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1016- No Schism in the Body of Christ 基督的肢体不分宗派

1 Corinthians 12: 25-26,31 That there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it……. But earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way.All of us are very gifted regardless whether it is in the area of natural talents or spiritual gifts. However, we are never meant to function alone no matter how talented or gifted we are because we are the body of Christ. Neither should we allow individualism, the work of the flesh or the devil to divide and conquer the body of Christ. One of the greatest challenges in the local or international church is for the entire church to work together and function as a body of believers. Therefore, the Apostle Paul mentioned the more excellent way is to walk in love towards one another. We should show care, love and concern for one another.

One way to express love is to unite as a body and desire nothing else except to fulfill what the Lord has called the church to do.

Philippians 2:1-3 Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.

The most challenging role that the Senior Pastor needs to do, is to LEAD the church towards Point B in order to fulfill the mandate. There will be resistance because it requires obedience, submission and at times sacrifices. It is during moments like these where there will be possibly push backs, unkind words and at times outward rebellion or division in the church. It is an unhealthy moment because individuals or groups have their personal agenda and unproductive because lots of energy is spent on resolving conflicts. Nobody wins in this situation except the devil who is out to kill, steal and destroy.

In order to facilitate church growth, we have to lay down our rights and lots of dying to self.

God is interested in building the church. The church represents Him to the world therefore the church has to be strong.

If the church wants to grow then they have to think alike, united as one, have the spirit of love, cooperation and the passion for God.

Sermon Series: CG Campaign – Spiritual Gifts Can Help Your Church Grow (Part 3)


基督的肢体不分宗派

哥林多前书12:25-26,31免得身上分门别类,总要肢体彼此相顾。 若一个肢体受苦,所有的肢体就一同受苦;若一个肢体得荣耀,所有的肢体就一同快乐….你们要切切地求那更大的恩赐。

论到天赋或是属灵的恩赐,我们每一个人都蒙了厚赐。然而,无论我们多么才华横溢,我们都不能独自行动,因为我们是基督的肢体。我们也不应该任由个人主义、属肉体的工作或魔鬼来分裂或攻克基督的肢体。本地或国际教会最大的挑战之一,是整个教会以信众为一个整体地一同做工和运作。因此,使徒保罗提到,那更美好的方法是彼此相爱。我们应当互相关怀、爱护和彼此牵挂。

表达爱的一种方式是结为一个肢体,除了完成主所呼召教会去做的事之外,别无他求。

腓立比书2:1-3所以,在基督里若有什么劝勉,爱心有什么安慰,圣灵有什么交通,心中有什么慈悲怜悯, 你们就要意念相同,爱心相同,有一样的心思,有一样的意念,使我的喜乐可以满足。 凡事不可结党,不可贪图虚浮的荣耀;只要存心谦卑,各人看别人比自己强.

一个主任牧师最具挑战性的职能是带领教会走向B点,以完成任务。其间会有阻力,因这需要顺服、服从,有时还需要作出牺牲。在这样的时刻,可能会有推诿,不客气的话语,有时会表现为反叛或教会中的分裂。这是一个不健康的时刻,因为个人或团体都有各自的打算,而且由于很多精力都花在了解决冲突上因而徒劳无益。在这种情况下,除了那个来杀害、偷窃和毁坏的魔鬼,没有人会赢。

为了促进教会成长,我们要把自己的权利放下并且多次治死自我。

神热衷于建立教会。教会是祂在世上的代表所以教会必须健壮。

如果教会想成长,会友需要所见略同,彼此合一,拥有爱的灵、合作的精神以及对神的爱。

讲章系列:细胞小组活动 – 教会通过属灵恩赐得以成长 (3)