唯獨基督 (1) 從「驚人恩典」到「得勝有餘

 

背誦經文:28 我們曉得萬事都互相效力,叫愛 神的人得益處,就是按祂旨意被召的人 29 因為祂預先所知道的人,就預先定下效法祂兒子的模樣,使祂兒子在許多弟兄中作長子 30 預先所定下的人又召他們來;所召來的人又稱他們為義;所稱為義的人又叫他們得榮耀(羅馬書8: 28-30)

 

A)    唯獨基督」,是 神旨意的中心

(Christ alone is the center of God’s plan)

Š      28 我們曉得萬事都互相效力,叫愛 神的人得益處,就是按祂旨意被召的人 29 因為祂預先所知道的人,就預先定下效法祂兒子的模樣,使祂兒子在許多弟兄中作長子 30 預先所定下的人又召他們來;所召來的人又稱他們為義;所稱為義的人又叫他們得榮耀(羅馬書8: 28-30)

 

B)   唯獨基督」,是神所賜驚人恩典的內容

 (In Christ alone is the amazing grace from God)

            -保羅藉著5個問題來強調這驚人且全備的救恩:

1)      31 既是這樣,還有甚麼說的呢 神若幫助我們,誰能敵擋我們呢

2)      32  神既不愛惜自己的兒子,為我們眾人捨了,豈不也把萬物和祂一同白白地賜給我們嗎

3)      33 誰能控告 神所揀選的人呢?有 神稱他們為義了或譯:是稱他們為義的 神嗎?

4)      34 誰能定他們的罪呢?有基督耶穌已經死了,而且從死裏復活,現今在 神的右邊,也替我們祈求或譯:是已經死了,而且從死裏復活的基督耶穌嗎)。

5)      35 誰能使我們與基督的愛隔絕呢?難道是患難嗎?是困苦嗎?是逼迫嗎?是飢餓嗎?是赤身露體嗎?是危險嗎?是刀劍嗎 36 如經上所記:我們為你的緣故終日被殺;人看我們如將宰的羊 37 然而,靠著愛我們的主,在這一切的事上已經得勝有餘了(羅馬書8: 31-37)

 

C)    唯獨基督」,使我們得勝有餘

(Through Christ alone, we are more than conquerors)

Š      38 因為我深信無論是死,是生,是天使,是掌權的,是有能的,是現在的事,是將來的事 39 是高處的,是低處的,是別的受造之物 (nor anything else in all creation)都不能叫我們與 神的愛隔絕;這愛是在我們的主基督耶穌裏的 (羅馬書8:38-39)              

 

 

 

Christ Alone (1): From “Amazing grace” to “More than Conquerors”

 

Memorization Scripture(s): 28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. (Rom 8:28-30)

A.   “Christ Alone” is the center of God’s will

Š       28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. (Rom 8:28-30)

 

B.  “Christ Alone” is the content of the amazing grace of God

Š       Through these five questions Paul emphasize the amazing and complete salvation of God

 

1.    31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

2.    32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

3.    33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.

4.    34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.

5.    35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written:

“For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”

                37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. (Rom 8:31-37)

 

C. “Christ Alone” enables us to be more than conquerors

Š       38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Rom 8:38-39)