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MIZO SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION

Thuthlung Thar Hrilhfiahna

EPHESI, PHILIPPI, KOLOSSA LEH PHILEMONA HRILHFIAHNA

2014 PUITLING SUNDAY SCHOOL ZIR

Buatsaihtu

Rev. Dr. Vanlalchhuanawma, B.A. (Distn.), B.D., M.Th., D.Th.

Rev. Dr. Vanlalchhuanawma, B.A. (Distn.), B.D., M.Th., D.Th. SYNOD LITERATURE & PUBLICATION BOARD www.mizoramsynod.org

SYNOD LITERATURE & PUBLICATION BOARD

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Publised by Synod Literature & Publication Board for Mizo Sunday School Union (MSSU)

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Printed at Synod Press Aizawl - 796 001 Mizoram

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MSSU PUITLING SUNDAY SCHOOL SYLLABUS 2014

THLA NI ZIRLAI -

JAN

5

THUPUI Pâwl siam rem ni

 

12

1

Ephesi Thuhmahruai

19

2

Chibai bûkna leh lehkhathawn thupui

26

3

Krista leh Kohhran – Kristaa thlante

FEB

2

4

Krista taksa – Kohhranho

9

5

Krista ruala tihnun

16

6

Kohhran inpumkhatna

23

7

Paula thlarau nun

MAR

2

8

Kohhranho tâna Pathian thil tum

9

9

Kohhran – taksa pumkhat

16

10

Kohhran pumkhat – pêng hrang hrang

23

11

Mihring hlui leh thar

30

12

Kristian nun dân \ha

APR

6

13

Pathian fa – êng fate nun phung tûr

13

14Kristian chhûngkua – nupa

 

(Tûmkau Ni)

 

20

-

Easter Sunday

27

15

Kristian naupang leh nu leh pate

MAY

4

16

Kristian indona

11

17

Philippi thuhmahruai

18

18

Chibai bûkna leh thupui langsâr

25

19

Sawisêl bo ni tûrin

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5

JUN

1

20

Hneh theih loh – Nun Krista

8

-

Pentikos Ni

15

21

Rinna leh tuarna (Rualbanlote Ni)

22

22

Inpumkhatna rilru – tlâwmna

29

23

Chhandamna thawh chhuahpui

JUL

6

24

Kristiante thawh hona (Health & Hospital Sunday)

13

25

Krista vânga chân ngam

20

26

Puitling rilru

27

27

Vân khua leh tui

AUG

3

28

Lalpaah ding nghet rawh u

10

29

Thlamuanna lamlian

17

30

Rawngbâwltu hausakna

24

31

Kolossa thuhmahruai

31

32

Kolossa khua leh Paula (Ramthar Ni)

SEP

7

33

Chibai bûkna leh Kolossa Kohhran nihna

14

34 Thlarau lam finna

21

35

Krista fakna hla

28

36

Thurûk puanna (Kristian Chhûngkaw Ni & Nu leh Pa Ni)

OCT

5

37

Fîmkhur tûra fuihna

12

38

Krista leh ringtu inzawm dân

19

39

Zirtîrna hnawksak

26

40

Kristaa thuhrûk nun

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6

NOV

2

-

Khawvêl Sunday School Ni

9

41

Mihring thar inthuamna

16

42

Kristian chhûngkaw nun

23

43

Lehkhathawn khârna:

 

Fuihna leh chibai bûkna

 

30

44

Philemona Thuhmahruai

DEC

7

45

Chibai bûkna ngaihnawm (Bible Sunday)

14

46

Bâwih tlân bo tâna ngensakna (MSSU Pathian thu exam ni)

21

47

Chibai bûkna hnuhnûng

28

-

Thlîr lêtna

SUNDAY SCHOOL THILTUMTE

1. Pathian hriatna leh rinna dik tak nei tûra kaihhruai leh \anpui.

2. Pathian thu (B i b l e) z irtî r.

3. K ri s tian t hu ri n z irtî r.

4. Pathian b ia k z irtî r.

5. Kohhran mi \ha tak leh khua leh tui \ha tak ni tûra buatsaih.

6. K ri s tian tih tûr l e h a w m d ân tû r z irtî r.

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A CHHÛNGA THU AWMTE

Phêk

 

PTSS Syllabus 2014

iv

Sunday School thil tumte

vi

Chhuahtu Board Thuchâng

xi

Thuhmahruai

xii

Ziaktu Thuhma

xiii

Synod Ni pawimawhte (2014 Kalendâr)

xiv

2014 Kalendâr

xvi

|HEN KHATNA

EPHESI KHUAA MITE HNÊNA TIRHKOH PAULA LEHKHATHAWN

1.

Ephesi Thuhmahruai

1

2.

Chibai bûkna leh lehkhathawn thupui

9

3.

Krista leh kohhran – Kristaa thlante

15

4.

Krista taksa – Kohhranho

21

5.

Krista ruala tihnun

25

6.

Kohhran inpumkhatna

31

7.

Paula thlarau nun

38

8.

Kohhranho tâna Pathian thil tum

43

9.

Kohhran – taksa pumkhat

48

10.

Kohhran pumkhat – pêng hrang hrang

53

11.

Mihring hlui leh thar

60

12.

Kristian nun dân \ha

65

13.

Pathian fa – êng fate nun phung tûr

70

14.

Kristian chhûngkua – nupa

77

15.

Kristian naupang leh nu leh pate

84

16.

Kristian indona

91

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|HEN HNIHNA

PHILIPPI KHUAA MITE HNÊNA TIRHKOH PAULA LEHKHATHAWN

17. Philippi thuhmahruai

97

18. Chibai bûkna leh thupui langsâr

105

19. Sawisêl bo ni tûrin

111

20. Hneh theih loh – Nun Krista

117

21. Rinna leh tuarna

125

22. Inpumkhatna rilru – tlâwmna

131

23. Chhandamna thawh chhuahpui

138

24. Kristiante thawh hona

146

25. Krista vânga chân ngam

151

26. Puitlingrilru

158

27. Vân khua leh tui

163

28. Lalpaah ding nghet rawh u

169

29. Thlamuanna lamlian

174

30. Rawngbâwltu hausakna

182

|HEN THUMNA

KOLOSSA KHUAA MITE HNÊNA TIRHKOH PAULA LEHKHATHAWN

31. Kolossa Thuhmahruai

189

32. Kolossa khua leh Paula

195

33. Chibai bûkna leh Kolossa Kohhran nihna

201

34. Thlarau lam finna

208

35. Krista fakna hla

214

36. Thurûk puanna

221

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37. Fîmkhur tûra fuihna

231

38. Krista leh ringtu inzawm dân

238

39. Zirtîrna hnawksak

245

40. Kristaa thuhrûk nun

252

41. Mihring thar inthuamna

260

42. Kristian chhûngkaw nun

267

43. Lehkhathawn khârna: Fuihna leh chibai bûkna

275

|HEN LINA

PHILEMONA HNÊNA TIRHKOH PAULA LEHKHATHAWN

44. Philemona thuhmahruai

284

45. Chibai bûkna ngaihnawm

293

46. Bâwih tlân bo tâna ngensakna

301

47. Chibai bûkna hnuhnûng

308

Lehkhabu râwnte

315

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CHHUAHTU BOARD THUCHÂNG

Kumin Puitling Sunday School-a kan zir tûr hi Ephesi, Philippi, Kolossa leh Philemona hnêna Tirhkoh Paula lehkhathawnte - Rev. Dr. Vanlalchhuanawma ziak a ni a. Kum 1926-ah khân Philippi leh Kolossa - Rev. E.L. Mendus, Rev. Liangkhaia, Rev. Saiaithanga

leh Upa Pasena te ziak zir a ni a. Kum 1960 khân Ephesi, Philippi,

Kolossa leh Philemona - Rev. J.M. Lloyd ziak zir a ni a. Kum 1969- ah khân 1&2 Thessalonika leh Kolossa - Rev. Saiaithanga ziak zir a ni a. Vawiina zirtu tam berte hi chu hêng zirbu hmasate zirna boruak tem pha lote kan ni âwm e.

Kan zirlai bu ziaktu Rev. Prof. Vanlalchhuanawma hi Aizawl Theological College-a Principal \ang lai a ni a. Lehkha thiam thei tak, kan Pathian thu thiamte zînga doctorate degree nei hmasa pâwl a ni nghe nghe a. Thlarau nun lamah pawh mi ril, Pathian thu a zir hma leh a zir laite pawha Ephesi leh Philippi lehkhathawnte chu mittui parawl \euh chunga lo sawi \hîn kha a ni a. Hetiang miin a ziak kan hmaa chhawp chhuaha a lo awm hi a vânneihthlâk hle a ni.

He zirlai bua lehkhathawn thuhmahruaite hi zirlai dangte aiin a sei tlângpui a. Kum danga Thuvawn a hrana chhut nawn

leh \hin kha chhu nawn tawh lovin italic-a dah a ni ta thung a.

Mi thiam kutchhuak a nih avângin \awng dangte pawh kum dang

aiin a tam deuhvin a lang a. Hêngte hi a luhchilh peih tân chuan puitu \ha tak leh \angkai tak a niin a rinawm. He zirlai bu hi khâwla chhuttîr a nih hmain Editing Group member pasarihin an theih tâwkin an endik hmasa a. Phût lêt nei miah lova hetianga min thawhsak avângin an chungah lâwm thu kan sawi a. Zirtu zawng zawngin thlarau malsawmna in dawn \heuh theih nân duhsakna ka hlân a che u.

in dawn \heuh theih nân duhsakna ka hlân a che u. (REV. K.LALPIANGTHARA) Editor, Synod Literature

(REV. K.LALPIANGTHARA) Editor, Synod Literature & Publication Board

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THUHMAHRUAI

Puitling Sunday School zir tûr thupui leh a bu ziak tûr thlan hi thil awlai lo tak mai a ni a. Kohhran leh ringtu mi malin an sâwtpui tûr ngaihtuaha uluk taka thlan ngai a ni. Zirtute thlarau lam mamawh phuhru kim vek sêng lo mah se, a tlângpui thu chuan kan ram dinhmun nêna inhmeh tak zêl zirlai kan zir \hîn a. Hei hi Pathian hnathawh avâng leh a thlangtu Mizo Sunday School Union Commit- tee-in ngaihtuahna tak tak sênga \awng\aina nên an thlan \hin vâng pawh a ni ngei ang.

Kum 2014-a Puitling zirlai atân MSSU Committee chuan lehkhathawn pali – Ephesi, Philippi, Kolossa leh Philemona te thlangin a bu ziaktu atân Rev. Prof. Vanlalchhuanawma a ruat a. Ani hi Pathian thu thiam kan chhuanvâwr te zînga mi a ni a, chhandamna thuhril kawnga mi tui leh mahni hnam ze mil ngeia Pathian thu sawi leh fak ngaisâng tak a ni a, \awng chher thar ril tak tak te pawh a nei nual bawk. Chu bâkah zirtu lam dinhmun leh mamawh hrethiam tak a nih avângin zir pawh a châkawm hle.

SL&PB lehkhabu chhuah uluk zâwka chhut chungchânga inkaihhruaina Synod Executive Committee-in a siam angin, a bu ziaktuin ziaktute kaihhruaina a zui \ha em, tih MSSU Text Book Cell-in January – March chhûng ena, March thla chhûnga SL&PB-a theh lût tûra tih a ni a. A bu ziaktu hian March thla chhûnga a ziah zawh hman loh deuh avângin MSSU Text Book Cell chuan a en vek hman ta lo va; chuvângin a lo thlîr chin chinah rawtna te nên SL&PB-ah a pe lût a, anni lamin chhut theih tûrin an lo buatsaih ta a ni.

Kristiante hian Paula zirtîrna leh chhandamna thu a kalpui dânte kan ngaisâng a, lehkhathawn kan zir tûrte hian ringtu nun leh kaihhruaina lam te, rawngbâwlna lam te, thlarau lam nun leh chhandamna lam thu zirtîrna te a fûn \ha hle a; chuvângin, kan zir tûr hi a phûrawm hle a ni. Zirtute pawhin hlâwkpui tum takin zir \heuh ila a lâwmawm hle ang.

pawhin hlâwkpui tum takin zir \heuh ila a lâwmawm hle ang. (REV. LALZUITHANGA) Executive Secretary i/c

(REV. LALZUITHANGA) Executive Secretary i/c MSSU

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ZIAKTU THUHMA

Synod level meuhvah chuan eng zirlai bu mah ziak ve t<rah ka lo indah l>m lo va. Hnung lama sa barh ang maiin Puitling Sunday School zirlai ziak t<r min han hlui ve ta si a. Synod duhsakna ka dawng kh^wm hnuhnawh nasa hl>. ATC Principal mawhphurhna n>n, doctor zirna college-a hl^n kai tl^ka Serampore Senate hotute mit tlung t<ra \an l^k hun n>n a innang zui a. Ka vanneihna ka buaipui ta viau mai. Ka insawizawi ngai lohna lam Bible hrilhfiah hna a ni a. A ruala bu pali zir ngai chi, t^n in a\anga lehkhathawnte, a ni bawk si. Thuthlung Thar thiam b$k Douglas J. Moo leh Peter T. O'Brien te'n bu khat pawh ph>k zali v>la an hrilhfiah laiin, kei tehlulin bu li lai ph>k zathum v>la han s^wrbing chu awmze neiin a chhuak lo vang tih ka hlau hl>. Ka thawhpuite hriatthiamna z^rah te, M.Th. Thuthlung Thar zirlaite \anpuina z^rah te, Kohhran hovin tih tak zeta min \awng\aipuina z^rah te ka han peih ve mai chu a ni a. Min fuih \anga, min z<t m^msaktu Sunday School Text Book Cell leh Synod Literature & Publication Board te chungah l^wm thu ka sawi bawk a ni.

Ka mi mal thawhl^wm ve t<ra ka ruat chu tualrem the- ology (contextual theology) leh rahbehte/n>kralte theology (subaltern/marginalized theology) an tih lam hawia Pathian thu zir d^n kawng zawnna tl>m lo lang ve t<r hi a ni deuh mai a. Thil dangah chuan zir d^n tluangtlam ka zui mai niin ka hria. A hmingin Bible ziakna \awng bul lamte chu ka han chhawp chhuak ve nual a. Chuti chungin kumina kan Sunday School zirlai chu, 'Pa nar^nin mi v^ntl^ng t^na a ziak' tih hian a khaikh^wm ber ang. He zirlaibu tl^wm tak hmang hian Lalpa'n Mizo Sunday School Union leh a kohhrante mals^wm rawh se.

Vanlalchhuanawma

EPHESI, PHILIPPI, KOLOSSA LEH PHILEMONA

SYNOD

KALENDAR

2014

(*Synod

Office

chawlh)

13

JANUARY

1*

Nilaini

Kum thar Ni

2–3*

Ningani - Zirtawpni

Kum thar chawlh

6

Thawh\anni Synod Office Hawn Ni

24–26

Zirtawpni – Pathianni

Bial K|P Conference

26*

Pathianni

Republic Day

FEBRUARY 7–9 Zirtawpni – Pathianni Bial Hmeichhe Inkhawmpui

 

11

Thawhlehni

Synod Mission Board Committee

13

Ningani

Synod Finance Committee

20*

Ningani

State Day

22

Inrinni

K|P Day

25–27

Thawhlehni – Ningani

Synod Executive Committee

27

Feb -

2

March

Ningani – Pathianni

K|P Gen. Conference

MARCH

7-9

Zirtawpni – Pathianni

Kohhran Hmeichhe Rorel Inkhawm

 

15*

Inrinni

Chanchin |ha Thlen Ni

APRIL

 

4*

Zirtawpni

Harhna Thlen Ni

 

13

Pathianni

Tumkau Ni

18*

Zirtawpni

Good Friday

20

Pathianni

Easter Sunday

21*

Thawh\anni

Easter Monday

25-27

Zirtawpni – Pathianni

Bial Inkhawmpui

29

Thawhlehni

Synod Mission Board Committee

30

Nilaini

PRESCOM Board Committee

MAY

1-4

Ni ngan i – P ath i ann i

P CI G en era l A ss e mb ly

6

Thawhlehni

Synod Pastoral Committee

8

Ningani Synod Social Front Committee

14-18

Nilaini – Pathianni

NEICC Annual Meeting

21-22

Nilaini – Ningani

Synod Finance Committee

30

Zirtawpni SLWF Annual Meeting

JUNE

 

3-5

Thawhlehni – Ningani

Synod Executive Committee

 

8

Pathianni

Pentikos Ni

9*

Thawh\anni

Whit Monday

15*

Pathianni

YMA Day

15

Pathianni

Rualbanlote Ni

30*

Thawh\anni

Remna Ni

EPHESI, PHILIPPI, KOLOSSA LEH PHILEMONA

14

JU LY

6

Pathianni

Health Sunday & Hospital Sunday

AUGUST

15*

Zirtawpni

Independence Day

31*

Pathianni

Ramthar Ni

SEPTEMBER

BEIHRUAL THLA

 

4

Ningani

Synod Finance Committee

14

Pathianni

NPSS Inkhawmpui

21

Pathianni

Senior Department Inkhawmpui

28

Pathianni

Kristian Chhungkaw Ni & Nu leh Pa Ni

OCTOBER

2*

Ningani

Gandhi pian cham

9-12

Ningani – Pathianni

Presbytery Inkhawmpui

16

Ningani

Pastor Nupui Intawh khawm

19

Pathianni

NEICC |awng\ai rual

20

Thawh\anni

PPF Board Committee

21

Thawhlehni

PRESCOM Board Committee

22

Nilaini

Sunday School Committee

23–24

Ningani – Zirtawpni

Synod Mission Board Committee

27

Thawh\anni

Synod Theological Education Board

28

Thawhlehni

Synod Hospital Board Committee

29

Nilaini

Synod Pastoral Committee

30

Ningani

Synod Education Board

31

Zirtawpni

SL&PB Committee

NOVEMBER

2

Pathianni

Khawvel Sunday School Ni

4

Thawhlehni

Synod Social Front Committee

5

Nilaini

Synod Music Committee

11–13

Thawhlehni – Ningani

Synod Executive Committee

18–20

Thawhlehni – Ningani

Synod Finance Committee

26

Nilaini

Synod Executive Committee

27

Ningani Synod Executive Committee (Budget Session)

28

Zirtawpni

Synod Pastoral Committee (Pro. Pastor Interview)

28

Zirtawpni

Kohhran Hmeichhe Ni

DECEMBER

1

Thawh\anni

Synod Pastoral Committee

2

Thawhlehni

Synod Nomination Committee

2–7

Thawhlehni – Pathianni

Synod Inkhawmpui

7

Pathianni

Bible Sunday

14

Pathianni MSSU Pathian Thu Exam Ni

22–31*

Thawh\anni – Nilaini

Krismas chawlh

25*

Ningani

Krismas Ni

31*

Nilaini

Kum tawp Ni

EPHESI, PHILIPPI, KOLOSSA LEH PHILEMONA

15

2014 KALENDAR

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

Pathianni

5

12

19

26

2

9

16

23

30

2

9

16

23

Thawh\anni

6

13

20

27

3

10

17

24

31

3

10

17

24

Thawhlehni

7

14

21

28

4

11

18

25

4

11

18

25

Nilaini

1

8

15

22

29

5

12

19

26

5

12

19

26

Ningani

2

9

16

23

30

6

13

20

27

6

13

20

27

Zirtawpni

3

10

17

24

31

7

14

21

28

7

14

21

28

Inrinni

4

11

18

25

1

8

15

22

1

8

15

22

29

 

APRIL

 

MAY

JUNE

Pathianni

6

13

20

27

4

11

18

25

1

8

15

22

29

Thawh\anni

7

14

21

28

5

12

19

26

2

9

16

23

30

Thawhlehni

1

8

15

22

29

6

13

20

27

3

10

17

24

Nilaini

2

9

16

23

30

7

14

21

28

4

11

18

25

Ningani

3

10

17

24

1

8

15

22

29

5

12

19

26

Zirtawpni

4

11

18

25

2

9

16

23

30

6

13

20

27

Inrinni

5

12

19

26

3

10

17

24

31

7

14

21

28

 

JULY

 

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

Pathianni

6

13

20

27

31

3

10

17

24

7

14

21

28

Thawh\anni

7

14

21

28

4

11

18

25

1

8

15

22

29

Thawhlehni

1

8

15

22

29

5

12

19

26

2

9

16

23

30

Nilaini

2

9

16

23

30

6

13

20

27

3

10

17

24

Ningani

3

10

17

24

31

7

14

21

28

4

11

18

25

Zirtawpni

4

11

18

25

1

8

15

22

29

5

12

19

26

Inrinni

5

12

19

26

2

9

16

23

30

6

13

20

27

 

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

Pathianni

5

12

19

26

30

2

9

16

23

7

14

21

28

Thawh\anni

6

13

20

27

3

10

17

24

1

8

15

22

29

Thawhlehni

7

14

21

28

4

11

18

25

2

9

16

23

30

Nilaini

1

8

15

22

29

5

12

19

26

3

10

17

24

31

Ningani

2

9

16

23

30

6

13

20

27

4

11

18

25

Zirtawpni

3

10

17

24

31

7

14

21

28

5

12

19

26

Inrinni

4

11

18

25

8

15

22

29

6

13

20

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EPHESI KHUAA MITE HNÊNA TIRHKOH PAULA LEHKHATHAWN

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EPHESI THUHMAHRUAI

Chhiar tûr: Ephesi 3:1-4,7

Thuvawn: Ephesi 3:7

3 Chuv^ng chuan kei Paula, nangni Jentail-te av^nga Krista Isua mi t^ng hian - 2 nangni t^n Pathian khawngaih enkawlna hna mi p>k kha in lo hre tawh ch^wk ang a; 3 khatia, thur<k chu hriattîrnaa hriattîra ka awm kha, hm^na tawi t>a ka ziak ang thu kha; 4 kha mi av^ng kh^n, in chhiarin Krista thur<k ka hriatzia hi in hre thei ang.

7 A thiltihtheihna thawhzia anga a thl^wna p>k Pathian khawngaihna chu mi p>k ang z>lin, chu Chanchin |ha rawngb^wltua siam ka ni.

Ephesi Thuhmahruaia kan zir tûr chu a thu hrilhfiah lam ni rih lovin, a bu chungch^ng a ni ber. Ephesi khuaa mite hn>na lehkhathawn hi a ngaihlutute chuan Thuthlung Thara lehkhathawn zîngah an dah chungnung hle. Ephesi lehkhathawn behchhana John Calvin-a sermon bu chu Scotland-a Protestant leh Presbyterian Kohhran dintu John Knox-a (Zawn Nawks-a) kh^n a thih d^wna a ngaihthl^k tam ber niin an sawi. Coleridge-a (K^wlritz-a) chuan, “Mihring thuziaka thlarau ber,” tiin, “Kristian thurin hlang a f<n kh^wm \ha a, sakhaw dang zirtîrna \ha a fawm kim bawk si,” a ti. William Barclay-a (Barklei-a) chuan, ‘Lehkhathawnte Lalnu,’ 1 a vuah. Ruat l^wk thurin

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innghahna pawimawh tak a ni bawk – “… leilung pian hmain Kristaa min thlan ang kh^n;…Isua Krista z^rah ama t^n faa siam t<ra min lo ruat l^wk tawh av^ngin” (1:4-6). Rev. Rokh<ma chuan, “Augustine-a leh Calvin-a’n ruat l^wk thua an pawm d^n an lo sawh nghehna pawh Ephesi-in hemi chungch^ng a sawi a\angin a ni ngei ang,” a ti. 2

1. Tu hn>na ziah nge?

He lehkhathawn hi kohhran hmasain Ephesi khuaa mite hn>na Paula thawn nia an lo pawm, kum zabi 2-na Kohhran Paten an lo pawmpui, vawiin thlenga kohhran n^wlpuiin Ephesi khuaa mite t^na ziah nia pawm a ni. Amaherawhchu, thlîr zau n^n mi thiam leh zir chiangtu \henkhatin Ephesi khuaa mite pual bîka ziah a nih loh theih d^n an sawi te lo zir ila. 3

(1) A tîrin Ephesi mite t^na ziah a nihna t^r lan a ni lo. Ephesi lehkhathawn ziahna la hmuh theih zînga hlui ber, AD 200 v>la ziah Chester Beatty Papyrus (Chestar Bî-ti Papairas)- ah te, kum zabi 4-naa ziah Codex Sinaiticus (K^w-deks Sainaitikas) leh Vaticanus (Vatikanas)-ah te, ‘Ephesi khuaa awm’ tih hi a chuang lo va. 4 Pathian thu thiam Origen-a (kum zabi 3-na) te, Basil-a leh Jerome-a (kum zabi 4-na) te pawhin lehkhabu \ha ber berah pawh ‘Ephesi khuaa awm’ tih ziah telna an hmuh loh thu an sawi. 5

(2) Tu ziah nge? A ziaktu leh a dawngtute inlaichîn d^n a mikhual deuh. Ephesi 1:15 leh 3:1-2 te hian a thawntu leh a dawngtute hi r^lkhat a\anga inhre mai niin a tilang a. Rei tak ch^m chilhtu Paula ziah a nih rin a tihar deuh. Paula kha Ephesi khuaah kum thum lai a ch^m a; thlahna thu tuihn^ng leh lungkuai tak a sawi a ni (Tirh 19&20). Mahse, he lehkhathawnah hian Ephesi-a rawngb^wla a awm lai thu pakhat mah a lang lo va, a \hian hlui mi mal hming pakhat mah t^r chhuah a ni lo va, ama chanchin eng mah a ziak lo bawk. Chuv^ngin, Ephesi mite hn>na

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ziah a ni lo emaw, a nih si chuan Paula ziah a ni lo a ni ang, tih ngaih d^n chak tak a awm.

(3) A lehkhathawn zei zia hi a danglam bîk. 6 A \awngkam leh thuziak kalhmang hian Paula lehkhathawn zei zia a pu lo va; Thuthlung Thar bu danga chuang ve lo \awngkam tam tak (thumal 70 v>l) 7 a awm a; hla thu rawngkai, tuihn^ng leh f^n thui tak mai te hi Paula thu ziah dan kalhmang, tawi fel, chiang ngh^l leh zawhna hmanga a thu tum tichiang \hin n>n chuan a inpersan lutuk deuh niin hriat a ni.

2. Sawi fiah d^n leh inhnialna \henkhat han t^r lang zui ila

Kohhran mal ni lovin, Kristian mipui n^wlpui t^na ziah

a ni ang tih hi zirtute ngaih d^n tl^ngl^wn tak a ni.

(2) Asia khawmualpui chh<nga Rom awp chin rama kohhran tam takte hn>na thawn nia rin a ni. 8 Lehkhathawn hi kohhran hrang hranga lo chhiar tûrin mi pakhatin keng kualin, a dawngtu kohhran hming a ziah thl^k z>l nia rin d^n a awm a. Ephesi khua hi Asia rama Rom sawrkar hmunpui niin kawng hrang hrangah a pawimawh bîk av^ngin kohhran hrang hranga thawn zîngah Ephesi khaw mite hn>na thawn hi a ding chang ta bîk nia rin a ni.

(3) A tîrah kohhran mal hn>na thawn niin, a hnuah chhiartu apiangte t^na awmzia nei tûrin a thawna te khaw hming leh mi mal chibai b<kna te thai bo a ni ang a; tlai khaw hnu deuhvah ‘Ephesi khuaa awm’ tih hi belh leh a ni ang e, tih ngaih d^n a awm bawk. 9

(4) Mahse, Lehkhathawn hi kohhran mal hn>na thawn a nih ngei rin chhan tûr \ha tak tak a awm a. Ephesi 1:15 leh 6:21-22 te hi chuan kohhran mal tinz^wn bîk a nei ngei tih a tilang a ni. A tîr taka a thawn erawh chu Laodikei khuaa mite niin sawi a ni.

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Marcion-a (Marsion)-a, kum zabi 2-na laih^wla

Gnostic (N^wstik) hotu, Paula lehkhathawn fawm kh^wmtu hmasa chuan Kolossa 4:16 behchhanin ‘Laodikei khuaa mite hn>na lehkhathawn’ tiin a vuah a. 10 Tertullian-a erawh chuan Marcion-a ngaih d^n hi a pawm lo. 11

Barclay-a chhui d^n chuan Paula a thih kh^n Ephesi

Kohhran chuan Laodikei Kohhran hn>nah Paula lehkhathawn an va dîl a. 12 Annin, ‘Laodikei khuaa awm’ tih tel lova ziah chh^wn an lo thawn ta a. Ephesi Kohhran chuan, ‘Ephesi khuaa awm’ tih dah chawpin a kawl ve ta a. Kum sawmthum a han liam a, Paula lehkhathawn te a hl^wma chhuah tura buatsaih a nih chuan Laodikei Kohhran Biak In leh library te chu lirnghîngin a lo sawi chhe zo tawh a. Ephesi Kohhrana Paula lehkhathawn chu a him z^wk a ni ta a. Chu chu Ephesi khuaa mite hn>na lehkhathawn tiin hriat l^r a ni ta a ni.

He ngaih d^n \^wmtu German mi thiam Harnack-a

chuan, Laodikei Kohhranin khawngaihna a tl<ksan kh^n (Thup 3:14-22) kohhran thil pawimawh kawl tl^ka ngaih a ni ta lo va. Laodikei khuaa mite lehkhathawn chu Ephesi khuaa mite hminga vawn him a lo ni ta niin a sawi. Kum zabi 2-na Muratorian (Miu- r>-trian) Bu 13 chuan Paula lehkhathawn pahnih, Ephesi mite leh Laodikei mite hn>na thawn awmin a sawi ve bawk a ni. 14

Eng pawh ni se, Ephesi mite hn>na lehkhathawn hi a

hun lai khawv>l leh t<n thleng pawhin Krista ringtu mipui tam berte t^na thurin bulpui \angkai tak tak ziahna a ni a. Ephesi khuaa mite pual bîka ziah a ni emaw, ni lo emaw, Pathian thu a nihna a dang chuang lo tih hre chungin kan zir a pawimawh ber

^wm e.

3. Tu ziah nge?

A bu thu (1:1; 3:1) a\angin Paula ziah ngei a ni tih rinhlelh rual a ni lo. Kum zabi 2-na Kohhran Pate, Irenaeus-a (Ai-re-

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nias-a), Tertullian-a leh Alexandria (Alekzandria) khuaa Clement-a (Klemen-a) te chuan Paula ziah ngei a ni tih an pawm tl^ng. Kum zabi 3-na t^wp lam leh zabi 4-na bul lama kohhran chanchin ziaktu l^r tak, Eusebius-a (Iu-se-bias-a) pawhin a pawmpui bawk a ni. 15

Mahse, a chunga Ephesi khaw mite hn>na thawn a ni chiah em tih chhuina a\ang khian Paula ziah a nih rinhlelh theihna a lang nual a. A ziah d^n hmang hi Paula ziah dang n>n a inang lo deuh va, kohhran dinhmun a t^r lante hi Paula thih hnu thil ni tura ngaih d^n a awm bawk. H>ng thlîrna pahnih hi han zir zui leh hlek ila.

Paulan kohhran mal lehkha a thawn r>ng r>ngah, a thawna te khaw hming leh chibai b<kna tel lo pawhin, a dawngtu kohhran nihna leh dinhmun bîk chiang takin a t^r lang z>l a. Lehkha ken kual tur chi (circular letter) a nih chuan a ziak lang bawk \hîn. Entir n^n, 2 Korinth, Galatia leh 1 Petera te hi kohhran hrang hrang t^na ziah a nih thu a t^r lang. Ephesi lehkha hi chuan a dawngtu kohhran nihna leh dinhmun chiang tak a t^r lang lo va, lehkhathawn sem kual tur a nih thu a t^r lang lo bawk. Chu b^kah, apostol-te ngaihs^nna leh dinhmun bel tak awm tawh te, kohhran ruang^m leh inr>lb^wlna ngialnghet tawh tak te, kohhrana Juda leh Jentail-te inpumkhat tawhzia te (2:20; 3:5; 4:11), Krista lo kîr leh thuai beiseina chuai m>k (5:13-16) av^ng te hian he lehkhathawn hi Paula thih hnua ziah a nih rin a ni bawk. Hetiang ngaih d^n a lo awm ve tlat si chuan chhui chian deuh a \<l a.

Ephesi thu ken leh uar lam te hi Paula lehkhathawn dang n>n inang diak diak lo mah se, Paula zirtîrna kalh a awm loh b^kah, a thu uar z^wng chhunzawmna leh tihkimna a ni hlawm a. A hun hnuhn<ng lama a ziah a ni a. A zirtîrna khaikh^wmna leh tikalhkimtu a tih theih hial ang. A thu thukph<m ber, ‘Kristaa engkim inpumkhatna’ tih hian a lehkha danga a sawi

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te a f<n kh^wm \ha hle a. Kolossa lehkhathawn n>n phei chuan a inthl^wp bîk a. Ch^ng 55 aia tl>m lo thu inang chiah a awm a. 16 Hun khata ziah niin a lang. Lehkhathawn pahnihte hi a rualin Tukika kutah a thawn ve ve bawk (Kol 4:7). Ephesi hi Kolossa lehkha thawn pawh f^n a ang deuh ber.

Mihring inr>b^wlna dik lo av^nga mihring leh thilsiam, mihring leh mihring, hausa leh rethei, hnam leh hnam, ram leh ram, Juda leh Jentail, hmeichhia leh mipa k^ra inrem lohna \hiah chu Kristaa Pathian thil tum a nihzia sawi lan a tum ber a ni.

Pathian leh mihring k^ra inrem lohna phei chu inrem lohna tinr>ng hringtu angin a hmu a. A hun laia Rom sawrkâr chak tak ror>lna hnuaia r^lmuanna (pax Romana) chu Kristaa Pathian ram lo thleng m>k n>n chuan a hmeh bel a. Pathian kohhran chu Krista taksa a vuah a. Inremna thlen n^n Krista chu Pathian kut leh k> a nih angin kohhran chu Krista kut leh k> niin a ngai bawk.

A thupui hian Paula thu ken te a khaikh^wm \ha hle a.

Chuv^ngin, Ephesi lehkhathawn hi tu dang ni lovin, Paula ziah ngei a nih rinhlelh rual a ni lo.

Ephesi lehkhathawn hi Philippi, Kolossa leh Philemon-a te hn>na lehkhathawn te n>n ‘Lung in Lehkhate’ tia vuah an ni; Paula hian, ‘Krista t^na mi t^ng’ (3:1; 4:1), ‘Palai khaidiat bun’ (6:20) tiin a insawi. A ruala thawn an nih rinna chhante han t^r lang ila: (1) Ephesi leh Philippi lehkhate a ziah lai hian zal>n takin thu a hril thei (Phil 1:13; Eph 6:20); (2) Philippi leh Philemona lehkhaahte hian lung in a\anga chhuah mai a inbeisei thu a lang (Phil 2:24; Philm 22); (3) Philemona, Kolossa leh Philippi lehkha a ziah lai hian a hn>nah Timothea a awm ve tih a

t^r lang; (4) Lehkha kengtute hi mi thuhmun, Tukika leh Onesima

niin a lang (Eph 6:21-22; Kol 4:7-9; Philm 12,23-24). Philippi

hi Rom khua a\anga thawn a ni tih a chiang a (Phil 1:12-13;

4:22). A dang pawh hi hemi ruala ziah, Rom t^n ina Paula t^n vawi khatna AD 61-63 v>l nia rin a ni.

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Francis Foulkes-a, New Zealand Bible College-a Thuthlung Thar zirtîrtu chuan Ephesi hi Paula ziah ni lova ngaih d^n tam takte a sawi hnuin, “A t^wpkh^wkah chuan ngaih d^n nghet inrochun chh^wn z>l hi a sawi felna \ha ber chu niin a lang. Chutichuan, Paula hian Rom t^n in a\angin Kolossa-a kohhrante harsatna sut kiansak tûrin lehkhathawn a ziak a…chumi hnu lawkah Ephesi lehkha hi a ziak ta a ni tih hi kan ring,” a tih hi a pawmawm a. Chuv^ngin, lehkhathawn hi Paula thih hma deuh, a hun hnuhn<ng lam sia ziah a niin a rinawm.

Sawi ho tûr

1. Ephesi khuaa mite hn>na lehkhathawn tia kan hriat tl^ngl^wn hi Kristian mi v^ntl^ng t^na ziah niin pawm ta ila, a pawi viau ang em? Engte nge a pawina ni thei ang?

2. Chîk taka Bible zirtuten an lo zirna hi eng nge a \angkaina?

Endnotes

1 William Barclay, “The Letters to the Galatians and Ephesians,” in The Daily Study Bible, Indian Edition, reprinted (Bangalore:

Theological Publicatons in India [1954], 1984), p. 61. Barclay, Ephesians, tia dah z>l tawh a ni.

2 Rev. Rokhuma, “Ephesi Hrilhfiahna,” in MTLC Thuthlung Thar Hrilhfiahna, Vol. VIII: Galaltia, Ephesi, Philippi, Kolossa & 1 & 2 Thessalonika (Aizawl: Mizo Theological Literature Committee, 2005), p. 62.

3 Francis Foulkes, Ephesians: An Introduction and Commentary, reprinted, (London: Inter-Varsity Press, 1974), p. 17. He lehkhabu hiEphesi mite t^n bîka ziah a nih loh theih d^n chhuitute ngaih d^n zir n^n a \angkai viau. Foulkes, Ephesians, tiin dah z>l tawh a ni ang.

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4 Foulkes, Ephesians, p. 17.

5 Foulkes, Ephesians, p. 17.

6 Ralph P. Martin, “Ephesians,” New Bible Commentary, edited by Donald Guthrie (Secunderabad: O.M. Books, 1997), pp. 1105-1124. Kan ziah leh hunah chuan Martin, Ephesians,tiin kan ziak tawh ang.

7 Barclay, Ephesians, p. 64.

8 Foulkes, Ephesians, p. 19.

9 Foulkes, Ephesians, p. 18.

10 Foulkes, Ephesians, p. 17. Marcion-a hi Gnostik hruaitu, kal suala puhte zînga langs^r tak a ni. Apostol-te an thih zawh m>k lai leh, Pathian thu ni ngeia an hriat humhimtute tihduhdaha an awm laia Bible siam tuma beitu, Pathian thua pawm tl^k ngei tur thliar \an hmasatu a ni. Juda Pathian ‘Jehova’ chu phuba l^k hmang Pathian tiin Thuthlung Hlui bute hi a hn^wl vek a. Paulan Krista Chanchin |ha a sawi hi khawngaihnaa khat niin a ngai a. A lehkhathawn 13 leh Paula \hian Luka ziak Chanchin |ha leh Tirhkohte Thiltih te hi Pathian Thu tlinga ngaiin Bible at^n a pawm a ni.

11 Foulkes, Ephesians, p. 17.

12 Barclay, Ephesians, p. 69.

13 Muratorian Canon hi A.D. 180 leh 200 ink^ra Thuthlung Thar Bu hmingte an lo phuah kh^wmna a ni.

14 Foulkes, Ephesians, p. 17.

15 Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History III.iii.4,5.

16 Barclay, Ephesians, p. 62.

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CHIBAI BÛKNA LEH LEHKHATHAWN THUPUI

Chhiar tur: Ephesi 1:1-2,9-10; 2:14-15; 4:4-6

Thuvawn: Eph 1:2

1 1 Paula, Pathian duh z^wnga Krista Isua tirhkoh chuan,

mi thianghlim Ephesi khuaa awm, Krista Isuaa mi rinawmte hn>nah chuan: 2 Pathian kan Pa leh Lalpa Isua Krista hn>n ata khawngaihna leh remna in hn>nah awm rawh se… 9-10 a duh z^wng thur<k kan hn>na min hriattirin; hun bi kim khawsak hunah a l^wm z^wng (engkim- v^na thil awmte, lei chunga thil awmte pawh – Kristaa f^wk kh^wm t<r chu) amahin tih a tum ang kh^n; amah ngeiah chuan a ni.

2 14-15 Amah chu kan inremna a ni si a; ani chuan intaina

(thiltih t<rahte thup>k d^n awm chu) a tîsaa tibovin, p^wl hnihte chu pumkhatah a siam a, an k^r pindanna bang chu a tichim a…

4 4 A koh chhan che u beiseina hmun khata koh in ni ang

bawk kh^n, taksa pakhat leh Thlarau pakhat chauh a awm a; 5 Lalpa pakhat, rinna hmun khat, baptisma hmun khat,

6 engkim Pathian leh Pa pakhat chauh a awm a; engkim chungah a awm a, engkim fang chhuakin a awm a, engkim chh<ngah a awm bawk a ni.

A hun laia chîn d^n zuiin Paula hian a lehkhathawn r>ng r>ng chibai b<knain a \an \hîn. Ephesi khuaa mite hn>na chibai b<kna a thawn pawh hi a hun laia tih d^n tl^ngpui ang a ni. Ama nihna sawiin a bul a \an a. “Pathian duh z^wnga Krista Isua tirhkoh” a invuah a ni.

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1. Pathian duh z^wngin

Paulan a nihna a sawi hi a ch^ltlai deuhvin a lang mai thei. Mahse, Pathian duh z^wnga a nihna a sawina a ni. ‘Pathian duh z^wngin’ tih hian mihring ruat chawp ni lo, Pathian rilru anga a nihna hi ruat leh p>k a nihzia sawina a ni. A nihna leh dinhmun hi lo awm palh mial emaw, a tla chawp emaw ni lovin, Pathian chatuan remruata tel ve niin a pawm a. Amah lamah Krista Isua tirhkoh ni tura tlinna a hmu ngai lo. A nihna petu Pathian khawngaihna ropuizia erawh chuan a hneh a. Krista Isua tirhkoh a nihna chu Pathian lama chhuak niin a pawm mai a ni.

2. Paula nihna

Paulan tirhkoh (apostol) a nih a puan chhuahna. Krista Isua tirhkoh tih hi kawng li chauhvin lo sawi ila –

‘Tirhkoh’ tih hi Grik \awng ‘apostol’ tih lehlinna a ni

a. Khawmual leh tuipuia hnam sipaite tih tûr bil at^na tirh sawi n^n te, ram aiawh ram danga tirh chhuah sawi n^n te hman a ni. Kristian chu a dam chh<nga Krista sipai, a hna chanpual ti zo tûra tirh a nihzia sawina a ni.

Petera leh apostol dangten Krista kohhrana thuneihna

s^ng ber an neihzia sawina a ni. 1 Paula hian chu thuneihna chu a thusawi pawimawhzia nemngheh n^n a hmang a. Chu thuneihna chu a dotute pawhin an paih thl^ksak ngam lo.

(3) Krista ta a nihna sawina a ni. A nunna chu ama thua hman t<r a ni lo va; amah neitu Isua Krista duh z^wng ang chauhva hman tûr a nihzia a puanna a ni.

(4) Apostol chu Juda ror>l kh^wl s^ng ber Sanhedrin thuchhuak kengtu sawi n^n hman a ni bawk. Ror>lna thuchhuakin a nghawng mite hn>na tirh a nihin Sanhedrin thuneihna chu ama thuneihna angin a keng \hîn. Kristian hi khawv>la Krista aiawhtu, a thuneihna kengtu a ni. A hna bil thawh tûr erawh chu ama thiltihtheihna leh chaknaa tih rual a ni

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lo va. Amah tîrtu, lei leh v^na thuneihna zawng zawng neitu Krista thiltihtheihna leh chaknaa ti tûr a ni z^wk tih a tilang.

3. Ephesi Kohhran

Ephesi Kohhran hi Asia rama kohhran hmasa zînga langsâr ber pâwl a ni. A khua hi a ropui mai ni lovin a pawimawh a. Turkey dep tuipui kam thlang lama Rom ram chinah chuan khawpui pawimawh ber a ni. 2 Rom kuta BC 133-a a awm hnu phei chuan Asia khawmualpuia sumdâwnna khawpui ropui ber leh Kaisara biakna khawpui a ni ta a. Artemis temple hi BC 356-ah a kan avângin sak \hat a ni a. AD 263-a Goths- hovin an tihchhiat hma zawng khawvêla thilmak pasarih zînga pakhat niin, Grik lalrama in lian ber a ni bawk. 3 Pathiannu (Grik Artemis, Latin Diana) vân a\anga lo tla nia sawi chu a chhûngah dah a ni. Arsi tla nia sawi te pawh a awm.

He khuaa Kristianna a luh \anna chu Paulan AD 52 v>la a tlawh \um kha niin a lang. Rawngbâwla a zin chhuah \um thumnaah Paula kh^n Ephesi khua hi a tinz^wn ngar ngar a, kum hnih aia tam a ch^m chilh ta r>ng a ni. Politics, sakhua leh sumd^wnna chawhpawlhna hmunpui a nih av^ngin a ngai

pawimawh hle niin a lang. Priskili leh Aquila te kha a thlen in leh

a kohhran phun enkawltute an ni.

4. Duhsakna

‘Khawngaihna leh remna’ duhsakna hlan hi Paula chibai b<k d^n tl^ngpui a ni. Pathian khawngaihna (Gk. kharis/ khairein) a duhsak hi phu loh leh hlawh chhuah loh, a thl^wn liau liauva p>k a ni. Pathian khawngaihna leh thil phalna hi mihring \awnga sawi fiah hleih theih loh khawpa th<k a ni a, a dawngtu nun a tihphuisui d^n leh a tihhausak d^n pawh sawi fiah har tak

a ni. A duhsak remna (Gk. eir>n>, Heb. Shalõm) hi Pathian

n>na inremna, mahni leh mahni inremna leh mi dangte n>na inremna a ni. He remna hi indona leh buaina awm lo, rah nei lo

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muanna dul ruih a ni ngawt lo va. Mihring mamawh thil \ha tam tak rah chhuak thei remna leh muanna sawina a ni. 4 Mi, ram hausakna tl^nin vei nei lo leh nuam t^wlin, in ropui bera ch>ngin, sum ngah tawntaw mah se, he muanna hi a nei lo thei. Lehlamah chuan mi, in leh lo nei lovin, t^n ina khung emaw, thi tura r>lsak hial emaw a nih pawhin tuma chhuhsak theih loh muanna chu a nei thei tlat thung. Chu chu Pathian remruat pawmna leh a duh z^wng tihnaah chauh a awm a ni.

5. A thu tum laipui

Sawi tawh angin Paula lehkhathawn pahnih, Ephesi leh Kolossa te hi kawng tam takah an inangin, tehkhin theih tak a ni a. An thupui ken pawh inanna thui tak a awm a. Chutih laiin Ephesi-a Paula thupui hi Kolossa lehkhathawn thupui a\ang hian hma a la s^wn hret a. Kolossa-ah chuan Isua Krista tlin famkimna, engkim at^n a t^wk zawhna hi a thuchah laipui a ni (Kol 1:14- 20; 2:3, 9). Mizo Kristiante pawhin kan lo \^wmpui khawp mai: “Lal Isua ka neih phawt chuan ka rethei lo ve… Lal Isua ka t^n engkim a ni,” tih hlate hi Paulan Kristaa hausakna a sawi \^wmpuina hla l^r tak a ni \hîn. 5

Ephesi lehkhathawnah chuan Isua Krista famkimna leh amaha engkim f^wk kh^wm a nih tûr hi a thupui ber a. “Chu khawngaihna chuan amân fing tak leh remhre takin min v<r a ni, a duh z^wng thur<k kan hn>na min hriattîrin; hun bi kim khawsak hunah a l^wm z^wng (engkim – v^na thil awm te, lei chunga thil awmte pawh – Kristaa f^wk kh^wm t<r chu) amahin tih a tum ang kh^n; amah ngeiah chuan a ni” (1:8-10). Khawvêl mihring nunphung p^ngngai chu intihhranna leh inrem lohna a ni ber; indona hi leilung ze ken a ni. Mihring leh thilsiam dang k^r, mihring leh mihring k^r, rethei leh hausa k^r, chi leh chi/hnam leh hnam k^r, Juda leh Jentail ink^r, ngaih d^n inang lo k^rah te, ‘indona’ chuan bu a khuar nghet tlat a. Mi tin chh<ngah indona a awm a, mi tin mai hi indona hmun kal thei a ni ber – \ha

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duhna leh sual duhna intawksîrna a ni a; mihring chu sual hua; mahse suala awm tlat bawk si a ni.

A pawi ber chu mihring leh Pathian k^ra inrem lohna thur<k awm tlat chuan Pathian n>na inp^wl reng tûr mihring chu ama lak a\angin a \hen hrang tlat mai a. Sual v^nga in\hen tawh, inrem lo leh indo tlatte inrem lehna tûr pakhat Pathianin a ruat a. Chu inremna chu Krista a ni (1:9-10; 2:11-22; 4:4-6, 16) tih hi Ephesi mite hn>na lehkhathawn thupui ber niin a lang. Eden huan a\ang tawh kh^n inrem lohna hi sual rah langs^r ber a lo ni tawh a. Kohhran p^wla in\henna leh indona lo chhuak ta z>l pawh hi Eden sualzia leh a rah a ni a. Sawi mawi tûr a awm lo. “Nangni pawh in bawhchhiat leh in sualte av^nga thi in nih lai kh^n” a tih dinhmuna an awm lai zia a ni tih a sawi (Eph 2:1,12).

Chuv^ngin, Paulan Ephesi khuaa mite hn>nah, a chunga inrem lo leh indo kan sawi zawng zawngte inrem lehna hi Kristaa Pathian thil tum chu a ni: “(1:10b ‘engkim – v^na thil awmte, lei chunga thil awmte pawh – Kristaa f^wk kh^wm t<r chu) amahin tih a tum ang kh^n; amah ngeiah chuan a ni” a ti a. Paulan inremna thuthlung a sawi hi a th<k hle a. Inremna chu mihring lam thawh chhuah ni lovin, Pathian a\anga chhuak a ni tih a t^r lang a. A bung hmasa ber a\angin kohhran inremna chu Pa leh Fapa leh Thlarau Thianghlim inthurualin a thawh chhuah a ni tih a tilang ngh^l a. Hei hian Kristian thurin bulpui, Pathian pakhata mi pathum, Pa leh Fapa leh Thlarau Thianghlim thurin innghahna lungph<m a ph<m ngh^l a ni.

Sawi ho t<r

1. Paula chibai b<kna kan zir a\anga Pathian leh a rawngb^wltu inlaichînna hian kan t^n eng nge awmzia a neih?

2. Ephesi thu tum laipui kan sawi hi kan t^n eng anga pawimawh nge nia kan hriat?

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Endnotes

1 T.H.L. Parker (trans.), Calvin’s Commentaries: The Epistles of Paul the Apostle to the Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians (London: Oliver and Boyd,), p. 8. Calvin, Ephesians, tih z>l a ni tawh ang.

2 E.M.B. Green, “Ephesus,” New Bible Dictionary edited by J.D. Douglas (Secunderabad: O.M. Books, 1997), p. 336.

3 E.M.B. Green, “Ephesus,” New Bible Dictionary, p. 336.

4 Barclay, Ephesians, p. 76.

5 Upa L.H. Rohmingliana hla siam hi kum 1970 chhohvah khân \halaite zînga hla sak hlawh ber p^wl a ni âwm e.

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Zirlai 3

KRISTA LEH KOHHRAN - KRISTAA THLANTE Chhiar tûr: Ephesi 1:3-14

Thuvawn: 1:5-6

1 3 Kan Lalpa Isua Krista Pathian leh Pa chu fakin awm rawh se. Ani chuan v^n hmunahte khian Kristaah chuan thlarau lam mals^wmsakna tinr>ngin mal min s^wm a; 4 hmangaihnaa thianghlim leh sawisêl bovin ama hmaah kan awm theihna t<rin leilung pian hmain Kristaa min thlan ang kh^n; 5-6 a khawngaihna ropuizia fak t<rin ama lungduha l^wm z^wng angin Isua Krista z^rah ama t^n faa siam t<ra min lo ruat l^wk tawh av^ngin. Chu khawngaihna chu Duhtaka-ah chuan a thl^wnin min pe a; 7 a thisen av^ngin amahah chuan kan tlanna kan nei a ni – a khawngaihna ngahzia ang z>la kan bawhchhiatnate ngaihdamna chu. 8 Chu khawngaihna chuan aman fing tak leh remhre takin min v<r a ni, 9-10 a duh z^wng thur<k kan hn>na min hriattîrin; hun bi kim khawsak hunah a l^wm z^wng (engkim-v^na thil awmte, lei chunga thil awmte pawh-Kristaa f^wk kh^wm t<r chu) amahin tih a tum ang kh^n; amah ngeiah chuan a ni. 11 Ama duh z^wnga remruat ang z>la thil engkim titu tum anga ruat l^wk ni tawhin, amahah bawk chuan a ro t<ra siam kan ni, 12 keini Krista lo beisei hmasa tawhte hi a ropui fakna kan lo nihna t<rin. 13 Amahah chuan nangni pawh thutak thu (in chhandamna Chanchin |ha chu) in ngaihthl^ka, rin pawh in rin hnuin, amahah chuan Thlarau Thianghlim tiam chuan chhinchhiahin in awm kha. 14 Chu chu Pathian ropuizia fak n^n ama ta ngei tlan chhuahna t<rin kan roluahna t<ra zakhamna a ni.

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Vawiina zir tûr innghahna ch^ng thlan hi thu hl^wm sei pui

pui

inzawm chuat mai a ni a. Kaih \hen leh sawi hran pawh har

tak

a ni. Mihring r^wn lova Pa leh Fapa leh Thlarau Thianghlim

inpumkhat leh inthurualin kohhran a din d^n a t^r lang a. A lungph<m Krista v^nga thlarau lam mals^wmsakna tinr>nga mal

min s^wm av^ngin Paula chuan Pathian chauh fak tûr a nihzia a

uar tluan chhuak a ni. Mihring taka kohhran dintu nia inhre tlat

an awm hian kohhran nun hona a tihnawk thei a, \hanlenna leh hmas^wnna a ti\huanawp \hin tih a tilang.

1. Apostol kohhran Kohhran hi Apostol thurina innghat (apostolic) tiin sawi a

ni \hîn. Paulan a lehkhathawnah hian Ephesi khuaa ringtute hi “Mi thianghlim Ephesi khuaa awm Krista Isuaa mi rinawmte”

tiin a ko va. Hei hi ringtu an nihzia nemnghehna a ni. John Calvin-

a chuan, “Mi thianghlim ni lovin ringtu a nih theih loh va, ringtu

ni lovin mi thianghlim a nih theih loh,” 1 tiin a sawi fiah. Thupuanah chuan, “Ephesi khuaa kohhranho” tiin a ko thung (Thup 2:1).

Mi thianghlim, Pathian t^na serhhran/kohhran awm kh^wm chu

‘kohhranho’ a ti a. Tirhkohte Thiltiha ‘kohhran’ a tih n>n a inang tl^ngpui.

Paula hun lai chuan Mediterranean tuipui chheh v>la

Antiokei leh Rom ink^r v>la ringtu hote kha kohhran tih chuan

a k^wk tl^ngpui a. 2 P^wn lama inr>lb^wlna emaw, thurin emaw,

d^n leh hrai lam emawa inkhaikh^wmna pawh a awm vak lo. Apostol-te thuneihna leh zirtîrna te kha kohhran khaikh^wmtu ber a ni. 3 A tîrah chuan kohhran ror>l thuchhuak ni lovin, Apostol-te thlarau nunin mite a hneh av^ngin miten an thuneihna

an pawm mai a ni. Jerusalem Council-a Jakoba thuneihna

(Jerusalem bishop hmasa bera ngaih a nihna) te, Galatia-a zirtîrtu suakte zilhhauna thu rum tak Paulan a sawi theihna te kha kohhran ror>l v^ng ni lovin, an mi mal thilp>k dawn leh an nihphungin a ken v^ng niin a lang. Hun lo kal z>lah lang thei

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lama kohhran inr>lb^wlna a \hang z>l a, a ruang^m pawh a lo lang chiang tawlh tawlh a ni.

2. Krista leh kohhran

Serh tan leh serh tan lohte kohhran an lo nih d^n sawi fiah n^n ‘Krista Isuaah’ tih hi Paula thupui a ni a. “Krista Isuaa mi rinawmte,” “Kristaah chuan thlarau lam mals^wmsakna tinr>ngin mal min s^wm,” “Chu khawngaihna chu Duhtakaah chuan a thl^wnin min pe,” tihte hi Paula \awng kauchheh langs^r tak a ni. A hmuh d^n chuan ‘Kristaah’ kohhran hi siam a ni. Krista p^wn lam a\angin, amah kaltlang lovin kohhranah tel theih a ni lo. Lehlamah Cyprian -a (Saiprian-a) leh Kohhran Pa \henkhat chuan kohhran p^wn lamah Krista hi a zawm theih loh hialin an lo sawi \hîn. Krista leh ringtu inzawmna hi thu th<k tak a ni a. Sawi fiah d^n a inang lo thei hle. Deissman-a chuan thlarau lam inzawmna a nihzia lam a uar hle. “Boruakah kan awm a, boruak chu keimahniah a awm ang bawk hian Kristaah kan awm a, Krista pawh keimahniah a awm a ni” 4 a tih hi fiah fai vek lo mah se, a fiah khat viau.

3. Leilung pian hmain

Paula hian t<nlai Kristiante sawi \hat ngam vak loh, ruat l^wk thu a sawi a. Kristaa mi thianghlimte Pathianin a thlan hun hi ‘leilung pian hma’ a ti. Calvin-a chuan, “Min thlang tih hi Pathian hn>n a\anga kohna leh duhsakna mals^wmna kan dawn zawng zawng innghahna leh a chhan bul tak a ni” 5 a ti. “Pathian min koh chhan, mals^wmna tam tak min v<r chhan, leh v^n kawngka min hawnsak chhan chu ‘khawv>l pian hmain’ min thlan v^ng a ni” a ti zui. Liangkhaia chuan, “Engtikah nge kohhran a lo in\an?” tih chu, “Pathian rilru-ah” tiin a chh^ng a ni âwm e.

4. Thlarau Thianghlima chhinchhiah

Paulan kohhranhoten Krista hn>n an thlen d^n hi rahbi pathum ang deuhvin a sawi (1:13). Pakhatna - Chanchin |ha puan hriat, pahnihna - Chanchin |ha lungph<m Krista pawm,

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pathumna - Thlarau Thianghlima khahna leh chhinchhiahna.

Jentail Kristian te, kohhran lo ni tate chanvo hlutzia sawi n^n, “Amahah chuan Thlarau Thianghlim tiam chuan chhinchhiahin in awm kha,” a ti. Paula hunah kh^n t<nlai d^ka la hman z>l

ang hian, thil thawn turte seal-in nem leh chhinchhiah a ni \hîn.

Seal-ah chuan a thawntu hming leh ch>nna (address), a kalna

tûr leh a neitu hmingte ziaka chhinchhiah a ni. Ephesi Kohhrante

t^n

Zawlnei hmanga lo tiam tawh Thlarau Thianghlim an chan

chu

Pathian mite an nihzia chhinchhiahna seal a ni tiin a hrilh a.

A

anpui, Grik sumd^wnna \awng l^r tak, ‘tlan

chhuahna…zakhamna’ (arrabõn) 6 hmangin Thlarau Thianghlima

chhinchhiahna hi ‘zakhamna’ tiin a sawi a. A kima thil la p>k

tûr emaw, dawn tûr emaw, a \hen lo ‘p>k l^wk,’ ‘chan l^wk’

(installment) sawina a ni. Kohhranin Thlarau Thianghlim leh a

thilp>k a lo chan chawp z>l hi v^n mals^wmna leh tlanna famkim

a la chan tûr lo ‘tem l^wkna, zakhamna’ chauh a ni a. A famkima

a chan hun a la thleng d^wn a ni.

5. Thianghlim leh sawis>l bo (1:4b) Kohhran Thurin hlun apiangah, kohhran nihna chu

‘Thianghlim’ tih a ni. Paula phei hi chuan ‘sawis>l bo’ tih a la

telh zui. Pathianin kohhranho a thlan chhan chu thianghlim t<rin

a ni. Grik \awng ‘hagios’ a\anga l^k a ni a. “Danglam, serhhran, awm hrang” tih lam a k^wk. Pathian t^na serhhran,

danglam tihna a ni ber ang. Temple hi Pathian tâna serh hran a

nih av^ngin a thianghlim a; puithiam hi mi thianghlim a nih chhan

chu Pathian rawngbâwl tûra serh hran a nih vâng a ni a; inthawina sa hi Pathian tâna serh a nih av^ngin a thianghlim a; Pathian hi thil dang zawng aia ropui danglam bîk a nih av^ngin

a thianghlim a ni.

Pathianin Kristian ni tûra ringtu a koh chhan chu mi dangte laka danglam t<rin a ni. Chu chuan khawv>l huat kaina tûr a keng ngh^l phawt a, tihbo leh tihhlum hial tuarna thlengin a keng.

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Barclay-a chuan, “T<nlai mi \henkhat rilru chu kohhran leh khawv>l danglamna sawi dal a ni” 7 a ti. Khawv>l laka danglam l>m lova a mawi t^wka Kristian tûra infuihna hi kohhran nihna chawh dalna leh \hiatna kawng hlauhawm ber p^wl a ni âwm e.

Khawv>l chhuahsana, a p^wn lama thianghlim tûr erawh chuan Isuan a kohhran a din lo va; khawv>l chh<ng ngeia thianghlim t<rin a ko va, a \awng\aisak z^wk a ni. Mihring nun kawng tinrêng leh chêt vêlnaah Kristiante chu Isua duh dânin an nung \hîn a. Thil engkimah d^n leh hrai av^ng ni lovin, anmahni kotu Isua Krista duh d^n a nih av^ng z^wkin, mi dangte tih aia dik leh \hain an ti a, mi aiin an danglam \hîn.

Kristian leh kohhran chu khawv>l laka danglam nar^n ni lovin, sawis>l bo (Heb. Amõmos) tûra duan a ni. “Hmangaihnaa thianghlim leh sawisêl bovin ama hmaah kan awm theihna turin” tih a ni. Ran hlan t<r puithiamin uluk taka a endik a, sawisêl bo chauh hlan a ni \hin ang kh^n, Kristaa Pathian mi thlante chu hlan tl^k leh sawisêl bo ni tûra chher an ni a. A \ha ber dawttu ni lovin, a \ha ber nih hi Pathianin a tum pui chu a ni.

Sawi ho t<r

1. Paulan Krista leh kohhran inpumkhatna a sawi hi Isuan, “Pum khat an nihna turin,” tia a \awng\aisakna n>n khaikhin ni se. Vawiina kohhrante hian an \hahnemngaihna hi kan \^wmpuiin kan hria em?

2. Kristiante hi thianghlim leh sawis>l bo kan nih d^n tûr sawi ho ni se.

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Endnotes

1 T.H.L. Parker, Calvin’s Commentaries, p. 123.

2 G.E. Ladd, A Theology of the New Testament (Guildford and London: Lutterworth Press, 1974), p. 531.

3 Ladd, A Theology of the New Testament, p 531.

4 Paul A. Deissman (1926), p. 142; G.E. Ladd, A Theology, p. 481-ah sawi chhuah a ni.

5 T.H.L. Parker, Calvin’s Commentaries, p. 124.

6 Barclay, Ephesians, p. 87.

7 Barclay, Ephesians, p. 78.

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Zirlai 4

KRISTA TAKSA – KOHHRANHO

Chhiar tûr: Ephesi 1:15-23

Thuvawn: Eph 1:22

1 15 Chuv^ngin, kei pawhin Lalpa Isuaa rinna in zînga awm, mi thianghlimte zawng zawng chunga in lantîr bawk \hin chu ka lo hriatin, 16-17 kan Lalpa Isua Krista Pathian, ropuina Pa chuan amah hriatna kawngah finna leh hriat chiantîrna thlarau a p>k theihna t<r che uin, ka \awng\ainaahte chuan in hming lamin in chunga l^wm thu hrilh ka b^ng lo; 18 chutichuan, in thinlung mitte tihv^ra lo awmin, ama kohna beiseina te, mi thianghlimhovah chuan a ro luah t<r ropui ngahzia te, 19-21 mitthi zîng ata a kaihthawh lai leh, lalna te, thuneihna te, thiltihtheihna te, ror>lna zawng zawng te, hemi khawv>lah chauh ni lova khawv>l lo la awm t<r pawha hming sak tinr>ngte chung daihah v^n hmunahte a ding lama a \huttîr laia Kristaa a thawh, a thahrui chakna thawhzia ang z>l kh^n, keini ringtute lama a thiltihtheihna len nasatzia te hi eng ang nge a nih in hre thei ang. 22 Tin, thil engkim a ke hnuaiah a dah a, amah chu engkim chungah l< at^n kohhran hn>nah chuan a pe a, 23 kohhran chu a taksa a ni, engkim engkima tikhattu famkimna chu.

Paulan kohhran hi Krista taksa a nih thu a sawi a. Chu chu eng tihna nge ni a, vawiina kohhran t^n eng thuchahte nge a ken tel tih zir chhuah kan tum d^wn a ni. Paulan kohhran hi Krista taksa a nihzia a sawi thlen hma hian kawng hrang hrangin an inzawmna a sawi phawt a. Ch<ngte chu kan zir pah d^wn a ni.

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Sawi tawh angin ‘(in chanchin) ka lo hriatin’ a tih av^ng hian a thawntu hi Ephesi mite n>n hian an inr^l hriat mai niin a ngaih theih. Mahse, han chhiar chianin an lo inhriat bel tawh leh inp^wln>l tawh av^ngin a ngaihven zui z>l niin a lang z^wk. An hming lam meuhvin a \awng\aisak \hîn tih a sawi zui phei hi chu Ephesi mite a hriat belzia tilang chiangtu a ni.

1. Lalpa Isuaa rinna

Ephesi mite chu Lalpa Isuaa an rinna hmuh theiha lantîr \hîn an nih thu a sawi a. Calvin-a sawi d^n takin, a lan chhuahna chu ringtu hovah, Pathian chh<ngteah a ni phawt a, chumi hnuah mipui tam z^wkah a luang chhuak \hîn. 1 Krista chu an rinna nghahchhan leh v^wrt^wp a ni a. Hei hi Krista leh a taksa, kohhran inlaichîn d^n chu a ni. Kohhranho Pa chu “Isua Pathian leh Pa” tiin a sawi a. Isua chu keimahni anga mihring tak a nihzia leh a Pathian ngei chu kan Pathian a nihzia a tilang. “Ka Pa, in Pa, ka Pathian, in Pathian hn>nah ka l^wn chho d^wn a,” (Jn 20:17) tia Isua sawi n>n a inhmeh hle.

2. Thinlung mitte tihv^r

Paulan ‘finna leh hriat chiantîrna thlarau’ p>ka an awm theih n^n a \awng\aisak a. Chu chu kohhranho nunah a pawimawh hle a ni. A lo sawi tawh Thlarau Thianghlim zakhamna n>n a inz<l hle. Finna (Gk. sofia) hi Pathian thil th<kte hriat theihna a ni. Chumi nei tûr chuan, ngaihtuahna hmang mi te, zirtîr mi te, dik taka ror>l mite an pawimawh \hîn. 2 Puithiam rinchhana sakhaw vuan ve ringawt lovin mahni sakhua neih a pawimawh a. Plato-a chuan, “Nun chh<t chian loh chu nun tih tl^k a ni \hîn lo,” a ti. Thurin leh zirtîrna thu-ah kohhran Siam\hatna hruaitute thuvawn nghet tak chu, “Khawngaihna chauh, rinna chauh, Bible chauh, Krista chauh,” tih a ni a. Kohhran ror>l kh^wlin thu nawi t> anga lang pawh uluk taka a ngaihtuah \hîn hi, mi pakhat ngaih d^n dah lal tum v^ng mai mai ni lova, dikna hum tum v^ng a nih chuan finna a tling z>l a ni. Finna chu Thlarauvin thinlung

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mit a tihv^r te chanvo a ni tih a sawi a. Anni chuan kotu kohna te; ro luah tûr ropuina te; Krista thawhlehna, lalna, thuneihna, thiltihtheihna leh ror>lna te leh Pathian thur<k tam tak an hre fiah \hîn a. Finna chuan Pathian thur<k hriat fiah z>lna a zawng \hîn a. A hnuaia hlaah hian chu finna thlarau chu a lang –

Aw, khawngaihtu Pathianin, Kan thinlung chh<ngah hian, Thlarau min p>k l^wmna hi, Khawv>l finin a zo lo ve. 3

tih leh,

Hriat chianna hlu ber, Isua ka ta, 4

tih te n>n a en rem theih viau âwm e.

3. Kohhranho l<

Paulan, “Thil engkim a ke hnuaiah a dah a,” a tih hian thil pahnih a k^wk a. Pakhatnaah chuan kohhran hi Krista thuhnuaia awm a nihzia sawina a ni a. ‘Lû’ tih hian ‘Lalber leh thu ber’ a nihna a sawi a. Mihring pumruaa ‘Lû’ leh ‘Taksa’ a inzawm angin Krista leh a kohhran hi a inzawm tlat tih sawina a ni bawk. |hen hran chi a ni lo. Chuv^ngin, Krista lu-a vuantu kohhran hote nihna dik tak chu pakhat, pumkhat a ni. Pahnihnaah chuan lei leh v^na thil engkim chungah Krista chu Lalber a ni tih a puang chhuak a ni. Ch^ng 19 leh 20-a thawhlehna thiltihtheihna leh thuneihna chungnung ber a neih thu sawi lan hian Lalber nihzia leh siamtu Pathian nihna neitu emaw \^wmpuitu emaw a nihzia a tilang bawk. “Kohhranho hn>nah chuan a pe a,” tih hian Krista chu Pathian thilp>k, kohhranho dîl chhuah pawh ni lo, dîl nach^ng an hriat hma daiha khawngaihnaa p>k a nihzia a sawi a ni.

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4. Tikhattu famkimna

Krista taksa anga kohhran sawi hi Paula ngaih d^n bil deuh niin a lang. Sawi vetute pawhin a ngaih d^n (ecclesiology) 5 an \^wmpui ve chauh tiin a sawi theih mai ^wm e. Krista leh a kohhran inpumkhatzia leh inluhchilh tawn d^n a hril \ha hle. Chanchin |ha Johana ziaka Isua leh a zuitute inzawm d^n khaikhin n^n Gr>p hrui tak leh a p>ngte inzawmna a hmang ang deuh kha a ni (Jn 15:5). Krista nunna chuan kohhran a luan chhuak vek a, ama thu angin kohhran chu khawv>lah a luang chhuak a, a duh z^wng a tipuitling \hîn a ni.

Sawi ho tûr

1. Paula leh Ephesi khuaa kohhranhote inlaichîn d^n hi t<nlaia rawngb^wltu leh kohhran inlaichîn d^n n>n khaikhin ni se.

2. Paulan kohhran chu Krista taksa tiin a vuah a. Mi mal leh kohhran nunah eng nge a awmzia nia kan hriat?

Endnotes

1 T.H.L. Parker, Calvin’s Commentaries, p. 133.

2 Barclay, Ephesians, p. 90.

3 Kristian Hlabu no. 36

4 Kristian Hlabu no. 415

5 Ecclesiology hi kohhran thlîr d^n theology – kohhran nihna, zia, mawhphurhna leh tih t<r inzirtîr d^n tiin a sawi theih âwm e.

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Zirlai 5

KRISTA RUALA TIHNUN

Chhiar tûr: Ephesi 2:1-10

Thuvawn: Eph 2:5

2 1 Nangni pawh in bawhchhiat leh in sual te av^nga thi in nih lai kh^n a tinung che u a ni; 2 ch<ngahte chuan hm^nah kh^n he khawv>l d^n anga in awm kha, boruaka thuneihna lal, t<na ^wih lo fate chh<nga thawk m>ktu thlarau d^n ang hian. 3 Ch<ng ^wih lo fate zîngah chuan keini pawh hm^nah chuan tîsa leh rilru duh z^wng tiin, kan tîsa ch^knate angin kan awm vek a, mi dangte ang bawkin thinurna faa piang r>ng kan nih kha; 4 nimahsela, Pathian chuan khawngaihna a ngahin a mi hmangaihna nasa tak av^ng kh^n, 5 kan bawhchhiatnate av^nga thi kan nih lai meuh pawhin Krista rualin min tinung ve a, (khawngaihnaa chhandam in ni ta e,) 6 Krista Isuaah chuan ama rual v>ka min kai thovin, v^n hmunahte ama hn>nah min \huttîr ta a: 7 chutichuan hun lo la thleng t<rahte chuan Krista Isuaah hian kan chungah ngilneiin a khawngaihna ngah nasatzia chu a entîr thei ang. 8 Rinna av^nga khawngaihnaa chhandam in ni si a; nangmahni thawh chhuah a ni lo va, Pathian thilp>k a ni; 9 thiltih av^ng a ni lo ve; chuti lo chuan miin an chhuang dah ang e. 10 Thil \ha ti at^n Krista Isuaah chuan siama awmin ama kutchhuak kan ni si a; chu thil \ha tih chu kan awmna t<rin Pathianin a buatsaih l^wk a ni.

Kan zirlai thupui hi Krista ruala tihnun tih hi Kristiante t^n thil p^ngngai mai niin a lang a. Mahse, Krista ruala tihnunte sualna leh Krista thianghlimna han bih chian hian thil intuak lo tak niin a lang a. Kohhran leh Pathian ram zia hi pawm thiam

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harsa lai a awm fo mai. Ringtu chu mi bawlhhlawh, thianghlimna kawng zawh, mi sual felna nun chan zir, mi boral thiamchantîrna lamliana kal, famkimna hmun thleng tûra rinna khualzin kawnga kalte an ni. H>ng thute hi Krista ruala tihnun te chanchin hian a huap d^wn a ni.

1. Sual v^nga thi

Chhiar d^n thiam theih n^n, Paula hian ‘nangni’ a tih hian ‘Jentail-te’ a sawina; ‘keini’ a tih hian ‘Juda-te’ a sawina tih hria ila. Jentail-te leh Juda-te t^n inang rengin Krista tel lova nun a r^pthl^kzia a sawi a.

A \awng bul lamah chuan ‘sual’ hi Grik \awnga ‘hamartia’ ‘k^p \helh, tum \helh’ tihna; ‘bawhchhiatna’ tih hi ‘paraptõma’ ‘kawng dik p>nsan, thutak tl<ksan’ tihna a ni. Mihring nunin a thlen tum thleng lo, thil \ha a hlen t<r hlen lo, kawng dik a\anga p>ng, a nih theih leh tih theih tûr ni lo leh ti lote hi sual leh bawhchhia chu an ni. R<kru, hl>pru, tualthat, ruih theih ngawl vei, uire leh ualau taka sualte chauh mi sual nia ngaihna hi a lian hle. Mahse, sualna chuan rilru leh ngaihtuahna sual te, mahni dinhmun \heuhva nih tûr ang nih loh leh tih tûr ang tih loh zawng zawngte hi a huap vek a ni. Hei hian sual leh bawhchhiatna laka fihlîm famkim tu mah an awm lohzia a tilang a. Mi tin hi, “Khawv>l d^n anga awm, Setana (boruaka thuneihna lal) thlarau d^n anga awm, ^wih lo fate chh<nga thawk m>k thlarauva hruai, tîsa ch^kna leh rilru duh z^wng anga awm \hîn,” tiin a lo puh ta vek a. Chu nun chu Krista tel lo nun, Pathian ram p^wn lam nun a ni. Sual v^nga Pathian laka \hen hran hi Pathian lamah chuan thi a ni a. Mihringte hi Pathian laka thi vek niin a puang ta a ni.

2. Thinurna faa piang rêng

Calvin-a chuan he thuchah tak hi sual inthlahchh^wn ring lotu Pelagius (Pelazias)-a leh a zuitute ngaih d^n dik lohzia t^r langtu niin a ngai. Anni chuan Adama sualna chu thlah chhâwn

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pianpui ni lovin, an tih d^n zira an sual anga sual ve te chauh chu suala thi niin an ngai a. Calvin-a thung chuan Augustine-a ngaih d^n zuiin, Pathianin sual nei lo a dem ngai lo va; mahse, Adama thlaha piang zawng zawng thihna leh thiam loh chantîrna thu a puang bawk si a. Hei hian mi zawng zawng suala piang, thinurna faa piang r>ng an nihzia a tichiang a ni tiin a ngai. 1 Amaherawhchu, Krista laka \hen ni mah sela, rin lohna hian hriatna thaz^m, duhthlanna leh thlarau lam hmanraw dangte a nuai bo vek lo va. Krista tel lo nun chu a ngaihtuah leh duh z^wngte mahni hmasialna leh sual lam hlîr a nih av^ngin thihna a ni miau va. Nung hming pu sia thi reng si a ni. Chatuan nunna nei tûr chuan mihringin Krista kal tlanga Pathian a zawm a ngai a ni.

3. Krista ruala tihnun

Ch^ng 4-naa ‘nimahsela’ tih a\ang hian boruak a inthl^k ta hlawk a. Paulan a sawi ch^k lai tak nia lang, Ephesi mite nihna thar a sawi ta a. Sual v^nga thi, thinurna faa piang r>ngte chu sual kai lo, Krista ruala tihnun an nih thu a sawi ta a. Anmahni lama sawi tûr awm chhun chu, ‘kan bawhchhiatnate av^nga thi kan nih lai meuh pawhin’ tih a ni. A hmaa sawi lan tawh, Pathian khawngaihna tehs>n loh av^ng chauhva Krista ruala tihnun an nih thu hi a uar duh niin a lang. Chu chu bawhchhe m>k leh thi m>kte, Rom lehkhathawn lama a sawi angin hm>lma ngei pawh lainat theihna a ni. Khawngaihna tih thu a han uar zual lai hian ch^ng tinah a sawi lang a; hmangaihna, zahngaihna leh ngilneihna n>na thawk ho angin a sawi zawm a ni. 2 Krista ruala tihnun sawi fiahna ni âwm takin, “Khawngaihnaa chhandam in ni” tih thu k^r tla hi a zep a. Hei hi uar leh kimchang z^wkin a sawi zui bawk a ni.

Krista Isua ruala kaihthawhte chuan v^n hmuna chanvo an neih thu t^r lan a ni a. ‘Min \huttir’ tih hian Pa ding lama Isua \hutna kianga \hu ve niin a t^r lang. Chu chu v^n hmuna malsawmna chanvo ropui tak a ni. A b^k v^n lam malsâwmna

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te a sawi tel. Calvin-a chuan, Kristan sual leh thihna a hneh av^ng leh chawis^n a nih z^rah ringtu chu ‘hremhmun hnuaihnung ber a\angin v^nramah chawis^nin a awm a ni’ a ti. 3 Chuv^ngin, Philippi lehkhathawna Paulan a sawi angin khua leh tui a nihna chu v^nram a ni. Khawv>l sualna boruak leh \ha tehna hian a

tibuai ve lo va, v^n nun dik tak chu khawv>lah hian zal>n takin

a nung chhuak mai a ni.

4. Khawngaihnaa chhandam

Kristaa tihnun, a ruala kaihthawhte chanvo leh hmab^k chu chiang z^wkin a sawi zui a. A thl^wnin chhandamna an chang a, chu chuan thil \ha ti t<rin a \hîng l>t \hîn tih a sawi. Paula hian chhandamna chungch^ngah mihringin tih theih a neih

lohzia fiah takin t^r lan a tum a. Chhandamna an chan chu Pathian thilp>k liau liau a ni tih sawi fiahna \awngkam pahnih a nei a; ch<ngte chu, ‘nangmahni thawh chhuah a ni lo’ tih leh ‘thiltih av^ng a ni lo’ tih hi. Mihring chhandamna lungph<m chu Pathian khawngaihna a nih pumhl<mzia leh mihring lam chan chu ‘rinna’

a nih thu a sawi. Chu rinna chu thlarau nun ril\^mna, chak lohna leh saruak inhriatna av^nga Pathian lam hawina a ni.

Pathianin a p>k nunna leh amah Lalpa ngei chu chang tûra mihring dawnthl>ng chu rinna a ni. Pathian khawngaihnain chhandamna a thawh chhuah chu mihringin rinnaa a lo dawnsawnin thil ti theiin a lo awm a, awmzia a nei \hîn. Mahse, “Nangmahni thawh chhuah a ni lo” tih hian ‘chhandamna’ chu

mihring tih a ni lo tih a sawi laiin, rinna ngei pawh hi a huam tel

a ni. Rinna hi mihring lam chan niin lang mah se, Paula zirtîrnaah

thiamchantîrna hlawh chhuah n^na thil \ha tih a tling ngai lo va,

d^n thiltih n>n a inkalhzia a t^r lang z>l (Gal 2:16; 3:2-5, 9-10; Rom 3:27-28). Rinna leh khawngaihna erawh chu \hen hran theih loh khawpa inkawp rem tlat angin a sawi. 4 “Pathian thilp>k

a ni” tih hian chhandamna leh a kaihhnawih zawng zang a huap tel a ni.

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5. Thil \ha ti at^na siam Barclay-a chuan mihringte hi Pathian d^n lakah ni mai lovin

Pathian thinlung laka sual kan ni a; motor-a naupang chîl hlumtu leh naupang nu inrem theihna chu a chîl hlumtu pawisa chawi z^t emaw, lung ina a t^n rei z^wng emaw a ni lo va, naupang nuin a chîl hlumtu a ngaihdam thlapna thinlung a ni z^wk. Chutiang deuh chuan bawhchhetu mihring, Pathian n>na inrem lehna chu Pathian khawngaihnaa ngaihdamna thl^wn tâwp chauhvin a siam thei a ni. Chuti a nih chuan chhandamna chu thiltih n>n inzawmna nei miah lo tihna a ang thei ^wm e. Mahse,

a ni si lo. Hetah hian Paula zirtîrna khirh lai a lo lang a. Khawv>la thil \ha tih eng mah hian Pathian n>n min suih zawm thei lo va, min chhandam thei lo; mahse, thil \ha tihna rah chhuak lo Kristianna chuan dik z^n lohna a nei tihna a ni. Thil \ha tih chu Pathian kar n^n ni lovin, Pathian hmangaihna chuan dam chh<nga

a \hatna chu hmangaihna v>ka chh^ng l>t t<rin a changtute chu

a \hîng l>t \hîn tihna a ni. Khawngaihnaa chhandam an nih hre

chiangtute chuan an nun leh neih zawng zawng Pathian p>k l>t at^n a beitham tiin an sit z^wk \hîn.

Engkim mai hi ka ta ni se, Pathian p>kah a t^wk lo va, Chutiang hmangaih nasa chuan, Thlarau, nunna engkim a duh (ph<t) 5 tiin.

Krista Isuaah chuan thil \ha ti tûra siam, ama ruala tihnun an ni a. Ph<r ch^ng ch^nga thil \ha ti tûr mai ni lovin, thil \ha tih nunah ch>ng tawp t<rin Pathianin a buatsaih l^wk a ni. ‘Buatsaih l^wk’ tih hian ringtu nun chu a tlachawpa chan mai ni lovin remruat l^wkna fel tak hmanga ruahman a ni tih a tilang. He ngaih d^n hi George Johnston-a chuan Paula zirtîrna tl^ngpui n>n a inz<l lovin

a ngai a. 6 Mahse, “Ama l^wm z^wng at^na tih tum t<r leh bei

t<ra nangmahnia thawktu chu Pathian a ni si a” tia thil \ha tih zirtîr hi Paula thupui tak a ni (Phil 2:13). A tihtîrtu lam erawh

mihring mai a ni lo tih a hrilh uluk hle z>l bawk.

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Sawi ho t<r

1. Ringtute hi Pathian ruat l^wk an nih d^n sawi ni se.

2. Chhandamna leh thil \ha tih inlaichin d^n sawi ni se.

Endnotes

1 T.H.L. Parker, Calvin’s Commentaries, p. 141.

2 Foulkes, Ephesians, pp. 71-‘2.

3 Foulkes, Ephesians, p. 73.

4 Andrew T. Lincoln, “Ephesians,” Word Biblical Commentary, vol. 42 (Dallas, Texas: Word Books, Publisher, 1990), p. 111.

5 Kristian Hlabu no. 187.

6 G. Johnston, The Century Bible: Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon, new edition, (London and Edinburgh; Thomas Nelson (Printers) Ltd., p. 13. G. Johnston, Century Bible tih z>l a ni tawh ang.

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Zirlai 6

KOHHRAN INPUMKHATNA Chhiar tûr: Ephesi 2:11-22

Thuvawn: Eph 2:14-15

2 11 Chuv^ngin hm^na nangni tîsaa Jentail, tîsaa kuta siam “Serh tan” an tihten “Serh tan loh” an tihate u, 12 khatih lai kh^n, Krista lovin, Israel-ho khua leh tui n>n inmihranin, khawv>lah hian beiseina r>ng nei lo leh Pathian lova awmin, tiamna thuthlung lakahte mikhuala in awm kha hre reng rawh u. 13 T<nah erawh chuan Krista Isuaah, nangni hm^na hla taka awmte kha Krista thisen chuan tihhnaihin in lo awm ta a. 14-15 Amah chu kan inremna a ni si a; ani chuan intaina (thiltih t<rahte thup>k d^n awm chu) a tîsaa tibovin, p^wl hnihte chu pumkhatah a siam a, an k^r pindanna bang chu a tichim a; chutichuan, amahah chuan pahnihte chu mihring thar pumkhatah siamin inremna a siam thei ang a, 16 kraws z^rah, taksa pumkhatah, pahnihte chu Pathian n>n a inremtîr thei bawk ang, chumi kraws chuan intaina chu a tihhlum av^ngin. 17 Tin, a lo kalin, nangni hla taka awm \hînte hn>nah remna Chanchin |ha a hrilh che u a, hnai taka awm \hînte hnênah pawh remna chanchin |ha a hrilh bawk a. 18 Ama z^ran Thlarau hmun khata Pa hn>na luh theihna kan nei ve ve a ni.

19 Chutichuan, t<nah mikhual leh mi ch^m mai in ni tawh lo va, mi thianghlimte n>n chuan tualkhat leh Pathian chh<ngte in ni ta z^wk a ni; 20 Krista Isua ngei chu a kila lung pawimawh ber niin, tirhkohte leh z^wlneite lungph<m chunga sak in ni a; 21 amahah chuan lung rem hrang \heuhte, rem taka chuktuahin, Lalpaah chuan biak in thianghlimah a chang z>l \hîn a; 22 nangni pawh amahah chuan Thlarauva, Pathian awmna t<ra rem kh^wm in ni.

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Thu hl^wm kan zir tûr hi Barclay-a chuan ‘BC leh AD’ tiin

a thupui a vuah tawp mai. Mihringte, Juda leh Jentail-te nunah

Krista lo lan hma leh a lo lan hnu inan lohzia a sawina a ni ^wm e. A dum leh v^r inthl^kthleng ang hialin a ngai a ni. Chu inthl^kthlengna nasa tak lo lang chu Paula chuan, “P^wl hnihte chu pumkhatah a siam a,” tiin ringtute inpumkhatna a sawi. Inpumkhatna leh remna Chanchin |ha lungph<m chu kraws-a khenbeh Krista a ni tih a nemnghet bawk. Rem kh^wm hna erawh chu Thlarau Thianghlim hnathawh a ni tiin a kh^r a ni.

1. Serh tan leh serh tan loh

Juda-te t^n chuan khawv>l mihringte hi chi hnih, Juda leh Jentail, Pathian hnam thlan leh thlan loh, serh tan leh serh tan lohte chauh an awm a; serh tan chu Juda-te niin serh tan loh chu Jentail-te niin an ngai a. Pathianin Israel hnam chiah a hmangaih a, Jentail-te chu hremhmun meia tuah t<ra a siam a ni an ti. 1 Jentail hmeichhe nau vei \anpui te chu khawv>la Jentail dang lo l<t belh t<ra \an l^kna a nih av^ngin d^n kalh a ni a; Juda pain Jentail nupuia a neih chuan thi anga ngaih a ni a, a vuina inkh^wm hman a ni \hin! Juda t^n chuan Jentail ina luh ringawt pawh bawlhhlawhna a tling.

Juda ngaih d^n a\ang hian Paulan serh tan lohte nihna a han t^r lang ta a. Kawng eng emaw z^tin Jentail-te dinhmun r^pthl^kzia a sawi: ‘Krista tel lo,’ ‘Israel-ho n>n inmihran,’

‘Messia beiseina nei lo,’ ‘Pathian lova awm,’ ‘tiamna thuthlung laka mikhual,’ ‘hla taka awm’ ti tein. H>ng hi a mal malin zir bing tham fe an ni \heuh. Hebrai ‘Messia’ chu Grik ‘Christos’

a ni a; ‘Pathian Hriak Thih’ tihna a ni. Pathianin a mite thiam

chantîr tûra a tirh, hun rangkachak thleng t<ra a ruat chu a ni. Chu thutiam neih leh neih loh chu serh tan leh serh tan loh, Juda leh Jentail-te danglamna langs^r tak a ni. Chu rinna av^ng chuan Juda-te chuan hun thim ber an tawn lai pawhin Messia chu a lo kal d^wn tih an ringhlel ngai lo. Chu chuan hma lam beiseina

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>ng a pe reng. Jentail-te chuan chutiang beiseina chu an nei ve ngai lo. Calvin-a chuan, “Thutiam leh beiseina zawng zawng innghahna Krista chu an neih ve miau loh av^ngin an hmab^k neih chu boralna a ni mai,” a ti. 2

Pathianin Israel hnam chu thlangin, thu a thlunpui bîk r>ng

a (Ex 6:7). Mahse, hleih bîk a neih v^ng chu a ni lo. An z^rah

khawv>la hnam tinte an la thawvenna t<rin a thlang a ni z^wk (Gen 12:3b; 22:18). Thuthlung fa nihna chu chanvo \ha a ni ngawt lo va, tih t<r pual leh mawhphurhna sawina a ni. Hnam thlan nihna chuan ham\hatna keng mah se, hnam dang zawng aia mawhphurhna s^ng z^wk a keng bawk. An lakah Pathian thîkthu pawh a chhe bîk a ni. Isua lo kal hnuah phei chuan Jentail-te t^n thuthlung fate nih theihna a inhawng ve ta a. Chuv^ngin, Paula chuan serh tan hovin ‘serh tan lohte’ tia hmusit taka Jentail-te an ko \hîn chu Krista >ngah chuan a dik lohzia a hrilhfiah a. Serh tan chu ‘tîsaa kuta siam’ mai a nih av^ngin thlarau lamah serh tan loh aiin a chungnung bîk chuang lo va, chapopui chi a ni lo a tih mai b^kah, serh tan chu zahpuiawm lam lek lekin a sawi a ni.

2. Inremna Krista

‘T<nah erawh chuan’ tih hian hm^n leh t<n ink^ra dinhmun inthl^kthlengna awm chu hai rual a ni lo tih a tilang. Chu inthl^kthlengna lo awm chu ‘hla taka awmte… tihhnaihin in lo awm ta,’ tiin a in\an. ‘Tihnai’ tih hi sakhaw \awng, Juda saphunte dinhmun sawina a ni. Lang theia hnai satliah ni lovin, chh<ngril lam inzawmna a\anga inhnai sawina a ni. A hmaa sawi tawh b^kah Juda leh Jentail-te k^r hlat \hinzia chu Temple sak d^nah

a chiang. A p^wnlawi ber chu Jentail-te awmna, a dawtah

hmeichhe awmna, a dawtah Israel-te awmna, a dawtah Puithiamte awmna, a chh<ngril berah Hmun Thianghlim a ni. Jentail-te leh hmeichhe ink^r pindannaah chuan marble lung a awm thluah a, ch<ngah chuan, “He mi b^k Jentail (ram dang

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mi) a luh chuan thih ngh^l theihna a ni,” tih Grik leh Latin \awngin a int^r a ni. 3 Jerusalem-a Paula man a nih chhan kha Ephesi khuaa Jentail, Trophima chu tiam chin p>la a luhpui nia an puh

v^ng

a

ni

(Tirh 21:29).

Chuti taka inmihrang tawh tihhnaih leh chu Pathian t^n chauh lo chuan tih rual a ni lo. Chuv^ngin, mihringte leh Pathian ink^r leh, Juda-te leh Jentail-te ink^r zau tak tihhnaiha lo awm ta chu Isua hnathawh ropui tak a ni. Pathian leh mihring k^r tihhnaiha awm chuan mihring leh mihring inlaichînna pawh a tihnai ngh^l \hîn. Barclaya’n, “Ziaka inremna siam ngawt hian inremna tluantling a thlen lo va, Isua Kristaah chauh inremna tak tak a awm thei a ni,” a ti a. Krista kraws hmangaih rawnna a\angin mihring k^rah inhmangaih tawnna a awm thei \hîn. Chu thu ril tak chu Suakliana chuan –

Aw, hnam zawng zawng leh chi tin, \awng tin hi, V^nlal nau ang a \ahna Kalvariah, an dang chuang lo ve

tiin a lo sa chhuak hial a ni.

Tihhnaiha awm sawi n^n ‘pumkhat’ leh ‘inrem’ tihte Paula hian a hmang rim zui hle. Inremna lungph<m chu ‘Krista Isua’ niin a rem kh^wmna chu ‘Krista thisen’ a nih thu a sawi a. “Amah chu kan inremna a ni” a ti. Inhm>lm^kna leh inrem lohna r>ng r>ng chu sual rah a nih av^ngin a tihdamna awm chhun chu sual kai lo Isua thisen, khawv>l pum sual thawina at^na hlan chu a ni. “…ani chuan intaina …chu a tîsaa tibovin, p^wl hnihte chu pumkhatah a siam a, an k^r pindanna bang chu a tichim a.” Foulkes-a chuan, “Isua hian remna min rawn kensak a ni mai lo va, amah tak hi kan inremna a ni,” a ti. 4 Z^wlneiten ‘Remna Lal’ an lo vuah r>ng a (Is 9:6; Mik 5:5; Hag 2:9; Zak 9:10). Inremna siam man hi a to hle, Isua taksa chu vuak thitlina awmin, ch>ksawlh paha sawisak leh kraws-a khenbeh a ni. Chutianga tuarna r^phl^k chuan mihring leh Pathian ink^r pindanna chu a

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tichim ta a ni.

Isua thih laia Hmun Thianghim ber daidanna puanzâr ropui thlêr chuan daidanna pindan zawng zawng a tichim tih a puang chhuak ta a. Kum tina vawi khat chauh puithiamin sual thawina ran thisen a luhpui theihna hmun thianghlim chu Krista thisen zârah mi tinin an lo pawh ve thei ta a. Mi dang kal tlang lovin mahni \heuhvin Pathian an be pawp thei ta a ni. Chu chu Kohhran

siam\hatna hruaitute thupui, ‘ringtu zawng zawng puithiam nihna’ 5 innghahna a ni. Mihring leh mihring inremna pawh a rah chhuak

ta zêl a. Krista thisenah chuan kohhran a lo piang a, Juda leh

Jentail-te chu pâwl khatah pumkhatin an inkhâwm ho thei ta a,

‘pawl khatin

3. Kohhran Ch^ng 19-22 chh<ngah hian kohhran pumkhatzia sawina at^na \awngkam hman a awm nual a, ch<ngte chu: ‘Israel khua leh tui’ (ch. 12), ‘mi thianghlimte n>n… tualkhat’ (ch. 19), ‘Pathian chh<ngte’ (ch. 19), tih leh, ‘biak in thianghlim’

(ch. 21), tihte hi. Jentail-te nihna hmasa chu mikhual zin v^k (Gk. xenoi) leh mikhual ch^m nghet (Gk. paroikos) a ni mai a.

A eng z^wk pawh ni se ram dang mi an nih miau av^ngin Pathian

chh<ngte zîngah khua leh tui an ni thei lo. Mikhual \i d>k niin, entleuna leh rinhlelhna chu an chan t^wk a ni reng mai. Mahse,

t<nah chuan mi thianghlimte n>n chuan tualkhat an lo ni a. Intluk rengin Juda leh Jentail-te chu Pathian chh<ngte an ni ta a ni. Chu chh<ngkuaah chuan Krista chu a kila lung pawimawh ber

a ni. Amah lo chuan chu chh<ngkua chu a awm thei lo.

“Tirhkohte leh z^wlneite lungph<m chunga sak” tih pawh hi, an

zirtîrna laipui leh thukph<m chu Krista a nih tho av^ngin thu ngai uar n^na sawi nawnna a tih theih ang.

A t^wp n^n kohhran inpumkhatna entîrna Paulan a sawi langs^r tak, ‘biak in’ tih hi han <m zui hret ila. Solomona

a vengtu pakhat nên’ tih ang khân (Jn 10:16b).

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Temple sak n^n kh^n lung t> tak t> a\anga feet sawmruk laia sei leh liante hman niin sawi a ni a. ‘Lungrem hrang \heuhte rem taka chuktuahin’ tih hian, kohhran chu mi chi hrang hrang - hnam hrang hrang, \awng hrang hrang, thilp>k hrang hrang, ngaih d^n hrang hrang, kohhrana rem kh^wm a ni tih sawina a ni. Rem taka chuktuah tûr chuan chher viau a ngai \hîn! A \hen lai hlawi thl^k, a \hen lai bel belh a ngai \hîn. Chutianga rem kh^wm chu ‘Lalpaah chuan biak in thianghlimah a chang z>l \hîn,’ a ti a. Kristaah chuan mi mal mal rem kh^wm chu Biak In, ‘Kohhran’ a tling z>l a ni. ‘Thianghlim’ a tih kher hian Pathian t^na serhhran a nihna leh thianghlimna chi tuhtu a nihna a hril tel a ni. Kohhran chu pa fing leh remhre deuhvin a rem kh^wm mai a ni lo. A rem kh^wmtu chu Thlarau a ni. “Nangni pawh…Pathian awmna tura rem kh^wm in ni” a ti a. Kohhran chu Setana leh a lungrualpuite awmna tûr ni lovin, Krista Thlarau zal>n taka a ch>n theihna tûra Pathian Thlarau Thianghlim rem kh^wm a ni.

Sawi ho t<r

1. Kohhran inpumkhatna tûra Lal Isua inp>kna leh kan ins>nso ve d^n tur sawi ni se.

2. Paulan kohhran inpumkhatna hlimthla a sawi te hi eng anga hrilhfiah tûr nge ni ang?

Endnotes

1 Barclay, Ephesians, p. 107

2 T.H.L. Parker, Calvin’s Commentaries, p. 148.

3 Foulkes, Ephesians, p. 81- Josephus lehkhabu Antiquities xv.11.5 leh The Wars of the Jews v.5.2, vi.2.4-in a sawi chu kum 1871 kh^n French Archaeologist M.Clermont Ganneaua’n a lai chhuak. Barclay, Ephesians, p. 112.

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4 Foulkes, Ephesians, p. 81

5 S^p \awngin, “priesthood of all believers” tih a ni a. Thuthlung Hluia Puithiam kaltlanga inthawina hlan \hin leh Pathian biak \hin chu Isua Krista ringtute t^n chuan a ngai tawh lo va. Mi tinin Puithiam Lalber Isua kaltlangin, mahni \heuhvin Pathian an biain an pawh theih tawh a ni tih hi Kohhran Siam\hatna hruaitute thupui a ni a, Roman Catholic inkaihhruai \hin d^n nên a inpersan hle.

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PAULA THLARAU NUN

Chhiar tûr: Ephesi 3:1-9

Thuvawn: Eph 3:7

3 Chuv^ng chuan kei Paula, nangni Jentail-te av^nga Krista Isua mi t^ng hian 2 nangni t^n Pathian khawngaih enkawlna hna mi p>k kha in lo hre tawh ch^wk ang a; 3 khatia, thur<k chu hriattîrnaa hriattîra ka awm kha, hm^na tawi t>a ka ziah ang thu kha; 4 kha mi av^ng kh^n, in chhiarin Krista thur<k ka hriatzia hi in hre thei ang. 5 Chu chu t<nlaia a tirhkoh thianghlimte leh a z^wlnei thianghlimte hn>nah Thlarau hriattîra a awm ta ang hian, t<n hma lam kh^n mihring fate hn>nah hriattîrin a awm ngai lo; 6 chu chu hei hi a ni, Chanchin |ha av^ng hian Krista Isuaah chuan Jentail-te hi roluahpui te, taksa p>ngpui te, thutiam dawnpui te an nih hi. 7 A thiltihtheihna thawhzia anga a thl^wna p>k Pathian khawngaihna chu mi p>k ang z>lin chu Chanchin |ha rawngb^wltua siam ka ni.

8-9 Jentail-te hn>na Krista hausakna chhui chhuah rual lohte chanchin hril t<r leh, thur<k chatuan a\anga Pathian, engkim siamtuah inthupa awm enkawlna chu eng nge ni tih mi zawng zawng entîr t<rin kei, mi thianghlim zawng zawnga t> ber aia t> z^wk hn>nah hian chu khawngaihna chu p>k a ni.

T<n \um zirlaiah hian Paula thlarau nun tawnhriat leh a dinhmun kan zir d^wn a. Jentail-te hn>na tirhkoh a nihna te, a rawngb^wlna hna leh inl^rna thu a dawn te a t^r lang a. A tl^wmngaihna nun pawh a lo lang chhuak chiang hle a ni.

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1. Krista Isua mi t^ng

Thil nih d^n leh tawnhriat te hi a tawngtu thlîrna leh dawnsawn d^n azirin a danglam thei hle. Paula pawh hian thlîrna danglam tak a nei.Ephesi mite hn>na lehkha a thawn lai hian Rom t^n inah a t^ng a. Amah h>ktu leh hawtu Juda-hote h>kna behchhana Nero-a ror>lna thuchhuak tur chu a ngh^k a. Chutih lai chuan Rom khaw mi t^ng emaw Nero-a mi t^ng emaw niin a lang. Mahse, ama inhriat d^nah chuan Jentail-te t^n, “Krista Isua mi t^ng” a ni daih mai. Juda-te h>kna av^nga t^ng a ni (Tirh 21:27; 26:7); mahse, “Nangni Jentail-te av^ngin” a ti tlat a ni.

Damaska daia Paulan Krista a tawh \um kh^n inl^rna a dawng a. Jentail-te chu ngaihdamna leh mi thianghlimte rochan an chan ve theih n^n Setana leh sual hawisan a, Pathian leh a >ng lama hawi kir tîr t<rin koh a ni tih a inhria a (Tirh 26:17- 18). “Nangni t^n Pathian khawngaih enkawlna hna mi p>k kha in lo hre tawh ch^wk ang a” tiin a hrilh a ni. A rawngb^wl hna chanpual chu “Pathian khawngaih enkawlna hna” a vuah a. Ama chan chu serh tan lohte enkawl niin, Petera chan chu serh tanhote enkawl niin a sawi (Kol 1:25; Gal 2:7). Paula hmuh d^n chuan rawngb^wlna hi Pathian p>k, a pumin khawngaihna a ni. |ha lo leh phu hauh lo Jentail-te duhsak tlatna te; an hn>na rawngb^wltu, apostol-te p>k a ni tlat te; amah leh a mihringpuite hn>na khawngaih rawngb^wlna chanvo p>k a ni tlat te chu khawngaihna a tling vek a ni. “A thiltihtheihna thawhzia anga a thl^wna p>k Pathian khawngaihna chu mi p>k angzia z>lin chu Chanchin |ha rawngb^wltua siam ka ni” a ti. Rawngb^wl hna chu rawngb^wltu duh d^n ni lovin, a petu p>k ang z>la thawh tûr a ni.

Jentail-te t^na a thawhna chuan rah a chhuah nasa a. Krista ringtu an lo pung chak ta hle a. Amah dotu leh harsatna siamsaktu pawh an pung ve z>l a. Chuv^ngin, man leh t^ntîra a awm chhan chu Krista leh a Chanchin |ha v^ng a ni tih leh

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Jentail-te t^n a ni tih a chiang a. “Krista Isua mi t^ng” inti ^wm r>ng a lo ni. A sual r>ng v^nga Rom sipaite man leh Nero-a t^ntîr a ni lo tih a inhria a. A t^nna chhanah a lungawi mai ni lovin a chhuang deuh z^wk a ang hle a ni.

2. Thur<k hriattîrna

Paulan, “Thur<k chu hriattîrnaa hriattîra ka awm kha,” a ti a. Hriattîrna a tih hi \awngka emaw inl^rna emaw a ni thei (Tirh 9:15; 16:9; 22:21; 26:17-18; Gal 1:11-17). A thur<k dawn hi a hmaa sawi tawh, Chanchin |ha huanga Jentail-te khung luh an nih thu a ni a. He thu hi thil thar diak ni lovin, Z^wlneite hn>na hriattîr tawh \hin a ni a (Is 60:13; 62:2; Hos 2:23). Mahse, Pathian chhandamna thuthlunga Juda leh Jentail- te an tel tl^n thu hi v^ntl^ng taka puanz^r leh hriat a ni lo va. Thur<k inthup angin a awm reng a. Chu chu “T<n hma lam kh^n mihring fate hn>nah hriatîrin a awm ngai lo” tia Paulan a sawi chhan hi a ni. Thuthlung Hluiah chuan Jentail-te chu thuthlung p^wn lama dah an ni tawp mai.

Thuthlung Thar hunah chuan Juda leh Jentail-te chu chhandamna thutiamah inang renga telh an nih thu puanz^r a ni ta a: “Chu chu t<n laia a tirhkoh thianghlimte leh a z^wlnei thianghlimte hn>nah Thlarau hriattîrin a awm ta ang hian…” tiin. Thu thar ni lo mah se thur<k anga awm reng chu Isua hunah pawh tu mahin an thur chhuak mai lo. Zirtîrte leh Juda Kristian hmasate pawhin an hre chhuak mai lo niin a lang. Chuv^ngin, Paula chuan he thur<k hi ama duan chhuah ang deuhthawin a tuipuiin a thl<r bing a, a l^rpui bawk a. Mahse, amah a\anga chhuak eng mah a awm lo tih a hria a. A thur<k hriat chhuah chu Pathian hriattîr a ni tih a sawi uar hle a ni. He hriattîrna hi a ngai thupui hle tih hriat t<rin thu k^r tla, “Hm^na tawi t>a ka ziah ang thu kha,” tih pawh a zep zauh va. He thuziak tawi t> hi vawn him emaw, hmuh zui emaw a nih thu hriat a ni lo. Mahse, a hriattîrna dawn a ngaihhlutzia a tichiang hle a ni.

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Pathian thur<k chu Paula hian fiah lehzualin a sawi nawn

a: “Chu chu hei hi a ni, Chanchin |ha av^ng hian Krista Isuaah

chuan Jentail-te hi roluahpui te, taksa p>ngpui te, thutiam dawnpui te an nih hi,” tiin. H>ng thu hi chu Juda-te t^n chuan thu lungchhiatthl^k mai pawh ni lovin, ^nchhia leh Pathian sawi chhiatna tling thei hial tûr a ni. Mahse, Chanchin |ha av^nga mihring inhm>lm^k \hîn leh intai \hînte k^ra inpumkhatna lo thleng chu Paula thuchah laipui ber a ni reng. Pathian thur<k inthup \hîn lo inpuan chhuah d^n kawng thumin a sawi a:

roluahpui te, taksa p>ngpui te, thutiam dawnpui te tiin.

3. Krista hausakna hriltu

Paulan a hma lama sawi tawh Jentail-te t^na Krista hausakna hriltu leh thur<k entîrtu a nih thu a sawi a. Krista hausakna chu chhui chhuah rual loh a ti thl^wt mai. A ropuizia sawi zau d^n

thiam t^wk har a ti ve hle. Lal Isua z^ra Chanchin |ha chu Jentail-

te t^na phalrai a lo ni mai hi Pathian chatuan remruat a ni a. Pathian

khawngaihna tih mai b^k chu a chhan leh v^ng chhui chhuah rual

a ni lo. Hmuh theiha Krista hausakna lo lanna chu amah a

intihruahnaah a ni a. “Ani zawngin Pathian anga awma Pathian

tluka awm chu thil thl^khlelh hleih theihah a ruat lova…amah leh amah a intitl^wm ta z^wk a…” (Phil 2:5) tih leh “Kan Lalpa Isua Krista khawngaihna chu, a retheihna av^nga in lo hausak theihna t<rin hausa mah sela nangmahni av^ng ngeiin a lo retheih t^k kha

in hre si a,” (2 Kor 8:9) tih te hi Krista hausakna thur<k t^r lanna

pawimawh tak a ni. Hei hian Pathian khawngaihna chu mihring tehfunga teh chhuah rual a nih lohzia a tilang. Krista hausaknain khawv>la hnam ropuite a din chhuahtîr d^n leh, hnam hnufual leh hnuaihnungte a chawis^n d^n leh tihhausak d^n te hi chhui chhuah

s>n rual a ni lo.

4. T> ber aia t> z^wk

Paula inngaihtl^wmna nun hi a th<k hle. An chh<ngkaw ropuina te, a thiam s^nna te, sakhaw hruaitu langs^r a nih te

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tl^ng hriat a ni. A pianthar hnu pawhin Kristiante zînga hmahruaitu a nih chu hai der rual a ni lo. Mahse, a nihna a han sawi duh d^n chu, “Kei mi thianghlim zawng zawnga t> ber aia t> z^wk,” tih a ni mauh mai a. Paula hi a pianthar hma pawha mi thianghlim tih mai tûr, Pharisai te zînga kherkhiap p^wl a ni a. Mahse, Pathian khawngaihna leh zahngaihna >ngah chuan mi sual a nih a inhre th<k hle. Sawi chhetu, tiduhdahtu leh sawisatu a nih tawhna leh chuti chunga Pathian thur<k enkawltua ruat a nih dân te a chh<t a, “An zînga sual ber ka nih hi,” a ti hial a ni (1 Tim 1:12-15). Chu nun chu Krista zirtu a nih v^nga a neih tih pawh a pawm a ni.

Sawi ho t<r

1. Krista z^rah Jentail (keini) pawh Pathian hnam thlan kan lo nih t^k d^n sawi ni se.

2. Thlarau mite tl^wmna nun leh Mizo tl^wmngaihna inannate sawi ni se.

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KOHHRANHO TÂNA PATHIAN THIL TUM Chhiar tûr: Ephesi 3:10-21

Thuvawn: Eph 3:10-11

3 10-11 Chutichuan, kan Lalpa Krista Isuaa tih a tum, a chatuan remruat ang z>lin, t<nlaia v^n hmunahte khian lalna leh thuneihnate hn>nah chuan, Pathian finna tinr>ng kohhranho av^ngin hriattîrin a awm thei ang; 12 chu Krista Isua kan rin av^ng chuan amah v>kah chuan n>lna leh ngam taka luh theihna kan nei.

13 Chutichuan, nangmahni v^nga ka hrehawm tuarnate av^ng hian beidawng lo t<rin ka ng>n a che u, ch<ngte chu in ropuina a ni.

14-19 Chuv^ng chuan Krista chu rinna av^nga in thinlunga a ch>n theih n^n, a ropuina ngahzia ang z>lin, a Thlarau z^rah mihring chh<ngnung lamah chuan thiltihtheihnaa tihchakin a awmtîr theihna t<r che uin, Pa, lei leh v^na chh<ngkaw tinr>ng hming chawi chhana hmaah chuan ka \hing\hi \hîn a; chutichuan, Pathian famkimna tinr>ng tluka tihkhaha in awm theih n^n, nangni hmangaihnaa zung kai leh nghahchhan neia awmin, mi thianghlim zawng zawng n>n chuan a zauzia te, a seizia te, a s^nzia te, a th<kzia te hriat chian theihna leh, Krista hmangaihna hriat ph^k loh hriat theihna in nei thei ang.

Tichuan, keimahnia thawk \hîn thiltihtheihna ang z>lin, kan dîl leh kan ngaihtuah zawng zawng aia nasa z^wk ti theitu hn>nah ngei chuan, 21 chatuanin chhuan zawng zawng thlengin, kohhranah leh Krista Isuaah chuan ropuina awm rawh se. Amên.

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Kan zir tûr thu hl^wmah hian Paulan Pathian duh z^wng leh thil tum a sawi d^n tl^ngl^wn tak a lang a. Chu chu ‘Ruat l^wk thurin’ innghahna bulpui tak pakhat a ni. Krista kaltlanga kohhrana Pathian thil tum tihpuitlin a nih thu te, Pathian thiltihtheihnaa tihkhaha awm thu te, Krista hmangaihna hriat theihna te a zirtîr a ni.

1. A chatuan remruat

He thu hi John Calvin-a theology laipui, a thurin pawmtute \an chhan langs^r tak a ni. Pathian thil tum chu Kristaah a inhl^wm kh^wm vek tih a t^r lang. Paula hian, “Chutichuan kan Lalpa Krista Isuaah tih a tum, a chatuan remruat ang z>lin,” a ti a. John Calvin-a chuan Paulan he ch^ng a ziah chhan chu, Pathian thil tum chu tihdanglam emaw thl^k emaw mai mai chi a ni lo tih âwih lotute leh hnialtute ngaih d^n kalh thl^k n^n niin a sawi. 1 Pathian remruat chu a tla chawp emaw eng emaw chh<ng at^n (ad hoc) emaw ni lovin, chatuan remruatnaa r>l fel sa (pre- destined/ preordained) a nihzia a nemnghet a. 2 ‘Tih a tum’ tih hian Pathianin remruatna a ‘siam fel diam tawh’ sawina niin a lang. Pathian thil tum Kristaa ‘tihpuitlin t^k’ emaw a ‘hlawhtlinna’ emaw sawina bîk angin a ngaih theih bawk. Pathian thil tum in\anna leh a rah chu Kristaah a ni tih leh a hnathawh chu ‘Krista, kan Lalpa Isua’ thiltihtheihnaa thawh a nih thu sawi uarna a ni.

2. Kohhranho av^ngin Pathian finna tinr>ng hriattîr

Paula hian kohhranho av^ngin Pathian finna tinr>ng hriattîrin a awm theih thu a sawi a. ‘Hriattîrin’ tih hi kohhranho ‘thuhril’ sawi n^n a hmang a. Chumi z^rah “v^n hmuna lalna leh thuneihnate” hn>nah Pathian finna tinr>ng hriattîra a awm thu a sawi a. |henkhat chuan “lalna leh thuneihnate” hi v^ntirhkohte (angel-te) nia ring an awm a. Calvin-a chuan eng lai pawha Pathian >ng hmu rengtu v^ntirhkohte chu chuti taka ngawng an ni theiin a ngai lo. 3 Boruaka thuneihna lalte emaw ramhuaite emaw nia ring pawh an awm. Mahse, Jentail-te chanvo thar

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l^wmawm tak ramhuaite hn>na hril hmasak a nih chu a rinawm chiah si lo. Paula sawi tum nia lang chu, kohhranho thuhril a\anga Pathian khawngaihna leh zahngaihna ropui tak lo lang, Juda leh Jentail-te indaidanna bang \hiah thu chu v^ntirhkohte pawhin an lo hriatin mak an ti ve ngei ang tih hi a ni. Thuhril rawngb^wlna pawimawhzia pawh a tilang chiang viau a ni.

Pathian chatuan remruatah Krista Isua rinna a tel thu sawiin, “Chu Krista Isua kan rin av^ng chuan” a ti a. Mihring hi ring thei a nih leh nih loh a sawi lo. Rinna chu thluak hriatna ni mai lovin, mi mal nuna Krista hriatna leh amaha bei tlatna nun a ni a. “Nangmahni thawh chhuah a ni lo” tih hian rinna pawh a huap vekin a lang. Calvin-a chuan, “|awng\aina tak hmang t<r chuan rinna a pawimawh a, chu chu kan t^n v^n kawngkh^r hawnna chabi a ni,” a ti. Rinna av^nga ringtute chan chu, “N>lna leh ngam taka luh theihna” a ti a. ‘N>lna’ tih hi \awng bulah chuan ‘huaina’ (Gk. parrésis) tihna a ni bawk. He huaina hi Chanchin |ha hril t<ra ‘huaina’ a ni (6:20; Tirh 4:31; Phil 1:20). Thu hril t<ra hlauhna leh tîmna awm lo sawina niin, Pathian pan t<ra hlauhna leh inthlahrunna awm lo sawina a ni bawk. 4 Mi ropui leh mi lian mahnia kan pan ngam rual loh, an laina kan lo hm>lhriat az^ra inthlahrung lova kan pan ve mai theih ang sawina a ni.

3. Mihring chh<ngnung lamah thiltihtheihna

Thlarau nuna chakna leh thiltihtheihna hi hmuh theiha lang chhuak chu awm \hîn mah se, a bul tak chu mihring chh<ngnung lamah a inph<m \hîn tih Paula thu a\ang hian a lo lang a. Chu thiltihtheihna thur<k chu a duhsak av^ngin a \awng\aisak chhawm z>l tih pawh a sawi a ni. “Mihring chh<ngnung” tih hi Grik chuan awmze pathum an neihtîr \hîn. 5 Ch<ngte chu: (1) thil nih d^n hriatna – engkim chhan leh v^ng thliar thiamna; (2) chhia leh \ha hriatna – \ha leh \ha lo, dik leh dik lo, mawi leh mawi lo thliar theihna; (3) duhthlanna, tumna – tumna a chak loh chuan miin mahni \ha tih z^wng ngei pawh a ti thei \hîn lo.

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