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									               How do we respond?
A man fell into a pit and could not get himself out:
A SUBJECTIVE PERSON said, “I feel for you down
there.”
AN OBJECTIVE PERSON said, “Is it logical that
someone would fall down there?”
A PHARISEE said, “Only bad people would fall into
a pit.”
A NEWS REPORTER wanted an exclusive story on
the pit.
A MATHEMATICIAN calculated how he fell into the
pit.
              How do we respond?
THE INCOME TAX MAN asked if he was paying
taxes on the pit.
A SELF-PITYING PERSON said, “You haven’t seen
anything until you have seen my pit.”
AN OPTIMIST said, “Things could get worse.”
A PESSIMIST said, “Things will get worse.”
A CHARISMATIC said, “Just confess you are not in
the pit.”
What would Jesus do?
JESUS, seeing the man, took him by the hand, and
lifted him up out of the pit.
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Study Theme for March – May 2010:
        Exodus & Leviticus
Becoming Holy by God’s Design
              Sermon Topic:
To Whom Does God Reveals Himself?
             Exodus 2:23 – 3:10

           Summary Statement
  The moment God speaks to me is the very
  moment God wants me to respond to Him.
The moment God speaks to me is God’s timing.
               The Bible in Context
The Hebrew title, “We’elleh Shemoth,”“Now These
Are The Names” comes from the 1st phrase in 1:1.
Exodus begins with “Now” to show it as a
continuation of Genesis.
The Greek title is Exodos, a word meaning “exit,”
“departure” or “going out.”
                The Bible in Context
Blessing, 1:1-7
Afflictions
Step #1: Afflicting the adults, 1:8-14
Step #2: Killing the Jewish boys at birth, 1:15-21
Step #3: Drowning the male babies, 1:22
Moses is born, 2:1-10
Moses’ preparation, 2:11-25
           God speaks with a purpose
How does God speaks to us?
God speaks by the Holy Spirit through the
Bible, prayer, circumstances & the Church.
God speaks to reveal Himself, His purposes
and His ways.
God speaks with a purpose in mind.
 Abram (Gen 12)
 Noah (Gen 6)
 Moses (Ex 1)
God’s revelation is my invitation to join Him.
To Whom Does God Reveals Himself? Ex 2:23 – 3:10


     1.Faithful in mundane tasks, Ex 3:1
       2.Watchful in daily living, Ex 3:2
      3.Joyful response in faith, Ex 3:3
        Faithful in mundane tasks, Ex 3:1
A prince of Egypt serving as a shepherd.
Moses did not find it too demeaning a task
to tend to sheep and goats even though he
was formerly a prince.
           DEFINITION OF FAITHFULNESS
1. Faithfulness is about being dependable, loyal,
   reliable, consistent and trustworthy.
2. A faithful person is someone you can entrust to
   do and do it well.
  “Whoever can be trusted with very little can
  also be trusted with much, and whoever is
  dishonest with very little will also be dishonest
  with much” (Luke 16:10, NIV).
         THE BENEFITS OF FAITHFULNESS
1. Faithfulness qualifies us for ministry.
  “I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given
  me strength, that He considered me faithful,
  appointing me to His service” (1 Tim 1:12).
  God does not want our talents, skills,
  intellectual abilities at the expense of your
  obedience.
          THE BENEFITS OF FAITHFULNESS
1. Faithfulness qualifies us for ministry.
  Paul did not tell Timothy to choose talented or
  capable men but faithful men for leadership in
  the Church.
  “The things which you (Timothy) have heard
  from me in the presence of many witnesses,
  entrust these to faithful men who will be able to
  teach others also” (2 Timothy 2:2, NASB).
          THE BENEFITS OF FAITHFULNESS
2. Faithfulness releases God’s blessings on our
   lives, both for the present and the future.
   “A faithful man will be richly blessed, but one
   eager to get rich will not go unpunished” (Prov
   28:20, NIV).
   God SEES, God CARES and God APPRECIATES
   what you are doing!
   “For the ways of a man are before the eyes of
   the LORD, and He watches all his paths” (Prov
   5:21, NASB).
         THE BENEFITS OF FAITHFULNESS
3. Faithfulness produces wisdom.
  “For the Lord gives wisdom, and from His mouth come
  knowledge and understanding. He holds victory in
  store for the upright, He is a shield to those whose
  walk is blameless, for He guards the course of the just
  and protects the way of His faithful ones” (Prov 2:6-8,
  NIV).

  Discernment comes when we exercise wisdom.
  Wisdom comes when there is faithfulness.
         THE BENEFITS OF FAITHFULNESS
3. Faithfulness produces wisdom.
  “And this I pray, that your love may abound still
  more and more in real knowledge and all
  discernment” (Phil 1:9, NASB).

  Love without discernment can lead us astray.
          THE BENEFITS OF FAITHFULNESS
Summary:
1. Faithfulness qualifies us for ministry.

2. Faithfulness releases God’s blessings on our
   lives, both for the present and the future.

3. Faithfulness produces wisdom.
        Watchful in daily living , Ex 3:2

Be observant.
Be alert.
God can speaks any time.
           Watchful in daily living, Ex 3:2
The key to knowing God’s voice is not a formula. It
is not a method you can follow.
John 10:2-4 & 14, Jesus said:
“The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd
of his sheep.”
The sheep listen to his voice.
His sheep follow him because they know his
voice.
I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my
sheep know me.”
           Watchful in daily living, Ex 3:2
Knowing God’s voice comes from an intimate love
relationship with God.
John 8:47 – Those who do not have the relationship
(“do not belong to God”) do not hear what God is
saying.
The relationship is the key to knowing God’s voice,
to hearing God when He speaks.
           Watchful in daily living, Ex 3:2
A People Related To God
Don’t just live saved
      - live CALLED.
“God has saved us & called us with a holy calling …”
(2 Tim 1:9).
We are not called to become Christians.
We are called to be Christians.
         Joyful response in faith, Ex 3:3

It is a voluntary action.
God does not impose Himself on us.
When God saw that Moses came near to
take a look, only then did God called to Him.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to
you (James 4:8).
You have to take the first step.
             Recognize The Times & Seasons
Gen 21:1-2
“1 And the LORD visited Sarah as He had said, and
the LORD did for Sarah as He had spoken.
2 For Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in
his old age, at the set time of which God had
spoken to him” (NKJV).



CBC Vision
“A Passionate Community of Christ’s Disciples Committed to the
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Greatest Commandment fulfilling the Great Commission”
             Recognize The Times & Seasons

There are 3 main Greek words which are
translated as “time” in the New Testament:
1.“Chronos”
2.“Kairos”
3.“Pleroma”



CBC Vision
“A Passionate Community of Christ’s Disciples Committed to the
    23
Greatest Commandment fulfilling the Great Commission”
          Recognize The Times & Seasons
“Chronos” (Appears 53 times in NT & it taken from
the word “chronology”).
“Chronos” means time in succession
“Chronos” refers to seconds, minutes, hours, days,
weeks, months & years in successive segments of
time; general process of time or chronological
time.
It is sometimes translated as seasons as in Acts
20:18).
CBC Vision
“A Passionate Community of Christ’s Disciples Committed to the
    24
Greatest Commandment fulfilling the Great Commission”
             Recognize The Times & Seasons
Acts 20:18
“And when they were come to him, he said unto
them, Ye know, from the first day that I came into
Asia, after what manner I have been with you at
all seasons (chronos)” (KJV).
“Kairos” (Appears 83 times in the Bible) – An
appointed time, opportune time or strategic time
in God’s economy.
CBC Vision
“A Passionate Community of Christ’s Disciples Committed to the
    25
Greatest Commandment fulfilling the Great Commission”
             Recognize The Times & Seasons
Acts 3:19
“Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins
may be blotted out, so that times (kairos) of
refreshing may come from the presence of the
Lord” (NKJV).
Gal 6:10
“Therefore, as we have opportunity (kairos), let us
do good to all, especially to those who are of the
household of faith” (NKJV).
CBC Vision
“A Passionate Community of Christ’s Disciples Committed to the
    26
Greatest Commandment fulfilling the Great Commission”
             Recognize The Times & Seasons
“Pleroma” (according to Vine’s) denotes “fullness”
“Pleroma” means the end of an appointed season
or period.
Gal 4:4-5 – “But when the fullness (Pleroma) of the
time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a
woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those
who were under the law, that we might receive
the adoption as sons” (NKJV).
CBC Vision
“A Passionate Community of Christ’s Disciples Committed to the
    27
Greatest Commandment fulfilling the Great Commission”
             Recognize The Times & Seasons
“Chronos” is the season of time preparing for us to
enter into “kairos.”
“Kairos” actually is an extension and is born of
“chronos.”
Joseph’s chronos time in prison.
Abraham walked by faith for 24 years of chronos
season.
Moses’ 40 years of chronos in the wilderness.
CBC Vision
“A Passionate Community of Christ’s Disciples Committed to the
    28
Greatest Commandment fulfilling the Great Commission”
             Recognize The Times & Seasons
Breakthrough season
“Kairos” is not the ultimate destiny but prepares
us for the final lap in the race to the finish line.
We need to transit from kairos to pleroma.
Illustration: The birth of a baby:
9 months of chronos season + kairos’ labor stage =
the pleroma (the miracle baby in the arms of the
mother).
CBC Vision
“A Passionate Community of Christ’s Disciples Committed to the
    29
Greatest Commandment fulfilling the Great Commission”
         Recognize The Times & Seasons
Breakthrough season for Malaysia:
50 years of chronos (1957-2007) + 7-10 years of
  kairos’ season (2008- ?) = Pleroma
1.The transformation of the nation.
2.The coming harvest of the majority people.
3.The coming harvest of the Chinese mainlanders
  (the dialect-speaking Chinese).
Breakthrough season for CBC Puchong? Your Life?
CBC Vision
“A Passionate Community of Christ’s Disciples Committed to the
    30
Greatest Commandment fulfilling the Great Commission”
     CBC Puchong 2010– The Way Forward

                     Pastor

       Pastoral               Administrator
        Team                    TH Tan

  Local Church                Supporting
Mission Ministries            Ministries



                     Cells
Pastoral Team – Principle, Passion & People

1.Reynold Lim – Head of Pastoral Team
2.Chan Chew Meng – Secretary/Family Life
3.Khoo Hong Kee – Prayer & Intercession
4.Christopher Goh – Worship
5.Doris Khoo – Pastoral Care (Visitation)
6.Madeleine – Pastoral Care (Ministry)
7.Kim – Ministry of Helps
8.Selina Ooi – Equipping & Training
9.TH Tan – Administrator
10.Edward Tan – Local Church Mission Ministries
         CBC Puchong 2010– The Way Forward


                    Supporting Ministries

Young    Youth/    Children   Worship    Family     Equipping Ministry     Events
Adults    Teens      Yeh       Chris      Life        & Trg    of Helps   Bernard/
 Chris   Lai Yee    Charn      Goh      Chan Chew   Selina Ooi   Kim       Lim JF
 Goh     Ek Fong                          Meng




                                                    Ushering Kitchen        Refresh-
                                                      Kim    Christina       ment
                                                                          Josephine
     CBC Puchong 2010– The Way Forward


             Local Church Mission Ministries

                      Coordinator
                         TBA



Harvest of      Brigadier    Bumble Bee     CBCLC
  Love          Peter Lai      Tau Fan    Edward Tan
Joyce Yap
      CBC Puchong 2011 & Beyond

                           Leadership
     Pastor
                             Team

Local Church               Supporting
  Mission                  Ministries
 Ministries
                 Cells
             Cells – The Journey Forward


 Shepherd             LifeNet          House Churches
  Groups            Small Groups       2016 & beyond
1999 -2009           2010-2015
LifeNet Small Groups
Learning                    Networking
Impacting                   Evangelism
Fellowshipping              Transformation
Empowerment
                  Application


1.Faithful in mundane tasks
2.Watchful in daily living
3.Joyful response in faith

								
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