Pastor Sunroot Liu
Our Future and Hope in Christ
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Paul describing the church of the Corinthians, but also the hope that we have in Jesus...
“We are a people that do not lose heart”
Focus on the truth of Jesus and how that gives us hope
“The outer self is wasting away”
Don’t lose heart cuz the task is difficult
Don’t lose heart cuz hope itself is a testimony
OUR RESPONSE to life’s pain struggles hardships: our hope points to something greater and is a witness to who Christ is!
Pastor Sam Bay
1 Corinthians 15:1-4
Intrinsically we want to remember who have passed away. Clear way to honor someone who has passed. Have you taken the time to remember the cross in your day to day? The cross is the center of the Christian life.
What happened at the cross?
Pastor Ted Kau
The Humility of christ
*Just by beholding who Christ is, we become more like Him*
It's imperative that as Christians, we hold Christ's mind. A lot of times we don't need to know more, we just need more conviction. If we’re serious about being a christ follower, we will seek Christ’s mind
1. Empty yourself.
Christ didn’t count himself the same as God but emptied himself of his privileges. - John 10:30 -
Tracey Bailey "I emptied myself of what I thought I deserved." All the things you think you deserve, you gladly give it up. Giving up the things you deserve is a demonstration of humility.
Caveat: Humility does not mean letting injustice get away.
"Humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less" CS Lewis.
2. Be a servant Christ
Be a servant means being other-centered. Lay down your entitlement. Example: serve those who you live with!
3. Obey until your death.
Jesus suffered for us, yet we don’t deserve any of it. Day by day, be obedient!! Day by day, take the gift of life
Be a doer of His word, not just a hearer
Confess that you are proud. Ask that God will change you.
Empty yourself of your wants and desires before God.
Serve someone once a day and ask them "How may I help you?"
Obey what God has commanded you to do.