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: 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

Sermon Take Away: Thou Art Mine

Scripture: Isaiah 43:1-3; John 10:22-30; Malachi 3:17 If we had a thousand tongues, we still could not thank God enough for his love. We are so important to him. The Prophet Isaiah wrote a very heart-warming message to Israel from God. “Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine”. The blessings of the nation Israel remains present in today’s spiritual kingdom, in which are believers in Jesus Christ. God, the Creator of heaven and earth, redeemed us. Redemption is the action of saving or being saved from sin. Jesus gave his … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Thou Art Mine

Sermon Take Away: We Need More Love

Scripture: I Corinthians 13; I John 4 Love is an action word. Love is something that we cannot get enough of. Jesus is the fulfillment of love. He died on the cross for our sins before we were born. Jesus was love in action. In I Corinthians 13, the Apostle Paul expressed the importance of love among God’s people. It can’t be like the love the of the world. We must have genuine love that does not make a lot of noise. Genuine love expresses the right attitude with temperance and humility. There is nothing greater than love. In love, … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: We Need More Love

Sermon Take Away: An Excellent God

Scripture: Psalm 8; Job 37:23 The book of Psalms gives us so much regarding how excellent God is. He is the Creator of all things in the earth. Excellent means extremely good and perfect goodness. King David used this word to proclaim how good God is. “O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!” God’s glory is who he is. Servants who preach, teach and spread the gospel are the babes. They are given ordained strength because of the enemies. The enemies are those who oppose God. He has the power to defeat enemy and … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: An Excellent God

Sermon Take Away: A Steward of Your Soul

Scripture: Matthew 25:1-13 With so many disasters and personal tragedies, there is much discussion regarding the second advent of Jesus Christ. We don’t know when he will return, but he has told us that he will return for his people. “Watch therefore: for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.” These are the times to remain faithful in prayer and study. It is extremely important that we do all we can to stay closely knitted to Jesus Christ. Jesus taught in parables. Parables are short narratives with a spiritual and moral message. In … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: A Steward of Your Soul

Sermon Take Away: The Family That Prays

Scripture: Genesis 37:31-36; 45:1; Matthew 7:7,8 We are thankful to see the clock still ticking as we enter into a calendar year 2022. All praises to the Almighty God for his mercies that endureth forever. This is the time when thoughts are given as to how to improve life. As I look forward to blessings everyday, I was mindful of some days in my past, where my roots of prayer came from. A devoted prayer life is the starting point to an improved life. The family is very important to God. Adam and Eve were the first family. The most … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: The Family That Prays

Sermon Take Away: Victory in Jesus

Scripture: I Corinthians 15:55-58; I John 3:16 “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Christ Jesus.” It is no secret that people of God experience problems. Plans are changed, revised or totally cancelled. Unanswered prayers tend to lead to doubt or fear. In all of life moments, we are able to overcome because we have found completeness in Christ Jesus. Victory is success over an opponent. Upon acceptance of Christ, we become free from the snares of the opponent, the devil. It is his mission to destroy the gift of eternal life for every … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Victory in Jesus

Sermon Take Away: Trust in God

Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-10; Hebrews 11:1 Faith in God is a connection that we value. It is our way to acknowledge belief in his presence. In faith, we trust in Jesus. To trust is to believe that he knows all things and he knows what is best for us. The word trust is directly connected to our relationship with God and Jesus. In trust, there is truth. When we open up the word of God, we can learn everything about him. As we learn of him, we learn to trust in him. The word is given that we may learn it, … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Trust in God

Sermon Take Away: Be Still

Scripture: Psalms 46 & 27, Hebrews 11:6, Colossians 3:12 Be still and know that God is not going anywhere. To Moses God was “I Am”. He is the Creator of all. His presence is evident. Therefore we acknowledge him in all things. One thing that people throughout this world have in common is the pandemic. In addition, there is an alarming increase in crime, disgruntled people and the list of problems continue. The enemy will do want he does best, destroy. But believers in the faith take a continual comfort in the words “Be Still” and know that God is … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Be Still

Sermon Take Away: A Living Sacrifice

Scripture: Romans 12 When we accept Christ as our savior, we acknowledge that he is able to help us in every aspect of our life.  We present our bodies, our life, as a living sacrifice. We can live a healthy spiritual, physical, mental and financial life by the love of God.  There will be times when trouble will disturb us.  But we have an assurance that Jesus will be with us.  “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” In the inspiring words of  Apostle Paul, he encourages … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: A Living Sacrifice

Sermon Take Away: Mercy

Scripture: Lamentations 3:22,23; Mark 10:46-51 Our Father in heaven is so faithful. He loves us in in spite of what we deserve. There are many reasons to express gratitude to him. One constant blessing that continues from generation to generation are his mercies. “For his mercy endureth to all generations.” The prophet Jeremiah witnessed the destruction of the city of Jerusalem and the captivity of the people of God. Yet, in the midst of so much despair, he remembered the mercies of God. Mercy is unmerited favor of God.  He does not deal with us or reward us according to … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Mercy

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: I Must Tell Jesus

Scripture: Luke 18:1-14 In Jesus Christ, we have so much freedom and opportunities to reach the throne of our heavenly Father. “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” In Christ, we understand the need to pray. Our prayer life is extremely important. Prayer is when we exercise our faith that we trust in God. Prayer is when we acknowledge that God is supreme. He is above all things. I must tell Jesus. There should always be an urgency to pray. When we pray, there is a willingness to take everything to him. We need … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: I Must Tell Jesus