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
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
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
Scripture: I John 3:16; Luke 10 :30-37 The love of God is amazingly profound. His love is full of mercy, grace and is unconditional. The message of his love is written throughout the bible. The magnitude of his love was revealed in the life, death and resurrection of his only son and our blessed savior, Jesus Christ. The love of God remains plain and direct that “Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down or lives for the brethren.” God not only gave us his best, he … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: How Far Are You Willing to Go?
Scripture: Psalms 46 & 27, Hebrews 11:6, Colossians 3:12 Be still and know that God is not going anywhere. To Moses God was “I Am”. He is the Creator of all. His presence is evident. Therefore we acknowledge him in all things. One thing that people throughout this world have in common is the pandemic. In addition, there is an alarming increase in crime, disgruntled people and the list of problems continue. The enemy will do want he does best, destroy. But believers in the faith take a continual comfort in the words “Be Still” and know that God is … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Be Still
Scripture: Romans 12 When we accept Christ as our savior, we acknowledge that he is able to help us in every aspect of our life. We present our bodies, our life, as a living sacrifice. We can live a healthy spiritual, physical, mental and financial life by the love of God. There will be times when trouble will disturb us. But we have an assurance that Jesus will be with us. “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” In the inspiring words of Apostle Paul, he encourages … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: A Living Sacrifice
Scripture: Lamentations 3:22,23; Mark 10:46-51 Our Father in heaven is so faithful. He loves us in in spite of what we deserve. There are many reasons to express gratitude to him. One constant blessing that continues from generation to generation are his mercies. “For his mercy endureth to all generations.” The prophet Jeremiah witnessed the destruction of the city of Jerusalem and the captivity of the people of God. Yet, in the midst of so much despair, he remembered the mercies of God. Mercy is unmerited favor of God. He does not deal with us or reward us according to … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Mercy
Scripture: I Corinthians 13; I John 4:8 The Apostle Paul wrote I Corinthians 13, known as the love chapter, to give the church some essential wisdom of love in the life of a believer. It is experienced through the love of God. He is the very essence of love. Agape is God’s immeasurable love for us. It is the highest form of love. His love is perfect and constant, full of mercy and grace. His command is that we love him and each other in return. Love as given in this chapter, has qualities which distinguishes it from … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Portrait of Love
Scripture: John 3:16; Romans 3:23 God is good and his mercy endureth forever. The magnitude of his love is beyond our comprehension. We embrace this knowledge only by his Spirit. He loves us so much that he wants to be with us, in life now and in his glorious kingdom. Sin separates us from him. Sin is to do contrary to the word of God. But he made a way for our redemption in his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. Salvation means to save. Man needed to be saved from his sins. If there was no salvation, man would have … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Why We Need a Savior?
Scripture: Proverbs Chapter 3 Trust is a word that is spoken often when it comes to turning things over to God. For believers, it is a natural fluent response to challenging situations and problems. Trust comes up everyday. But do we know what it means to trust in God? How deep does trust go? T refers to truth. In order to have trust in someone you have to know truth. You have to know something about the person whom you trust in. God and Christ are truth. It is through them that all things were created and given life. “I … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Trust
Scripture: I Corinthians 15:50-58 The intriguing study of the book of Revelation gives a glimpse of the glorious new Jerusalem. A city filled with peace and harmony. The exuberant power of God’s love will be in his people who shall receive the gift of eternal life. At the end of life’s journey, by his grace, we shall all be changed to live in the eternal presence of God our Father and Jesus our Savior. Revelation 22 gives very descriptive details of the righteous people with God. Now we are faced with all kinds of challenges. Many believers deal with struggles … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: We Shall All Be Changed
Scripture: Revelations 21; Hebrews 11:10 From the very beginning of creation, God intended that man live in peace and joy. But when evil entered into the heart of man, he was subjected to a life of confusion and sorrow. God’s love for man is so great that he sent his only begotten son, Jesus Christ to save us. It is through Christ, we become the sons of God. In our present life, we must pray for continual safety and thank God for all of his provisions. It is so good to know that God is Supreme, that he remains in … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Don’t You Want To Go?
Scriptures: John 17; Hebrews 11:6 We can take a great sense of comfort to know that Jesus cares for us. His love for us is beyond human comprehension. At it is written in the inspired word of God, he fulfilled the will of his Father when he gave his life for the sins of the world. Yet in all that Christ endured, just for us, his own suffering was not the focus of his prayer that night in which his false accusers arrested him. The gospel of John 17 is the Lord’s prayer. This is the prayer that Jesus prayed … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Jesus Prayed For Me
Scriptures: II Timothy 3:16&17; Psalms 119:105 “All scripture is given by the inspiration of God, and are profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for reproof, for instruction in righteousness: That the man f God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” The bible is very rich and important in its history origination. It remains one of the most popular books and yet the most misunderstood book. One popular misunderstanding is that the bible was written by men. The bible was inspired, therefore written by the God of heaven and the earth. He is the author of this most popular … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: It is Written
Scriptures: Matthew 7:7; 1 John 5:14-15 Are you a graduate believer in Jesus Christ? A graduate in Jesus Christ has come to accept the full package that comes with Jesus Christ. They are the ones who have studied the Word of God and applied every word to themselves. They are the ones who know to put God first in their lives and to allow God to enter their hearts and help them to grow spiritually, naturally, and mentally. This is a graduate believer. No believer is perfect, but it is our aim to be so with the loving help of … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Pray and Keep Praying
Scriptures: Psalm 121; Matthew 7:7 & 8, Deuteronomy 31:6-8, Isaiah 54:7 “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.” Psalm 121:1 Did you know you have a keeper? Yes, you do. God he is your keeper. David, the writer of this Psalm, was a man after God’s own heart because he understood the depth of God’s love for his people. He understood that the mercies of God are innumerable. He understood that God will always be with us. Psalm 121 expresses David’s devotion and love to God. Written in figurative language, David looked up … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Your Keeper
Scriptures: Lamentation 3:22-23; John 19:29-30; Revelation 5:11-14 “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.” Lamentation 3:22-23 It is a great assurance to know that God knows everything. To know that everything that happens, happens for a reason. This is why we have hope in God. Hope is when you have a positive vision of what is to come and this leads to faith. Faith is when you know and believe in your heart God will make that vision come to pass. The book of … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Ray of Hope
Scriptures: Matthew 19:16-22, Mark 10:21-22, Psalm 19:7, Ephesians 2:8-9 When you accept Jesus Christ into your life, you enter a spiritual journey with a hopeful destination of eternal life. But this journey is not an easy one. Remember that saying “Once saved, always saved?” Well, this is an incorrect saying because every day we believers must draw closer to God so we do not fall or be led astray of the Word. The only way we can seek spiritual renewal and change in ourselves, we must ask Jesus daily, What Lack I? What do I lack or need more of … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: What Lack I?
Scriptures: Genesis 3:15, Isaiah 53:5-12 Our Heavenly Father, God Almighty, had prepared and made a way for the world to be saved from the enemy Satan. That way is through his son Jesus Christ. God loves us so much, he did not want his creation to perish but to seek him and draw closer to him. Jesus Christ was prophesied in the Old Testament to be the Messiah who would come and redeem the world of sin and to defeat the power of death. In Isaiah, Jesus is described to be the holiest person sent from heaven to endure betrayal, … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: A Debt Paid in Full
Thief in the night – What does it mean? “For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.” I Thessalonians 5:2 Paul described the day of the Lord as a thief … Continue reading The Second Coming of Christ