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Bishop Dale Bronner’s Sermon 24, June, 2017 Look at The Birds

Matt 6:25-34
Part of the sermon on the mount.
Lord Jesus told us to look at the birds.
We must never worry. If God takes care of birds, He takes care of us even more as we are more precious to Him than birds.
No matter what we issue we face, God is saying, “I have got you.”

Birds don’t stress.
Birds get up early.
They find foods for their young.
They live carefree life. God who fed them yesterday is the same God who feeds them today.

Whenever we feel stress, it is a call to prayer.

Birds don’t stress over time!
Whenever we have deadline, we feel stress over time.
Time is subjective.
Time is slow when we are waiting.
Time is fast when we are late.

Birds self sacrifice for their young.

Consider the ants.
They moved the speck of dirt little by little until they build ant mound.
A little begins the process.
Little prayer begins the process of prayer.
Little talk about Jesus.
Little porn begins the process of porn addiction.
Little alcohol begins the process of alcoholism.
We must be diligent in whatever God calls us to do.

Don’t expect to possess the promise if you cannot embrace the process.
We won’t possess what we don’t pursue.
A desire without discipline becomes a delusion.
Success does not happen overnight. It happens over time.

The greatest enemy to goal is not adversity.
It is clear path to lesser goal.

Most of our stress comes from trying to meet the expectation of others.

Relationship account for 80% of our happiness.
On death bed, people look for relationship, not  money or car or diploma certificate.
If relationship matters later, shouldn’t it matter now?

How wealthy we are is not determined by how much we have but how little we need.

Let’s take care of relationship in church. It is family of family.

When we put our cares in God’s hand, He puts His peace in our heart.

Happiness means stop worrying over things beyond our control.

There is no finish line.
We can never say, “I have finished reading the Bible.” Or “I have prayed.”

God is making glorious story in our life.
However, just like any other act, there are enemies along the way.
Nevertheless, all things, good and bad, work together for our good.

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Posted June 28, 2017 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Dale C. Bronner, Sermon

Men’s Meeting 23, June, 2017 Bishop Dale Bronner

God did great things for us in the past.
Nevertheless, He is not done yet.
He is going to do even greater things in our lives now.

Past does not define us.
Past prepares us.
We develop perspective even if we made mistakes in the past.

If we have not known sorrow, we would not know joy.
Failure teaches us much more than success.

Power is in where we have been, where we have wrestled.
Moses’ power was when he he had been with God before the burning bush, not when he met Pharaoh.

Our evangelism must be based on the seeds we sow, not the harvest.
In the whole plan of God, our assignment may be to sow or to water.

Our power is in the place of prayer, where we have been.
The devil discourages us from praying, for example, by sending us sleepiness.

Our power is in the place of pain.
God won’t do through us what He can’t do in us.
Our ministry flows from our past.
There are people who just like we were whom we can minister to.

We must never lose appetite for prayer or for the word of God.
Are the people around us stimulating or suppressing our appetite?

When we fall on our knees in prayer, it stabilizes our lives.
The devil makes us so busy on our feet that we may forget to fall on our knees.
Anxiety, frustration and stress are actually call to prayer.

Stay honest.
Give a man power and we will know his character.

Stay hungry. Stay humble. Stay honest.

The Shunemite woman built a room and placed furniture for Elisha.
Table = place of food and fellowship.
Bed = place of rest.
Chair = place to study.
Lamp = light of the Holy Spirit that we may understand the Bible.

Change our lives by changing our HAT: Habit-Association-Thought

Habit
Secret of succes is found in our daily routine.

Association
Our life is the average of 5 people closest to us.
Is God the closest among those 5?
Don’t just change action without changing association.

Thought.
One God-thought can change our lives forever.

Jabez was more honorable than his brothers.
Jabez = he who causes pain.
Jabez’ mother called him ‘pain in the neck’ all the pain.
Rachel had painful childbirth. She named the baby Ben Oni (son of my pain).
Jacob refused the name. He named the baby Benjamin (son of my strength).

Abrakadabra = I create while I speak.
Words create.
We are made in the image of God.
Since God creates, we too can create.
Lord Jesus said we can have what we say.

When God blesses us, 
Blessing does not stop when we lose job.
Blessing does not mean exemption from problem.
Blessing does not depend on where we are.

Prayer of Jabez:
Enlarge territory = opportunity 
The hand of God with us = hand of favor.
Keep me from evil = not keep evil from me. God does not remove evil.
Yet, God strengthens us to overcome evil.
Bless me = do something great in me.

We cannot export what we cannot produce.

Let this be our prayer:
God, transform something in my heart.

Posted June 26, 2017 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Dale C. Bronner, Sermon

Bishop Dale C. Bronner’s Sermon 25, June, 2016 Living the Dream!

Genesis 37:9
Stars, moons and sun. They are the source of light.
God Himself is light. Lord Jesus is the light of the world.
Stars, moon and sun bow low before us.
God makes sure we have enough light so we can take the next step courageously.

We catch, carry and convey the dream we receive from God.
We should not immediately convey the dream. We should marinate it in our spirit first.

Catch. Carry. Convey.
We cannot birth overnight what we catch. It comes over time.

What we catch depends on our capacity.
We can always increase our capacity to solve problem.
If we are level 1 people, we will have difficulty facing level 3 problem.
Once we become level 4, we can easily solve level 3 problem.

Growth mindset = believes you can improve with effort.

Dreams pre-play the future. Memories replay our past.
We need dreams and dreamers.
Money follows vision.
We don’t get what we believe for. We get what we prepare for.
We need just one God-given idea. We also need to be able to tell the idea well.

Dreams are the substance of all great achievement.
We are the solutions to problems. 
God sends a person to solve every problem. He does not look for system or method to solve a problem.
God’s answer = right person at the right time at the right place doing the right thing.

Matt 14:27-29
The stuff that is really meaningful to life is beyond the comfort zone.
Don’t just go out without God’s word.
We need to get God’s word first before we move out of comfort zone.

The faith to step out is worthless without the faithfulness to stick it out.
It is not just starting a matter, it is about finishing the matter.

Hope is the blueprint, faith is the building material.
Don’t let the devil steal the blueprint of hope. Hope is the big picture of the dream God has given.

Dream no small dream for God. Three levels of dreamer:
1. Those who wish for it.
2. Those who wait for it.
3. Those who work for it.

When in the Bible did God ever call anybody to do something that was easy?
Lord Jesus called the dead Lazarus to come forth.
In these days, God still calls us to do something difficult as He wants to script Himself in our lives.

God is the Author and the Finisher.
When God authors something in our lives, God will finish it.
Even when it looks unfinished, we must hold on to our hope.

God told Abraham to look up at the stars and to look down in the grain.
He confirmed the promise in heaven and on earth.

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
We show what we are waiting for by showing what we are working on.

Dream requires risk. Risk requires faith. Faith requires the word. The word requires undivided attention.
As we dream for God, the clearer your dream, the greater the faith.
We must dream in living vivid color.
Imagine the details of the dream.

If we have never experienced disappointment or hurt or betrayed, we would not have anything to share with others.
Even after we are broken, we must not stop reaching out to our dream.

Posted June 30, 2016 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Dale C. Bronner, Sermon

Bishop Dale C. Bronner’s Sermon 24, June, 2016 Anger and Money

God is not looking for perfect man, He is looking for faithful man.
Faithful man is always faithful to repent every time he misses the mark.

Faithful is remaining committed even when the emotion dissipates.
Woman was taken out of man. Man is the foundation of the society.

Proverb 23:7
The righteous man who walks in his integrity, blessed are his children.
I am blessed today because of my father’s integrity.

Job 14:13-14
Trials of Job lasted for 9 months. Job lost his wealth, health and children.
He was left with a nagging wife.

Job felt like he was being judged by God.
However, in truth, difficulty rains upon the righteous and the unrighteous alike.
Just because we are blessed and favored, it does not mean we are exempted from problems.

Job lost almost all.
Sometimes, God allows us to lose it all so we can find the real stuff.

How are you? I am fine. What does ‘fine’ mean?
FINE = Frustrated, Insecure, Neurotic, Emotionally Unstable

Many times we follow God and obey Him because we want things to go our way.
However, if things go our way, it means we are walking in the same direction as the devil.
Just like aeroplane, it has to go against the wind in order to fly.
God allows opposition in our lives so we can fly higher.

Job was angry. It is alright to be angry as long as we do not sin.
There is righteous indignation. It is ok o be angry when we see the devil messing up with our family.

Frustration = deep chronic sense or state of insecurity and dissatisfaction arising from unresolved problems or unfulfilled needs..
Frustration = frustrare = to deceive.
Frustration happens when we are deceived by the circumstance.
If we believe in frustration, it will be self-fulfilling prophecy.

Imagine we drive and there is insect flying into the car.
Instead of focusing on the road, we start fending off the insect.
What is happening here? The insect distracts us from the road.
We are frustrated by the insect, risking our lives.

Angry man is a non-thinking man.
Frustration stops a man from thinking.
The devil often sends frustration to prevent man from thinking.
We must respond out of thinking, not react out of emotion.

Frustration is simply caused whenever the results you are experiencing do not seem to fit the amount of effort you put in.
The devil send little things to frustrate us. They are the little foxes that spoil the vines.

Women are more near-sighted than men. Men are designed to see the big picture.
Hence, when a friend tells a man a problem, the man can immediately see the problem and the solution.

God never gives a person a challenge he cannot handle with God’s help.
We all experience frustration to some degree. To name a few:

1. Not having sufficient money to do what you think you need to do
2. Having something of value to offer someone who has no appetite for what you have.
3. Not being able to control the reactions/responses of other people that you are connected to.
4. The sense we are running out of time to do what we want/need to do.
5. Having an assignment but not having clarity as to how to get it done.
God often asks us to do something beyond our mean and finance.
We are often frustrated with God’s assignment until we activate God’s factor.
6. Not having sufficient health/energy to do what you have in your heart to do.
7. Not being organized in your thoughts- unable to express yourself.
Man tends to express anger through action as there is hardly words to express anger.
8. Trying your hardest to make things happen yet doors remain closed.
9. Not being able to gain access to the person you love or from whom you desire helps.
10. Not being able to resolve conflict.
11. Operating in a job that you are not designed for.
12. Having circumstance beyond your control.
We are responsible for controlling ourselves.
13. Having to submit to controls that you do not understand or agree with.
14. Watching someone you care about live beneath their potential.
15. Having things happen for which we have no explanation.
Sometimes we suffer from no apparent reason. We may ask God ‘why did You let this happen?’
We may want to know what we do wrong for the suffering.
Yet, Lord Jesus suffered the cross even when He did no wrong.
16. Not really liking where you are but being afraid to leave.
17. Not knowing your purpose.
We need to know the reason we were born. Hell = purposelessness.
Purposeless people create hell for others around them.

Whenever you are frustrated, S-T-O-P

S-it Down         Calm down
T-hink               Only process one thought at a time. Frustration is temporary.
O-bserve          Look at the situation.
P-lan                Wisdom births a strategy. Dream does not come to pass due to lack of plan.

Habit of wealthy people:
– They live well below their means
– They allocate money efficiently
– Parents did not provide outpatient care
– Adult children are economically self-sufficient
– Financially independent is more important than high social standing status

5 residual streams of income:

– Salary or wages
– Investment
– Business
– Real estate
– Royalties

Poor people only have 1 stream of income. Wealthy people have at least 3 streams.

Posted June 28, 2016 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Dale C. Bronner, Sermon

Bishop Dale C. Bronner’s Sermon 25, July, 2015 The Danger of Distractions

God never entrusts us with something we cannot manage, give or see others are blessed with.
2 Sam 11:1-5
David was supposed to be out warring.

How to find the right person to marry?
1. Find the history of decisions.
2. Whose voice do they listen to
3. Daily routine

How to know a person?
F: Family background
A: Attitude
C: Compatibility (cultural, faith, financial, education)
E: Experiences (past experience)
S: Skill

If the devil cannot stop, the devil will distract using something attractive. Not everything that looks good to you is good for you.
Distraction: Getting our mind off from things which really matter.

When you avoid battle you were born for, you’ll face battle you aren’t equipped for. David was supposed to be in war with his men. Yet, he didn’t go to battlefield. He faced another battle and he lost.

The absence of pain is relief Not fulfillment
Amusement: The state of not thinking. It doesn’t mean we don’t find amusement. It means we focus on the thing that matters.

What is distracting us from who we are supposed to be and what we are supposed to do? Is it the wrong pursuit of goal? Wrong relationship?

Who distracts us? It is not “what” distracts us.

Think about those in your personal life.
1. What have they got you doing?
2. What have they got you listening to?
3. What have they got you reading?
4. Where have they got you going?
5. How have they got you feeling?
6. How have they got you talking?
7. What have they got you saying?
8. What have they got your thinking?

Not everyone has the right to speak into our lives.

Evil is anything that distracts you from your purpose and God-given,mission. Dead works are good works God doesn’t assign me to do.
For every gift God has, the devil has the counterfeit.
Don’t let what you can see distract you from pursuing what we can’t see.
Don’t sacrifice the ultimate on the altar of immediate.
How you respond to your failures determines your future.
Distraction is destruction of dream in slow motion. The greatest virtue of the devil is patience. He gradually turns us around then suddenly we fall. marriage is destroyed gradually through accumulated anger. Then, the marriage is destroyed suddenly.

How do we tell genuine from counterfeit? In the detail. There are many little distractions. We recognize them as we listen to the Holy Spirit.

God will bring light to bring clarity. Clarity will speed us up to achieve our goals.

Focus: Focus On Completion Until Successful. Focus creates blindness to the periphery. We need someone who loves us enough to tell us what is going on.

There is something more. One day God will ask us whether we have accomplished the mission He has given us.

Don’t look at the little distraction. We fix our eyes to Jesus.

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Posted August 4, 2015 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Dale C. Bronner, Sermon