Previous Sermons

April 27,2014

The lesson for the week  is : "Weathering the Storms that Come Against Your Home"

Scripture: Matthew 7:24-29

 

 

There is nothing you can do to keep the storms of life from coming.  No matter where you live or whether you are single or married, storms will come.  Every animal will seek to secure its' home in the midst of a storm.  Not caring about your home or family means that you do not care about your future. 

 

Homes do not exist without effort.  Your home should be a place of refugee and peace.  The church was not designed to replace your home.  You shouldn't experience peace at church and not at home.

 

Materials used in the building of a home is not important, but the foundation that the home is built upon.  And that foundation is Jesus.

 

 

 

Related scriptures discussed were:

 

Proverbs 6:6-8

Romans 10:17

Proverbs 15:1

 

 

 

April 20, 2014

The lesson for the week  is : "Don't Trouble Yourself"

Scripture: John 14:1-3

 

 

 

When you walk in certain places, your head is down.  This passage can lift your head up.  It will work for any person.

 

Jesus had been with His disciples for over three years and it was time for Him to leave. He had supplied all the needs of His disciples.  He had fed them and protected them.  Christ had taken individuals who were considered a nobody and made them into a somebody.

 

Christians are required to rejoice.  Paul wrote the book of Philippians to remind us to rejoice in all aspects of life.  We serve a God who will supply all of our needs.

 

Related scriptures discussed were:

 

I Corinthians 11:1

John 13:21

Isaiah 40:41

Matthew 12:40

I Peter 5:7

 

 

 

April 13, 2014

The lesson for the week  is : "Step Out of the Crowd"

Scripture: Luke 19:1-6

 

 

Knowledge of God helps us to deal with the storms of life.

 

There were a lot of people between Zacchaeus and what he needed the most.  Likewise, there is a crowd between young people and God, getting good grades in school, having a good relationship with parents, etc.

 

Most of the time the crowd is wrong and the crowd is confusing.You can know what is right and still get caught up in the crowd.  You must stay focused on God.  Don't allow yourself to become a stumbling block for others. 

 

Related scriptures discussed were:

John 14:6

Ephesians 6:4

Romans 14:13

I Corinthians 6:9-10

 

 

April 06, 2014

The lesson for the week  is : "That Rejected Stone"

Scripture: Acts 4:10-12

 

 

Palestine is a stony land.  Stones were used in all aspects of life, from cooking to weaponry.

 

Christ is the true stone, the foundation for every Christian.  As a result of this foundation, we as Christians can stand today through trials and tribulations.

 

As the foundation for Christians, Christ has been tried; he has been tested; he has been talked about, abused, beaten and rejected.  Christ is still being rejected today.

 

 

Related scriptures discussed were:

Exodus 4:25

Joshua 7:26

Psalms 118:22

Isaiah 28:16

Matthew 21:42

Acts 4:7

Matthew 7:21

John 12:48

Isaiah 53:3-8

 

 

 

March 30, 2014

The lesson for the week  is : "I Want to Thank You"

Scripture: Philippians 4:10-19

 

 

Paul writes this letter to the church at Philippi. Paul loved the church and wanted God to bless it.   But the church must be sincere in their support of the preacher.

 

Preachers must learn how to deal with all types of situations, both good and bad.

 

Christians should and must support their gospel preachers.  God wil bless you for it.  But in order to receive blessings, one must have an 'account' with God.  In other words, one must be connected with God's system.

 

 

Related scriptures discussed were:

Matthew 25:40-41

Luke 6:38

 

 

 

 

March 23, 2014

The lesson for the week  is : "Keep Your Eyes on Jesus"

Scripture: Matthew 14:28-34

 

 

As Christians, we must keep our eyes on Jesus and not look or focus on negative people or situations.

 

When Peter began to walk on water toward Jesus, he was focused on Christ.  But he took his eyes off Christ and began to look at the trouble or storm.  He should have known that Christ had control over the storm.  Jesus will always stretch out his hand to help those in trouble.

 

There are three things we can learn from Peter - as Christians we need courage, faith and hope to keep ours eyes on Jesus.

 

When Peter stepped out of the boat, he demonstrated courage to step out of his comfort zone.

 

When Peter walked on water, he showed his faith in Christ.  If God tells us to do somethings, He will give us the power to do it.

 

When Peter began to sink in the water, he was hoping that the Lord would save him.  Sometimes we get ourselves in situations and need the Lord to get us out.

 

Related scriptures discussed were:

John 6:19

II Timothy 1:7

Deuteronomy 1:6-8

Hebrews 11:6

II Corinthians 5:7

Luke 1:37

I Peter 5:7

Psalm 61: 1-2