Video – The final part of the 25 tasks to be done in 3 hours around Daegu. We gave away kimbab, got autographs, took pictures, played minigolf, walked the length of an underground mall, went to E-mart, drunk coffee, sang in the park, ate dinner, got petrol, made artwork, changed seats at the traffic lights, and many more. Again, it was awesome and a continuation of the tradition and legacy started in 2008!
Daniel is leading our prayer ministry and has already assembled some prayer warriors to pray every day. If you would like to be part of this essential ministry, please see Daniel at church or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We as believers must see our position in life in the view of, Christ and eternity. If we see our economic condition as lowly and poor, we are very much likely to become malcontents. Complaining or moaning about how the guy across the street has more than we do. We would become likely to pursue the things that we would think might make us happy, when in the end they would lead us to ruin. Rather we must keep our eyes fixed on our position in Christ. Whatever you’ve attained in life. Whatever you’ve “As a follower of Christ, As a Christian, weather you’re rich or you’re poor, you must experience and exalt in Christ.” We must experience Christ and exalt in Christ. Another way to say this might be this, Though this world is tough, or though you have it pretty good here, there is a better place with Christ. That place is our home. That place is our identity. That place holds our reward. been given. Whatever you’re good at or esteemed for in your education or abilities, you are a servant of Jesus Christ. Exalt in your position as one who needs Jesus. You’ll never work your way into heaven by doing or giving away your wealth. The amount of your wealth is not the point. Faith is. Who do you serve. Who do you say your master is?
“Blessed is the man who perseveres under trials, because when he has stood the test, he
will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”
Seven Observations about the Empty Tomb
1. We are invited to take a look in the tomb 2. We know Jesus Died 3.We know a way has been opened for us
4.We know that Jesus’ garments were left behind 5. We know whose Tomb Jesus was buried in
6. We know that the tomb was not his own 7. We know the tomb was empty just as Jesus’ said it would be!
1. The Angel says to Mary you came here looking for Jesus. It is interesting that the guards at the tomb were not invited to go in and see as well. We tend to think nowadays that its only fair for everyone to take a turn and look in the tomb. The angel could have calmed the guards and invited them in as well but he didn’t. Those who know the savior by name are invited to partake in his resurrection. Those who follow him in death will go on to meet him in life.
Next, It was a borrowed tomb; and why? I take it, not to dishonor Christ, but in order to show that, as his sins were borrowed sins, so his burial was in a borrowed grave. Christ had no transgressions of his own; he took ours upon his head; he never committed a wrong, but he took all my sin, and all yours, if ye are believers; concerning all his people, it is true, he bore their griefs and carried their sorrows in his own body on the tree; therefore, as they were others’ sins, so he rested in another’s grave; as they were sins imputed, so that grave was only imputedly his. It was not his sepulchre; it was the tomb of Joseph.
People who know God is real and alive fear God too much to let their fear of man keep them from speaking. Which brings me to say that this fear of God is not fear of retribution or punishment. It is a realization of just how amazing the risen Christ is. It is a full view of his glory. The truth of his resurrection brings them to their knees at the feet of Jesus. They left with fear but they also left with Joy. Fear may bring us to our knees but joy will bring us to worship. After they fall at his feet, Jesus says don’t be afraid. Go tell my brothers they will see me. It is true joy to be reunited with God. To meet him again. How can you meet someone if they are dead. How can you have joy if you know there is no life. I am here to tell you what both the Angel and Jesus said here in the living word. You will see Jesus again. He is alive. He is not here. Everything is just as he said it would be. He has risen. Go with joy and worship at his feet. He is living, and he is waiting for you.
Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the LORD their God and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the LORD their God had sent him. And the people showed reverence for the LORD. Then Haggai, the messenger of the LORD, spoke by the commission of the LORD to the people saying, “ ‘I am with you,’ declares the LORD.” So the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and worked on the house of the LORD of hosts, their God. ~ Haggai 1:12-14
Questions to Answer
– And… we are united to Him in faith!
Happy Easter everyone. This Sunday the 12th, we will be having communion to celebrate and remember that Jesus our Lord has risen. Let’s pray that God can use us to do mighty things for his church and his people! Amen
It’s time to put on your racing shirt/hat/shoes etc for the Annual Dongshin Road Rally. This year it is going to be held on April 19th after church (between 4-8pm) and we want you to join a team. You are going to be racing around Daegu with fun tasks and collecting evidence along the way. Last year we had to chew a lot of gum, give away kimbab, take photos, eat together, collect special water and change clothes for example.
Don’t miss out on a chance for an historic and memorable time as we expect this event to be bigger than last year. Cost per person is 10,000 won.
If you have a car and can drive on the day, could you please talk to Andy Gilman.
Firstly, if you need wisdom (yes we do) then ask God. Secondly you should ask.
There are 3 things that every believer must know about God
1. God has what you need (he’s not a politician)
2. God gives you what you need generously and without finding fault (Just like getting free bread from Outback)
3. v6-8 God gives to all those who ask in faith (If you ask for wisdom but don’t submit to God, how could you ever expect to be changed by grace?)
God didn’t put you on Earth to collect stuff but to “glorify himself in and through you”. Put your faith in him today and walk in his promises by his strength.
James encourages us to respond to trials by faith in 3 ways
- Faith in Jesus makes the believer; endure trials with purpose
- Faith in Jesus makes the believer; endure trials to the end (v.4)
- Faith in Jesus makes the believer; endure trials with joy (v.2)
If any of you lack the wisdom, the know how, the ability, to endure trials this way, let him or her pray today.
Pray to Jesus the one who knows what you are going through.
Pray to Jesus the one who can forgive your lack of faith and joy in the midst of trials.
Pray to Jesus the one who can carry you through to the end and then pardon you unto eternal glory.
Let’s join together and play the night away with pizza and drinks. If you have any boardgames/cardgames then please bring them along. Happening after church in the same building.
God is sovereign over our enemies
God always does what is right
God’s always prevails over his enemies
They have absolutely no power which he does not allow
God sends evil
In his divine wisdom it is never wrong
He is not accountable for evil, Evil men are
God is sovereign over the rights of his people
God is sovereign ruler who alone gives the right to his inheritance
He judges righteously
He forgives completely
God is sovereign the cause of his name
He works all things for the good of his people to the ultimate end of his glory
He works all of human history to the ultimate end, which is his glory
We make friends and we make enemies but God makes our Neighbors
Small Groups Premiere
Jan 18: Andy Gilman
Jan 25: Andy Gilman
Feb 01: Ken
Fen 08: Andy Gilman
Feb 15 Andy Gilman
- Looking forward •
- Consolation (Luke 2:25)
- Sin, The Curse •
- Redemption (Luke 2:38)
- The world, The accuser, our enemies
- Consolation (Luke 2:25)
- Jesus submitted
- To the Law
- Circumcision -Sacrifice
- To Nature
- He could get hungry, sick, or cold
- He could bleed
- To the Law
- Jesus reveals heart
- He is destined to case the r and f of many
- We raise or fall before God because of our Faith in Jesus
- I Peter 2:6-9
- The cornerstone is Jesus
- He is destined to case the r and f of many
- What does faith look like
- Marry: treasured up and meditated on these things
- The shepherds: glorified God and gave thanks to God
- Simeon : Was at peace with God content with life in the presence of the saviour
- Anna : Spoke about Him to all: evangelism
These are not rules to follow, not guarantees to heaven only visible responses of a heart of faith
Conclusion: I Peter 2:6-9
I. The Father has foreknown us. (v. 2)
A. What is foreknowledge? Psalm 139
1. More than awareness of existence (vv. 13-16)
2. More than awareness of actions (vv. 2-6)
3. More than any awareness (vv. 7-12)
4. In short, it is love.
B. Humble yourselves under God (5:6-7)
1. Take pride in the Lord. (v. 6)
2. Cast your anxieties on Him. (v. 7)
3. This will make you strange!