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 Recent Sermons

March 2003
30
"What Should Christians Think about War?"
Pastor Howard Hsieh
23
"The Lord God Disciples His Servant"
Pastor Murphy Lum
16
"Carrying the Great Commission:
The Mandate of Discipleship"
Pastor Andrew Ho
16
"The Portrait of a Model Disciple"
Pastor Murphy Lum
9
"Lord, Revive Your Work"
Dr. Timothy Lin
9
"How We Can Guard Against Temptation"
Pastor Howard Hsieh
2
"How Satan Tempts Us to Sin"
Pastor Howard Hsieh

February 2003
23
"O Christian: Spread the Aroma of Christ"
Pastor Andrew Ho
23
"Obey the Commandments of Love and Prosper"
Pastor Murphy Lum
16
"Obey God and Prosper"
Pastor Murphy Lum
16
"The Motivation and Goal of Missions"
Bro. Terry Wong
9
"Lessons From Loss"
Pastor Ron Jewe
2
"What I Can Offer to God This Year?"
Bro. Tim Lum
2
"How to Test the Spirits"
Pastor Howard Hsieh

January 2003
26
"Do Not Be Deceived"
Bro. T.Y. Chao
26
"Straining Towards the Goal Line"
Bro. Tony Lin
19
"The Gospel to the Ends of the Earth"
Dr. Doug Vavrosky
19
"How to be Involved in Missions at Home"
Dr. Doug Vavrosky
12
"Being All You Should Be"
Dr. Arnold Wong
5
"Peace Among Men with Whom He Is Pleased"
Dr. Timothy Lin
5
"Making Pleasing Offerings to the Lord This New Year"
Pastor Murphy Lum


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03/30/2003   "What Should Christians Think about War?"  -   Pastor Howard Hsieh

  1. Wars are a consequence of our sinful, fallen world and it is a sign of the end of this age before Christís Return (Jas 4: 1-2; Mt. 24: 6-7; Lk. 21: 9-10; Rev. 6: 3-4)

  2. Christians have differing viewpoints about war

    The Just War viewpoint
    The Pacifist viewpoint
    Killing may be justified on certain occasions (Ex. 21: 12-14; 22: 2); killing is not always the same as murder (Ex. 20: 13)
    Killing breaks one of the 10 Commandments (Ex. 20: 13) and thus is always wrong
    Christians may only support ďjustĒ wars
    War is wrong no matter what
    Wars must be fought for ďjustĒ reasons
    1. To prevent further loss of innocent life
    2. To put an end to a evil or anti-Christian regime and prevent its corrupting influence
    3. To preserve the peace
    Ex: In the O.T. Abraham rescued Lot and God commanded Israel to fight against wicked nations (e.g. Joshua to fight vs. Canaanites; King Saul to fight against the Amalekites; King David to fight against the Philistines)

    John the Baptist did not tell soldiers to leave their profession (Lk. 3: 14); Jesus asked his disciples to bring swords for self-protection (Lk. 22: 35-38); Paul recognized that God has given the government the authority to use the ďswordĒ (Rom. 13:4).
    War breaks the commandment to ďlove oneís neighborĒ (Matt. 22: 39)

    Jesus tells us to ďturn the other cheekĒ when we are struck (Matt. 5: 39)

    We are told not to repay evil for evil but to overcome evil with good (Rom. 12:21)

    We cannot use examples in the O.T. to justify war because God was ruling through a theocracy then (but not now); in the N.T. we are told to fight with spiritual weapons and not physical ones (2 Cor. 10: 3-6)

    Moreover, Christians must bear with suffering, do good, and rely upon God to do the fighting for us (Rom. 12: 19-20)
    Wars must be fought by a ďjustĒ authority

    God has granted the government of a nation the authority to wield the sword to enforce justice, punish the evildoer, and to defend its citizens (Gen. 9:6; Rom. 13:4)
    Only God possesses the authority to take a personís life. Humans do not possess that authority
    Wars must be fought with ďjustĒ means

    Fighting must only take place amongst combatants and not done on civilians; there should be no use of biological or chemical weapons. Must abide by Geneva Accords.
     
    War must be the last resort, after all attempts at peaceful negotiations have failed.
     

  3. In the future, God will put an end to all wars and bring in everlasting peace (Isa. 2: 1-4; Micah 4: 1-5; Isa. 11: 1-9; Rev. 21: 1-5)

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03/23/2003   "The Lord God Disciples His Servant"  -   Pastor Murphy Lum
Isa. 50:4-9

Introduction: The Lord God is the Master Discipler. Letís see how he disciples His Servant who in turn disciples the Twelve upon which the church is founded. We as disciples can find no better way to disciple others.

  1. The discipling of the Servantís tongue, Isa. 50:4
    1. The using of the Word
      Isa. 50:4a; 49:2; 54:13; 2 Tim. 3:16; Heb. 4;12
    2. The helping to sustain the weary
      Isa. 50:4b, Judg. 8:15; Isa. 40:29; Mt. 11:28, 30; cf. Isa. 40:30-31

  2. The disicpling of the Servantís ear, Isa. 50:5
    1. The discipling occurred each morning
      Isa. 50:5a; Deut. 32:11; Dan. 11:25; Hag. 1:14
    2. The learning of perfect obedience
      Isa. 50:5b; Exo. 4:10f; Jer. 20:7f; 17:16; Jon. 1:3; 2 Ki. 15:16

  3. The discipling of the Servantís heart, Isa. 50:6-9
    1. Through physical suffering
      Isa. 50:6; Mt. 26:67f; 27:26f; Jn. 19:1f; cf. Prov. 10:13; 19:29; 26:3
    2. Through a determined heart
      Isa. 50:7-9; Lk. 9:51; cf. Hos. 5:12

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03/16/2003   "Carrying the Great Commission: The Mandate of Discipleship"
 -   Pastor Andrew Ho     Matt. 28:19-20

  1. The imperative of obedience in making disciples
    Mt. 28:19a; Ref. Mk. 16:15; 2 Tim. 4:2; 1 Pet. 3:15

  2. The necessity of growth in the discipleís life
    Mt. 28:19b-20a; Ref. Col. 2:6-7, 3:16; Acts 1:8; Gal. 5:25

  3. The promise of His presence for discipleship making
    Mt. 28:20b; Ref. Mt. 18:20; Gen. 28:15; Isa. 41:10

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03/16/2003   "The Portrait of a Model Disciple"  -   Pastor Murphy Lum
Isa. 50:1-11

Introduction: Isaiah introduces us to the servant of Yahweh who is the hope and comfort of Israel and all mankind. The prophet gives a detail account of Godís purpose of deliverance, His preparation of a deliverer, and His preference for Israel Ė to choose the deliverer, Messiah.

  1. The eternal purpose of discipleship
    Isa. 50:1-3; cf. Isa. 49:1-3, 12, 14-23; Mt. 28:19-20
    1. To deliver a convenant breaking nation
      Isa. 50:1; cf. Exo. 34:6, 7
    2. To be able to deliver
      Isa. 50:2, 3; cf. Heb. 7:25

  2. The essential preparation of discipleship
    Isa. 50:4-9
    1. To prepare the tongue to speak and the ear to learn
      Isa. 50:4-5a; cf. Psa. 119:147; Jas. 1:19
    2. To prepare the heart to obey
      Isa. 50:5b; cf. Deut. 8:2ff; Phil. 2:7-8; Heb. 10:5-10
    3. To prepare the person to trust God entirely
      Isa. 50:6-9; cf. Isa. 54:14; Mt. 26:67, 27:30

  3. The expression of acceptance to discipleship
    Isa. 50:10-11
    1. To those who obey and trust Ė fulfillment of Godís will
      Isa. 50:10
    2. To those who reject Ė torment
      Isa. 50:11

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03/09/2003   "Lord, Revive Your Work"  -   Dr. Timothy Lin
Psa. 119:121-128; 153-159

  1. By means of Godís Word
    Psa. 119:25, 93; Heb. 4:2

  2. By means of manís prayers
    Psa. 119:49-50, 88, 130; Acts 4:24-35

  3. By means of Godís presence
    Mk. 16:20; Jn. 4:48; Heb. 2:4

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03/09/2003   "How We Can Guard Against Temptation"  -   Pastor Howard Hsieh
Jas. 1:13-15

  1. We need to recognize the process by which we succumb to temptation
    1. Temptations do not originate from God
      (Jas. 1:13; Deut. 32:4; Mt. 4:1)
    2. Temptations start from our wrongful desires (Jas. 1:14; 1 Jn. 2:15)
      Desires are not wrong in themselves but they become wrong when we try to satisfy them the wrong way.
    3. Desires start from what we see; then we nurture those desires through our thoughts
      (Jas. 1:14-15)
      Examples: Eve (Gen. 3:6); King David (2 Sam. 11:2); the adulterous man (Mt. 5:27)
      1. The lust of the flesh (1 Jn. 2:15; Gal. 5:17, 9-12; Gen. 3:6)
      2. The lust of the eyes (1 Jn. 2:15; 2 Pet. 2:14; Mt. 5:27-28)
      3. The boastful pride of life (1 Jn. 2:15; Prov. 16:18-19)
      Contrast this with Christís excellent example (Isa. 11:2-3; Heb. 4:15; Mt. 11:29)
    4. We refuse to heed Godís warning and obey Godís Word
      (Gen. 2:16-17; 2 Sam. 11:3; Josh. 1:7-8; 1 Cor. 10:13)
    5. We carry out our evil desires by sinful action, resulting in terrible consequences
      (Jas. 1:14-15; Gen. 2:17; 2 Sam. 11:9-12; Rom. 5:12)

  2. How to successfully cope with temptation
    1. Make a convenant with your eyes and guard your thoughts
      (Job 31:1; Rom. 8:5-6; Phil. 4:8)
    2. Pray to God and ask for His power to triumph over temptation
      (Mt. 26:41; Eph. 5:18; Eph. 6:10, 18; 1 Thes. 5:17)
    3. Flee temptation Ė donít allow opportunities for temptation to happen
      (Gen. 39:7-10, 12; 2 Tim. 2:22; 1 Cor. 6:18)
    4. Always keep in mind the destructive consequences of sin
      (Gen. 2:17; 2 Sam. 11:9-12; Rom. 5:12)
    5. Realize that as a new creation, your minds and bodies are set apart for holy service to God
      (2 Cor. 5:17; Rom. 6:12-13; Rom. 12;1-2; 1 Thes. 4:3-5)
    6. Associate with and be accountable to godly believers who will help you walk closer to God
      (Prov. 13:20; 2 Tim. 2:22; Heb. 10:24-25; Jas. 5:16)
    7. Walk by the Spirit in obedience to Godís Word
      (Gal. 5:16; Eph. 4:1; Eph. 5:1-12; Psa. 1:1-3; Josh. 1:7-8)

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03/02/2003   "How Satan Tempts Us to Sin"  -   Pastor Howard Hsieh
Genesis 3:1-6

How does Satan tempt us to sin?

  1. He casts doubt on the truthfulness of Godís Word
    Gen. 3:1; cf. 2 Tim. 3:16-17; Jn. 17:17

  2. He distorts Godís Word and questions Godís character
    Gen. 3:1-2; Mt. 4:6-7; cf. Deut. 32:4; Exo. 34:6-7
    1. By deleting from Godís Word Gen. 3:1; cf. Gen. 2:16-17
    2. By adding to Godís Word Gen. 3:2-3; Prov. 30:6
    3. By questioning Godís good character Gen. 3:1, 5

  3. He deceives us into rationalizing that there are no consequences to sin
    Gen. 3:4; cf. Gen. 2:17; Rom. 5:12

  4. He appeals to our pride that we are able to determine whatís right and wrong
    Gen. 3:5; Prov. 16:18; 1 Jn. 2:16

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02/23/2003   "O Christian: Spread the Aroma of Christ"  -   Pastor Andrew Ho
2 Cor. 2:13-16; 4:7

  1. To know the gospel of Christ
    2 Cor. 2:13-24; Ref. Acts 16:6-10; Eph. 5:2; 1 Cor. 15:13-14; Lev. 1:9; 2:2; 3:5

  2. To witness the aroma of Christ
    2 Cor. 2:15-16; Ref. 2 Cor. 1:18; 3:5; 1 Cor. 15:10; Mt. 11:29; 28:18-20

  3. To magnify the power of Christ
    2 Cor. 4:7; Ref. 2 Cor. 1:4; 12:9-10; Psa. 1:2; 19:14; Rom. 12:1-2

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02/23/2003   "Obey the Commandments of Love and Prosper"  -   Pastor Murphy Lum
02/16/2003   "Obey God and Prosper"
Deut. 6:1-9

Introduction: Obeying Godís commands leads to prosperity

  1. What Commands?
    1. The greatest commandment (Shema) Deut. 6:4; cf. Mt. 22:37, 38
      1. The Lord is One, Deut. 6:4a
      2. You shall Love the Lord with all your heart, soul and mind, v.4b
    2. The second commandment Lev. 19:18; cf. Mt. 22:39, 40

  2. How should we keep these commandments?
    1. By hearing them Deut. 6:4; cf. Deut. 5:1, 27; 6:3; 9:1; 12:28; Isa. 6:9, 10; Mt. 13:14
    2. By teaching them diligently to our children Deut. 6:7-9

  3. Why we should keep and teach these commandment
    1. ďThat it may be well with youĒ Deut. 6:3; cf. Deut. 4:40; 5:33; 6:18; 12:25, 28; 22:7
    2. That you will obtain what God has promised by oath
      Deut. 6:10-11; cf. Gen. 2:15; Deut. 9:1; Josh. 24:13; Psa. 105:44
    3. That you will not forget God but worship Him, Deut. 6:12

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02/16/2003   "The Motivation and Goal of Missions"  -   Bro. Terry Wong

Goal:   To realize that God must be our greatest passion if we are to be a missions oriented church.

  1. Introduction
    1. The condition of the world is not a sufficient motivation for the work of missions.
    2. The command of God isnít the proper starting point for the work of missions.

  2. The Proper Motivation:   Passion for God
    1. Godís motivation in saving people is His own passion for Himself
      1. Why did God choose Israel? Deut 7:6-8 and Jer 13:11
      2. Why did God rescue Israel from Egypt? Ps 106:7-8
      3. Why did God redeem His people even though they constantly fell away?
        Is 48:9-11 and Ez 36:22-23; 32
      4. Why did God come to save the Gentiles? Rom 15:8-9
      5. Why did God choose some to salvation? Eph 1:5-6
      6. Why will Jesus come back? 1 Thess. 1:6-10
    2. God is not unlovingly selfish.

  3. The Appropriate Measure:   Phil 1:21

  4. The Primary Method:   Knowing God

References:

  1. Desiring God, John Piper
  2. Let the Nations be Glad, John Piper
  3. Motivation for World Missions, Helen Roseveare Urbana 1987

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02/09/2003   "Lessons From Loss"  -   Pastor Ron Jewe
Lk. 12:16-21

  1. Sudden Death

  2. Lessons From Loss
    1. Life is fragile.     Jas. 4:14
    2. Be Prepared.     Lk. 12:20-21
    3. Live and love now!     Eph. 5:15-16

  3. Life Assurance

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02/02/2003   "What I Can Offer to God This Year?"  -   Bro. Tim Lum
Lev. 23:9-14

Introduction: The Offering of First Fruits (vv. 9-11) Exo. 34:22; Col. 1:15; Gen. 4:4

  1. Dedication of ourselves (v.12)
    The Burnt Offering
    1. Brief description
    2. Purpose
    3. Application - Heb. 10:8-10

  2. Devotion practice in daily life (v.13)
    The Grain Offering
    1. Brief description
    2. Purpose
    3. Application - Eph. 1:3; Rom. 12:1; Heb. 13:15-16

Conclusion: As we continue to remember Godís goodness in our lives, He will continue to bless us for all eternity.

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02/02/2003   "How to Test the Spirits"  -   Pastor Howard Hsieh
1 John 4:1

  1. Guard against the doctrines taught by deceitful spirits (1 Tim. 4: 1-4)
    1. Don't be fooled by appearances; Satan's servants may appear as servants of righteousness
      (2 Cor. 11: 13-15)
    2. Does the religious movement or leader deny one or more of the following core doctrines taught by Scripture?
      1. The Bible alone is the inspired, inerrant, and authoritative Word of God; it is the complete and sufficient revelation from God (2 Tim. 3: 16-17; John 17: 17; 2 Pet. 1: 20-21)
      2. There is only one true God who exists in 3 Persons: Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit (Deut. 6:4; Isa. 44:6; Matt. 28: 19-20; 2 Cor. 13:14)
      3. Jesus Christ is fully God and fully Man, perfect and sinless, who in his humanity was conceived of the Holy Spirit through the Virgin Mary (John 1:1, 14; Phil. 2: 6-8; Col. 2:9; John 1:35; Matt. 1: 20-23)
      4. We are saved by God's grace through faith alone in Jesus Christ and not by our own works (Eph. 2: 8-9; Acts 16:31; Titus 3:5)
    3. Does the religious movement overemphasize experience over biblical truths?
    4. Does the religious movement tell us to abstain from certain foods and practices which are considered as legitimate by the Bible? (1 Tim. 4: 1-4; Col. 2: 20-23)
    5. Does the religious movement exalt a human leader or organization to be equal in authority to Christ?

  2. How to Test the Spirits (1 John 4: 1-2)
    1. Directly ask the person (or spirit) to answer this question:
      "In the name of Christ, do you acknowledge and serve Jesus Christ as your Lord and Messiah and do you confess that Jesus Christ is God who has come in the flesh, who died on the cross for our sins, who rose bodily from the dead, and who now sits at the right hand of the Father? Do you worship and serve Christ as your Lord?" (1 Cor. 12:3; 1 John 4: 2-3)
    2. Test the spirit through comparing it with the truths and teachings of God's inspired Word, the Bible (Acts 17: 11; 2 Tim. 3: 16-17; Matt. 4: 1-11)
    3. Disassociate and separate yourself from any movement or teachers that teach false doctrines which are contrary to the sound teaching of Scripture (Matt. 24: 23-24; 2 Cor. 6: 17-18; 2 John 9-11)
    4. Embrace God's truths and worship and fellowship with a Christian church that teaches and practices sound biblical truths (Acts 2:42, 46-47; Heb. 10: 24-25)

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01/26/2003   "Do Not Be Deceived"  -   Bro. T.Y. Chao
James 1:1-18

Introduction:

  1. Trial is faith being tested by adversity

  2. Temptation is desire being lured

  3. Our failure (insufficiency) resolved by God's gracious sufficiency

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01/26/2003   "Straining Towards the Goal Line"  -   Bro. Tony Lin
Phil. 3:1-21

  1. Forget what is behind us (v. 1-6, 13; cf. 2:5-11)
    1. There needs to be a complete disregard for one's own status, zeal, "spirituality", a lowering, humbling of yourself (v. 4-6, 13)
    2. This is the example of Christ (cf. 2:5-11)
    3. Others whose minds are on earthly things can throw us off track (v.1-4, 18-19)

  2. Strain towards the goal ahead (v. 7-14, 20-21; cf. 2:5-11; 2:17-18)
    1. Our goal in life is to know Christ (v. 7-11, 20-21)
    2. Our goal in life is to be with Christ in heaven (v. 11, 14, 20-21)

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01/19/2003   "The Gospel to the Ends of the Earth"  -   Dr. Doug Vavrosky
Acts 16:6-40

Introduction:
1. The Europe situation for Mainland Chinese today.
2. Paul, Silas, Timothy and Luke were walking in revival. Acts 16:4-5

  1. The Call to a great work the Macedonian Call Acts 16:1-10
    1. They were forbidden to preach in Asia. Acts 16:6
    2. Paul, not able to go to Asia, tried to go to Bithynia:
    3. Paul had a vision of a man from Macedonia.
    4. Some important ways to get divine guidance

  2. Obedience brings blessing
    1. Lydia: Acts 6:11-15
      1. First step was her salvation
      2. Second step was baptism
      3. Third step was to serve the Lord through hospitality
    2. The Fortune Telling Servant Girl: Acts 16:16 -- Why did Paul wait so long?
      1. He may have wanted more prayer.
      2. He may have wanted Godís timing
      3. He definitely wanted to avoid trouble.
    3. The Philippians Jailor. Acts 16:25-34
      1. Greed threw the disciples into jail
      2. Praise opened the door to God Psalm 22:3
      3. God brought the testimony through for His glory Matthew 10:18

  3. Prayer fans the flames of the work of mission
    1. The work was started by Prayer.
      1. Paul and Silas went out commended by the brothers to the grace of the Lord.
        -Acts 15:40
      2. The Macedoneans were praying for workers. Matthew 9:38
      3. Paul was looking for a place to pray when he met Lydia. Acts. 16:13
      4. Lydia went to the place of prayer. Acts 16:14
    2. The Work was sustained by prayer.
    3. The work continued by prayer

Conclusion:
1. Wang Ming Dao ďPlease PrayĒ
2. African Christianís prayer path

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01/19/2003   "How to be Involved in Missions at Home"  -   Dr. Doug Vavrosky
James 4:17

  1. Prayer
    1. Our Lordís Instruction:
      1. Pray for Workers. Matthew 9:35-38
      2. Pray for Godís Kingdom. Lordís prayer Matthew 6:13
      3. Prayer for Power. Luke 24:45-48
    2. Example of the early church
      1. Acts 2: Pentecost
      2. Acts 12:1-19 Peterís Escape our of Prison
    3. Example of modern missions
      1. Hudson Taylorís prayer groups
      2. Duluth Prayer Groups.

  2. Reach Those Around Us.
    1. When we look at the example of the Lord Jesus Christ, we see that what He basically did was to reach those around him.
      1. His greatest sphere of influence was to Galileans. Acts 1:11
      2. His ministry started in Galilee. Matthew 4:12-17
      3. His fame spread from Galilee. Matthew 4:23
    2. The Early Church reached out to those around them.
      1. Acts 2:47 Having favor with the people, and the Lord was adding daily to their number.
      2. Acts 8:3-8 the dispersion through persecution creates a band of missionaries, not refugees.
    3. A biblical precept.
      1. The great commission of our Lord Acts 1:8
      2. The whole church, and each member of it, must take up this task
      3. Jesus says to be his witnesses.
      4. The scope of the task is given in geographical terms

  3. Support the work of missions
    1. Biblical ministers had financial supporters
      1. Jesus ` Followers
      2. Paul - Philippians 4 14
    2. Biblical instructions on this matter.
      1. Paul says that one plants, another waters but the Lord gives the increase.
      2. Luke 10:7; John 4:36 ďfor the worker deserves his wages.Ē

Conclusion: James 4:17 Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesnít do it, sins.
1. Have you had a part in the harvest?
2. What kind of tree are you? Matthew 3:10

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01/12/2003   "Being All You Should Be"  -   Dr. Arnold Wong
Rom. 12:9-13

Introduction:

Mini-Context:
Rom. 12:1 _____________________________________
Rom. 12:2 _____________________________________
Rom. 12:3-8 ___________________________________
Rom. 12:9-13 __________________________________

  1. Our love should be genuine, vs. 9-10.

  2. Our attitude should be wholehearted, vs. 11-13.
    1. Vs. 11. As believers serve the Lord.
    2. Vs. 12. As believers go thru trials.
    3. Vs. 13. As believers meet the needs of other believers.

Application:

  • Look at these as goals rather than rules.
  • Look at what is at stake.
    At stake is the ________________ of countless souls.
    At stake is the ______________________________ of individuals, families, and communities.

Conclusion:   Letís not ignore Godís expectations, letís __________ them.

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01/05/2003   "Peace Among Men with Whom He Is Pleased"  -   Dr. Timothy Lin
Lk. 1:68-79

  1. What are the sources of the peace?
    1. From God
      Rom. 15:33; Col. 3:15; Gal. 5:22
    2. By grace
      Rom. 1:7; Rev. 1:5

  2. How do we secure the peace?
    1. In life
      Heb. 11:6; Psa. 51:16, 17; 69:30, 31; Rom. 8:6
    2. By service
      Psa. 69:30, 31; Prov. 15:8; 2 Cor. 5:9; Eph. 5:10

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01/05/2003   "Making Pleasing Offerings to the Lord This New Year"  -   Pastor Murphy Lum
Hebrews 13:7-21

Introduction: The message of Hebrews is conveyed through a series of comparisons and contrasts. For example, Jesus is compared with Moses, the old system of sacrifices and offerings is compared and contrasted with that of the New Covenant. Thus, it continues throughout the Epistle.

Today, we are going to look at the New Covenant sacrifices and offerings of Hebrews 13. Here, we, as Christians, are making offerings to God by ministering to others (Heb. 13:1-3), to ourselves (Heb. 13:4-9), and to God (Heb. 13:10-21). Our emphasis is on the latter, making sacrifices and offerings under the New Covenant to our God.

  1. It begins with our separation, Heb. 13:7-14
    1. It is through our following Christ and His godly leaders,
      vv. 7-8; cf. 1 Cor. 4:16; 1 Thes. 1:6
    2. It is not material (Old Covenant) but spiritual (New Covenant),
      vv. 9-10; cf. Lev. 16:23-29; Heb. 9:10
    3. It is the reverse of Old Covenant sacrifices (Yom Kippur),
      vv. 11-12; cf. Heb. 10:19
    4. It is going out to Him (Christ) by faith,
      vv. 13-14 cf. Heb. 9:11-14, 24-28; 10:1-4

  2. It continues with our sacrifices, Heb. 13:15-16
    1. In Word, v. 15
      1. Sacrifice of praiseóburnt offering, v. 15a
        cf. Lev. 7:12; Hos. 14:2; Heb. 10:19
      2. It is continual, v. 15b
    2. In Deed, v. 16
      cf. Heb. 10:24; 13:1-3; Jas. 1:27; 1 Pet. 2:5

  3. It culminates with our submission and supplication,
    vv. 17-21; cf. Zech. 11:4-17; Phil. 2:16-17; Heb. 13:7

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