Sermon Take Away: “By His Power”

Acts 1 & 2 Prior to his departure, Jesus Christ commanded his Apostles to wait for the promise of the Father. They were gathered together with one accord, when something phenomenal happened on the day of Pentecost. “Suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as a fire, and it sat upon each of them. ” The power of God had come upon the church, the beginning of a new era. Jesus was the power from heaven … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “By His Power”

Sermon Take Away: “Wisdom From Above”

James 1:5; 3:13-17; Psalms 111:10 God the Father welcomes us to ask him for anything. It is his pleasure to take care of us. As we get to know him, we grow in his wisdom. His wisdom is right, just and will direct in the best choices. The wisdom from men will navigate to self pleasure, dismissing the will of God. “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally; ad upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” God freely gives wisdom and it is not undone. It directs us to … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Wisdom From Above”

Sermon Take Away: “More Than A Conqueror”

Romans 8:35-39 The Apostle Paul was a determined, faithful and strong warrior for the gospel of Jesus Christ. Just as skilled as his was to persecute the people of God, he was more skilled when it came to spreading the gospel about life in Christ. His turning point came on the road to Damascus, where Christ met him. One of his most pivotal messages is how we are more than a conqueror. As he concluded Romans chapter 8, teaching on the dynamics that Christ is the fulfillment of the law, he mentioned many adverse circumstances that causes great upset in … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “More Than A Conqueror”

Sermon Take Away: “The Source of Evil”

Job 1,2; Ecclesiastes 3:3; Jeremiah 29:11 Our God the Father is good all the time. He is holy and righteous and all goodness flows from him. Jesus told his listeners that none is good but God. “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof; the world and they that dwell therein.” He owns everything. Many question with the goodness of God, why is there so much evil in the world. The spirit of evil began in heaven with an archangel named Lucifer. He wanted to be in the place of Jesus. He tried to steal the throne, praise and … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “The Source of Evil”

Sermon Take Away: “God Wants You”

Daniel 4; Galatians 5:1 Throughout the bible there is a resounding message that God wants you.  He has no respect of person.  All peoples are given the opportunity to believe in him and to accept his gift of salvation.  The people of Israel were given warnings regarding their disobedience.  When they did not take heed, judgment was given.  But God always kept a remnant. His love for us is everlasting. The life of King Nebuchadnezzar is a very compelling story of salvation.  He was a pagan king of Babylon, who had his own chapter in the bible.   He was lost, … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “God Wants You”

Sermon Take Away: “Lift Up My Eyes”

Psalm 121 King David wrote some very inspirational psalms. His writings were a profound expression of his experiences and faith in God. Through all of his troubles his love for God never waivered. To lift up mine eyes indicates total dependence and trust in the omnipresence of God. His will is always at hand. He is above us in his heavenly throne and in all authority. In him, we have no fear of harm or the devise of the enemy. He neither slumbers nor sleep. He is always aware of our thoughts and actions. At his command his angels are … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Lift Up My Eyes”

Sermon Take Away: “When I Rise”

I Thessalonians 4:13-17; I Corinthians 15:51-53 There are days when it seems like trouble in our communities has no end.  Thank God that he has give us his joy that is not shattered by daily events. Joy is what keeps us consistent in our trust in God. Joy is contentment and satisfaction with him, regardless of circumstances. It does not allow us to be consumed by the present troubles. Joy reminds us that in Christ we have an expectations to rise to meet our Savior in the air and to live in peace forever.  “When I Rise” is the hope … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “When I Rise”

Sermon Take Away: “ONE PRAYER AWAY”

Luke 18:1-10; Matthew 15:21-28 “Men ought to always pray and not faint.” Prayer is a statement of belief in the God of Heaven. It is an allegiance and acknowledgement to his power and authority over our lives and everything in earth. It is a way to keep us align with his will. In the Importunate Widow parable, the importance of persistent prayer is the valuable lesson. The widow knew the judge of the city had the authority to avenge her of her adversary. Even though he gave no consent to her request, she continued to weary him for vengeance. Now … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “ONE PRAYER AWAY”

Sermon Take Away “MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE”

Psalm 100; Philippians 2:6-8 It is good to think on the goodness of God. Everyday we want to make a joyful noise because God is so good. He is the only one that give us real joy. Joy is contentment and satisfaction regardless of circumstances. Let God know that you give him praise. “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord”, is expressed in a song, shout, hand clap, or an inward quiet praise. “Serve the Lord with gladness…” Jesus is an example of serving the Lord with gladness. He came to the service for his Father. He came not to … Continue reading Sermon Take Away “MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE”

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: “THE GOLDEN RULE”

Mark 12:28-31; Matthew 22:37-40; Matthew 5:44; I Corinthians 13;6,7 “Love your neighbor as you love yourself”. This is known as the golden rule. It sounds simple and many try to live by it. But love is something that we just can’t create. It comes from a far greater power than man himself. Our Creator God is the epitome of love. Love comes from him. Jesus came to magnify the law of God. The educated and spiritual leaders did not fully understand love. They were so focused in the written law that they did not apply it to their lives. What … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “THE GOLDEN RULE”

Sermon Take Away: “A Life of Humility”

Philippians 2:3-8; Isaiah 53: 3-5; 1 Peter 5:6 The world has made so many days for almost anything to be remembered and celebrated.  February 22 was “Be Humble Day”.  I found this quite interesting.  A day to for people to acknowledge their faults to make you a better person and to show others that they are important.  What made it even more interesting, is that no one really could tell of the origin.  Life is composed of the natural and spiritual.  In the natural, it seems like a positive day.  In the spiritual, to be humble is in the will … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “A Life of Humility”

Sermon Take Away: “Give Thanks”

II Thessalonians 5:16-18; Luke 17:11-19; II Corinthians 4: 14-18 In the ten commandments, it is written that “for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God…”. Honor and reverence is given to none other but him. The word of God is the food that we need to get through every day. The Apostles continued to spread the gospel after the ascension of Christ. Paul wrote to the church to give thanks in all things. God gives us promises and in return, we must give him thanks. All things includes the good and difficult things in our lives. We give … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Give Thanks”

Sermon Take Away: “Redemption: My Life Has Value”

Ephesians 1:1-7; 2:8; Acts 20:28; Hebrews 9:11-22 God in his authority ordained the course in the birth, death, and resurrection of his only begotten son for our redemption.  Redemption was made with the purchase of the blood of Jesus Christ.  It is through him we are saved. Christ came down from heaven, born into this world to save us. Yes, our life has value. “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.” There is so much missing in the world today. The importance and value of life has been … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Redemption: My Life Has Value”

Sermon Take Away: “This Is How It Is”

Ecclesiastes 12:13,14; Matthew 22:37-40 The anointed prophets and teachers in the bible were very direct and clear in their messages to the people, as inspired by the Holy Spirit.  King Solomon, the son of David, was an exceptional communicator with the word of God.  He requested that God give him wisdom to rule his people and it was granted. The book of Ecclesiastes is a writing of inspiration and advice on life.  His teachings on vanity, satisfaction in labor, a time for all things, the end of life, and more are still relevant for today.  As he concludes this book … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “This Is How It Is”

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 “Faith in His Absence”

Matthew 25:14-30; Hebrews 11:6 Jesus taught in parables to convey a moral and spiritual message to his followers. He used objects that people were familiar with to teach an important message concerning their souls. Faith in him is imperative. “But without faith it is impossible to please him.” In this parable, the lord (Jesus) took a travel to far country(heaven). Before his departure, he called his servants and delivered his goods to them. They received five, two, and one respectively. After he had given to them, he took his journey. Talent was currency used in the New Testament. In this … Continue reading Sermon Take Away “Faith in His Absence”

Sermon Take Away “Let Us Break Bread Together”

We must always know that God wants to be with us. His love is so deep and giving as it was demonstrated when he sent his only begotten son Jesus Christ. Our connection to the Father is in the faith of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Jesus showed his love in obedience to the Father when he laid down his life for the sins of the world. In Christ final days, he instituted three ordinances that keeps us in unity with him and the Father. The first ordinance of the New Testament is baptism. Baptism is the acceptance … Continue reading Sermon Take Away “Let Us Break Bread Together”

Sermon Take Away “Triumph in Jesus Christ”

Romans 8:35-39 God is omniscient, he knows all things. He knew that we would need someone of righteousness and complete authority of all things to save and to protect us from all manner of harm and evil. Jesus Christ, the son of God, is the only one that could fulfill the will of God. In him, is salvation and security. In him, there is triumph in daily life and eternal life. The Apostle Paul gave a very in-depth teaching of all the things that could separate us from Christ. As he taught the Gentiles of Rome, who were non-Jewish, he … Continue reading Sermon Take Away “Triumph in Jesus Christ”