2017 Labor Day 多多結果子,豐富進 神國

第一堂:『多多結果子

 

主題經文】:3 神的神能已將一切關乎生命和虔敬的事賜給我們,皆因我們認識那用自己榮耀和美德召我們的主 4 因此,他已將又寶貴又極大的應許賜給我們,叫我們既脫離世上從情慾來的敗壞,就得與 神的性情有分 5 正因這緣故,你們要分外地殷勤;有了信心,又要加上德行;有了德行,又要加上知識 6 有了知識,又要加上節制;有了節制,又要加上忍耐;有了忍耐,又要加上虔敬 7 有了虔敬,又要加上愛弟兄的心;有了愛弟兄的心,又要加上愛眾人的心(彼後1:3-7)

【信息重點】:我們因著連於真葡萄樹,得以不住地接受基督豐盛生命的供應、更新與變化,以致於能結實纍纍,使父得榮耀。這也正是全備救恩中的『成聖』過程,使我們因著不住地經歷「脫離世上從情慾來的敗壞,得與 神的性情有分」,以致於能榮上加榮的『像祂』。

A) 承受一切關乎生命和虔敬的事

       神的神能已將一切關乎生命和虔敬的事賜給我們,皆因我們「認識那用自己榮耀和美德召我們的主」。(彼後1:3)

       9 …神本性一切的豐盛都有形有體地居住在基督裏面 10 你們在祂裏面也得了豐盛…(西2:9-10a)

B) 得著那又寶貴又極大的應許

       叫我們可以「脫離世上從情慾來的敗壞,得與 神的性情有分(彼後1:4)

       不再是我,乃是基督(2:20)

       由「願你吸引我,我們就快跑跟隨你(1:4)到「我屬我的良人,祂也戀慕我(7:10)

C) 分外殷勤得生命,充充足足結果子

       5 正因這緣故,你們要分外地殷勤;有了又要加上有了又要加上 8 你們若充充足足地有這幾樣,就必使你們在認識我們的主耶穌基督上不至於閒懶不結果子了(彼後1:5-8)

       我來了,是要叫人得生命,並且得的更豐盛(10:10)

        …我以認識我主基督耶穌為至寶。我為祂已經丟棄萬事為要得著基督(3:8)

 

 

Message 1: “Bear Much Fruit”

 

Scriptures: 3 as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.  But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, 6 to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, 7 to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.  (2 Peter 1:3-7)

 

Key Point: Through abiding in the True Vine, we are able to receive a constant supply of the abundant richness of the life of Christ, be constantly renewed and transformed,  so to bear much fruit  and glorify our Father.  This is also the process of sanctification in God’s full salvation that we may continue to experience what it means to be “partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” – moving from glory to glory so that we may be like Him.

 

      I.         Inheriting all things that pertain to life and godliness

      As His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by (His) glory and virtue, (2 Peter 1:3)

      For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him … (Col 2:9-10a)

     II.         Obtaining the exceedingly great and precious promises

      That through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. (2 Peter 1:4)

      No longer I but Christ (Gal 2:20)

      From “Draw me away! We will run after you.”(Song 1:4) to “I am my beloved’s, And his desire is toward me.” (Song 7:10)

   III.         Giving all diligence to obtain life and bear fruit in abundance

      But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to … to … For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Pet 1:5-8)

      I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. (John 10:10)

      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 3:8)