Sermon Take Away: Trust

Scripture: Proverbs Chapter 3 Trust is a word that is spoken often when it comes to turning things over to God. For believers, it is a natural fluent response to challenging situations and problems. Trust comes up everyday. But do we know what it means to trust in God? How deep does trust go? T refers to truth. In order to have trust in someone you have to know truth. You have to know something about the person whom you trust in. God and Christ are truth. It is through them that all things were created and given life. “I … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Trust

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: God Is Your Peace

Scripture: John 16:33; Psalm 34:14; Numbers 6:22-27 What does peace do to our mind and body? It is a feeling of contentment. Deep down you know that everything and everyone will be okay. It is something that we ask for everyday. The word of God is peace. It is given to guide us to peace that we will trust in God. His peace is obtainable. We all need peace. There will be less trouble, hatred and all things that are contrary to the love of God and Christ. Activities such as yoga and exercise do not give peace. Peace is … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: God Is Your Peace

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: 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?