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"We Have To Believe The History" From Acts 7:1-16

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Psalm Reading
Psalm 63

1 You, God, are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you,
my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
where there is no water.
2 I have seen you in the sanctuary
and beheld your power and your glory.
3 Because your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify you.
4 I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands.
5 I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;
with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
6 On my bed I remember you;
I think of you through the watches of the night.
7 Because you are my help,
I sing in the shadow of your wings.
8 I cling to you;
your right hand upholds me.
9 Those who want to kill me will be destroyed;
they will go down to the depths of the earth.
10 They will be given over to the sword
and become food for jackals.
11 But the king will rejoice in God;
all who swear by God will glory in him,
while the mouths of liars will be silenced.
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"We Have To Believe The History" From Acts 7:1-16

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We should know the lifestyle in history as this is the fact.
In our school, we also have the History subject. And our professor would say that history can only be 95% accurate. But in the Bible, God's word is 100% right.

We should know the Bible in our mind, heart and implement it in our life.

During Adam, Eve and Abraham's time they don't have the Bible but they can hear God's voice. Today we read the scriptures to hear God's word and listen to that still small voice.

Genesis 12:1
New International Version (NIV)
The Call of Abram
12 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.
Stephen explain here that God will guide us if we let Him.

Due to Abraham disbelief that he could have a son, he went to Hagai (Sarah maid servant) and had a son which became the Muslim descendants, and Sarah got Isaac the promise child where Jesus came from.

The covenant before was to bring burnt offering to God for t…

"We Need God" from Job 9:1-35

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In our life we encounter many hopeless moments and during those times we should not doubt God but we must put our trust in Him.

On this chapter, Job replied to what Bildad "We should acknowledge that God is so powerful in His ways".

Joshua 10:13 So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the nation avenged itself on its enemies,as it is written in the Book of Jashar. The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day.
That is one of God's power because He created the Heaven and the Earth. It's better not to question God, and to realize that God is just and merciful.

The book of Job have many things to we need to learn. Faith is the key to overcome all trials that we encounter.

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"Hold On" from Job 8:1-22

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The book of Job has some questions: Why the righteous man suffer?
Some say that this is the oldest book. We are not sure if Job is the author of this book or some say - Moses.

Hold on to God even if everybody are against you. Job was looking for comfort and yet his friends blame him. This is also the same as "We cannot please everybody".

Bildad did what Eliphaz says to Job. The argument of Bildad here is "if you are innocent God loves you and if not God don't love you".
Remember that Jesus died for us sinners.

There's blessing in obedience but God still love's us despite being disobedient.

"The Choosing Of The Seven" from Acts 6:1-7

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"The Choosing Of The Seven" from Acts 6:1-7

The balance...
How do we find the balance in life?

It's important to find the balance in our family and ministry life.

On this chapter we will find that people will complain because they feel neglected as thier widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food.

The disciples here were so busy that they are neglecting the word of God. Posting God is spending time with Him and reading the scriptures and listening to God's reply.

The Choosing Of The Seven from Acts 6:1-7

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The balance...
To find the balance in life - It's important to also find the balance in our family and ministry life.

On this chapter we will find that people will complain because they feel neglected as thier widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food.

The disciples here were so busy that they are neglecting the word of God.
Acts 2:42
42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
We are called to serve but we must know our calling.

When he called you to be a student don't excuse that you need to absent because you need to do the ministry.

What are the requirements to serve God:
Full of the Spirit - be filled with Holy Spirit.
Full of wisdom - the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and to have relationship with Him, reading God's word.

When we are called in the ministry don't think its easy. Don't think you can do everything you want.

Colossians 4:17
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"Look to God" from from Job 7:1-21

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We need to study God's word. The word "I" was said 19 times, means that Job must look to himself.

In this chapter he look to himself, and asked questions to God. We can learn from the life of Job, his failures but overall he was blameless. Job here answered Eliphaz.

Do we have the hard time serving the Lord?
Our lives is full of hardship and challenges. We are more blessed than Job because we have the complete scripture and yet we doubt God.

We should read the Bible everyday just like an everyday meal and not just something we eat occasionally. In verse 1-5, Job's nights have insomnia - overwhelmed with fears.

Isaiah 40:6-7 6 A voice says, “Cry out.” And I said, “What shall I cry?”“All people are like grass, and all their faithfulness is like the flowers of the field. 7 The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the LORD blows on them. Surely the people are grass.

1 Peter 1:13 Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope…