Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunday (29th July 2012)

We have Dr Tony Crib from Restoration Church, South Carolina giving us a topic on "Forgive and Forget".
Philippians 3:13 (NLT) Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.

Before you can embrace your Future, you must let go your Past.

Often we forget what we should be remembering (the good) and we remember what we should be forgetting (the bad).

Joseph had to forget the past before he could experience God's best in the future.

Joseph was disconnected from his family. You may feel disconnected, but you're never disconnected from God's love and favor and presence.

How you respond to wrong determines how God can bless your life.

Everyone goes through trouble  (tough times, wrongs and injustices).
* If you refuse to forgive, it will poison you.
* Choose to walk in love and forgiveness.

Few people have experienced the level of hurt that Joseph did.

Keys to being Forgetful and Fruitful:
Genesis 41: 50-52 NKJ

Manasseh - God made me forget all my trouble
Ephraim - God made me fruitful in all my affliction

Every time Joseph called their name, He was making a prophetic declaration.

Your ability to be fruitful is dependent on your willingness to forgive and forget.

Your must forgive past wrongs, offenses and disappointments.

Genesis 48:1-5, 14, 17-20 NKJ

God wants you to have a double portion of blessings not a double portion of trouble.

This isn't just and Old Testament story; it's a Kingdom Principle that applies t ous.

You must forgive and forget before you can move into God's destiny and blessings.

Your future fruitfulness will be GREATER THAN your past troubles.

Worship team has arranged the below this morning:-
1) New Life Worship - I Am Free - Amazed


2) Hillsong - You Are My World - Your Love Is Beautiful


3) New Creation Church - The Perfect Offering - I See Grace


4) Hillsong - Saviour King - You Are My Strength


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sunday (22nd July 2012)

Today Pastor's topic entitled "Bringing Our Prayer To The Next Level" (Part 2)

** Everything in life - our worship, our Christian service, our witness, our love for other people, our work - all spring from our relationship with God. If we do not spend 'quality time' in prayer, everything else we do may ed up in futility.
** Instead of seeing prayer as an intrusion into our time, we must understand that it actually contributes to saving of time and efforts - when we tap into the divine power source!
** Jesus asked His disciples to pray together with Him at the Garden of Gethsemane because He knew the trials and temptations were coming and it is through prayer that He had the strength and wisdom to confront it.

In Matthew 26:40, "Could you men not keep watch with me for 1 hour?"
Our church prayer statistics:-
74% spends < 30 mins of prayer each day
20% spends = 30 mins of prayer each day
4% spends = 1 hour of prayer each day
2% spends > 1 hour of prayer each day

Question: What are the benefits of spending time with Him?
1) More prayer - More power of God for living (Luke 21:36)
2) More prayer - More of God and less of me [the flesh] (Matthew 26:41)
3) More prayer - A deeper relationship with God (Jeremiah 29:13)

How are we able to spend a prolonged time in prayer?
3 levels of praying
1) God made us "Body", "Soul" & "Spirit". (1 Thessalonians 5:23)
2) God designed His tabernacle with an
- "Outer Court"(Exodus 27:9-19);
- "Inner Court" (Leviticus 16: 23-24);
- the "Holy of Holies" (Exodus 26:33-35)
3) God spoke about the "ankle deep; knee deep and waist deep waters" (Ezekiel 47:3-4)

i) The first level of praying is the level of "body", "outer court" or "ankle deep" experience
(Distraction due to the flesh)
ii) The second level of praying is the level of "soul", "inner court" or "knee deep" experience
(Pouring out of negativism)
iii) The third level of praying is the level of "spirit", "Holy of Holies" or "waist deep" experience
(Lost in His presence)

What do you pray for in this "1 hour"?
1) You worship and dwell in His presence
2) You pray in tongues
3) You "listen" to the voice of the spirit
4) You intercede for other/nations/church as the Spirit brings to your mind
5) You make your own petitions (requests)

Learning to pray isn't about learning how to make the kind of requests God will answer. Learning to pray is about deepening our relationship with God so we know Him & trust Him more and more. If we want to grow up into Christ, prayer is the key!

Worship team has arranged the below this morning:-
1) Hillsong - A Beautiful Exchange - Thank You
2) Hillsong - A Beautiful Exchange - Forever Reign
3) New Life Worship - My Savior Lives - My Savior Lives
4) Hillsong - This Is Our God - This Is Our God


Altar Call: Hosanna - Let Your Glory Fall - Deeper In Love


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sunday (15th July 2012)

Today Pastor's topic entitled "Bringing Our Prayer To The Next Level" (Part 1)

What are you sensing from God?
1) That the church must be  more strategic & focused in doing His will rather than planning programs.
2) That God's people MUST pray and for those who have praying, we must bring it up to the next level.

Bringing Our Prayer To The Next Level (Matthew 26:36-45)
** We cannot afford not to pray or have minimal prayer**
"I have so much to do today that I am going to need to spend 3 hours in prayer in order to be able to get it all done" (Martin Luther)

1) Why do you think that Jesus was asking the disciples to pray together with Him?
Jesus knew the trials & temptations were coming that He needed strength & wisdom to confront it. (Matthew 26:37-38)

2) What effects had PRAYER upon Jesus and what did prayerless
(Matthew 26:47-55)
A) The disciples were totally unprepared & they responded with the flesh (Matthew 24:51)
B) The disciples deserted Him & fled (Matthew 24:56) [even denying Him]
C) Jesus maintained hi composure & aligned his response with the will of God (Matthew 26:52-54)

Truths we can learn, understand & apply:-
1) We need to pray to gain His strength and wisdom (Matthew 26:41)
A) Trials & temptations are the products of a sin infested world. (Romans 8:18-27)
B) Trials & temptations are the fiery darts of the evil one. (1 Peter 5:6) (Ephesians 6:12)

2) Unpleasant circumstances do not mean you are outside the will of God!
(Matthew 26:26) (John 9:1,2)

Worship team has arranged the below this morning:-
1) Hillsong - God Is Able - God Is Able
2) True Worshippers - God Is Our Glory - Ku Dib'ri Kuasa
3) Hillsong - A Beautiful Exchange - Thank You


4) Planetshakers - Pick It Up - Beautiful Saviour

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Sunday (8th July 2012)

Today,we are blessed to have Pastor Neville Stanway from Church Empowerment, Western Australia to give us a message entitled "Glorify God By Bearing Fruits".

God says: I'll pour out my spirit into all flesh. (Holy Spirit/Righteousness of God in Man)

"Mobilized, Equipped & Empowerment"

He also taught us on how to "Strengthen our position in Christ"

Worship team has arranged the below this morning:-
1) Hillsong - This Is Our God - You'll Come

2) Hillsong United - United We Stand - The Time Has Come
3) Stuart Townend - In Christ Alone
4) Hillsong - This Is Our God -This Is Our God

Altar Call: Hillsong - Mighty To Save - None But Jesus

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Sunday (1st July 2012) -- Holy Communion + Youth Awareness

This morning we are have Pastor Andy Yeoh (lead vocal of Altered Frequency, now a Pastor in ACTS church) minister to us today.

Give me this mountain with the 5Cs - Joshua 14:6-
1) Calling - We are all intentions of God
2) Consistency (v.11) - Different type of spirit (strength) - Psalm 4:8
3) Child like Faith
4) Crazy Courage
5) Commitment & Conviction

Worship team has arranged the below this morning:-
1) Lakewood Church - You Are Good

2) True Worshippers - Ku Dib'ri Kuasa
3) Hillsong - I Adore You
4) Planetshakers - Unto You

Performance - Israel Houghton (Jeremiah Woods) - Jesus Be The Center