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作者:盧國禮     翻譯:小米


因此,"合而為一" 乃是神對人的心意,藉著主耶穌教導信徒及教會與耶穌基督的聯合。"基督徒對神的知識、經驗、與歡愉之情,都是透過基督而來;他的洗禮是要與基督聯合,他的身份及每一恩福都是在基督裡面,而他的命運也是在基督裡。教會要與主成為一,正如祂與父為一,以及要與所有信徒成為一體。





















Unity in Christ's Commission 

Written by Francis Loo     Translated by Naomi

According to the Bible, Jesus once prayed for believers: "My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. (John 17:20-23)

Therefore, it is God's will for believers to be one. It is because of the teachings from Jesus Christ and the unity in early church, believers have been taught to know God through knowledge, experience and emotion based on Jesus. In order to abide in Jesus, believers need to get baptized. Believers find their identities in Christ alone. It is also because of Jesus, all the believers are blessed by divine grace. Their life is Christ-centered. Their church is Christ-centered. It is just as Christ and God are one; all the believers are also one.

In short, the unity in Christ has been part of the essential teachings in church since 1st century. It is important for all the followers of Christ. How are we going to apply this teaching then?

In the book of Nehemiah, Bible teaches us:

Before Nehemiah made any plans for rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem, he had decided to seek God first. He confessed all his sins. He asked forgiveness from the Lord. He made sure that he had an intimacy relationship with God. And then, God's blessing was upon him, and King Artaxerxes sent him to the city in Judah. The King also sent him letters to the governors, so that they provided him safe-conduct and timber. Furthermore, the king had also sent army officers and cavalry with Nehemiah in order to protect him. (Nehemiah 2:1-10)

The Definition of Unity


According to the Bible, unity means speaking the truth in love, growing to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. (Ephesians 4:15-16)

The Unity of Church Life


The unity of church life is achieved by having believers to share the same mind. This is because those who abiding in Christ can understand the heart of Jesus. Because of such godly heart, believers can share the same understanding with God, and such understanding is impossible to share among worldly people. (1 Corinthians 2:16)

The Unity among believers


Christ is the body. Believers are the parts of the body. Every believer serves a unique function. All the believers are baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body. Therefore, all the believers were all given the one Spirit to drink. (1 Corinthians 12:12-13)

There is only one body, and all the parts belong to it. Different part of the body works for the same purpose. Every part has different gifts from God in order to serve properly. All the parts work together for the whole body, which is like God designs husband and wife to be one.


Dear heavenly father,

God! Please give me a pure heart, a loving heart. Please give me the deep sense of understanding that church is the home of God. Every limb of the heavenly body needs to be one. We share the same spirit and work towards the same goal blessed by you. We will worship you with all our hearts, all our minds, all our strength and everything we have. We want to serve you, the trinity God. We will love our neighbors as ourselves. 

I pray in the Lord's name. Amen.




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