Receiving an Unshakable Kingdom


IC@MK Sunday Service (15 Mar 2020)

Good morning church, it is a gift and blessing to be able to still worship together digitally, God be glorified in our worship together in spirit.

Please stay on with us, we will be begin the service at 10.30am.

Please refer to the slides to follow the service (available below and previous post).

Link to slides: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CkkQIKG3dqtQV1OoOTt3v5IS-0K4eZul/view

Posted by International Church at Mont Kiara on Saturday, 14 March 2020

 

Receiving An Unshakable Kingdom (Hebrews 12:18-29)

(For accuracy of this transcript, please refer to audio file)

Well alright, ICMK, it’s good to be with you all this morning, normally I say it’s good to see you all, but obviously we can’t see everybody (service suspended because of Covid 19), not everybody in our congregation. But I wish we could be with each other under better circumstances. But as Matt said earlier, I am thankful to God, for the technology that’s enabling this (Live Streaming). I didn’t think I’d ever say this in a sermon, but I praise God for Facebook for enabling something like this, this morning. More importantly, we want to thank God as usual for his word. And even though we’re kind of physically scattered throughout the city right now.  I’m, thankful to God that we are convicted as a church, spiritually united on the word of God, we are under the authority of the word. No matter if we’re hearing this in this sanctuary right now, or you’re at home in your living room. And so, with that, let’s turn to God’s word. We’re kind of in a miniseries right now in Hebrews 12. Rub started last week, and I’m going to finish off next week. We’ll be back in Ephesians, Lord willing. But this week we’re going to be in Hebrews 12. So, go to Hebrews 12, we’ll be in verses 18 to 29. I’m going to read for us, Hebrews 12:18-29, starting at verse 18, “For you have not come to what may be touched, a blazing fire and darkness and gloom and a tempest and the sound of a trumpet and a voice whose words made the hearers beg that no further messages be spoken to them. For they could not endure the order that was given, “If even a beast touches the mountain, this shall be stoned.” Indeed, so terrifying was the site that Moses said, “I tremble with fear.” But you have come to Mount Zion into the city of the living God, the Heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels and festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkle blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel. See that you do not refuse him who was speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him, who warns from heaven. At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth, but also the heavens.” This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of things that are shaken that is – the things that have been made in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.”