Bible Study Service in Surabaya, June 23, 2014 (Monday Evening)
Deacon Youpri Ardiantoro
and grace in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.
And He entered the synagogue
again, and a
man was there who had a withered hand.
3:2 So they watched Him closely, whether He would heal him on
the Sabbath, so that they might accuse Him.
3:3 And He said to
the man who had the withered hand, "Step forward."
Then He said to them, "Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or
to do evil, to save life or to kill?" But they kept silent.
And when He had looked around at them with anger, being grieved by
the hardness of their hearts, He said to the man, "Stretch out
your hand." And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored
as whole as the other.
3:6 Then the Pharisees went out and
immediately plotted with the Herodians against Him, how they might
3:7 But Jesus withdrew with His disciples to the
sea. And a great multitude from Galilee followed Him, and from Judea
Jesus healed a man whose right hand was withered in the synagogue.
refers to one who is sinful, weak, and so on.
that we must bring the sinful to the temple of God.
in the temple of God can be divided into two
A man who had a
withered right hand refers to the sinful who wants
to be healed.
Pharisees and the Herodians who were inside the temple, but never
experienced the power of the service to God or life renewal. Thus,
they kept on being flesh and blood human.
MAN WHO HAD A WITHERED RIGHT HAND
Now it happened on another Sabbath, also, that He entered the
synagogue and taught. And a man was there whose
right hand was withered.
functions of the hand are as follows.
"But when you do
a charitable deed,
do not let your left hand
know what your right hand is doing,
first function is to
The withered right hand cannot
to God and other people who are in need. It means stinginess.
seizes the possession of God and other people because of not being
able to give. It means greediness.
Corinthians 6: 10
nor thieves, nor covetous,
nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the
kingdom of God.
in it, such person cannot enter heavenly kingdom.
When you spread
out your hands,
I will hide My eyes from you; Even though you make many prayers, I
will not hear. Your
hands are full of blood.
second function of the hand is to
be spread out for praying.
withered right hand cannot do that, does not want to pray, or prays
but the prayer is not answered by God.
Your hands are full of blood'=
wicked deeds. As long as we keep the wicked deeds, we cannot pray or
we are able to pray but the prayer is not answered by God.
deeds of the hand that are wicked are as follows.
LORD'S hand is not shortened, That it cannot save; Nor His ear
heavy, That it cannot hear.
59:2 But your
have separated you from your God; And your
have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear.
For your hands are defiled with blood, And your fingers with
lips have spoken lies,
Your tongue has muttered perversity.
relates to the mouth, namely the
that does not say correctly. One cannot pray if he keeps on lying.
The way of peace they have not known, And there is no justice in
their ways; They have made themselves crooked paths; Whoever takes
that way shall not
second is the
deed that does not know peace,
meaning not confessing the mistake. Even blaming others.
addition, it also means one cannot forgive the mistake of others.
In whose hands is a sinister scheme, And whose right
hand is full of bribes.
third one is the
like to give or receive the bribe.
A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to
forth is the
or the ones who like to postpone their works. Being lazy, one must
be evil. Do not postpone anything God has stirred in your heart!
Lift up your
in the sanctuary, And bless the LORD.
third function is the hands are lifted up to
praise and glorify God.
withered hand cannot
praise and glorify God.
examples of not glorifying God are as follows.
And he said: "Blessed
be the LORD, The God of Shem,
And may Canaan be his servant.
got drunk and naked. Ham knew about that, but he went out to tell
it to his brothers. Shem and Japheth took a garment, laid it on
both their shoulders, and went backward and covered the nakedness
of their father. Their faces were turned away, and they did not see
their father's nakedness. Then, Noah said "Blessed
be the LORD, The God of Shem".
refers to parents, both physical and spiritual ones.
many mistakes of the parents, but we must not gossip about them, or
else we are like Ham, whose right hand was withered. Consequently,
there is curse in life.
Samuel 25: 39
So when David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, "Blessed be
the LORD, who has pleaded the cause of my reproach from the hand of
Nabal, and has kept His servant from evil! For the LORD has
returned the wickedness of Nabal on his own head." And David
sent and proposed to Abigail, to take her as his wife.
life that cannot repay good for good, but evil
Consequently, God struck him.
Thessalonians 4: 11
that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own
business, and to
work with your own hands,
as we commanded you,
fourth function is to
physically and spiritually.
Spiritually, we work in the vineyard.
The withered hand cannot
It means one stops his ministering and he does not want to minister
We must work in the vineyard because only the workers in
it will get the wage.
Therefore, we must work or minister to
God correctly, especially because God has tried hard to enable us to
minister to Him.
He goes out early in the morning in order to look for the workers
and then at 9 a.m., 12 at noon, at 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. he does it
again. Those were the time of Jesus' crucifixion.
that the calling of the Lord costs the sacrifice of Christ.
and when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars,
perceived the grace that had been given to me, they gave me and
Barnabas the right
hand of fellowship,
that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised.
fifth function is to
with others or make fellowship.
The withered hand cannot
be made for shaking hands with others or joining
for a fellowship
like the Pharisees and Herodians who kept the hatred and the
hardness of heart.
the man with the withered hand would have died.
God did not want
it, so He helped him.
ways God helps us are as follows.
"Come now, and let us reason together," Says the LORD,
"Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as
white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.
first way is through
the remission of sin.
matter what kind of sin we have, God is able to forgive us if we
stop doing that and confess it.
the true teaching Word,
starting from convincing or showing the false thing. If one does not
receive it, there will be a rebuke. If it is still rejected, there
will be chastening to give the help.
Such person willingly
received the true teaching Word. It means that he received the Word
regardless of any risk until he could believe in the Word.
he received the Word or stood in the middle or stepped forward, the
Lord said "Stretch
out your hand"
although the right hand of the person withered. It means the
work of faith.
the withered hand can be made alive.
can be spread out to pray. It means the deed that can glorify God,
work, and join for the fellowship of the body of Christ to reach
PHARISEES AND HERODIANS
were in the hardness of heart.
This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no
longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of
4:18 having their understanding darkened, being
alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in
them, because of the
blindness of their heart;
4:19 who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to
lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
4:20 But you
have not so learned Christ,
4:21 if indeed you have heard Him
and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus:
you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows
corrupt according to the deceitful lusts,
4:23 and be renewed in
the spirit of your mind,
hardness of heart
means there is no life renewal, but one keeps on living in old life
or flesh and blood human.
signs are as follows.
(verse 25): there
Therefore, putting away lying,
"Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor," for
we are members of one another.
cannot change if he keeps on lying.
and do not sin": do not let the sun go down on your wrath,
means the anger with emotion.
Let him who stole
steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands
what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need.
that does not edify, but becomes stumbling-block.
Let no corrupt
proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary
edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.
Then He said to them, "Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good
or to do evil, to save life or to kill?" But they kept
means there is no firmness although one knows about the good and
It begins from not being able to distinguish between the
true teaching Word and the false one.
In such condition, one
cannot change because he cannot distinguish between the right and
not in all matters.
Lord got angry.
It means there is judgment or wrath of God.
He will go out of the
right fellowship and make a
Pharisees went out and immediately plotted
the Herodians against Him, how they might destroy Him).
person cannot change because of looking for the mistake of
The Pharisees and Herodians will become the
John 2: 19
They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been
of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they
might be made manifest, that
none of them were of us.
let us have the life renewal. Do not become the same as the Pharisees
are three things that can change us as follows.
The cross of
Brethren, join in following my example, and note those who so walk,
as you have us for a pattern.
3:18 For many walk, of whom I
have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are
enemies of the cross of Christ:
3:19 whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and
whose glory is in their shame--who set their mind on earthly
3:20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we
also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,
who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His
glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to
subdue all things to Himself.
cross means as follows.
must bear the cross in order to be renewed. Do
not avoid the cross!
in the flesh because of sinning,
in the flesh without any sin.
God wants to change us to be as glorious as He is through the
Nevertheless, there are many people who become the
enemy of the cross of Christ. They do not want to suffer in order to
stop sinning as well as suffer without any sin.
Corinthians 3: 18
But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory
of the Lord, are
being transformed into the same image from
glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
is written in the Bible, whose verse explains other verses of the
sixty six books.
If we willingly hear the Word, it will become
the faith. If we do it, we will be renewed to have the same image
Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother,
them up on a high mountain
17:2 and He was
before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as
white as the light.
are being renewed in the worship prayer.
The true worship prayer
is encouraged by the true teaching Word with one saying, namely
19: 1, 3-4, 6
After these things I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in
heaven, saying, "Alleluia!
Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the Lord our God!
19:3 Again they said, "Alleluia!
Her smoke rises up forever and ever!"
19:4 And the
twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and
worshiped God who sat on the throne, saying, "Amen! Alleluia!"
19:6 And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude,
as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings,
For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!
voice of worship is the reflection of the one in heaven.
right voice of worship will do the life renewal, beginning
from the face.
sad face is changed into the bright one.
The examples of sad face are as follows.
clothes are changed.
sad face because of jealousy.
sad countenance because of life
disciples that went to Emmaus had sad face because of
refers to our
But Jesus withdrew
with His disciples to the sea. And a great multitude from Galilee
followed Him, and from Judea
the Pharisees and Herodians, Jesus withdrew to the sea.
that God will leave one who does not have life renewal.
keep on having the life renewal, so that God will never leave
God blesses you.