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Satan Unmasked

Posted: November 25, 2012 in Talk Notes


***PART I***

Hebrews 10:36
(endurance to receive the promise)

Ezekiel 28:12
(said to be Satan’s description acdg to Bible scholars)


A. Divine Being
1. there is only One
a. God

B. Spirit Beings
1. Fallen

Revelation 12:7
(Satan thrown out of heaven)

2. Unfallen

C. Human Beings

1. Believers

Romans 8:9
(he who doesn’t have the Holy Spirit, is not of God’s)

2. Unbelievers


1. Through our minds

Genesis 3:1
(how Eve was tempted)

– our faith will be questioned, by people outside of Church, even the ones inside.
– our actions or perception we create will be used against us.

Whenever we hear anything, which can be a potential of conflict, find out about the other side of the story.


Romans 12:2
(conformity of things that are of this world)

The Secret of Knowing God’s Will

A. The transforming of the mind, or twisting of facts.

– Satan would say:

a. Don’t believe what they say, look around you
b. Don’t believe what they say, the are doing well without God
c. Did God really say that?

John 8:44
(how Satan began)

What Must the Christ Follower Do

A. Keep your mind focused on the truth

Proverbs 23:7
(what we think, we are)

B. When the decision you are about to do affects your relationship with your Church, check the other story.

C. Enter into intercession within the Church

Christianity is a lot more than church membership.
-Billy Sunday

***PART II***

Psalm 1:1
(walking among ungodly men)

John 10:10
(the intention of the devil)

2. Through our time

Psalm 119:105
(biblical principles to serve as searchlight)

No one can attain to becoming like Christ who does not spend time with Christ.

Hebrews 4:12
(what meditating means)

If Satan can’t make you bad, he makes you busy, until you become bad.

When we don’t know the character of God, our thoughts seem to come from Him when they don’t. The only way to know God is through his scripture. Meditate

How to Counter Satan’s Attempt at Keeping You Busy

A. We need to make time to be alone.
B. We need to make time to be silent; two fold:
1. No sounds heard
2. Not speaking

Being with people all the time, makes us less human.
– we tend to forget what matters for we don’t have time to evaluate our actions.

Luke 5:16
(Jesus having “alone” time)

Psalm 46:10
(be still and know He is God)

Mark 6:5
(shows the terrified disciples, and us in this present time, that how the God who can create out of nothing can walk on the water- all the more)

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Faith on Fire

Posted: October 28, 2012 in Talk Notes


Hebrews 11:6
(what faith is)

Faith is the product of great
James 1:2


A. Follow the “Jesus Road”

Romans 1:17
(righteousness of God is revealed)

Luke 17:3
(forgiveness is faith)

1. Two Aspects of Faith

a. Triumphs of Faith
b. Trials of Faith

Faith means you step out with no guarantees.
-Ray Pritchard

B. Fight for what Jesus fought for.

John 10:10
(why Jesus came)

Discouragement is the most powerful tool of the devil.

Matthew 18:7
(what we do with sin)

The less one trusts, the more he disobeys. The more he disobeys, the less he trusts.
-Alexander Maclaren

C. Focus on the Charter of Jesus.

1. One of the determining factors that we are focused on God is when we are no longer irritable or explosive.

In every thing that we go through, we always have to remember, WE ARE NOT HOME YET.

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Stubborn Love

Posted: October 7, 2012 in Talk Notes


3 Major Categories of “Troubles” for Christians:

1. Trials
1 Peter 4:12
(trials bring us closer to God)

2. Discipline, judgment, or rebuke from the Lord.
– God is so faithful to correct us day after day.

No matter how many pleasures Satan offers, his great aim is to destroy.

John 10:10

The greatest social disaster of this century is the belief that abundant love makes discipline UNnecessary.

Hebrews 11:12
(keep the faith in God)

“Discipline always feels like going against the grain.”

5 Characteristics of Biblical Discipline:

1. The necessity of Discipline;
To Deter Destruction

The surest source of destruction to men is to obey themselves.
-John Calvin

A worm is still a worm, no matter how it is dressed up.

2. The Means of Discipline

Proverbs 13:51
(listening to a rebuke will be at home among the wise)

When God disciplines, the punishment fits the crime.

Hebrews 12:5
(what to do with God’s discipline)

3. The Motive of Discipline;
To Express Love.

Hebrews 12:6
(the necessity of discipline)

4. The Goal of Discipline; To Teach Obedience

Hebrews 12:7

Augustine’s stages with sin:

1. Lord make me good… but not yet.
2. Lord make me good… but not entirely.
3. Lord, make me good

Delayed obedience is disobedience.

John 14:15
(proof that we love God)

4. The Result of Discipline; Short-term Pain & Long-Term Gain

Hebrews 12:10

Anyone who cannot obeys no one, cannot obey God. What does it make the person?

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We Are One

Posted: September 23, 2012 in Talk Notes


Romans 14:17
(what God’s kingdom is all about)

Acts 6:2
(being filled with the holy spirit)

1 Corinthians 2:13 & Galatians 3:26
(Holy Spirit brings us as one)

Holy Spirit’s Ministry Concerning the Believers

1. Baptism of the Holy Spirit
2. Infilling or Indwelling of the Holy Spirit
3. Filled with Holy Spirit

The filling doesn’t mean the believer gets more of the holy spirit but the other way around.


1 Peter 3:7
(how a relationship between two people affects the answers of our prayers)

Psalm 78:72
(love without integrity & truth, it is nothing)

Ephesians 4:1
(how God is one all- overall;)

Truths about Unity

1. Unity is not Uniformity
2. Unity is of having one mind and purpose
3. Preservation of unity is God’s people’s responsibility

Galatians 5:16
(Walk in the Spirit)

Why Unity is so Important

1. Disunity brings death to the body.
– do not pass judgments of one another.
– grumbling to one another
– gossip

Romans 16:17
(keep away from those whose hearts are for their own selfish reasons)

Proverbs 20:19
(avoid those who talk too much)

1 Corinthians 3:16
(If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy Him)

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Read Before You Eat (part I&II)

Posted: September 15, 2012 in Talk Notes


1 Corinthians 10:31
(in whatever we do, what should come first; we always have to consider the perception of fellow Christians; not to be stumbling blocks)

– we choose certain principles because they bring people to God; it honors God
– a person’s choice is a reflection of what God is to Him


What is right is sometimes as simple as not to cause a *weaker brother to stumble.

*one who’s gotten past through something awful or addiction (food, alcohol, food, rated movies, etc)

Romans 14:15
(destroying someone’s faith through our own actions)

Let’s not destroy with the things we do, those for whom Christ died for, causing them to stumble. So let not the good things we do be spoken of as evil.

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Posted: September 9, 2012 in Talk Notes
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Psalms 1:1-5
(BLESSING in not walking, standing in the way, sitting among the wicked)

– neither walk, sitting, nor even stand– all together.

Things we believe in – input we allow in our lives- make who we are

– even the smallest thing, a try of something that’s seemingly harmless or innocent, eventually becomes a part of us.

e.g. People we admire, choice of friends, etc

As Christians, we have a responsibility to ensure the morals of our environments for the sake of our children.

– we cannot be passive about the government & how we are run, what they legislate.
– legislation of demolishing the discipline through spanking
– overly promoting diversity that allows much more people to freely promote atheism.

These things put much danger to the growth of our next generations.

Going to Church, not for the sake of tradition. It’s delighting in His ways. Be on pilgrimage, to go after His own heart.

Psalm 1:3
(the Promise, that whatever we do- when we delight in the ways of the Lord- prospers)

Two things: to delight in ways of the Lord is to be like a tree & whatever we do, anything at all, prospers. Otherwise, we may choose to like chaffs.

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I. Truths About Mirror

The mirror reflects the one who is facing it.
– a lot of times, we become ignorant of the word of God. When we read the word of God, we forget that we become a reflection of what we read.

Matthew 6:1
(how we should be when we reflect or pray)

Greatest sin is committed when we do a righteous act: when do it with a wrong motive— unknowingly.

When we hear or read something, we often think of other people how they should’ve been present or are able to read it for it is about them. What we miss to realize, at any given moment, whatever we hear or read, it’s intended for us.

2.A mirror is as good as the way we respond to it.
– we have to look at our attitudes towards things.

a.Let’s Look At Our Attitude Towards the Scripture. ASK:

1. Do you believe it’s true and perfect?

Psalms 19:7
(how the Law of the Lord- the Scripture- is perfect, trustworthy; it revives our soul;)

Lamentations 3:23
(what the Lord should be to us)

Romans 14:4
(we are not to say what someone’s deed is; we are accountable for each other’s actions- individually; we only know a fragment of a story)

2 Thessalonians 5:18
(in everything- anything at all- give thanks)

Psalms 19:8
(how God’s commands are right, giving joy to the heart; including having to love the enemies)

2.Do you believe it’s authoritative?

– the words in the Bible are not just from the men who wrote it, they are from God.

3. Do you have the reverence to the word of God?

– God may not explicitly tell us what to do, but just by reading His words, guides us.

There is something about the word of God.

b.The Ones Who Benefit From the Bible Are Those Who:

1. Look intently into the perfect Law.

James 1:22
(let’s not just look at a mirror and leave, forgetting what we look like; read the bible and not just on Sundays when we go to church; don’t just read it, study it)

2. Continue to do it.

don’t just master the Words. Let the words master you.

3. Not forgetting what you heard/read but doing it.

– we need to have the right attitude (not being too defensive)

It’s one thing to know the word, and it’s another to do the word

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