2020 LDC 主題:「模成神兒子的形像」

To Be Conformed to The Image of His Son

主題經文: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(8:28-30)

                          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. (Romans 8:28-30)

歡歡喜喜迎永生 -「基督內住」

Joyfully Receive The Eternal Life – “The Indwelling Christ”

A)    所召來的人,稱他們為義 - 因信耶穌而得永生

Whom He called, He also justified – Receiving eternal life through faith in Jesus

B)    基督成為我們的生命 - 不同的生命,必然帶來不同的生活與結局

Christ becomes our life – a different life inevitably brings about a different living and a different end

C)    認識並經歷(承受並享受)基督的內住是聖徒最大的福份

Knowing and experiencing (inherit and enjoy) the indwelling Christ is the greatest blessing for the saints

神不僅要我們「得救」,更要我們「得勝」;不僅要我們得生命,更要我們得著更豐盛的生命。然而,不僅得救全是 神的恩典,就連我們的得勝與生命的更新和變化也都是恩典,全是靠著內住的基督。

God not only wants us to be "saved", but also to be "victorious"; not only wants us to have life, but also to have a more abundant life. However, not only our salvation is all the grace of God, but even our victory and the renewal and transformation of life are all grace, all relying on the indwelling Christ.