20 Norman Spencer Dr
Auckland 2104, NZ

Passionate Pursuit 

Sunday, 15th July 2018

Pastor Kathy Poon

“Not that I have already reached the goal or am already perfect, but I make every effort to take hold of it because I also have been taken hold of by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:12  (CSB)

“I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” Philippians 3:14  (NLT)

Names we inherited as children of God :

  • 1.Christian – Christianós
  • 2.Disciple – Mathitís
  • 3.Believer – Pistós
  • 4.Saint – Hagios
  • 5.Servant  – Doulos
  • 6.Witness – Martus

1. Put on the New Self 

“You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds.” Ephesians 4:22-23  (NIV)

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:7  (NIV)

2. Run & Don’t  Give Up

“Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.  Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Acts 3:2-6  (NIV)

“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6  (NIV)

3. One Body in Christ

“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:35  (NIV)

4. Trust & Obey

“As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.” He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not. Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring  be.” Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.” Romans 4:17-21 (NIV)

“However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”   — the things God has prepared for those who love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9