Jubilee Evangelical Church
How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked... For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor.
Psalm 84

Resilience in Christ


December 2, 2020


Resilience in Christ

Galatians 4:12-20

My Sermon Notes from November 15, 2020 Full Text:

加拉太書 Galatians 4:12-20

12 弟兄們,我勸你們要像我一樣,因為我也像你們一樣。你們一點沒有虧負我。 13 你們知道我頭一次傳福音給你們,是因為身體有疾病。 14 你們為我身體的緣故受試煉,沒有輕看我,也沒有厭棄我,反倒接待我如同神的使者,如同基督耶穌。 15 你們當日所誇的福氣在哪裡呢?那時,你們若能行,就是把自己的眼睛剜出來給我也都情願,這是我可以給你們作見證的。 16 如今我將真理告訴你們,就成了你們的仇敵嗎? 17 那些人熱心待你們,卻不是好意,是要離間你們,叫你們熱心待他們。 18 在善事上常用熱心待人原是好的,卻不單我與你們同在的時候才這樣。 19 我小子啊,我為你們再受生產之苦,直等到基督成形在你們心裡。 20 我巴不得現今在你們那裡,改換口氣,因我為你們心裡作難。

12 I plead with you, brothers and sisters, become like me, for I became like you. You did me no wrong. 13 As you know, it was because of an illness that I first preached the gospel to you, 14 and even though my illness was a trial to you, you did not treat me with contempt or scorn. Instead, you welcomed me as if I were an angel of God, as if I were Christ Jesus himself. 15 Where, then, is your blessing of me now? I can testify that, if you could have done so, you would have torn out your eyes and given them to me. 16 Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth?

17 Those people are zealous to win you over, but for no good. What they want is to alienate you from us, so that you may have zeal for them. 18 It is fine to be zealous, provided the purpose is good, and to be so always, not just when I am with you. 19 My dear children, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you, 20 how I wish I could be with you now and change my tone, because I am perplexed about you!

Discussion Questions:

1. How is Christ formed in us?
2. Why is the church, the body of believers in Christ very important?
3. Why do we need to preach the Gospel with healthy teams?
4. How do we lay our treasures in heaven?