Candlelight Service + Pastor Kong’s Sermon 24, December, 2015


Pastor Kong’s sermon 24, December, 2015

Christmas is about light. Lord Jesus is the light who changed our whole world.
God deals with personal darkness.

1. The dark night of sickness.
Ecc 5:16-17
we want to excel so much in life. Yet, when we are sick, our life goes into the darkness. Cancer is common occurrence these days. Bad diet, lack of exercise contribute to cancer. Because of Christmas, Lord Jesus is our Healer. Ex 15:26
God promises cure for sickness.
Psalm 105:37
if the people of God in the Old Covenant could enjoy health, we as the New Covenant people can enjoy good health too. Matt 8:16-17
Jesus didn’t heal some. He healed all who came to Him. Isaiah 53:5. By His stripes we are healed.

2. Dark night of sorrow.
Psalm 107:10-14
affliction: depression. God wants to heal depression. Depression can be caused by genetics, sickness or emotional trauma. Job 10: 1, 18.
When we are depressed, we hate life. Depression: personal gloom, we can’t see a good future when we are depressed. God is not silent when we cry out to Him out of depression. The way out of depression is through the word of God. We live in the world full of rejection. We are told the world only cares for the smartest or the strongest. However, God does not accept us this way. God loves us unconditionally. To God, we are not losers. Can Jesus understand depression? Ps 88:6. Lord Jesus is the solution of depression. 1 John 2:11 how to fight depression? Forgiveness. To forgive is to let it go. We may keep distance from the abuser, but we simply let go of our anger.

3. The dark night of Satan’s bondage.
1 Pet 5:8.
Satan constantly seeks opportunity to attack us. We must never give foot hold to the devil. Satan may be strong, but Lord Jesus is infinitely stronger. In the name of Jesus, we cast out demon.

4. The dark night of sin.
We will forever be with God for all eternity. When Lord Jesus was born, king Hero showed pride by trying to kill Jesus. John 8:12. Christmas is about Jesus dispelling sin in our lives.

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