Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Devotion God Show Your Hand

God, Show Your Hand!
By Minister Robert “GoodY” Goodwin

Playing the game of Life as though we are playing a game of cards, leads to uncertainty and unassuredness.  

The fear of man brings a snare, but he who trust in the Lord will be exalted.  
Proverbs 29:25

The probabilities of having the winning hand are limited and the possibilities of losing are limitless.  The greater in number the opponent(s), greater are the odds against you winning.  In life, playing the hand you are dealt -vs- the hands dealt against you, may lead to fear and trepidation.  Our thoughts of something bad or unpleasant about to happen, we hesitate, we wait, we hold off, we stay, we stop and ultimately we lose.  We don’t have enough trust in our capable hands to play against the odds.  If only we can see our opponent’s hand, then our odds against winning are minimized, yet still uncertain.  God if you would show me “your” hand I wouldn’t fear unemployment, debt, family crisis, healthcare coverage, food on the table, roof over my head or even clothes to wear.
 
Blessed is the man who trust in the Lord and whose trust is the Lord.  Jeremiah 17:7

The many hands of life we are dealt daily are often misplayed in our hopes and dreams of success and victory! As capable as God has created us, we are only as able as He enables.  We must believe God, understand God and trust God.  He will do exceedingly, abundantly above we can ask or think.  Begin by lifting your hands in praise, worship and thanks and putting your hands together in prayer.  God’s right hand will do the rest.  Whatever it is you need, God’s got it…God’s got it in control!  Play your hand God!  “VICTORY”!!!!!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

God Show Your Hand!

•Sermon Text: Psalms 74: 11 Why do you hold back your hand, your right hand?    Take it from the folds of your garment and destroy them!

Sermon Title: God! Show Your Hand!

•Point 1:  Right Hand vs. 11…your right hand?...

•Point 2:  Reveal Your Right Hand Right Now.  Vs 11…take it from the folds of your garment
•Ps. 20:6 Now this I know – the Lord gives victory to his anointed with his victorious right hand.

 Point 3: Show your Hand - Vs. 11 - …and destroy them.
Gen. 22:12 - 12 “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.” In fact, God says now I know you trust me.


Point 4 God Reveals his Right Hand – vs 11 Why do you hold back your right hand-
Mark 12:36 (NIV)  36 David himself, speaking by the Holy Spirit, declared: “‘The Lord said to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet.”  Ps. 110:1 The Lord says to my lord….
Heb 10: 11-13 Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12 But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, 13 and since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool.
•Acts 7:55-56 - 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. 56 “Look,” he said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.”




Sunday, April 20, 2014

ALLIN Sacrifice of Jesus Pt. 4

Sermon Text: John 3: 16 For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten son that whosoever believe in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.
Sermon Title: ALLIN Sacrifice of Jesus Pt. 4
Point 1: Sacrifice John 3: 16 For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten son that whosoever believe in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.
Point 2: Silence Mark 16: 1 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus' [dead] body.
Point 3: Savior John 3: 16 For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten son that whosoever believe in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.
Conclusion: Son on this Resurrection Sunday morning we know he is our sacrifice. You cannot keep Jesus silent for long. Jesus is our Savior forever. Now what is our response?
1. ACCEPT Him…
2. OBEY Him…
3. TRUST Him…

4. TELL others about Him…

Sunday, April 13, 2014

 
 
All In Sacrifice of Jesus: The Fans of Sacrifice!?
Point 1: Fan Club of Fame
1. The Donkey vs. 4 They went and found a colt…
2. The Owner vs. 5, 6…What are you doing untying a colt…and the people let him go…
3. The Trees vs. 8…others spread branches they had cut…
4. The People vs. 9 Those who went ahead of him and those who followed after him shouted…
Point 2: Fan Club of Sacrifice
1. There is a cost Matt 16: 24…deny yourself pick your cross and follow him…
2. There is pain 2 Tim 2: 12 If we suffer , we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:
3. There is denial Matt16: 24…deny yourself pick your cross and follow him…
4. There is delayed gratification Matt 6: 33…seek ye first the kingdom of heaven…
Point 3: Fan club of one Mark 14: 36
1. Fame
2. Success
3. Popularity
Point 4: Start your own Jesus fan club
What's your response
1. Sacrifice your motives Prov. 23: 7 For as he think in his heart so is he…
2. Sacrifice your will Mark 14: 36…not my will but thy will be done…
3. Sacrifice your plans Prov. 19: 21 Many re the plans in a person's heart, but the it is the Lord's purpose that prevails
4. Sacrifice your life Rom 12: 1…present yourselves as a living sacrifice…
 
 

All In Sacrifice of Jesus: The Fans of Sacrifice!?

Point 1: Fan Club of Fame

1. The Donkey vs. 4 They went and found a colt…

2. The Owner vs. 5, 6…What are you doing untying a colt…and the people let him go…

3. The Trees vs. 8…others spread branches they had cut…

4. The People vs. 9 Those who went ahead of him and those who followed after him shouted…

Point 2: Fan Club of Sacrifice

1. There is a cost Matt 16: 24…deny yourself pick your cross and follow him…

2. There is pain 2 Tim 2: 12 If we suffer , we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:

3. There is denial Matt16: 24…deny yourself pick your cross and follow him…

4. There is delayed gratification Matt 6: 33…seek ye first the kingdom of heaven…

Point 3: Fan club of one Mark 14: 36

1. Fame

2. Success

3. Popularity

Point 4: Start your own Jesus fan club

What's your response

1. Sacrifice your motives Prov. 23: 7 For as he think in his heart so is he…

2. Sacrifice your will Mark 14: 36…not my will but thy will be done…

3. Sacrifice your plans Prov. 19: 21 Many re the plans in a person's heart, but the it is the Lord's purpose that prevails

4. Sacrifice your life Rom 12: 1…present yourselves as a living sacrifice…

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A Lame or Life changing Church

A Lame or Lifechanging Church
Acts 3:1-10

1. a. A lame church leaves you at the gate
b. A lifechanging church takes you into the church
vs. 2, Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts.

2. a. A lame church doesn’t look good after you look closer
b. A lifechanging church looks even better the closer you look
vs. 4, Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!”

3. a. A lame church refuses to leverage Jesus
b. A lifechanging church leverages Jesus
vs. 6, Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.”

4. a. A lame church doesn’t lift you
b. A lifechanging church leads you
vs. 7, Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong.

5. a. A lame church doesn’t elevate your thinking
b. A lifechanging church teaches you to think and talk life
vs. 8, He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God.

6. a. A lame church leaves your language the same
b. A lifechanging church changes your language
vs. 8, He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God.

7. a. A lame church has no joy
b. A lifechanging church gives you a new joy
vs. 9, When all the people saw him walking and praising God,

8. a. A lame church doesn’t challenge your lifestyle
b. A lifechanging church changes your style of life
vs. 10, they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

9. a. A lame church leaves you searching for people
b. A lifechanging church gives you new relationships
vs. 8, He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God.

10. a. A lame church leaves your level of living unchanged
b. A lifechanging church raises your level of living
vs. 2, Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. 10, they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

I'VE FALLEN AND I CAN'T GET UP

Sermon pericope: Mark 2:1-4,11-12 And when he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home.  2  And many we...