Touching Lives Sermon Part 2

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Touching Lives Part 2
Message by Rev Dr Ng Swee Ming on 12 Jan 2014. Part 2 of sermon series on theme for 2014

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Touching Lives Sermon Part 2

  1. 1. “Touching Lives” by Rev Dr Ng Swee Ming Sungai Way-Subang Methodist Church
  2. 2. Spozhmai  
  3. 3. Our VISION   TRANSFORMING LIVES      EXPANDING HIS KINGDOM   
  4. 4. Touching Lives 2  Cor  5:14-­‐‑15 14  For  Christ'ʹs  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.  
  5. 5. TOUCHING LIVES Verse  for  2014  -­‐‑  2  Cor  5:14-­‐‑15 “For  Christ'ʹs  love  compels  us,...  that   those  who  live  should  no  longer   live  for  themselves  but  for  Him  ...”
  6. 6. Touched, to touch lives We must 1st be TOUCHED by... Ø  Christ & His Love ... Ø  His great sacrifice ... Ø  His great victory ... As a result - Christ’s love should then ... Ä Compel us to LOVE ... Ä  IN LOVING, LIVES WILL BE TOUCHED Ä Compel us to LIVE ... Ä  No longer for ourselves ... Ä  BUT LIVING FOR CHRIST Ä LIVES WILL ALSO BE TOUCHED
  7. 7. “... no longer live for themselves but for Him...” "ʺChrist  died  our  death   for  us  that  we  might  live   our  life  for  Him."ʺ   “Jesus  is  either  Lord  of   all  or  He   isn’t  Lord  at  all.”
  8. 8. TOUCHING LIVES : living FOR Jesus The word “for” is a preposition which means: 1. To the benefit of ... 2. On behalf of ... 3. In the service of ... What then does “LIVING FOR JESUS” mean to YOU ?
  9. 9. Touching Lives : Living for Jesus 1.  PERSONAL •  It  must  be  a  PERSONAL  DECISION •  It’s  NOT  ONLY  for  – ?  Pastor  ? ?  Leadership  Team  or  the  LCEC  ? ?  Discipleship  Group  Shepherds  ? ?  Discipleship  Group  Leaders  ? ?  Ministry  Heads  ? It’s  for  EACH  &  EVERYONE
  10. 10. Touching Lives : Living for Jesus 1.  PERSONAL You  must  consciously  decide  you  want  to   LIVE  FOR  JESUS  in  2014  onwards  ... Ä It’s  a  choice  ... Ä It’s  a  decision  ... Ä It’s  your  decision  ... Ä It  will  be  your  Life  Transforming   decision  ...
  11. 11. Touching Lives : Living for Jesus Ø  WWJD  ? Ø  Fictional  book Ø  Lives  were  changed  ... Your  life  can  change  ... Your  life  will  change  ...
  12. 12. Touching Lives : Living for Jesus 1.  PERSONAL 2.  POSSIBLE – Will  it  be  easy  ? – Is  it  even  POSSIBLE  ? Eg  Paul  -­‐‑  Phil  1:21 “For  to  me,  to  live  is  Christ   and   to  die  is  gain.”
  13. 13. Eg Joseph in the OT Touching Lives : Living for Jesus
  14. 14. Eg Joseph in the OT Ref Gen 39:2-3 The Lord was with Joseph and he prospered, and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master. When his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord gave him success in everything he did,... Ø Young man ... only 17+yrs old Ø No support structure ... Ø No ‘scripture’ ... Ø YET Joseph maintained his faith in God Touching Lives : Living for Jesus
  15. 15. Touching Lives : Living for Jesus 2.  POSSIBLE
  16. 16. Touching Lives : Living for Jesus 1.  PERSONAL 2.  POSSIBLE 3.  POWERFUL • It’s  Life  transforming.... – For  you  ... – For  lives  touched  thru  you  ...
  17. 17. Touching Lives : Living for Jesus 3.  POWERFUL •  Change  History •  Change  Laws •  Change  Society •  Change  the   world
  18. 18. Touching Lives : Living for Jesus Interview 1 : 1. Just share how you came to know the Lord ? 2. What difference has Jesus made to your life ? 3. You then invited others including your boss to church - can you tell us why ? 4. Been involved with Alpha Classic a few rounds now- what touches you about Alpha ?
  19. 19. Touching Lives : Living for Jesus Interview 2 : 1. How old we're you when you made the decision to accept Christ ? 2. What difference has Jesus made to your life ? 3. Please explain something about the ‘DNA’ camp that you attended ? What was good about it? 4. Share one incident during your ‘DNA’ camp where the Lord used you to Touch someone's life?
  20. 20. Touching Lives : Living for Jesus 1.  PERSONAL 2.  POSSIBLE 3.  POWERFUL
  21. 21. " Could I Be Called A Christian ?" Could I be called a Christian If everybody knew The secret thoughts and feelings Of everything I do Could they see the likeness of Christ in me each day Could they hear Him speaking In every word I say.
  22. 22. " Could I Be Called A Christian ?" Could I be called a Christian If my faith I did not show If I do not go to places Where the Lord would have me go If I do not love His truth If I do not guard His trust I cherish more than Jesus My greatest hidden lust.
  23. 23. " Could I Be Called A Christian ?" To obey all He's commanded To do all that He said To place no confidence in the flesh To glory in Christ Jesus It's He who justifies To find your life you must lose it To live you must first die Let every man examine his own life "Could I be called a Christian?"
  24. 24. " Could I Be Called A Christian ?" Could I be called a Christian And believe not his holy word If I take Him as my Saviour And refuse Him as my Lord If I could not love the outcast And not burdened for the lost If I fail to deny myself And each day take up my cross .....
  25. 25. Touching Lives : Living for Jesus RESPONSE 2  Cor  5:14-­‐‑15 • “For  Christ'ʹs  love  compels  us,...   that  those  who  live  should  no   longer  live  for  themselves  but   for  Him  ...”
  26. 26. Living For Jesus 1.  Living for Jesus a life that is true, Striving to please Him in all that I do; Yielding allegiance, glad hearted and free, This is the pathway of blessing for me.
  27. 27. Living For Jesus Chorus: O Jesus, Lord and Savior, I give myself to Thee; For Thou, in Thy atonement, Didst give Thyself for me. I own no other Master, My heart shall be Thy throne. My life I give, henceforth to live, O Christ, for Thee alone.
  28. 28. Living For Jesus 2. Living for Jesus Who died in my place, Bearing on Calvary my sin and disgrace; Such love constrains me to answer His call, Follow His leading and give Him my all.
  29. 29. Living For Jesus 3. Living for Jesus wherever I am, Doing each duty in His holy Name; Willing to suffer affliction and loss, Deeming each trial a part of my cross.
  30. 30. Living For Jesus 4. Living for Jesus through earth's little while, My dearest treasure, the light of His smile; Seeking the lost ones He died to redeem, Bringing the weary to find rest in Him.

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