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0813- Bring Hope to a Hopeless World 把希望带入绝望的世界

Luke 16:26-31 And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.’ “Then he said, ‘I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house, for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.’ Abraham said to him, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.’ And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ But he said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.’”There is no point learning how to evangelize if we don’t have the heart and the desire to do so. First, we need to believe that hell is real. It is a place where the spirit and the soul will be tormented forever, where people will remember everything they have done and regret that they did not receive Jesus when they had the opportunity to do so. Like the rich man in the passage, they will also be crying out for their loved ones to repent and choose not to come to the place of torment, but to no avail.

It is possible to live without water and air temporarily, but it is terrible to live life without hope and without God. Have you ever gotten lost on a foreign land? After a while, your mind begins to run and all kinds of thoughts come in because of the uncertainty that you face. Many people are gripped by the fear of death when they are on their death beds, because they are not sure where are they going, nor do they have the confidence to face God. Deep down in their hearts, they are crying out for a solution and a way out of their misery, but unfortunately, not everyone is shown or introduced to the good news.

However, praise be to God that He has raised us up to be a bearer of His Gospel, which is the good news, so that many will have the opportunity to hear and to receive it. God has raised you up to intercede for those heading for eternal destruction so that they can be a part of His kingdom.

Sermon Series: Evangelism


把希望带入绝望的世界

路加福音 16:26-31不但这样,并且在你我之间,有深渊限定,以致人要从这边过到你们那边是不能的;要从那边过到我们这边也是不能的。’ 财主说:‘我祖啊!既是这样,求你打发拉撒路到我父家去; 因为我还有五个弟兄,他可以对他们作见证,免得他们也来到这痛苦的地方。’ 亚伯拉罕说:‘他们有摩西和先知的话可以听从。’ 他说:‘我祖亚伯拉罕哪,不是的,若有一个从死里复活的,到他们那里去的,他们必要悔改。’ 亚伯拉罕说:‘若不听从摩西和先知的话,就是有一个从死里复活的,他们也是不听劝。’”

若我们没有这样的心思和渴慕,学习如何传福音是没有意义的。首先,我们需要相信地狱是真实的。这是一个灵和魂永远受折磨的地方,在这里,人们将记住他们所做过的一切,并为他们在有机会时没有接受耶稣而后悔不已。就像这段经文里的财主一样,他们也会哭喊着要他们所爱的人悔改,选择不来这痛苦的地方,但却无济于事。

暂时没有水和空气尚可生存,但没有希望和神的生命是可怕的。你曾在异国他乡迷路过吗?过了一会儿,因你面对的不确定性,你就会有各种各样的想法冒出来。许多人躺在病床上时,都被死亡的恐惧所笼罩,因为他们不知道自己要去哪里,也没有信心去面对神。在内心深处,他们迫切需要一个解决办法和摆脱痛苦的途径,但不幸的是,并不是每个人都接收过好消息。

然而,感谢神因祂兴起我们,传扬祂的福音,就是这好消息,叫许多人有机会听见和接受这福音。神兴起你们为那些走向永远灭亡之路的人代求,使他们可以成为神国度里的一份

讲章系列:传福音