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: “Rewards From God”

The Beatitudes – Matthew 5:1-12 God is so loving that he offers wonderful rewards to those who diligently seek him. His rewards are to give us hope and strength every day as we face the unknown and draw closer to him. He gave us his begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to save us from our sins and provide a clear path in salvation and in righteousness. While Jesus ministered on Earth, he gave us exactly what we needed to keep in mind so we can receive God’s promised rewards. Here are brief snippets of who God considers to be blessed and … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Rewards From God”

Sermon Take Away: Looking Up

Scriptures: Hebrews 12:1,2; James 1:2 In times like these it is good to always keep in mind the magnitude of God’s love for us. Often we share personal experiences which recognizes our faith. People of God have faith to believe because it is right and because this is what God requires of us. Looking Up is having a consistent spirit of pure hope and joy in the salvation of Jesus Christ, regardless of our present circumstances. The night of his arrest, Christ suffered immensely. He was falsely accused, scourged, mocked, and suffered tremendous physical discomfort. A crucifixion death was the … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Looking Up

Sermon Take Away: Redeeming the Time

Scriptures: Ephesians 5:16-20-; James 4:14 Time is a valuable commodity. We can’t move time backward, forward or stop it. The God of the Heavens and the earth is in full control of time. Time is a morning gift from God. Every morning we are granted new mercies, an opportunity to do better. Each day is day to seek God. To pray for his forgiveness and power of our lives. The Apostle Paul wrote “redeeming the time, because the days are evil”. Redeem means to buy back or to repurchase. Redeeming the time means that we make the best of time, … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Redeeming the Time

Sermon Take Away: The Good Samaritan

Scriptures: Luke 10:25-37; I Corinthians 13:7 What made the certain Samaritan good? A certain lawyer, one who studied the Torah, asked Jesus what shall he do to inherit eternal life. Jesus used the Socratic method. The Socratic method is responding to a question with a question. In this method, Jesus could discern the thoughts of the lawyer. The lawyer responded with the answer from the law in Deuteronomy 6:5, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, soul, strength and mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.” Willing to justify himself, he asked who was his neighbor. Jesus … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: The Good Samaritan

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