2013 復活節主日信息:復活的大能與見證            03/31/13

2013 Easter Sunday Message: The Testimony and Power of Resurrection

 

30「你們掛在木頭上殺害的耶穌,我們祖宗的 神已經叫祂復活。31 神且用右手將祂高舉,叫祂作君王,作救主,將                                    賜給以色列人。32 我們【都】為這事作見證;神賜給順從之人的聖靈也為這事作見證。」(5:30-322:32)

The God of our fathers raised up Jesus whom you murdered by hanging on a tree. Him God has exalted to His right hand to be Prince and Savior,                                      to Israel and                                       .  And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him.”(Acts 5:30-32;2:32)

 

A    『復活的基督』是我們信仰的根基與核心內容

“The Resurrected Christ” is the foundation and centrality of our faith

 

    3 論到祂兒子我主耶穌基督。…. 4 按聖善的靈說,因從死裏復活,以大能顯明是 神的兒子。(1:3-4)

Concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh, and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead. (Rom 1:3-4)

    若基督沒有復活,我們所傳的便是枉然,你們所信的也是枉然基督若沒有復活,你們的信便是徒然,你們仍在罪裏…(林前15:1417)

And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty… your faith is futile; you are still in your sins! (1 Cor 15:14,17)

 

A    『復活的基督』成為我們的新生命

“The Resurrected Christ” has become our new life

 

    3 願頌讚歸與我們主耶穌基督的父 神!祂曾照自己的大憐憫,藉耶穌基督從死裏復活,重生了我們,叫我們有活潑的盼望, 4 可以得著不能朽壞、不能玷污、不能衰殘、為你們存留在天上的基業。(彼前1:3-4)

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,  to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,” (1 Pet 1:3-4)

    『基督是我們的生命』(西3:4a)

“Christ is our life.” (Col 3:4a)

    我來了,是要叫人得生命,並且得的更豐盛。(10:10b)

“I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10b)

 

A    『復活的大能』說到新生命的本質

“The Power of Resurrection” speaks of the nature of the new life

 

    神能照著運行在我們心裏的大力充充足足地成就一切,超過我們所求所想的。(3:20)

“ Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,” (Eph 3:20)

    7 我們有這寶貝放在瓦器裏,要顯明這莫大的能力是出於 神,不是出於我們。 8 我們四面受敵,卻不被困住;心裏作難,卻不至失望; 9 遭逼迫,卻不被丟棄;打倒了,卻不至死亡。 10 身上常帶著耶穌的死,使耶穌的生也顯明在我們身上。(林後4:7-10)

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed—always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. “ (2 Cor 4:7-10)

 

A    『復活的見證』說到新生命自然的流露

“The Testimony of Resurrection” speaks of the natural outflow of the new life

 

    我已經與基督同釘十字架,現在活著的『不再是我,乃是基督』在我裏面活著(2:20a)

“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” (Gal 2:20)

    3 豈不知我們這受洗歸入基督耶穌的人是受洗歸入祂的死嗎? 4 所以,我們藉著洗禮歸入死,和祂一同埋葬,原是叫我們一舉一動有新生的樣式,像基督藉著父的榮耀從死裏復活一樣。(6:3-4)

Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?  Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” (Rom 6:3-4)