Archive for December 18, 2015

Pastor Kong’s Sermon 12, Dec, 2015

Hebrew 6:12
When there is bad situation, we need to have faith and patience.
Patience holds faith together and lifts it up.
If we just have patience, we have no substance of faith.
Patience: the ability to remain constant and consistent, no matter what the circumstance is.
Constant: no stopping. Consistent: no changing.

Hebrew 13:8
Lord Jesus stays the same. He is very patient.
Patience is vital to deal with the enemy of faith: doubt.
Doubt: uncertain, to waver between 2 opinions.

James 1:6-8
if we doubt, we are like wave.
Why can’t we receive that breakthrough? Faith requires us to be single minded.
We cannot exercise faith if we are double minded.

Matt 21:21, mark 11:23
Have faith and no doubt.

1 John 5:14:15
Do we know what God’s will is?
We gotta know the word of God, the rhema, for any situation in life.

1 Tim 2:8
When we pray, we pray with forgiveness and no doubt.

Second enemy of faith: unbelief.
Faith says "God can and God will". Doubt says "maybe God can, maybe God will". Unbelief says "God can’t, God won’t."
The moment we feel doubt, we should quickly go to the word of God so we can have guidance.

Mark 9:24 Matt 13:54-58
Unbelief is sin. It is rejection of the promise of God.

Third enemy of faith: hardened heart.

Mark 16:24
Hardened heart is stubborn rejection of God.
Mark 3:5 Heb 3:7, 12
Hardened heart: anger with God.

The way we think affects the way we feel.

2 Cor 10:4-5
Everytime there is thought which is contrary to the word of God, we capture it then we replace it with the word of God.
We shall fight thought with words.
When we say the word, the thought stops. Lord Jesus fought the temptation by speaking the word.

Matt 14:25-30
Peter focused on wave, he began to sink.
He had short burst of faith and he did walk on water for a short distance.
His faith didn’t last. We need to have both faith and patience.

Phil 1:28
Do not for a moment doubt that God has great purpose for us.
Short burst of faith is not enough.

Posted December 18, 2015 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Kong Hee, Sermon