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: “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: “I Will Rejoice”

Philippians 4; Acts 9:4 “I will rejoice”  is a testament of personal faith.  In the Epistle to the Philippians, Paul encouraged the church to rejoice.  Rejoice is a continuous praise of triumph and great joy in the faith of God the Almighty. Thoughts of him dwell in the heart and mind of his people.   Paul had no particular doctrinal issue with the Philippians. He expressed his hope, gratitude and love for the church. He wrote this epistle in A.D.61, while he was in prison. Living in a time of church persecutions, one may think he had no reasons to rejoice. … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “I Will Rejoice”

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: “Love, Heal and Forgive”

Luke 8:42-48; 2 Peter 3:9 Thank God that Jesus is the epitome of love. He gave his life for the sins of the world, so that we may have peace with God, our heavenly Father. During his ministry, he was the example of love to many people throughout the region of Jerusalem. He is still doing the same work in our lives and throughout this world. While ministering, there was woman in the crowd of followers of Christ, who had hemorrhage for twelve years. She spent all that she had to get help from physicians, who were not able to … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Love, Heal and Forgive”

Sermon Take Away: “What Prayer Will Do”

II Kings 20:1-7; Genesis 32:24-32 What a privilege it is to take every thing to God in prayer. Prayer is a very precious time in the life of every believer. It is faith in action to turn attention to God, the Creator of all things. His throne is approached in humility and belief that he has full authority. An effectual prayer will do some amazing things. It will get the attention of our heavenly Father . The prophet Isaiah was given a command to tell king Hezekiah “Thus saith the Lord, set thine house in order; for thou shalt die … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “What Prayer Will Do”

Sermon Take Away: “Let Jesus Abide in You”

Scripture: John 15 & 14; Matthew 7:7 Everyday we hear about so much trouble in our families, communities and the world. As bad as things are, we still have a present help and eternal hope in Jesus Christ. A relationship with him makes things happen. When Christ walked among people, he wanted people to know love. The parable of the true vine tells us about the relationship of Christ with followers. The true vine is Christ, the branches is the church and the husbandman is God, our Creator of all things. Teaching and living the gospel keeps us connected to … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Let Jesus Abide in You”

Sermon Take Away: “All Things Are Ready”

Scripture: Revelation 19:1-13 In Revelation 19, attention is given to the exuberant joy in heaven with the worship to God who sat on the throne. What a wonderful message which tells of the honor and allegiance given to God and to Christ. It is spiritual therapy to read about the heavenly harmony of peace and love. The day will come when all believers will join in with the heavenly host to sing praises and honor in the very presence of our Heavenly Father and our Savior. Christ has made all things ready. He came down from heaven and gave his … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “All Things Are Ready”

Sermon Take Away: “Faith to the Saving of the Soul”

Scripture: Hebrews 10:38; Matthew 17:14-21 When we trust in God, we demonstrate a faith. It is faith, which allows us to believe to the saving of the soul. In other words, our soul is saved because we believe in the saving grace of God in Jesus Christ. Hebrews 11 is the classic faith chapter about the men and women of God who lived in faith by the promises of God. “But without faith it is impossible to please him…” In faith, they were persuaded and embraced the word of God. Persuasion occurs when the word of God is accepted. Then … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Faith to the Saving of the Soul”

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: “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: The Family That Prays

Scripture: Genesis 37:31-36; 45:1; Matthew 7:7,8 We are thankful to see the clock still ticking as we enter into a calendar year 2022. All praises to the Almighty God for his mercies that endureth forever. This is the time when thoughts are given as to how to improve life. As I look forward to blessings everyday, I was mindful of some days in my past, where my roots of prayer came from. A devoted prayer life is the starting point to an improved life. The family is very important to God. Adam and Eve were the first family. The most … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: The Family That Prays

Sermon Take Away: Victory in Jesus

Scripture: I Corinthians 15:55-58; I John 3:16 “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Christ Jesus.” It is no secret that people of God experience problems. Plans are changed, revised or totally cancelled. Unanswered prayers tend to lead to doubt or fear. In all of life moments, we are able to overcome because we have found completeness in Christ Jesus. Victory is success over an opponent. Upon acceptance of Christ, we become free from the snares of the opponent, the devil. It is his mission to destroy the gift of eternal life for every … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Victory in Jesus

Sermon Take Away: Trust in God

Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-10; Hebrews 11:1 Faith in God is a connection that we value. It is our way to acknowledge belief in his presence. In faith, we trust in Jesus. To trust is to believe that he knows all things and he knows what is best for us. The word trust is directly connected to our relationship with God and Jesus. In trust, there is truth. When we open up the word of God, we can learn everything about him. As we learn of him, we learn to trust in him. The word is given that we may learn it, … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Trust in God

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