kita diangkat oleh Tuhan jadi anakNya, sahabatNya, mitraNya. Nah, sebagai anak, sudah semestinya kita menghargai anugerah yang benar-benar sangat amat luar biasa itu.
1. Dalam Yoh 5:24, kita diingatkan untuk mendengar dan percaya pada perkataan Tuhan. Kita harus rendah hati untuk bisa mendengar dan memahami kehendak Tuhan.
2. Dalam Luk 11:28, lebih lagi, kita diingatkan untuk mendengar dan memelihara Firman Allah.
3. Dalam Yak 1:22, lebih dalam lagi, kita diingatkan untuk menjadi pelaku firman dan bukan hanya pendengar saja.
Jadi, kita dipanggil untuk menjadi mitra Allah yang aktif. Allah kita luar biasa, Ia adalah Allah yang terus aktif memelihara kita, mengerti apa pergumulan kita, apa yang kita doakan bahkan sebelum kita mengucapkannya pada Tuhan. Kasih Tuhan tidak pernah berakhir. Jadi, apakah keselamatan dapat dibatalkan? Keselamatan dapat saja hilang, ketika kita mengingkari iman kita, tidak lagi percaya pada Tuhan Yesus Kristus. Maka,jangan pernah meninggalkan iman kita hanya demi pacar, jabatan, harta yang kesemuanya hanya bersifat semu.
Bersyukurlah kita diberi anugerah iman percaya pada Yesus, Ia telah menebus kita dan kita telah diselamatkan oleh-Nya. Yakinlah akan keselamatan yang telah dikaruniakanNya pada kita. Kita telah dimerdekakan. Tapi, jangan disalah-artikan sebagai kesempatan untuk hidup dalam dosa. Tapi, hiduplah selayaknya anak2 Allah, milikilah hidup yang mengasihi Allah, mendengar, memelihara dan melakukan Firman Allah Bapa kita.
A psalm of David.
1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death, [a]
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD
- Psalm 23:4 Or through the darkest valley
1Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. 2This is what the ancients were commended for.
3By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. 4By faith Abel offered God a better sacrifice than Cain did. By faith he was commended as a righteous man, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith he still speaks, even though he is dead.
5By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. 6And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
7By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.
8By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. 9By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. 10For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
11By faith Abraham, even though he was past age—and Sarah herself was barren—was enabled to become a father because he[a]considered him faithful who had made the promise. 12And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore.
13All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth. 14People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. 15If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. 16Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.
17By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had received the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, 18even though God had said to him, “It is through Isaac that your offspring[b] will be reckoned.”[c] 19Abraham reasoned that God could raise the dead, and figuratively speaking, he did receive Isaac back from death.
20By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future.
21By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph’s sons, and worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff.
22By faith Joseph, when his end was near, spoke about the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and gave instructions about his bones.
23By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.
24By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. 25He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time. 26He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. 27By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible. 28By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel.
29By faith the people passed through the Red Sea[d] as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned.
30By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the people had marched around them for seven days.
31By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient.[e]
32And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel and the prophets, 33who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, 34quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies. 35Women received back their dead, raised to life again. Others were tortured and refused to be released, so that they might gain a better resurrection. 36Some faced jeers and flogging, while still others were chained and put in prison. 37They were stoned[f]; they were sawed in two; they were put to death by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated— 38the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and in caves and holes in the ground.
39These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised. 40God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.
- Hebrews 11:11 Or By faith even Sarah, who was past age, was enabled to bear children because she
- Hebrews 11:18 Greek seed
- Hebrews 11:18 Gen. 21:12
- Hebrews 11:29 That is, Sea of Reeds
- Hebrews 11:31 Or unbelieving
- Hebrews 11:37 Some early manuscripts stoned; they were put to the test;
For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.
1 O LORD, you have searched me
and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue
you know it completely, O LORD.
5 You hem me in—behind and before;
you have laid your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, [a] you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
16 your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to [b] me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand.
When I awake,
I am still with you.
19 If only you would slay the wicked, O God!
Away from me, you bloodthirsty men!
20 They speak of you with evil intent;
your adversaries misuse your name.
21 Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD,
and abhor those who rise up against you?
22 I have nothing but hatred for them;
I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
- Psalm 139:8 Hebrew Sheol
- Psalm 139:17 Or concerning
1 The LORD is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When evil men advance against me
to devour my flesh, [a]
when my enemies and my foes attack me,
they will stumble and fall.
3 Though an army besiege me,
my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
even then will I be confident.
4 One thing I ask of the LORD,
this is what I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD
and to seek him in his temple.
5 For in the day of trouble
he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle
and set me high upon a rock.
6 Then my head will be exalted
above the enemies who surround me;
at his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make music to the LORD.
7 Hear my voice when I call, O LORD;
be merciful to me and answer me.
8 My heart says of you, “Seek his [b] face!”
Your face, LORD, I will seek.
9 Do not hide your face from me,
do not turn your servant away in anger;
you have been my helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me,
O God my Savior.
10 Though my father and mother forsake me,
the LORD will receive me.
11 Teach me your way, O LORD;
lead me in a straight path
because of my oppressors.
12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
for false witnesses rise up against me,
breathing out violence.
13 I am still confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the LORD
in the land of the living.
14 Wait for the LORD;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the LORD.
- Psalm 27:2 Or to slander me
- Psalm 27:8 Or To you, O my heart, he has said, “Seek my
1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. [a]
2 I will say [b] of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
3 Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you make the Most High your dwelling—
even the LORD, who is my refuge-
10 then no harm will befall you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread upon the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 “Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”
- Psalm 91:1 Hebrew Shaddai
- Psalm 91:2 Or He says
For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba.
1 Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash away all my iniquity
and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I know my transgressions,
and my sin is always before me.
4 Against you, you only, have I sinned
and done what is evil in your sight,
so that you are proved right when you speak
and justified when you judge.
5 Surely I was sinful at birth,
sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
8 Let me hear joy and gladness;
let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
9 Hide your face from my sins
and blot out all my iniquity.
10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence
or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
and sinners will turn back to you.
14 Save me from bloodguilt, O God,
the God who saves me,
and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.
15 O Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth will declare your praise.
16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;
you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
17 The sacrifices of God are [c] a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart,
O God, you will not despise.
18 In your good pleasure make Zion prosper;
build up the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then there will be righteous sacrifices,
whole burnt offerings to delight you;
then bulls will be offered on your altar.
Jesus Comforts His Disciples
1“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God[a]; trust also in me. 2In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you.3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4You know the way to the place where I am going.”
Jesus the Way to the Father
5Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”
6Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7If you really knew me, you would know[b] my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”
8Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.”
9Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. 11Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves. 12I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. 14You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit
15“If you love me, you will obey what I command. 16And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever— 17the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be[c] in you. 18I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. 21Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him.”
22Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?”
23Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. 24He who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.
25“All this I have spoken while still with you. 26But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 27Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
28“You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. 29I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe. 30I will not speak with you much longer, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold on me, 31but the world must learn that I love the Father and that I do exactly what my Father has commanded me.
“Come now; let us leave.
- Gelombang pertama kembali dari Persia di bawah Zerubabel membangun Bait Allah
- Lalu diperkuat dg kedatangan rombongan Ezra untuk mengembangkan ibadah dan pelaksanaan Taurat Musa
- Lalu Nehemia datang u bangun tembok
- Saat Nehemia kembali ke Persia, orang2 Yahuid melakukan berbagai dosa
- Dosa2 inilah yang dikecam nabi Maleakhi
- Ayat 1-3, kondisi pada “hari TUHAN”,
- Ayat 4, nasehat terakhir untuk mereka yang menantikan kedatangan “hari TUHAN”
- Ayat 5, Elia datang sebelum Elisa (yang pelayanannya adalah menghakimi dan menebus). ‘Elia’ diutus untuk mempersiapkan umat Allah untuk kedatangan Tuhan.
- Yoh Pembaptis melayani dengan roh Elia (Luk 1:17)
- Ayat 6, jika tidak terjadi → penghukuman
H U B U N G A N
- Allah mencipta manusia dengan 3 hubungan
- Tapi setelah dosa, 3 hubungan ini bermasalah
- Termasuk hubungan dg sesama (makhluk sosial)
- Tingkatan hubungan:
1. Dengan Allah
2. Dengan diri
3. Dengan orang2 terdekat
4. Dengan orang2 di luar ‘lingkar dalam’
K E S U L I T A N
- Ketidakmampuan mengembangkan karakter diri yang positif (hubungkan dengan teori Erickson)
K E S U L I T A N
- Komunikasi yang buruk
- Pengaturan yang tidak beres
- Terlalu cepat menilai sesuatu
- Membuat sesuatu yang tidak penting menjadi terlalu penting dan sebaliknya
- Rasa tidak aman
- Tidak mau mengerti kebutuhan orang lain
- Merasa tidak pernah salah
- Alami perjumpaan dengan Allah
- Pelajari Kitab Suci dengan baik
- Terimalah diri dengan baik
- Tahanlah pendapat tentang orang lain,pahami latar belakangnya
- Coba lihat orang lain dari sudut pandang Allah
- Cobalah tidak menjadi terlalu sensitif
- Bedakan antara pendapat/perasaan dan fakta
- Kembangkan kemampuan mendengar
- Kembangkanlah hubungan yang terbuka
- Talk to God before you talk to the person
- Always take the initiative
- Sympathize with their feelings
- Confess your part of the problem
- Atack the problem, not the person
- Cooperative as much as possible
- Emphasize the reconciliation, not resolution
By: Drg. Samuel. E. T
Bahan: Lukas 14:28-33, Yakobus 4:13-17, Amsal 16:3, Kolose 3:1-2, Yesaya 43:7, Efesus 5:15-17
Presiden Soekarno pernah mengatakan “Gantungkanlah cita-citamu di Angkasa”.
Kita tentu akan melakukan berusaha untuk mencapai apa yang kita impikan dengan semangat maju dan terus maju untuk meraihnya…
Namun, ketika kita sudah merasa kita tidak sanggup lagi, bahkan kita merasa bahwa apa yang kita cita-citakan, apa yang kita impikan itu terasa sudah sebagai mimpi saja, maka akan timbullah yang dinamakan kekecewaan.
Kita harus memikirkan rencana apakah yang akan kita laksanakan, dan apakah rencana tersebut akan terjadi secara real ataukah hanya menjadi mimpi belaka?
Tuhan memiliki rancangan yang indah kepada manusia, tinggal bagaimana kita untuk memanfaatkan segala keadaan, kesempatan yang diberikan oleh Tuhan dengan terbaik semampu kita dan mempersembahkannya demi kemuliaan nama Tuhan dan dapat menjadi berkat bagi sesama.
Dalam peperangan, kita harus mengenali diri, musuh, keadaan, dan segala hal yang mungkin terjadi ketika kita ingin berperang dengan musuh, agar kita siap berperang dan akhirnya kita bisa memnangkan peperangan tersebut.
Jadi, kitapun harus membuat rencana untuk mencapai tujuan yang ingin kita capai, sehingga tujuan kita dapat tercapai…
Di dalam hidup, kita tentunya memiliki rencana jangka pendek, menengah, dan panjang sehingga kita bisa mencapai keseluruhan impian kita.
Kita harus memperhitungkan dan merencanakan dalam lingkup luas hingga spesifik dalam rancangan hidup kita, sehingga kita tidak melewatkan hal kecil pun yang dapat menyebabkan kegagalan dalam meraih yang kita impikan, walaupun semuanya itu harus sesuai dengan kehendak Tuhan ^^, kita hanya bisa berusaha dengan terbaik, berdoa, dan menyerahkan segala rencana kita ke dalam tangan Tuhan.
Dalam membuat rancangan/rencana hidup kita, kita harus melibatkan Tuhan dalam seluruh rangkaian rencana kita, dan terus menyerahkan segala rencana kita kepada Tuhan.
Kita jangan berpusat kepada diri kita sendiri dalam pembuatan rencana hidup kita, namun kita juga harus berpusat kepada Tuhan dan harus mengerti akan kehendak Tuhan pada hidup kita.
Kita diciptakan untuk kemuliaan Tuhan, jadi kita harus hidup untuk memuliakan Tuhan ^^.
Kita harus memperhatikan kemampuan, minat kita, jadi sebaiknya kita tidak mengambil yang tidak sesuai dengan minat, dan panggilan kita, sehingga kita tidak membuang-buang waktu, karena kita merasa apa yang selama ini kita lakukan bukan dari dasar keinginan dan minat bakat kita.
Kita harus menggunakan setiap kesempatan yang ada dengan melakukan dengan terbaik apa yang bisa kita lakukan untuk kemuliaan Tuhan dan menjadi berkat bagi sesama.
Happy Sunday ^^.
God Bless Us.
25 Januari 2009, Pendeta Andreas Loanka, M. Div (GKI Gading Serpong) + tambahan kata-kata sendiri untuk memudahkan dalam mengerti .