唯獨基督(3) :高舉基督,守「主日」

(Exalt Christ, Observe the Lord’s Day)

 

【主題經文】

19 弟兄們,我們既因耶穌的血得以坦然進入至聖所, 20 是藉著祂給我們開了一條又新又活的路,從幔子經過,這幔子就是祂的身體。 21 又有一位大祭司治理 神的家, 22 …就當存著誠心和充足的信心來到 神面前; … 24 又要彼此相顧,激發愛心,勉勵行善。25 你們不可停止聚會,好像那些停止慣了的人,倒要彼此勸勉,既知道那日子臨近,就更當如此。(10:19-25)

 

A. 神非常看重祂所定的日子

1耶和華說: 2 耶和華的節期,你們要宣告為聖會的節期。 3 六日要做工,第七日是聖安息日,當有聖會;你們甚麼工都不可做。(23:1-3)

B. 耶穌基督從死裡復活之日被稱為「主日(1:10)

a.     安息日設立的目的(2:2,申5:12-15,來3:7-4:11)

b.     安息日重要的意義已全包括在「主日」之內

·         8 若是約書亞已叫他們享了安息,後來 神就不再提別的日子了。 9 這樣看來,必另有一安息日的安息為 神的子民存留。 (4:8-9)

·         人子是安息日的主 (12:8) / 凡勞苦擔重擔的人可以到我這堥荂A我就使你們得安息。(11:28)

·         在七日的第一日清早,耶穌復活了(16:9)

C. 活出「主日」分別為聖的見證

a)「主日」理當分別為聖,在寶座前、在主的桌子前開始新的一週

·         這是耶和華所定的日子,我們在其中要高興歡喜!(118:24)

·         七日的第一日,我們聚會擘餅的時候…( 20:7)

·         每逢七日的第一日,各人要照自己的進項抽出來…(林前16:2)

b)主日」要用來敬拜 神、記念主,並領受主道、在聖靈裡經歷生命的更新與改變, 守日的人是為主守的。(14:6a)

 (He who observes the day, observes it to the Lord – NKJV/ in honor of the Lord. – ESV)

c) 享受肢體生活、活出身體見証

d) 同一心靈、高舉基督;同一腳蹤、拓展 神國

【背誦經文】

你們不可停止聚會,好像那些停止慣了的人,倒要彼此勸勉,既知道那日子臨近,就更當如此。(10:25)

 

Christ Alone(3):

Exalt Christ, Observe the Lord’s Day


Key Scripture(s):

19 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, 21 and having a High Priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith … 24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. (Heb 10:19-25)


Memorization Scripture:

Not forsaking the assembling of our selves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. (Heb 10:25)


A. God esteems highly the Day that He has set

·          1 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘The feasts of the Lord, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts. 3 ‘Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. You shall do no work on it; it is the Sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings. (Lev 23:1-3)

B. The day of the resurrection of the Jesus Christ has been set as the “Lord’s Day” (Rev 1:10)

a)  The purpose for establishing the Sabbath (Gen 2:2, Deut 5:12-15, Heb 3:7-4:11)

b)  All the significant meanings of the Sabbath are encompassed in the Lord’s Day

·       8 For if Joshua had given them rest, then He would not afterward have spoken of another day. 9 There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. (Heb 4:8-9)

·         For the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath. (Matt 12:8)/ Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matt 11:28)

·         Now when He rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast seven demons. (Mark 16:9)


C. Live out the testimony of sanctifying the Lord’s day

a) The Lord’s Day is to be set apart as being holy, before the throne of God, before the Lord’s table begin a brand-new week

·         This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. (Ps 118:24)

·          Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread … (Acts 20:7)/ On the first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside … (1 Cor. 16:2)
- In the resurrection, in the realm of new creation and life, live out the new creation  

b) The Lord’s Day is for worshipping God, remembering the Lord, receiving His words, and to experience the renewal and transformation of life in the Holy Spirit
- He who observes the day, observes it to the Lord – NKJV/ in honor of the Lord. – ESV

c) Enjoy the body life, live out the testimony of the body of Christ

d) One spirit to exalt Christ, one course to expand God’s Kingdom