Sermon Note (1st svc)

Pastor Lawrence

Holiness by Grace

God has something amazing in store for you. 

He who wins souls is wise. 

When you pray, things happen. There is power in prayers. 

The bible is the word of the living word. Every prophesy come to pass. 

The United Nation came together to make a decision to establish Israel as a state. 

Every prophesy in the bible is literally fulfilled. 

God wants to bless you

With absolute certainty, God’s heart is to bless you. 

3 John 1:2

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

God’s heart is for us to prosper and be in health. 

God made a promise to Abraham 

Hebrews 6:13

For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself,

Surely blessings I have blessed you, and multiply i have multiplied you. 

His heart is to bless you and multiple you. 

God’s will is very simple. Whatever is in God’s word is God’s will. 

John 10:10

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

Have an enjoy life. 

A good Shepherd gives His life for the sheep

The reason for the abundance life, He gave His life for us! 

If you are sick you are healed!

Those stripes that were laid on Jesus is a foundation why everyone who are believers can be whole and healed today! 

There is benefits to exercise but that is not our trust. 

My trust is in the infalliable Word of God. 

By His stripes, we are healed. 

What does the Christian life looks like?

The Christian life is a life of victory!

According to God’s Word, Christian life is a life of victory 

Victory over sins and death. 

What does victory over sins mean?

1 Corinthians 15:57

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

This victory is a gift. Not something you attain or achieve 

Victory over death is a gift. Eternal life. 

2 Corinthians 2:14

Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.

Always! God always leads us in triumph in Christ! 

We are more than conquerors through Him who loves us. 

Hebrews 7:24-25

But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood. Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.

The priesthood of man has failed. 

The whole line of human priesthood was tarnished. 

Till today there is no priest. There is why we need a Priest that comes from God. 

God will raise for Himself a Priest 

He is referring to Jesus Christ. He is not tarnished because He came from the line of Melchizedek. 

God can save anyone who comes to Him. 

Victory over the power of sin in your lives. 

What is Holiness? 

Holiness by grace. 

Quote by Watchman Nee from The Life That Wins. 

Quote from Charlee Spurgeon

He lived in 19 Century

When Mary was pregnanted with Jesus, the angels told her that His name shall be called Jesus and He shall save you from your sin. 

His name means salvation, Yeshua 

Jesus our Conqueror will save us from the power of our sins. 

Holiness by grace. Sin has its consequences and it will destroy your lives.

Knowing that Jesus will provide for our every needs. Jesus has overcomed all the trials. 

Holiness – to be set apart unto God

Morally pure

God wants believers to be morally pure. To live a life of excellence. 

3 concepts –

Set apart in Christ. God has made us holy

Progressive sanctification

Never sinless and perfect in this life

The more you know of Jesus, you grow in grace

Titus 2:11-14

Trained by Saving Grace

For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.

Grace is a Person

It is the grace of God that will teach us to deny unGodliness and worldly lust. 

1 Peter 1:15-16

but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.”

In every imperative there is an indicative

The reason why you can deny ungodliness and worldly lust is because of the grace of God. 

1 Peter 1:13-14

Living Before God Our Father

Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance;

Rest your hope fully upon the grace! 

ℓσνє one another as I have loved you. With imperative there is indicative 

Realise we are dead to sin and alive to Christ Jesus

Ephesians 4:25-32

Therefore, putting away lying, “Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,” for we are members of one another. “Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil. Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need. Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

We shouldn’t lie as Christians

This is a christian life. A blessed life. Holiness is a gift of God. 

If you are struggling with addiction, we know it is miserable. 

You can only get out by grace! 

Ephesians 4:17-24

The New Man

This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart; who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

But you have not so learned Christ, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.

Put off your old man. Put off in our mind. 

You don’t reckon to make it real, it is real!

You are new creation! You are created in true righteousness and holiness!

Walk in the spirit and you will not fulfill the lust of the flesh. (To walk depending on your own strength)

Walking in the flesh is to depend on yourself

Walking in the spirit is to depend on the Lord. (Moments by moments)

Jesus is greater. This holiness is a gift of God

Testimony –

A brother’s testimony –

3 years ago my wife and i separated. I have been attending church since then. I went to a church and i started reading Pastor Prince book. He went to his ex-wife house with the book. His wife was also reading Pastor Prince’s book. They went out together first time after 6 years. His wife told him she is willing to recouncil and their marriage complete. 

There is no addiction or sin that Jesus cannot overcome for you. 

The fishermen feared for their lives in the storm. 

Jesus spoke shalom to the storm and immediately there was peace.

Jesus went to the other side and saw this man possessed with demons. 

This demonic was completely naked. He lived in a tomb. He cried and cut himself with stones.

No one could help him. There was no hope for this man. 

Jesus crossed the sea for one man ! He came! He casted out the demon. Immediately Jesus healed him. 

Maybe you are trapped with addiction. Who told you you are born like this? Jesus said He has come to set you free! 

Your deliverance and hope is in Jesus Christ!

You put your faith in Him you will not be put to shame. 

All chains were destroyed by one encounter with Jesus’ ℓσνє!

Keep on believing. Grace may be slow but sure 

If any man is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has gone and the new has come. 

The king of the land married a prostitute.

She was made queen. Someone saw her and said she is a prostitute. She said she is no longer that. She is a queen. 

Romans 12:1-2

Living Sacrifices to God

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Without the mercy of God, you cannot do it.

Know that you are already holy and righteous. Know who you are and you become. 

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