29 May 2016 - The Perfect Servant God Loves You - Pastor Lawrence Lim Sermon Notes Online - New Creation Church Sermon Notes Online
Proverbs 4:20-22 - God's word produces life and health in our lives.
“My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.” (Proverbs 4:20-22 NKJV)
Just because something is dead, it doesn't mean it will stay dead. As long as Jesus is with you, He is there for you! He is the Resurrection and the Life.
Just one touch from Jesus and our lives will never be the same!
We want to experience Jesus afresh - not just to have head knowledge, but heart knowledge.
Victory in every area of one's life is for every believer.
It's not about what the preacher or you can do. It's about what the Lord can do for you. Look beyond the preacher and look to the Lord.
Three simple statements that lead to a strong marriage with days of heaven on earth:
1) "I am sorry."
2) "You are right."
3) "I love you."
If you are right but present it in the wrong way, you are still wrong.
Always expect great things from God. He is a God who wants to bless and to give. When God gives, He always exceeds our expectations.
Jesus is All-Powerful. There is nothing that He cannot do. Jesus is not just All-Powerful - He is also All-Love.
He has all power and is all love - therefore you have every right to believe that Jesus will help you and that He will bring you to the other side.
You have the Healer with you - Yahweh Rapha - Always go to Jesus. Always trust in the name of Jesus Christ.
John 15:15 - Jesus doesn't call you a servant - He calls you His friend.
“No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.” (John 15:15 NKJV)
Why do these men of God call themselves bondservants of Jesus Christ when Jesus has already said that we are no longer servants but called His friends?
It is because they chose to do so even when they didn't need to, as they loved God and owed their lives to Him.
“Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God” (Romans 1:1 NKJV)
“Paul and Timothy, bondservants of Jesus Christ, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:” (Philippians 1:1 NKJV)
“Paul, a bondservant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect and the acknowledgment of the truth which accords with godliness,” (Titus 1:1 NKJV)
“James, a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad: Greetings.” (James 1:1 NKJV)
“Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ:” (II Peter 1:1 NKJV)
“Jude, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, To those who are called, sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ:” (Jude 1:1 NKJV)
Exodus 21:1-6 - If the Hebrew slave makes a choice to stay out of love for his master, wife and children, his ear will be pierced and blood will be shed.
The Hebrew slave represents Jesus. We are Jesus' wife and children. Jesus' heart is to serve us.
““Now these are the judgments which you shall set before them: If you buy a Hebrew servant, he shall serve six years; and in the seventh he shall go out free and pay nothing. If he comes in by himself, he shall go out by himself; if he comes in married, then his wife shall go out with him. If his master has given him a wife, and she has borne him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall be her master’s, and he shall go out by himself. But if the servant plainly says, ‘I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free,’ then his master shall bring him to the judges. He shall also bring him to the door, or to the doorpost, and his master shall pierce his ear with an awl; and he shall serve him forever.” (Exodus 21:1-6 NKJV)
Psalms 40:6-8 - This is a Messianic Prophecy. "My ears you have opened" reminds us of Exodus 21:6.
“Sacrifice and offering You did not desire; My ears You have opened. Burnt offering and sin offering You did not require. Then I said, “Behold, I come; In the scroll of the book it is written of me. I delight to do Your will, O my God, And Your law is within my heart.”” (Psalms 40:6-8 NKJV)
Hebrews 10:5-7 - Piercing Jesus' ears alone would not be enough to redeem us from our sins.
Jesus' entire body had to be pierced and offered as a sacrifice so that we can be redeemed from our sins.
God's will is for us to be free from our sins.
“Therefore, when He came into the world, He said: “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, But a body You have prepared for Me. In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You had no pleasure. Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come— In the volume of the book it is written of Me— To do Your will, O God.’ ”” (Hebrews 10:5-7 NKJV)
Ezekiel 1:10 - Prophet Ezekiel had a vision of four living creatures. 4 is the number of Creation.
The face of the lion typifies Jesus as King. The Gospel of Matthew (Lion).
The face of the man typifies Jesus as the Perfect Man who died for our sins. The Gospel of Luke (Man).
The face of the eagle typifies Jesus as God (Jesus is Creator - whoever is Creator is God). The Gospel of John (Eagle).
The face of the ox typifies Jesus as the Servant and the Sacrificial Offering. The Gospel of Mark.
Why is Jesus portrayed by the ox? It is because He came to serve the Father and to serve us by going to the cross to die for our sins.
“As for the likeness of their faces, each had the face of a man; each of the four had the face of a lion on the right side, each of the four had the face of an ox on the left side, and each of the four had the face of an eagle.” (Ezekiel 1:10 NKJV)
Philippians 2:5-11 - Jesus made Himself to be nothing at the cross because He loves us.
Jesus is omniscient and omnipotent. He knew exactly what He would suffer at the cross - He knew in advance every slap, every ridicule, every mockery, and yet He still chose to suffer them for us.
He could have come down from the cross at any point of time but He would not.
“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:5-11 NKJV)
If we sin as believers, we are still saved - heaven is still our home. But if we do sin, it affects our testimony to the world.
It is important that we have a good testimony because it is how the world can see Jesus and His grace.
How are we going to live our lives? Jesus served us and gave His life for us.
We should live a life that glorifies Jesus!
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