May 3, 2017 - Notes    No Comments

十字架上的爱

如果我们不知道神的圣洁和公义,我们不能真正明白神在十字架上的爱。

耶稣不是为义人死的,经上所记:“没有义人,连一个也没有。” 耶稣是为罪人死的。神不是罪人的天父,神与罪人是仇敌的关系。神的审判和愤怒将会临到罪人身上。耶稣来是为了拯救我们逃离那将来的愤怒。耶稣的工作:1) 为我们活出公义的生命。2) 为我们被钉死在十字架上赎罪。

在十字架上,神对我们的愤怒倒在了耶稣基督身上。“唯有基督在我们还作罪人的时候为我们死,神的爱就在此向我们显明了。“ 唯有那些信耶稣的人,才是被赎罪的人。唯有在神的儿子里面,我们才是神的儿女。

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从前的人如果没有下雨就求 巴力 Baal,如果没有粮食就求 大衮 Dagon,如果没有生育就求 亚舍拉 Asherah。他们以为自己能用各种方法去获得自己想要的东西。今天有很多教会也是如此,如果没有人来,他们就把希望放在各种方法上面。

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一个基督徒或者一个教会所发出的光是什么呢?1) 与世界分别出来。2) 成为世人想要认识神、第一个会想到的对象。如果一个教会给人的第一印象是美食,这是一件很荒唐的事情。

一个牧者要清楚哪些人需要吃干粮、哪些人只能喝灵奶。一个教会不应该用干粮去喂养那些只能吃灵奶的人,就是用神学去替代读经,导致他们枯干而死,…

May 3, 2017 - Notes    No Comments

Jesus is God

Jesus say, “I and the Father are one” (John 10:30)
Paul calls Jesus “great God and Savior” (Titus 2:13)
Thomas calls Jesus, “My Lord and my God!” (John 20:28)

The Spirit of God = The Spirit of Christ (Rom. 8:9)
The Spirit in you = Christ in you (Rom. 8:9-10)
Christ = Jesus (Rom. 8:11)

Christ said He would raise Himself from the dead (John 2:19).
The Holy Spirit raised Christ from the dead (Romans 8:11).
God the Father raised Christ from the dead (1 Thessalonians 1:10).

The Jews answered Jesus, “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God” (John 10:33). Jesus did not deny.

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God says, “I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no God.”

Jesus says, “I am the first and the last, and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.”

(Isaiah 44:6; Revelation 1:17-18)

耶和华说:“我是首先的,我是末后的,除我以外,再没有真神。”
耶稣基督:“我是首先的,我是末后的,又是那存活的;我曾死过,现在又活了,直活到永永远远,并且拿着死亡和阴间的钥匙。”

(以赛亚书 44:6; 启示录 1:17-18)

Apr 24, 2017 - Notes    No Comments

What is Reformed (Steven Lawson)

“When we say Reformed, we simply mean Biblical.”

  • Reformed = Go back to the Bible.
  • Biblical = Allow the Bible to frame our doctrines.
  • The Foundation = The authority of the Scripture alone.
  • The Goal = The glory of God above all things.
  • The Truth = The purity of the gospel: “how sinful man and be right with the Holy God.”

 

“Reformed” in essence is:

       God formed the truth. And then the truth became deformed by false teachers, traditions and ecclesiastical hierarchy (which became the authority instead of the Word of God). Reformed is to simply bring it back to where God formed it. So, man by his failure to properly teaching the Bible deformed it, and the reformers simply put it back to the form as God has originally given it.