(Ephesians 2:19, Romans 12:5, 2 Timothy 1:12, 1 Corinthians 11:1)
The 1st membership is to belong to Christ.
The 2nd membership is belonging to the body of Christ.
The 3rd membership gives us a place to discover and use our spiritual gifts.
(Matthew 28: 19-20, John 14:15, Romans 6:3-13, Galatians 2:20)
# 1: It's important because Jesus commanded us to be water baptized.
# 2: It's a sign to everyone and it testifies that our old life id dead, and we're made new.
# 3: It's making a statement of our allegiant to Christ.
# 4: It's a sign of how serious we are about our commitment to Jesus.
# 5: It's an act of obedience.
(Romans 8:12-14, 2 Samuel 11:2-4, Matthew 5:27-28, Titus 3:5)
"The greatest of all evils is not to be tempted, because there are then grounds for believing that the devil looks upon us as his property. - John Vianney" How do we put the sin nature to death? Listen to find out!
(Numbers 1:29, Joel 2:28-29, Luke 3:15, Acts 1:8 )
"A day will come when all of God's people will prophecy. God has a plan to have the Holy Spirit working through all of us so when God commissioned someone to be used prophetically, we can speak for Him using the words he's giving us to say."
(Genesis 2:25, 3:10, Ephesians 2:1-5, Jeremiah 17:9, Psalms 119:68)
"You can walk in victory, but it's an ongoing conscious decision you have to make. God created us for one reason; to know Him, to love Him, and to have fellowship with Him."
Today was a shortened service so stay tuned for a continuation of Part B of this sermon!
(John 10:9, Matthew 7:13-14, Luke 6:46-49, Luke 8:21)
"The most famous roads in Zion aren't names for what they look like or feel like. They're named for their destination; Road to Bethlehem, Road to Damascus. We're all on a journey of life. Sometimes the roads will be rocky, smooth, hard, easy, dangerous, joyful, unbearable. Our culture tells us that all roads lead to Heaven. It's a LIE! There's only ONE road to Heaven, and that's through Jesus Christ!"
(Numbers 11:29, Luke 24:49, Acts 2:1-4, 15)
"Joel said a day will come when all of God's people will Prophecy; young/old, men/women, slave/free. The people asked John the Baptist, are you the Messiah? He said no you'll know the difference, I baptize with water but the true Messiah will baptize with the Holy Ghost and with Fire."
(Numbers 11:29, Joel 2:28-29, Luke 3:15, Acts 2:2-18)
"On the Day of Pentecost: they heard, saw, felt, and spoke supernatural things. If you've accepted Jesus, and are a son, daughter, young man / woman, old man / woman, then you qualify to have God's spirit poured out upon you. What is apophthengomai? It's this idea of speaking words that are not coming from your own understanding."
(1 Kings 19:10-13, Romans 8:14, Proverbs 20:5, Esther 4:14)
"We have to ask God, have a peace about it, and sense of knowing that you've heard from Him for God to speak to us. God also speaks in a still small voice. God speaks through dreams, visions, trances, fleece (an Old Testament way of hearing God)."
(1 Corinthians 14:14, James 4:2, John 7:38, Psalm 32:8)
"There are 3 parts that make up who we are; our body, our soul, and our spirit. When you communicate with God in your prayer language, the Devil can't mess with that. It's like you're communicating with God in a frequency that the enemy can't decipher. So you can send and receive information between God and yourself without having to worry about the enemy tapping into your conversations."
(Matthew 2:3, 2 Timothy 3:5, Matthew 24:12, Revelation 22:11)
"We all know the story of the Baby Jesus who was born in Bethlehem. Wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger because there was no room for him at the Inn. Today, many people still have 'no room for Him!'. But, when Jesus came to the earth as a baby, he already had a very specific purpose!"
(Acts 1:4-5, Luke 24:49, John 20:21-22, 1 Corinthians 12:27-30)
"There are four types of Tongues. Two of the four are for public use; They involve one person ministering something to another person. Two of the four are for private use; They connect us directly to God increasing our intimacy with Him."
(John 16:12-29, 1 Samuel 18:1, 1 Corinthians 2:11, Galatians 1:11-12)
"The Holy Spirit searches the heart and mind of God to reveal Jesus to us. If we don't take advantage of the opportunity to get to know Him by His Spirit we'll never move beyond just knowing about Him to truly know His heart."
(2 Corinthians 13:14, James 4:5, John 8:41-42, Genesis 1:27)
"Today we talked about the last part. Intimacy. Sometimes we put God into a box that we built, but we must remember that He created us and that we did not create Him."
(Matthew 3:16, Luke 3:22, Genesis 1:36, Acts 10:38, John 17:21)
"When you walk against the Spirit, you are fighting against the wind and you are making things harder. If you walk with the Holy Spirit, it will help you in your direction. Life will go from being a drag to being a breeze."
What part of your life is against the Holy Spirit?
(Daniel 9:27, 1 Thes. 4:13-18, Acts 8:39, Titus 2:11-14)
"You must live like Jesus is coming back today or tomorrow. You don't want to miss it! Not everyone who calls themselves a Christian is saved. It's not enough to just believe in Jesus because even the Devil believes in Jesus, but you need to have a relationship constantly with Him, like your spouse."
(James 4:6, Philippians 4:14-16, Mark 16:15, Luke 21:1-4)
"Don't let Satan put condemnation on you by causing you to compare yourself to someone else comparing what you do for Christ against what someone else is doing for Christ. "
(Proverbs 3:5-6, Mark 4:13, 26-29, Ephesians 2:10, Romans 11:29)
"The place where God has put you is the place where the Devil wants to get you out of. Don't be shocked if you find something you don't like there. To find your assignment, ask yourself these 3 questions; 1. Have you saught God earnestly in prayer? 2. Have you planted yourself? 3. Are you entangled?"
(1 Corinthians 2:7, Romans 8:14-16, Colossians 3:15)
"God has plans for you before you were even born. Through your partnership with the Holy Spirit and when the time is right, He'll remove the cover and reveal to you what it is. Jesus is the Prince of Peace."
(John 20:21-22, Acts 2:1-4, 1 Corinthians 14:2,23)
"Private interactions with God's Spirit could be speaking in tongues or speaking from our understanding. Some believers today have totally dismissed tongues because they've misunderstood them. God's will and ways are so far beyond our limited understanding but when we pray in the Spirit, we don't pray according to our own understanding. Instead we pray according to the will of His Spirit."
(1 Corinthians 14:14-15, 1 Corinthians 14:2-5, John 7:37-39, Acts 1:8)
"Two of the four types of Tongues are for private use; They connect us directly to God increasing our intimacy with Him. The third type of Tongues is for personal prayer. The fourth type of Tongues is the Purpose of Tongues."
(Romans 8:17, Ephesians 2:6, Acts 1:4-5, 1 Peter 2:9)
"The more we get to know the Holy Spirit, the more we get to know the Son. The Holy Spirit's purpose is not only to reveal Jesus to us, it's also to empower us to fulfill our role in the advancement of God's kingdom."
(Proverbs 13:24, Matthew 15:6-9, 1 Corinthians 10:33)
"The Holy Spirit wants a genuine sincere relationship with us, but we can't have that if there's something that offends Him between us."
(John 16:7, 2 Corinthians 13:14, Acts 20:22-23, Genesis 18:7)
"The world can be a scary place, but it doesn't have to be if you are a believer in Christ, because He is always with us. The Holy Spirit wants to be the best friend that you have ever had. Pray for your spouse."
(Exodus 19:6, Romans 8:27, Acts 19:2, Psalm 139:7-8, John 14:16-17)
"Anything you do in your home you should pray and ask the Lord first before you make any decisions. Just because you are Christian doesn’t mean that you won’t go through stuff. You have to go to God and ask how to make it through it."
(Philippians 2:4, 1 Peter 3:7, 1 Corinthians 13, Romans 14:10-12)
"Don't be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand. The world has so many bad things to say about us Christians, we can either prove them right or wrong. I want to prove them wrong! We can choose to be a building block in someones life, or a stumbling block."
(Luke 10:17-20, 1 Corinthians 15:10, James 3:17, Luke 22:26, Numbers 20:2-12)
"Whatever you've been called to do, if you've faithfully done it to the end, doing it from your heart as unto the Lord, you'll be rewarded! Godly wisdom always focuses on the good of others, not itself! If God has truly called you into the ministry, you should love people and see your ministry as an opportunity to serve them!"
(Psalms 127:1, Isaiah 66:1-2, Mark 7:13, 1 Peter 2:5)
"Instead of focusing on the big picture (future), focus on the today (moment), and Jesus each morning what you are to be used for. God knew before you were born what you were called to do. You won't be judged only on what you did, but what you were called to do."
(Revelation 19:14, 2, Revelations 20:7-10, Corinthians 5:10, 2 peter 3:10-13)
"At the end of the 7 year tribulation Jesus will return on a white horse. He'll be leading the armies of Heaven. They will gather to fight against the Lord and His army. This battle is called the Battle of Armageddon. Some people will survive the tribulation period and go on living into the Millennial Reign of Christ."
(Psalm 37:25, Philippians 4:19, Genesis 1:27-30, Isiah 11:6-9)
"At the end of the Church Age, there will be a 7 year tribulation period. The antichrist will be revealed and he'll deceive many people. During this time, the Lord will come for the Christians. Christians can only be taken by surprise if they let their hearts get weighed down with the cares of this world!"
(2 Peter 2:20, Numbers 16:3, Jude 1:12, Ephesians 5:25-27, Mark 11:26)
"How can you die twice? We we're all once dead in our sin. Then, when we received Christ, we became alive in Christ Jesus. But, if we consciously and deliberately persist in our sin and reject the convicting power of the Holy Spirit, we can die a second time and be twice dead."
(John 20, 1 Corinthians 15:3-8, Acts 1:8, 9-11, John 14:2, Isaiah 59:2, Romans 3:23)
"Happy Easter! Jesus' resurrection of the dead! He didn't stay in the grave! The more you want of Jesus, the more he's willing to give."
We apologize we had technical difficulties, therefore this sermon was not recorded. We apologize for this inconvenience!
(Romans 14:10-12, John 5:22, 1 Corinthians 9:24-27)
"The Judgement Seat Of Christ. Each of us shall give account of himself to God. We are the ones who determine weather or not we'll have a rich welcome (into the eternal kingdom of God) through our service for Him here."
(Nehemiah 4:13-17, Ephesians 6:11-12, John 10:10, Ephesians 6:15)
"God needs men who will get to work rebuilding the walls of protection! He needs men who will fight for what's inside those walls that's worth protecting! God needs men who are brave enough to stand out in a fallen world! If anything is truth, then nothing is truth."
(Revelation 21:2, Hebrews 12:22-24, John 4:24, Romans 1:9, 2 Corinthians 12:1-4)
"Remember how there is a temporary place for people who die and do not know the Lord? Well there's also a temporary and final home for people who die in Christ. The Temporary home is called Heaven. The Final home is called The New Jerusalem. That's the City that'll come down from Heaven to earth."
(1 Peter 2:21-22, 2 Corinthians 5:21, John 5:21, Matthew 20:22)
"Water Baptism has three signs; cleansing, forgiveness of sin, and obedience. Baptize means to immerse (to put under). The old me died under the water, the new me rose up out of the water! I am no longer that old me! My chains have been broken! I have a new landlord. Satan doesn't own me anymore, speak to Jesus Christ!"
(Romans 10:9, Matthew 19:13-16, Matthew 26:15, 1 Timothy:6:4, 1 Corinthians 8:3, John 6:66)
"You don't get the benefits of Jesus without the commitment. Loving Jesus means that we lay down our life for Him. We stop living for ourselves."
(Genesis 1:31, 1 Timothy 2:14, Romans 8:20-21, Matthew 7:21, 2 Timothy 3:12-13)
"Pay attention to the End Times. We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away."
(Job 36:27, Psalms 14:1, Acts 13:26, Isaiah 9:6, 1 Peter 1:24-25)
"The Word Of God will judge us on Judgment day. Judgments made on that day are eternal. God has told us very specifically what we need to live properly."
(Matthew 2-6, John 10:10, Ephesians 6:12, 1 Peter 5:8, Psalms 1:1-3)
"Satan will make you think or feel the exact opposite of what God thinks of you (John 15:3,7)."
"If your enemy comes up against you and you have nothing to fight with, it's your fault. Put your weapon in the holster."
(Isaiah 14:13-15, Jobe 1:6-12, Luke 10:18, Romans, Matthew 25:41)
"Pray everyday to help witness to someone. Learn the Romans Road."
Read and highlight the following scriptures to learn the Romans Road; Romans 5:12 > 3:10 > 3:23 > 6:23 > 5:8 > 10:9-10 > 10:13 > 5:1 > 8:1 > 8:38-39 > 10:17
(Esther 4:14, Jeremiah 29:11, Ecclesiastes 9:4)
"Goals bring a sense of reason to our life. Goals help us keep our dreams alive. Goals create plans."
"It's not how you start the race that matters, it's how you finish the race."
(Luke 14: 28-29, Luke 9:50, Acts 1:8, Matthew 11:22-23, Romans 15:23-29, Philippians 2)
"Set measurable goals. Set goals because Jesus set goals. Without goals we live an unexamined life. Faith requires object / target. Goals give us an opportunity to be a coauthor of God's will."
"It's easier to guide something when it's moving then when it's standing still."
(Jeremiah 29:11, Lamentations 3:22-24, Proverbs 3:5-6, Philippians 3:13-14, Luke 12:25-26)
"Each beginning of the day we are to ask God what it is that He wants us to do today. We need to ask God to set our priorities for the day so we don't miss an opportunity to minister to someone."
(Luke 2:2-8, Psalms 23:1-3, Micah 5:2, Lamen. 3:25, James 1:22)
What can we learn from the Shepherds?
1. First step to receiving God is to put your hope in God.
2. Second step to receiving God is to take action.
3. Third step to receiving God is we that we really want his touch.
(Acts 4:12, John 3:16-18, Luke 2:8-16, John 10:10)
"God is passionately in love with you. It's Jesus' birthday, but His gift is You."
(Matthew 1:18-25, 1 Cor. 13:4-8, Mark 3:31, Luke 8:19, John 7:3)
"Love was both patient and protective. Joseph had an unfailing love with Mary."
Did Joseph's love measure up to Gods standard?
1. Joseph respected Mary.
2. Joseph's love was patient.
3. Joseph protected Mary.
4. Joseph trusted Mary.
5. Joseph humbled himself before Mary.
6. Joseph was passionate in his love for Mary.
(Matthew 22:39, Luke 10:25-37, Proverbs 19:17)
"What does it take to reach out and share "The Christmas Touch" with our neighbors?"
1. We should welcome our neighbors into our lives.
2. We should know who our neighbors are.
3. By touching our neighbor, we're serving Christ.
4. Through the Spirit of God in you, God wants to use you (to touch your neighbors)
(Ephesians 6:18, 1 Thes. 5:17, Exodus 31:12, 1 Corin. 16:13-14)
"When we go to prayer for the sake of other people, that is selfless prayer. That's the kind of prayer that God wants to answer. Love is like an antidote to Satan."
(Proverbs 29:2, John 14:6)
"We need people in office who will lead not based on opinion polls, but based on biblical polls, and what's best for the American people." We need to vote for them and let God be in authority!"
(2 Cor. 10:3-5, Luke 17:17, Psalms 116:10, Romans 10:3)
"When God does something for us, we must thank Him for it, and then testify about it to everyone. We cannot give Satan more power than he has - he cannot be more than one place at once. We need to be lead by the Spirit of God."
"Greater is He who is in me than He who is in the world"
(Psalms 96:1-13, John 10:27)
Why should we thank the Lord?
We should be thankful that we know the Lord. The God of creation knows you by name.
How should we thank the Lord?
Thanksgiving means taking the focus off ourselves and putting that focus on God.
"Every single thing we receive from the Lord is something we don't deserve."
"Make it known that God makes a difference in your life to others."
(John 17:7, Romans 3:10, Galatians 3:3, Ephesians 6:10-18)
"We need to see ourself as God sees us. The more we ask God, the more we can recognize His voice. There's no confusion when you know His voice. We need to have our minds renewed daily.
(Acts 19:15, James 2:19, Eph. 6:15, Deut. 7:25-26)
"How do we take back territory from the enemy? Put your armor on. If you have the power of God within you, you should be able to walk into a room and the atmosphere changes.
Pray - if anything offends God in your home, you are to remove it."