Learning to Live Apart from Jesus

Learning to Live Apart from Jesus John 16:4-15 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW) 4 But I’ve told you this so that when it happens you’ll remember what I’ve told you. I didn’t tell you this at first, because I was with you. 5 “Now I’m going to the one who sent me. Yet, none of you asks me whereContinue reading “Learning to Live Apart from Jesus”

Pentecost is a Justice Movement

Slave owners selectively chose certain black men and women to teach how to read; the slaves thought themselves special. The slaves went about teaching other slaves to read and most of the time the Bible was used to do such education. Can someone tell me why the slave owners would choose the most difficult bookContinue reading “Pentecost is a Justice Movement”

Post-Resurrection Power for Pre-Resurrection Failure

Subject:  Post-Resurrection Power for Pre-Resurrection Failure Text:  John 13:21-32 21 After saying this Jesus was troubled in spirit, and declared, “Very truly, I tell you, one of you will betray me.” 22 The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he was speaking. 23 One of his disciples—the one whom Jesus loved—was reclining next to him; 24 Simon Peter therefore motionedContinue reading “Post-Resurrection Power for Pre-Resurrection Failure”

Is the Church Leading the World to Jesus Christ?

“Dear friends, I’ve dropped everything to write you about this life of salvation that we have in common. I have to write insisting—begging!—that you fight with everything you have in you for this faith entrusted to us as a gift to guard and cherish. What has happened is that some people have infiltrated our ranksContinue reading “Is the Church Leading the World to Jesus Christ?”

Make This The Year of Execution!

  People often decide to move forward with their plans after they reach a certain degree of certainty that their plans will be successful.  However, when it comes to moving forward in the things of God, that is not always possible.  God frequently leads us to the next step after we’ve completed the first.  GodContinue reading “Make This The Year of Execution!”

God’s Restoration Plan

Text:  Isaiah 12:1-6 (v. 1) You will say in that day: I will give thanks to you, O Lord, for though you were angry with me, your anger turned away, and you comforted me. (v. 2) Surely God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid, for the Lord God is myContinue reading “God’s Restoration Plan”

Is the Church Leading the World to Jesus Christ?

“Dear friends, I’ve dropped everything to write you about this life of salvation that we have in common. I have to write insisting—begging!—that you fight with everything you have in you for this faith entrusted to us as a gift to guard and cherish. What has happened is that some people have infiltrated our ranksContinue reading “Is the Church Leading the World to Jesus Christ?”

Be Patient, A Change is Coming!

Text: Luke 21:5-19 Introduction Votes were cast November 8th; the polls closed across the nation between 7-8pm; people waited patiently for the results, but even after votes were in, the winner was too close to call. People held their breath in hopes that their candidate would win. Then early Wednesday morning, we heard President-Elect DonaldContinue reading “Be Patient, A Change is Coming!”

Let There Be No Strife Between Us

Text:  Genesis 13:8-9, NLT 8 Finally Abram said to Lot, “Let’s not allow this conflict to come between us or our herdsmen. After all, we are close relatives! 9 The whole countryside is open to you. Take your choice of any section of the land you want, and we will separate. If you want theContinue reading “Let There Be No Strife Between Us”

Faith to Forgive

Text:  Luke 17:5-6 5The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”  6He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you. Introduction The disciples when confronted with the necessity to forgive in aContinue reading “Faith to Forgive”