It’s time to silence the bullies!
Sermon Note – 18 May 2014
Pastor Ray Bevan
A Blind Man Receives His Sight
Then it happened, as He was coming near Jericho, that a certain blind man sat by the road begging. And hearing a multitude passing by, he asked what it meant. So they told him that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by. And he cried out, saying, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
Then those who went before warned him that he should be quiet; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”
So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be brought to Him. And when he had come near, He asked him, saying, “ What do you want Me to do for you?”
He said, “Lord, that I may receive my sight.”
Then Jesus said to him, “ Receive your sight; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight, and followed Him, glorifying God. And all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.
He shouted Jesus Son of David! Although he was blind, he saw that Jesus is not only Jesus of Nazareth. He saw Jesus as Jesus the Son of David, the promised One, the Healer of the broken hearts! He is from heaven, the Son of God!!
This house has been raised up!! God has raised up this house with a shout! Because of our shout New Creation church, we shout Jesus the Son of David! Declaring christianity is NOT the sacrifice we made, is the Sacrifice we trust!!
Pastor Ray bought a factory near their church to fulfill the dream to reach out to hundreds of young people! New Creation Church blessed them with the help financially and they fulfilled their dream to reach out to the hundreds of young people and the poor!
There are bullies who bully christians. It is time for us to shout louder than the bullies!
Voices that tell us we are not going to be healed, voices that shout we are weak, voices that shout to us to our weaknesses. Everything that seems to be wrong. It is time we shout the shout of grace!!
Just because it is comfortable does not makes it right.
Just because it is uncomfortable does not make it wrong!!!
The bullies that threatens the believers are the bullies of sin.
1. The threat of condemnation
2. The threat of separation
3. The threat of limitation
We should be reminded that there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus!!
Because I love you, i have already forgiven you. – from God!
How long do we want to let the bullies make a slave out of us?
The punishment has already been carried out! There is therefore now no condemnation in Christ Jesus!
Shout GRACE to the bullies of sin !
“Your dirt is my business” – this is the message of the Cross! When Jesus said it is finished, Common On, it is finished!!!
Pastor takes God’s words and paint into people’s hearts
Conversation of the pastor to a portrait artist –
When u pour out all ur sins to Jesus, there is no expression on His face. Because He has paid for all your sins.
His eyes expression turned disappointed when you said you don’t believe Jesus! Because Jesus wants u to believe!!
Paint a disappointed eyes to finish the art exhibition! Jesus is disappointed when we don’t believe. It is not about our sins cos He has paid it all!
Clean touches the unclean and the unclean becomes clean!!
Sin arises and said he is so strong that he can pollute us! Stop letting the bullies shout at us!!
sin shall not have dominion over us because we are no longer under law, we are under grace!!
Sin abounds, grace super abounds!
Shout louder than the bullies of sin!!
Sometimes u can taste, smell the grace of God!
You maybe surrounded by the worse environment, but know this where sin abounds, grace superabounds!!
Bullies of sins wanna separate us from God. It wanna separate us.
This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
Forerunner will take the anchor and secure the anchor on a firm ground. Jesus is our Forerunner!!
Jesus sat at the right hand of God and He has anchored our salvation!!
My Forerunner is now in charge of my life!
My Forerunner has anchored my salvation!! The bullies of sin cant separate us!!
Nothing can separate me from the Love of God!!!
I may rise and fall, but my Forerunner is my anchor of salvation!!
Sin will raise up and bully us. We have the tendency to sin even though we are saved.
What do u want me to do for u? Jesus asked.
Grace in Person asked, what we want Him to do for us. It is not about what we do for Him!
Believe like a childlike faith.
Children lives in a world where impossible is not in the world.
Jesus wants us to live with a childlike faith!!
What do you want Me to do for you?
Jesus wants to come to live in our lives!
Don’t limit God! Believe! Believe like children!!!
Live in the world where there is no impossible! Jesus live in us!!!
Children believe the fantastic!!
Therese Tan says
Wow … blessed to read again. Appreciate the notes. Helps to recall the sermon. Thks