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: “Work On The Inside”

Scripture: I Samuel 16:7; Psalm 51; Jeremiah 17:9,10 God does not look at the outer appearance of man. His concern is how we really are. The heart is the character of a man. It is in our heart that we cherish love and faith in the presence of God Almighty. When Samuel sought for the man who was to replace Saul, he was not to look at his countenance or his height, but “for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looked on the heart”. Daily asked for a clean … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Work On The Inside”

Sermon Take Away: “Chosen”

Scripture: I Timothy 1:15; I Corinthians 15:10 No one is beyond being saved. Jesus died to save the world from sins. The bible teaches us that God is very just in all of his ways. He does not hide anything about his people. Their lives are an example and testimony to what the grace of God will do in our lives. The ministry of Apostle Paul is one of substantial bible teaching when it comes to understanding that God’s purpose will be fulfilled, even to save the chief of sinners. “But by the grace of God I am what I … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Chosen”

Sermon Take Away: “Hold On To Peace”

Scripture: Ephesians 2:14; Philippians 4:6-8 God has given us so much in our blessed Savior Jesus Christ. He knew that life would include triumphs, trials and unsettling moments. In faith, we learn to trust Jesus for all things. “For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us…” Peace is to trust in the will of God. It is to have a contentment to depend on Jesus for all things. It is a state of mind and heart that comes from having faith in his presence. In exchange of … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Hold On To Peace”

Sermon Take Away: “One Touch Can Change Everything”

Scripture: Colossians 1:13-24 The path of righteousness in Christ is our way to heaven. Righteousness is the freedom of sin. This is fulfilled by the death and resurrection of God’s only begotten son, Jesus Christ. He is the foundation to a righteousness life. Upon acceptance of Christ as our Savior, one touch can change everything. To abide in righteousness we must be obedient to the word of God and have patience in discipline. While in obedience and discipline, we must rely on the fruits of the spirit to help us in our life with Christ. A steady growth in Christ, … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “One Touch Can Change Everything”

Sermon Take Away: “The Good Shepherd”

Scripture: Psalm 23; John 10:11-18 The love of God was manifested in the life and death of Jesus Christ. He came to magnify the word of God, to give it understanding. In his mission, he provided clarity to the commands and the teachings in the bible. The synagogue teachers had become doers of the word with a spirit of self-righteousness and lack of love. Love is the reflection of the word of God because he is love. Jesus taught in metaphors and parables to relate things/objects that were familiar with the people. In the gospel of John, Jesus identified himself … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “The Good Shepherd”

Sermon Take Away: “Love in Focus”

Scripture: I John 3:1; Colossians 3:1 The inspired word of God tells us just how important we are to him. God loved us so that he gave his only begotten son to save us. Love is the principal subject throughout the bible. The very attribute of God is love. His love is real and enduring. When we learn of his glory, righteousness and holiness, we wonder how can he love us. “Behold, what manner of love the father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God : therefore the world knoweth us not because it … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Love in Focus”

Sermon Take Away: “The Lord is Thy Keeper”

Scripture: Psalms 121 and 27; Gospel of Matthew 7:7; II Corinthians 4:8,9 The psalms is an expression of devoted faith in God. “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help.” When we are lifted up, our frame of mind will give us a positive spirit. Our hope is in the will of God. When we look down, it is a sign of doubtful thoughts, which led to discouragement. To look unto God is to acknowledge his presence and his power of all things. He is our keeper, who is always present. Wherever we go, … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “The Lord is Thy Keeper”

Sermon Take Away: “Jesus the Light of the World”

Scripture: John 8:12; Ephesians 5:8 The good news is that Jesus is the light of the world. He is an eternal illuminating power of pure righteousness. He came into the world to save man from the spirit of darkness. Darkness is sin, the very thing opposite of light. Darkness will lead to an eternal death. In spiritual darkness, one is absorb in sin, that he can’t see the error of his way. The light of Christ allows man to see right and wrong, good and bad, Jesus and Satan. The light of Christ allows man to seek for forgiveness and … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Jesus the Light of the World”

Sermon Take Away: “Encourage Yourself In the Lord”

Scripture: I Thessalonians 5:16-18 Praises to our heavenly Father who gave us the way of salvation in his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. His love for us is a constant reminder that we are never alone. Thinking on his faithfulness and goodness, strengthens our faith in him. The Apostle Paul wrote many words of inspiration and encouragement to the church. The messages are just as important for us today. There are times when it may seem like the walls are closing in. You may feel absorb in trials. But his Spirit brings us to a place that we remember the … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Encourage Yourself In the Lord”

Sermon Take Away: “Be Ye Ready”

Scripture: Matthew 25 The second advent of Christ will end our need for salvation and begin an eternal life in the joys of heaven. The righteous will be called to behold the love, glory, holiness and power of God and Jesus . For many generations, his coming has been in high anticipation. Be careful because there are many false teachings as to when and how he will return. There is a very important message that should be carefully noted when studying the coming of Christ. His coming tells us to be ready. Matthew 24 is very profound study. It gives … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Be Ye Ready”

Sermon Take Away: He Hears You

Scripture: I John 5:13,14; Matthew 7:7; I Peter 3:12 Thank God for Jesus. He is worthy of continuous praise: for he is God. In Jesus, we are saved from sins and given the gift of eternal life. We are inspires to keep them in the depths of our hearts. In addition to praises, we are a praying people. We pray all the time. It is our way to express honor and the need of God. Prayer is in response to faith that he hears you. David remembered that God hears him. His love and devotion to God kept him in … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: He Hears You

Sermon Take Away: God Will Take Care of You

Scripture: II Peter 5:7-9 ; Hebrews 11 Every day his Spirit reminds us that we not alone. Our faith is directed to God, who is omnipotent, all powerful. He graciously loves us. Through daily personal challenges and the concerns of world events, there remains with us an all-powerful spiritual confidence that he will take care of us. The death of Jesus is so significantly powerful. He took on the burden of sins, trouble and the such. He made our every need and concern his. In turn, we open our hearts to receive his everlasting love. It is prayer that keeps … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: God Will Take Care of You

Sermon Take Away: Mercy Said No

Scripture: Mark 10:46-52; Lamentations 3:22,23 “Oh give thanks unto the Lord, for his mercies endureth forever.” The mercy of God is compassion and forgiveness. He does not condemn us as we deserve. Graciously, he pardons us. In the gospel of Mark, blind Bartimaeus cried out to Jesus, “Lord have mercy on me”. The story of Bartimaeus tells of the need to request for mercy. At some point, he realized his need for forgiveness and what he needed was in Jesus. The health of our soul is very important. The Spirit of the Lord lives in our soul, which will be … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Mercy Said No

Sermon Take Away: Give All Diligence

Scripture: II Peter 1:1-10 Daily, we live to get a closer walk with Jesus Christ. Study, prayer and praise are essential to remain steadfast in the faith. In addition, there are times to fast. Fasting is a dedicated time and way to let God know that we stand in need of him. Just as we take care of so many matters in our lives, we must give all diligence to align our character in Jesus Christ. The Apostle Peter’s message to the early church is still relevant to the church today. Daily we must seek and trust the Lord to … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Give All Diligence

Sermon Take Away: He Gives Us The Victory

Scripture: I Corinthians 15:52-58; Psalm 27; II Corinthians 2:14 Sometimes our days are tough, when it seems like things are not going according to our plans. It is during those times, that we are most thankful for the people of God. With their words of encouragement, our spirits are lifted in the victory that comes from Jesus Christ. The bible tells the lives of faithful servants. Job for example, lost everything, including his family. But because he remained faithful and trusted God, all was restored. In the most difficult of times, we still have the victory in God through Jesus. … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: He Gives Us The Victory

Sermon Take Away: The Disciple Whom I Loved

Scripture: John 21:20; Revelation 1:9,10 The 3½ ministry of Jesus Christ started AD27, shortly after he was baptized by John the Baptist. He chose twelve ordinary men to become his disciples. These twelve men were different in personality, ability and in their relationship with Jesus. They were called to witness, live and teach the gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ during a very difficult time for the people of God. The Apostle John was known as the disciple “whom Jesus loved“. This description of the author of the Gospel of John (being John himself), is not saying that Jesus loved … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: The Disciple Whom I Loved