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Pastor Sun’s Sermon 14, October, 2017

Calling vs Coming

It is not enough if God calls us.
We must respond to His calling.

We can celebrate that people are getting saved in the house of God.
We can celebrate the backsliders are returning to God.

There are many things we can give thanks to God about.
Why then do we have the theme of “Come Away”?
It is the love of Jesus that touches them.

Songs 2:10
God wants us to come away with Him.
What are we coming away into?

1.) He calls us into deeper hunger for Him. 

Part of being a Christian is to be hungry and full at the same time.
Being hungry is the sign of health.
When little kids are not hungry, we know something is wrong.

After hearing all the sermon and enjoying all the revelation, are we still hungry for Lord Jesus?
In the natural, we get hungry by not eating.
In the supernatural, we get hungry by eating.
The more we come away with Him, the hungrier we get for Him.

Deut 8:3
Through hard times, a deeper hunger for Him comes. Then, He fed us with manna.
Manna = what is it?
When we are hard times, we often cry out to God: what is it You are trying to say? What is the purpose?
Nevertheless, God wants us to trust Him with the mystery of “what is it?”
God cares for the true desire of our heart.
God is in control of everything we go through.

Hunger pulls on heaven until the heaven’s atmosphere becomes ours

2.) God wants us to come away into a higher calling. 

Matt 4:18-20
Lord Jesus told Peter and Andrew to follow Him and be the fishers of men.
They walked away from the life they had known.

God calls us into higher caling.
His call is disruptive to what we often to do.
Lord Jesus walks down our shore, He will rearrange our entire life as He has higher calling.
Whatever Lord Jesus says, we must be quick to obey.

After crucifixion, Peter went back to his old life of catching fish.
Nevertheless, Lord Jesus restored his life.
Peter entered into his higher calling. Never again he fished. Instead, he preached.

3.) God wants us to come away into all of Him

John 21:6-7

When Peter went back to his old life, he caught no fish.
Finally he had breakthrough when Lord Jesus met Him.
When he realized He came, he immediately swam to the shore.
Though Peter caught 153 fish, he considered them as nothing compared to Lord Jesus.

So many things have happened to us as a church and as individual.
Yet, we should always come away with Him.

Posted October 22, 2017 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Sermon, Sun Ho