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"Are you Ready?" Sermon Slides by Ps Daniel Foo, on 8 June 2014

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Are you ready for end times Are you ready for end times Presentation Transcript

  • I. We are living in the End- Times. II. We must continue to get ourselves ready for the Lord’s Coming for us.
  • I. We are living in the End-Times.
  • Matthew 24:12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 1. We are living in a time of lawlessness.
  • 1. We are living in a time of lawlessness. A. Terrorism. B. Perversion [Romans 1:18-32]. C. Moral Breakdown Isaiah 5:20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
  • Daniel 12:4 But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase. 2. We are living in a time of explosion of knowledge, information and connectivity.
  • II. We must continue to get ourselves ready for the Lord’s Coming for us.
  • Revelation 3:16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. 1. We must not be lukewarm but hot for God. WHY
  • Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. 1. We must not be lukewarm but hot for God.
  • 2. We must not be foolish but be wise. Ephesians 5:15-18 Daniel 12:3 Matthew 25:1-13 Matthew 7:24-25
  • 3. We must not be conformed to the world but be overcomers. Revelation 2-3 To Him Who overcomes … HOW
  • II. We must continue to get ourselves ready for the Lord’s Coming for us. Discipleship and Evangelism Mission of a Discipleship Group Church - DGC: To Share Christ as we Mature in Him
  • YOU - the believer Evangelize SERVE via 3 Vehicles : (1) The DG (2) Equipping Tracks (3) Mentoring Relationships EQUIP EDIFY INPUT OUTPUT Disciple Another Missions Intentional DISCIPLESHIP in a DGC
  • A. We must grow strong spiritually. Colossians 2:6-7 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.
  • A. We must grow strong spiritually. i. Loving God as a true worshipper. ii. Loving People. iii. Continually connecting to God in prayer. iv. Regularly feeding on the Word of God. v. Application, application, application. vi. Obedience, obedience, obedience.
  • Wise and Foolish Virgins 1. Maturing Believers are those who struggle and struggle in this life but will make progress. 2. Immature Believers will also struggle and struggle but remain immature, foolish and worse off.
  • Wise and Foolish Virgins 3. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 9:10). 4. Disobedience and Rebellion are the beginning of foolishness (Romans 1).
  • Wise and Foolish Virgins 5. Godliness is to factor God in all our thinking and feeling, plans and ideas, responses and decisions in our living. 6. Ungodliness is mere disregard for God, His Word, the fellowship and counsel of His people.
  • Overcomer-Believers 1. Apply and do the Word vs head-knowledge only. 2. Experience the reality of God. 3. Spiritually alert. 4. Grateful. 5. True worshippers. 6. Wise. 7. Deal with Baggages in life. 8. Not easily shaken.
  • B. We must strengthen key- relationships in our lives [life impacting lives]. It is time to evaluate every relationship in our lives. Strengthen those “God-ordained” relationships - those who “build” you up. Intentionally and wisely minister to those you can be a blessing to.
  • B. We must strengthen key- relationships in our lives [life impacting lives]. Be in a covenant community of believers:  Discipleship Group (DG) and Mentoring Relationship (MR) For:  Accountability & Covering (A & C) and Praying & Communicating (P & C)
  • C. We must continually share Christ with pre-believers. Luke 10:5-7a, 9 Jesus’ Methodology But whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on it; if not, it will return to you. And remain in the same house, eating and drinking such things as they give … And heal the sick there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’
  • C. We must continually share Christ with pre-believers. Luke 10:5-7a, 9 - Jesus’ Methodology i. Bless the pre-believers with the Peace of God. ii. Fellowship with them - eat and drink. iii. Minister to their felt needs - heal the sick. iv. Share the Gospel of the Kingdom of God.
  • D. We must totally depend on the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed. Zechariah 4:6
  • D. We must totally depend on the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Acts 10:38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. 1 Corinthians 2:4-5 Revelation 1:5-6
  • E. Get our personal life, family and finances in order. John 16:33 In the world you will have tribulation … John 10:10a The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy … WHY
  • E. Get our personal life, family and finances in order. Evaluate how we live and spend our resources: Time Money ResourcesEfforts Focus Energies
  • CONCLUSION The Lord’s Coming is SOON! Olympics take years to prepare but the day it arrives, it happens very very quickly! SOON means NO time to reflect anymore! Revelation 22:17 the Spirit and the Bride says: COME!