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Why No Coming to Church??

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A sermon by Pastor Aries on Saturday, 3, March, 2018.
Various reasons why people dislike coming to church.

– I find God elsewhere
– It is not relevant to me
– Church is boring
– It feels like God is missing from church
– Church feels out of date
– I don’t like the people.
– Christians are judgmental, hypocritical, insensitive to others.

Some points to consider in reaching out to the lost. Easter is coming, after all.

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Posted March 6, 2018 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Aries Zulkarnain, Sermon

Pastor Bobby’s Sermon 16, December, 2017

John 1:1-5
Advent season. Advent = coming.
Jesus is coming. It is preparation of His arrival.

No matter how dark our situation, God will come through for us.

In the beginning of creation, the earth was dark and formless. Then, God came and began creating.

2000 years ago, the shepherd was outside under the dark night.
The angels of God appeared to them and lighted up the dark night.

No matter how dark the situation is, be it physical, emotional or spiritual darkness, Lord Jesus is coming to light up our world.

He is coming:

1. To dispel the darkness of sin.

Proverb 4:18-19
Rm 7:19,24
When we live in sin, we live in darkness and we deserve death.

Nevertheless, Jesus is coming to set us free from sin and death.

2. To dispel the darkness of sickness

Ps 91:5-6
Disease can suddenly leave us in darkness.
However, Lord Jesus came to heal us of diseases.

3. To dispel the darkness of satan’s oppression

Acts 10:38,.John 10:10
Lord Jesus sets free those who are oppressed by the devil.
The devil comes to steal, kill and destroy.
Lord Jesus comes to give abundant life.

4. To dispel the darkness of setbacks

Job 30:26
Setback may leave us in anxiety and darkness.
It seems when we look for good, darkness comes.
However, as we come to God in prayer, God will come through for us.

 

Posted December 20, 2017 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Bobby Chaw, Sermon

Pastor Bobby’s Sermon 4, November, 2017 Purpose of Sabbath

Why do we gather week after week?
Why do we give our best?

Lord Jesus began His ministry in Galilee.
He appointed 12 apostles and He had 70 other disciples.
He sent 70 disciples and reminded them that they are lambs among wolves.

Luke 14:1-6
Who is Pharisee?
Someone who dedicated to keep the law of God wholeheartedly.
In the beginning, they started well.
Eventually, they became corrupt.

Lord Jesus came to the house of the Pharisee.
He healed on Sabbath.
What is the purpose of Sabbath?

1.Sabbath is for healing.

In another occasion, He healed on Sabbath and cast out demon.
Luke 4:16-21, 11:20
He wants to heal the sick physically and emotionally.

2.Sabbath is for worship and prayer

Luke 4:16
Lord Jesus was in synagogue, a place of worship and prayer.
Genesis 2:2
God stopped working on the seventh day.
Psalm 66:4
He enjoyed the praise songs of His creation.
When we come to God, indeed we experience God.
At the same time, God experiences His people.
2 Chr 7:15-16
God wants to see us on Sabbath. Not only the pastors, but also the congregation pray and worship together. This God enjoys.

Exodus 35:20-21, 23-26, 36:5
The miracle was everyone coming together to give.
In fact, they brought much more than enough to build the house of worship.
The same miracle which happened in thr time of Moses will also happen to CHC during Arise and Build.

You can purchase his sermon here:
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Posted November 10, 2017 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Bobby Chaw, Sermon

Pastor Aries’ Sermon 28, October, 2017

2 Kings 2:6-11
Double portion of the spirit.
Elijah did 7 miracles. Elisha did 14 miracles.
Another meaning = your life repeated in my life. I want to be a holy man just like you.

To repeat something is not easy.
It requires much fasting and prayer.
Furthermore, to do it better is even more difficult.

To repeat the success of building fund is not easy.
To have revival in 1 generation is already difficult.
To do 10 times is CHC.

We should keep repeating until overcoming is synonymous with us. We are overcomers.

CHC did many new things and overcame barriers of growth and pain.

John 16:33
Lord Jesus did all the overcoming. Our job is to appropriate His finished work.
1 John 4:4, 1 John 5:4-5
If we keep our faith, we wil overcome.
The devil only wants to steal our faith.

What is faith?
Matt 17:20
It is mountain-moving. But faith is more than that.
Many times we are in crisis then we apply mountain moving faith. But, there is more.

FA I TH

I is the center of life. Faith has to be the center of life.
FA = Force in Action. Mountain moving faith.
TH = Tenacity in Holding Up . Weather proof faith.

Mark 4:35-41
The presence of storm doesn’t mean the absence of Jesus.
If God wants us to be overcomers, then He allows obstacle to come in our way.
The storm became calm not because of some overpowering power. It ran out of breath, ran out of stamina.
Does the obstacle outlast our faith or does our faith outlast the obstacle?

The one who wins the race is the one who doesn’t run out of breath first.

As overcomers, we are not sprinters but long distance runners.
If we persevere and endure, the obstacle will have expiry date.

Lord Jesus was asleep even when the storm came.
He knew no one would sink.
He was telling them, “Keep calm and trust God.”
If Lord Jesus was sleeping, probably the disciples should have been sleeping on that day too.

What is the good thing about sleeping in the midst of storm?
The storm feels short when we sleep.

Heb 12:1-3
God is waiting at the finish line. He is cheering us on.
When we are lacking of faith, we should go over the story of Lord Jesus did it.

You can purchase his sermon here:
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Posted November 2, 2017 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Aries Zulkarnain, Sermon

Pastor Bobby’s Sermon 21, October, 2017

Come, Let Us Rebuild

Nehemiah 2:17
Why was the Jerusalem in ruin?
After exile, Zerubbabel led the first group of Israelites back to Jerusalem.
However, much adversary stoped him.
Ezra and Nehemiah came to the restoration too. Yet, they faced much adversary too.

John 16:33, John 10:10
Whenever we obey God, adversary comes to try to steal, to kill and to destroy.
Luke 22:31-32
Satan = Adversary.
Satan came to steal Simon Peter’s faith.
The devil does not need our possession.
When we lose our faith, we lose everything.
Heb 11:1
When we lose trust in God, life is not worth living anymore.

2 Pet 1:5
The first building block is faith.
It is based in personal revelation with Jesus Christ.
If the enemy steals faith, the whole building collapses.
As long as we have faith, even if we lose jobs, we can get better jobs.

How do we rebuild faith?

1.) By encountering God.

Neh 1:3-9
Nehemiah fasted and prayed when he heard trouble.
Nehemiah praised God, declaring His goodness for 4 months.
He held on according to His promise.
Our prayer shouls be shaped and grounded in Scripture.

2.) By the word of God

2 Cor 4:8-14
How did apostle Paul persevere in the midst of difficulty?
He believed and he spoke: Jesus will rise us up again.
How do we guard heart? By guarding our tongue.
Heb 10:23
We must hold fast to the confession of our faith.

Neh 2:2-5
Why was Nehemiah afraid?
Because he came face to face with the king who had stopped the rebuilding of Jerusalem.
Nevertheless, he prayed.

In any difficulty, there is always the third party: the God of heaven.

Nehemiah boldly asked the king’s writing for a safe passage and the supply of timber to restore Jerusalem.

3.) By the courage to act

The hand of the Lord upholds us as we exercise courage in the midst of adversary
Courage = strength in the midst of pain or grief.
Isa 41:10
We must not fear. We must take courage to act.
Miracle, deliverance and harvest will come.

You can purchase his sermon here:
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Posted October 26, 2017 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Bobby Chaw, Sermon

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

Pastor Bobby’s Sermon 7, October, 2017 One Thing Is Needed

The Gospel of Luke.
At first, Lord Jesus served in Galilee. Then, in various places/in journey. Then, it ended in Jerusalem.
The disciples went with Lord Jesus. Eventually, He called them apostles.
Something happened along the way. Lord Jesus discipled them, especially through fellowship.

Luke 10:38-42
One of the occasions of discipleship and fellowship.
Martha was the main character.
Martha welcomed Him.
Lord Jesus called Martha twice.

In ancient time, a man welcomed a man.
But here, Martha welcomed Lord Jesus.
She couldn’t care less of the culture around her.
In fact, Martha called Him Lord.

Mary sat at Jesus’ feet.
It means she became His disciple. It is similar to Paul sat under the discipleship of Gamaliel.

Martha seemed to be the more active disciple.
In fact, she was distracted with much serving (or ministry, to be exact).
Some believe Martha was a house church leader.
Because she was too busy, she felt neglected.
She complained to the Lord that He did not care about her well being.

Like Martha, our faith was about to shipwreck.
She started to engage in self pity, comparing herself with Mary.
She even told the Lord what to do: tell Mary to help.

When we are too overwhelmed, the solution is not to relinquish responsibility.
Lord Jesus told Martha she was worried and troubled with things.
Actually, when we are faithful, we will more responsibility.
Matt 25:21 NLT
What we need to do is to be faithful.
Let’s celebrate it.

The problem: Martha was troubled and worried.
Luke 12:22,29-31
Nevertheless, we must not worry.
Our Heavenly Father cares.
Pslam 123:1-2, John 10:28-29
Our job is to look at the hand of God.
No evil shall befall us as there is no other power greater than God.

Martha was worried.
However, only one thing was needed.
Single minded devotion to Jesus.

If we lose our devotion, spiritual discipline becomes a chore.
Ex 21:1-2
The person ended up as a slave to pay off the debt.
The master discipled the slave for 6 years and freed him on the 7th year.
Ex 21:5-6
Love slave.
We must never lose that single minded devotion.
We serve because we love.

When the man is not in love with the woman, he will find all reasons not to be there.
When he is in love, he sacrifices a lot for her.

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Posted October 11, 2017 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Bobby Chaw, Sermon