Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year, New Favor, New Finish

Sermon Text: Isaiah 43: 19a See, [Behold] I am doing a new thing
Sermon Title: New Year, New Favor, New Finish
Introduction: How many of you are ready for God to do a new thing in your life? I want to announce to you tonight that God is equally ready to do something new in your life. Despite what you have done, what you have been through, God is thirsty to pour new all over your life.
Point 1: Condemn it…2 Corinthians 5: 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation [old you condemned]. The old has passed away [DEAD]; behold, the new has come.
        Isaiah makes the point Israel has to forget the past…don't dwell on it. Isaiah knows all the nation of Israel can do is think about their mistakes, their sins, their bad choices that lead them into captivity and back into bondage. Isaiah is trying to get them to see as long as they think about the past they block the 'new' God has for them. He pleads with them. Don't dwell on yesterday.
Point 2: Count it… James 1: 2 - 4 Consider [Count] it all joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance, Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete not lacking anything.
        James the brother of Jesus speaks to something that every believer has to deal with. Test, trials and temptations is a part of every believers walk. James gives us a formula on how to deal with them that I think is so appropriate for 2014
Point 3: Call it…Romans 5: 17d calls things not as though they were
        Paul makes the point that God calls those things that are not as though they were. In Hebrews it tells us the very foundations of the world were put in place by God calling things in place with his word. In Genesis it tells us the words out of God's mouth created everything.
Point 4: Carry it…Galatians 6: 2 Carry [help] each other's burdens, and in this way you fulfill the law of Christ.
        Paul says to the church at Galatia they will have to do something they are not accustom to doing. They have to help somebody else in order to fulfill the principles of Christ.
Point 5: Collect on it…Luke 4: 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor 2 Corinthians 12: 9 But he said to me, "My [favor] grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."
        Luke declared the year Jesus started his ministry was the year of favor. He actually pulled that statement from Isaiah. Paul matches that statement with telling us Jesus grace is sufficient no matter our circumstance. The word favor and grace are interchangeable.

Life Application:

Sunday, December 28, 2014

830AM SERMON Examine Yourself: It's Not Over

Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 11: 28a A man ought to examine himself…

Sermon Title: Examine Yourself: It's Not Over

Point 1: See what needs to be carried forward

Point 2: See what needs to be left behind

Point 3: See what needs improvement

Point 4: See who needs to go

Point 5: See who needs to stay


Conclusion: 

11am Sermon - MOVING FORWARD

Sermon Text: Luke 5: 38 No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins.

Sermon Title: Moving Forward

Point 1: Turn the Page vs. 36…"No one tears a patch from a new garment and sews it on an old one. If he does, he will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new will not match the old.

Point 2: Bury the Page vs. 37 And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins, the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined.

Point 3: Use the Page vs. 38 No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins.

Point 4: Be a New Page vs. vs. 38 No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins.


Life Application:

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Joseph’s Baby Mama Drama

Sermon Title: Joseph’s Baby Mama Drama
#babymamadrama
Sermon Text: Luke 1:26-35

Point 1: She been with another man Luke 1:35, The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.

Point 2: She too spiritual for me Luke 1:38, “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.
1)  We have grown a…
2)  We have made our faith…
3)  We project the preaching gift…
4)  Fail to show the humanity/maleness of Christ…carpenter, revolutionary, rule breaker…
5)  Fail to show Jesus as a leader of men…

Point 3: We have to find somewhere to live Matt 2:13, When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.”

Point 4: How legitimate is he John 8:39, “Abraham is our father,” they answered. “If you were Abraham’s children,” said Jesus, “then you would[a] do what Abraham did.


Conclusion:

Sunday, December 14, 2014

I Cant Breathe: An Advent Message

Sermon Text: Gen 2: 17

Sermon Title: I Can’t Breathe: An Advent Message

Point 1: Bad Gene Pool Matt 1: 1, 5 A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ…Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab

Point 2: Virgin Birth Matt 1: 20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.

Point 3: Manger Delivery Luke 2: 16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.

Point 4: Name Change Matt 1: 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.


Life Application: 
(1) If you are dead...
(2) If racism is strangling you… 
(3) Tell somebody…

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Counter Culture Christmas

Sermon Text: Luke 2:25-2:32 - Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. 26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. 27 Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required, 28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying:
29 “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised,
    you may now dismiss[a] your servant in peace.
30 For my eyes have seen your salvation,
31     which you have prepared in the sight of all nations:
32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
    and the glory of your people Israel.”

Sermon Title: Counter Culture Christmas

Point 1: Christmas informs the culture - Luke 2:10 & 14 - 10But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people 14“Glory to God in the highest,  And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.”

Point 2: Christmas transforms the culture - Romans 12:2 - Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Point 3: Christmas forms a new culture - Revelation 11:15 - The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will reign for ever and ever."


Conclusion:

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Don't Give Up on Jesus - Pastor Jacques Wright

11am Service
Sermon Text: John 11:4, 17, 24-25
Sermon Title: Don't Give Up on Jesus

Point 1: Professing the Problem

Point 2: Addressing the Problem

Point 3: Promise of the Proclamation

Point 4: Process of the Proclamation

Point 5: Promise of the Proclamation coming to Pass

Conclusion:

In the “Nick” of Time - 8:30 Service

8:30 Service
Sermon Text: Galatians 4: 4
Sermon Title:  In the “Nick” of Time

Point 1: Jesus timing is perfect vs. 4 But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law.

Point 2: Jesus timing is purposeful vs. 5 to redeem those under the law, that we might receive the full rights of sons.

Point 3: Jesus timing has privileges vs. 6 Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls our “Abba Father”- “And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

Point 4: Jesus timing has to be personal vs. 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Worth of Worship - 11am Sermon

11am Sermon
Sermon Text: Romans 7: 25
Sermon Title: The Worth of Worship

Point 1: When it comes to your salvation your praise should be passionate
Romans 7:25 Paul says “THANKS BE TO GOD— through Jesus Christ our Lord!”
But THANKS BE TO GOD, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him.” 2 Corinthians 2:14

Point 2: The person of our praise is the password to our worship “Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.” Ac 22:16

Point 3: The purpose of our praise  "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.” Mt 6:19-20

Point 4: Passionate praise stats with our personal relationship and leads us to worship Luke 7: 45

Luke 7:36-47 People who have been forgiven little, love little. People who have been forgiven little, aren’t very thankful. People who have been forgiven little aren’t really excited about Jesus, because that was the reason Jesus came – to forgive their sins

830am Sermon The Worth of Worship

830am

Sermon Text: Luke 17: 16
Sermon Title: Just Say Thank You: The Worth of Worship

Point 1: Thanks leads to worship vs. 16 He threw himself at Jesus' feet and thanked him--and he was a Samaritan
Psalms 150 declares let everything that has breath praise the Lord. 

Point 2: Worship leads to a word for living vs. 19a Then he said to him rise up
2 Kings 3: 15 But now bring me a minstrel. And it came to pass, when the minstrel played, that the hand of the Lord came upon him. And he said thus said the Lord…

Point 3: Jesus expects us to worship vs. 17, 18 Jesus asked, "Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? (18) Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?"

Point 4: Everyone needs to have a Samaritan worship vs. 16 16 He threw himself at Jesus' feet and thanked him--and he was a Samaritan


Point 5: Worship hits the reset button in your life vs. 19 Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”

Sunday, November 16, 2014

830am Sermon - Just Say Thank You! Bishop Dudley

830am Sermon - Just Say Thank You! Bishop Dudley
Sermon Text: Luke 17: 19 Then he said to him, "Rise and go; your faith has made you well

Sermon Title: Just Say Thank You!

Point 1: Thanks will change your direction vs. 15 One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice.

Point 2: Thanks open up doors vs. 14 When he saw them, he said, "Go, show yourselves to the priests." And as they went, they were cleansed.

Point 3: Thanks separate you from the pack vs. 15 One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice.

Point 4: Thanks draws you closer to Jesus vs. 16 He threw himself at Jesus feet and thanked him--and he was a Samaritan.


Point 5: Thanks makes room for more vs. 19 Then he said to him, "Rise and go; your faith has made you well

Homework - 

11am Sermon - Just Say Thank You - First Lady

11am Sermon – First Lady – Just Say Thank You
Sermon Text: 1 Thessalonians 5: 18 give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

Sermon Title: Just Say Thank You

Point 1: Complaining DELIVERS you into the hands of an angry God Numbers 11:1 - Now the people complained about their hardships in the hearing of the Lord, and when he heard them his anger was aroused. Then fire from the Lord burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp.

Point 2:  Complaining DENIES God’s Sovereignty Exodus 5: 2 - 2 Pharaoh said, “Who is the Lord, that I should obey him and let Israel go? I do not know the Lord and I will not let Israel go.”

Point 3: Complaining DISRUPTS unity in the body of Christ.
Numbers 13:30-33 - 30 Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.” 31 But the men who had gone up with him said, “We can’t attack those people; they are stronger than we are.” 32 And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored. They said, “The land we explored devours those living in it. All the people we saw there are of great size. 33 We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.”

Point 4: Complaining DISCREDITS Christian testimony  Acts 16: 25 - 25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.

Point 5:  We have it so good & enjoy it so much lets thank Him Just Do It 1 Thessalonians 5: 18 give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.


Homework:

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A Parallel Life: Counter Attack

Sermon Text - Habakkuk 3:17-19, "Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labor of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places.”

Sermon Title – Counter Attack

Point 1: Get up

Point 2: Don't give up

Point 3: Put your faith up

Point 4: Put your hands up


Point 5: Fess up

Sunday, November 9, 2014

A PARALLEL LIFE PT 2 - 11AM SERMON

Sermon Text: 2 Kings 19: 2 - 2 So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah to say, “May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life like that of one of them.”
Sermon Title: A Parallel Life

Point 1: Don’t go into seclusion vs. 4 while he himself went a days journey into the desert. He came to a broom tree, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.”

Point 2: God will send you someone vs. 5b…All at once an angel touched him…

Point 3: God will sustain you vs. 5b, 6…Get up and eat…He looked around, and there by his head was a cake of bread baked over hot coals and a jar of water. He ate and drank and then lay down again. The angel of the Lord came back a second time and touched him and said, “Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.” So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthen by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights…

Point 4: God will speak to you vs. 9, 13b - 9 There he went into a cave and spent the night.  And the word of the Lord came to him: “What are you doing here, Elijah?”


Point 5: God will give you a second chance vs. 15 The Lord said to him, “Go back the way you came, and go to the Desert of Damascus. When get there, anoint Hazael king over Aram…anoint Jehu son of Nimshi king over Israel, and anoint Elisha son Shephat…to succeed you as prophet

A PARALLEL LIFE PT 2 - 830AM SERMON

830am Sermon Outline
Sermon Text:  2 Cor 6:7 -  7 in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left;
Sermon Title:  A Parallel Life Pt 2

Point 1: Choose the positive vs. 3 - 3 We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited.

Point 2: Continue the journey vs. 4 - 4 Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses;

Point 3: Combat the problem vs. 7 -  7 in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left;

Point 4: Keep an open heart vs. 12 - 12 We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us.


Point 5: Clear the air vs. 13 - 13 As a fair exchange—I speak as to my children—open wide your hearts also.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Parallel Life 2

NOTETAKER: Sunday, November 2, 2014 – Bishop Geoffrey Dudley, Sr., D.Min.
Sermon Title: A Parallel Life 2 2 Corinthians 4: 16…outwardly we are wasting away…inwardly I am being renewed. 6: 8 – 10 …bad report good report…genuine imposter…known yet regarded as unknown…dying yet living…beaten not yet killed…sorrowful yet always rejoicing…poor yet rich…having nothing yet possessing everything
Sermon Text: 2 Corinthians 4: 9
Point 1: This is an Opportunity vs. 7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us



Point 2: Opposites Attracts 6: 8 – 10 …bad report good report…genuine imposter…known yet regarded as unknown…dying yet living…beaten not yet killed…sorrowful yet always rejoicing…poor yet rich…having nothing yet possessing everything



Point 3: Keep your eyes wide Open vs. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.



Point 4: It’s almost Over 16…outwardly we are wasting away…inwardly I am being renewed.




Point 5: God is a God of Outcomes vs. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.

A Parallel Life

Sermon Text: 2 Corinthians 4: 9
Sermon Title: A Parallel Life
Point 1: To Direct Us.

Point 2: To Inspect Us.

Point 3. To Correct Us.

Point 4: To Connect Us.
Point 5: To Protect Us.

Point 6: To Perfect Us.

Point 7: To Project Us.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

It's an Outside Job....Don't Lose your Power!

Sermon Text: Acts 2: 5 - 16

Sermon Title: Don’t Lose Your Power Pt. 5 It’s An Outside Job

Point 1: Enveloped by the Holy Spirit vs. 4

Point 2: Exited worship

Point 3: Engaged the people vs. 6

Point 4: Enriched the understanding of the scripture vs. 29 - 33

Point 5: Erected the church vs. 37 - 41


Life Application

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Don't lose Your Power Pt 4 Got Problems Get Power

Sermon Text: Acts 6: 8 Now Stephen, a man full of God's grace and power, did great wonders and miraculous signs among the people 7: 56 Look, he said, "I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.
Sermon Title: Don't lose Your Power Pt 4 Got Problems Get Power
Point 1: Passion vs. 15b…and they saw that his face was like the face of an angel.
Point 2: Proclamation 7: 2 To this he replies: "Brothers and fathers, listen to me!...
Point 3: Purpose 7: 51 You stiff-necked people…You always resist the Holy Spirit...vs. 52…And now you have betrayed and murdered him
Point 4: Prayer 7: 59 While they were stoning, Stephen prayed
Point 5: Person vs. 55 But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God

Life Application:

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Five Essentials for Healing Power - PINK SUNDAY

#pinkhealingpower
Sermon Text: Luke 5: 17c
Sermon Title: Five Essentials for Healing Power
Point 1: Atmosphere Luke 5: 17 And the power of the Lord was present
Point 2: Faith Luke 5: 20 When Jesus they saw their faith
Point 3: The word Luke 5: 24b He said to the paralyzed man, “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.”
Point 4: Agreement Luke 5: 26 Everyone was amazed and gave praise to God
Point 5: Jesus Luke 5: 17 And the power of the Lord was present

Conclusion:

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Double Dose of Jesus pt 2

Sermon Text: 2 Kings 5:13
Sermon Title: A Double Dose of Jesus Pt 2
Point 1: No preconditions vs. 11 But Naaman went away angry and said, I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, wave his hand over the spot and sure me of my leprosy.

Point 2: No personal preference vs. 12 Are not Agana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than any of the waters of Israel?Couldn't I wash in them and be cleansed? So he turned and went off in a rage.  

Point 3: Comply with the command vs. 14 So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times as the man of God had told him, and became clean like that of a young boy

Point 4: Get your complete healing vs. 14 So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times as the man of God had told him, and became clean like that of a young boy  


Life Application: When God gives you a second touch always be ready to give back. Vs. 15c …Please accept now a gift from your servant."

Gods got it Part 5

Pericope:   1 Sam 1:3-8 Sermon Text:    1 Samuel 1:11  And she made a vow, saying, “LORD Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’...