Philippians 1:-4: GKCCCC 堪城华人基督教会 December 13, 2009 Joy in Christ在基督里的喜乐
Joy in Christ在基督里的喜乐 • Apostle Paul mentioned to Philippians … • “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!.” (Phil. 4:4) “你们要靠主常常喜乐。我再说，你们要喜乐。”(腓立比書 4:4)
Joy in Christ在基督里的喜乐 • Joy in Sufferings (Phil.腓立比書1: 12-20) 在患难中的喜乐 • Romans 羅馬書 5:1-5 ”... but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.” • 1 Thessalonians帖撒羅尼迦前書 1:6 ” …in spite of severe suffering, you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.“
Joy in Christ在基督里的喜乐 • Joy in Serving (Phil. 2:12-18) 在事奉中的喜乐 • Colossians 歌羅西書3:23-24 “…you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” • Isaiah 以賽亞書 12:2-3 “ 3 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. “
Joy in Christ在基督里的喜乐 • Joy in Believing (Phil. 3:1,7-11) 在信道中的喜乐 • John 約翰福音 20:31 31…believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” • 1 Peter彼得前書 1:8 “8Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,”
Joy in Christ在基督里的喜乐 • Joy in Giving (Phil. 4:10, 15-17) 在慈惠事上的喜乐 • 2 Corinthians歌林多後書 8:7 “7But just as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us—see that you also excel in this grace of giving. “ • Acts使徒行傳 20:35 “…remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' "
Encouragements/Applicationsfrom The Verses 经文的鼓励与应用 • The secret of Apostle Paul’s joy is grounded in his relationship with Christ. • In every circumstances, we can rejoice at all times because Christ still reigns. • We must not rely on what we have or what we experience to give us joy, but on Christ within us. • Jesus said that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete if you obeys my commands. (John 15:10-12)