Sermon Take Away: A War Going On

Scriptures: I Samuel 17:38-51; Ephesians 6:10-18 Since the fall of Adam, there has been a force to destroy the perfect creations of God.  This force to destroy came from one of the most cherished angels in heaven, Lucifer. In the book of Samuel, David fought Goliath, the giant Philistine.  David did not like the negative message and his defiant words about the living God. The Philistines were enemies of Israel. Saul had given David the weaponry to fight.  But David had not proved those weapons.  He was familiar with simple forms of weapons being raised a shepherd boy.  David took his … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: A War Going On

Sermon Take Away: Trouble In My Way

Scriptures: Mark 4:35-40 Jesus did not say that we would not have trouble. He promised to be with us in the times of trouble. One of the many treasures of God’s word is that is provides us with so many experiences of his people and how they were delivered. In the book of Mark, we have an account of the disciples traveling in a ship. No doubt that had just come from a day of ministering and took to the ship for relaxation, while traveling to their next mission. While sailing, a great storm of strong wind and waves beat … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Trouble In My Way

Sermon Take Away: Looking Up

Scriptures: Hebrews 12:1,2; James 1:2 In times like these it is good to always keep in mind the magnitude of God’s love for us. Often we share personal experiences which recognizes our faith. People of God have faith to believe because it is right and because this is what God requires of us. Looking Up is having a consistent spirit of pure hope and joy in the salvation of Jesus Christ, regardless of our present circumstances. The night of his arrest, Christ suffered immensely. He was falsely accused, scourged, mocked, and suffered tremendous physical discomfort. A crucifixion death was the … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Looking Up

Sermon Take Away: Redeeming the Time

Scriptures: Ephesians 5:16-20-; James 4:14 Time is a valuable commodity. We can’t move time backward, forward or stop it. The God of the Heavens and the earth is in full control of time. Time is a morning gift from God. Every morning we are granted new mercies, an opportunity to do better. Each day is day to seek God. To pray for his forgiveness and power of our lives. The Apostle Paul wrote “redeeming the time, because the days are evil”. Redeem means to buy back or to repurchase. Redeeming the time means that we make the best of time, … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Redeeming the Time

Sermon Take Away: The Good Samaritan

Scriptures: Luke 10:25-37; I Corinthians 13:7 What made the certain Samaritan good? A certain lawyer, one who studied the Torah, asked Jesus what shall he do to inherit eternal life. Jesus used the Socratic method. The Socratic method is responding to a question with a question. In this method, Jesus could discern the thoughts of the lawyer. The lawyer responded with the answer from the law in Deuteronomy 6:5, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, soul, strength and mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.” Willing to justify himself, he asked who was his neighbor. Jesus … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: The Good Samaritan