Fellowship

Fellowship

與妹妹分享她團契的情況,如我所料現今的職青團仍然都面對著類似的困難。大部份的團友都只期望在當中建立一社交圈子,而忽視了團契的真正意義似的。心裡不禁湧出一點唏噓。回想自己當年都在團契有過相當投入的時間,但當日子慢慢的過去便開始感到有點不是味兒。為甚麼大家從陌生到認識多了後,反覺得開始有點距離,漸漸也感到團契聚會開始變得乏味及公式化。大家雖被稱為弟兄姊妹,但在關係上卻是名不乎實。大家可以高談闊論、天南地北,但很少會分享到在主內的經歷。大家經常會聚在一起,但甚少會一起去為神做工。我們的關係並沒有真正地被建立,因為基礎不是在主裡面。這樣的團契生活,絕非是健康及有生命的團契。

嘗試去找出團契(fellowship) 的具體意義:

1. 擁有某些共同點 (to hold something in common)

2. 表示一種彼此從屬/依賴的關係 (fellowship is a word denoting a relationship that is dependent on more than one individual. It is an interdependent relationship)

3. 在屬靈裡的關係 (an exclusively post-pentecost relationship)

4. 一種內在/靈裡與主合一的關係 (fellowship primarily focuses on our spiritual unity with Christ, an inner relationship)

5. 不單是聚在一起,而是要一起去做 (fellowship is primarily an action word, translated by the words, “contribution,” “sharing,” and “participation.” It  is not just being together, it is doing together! This is a point almost universally ignored by Christian groups today.

6. 與基督的一種獨特關係,一起合作去完成神的心意 (it is a unique relationship with Christ. It is not “being in” or “being part” but it is “doing with”  Christ. It is our partnership with Christ in fulfilling God’s will)

7. 單指一起為神作工,而不是一起做任何事 (fellowship is not just doing anything together, it is only doing God’s will together)

概括來說,聖經中所指的團契是一種透過與耶穌基督及其他信徒一起去完成神的工作,去顯出信徒間內在合一的關係 (Based on the above, the Biblical defination of Fellowship is a relationship of inner unity among believers that expresses itself in outer co-participation with Christ and one another in accomplishing God’s will on earth)

礙於程度有限,只能盡量將某些重點節錄及翻譯出來與大家分享。希望藉此可以彼此勉勵,共享真正的團契生活。

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