Sermon Take Away: To Live is Christ

Scripture: Philippians 1:21; Galatians 2:20,21 Our salvation will be completed when our eyes shall behold the righteousness of Jesus Christ. When we accept salvation in Christ, our life is no longer our own. The choice is made “To Live is Christ”. The Apostle Paul addressed the Philippians to maintain their faithfulness Christ. In doing so, he gave a brief testimony about his life. He experienced much persecutions for the sake of the gospel because he was fully committed to the service of Christ. He loved Christ. He trusted him to save his life and his soul. To live is Christ … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: To Live is Christ

Sermon Take Away: An Excellent God

Scripture: Psalm 8; Job 37:23 The book of Psalms gives us so much regarding how excellent God is. He is the Creator of all things in the earth. Excellent means extremely good and perfect goodness. King David used this word to proclaim how good God is. “O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!” God’s glory is who he is. Servants who preach, teach and spread the gospel are the babes. They are given ordained strength because of the enemies. The enemies are those who oppose God. He has the power to defeat enemy and … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: An Excellent God

Sermon Take Away: A Steward of Your Soul

Scripture: Matthew 25:1-13 With so many disasters and personal tragedies, there is much discussion regarding the second advent of Jesus Christ. We don’t know when he will return, but he has told us that he will return for his people. “Watch therefore: for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.” These are the times to remain faithful in prayer and study. It is extremely important that we do all we can to stay closely knitted to Jesus Christ. Jesus taught in parables. Parables are short narratives with a spiritual and moral message. In … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: A Steward of Your Soul

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: 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

Sermon Take Away: Why We Need a Savior?

Scripture: John 3:16; Romans 3:23 God is good and his mercy endureth forever. The magnitude of his love is beyond our comprehension. We embrace this knowledge only by his Spirit. He loves us so much that he wants to be with us, in life now and in his glorious kingdom. Sin separates us from him. Sin is to do contrary to the word of God. But he made a way for our redemption in his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. Salvation means to save.  Man needed to be saved from his sins.  If there was no salvation, man would have … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Why We Need a Savior?

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