Sermon Take Away: “Chosen”

Scripture: I Timothy 1:15; I Corinthians 15:10 No one is beyond being saved. Jesus died to save the world from sins. The bible teaches us that God is very just in all of his ways. He does not hide anything about his people. Their lives are an example and testimony to what the grace of God will do in our lives. The ministry of Apostle Paul is one of substantial bible teaching when it comes to understanding that God’s purpose will be fulfilled, even to save the chief of sinners. “But by the grace of God I am what I … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Chosen”

Sermon Take Away: “Hold On To Peace”

Scripture: Ephesians 2:14; Philippians 4:6-8 God has given us so much in our blessed Savior Jesus Christ. He knew that life would include triumphs, trials and unsettling moments. In faith, we learn to trust Jesus for all things. “For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us…” Peace is to trust in the will of God. It is to have a contentment to depend on Jesus for all things. It is a state of mind and heart that comes from having faith in his presence. In exchange of … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Hold On To Peace”

Sermon Take Away: “One Touch Can Change Everything”

Scripture: Colossians 1:13-24 The path of righteousness in Christ is our way to heaven. Righteousness is the freedom of sin. This is fulfilled by the death and resurrection of God’s only begotten son, Jesus Christ. He is the foundation to a righteousness life. Upon acceptance of Christ as our Savior, one touch can change everything. To abide in righteousness we must be obedient to the word of God and have patience in discipline. While in obedience and discipline, we must rely on the fruits of the spirit to help us in our life with Christ. A steady growth in Christ, … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “One Touch Can Change Everything”

Sermon Take Away: “The Good Shepherd”

Scripture: Psalm 23; John 10:11-18 The love of God was manifested in the life and death of Jesus Christ. He came to magnify the word of God, to give it understanding. In his mission, he provided clarity to the commands and the teachings in the bible. The synagogue teachers had become doers of the word with a spirit of self-righteousness and lack of love. Love is the reflection of the word of God because he is love. Jesus taught in metaphors and parables to relate things/objects that were familiar with the people. In the gospel of John, Jesus identified himself … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “The Good Shepherd”

Sermon Take Away: “I AM”

Scripture: Exodus 3:14; 12:40;14:13-22 God is awesome in all his ways. He is the Creator of all things. He controls all things. He is the earth’s timekeeper. In his time, people are called, people are delivered and people are saved. The children of Israel were in bondage for 430 years. At the appointed time, God called Moses, 80 years of age, to deliver Israel from the Egyptian Pharaoh. God spoke to him in the burning bush. Moses did not feel comfortable for this great mission. He had fear of the great number of people and his lack of speaking ability. … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “I AM”

Sermon Take Away: “Having God’s Peace”

Scripture: Philippians 4:4-8; John 14:26,27 In Jesus, we shall have victory and peace in our mind, body and spirit. He wants us to have peace, no matter what we go through. Rejoice in the Lord. Praise God for the joy that you have within. Peace comes from joy. It is to accept and live in harmony of God’s will. It is comfort to know that you belong to him. Let your moderation be made known, that you believe in the Almighty God. It is through us, that people get to know Christ by our light. His peace is needed because … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Having God’s Peace”

Sermon Take Away: “You Can’t Tell It All”

Scripture: II Samuel 6:12-14; James 1:17 There are so many wonderful benefits being people of faith. Two of the many enjoyable moments is the opportunity to testify and the to hear the testimonies of others. A testimony is a personal statement of what God has done for you. The continuous flow of his mercies and grace are so much, You Can’t Tell It All. David had a love joy for God. For many years, the ark of the Lord had no permanent home. The ark was a symbol of the presence, power and glory of God. It was brought to … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “You Can’t Tell It All”

Sermon Take Away: “Behold Thy Mother”

Scripture: John 19:26 & 27; Proverbs 31:26 God has given us the gift of a precious life. It is in our lives, we accept the love of Christ. It is in our lives we appreciate all the bountiful blessings that he gives. It is in our lives that we express gratitude for the women in our lives, especially our mothers. This is the month that many send out special acknowledgments to mothers and to the women in their lives. The mother has always been a very important person to the family. While on the cross, Christ could see the needs … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Behold Thy Mother”

Sermon Take Away: “Power in Prayer”

Scripture: Matthew 6:9-13 ; Luke 11:1-4 Prayer is our lifeline to connect to God, who is our source of power. Prayer is a way to place God first. Prayer is the breath of the soul.  It is how we receive spiritual power.  Prayer brings the heart into immediate contact with the Chief Cornerstone of our salvation and strengthens the very core of our life in Christ. The power is God himself. The prayers of Jesus and the disciples were totally different. Jesus disciples requested to be taught to pray as John the Baptist taught his followers. Jesus prayer to the Father … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Power in Prayer”

Sermon Take Away: “Love in Focus”

Scripture: I John 3:1; Colossians 3:1 The inspired word of God tells us just how important we are to him. God loved us so that he gave his only begotten son to save us. Love is the principal subject throughout the bible. The very attribute of God is love. His love is real and enduring. When we learn of his glory, righteousness and holiness, we wonder how can he love us. “Behold, what manner of love the father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God : therefore the world knoweth us not because it … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Love in Focus”

Sermon Take Away: “The Lord is Thy Keeper”

Scripture: Psalms 121 and 27; Gospel of Matthew 7:7; II Corinthians 4:8,9 The psalms is an expression of devoted faith in God. “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help.” When we are lifted up, our frame of mind will give us a positive spirit. Our hope is in the will of God. When we look down, it is a sign of doubtful thoughts, which led to discouragement. To look unto God is to acknowledge his presence and his power of all things. He is our keeper, who is always present. Wherever we go, … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “The Lord is Thy Keeper”

Sermon Take Away: “Jesus the Light of the World”

Scripture: John 8:12; Ephesians 5:8 The good news is that Jesus is the light of the world. He is an eternal illuminating power of pure righteousness. He came into the world to save man from the spirit of darkness. Darkness is sin, the very thing opposite of light. Darkness will lead to an eternal death. In spiritual darkness, one is absorb in sin, that he can’t see the error of his way. The light of Christ allows man to see right and wrong, good and bad, Jesus and Satan. The light of Christ allows man to seek for forgiveness and … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Jesus the Light of the World”

Sermon Take Away: “Encourage Yourself In the Lord”

Scripture: I Thessalonians 5:16-18 Praises to our heavenly Father who gave us the way of salvation in his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. His love for us is a constant reminder that we are never alone. Thinking on his faithfulness and goodness, strengthens our faith in him. The Apostle Paul wrote many words of inspiration and encouragement to the church. The messages are just as important for us today. There are times when it may seem like the walls are closing in. You may feel absorb in trials. But his Spirit brings us to a place that we remember the … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Encourage Yourself In the Lord”

Sermon Take Away: “Be Ye Ready”

Scripture: Matthew 25 The second advent of Christ will end our need for salvation and begin an eternal life in the joys of heaven. The righteous will be called to behold the love, glory, holiness and power of God and Jesus . For many generations, his coming has been in high anticipation. Be careful because there are many false teachings as to when and how he will return. There is a very important message that should be carefully noted when studying the coming of Christ. His coming tells us to be ready. Matthew 24 is very profound study. It gives … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Be Ye Ready”

Sermon Take Away: He Hears You

Scripture: I John 5:13,14; Matthew 7:7; I Peter 3:12 Thank God for Jesus. He is worthy of continuous praise: for he is God. In Jesus, we are saved from sins and given the gift of eternal life. We are inspires to keep them in the depths of our hearts. In addition to praises, we are a praying people. We pray all the time. It is our way to express honor and the need of God. Prayer is in response to faith that he hears you. David remembered that God hears him. His love and devotion to God kept him in … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: He Hears You

Sermon Take Away: God Will Take Care of You

Scripture: II Peter 5:7-9 ; Hebrews 11 Every day his Spirit reminds us that we not alone. Our faith is directed to God, who is omnipotent, all powerful. He graciously loves us. Through daily personal challenges and the concerns of world events, there remains with us an all-powerful spiritual confidence that he will take care of us. The death of Jesus is so significantly powerful. He took on the burden of sins, trouble and the such. He made our every need and concern his. In turn, we open our hearts to receive his everlasting love. It is prayer that keeps … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: God Will Take Care of You

Sermon Take Away: Mercy Said No

Scripture: Mark 10:46-52; Lamentations 3:22,23 “Oh give thanks unto the Lord, for his mercies endureth forever.” The mercy of God is compassion and forgiveness. He does not condemn us as we deserve. Graciously, he pardons us. In the gospel of Mark, blind Bartimaeus cried out to Jesus, “Lord have mercy on me”. The story of Bartimaeus tells of the need to request for mercy. At some point, he realized his need for forgiveness and what he needed was in Jesus. The health of our soul is very important. The Spirit of the Lord lives in our soul, which will be … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Mercy Said No

Sermon Take Away: Give All Diligence

Scripture: II Peter 1:1-10 Daily, we live to get a closer walk with Jesus Christ. Study, prayer and praise are essential to remain steadfast in the faith. In addition, there are times to fast. Fasting is a dedicated time and way to let God know that we stand in need of him. Just as we take care of so many matters in our lives, we must give all diligence to align our character in Jesus Christ. The Apostle Peter’s message to the early church is still relevant to the church today. Daily we must seek and trust the Lord to … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Give All Diligence

Sermon Take Away: He Gives Us The Victory

Scripture: I Corinthians 15:52-58; Psalm 27; II Corinthians 2:14 Sometimes our days are tough, when it seems like things are not going according to our plans. It is during those times, that we are most thankful for the people of God. With their words of encouragement, our spirits are lifted in the victory that comes from Jesus Christ. The bible tells the lives of faithful servants. Job for example, lost everything, including his family. But because he remained faithful and trusted God, all was restored. In the most difficult of times, we still have the victory in God through Jesus. … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: He Gives Us The Victory

Sermon Take Away: The Disciple Whom I Loved

Scripture: John 21:20; Revelation 1:9,10 The 3½ ministry of Jesus Christ started AD27, shortly after he was baptized by John the Baptist. He chose twelve ordinary men to become his disciples. These twelve men were different in personality, ability and in their relationship with Jesus. They were called to witness, live and teach the gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ during a very difficult time for the people of God. The Apostle John was known as the disciple “whom Jesus loved“. This description of the author of the Gospel of John (being John himself), is not saying that Jesus loved … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: The Disciple Whom I Loved