Touching Lives Sermon Theme 2014 Pt 1

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Touching Lives Sermon Theme 2014 Pt 1

  1. 1. “Touching Lives” by Rev Dr Ng Swee Ming Sungai Way-Subang Methodist Church
  2. 2. GOD’s WORD to SSMC over the years 1988 – 2013 ... 2014
  3. 3. 1988 - 1989 : Haggai 2:9 'The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,' says the LORD Almighty. 'And in this place I will grant peace,' declares the LORD Almighty. Haggai 2:9
  4. 4. 1990 - 1991 : Isa 56:7 “... for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.” Isa 56:7
  5. 5. Our VISION  TRANSFORMING LIVES   EXPANDING HIS KINGDOM 
  6. 6. 2011 : John 7:38 NKJV He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water. John 7:38
  7. 7. 2012 : Colossians 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Col 4:2
  8. 8. 2013 : 1 Cor 11:1 (NKJV) “Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ” 1 Cor 11:1
  9. 9. theme: 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.
  10. 10. TOUCHING LIVES 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 ...”
  11. 11. the letter • “I want to share with you something that I have experienced in Mexico. I have committed myself wholly and fully to IT. My life, business, priorities have all radically changed. It consumes me when I wake up and dream about it at night. Its hold on me grows as time goes on. Every conversation is now focused on this new experience which both drives and guides my life. I evaluate people, books, ideas and actions according to how they effect IT and by their attitude toward IT. I share with whoever will listen and already I have managed to convert a few to IT. • I no longer have time for movies, concerts or nice fanciful dinners. All my time and finances I have willingly contribute to promote IT. Thus far I have had only to deal with ridicule, mockery and being called a fanatic. I have already counted the cost for my new belief and am ready to go to jail if need be and even to die if necessary. • I now have a whole new understanding of life which no amount of money can buy. I have a cause to fight for, a definite purpose in life. I subordinate my personal self to IT to win as many as possible. No price is too high if in my small way, I can contribute something new and true for the betterment of mankind. • I am not sure if you will understand but I just felt it is right for me to inform you about this new experience that I have had. I have changed and my all consuming passion now is to change the world.”
  12. 12. For Christ's love compels us Paul’s Motivation for Ministry ... Christ’s love for Paul. • All that he is ... • All that he does ... • All that he declares ...  Is all because of the Love of Christ Paul only possible response : • Love Christ • Serve Christ
  13. 13. For Christ's love compels us Christ’s LOVE Gk “agape” - Sacrificial love - Highest level or degree of love The “WHAT” of Christ’s Love
  14. 14. For Christ's love compels us “HOW” did Christ show his love for Paul, for you and for me ? • By dying for Paul • By dying for you • By dying for me Rom 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
  15. 15. For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, “WHY” did Christ have to die? That we might ... 1. LIVE THROUGH HIM (1 John 4:9);
  16. 16. “WHY” did Christ have to die? That we might ... 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might LIVE THROUGH HIM. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
  17. 17. For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, “WHY” did Christ have to die? That we might ... 1. LIVE THROUGH HIM (1 John 4:9); 2. LIVE WITH HIM (1 Thess 5:10);
  18. 18. “WHY” did Christ have to die? That we might ... 10 He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may LIVE together WITH HIM. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
  19. 19. For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, “WHY” did Christ have to die? That we might ... 1. LIVE THROUGH HIM (1 John 4:9); 2. LIVE WITH HIM (1 Thess 5:10); and 3. LIVE FOR HIM (2 Cor 5:15).
  20. 20. “WHY” did Christ have to die? That we might ... 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.
  21. 21. For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, “WHY” did Christ have to die? That we might ... 1. LIVE THROUGH HIM (1 John 4:9); 2. LIVE WITH HIM (1 Thess 5:10); and 3. LIVE FOR HIM (2 Cor 5:15). There can be no selfishness in the heart of the Christian who understands the love of Christ... ... For Christ's love will compels us
  22. 22. For Christ's love compels us, “WHERE” was Christ’s Love shown? from the Apostles Creed on Jesus Christ :  Conceived by the Holy Spirit  Born of the virgin Mary,  Suffered under Pontius Pilate  Was crucified, dead and buried ...
  23. 23. Touching Lives "For Christ’s love compels us." - constrain; control; grips Gk : ‘sunecho’ Means - to press together to compress to hold together - but it’s pressure, not from the outside, but from within. - it is “motivational” rather than “directional”
  24. 24. Touching Lives "For Christ’s love compels us."  Yes I fully understand the price that Christ paid ...  Yes I have experienced His love ...  Yes I know the love of Christ ...  But I do not have the ‘compulsion’ ...  Why ? what does the Bible say ...
  25. 25. Luke 7:36-50
  26. 26. 41 "Two men owed money to a certain moneylender. One owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 Neither of them had the money to pay him back, so he canceled the debts of both. Now which of them will love him more?" 43 Simon replied, "I suppose the one who had the bigger debt canceled.“ 46 But he who has been forgiven little loves little ... Luke 7:36-50
  27. 27. 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. 1 John 3:16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. ...
  28. 28. "Christ died our death for us that we might live our life for Him." Our Lives have been TOUCHED ... What are we to do about it ?
  29. 29. We are Touched ... to touch lives. Q: Who first touched your life with the love of Christ ? Take a moment to pray for him / her thanking God... Q: Whose life are you touching now ? Take time to pray ... Touching Lives
  30. 30. Our Mission Having a sense of God’s calling and destiny for us to be missional, we endeavour to be a Discipling, Gifted & Sending Church, undergirded by Prayer & Worship.
  31. 31. Our Faith Goals 2011..12..13.. To fulfil our vision and mission, we are trusting the Lord for the following faith goals: 1. TRANSFORMING LIVES - A Church Whose Congregational Members ... • Regular Devotional Time • Join a Discipleship Groups • Share Their Faith With Others • Exercise Responsible Stewardship • Being Involved In Church-based Or Christian Ministry
  32. 32. 2. EXPANDING HIS KINGDOM A Church That ... • Grows by 150 new members over this period… For 2011, 2012 & 2013 BAPTISM GROWTH : 66 *Cambodian sisters : 33 *Transfer Growth : 53 Total Church Membership 2013: Our Faith Goals 2011..12..13 813
  33. 33. 2. EXPANDING HIS KINGDOM A Church That ... • Grows by 150 new members over this period… • Impacts 100 families/households with God’s Love. For 2011, 2012 & 2013 PPKSKA Community Ministry... touching 151+ families
  34. 34. 2. EXPANDING HIS KINGDOM A Church That ... • Grows by 150 new members over this period… • Impacts 100 families/households with God’s Love. • Continues to be actively involved in missions, locally and globally through strategic partnerships. 5X = 1 4X = 2 3X = 9 2X = 4 2011 2012 2013 Total No of MTrips 12 20 18 No of People* 81 120 92 293 50
  35. 35. 2. EXPANDING HIS KINGDOM A Church That ... • Grows by 150 new members over this period… • Impacts 100 families/households with God’s Love. • Continues to be actively involved in missions, locally and globally through strategic partnerships. • Sends at least 2 more members into fulltime missions. 2 Full-Time Missionaries: In the works... Our Faith Goals 2011..12..13...
  36. 36. SENDING GIFTED DISCIPLING TRANSFORMING LIVES EXPANDING HIS KINGDOM PRAYER & WORSHIP
  37. 37. DG G DG DG DG DG Growing in DG Discipleship DG DG DG DG DG
  38. 38. DG Changes 1. New DGS : Chock Seang & Anna Henry & Evelyn Wong ; 2. DG Administrator (DGA) : Jory Leong 3. DGL : Sis Eileen Foong from Bro Sam Mui 4. Co-DGL : Sis Lai Chee with Bro Khoo CS 5. Reallocation of DGs 1. DGS Khoo CS : Ivan Chan & Mei Ching’s DGs 2. DGS Albert Tai : Bayen Lok’s DG 3. DGS Henry Wong : Earn Soo & Leong PS DG 6. DGL Form 1 YDG : Melissa Koh & John Chai
  39. 39. Commitment Prayer for Pastor Rev Dr Ng Swee Ming & Ps Dr Ng Kok Moi
  40. 40. Prayer for Church Leaders LT : Swee Ming & Kok Moi, Robin & Heather, Henry & Julia DGS : Lam & Janet, Shian & Ros, Albert & Cat, John & Hoon, CHOCK SEANG & ANNA, HENRY & EVELYN, (DGA) JORY & MELISSA DGLs : Roy & Cynde, Kenny & Irene, Richard & Jamna, Bernard & Jenny, Ah Khai & Jeannie, Cheng Hoe & Debbie, Trish & David, EILEEN FOONG, Tin Seng & Carol, Yuen Seng & Ai Bee, Ivan & Lai Ming, Mei Ching, HENG LAI CHEE, Richard & Karen, Chui & Kwai Me, Thiam Soon & Ros, Wai Seng & Shi Ming, Melissa & Beng Kiat, Bayen & Roslyn, Shih Shu & Alison, Pook Seong & Mui Lan, John & Fee Ling, Alan & Ai Lee, Lee Nah & Kenneth, Chi Meng, Earn Soo & Chin Chin, Wai Jee, Oon-Yow, Philip & Sapphira, Kevin & Jenna, Caryn & Ming Yen, Kyle & Chien Aun, Oon-Ee & Shu Yi, MELISSA KOH & JOHN CHAI. LCEC : Seng Gee, Mei Yoke, Min Hing, KENNETH KOH, Ah Sing, Ministry Heads : CLARISSA CHANG, Freddie, Eddie, Jack, Susan, Kwee Heong, CHUA BON, Randy & Juat Ching.
  41. 41. Our VISION  TRANSFORMING LIVES   EXPANDING HIS KINGDOM 

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