Free from the world

從世界中得自由

Dr. Jeff Louie

John 8:31-37

約翰福音 83137

 

So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never yet been enslaved to anyone; how is it that You say, ‘You will become free’?”

Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son does remain forever. So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.

 

31 耶穌對信他的猶太人說:「你們若常常遵守我的道,就真是我的門徒 32 你們必曉得真理,真理必叫你們得以自由。」 33 他們回答說:「我們是亞伯拉罕的後裔,從來沒有做過誰的奴僕,你怎麼說『你們必得以自由』呢?」 34 耶穌回答說:「我實實在在地告訴你們:所有犯罪的就是罪的奴僕 35 奴僕不能永遠住在家裡,兒子是永遠住在家裡 36 所以天父的兒子若叫你們自由,你們就真自由了

 

Introduction

前言

 

A.         None of us are native to the USA

我們當中沒有一位是在美國土生土長的

B.        We are here for the opportunity to pursue an education, peace, financial liberty, safety.

我們來到這裡是為了有一個可以追求教育,和平,經濟自由和安全的機會

C.        Freedom to pursue a successful peaceful life is what people in this world seek.

世界上的人所尋求的是可以追求成功和安定生活的自由

D.        Illustration: Syrian refugees and the large immigration situation in Europe.

例子 敘利亞的難民以及在歐洲大批移民的情形

E.        Freedom is an honorable goal, but in Christ there is another kind of freedom.

自由是一個值得追求的目標,但是在基督裡卻有另外一種的自由

F.         John 8:31-37

約翰福音 83137

 

 

Body

信息大綱

 

A.         The process and goal in Christ

在基督裡的過程和目標

 

            1.         The initial belief

            起初的相信

 

                        a.         Jesus was talking to Jewish people who had believed in him

                        耶穌在這裡是對那些已經信祂的猶太人說的

                        b.         Belief is a very important theme in the Gospel of John

                        在約翰福音裡,相信是一個很重要的題目

                        c.         We all need to start in Christ by believing in Him

                        我們都需要藉著相信而在基督裡開始

                        d.         Application: do you have this faith?

                        應用 你有這樣的信心嗎

 

            2.         The continuation of faith in knowledge

            在認識上繼續的相信

           

a.         True faith begins at a point in time when you accept, believe, trust in who Jesus is and what he did for us.

真實的信心開始於當你接受,相信和信靠耶穌,並祂為我們所作的時刻

                        b          But there is the continuation in truth.

                                    但是還要在真道和認識上繼續相信

                        c.         Some do think this is important. Just believe. Attend Church.

                                    有些人認識這是重要的。所以要相信。參予教會

d.         Application: Do you know Christ better? Do you know the things that Christ did for us better?  Do you know his goals for us better?

應用:你是否更認識基督?你是否更認識基督為我們所作的?你是否更認識祂對我們的計畫和目標

           

            3.         The end goal is freedom

            最終的目標是自由

 

                        a.         The Jewish believers did not understand this freedom.

                                    那些猶太信徒不明白這個自由

                        b.         They thought it was political freedom.

                                    他們以為是政治上的自由

c.         Jesus meant the freedom from sin. The freedom to change, the freedom to be transformed.

                                    耶酥的意思是從罪中得自由。是那個可以改變和被改變的自由

d.         This helps us with the concept of knowledge. Some people think knowing is about more facts about Jesus or stories about the Bible. But studying the Bible needs to always result in a change in ourselves.

這幫助我們有對的認識。有些人以為認識就是知道更多有關耶穌的事實或是有關聖經的故事。但是讀聖經一定要為我們自己帶來改變

e.         Application: We all admit to having problems, but do we admit to any faults? Are you in the process of transformation in Christ, or are we in   denial, or hiding?

應用 我們都承認我們有問題,但是我們承認自己有錯嗎?我們是不是在基督裡被改變的過程中?還是我們仍然活在否認和隱藏中

 

                                    1)        Perhaps financial faults

                                                或許是在金錢上所犯的錯誤

                                    2)        Perhaps immoral faults

                                                或許是道德上的錯誤

                                    3)        Perhaps depression in not being any cope faults

                                                或許是因為無法面對錯誤而導致的憂鬱

                                    4)        Perhaps lying

                                                或許是說謊

                                    5)        Perhaps faults of losing your children

                                                或許是造成失去你的孩子的錯誤

                                    6)        Perhaps marital

                                                或許是婚姻

 

                        f.          Not free from guilt here, but free to change

                        不是沒有罪惡感 而是得著能改變的自由