從希伯來書看『唯獨基督』(4)                                                                    10/21/2012

Examine “Christ Alone” through Hebrews (4)                                                                                    

(B) 超越的基督(2) -祂是升上高天尊榮的大祭司

(B) The Transcendental Christ (2) - He is the great High Priest who has passed through the heavens

經文:希四:12-希七

背誦經文: 14 我們既然有一位已經升入高天尊榮的大祭司,就是  神的兒子耶穌,便當持定所承認的道。15 因我們的大祭司並非不能體恤我們的軟弱。祂也曾凡事受過試探,與我們一樣,只是祂沒有犯罪。16 所以,我們只管坦然無懼地來到施恩的寶座前,為要得憐恤,蒙恩惠,作隨時的幫助。(4:14-16)

Memory Verses:

14 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:14-16)

 

(A) 祂的大祭司身份

(A)  His identity as the High Priest

a) 是神所設立,並非自取的(來 54-510

a)  Designated by God,  not taking on himself  (Hebrews 5:4-5, 10)

b) 祂能體諒那愚蒙和失迷的人(來 52a 414-16 58-9 

b)  He is able to sympathize with those who are ignorant and going astray (Hebrews 5:2a, 4:14-16, 5:8-9)

c) 祂是按著麥基洗德的等次永遠為祭司 ( 5610620716-17

c) He is a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek (Hebrews 5:6, 10, 6:20, 7:16-17)

      作先鋒的耶穌,既照著麥基洗德的等次成了永遠的大祭司,就為我們進入幔內。(620)

      The forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek  (Hebrews 6:20)

      祂成為祭司,並不是照屬肉體的條例,乃是照無窮之生命的大能(7:16)

      He has come, not according to the law of a fleshly commandment, but according to the power of an endless life (Hebrews 7:16)

 (B) 一段插入的話 ( 511 - 620【此處僅供參考】

(B) One insertion ( Hebrews 5:11 - 6:20)

      a) 勸勉眾人要長大成人,竭力進到完全的地步

      a) Encouragement to grow to full age, and go on to perfection

    -包括了『第三次的警告』

      -  Including “The third warning”

      b)  勸勉眾人要效法那些憑信心忍耐承受應許的

       b)    Exhortation to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises

     -重申「亞伯拉罕之約」,勸眾人要將信心拋錨幔內

        -  Re-declare “ The covenant of Abraham”,  admonish people to anchor their faith behind the veil

(C)祂獨特的大祭司職份

(C) His unique positions as the High Priest

a) 祂是慈悲忠信的大祭司 ( 217414-16

a) He is a merciful and faithful High Priest (Hebrews 2:17, 4:14-16)

             b) 祂是升上高天、尊榮的大祭司 ( 41472681)

            (b) He is a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens  (Hebrews 4:14, 7:26, 8:1)

c) 祂祭司的職份是憑著起誓立的、是永遠 ( 6207116-1720-25

c)  His high priest position is established by an oath, and forever ( Hebrews 6:20, 7:1, 16-17, 20-25)

-而且祂是長遠活著,替我們祈求

- And He always lives to intercede for us

24 這位既是永遠常存的,祂祭司的職任就長久不更換。 25 凡靠著祂進到 神面前的人,祂都能拯救到底;因為祂是長遠活著,替他們祈求。 ( 724-25)

24 But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood. 25 Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. (Hebrews 7:24-25)

              d) 祂是聖潔、完美、高過諸天的大祭司,是罪人真正所需要的

                 d)  He is the High Priest -  holy, perfect, and above all heavens, that

        sinners really need    

 

26 像這樣聖潔、無邪惡、無玷污、遠離罪人、高過諸天的大祭司,原是與我們合宜的。27 祂不像那些大祭司,每日必須先為自己的罪,後為百姓的罪獻祭;因為祂只一次 (once for all) 將自己獻上,就把這事成全了。 28 律法本是立軟弱的人為大祭司;但在律法以後起誓的話,是立兒子為大祭司,乃是成全到永遠的。 ( 726-28)

26 For such a High Priest was fitting for us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and has become higher than the heavens; 27 who does not need daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the people’s, for this He did once for all when He offered up Himself. 28 For the law appoints as high priests men who have weakness, but the word of the oath, which came after the law, appoints the Son who has been perfected forever. (Hebrews 7:26-28)

 

 

【問題回饋】

Feedback Questions

1) 希伯來書作者為什麼花這麼多的篇幅在此強調基督為大祭司的職份?你覺得『基督為大祭司』對今日的你我到底有何意義?

1) Why did the author of Hebrews use so many  verses to emphasize Christ’s position as the High Priest?  What does “Christ is the High Priest  really mean to us?

2) 主日信息所提及基督身為大祭司幾項獨特的職份中,那一項對你個人的体驗最為深刻?有任何特別的見証可與組員分享嗎?

2) Among His unique positions as the High Priest,  which one have you personally experienced the most?  Any special testimony that can be shared with group members?

3) 希伯來書作者第三個警告的主要內容是什麼?我們當如何行才能使我們不停止長進?

3) What is the main content of the third warning?  How should we do to keep growing?