日期/DATE: 星期五，7月29日 Friday, July 29, 2011
时间/TIME: 6:00-8:00 pm
常 言道＂善有善报,恶有恶报＂,这也正是很多人默认的行事原则。可是认真的思考一下,这句话同时也透露着＂独善其身＂的意味.我们这周查经的主题是—救恩. 神对我们的大爱, 不仅仅表现在我们行善时.因为行善而称义本就是理所当然的, 可神施予更大的怜悯在罪人身上. 我们都是罪人,本不配得,而神却赐下祂的独生爱子,救我们脱离罪恶的捆绑.以弗所书中说＂你们得救是本乎恩,也因着信.这并不是出于自己,乃是神所赐 的＂.在我们还不认识神的时候,神却已经为我们准备好一切,并透过耶稣基督,把我们这些离群的迷羊重新带回他的身边.希望通过这次的讨论,能让我们更好地 了解神的大爱和救恩.
Dear brothers and sisters:
There is a saying that “good is rewarded and evil is punished.” Many of us are familiar with this saying, which serves as a moral concept for many people. However, when we think more about it, the concept seems to emphasize how individuals should act for their own good, rather than focusing on the greater benefit of the world. In our previous Bible studies, our discussions revolved around the concepts of “sin” and “faith”. This week, our topic will be on “salvation”. God’s love for us is not only shown when we act righteously, but even when we sin. We are all sinners who are not worthy of His love, yet He sent us his one and only beloved son Jesus so that we may be freed from the shackles of our sins. In the book of Ephesians, we are told that “it is by grace [we] have been saved, through faith—and this is not from [ourselves], it is the gift of God.” The Lord has prepared a bright path for us before we even knew Him, and it is through Jesus Christ that we will find it. Therefore, we sincerely hope that through this week’s discussion, we will understand His love and salvation better.