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WE BELIEVE worship of God should be fruitful. Therefore, we look for His love in our lives as the supreme manifestation that we have been truly worshipping Him.

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

"Celebrate God's Faithfulness" from Matthew 26:17-30

Faithfulness should be remembered and learn it by heart.

Exodus 13:6-8 6 For seven days eat bread made without yeast and on the seventh day hold a festival to the LORD. 7 Eat unleavened bread during those seven days; nothing with yeast in it is to be seen among you, nor shall any yeast be seen anywhere within your borders. 8 On that day tell your son, ‘I do this because of what the LORD did for me when I came out of Egypt.’

Unleaven a bread with No yeast.
Yeast - signify sin.

The celebration of the passover before was for the Jews alone.

Why do they celebrate it? To commemorate and observe it. If you know what God did for you then you would celebrate it.

Passover is also known as feast of unleaven bread.

How to prepare passover?
Look at Exodus 12:4-8

Am I worthy to take this communion?
Of course we are all sinners. But we need to have the right relationship with the Lord. And we must examine ourselves.

It symbolize the sacrifice of Jesus to save us from our sins.

1 Corinthians 11:25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

When we celebrate communion we must have sincere hearts. A man oath to examine himself before he eats and drink the cup.

1 John 2:2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.

Hebrews 9:14-22
14 How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death,[a] so that we may serve the living God!
15 For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.

16 In the case of a will,[b] it is necessary to prove the death of the one who made it, 17 because a will is in force only when somebody has died; it never takes effect while the one who made it is living. 18 This is why even the first covenant was not put into effect without blood. 19 When Moses had proclaimed every command of the law to all the people, he took the blood of calves, together with water, scarlet wool and branches of hyssop, and sprinkled the scroll and all the people. 20 He said, “This is the blood of the covenant, which God has commanded you to keep.”[c] 21 In the same way, he sprinkled with the blood both the tabernacle and everything used in its ceremonies. 22 In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.

Great is God's faithfulness because God faithfulness is renewed every morning.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

"Don't Listen To The Enemy" from Nehemiah 6:1-19

As Christians, our perseverance is not to listen to the enemy. One of the Bible teacher says "As Christians we are not possess by Satan but influenced by Satan". In our previous chapter, Nehemiah help the poor and now the enemy are attacking them.

In verse 1-9, talks about not to give in to the enemy. The wall is almost complete. They attack Nehemiah, who are they?
Sanballat means strength. Tobiah means pleasing with the Lord, he's an ammonite. Geshem means rain.

Place of Ono is going east from Israel. When we work for the Lord, the enemy will always attack you. "I am carrying on a great project" means I will continue to do the work of God.

1 Timothy 4:15-16 15 Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. 16 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.
We are reminded to do and carry out the problem. Satan he has the same tactics to tempt us, to listen to his voice. If you notice here the enemy is repeating that they send a 4 times message to Nehemiah.

We have the prayer to learn the word of God. If you give in to the enemy, surely you will fall to the enemy. Before when a governor received an unsealed letter, means they are not respecting (Nehemiah) the governor.

1 Peter 2:12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.

Ephesians 6:10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
It doesn't not comes from God when we boast. We have to do His will, be still and know God.

1 John 4:1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

Many false prophets will tempt you. We should always listen to God not on people around you. God is will be the one who will do the revenge and not us. In verse 17-19, don't forget the enemy has allies. Through Jesus Christ, He equips us, we can work and please Him.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

"A heart of a leader" from Nehemiah 5:1-19

Nehemiah's attitude back at chapter 4 - should be an example for us Christians. As a leader, you must encourage.

Here are the 3 problem of Nehemiah; population increase, increase in tax and they have no food to eat. On building the wall, was not a problem because the king sustain the expenses but the workers are Nehemiah's problem.

The tax they pay is from the debt they also had. As we Christians, if one of us have had a problem we should stick together and pray. Nehemiah got angry because the people were disunited and building of the wall stopped.

Nehemiah rebuke them with love. He also said to them walk in fear with God. So the one who took the vineyards gave back to the one who own it.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

As for us Christians, we should be reminded. Nehemiah is different from the past official governor. Stick for what the gifts given by God to you.

Philippians 2:13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.

Hebrews 6:10 God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

"Choose to be Godly" from Matthew 25:31-46

Two major points on this study:
  1. The sheep will inherint the kingdom.
  2. The goat are curse to be condem to death.
God will judge us according to what we have done. Goats are the wicked.

Matthew 24:3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”

What happen at the end of the age?
The ungodly will be separated from the righteous.

1 Corinthians 15:52-54
52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. 54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”

Daniel 12:2 Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt.

Right hand is the place of honor. While the Left is place of dishonor. The sheep is the symbol of innocent.
The earth is our temporary place and our citizenship is in heaven.

John 14:2-3
2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

Do we deserve the inheritance from God?

How should we response to all of these promises of God?

Do not be conform by the the pattern of this world but be renew. No one can separate us from God.
Hell was made for fallen angels and now it is for people like these.
Deuteronomy 27:20-23
20 “Cursed is anyone who sleeps with his father’s wife, for he dishonors his father’s bed.”
Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”

21 “Cursed is anyone who has sexual relations with any animal.”
Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”

22 “Cursed is anyone who sleeps with his sister, the daughter of his father or the daughter of his mother.”
Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”

23 “Cursed is anyone who sleeps with his mother-in-law.”
Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”

If you are blessed be a blessing to other people.

Life is the opposite of death.
Where do you want to go heaven or hell?

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

"Keep On Working" from Nehemiah 4:1-23

Before we have no place, and we were must renting a building for our church. And now, we are blessed because God gave us our own church building and we are not renting anymore. In short we can never doubt God plans for our lives.

"We" here are Jews and the author here obvously is Nehemiah. Ammonite are enemies of Jews. 1st point in verse 1-3, expect there is speculation. A leader should be an example. Paul the apostle said; "When we are cursed, we are blessed. When we are persecuted, we endure." Jesus promised us you will have rewards from heaven, when you are persecuted in being righteous. When we are weak, He is strong.

One of the tools from the enemy is you will be mocked. In verse 4, we can see Nehemiah's reaction that he turn to God and he did not fight back what they have done to him. Jesus want us to love our neighbor and don't treat them as enemy.

Ephesians 6:11-17 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

As for us, when we do the work of God make sure you do it wholeheartedly.

2 Corinthians 8:17 For Titus not only welcomed our appeal, but he is coming to you with much enthusiasm and on his own initiative.

Philippians 2:13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.

Hebrews 13:21 equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Remember to pray when the enemies attack you. Prayer is like a fuel, we need it to go on our walk of faith in God. And prayer is also a battery, we need to be recharge.

1 Peter 5:8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
If you focused on our enemy, you will surely truly failed. But when you focused on God, you will never failed. Know that God will support you and we should support each other.
Sub points in verse 4: don't let fears hinder you in doing God's work, remember the Lord and fight for our brothers. The word "work" here are said many times. When you work make sure you have the sword, meaning the word of God.

Galatians 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Collosians 1:29 To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.

1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.

Hebrews 6:10 God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
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Sunday, January 8, 2012

"Be Faithfull" from Matthew 25:14-30

2 Points of Faithfulness:
We should prove our faith to be genuine.
Make it your goal to please Him.

The interpretation of The gifts of the Holy Spirit is "talents".

If you are faithful in small things God will add your gifts.
Remember the four T:
Temple- our body
Treasurers - use our money to God's glory.
Time - don't be lazy
Talents - your gifts


Romans 12:6-8
6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.


Whatever work you're doing consider that as gifts - be it just taking care of kids, laundry etc. Work for God's glory.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean for His own understanding and He will direct your path straight.

The one who hid the money in the ground represent the people who neglect the gifts that God has given to them.
Proverbs
Honor the Lord with your crops, with the first fruit.

If we listen to what the worldly people listen and sing what they sing, then what difference do we have with the unbelievers?

We have our own standard of living and not the standard of living in the world. We should not imitate the worldly people.

In verse 19
Reckoning will happen when He comes. And He will inquire what you have done with your gifts.
We should be diligent before He comes and making more fruits from the talents He gave.

Romans 14:12 So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.


We have to imitate the two servants, faithfulness can't be taught it is a characteristic imparted by God to a yielded man, when you surrender your heart to God then you will be faithful. Open and surrender your heart to God.

Revelation 21:8 But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”


Pastor's Message
Matthew 25:21 "His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

In my personal observation, "Faithfulness to God and faithfulness to God's calling are lacking in lives of many believers nowadays". And what should be our response to this? For me, we should be very careful to listen to the voice of God and learn to really yield our hearts to Him. So, "Be a faithful minister of Christ because He requires FAITHFULNESS!"

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

"You And I Are Teammates" from Nehemiah 3:1-32

Teammates, are group of people and as a team we need to fellowship.
The 2 points that you will see in this chapter;

  1. one step at a time,

  2. and work together.



God is a God of restoration. So when you get brokenhearted, God will restore you. God gave them authority to rebuild the wall. Nehemiah involve the people to work together.
The important thing is that when you do things - dedicate yourself to it. Dedicate also means to work together. As believers, we need to dedicate our work to Jesus. In order to lead people, you need to listen.

Eliashib means whom God restore. Expect that some workers are lazy. We have to be diligent not to be idle. Whatever we do, do it for the glory of God.

Repair, repairs, and repaired said in this chapter 37 times. Its a long process to rebuild the wall. Repair in hebrew word means Chadash.

Dung - place to where the garbage are placed.

Now, what's the purpose of rebuilding the wall? It is to dedicate it with the Lord.

When we work together you should not be mediocre. They rebuild the wall, they worked hard for the Lord. Christians are actually full time ministers because of our relationship in the Lord.

We have to work wholeheartedly you will never be mediocre. When we worked together we have to be zealous. As one body, Christ is the head.

Romans 12:11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.


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