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0319-The Urgency to Preach the Gospel 传福音的紧迫性

Luke 4:40-44 (NKJV) When the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to Him; and He laid His hands on every one of them and healed them. And demons also came out of many, crying out and saying, “You are the Christ, the Son of God!” And He, rebuking them, did not allow them to speak, for they knew that He was the Christ. Now when it was day, He departed and went into a deserted place. And the crowd sought Him and came to Him, and tried to keep Him from leaving them; but He said to them, “I must preach the kingdom of God to the other cities also, because for this purpose I have been sent.” And He was preaching in the synagogues of Galilee.
In this passage, we saw that Jesus had the urgency to minister to the next group of people in another city who were lost without a shepherd. The very purpose of His coming was to preach the Kingdom of God so that those people could enter the Kingdom. Jesus knows that our physical body and everything that one owns is temporal, but it is the spirit man that lives for eternity. Jesus is aware that man will live and die once, and thereafter face judgement.
He knows that nobody can face up to His righteous and just judgement because of the flaws of the earthly sacrificial system, and nobody can use their own strength to stand right before God. Although He came to minister to the Jews because they are their covenant people, through Abraham’s covenant, God desires for all the families of the earth to be blessed. His desire is for every nation, every tribe and everyone to be restored to Him.Luke 19:9-10 (NKJV) And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham; for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

2 Peter 3:9 (NKJV) The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

God’s heart has not changed through time. He is still longing for those who are lost to return to Him. It is God’s desire that none should perish meaning nobody should enter into an eternity without Christ in his life.

God’s desire is for His church to rise to the call of world evangelism so that everyone will have a chance to listen to the Gospel, repent and be saved! As He has made known to us through the Great Commission, He is mobilising His entire body of believers to leave their place of comfort and reach out to the lost!

Sermon Series: It’s Urgent and a Top Priority 

传福音的紧迫性

路加福音4:40-44(NKJV)日落的时候、凡有病人的、不论害甚么病、都带到耶稣那里.耶稣按手在他们各人身上、医好他们。又有鬼从好些人身上出来、喊着说、你是 神的儿子。耶稣斥责他们、不许他们说话、因为他们知道他是基督。天亮的时候、耶稣出来、走到旷野地方。众人去找他、到了他那里、要留住他、不要他离开他们。但耶稣对他们说、我也必须在别城传 神国的福音.因我奉差原是为此。于是耶稣在加利利的各会堂传道。

在这段经文中,我们看到耶稣有一种迫切感去服务在其他城市中下一批因没有牧羊人而迷路的人。祂降世的目的是宣讲上帝的国度,好叫那些人可以进入那个国度。耶稣知道我们的身体和所有拥有的一切都是暂时的,但灵性是永生的。耶稣知道人会经历从出生到死亡的过程,然后面对审判。祂知道,由于世间献祭制度的缺陷,没有人能够面对祂的公义和公正的审判,没有人可以依靠自己的力量站在上帝面前。尽管祂服事犹太人因为犹太人是上帝的约民,但上帝渴望藉着亚伯拉罕的约,来祝福全地的家庭。祂的愿望是使每个国家,每个部落和每个人都归向祂。

路加福音19:9-10(NKJV)耶稣说、今天救恩到了这家、因为他也是亚伯拉罕的子孙。人子来、为要寻找拯救失丧的人。

2 Peter 3:9(NKJV)主所应许的尚未成就、有人以为他是耽延.其实不是耽延、乃是宽容你们、不愿有一人沉沦、乃愿人人都悔改。

上帝的心并没有随着时间而改变。祂仍然渴望那些迷路的人回到祂身边。上帝不希望任何人灭亡,也就是说没有人应该在生命中还没有基督时就凄凄惨惨进入永恒。

上帝希望祂的教会起身回应全球宣教的召唤,好叫每个人都有机会得听福音,忏悔并得救!正如祂通过大使命向我们昭告的那样,祂正在动员祂整个的信徒肢体离开他们的安逸之地,伸手挽救那失丧的人!

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