From Sore Spots to Strong Spot

2 April, 2022 Ps Michael Sim

Scripture: Matthew 12:20

Viktor Frankl - "between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is the power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."

How to tame your sore spots:

  1. Fear - reflect not react (Psalm 16:8, Joshua 1:9)
  2. Insecurity - appreciate and accept yourself (2 Cor.3:5)
  3. Shame - know who you are in Christ. Know whose you are (Psalm 31:1)
  4. Rejection - rejection as redirection (Zeph.3:17)
  5. Undervalued - remember you're God's beloved child (Jer.31:3)
  6. Pride - don't let your become inflated (James 4:6, 10)
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Impact of Sore Spots In Our Hearts

26 March, 2022 Ps Michael Sim

Scripture: Psalm 139:23-24

Steps to living fully in our hearts:

  1. Accept 100% what happened. Respond 100% to what happened.
  2. Acknowledge how pain entered our hearts. Accept how it hindered us.
  3. Recognise the sore spots in your life and deactivate them.

Six Sore Spots from Life's Negative Experiences

  1. Feeling fearful
  2. Feeling inadequate/insecure
  3. Feeling shame
  4. Feeling rejection
  5. Feeling unworthy
  6. Feeling pride

Signs you have sore spots:

  1. Pain
  2. Overreaction
  3. Underreaction
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Influencers and Objects that Shape Our Hearts

19 March, 2022 Ps Michael Sim

Scripture: Matthew 12:34

What is the shape of our hearts? There are 4 kinds of hearts from the parables of the sower.

  1. Footpath - hard heart
  2. Rocky soil - shallow heart
  3. Thorny soil - half-hearted
  4. Good soil - wholehearted

Apart from God, 3 other influencers of our lives.

Targets of influences: Primary objects in Life

  1. Family
  2. Everyday life experiences
  3. Defining moments
  4. Our nature
  5. Sin and evil

Secondary objects in Life:

  1. Unrenewed Mind
  2. Entangled emotions
  3. Unsurrendered will
  4. Misbeliefs. Faulty beliefs
  5. Wounded self concept



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Maximum and Optimum Living From the Heart

12 March, 2022 Ps Michael Sim

Scripture: John 10:10

Life is for Living. But how do we live it to the fullest?

  1. Make the most and best of God's love
  2. Make the most and best of our impact
  3. Make the most and best of our Godly character
  4. Make the most and best of our strength and faith
  5. Make the most and best of our connection and alignment with God
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Living the Abundantly from the Heart

5 March, 2022 Ps Michael Sim

Scripture: John 10:10

What does Jesus mean full life, or abundant life?

  1. Abundant life is a Life of Satisfaction in Deep Contentment with God
  2. Abundant life is a Life of Purpose and Impact
  3. Abundant life is a Fulfilling Life lived Fully Alive with Unhindered hearts
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The Fight for Our Hearts

26 February, 2022 Ps Michael Sim

Scripture: Proverbs 4:23

Jesus said "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full". The problem is, why are we not experiencing it?


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Heart of the Matter

19 February, 2022 Ps Michael Sim

Scripture: Proverbs 4:23

Introduction to the new series "Heart of hearts".

Our hearts matter to God. That is the mission statement of Jesus - Isaiah 61.


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Dealing With Disappointment

22 January, 2022 Ps Phill Boaretto

Scripture: John 21

Peter went back to his previous occupation, due to disappointment. But God is not done with him.


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God Never Lies

15 January, 2022 Ps Phill Boaretto

Scripture: Hebrews 6:18 NLT

Two things that are unchangeable because it is IMPOSSIBLE for God to lie.


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