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Yielding of lordship

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Rev. Lawrence Fung is the main evening speaker at WCCCC 2018 at Mount Hermon. Our theme verse for 2018 is: "We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God." (2 Corinthians 5:20, NIV)

1st of 3 evening messages. Outline available in English and Chinese.

Rev. Fung is also the acting Director of Mobilization for Gospel Operation International (GOI). Previously, he served in Cumberland Presbyterian Chinese Church (CPCC) for over 20 years.

Presented at West Coast Chinese Christian Conference, December 2018.

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Yielding of lordship

  1. 1. Yielding of lordship Matthew 7:15-24 Components of life/soul nephesh (Genesis 2:7) Needs/desires of soul/ nephesh (Psalm 2:7) A. Life/soul is out of control (2 Cor. 10:5; Rev. 3:20; Eph. 4:27) The commanding center of life was captured by enemy Our soul is out of control because Satan or the world is in control Our conscience or soul is under the control of commanding center Whoever controls our soul determines our desires Recapture every thought to make it obedient to Christ Battle of life is in your will (Proverbs 4:23; 2 Cor 10:5) Make sure your soul is not controlled by the enemy Salvation of soul is to set you on course toward yielding to His Lordship B. Reconciliation with God must involve yielding our Lordship (Matthew 7:21; John 15:10-11) Growth of disciple 2 Cor. 5:17 Old Thinking Old behavior Acting into a _____________ Thinking into ______________ Hebrew concept of knowing Greek concept of knowing Obey the truth in order to Increase information of truth in order to transform our behavior transform our behavior New thinking New Thinking New behavior Old behavior C. Reconciliation with God leads to joyful fellowship (1 John 1:3-4) 1. Lordship of Christ 2. Center of our will 3. Feeling and thinking 4. Conscience and conduct 5. Physical and social D. Reconciliation involves awareness of your choices (John 5:19; Matthew 16:23; 1 Thess.5:19) Jesus said (12 times) that he follows the work and words of his Father God reveals His word to man, man receives through his soul/spirit
  2. 2. Non-materialistic realm Materialistic realm Human senses Risen Christ or Holy Spirit The challenge of making good choices in life (Reflection exercise) Spirituality is to be aware of our relationship with God in making our daily decision (solitude exercise) E. Reconciliation set course toward life of integrity (Matthew 7:15-17) Religious ____________ __________ living Surface/__________ __________awareness No legal__________ Pursue ____________life Quick fix__________ Take time to____________ Seek religious__________ __________ mindset daily Prideful __________class Humble______________ Interaction between spiritual and materialistic realm

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