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Pastor Kong Sermon 16, November, 2013: Regarding Home

God cares for the person.
From individual, God raises up people. God then blesses the place.
With each transition of place, there is a new challenge and new breakthrough.

What does ‘a church as a place’ mean?

1.) A place worthy of the honor of God.
David wanted something glorious for God.
1 Chr 22:5.
The state of the sanctuary, to certain extent, reflects God’s glory.

2.) A place where the altar of God is built.
Noah, Isaac, Jacob built altar whenever they had an encounter with God.
Altar is a symbol of dedication.

3.) A place of revival and reformation.
Nehemiah rebuilt God’s house and revival swept through

4.) A place of vision and dream.

5.) A place of encounter and equipping
Matt 4:10
In church, we have the chance to serve others.

6.) A place where wise stewardship is demonstrated.
David didn’t mean to show off his wealth.
He only planned to surrender to God what already belongs to God.

7.) A place of transformation and testimony for God’s glory.
2 Cor 3:18
We hear testimony from different ones on how God saves

Pledge: promise, covenant, commitment.
Commitment is the foundation for all relationships.
God never forsakes us because He is committed. God makes promise all the time.

1.) Vows are an expression of love.
Bride and groom are looking forward to wedding day because they are going to exchange vow of love.
God loves us and shows us His love in His promise.
When life gets tough, we should return to the vow we make to Jesus.
David made much promise.
Ps 22:25, 76:11.

2.) Vows protect relationship.
Agreement for property, loan and others to prevent future dispute.
Agreement makes us feel secure.

3.) Vows motivate us to act.
Ps 132:1-5.
Making vow is an expression of love. Keeping vow is an expression of commitment.

4.) Vows move God into action. Vow shows we are serious with God.
Commitment should be expressed verbally, tangibly and publicly.

You can purchase Pastor Kong’s sermon here:
http://www.theinkroom.com.sg/re-garding-home-17-nov-2013.html

Posted November 20, 2013 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in City Harvest Church, Kong Hee, Sermon

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