The Church that the Lord Jesus Christ builds

 

Jesus gives ministers to build His Church

 

               “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,”  (Eph. 4:11-12)

 

               他所賜的有使徒、有先知.有傳福音 的.有牧師和教師. 為要成全聖徒、各盡其職、建立基督 的身體.(  4:11-12)

 

 

Jesus  Christ  said  the  Church  must
worship  God  in  Spirit  and  Truth

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               “But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."  (Jn. 4:23-24) 

               時候將到、如今就是了、那真正拜父的、要用心靈和誠實拜他、因為父要這樣的人拜他。   神是個靈.〔或無個字〕所以拜他的、必須用心靈和誠實拜他。 ( 4:23-24)

 

 

God  rebuilt  the  Temple  by  His  Spirit

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               So he answered and said to me: "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: "Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' Says the LORD of hosts.”  (Zec. 4:6)

               他對我說、這是耶和華指示所羅巴伯 的.萬軍之耶和華說、不是倚靠勢力、不是倚靠才能、乃是倚靠我的靈、方能成事。 ( 4:6)

 

 

Jesus  builds  the  Church
through  the  Holy  Spirit

 

               “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.” (Jn. 14:26)

               但保惠師、就是父因我的名所要差來的聖靈他要將一切的事、指教你們、並且要叫你們想起我對你們所說的一切話。 (約 14:26)

 

               “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth." (Acts 1:8) 

               但聖靈 降臨在你們身上、你們就必得著能力.並要在耶路撒冷 、 猶太 全地、和撒瑪利亞 、直到地極、作我的見證。(徒 1:8) 

 

 

The  Church  worships  God  in  the  Spirit

  

 

               “For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful. What is the conclusion then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding. I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding.” (1 Cor. 14:14-15)

 

               我若用方言禱告、是我的靈禱告.但我的悟性沒有果效。 這卻怎麼樣呢.我要用靈禱告、也要用悟性禱告.我要用靈歌唱、也要用悟性歌唱。 (林前 14:14-15)

 

 

Jesus  builds  His  Church 
through  Gifts  of  the  Holy  Spirit
耶穌用每人的聖靈恩賜建造祂的教會

 

               “But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.”  (1 Cor. 12:7-11)

 

               聖靈 顯在各人身上、是叫人得益處。 這人蒙聖靈 賜他智慧的言語.那人也蒙這位聖靈 賜他知識的言語. 又有一人蒙這位聖靈 賜他信心.還有一人蒙這位聖靈 賜他醫病的恩賜. 又叫一人能行異能.又叫一人能作先知.又叫一人能辨別諸靈.又叫一人能說方言.又叫一人能翻方言。  這一切都是這位聖靈 所運行、隨己意分給各人的。 (林前  12:7-11)

 

 

Jesus  builds  His  Church  through

Miracles,  Signs  and  Wonders
耶穌用神蹟異能和奇事來建造祂的教會

 

               “God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will?”  (Heb. 2:4)
 神又按自己的旨意、用神蹟奇事、和百般的異能、並聖靈 的恩賜、同他們作見證。 (來 2:4)

               “And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.” (Mk. 16:20)

       門徒出去、到處宣傳福音 、主和他們同工、用神蹟隨著、證實所傳的道。阿們。 ( 16:20)

 

 

Jesus  builds  His  Church 
through  Fruit  of  the  Holy  Spirit
耶穌用聖靈 所結的果子建造祂的教會

 

         Jesus said to His disciples, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” (Jn. 15:5)

耶穌對祂門徒說、我是葡萄樹、你們是枝子.常在我裡面的、我也常在他裡面、這人就多結果子.因為離了我、你們就不能作甚麼。( 15:5)

 

          But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” (Gal. 5:22-23)

聖靈 所結的果子、就是仁愛、喜樂、和平、忍耐、恩慈、良善、信實、 溫柔、節制.這樣的事、沒有律法禁止。( 5:22-23)

 

 

 

The World will know our Church is built

by the Lord Jesus Christ if we have Love
我們若彼此相愛,世人就認出

我們的教會是主耶穌所建立

 

         A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.  By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another." (Jn. 13:34-35)

 

         我賜給你們一條新命令、乃是叫你們彼此相愛.我怎樣愛你們、你們也要怎樣相愛。 你們若有彼此相愛的心、眾人因此就認出你們是我的門徒了。    ( 13:34-35)

 

 

 

 

This article is based on a sermon preached in English by Paul Wong

and interpreted into Chinese (Mandarin) by Evelina Yen to a

congregation in Houston, Texas on August 1, 2009.

The English text was translated into Chinese by Johnny Sung

For comments please write to:  arkpw@sbcglobal.net

 

 

本文來自黃保羅於200981日在休斯頓之英語講道

Evelina Yen口譯,文字翻譯為Johnny Sung

來信請至arkpw@sbcblobal.net

 

 

Paul Wong is a Christian minister and the President of ARK International.
His ministry also serves as an architectural service company in Houston.
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