Summary: This sermon was preached last December 8, 2012 during the silver Anniversary of Filipino International Christian Church United Arab Emirates.
Thou Art Faithful
Psalm 100 A psalm. For giving grateful praise.
1 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Faithfulness is the quality that I love most.
1.This is needed in the ministry.
2.This is needed in our marriage
3.This is needed in the management of our children.
During the couples¡¦ seminar of Pastors and leaders, Pastor Clem Guillermo requested us to choose one of the qualities of our spouses that we love most and shout together. I shouted in a low voice ¡V Faithful. If your wife is sitting beside you- thank her of her faithfulness. Wife tell your husband-( Sana maging tapat ka rin). How I wish you will also be faithful.
Faithfulness is the quality that I love most.
This is needed in the ministry.
This is needed in our marriage.
This is needed in the management of our children.
Probably others shouted beautiful. Anyway, I thank God that He gave me a beautiful wife. And I believe that everyone will say that his wife is beautiful.
Pastor Joel Cortejo will say that his wife Leah is beautiful.
Pastor Jhun will say that his wife Novie is beautiful.
Pastor Jack will say that his wife Linda is beautiful.
Pastor Mark will say that his wife Gigi is beautiful.
Pastor Elmer will say that his wife Jenny is beautiful.
A piece of advice to all husbands please don¡¦t tell your wives that they are ugly, because probably you will be out of the house tonight.
There are lots of qualities that we can see and appreciate from our wives. But the best quality that I like most is faithfulness.
But most of all we must be faithful.
A dying man said to his wife, I am about to die but before I die I would like to confess to you that I am not faithful to you as a husband. I have lots of women in my life, please forgive me. The crying woman said,¡¨ I knew it¡¨ and that is the reason why I poisoned you.
I am really very happy to be a part of this historic celebration, the celebration of the 25th year Anniversary of FICC. I should say that FICC has been a part of my life in many, many ways and I learnt to love this church. When I first came to UAE- in May 1988- I thought that I would be here only for just a year or two. But imagine I am here up to this moment , to join you in the celebration of our 25th year Anniversary of FICC. How I wish I will be the speaker of the 50th year Anniversary celebration.
Thank God for His faithfulness. We will not talk about the faithfulness of our leaders. This afternoon we are talking about the faithfulness of God in the life of FICC Church. I know we have lots of leaders who are faithful. I thank God for your faithfulness.
This afternoon we are talking about the faithfulness of God in the life of FICC Church. The theme is "Thou Art Faithful."
God is faithful in the life of FICC Church. And He is the Reason of this celebration.
I will be preaching this afternoon a 3 point sermon namely:
l. The Reason of FICC 25th year Celebration
ll. The Record of God is faithfulness in the life of FICC Church
lll. The Response to God is Faithfulness in the Life of FICC Church
l. The Reason of FICC 25th year Celebration Is the Lord Vv1-5
Psalm 100 is a hymn that was sung while entering the temple, and it probably was sung in connection with a thanksgiving ceremony. And 100th Psalm emphasizes¡K The Lord in their thanksgiving ceremony ¡Kin verse 1 we find the name of the Lord¡K ¡Kin verse 2 we find the name of the Lord in verse 3 we find the name of the Lord. In verse 4 it says, Enter His gates with thanksgiving and in verse 5 we see, For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations. In like manner The Lord is the reason for our 25th Anniversary celebration.
Alex Haley, the author of "Roots," had an unusual picture hanging on his office wall. It was a picture of a turtle on top of a fence post. When asked why it is there Alex Harvey answered every time I write something significant every time I read my words and think they are wonderful, and begin to feel proud of myself, I look at the turtle on the top of the fence post and remember that he didn¡¦t get there on his own. He got some help.