Showing posts from March, 2009

"By Faith" from Hebrews 11

Doubt is the opposite of Faith, without faith we can't please God.

Faith is waiting patiently for something to happen and not wishing, faith is believing and taking steps by steps based on God's word and God works. We don't know what tomorrow holds but God knows, we see the world around us; and we know there's a creator. Example if we see a building you wouldn't think it's an accident product of evolution of course there's a designer an architech and engineer and just like
human being is not a product of evolution, there's a designer - God.
God created everything according to His kind, we came from God it's important to have a relationship with our creator by faith.

2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by Faith, not by sight.

Romans 8:24 For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees?
25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.
To have relationship with God…

"God Disciplines" from 2 Samuel 12

In the sheep flock if one sheep would go astray the shepherd would run after that sheep and breaks a leg (for discipline), then put a wood with bandage (at the leg) then the shepherd would carry the sheep for a week until the broken leg will be healed, this in return will build relationship with the sheep will eventually will not go astray anymore, but if the shepherd doesn't love the sheep he would just let it be in the wilderness to be eaten by wild animals.

True Christian never get away from sin, God will disciplines us.

If we have ears to hear and eyes to see the message of God.

Don't point fingers to other people's sins, God knows your sin and every little thoughts.

Hebrews 4:13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
God knows... David truly changed... if we truly changed and repent...
in Psalm 32:
A Psalm of David, Maschil.

1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgi…

"Persevere" from Hebrews 10:19-36

Be patient to persevere, wait for the right time patiently endure and not to doubt.

Often times people only cry to the Lord when they are in trouble. But we should pray for Him not only in times of trouble. Fellowship everyday.

When we text or call to our girl friend or boy friend was it a chore to do?
No it wasn't we do it for happiness. That is how we should have relationship with God.

Enoch walk with God for 300 years but we only have 60-80 years lifespan, now isn't it more easy.

Come to Jesus and fellowship with Him. Endure our personal walk with God with sincere heart. Be honest. Draw with sincere heart in full assurance of faith.

Sometimes most people cry out first to other people for solutions in their problems then if nobody can help them they cry out to God as the last resort. God is a patience and loving God all we have to do is come back to Him. Never let God be the last resort. Continue on to get to the destination and hold on to the Lord.
Don't go back to the world …

"Watch Out" from 2 Samuel 11

What is the most dangerous part of the battle?
Is it before the battle or after the battle?
The most dangerous part is having self confidence and that is after the battle when a person rest and relax.
1 Corinthians 10:12 Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.

Be careful to be confident. Never let our guard down against sin. Never think nothing will happen bad that will let our guard down.

Always pray and ask God for guard and guidance. Be free from sexual immorality and ran away from it.
Time + opportunity = trouble
Hold the fire close to you and you get burn. Women should dress modesty not seductively.
God will always provide a way out of temptation. If we think its not possible for us to fall into sin then that's the most dangerous. Don't judge evil is in our capacity if we don't have strong faith with God.
Proverbs 31:30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.

True Godly beauty is more lasting.

"Are you Forgiven" from Hebrews 10:1-18

To forgive.
Forgiven is all debts are gone. God take away all the debts in us, Jesus paid the debts when He died on the cross.
Don't live in traditions we have Jesus Christ, we are forgiven, we go to Him for forgiveness.

Psalms 32:1-2 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven. Whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit.

We should be happy and thankful.
We should not bring any animal sacrifice but come to Jesus. An animal can't be measured to man to cover all the sins.
Some people worship material things to make themselves happy, that is what the world is doing.

Until our sin in our heart are remove we can't worship Jesus. Someone who is not born again can't experience true spiritual joy.
When we receive forgiveness it removes our guilt. Not like the sacrifice of animal it's a temporary covering until Jesus came to died on the cross. Jesus remember our sin no more.
Forgiveness help us spirit…

"Love All" from 2 Samuel 10

If you do anything kind do you expect anything in return?
Even if someone doesn't say "thank you" or do the same thing would you still give unconditional love?

Matt 5:43-48
43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
We should care and look out to our brother and sisters love covers multitude of sins. If you see someone made …

"Blood Only" from Hebrews 9:11

What's your reaction when you see blood?

Behind the blood is life. What's so special about blood?

Lev 17:11 For the life of flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.
14: for it is the life of all flesh. Its blood sustains its life. Therefor I said to the children of Israel, "you shall not eat the blood of any flesh, for the life of all flesh is its blood. Whoever eats shall be but off."

The life of every creature is in the blood that's why they need to bring a perfect sacrifice for us. . For redemption. Sin blemish. . But Jesus had no sin He was perfect to sacrifice for us; the wages of sin is death and Jesus sacrifice for us, He was the only one perfect.

Ephesians 1:7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.

Without blood of Jesus we wouldn't be forgiven. Jesus fulfilled the commandments…

"Be Kind" from 2 Samuel 9

Have you tried random acts of giving? Be nice to someone. God shown us loving kindness we don't deserve.

1 Corinthians 13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
(Talks about love kindness and good deeds. Being kind begins with the thought of forgiveness.)

If we are blessed think of how we can bless others. Think about all the things you have, everything belongs to God. If you look back, think of all the kindness God has done to you.

[crossing the street story]
David was looking for Saul's people where he can show kindness.
Matthew 10:42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

(There's reward from showing kindness to other people. 1 John 3:18 there must be actions that follows.)

When you know you should do something kind and you don't do it, it's a sin.

Comforting to those who are sick, encou…

"Be a True Worshiper" from Hebrews 9:1-11

Worship the creator not the creation. We can not say we worship God if we have an idol.
The meaning of:
Tabernacle = a tent with curtain and blazing altar inside where they offer sacrifices, it also signifies the relationship with God.

Lev 18:30 Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the LORD your God.
means its important we are not deceive on how the world worship.
For example the building of the church is not important it's the heart of the worshiper.

We came in to worship to Jesus and depend our life to him. He should be the first we think in the morning and the last thought at night. A man plans his ways to the Lord our God.

John 17:1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:

2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should giv…