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

Sermon Take Away: God Is Your Peace

Scripture: John 16:33; Psalm 34:14; Numbers 6:22-27 What does peace do to our mind and body? It is a feeling of contentment. Deep down you know that everything and everyone will be okay. It is something that we ask for everyday. The word of God is peace. It is given to guide us to peace that we will trust in God. His peace is obtainable. We all need peace. There will be less trouble, hatred and all things that are contrary to the love of God and Christ. Activities such as yoga and exercise do not give peace. Peace is … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: God Is Your Peace

Sermon Take Away: Look and Live

Scripture: Luke 19:1-10; Exodus 22:1 “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.” While on the cross, many had their eyes on Jesus. Many had heard about his authoritative teachings in the temple. That he had kept company will the poor and the sick, people that were rejected by the higher class people. Jesus had a divine mission to fulfill. To seek and save that which was lost. When we Look & Live, we see Jesus in all his power and glory. In him, there is forgiveness of sins and the gift … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Look and Live

Sermon Take Away: Make a Way to See Christ

Scripture: Luke 19:1-10; Exodus 22:1 Jesus Christ came to seek and save that which is lost. In this scripture, he was passing through Jericho. In his travels from city to city, he taught, healed and encouraged many people. His name and his miraculous works were spoken of throughout the regions. “And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.”(Luke 4:14) There was a man named Zaccheus. He was a publican, short in stature. He wanted to see Jesus for himself and could not because … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Make a Way to See Christ

Sermon Take Away: Something About the Name of Jesus

Scripture: Acts 3:1-10 The magnitude of God’s love came in the person of Jesus Christ. Man needed an everlasting redemption to have eternal peace, love, and joy in the splendor of heaven. The sacrificial systems that were established in the Old Testament were sanction for that time. But our omniscient God had a much better plan for man. The life of Christ remans one of the most interesting and inspiring stories. How can one man save the whole world? Only by the power of his Father. The same Father, who created all things. Jesus was born, he was crucified and … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: Something About the Name of Jesus

Sermon Take Away: The Greatest Friend In the World Is Jesus Christ

Scripture: Hebrews 13:8 When God sent Jesus Christ, he gave us his all. One message remains a constant throughout the lives of God’s people, God wants to be us. The death and resurrection of Jesus has made it possible for us to accepts and believe in salvation. It is in salvation that we build a lasting relationship with God and Christ.. The greatest friend in the world is Jesus Christ. He is one friend that all can share. He does not discriminate, favor, or deny. The invitation to accept him is one’s choice. But to deny him, is to deny … Continue reading Sermon Take Away: The Greatest Friend In the World Is Jesus Christ