Archive | August, 2014

Prayer is the only way to live

31 Aug

Prayer is the only way to live
Ps Kim Sung Hae Cho
(Summarized by Sister Stella Ho)

Nothing compares to prayers in Christians life. Prayer is our breath Jeremiah 33:3

1. Pray as usual
Have a holy habit!
Luke 22:39
Mark 1:35-early morning
Prayer brings spiritual revival. Jericho’s wall tumbled down in early morning
The red sea was parted in early morning.
Be an early riser to pray and seek God.
When we pray the Lord will give us wisdom to make the right decisions and choices.
Prayer is the key to unlock the prayer of the Almighty GOD.

2. Prayer depending on the Holy Spirit
Romans 8:26
How to evangelize to unbelievers- extend our help, be angels to them, meet their physical needs, friendship evangelism.
Get involved in volunteer or social work.
There is power in the blood of the Lamb.
Mark 9:29 everything is possible with the power of the Holy Spirit
Isaiah 29:21 pray continuously until you receive your answer. Preserve in our prayers. Pray until something happens. Never give up in our prayers until we receive our answers.
Ps. Sempangi from the biggest church in Uganda
He prayed for the assassins seeking after his life and the assassins received Christ.

3. Pray according to GOD’s will
Romans 12:2
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
To be able to stay joyful we have to pray continually
Give thanks in all circumstances.

When we pray listen with our heart like Samuel-expect to hear from God.

Worship is our heart response to God

11 Aug

Sermon excerpts Pastor Bob Fitts (summarized by Ps Gilbert) , 10-Aug-14

Worship is our heart response to God

King David is a worshipper

Thus the ark of the LORD remained in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite three months, and the LORD blessed Obed-edom and all his household. (‭2 Samuel‬ ‭6‬:‭11‬ NASB)

We bring the presence of God
We bless the nation wherever we go
David knew how to celebrate God’s presence
We should have the heart of worship

The Father in Heaven loves us to celebrate His presence

Few principles:-
1. Ask and rejoice
Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full. (‭John‬ ‭16‬:‭24‬ NASB)

God is a loving Father and He wants to ask
Never be afraid to ask

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. (‭Matthew‬ ‭7‬:‭7‬ NASB)

Ask – God commands us to ask

2. Rejoice and be strengthen
Then he said to them, “Go, eat of the fat, drink of the sweet, and send portions to him who has nothing prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” (‭Nehemiah‬ ‭8‬:‭10‬ NASB)

The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You support my lot. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me. I will bless the LORD who has counseled me; Indeed, my mind instructs me in the night. I have set the LORD continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will dwell securely. For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol; Nor will You allow Your Holy One to undergo decay. You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever. (‭Psalms‬ ‭16‬:‭5-11‬ NASB)

When u are in difficulty, God will prepare feast in front of your enemies
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows. (‭Psalms‬ ‭23‬:‭5‬ NASB)

3. Strengthen the Weak
2 Samuel 9:1
Isaiah 61:1
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, Because the LORD has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives And freedom to prisoners; (‭Isaiah‬ ‭61‬:‭1‬ NASB)