洗礼

55th – Baptism Service at New Grace Church
 
Date: June 29, 2006  07:00 p.m. – 08:30 p.m.
 
Bible: Romans 6:1-11
 
Theme: The Meaning of Baptism | 洗礼的意义
 
Keywords: Baptism
 
Text of the Lection:
 
6:1 这样,怎么说呢?我们可以仍在罪中,叫恩典显多吗?
What then are we to say? Should we continue in sin in order that grace may abound? 
 
6:2 断乎不可!我们在罪上死了的人岂可仍在罪中活着呢?
By no means! How can we who died to sin go on living in it? 
 
6:3 岂不知我们这受洗归入基督耶稣的人,是受洗归入他的死吗?
Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 
 
6:4 所以我们藉着洗礼归入死,和他一同埋葬,原是叫我们一举一动有新生的样式,像基督藉着父的荣耀从死里复活一样。
Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. 
 
6:5 我们若在他死的形状上与他联合,也要在他复活的形状上与他联合。
For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. 
 
6:6 因为知道我们的旧人和他同钉十字架,使罪身灭绝,叫我们不再作罪的奴仆。
We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin. 
 
6:7 因为已死的人是脱离了罪,
For whoever has died is freed from sin. 
 
6:8 我们若是与基督同死,就信必与他同活。
But if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 
 
6:9 因为知道基督既从死里复活,就不再死,死也不再作他的主了。
We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. 
 
6:10 他死是向罪死了,只有一次;他活是向神活着。
The death he died, he died to sin, once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. 
 
6:11 这样,你们向罪也当看自己是死的;向神在基督耶稣里,却当看自己是活的。
So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.
 
Comments of Sermon:
 
洗礼的意义:在罪上死,在基督里活。(Dying and Rising with Christ)
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夏夜。和震乐同道赴新恩堂观礼浸礼礼拜。
教堂从头至尾充满着莫名的芳香,哥特式窗外树影婆娑摇曳。
97名受洗者受主悦纳,领受新的生命。教堂洋溢着众人喜悦。
我很开心。今天真是有意义的一天啊。 (这句话有点……)
顺便一句,今夜的上海真闷热。
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Shanghai, Republic of China
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