Pastor Kong Hee’s Sermon 21, May, 2016

Genesis 1:27, 28
We are created in His image and likeness.
We are mirror reflection of God outwardly. It does not mean Adam is the same substance with God.
Likeness = similar spiritual, moral and intellectual capacity inwardly.
God has no gender bias. Both male and female have to work together with God.

Genesis 2:19
Whatever happened to Adam before the Fall, that’s the original purpose of Adam.
God worked. He did his part by creating the beasts of the field and the birds of the air.
Adam had to name many animals but he did it effortlessly as he did it in the rest of God.

When we work in the rest of God, there is no worry or toil.
Adam never needed to work under stress.

Eph 4:17-18
People without God live in the futility of the mind.
Because of sin, work becomes toil.

Ecc 2:22-23
Striving, gossiping, toiling.
Even when we try to sleep, we can’t because of toil.

Ecc 4:6
Grasping for the wind = bad success = achieving the top but losing health/family.
Some lose family due to career, property or ministry.

Mark 8:36 
Somehow we have the same desire as Adam = to gain the whole world.

Genesis 3:17-18
Toil is followed by grief.

Lord Jesus was cursed. He took away our curse of thorn and thistle and toil.

Matt 11:28-30
When we have Jesus, work become pleasurable again.
Christians should enjoy life as work is no longer toil.

Judges 16:16
The kingdom of God is full of righteousness.
Samson compromised with the world system.
He lost vision of the kingdom of God.

The kingdom of God is full of peace.
There is supernatural ease as Lord Jesus did the heavy lifting.

The kingdom of God is full of joy.
It is no toil kingdom as work becomes fun.

Mark 4:26, 30
The kingdom of God is about the word of God.
It is the seed of the word. No matter how small the word is, we just need to focus on it.
The moment we have it, our struggle is over.

Satan knows the power of the word of God.
So, he wants us alienated from the word of God.
The power of darkness keeps us ignorant of God’s word.

Luke 5:1-5, 8-11
Toil = Satan keeps us working and working that we stop coming to church service and CG meeting.
How to break this toil? We need to get the word of God.
Faith feeds on the impossible.

God gives promises to us.
It is not about greed.
Once we settle the financial matter, we can focus on the more important thing of life: our life assignment.

God wants us to enter into His rest.
We just need to cast all our cares to Jesus.
We trim down our life so we have time for God and family. 

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Posted May 26, 2016 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Kong Hee, Sermon

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