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07/12/1998 "Love Is Not Hard" Dr. Tony Wong
07/12/1998 "The Good Life: Relating to the Lord Our God" Dr. Murphy Lum
07/05/1998 "For the Good Life:  Who?  What? Where?  Why?" Dr. Murphy Lum
07/05/1998 "Be Careful and Keep My Commandments" Pastor Andrew Ho
06/28/1998 "Some Fatherly Advice about Adultery" Dr. Walt Russell
06/21/1998 "Family Values for the Good Life" Dr. Murphy Lum
06/21/1998 "To Establish A Family That Pleases God"   Pastor Andrew Ho
06/14/1998 "The Sin of a Mother"   Dr. Jackson Lau
06/07/1998 "Wise Men and Women" Dr. Robert Cole
05/31/1998 "Graceful Living for Married Believers"   Bro. Howard Hsieh
05/24/1998 "A Model for a Better Family" Dr. Simon Tse
05/17/1998 "King's Lesson" Dr. Timothy Lin
05/17/1998 "The House the Lord Builds" Dr. Robert Cole
05/10/1998 "Sarah; An Admirable Mother" Dr. Herman Tang
05/03/1998 "The Power of Resurrection Life" Pastor Andrew Ho
05/03/1998 "If You be Risen, Then ... " Dr. Murphy Lum
04/26/1998 "Heaven, Our Real Home" Bro. Terry Wong
03/09/1997 "Pro-Choice?"  Yes..., But..., Therefore... Bro. Daniel Lim
02/09/1997 "The Church We Value"  Dr. Murphy Lum

07/12/1998 "Love Is Not Hard"  - Dr. Tony Wong
Psalm 103:1-10
1. Be compassionate
2. Be gracious
3. Be slow to anger

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07/12/1998 "The Good Life: Relating to the Lord Our God" - Dr. Murphy Lum
Deuterotomy 1:6-8
1. We must recognize the Lord our God.
a. His character 1:6; Exo 3:12-15
b. His convenant  1:8; Gen 9:9,15,18-19; Exo 19:3; Jer 31:31

2. We must respond to the Lord our God
a. Recognize what He has given 1:21
b. Resist the tendency to be afraid  1:21

3. We must not resist the Lord our God
a. They rebelled against the Lord 1:26
b. They refused to trust the Lord  1:32-33,36-37

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07/05/1998  "For the Good Life:  Who?  What? Where?  Why?"  -  Dr. Murphy Lum
Deuterotomy 1:1-8
1. Who said it? - The Lord through Moses (1:3; Acts 7:20,22,35-36; Exo 33:11; Heb 11:25-26)
2. What did He say? - All the Lord commanded - expound. (1:3,5;27:8)
3. Whom did He say it to? - God's chosen convenant people. (5:1-3; 7:7-8)
4. Why did He say it? - To give them a sense of history, destiny, & responsibility. (6:4ff)

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07/05/1998 "Be Careful and Keep My Commandments"  - Pastor Andrew Ho
Deuterotomy 1:1-8
1.  Who said it? God - through Moses (1:3; 4:1) or Himself (6:1,3) 

2.  What did He say? Acknowledge His Law & Obey His Word (1:5,8)
3.  Whom did He say it to? His covenant people, His chosen people (5:1-3; 7:7-8)
4.  Where did He say it? In the desert of wilderness, on the border of Canaan (8:1-2; 1:1,5)
5.  When did He say it? In their weakness & in their victories. (1:2,4)
6.  Why did He say it? To magnify Himself as God of history, blessings, & holiness. (6:4; 10:12;12:2; Exo 6:8; Lev 10:3)


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06/28/1998  "Some Fatherly Advice about Adultery"  -  Dr. Walt Russell
Proverbs 5
Intro:  God's Fatherly advice is bolder than the advice of our earthly families.
1.  The wise person is very aware of the delicious lure of adultery.  Prov. 5:1-6
a.  The wise person should learn before they live through an adulterous relationship.  (5:1-3)
b.  Wisdom about adultery demands that you consider her bitter end: death!  (5:4-6)

2.  More specifically, the price of adultery is very costly to you and your family.  Prov. 5:7-14
a.  Be wise and physically stay away from those who tempt you to an adulterous relationship.  (5:7-8)
b.  The results of an adulterous relationship will be giving your strength and wealth to strangers.  (5:9-11)
c.  The regrets of an adulterous relationship will be your ignorance and shame before the whole assembly.  (5:12-14)

3.  The better way is to have a rich sexuality in your marriage.  Prov. 5:15-20)
a.  Marital sex if full of overflowing blessing, not isolationism.  (5:15-17)
b.  Marital sex is a choice to be passionate with your mate and to be exhilarated with your lifelong marriage partner.  (5:18-20)

4.  God's recompense and sin's own judgment should motivate the wise person to avoid the adulterous relationship.
     Prov. 5:21-23

The message of Proverb 5:   The superiority of marital love over adulterous lust is evidenced in your family, ... finances, ... honor, ... life's conclusion, and divine reward.

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06/21/1998  "Family Values for the Good Life"  -  Dr. Murphy Lum
Deut. 6:1-25
1.  Family values must be established
a.  From strong convictions.  Deut 6:6, 24-25; 5:2,6,9; 8:5.
b.  From genuine concerns.  Deut 6:6; 1:31; 5:14,16; Lk 2:41-52
c.  From close communications.  Deut 6:7,20

2.  Family values must be expressed.  Deut 6:8
a.  Internally.  Deut 6:8; Mt 5:14-16; Rom 12:1-3
b.  Externally.  Deut 6:9; 1Cor 10:31

3.  Family values should be emulated.  Deut 6:2,10
a.  Continuity in the Covenant.  Deut 5:2-3
b.  Commitment to the task.  Deut 5:6
c.  Communion with the Covenant God is obligated.  Deut 5:28

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06/21/1998  "To Establish A Family That Pleases God"  -  Pastor Andrew Ho
Deut. 6:4-9
1.  Keep His Covenant faithfully.  Deut. 6:4; 1:31; 5:2-3,7-10; Zech. 14:9; Mt 7:21
2.  Obey His Commandment wholeheartedly.  Deut. 6:5; 5:29-33; Jn 15:10-11
3.  Teach His Word diligently.  Deut. 6:6-9, 20-25; 1Cor 4:17; 2Tim 1:5; 2:2

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06/14/1998  "The Sin of a Mother"  -  Dr. Jackson Lau
Genesis 27:1-16
1.  What was Rebekah's sin?  -  Sin of deception/lying
2.  Why did Rebekah commit this sin?  -  Willing to use the wrong means to get the right end.
3.  Who did Rebekah sin against?
4.  The results of Rebekah's sin.

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06/07/1998  "Wise Men and Women"  -  Dr. Robert Cole
Prov. 31
1.  A wise son  (31:1-9) - Watch for those great temptations for leaders.
a.  Warning against women (sexual sin)  v.3
b.  Warning against wine (drunkenness)  v.4
c.  Warning against wickedness   v.3b, 8-9
2.  Common wisdom  (31:1-9, 10-31)
3.  A wise wife  (31:10-31) -  Her inner beauty (What she is, what she does, and not how she looks)
a.  Her relationship to her husband.  v.11-12
b.  Her work as a good business woman, a generous, kind woman, & a good home maker.
c.  Her rewards and her praise by her Lord, her husband, her children, and others.
*   She who fears the Lord is a virtuous, noble, and capable woman.  She is to be praised.

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05/31/1998  "Graceful Living for Married Believers"  -  Bro. Howard Hsieh
1 Peters 3:1-7
1.  Guidelines for Christian wives (3:1-6)
A.  Be submissive to your husbands  (v.1-2; Lk 2:51; 1 Pet 2:13,18; Eph 5:22-24; Col 3:18; 1 Cor 16:15-16
B.  Focus on the eternal value of a godly character  (v. 3-4; Col 3:12-14; Prov 31:10-31; Gal 5:22-23
C.  The example of Sarah  (v. 5-6)

2.  Guidelines for Christian husbands  (3:7)
A.  Live with your wives with understanding
B.  Honor your wives as fellow heirs of the grace of life
C.  Do this so that your prayers will not be hindered.

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05/24/1998  "A Model for a Better Family"  -  Rev. Simon Tse  
1.  Better to seek spiritual peace  (Prov 15:16-17)
     The fear of the Lord is the beginning of spiritual peace.
     Love will make up all lacks  -  It is love that makes our family happy.
2.  Better to pursue moral tranquility  (Prov 16:8)
     A guilt-free conscience is the key for moral tranquility.
     Warned against: Gain without peace
                              Gain without rest
     Righteousness yields:  A clean conscience
                                      A peaceful heart

3.  Better to endeavor relational harmony  (Prov 17:1)
     Nurture quietness in the family
     Quietness is conducive to peace, rest, & order in the family.

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05/17/1998  "King's Lesson"  -  Dr. Timothy Lin
Revelations 5:7-14
1.  Ruling
a.  First lesson       - Matt 25:21; 2 Chron 31:21
b.  Second lesson  - Matt 24:45; Jas 1:5

2.  Fighting
a.  Internally     -  1 Cor 9:25,26; Jn 18:36
b.  Externally    -  Eph 6:14-18; Jn 14:30

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05/17/1998  "The House the Lord Builds"  -  Dr. Robert Cole
Psalm 127
Introduction:  The "Ascent" psalms (120-134)
1.  Figure of Solomon  (v.1a)
2.  Futility of toil without God  (V. 1b-2)
3.  Fruitfulness of God's reward  (v.3-5)

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05/10/1998  "Sarah:  An Admirable Mother" -  Dr. Herman Tang
Genesis 17:15-21
1.  She hoped in God.   1 Pet 3:5-6

2.  She hosted others for God.    Gen 13:1-2
3.  She helped her family for God.   Gen 21:6-7


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05/03/1998  "The Power of Resurrection Life" -  Pastor Andrew Ho
Colossians 3:1-12
1.  Its condition.   Col 3:1-4
a.  Subjective:  We died with Christ.   Rom 6:5a, 10; Jn 18:36a; Gal 2:20
b.  Objective:  Christ lives in us.   Rom 6:5b,8,11; 8:2,4,6; 1 Pet 1:3; Eph 2:6

2.  Its characteristics.  Col 3:5-11
a.  Subjective:  Putting off the old deeds & desires.  Col 3:5b,8,9; Eph 4:22,25,26
b.  Objective:  Getting knowledge & life renewed according to God's image.  Col 3:10-11; Eph 4:24

3.  Its challenge.  Col 3:12
a.  Live out God's heart.  Phil 2:1; 2 Pet 1:4
b.  Live out good behavior.  Col 3:13; Phil 2:5


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05/03/98  "If You Be Risen, Then ...  "  -  Dr. Murphy Lum
Colossians 3:1-13
1.  You are with Christ.  Col 3:1a,3-4; Phil 3:20
a.  You are seated with Him.  Col 3:1b; Psa 1:1; 2:2,4; Eph 2:6
b.  You are hidden in Him.  Col 3:3; Psa 46:1-2

2.  You are living a resurrected life.  Col 1:5-13
a.  Your earthly body is dead toward perverted love.  Col 1:5-9; Mt 16:24; Tit 2:11-13; 2 Pet 1:3
b.  Your risen life is in the image of Him.  Col 3:10-13; Exo 34:6-7; Phil 2:1

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04/26/1998  "Heaven, Our Real Home" - Bro. Terry Wong
1.  What is heaven like?
a.  Heaven is pictured as a marriage.  Mt 22:1; Rev 19:7-9; 21:1-3
b.  Heaven is a place where things are the way they are supposed to be.  Mt 6:9-13
c.  Heaven is our rest.  Rev 14:9-13; Heb 4:1-3, 9:9-11
d.  Heaven is our home.  Jn 14:1-3; Heb 11:13-16; Phil 3:20-21
e.  Heaven is where God uniquely dwells.  Psa 16:11; 43:4; Rev 21:1-4
f.  Heaven is eternal.  Rev 22:1; Mt 25:46

2.  What difference does heaven make?
a.   Heaven gives me hope to endure life on earth.  1 Cor 15:50-57; 2Cor 5:1-8; Heb 10:32-26
b.  Heaven give me my identity.  Phil 3:14-20

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03/01/1998  "True Knowledge in Christ" - Bro. Howard Hsieh  
2 Peters 1:1-11
1.  True Knowledge is received from God.  2 Pet 1:1-2; Eph 1:15-20; 2:4-10; Rom 6:23

2.  True Knowledge is manifested by godly character.  2 Pet 1:3-9
a.  It depends on God's divine resources.  2 Pet 1:3-4; Eph 1:3,15-20; 5:25-27; 1 Pet 1:3-5,22-23
b.  It abounds in necessary Christian virtues.  2 Pet 1:5-9; Col 3:10,12-15; 1 Jn 4:7-8

3.  True Knowledge leads to assurance of our salvation.  2 Pet 1:10-11; 1 Jn 5:11-13; Isa 32:17; Heb 6:11-12; 10:22

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