由「耶穌叫拉撒路復活」看:『基督是一切,又在一切之內』

經文:約11:1-44

A) 『基督是一切』

1)    基督是我們的生命

耶穌對她說:「復活在我,生命也在我﹝或作:『我是復活,我是生命』﹞。信我的人雖然死了,也必復活;凡活著信我的人必永遠不死 (11:25-26)

耶穌說:「我就是道路、真理、生命 (14:6)

2)    人有基督才算有生命

   人有了 神的兒子就有生命,沒有  神的兒子就沒有生命 (約壹5:12)

3)    基督成了叫人活的靈

   首先的人亞當成了有靈的活人」;末後的亞當成了叫人活的靈 (林前15:45)

          我實實在在地告訴你們,時候將到,現在就是了,死人要聽見 神兒子的聲音,聽見的人就要活了。 (5:25)

 

B) ...又在一切之內』

1)    因著耶穌基督,我們都從死裡復活

4神既有豐富的憐憫,因祂愛我們的大愛, 5 當我們死在過犯中的時候,便叫我們與基督一同活過來6 祂又叫我們與基督耶穌一同復活,一同坐在天上, 7 要將祂極豐富的恩典,就是祂在基督耶穌裏向我們所施的恩慈,顯明給後來的世代看。(2:4-7)

2)    在聖靈裡接受復活的基督作生命

基督是我們的生命(西3:4)

現在活著的不再是我,乃是基督在我裏面活著(2:20)

因我活著就是基督..( 1:21)

3)    在一切的遭遇裡效法基督的死,經歷並彰顯祂的復活

使我認識基督,曉得祂復活的大能,並且曉得和祂一同受苦,效法祂的死, 或者我也得以從死裏復活。 (3:10-11)

14 感謝神!常率領我們在基督裏誇勝,並藉著我們在各處顯揚那因認識基督而有的香氣 15 因為我們在 神面前,無論在得救的人身上或滅亡的人身上,都有基督馨香之氣。 16 在這等人,就作了死的香氣叫他死;在那等人,就作了活的香氣叫他活。這事誰能當得起呢? (林後2:14-16)

30 你們掛在木頭上殺害的耶穌,我們祖宗的神已經叫祂復活32 我們為這事作見證;神賜給順從之人的聖靈也為這事作見證。(5:30-32)

 

 

 

“Christ is all and in all”: From the perspective of the resurrection of Lazarus

 

Scriptures: John 11:1-44

 

A. “Christ is all”

 

a. Christ is our life

 

“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though

 

he may die, he shall live.  And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die.’

 

“(John 11: 25-26)

 

“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life.’”(John 14:6)

 

b. Man only has life when he has Christ

 

“He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have

 

life.” (1 John 5:12)

 

c. Christ has become the life-giving spirit

 

“And so it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being.”  The last Adam

 

became a life-giving spirit.” (1 Cor 15:45)

 

“Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will

 

hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live.” (John 5:25)

 

B. “Christ is in all”

 

a. Through Jesus Christ, we have all resurrected from the dead

 

“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved

 

us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ … and

 

raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ

 

Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in

 

His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.” (Eph 2:4-7)

 

b. Receive the resurrected Christ to be our life in the Holy Spirit

 

“…Christ who is our life …” (Col 3:4)

 

“…it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me …” (Gal 2:20)

 

“For to me, to live is Christ …” (Phil 1:21)

 

c. In all our circumstances conform to the death of Christ, and so experience and

 

magnify His resurrection

 

“That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His

 

sufferings, being conformed to His death,  if, by any means, I may attain to the

 

resurrection from the dead.” (Phil 3:10-11)

 

“Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us

 

diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.  For we are to God the

 

fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are

 

perishing.  To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other

 

the aroma of life leading to life. And who is sufficient for these things?” (2 Cor 2:14-

 

16)

 

“The God of our fathers raised up Jesus whom you murdered by hanging on a tree.

 

… 32 And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit whom

 

God has given to those who obey Him.” (Acts 5:30-32)