Sermon Take Away: “WOMEN OF GOD”

Esther 4; Genesis 2:21-24; Exodus 20:13; Luke 10:38-42 History records the struggles that women had to overcome to defend her role in the church. Under their leadership and spiritual calling, many people have been saved and remain in the faith of Jesus Christ. March is declared as Women’s History month. It is an annual event to highlight the many achievements and history of women. The church has taken the opportunity to highlight just a few faithful women in the bible and what their lives continue to do for many women of God today. Evangelist Porter spoke of being bold like … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “WOMEN OF GOD”

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: “This Is How It Is”

Ecclesiastes 12:13,14; Matthew 22:37-40 The anointed prophets and teachers in the bible were very direct and clear in their messages to the people, as inspired by the Holy Spirit.  King Solomon, the son of David, was an exceptional communicator with the word of God.  He requested that God give him wisdom to rule his people and it was granted. The book of Ecclesiastes is a writing of inspiration and advice on life.  His teachings on vanity, satisfaction in labor, a time for all things, the end of life, and more are still relevant for today.  As he concludes this book … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “This Is How It Is”

Sermon Take Away: “Look and Live”

II Chronicles 7:17; Numbers 21:4-10 ; John 12::30-32 Daily news will cause us to feel compassion, concerns and even frustrated for families who are in some very despairing situations.   The acceptance of the mercies of God and his continual love helps to ease those feelings.   He knows about all things that are happening in the lives of families.   “The earth is the Lord’s and fulness; The world, and they that dwell therein.”  If we follow the scriptures, disobedience to God is the primary cause of trouble in the world.  The same life changing message that is written I Chronicles … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Look and Live”

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: “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: “God is Good”

Scripture: Psalm 86:5; Mark 10:12-22 Good is one of the many attributes of God. It refers to his righteousness and his power. It refers to his faithfulness. We become who we are in Christ because of his goodness. Good tells us that he is complete. God is everything and has everything that we need. He is good because he is “ready to forgive and plenteous in mercy unto all that call upon thee”. In the gospel of Mark, the rich man called Jesus good master. But Jesus corrected him and told him that “there is none but one, that is, … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “God is Good”

Sermon Take Away: “Let Jesus Abide in You”

Scripture: John 15 & 14; Matthew 7:7 Everyday we hear about so much trouble in our families, communities and the world. As bad as things are, we still have a present help and eternal hope in Jesus Christ. A relationship with him makes things happen. When Christ walked among people, he wanted people to know love. The parable of the true vine tells us about the relationship of Christ with followers. The true vine is Christ, the branches is the church and the husbandman is God, our Creator of all things. Teaching and living the gospel keeps us connected to … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Let Jesus Abide in You”

Sermon Take Away: “All Things Are Ready”

Scripture: Revelation 19:1-13 In Revelation 19, attention is given to the exuberant joy in heaven with the worship to God who sat on the throne. What a wonderful message which tells of the honor and allegiance given to God and to Christ. It is spiritual therapy to read about the heavenly harmony of peace and love. The day will come when all believers will join in with the heavenly host to sing praises and honor in the very presence of our Heavenly Father and our Savior. Christ has made all things ready. He came down from heaven and gave his … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “All Things Are Ready”

Sermon Take Away: “Faith to the Saving of the Soul”

Scripture: Hebrews 10:38; Matthew 17:14-21 When we trust in God, we demonstrate a faith. It is faith, which allows us to believe to the saving of the soul. In other words, our soul is saved because we believe in the saving grace of God in Jesus Christ. Hebrews 11 is the classic faith chapter about the men and women of God who lived in faith by the promises of God. “But without faith it is impossible to please him…” In faith, they were persuaded and embraced the word of God. Persuasion occurs when the word of God is accepted. Then … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Faith to the Saving of the Soul”

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”