信息:歸回、重建與復興(一) - 被擄與歸回

講員︰于宏潔弟兄

經文:代下3615-21,拉11-5,耶312,14,22,詩1261-4

綱要:

()歸回的必須 ─ 認識舊造被擄的可憐光景

 

(1)從神前蒙愛、蒙福的光景中被擄

(2)從人類尊貴的地位與價值中被擄

(3)從神聖受造的目的中被擄

 

()歸回的呼召 ─ 神恩典的介入

背道的兒女啊,回來吧!

 

(1)神要寬恕我們的罪孽(312)

(2)神要以最深的愛接納我們(314)

(3)神要醫治我們一切背道的病(322)

 

(三)歸回的實例 ─ 浪子的歸回與百姓的歸回

 

(1)前者重在個人的歸回,後者重在團體的歸回

(2)前者重在關係的恢復,後者重在見證的恢復

(3)前者源於愛的醒悟,後者源於使命的催促

(4)前者的困難在於意願,後者的挑戰在於代價

(5)前者成於父的接納,後者成於使命的完成

 

()團體歸回、重建與復興最具體的見證

以色列的亡國歸回史

(請預讀王下24-25章,代下36章,以斯拉記及尼希米記)

 

《題目分享》

(1)你對今時代神兒女被擄的情形有什麼體會?

(2)是什麼最能叫背道的兒女願意歸回呢?

(3)個人的歸回與團體的歸回有何不同?請與組員分享對於團體歸回的體認。(例如:它的重要性、挑戰、自己的經驗、等)

 

《背誦經文》

( 詩篇126:4 )

耶和華阿!求你使我們被擄的人歸回,好像南地的河水復流。

 

Message: Returning, and Rebuilding, and Revival (I) 
 - the Captives and the Returning

Speaker: Brother Hung-Chieh Yu

Scriptures: II Ch 36:15~21; Ezra 1:1~5; Je 3:12, 14, 22; Ps 126:1~4

 

I. The Necessary Returning - recognize the pitiful state of the  captured old creation, that is
 1. Taken away from God's love and blessings
 2. Taken away from men's dignity and worth
 3. Taken away from God's holy purpose of creation
 
II.    The Call for Returning - the cutting in of God's grace, 
 "Return, O children of apostasy"
 1. God will forgive our iniquities (Je 3:12)
 2. God will accept us in His deepest love (Je 3:14)
 3. God will heal all our apostasies (Je 3:22)
 
III. Examples of Returning - the return of a prodigal son and  God's people
 1. Personal returning and corporate returning
 2. Relationship recovered and testimony restored
 3. Begins with a reminding of love and begins with an urging of mission
 4. The difficulty of will applied and the challenge of paying prize
 5. Accomplished by the father's acceptance and finished at the completion of mission
 
IV. The Testimony of a Corporate Returning, and Rebuilding,  and Revival - the history of Israel's returning from Captivity 
(please pre-read II Ki 24,25; II Ch 36; Ezra and Nehemiah)
 
 

Recited Bible Verse

Restore our captivity, O Lord, As the streams in the South. (Psalm 126:4 )

 

Leading Questions

1. What will cause the children of apostasy to return willingly?

2. State the difference between the individual and the corporate returning; please share with other members of what you know about the corporate returning (e.g. its importance, its challenge and your experiences....etc.)

3. What can you share with others about the captivity of God's children today?