My Utmost for His Highest –“Of Him, By Him, For Him”
前言：「竭誠為主」的中心意義在於「榮耀 神」，而榮耀 神的途徑乃在於真正能
Intro: The centrality of ”My Utmost for His Highest” is to glorify God, and the pathway to glorifying God depends on rather we can say if all things we do are of Him, by Him, and for him.
(壹)本於祂（Of / From Him）- 「都要照著山上的樣式」
Of Him/From Him – “According to the pattern on the mount”
All things are from Him
is before all things … He is the beginning (
For You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created. (Rev 4:11)
Everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory. I have formed him, yes, I have made him.(Is 43:7)
The calling and warning of holding to the pattern on the mount
See that you make all things according to the pattern shown you on the mountain. (Heb 8:5)
“The pattern on the mount” was pointing to Christ (
The examples of the Lord Jesus himself
“Not as I will, but as You will.” (Matt 26:39)
“The Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.” (John 5:19)
A life and service that is according to the pattern on the mount
The most fundamental challenge
－是否是出於 神？是否照著 神的旨意？是否是 神所悅納 的？
Is it of God? Is it according to God’s will? Does it please God?
The examples of building the tabernacle & the temple in the old testament
A willing and complete sacrifice.
(c) 結果－“ 神的榮光充滿”甚至
Result – Filled with the glory of God.
The time of the tabernacle – Moses could not enter (Ex 40:35)
The time of the temple – the priests could not serve standing (II Chron 5:14)
(貳)倚靠祂（By / Through Him） - 「不再是我，乃是基督」
By Him/Through Him – “No longer I, but Christ”
(一)萬有都是藉著 祂造的，也靠 祂而立（西1:16-17）
by Him all things were created and established by Him (
Upholding all things by the word of His power (Heb 1:3)
He gives to all life, breath, and all things - and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should live, move, and exist for Him (Act 17:25~27)
True reliance is a continual union in life
Like a tree planted by the waters (Ps 1:3)
Like a branch of the vine (John 15:1~8)
“No longer I, but Christ” is the secret to victorious living
Truly experience that apart from Him we can do nothing (John 15:5)
“Not according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit: (Rom 8:4)
“Not by might nor by power, but by My spirit” (Zech 4:7)
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Phil 4:13)
(參)歸於祂（For/To Him ） - 「為主而活」
For Him/To Him – “Living for the Lord”
All things were not only created by Him, but also for Him.
is before all things … He is the head of the body, the church … that in all
things He may have the preeminence. (
“Offering up yourselves as a living sacrifice” is reasonable and pleasing to God
Those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again. (II Cor 5:15)
The revelation of Christ is all and in all
A heavenly wisdom and the motivation for this life
I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ (Phil 3:8)
Christ be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death (Phil 1:20)
The guideline and challenge of Christian living
Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. (I Cor 10:31)
3. 要照 神的旨意服事－“要察驗何為 神的善良，純全可喜悅的旨意”（羅12:2）
1. 君尊的祭司職份 ─ 寶座前的代禱者
4. 成為進入 神心意的代禱者
Speaker: Pastor Gwynn Lewis
徒/ Acts 1:8
But you will receive power when the Holy
Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in
"Look up, Step out!"
30The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. 31Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, "Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest."
32So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place. 33But many who saw them leaving recognized them and ran on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them. 34When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.
35By this time it was late in the day, so his disciples came to him. "This is a remote place," they said, "and it's already very late. 36Send the people away so they can go to the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat."
37But he answered, "You
give them something to eat."
They said to him, "That would take eight months of a man's wages! Are we to go and spend that much on bread and give it to them to eat?"
38"How many loaves do you
have?" he asked. "Go and see."
When they found out, they said, "Five—and two fish."
39Then Jesus directed them to have all the people sit down in groups on the green grass. 40So they sat down in groups of hundreds and fifties. 41Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to his disciples to set before the people. He also divided the two fish among them all. 42They all ate and were satisfied, 43and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces of bread and fish. 44The number of the men who had eaten was five thousand.