2010 SVCA Retreat  主題:《住在基督裡》(Abiding in Christ)

2010 SCVA Summer Retreat Theme:  Abide in Christ (1)

(壹) 由主耶穌『葡萄樹與枝子』的比喻來看住在基督裡』(約翰福音15:1-17)

– From the Lord’s Parable of the Vine and the Branches (John 15:1-17)


Understanding the truth of “In Christ”

v   客觀的事實-神那面的恩典:

     Objective truth – Grace from God’s side


“I am the Vine, you are the branches …” (John 15:5a)

 『你們得在基督耶穌裏是本乎 神(林前1:30a)

“But of Him [God] you are in Christ Jesus “(I Cor 1:30a)


Experience the importance of “Abiding in Christ”

v   主觀的經歷-人這面的責任:

      Subjective truth – the responsibility of man


“He who abides [dwells] in Me, and I in [dwell] him” (John 15:5a)

(A) 從反面來看

From a passive standpoint

§  枝子若不常在葡萄樹上,自己就不能結果子;你們若不常在我裏面,也是這樣。(v4b) As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. (John 15:4b)

§ 離了我,你們就不能做甚麼。人若不常在我裏面,就像枝子丟在外面枯乾,人拾起來,扔在火裏燒了。(v5b-6) “For without Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5b) “If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.” (John 15:6)

(B) 從正面來看

From a positive standpoint

§  常在我裏面的,我也常在他裏面,這人就多結果子…(v5a) “He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit …” (John 15:5)

§ 你們多結果子,我父就因此得榮耀,你們也就是我的門徒了。(v8)By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit.” (v2,8,16a)


Bearing much fruit from “Abiding in Christ”

主不只要我們結果子且要我們多多結出能常存的果子(v2b, v8, 16a)

    The Lord not only want us to bear fruits, but bear much fruit that will endure (v2b,8,16a)

   (1) 經常有得著主的話和禱告蒙答應的經歷 (v7, v16b)

Having often the experiences of words from the Lord and answered prayers (v7,v16b)

   (2)常住在主的愛中,且彼此切實相愛 (v9, 12-13, 17)

Abide in the love of the Lord, and genuinely love one another (v9,12-13)

   (3) 樂意遵守主道,且喜樂滿足 (v10-11)

Your joy may be full (v10-11)

   (4)成為主知心的朋友 (v14-15)

To be the Lord’s friend who is after his heart (v14-15)