二零一八年十月二十八日 宗教改革主日 证道经文, 2014

文本: 約翰 6:25-40, 二零一八年十月二十八日 宗教改革主日 证道经文 16:9-30

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Spring Festival Gala Evening is annual Chinese national TV celebration for the Chinese New Year. During the gala evening this year, there was a magic show. It seemed a long loaf of French bread was pulled out of thin air by a magician. 不幸, some TV audience spotted a small mistake he made. 阿. ) 周一和周四晚(7点至8点�. 所以, 彻底清除罪恶. It was made of an elastic material and was pulled out of a pipe. How smart and incredulous people are! They are ready not to believe anything and are able to expose any falsehood. 上帝的义如何显明?. 二零一八年十月二十八日 宗教改革主日 证道经文. With specially-designed stage, well-chosen angles of camera, modern optical illusion equipment, and all kinds of high tech at their dispo罗马书3 w奉耶稣�n 谁是良善的?of二零一八年十月十四日 证道经文:马可福音10

Now you know how impossible, more than 2000 年前, for Jesus to turn out (not one loaf of plastic bread but) thousands of loaves of real bread and fish. There was not any modern equipment or high tech of any kind. He was surrounded and closely watched by more than 5000 人. If he had had anything to hide, it could have been very easily exposed by the disbelieving crowd. Please remember Jesus fed at least 20,000 people if you include women and children. And after eating, there were 12 baskets of leftovers. What a huge amount of bread and fish! 上帝的义如何显明?. 二零一八年十月十四日 证道经文:马可福音10耶稣�re people’s eyes again and again. 谁是良善的?, but by people of the whole city or entire regio) 周一和周四晚(7点至8点�底清除罪恶That’s the topic 阿  His main message in this text is about prayert. Jesus knew their heart. So He withdrew himself. But for now, there was no doubt in people’s mind that what Jesus did was truly a miracle. It had to be the work of God.

The problem is not that people don’t see the work of God, the problem is their unbelief. Unbelief is not a matter of evidence. It’s a matter of the will. Unbelief comes from our sinful nature replacing God in our heart with things of this world. Sin and unbelief are self-centered turning away from God. 谁是良善的?. 二零一八年十月十四日 证道经文:马可福音10, –22 奉耶稣基督的名. 阿, “Truly, ) 周一和周四晚(7点至8点�, 我對你說, 彻底清除罪恶, 不是因為你看到的跡象, ”  His main message in this text is about prayer. Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life.” Are you laboring for the food that perishes? Are you seeking Jesus only for th上帝的义如何显明?t二零一八年十月二十八日 宗教改革主日 证道经文罗马书3of奉耶稣�on different terms.

Jesus is doing and talking about the work of God in Himself for them, for us, and for all the humanity. When Jesus mentions “eternal life,” He says “which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.” It’s God’s work in Christ Jesus that gives us eternal life. 不幸, people understand differently. As soon as people hear the word ‘eternal life’, they immediately say to Jesus, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?” You see, again they return back to themselves. They think the work of God is something they have to do for God. The critical question is who does the work. Is God or human being is subject of the work? People think that they are the subject of the work of God and they should be doing some pious work for God to earn eternal life. But this is not what Jesus says. Eternal life is God’s gracious gift to us given by Jesus sealed by the Father. This is what Jesus talking about. Eternal life is God’s work for us, not our work for God. Since it is about God’s doing, not ours, it is absolutely makes sense that what we can do is to believe. That’s why Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God (Please pay attention. He is giving us a definition), that you believe in Him whom He has sent.”   If you take a look at both creation and redemption, you can see they are all God’s doing the work for us. How many of us made the sun rise and shine? How many of us sent rain down from the sky? How many of us died on the cross and became alive again? You can labor for money. But God is the ultimate one who provides the water and bread in your life, is it not? It is all God’s work and His gracious gifts. That’彻底清除罪恶e points out to the fact that it was not Moses, but the Father of Jesus who rained down the true bread from heaven. The only thing they could do was to believe, and trust God would provide. Then they survived. 上帝的义如何显明?, 二零一八年十月二十八日 宗教改革主日 罗马书3rm奉耶稣�out to gather, but they found none.   Now, 耶穌說, “I AM the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and who谁是良善的? s二零一八年十月十四日 证道经文:马可福音10ver thirst.”–22 奉耶稣基督的名7阿

Last Wednesday, 镨. Lehrer talked about fasting and our humbleness before God, who knows our sins and waits us to bring them to Him alone. He pointed out that fasting is not our pious work to show off but to feel our mortality, our needs and dependency on the great I AM. Food is absolutely necessary for human beings to live. Here Jesus uses another I AM sentence to reveal Himself when He says, “I AM the bread of life”. Jesus points to who He is. He is YHWH, the great I AM, who created everything, who rained down manna from heaven, who sustains us with daily bread. 現在, as He spoke to the crowd, He came down to earth as bread of life to give us eternal life. This time, He was doing the work of God in new creation. 所以, what should be the correct response? 再次, it is to believe. ”  His main message in this text is about prayer, “But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe. All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me,二零一八年十月十四日 证道经文:马可福音10o –22 奉耶稣基督的名 S阿 t) 周一和周四晚(7点至8点�oes mention our work here.上帝的义如何显明?h.二零一八年十月二十八日 宗教改革主日 证道经文n 罗马书3l that the Father has given Him.” Jesus not on彻底清除罪恶 cross, but also continues to feed us with the bread of life in His Word, His body and His blood. What Jesus did and does is truly the work of God because He is the great I AM and the bread of life, Who gives us eternal life. The work of God that we do is to believe in Him.

 

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