Sermon Note

Pastor Stephanie

The Lord gave this name to this ministry.

The people here are most beautiful of all

The beauty of Jesus flows through Jesus

It is really awesome. The people are 5 stars. He gave us the best. He gave us His Son Jesus Christ.

If not for Jesus we won’t be here.

All our lives have no meaning until we have Jesus

Our lives is all because of Jesus

He is the One who is the most beautiful of all

Isaiah 61:1

“The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me,

Because the LORD has anointed Me

To preach good tidings to the poor;

He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,

To proclaim liberty to the captives,

And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;

How this name Beauty For Ashes come about.

The Lord asked –

What do you want in this ministry?

I want lives that were messy before and who were hopeless, and felt no purpose, lost, i just want their lives to taste Jesus and have their lives transformed and to fulfil the purpose and meanings in this world

The finished work of the cross, because of what Jesus has done, we can carry on this mission

1st part of Jesus ministry, we are poor in spirit when we don’t have Jesus.

2nd part of Jesus ministry is to heal the broken hearted

To proclaim liberty to the captive

To open the prison to those who are bound

Prisoner in our mind and spirit before Jesus came to set us free

Jesus’ ministry to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord. It is the year of favour

Every year. Not only one year.

Isaiah 61:2

To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD,

And the day of vengeance of our God;

To comfort all who mourn,

Jesus called Holy Spirit the Comforter

Luke 4:16-17

Jesus Rejected at Nazareth

(Matt. 13:54–58; Mark 6:1–6)

So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read. And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written:

Luke 4:18

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

To bring healing and restoration

Healing not only physical, but our mind as well. And heal of broken heart

Healing brings back to wholeness

Heal – iaomai

To make whole

Our hearts are so easily broken. Jesus make us whole again

Broken – break in pieces

The paint of been broken cause people to shiver

Jesus has redeemed us from broken heart

The heart is the center of everything

Passion, desire, appetites, affections, purposes, endeavours of the understanding.

We are created in the image of God

We were capable of σνє before Adam fall

No one is born in this world without purpose

The purpose was revealed in Genesis.

Let us make man. His purpose is for us to enjoy in this earth. He never meant for children to cry and in pain.

Those who are in Him don’t have to cry. His redemption is much more glorious than creation.

Jesus redeemed and changed everything even more beautiful.

We have purpose and endeavours in our lives

All is God’s purpose. Without God it is distorted.

We are redeemed in Christ, all our dreams are no longer selfish.

This new heart has God’s purpose inside.

Understanding of God’s will, God’s life. The fruit of the Holy Spirit.

We bear the fruit because we are born again.

God created us and put all the sensibilities, affections, emotions in our hearts but our hearts are broken. He came to heal

Blind – spiritual blind. Totally black. Condition of man who is in complete blindness. Not even a ray of light.

People who said they cannot see God

When we can’t see God we miss out the most beautiful of the Universe.

Jesus came to do deliverance and liberty

Aphesis – remission of sins

Release from bondage or imprisonment

Forgiveness or pardon of sins

To a prisoner the word pardon means a lot. Royal pardon.

It means everything to the prisoner. Now they have liberty. Freedom!

We were all bound under sins. We were slaves of sin.

Thru His blood we see a royal pardon in the spiritual

We can now walk free!

Revelation of forgiveness of sin

A bird in the cage. Stay too long the bird don’t know how to come out

Fly out and soar into the sky of freedom

Complete pardon. Complete forgiveness of sin

Remission of sin

Letting go as if you have not committed any sin.

No more stay in the cage

Acts 13:38

Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:

A prisoner wants to hear – you are free!

We were all prisoner of sin, guilt, we want to hear our sins are forgiven

We have been given royal pardon

In the eyes of God He don’t see our sins!

This is Good news!

The door is open by Jesus. He takes us out and say fly.

This is the full ministry of Christ

To first understand the forgiveness of sin

And to see us free

Whoever believe in Him, remission of sins. The complete pardon of sin!

When we are able to bring forth truth, the complete letting go of sins as if it is never there at all

It takes eternity to thank God

The Holy Spirit came to confirm

Acts 10:42-44

And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead. To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins.”

The Holy Spirit Falls on the Gentiles

While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word.

Holy Spirit comes and give direction

Assurance of σνє. The tangible of anointing.

The Holy Spirit appears. The work of healing. The work of opening blind eyes

Isaiah 61:3 AMPC

To grant [consolation and joy] to those who mourn in Zion—to give them an ornament (a garland or diadem) of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, the garment [expressive] of praise instead of a heavy, burdened, and failing spirit—that they may be called oaks of righteousness [lofty, strong, and magnificent, distinguished for uprightness, justice, and right standing with God], the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.

Jesus feel the pain His people are still suffering

Don’t stay in the cage as a believer

Full gospel. The wonderful news !

Rejoice! Don’t cry anymore!

A crown has been placed on the head of the people who is the Ms Universe

The identity has been changed.

This beauty and ornament is put on us when we receive Christ

The beauty of Jesus onto us

We wear the crown of Jesus

Ashes is something burnt. Worthlessness

Beauty – head-dress

Embellishment is to make something more beautiful

We were all plain. Jesus put jewels upon us.

Diadem – a jewell crown – symbol of sovereignty

Inward. The spirit man needs to be born again

Ashes – worthlessness

Fire of God is the burning of His σνє

The destructive fire cause worthlessness

All our lives before Jesus came in are valueless In sin

In our own sins before Christ we don’t deserve heaven

From worth nothing to become so valuable in Christ

Apart from Him we are worthless

In our lives have we gone through messy lives?

Walk with Him and He always turn around everything for our good

See the beauty for ashes that God has done for us.

We can minister but not by our strength, by His Holy Spirit

1 Peter 3:3-4

Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

Hidden Man of the heart

Secret to beauty is the hidden man of the heart

We are recreated by Christ Jesus

The most beautiful thing the Lord has given to us is the hidden man of the heart

The only thing never be corruptible is the hidden man of the heart

The heart can be transmitted out through the spiritual eyes

Whatever is seen is temporary. Whatever is not seen is eternal

Jesus is humble. Never exalting self.

He created us humble to boast about Jesus

We are beautiful because of Jesus

Great price means valuable

Hidden man of the heart receive value, priceless. So valuable in the eyes of God

Our heart cannot be beautiful without the cross

Each one of us so beautiful because of the cross

1 Peter 3:3-4 AMP

Your adornment must not be merely external—with interweaving and elaborate knotting of the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or [being superficially preoccupied with] dressing in expensive clothes; but let it be [the inner beauty of] the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality and unfading charm of a gentle and peaceful spirit, [one that is calm and self-controlled, not overanxious, but serene and spiritually mature] which is very precious in the sight of God.

Gentle and peaceful spirit

One that is calm, self control

1 Peter 3:4 (NIV)

Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.

Inner man becomes more and more beautiful

Unfading beauty

Inner beauty. The heart will never fade away

1 Peter 3:4 CEV

Be beautiful in your heart by being gentle and quiet. This kind of beauty will last, and God considers it very special.

Psalms 91:1

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High

shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

Where is this secret place?

Totally safe

Secret – hiding place. We are covered

We are in His heart

Our heart in His heart

Our spirit is hidden inside God’s spirit

We are in God’s heart

We are no more ashes

We are in His heart means we are worthy

We know we are most valuable

We are covered by Jesus Himself

He is covering us. The hiding place

The hidden man. We are protected

See our value in Him

Jesus sees us as valuable. He will do everything to protect us

In the heart of our God

Colossians 3:3

For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

See things from His perspective

Colossians 3:1-3


So if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that’s where the action is. See things from his perspective.

Your old life is dead. Your new life, which is your real life—even though invisible to spectators—is with Christ in God. He is your life.

Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of us.

Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ – that’s where the action is.

Look around Christ

See things from His perspective and not from man’s perspective

Holy Spirit is in everyone of us. Let Him guide us

Your old life is dead. Your new life, which is your real life – even though invisible to spectators – is with Christ in God. He is your life.

Colossians 3:4

When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.

Be content with obscurity, like Christ

Amos 9:13-15

“Yes indeed, it won’t be long now.” GOD’s Decree.

“Things are going to happen so fast your head will swim, one thing fast on the heels of the other. You won’t be able to keep up. Everything will be happening at once—and everywhere you look, blessings! Blessings like wine pouring off the mountains and hills. I’ll make everything right again for my people Israel:

“They’ll rebuild their ruined cities.

They’ll plant vineyards and drink good wine.

They’ll work their gardens and eat fresh vegetables.

And I’ll plant them, plant them on their own land.

They’ll never again be uprooted from the land I’ve given them.”

GOD, your God, says so.

Every steps we step foot on is ours

Everywhere we look, blessings!

God will make everything right again for His children in Beauty For Ashes

We will rebuild our ruined cities

We will plant vineyards and drink good wine.

We will work our gardens and eat fresh vegetables.

And God will plant us, plant us on our own land.

We will never again be uprooted from the land God has given us. God,

Our God, says so.

A land fill with milk and honey

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