Sunday, February 22, 2015

FIRE CELL PT 3 - THIS AINT THAT - 11AM SERMON

Sermon Text: Jeremiah 12: 5 - “If you have raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble[a] in safe country, how will you manage in the thickets by[b] the Jordan?
Sermon Title: Fire Cell Pt. 3 This Ain’t That
Point 1: You have to pass the people test vs. 6 For even your brothers and the house of your father, even they have dealt treacherously with you; they are in full cry after you; do not believe them, though they speak friendly words to you.”
Point 2: You have to pass the too much test vs. 5a If you have raced with men on foot, and they have wearied you, how will you compete with horses…
Point 3: You have to pass the discernment test vs 6 For even your brothers and the house of your father, even they have dealt treacherously with you; they are in full cry after you;
Point 4: You have to pass the personality test vs. 5 If you have raced with men on foot, and they have wearied you, how will you compete with horses? And if in a safe land are you so trusting, what will you do in the thicket of the Jordan?
Personality
Point 5: You have to pass the pleasure test vs. 5b …And if in a safe land you are so trusting, what will you do in the thicket of the Jordan?
Life Application:
1)  Pray for power to pass the test…
2)  Be persistent…

3)  Don’t settle…

Fire Cell Pt 3 - THIS AIN'T THAT - 830AM

Sermon Text: Jeremiah 12: 5 -  “If you have raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble[a] in safe country, how will you manage in the thickets by[b] the Jordan?
Sermon Title: Fire Cell Pt. 3 This Ain’t That
Point 1: You have to pass the people test vs. 6 For even your brothers and the house of your father, even they have dealt treacherously with you; they are in full cry after you; do not believe them, though they speak friendly words to you.”
Point 2: You have to pass the pain test 20: 1 – 3 - When the priest Pashhur son of Immer, the official in charge of the temple of the Lord, heard Jeremiah prophesying these things, 2 he had Jeremiah the prophet beaten and put in the stocks at the Upper Gate of Benjamin at the Lord’s temple. 3 The next day, when Pashhur released him from the stocks, Jeremiah said to him, “The Lord’s name for you is not Pashhur, but Terror on Every Side.

Romans 8: 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son… 
Genesis 1: 27 says we have been made in the image of God.
Point 3: You have to pass the personality test vs. 5 If you have raced with men on foot, and they have wearied you, how will you compete with horses? And if in a safe land are you so trusting, what will you do in the thicket of the Jordan?
Point 4: You have to pass the pleasure test vs. 5b …And if in a safe land you are so trusting, what will you do in the thicket of the Jordan?
Life Application:
1)  Pray for power and clarity
2)  Be persistent


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Fire Cell Pt 2 - The Rise of Passion

Sermon Text: Jeremiah 20: 9 But if I say, “I will not mention him or speak any more in his name,” his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot.
Sermon Title: Fire Cell Pt 2: The Rise of Passion
Point 1: God doesn’t play fair with passion vs. 7 O Lord, you deceived me, and I was deceived; you overpowered me and prevailed.
Point 2: Get acquainted with your passion vs 9 But if I say, I will not mention him or speak any more in his name,” his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it, indeed, I cannot.
In fact there are five things that will dig up your passions:
1)  Being alone
2)  When you have nothing to do
3)  When you are under pressure
4)  When what you believe is important has been taken from you
5)  Pain
Point 3: Passion pushes you into your destiny vs. 9b…I am weary of holding it, indeed, I cannot.
Jeremiah 1: 6 – 9, 17. 6 “Alas, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am too young.” 7 But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. 8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord.9 Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “I have put my words in your mouth. 17 “Get yourself ready! Stand up and say to them whatever I command you. Do not be terrified by them, or I will terrify you before them..
Now look at 19: 14 – 18 - 14 Jeremiah then returned from Topheth, where the Lord had sent him to prophesy, and stood in the court of the Lord’s temple and said to all the people, 15 “This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ‘Listen! I am going to bring on this city and all the villages around it every disaster I pronounced against them, because they were stiff-necked and would not listen to my words.’”
Point 4: Don’t let people separate you from your passion or the glory of it vs. 1 – 3 When the priest Pashur son of Immer, the chief officer in the temple of the Lord, heard Jeremiah prophesying these things, he had Jeremiah the prophet beaten and put in the stocks at the Upper Gate of Benjamin at the Lords temple.
Life Application:
1)  Determine your destiny
2)  Change if it isn’t Jesus and doing his will

3)  If it is burn brighter for him 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

CHOSEN FRUIT

Pericope: John 15: 1 - 8, 16
Sermon Text: John 15: 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit--fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.
Sermon Title: Chosen Fruit
Point I: No Fruit – Leads to Judgment vss. 1,2, 6 (1) I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener (2a) He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit… (6) If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned
        Can you be in Jesus but bear no fruit? Is that possible?
Point 2: Some Fruit – Leads to Pruning vss. 2b, 3 while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. (3) You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.
        Fruitfulness is a requirement so when we start the gardener wants us to bear more fruit. Fruit is good for food, for drink, for seed that reproduces after its kind. Fruit is an indicator of health. Jesus says in order for more fruit to come he prunes us.
Jesus was always looking for fruit (Mat 21:19, the cursed fig tree; Luke 13:6, parable of the fig tree).
Point 3: Much Fruit – Is the Goal vss. (4) Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No Branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. (5) I am the vine you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nether  (7) If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. (8) This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be disciples.
        This is more than just a physical connection it is a deep abiding that causes a flow of life giving sap from the vine to the branch. 
Point 4: Lasting Fruit – Is the Quality v 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit--fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.

        Lasting fruit is eternal: Speaks of the souls of men won for all eternity. This is our appointment our commission to go and bear fruit, make disciples.
Conclusion: Where are you today in your fruitfulness. If you are fruitless it is time to change, to repent. If you are being pruned rejoice with the gardener that He wants you to be more fruitful. If you are bearing fruit, know that the Lord is pleased and that your fruit will last for eternity.
 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The 90/10 Principle: Release the Seed - 830AM Sermon

Sermon Text: 2 Corinthians 8:12 NIV, 12 For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have.
Sermon Title: The 90/10 Principle: Release the Seed
Point 1: Condition 2 Cor. 8:1-2, And now, brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. 2 In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity.
a)  Great affliction of condition
b)  Great poverty beggars (Macedonian church)
Point 2: Commitment towards the right thing – not wrong thing Giving takes a level of commitment to God.
a)  Give your all In their riches of their liberally abundant gives
b)  Give beyond your ability not adding up but by faith
c)  Give willingly vs. 3-4, For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, 4 they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord’s people.
d)  Give yourself to Him vs. 5, And they exceeded our expectations: They gave themselves first of all to the Lord, and then by the will of God also to us.
Point 3: Call compelling appeal vs. 7, But since you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you[a]—see that you also excel in this grace of giving. vs. 9, For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.
Life Application:
1.  Give it first and challenge your faith. God is moved by principles not good intentions. Do the 90 day Tithe challenge
2.  Do it now

3.  If you are tither go to the next level partner with God OJHS more souls/catch up

The 90/10 Principle: Release The Seed - 11am Sermon

Sermon Text: Malachi 3: 10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.
Sermon Title: The 90/10 Principle: Release The Seed
Point 1: The Problem Israel has withheld their tithes to God and God is highly insulted by this. Malachi 3:6-9, “I the Lord do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. 7 Ever since the time of your ancestors you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord Almighty. “But you ask, ‘How are we to return?’ 8 “Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me. “But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’ “In tithes and offerings. 9 You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me.
a.  Rebellion – when you pick and choose which scripture you will live Malachi 3:7 NIV, Ever since the time of your ancestors you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord Almighty. But you ask, ‘How are we to return?’
b.  Robbery – robbers on your row…you are not only robbing God of his tithe you are robbing him of your love. 8 “Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me. “But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’ “In tithes and offerings.
c.   Repercussions - Malachi 3:9 NIV, You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me.
Point 2: Prescription
a.  Plant – tithes and offering auto the important…auto
39 references in the bible about tithes
Matthew 23:23 NIV, “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.
b.  Place – Where do I bring the tithe? Into the storehouse.
c.   Prove – The Hebrew for prove as it is used here means investigate me put me to the test
Point 3: Promises God’s promises are yes and amen! God keeps his word. Malachi 3:10-12, Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. 11 I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe,” says the Lord Almighty. 12 “Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the Lord Almighty. God will keep his word in four ways:
a.  Performs – There is nothing better when God performs for you and  “on you”
b.  Pour Hebrew – empty out
c.   Protects – vs. 11(a), I will prevent pests from devouring your crops,
d.  Prosper - vs. 11(b), and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe,” says the Lord Almighty.
Life Application:
1.  Give it first and challenge your faith. God is moved by principles not good intentions. Do the 90 day Tithe challenge
2.  Do it now

3.  If you are tither go to the next level partner with God OJHS more souls/catch up

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The 90/10 Principle: "A Better Way"

Sermon Text: Gen 8: 22 - 22 “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”
Sermon Title: The 90/10 Principle: "A Better Way"
Point 1: Return… Malachi 3: 7 - 7 Ever since the time of your ancestors you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord Almighty. “But you ask, ‘How are we to return?’ 
a)  Stop… Malachi 3: 8 - 8 “Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me. “But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’ “In tithes and offerings.
b)  Avoid… Malachi 3: 9 - 9 You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me.
Point 2: Start the… Gen 8: 22 - “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”
a)  You are… 2 Corinthians 9
b)  Guaranteed… Galatians 6
Point 3: Plant… Malachi 3: 10a -  10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house.
Point 4: Wait… Psalm 27: 13, 14 - 13 I remain confident of this:    I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. 14 Wait for the Lord;  be strong and take heart  and wait for the Lord.
Point 5: Receive… Malachi 3: 10b - Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.  
Life Application:
1)  Connect with a financial coach
2)  Do a 90 Day
3)  First fruit faith

4)  Partner with God's work