Letters to the Seven Churches #7 – Open Doors to Preach the Gospel (Philadelphia)

Sermon date: May 24, 2020

Scripture: Revelation 3:7-13

CCCGA English Service

– I. Description of Jesus: Christ is the only way to salvation and provides opportunities for salvation.

– II. Commendation: Philadelphia faithfully took the opportunities from Christ to preach the gospel using the little strength it had.

– III. Condemnation: (None)

– IV. Exhortation: Philadelphia should remain faithful to Christ and the ministry opportunities given to it for heavenly rewards.

– V. Promise: Those who conquer through faith in Christ will be permanently in His presence and permanently belong to Him.

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Misplaced Priorities 錯位的優先順序

Sermon date: May 17, 2020

Scripture: Haggai 1

CCCGA Joint Service

– I. What should be the priority of our lives? 我们生活中的优先次序应该是什么?

– II. What is the result of living with the wrong priority? 优先次序放错了会有什么结果?

– III. What is the result of living with the right priority? 优先次序放对了会有什么结果?

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Letters to the Seven Churches #6 – Alive in Relationship with Christ (Sardis)

Sermon date: May 10, 2020

Scripture: Revelation 3:1-6

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– I. Description of Jesus: Christ is a relational God.

– II. Commendation: (None)

– III. Condemnation: Sardis was alive in works of service, but spiritually dead in a growing relationship with Christ.

– IV. Exhortation: Sardis should be watchful of its spiritual condition and strengthen what it does well.

– V. Promise: Those who conquer through faith in Christ will receive His righteousness and never lose salvation.

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Letters to the Seven Churches #5 – The Struggle with Tolerating Sin (Thyatira)

Sermon date: May 3, 2020

Scripture: Revelation 2:18-29

CCCGA English Service

– I. Description of Jesus: Christ is the righteous Son of God.

– II. Commendation: Thyatira continually increased their works of love and service to Christ since the beginning.

– III. Condemnation: Thyatira tolerated false beliefs and sinful practices.

– IV. Exhortation: Thyatira should hold fast to its testimony of faith in Christ.

– V. Promise: Those who conquer through faith in Christ will reign with Christ and receive Christ Himself.

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Letters to the Seven Churches #4 – No Compromises with God’s Word! (Pergamum)

Sermon date: April 26, 2020

Scripture: Revelation 2:12-17

CCCGA English Service

– I. Description of Jesus: Christ can use His Word to judge and bring salvation.

– II. Commendation: Pergamum remained loyal to Christ’s name while living in a society that did not.

– III. Condemnation: Pergamum compromised God’s Word with false beliefs and tolerated sinful practices.

– IV. Exhortation: Pergamum needed to repent and return to God’s Word.

– V. Promise: Those who conquer through faith in Christ will be provided for and are accepted by Him.

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Letters to the Seven Churches #3 – Faithful to Christ in Tribulation (Smyrna)

Sermon date: April 19, 2020

Scripture: Revelation 2:8-11

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– I. Description of Jesus: Christ is the eternal God who cannot be defeated by death.

– II. Commendation: Smyrna endured harsh tribulation and became spiritually rich in Christ.

– III. Condemnation: (None)

– IV. Exhortation: Smyrna should not fear, but be faithful to Christ even to death, no matter the circumstances.

– V. Promise: Those who conquer through faith in Christ will not be eternally separated from God.

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The Blessing of Christ’s Resurrection 耶穌復活的祝福

Sermon date: April 12, 2020

Scripture: John 20:1-18, 29

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– How is Christ’s resurrection a blessing? (3 ways)

– 基督的复活如何是个祝福? (三个方面)

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Truly, I Say To You, Today You Will Be With Me In Paradise

Sermon date: April 10, 2020

Scripture: Luke 23:39-43

Engage Church Good Friday Service

– I had the privilege to share about one of the seven sayings of Jesus Christ at the cross for Engage Church‘s Good Friday Service.  The full worship service can be viewed here.

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Letters to the Seven Churches #2 – Remember Your First Love (Ephesus)

Sermon date: April 5, 2020

Scripture: Revelation 2:1-7

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– I. Description of Jesus: Christ has authority over all and intimately knows His churches.

– II. Commendation: Ephesus persevered in serving Christ and defending the truth of Scripture faithfully.

– III. Condemnation: Ephesus had knowledge of Christ and service for Christ without a loving devotion to Christ.

– IV. Exhortation: Ephesus needed to remember their relationship with Christ from before, repent, and repeat their works of loving devotion to Christ.

– V. Promise: Eternal life is given to those who conquer through faith in Christ.

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Letters to the Seven Churches #1 – The Church Christ Desires

Sermon date: March 29, 2020

Scripture: Revelation 1

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– I. What does Christ desire for His church to pursue?

– II. Why does Christ desire for His church to pursue these?

– III. How does Christ help His church fulfill this desire?

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