Overflow-What Could Happen in a Powerful Worship Moment

Message Notes

(John 7:38 NIV)
Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.

(John 7:38 CSB)
The one who believes in me, as the Scripture has said, will have streams of living water flow from deep within him.

1.People are looking for freedom from sadness.

(1 Samuel 16:14-17 NIV)
Now the Spirit of the Lord had departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord tormented him. (15) Saul’s attendants said to him, “See, an evil spirit from God is tormenting you. (16) Let our lord command his servants here to search for someone who can play the lyre. He will play when the evil spirit from God comes on you, and you will feel better.” (17) So Saul said to his attendants, “Find someone who plays well and bring him to me.”

2.Overflow – what could happen in a single powerful worship moment.

(1 Samuel 16:18 NIV)
One of the servants answered, “I have seen a son of Jesse of Bethlehem who knows how to play the lyre. He is a brave man and a warrior. He speaks well and is a fine-looking man. And the Lord is with him.”

3.Let’s be hungry to overflow in any worship moment.

(1 Samuel 16:21-23 NIV)
David came to Saul and entered his service. Saul liked him very much, and David became one of his armor-bearers. (22) Then Saul sent word to Jesse, saying, “Allow David to remain in my service, for I am pleased with him.” (23) Whenever the spirit from God came on Saul, David would take up his lyre and play. Then relief would come to Saul; he would feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him.

(Matthew 9:21-22 NIV)
She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.” (22) Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed at that moment.

7 Steps To Financial Freedom

Message Notes

“Live like no-one else now, so that later you can live, and give, like no-one else.” -Dave Ramsey

(1 Corinthians 4:2 NIV) Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.

(Matthew 25:23 NIV) “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

STEP 1. Get A Plan For Your Money – Budget Each Month

“A budget is telling your money where to go, not wondering where it went!” -John Maxwell

“If you aim at nothing you will hit it every time” -Zig Ziglar

(Proverbs 21:5 NIV) The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.

(Luke 14:28 NIV) “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?

STEP 2. Save a Beginner Emergency Fund

(Proverbs 21:20) The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down.

STEP 3. Get Out of Debt – The Borrower Is Slave To The Lender

(Proverbs 22:7) The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.

(Proverbs 6:1–5) “My son, if you become surety for your friend, if you have shaken hands in pledge for a stranger, you are snared by the words of your mouth; you are taken by the words of your mouth. So do this, my son, and deliver yourself; for you have come into the hand of your friend: Go and humble yourself; plead with your friend. Give no sleep to your eyes, nor slumber to your eyelids. Deliver yourself like a gazelle from the han d of the hunter, and like a bird from the hand of the fowler.”

 
STEP 4. Save a Full 3-6 Month Emergency Fund

(Proverbs 6:6–8) “Go to the ant, O sluggard, observe her ways and be wise, which, having no chief, officer or ruler, prepares her food in the summer and gathers her provision in the harvest.”

STEP 5. Invest for the Future

(Matthew 25:19-21) “After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. 20 The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’ 21 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

STEP 6. Pay Off Your House Early

(Proverbs 24:27) Put your outdoor work in order and get your fields ready; after that, build your house.

STEP 7. Build Wealth, Be Incredibly Generous and Leave A Legacy

(2 Corinthians 9:7) Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
(Proverbs 13:22a NIV) A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children.

Breaking Free – Flee!

Message Notes

2 Timothy 2:22 (NIV)
22 Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

Joseph Flee’s From Temptation
Genesis 39:6-11 (NIV)
6 So Potiphar left everything he had in Joseph’s care; with Joseph in charge, he did not concern himself with anything except the food he ate.
Now Joseph was well-built and handsome,
7 and after a while his master’s wife took notice of Joseph and said, “Come to bed with me!”
8 But he refused. “With me in charge,” he told her, “my master does not concern himself with anything in the house; everything he owns he has entrusted to my care.
9 No one is greater in this house than I am. My master has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?”
10 And though she spoke to Joseph day after day, he refused to go to bed with her or even be with her.
11 One day he went into the house to attend to his duties, and none of the household servants was inside.

Genesis 41:41-43 (NIV)
41 So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I hereby put you in charge of the whole land of Egypt.”
42 Then Pharaoh took his signet ring from his finger and put it on Joseph’s finger. He dressed him in robes of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck.
43 He had him ride in a chariot as his second-in-command,and people shouted before him, “Make way!” Thus he put him in charge of the whole land of Egypt.

When Temptation Comes, What Do We Do?
Stay Strong
1 Peter 5:8-9 (NIV)
8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lionlooking for someone to devour.
9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.

Look To God for the Way Out
1 Corinthians 10:13 (NIV)
13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

The Truth Will Set You Free
John 8:32 (NIV)
32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

New Year, New Me

Message Notes

John 5:1-14 (NIV)
5 One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years.
6 When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?”
7 “Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.”
8 Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.”
9 At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked.

14 Later Jesus found him at the temple and said to him, “See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.”

How Can We Change?

Ephesians 4:22-24 (NIV)
22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self,which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;
23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds;
24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

3 “Big” Habits To Put On This Year

1. Journalling

Matthew 4:4 (NIV)
4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

2. Clean Heart

Ephesians 4:26-27 (NIV)
26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,
27 and do not give the devil a foothold.

3. Simple Prayer

Philippians 1:3-4 (MSG)
3 Every time you cross my mind, I break out in exclamations of thanks to God. Each exclamation is a trigger to prayer.
4 I find myself praying for you with a glad heart.

2018 The Year Of Breakthrough (Remembered)

Message Notes

(2 Samuel 5:17-20 NKJV Now when the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines went up to search for David. And David heard of it and went down to the stronghold. (18) The Philistines also went and deployed themselves in the Valley of Rephaim. (19) So David inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You deliver them into my hand?“ And the Lord said to David, “Go up, for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into your hand.” (20) So David went to Baal Perazim, and David defeated them there; and he said, “The Lord has broken through my enemies before me, like a breakthrough of water.” Therefore he called the name of that place Baal Perazim.

“Breakthrough” = Sudden increase in fruitfulness

(Proverbs 3:10 NIV) then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.

-Heb: ‘parats’- one breakthrough.

-‘Perizim’ breakthroughs, breakout, bursting forth of the waters

-Baal Perizim: Lord of the many breakthroughs.

In this short story – 3 things.

1.David is anointed to a whole new level

– and the enemy opposes it.

-of Prophets, Priests and Kings.

(Revelation 1:5-6 NIV) And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, (6) and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.

2.David receives a new Promise of victory

-I’ll give the victory into YOUR hands. A personal word. A specific word. A ‘now’ (rhema) word.

(2 Peter 1:4 NIV) Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

3.Jesus is “The Lord of the Breakthroughs”

(Colossians 2:15 NIV) And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.

Lifehouse in 2018

-Kyoto, Yokosuka

-Grow Course, New season of joy: Options, Freedom, Dream Team, Connect Groups

-Financial turnaround

Lifehouse in 2019

-Sasebo, Seoul

“Overflow”

“The best is yet to come”

Seeing Christ in CHRISTmas

Message Notes

Matthew 1:18-23 (NIV)
18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.
19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.
21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:
23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).

Family

Psalm 68:6 (NIV)
6 God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.

Stars & Lights

Matthew 2:9-10 (NIV)
9 After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was.
10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.

John 8:12 (NIV)
12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Treasure & Gifts

Matthew 2:11 (NIV)
11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

2 Corinthians 9:15 (NIV)
15 Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

Christmas – God Is With Us

Message Notes

Matthew 1:18-23 (NIV)
18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.
19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.
21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:
23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).

1. God Has Not Forgotten Us

Romans 5:6 (NIV)
6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly.

2. God Has A Promise For Us

3. God Has A Plan For Us

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

4. God Has A Purpose For Us

James 1:17 (NIV)
17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

The Beauty Of The Christmas Story

Message Notes

(Matthew 1:18-23 NIV) This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. (19) Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. (20) But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. (21) She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” (22) All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: (23) “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).

1.Christmas – A Beautiful Story

{trees, gifts, stars, illumination, food, peace and joy!} {nativity scene}

-wonderful promise of the Saviour

-wonderful people and family (and surprise guests from close and afar)

(Psalm 68:6 NIV) God sets the lonely in families, he leads out the prisoners with singing; but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.

-wonderful purpose

2.Christmas – A powerful story

-virgin birth

-the angel

-the dreams

-the star

3.Christmas – A story of hope

-name “Jesus”

-“Saviour” – to rescue us and make us safe – {in many languages}

-“Immanuel” – ‘God with us’

Family of Arrows

Message Notes

Psalm 127:1-5 (NIV)
[1] Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.
[2] In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat—for he grants sleep to those he loves.
[3] Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.
[4] Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth.
[5] Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.

Start Your “Arrows” In The Right Direction

Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)
6 Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

The Best Thing For A Great Family? A Marriage on “Mission”!

Ephesians 5:22-28 (NIV)
22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.
23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.
24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
26 to make her holy, cleansing[a] her by the washing with water through the word,
27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

Don’t Let The World Decide How To Raise Your Family

Joshua 24:14-15 (NIV)
14 “Now fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord.
15 But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”

1. Build God’s House and He’ll Build Yours

2. Stay Planted in Every Season

3. Pray Always!

Season to Sow

Message Notes

No matter which season you are in

1.Don’t go to Egypt in season of famine

(Genesis 26:2-6 NIV)
The Lord appeared to Isaac and said, “Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land where I tell you to live. (3) Stay in this land for a while, and I will be with you and will bless you. For to you and your descendants I will give all these lands and will confirm the oath I swore to your father Abraham. (4) I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and will give them all these lands, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, (5) because Abraham obeyed me and did everything I required of him, keeping my commands, my decrees and my instructions.” (6) So Isaac stayed in Gerar.

(Psalm 23:1 NIV)
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

2.Sow in the land God shows you -in a season of a hundredfold

(Genesis 26:12 NIV)
Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the Lord blessed him.

(Matthew 13:8 NIV)
Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.

3.Rejoice in all seasons

(Philippians 4:4 NIV)
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

(Psalm 100:2 NIV)
Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.