The Potter's House

7 May, 2022 Ps Phill Boaretto

Scripture: Jeremiah 18:1-4

Step1 - Different lumps of clay

Step2 - The potter's wheel

Step3 - Shaped

Step4 - Life on the shelf

Step5 - The furnace

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Aligning Our Hearts to God's (Part 2)

30 April, 2022 Ps Michael Sim

Scripture: Isaiah 61:1

Bringing to the conclusion of the series, Ps Michael shared the 3 things that we need to do in aligning our hearts to God:

- Pay attention to your heart

- Use the 'nevertheless' principle

- Partner with God. Fight for your heart.

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Aligning Our Hearts to God's (Part 1)

23 April, 2022 Ps Michael Sim

Scripture: Isaiah 55:8-9

Aligning our hearts with God's heart: His truths and strategies

God's big Truths - a pathway to living fully and freely from your heart

- God's grace is sufficient for me

- God cares about every detail of my life

- God will give me success and keep me on track

- God knows everything from beginning to the end

- God is good all the time

God's big Strategies - a pathway to living fully and freely from your heart

- Live vulnerably

- Face reality

- Pursue discipleship

- Depend

- Acknowledge and manage your emotions

- Integrate

- Simply serve

- Partner with God

- Abide

- Heal

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Easter: New Birth, Life and Hope

16 April, 2022 Ps Michael Sim

Scripture: John 3:16

Good Friday: Jesus died on the Cross for our sin so we may live.

Holy Saturday: Jesus laid dead for our sin so we may live for God.

Easter Sunday: Jesus rose from the dead for our sin so we may live forever with God.

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Exceptions and Rules of the Heart

9 April, 2022 Ps Michael Sim

Scripture: Jeremiah 17:9

4 Questions of the heart:

- Is God good all the time?

- Am I good even when I'm flawed?

- Are others good even when they're broken?

- Is life good even if it's difficult?

The answers to these questions:

- Don't let exceptions in life be the rule

- Don't let negative experiences of life be the rule of your heart

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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:

- Fear - reflect not react (Psalm 16:8, Joshua 1:9)

- Insecurity - appreciate and accept yourself (2 Cor.3:5)

- Shame - know who you are in Christ. Know whose you are (Psalm 31:1)

- Rejection - rejection as redirection (Zeph.3:17)

- Undervalued - remember you're God's beloved child (Jer.31:3)

- 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:

- Accept 100% what happened. Respond 100% to what happened.

- Acknowledge how pain entered our hearts. Accept how it hindered us.

- Recognise the sore spots in your life and deactivate them.

Six Sore Spots from Life's Negative Experiences

- Feeling fearful

- Feeling inadequate/insecure

- Feeling shame

- Feeling rejection

- Feeling unworthy

- Feeling pride

Signs you have sore spots:

- Pain

- Overreaction

- 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.

- Footpath - hard heart

- Rocky soil - shallow heart

- Thorny soil - half-hearted

- Good soil - wholehearted

Apart from God, 3 other influencers of our lives.

Targets of influences: Primary objects in Life

- Family

- Everyday life experiences

- Defining moments

- Our nature

- Sin and evil

Secondary objects in Life:

- Unrenewed Mind

- Entangled emotions

- Unsurrendered will

- Misbeliefs. Faulty beliefs

- 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?

- Make the most and best of God's love

- Make the most and best of our impact

- Make the most and best of our Godly character

- Make the most and best of our strength and faith

- Make the most and best of our connection and alignment with God

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