• In Christianity, we must be careful that we are not 1 mile wide and 1” deep. This message deals with the depth of our Christianity as it relates to Christian Growth.
Fasting is one of the most overlooked commandments in the word of God. It is neglected more than it is practiced.
Jesus said that some things could not be answered except for prayer and fasting.
How we worship the babe determines everything we believe about Jesus.
The INCARNATION brings the understanding of deity.
God became a man and lived among us.
You can’t just skip over the baby and say, “It’s only a baby.” It’s the son of God.
The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart, and in keeping them, there is great reward. We are trying to accumulate the passion of God, the blessings of God, and the victories of serving our God.
1. The principles, when honored, make compound blessings over time. Each principle that is honored positions us for God’s rewards. Each principle we violate robs us of the potential of those rewards.
2. When we choose not to walk before the Lord, we are robbed of the blessings of peace, joy, and confidence because of misplaced priorities.
The blessings of God are available, but they are not automatic. The anointing is available, but it is not automatic.
The precepts, principles, and truths of the word of God are inexhaustible in the benefit they will provide us.
HOW WE INTERPRET GOD’S PROMISES DETERMINES HOW BLESSED WE ARE.
“THANKSLIVING” Text: Psalm 100:1-6 ILLUS.: This week, we are celebrating Thanksgiving. Being THANKFUL is part of Thanksgiving. We have set aside this Thursday to Thank The Lord for His blessings. -We celebrate Thanksgiving Day once per year, but it is something that we should celebrate 365 days/p …
Look around the USA, you will see a very prosperous nation, but you will also see many leading quiet lives of desperation. Many trying to make it, trying to survive. Trying to find happiness but looking for it in all the wrong places. They have missed the joy and happiness because they have missed Jesus in their life.
We’ve all experienced that uncomfortable feeling when something comes between us and someone else. Most people don’t like confrontation. Many will try to ignore the problem, but it hangs there like an unpleasant odor that won’t go away. It’s like something left in the refrigerator that you forgot about.
Eventually, it will start stinking so bad that you must give it some attention.
Something was stinking between Paul & the Church at Corinth. He decided to set things straight with his brothers and sisters in Corinth.
The Corinthians should have known Paul’s integrity. They should have never let other people sway their opinions. Paul had led most of them to Christ. He had taught them, discipled them, and spent eighteen months ministering among them.
He loved them dearly, and he wanted that unsettled feeling, that unpleasant odor between them, gone.
Some imagine a life with no ups and downs but a life that is level with unbroken joy. Sometimes what you hoped for-didn’t happen.
In life, you will have things that hit that you will not understand. We have to learn to TRUST GOD in the painful places of life. I believe that God’s power is abundantly available in our pain.
We want a perfect life. We want no wounds, no hurts, beautiful families, and no issues ever to hit our lives.
But I have learned that the wounding, the hurts, the cuts, and the attacks give you and me a weightiness that comes when somebody's been through something.
“UNDERSTANDING THE JEZEBEL SPIRIT-PART II” Text: I Kings 19:1- 4 Elijah finds himself at the end of Jezebel’s threats. Here is a man who successfully saw God deliver him from 850 False prophets of Baal and the Grooves. Elijah supernaturally outran chariots and now has swooned to the point of …
The Jezebel spirit seeks to destroy men and women of God, their reputations and their families. The Jezebel Spirit will use people who have been hurt, maligned, and wounded in their past.
Make 2022 your best year ever! There is a better way to live, than how we have lived in the past. If we are going to live a BETTER WAY, then we have to stop something in order to start something. We must stop certain activities. We have to stop eating badly in order to start eating well.
A good question is, “How are we doing stewarding our life?” Stewardship is an INSIDE JOB, before it is an OUTSIDE JOB. In this Sermon Series, “A Better Way to Live,” we will discuss living better Spiritually, Emotionally, Mentally, Financially and in every way.”
“It does not matter what was done to you, what has happened to you; it does not matter what people have done to you, it does not matter how misused, mistreated, misunderstood you were unless you let it MATTER.”
THINGS WE NEED TO DO:
• We need to forget our bad memories.
• We need to forgive other people.
• We need to forgive ourselves.
• We need to finish the class.
“HELP! I’M IN A FUNK.” TEXT: Proverbs 15:13; 17:22; 25:20 -This series of messages is born out of a desire to help people handle the emotional, mental duress that is compounding society today. -I began last week talking about our well-being. We are made SPIRIT, SOUL, AND BODY. Tri-Chotomy. -I belie …
When the spiritual is sick, the emotional is sick.
Without consistent emotional health; it is difficult to maintain your spiritual health.
Today people are struggling with these 3 things:
Habitual Cyclical Stress
Lack of respite and renewal
#1- “HIDDEN VALLEYS IN LIFE.”
We all walk through valleys. Many are hidden!
1.VALLEY OF DISTRACTION
2.VALLEY OF DOUBT
3.VALLEY OF HURT
4.VALLEY OF DRYNESS
5.VALLEY OF GUILT
6.VALLEY OF DECISION
7.VALLEY OF SIN
Learning to deal with self so you can experience God's Highway to Happiness.
ISSUES: EXALTING SELF, INDULGING SELF, PROMOTING SELF, IMPOSING SELF, PUNISHING SELF
“ASSURANCE IN 2021” Today, I will attempt to convince you that you can have assurance in 2021. ASSURANCE comes by trusting in the Lord. ASSURANCE: “The inner witness of the Holy Spirit that convinces us that we are justified by God.” (We sense His presence -we sense that God is with us.) We have …
“20/20 Focus in 2021.” Text: Daniel 1:1-9 “On January 1, 2020 no one saw COVID-19. No one saw mandates, lockdowns, masks, and sanitizer. No one saw cities burning. No one saw 228 days of rioting in Portland, OR. (They are still going) No one foresaw Minneapolis/St. Paul with1500 buildings damaged o …
“THE ‘I’ SERIES.” Luke 5:12b-13 “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” Then He put out His hand and touched him, saying, ‘I am willing; be cleansed.’ Immediately leprosy left him.” God is intently interested in the needs of our lives. God has said: “I WILL BE WITH YOU.” “I will never l …
“I Believe in Santa Claus.” Text: Acts 17:20 **I need you to help me today. Those who are really religious, just take a chill pill. There are problem practices, and doctrines that we have to occasionally address in the church, and God always gives us understanding concerning these issues as we seek …
“THE ‘I’ SERIES.” Luke 5:12b-13 “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” Then He put out His hand and touched him, saying, ‘I am willing; be cleansed.’ Immediately the leprosy left him.” “I’M ALL IN.” Text: I Timothy 6:17-21 God is intently interested in the needs of our lives. God has sai …
WHO YOU HONOR – WHAT YOU HONOR –WILL DETERMINE GOD’S BLESSINGS IN YOUR LIFE!
WHAT YOU DISHONOR AND WHO YOU DISHONOR WILL DETERMINE GOD’S BLESSINGS ON YOUR LIFE.
“The Power of Our Words” Text: Matthew 8:5-13; Proverbs 18:21 POINT: The hardest assignment that God will give you in life is controlling your words. Nothing is so hard to get right as YOUR MOUTH. “Abracadabra” is actually taken from a Hebrew root word, A’bara K’adabra, and means “I will create as I …
“CARING FOR MOM” Ephesians 6:1-3 Mother’s Day is a day where we stop and remember our genealogy, our history, and our family. It is a day to honor the mother God gave you, who brought you up, gave you life, and sacrificed to help make your life better. “A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to …