Contributed on Sep 13, 2010
God's desire is for us to be conformed to His Son. This is our goal in life. Transformation takes place when we CHOOSE it and when we COOPERATE with God for it. It is intentional and spiritual.
[Some thoughts adapted from Max Lucado's book 'Just Like Jesus'.] Makeovers are the IN thing today. People from all walks of life are trying to look better. • There is a reality TV programme called “Extreme Makeover” that shows ordinary men and women undergoing ...read more
Contributed on Sep 19, 2010
How do we love the unlovable? We can flee them, fight them or forgive them. Jesus shows us the forgiving heart. We want to (1) release them through forgiveness, and (2) change them through love.
One of the greatest attributes of Jesus is His forgiving heart. • Jesus said at the outset that He has not come to condemn, but to redeem. • This is remarkable because Jesus, being just and holy, has all the right to condemn. • We have failed in many ways; we have done wrong countless times. ...read more
Contributed on Sep 27, 2010
Make time to connect with God. Cultivate a listening heart. We need to seek God personally; no proxy.
John 8:28-29 So Jesus said, "When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am [the one I claim to be] and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me. The one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what pleases him." ...read more
Contributed on Oct 30, 2010
In most of our experiences, we find that it does not pay to be truthful and we end up not liking and not trusting the truth. We need to learn to love the truth, learn the truth and live the truth. We are most like our Lord when we are truthful.
Show video clip: Heart2Heart [Take A Look At Me] People hide their true selves. It's been said that honesty is the best policy. • It sounds like the simplest thing in the world; but being truly honest – with God, with others and even with ourselves - is a real challenge. In the ...read more
Contributed on Oct 30, 2010
Cultivate purity in our thoughts. You need conviction and commitment, confession and cleansing, you need to forsake and flee, and to renew our mind and revive your spirit.
We need to protect our mind, because we are what we think. • It will be garbage in, garbage out. The more trash we put in, the more trash we would see in words and deeds. You reap what you plant. • We need to set up this “greenhouse” of the mind - to make sure that no virus or pests enter. ...read more
Contributed on Nov 14, 2010
No one whose hope is in God will be put to shame. It is not the harsh realities that defeat us but our inability to see God¡¯s goodness and will in them. Trust the Sovereign God who is in control and still very much involved in your life.
[Main thoughts taken from Max Lucado’s book Just Like Jesus] Theme: A Hopeful Heart Hope is like gold in the garbage. - In the midst of all the trash you find something precious. - In the midst of the darkness you see a ray of light. Look at Jesus at the lowest point of His life - the ...read more
Contributed on Nov 18, 2010
Heaven celebrates the salvation of even one sinner. Let us understand the heart of God for the lost, treasure every person and experience the joy of reaching the lost for Christ.
[Read Luke 15:1-10] In Luke 15, Jesus tells 3 stories. * Each story speaks of something lost and then found. A lost sheep. A lost coin. And a lost son. * And at the end of each one, Jesus describes a party, a celebration. * The shepherd throws the party for the lost-now-found sheep. ...read more
Contributed on Nov 25, 2010
We are called to finish the race, and it takes endurance. We need to be (1) prepared for the struggles that will come, and (2) focus our attention on Jesus. Ministry flows out of a love relationship with Christ. Our vision of Him will enable us to fini
[Some of the thoughts in this sermon are taken from Max Lucado’s book Just Like Jesus.] Let’s learn about endurance today. We want to finish strong, not just starting well. I don’t always finish what I start. Chances are I am not alone. • We have unfinished tasks lying around - like a book ...read more