God Became Man 上帝成了人
Speaker 講師 : Robert Burris
God Became Man 上帝成了人
John 1:1-18 約翰福音1:1-18
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning.
3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
6 There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. 9 The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.
10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only,who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
15 John testifies concerning him. He cries out, saying, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’” 16 From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father’s side, has made him known.
Colossians 1:16-17 歌羅西書 1:16-17
16 For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together
How Do We Come to Know God?
1. God is invisible (John 1:18)上帝是看不見的 (約翰福音 1:18)
2. God reveals Himself through His creation上帝透過他的創造揭示了自己
3. God reveals His will through His Law 上帝透過祂的律法顯現祂的旨意
John 1:17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 約翰福音1:17律法本是藉著摩西傳的；恩典和真理都是由耶穌基督來的。
4. “The Word Became Flesh and dwelt among us” = God became man and ‘pitched His tent’ among us”道成了肉身, 住在我們中間=上帝成了人住在我們當中
Hebrews 11:8-9 8 By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. 9 By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise.
Exodus 13:21 21 By day the LORD went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so that they could travel by day or night.
Matthew 1:23“The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” which means, “God with us.”
Matthew 8:20:20 Jesus replied, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”
In other words Jesus stated that He was a “homeless” person..
I Corinthians 6:19-20 19 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.