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

Sermon Take Away: I’m Grateful

Scriptures: Psalm 8 Our God is a good! His mercies fail us not. He is awesome. He is worthy of our praises. Testimonies are good for all. In our testimonies, we acknowledge that God is supreme. He is over our lives. Do we take enough time to tell him what he means to us. What about reasons of to say “I’m Grateful”. It is a very good thing to take more time to think about the blessings of God. There are so many until it is possible at times, to get overwhelmed with day to day happenings. Psalm 8 is … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: I’m Grateful

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

Sermon Take Away: Jesus Prayed For Me

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

Sermon Take Away: It is Written

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

Sermon Take Away: Pray and Keep Praying

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

Sermon Take Away: Your Keeper

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

Sermon Take Away: Ray of Hope

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

Sermon Take Away: What Lack I?

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?

Sermon Take Away: A Debt Paid in Full

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