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: 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: We Shall All Be Changed

Scripture: I Corinthians 15:50-58 The intriguing study of the book of Revelation gives a glimpse of the glorious new Jerusalem. A city filled with peace and harmony. The exuberant power of God’s love will be in his people who shall receive the gift of eternal life. At the end of life’s journey, by his grace, we shall all be changed to live in the eternal presence of God our Father and Jesus our Savior. Revelation 22 gives very descriptive details of the righteous people with God. Now we are faced with all kinds of challenges. Many believers deal with struggles … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: We Shall All Be Changed

Sermon Take Away: Don’t You Want To Go?

Scripture: Revelations 21; Hebrews 11:10 From the very beginning of creation, God intended that man live in peace and joy. But when evil entered into the heart of man, he was subjected to a life of confusion and sorrow. God’s love for man is so great that he sent his only begotten son, Jesus Christ to save us. It is through Christ, we become the sons of God. In our present life, we must pray for continual safety and thank God for all of his provisions. It is so good to know that God is Supreme, that he remains in … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Don’t You Want To Go?

Sermon Take Away: A Glass Half Full

Scripture: Romans 12:12; I Timothy 1:1; Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say rejoice. This is a scripture of hope and excitement of the Lord. We are encouraged to rejoice through the ups and downs. When we rejoice in the Lord always, we sustain a continuous hope in the will of the Lord. The rhetorical expression a glass half full is to have an optimistic opinion about an outcome. In Christ we have every reasons to look forward to his will in us. A glass half empty gives reference to being pessimistic. A person who is pessimistic … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: A Glass Half Full

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