Refuel (Pt.7)
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Refuel (Pt.8)

Refuel God has a purpose and a plan for each one of our lives. He wants us to fully understand it then pursue it with great passion. He wants us to live life to the full – enthusiastically and joyfully. For that to happen, we need to engage in regular times of refuelling – activities designed to help us replenish our spirit, soul and body. We all get tired and drained. We have limits. We are human. However, God desires to refresh, renew and revive each one of us.

Here are a few reflection questions for you as we finish of this study ...

  1. What comes to mind when you hear the phrase ‘an emotionally replenishing person’? What qualities does a person like this have? How can you be one of those kinds of people for others?
  2. Think about the best time together you ever had with your family. What made is so memorable?
  3. Think about your most relaxing holiday? What made it so good?
  4. What is more important - managing our time or managing our energy? Think about the difference.
  5. Do you find ‘reflection and contemplation’ an easy and rewarding thing to do (Yes or No)? Why do you think you answered that way?
  6. Read Matthew 11:28-30 (see below) and spend some time praying that God would refuel right now.

Jesus said ... "Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me — watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly." [Matther 11:28-30. The Message Bible]

Have a terrific day ... in sync with the 'rhythms of grace'!

Comments

hey thanks for the sermon 2dae at Festival of praise! it was truly enlightening for me :) btw the sermons tat you're gonna preach for this sat n sun, are they the same from the website's previous sermons?

hey thnks for the sermon again on the 3rd night of festival of praise! God bless u man n im glad there's a preacher like u spreading the word :) btw i would like to ask...if i were to share the gospel with some1, be it my friends or anyone, how can i start things off without them thinking its offensive and irritating..?

Hi Jeremy. Faith shows itself in love which in turn ACTS. Look for windows of opportunity & just be yourself. A man's testimony/experience beats a man's philosophy anyday! I find that it's best to be real & just be yourself. Be the Living Word & share God's love & blessings, when appropriate. Let them see God's love & life flowing through you, as you live in the joy of the Lord. Be a shining light in your character, so that they will ask YOU questions & want what YOU have. Be spiritual without being religious. Remember that Jesus never condemned anyone, but with compassionate love pointed people in the right direction to save them. He made a way out for them to live their life right & gave them hope of eternal life. Pray & ask the Holy Spirit for divine opportunities with wisdom & a word in season. Happy fishing. :)

Dear Pastor Mark, thank u for coming to Sg to preach at FOP i went there at the 1st and 3rd night. I couldn't come on 2nd night though..

I wanna thank you for preaching to us, especially for me and my best friend we really feel easy to understand and also a very deep impact for us. thank you once again.

May God bless you.

Dear Pastor Mark,
Thanks for preaching such great sermon at the FOP.
I was struggling with so many doubts and fears in my heart and mind. I went to the FOP on the 2nd and 3rd day. Both of your sermon brought great relieved to my heart and mind. I was truly blessed by your preaching. And I finally had the answers to all my doubts which I've been battling in my mind for quite sometime. Once again, thank you.
God bless you and your ministry.

thnks Marija, lol i don't think I know u but thanks for the enlightenment and encouragement! God bless u!

Hi Jeremy. You're most welcome. Glad to hear you were blessed by Pastor Mark's messages. He's a very wise and humble anointed man of God, and a wonderful blessing to many. God bless U, my new friend. :)

yea indeed :) Amen to that! God bless u too my new friend! hmm ok at least let me know, where are u from? :)

Hi Jeremy. I'm from Australia and attended City Life Church from 1994 till just recently. Guessing you're from Singapore? I've many dear friends there. God bless u & your day.

Yup Im from Singapore and it's great to know that you have been a christian for that long :) so i guess u have been over to Singapore before? God bless ya too :)

Unfortunately, Jeremy, I haven't been to your beautiful country, as yet, but have many wonderful friends who still live there & who come from there. I've been a Christian for much longer than my time at City Life, though. :) Have a terrific day, my friend. :)

thats great to hear :) U know if i ever were to go to australia, i guess City Life will be the church for me :D ah well, my new friend, u must come to Singapore 1 day if u can! N it's amazing that we are making friends here. N yea God bless u!

Hi Jeremy. Thanks. I'd love to visit Singapore. God sure works in mysterious ways. Hey? He never ceases to amaze me! :D City Life Church is deffinately a Jesus connection and well worth a visit! It'll be like coming home. :D It's a global family... The people there are so amazing and real! I love them all! Enjoy your day my friend. Jer. 29:11 Phil. 1:6

that's really nice to hear! Yea He works in mysterious ways and nothing is impossible under Him! I'll be sure to visit there if I ever go to Melbourne then :) so may i ask, how long have u been a christian? enjoy your day too my friend n thanks for the bible verses!

Hey Jeremy. You are most welcome. If you ever do come, you are sure to be warmly welcomed at City Life. :) You'll be blessed by the excellent spiritual feast available and the wonderful diversity of friendly people. It's an Antioch sending out church and a global home to many! I've been baptised as a baby(in a communist country), but my spiritual Christian walk started at age 8, when I migrated with my family to Australia. Since then, it's been an incredible journey with my Lord Jesus!!! Never a dull moment. :D How about you? What church do you attend and how long have you been a Christian?

Great to hear about Citylife in any ways, n thats absolutely a blessing for u my friend :) yea a journey with the Lord is always everlasting! well i attend a family church called Newton Life in Singapore and I am a christian since I was born. Like u, i've been baptized as a baby but in the year 2005, I truly got baptized again. Life was full of ups n downs, but the Lord has never forsaken me. Hey mind i ask, so old are u this year? I'm going to be 20 this year.

Wow! That's great to hear Jeremy. Congratulations on being "born-again" How awesome! You are so right. The Lord never leaves us nor forsakes us throughout our roller-coaster life on this earth, but graciously helps us to grow. You're one year younger than my son, so I'm old enough to be your mum! :) God bless. Have a great day my friend. If you ever need encouragement or prayer for you or your loved ones, you'll always find me here at... TreeofLife4Christians@groups.msn.com

Yea the Lord never leaves us no matter wat n He'll always love us! haha okok i guess i kind of know what is it. and hmm how do i access this group? lol sorry i dont really access groups in msn often.

Hi Jeremy.
Please phone my dear friend Lorna in Singapore. I mentioned you in our recent phone discussion and she would like to help. She is a wonderful evangelist and desires to help you in your quest to share the Gospel of Good News with others. Maybe you can arrange to meet at your church. Lorna's Singapore Phone No. is 84015298.

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