Sermon Take Away: We Shall All Be Changed

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

Sermon Take Away: Don’t You Want To Go?

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?

Sermon Take Away: A Glass Half Full

Scripture: Romans 12:12; I Timothy 1:1; Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say rejoice. This is a scripture of hope and excitement of the Lord. We are encouraged to rejoice through the ups and downs. When we rejoice in the Lord always, we sustain a continuous hope in the will of the Lord. The rhetorical expression a glass half full is to have an optimistic opinion about an outcome. In Christ we have every reasons to look forward to his will in us. A glass half empty gives reference to being pessimistic. A person who is pessimistic … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: A Glass Half Full

Sermon Take Away: The Battle is the Lord’s

Scripture: I Samuel 17; Ephesians 6:10-18 We are never alone. It is not by our own strength that we overcome. These are times when the love of many has waxed cold and the enemy pursues to influence evil. Through all that life will bring we must embrace the fact that all of our strength and our present help comes from God the Almighty. People of faith know to pray and to seek God first. In I Samuel 17, David refused to let any man determine who he was or his capabilities. He was willing to take the stand that The … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: The Battle is the Lord’s

Sermon Take Away: Teach Us How To Pray

Scripture: Luke 11:1; Matthew 6:9-13 Prayer is an instantaneous way to talk to God. When we pray, we acknowledge that God is above us in all things.  We acknowledge our need for his attention in our lives. When we pray, we acknowledge his Supreme presence in the earth. The disciples knew that praying was essential- how we pray, what we pray for, when we pray, where we pray. They had witnessed that John the Baptist taught his disciples how to pray. The disciples of Christ asked him to teach them how to pray. Jesus came to be an example of … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Teach Us How To Pray

Sermon Take Away: Stay on Board

Scripture: Acts 27; Psalm 46 We have seasons of severe storms, hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes. These natural weather events can create widespread destruction in lives. People lose their lives, properties are destroyed and daily activities are disrupted. Even though these weather events may be predicted, no one knows the degree in which they will destroy. In the book of Acts, Luke recorded the journey of Paul through the tempestuous wind storm, Euroclydon.  Paul had warned the ship leader and Julius the centurion, who was assigned to his care, of the storm. Folks would rather listen to some one who may … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Stay on Board

Sermon Take Away: Love Lifted Me

Scripture: I John 4; Luke 8:20; Galatians 2:20 What is love? What is the result of love? God’s love. He cares how you feel. He has a profound interest in you. The love of God is unconditional. His mercies endureth forever. His love is pure, righteous, and deep. Our sinful nature and ways do not diminish his love for us. It is his will that we would turn from sin and love him with all of our being. The Apostle John wrote an epistle of love. In it God is the focal message of what love is. “God is love.” … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Love Lifted Me

Sermon Take Away: No Scoreboard

Scripture: Matthew 18:21-35 The disciples were taught by the greatest teacher, Jesus Christ. He taught them how to love the Father. In their love for the Father, he explained to them how we must love one another. We can’t set parameters when it comes to love. Christ did not. He showed us love when he died on the cross. Peter asked Jesus one of the most profound questions of the human race. Jesus responded with one of the most difficult answers to do without the help of his Spirit. The question was asked how oft shall my brother sin against … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: No Scoreboard

Sermon Take Away: Heart Transplant

Scripture: Ezekiel 11:19; John 3:1-21 “And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and give them an heart of flesh.” Man was born in sin. A change is needed to clean man of the unrighteousness that separates him from God Almighty. This incredible change begins when man receives a heart transplant. A heart transplant is required to rid us of the behaviors that separate us from God. The bible gives many refences to the heart of man. It is not the … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Heart Transplant

Sermon Take Away: I Must Tell Jesus

Scripture: Luke 18:1-14 In Jesus Christ, we have so much freedom and opportunities to reach the throne of our heavenly Father. “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” In Christ, we understand the need to pray. Our prayer life is extremely important. Prayer is when we exercise our faith that we trust in God. Prayer is when we acknowledge that God is supreme. He is above all things. I must tell Jesus. There should always be an urgency to pray. When we pray, there is a willingness to take everything to him. We need … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: I Must Tell Jesus

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: Make a Way to See Christ

Scripture: Luke 19:1-10; Exodus 22:1 Jesus Christ came to seek and save that which is lost. In this scripture, he was passing through Jericho. In his travels from city to city, he taught, healed and encouraged many people. His name and his miraculous works were spoken of throughout the regions. “And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.”(Luke 4:14) There was a man named Zaccheus. He was a publican, short in stature. He wanted to see Jesus for himself and could not because … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Make a Way to See Christ

Sermon Take Away: Something About the Name of Jesus

Scripture: Acts 3:1-10 The magnitude of God’s love came in the person of Jesus Christ. Man needed an everlasting redemption to have eternal peace, love, and joy in the splendor of heaven. The sacrificial systems that were established in the Old Testament were sanction for that time. But our omniscient God had a much better plan for man. The life of Christ remans one of the most interesting and inspiring stories. How can one man save the whole world? Only by the power of his Father. The same Father, who created all things. Jesus was born, he was crucified and … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Something About the Name of Jesus

Sermon Take Away: The Greatest Friend In the World Is Jesus Christ

Scripture: Hebrews 13:8 When God sent Jesus Christ, he gave us his all. One message remains a constant throughout the lives of God’s people, God wants to be us. The death and resurrection of Jesus has made it possible for us to accepts and believe in salvation. It is in salvation that we build a lasting relationship with God and Christ.. The greatest friend in the world is Jesus Christ. He is one friend that all can share. He does not discriminate, favor, or deny. The invitation to accept him is one’s choice. But to deny him, is to deny … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: The Greatest Friend In the World Is Jesus Christ

Sermon Take Away: Do You Know The Way

Scripture: John 14:1-7 After Jesus had told his disciples that he was to glorify his father, he gave them words of encouragement. He told them “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.” In other words, don’t worry but believe. While with the disciples, Jesus ministered to the poor and the rich. He healed the blind, lame, and deaf. He taught and lived one of the central messages of the bible, which is love. The disciples were given the promise that they will see Christ again. He had to die to make forgiveness of … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Do You Know The Way

Sermon Take Away: A Not Now Moment

Scripture: I Samuel Chapter 1 In the inspired word of God, we learn so much about the remarkable lives of his people who trusted in him. Even during times of uncertainty or disappointments, the one constant factor remained that their God had the power in their lives. We experience a no response from time to time when we make a our request from God. In I Samuel chapter one, there was a devoted woman name Hannah who did not give up on her much wanted request. Hannah was one of two wives of Elkanah. She was not able to conceive … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: A Not Now Moment

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