Sunday, February 28, 2021

Seeds of Racism

 

Pericope:  Genesis 1:11b…These seeds will then produce the kinds of plants and trees from which they came.  And that is what happened. 

Sermon Text: Genesis 8:22 - “As long as the earth endures,

seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter,

day and night will never cease.”

Gal. 6:7 -

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.

Point 1: Racism is a weed seed. 

Point 2: Second thing we do is understand seeds reproduce after their own kind. 

Gen 1:11b…These seeds will then produce the kinds of plants and trees from which they came.  And that is what happened. 

Point 3: Third, how do we eradicate, extricate, and eliminate systematic seed racism.

1.  America has to repent.

2.  America has to pay reparations to repair what it broke. 

3.  Respect

Sunday Virtual New Life "Seeds of Racism" Bishop Dudley

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Mine Your Business

 

Pericope:  Luke 5:1-11 5 One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God. 2 He saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. 3 He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat.

4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”

5 Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”

6 When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. 7 So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.

8 When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” 9 For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken, 10 and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners.

Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” 11 So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.

Sermon Text:  Luke 5:5-6

Sermon Title: Mine Your Business!

Point 1: Vs. 3 He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon…

Vs 3 3 He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat.

Point 2: Jesus disrupted their business plan. Vs 4,5 4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”

5 Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”

Point 3: Jesus made their business profitablevs. 6,7 6 When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. 7 So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.

Point 4:  Jesus changed their business model. Vs 10, 11 10 and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners.

Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” 11 So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.

        Mark 10: 28 28 Then Peter spoke up, “We have left everything to follow you!”

Life Application:  Reread the end of the story one more time. vs. 10, 11 10 and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners.

Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” 11 So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.

1)  Have you invited Jesus into your business

2)  Has Jesus changed your business model and plan?

3)  Invite Jesus into the business of your life.

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