Sunday, March 14, 2010

Arise, build and experience the splendour of re building

Sermon by Dr. Chung on 14 th March, 2010

1. Don’t let the past hold you back. (Haggai 2:3). You have experienced past glories, how does it look to you now?
Don’t dwell on the past, and don’t let it hold you back. Satan used it to hold us back.

2. Restoration time. (Haggai 2:4). Take courage said the Lord and do work. The message for FBC is to get involved. Everyone must get involved to restore our Church. Quoting Dr. Chung, “Engaged the Holy Spirit in all we do, and you will see the fruits”.

3. Promise & reminders of God. (Haggai 2:5). God said since He delivered the Israelites from Egypt, He had no problem helping the remnants who went back to Israel. Quoting Dr. Chung, “God never promise more than He can deliver”. God will fulfil everything He promised. The Holy Spirit is a reminder, He reminds us. Dr. Chung quoted Zechariah 4:6 “So he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: “Not by might nor by power, but by my spirit”, says the Lord Almighty.

4. Revival will come. (Haggai 2: 7-8. God will shake heaven and earth and revival will come. Dr. Chung said this is also a message for FBC. God will fill this house with splendour. The gold and silver are mine said the Lord, so don’t keep what are not yours. Which mean don’t grab glory for yourself. Also message for FBC, (Haggai 2:9) “The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house, says the Lord Almighty”. God replaces gold and silver with a different kind of splendour. The splendour of the presence of God in Jesus.

Dr. Chung finished his sermon with the following quotes:

Zechariah 10:1 “Ask the Lord for rain in the springtime, it is the Lord who makes the storm clouds. He gives showers of rain to men, and plants of the field to everyone.”

Hosea 6:3 “Let us acknowledge the Lord, let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises he will appear, he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth”.

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