Sermon note (1st NCC svc)
Things that are impossible with man are impossible with God
A young man in SG. He accepted Christ when he was young but never learn the grace and love of God. He always felt asleep in church and dislike going to church. However he developed in the interest in hearing sermon and his grade went up! He received straight A in his primary school and was given a leadership role in his primary 5. They begin to attend New Creation Church. They discover Christianity is not a religion but a relationship with God, Lord Jesus Christ.
God delivered him from the addiction to pornography. Before he was delivered, the more he tried to stop himself from the seeing nude images in his mind, the more he desired to see that online. The turning point came, the more he rebuke himself, he tried so hard, the more the addiction grew stronger.
The turning point came when he listened to the gospel! Every time he sin he will confess he is the righteousness of God in Christ! Before this revelation he will always ask God to forgive him and he still keep falling back.
Power comes when you believe. Confess what God has made you. Being before doing!
Change your being by believing!
The desire for pornography addiction has left completely and it has been a year since!
This is true deliverance!! Inwardly you are delivered, not just outwardly!
He wants to live the way God wants and glorify God!
What produces moral excellence, only Lord Jesus Christ. This is character.
When Joseph was miles away and alone with the boss’s wife, he was conscious that God is with him and did not go with the temptation.
Marriage is a series of forgiving each other.
I wish above all things that you prosper in everything even as your souls prosper!
Wherever the gospel of Jesus, there is prosperity.
Where there is no gospel, there is no civilisation. The evidence is good works!
We don’t have to worry about those who are preaching error. We just have to preach the truth.
Those who are rich are coming against prosperity. They themselves are prosper and going against prosperity.
Though He was rich He became poor at the cross.
2 Corinthians 8:9
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.
Teach people how to fish for themselves.
How to stay in health.
Exercising is not guaranteed for health. When you do these things you got to be lead by the Lord.
If God tells u to drink something then do it! Be lead by the Spirit!
For this reason, many are sick and fall asleep.
1 Corinthians 11:30
For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep.
If the holy spirit through the Apostle Paul tell u, this means the church are supposed to be in divine health.
We need health to preach the gospel.
God’s way, there is a constant way.
One singular reason
So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.
Anything goes into legalism, spirit of God not in it and there is no power of God.
The teaching of communion is vital esp to our health!
1 Corinthians 11:29
For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.
1 Corinthians 11:30
For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep.
For this reason, many are dying before their time.
Appointed time for everything. The fear of the Lord prolong daysss! With long life, God satisfy you!
Without Jesus, your body is getting weaker. Without Christ, you get sick even without going to church. Statistic has shown in America, people who go to church live longer!
There is a curse in this world when Adam sin. His body decayed when he sinned, though it took long. He died spiritually and physically.
Our Father’s desire is for us to prosper and be in health even as our souls prosper!!
Curse and sickness stop people. There is already a curse. A problem out there. All mankind is subject to this.
The communion is the way out!!
All the problem happened because of eating. Solution is also eating! – Communion
If we allow ourselves to believe Jesus died on the cross and bore our sickness and curse, Christ has ransomed us! He bought us from the salve market! He bought me by becoming a curse for me!
The way He bought me out of the curse is to become curse for us!!
Stand in our blessings! Stand tall in the blessing of God!! My Saviour died for me!
God put a lot of cures in the bark of trees and in natural.
You don’t drink the solution you drink the judgement.
What is in an unworthy manner?
Is it doing or the person?
Is adverb – an action modify the verb (action)
What kind of action?
In this case their action is in taking the communion in an unworthy manner.
Not that he is not worthy but he does it in unworthy way.
Unworthy manner is not discerning the Lord’s body!
How do you judge yourself? Judge yourself healed!
It was our diseases He carried, our pains He bore
The blood was shed for the forgiveness of our sins.
Jesus Institutes the Lord’s Supper
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.”
Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
When you take the bread, don’t plead. Give thanks! Give thanks!
Blessed – Eulogeo
God does not want a heavy heart over communion! Is a celebration of the finished work!!
The only attitude for us to have at the table is THANKFULNESS.
Thank you for whatever we need and see Him carry our condition right there at the tree!
Jesus died for unworthy people! There is no other people but unworthy!
When we come to the table, have a celebrate spirit! A celebration of what has been done at the cross!!
Give thanks – Eucharisteo
God can take all my sins and put at the cross on Jesus! There is no sins not been judged at the cross.
The blood is shed for the remission of sin!!
I must not be sin conscious because it has been remitted. This does not mean grace will produce spirit of sinning cos one is forgiven.
People are looking for a way out of sin!!
Jewish spirit are shadow. They have to pray to be forgiven and no celebration.
Ours is the opposite! One sacrifice for sin forever!
Discerning – means by means of separation. To put a distinction
There is a bread and a cup.
Take it this is My broken body for you. Isaiah 53. With His stripe we are healed!!
Have revelation behind taking communion.
Everything in the kingdom of God comes by faith! Faith comes by hearing and hearing the Word of Christ!!
Revelation is what makes the difference.
Hear the sermon before you partake communion.
Keep on hearing the sermons even sermons you know!
When christian life walk in faith, there are challenges. However faith comes by listening and we know the truth.
Moses at the age of 120, his eyesight was not dimmed. We have the mind of Christ!
It depends on how much of the Bible we want.
There are bible promises, for us to claim it. Take it and receive it!
What is the mind of Christ?
The mind of Adam, he was able to name all the animals one by one! You know how many spices there are? The following day he could remember all of them!!
We are in Christ! We have the mind of Christ!!
Don’t settle for it.
Chastising – we should not be condemned with the world.
We will not suffer the sentence in this world.
Corinthian church was drinking.
Ministering at Troas
Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul, ready to depart the next day, spoke to them and continued his message until midnight.
They came together to eat. They called it the love feast.
1 Corinthians 11:20-21
Therefore when you come together in one place, it is not to eat the Lord’s Supper. For in eating, each one takes his own supper ahead of others; and one is hungry and another is drunk.
They are like Singaporeans, after they eat they still need to eat!
To get drunk in the early church they used wine.
Does not matter what they do.
They don’t see the purpose of the bread and the wine! They see as food!
They were getting drunk! When you are drunk you don’t discern Lord’s body. They see it as food!
The Lord’s Supper is the substance of the passover.
When I see the blood i will pass over you. Not when i see your good works.
They were eating roasted lamb inside the house. Jesus the picture of roasted Lamb.
The shadow is the passover.
Do not eat it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roasted in fire—its head with its legs and its entrails.
Eating it raw means talk about Jesus without the cross. Jesus always go for the heart of the matter.
God does not allow anything that hurts or destroy the kingdom.
By what do you measure truth if you don’t believe God?
Deep down there is an image of God.
Every race is precious to God. So is sexuality. Why fight for one and not the other?
Race and sexually are sacred
Don’t Water down. Jesus is THE Truth. Not one of the ways.
Jesus suffered under the judgement of God!
God sent Him for this purpose. Thank God that God is justice.
God sent His Son. The cross is the place we see God’s justice, righteousness and love expressed!
We are acquitted and justified!
There is a hell.
For us to boast in the cross, that tells us there is judgement for sin.
Eat the head, the legs and entrails.
He also brought them out with silver and gold,
And there was none feeble among His tribes.
Eat its legs
Not one feeble! It means non staggered when they walk!
If a shadow can do this to them, can you imagine?
If you think your mind is failing, see Jesus carry all the condition, God says eat the head. The mind of Christ !
Eat the part of the body of animals you are lacking. In china they believe strongly in this. Is a branch to chinese medicine.
Perhaps all these came from the story of the Passover.
Imagine eating Jesus’ strong heart! Our mind for His. Our legs for His.
Legs mentioned because the next day they were walking out!
If that can happen in the shadow, how much more the substance!
All over the world, God is restoring the gospel of grace!
The grace of God appeared to all man.
Grace in the past, grace in the present and Grace in the future.
With every restoration of the truth, the devil try to pollute it.
Stay here. Don’t run here and there.