Reminder from a pastor... 一位牧師的提醒
Reminder from a pastor...一位牧師的提醒

We add the new webpage to address key spiritual growth subjects. Main idea is to address a few key issues to help us understand ourselves, our world, and our Holy God. Do let your friends know this website address if you feel that they may be benefit from this website.
我們添加了新的網頁來幫助了解靈修成長。 主要是幫助學習一些關鍵問題,以幫助我們了解自己,了解我們的世界和了解我們聖潔的神。 請讓您的朋友知道本網站的地址,如果您認為他們可以從此網站中受益。

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* What  is the purpose of our call? 上帝呼召我們的目的是什麼?

 

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What  is the purpose of our call?                                上帝呼召我們的目的是什麼?

What  is the purpose of our call?
In our daily busy activities, even after many hours of the Bible studies, sometimes we forget the basic objective of what we are as a Christian. Within this subject, do we forget what the purpose of our call by God. The Bible clearly teaches us that we were called by God to go after holiness in all our behaviors.
1 Peter 1:15 
15 but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior;

上帝呼召我們的目的是什麼?
在日常的繁忙活動中,即使經過許多小時的查經學習,有時我們會忘記作為基督徒的基本目標。 在這個主題內,我們是否忘記了上帝呼召我們的目的是什麼。 聖經清楚地告訴我們,上帝呼召我們在所有行為上要追求聖潔。
彼得前書 1:15 ,15 那召你們的既是聖潔,你們在一切所行的事上也要聖潔。

 

To help us understand this important daily goal, you may remember that man was created in God’s image as taught in ;
Genesis 1:26 
26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

為了幫助我們理解這一重要的日常目標,您可能還記得,人類是按照神的形像被造的;
創世記 1:26 ,26 神說:「我們要照著我們的形象,按著我們的樣式造人,使他們管理海裡的魚、空中的鳥、地上的牲畜和全地,並地上所爬的一切昆蟲。」

 

Thus, to really understand the purpose of our call, we would need to get some limited comprehension of  (1) What “holiness” means ?, and (2) What God’s image means? Perhaps, these two items will be good subjects for your Bible studies group to do a in-depth studies.
But even with our limited understanding right now, just keep in mind and remind us daily We were called by God to be holy in everything we do will truly help us immensely in our daily walk with our holy God. 

因此,要真正理解我們呼召的目的,我們需要一些有限的理解;(1)“聖潔”的意思?和(2)什麼是”神的形像”?也許,這兩個項目將是您的聖經學習小組進行深入研究的好主題。
但是,即使現在我們的理解有限,只要記住並每天提醒我們自己。上帝呼召我們在所做的一切事情中都要聖潔,這將真正地極大地幫助我們每天與聖潔上帝的同行。

 

Below are a few items may help us:
Seek after holiness should include at least,
    Peter 1:13-14 ,13 Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance,
    Romans 12:1-2, 12 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
 What is holiness? The following two references should help. “The Holiness of God” by RC Sproul and “Holy in Christ” by Andrew Murray. Why so important in seeking holiness? Hebrews 12:14 , 14 Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord.

下面是幾個項目可以幫助我們:
* 彼得前書 1:13-14 應當聖潔因主是聖潔的
13 所以要約束你們的心,謹慎自守,專心盼望耶穌基督顯現的時候所帶來給你們的恩。 14 你們既做順命的兒女,就不要效法從前蒙昧無知的時候那放縱私慾的樣子。
* 羅馬書 12:1-2  獻己於主當做活祭
12 所以弟兄們,我以神的慈悲勸你們,將身體獻上,當做活祭,是聖潔的,是神所喜悅的,你們如此侍奉乃是理所當然的。 2 不要效法這個世界,只要心意更新而變化,叫你們察驗何為神的善良、純全、可喜悅的旨意。
什麼是聖潔? 以下兩個參考應該會有所幫助。
“The Holiness of God” by RC Sproul and “Holy in Christ” by Andrew Murray.
 為什麼在尋求聖潔方面如此重要?
希伯來書 12:14 ,14 你們要追求與眾人和睦,並要追求聖潔,非聖潔沒有人能見主。

Reminders... 提醒

Only God - See Deut 6:4-5
Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

我們神是獨一的主

以色列阿,你要聽!耶和華 ─ 我們神是獨一的主。

你要盡心, 盡性、盡力愛耶和華─你的神。(申6:4-5)

 

There is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.(See 1 Coringthians 8:6)

然而我們只有一位神,就是父,

萬物都本於他,我們也歸於他.

並有一位主,就是耶穌基督,

萬物都是藉著他有的, 我們也是藉著他有的。(歌林多前書 8:6)


 

Supremacy of Jesus Christ our Lord - Phil 2:9-11; Col 1:15-20

The name which is above every name that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

 

主耶穌的絕對優越性—無不口稱耶穌為主 (西 1:15-20)

所以,神將他升為至高,

又賜給他那超乎萬名之上的名, 叫一切在天上的、地上的,和地底下的,因耶穌的名無不屈膝,無不口稱耶穌基督為主,使榮耀歸與父神。(腓2:9-11)

 

 

Inerrancy of Holy Scripture Psalm 19:7-9, Matt 5:18

Until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.

 

聖經的精確性(詩 19:7-9)

馬太福音 5:18

我實在告訴你們,

就是到天地都廢去了,

律法的一點一畫也不能廢去,

都要成全。 

 

 

Glorious Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ which demonstrates the love of God - John 3:16-18

16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. 18 He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of Go

主耶穌榮耀無比的十字架

神愛世人,甚至將他的獨生子賜給他們,叫一切信他的,不至滅亡,反得永生。 因為神差他的兒子降世,不是要定世人的罪,乃是要叫世人因他得救。 信他的人,不被定罪;不信的人,罪已經定了,因為他不信神獨生子的名。

(約翰福音 3:16-18)

 



Obedience to God is much better than offering sacrifices - Hos 6:6

我喜愛良善(或譯:憐恤),

不喜愛祭祀;

喜愛認識神,勝於燔祭。

(何西阿書 6:6)

 

For I delight in loyalty 
 rather than sacrifice. 
And in the knowledge of 
God rather than burnt 
offerings. 

(Hos 6:6)

 

 

The righteous shall live by faith alone - Habbakuk 2:4

義人因信得生  迦勒底人自高自大,心不正直;惟義人因信得生。(哈巴谷書2:4)

 

 

Self-denial and be patient in enduring afflictions are the God's ways for us in following Jesus Christ our Lord - Matthew 16:24

於是耶穌對門徒說:若有人要跟從我,就當捨己,背起他的十字架來跟從我。

(馬太福音 16:24)

 

Goal of Redemption is in Sanctification of the Spirit, through Obedience to Jesus Christ, and be Holy to the LORD. Be Ye Holy, For I am Holy.

(1 Peter 1:15-16; Lev 11:45)

救贖的目的是藉著聖靈,順服耶穌基督,歸耶和華為聖。 你們要聖潔,因為我是聖潔的。(彼得前書1:15-16; 利11:45)

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