8 August 2021 - Righteous and Healed - New Creation Church Sermon Notes - Pastor Lawrence Lim
New Sermon Notes: Pastor Lawrence Lim taught us about the close association between knowing that you are forgiven of your sins, and walking in health and wholeness. Be conscious of how God has made you the righteousness of God in Christ, and you will walk out a life that glorifies Him!
Praise and Worship Songs Performed:
1. In The Name - Lakewood Church
2. There’s Something About That Name - Gloria Gaither
3. Refuge - New Creation Worship
John 10:10-11 - Jesus came to give us life.
“The thief only comes to steal, kill, and destroy. I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” (John 10:10-11 WEB)
John 11:25 - Jesus is the resurrection and the life.
“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will still live, even if he dies.” (John 11:25 WEB)
Just one touch from God and your life will never be the same. One word from God can transform your life forever.
Pastor Lawrence has been in New Creation Church for the past twenty-five years.
Romans 1:16 - The Gospel is the power of God for salvation for everyone who believes.
“For I am not ashamed of the Good News of Christ, for it is the power of God for salvation for everyone who believes; for the Jew first, and also for the Greek.” (Romans 1:16 WEB)
Mark 2:1-12 - At that time, the roof of the house was made of hay and straw.
The moment Jesus released the word of healing, the man was healed and got up immediately.
The scribes were right to think that only God can forgive sins.
Jesus was indirectly declaring that He is God.
Jesus Christ is God and He alone can forgive sins.
The paralytic’s greatest need was to be healed, to be made whole.
The first thing Jesus said to the paralytic was “Son, your sins are forgiven you.”
This statement is easy to say, but hard to validate.
However, if you say, “arise and walk,” it can be validated. It is therefore harder to say, “arise and walk”.
Jesus has the power and willingness to heal us.
There is a close association between forgiveness of sins and the ability to walk in health and wholeness.
It is knowing that you are forgiven of all your sins that allows you to walk.
Before you can walk, you must know that you are already seated with Christ in heavenly places.
You are not just a pardoned sinner. You are the righteousness of God in Christ who is blessed with every spiritual blessing in Him.
Knowing that you are forgiven precedes the ability to walk out a life that glorifies God.
When you know that you are forgiven, any part of you that is weakened will be healed.
“When he entered again into Capernaum after some days, it was heard that he was in the house. Immediately many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even around the door; and he spoke the word to them. Four people came, carrying a paralytic to him. When they could not come near to him for the crowd, they removed the roof where he was. When they had broken it up, they let down the mat that the paralytic was lying on. Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven you.” But there were some of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, “Why does this man speak blasphemies like that? Who can forgive sins but God alone?” Immediately Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, said to them, “Why do you reason these things in your hearts? Which is easier, to tell the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven;’ or to say, ‘Arise, and take up your bed, and walk?’ But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins” —he said to the paralytic— “I tell you, arise, take up your mat, and go to your house.” He arose, and immediately took up the mat, and went out in front of them all; so that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, “We never saw anything like this!”” (Mark 2:1-12 WEB)
Ephesians 1:7 - God has forgiven you of all your sins the moment you place your faith in Jesus Christ.
The Greek word translated as “have” in this verse is in the tense that means your redemption is continuous and enduring. We cannot lose our forgiveness of sins.
Forgive yourself because God has forgiven you.
“in whom we have our redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,” (Ephesians 1:7 WEB)
Psalm 103:11 - Our finite minds cannot comprehend the riches of God’s grace.
“For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his loving kindness toward those who fear him.” (Psalms 103:11 WEB)
1 Peter 2:14 - The colon in this verse means that the preceding statement is equivalent to the next statement, or that it explains what the latter statement means.
Knowing that you have been made righteous in Christ is equivalent to being healed in your body.
You must know that you are forgiven and that God is not holding your sins against you.
“who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” (1 Peter 2:24 KJV)
2 Corinthians 5:21 - The moment you believe that you are the righteousness of God in Christ, healing springs forth and you receive life from God.
“For him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf; so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21 WEB)
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