thaungngaihlian added a sermon entry in thaungngaihlian's SermonsPeter's FallAnd Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. They said therefore unto
him, Art not thou also one of His disciples? He denied it and said, I
am not.(John 18:25)
For our own sakes we should mark the steps which led to Peter’s fall. One was
l. His self-confidence
When forewarned, he resented the Mater’s foretelling, and declared
that though others might deny Christ he never would. When we grow
boastful we are in great peril. Safety lies in a consciousness of our
own weakness, and in implicit trust in God.
ll. The next step toward Peter’s fall was his sleeping in the garden
when he should have been watching and praying. That hour was given for
preparation for temptation but was not improved.
lll. Another step was his rashness in drawing his sword in the garden.
This act made him liable to arrest, and this fact made him nervous and
afraid of recognition. He tried to hide his connection with Jesus,
lest he should be arrested for his assault in the garden. Rash acts
are sure to make trouble for us afterward.
lV. Another step toward denial was Peter’s following Christ afar off.
This show timidity and failing faith. His courage was leaving him.
Following Christ was leaving him. Following Christ at a distance is
always perilous. It showed a weakening attachment and trembling
loyalty. It is in itself partial denial. The only worthy and the only
safe discipleship is thorough, unwavering devotion and wholehearted
V. This apostle took another step toward his fall when he sat down
among the servants of the high priest. He went among them to hide his
relation to Jesus. The only safe thing for a Christian is
unequivocally to declare his discipleship wherever he goes.
When Peter had taken these steps he could scarcely do otherwise than
openly deny his Lord. The time for us to guard ourselves is at the
beginnings of defection.
In His Matchless grace,
Bro. Thaung and family
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thaungngaihlian added a topic in Introduce YourselfDear Beloved of God,Greetings from Burma!
My name is Thaung Ngaih Lian. I'm a nationality of Burma and a missionary in my homeland Burma. I'm a husband of Ciin Lam Ma'an and a father of two sons.
Can you envision a land where many pagodas are worshiped, animal sacrifices are a weekly occurrence and human cremations take place daily? I want to share with you a challenging ministry opportunity God has presented to me. Since 2004, I had started a pioneering work among the unreached Buddhist in Burma as church planting ministry. The Lord has been so good and blessed us with many wonderful things spiritual and physical.
Church in a village-Mang Sar
Just two years ago a Church that has been planted in the village of one of our former members in the city, was dedicated and had their first service together where many people came to celebrate the completion of the church building and worship together in one place for the first time.The testimony of this village is incredible – 3 years ago mission team in our church and young people along with some of our friends of ours went to evangelize and outreach to this village. What they came across was a village full of fear, who worshiped evil spirits, trees, different animals and rocks, sacrificed their livestock and built alters where they worshiped these evil spirits that had been tormenting them.
When our team arrived and started ministering the love and presence of God came upon many in the village seeing many freed from demonic spirits, freed from fear, and many disease and sickness are healed by the power of the gospel. One man in particular had been demon possess for many days and had to be with chain in his foot to go anywhere but was fully healed and while preaching the gospel and being prayed for the power of God to get freed from the devils and started talking and received the gospel very well in his heart and is witnessing the gospel to people to this day.Please remember us in your prayer. If you want to know m more of my ministry please kindly visit on our church site www.bbcyangon.org
Because of lost souls around,
Bro.Thaung and family
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