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Sermon by Rev Dr Ng Swee Ming. Part 3 of Touching Lives - 2014 Theme for SSMC based on 2Cor5:14-15

Sermon by Rev Dr Ng Swee Ming. Part 3 of Touching Lives - 2014 Theme for SSMC based on 2Cor5:14-15

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    • Our VISION  TRANSFORMING LIVES   EXPANDING HIS KINGDOM 
    • Touching Lives 2 Cor 5:14-15 14 For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. 15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
    • Touched, to touch lives We much 1st be TOUCHED by...  Christ & His Love ...  His great sacrifice ...HE DIED FOR ALL  His great victory ...WAS RAISED AGAIN As a result - Christ’s love should ...  Compel us to LOVE ...  IN LOVING, LIVES WILL BE TOUCHED  Compel us to LIVE ...  No longer for ourselves ...  but LIVING FOR CHRIST  Lives Will Also Be Touched
    • Touching Lives : LIVING FOR JESUS 3 P’s 1. PERSONAL 2. POSSIBLE 3. POWERFUL
    • 3 types of people in the world: Those who ... 1. Watch things happen ! 2. Make things happen ! 3. Ask, “what’s happening ?” Which one are you ? Are you willing to be ... ‘MAD’ for Jesus ?
    • TOUCHING LIVES : MAKING A DIFFERENCE To Be “MAD” for Jesus... 1.BE OPEN  You are working ...  God is working ...  When you work, work with God ... Testimony 1
    • TOUCHING LIVES : MAKING A DIFFERENCE To Be “MAD” for Jesus... 1.BE OPEN • Where God leads you – GO... • Willingly or unwillingly ... Testimony 2
    • TOUCHING LIVES : MAKING A DIFFERENCE To Be “MAD” for Jesus... 2. BE AVAILABLE • In the world – Ability is No. 1 • In God’s Kingdom - Availability triumph • Ability is ‘skill’ based ... • Availability is ‘heart’ based ...
    • TOUCHING LIVES : MAKING A DIFFERENCE M.A.D. thru FOSTERing Definition of ‘foster’: 1. To bring up, nurture… 2. To promote the growth & development of… 3. To nurse, cherish… Synonyms: advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, further, incubate, nourish, nurse, nurture, promote Antonyms: discourage, frustrate, hinder, inhibit
    • TOUCHING LIVES : MAKING A DIFFERENCE M.A.D. thru FOSTERing But how does it work in practice .... TESTIMONY 3
    • TOUCHING LIVES : MAKING A DIFFERENCE M.A.D. thru FOSTERing But how does it work in practice .... TESTIMONY 4
    • TOUCHING LIVES : MAKING A DIFFERENCE M.A.D. thru FOSTERing : Summary a) Availability b) A bit of Inconvenience c) A bit of Cost d) A Great Opportunity of Being a Blessing & Being Blessed... esp. for outstation students ... & East Malaysian students ...
    • TOUCHING LIVES : MAKING A DIFFERENCE To Be “MAD” for Jesus... 3. BE READY • Opportunities for you to be “MAD” will come ... • If we are OPEN ... • If we are AVAILABLE ... • God will bring or cause things & circumstance to happen ... Question : Are You READY ?
    • TOUCHING LIVES : MAKING A DIFFERENCE Coming CNY Festivities ... Are your READY to ... ‘MAD’ for Jesus ?
    • In the Chinese tradition of giving ang pow ... Are you READY to “MAD” ?
    • TOUCHING LIVES : MAKING A DIFFERENCE Be READY to be “MAD” even when you cannot speak or share the WORD or the language ...
    • TOUCHING LIVES : MAKING A DIFFERENCE
    • In order to Be READY .... 3 Steps: 1. Take one or two types of the tracts / booklets 2. Keep it READY in your car, office, house etc 3. When the opportunity presents itself, give it away – PRAYERFULLY ?? Follow-Up
    • TOUCHING LIVES : MAKING A DIFFERENCE If you are OPEN ... & you are AVAILABLE ... But you DO NOT THINK you are READY ...  If you feel inadequate ...  If you feel ill prepared ...  If you feel not confident ... Pray and take steps to PREPARE YOURSELF • Make Time ... • Be willing to be equipped ...
    • Sunday Morning Foundation Classes 1.Intimacy with God 9/2– 9/3 (X5) Bro Khoo CS 2.Intercession & Spiritual Warfare 9/2-2/3 (X4) Sis Lucrece & Sis Heather 3.Healing Wounded Hearts & Restoring Lives 16-23/3 (X2) Bro Alan Yong Jr 4.Missions - A Biblical Perspective 23-30/3 (X2) Bro Alan Yong Sr 5.Presence Evangelism – A Community Church 20/4-11/5 (X4) KL Lam & Earn Soo 6.NT Survey 20/4-11/5 (X4) Robin Liew
    • TOUCHING LIVES : MAKING A DIFFERENCE Other Possible Avenues to BE READY ...  Classic Alpha : English & Mandarin  1st : 1st March 2014  2nd : 5th July 2014  Invitor / Helper / Facilitator  Alpha Marriage – John & Fee Ling  Alpha Parenting – Henry & Evelyn  Alpha Workplace conf – 26-28 June 2014  “Signs, Wonders & Miracles Seminar” 23-24 May 2014 by Ps Aow  YouthNet NECF - “Nazarite Training” 17-22 Mar 2014 by Ps Jerome Ocampo
    • TOUCHING LIVES : MAKING A DIFFERENCE Lord ....  I’m OPEN  I’m AVAILABLE  I’m READY But I do not know ... ? HOW ... ? WHERE ... ? WHEN ...
    • Touching Lives Announcements TOUCHING LIVES THRU TEACHING 8 Feb (Sat) 9.30am (gather at foyer) Sign-up individually, as a family / DG after service at the foyer. Contact Renée @ church office for more info. Serve as a tuition teacher amongst our KSKA community on weekdays, weeknights or weekends. Contact Su-Ai @ 03-77269172 or KL Lam @ 012-2229221 for more information.
    • Touching Lives Announcements Good Friday & Easter Production “Touched To Touch” Volunteers Needed for • Dance • Drama • Behind the Scenes Crew • Costumes & Props Please REGISTER @ FOYER After Service TODAY
    • TOUCHING LIVES : MAKING A DIFFERENCE APPLICATION : • Verse for 2014 - 2 Cor 5:14-15 “For Christ's love compels us,... that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for Him ...” 1st –His Love - to Know & to Have 2nd –Our Life 1 - Living for Jesus : it’s Personal , Possible & Powerful 3rd –Our Life 2 - M.A.D. for Jesus
    • TOUCHING LIVES : MAKING A DIFFERENCE Will you be ‘MAD’ For Jesus ? Possible responses ...  God I cannot speak clearly ...  God I do not have the means ...  God I am not gifted in ...  God I have no time ...  God I am too old ...  God I am too young ...  God I cannot ........
    • TOUCHING LIVES : MAKING A DIFFERENCE Will you be ‘MAD’ For Jesus ? Possible responses ...  God I cannot speak clearly ...  God I do not have the means ...  God I am not gifted in ...  God I have no time ...  God I am too old ...  God I am too young ...  God I cannot ........
    • Matt 14:13-21, Mk 6:31-44, Lk 9:10-17 & Jn 6:5-15
    • TOUCHING LIVES : MAKING A DIFFERENCE ‘MAD’ For Jesus... Conclusion : TODAY the Lord is not asking for what you  CANNOT DO ...  DO NOT HAVE ...
    • TOUCHING LIVES : MAKING A DIFFERENCE ‘MAD’ For Jesus - Conclusion : The Lord TODAY is asking for what you...  DO HAVE ...  CAN DO ... Will you be able ... willing ... What ‘little’ you have, to place ... into His Hands ... to be ‘broken’ only if necessary ... for Him to use Miracles happen when we give what ‘little’ we have into our Lord’s Mighty Hands ...
    • “Lord, make me a coin in your pocket and spend me anyway you want.” TOUCHING LIVES : MAKING A DIFFERENCE