復活節主日信息:「復活的耶穌-死亡的征服者!」

(The Risen Jesus - The Conqueror of Death)

 

主題經文:啟示錄1:17b-18

17 我一看見,就仆倒在他腳前,像死了一樣。他用右手按著我說:「不要懼怕。我是首先的,我是末後的 18 又是那存活的;我曾死過,現在又活了,直活到永永遠遠,並且拿著死亡和陰間的鑰匙

背誦經文 55 死啊!你得勝的權勢在哪裏?死啊!你的毒鉤在哪裏 56 死的毒鉤就是罪... 57 感謝 神,使我們藉著我們的主耶穌基督得勝(林前15:55-57)

A)    人類共有的無奈結局:死亡

       我們度盡的年歲好像一聲歎息 10 我們一生的年日是七十歲,若是強壯可到八十歲;但其中所矜誇的不過是勞苦愁煩,轉眼成空,我們便如飛而去 (詩篇90:9b-10)

       按著定命,人人都有一死,死後且有審判。(9:27)

B)     耶穌基督戰勝死亡,敗壞了掌死權的魔鬼

       14 兒女既同有血肉之體,祂也照樣親自成了血肉之體,特要藉著死敗壞那掌死權的,就是魔鬼 15 並要釋放那些一生因怕死而為奴僕的人 (2:14-15)

       不要懼怕!我是首先的,我是末後的 又是那存活的;我曾死過,現在又活了,直活到永永遠遠;並且拿著死亡和陰間的鑰匙(啟示錄1:17b-18)

C)    相信耶穌,就得著這不死的生命                                                                                                                              

1) 信從耶穌,得著復活

       神愛世人,甚至將祂的獨生子賜給他們,叫一切信祂的,不致滅亡,反得永生。(3:16)

       你們既受洗與祂一同埋葬、也就在此與祂一同復活,都因信那叫祂從死裏復活 神的功用。(西 212

2) 藉著耶穌,彰顯復活

       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(2:20)

       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。(羅 63-4

 

 

Resurrection Sunday Message: The Risen Jesus – The Conqueror of Death

Key Scriptures: 17 And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. 18 I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.  (Rev 1:17b-18)

Memorization Scripture: 55 O Death, where is your sting?  O Hades, where is your victory? 56 The sting of death is sin 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Cor 15:55-57)

A.      The helpless end for all mankind: Death

       9 We finish our years like a sigh. 10 The days of our lives are seventy years; and if by reason of strength they are eighty years, yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; For it is soon cut off, and we fly away. (Ps 90:9b-10)

       27 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, (Heb 9:27)

B.      Jesus Christ overcame death, and destroyed the devil who had the power of death

       14 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. (Heb 2:14-15)

       Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. 18 I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.  (Rev 1:17b-18)

C.      Believe in Jesus and receive the Life everlasting

a.       Believe in Jesus and obtain resurrection

      For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)

      buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead. Col 2:12)

b.       Receive Jesus and manifest resurrection

      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 Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? 4 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)