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ABC’S of Church Membership – O

Opportunities. Apart from making use of every opportunity for fellowship, members should make us of every opportunity that present itself to serve and to be served by other members of the church. “As we have […]

教会会员须知 – N

告知。 这是一个很好的作法,当你不能参加教会某一项蒙恩之道时,就提前告诉你的长老,这是普通的基本的礼貌。无论何时,不管你生活中有可喜可贺的事情,还是有需要代祷的地方,都当告诉你的长老,这也是会员当做的。请牢记:“若一个肢体受苦,所有的肢体就一同受苦;若一个肢体得荣耀,所有的肢体就一同快乐”(林前12:26)。

ABC’S of Church Membership – N

Notify. It is a good practice, which is consistent with common courtesy to inform your elders when you are unable to come for any of the appointed means. It is also desirable to take the […]

教会会员须知 – M

工具。教会会员当渴慕并竭力参与上帝在教会中所设立的各种蒙恩之道。既然教会不属于带领人,而是属于基督,会员必须认识到基督在其护理所指定的这些蒙恩之道都是为了他们在灵命上得益处。另外,在大多数情况下,那些基督之下的牧者们,都有一个建造教会的教导计划。如果会员对参加什么和不参加什么挑挑拣拣,就是轻看他们带领人的善意,也可能使自己在灵命滋养上处于不平衡的状态。

ABC’S of Church Membership – M

Means. Members of a church must desire and seek to attend all the appointed public means of grace as far as possible. As the church does not belong to the leaders but to Christ, members […]

教会会员须知 – L

忠诚。基督徒的首要忠诚对象必须是基督。然而,对于自己身为会员的教会的忠诚也是非常重要的。这是一项圣经中所提倡的美德(参见:箴17:17)。即使那些非信徒,也都晓得他们应该支持自己所加入的俱乐部或协会。因此,一个地方教会的会员更当与自己所在的教会同甘苦,共患难。除非我们确实忠于我们身为会员的教会,否则就不能把基督的爱显明给教会外面那些认识我们的人(约13:35)。但是,如果我们所在的教会不再忠于基督,我们就当停止对这一教会的忠诚。

ABC’S of Church Membership – L

Loyalty. The Christian’s primary loyalty must be to Christ. But loyalty to one’s church of membership must not be viewed as unimportant. It is a biblical virtue (see Prov 17:17). If even unbelievers know that […]

教会会员须知 – K

知识。或许与我们某些人所认为的恰恰相反,在改革宗教会或正在归正的教会中,对于会员资格而言,知识的多寡并不是最重要的标准。在基督里可靠的信仰告白以及加入已经存在的信徒群体的真诚愿望,这两者乃是教会中领受圣餐的会员资格的基本标准。但是,作为教会会员,要享受教会生活,知识乃是一个非常重要的因素。具体而言,我们必须努力在以下三大方面增进我们的知识:第一,培养我们对教会元首耶稣基督的认识(参考:约一2:3)。第二,努力追求明白圣经以及教会所采纳的各个信条中所阐明的教义。第三,努力逐渐认识教会中的圣职人员(长老和执事)和各个会员。

ABC’S of Church Membership – K

Knowledge. Contrary to what some of us may think, knowledge is not the most important criterion for membership in a Reformed or Reforming Church. Credible profession of faith in Christ together with a sincere desire […]

教会会员须知 – J

论断:主耶和华说:“你们不要论断人,就不被论断;你们不要定人的罪,就不被定罪;你们要饶恕人,就必蒙饶恕”(路6:37)。这一诫命指出我们彼此论断或互相怀疑的倾向。作为教会的会员,我们必须努力更好地互相认识,这样我们在看待彼此的行为时,就不会陷入试探,作出不友善的论断。如果我们觉得教会中某个会员有过错,就当首先寻求澄清事实,这是我们始终都当注意的。我们绝不要作出不公正的论断,更不要仓促得出结论。

ABC’S of Church Membership – J

Judgement. The Lord says: “Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven” (Lk 6:37). This commandment betrays our tendency to judge […]