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Sermon Outlines  Sep.-Oct. 1998

10/25/1998  "The Church: Christ's Evangelism and Enablement"  -  Pastor Murphy Lum (First Service)
10/25/1998  " Heaven on Earth: The Unity of the Churdh" -  Pastor Murphy Lum (Second Service)
10/18/1998  "In Remembrance of the Feasts of Jehovah" -  Pastor Andrew Ho (First Service)
10/18/1998  "The Church: Christ's Evangelism and Enablement"  -  Pastor Murphy Lum (Second Service)
10/11/1998   "How to Overcome Temptation"  -  Bro. Howard Hsieh
10/04/1998
 "Isaiah's Vision of God"  - Dr. Robert Cole
09/27/1998  "How Big Is Your Heart for the Lord?"  -  Dr. Silas Chan (First Service)
09/27/1998  "Enjoying the Good Life: Through A Proper Worship" - Pastor Murphy Lum (Second Service)
09/20/1998  "Loving God"  -  Pastor Andrew Ho (First Service)
09/20/1998  "Three Important Annual Festivals"  - Bro. Howard Hsieh (Second Service)
09/13/1998   "Four Demands for Spirit-Filling"  -  Dr. Timothy Lin (First Service)
09/13/1998   "Let Us Fear the Lord and Serve Him"  -  Bro. Howard Hsieh (Second Service)
09/06/1998   "The Perils of the Good Life"  -  Pastor Murphy Lum

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10/25/1998  " Heaven on Earth: The Unity of the Churdh" -  Pastor Murphy Lum
Eph 4:1-12

1. The theological basis
a.  The exhortation to unity.  Eph 4:1-2; Jn 3:30; Phil 2:6-8; 2Tim 2:25; Col 1:11
b.  The elements of unity (seven).  Eph 4:4-6, 1:23, 2:22, 3:6; 1 Pet 1:3

2. The societal necessity
a.  The fullness of God over, through, and in all.  Eph 4:6, 1:22-23; Gen 2:18
b.  The need for a church body to demonstrate God's unity.  Eph 4:7-13

3. The practical application
a.  God's call demands submission.  Eph 4:8
b.  God's church receives gifts.  Eph 4:11-12

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10/18/1998  "In Remembrance of the Feasts of Jehovah" -  Pastor Andrew Ho
Deut.16:1-17
I. The reason for the Feasts of Jehovah
A. Exo.12:24-27________________________________________
B. Exo.23:14-17________________________________________
C. Lev.23:33-43________________________________________

II. The response to the Feasts of Jehovah
A. Deut.16:1-8 _________________________________________
B. Deut.16:9-12_________________________________________
C. Deut.16:13-17_________________________________________

III. The revelation of the Feasts of Jehovah
A. The Passover reveals  - Jn.1:29; 1 Cor. 5:7-8 ______________________________
B. The Feast of Weeks    - Acts2:1-21; Lk.11:13________________________________
C. The Feasts of Tabernacles reveals   - Jn.1:14; Rev.21:3-5__________________________

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10/18/1998  "The Church: Christ's Evangelism and Enablement"  -  Pastor Murphy Lum
Acts 1:1-11
I. The message of Christ to the church     Acts 1:1-2; cf. Lk. 1:3
A. Handling accurately the Word of truth  -   Acts 2:42; cf. 2 Tim. 2:15; Jn. 14:6; Heb. 5:12
B. Holding fast the commission  -   Acts 1:2; cf. Mt. 17:9; 28:19-20

II. The manifestation of the risen Christ to the church   Acts 1:3
A. He presented Himself, alive and with many proofs  - Acts 1:3a; cf. Jn. 20:30; Lk. 24:39; 41-42; 1 Cor. 15:5-8
B. He spoke of the kingdom of God  - Acts 1:3; cf. Gen. 1:26-27-3:6; 3:6-6:5-6; 9:1-11:9; 12:2; Isa. 9:6; Mt. 28:18; Acts 1:11

III. The might of the Spirit of Christ to evangelize and disciple    Acts 1:4-8; cf. Lk. 24:49; Jn. 14:16, 26

A. Holy Spirit's acts began in Jerusalem   -  Acts 1:1-6:7
B. Holy Spirit's acts reached Rome (30 years later)  -   Acts 16:6-19:20

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10/11/1998   "How to Overcome Temptation"  -  Bro. Howard Hsieh
Mt.4:1-11
I. God often allows His servants to be tested "in the wilderness"
  • Examples of God's servants encountering wilderness experience

  • We are tempted in times of physical and emotional exhaustion

  • We are tempted by Satan in the areas of strengths

II. The devil tempts us in 3 crucial areas

  • i) Physical needs and desires (Mt.4:1-4; 1 Jn.2:16; Gen.3:6)

  • ii) Possessions and power   (Mt.4:5-7; 1 Jn.2:16; Gen.3:6)

  • iii) Pride   (Mt.4:8-11; 1 Jn.2:16; Gen.3:5-6)

III. How to overcome temptation
Renew our minds with God's Word   (Rom.12:2; 2 Cor.10:4-5)

  • Memorize God's Word   (Psa.119:11; Phil.4:8)

  • Meditate on God's Word   (Josh.1:8; Psa.1:2)

  • Obey His Word   (Psa.119:9, 33-34; Josh.1:8)


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10/04/1998  "Isaiah's Vision of God"  - Dr. Robert Cole
Isaiah 6:1-7

1. The background  (chap. 1-5)
a. Uzziah the epitome of pride
b. Fire as purification
2. The vision  6:1-4  - "I saw"
a. The personages.  6:1-2
b. The proclamation.  6:3-4
3. The response  6:5-7  - "I said"
a. The confession. 6:5
b. The cleansing. 6:6-7

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09/27/1998  "Enjoying the Good Life: Through A Proper Worship" - Dr. Murphy Lum
Deut 26:1-15
Intro: C.S. Lewis says " All enjoyment overflows spontaneously into praise..."
1.  To worship is to make a statement
a.  of appropriation.  26:3
b.  of appreciation.  26:5-10
c.  of adoration. 26:11
d.  of anticipation. 26:15

2.  To worship is to make a sacrifice
a. a sacrifice of time.  26:26,10; 12:6
b. a sacrifice of energy.  12:5
c.  a sacrifice of substance.  12:6

3. To worship is to express submission.  26:10
a.  it is physical presence.  Rom 12:1
b.  it is emotional & volitional submission.  Rom 12:2
c.  it is practical service.  Rom 12:3ff

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09/27/1998  "How Big Is Your Heart for the Lord?"  -  Dr. Silas Chan
John 14:12-14
1.  The principle: The measure you bring, it will be measured to you....
a.  Its explanation:  Matt 7:2
b.  Its attitude in hearing God's message
c.  Its relationship between your heart & your being

2.  The action:  you will do even greater things than Jesus
a.  Its explanation:  John 14:12-14
b.  Its condition of this promise #1:  Faith in Jesus
c.  Its condition of this promise #2:  Pray in Jesus' name

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09/20/1998  "Loving God"  -  Pastor Andrew Ho
Deut 10:12-22
1.  Its importance - to experience the good life is to meet God's expectations
a.  It has top priority.  10:12-13; 6:5; 11:1; 13:3; Matt 22:36-39
b.  It has internal reality.  10:16; 1Sam 16:7; Matt 15:8-9,17-18
2.  Its instruction - to know Him is to love Him
a.  It is to acknowledge Him as Creator God & Covenant God.  10:14-15; Gen 2:3; Exo 20:11
b.  It is to acknowledge Him as the God of salvation.  10:17; 5:12-15
3.  Its implementation - to fear, love, & serve Him
a.  It is to help the aliens as God has helped you (aliens in Egypt).  10:18; Eph 2:12-16
b.  It is to have a strong testimony for the Lord. 10:20-22

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09/20/1998  "Three Important Annual Festivals"  - Bro. Howard Hsieh
Deut 16:1-17
1.  The Passover.  Deut 16:1-8; Exo 23:14-19, 12:1-30; Lev 23:4-8
a.  How the Passover was to be celebrated.
b.  Its significance & meaning for us today.  Matt 26:17-29; 1Cor 5:7-8; John 1:29
2.  The Feast of Weeks.  Deut 16:9-12; Lev 23:15-22
a.  How the Fest of Weeks was to be celebrated.
b.  Its significance & meaning for us today.  Joel 2:28-32; Acts 2:1-21; Rom 8:23; 1Cor 15:20-28
3.  The Feast of Tabernacles.  Deut 16:13-17; Lev 23:33-43
a.  How the Feast of Tabernacles was to be celebrated.
b. Its significance & meaning for us today.

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09/13/1998  "Four Demands for Spirit-Filling"  -  Dr. Timothy Lin
Acts 8:4-17
1.  Be thirsty.  Jn 78:37; Rev 22:17
2.  Ask continually.  Lk 11:13; Mt 7:7
3.  Wait patiently.  Acts 1:4; Lk 24:49
4.  Fellowship daily.  2Cor 13:!4; Jn 14:26

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09/13/1998  "Let Us Fear the Lord and Serve Him"  -  Bro. Howard Hsieh
Deut 10:12-22
1.  The Lord's requirement of us.  10:12-13;  Micah 6:8; Mt 22:35-40
  • Fear the Lord your God

  • Walk in all His ways

  • Love Him

  • Serve the Lord your God with all of your heart & soul

  • Keep His commandments & statutes

2.  The Lord's choosing of His people. 10:14-16; Deut 7:6-8; Eph 1:4; 1Pet 2:9-10
3.  The Lord's concern & love for the orphan & widow.  10:17-19; Isa 1:16-17; Jas 1:27
4.  Fear the Lord your God.  10:20-22; Psa 111:10; Prov 1:7; Eccl 2:13-14

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09/06/1998  "The Perils of the Good Life"  -  Pastor Murphy Lum
Deut.7-9

Introduction : Moses briefs the children of Israel concerning the perils of the good life. He believes that to be forewarned is to be forearmed.

I. Why does God allow perils in the believer's good life? Deut. 8:1-3
a. He tests you to help you to know what is in your heart.  Deut. 8:1-2; cf. Exo.15:25; Deut. 8:16; 13:3; 33:8
b. He teaches you that man does not live by bread alone.  Deut. 8:3; cf. Mt. 4:4

II. What are the perils in the believer's good life? Deut.7:1-9:6
a. From external sources.  Deut.7:1-5; cf. Eph. 6:12; Col.1:12-13
b. From internal sources.  Deut. 8:14; 9:4-6

  • Self sufficiency, Deut.8:14, 18; cf. Deut.6:12; 28:47; Prov30:9; Hos.13:6
  • Self righteousness, Deut.9:4; cf. Deut. 8:17; Rom.11:6, 20; 1 Cor.4:4, 7
  • Self assertiveness, Deut. 9:6; cf. Exo. 34:9; Deut. 31:27

III. How should we respond to the perils?   Deut.7:18-9:27
a. Remember the past--how God delivered us.   Deut.7:18; cf. Eph.6:10-20
b. Remember who God is.   Deut.8:18; cf. Exo.17:6; Num.20:11; 21:6
c. Remember the way to victory.   Deut. 9:27; cf. Gen.12:1-3; Rom. 8:27

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08/30/1998 "Old Man to New Man" - Dr. Joseph Wang
Eph 4:17-24
1. Old Man
a. Man in Adam
b. Defective Mind
2. New Man
a. Man in Christ
b. Biblical Mind
3. Old Man to New Man
a. Work of the Holy spirit
b. Continual Renewal of Mind

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08/23/1998   "Remember the Lord and Obey Him"  -  Bro. Howard Hsieh
Deut.6:1-25
1. Teach your children to love and obey the Lord (vv.1-9;  Prov.22:6, 15; Prov.23:13; Eph.6:4)
2. Remember God's gracious provisions (vv. 10-12; Psa.145:8, 9, 15-17; Acts 14:15-17)

3. Fear the Lord and worship Him only (vv. 13-19; Deut.5:7-8; Psa.111:10; Mt.4:10; Mt.6:24)
4. Remember how God has delivered you in the past (vv. 20-25; Exo.12:42-51; Josh.4:21-24; Lk.22:19-20)

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08/16/1998 "Forgiveness - with No Strings Attached"  -  Dr. Arnold Wong
Eph 4:23; Col 3:12-13
1. We need to understand forgiveness from our point of views.
2. We need to understand forgiveness from God's point of view.

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08/16/1998 "King's Lesson"  -  Dr. Timothy Lin
1 Cor 9:23-27
1.  Ruling
a. First Lesson.  Mt 25:21; 2 Chron 31:21
b. Second Lesson. Mt 24:45; Jas 1:5

2. Fighting
a. Internally. 1 Cor 9:25; Jn 18:36
b. Externally. Eph 6:14-18; Jn 14:30
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08/09/1998  "Hanging Tough When the Going Gets Rough"   - Rev. Ron Jewe
James 1:2-12
1. Life can be rough
2. Hanging tough when the going gets rough
a. Rough times are times of "refining" growth.  Jas 1:2-4
  • "Testing" makes something stronger

  • "Endurance" means to last longer

  • Three important responses:
    Consider it joy - to be grateful
    Realize that trials work to your advantage.  God wants to teach you something.
    Let God's will be done in your trials.

b. Rough times are times to rely on God. Jas 1:5

  • God will give us wisdom to know why.

  • God will give us faith to go on.

  • God will give us grace to lift us up.  

c. Rough times are times for reward.  Jas 1:12

  • A reward for passing.

  • A reward for lasting.

3. Trust is the Key to hanging tough.
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