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1122 – Believing in Christ 相信基督

In the dispensation of grace, our right standing with God has absolutely nothing to do with us or what we have done or will do! It is all the work of God.

Romans 3:21-24 (NKJV) But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,

Jesus came to fulfill the demand of the law to help us stand righteous before God because nobody would be able to use his own strength to do it.
We are freely justified by HIS GRACE! Through the redemption in Christ Jesus , justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law.
It has nothing to do with our doing. Jesus fulfilled all that the law demanded of us. Jesus had abolished the law on the ground of JUSTIFICATION by fulfilling all that the law demanded. Thus allowing us to begin life with a righteousness so perfect as if we had fulfilled every bit that the law of God required on our own.

All that we are today is because of who we are in Christ!

Ephesians 1:7(NKJV) In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace

Paul understood the work of Jesus Christ on the Cross and he was set free being a scholar of the law, and it is the reason why he was filled with the passion to preach Christ crucified.

Romans 10:1-4 (NKJV) Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they may be saved…. For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

The Israelites were still seeking to establish their own righteousness through works and sacrifices.
Christ is the end of the law to everyone who believes and they need not strive to earn their right standing with God anymore.

Romans 10:9-13 (NKJV) that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation…..For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

All they needed to do was to acknowledge what Jesus had done for them by responding to His grace. Confessing with the mouth and believing in their hearts.
This righteousness is not founded on our feelings or experience but upon the shed blood of Jesus!

Sermon Series: Law and Grace


相信基督

在恩典的分配中,我们在神里面公义的地位与我们或我们已做或将要做的事完全无关! 这都是上帝的作为。

罗马书3:21-24 但如今, 神的义在律法以外已经显明出来,有律法和先知为证:就是 神的义,因信耶稣基督加给一切相信的人,并没有分别。因为世人都犯了罪,亏缺了 神的荣耀;如今却蒙 神的恩典,因基督耶稣的救赎,就白白地称义。

耶稣来成全了律法的要求,让我们在上帝面前有公义的地位,因为没有人能够靠自己的力量做到这一点。
我们靠祂的恩典而白白地称义 ! 藉着基督耶稣里的救赎,因着信,不在乎遵行律法。
这与我们的行为无关。 耶稣完成了律法对我们的一切要求。 耶稣完成了律法所要求的一切就在公义的基础上废除了律法。 从而能使我们开始无比完美的公义的生命,仿佛我们已经完成了上帝的律法所要求我们所有的一切。

我们今天所拥有的一切只是因为我们在基督里的身份!

以弗所书1:7我們藉这愛子的血得蒙救赎,過犯得以赦免,乃是照他丰富的恩典

保罗明白耶稣基督在十字架上的工作,他从律法的受教之中得着释放,这就是为什么他充满激情去宣讲钉十字架的基督。

弟兄们,我心里所愿的,向神所求的,是要以色列人得救。我可以证明,他们向神有热心,但不是按着真知识;因为不知道神的义,想要立自己的义,就不服神的义了。律法的总结就是基督,使凡信祂的都得着义。

以色列人仍在努力通过行为和献祭来立自己的义。对于所有相信的人来说,基督是律法的终结,他们不再需要努力争取在上帝面前公义的地位。

罗马书10:9-13「你若口里认耶稣为主,心里信神叫祂从死里复活,就必得救。「因为,人心里相信就可以称义,口里承认就可以得救。」「经上说:『凡信祂的人必不至于羞愧。』」犹太人和希腊人并没有分别,因为众人同有一位主;祂也厚待一切求告祂的人。」「因为『凡求告主名的就必得救』。

他们需要做的就是回应耶稣的恩典来承认耶稣为他们做了什么。 口里承认并心里相信。这种公义不是建立在我们的感觉或经验之上,而是建立在耶稣流出的宝血之上!

讲章系列: 律法与恩典