Sermon Take Away: “Benefits Above “

Psalm 103:1-11; Malachi 3:10 The Lord is blessing us right now. Our benefits are our blessings. It is good to speak of the blessings of yesterday. But blessings are ongoing. They are present. The book of Psalms teaches such a deep spiritual connection with God and the believer. In Psalm 103, we are commanded to “Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name”. We bless God with praise and honor. He is so loving and merciful. “Forget not all his benefits”. We are prone to forget, especially the good things. In the … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Benefits Above “

Sermon Take Away: “It Ain’t Over”

Luke 8:41-56 Faith is to believe that God can do anything. Jairus, a ruler of synagogue approached Jesus because his only daughter was dying. Before Christ could get to his house, someone from his house told him that “thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Master”. Many failed to believe that Jesus had the power to do the impossible. Jesus spoke faith to the father by saying “Fear not: believe only and she shall be made whole.” In the most no win situation, we must remember the promises of our Savior. In every situation, he has the final say. For … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “It Ain’t Over”

Sermon Take Away: “More Than Conquerors”

Romans 8:37 The love of Christ is the center of our life. His love is poured into our souls. Through him we obtain the gift of salvation. Through him we are more than conquerors. Christ has the power of all things and all beings, including the devices of Satan. The enemy has no power over you, no matter how uncertain life is. Be certain that Christ will have the final say in our present lives and in our eternal life. There are six accounts in which Christ defeated Satan. As you experience, the presence of evil and go through your … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “More Than Conquerors”

Sermon Take Away: “Love, Heal and Forgive”

Luke 8:42-48; 2 Peter 3:9 Thank God that Jesus is the epitome of love. He gave his life for the sins of the world, so that we may have peace with God, our heavenly Father. During his ministry, he was the example of love to many people throughout the region of Jerusalem. He is still doing the same work in our lives and throughout this world. While ministering, there was woman in the crowd of followers of Christ, who had hemorrhage for twelve years. She spent all that she had to get help from physicians, who were not able to … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Love, Heal and Forgive”

Sermon Take Away: “What Prayer Will Do”

II Kings 20:1-7; Genesis 32:24-32 What a privilege it is to take every thing to God in prayer. Prayer is a very precious time in the life of every believer. It is faith in action to turn attention to God, the Creator of all things. His throne is approached in humility and belief that he has full authority. An effectual prayer will do some amazing things. It will get the attention of our heavenly Father . The prophet Isaiah was given a command to tell king Hezekiah “Thus saith the Lord, set thine house in order; for thou shalt die … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “What Prayer Will Do”

Sermon Take Away: “Be An Honest Servant”

1 Peter 2:12-24; Philippians 2:7-11 It is a very important responsibility to be a servant. To be a servant means to serve or be under someone. When it comes to God, we are servants to him. Being his servant, aligns us to obey his commandments. Obedience is an expression of our faith and trust in the will of God. Our life is governed in response to his commandments. We present ourselves an honest servant in the way we live. People who have not accepted the redemption of Jesus Christ, look for people of faith to fail. They wait to see … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Be An Honest Servant”

Sermon Take Away: “Final Act of Deliverance”

Luke 22:39-46; II Corinthians 5:21 The ancient Roman government used crucifixion for the death penalty of criminals. The criminals were nailed to a tree and suffered in excruciating pain. Jesus Christ, who knew no sin, was crucified on the cross to die for the sins of the world. He gave to us the final act of deliverance. His cross signifies the magnitude in which God hates sin. At the same time, it tells us how much God loves us. Jesus was in the middle of two malefactors. The malefactors were guilty as charged. But Jesus was innocent of all charges. … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Final Act of Deliverance”

Sermon Take Away: “The Lord is My Strength”

Habakkuk 3:17-19; Nehemiah 8:4-10 The word of God speaks hope to our soul. It is so powerful that it will go to the very core of our conscience. As the spiritual leaders in Israel, proclaimed to the people “The Lord is your strength”, they were encouraged to hear the law of God. His supernatural strength is the power and might to overcome and move forward. It is given by God alone. As the Prophet Habakkuk was closing his prayer song, he mentioned that though the fig tree, the vine, the olive and the fold fail, yet will the Lord God … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “The Lord is My Strength”

Sermon Take Away: “How Great Thou Art”

Daniel Chapter 4; Romans 5:8 The word of God tells us who we are and who we can become. We were born sinners. But we can die a righteous person in Christ Jesus. We are nothing without God, the Creator of life and all living creatures. He alone is great! In the book of Daniel, there was a heathen king of Babylon name Nebuchadnezzar. Even though he was advised by Daniel the Prophet, he remained full of pride and denied the presence of God. As a result, he was driven in the wilderness and ate grass as oxen. His body … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “How Great Thou Art”

Sermon Take Away: “My Help”

Psalms 122 and 34 There are some Psalms that remain in our heart. Psalm 121 tells us that our relationship with God personal. Psalms are poetry written to be sung to express heartfelt thoughts to God. He hears and answers our prayers. Throughout the bible, his people witnessed his mighty acts. The people gave testimony that in trials, persecutions, temptations and even in their victories that God was “My Help”. “He will not suffer thy foot to be moved; he that keepeth thee will not slumber.” Our steps are kept when we remain in his will. He does not sleep, … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “My Help”

Sermon Take Away: “Look Up”

Genesis 9:8-17; Isaiah 40:8; Hebrews 12:2 Our God is infinite in love and power. He knows all things and he does all things. His plan for the world is beyond human understanding. With the death of the Queen Elizabeth and the change of command in England, it is a reminder that God is in all things. There was a beautiful rainbow seen in an area where she lived. Rainbow, as written in the scriptures, is a reminder of the covenant that God made with Noah that the earth would not be destroyed by water again. Looking up is a reminder … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Look Up”

Sermon Take Away: “Rewards From God”

The Beatitudes – Matthew 5:1-12 God is so loving that he offers wonderful rewards to those who diligently seek him. His rewards are to give us hope and strength every day as we face the unknown and draw closer to him. He gave us his begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to save us from our sins and provide a clear path in salvation and in righteousness. While Jesus ministered on Earth, he gave us exactly what we needed to keep in mind so we can receive God’s promised rewards. Here are brief snippets of who God considers to be blessed and … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Rewards From God”

Sermon Take Away: “God is Good”

Scripture: Psalm 86:5; Mark 10:12-22 Good is one of the many attributes of God. It refers to his righteousness and his power. It refers to his faithfulness. We become who we are in Christ because of his goodness. Good tells us that he is complete. God is everything and has everything that we need. He is good because he is “ready to forgive and plenteous in mercy unto all that call upon thee”. In the gospel of Mark, the rich man called Jesus good master. But Jesus corrected him and told him that “there is none but one, that is, … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “God is Good”

Sermon Take Away: “Let Jesus Abide in You”

Scripture: John 15 & 14; Matthew 7:7 Everyday we hear about so much trouble in our families, communities and the world. As bad as things are, we still have a present help and eternal hope in Jesus Christ. A relationship with him makes things happen. When Christ walked among people, he wanted people to know love. The parable of the true vine tells us about the relationship of Christ with followers. The true vine is Christ, the branches is the church and the husbandman is God, our Creator of all things. Teaching and living the gospel keeps us connected to … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Let Jesus Abide in You”

Sermon Take Away: “All Things Are Ready”

Scripture: Revelation 19:1-13 In Revelation 19, attention is given to the exuberant joy in heaven with the worship to God who sat on the throne. What a wonderful message which tells of the honor and allegiance given to God and to Christ. It is spiritual therapy to read about the heavenly harmony of peace and love. The day will come when all believers will join in with the heavenly host to sing praises and honor in the very presence of our Heavenly Father and our Savior. Christ has made all things ready. He came down from heaven and gave his … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “All Things Are Ready”

Sermon Take Away: “Faith to the Saving of the Soul”

Scripture: Hebrews 10:38; Matthew 17:14-21 When we trust in God, we demonstrate a faith. It is faith, which allows us to believe to the saving of the soul. In other words, our soul is saved because we believe in the saving grace of God in Jesus Christ. Hebrews 11 is the classic faith chapter about the men and women of God who lived in faith by the promises of God. “But without faith it is impossible to please him…” In faith, they were persuaded and embraced the word of God. Persuasion occurs when the word of God is accepted. Then … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Faith to the Saving of the Soul”

Sermon Take Away: “Tell The Lord That You Love Him”

Scripture: John 20:15-19; Matthew 26:34 How often do we tell the Lord that we love him. Throughout the history of God’s people, he wanted Israel to love him above all other things. To love him is to acknowledge that he is the Lord of your life. In the Gospel of John, Jesus told Peter that he would deny him three times. “Verily, I say unto thee, that this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.” When Christ was arrested, Peter followed from a distance and when he was noticed and questioned by the people, he denied that … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Tell The Lord That You Love Him”

Sermon Take Away: “Love Is”

Scripture: I Corinthians 13; I John 4:8 God is love. Love is pure, genuine and unchanging. It is not an emotion. In some way, his love transforms us. It is a genuine attitude in our approach to life that becomes consistent and deepens. Apostle Paul perceived that the Corinth church did not respond to the work of the ministry in love. They had misunderstandings when it came to ministry positions and the working of the Holy Spirit. All which have to do with understanding the love of God. Whatever we do, if it is not in love, it profits us … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Love Is”