『同一蹤,拓展神國』

One Course to Extend His Kingdom

A.   神一直要得著一個「祭司的國度」:一班全然奉獻、尊 神為 神的人

God wants to obtain a kingdom of priests: A group of people who are wholly consecrated  and esteem God to be God

       5 你們...要在萬民中作屬我的子民6 你們要歸我作祭司的國度,為聖潔的國民(19:5-6)

5 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. 6 And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.   (Exodus 19:5-6)

       惟有你們是被揀選的族類,是有君尊的祭司,是聖潔的國度,是屬 神的子民,要叫你們宣揚那召你們出黑暗入奇妙光明者的美德(彼前2:9)

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; (1 Peter 2:9)

       基督的禱告與事奉都是為了 神的國

The prayers and ministries of Christ are entirely for the Kingdom of God

       願你的國降臨(6:10a)

Your kingdom come(Matthew 6:10a)

       從那時候,耶穌就傳起道來,說:「天國近了,你們應當悔改!」 耶穌走遍加利利,在各會堂裏教訓人,傳天國的福音,醫治百姓各樣的病症(4:1723)

From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand....23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people.    (Matthew 4:17,23)

       我要把天國的鑰匙給你,凡你在地上所捆綁的,在天上也要捆綁;凡你在地上所釋放的,在天上也要釋放(16:19)

And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. (Matthew 16:19)

 

B. 拓展 神國是教會不能妥協的大使命

Extending the kingdom of God is a commission for the Church that cannot be compromised

       是跨越世代 (Generations) 與文化 (Cultures ) 的使命

Its a commision that crosses generations and cultures

       你們去,使萬民作我的門徒...(28:19)

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations..., (Matthew 28:19)

       這天國的福音要傳遍天下,對萬民作見證,然後末期才來到(24:14)

And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:14)

       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。 21 但願祂在教會中,並在基督耶穌裏,得著榮耀,直到世世代代,永永遠遠。阿們!( 1:20-21

       which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.  (Ephesians 1:20-21)

 

C. 摩拉維亞弟兄們(Moravians)的見證和榜樣

The testimonies and examples of the Moravian brethren