讓主居首位(16) 在基督身體的建立與見証上

That He May Have the First Place (16) - In the Edifying and Testifying of the Body of Christ

經文:弗1:22-234:7-16

Scriptures: Ephesians 1:22-23, 4:7-16

 背誦經文:祂所賜的有使徒、有先知.有傳福音的.有牧師和教師.為要成全聖徒、各盡其職、建立基督的身體.直等到我們眾人在真道上同歸於一、認識 神的兒子、得以長大成人、滿有基督長成的身量( 4:11 - 13)

Memory Verse: And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. (Ephesians 4:11-13)

() 基督身体的建立乃是為了使                           得以彰顯

I. The edifying of the body of Christ is to manifest the                               .

        (1) 教會是基督的身體,是 祂的豐滿要來                          的器皿

(1) Church is the body of Christ, a vessel that His fullness will          and                  .

                  FOR Christ 是教會存在的意義與價值 (Fullness, Oneness & Richness of Christ)

    - FOR Christ is the meaning and value of the existence of the church (Fullness, Oneness & Richness of Christ)

      (2) 身体必須被建立,必須長大成熟

(2) Body needs to                                , to                                  .

     得以滿有基督長成的身量

- Come to “the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ”

()基督身体被建立的途徑

II. The path to the edifying of the body of Christ

         (1) 藉著                                                .

(1) Through                                                .

   -『凡事長進,連於元首基督

- “May grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— “

          (2) 藉著                                 .

(2) Through                                           .

                (a) 每個肢体都                                           .

(a) Every member of the body                                                    .

                     我們各人蒙恩、都是照基督所量給各人的恩賜 所以經上說、『祂升上高天的時候、擄掠了仇敵、將各樣的恩賜賞給人。』  ( 4:7 – 8)

                       - But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore He says: “When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive, And gave gifts to men.” (Ephesians 4:7-8)

(b) 每個肢体都                             主為此也賜給了教會五種特別的職份

(b) Every member of the body                                      - for this the Lord has given five specialized roles to the churches

      祂所賜的有使徒、有先知.有傳福音的.有牧師和教師.為要成全聖徒、各盡其職、建立基督的身體

- And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ

(3) 藉著                                      .

(3) Through                                           .

 全身都靠祂聯絡得合式、百節各按各職、照著各體的功用、彼此相助、便叫身體漸漸增長、在愛中建立自己( 416)

- ...from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. (Ephesians 4:16)

(a)                       有美好和諧的配搭

(a)                                    , having wonderful and harmonious co-working

-『全身都靠祂聯絡得合式       

- “From whom the whole body, joined and knit together”                              

(b)                              ,「盡」各體該有的功用,彼此相助

(b)                                        , doing what every joint supplies and effectively working together

                  (c) 在愛中一起成長,彼此建立

            (c) To grow together in love, edify one another        

                        -『便叫身体漸漸增長,在愛中建立自己

                        - “Causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love”

()成全聖徒,各盡其職的實行

III. The implementation for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry

 

回饋問題

(1)  如何才能正確地知道自己的恩賜與功用到底是什麼

(1) How to correctly determine your own gift and function?

(2)  你覺得自己是否已經做到『各站其位,各盡其職』?若是沒有或仍不滿意,在聽完信息後,是否已知道當如何行,使自己能更多在基督身体裡盡功用並成為眾人的祝福?

(2) Do you feel that you already attained everyone stands in their place for the work of the ministry?  If not, or if you are not satisfied, do you know what to do after listening to this sermon, on how to make yourself function better in the body of Christ and become a blessing for all?

(3) 有什麼具體的建議可以幫助你所在的小組和你所服事的部門能不停止該有的成長

(3) Any concrete suggestions to help your small group or service department continue on this path of growth?