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”

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: “I AM”

Scripture: Exodus 3:14; 12:40;14:13-22 God is awesome in all his ways. He is the Creator of all things. He controls all things. He is the earth’s timekeeper. In his time, people are called, people are delivered and people are saved. The children of Israel were in bondage for 430 years. At the appointed time, God called Moses, 80 years of age, to deliver Israel from the Egyptian Pharaoh. God spoke to him in the burning bush. Moses did not feel comfortable for this great mission. He had fear of the great number of people and his lack of speaking ability. … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “I AM”

Sermon Take Away: “Having God’s Peace”

Scripture: Philippians 4:4-8; John 14:26,27 In Jesus, we shall have victory and peace in our mind, body and spirit. He wants us to have peace, no matter what we go through. Rejoice in the Lord. Praise God for the joy that you have within. Peace comes from joy. It is to accept and live in harmony of God’s will. It is comfort to know that you belong to him. Let your moderation be made known, that you believe in the Almighty God. It is through us, that people get to know Christ by our light. His peace is needed because … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Having God’s Peace”

Sermon Take Away: “You Can’t Tell It All”

Scripture: II Samuel 6:12-14; James 1:17 There are so many wonderful benefits being people of faith. Two of the many enjoyable moments is the opportunity to testify and the to hear the testimonies of others. A testimony is a personal statement of what God has done for you. The continuous flow of his mercies and grace are so much, You Can’t Tell It All. David had a love joy for God. For many years, the ark of the Lord had no permanent home. The ark was a symbol of the presence, power and glory of God. It was brought to … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “You Can’t Tell It All”

Sermon Take Away: “Behold Thy Mother”

Scripture: John 19:26 & 27; Proverbs 31:26 God has given us the gift of a precious life. It is in our lives, we accept the love of Christ. It is in our lives we appreciate all the bountiful blessings that he gives. It is in our lives that we express gratitude for the women in our lives, especially our mothers. This is the month that many send out special acknowledgments to mothers and to the women in their lives. The mother has always been a very important person to the family. While on the cross, Christ could see the needs … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: “Behold Thy Mother”