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Answering the Call

November 10, 2019 • Paul Berenguer

Don't Be Afraid, Just Believe

March 29, 2020 • Dr. Roy Verzosa

Dont Be Afraid, Just Believe

Mark 5:21-43 • March 29, 2020 • Dr. Roy Verzosa

Message Title: "Don’t Be Afraid, Just Believe" Message Text: Mark 5:21-43 Message Theme: From the Depths of Fear to the Heights of Faith Mark 5:21-43 Jesus Raises a Dead Girl and Heals a Sick Woman 21 When Jesus had again crossed over by boat to the other side of the lake, a large crowd gathered around him while he was by the lake. 22 Then one of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet. 23 He pleaded earnestly with him, “My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live.” 24 So Jesus went with him. A large crowd followed and pressed around him. 25 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. 26 She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse. 27 When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, 28 because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.” 29 Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering. 30 At once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my clothes?” 31 “You see the people crowding against you,” his disciples answered, “and yet you can ask, ‘Who touched me?’ ” 32 But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it. 33 Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth. 34 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.” 35 While Jesus was still speaking, some people came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. “Your daughter is dead,” they said. “Why bother the teacher anymore?” 36 Overhearing[a] what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” 37 He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James. 38 When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly. 39 He went in and said to them, “Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep.” 40 But they laughed at him. After he put them all out, he took the child’s father and mother and the disciples who were with him, and went in where the child was. 41 He took her by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum!” (which means “Little girl, I say to you, get up!”). 42 Immediately the girl stood up and began to walk around (she was twelve years old). At this they were completely astonished. 43 He gave strict orders not to let anyone know about this, and told them to give her something to eat. 1. The Desperate Request A. He made his Request Reverently B. He made his Request Earnestly 2. The Delightful Response A. Jesus is Accessible B. Jesus is Available 3. The Devastating Report A. The Frustrating Interruption B. The Frightening Information 4. The Divine Revelation A. The Invitation to Believe B. The Invitation to Behold WWW.CHAMPIONLIFE.CA Recorded via Facebook Live Stream from CLC – Brampton March 29, 2020 end

Turning Your Fear into Faith

Luke 12:22-32 (NIV) • March 22, 2020 • Jerry Berenguer

Message Title: Turning Your Fear into Faith [6:31] Message Text: Luke 12:22-32 (NIV) 22 Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. 24 Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! 25 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? 26 Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? 27 “Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 28 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith! 29 And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. 30 For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well. 32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Psalm 111:10 (NIV) [12:00] 10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise. 1 Samuel 17:46-47 (NIV) ;[13:18] 46 This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. 47 All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.” Daniel 6:23 (NIV) [14:17] 23 The king was overjoyed and gave orders to lift Daniel out of the den. And when Daniel was lifted from the den, no wound was found on him, because he had trusted in his God. HOW TO TURN FEAR INTO FAITH? 1. TRUST IN THE LORD [15:10] Proverbs 29:25 (NIV) [15:15] 25 Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe. Psalm 91:3-7 (NIV) [15:47] 3 Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. 4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. 5 You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, 6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. 7 A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. John 14:1 (NIV) [16:35] 1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. Proverbs 3:9-10 (NIV) [16:37] 9 Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; 10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine. 2. MEDITATE ON HIS WORD [17:59] John 6:63 (NIV) [18:10] 63 The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life. Joshua 1:8 (NIV) [18:41] 8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Philippians 4:8-9 (NIV) [19:18] 8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. 3. PRAY [20:50] Jeremiah 33:3 (NIV) [21:00] 3 ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’ Mark 11:24 (NIV) [21:45] 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV) [22:22] 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Luke 12:32 (NIV) [24:32] 32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. WWW.CHAMPIONLIFE.CA Recorded via Facebook Live Stream from CLC – Brampton March 22, 2020 end