Sermon note (Chinese Svc)
With Christ, everyday is beautiful!
The more days we have, the stronger we become.
When we talk about Life, we mean Jesus’ life in us. Life more abundantly in Christ!
Jesus bring us new life! Not getting old. Birth from above.
We have different life now. Our life belongs to Jesus! From heaven!
When we take holy communion, we take it in remembrance of Him. He died, we do not need to! We not only won’t die, we will live well in Christ!
As Jesus is, so are we in this world!!
Our lives as Christians, the beginning is the ending!
We rest in Christ.
Although the world is in trouble, we can rest assured in Christ! It is finished! Jesus said it is finished and we can rest!
If we don’t see Jesus, we can’t live out the abundant life.
When we look to Jesus, He is our life, our happiness, our peace!
In grace, we received a lot of grace knowledge, we need to live our life in grace by experiencing grace, experience Jesus!
Jesus is our centre! When we see His word, see Jesus in His Word.
When one debate grace with law, we are only knowing grace knowledge, and have not experienced Jesus.
We come not to compare with each other.
We come to rest, not to compare or debate. We pray.
We are not selfish in the spirit. Live in the Spirit.
Our lives we live through inside out.
In the past we live in the darkness. What we see were darkness.
When we are in Christ, we live in the light. We are away from the darkness and we live in the Beloved! We are in Christ and we live in the light! We shine!! The glory of God shines on us!
The darkness cover the earth but Jesus’ light shines on my life! God wants to shine through us!! His glory shines through us!!
The more we experience Jesus, we are One in Christ! We are One! This cannot change!
In spirit, we are the righteousness of God in Christ.
This is not knowledge, this is life!!
Christianity is not a religion, it is a relationship. Father and son, bride and bridegroom. We can’t systemise it. This is a relationship.
Jesus is our dream Lover! You matter to Him!
Main thing is you know Him. Jesus is the Spirit. He is the One who lives in us!
Red sea, but you are safe!
When you have something to do with Christ, everything else is alright! When you have nothing to do with Christ, everything is not alright.
When we think we have done all, we have done declaring we have done taking holy communion, are we thinking we have finished our “homework” and think Jesus should do his part? This is doing it under law.
Sun shines on good and bad people. Even when we are imperfect, Our Father still love us!
It is not what we have done for Jesus, it is what Jesus has done for us!
It is not how much we love Jesus, it is how much Jesus loves us!
We listen to the gospel, is not a theory, is good news.
Experience Jesus, experience grace and inside out we experience, then we can bring grace out from inside out.
Under grace we are not preaching about money. Have money is not an issue. Is the love of money that is the evil. God made Solomon rich, if it is evil, God will not make him rich.
God wants us to go in front of Him because only He can provide for us and bless us!
When Jesus was born, Mary and Joseph who used to be poor, were made rich. The wise men came.
When we go after Jesus, blessing, love, miracles chase after us! We chase after Jesus only and all breakthroughs shall come to us.
We chase after Jesus and all other blessing are the fruits!
Jesus is my Shepherd and i have no lack!
Our Heavenly Father gives us blessing!
Receive what Jesus give us!
153 BIG fish were given to Peter. God play BIG! He don’t play small!
We can’t change ourselves.
The first thing God bless us is marriage, family.
Family is the most important. Your children and your wife.
God can turn water into wine!
When you don’t have, Jesus can turn water into wine!
All marriage need a 3rd party, He is Jesus! When husband and wife go after Jesus, they are getting closer to each other!!
Don’t only be happy during festive season! Happy new year, happy christmas, happy mother’s day…
Jesus wants us to be happy everyday!
When you lose Jesus u lose everything!
Jesus will let u have what you don’t have, when you go after Jesus!!
Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, containing twenty or thirty gallons apiece. Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” And they filled them up to the brim.
Jesus came to raise up.
We are cleansed by the Word. Not through any accidents or any punishment.
If you are not connected to Jesus, (He is the Vine we are the branches), then we cannot do anything.
As Jesus is, so are we in this world!
We change not by ourselves but by depending on Jesus!!
We cannot wash ourselves that is why Jesus came! Jesus said it is finished!!
When we say it is not enough, we need to do fasting to get it, we are doing exchange with Jesus.
The only thing Jesus needs from us is Believe!
Believe is simple yet difficult. Cos we always want to do!
We are the living temple!
1 Kings 6:7
And the temple, when it was being built, was built with stone finished at the quarry, so that no hammer or chisel or any iron tool was heard in the temple while it was being built.
1 Peter 2:4-5
The Chosen Stone and His Chosen People
Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
You don’t transform yourself by changing yourself.
And he said to him, “Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!”
Jesus want to give you the best!!! Your expectation is the best! Our paths get brighter and brighter each day!
You cannot change it! You have chosen Jesus and your path gets brighter and brighter because you are made righteousness of God in Christ!!
In the last days, our harvest is greater!
The devil is playing big, our Jesus plays much bigger!! Jesus gives us the best!
Is by His grace, and know who we are in Christ! Change our mindset not our behaviours. Once our mindset is changed, we know who we are in Christ, all other things will be changed!!
Rest today. Your beginning is your ending. Rest today in Christ.
God is the God who can make nothing into something good for you!!
God save us out of darkness, all that we need, He gives us much more abundantly!!
In everything, it is by Jesus’ grace!!
If it is not given by God, how can we receive ?
When we think it is not enough to receive by Jesus’ grace, we are trying to add our own glory.
Jesus Cleanses the Temple
Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers doing business. When He had made a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers’ money and overturned the tables. And He said to those who sold doves, “Take these things away! Do not make My Father’s house a house of merchandise!”
God’s grace is given freely!
Don’t try to exchange by doing your own, your fasting, your prayer, all for the sake of what you want to achieve.
Don’t try to “cook” (curse) yourself, your loved ones, by speaking what u don’t want to see.
It is not by what you do. It is by Jesus’ finished work!!
If you try to “earn” your blessing, you will be bitter. You are under the law and therefore is barren.
God wants us to look to Him and not to our problems.
Detox our mindset, use Water (His Word) to detox.
For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said:
“So I swore in My wrath,
‘They shall not enter My rest,’ ” although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
Rest is Jesus.
And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God:
Listen and blessings shall come upon you! Don’t go after blessings, blessings shall come after you when you listen!!
Listen to the gospel!
When you listen to the gospel, all good things come after you!
Jesus want us to be joyful!
We can cease working to get it.
We can rest in Christ. Don’t need to wait to rest. Our spirit is settled. Is our mindset that needs to repent, change your mind. Rest! Not exchange!
for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ And they began to be merry.
Jesus come and find us. We are same image as Jesus! As Jesus is, so are we in the world.
Be merry now! Don’t need to wait first.
Focus and behold Jesus!! When you don’t have, you behold Jesus, you have!
We are beautiful when we keep on beholding Jesus!! He wants us to be happy!!
Start with our heart to be restful.
It was right that we should make merry and be glad, for your brother was dead and is alive again, and was lost and is found.’ ”
Jesus’ heart is for you. He looks at you everyday with delight and blameless. So we behold Jesus in joy too!!
“And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours.
(Don’t depend on exchange and “earn”)
When you experience His love, the sky is more beautiful and brighter blue!
Jesus said, what I have is yours! You are Jesus’ beloved (宝贝）