Sermon Take Away: “Benefits Above “

Psalm 103:1-11; Malachi 3:10 The Lord is blessing us right now. Our benefits are our blessings. It is good to speak of the blessings of yesterday. But blessings are ongoing. They are present. The book of Psalms teaches such a deep spiritual connection with God and the believer. In Psalm 103, we are commanded to “Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name”. We bless God with praise and honor. He is so loving and merciful. “Forget not all his benefits”. We are prone to forget, especially the good things. In the … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Benefits Above “

Sermon Take Away: “It Ain’t Over”

Luke 8:41-56 Faith is to believe that God can do anything. Jairus, a ruler of synagogue approached Jesus because his only daughter was dying. Before Christ could get to his house, someone from his house told him that “thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Master”. Many failed to believe that Jesus had the power to do the impossible. Jesus spoke faith to the father by saying “Fear not: believe only and she shall be made whole.” In the most no win situation, we must remember the promises of our Savior. In every situation, he has the final say. For … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “It Ain’t Over”

Sermon Take Away: “More Than Conquerors”

Romans 8:37 The love of Christ is the center of our life. His love is poured into our souls. Through him we obtain the gift of salvation. Through him we are more than conquerors. Christ has the power of all things and all beings, including the devices of Satan. The enemy has no power over you, no matter how uncertain life is. Be certain that Christ will have the final say in our present lives and in our eternal life. There are six accounts in which Christ defeated Satan. As you experience, the presence of evil and go through your … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “More Than Conquerors”

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: “Be An Honest Servant”

1 Peter 2:12-24; Philippians 2:7-11 It is a very important responsibility to be a servant. To be a servant means to serve or be under someone. When it comes to God, we are servants to him. Being his servant, aligns us to obey his commandments. Obedience is an expression of our faith and trust in the will of God. Our life is governed in response to his commandments. We present ourselves an honest servant in the way we live. People who have not accepted the redemption of Jesus Christ, look for people of faith to fail. They wait to see … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Be An Honest Servant”

Sermon Take Away: “Final Act of Deliverance”

Luke 22:39-46; II Corinthians 5:21 The ancient Roman government used crucifixion for the death penalty of criminals. The criminals were nailed to a tree and suffered in excruciating pain. Jesus Christ, who knew no sin, was crucified on the cross to die for the sins of the world. He gave to us the final act of deliverance. His cross signifies the magnitude in which God hates sin. At the same time, it tells us how much God loves us. Jesus was in the middle of two malefactors. The malefactors were guilty as charged. But Jesus was innocent of all charges. … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Final Act of Deliverance”

Sermon Take Away: “The Lord is My Strength”

Habakkuk 3:17-19; Nehemiah 8:4-10 The word of God speaks hope to our soul. It is so powerful that it will go to the very core of our conscience. As the spiritual leaders in Israel, proclaimed to the people “The Lord is your strength”, they were encouraged to hear the law of God. His supernatural strength is the power and might to overcome and move forward. It is given by God alone. As the Prophet Habakkuk was closing his prayer song, he mentioned that though the fig tree, the vine, the olive and the fold fail, yet will the Lord God … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “The Lord is My Strength”

Sermon Take Away: “How Great Thou Art”

Daniel Chapter 4; Romans 5:8 The word of God tells us who we are and who we can become. We were born sinners. But we can die a righteous person in Christ Jesus. We are nothing without God, the Creator of life and all living creatures. He alone is great! In the book of Daniel, there was a heathen king of Babylon name Nebuchadnezzar. Even though he was advised by Daniel the Prophet, he remained full of pride and denied the presence of God. As a result, he was driven in the wilderness and ate grass as oxen. His body … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “How Great Thou Art”

Sermon Take Away: “My Help”

Psalms 122 and 34 There are some Psalms that remain in our heart. Psalm 121 tells us that our relationship with God personal. Psalms are poetry written to be sung to express heartfelt thoughts to God. He hears and answers our prayers. Throughout the bible, his people witnessed his mighty acts. The people gave testimony that in trials, persecutions, temptations and even in their victories that God was “My Help”. “He will not suffer thy foot to be moved; he that keepeth thee will not slumber.” Our steps are kept when we remain in his will. He does not sleep, … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “My Help”

Sermon Take Away: “Look Up”

Genesis 9:8-17; Isaiah 40:8; Hebrews 12:2 Our God is infinite in love and power. He knows all things and he does all things. His plan for the world is beyond human understanding. With the death of the Queen Elizabeth and the change of command in England, it is a reminder that God is in all things. There was a beautiful rainbow seen in an area where she lived. Rainbow, as written in the scriptures, is a reminder of the covenant that God made with Noah that the earth would not be destroyed by water again. Looking up is a reminder … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Look Up”

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: Give Thanks

Scripture: I Thessalonians 5:18; Luke 17:11-20 This is the time of year when families, friends, communities and churches assemble to give thanks and to share with others who are in need. A time of thanks is not regulated by the events of the world. For believers, giving thanks to God, is regulated by our hearts. We know Him who makes all this possible. People of faith understand the importance of giving God thanks. It flows out instanteously, just as the breathe that He gives to us. When we give God thanks, it is not based on what we have or … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Give Thanks

Sermon Take Away: Living in Opposition

Scripture: Daniel 3; Revelation 14:12 The life of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego remains one of the most enduring and heart-felt stories in the bible. Their abiding faith in the Almighty God continues to inspire and encourage believers. In times of adversities, they remained faithful. Their loving connection to him prepared them for the Babylonian opposition. The Hebrews were taken out of Jerusalem and held in Babylon captivity. The three Hebrews trusted in the power and presence of God. It was their faith that prepared them to live in a nation of people who worshipped false gods, denying the God who … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Living in Opposition

Sermon Take Away: How Far Are You Willing to Go?

Scripture: I John 3:16; Luke 10 :30-37 The love of God is amazingly profound. His love is full of mercy, grace and is unconditional. The message of his love is written throughout the bible. The magnitude of his love was revealed in the life, death and resurrection of his only son and our blessed savior, Jesus Christ. The love of God remains plain and direct that “Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down or lives for the brethren.” God not only gave us his best, he … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: How Far Are You Willing to Go?

Sermon Take Away: Be Still

Scripture: Psalms 46 & 27, Hebrews 11:6, Colossians 3:12 Be still and know that God is not going anywhere. To Moses God was “I Am”. He is the Creator of all. His presence is evident. Therefore we acknowledge him in all things. One thing that people throughout this world have in common is the pandemic. In addition, there is an alarming increase in crime, disgruntled people and the list of problems continue. The enemy will do want he does best, destroy. But believers in the faith take a continual comfort in the words “Be Still” and know that God is … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Be Still

Sermon Take Away: A Living Sacrifice

Scripture: Romans 12 When we accept Christ as our savior, we acknowledge that he is able to help us in every aspect of our life.  We present our bodies, our life, as a living sacrifice. We can live a healthy spiritual, physical, mental and financial life by the love of God.  There will be times when trouble will disturb us.  But we have an assurance that Jesus will be with us.  “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” In the inspiring words of  Apostle Paul, he encourages … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: A Living Sacrifice

Sermon Take Away: Mercy

Scripture: Lamentations 3:22,23; Mark 10:46-51 Our Father in heaven is so faithful. He loves us in in spite of what we deserve. There are many reasons to express gratitude to him. One constant blessing that continues from generation to generation are his mercies. “For his mercy endureth to all generations.” The prophet Jeremiah witnessed the destruction of the city of Jerusalem and the captivity of the people of God. Yet, in the midst of so much despair, he remembered the mercies of God. Mercy is unmerited favor of God.  He does not deal with us or reward us according to … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Mercy

Sermon Take Away: Portrait of Love

Scripture: I Corinthians 13; I John 4:8 The Apostle Paul wrote I Corinthians 13, known as the love chapter, to give the church some essential wisdom of love in the life of a believer. It is experienced through the love of God. He is the very essence of love.   Agape is God’s immeasurable love for us.   It is the highest form of love.  His love is perfect and constant, full of mercy and grace. His command is that we love him and each other in return.   Love as given in this chapter, has qualities which distinguishes it from … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Portrait of Love