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”

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 “All In His Name”

John 16:22-24; Matthew 7:7-11; James 1:17 The love of Christ is continual. We can depend on it. His love is not given to us according to our responses to him. His last words to his disciples tell us that he wants to give us all things, according to the will of his Father. It is through the faith of Jesus, that all things are in his name. “Every good gift and perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of Lights, with whom is no variableness neither shadow of turning.” Before his departure from the disciples, he … Continue reading Sermon Take Away “All In His Name”

Sermon Take Away “Faith From Within”

I Samuel 30; Romans 12:3 God has given us a measure of faith to believe in him as the Creator of all things. Faith is paramount in the life of every believer. At times, it is hard to explain. But simply, faith is to trust in God. David was a man after God’s own heart. He was a psalmist, a shepherd and a leader of Israel. He was not exempt from enemies, trouble or grief. His life is such an inspiration to bible students because he knew to turn to God for all things. While David and his men were … Continue reading Sermon Take Away “Faith From Within”

Sermon Take Away “All Things Are Ready”

Matthew 22:1-14 In the gospels, Jesus taught in parables. A parable is a short story that teaches a spiritual or moral message. In this parable the king, had prepared a marriage for his son. He sent servants out twice to invite the guest. They did not see it as a priority and declined the invitation. But the king was persistent to have guest to attend this well-prepared marriage. The very best was at this marriage. When the invited guest did not come, he expanded the invitation to the good and the bad. Many did come. However it was noted, that … Continue reading Sermon Take Away “All Things Are Ready”

Sermon Take Away: “Benefits From 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 From 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”