Sermon Take Away “I Surrender”

II Corinthians 12:9 Praise God for his wondrous unconditional love given in the life of his son Jesus Christ.   We could never repay him for becoming the sacrificial lamb for the sins of the world.  But one thing that we can do is to surrender our life to him.  He gave his perfect life for our sinful life. The Apostle Paul dealt with many issues that we have today.  He experienced them in the lives of the church and  and he wrote epistles to encourage them in the faith.  He had a thorn that he requested for God to remove.  … Continue reading Sermon Take Away “I Surrender”

Sermon Take Away “Joy From God”

John 15 &16; Hebrews 12; Psalm 30 We are still learning in the grace of God.   We will have up and down moments. But He gives us so much, including joy. Many people have lost hope and see know good picture.  Joy and happiness are different. Happiness is an emotion experienced in the moment.  It is more of a response to something good happening. Whereas joy dwells deep within the soul, something from God. It is not based on something good happening.  It is the fruit of the spirit that remains through all of our experiences.  To have joy, we … Continue reading Sermon Take Away “Joy From God”

Sermon Take Away: “Tell The Lord That You Love Him”

Scripture: John 20:15-19; Matthew 26:34 How often do we tell the Lord that we love him. Throughout the history of God’s people, he wanted Israel to love him above all other things. To love him is to acknowledge that he is the Lord of your life. In the Gospel of John, Jesus told Peter that he would deny him three times. “Verily, I say unto thee, that this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.” When Christ was arrested, Peter followed from a distance and when he was noticed and questioned by the people, he denied that … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Tell The Lord That You Love Him”

Sermon Take Away: “Love Is”

Scripture: I Corinthians 13; I John 4:8 God is love. Love is pure, genuine and unchanging. It is not an emotion. In some way, his love transforms us. It is a genuine attitude in our approach to life that becomes consistent and deepens. Apostle Paul perceived that the Corinth church did not respond to the work of the ministry in love. They had misunderstandings when it came to ministry positions and the working of the Holy Spirit. All which have to do with understanding the love of God. Whatever we do, if it is not in love, it profits us … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Love Is”

Sermon Take Away: “Praise Is What I Do”

Scripture: Acts 16:16-40; Psalm 147:1 Praise is an act of expressing adoration and honor to God. Nothing changes who he is. No situation governs how we praise him. Praise is due him because he is God, the Creator of the heavens and the earth. The Creator of you and me. Believers praise God through all situations, good and bad. It is something that comes natural from us. “For praise is comely.” We were made to praise God. It is doing those challenging times, that we really find out how we trust in him. Paul and Silas were taken into prison … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Praise Is What I Do”

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: “Work On The Inside”

Scripture: I Samuel 16:7; Psalm 51; Jeremiah 17:9,10 God does not look at the outer appearance of man. His concern is how we really are. The heart is the character of a man. It is in our heart that we cherish love and faith in the presence of God Almighty. When Samuel sought for the man who was to replace Saul, he was not to look at his countenance or his height, but “for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looked on the heart”. Daily asked for a clean … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Work On The Inside”

Sermon Take Away: “Chosen”

Scripture: I Timothy 1:15; I Corinthians 15:10 No one is beyond being saved. Jesus died to save the world from sins. The bible teaches us that God is very just in all of his ways. He does not hide anything about his people. Their lives are an example and testimony to what the grace of God will do in our lives. The ministry of Apostle Paul is one of substantial bible teaching when it comes to understanding that God’s purpose will be fulfilled, even to save the chief of sinners. “But by the grace of God I am what I … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Chosen”

Sermon Take Away: “Hold On To Peace”

Scripture: Ephesians 2:14; Philippians 4:6-8 God has given us so much in our blessed Savior Jesus Christ. He knew that life would include triumphs, trials and unsettling moments. In faith, we learn to trust Jesus for all things. “For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us…” Peace is to trust in the will of God. It is to have a contentment to depend on Jesus for all things. It is a state of mind and heart that comes from having faith in his presence. In exchange of … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Hold On To Peace”

Sermon Take Away: “One Touch Can Change Everything”

Scripture: Colossians 1:13-24 The path of righteousness in Christ is our way to heaven. Righteousness is the freedom of sin. This is fulfilled by the death and resurrection of God’s only begotten son, Jesus Christ. He is the foundation to a righteousness life. Upon acceptance of Christ as our Savior, one touch can change everything. To abide in righteousness we must be obedient to the word of God and have patience in discipline. While in obedience and discipline, we must rely on the fruits of the spirit to help us in our life with Christ. A steady growth in Christ, … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “One Touch Can Change Everything”

Sermon Take Away: “The Good Shepherd”

Scripture: Psalm 23; John 10:11-18 The love of God was manifested in the life and death of Jesus Christ. He came to magnify the word of God, to give it understanding. In his mission, he provided clarity to the commands and the teachings in the bible. The synagogue teachers had become doers of the word with a spirit of self-righteousness and lack of love. Love is the reflection of the word of God because he is love. Jesus taught in metaphors and parables to relate things/objects that were familiar with the people. In the gospel of John, Jesus identified himself … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “The Good Shepherd”

Sermon Take Away: “I AM”

Scripture: Exodus 3:14; 12:40;14:13-22 God is awesome in all his ways. He is the Creator of all things. He controls all things. He is the earth’s timekeeper. In his time, people are called, people are delivered and people are saved. The children of Israel were in bondage for 430 years. At the appointed time, God called Moses, 80 years of age, to deliver Israel from the Egyptian Pharaoh. God spoke to him in the burning bush. Moses did not feel comfortable for this great mission. He had fear of the great number of people and his lack of speaking ability. … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “I AM”

Sermon Take Away: “Having God’s Peace”

Scripture: Philippians 4:4-8; John 14:26,27 In Jesus, we shall have victory and peace in our mind, body and spirit. He wants us to have peace, no matter what we go through. Rejoice in the Lord. Praise God for the joy that you have within. Peace comes from joy. It is to accept and live in harmony of God’s will. It is comfort to know that you belong to him. Let your moderation be made known, that you believe in the Almighty God. It is through us, that people get to know Christ by our light. His peace is needed because … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Having God’s Peace”

Sermon Take Away: “You Can’t Tell It All”

Scripture: II Samuel 6:12-14; James 1:17 There are so many wonderful benefits being people of faith. Two of the many enjoyable moments is the opportunity to testify and the to hear the testimonies of others. A testimony is a personal statement of what God has done for you. The continuous flow of his mercies and grace are so much, You Can’t Tell It All. David had a love joy for God. For many years, the ark of the Lord had no permanent home. The ark was a symbol of the presence, power and glory of God. It was brought to … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “You Can’t Tell It All”

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