Sunday, December 4, 2016

God Please Show UP

Sermon Text: Matt 2: 23 The virgin will be with child and will give birth, to a son, and they will call him Immanuel—which means, “God with us.”

Sermon Title: God Please Show Up!

Point 1: God showed up in person because of the seriousness of humanity Sin. Matt 1: 22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord has said [to take away the sins of the world] through the prophets 

Point 2: God shows up when our faith gets a little shaky Gen 18: 14 Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time next year and Sarah will have a son.”
a)  When Moses needed direction Exodus 14: 15, 16 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. (16) Raise your staff and stretch out your hand…
b)  When Elijah was depressed 1 Kings 19: 12…And after the fire came a gentle whisper.
c)   When Jonah was disappointed with the direction his life was going Jonah 4: 3, 4 Now, O Lord, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live.” (4) But the Lord replied, “Have you any right to be angry?”

Point 3: God shows up to stand up for us Matt 1: 23 …and they will call him Immanuel—which means, “God with us.”
·       Deut. 20: 4 For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you the victory.  
·       Hebrews 13: 5 …Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
·       Rom 9: 20 …if God is for you who can be against you.
·       Isaiah 54: 17 no weapon formed against you will prosper.
a)   In every way…
b)   God has… 1 Corinthians 6: 20 you are bought with a price 7: 23 you are bought with a price…
c)   God wants… 2 Cor 3: 2, 3 you yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everybody. (3) You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts
Life Application:
1.  Wait for God…
2.  Brag on God…

3.  Let God…

Sunday, November 27, 2016

NLCIC 411 November 27 MAIN

Just Say Thank You Pt 2 - In Not for It!

Sermon Text: I Thes. 5: 18 Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus."

Sermon Title: Just Say Thank You Pt 2 In Not for It!

Point 1: THANKSGIVING SHOULD BE EXPRESSED Ps.100 which says, "Enter his gates with thanksgiving in your heart." David says in Ps. 107"Give thanks to the Lord for he is good." We should express our thanks to God and others. 
1) Spend time with Him

2) When you forgive others
3) When you serve in His church
4) When you share His Plan of salvation
5) When you reach out to hurting people
6) When you give God the best of your TTT
7) When you praise Him enthusiastically from the heart 

Point 2: OUR THANKSGIVING SHOULD BE EXPANSIVE Psalms 34: 1 – 6

1) The Blessings of Life. 
2) The Burdens of Life. 
3) The Benefits of life as well.

Point 3: OUR THANKSGIVING IS EXPECTED
1) This is the mark of a Growing Christian.
2) Our thanksgiving is also the mark of a Giving Christian.
 
3) A Glowing Christian. 

Life Application:

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Don't Die Looking

Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 34: 4 Then the Lord said to him, “This is the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob when I said, ‘I will give it to your descendants.’ I have let you see it with your eyes, but you will not cross over into it”

Sermon Title: Don’t Die Looking!

Point 1: Put the past in the past vs. 8 The Israelites grieved for Moses in the plains for thirty days, until for weeping and mourning was over.

Point 2: Put a premium on obeying God’s word. Numbers 20: 11, 12 Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff. Water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank. But the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust in me enough to honor me as holy in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this community into the land I give them.
Don’t you roll the dice. You are too close to what God has for you for you to start disobeying God now. You are too close to the promotion, job, car, wife, husband, peace of mind to start disobeying God now. Obey God with all your heart. He said if you love him you will keep his commandments. Hide his word in your heart so you will not sin against him. Proverbs 3: 5 – 7 Trust in the Lord and lean not to your own understanding and all thou ways acknowledge him and he will direct your path.

Point 3: Posses the promise by pushing forward Joshua 1: 1 – 2 After the death of Moses…the Lord said to Joshua…(2) my servant Moses is deadget ready to cross the Jordan River
How?
1.  They acted as a unified people Joshua 3: 17 The priest who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord stood firm on the dry ground in the middle of the Jordan, while all Israel passed by until the whole nation had completed the crossing on dry ground
2.  They understood the connection between their house and God’s house Joshua 7: 1, 20 (1) But the Israelites acted unfaithfully in regard to the devoted things; Achan son of Camri… (20) Achan replied, “It is true! I have sinned against the Lord… (21) I coveted them and took them
3.  They fought for every promised piece of land they acquired

Life Application:
1.  Don’t stare at the promises of God go get them
2.  Overcome overconfidence put your faith in God

3.  Fight for what God has for you

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Defining Moments - Homecoming!

Sermon Text: 2 Samuel 6: 9(b) How can the ark of the Lord ever come to me?
Sermon Title: Defining Moments: Homecoming!
Point 1: Somebody has to go get God vs. 2 He and all his men set out to…bring up from there the ark of the God…
Point 2: They had to handle God the right way vs. 3 they set the ark on a new cart. 1 Samuel 6: 7 Now then get a new cart ready… (8) …take the ark of the Lord and put it on the cart
Point 3: Whoever has God in their house will be blessed vs. 10 He was not willing to take the ark of the Lord to be with him in the city of David. Instead he took it aside to the house of Oded-Edom the Gittite for three months’ vs 11 …for three months the Lord blessed him and his entire household
Point 4: Go get God again…do it again vs. 12 So David went down and brought up the ark of God from Obed-Edom to the city of David
Life Application:
1.  Connect what you…
2.  Receive the…
3.  Handle…


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Defining Moment Pt 2

Sermon Text: Isaiah 41: 10 - do not fear, for I am with you,
    do not be afraid, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
    I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.
Sermon Title: A Defining Moment Pt 2
Point 1: Detect God in the Moment
Point 2: Don’t fear
·       Philippians 4:6 Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
·       Prov 3: 5, 6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,  and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him,  and he will make straight your paths.
·       Prov 21: 1The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord;    he turns it wherever he will.
Point 3: Don’t hate
1 Timothy 2: 1 – 3 - First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity. 3 This is right and is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,
Life Application:
1.  Live your life The White House is not your house nor God’s house…
2.  Get involved politically…

3.  Be a beacon of light in this very dark world…

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Dont Miss the Moment - Bishop Dudley - 11am


There will always be defining moments in your life.  What will you do in the defining moment?
Sermon Text:  Luke 19:5 When Jesus reached the spot he looked up and said to him Zacchaeus come down immediately – I must stay at your house today.

Point 1:  Define the moment (recognize) – Don’t miss your moment.

Point 2:  Determine the direction of your destinyvs. 5 - When Jesus reached the spot he looked up and said to him Zacchaeus come down immediately – I must stay at your house today.

Point 3:  Embrace your destiny
a)  Abraham – Gen. 12:1 - The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.
b)  Moses – Exodus 3 - 14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am.[c] This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’”
c)  Joshua – Joshua 1: 7-8 - 7 “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. 8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
d)  David and Goliath

Life Application: 
1.  Remember your destiny is God’s will in the earth manifested
2.  Include Jesus on the journey.

3.  Establish a connection between your house and God’s house.