Sermon note (4th svc)
– Pastor Lawrence
Your heavenly Father delights in you.
You bring great joy to your Father. In and of yourself, you are a joy to Him.
God cares for your every needs. Today He is here to meet your every needs.
Do not be afraid little children for it is of God’s pleasure to give u His kingdom.
Christmas reminds us of love.
In His love for us He gave us His only Son.
When you serve God, there is a glory in your face that you don’t even know it.
We are blessed to be a blessing.
An experiment done in 1873
He conducted this experience in a fish tank. It is called Pike’s syndromes.
The pike is a large fish that survives by eating smaller fish. An experiment was conducted years ago where the pike was placed in a large fish tank. Then several smaller fish were introduced into the tank, but separated from the pike by keeping them within in a large, bottomless, glass jar. The jar was submerged to the bottom of the tank, closing them off completely from the pike. Of course, the pike didn’t know this and immediately struck at the minnows. In fact, the pike hit the glass over and over until, frustrated and “conditioned”, it settled at the bottom, right next to the minnows. After a while, the jar was lifted, and the minnows swam all around the pike and throughout the large tank. The pike even kissed the minnows.
What has conditioned you?
We need to know the truth.
For you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.
Knowledge is important to you. It will set you free.
Knowing the truth will set you free. That is why we believe and emphasis right believing will lead to right doing.
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
Out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. Out of the good treasure in your heart you see good
Your heart speaks of what you see in the spirit.
Your heart speaks of what you really believe deep down inside.
It is important to watch our heart.
My son, give attention to my words;
Incline your ear to my sayings.
Do not let them depart from your eyes;
Keep them in the midst of your heart;
For they are life to those who find them,
And health to all their flesh.
Keep your heart with all diligence,
For out of it spring the issues of life.
Keep God’s Word in the midst of your heart. It is the Word of His grace!
It is good our heart be established in grace.
Keep your heart with all diligence.
Watch what you are believing. What is the inner vision you have about yourself and God?
Out of the good treasure of your heart you bring forth good.
We have an enemy of our soul. The devil himself. He will try to shake you from believing all that God has for us.
The devil will always want to accuse you. Do u know that God loves you even though u have done something wrong
Don’t coward in fear under the devil’s threat.
So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
Don’t be afraid of the devil. Great is He who is in you than he who is in the world.
God is on your side.
The devil accuse you when u do something wrong. When you hear shame on you, it is surely not God’s voice.
The holy spirit voice convict you of your righteousness even when you have failed.
You are still the righteousness of God. Get up and move on.
Differentiate the voice.
My sheep hears My voice.
Tune in to the right frequency.
By the blood of the Lamb, we overcome!
Overcome the devil by the blood of the Lamb. Through the shedding of the blood of the Lamb! Have faith in the blood of the Lamb!
Worthy is the Lamb!
Repentance is the change of mind, return to grace.
Your faith must always be in Christ. Look to Christ. He is your righteousness. This is how we overcome.
When we speak forth our testimony of what Christ has done for us.
U will always be facing Romans 7
The key to get out is Romans 8:1
2 Peter 1:5-9
Fruitful Growth in the Faith
But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.
For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.
When u remember that u r forgiven, cleansed, than u have all these virtues.
Is the Holy Spirit who works in and through you
When u believe u r forgiven, all these things will come forth.
Love is the fulfilment of the law.
It starts first by us receiving God’s love
Don’t believe in the lies of the devil.
What do u really believe? Believe wholeheartedly in the grace of God.
Our Lord God is glorious
What we emphasis our Lord is His grace, His love.
He is the Shepherd who left the 99 for that one lost sheep.
One sheep suffering in the wilderness, God will leave 99 for that one
Don’t just hear about it, u need to jump right in.
No point me telling you about Him, u need to taste of His love. Taste Him. Feed Him
It is not about how much we try to change. If u can try harder, than u r under the law.
Give up and trust Him! He will give u the victory. Is a gift from Him.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.
He has sworn He will never leave you nor forsake you.
Because u r holy, u overcome sin.
(U need to know u r holy to overcome sin)
Holy is set apart.
Right believing is important. Knowing who you are causes you to become.
U r the righteousness of God in Christ. Awake to righteousness and sin not.
Realise that everything has changed because of the cross.
When u r born again u r a new creation, u have overcome all things.
Don’t look at the old man, look at the new man. (U r a new creation!)
Something in u need to realise who u r.
How u see yourself is important
Rise up and declare it❗️
I live under the influence of alcohol over 10 and more years.
I have tried everything to stop drinking.
I had bankruptcy
I just could not stop feeling guilty and condemned.
When my friend told me about Pastor Prince’s sermon of God’s love, grace. Over time i listened to his sermon.
One weekday i suddenly lost all desire for alcohol!
I did not experience any withdrawal symptoms.
Thank you Pastor Prince for preaching God’s grace and love
God wants us to experience the power of His love
Don’t try. Just let Him love us.
It is time for us to change how we see ourselves.
Whatever habit is not us.
Believe in God’s Word.
When u believe, your faith connects and everything change inside
Patience is the fruit Holy Spirit works in and through us.
How does God see us today?
Redemption in Christ
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace
Every means every! When God blesses us, He does not hold back! When He gives us Christ He gives us everything!
Every physical blessing is a result of spiritual blessing.
We are greatly blessed!
Chose – God of this universe He chose me! Specially selected by Him!
You are a child of the Most High God! U r part of the family! There is a difference!
U r a son! God is your Father.
He is happy to make you His son!
Accepted in the Beloved! Highly Favoured!
You are alive! Full of life and energy that He gives you!
Because of His great love by which He loves us! We are greatly deeply loved by God!
The grace of God will never end! Grace upon grace upon grace!
A grace from everlasting to everlasting.
Let Him do His works in us! From glory to glory!
See who you are in Christ!