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Arise My People

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LORD’S SUPPER
The elements are not holy, but it is the act of remembering the Lord is what is holy
When Paul corrected the abuse of the Lord’s Supper in the church at Corinth
Because there was division, differences and inequality at the church in Corinth
In verse 24— Paul quoted exactly what Jesus Christ said on the night that he was betrayed
1 Corinthians 11:24 NIV
24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.”
And then again Paul quoted the Lord’s word in verse 25
1 Corinthians 11:25 NIV
25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”
Why do we do this [Lord’s Supper]?
1 Corinthians 11:26 NIV
26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
However, Paul warned in verse 27
1 Corinthians 11:27 NIV
27 So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord.
What shall we do before partaking of the Lord’s Supper?
1 Corinthians 11:28 NIV
28 Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup.
Why do we need to examine ourselves?
1 Corinthians 11:29–30 NIV
29 For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves. 30 That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep.
From the events that took place during the 50 days in between Easter and Pentecost, we learned so much about so many things:
Easter Changed Everything— The resurrection of Jesus
Deal with Doubts — Doubting Thomas
Obedience is Key to Miracle— Jesus performed a miracle after the disciples obeyed
Carriers of Hope— Help | Open | Positivity | Encourage
Together we will Shine— Stay together | Be filled with the HS | Communicate
I will Not be Shaken— Devote | Stick together | Give | Larger Gatherings | Meet up at Homes
The Apostles rise up to the occasion— they stepped up to the plate
They did not rely on their own ability— but counted on God’s dependability
Jesus was so true to His promises— When the promised gift of the Father came upon them— they stepped up to the plate
They rose up to the occasion— This idiom was defined by Merriam-Webster as
“To make the special effort that is required to successfully deal with a difficult situation”— situation like the one we are in right now!
We shall rise to the occasion— respond to the needs of the situation
God told His people through prophet Isaiah
Isaiah 60:1–4 The Living Bible
1 Arise, my people! Let your light shine for all the nations to see! For the glory of the Lord is streaming from you. 2 Darkness as black as night shall cover all the peoples of the earth, but the glory of the Lord will shine from you. 3 All nations will come to your light; mighty kings will come to see the glory of the Lord upon you. 4 Lift up your eyes and see! For your sons and daughters are coming home to you from distant lands.
Arise my people!
Let your light shine!
The glory of God is streaming from you!
Lift up your eyes and see!
After the Christian community was inaugurated— after the church of Jesus Christ was born— the disciple’s stepped up to the plate—
They rose up to the Occasion
They dealt with their doubts
They knew that their obedience is key for miracles to happen
They acknowledged that they are carriers of hope
They recognized that only by being together— that they will shine
Their faith was never shaken when they devoted to the Apostles’ teachings
When they stick together
When they gave to anyone who had need
When they occasionally meet in larger gatherings
And when they gather in their homes regularly— broke bread with gladness & thankfulness— and that’s how the church grew!
When they rose up to the occasion— that’s when they started to do amazing things— extra ordinary things that can only be done with the help of the Holy Spirit
The first miracle through Peter & John took place one afternoon after the Pentecost— birth of the church— inauguration of the Christian community
Let’s take a look at what actually happened, and what we can learn from them
As you open your Bible to ACTS 3:1-10— once you got there type Amen!
Let me give you some principles that will guide you to understanding and making the most out of the Word of God
Look for words that defines the CHARACTER of God
Find out if there are COMMANDS from the passage
See if there are PROMISES
Be honest to receive CONVICTIONS if you sense any
The Bible is a record of peoples’ experiences— it is a compilation of good and bad EXAMPLES— keep an eye on those good examples to adapt, and bad examples to avoid
Find out how the passage CHALLENGES you
And how it ENCOURAGES you

BOOK: ACTS 3:1-11

Acts 3:1–11 NLT
1 Peter and John went to the Temple one afternoon to take part in the three o’clock prayer service. 2 As they approached the Temple, a man lame from birth was being carried in. Each day he was put beside the Temple gate, the one called the Beautiful Gate, so he could beg from the people going into the Temple. 3 When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for some money. 4 Peter and John looked at him intently, and Peter said, “Look at us!” 5 The lame man looked at them eagerly, expecting some money. 6 But Peter said, “I don’t have any silver or gold for you. But I’ll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!” 7 Then Peter took the lame man by the right hand and helped him up. And as he did, the man’s feet and ankles were instantly healed and strengthened. 8 He jumped up, stood on his feet, and began to walk! Then, walking, leaping, and praising God, he went into the Temple with them. 9 All the people saw him walking and heard him praising God. 10 When they realized he was the lame beggar they had seen so often at the Beautiful Gate, they were absolutely astounded! 11 They all rushed out in amazement to Solomon’s Colonnade, where the man was holding tightly to Peter and John.
And also, asking ourselves the right questions leads us to the accurate determination of the “Rhema” [the word the Holy Spirit quickens to a specific person for a specific situation] out of the “Logos

LOOK

WHAT: PETER HEALED THE CRIPPLED BEGGAR
WHEN: One afternoon after the Pentecost — 3 O’CLOCK PRAYER SERVICE
WHERE: HEROD’S TEMPLE— erected by the exiles on their return from Babylon— Nehemiah [wall]— Ezra [temple]— stood for about 500 years— then restored for 46 years during the reign of Herod [37-4 BC]— SHOW IMAGES
WHO: PETER, JOHN AND THE CRIPPLED BEGGAR
WHY: SO HE COULD BEG FROM PEOPLE GOING INTO THE TEMPLE
HOW: I DON’T HAVE SILVER OR GOLD. BUT I’LL GIVE YOU WHAT I HAVE
The crippled beggar asked them for money
Peter and John “rose up to the occasion”
Peter said, “look at us!”— the beggar looked at them eagerly, expecting some money
Acts 3:6 NLT
6 But Peter said, “I don’t have any silver or gold for you. But I’ll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!”
We cannot give what we do not have— but we must be willing to give what we have— we have the Holy Spirit in us!—
What can the Holy Spirit do?
Some of the many things that the Holy Spirit can do is to INSPIRE, TEACH and EDUCATE— knowing the gifts and the fruit of the Holy Spirit will give you a very broad list of things that the Holy Spirit can do
The same Holy Spirit that hovered over the surface of the water during creation— that raised Jesus from the dead— enabled the disciples during the Pentecost—
The same Holy Spirit is in you!— if you truly believe whom Jesus claimed who He is [the Son of God, the Messiah, the Great Healer, the BREAD of life, the LIGHT of the world, the GATE, the GOOD SHEPHERD, the RESURRECTION & the LIFE, the WAY, TRUTH, LIFE, the TRUE VINE]
If you believe in these things, you can do a lot of things— things that are beyond you! — in the name of Jesus Christ— the Nazarene!
With the same Holy Sprit you will arise!— you will rise up to the occasion
You will step up to do some efforts in this difficult situation
Acts 3:7 NLT
7 Then Peter took the lame man by the right hand and helped him up. And as he did, the man’s feet and ankles were instantly healed and strengthened.
The result happened INSTANTLY
Acts 3:8 NLT
8 He jumped up, stood on his feet, and began to walk! Then, walking, leaping, and praising God, he went into the Temple with them.
When you rise up to the occasion— people are healed, and they will join you—
Not just those who are healed, but even those who saw the miracle were absolutely astounded
They all rushed out to see the healed man who was holding tightly to Peter & join— they will not just join you, they will hold tightly on you
Acts 3:9–11 NLT
9 All the people saw him walking and heard him praising God. 10 When they realized he was the lame beggar they had seen so often at the Beautiful Gate, they were absolutely astounded! 11 They all rushed out in amazement to Solomon’s Colonnade, where the man was holding tightly to Peter and John.
Miracles will happen to people around you when you RISE UP TO THE OCCASION— When you step up to the plate
Tomorrow we will celebrate MEMORIAL DAY to commemorate our fallen heroes— it’s a yearly reminder that FREEDOM IS NOT FREE!
We are free today because millions of veterans “rose up to the occasion”
From the fight for independence— the civil war— the first world war, all through the second world war, the war in Korean and Vietnam—
And to this day people who rose up to the occasion are fighting for for our freedom in the middle east and elsewhere in the world [domestic and abroad]
Flying around to guard our nation, sailing across to protect our country— Boots on the ground to prevent any invasion
Truly freedom is not free— there’s a fee for liberty!
We stand in this side of eternity because Jesus paid for that liberty!
Jesus “rose up to the occasion!”
What about you? Are you ready and willing to “Rise up to the Occasion?”
We are in a difficult situation— we need to rise up to the occasion
Kung hindi ikaw— Sino? Kung hindi dito— Saan? Kung hindi ngayon— Kailan?
How can you rise up to the occasion?
Let me pull up God’s words through Isaiah one more time as I close
Isaiah 60:1–4 The Living Bible
1 Arise, my people! Let your light shine for all the nations to see! For the glory of the Lord is streaming from you. 2 Darkness as black as night shall cover all the peoples of the earth, but the glory of the Lord will shine from you. 3 All nations will come to your light; mighty kings will come to see the glory of the Lord upon you. 4 Lift up your eyes and see! For your sons and daughters are coming home to you from distant lands.

TOOK

I WILL RISE UP TO THE OCCASION
MY LIGHT WILL SHINE FOR ALL THE NATIONS
I WILL LIFT MY EYES TO GOD OF ALL CREATIONS

APPEAL & PRAYER

I pray that you will have a HEART for people
That you will OPEN up your home for the ministry
That you will be willing to SERVE
And that you will to TURN ON your gadget to receive God’s blessing through His Word
I pray that your faith will arise— In spite of what you see, in spite of how you feel— let your faith arise!
Miracles happens when we RISE UP TO THE OCCASION
Our God is the “God of Miracles”
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