“But God was with him”
(Acts 7:9-10) (Video) (PDF)
1. But God was with him
2. Lessons from Jacob
(1) God works through process
(2) Keep your vow
(3) Work as the partner of God
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For LIfent groups and self-reflection
1. Have you gone through difficulty in the last couple of years? What was that?
2. Was there anything you could accomplish or learn because of that experience?
3. Can you picture that God was with you even in that difficult situation? Can you recognize any small sign that God helped you to know he was with you?
4. What does it mean to you now that God was with you then?
5. What does God want you to do in the current situation?
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Sermon series of “Living worthily of the gospel”
“How can we do “all things” through Christ?”
1. Rely on God
2. Live Purposefully
3. Value Relationship
4. Only by Grace
For Lifenet groups and self-reflection
1) Have you ever noticed that you thought you relied on God, but actually you relied on something else? What was the situation? What did you relay on?
- How do you explain about relaying on God?
2) How was “living purposefully” demonstrated in the relationship between Paul and the Christians in Philippi?
-What will someone’s life be like, if they don't live purposefully?
3) How do you introduce “your God” to other Christians? And to non-Christians?
4) Have you had any experience in which you were able to go through difficulty because of other Christians’ support?
5) Make as many sentences as possible, starting with “It’s only by grace that…”
NLIF is an international church in Yangon. Join our live-streaming service.
Jeremiah 29:11 is commonly misquoted out of its context: "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."
Put in its own context, God said, "I am sending you into exile" (what a sad news!); "Don't worry, it's for your welfare... for I will prosper you in the land (v. 11), but in the meantime it is going to be tough."
The idea of 'Thriving in exile'
How can we be thriving in exile? We have come here in this foreign land by choice, not as exiles. However, the same principles and God's plan for his people in exile also apply to us in order to thrive in this city.
1. Be Present and involved (29:5).
It's God's will that we embrace and accept life in the land/city, to be busy with our daily works, with meaningful projects, to engage in the activities around. Indeed, we don't belong to this world but we need to be faithfully and actively present to succeed in this city.
2. Be Productive (29:6).
We are encouraged to plan marriage, for life goes on for God's people. So we are called not only to maintain but to increase and multiply here.
3. Be Integrated (29:7)
It's God's plan to prosper us, to give us hope and a future. So, even as we are to share the welfare and destiny of the city and pray for the city. We are here for the good of the nation, for the welfare of the society out there, so we shouldn't meet as a separated group cut away from the nation, not become a social club for our own good only but embrace and include one another for God's purpose of the welfare of the land.
4. Be Blessed (29:11-14).
We are also called to bless the nation here for their welfare is our welfare too. We're not to be self-cared or separate ourselves from the city.
This international congregation was started by Dr. Ang Lee Kwang in 2000 as YEFC. Yangon those days was very different from the city you now know it. It was the last place most people would want to visit. In mid 2000s under Pastor Song Tjoa this fellowship began to develop our common identity as New Life International Fellowship. It is the grace and goodness of God for our existence today in 2020. HAPPY 20th ANNIVERSARY of NLIF!
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The pathway way to true peace starts with an ever-deepening relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. Then, it proceeds by way of working for relational peace and by trusting God with every concern, worry, and need. Paul teaches us in Philippians 4 to commit ourselves to do the following:
A. Stand firm in the Lord. (4:1; cf. 1:27)
C. Seek inner peace by making rejoicing a daily habit. Then, replace worry with prayer, positive thinking, and purposeful behavior as spiritual disciplines (4:6-9).
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We are an evangelical congregation emphasizing Bible centered and Spirit-empowered living. We hope to be a blessing to you.