Sermon note (2nd svc)
- Pastor Mark
What is impossible with man is possible with God. God will take every opportunities to bless mothers.
God always give special grace and special blessings on every mothers.
Mothers are noble. Mothers are so strong that they always carry burdens on them. Jesus has come into your house! Jesus carry burdens for you.
Martha is elder sister. But she forgot Jesus has come into their lives. She tend to take care and give restriction out of love. However when Jesus comes into your life, you can stop policing. Start receiving.
You are the beloved of the Lord.
You are paid by the price of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is the value. The seed of the righteous is blessed and shall be delivered.
God always want you to know He will take care of your future.
The Lord comes into your life you can rest!
You are called to enjoy. You are beloved and you are in Christ. You can rest.
Qualities Needed in Trials
So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
Quick to listen
When you go after your girlfriend and dating, there is always a lot of communication, sweet words.
After marriage, seldom talk
After children come, the subject always about them.
It is always about the “product” and forget about the “factory”
Woman are called to be woman, to woo your man
Even you (woman) are stronger, learn to draw back.
Marriage is important. Your marriage needs to get sweeter and sweeter. Learn to kiss.
Our Heavenly Father always speak.
Communication is very important.
The Lord walks with widows and fatherless, you are never walking alone.
Spend time with the Lord. Walk with the Lord.
Every stage you need the Lord.
The Holy Spirit can follow you to the exam hall. You have unfair advantage.
When you come to the house of the Lord, He makes everything worthwhile in life for you.
Though you are missed out in your family, God will never miss you out.
When the Lord called Martha Martha, He knows she is worried and troubled about many things. The Lord is concern for you.
As you grow in age, you will not change in your appearance.
God wants you to always enjoy the family that you have. Enjoy the present.
One thing is needed and Mary has chosen the good part. Mary chose to see Jesus as the almighty God. Let God serve us. She can do the right thing at the right time. Everything is always about the Lord.
The last shall be the first.
Receive the Lord and change our organic family.
The house of God can change our house. Our God is a good Father, He cares for you and loves you.
Come to the Bethel, the house of God.
When the Lord Jesus Christ, He understands our stress. He is complete God and He became complete Man when He came on earth.
Grace is not a doctrine. Grace is the Person of Lord Jesus Christ.
Freely you receive freely you give.
It is always about the Lord Jesus Christ.
When He is a Man He was been tempted and scolded and been bullied and punched. He knew what is been betrayed is. He understands what you are going through. God is here to help you.
The Lord Jesus come. Grace is a Person. Is to encounter Him.
Never take any verses of the bible like you have hear before.
Humility is very important
Have you encounter the Lord Jesus Christ?
It is difficult for Jesus to fill someone who is full. When you are humble, God gives grace to the humble.
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
Let Me teach you
you will find rest for your soul
The Lord accepts you.
You are able to drink, eat and talk, it is the grace of God.
Once you treasure, your life is totally transformed.
Jesus wants to teach us how to rest.
What is humility? Hear first. Guide by God. Guide by the Spirit.
Issues in your life you want to solve it. You think you can do it. We are still using our own effort. Not resting on Him.
The Son of Man listen. Quick to listen, slow to speak.
Lord lead me. I don’t know how to do it. Holy Spirit comes to teach you all things.
God wants us to hear first.
I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.
Hearing is humility.
Then Jesus said to them, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father taught Me, I speak these things.
Default mode should be rest rest rest.
It is not what we do.
When you know nothing you can only rest.
Babies can rest because they know they are provided for.
1 Samuel 30:1-8
David’s Conflict with the Amalekites
Now it happened, when David and his men came to Ziklag, on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the South and Ziklag, attacked Ziklag and burned it with fire, and had taken captive the women and those who were there, from small to great; they did not kill anyone, but carried them away and went their way. So David and his men came to the city, and there it was, burned with fire; and their wives, their sons, and their daughters had been taken captive. Then David and the people who were with him lifted up their voices and wept, until they had no more power to weep. And David’s two wives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the widow of Nabal the Carmelite, had been taken captive. Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.
Then David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech’s son, “Please bring the ephod here to me.” And Abiathar brought the ephod to David. So David inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I pursue this troop? Shall I overtake them?”
And He answered him, “Pursue, for you shall surely overtake them and without fail recover all.”
In family you may lose your children to computer games.
The Lord saw something we never see.
Whatever situation we are facing now, is not the situation, is who we are looking at.
Look to Jesus. God can restore!
The Lord wants to save you first. The Miriam, Martha and Sarah.
Jesus is your oxygen. Wear your oxygen mask first than save your children.
If you are now in the stage of no strength to weep, God is giving you the solution now.
1 Samuel 30:7
Then David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech’s son, “Please bring the ephod here to me.” And Abiathar brought the ephod to David.
The Marthas and Miriams, do so much for your family, and you become unhappy.
God is there for you. He is going to give you something unfairly good to you.
Find strength in God.
David inquired of the Lord
Abiathar = my Father is great
Atimelek = my Brother is king
David = Beloved
David is old covenant man with new covenant mentality.
David choose to pause and inquired of the Lord. God is able to turn things all together for good.
Have good opinion of Him.
David waited the Lord.
You will be at the right place at the right time.
Our part is to rest in His love for you.
1 Kings 3:7-10
“And now here I am: God, my God, you have made me, your servant, ruler of the kingdom in place of David my father. I’m too young for this, a mere child! I don’t know the ropes, hardly know the ‘ins’ and ‘outs’ of this job. And here I am, set down in the middle of the people you’ve chosen, a great people—far too many to ever count.
“Here’s what I want: Give me a God-listening heart so I can lead your people well, discerning the difference between good and evil. For who on their own is capable of leading your glorious people?”
God, the Master, was delighted with Solomon’s response.
God is going to restore wisdom! God is here to give you rest.
The more you don’t know the more God can supply.
Your family is God-given.
Give me wisdom. Holy Spirit come and teach me!
Encounter the Lord in this house. Bethel is the house of God to impact your family.
This year is hesed wisdom and is so important.
Give me a God-hearing heart. Hearing is humility. Hear in and not hear through.
Faith is come by hearing. Not by having heard.
God wants you to keep on hearing.
You need to hear. Hear that Jesus loves you.
Encounter the Lord.
In my weaknesses the Lord loves me.
Everyday we encounter all these weaknesses in us, but see what the Lord sees us.
John 20:19-20 (Msg)
Later on that day, the disciples had gathered together, but, fearful of the Jews, had locked all the doors in the house. Jesus entered, stood among them, and said, “Peace to you.” Then he showed them his hands and side.
The disciples, seeing the Master with their own eyes, were exuberant.
The Apostles Commissioned
(Luke 24:36–43; 1 Cor. 15:5)
Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.
When i am fearful, Jesus came near me.
Even when you are doubting, Jesus came.
Jesus came. Peace to you.
Jesus always there for us. He is attracted to our weaknesses. When you are weak, Jesus is there. Your negative draws the positive. The cross is positive.
You walk and are sad, Jesus Himself draw near.
Jesus draws near. You have slow of heart to believe, Jesus draws near. His presence and majesty gives us rest.