Sermon note (4th svc)
– Pastor Mark
If you are concern about your parents’ salvation, don’t need to wait for the big days. Give yourself allowance, don’t stress yourself. Bring them to MBS. Treat as an outing and bring your parents or grandparents. Never try to use your own effort by forcing them to come.
Always come to the perspective, learn to look at God’s perspective. Jesus loves them and died for them. One save, the whole family shall be saved. Enter into His rest and God will bring you at the right place at the right time. Never take for granted.
In lives, every moment is beauty. Enjoy them first. Enjoy your relationship with the Lord. People will be affected. When they see us happy, they also want to.
Live the let go life and enjoy the Lord.
Jesus comes to let us know we are loved and forgiven. When we know we are forgiven, we can forgive others.
We can only love when we know Christ loves us.
Salvation begin from us first.
We enjoy first. Our countenance will be different.
Relationship is so important. We are friends of God.
God loves us and He sent His Son.
If you have relationship, all will be alright.
Relationship is important. Jesus came to earth to bring us relationship. We are here to experience sonship.
Our Prince Charming on white horse. We will be sent back to heaven together.
Not just husband and wife relationship. Friend relationship.
When you have connection relationship, everything is different.
When we pray, we are using our connection already. We pray to Jesus the most high and He answer us. This is the connection
When we dwell in our highest connection, we have undeserved favor.
God wants us to know we have the connection with the most high God.
When we listen the sermon, we listen in and not listen through.
It is always begin with relationship. Not how many times we say it.
Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
He came down to us. He who dwell in the secret place. Secret place is in Christ Jesus.
Jesus brings us the gospel, the good news. Jesus died for me for my sin. We need to refresh this gospel to know who we are in Christ.
The most High and the Almighty God is for me! He is not just our husband but a Almighty Husband to us. We as men, zero might.
All-mighty! He wants us to rest. God don’t want workers. He wants us to walk with Him.
God made us on the 6th day and on the 7th day He wants us to rest.
Any relationship we know is secure we will have relationship.
We cannot cast all our cares on Him UNLESS we know He cares for us.
Can you enter into rest without Jesus?
Everything stands on relationship.
1 Peter 5:7
casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
He cares about you.
He cannot bear to see us worry. He wore the thorns of crown to release us from stress. He could not bear and He bore the cross for us.
This right believing will give us right fruit.
Relationship very important.
Why are we still worry? The reason is we need to keep on hearing. Faith comes by hearing.
Unless you know Jesus paid. Faith only come by hearing. Hearing the gospel. The word of Christ.
Jesus could bear to see us suffer. We know that good things will happen to those who know God loves them.
If you got a need and you come to God, one of the things you might think is what have we done first?
When we have all these thoughts and we have needs, quickly change our mind. Our relationship with God made right is not what i have done, it all begin because of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Relationship is talking about High Priest. Any relationship starts with understanding and acceptance.
Need to have understanding.
Children needs to be understood. People need to know they are been understood.
Jesus understands our weakness and accept us!
Understand and acceptance draw people in.
For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
Salvation begin with us first.
When we ask our family to rest, are we resting first? Salvation begin with us first. If not we will go back and demand from our families.
Jesus knows everything about us and still accept us.
If you don’t have relationship, the connection, you start using method and method will create frustration.
Holy communion is between you and God. Holy communion proclaim His death.
God’s goodness. We can live a good life because of what Jesus has died and paid for me.
If we don’t depend on relationship we depend on method.
If you don’t have relationship with God, you will use all sort of methods and think that you will be happy.
All riches in the world will not make you happy.
Our hearts is not to contain the world. Another million will not be able to make you happy.
Our volume of our heart is made to contain Jesus.
If our relationship is not with the Lord, we will never be happy.
Guard our hearts.
Jacob based on his own way, his self-effort.
God said the elder will serve the younger.
Jacob did not believe and trust in God’s Word and he used his own method.
Afterward his brother came out, and his hand took hold of Esau’s heel; so his name was called Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them.
Our God’s Word is always the final word.
Anything using ou own effort, relationship will be strained. Never try to nag your parents to come to church.
When you rest, good things happen.
God appeared without anyone asking.
God always adhere to His promises.
God wants to be with us. God is a good God.
Jacob tried to win Rachel over for 7 years. On the wedding night he thought his wife was Rachel, but the next day his wife was Leah.
Jacob had to work another 7 years for Rachel.
When Leah came to God, she wanted Jacob
So Leah conceived and bore a son, and she called his name Reuben; for she said, “The Lord has surely looked on my affliction. Now therefore, my husband will love me.”
Her heart was besides Christ. Without Jesus, you can never have fulfilment
Levi -> united. Leah wants to be united with Jacob
Her focus was always outside. She had no fulfilment.
When you turn and praise the Lord, stress will leave.
Seek for His righteousness and all things become beautiful.
When you touches Jesus you touches eternity.
When he praise the Lord, Judah appeared
Abraham begot Isaac, Isaac begot Jacob, and Jacob begot Judah and his brothers.
Whoever accepted His Son, God will accept you.
Go and see Jesus more. We cannot let go unless we know the Lord loves us.
Go after Jesus only! When we praise the Lord is the hand that open the grace.
Worship. When we worship we draw people closer to the Lord.
Come for praise and worship.
Ephraim is a trained heifer
That loves to thresh grain;
But I harnessed her fair neck,
I will make Ephraim pull a plow.
Judah shall plow;
Jacob shall break his clods.”
Judah shall plow. Come early for worship. When you worship, things change.
It makes a lot of difference.
Praise shall plow. Judah shall plow our hearts.
Come early. Whatever we touches the Lord, when we have intimacy with the Lord, everything is beautiful
Experience life. When you enjoy the walk with the Lord, your loved ones will enjoy.
Focus on the Lord and everything will change. Most importantly is our relationship with the Lord. Enjoy yourself.
Relationship is always to understand and to accept.
Prioritise relationship over result.
Is the goodness of the Lord that brings us to repentance.
When you don’t do well, still go to the Lord for refuge.
The beauty is in the moment we can walk together.
Put the Lord first over all these.
Don’t seek for Jacob. Seek for the Lord.
Rejoice with your loved ones what they are rejoicing.
Revelation is so important.
Is the gift of no condemnation. God still loves us. Don’t beat yourself up.
Gift of righteousness. When we know we are righteous, God surely bless the righteous. Live in this zone!
It is not just knowledge. It is revelation.
Guard your heart. Focus on the Lord.
You cannot change history. But God can change. Your past cannot dictate your future.
You cannot change your result but God can.
When you worry, you cannot fully enjoy.
Let God be God. Let us be man and be still.
Our result don’t define our future.
Our Lord will define our future.
By pursuing money, partner, don’t force them.
Marry the wrong one you will suffer.
When you let go, God will take over.
Listen. Our part is to listen. Just enjoy the Lord.
Every season we need the Lord. Enjoy the Lord first.
The Lord loves you.
God will write in our hearts.
God wants to see us happy.
When you let go and let God, God will take over.
Prioritise relationship. The seed of the righteous will be blessed.
When you walk in divine favor and peace, you will walk in the favor of God.
Out of a revelation of Jesus’ finished work.
It is always about relationship.
For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous;
With favor You will surround him as with a shield.
Guard your heart.