Monday, 11 June 2012

First Sunday Service after RE:UNION! =)

Hello sorry that I'm late to update you the latest sermon! Haha anyway, I'm fine and sound now! Finally I've garnered enough courage to pick myself up from despair, regain my confidence and ready to beat the last battle! Thanks to all my family members and friends who have been with me throughout the day to provide moral support. I wouldn't know what might happen if nobody was right beside me. Thank God that He never gave up on me, and thanks to all my friends who kept consoling me. Thank you for just be there at the moment I need it the most.

I reached church yesterday morning safe and sound in one piece, thank God. I was feeling down yesterday when I woke up and cried. Okay that might sound abnormal but yeah it's just me! Anyone who knows me well enough will not be surprised about this cause I used to cry a lot when I was a kid. When I was singing worship song, again my tears dropped as I was so touched by God's love to me.

Though I may walk through the valley,
though I may sail through the storm,
I will not fear, cause you are near;

Though I may climb the highest mountain,
though I may go through the fire,
I will not fear, cause you are here.

Goodness and mercy follow me, 
goodness and mercy follow me, 
goodness and mercy follow me, 
all of my days.

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujaaaahhhh~ :')

Bible Verses: Revelations 5:8, 8; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; Matthew 6:7-9; Exodus 10:25; 2 Samuel 24:24

(Rev. Kenneth Chin)

- Prayer is very important to God, a gift from God as a tool for Him to perform miracles.
- God wants us to pray without ceasing.
- 1) Praying as if everything is dependent on it, as we might take things for granted.
- Everything comes without asking is bonus.
- No pray no pay!
- There are so many things to pray about.
- Don't pray with repetition.
- Worship is the integral part of prayer, is about perspectives.
- Asking is the key thing of prayer.
- Get the right perspectives before started asking.
- God will exalt things that are brought down on Earth (friendship, relationship etc)
- Worship must be offered with sacrifice, praise and thanksgiving!
- 2) Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and the door will be opened!
- When you ask, listen! When you receive those Words of direction, start seeking!
- Take those words and obey!
- After that, go in and knock, as the door might still be closed.
- Don't take 'no' from yesterday as the answer today and tomorrow.
- Don't allow the past to dictate your present and future.
- James 5:16-18
- The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. (James 5:16)
- Are our prayer effective?
- Prayer is not just as ritual, but needs to be effective.
- i) Ask by FAITH -> Faith pleases God (Hebrew 11:6). Those who come to God must believe Him as
      Rewarder (James 1:6). If you are not praying by faith, you are doubleminded. Pray and believe you
      have received, and you will receive (Mark 11:24). Pray for laborers. Laborers are God's answer.
- ii) Ask by FOCUS -> Be as specific as you can (Luke 18:41). God wants us to verbalise what we want,
      so know your priority well.
- iii) Ask FERVANTLY -> Train your stamina to pray! Breakthroughs only happen at the moment your
       flesh says 'cannot'. Flesh gives up and let Spirit takes over. Breakthrough into the new realm of
- iv) Ask FORWARD -> We don't just pray for today, but also for future. Even if you have nothing to
       pray to God, just praise Him and spend more time with Him, that God might reveal to you more
       things! =)

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