Rev. David illustrates the amazing power that lies within communion and how we can apply it to our lives today.
Text: Matt. 26: 26-29 "As they were eating, Jesus took some bread and blessed it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, “Take this and eat it, for this is my body.” And he took a cup of wine and gave thanks to God for it. He gave it to them and said, “Each of you drink from it,for this is my blood, which confirms the covenant[a] between God and his people. It is poured out as a sacrifice to forgive the sins of many.Mark my words—I will not drink wine again until the day I drink it new with you in my Father’s Kingdom.”
Rev David challenges us that no matter how many negative things life (or people) throw our way, we can put that burden on Jesus and overcome. Our lives can be totally transformed just like Bartimaeus' life in Mark chapter 10.
Rev. David Ramayah reminds us to keep our focus on God, the One who brings the blessing, and He can help us overcome our doubts. He illustrates this on the powerful example of Jesus raising Lazarus in John chapter 11.
Text (main): Mark 9:24 "The father instantly cried out, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!”"
Rev. David Ramayah continues to encourage us to pray real prayers! Here are several prayers we ought to pray.
Text: Mark 9: 1-9 "And he said to them, “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see that the kingdom of God has comewith power.”After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them.His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them.And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus.Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.”(He did not know what to say, they were so frightened.)Then a cloud appeared and covered them, and a voice came from the cloud: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!”Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus.As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus gave them orders not to tell anyone what they had seen until the Son of Man had risen from the dead."
Rev. David challenges us that righteousness comes before peace and explores how we can experience the power of communion with God that Abraham experienced in Genesis chapter 14.
Text: Gen. 14: 17-20 "After Abram returned from defeating Kedorlaomer and the kings allied with him, the king of Sodom came out to meet him in the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley). Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High,and he blessed Abram, saying, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth. And praise be to God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand.” Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.
Rev. David Ramayah explores six incredible powerful prayers that we should be praying; illustrated by Jesus healing the deaf and mute from Mark chapter 7 and the healing of the blind man at Bethsaida from Mark chapter 8.
Date: 26 August 2018 Speaker: Rev. David Ramayah Title: "6 PRAYERS I SHOULD BE PRAYING" Text: Mark 7:37; Mark 8; 22-26
Rev David explains that history, even religion, was often unkind to women but the faith of this woman produced a tremendous response from Jesus and she received a miracle even though the odds were stacked against her!
Text: Mark 7: 24-30 "Jesus left that place and went to the vicinity of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know it; yet he could not keep his presence secret.In fact, as soon as she heard about him, a woman whose little daughter was possessed by an impure spirit came and fell at his feet.The woman was a Greek, born in Syrian Phoenicia. She begged Jesus to drive the demon out of her daughter.“First let the children eat all they want,” he told her, “for it is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”“Lord,” she replied, “even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.”Then he told her, “For such a reply, you may go; the demon has left your daughter.”She went home and found her child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.