Sermon Take Away: “WOMEN OF GOD”

Esther 4; Genesis 2:21-24; Exodus 20:13; Luke 10:38-42 History records the struggles that women had to overcome to defend her role in the church. Under their leadership and spiritual calling, many people have been saved and remain in the faith of Jesus Christ. March is declared as Women’s History month. It is an annual event to highlight the many achievements and history of women. The church has taken the opportunity to highlight just a few faithful women in the bible and what their lives continue to do for many women of God today. Evangelist Porter spoke of being bold like … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “WOMEN OF GOD”

Sermon Take Away: “THE GOLDEN RULE”

Mark 12:28-31; Matthew 22:37-40; Matthew 5:44; I Corinthians 13;6,7 “Love your neighbor as you love yourself”. This is known as the golden rule. It sounds simple and many try to live by it. But love is something that we just can’t create. It comes from a far greater power than man himself. Our Creator God is the epitome of love. Love comes from him. Jesus came to magnify the law of God. The educated and spiritual leaders did not fully understand love. They were so focused in the written law that they did not apply it to their lives. What … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “THE GOLDEN RULE”

Sermon Take Away: “A Life of Humility”

Philippians 2:3-8; Isaiah 53: 3-5; 1 Peter 5:6 The world has made so many days for almost anything to be remembered and celebrated.  February 22 was “Be Humble Day”.  I found this quite interesting.  A day to for people to acknowledge their faults to make you a better person and to show others that they are important.  What made it even more interesting, is that no one really could tell of the origin.  Life is composed of the natural and spiritual.  In the natural, it seems like a positive day.  In the spiritual, to be humble is in the will … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “A Life of Humility”

Sermon Take Away: “Give Thanks”

II Thessalonians 5:16-18; Luke 17:11-19; II Corinthians 4: 14-18 In the ten commandments, it is written that “for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God…”. Honor and reverence is given to none other but him. The word of God is the food that we need to get through every day. The Apostles continued to spread the gospel after the ascension of Christ. Paul wrote to the church to give thanks in all things. God gives us promises and in return, we must give him thanks. All things includes the good and difficult things in our lives. We give … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Give Thanks”

Sermon Take Away: “Redemption: My Life Has Value”

Ephesians 1:1-7; 2:8; Acts 20:28; Hebrews 9:11-22 God in his authority ordained the course in the birth, death, and resurrection of his only begotten son for our redemption.  Redemption was made with the purchase of the blood of Jesus Christ.  It is through him we are saved. Christ came down from heaven, born into this world to save us. Yes, our life has value. “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.” There is so much missing in the world today. The importance and value of life has been … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Redemption: My Life Has Value”

Sermon Take Away: “This Is How It Is”

Ecclesiastes 12:13,14; Matthew 22:37-40 The anointed prophets and teachers in the bible were very direct and clear in their messages to the people, as inspired by the Holy Spirit.  King Solomon, the son of David, was an exceptional communicator with the word of God.  He requested that God give him wisdom to rule his people and it was granted. The book of Ecclesiastes is a writing of inspiration and advice on life.  His teachings on vanity, satisfaction in labor, a time for all things, the end of life, and more are still relevant for today.  As he concludes this book … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “This Is How It Is”

Sermon Take Away: “Look and Live”

II Chronicles 7:17; Numbers 21:4-10 ; John 12::30-32 Daily news will cause us to feel compassion, concerns and even frustrated for families who are in some very despairing situations.   The acceptance of the mercies of God and his continual love helps to ease those feelings.   He knows about all things that are happening in the lives of families.   “The earth is the Lord’s and fulness; The world, and they that dwell therein.”  If we follow the scriptures, disobedience to God is the primary cause of trouble in the world.  The same life changing message that is written I Chronicles … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Look and Live”

Sermon Take Away: “Servant”

Scripture: John 13:1-17 “The servant is not greater than his lord, neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.” These were the words of Christ as he taught the disciples the position of a servant. Christ life was full of teachable and spiritual moments. He showed by example how we are servants. He gave his life for man, so that we can be saved. The feet washing ceremonial is very important in the work of the ministry. So important, that Christ taught it to the disciples in his last few hours before he was taken prison by … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Servant”

Sermon Take Away: Thou Art Mine

Scripture: Isaiah 43:1-3; John 10:22-30; Malachi 3:17 If we had a thousand tongues, we still could not thank God enough for his love. We are so important to him. The Prophet Isaiah wrote a very heart-warming message to Israel from God. “Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine”. The blessings of the nation Israel remains present in today’s spiritual kingdom, in which are believers in Jesus Christ. God, the Creator of heaven and earth, redeemed us. Redemption is the action of saving or being saved from sin. Jesus gave his … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Thou Art Mine

Sermon Take Away: Look and Live

Scripture: Luke 19:1-10; Exodus 22:1 “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.” While on the cross, many had their eyes on Jesus. Many had heard about his authoritative teachings in the temple. That he had kept company will the poor and the sick, people that were rejected by the higher class people. Jesus had a divine mission to fulfill. To seek and save that which was lost. When we Look & Live, we see Jesus in all his power and glory. In him, there is forgiveness of sins and the gift … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Look and Live

Sermon Take Away: From the Cross to Calvary

Scripture: Matthew 16:24-26; Mark 15:21; Luke 23:42; Matthew 27:54 The cross is an immediate reminder of death. For Christians, it is an emblem of the suffering of Christ. It is an emblem of how we desperately we needed Christ to reconcile us to our heavenly Father. The cross is used in reference to bearing burdens. The weight of the cross that Christ carried was heavy. Yet, the symbolic gesture of the cross indicates the burden of the world that Christ did carry. But his suffering was not done in vain. When he reached Calvary, which is also called Golgotha, it … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: From the Cross to Calvary

Sermon Take Away: That I May Know Him

Scripture: Philippians 3:10 What does it mean to know Jesus? To know Jesus is to build and to have a strong relationship with him. To search and to study the Word of God so you could apply it to yourself. To place your whole trust in God to be your provider, your deliverer, your healer, your friend, your guide, and whatever you need Him to be in your life. To know Jesus is to know his desires for you and to know how much he loves you. God loves us so much that he gave his son Jesus Christ to … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: That I May Know Him

Sermon Take Away: Stay Encouraged in the Lord

Scripture: 1 Peter 5:8, Psalm 121, Hebrews 13:5, 2 Timothy 1:7, Isaiah 41:10, John 14:1 Today we are facing a global pandemic on the top of the rise of violence, hardships in our lives, in our health, in our families, and even in our jobs. There are so many factors that play a role to discourage us, make us lose hope and a sense of dignity, and to forget we can be happy in a time of trouble. The one to blame for this is known as the adversary, the devil. The devil wants to break your spirit so you … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Stay Encouraged in the Lord

Sermon Take Away: To God Be The Glory

Scripture: Luke 23:39-46; Philippians 2:9 ♬To God Be the Glory♬ is a very thoughtful song. Glory is profound praise and thanksgiving for his goodness and righteous. His mercies and grace to us are simply magnificent. While singing the song, my thoughts centered on how do we give God glory, when glory is the reflection of God. We give Him glory when we accept and acknowledge the best gift given to humanity, Jesus Christ. It is through Christ that we are made a peace with God. God in all of infinite wisdom knew our need for an everlasting, permanent foundation to … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: To God Be The Glory

Sermon Take Away: Willing to Serve

Scripture: Joshua 2; Romans 10:9 The faithfulness of God is everlasting. He is omnipotent(all powerful), omniscient (all knowing), and omnipresence (every where). He alone knows our physical and spiritual composition. He knows our every thought. The bible gives us very important information about the many people of God. There life is written so that we will know that God loves us all in spite of the bad choices that we make. There was no problem to reveal the good and the bad behaviors of the many devoted believers of God. In them, we can experience the love and forgiveness from … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Willing to Serve

Sermon Take Away: What Do You Want The Lord To Say

Scripture: Matthew 25:14-30 Jesus Christ gave his life so that we may have eternal life. Our finished end is to hear him welcome us and say “Well done, thy good and faithful servant.” The inspired writers of the gospel of Jesus Christ recorded his many parables. He used parables to give a moral or spiritual teaching using events or things that were natural. In this parable the man gave his servants five, two and one talents. The talents were given to them to use for his benefit. He expected that they would make some usury on the talents. The day … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: What Do You Want The Lord To Say

Sermon Take Away: Enter the Heart Closet

Scriptures: Matthew 6:1-13 Even in the most difficult moments, it is good to know that the spirit of Christ is with you. He said that he would be with you at all times. Yes, he is. His presence dwells in your heart. Jesus taught that when we pray, it is not to make ourselves appear pious before men. He saw the activities of the temple leaders and that their prayers was not for the glory of God. Prayer is a time to acknowledge that God is our supreme Lord. When you pray, you go into your secret closet. A secret … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Enter the Heart Closet

Sermon Take Away: Can’t Go Wrong To Do Right

Scriptures: Galatians 6:1-9 Graciously, our heavenly Father gives us new mercies through the life saving power of our blessed Savior. Though underserving, he constantly gives to us because his love is unmeasurable. It is because he loves us that we must learn how to accept one another in love. We do not deny that there is so much evil throughout the world. People of God are called to keep all things in prayer and to trust in the ever presence of God. For this world and all that are in the world belongs to him. He has called us to … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Can’t Go Wrong To Do Right

Sermon Take Away: It Is Finished

Scriptures: John 19:30; Exodus 20:1-20 Jesus Christ loved us so much that he gave his life for us. Let’s remember that his life was not taken. He freely gave his life. This is the time of year, when Christians celebrate the death and resurrection of Christ. It is important that believers acknowledge his death and resurrection daily. It is in the salvation of Christ that we are saved. Christ as our Savior reigns in the core of our heart. Our hope, our faith, our belief are renewed everyday. Jesus suffered much the night before his crucifixion. By the time, he … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: It Is Finished

Sermon Take Away: Little Made Much

Scriptures: Mark 12:41-44; Philippians 4:6-8 There is no better view to be in than in the eyes of our heavenly Father and our blessed Savior. The cross of Christ is our constant reminder of their love for us. Jesus has given us so much in the inspired word of God. In the gospel chapter of Mark, the people were in the temple giving their offerings. Jesus watched as the people gave. His watch is not like the leaders at that time or even the leaders of our time. Many of the givers were rich. He made note of a poor … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Little Made Much