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作者 John Chan   
Environment, opportunity and work --> fate!

Environment provided, opportunity upon us, take it or let it go --> fate!

A. Main scripture for this study: Romans 8:28

1. As recorded:

    We know God set all things work together for good for those who love him.

    Those are called according to his purpose. Ro.8:28

2. As we can understand it is like in a computer there is a build in operation system!

    Operate the computer according to its build in system the computer can do wonder for you!

3. In America over 50 years I have seen many hard working people got rich!

    As they all say!  Everyone has the same environment and opportunity!

4. The difference is what you do with opportunities presented to you!

   (Tom Brady just got his 7th super bowl Feb.7, 2021!  His secret is unceasing work!)

B. This is how it works in a human life!

1. Each has been presented with an environment!

2. Opportunity to follow Jesus is upon you!  Each of us has to decide to take it or let it go!

3. God forbid:

    If this is your last chance, and you let it go, your fate --> in hell forever!

C. Apostle Paul put it this way:

1. But I certify you, brethren that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. Gal.1:11

2. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. Gal.1:12

3. But as surely as God is faithful, our message to you is not "Yes" and "No." 2Cor.1:18

4. For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us,

    even by me and Silas and Timothy was not yea and nay, but in him was yea. 2Cor.1:19

5. For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. 2Cor.1:20

6. We also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God,

    which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men,

    but as it actually is, the word of God, which is at work in you who believe. 1thes.2:13

D. The story of this middle age man!

1. Not long ago we went to eat in a Chinese restaurant!

2. I drove my car into parking lot. A man came to park my car said: Mr. Chan.

3. I was surprised and looked at him.  Immediately I remember him!

4. 40 years ago his mother brought him, his older brother and younger sister to church!

    I also remember his father was a chef in a high class Chinese Restaurant in Manhattan!

5. I said his father has to wait until he is retired to come to believe Jesus!

    Many years later I found I was wrong!  Manhattan high class Chinese Restaurant close on week end!

6. Before I said anything, he continued: I was not willing to study hard in school!

7. Yes, he remember thousands of children went through our church programs heard my advice!

    While you are young study hard in school!  Starting with our own 3 young children!

8. Children by thousands presented with same environment, same Bible teachings!

    He had chosen not to follow Jesus and not to study hard in school! Now he is good parking car for a living!

E. Follow Jesus with contentment and humility!

1. But godliness with contentment is great gain. 1Tim.6:6

2. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 1Tim.6:7

3. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 1Tim.6:8

4. People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that

    plunge men into ruin and destruction. 1Tim.6:9

5. For the love of money is source of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money,

    have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many grieves. 1Tim.6:10

6. But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and

    gentleness. 1Tim.6:11

7. Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 1Pet.5:6

*** Chinese and English Bible wrongly took the first meaning of the original word!

    Here in 1Pet.5:6 and James 4:10 should be à to raise the souls by the blessing of salvation!

8. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1Pet.5:7

F. Conclusion:

    Follow Jesus, let the word of God work in you, in due time God will lift you up!

    May God grant you good health and peace!  Preach this February 21, 2021.




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