2019 勞工節特會信息 (1) :『主啊,你是誰?』

主題經Key Verse

6 我將到大馬士革,正走的時候,約在晌午,忽然從天上發大光,四面照著我 7 我就仆倒在地,聽見有聲音對我說:『掃羅!掃羅!你為甚麼逼迫我?』 8 我回答說:『主啊,你是誰?』他說:『我就是你所逼迫的拿撒勒人耶穌。』   (22:6-8)

6 “Now it happened, as I journeyed and came near Damascus at about noon, suddenly a great light from heaven shone around me. 7 And I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?’ 8 So I answered, ‘Who are You, Lord?’ And He said to me, ‘I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you are persecuting.’ (Acts 22:6-8)

A) 保羅的問題也該是我們每一個人的問題:真知道所信的到底是誰?

Paul’s question should also be our question: To truly know whom we have believed

Š       15 愛子是那不能看見之 神的像,是首生的,在一切被造的以先 16 因為萬有都是靠祂造的,無論是天上的,地上的;能看見的,不能看見的;或是有位的,主治的,執政的,掌權的;一概都是藉著祂造的,又是為祂造的。 17 祂在萬有之先;萬有也靠祂而立 18 祂也是教會全體之首。祂是元始,是從死裏首先復生的,使祂可以在凡事上居首位 19 因為父喜歡叫一切的豐盛在祂裏面居住(西1:15-19)

15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or [a]principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. 18 And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.19 For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell (Col 1:15-19)

Š       因為知道我所信的是誰,也深信祂能保全我所交付祂的或譯:祂所交託我的),直到那日 (提後1:12)

12 For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day. (2 tim 1:12)

 

B) 保羅的一生「斷送」在耶穌的顯現上

Paul’s entire life was “forfeited” at the appearing of Jesus

Š      5 我第八天受割禮;我是以色列族、便雅憫支派的人,是希伯來人所生的希伯來人。就律法說,我是法利賽人 6 就熱心說,我是逼迫教會的;就律法上的義說,我是無可指摘的。7 只是我先前以為與我有益的,我現在因基督都當作有損的。8 不但如此,我也將萬事當作有損的,因我以認識我主基督耶穌為至寶。我為祂已經丟棄萬事,看作糞土,為要得著基督(3:5-8)

5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; concerning the law, a Pharisee; 6 concerning zeal, persecuting the church; concerning the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.7 But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. 8 Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ (Phil 3:5-8)

 

C) 保羅的一生和他的信息全是以基督為中心

Paul’s life and messages were entirely centered on Christ

Š       因為我曾定了主意,在你們中間不知道別的,只知道耶穌基督並祂釘十字架(林前2:2)

2 For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. (1 Cor 2:2)

Š       7 我們沒有一個人為自己活,也沒有一個人為自己死 8 我們若活著,是為主而活;若死了,是為主而死。所以,我們或活或死總是主的人(14:7-8)

7 For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself. 8 For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. (Rom 14:7-8)

Š        13 弟兄們我只有一件事,就是忘記背後,努力面前的 14 向著標竿直跑,要得 神在基督耶穌裏從上面召我來得的獎賞(3:13-14)

13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (Phil 3:13-14)

 

D)同一心靈,高舉基督」在今日教會的落實

 “One Spirit to Exalt Christ” being practicable for the Church today