INDULGENCE OF THE BODY

INDULGENCE OF THE BODY

1 Corinthians 6:15-20 KJV 15.Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. 16.What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
17.But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
18.Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
19.What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
20.For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.If ye love me, keep my commandments.

1)THE BODY DESIGNED TO BE A MEMBER OF CHRIST.
Verse 16.What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
1 Peter 3:18 KJV 18.For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
John 14:15-17 KJV 15.If ye love me, keep my commandments. 16.And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
17.Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
SPIRIT OF TRUTH. HOLY SPIRIT LIVES IN US.
2 Corinthians 5:5 KJV 5.Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
Romans 8:9 KJV 9.But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
NON-CHRISTIANS DON'T KNOW WHO THE LORD IS BECAUSE HE DOESN'T LIVE IN THEM.
Romans 8:16 KJV 16.Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we
pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
2 Corinthians 5:20 KJV 20.The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
WE AS CHRISTIANS REPRESENT CHRIST AND A REAL AMBASSADOR.
WE AS CHRISTIANS NEED TO BE ABLE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS TO OTHERS ABOUT CHRIST.
HOW WE ACT IS IMPORTANT IN FRONT OF OTHERS.
A CHRISTIAN SHOULD NEVER UNIT WITH AN IMMORAL PARTNER.
THE HOLY SPIRIT IS WITH US THROUGH OUR LIFE AS A CHRISTIAN.
Ephesians 4:30 KJV 30.And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
WE DO NOT NEED TO DO THINGS THAT WILL GRIEVE THE HOLY SPIRIT SINCE HE DWELLS WITHIN US.
GOD SAYS TO FLEE OR RUN FROM IMMORAL SEXUALITY.
GOD WILL PROVIDE A WAY FOR US TO GET OUT.
1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV 13.There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
TEMPTATION BEYOND WHAT YOU CAN DEAL WITH.
2 Timothy 2:22 KJV 22.Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
LOOK FOR THE OPEN DOOR AND RUN.

2)BODY IS THE TEMPLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
Believers are temples of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 2:38 KJV 38.Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
WE ARE NOT OUR OWN.
WE ARE THE LORD'S.
Galatians 2:20 KJV 20.I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

3)BOUGHT AT A PRICE SO HONOR THE LORD. HE BOUGHT US.
Ephesians 1:7 KJV 7.In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
1 Peter 1:18-19 KJV 18.Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
19.But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

CONCLUSION:
REGARDLESS OF OUR TALK IT IS OUR WALK WITH THE LORD AND ACTIONS DAILY.
PEOPLE WHO DON'T KNOW CHRIST ARE WATCHING YOUR ACTIONS.
WE NEED TO SHARE THE LORD WITH EVERYONE.
DEVIL KNOWS IF HE CAN CAPTURE OUR BODIES HE HAS US.
ONLY HOPE IS THE RENEWING OF OUR MINDS.
Romans 12:1-2 KJV 1.I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2.And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
FILL YOUR MIND WITH THE WORDS OF CHRIST.
HOLD TO GOD'S TEACHINGS AND THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE.

THIS WEEKS SERMON FROM OUR PASTOR.



THE BODY

THE BODY

1 Corinthians 6:12-14 KJV 12.All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all
things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
13.Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the
body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.
14.And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.
THE BODY IS ABUSED MORE THAN ANYTHING IN THIS WORLD.
WORLDLY MORALS.
IGNORANCE OF GOD'S GUIDANCE.

1)Christian Liberty.
Verse 12.All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for
me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
People have looked on the desires of the body to be natural.
People think they should pursue it.
Liberty and freedom.
There are two restrictions. Not everything is beneficial.
Example: To exercise or sit in a recliner.
Doing something helps you.
Doing nothing kills you.
The body should not be controlled by the stomach.
Man is not to be enslaved. Man is to preserve his self-control.
Man is to surrender to the Spirit's control.
The things we should do, we don't.
The things we shouldn't do, we do.
Verse 13.(a)Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them.
Galatians 5:22-23 KJV 22.But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith,
23.Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

2)The body is not designed for sexual immorality.
Body is not to be enslaved by sex.
1 Thessalonians 3:5 KJV 5.For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your
faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you, and our labour be in vain.
Learn to control your own body.
Sexual immorality is the destruction of the unity of the family.
Devil is fully aware of this problem.
Verse 13.(b)Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.
The body is designed for the Lord.
Matthew 4:10 KJV 10.Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt
worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
Body is designed to worship the Lord.
Romans 12:1-2 KJV 1.I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your
bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2.And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye
may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Living sacrifice. Sacrifice over and above your tithes of money.
If we do not obey God's word, we will be conformed to the world and not Christ.
Romans 8:29 KJV 29.For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image
of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
The body is not to be a slave.

3)Lord for the body.
God's desire is to dwell in us. We cannot overcome the world on our own.
Proverbs 16:17 KJV 17.The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way
preserveth his soul.
John 16:33 KJV 33.These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world
ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
We can overcome the world through Him.
Matthew 5:14-16 KJV 14.Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15.Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16.Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father
which is in heaven.
We are to shine in a dark world.
Bring Glory to the Lord.
John 14:15-17 KJV 15.If ye love me, keep my commandments.
16.And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you
for ever;
17.Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither
knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
Lord is for the body.
He desires to live in us.
1 Corinthians 5:1-5 KJV 1.For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved,
we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
2.For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:
3.If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.
4.For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed,
but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.
5.Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the
earnest of the Spirit.
We will get a resurrection body. Our body is not designed to the world.
Romans 12:2 KJV 2.And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your
mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

CONCLUSION: NOT TO HONOR THE WORLD THAT ENSLAVED US BUT TO HONOR THE GOD THAT TRANSFORMED US.
2 CORINTHIANS 5:10 KJV 10.For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one
may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

THIS WAS WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERMON FROM OUR PASTOR.








 





BEING THANKFUL

BEING THANKFUL

READ THE PAST TWO BLOGS ON "WHAT OR WHO ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR IN YOUR LIFE".
THE REPORT WE WERE WAITING FOR ON THE LITTLE GIRL WAS NOT NEGATIVE. THE GOOD
PART IS THAT THIS TYPE OF TUMOR THAT WAS CANCER HAD TO BE TOTALLY REMOVED.
IT WAS REMOVED TOTALLY BUT THAT WASN'T WHAT THE DOCTOR'S EXPECTED TO HAVE
HAPPEN. DID THEY EXPECT TO NEED TO RETURN TO REMOVE A SCREW THAT CAME OFF AN
INSTRUMENT? NO. GOD STILL IS IN CONTROL AND WAS THAT DAY. ORIGINALLY WE WERE
TOLD THAT THE TUMOR COULD ONLY BE REMOVED 50%. IF THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN THE CASE
THIS SITUATION WOULD HAVE NOT BEEN GOOD. SO 100% WAS REMOVED AND WE WAIT FOR HER
TO HEAL AND CHECK IN 6 WEEKS TO SEE HOW SHE IS DOING. THEN SHE WILL HAVE REGULAR
CHECK-UPS. ARE WE THANKFUL? YES WE ALL ARE CAUSE SHE WILL BE HOME FOR THANKSGIVING
THIS YEAR. SHE DOESN'T NEED CHEMO OR RADIATION. FOR NOW WE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR
A TOTAL HEALING AND A FULL LIFE FOR MY LITTLE GRANDDAUGHTER. THE FATHER OF THIS
CHILD, TOLD ME A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO THAT THESE BABIES ARE GOD'S BABIES. THAT HE
GIVES THEM TO US TO TAKE CARE OF AND LOVE UNTIL THE DAY HE BRINGS THEM HOME. SOME
OF US WILL SPEND A LIFETIME WITH OUR BABIES TO WATCH THEM GROW UP. SOME OF US WILL
ONLY HAVE THEM HERE FOR A SHORT TIME. I WAS HELPING RAISE MY GREAT-GRAND AND MY
HEART WAS TROUBLED. HE SHARED THIS WITH ME. LITTLE DID WE KNOW THAT THOSE WERE WORDS
THAT I WOULD BE SHARING WITH HIM FOR COMFORT DURING THIS TIME. HE NEEDED TO KNOW THAT
THINGS WOULD BE OKAY.
JESUS BROUGHT HOME WITH HIM A FAMILY MEMBER JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO. SHE LOST HER BATTLE
WITH CANCER BUT IS WITH JESUS NOW SAFE, WARM, FREE OF PAIN AND REUNITED WITH OUR LOVED
ONES.

THESE ARE SOME THANKFUL SCRIPTURES VERSES.

1 Chronicles 16:34.Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, his love endures
forever.

1 Thessalonians 5:18.Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will
for you in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 3:15.Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members
of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

Colossians 3:17.And whatever you do, whether in or deed, do it all in the name
of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 4:2.Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

SO FOR NOW WE ARE WATCHFUL AND THANKFUL FOR THE BLESSING THAT GOD HAS GIVEN US.

HOPE AND PRAY YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL AND HAPPY THANKSGIVING.




WHAT OR WHO ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR IN YOUR LIFE? CONT...

FOR ME RIGHT NOW IT IS WATCHING MIRACLES HAPPEN IN MY FAMILY'S LIFE.
THANKSGIVING IS A WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR TO UNIT WITH LOVED ONES THAT WE MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN
ABLE TO SEE FOR AWHILE. SOME OF US IT WILL BE TO GET TOGETHER AND EAT LOTS OF GOOD FOOD. MY HUSBAND
LOVES THE PIE TABLE AT THANKSGIVING. GOD ALWAYS PROVIDES IN SOME WAY FOR THIS FAMILY TO HAVE ENOUGH
TO FEED US AND OTHERS. SOMETIMES WE DON'T ALWAYS HAVE OUR FAMILY MEMBERS HERE BUT GOD SENDS US PEOPLE IN OUR LIFE TO SHARE A THANKSGIVING WITH.

THE LITTLE GIRL, I SPOKE ABOUT IN A CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL LAST WEEK GAVE US A SCARE. ALL THE REPORTS
CAME BACK NEGATIVE FOR CANCER. THE DOCTOR'S SCHEDULED THE OPERATION FOR TUESDAY. EVERYONE HAD
PRAYERS OUT ON SOCIAL MEDIA, CHURCHES, FAMILY AND FRIENDS. SO SURGERY STARTED WITH MOTHER, DAD,
DOCTORS, NURSES, AND LITTLE GIRL. WE WERE ALL HERE AT HOME PRAYING AND WAITING FOR WORD ON HER. IT
WAS A 4 HOUR OPERATION ON A TODDLER. I WOKE UP THAT MORNING AT 5:30 PRAYING. ABOUT MID-MORNING THE
SURGERY STARTED. I GOT A MESSAGE ABOUT HALF WAY THOUGH SAYING THEY GOT 100% OF THE TUMOR. WE WERE
EXCITED BECAUSE THEY EXPECTED ONLY 50% TO BE REMOVED. SO EVERYONE WAS HAPPY BUT STILL PRAYING.
THEN, I GOT ANOTHER CALL SAYING AFTER CHECKING THE LUNGS AND OTHER PARTS OF THE CHEST THEY FOUND A
SCREW FROM AN INSTRUMENT IN HER CHEST. MY STOMACH AND HEART DROPPED. MY FAMILY MEMBER WAS IN A
PANIC ALONG WITH ME. I TOLD THEM TO BELIEVE AND DON'T GIVE UP. THIS BATTLE WASN'T OVER YET. GOD WAS
IN CONTROL. THEY HAD TO GO BACK IN BECAUSE SHE WOULD NEED MORE MRI PROCEDURES FOR THE REST OF HER
LIFE. THEY CHOSE TO GO BACK IN A COUPLE OF HOURS LATER. I REMEMBER GOING OUTSIDE AND LOOKING IN THE
SKY PRAYING OUT LOUD. I WAS REBUKING THE devil AND SAYING THAT he COULD NOT HAVE MY CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN OR GREAT-GRANDCHILD AND FUTURE GENERATIONS. WAS I MAD? YES. WAS I MAD AT GOD? NO. THERE IS SO MUCH EVIL OUT IN THIS WORLD RIGHT NOW THAT HAS BEEN ATTACKING OTHER MEMBERS OF MY FAMILY THROUGH ADDICTION, SO YES, I WAS MAD. I WAS PRAYING, SENDING MESSAGES TO KEEP PRAYING AND DON'T STOP. NOT LONG, I GOT A MESSAGE THAT THE SCREW WAS OUT
AND SHE WAS DOING FINE. THEY ARE GOING TO GET SOME X-RAYS TOMORROW AND WE SHOULD KNOW THE RESULTS OF THE TUMOR. DO I BELIEVE THAT THIS WILL BE ANOTHER NEGATIVE REPORT? YES. WHAT EVER COMES ABOUT TOMORROW WE
KNOW THAT THIS IS IN GOD'S HANDS AND HE IS ALWAYS PERFORMING MIRACLES.

YOUR PRAYERS WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. WE ARE PRAYING FOR HER RETURN BEFORE THANKSGIVING AND A COMPLETE HEALING.

I PRAY FOR YOUR THANKSGIVING TO BE WONDERFUL AND YOU WILL BE ABLE TO BE WITH YOUR FAMILY.
THANKS FOR RETURNING TO THIS WEBSITE OR FOR THE ONES THAT HAVE JUST STARTED CHECKING IT OUT.




    

WHAT OR WHO ARE YOU THANKFUL IN YOUR LIFE?

WHAT OR WHO ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR IN YOUR LIFE?

THANKSGIVING DAY IS ALMOST HERE. WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR?
FOR THIS FAMILY, WE ARE WATCHING A MIRACLE HAPPEN TO A PRECIOUS
LITTLE GIRL THAT WE ALL DEARLY LOVE. I'VE SEEN OTHER MIRACLES
IN THIS FAMILY SINCE I WAS BORN. I'M THANKFUL FOR MIRACLES CAUSE
MY FATHER BELIEVED THAT THE LORD WOULD BRING ME INTO THIS WORLD
SAFELY AND ALLOW MY MOTHER TO LIVE AFTER GIVING BIRTH TO ME. THIS
WAS NOT SUPPOSE TO HAPPEN. I'VE WATCHED THROUGH THE YEARS, GOD
RESTORE MOTHER'S LIFE SEVERAL TIMES TO LIVE ANOTHER DAY. I'VE
BEEN BLESSED TO HAVE SEEN THESE MIRACLES AND CONTINUE TO WATCH AS
GOD WORKS EVERY SECOND OF THE DAY. GOD WALKS WITH EVERYONE OF MY
CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, AND A GREAT-GRANDCHILD. THEY ARE MIRACLES
AND EVERYONE OF THEM DESERVE THE VERY BEST OF LIFE. EVERYONE OF US
DESERVE TO HAVE THE VERY BEST OF LIFE. THE LORD PROVIDES THE VERY
BEST THROUGH SALVATION. WITHOUT THE LORD IN MY LIFE, I DO NOT KNOW
HOW I COULD HAVE WALKED THROUGH THE TRAILS AND TRIBULATIONS WITHOUT
HIM LEADING ME ALONG THE WAY AND WALKING WITH ME. EVERYDAY IS A NEW
DAY OF TRAILS AND TRIBULATIONS IN ALL OF OUR LIVES. IT IS WHO WE HAVE
WALKING WITH US THAT DETERMINES WHAT HAPPENS. I WOULD RATHER BELIEVE
IN THE LORD AND LET HIM HELP ME THROUGH THESE TIMES THAN THE ENEMY.

SO AM I THANKFUL? YES I AM. I AM THANKFUL THAT JESUS CHRIST IS MY
SAVIOUR AND THAT I WILL ONE DAY WALK WITH HIM IN A BEAUTIFUL PLACE
THAT YOU CAN'T EVEN IMAGINE.

WE HAVE GONE FROM 100 PERCENT THAT THIS LITTLE GIRL IN THE FAMILY HAS
CANCER TO 10 PERCENT. ALL TEST ARE NEGATIVE AND THE DOCTOR'S CAN'T
BELIEVE WHAT IS GOING ON. FIRST OF THIS WEEK WE WILL SEE GOD CHANGE
THE 10 PERCENT TO ZERO PERCENT. HOW DO I KNOW? BECAUSE I BELIEVE. SHE
WILL NEED THE TUMOR REMOVED SO THE BLOOD WILL FLOW TO RESTORE HER FACE
TO NORMAL. THIS MIRACLE WILL HAPPEN. HOPE, FAITH, BELIEVE, AND LOVE.

HAVE A WONDERFUL SUNDAY AND BE THANKFUL.




CAN GOD TAKE LEMONS AND MAKE LEMONADE


WHY YES, HE CAN. HE CAN ALWAYS TAKE A SITUATION GONE BAD AND USE IT TO CREATE A GREAT THING FOR THE

GLORY OF THE LORD. ALL YOU HAVE TO REALIZE IS THAT YOUR ORIGINAL INTENTIONS OF GOOD, HE CAN CREATE

IT INTO A GOOD THING.

HOW DO I KNOW? I RECENTLY HAVE EXPERIENCED IT. I BELIEVE THAT THE LORD IS TRYING TO SHOW ME THAT

LIFE IS ONE DAY AT A TIME. LISTEN TO HIM AND FOLLOW HIS DIRECTION EVERYDAY. THAT IS NOT EASY TO DO

FOR SOME OR MOST OF US. WE ALL WANT THINGS TO GO OUR WAY MOST OR ALL OF THE TIME.

AROUND THE FIRST OF THE YEAR, PLANS WERE MADE FOR A BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR A FAMILY MEMBER OF MINE. I

RENTED THE SPACE AT THE PARK AND PLANS WERE MADE. IT WAS CANCELLED AND IT SEEMED THAT FEELINGS WERE

HURT, ESPECIALLY MINE. STILL I HAD MONEY PUT DOWN ON A PLACE AND WAS ADVISED THAT I COULD USE THE

SPACE FOR ANOTHER TIME OR EVENT. SO I FELT LEAD BY THE LORD TO SING FROM THAT SPACE RENTED AND GIVE

A MINI CONCERT OF CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC. SO IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS I DECIDED TO CONTACT THE

VERY PERSON THAT IN THE 90'S ENCOURAGED ME TO AUDITION AT A LOCAL JAMBOREE AND SING. SO SHE WAS

INTERESTED ALONG WITH ME TO GIVE A CONCERT. SO A FEW MONTHS LATER THE LORD LEAD ME TO CALL A LADY

THAT WAS THE PASTOR OF A CHURCH AND I ASK HER ABOUT SOME ADDITIONAL SINGERS. SHE GAVE ME A NUMBER

AND THE BALL GOT ROLLING. I SAT BACK IN AMAZEMENT AS THE LORD SENT ME FROM ONE PERSON TO ANOTHER. THIS

PERSON KNEW OF CONTACTS FOR RADIO ADVERTISEMENT THAT LEAD ME TO CONTACT A COUPLE OF RADIO STATIONS

THAT GOT THE WORD OUT TO THE PUBLIC. SOCIAL MEDIA AND FLYERS WERE PLACED IN A FEW BUSINESSES. SINCE

THE 90'S ALL I HAVE DONE WAS SING OR GIVE A FEW TESTIMONIES WITH SINGING BUT NOT LEAD THIS OR ANY

PERFORMANCE.

THE WEEKEND WE HAD PLANNED FOR THE CONCERT HAD A LOT OF FALL FESTIVALS GOING ON ALL OVER TOWN. I

WASN'T CONCERNED BECAUSE THIS WAS ABOUT 7 SINGERS COMING TOGETHER TO DONATE THEIR TIME TO SING AND

PRAISE THE LORD. THE NIGHT BEFORE THE FORECAST WAS 80% RAIN FOR THE AREA. SO I GOT ON FACEBOOK AND

GOT MY PRAYER WARRIORS TO ASK THE LORD TO KEEP THE RAIN OUT OF THAT AREA UNTIL THE CONCERT WAS

OVER. THE SLIGHT COOL FRONT CAME IN BEFORE THE RAIN LATER THAT EVENING AND GAVE US A COOL BREEZY

DAY FOR A WONDERFUL CONCERT. WE SANG CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN, GOSPEL, SONGS A LADY HAD WRITTEN OF SOME OF HER

LIFE EXPERIENCES AND COUNTRY WESTERN MUSIC ALONG WITH A LITTLE PREACHING. ALSO A LADY BROUGHT OUT HER PAINTINGS

AND GAVE INSTRUCTIONS THROUGH PAINTING FOR EVERYONE. WE WERE LOCATED IN A PLACE THAT EVERYONE COMING INTO THE

PARK COULD HEAR US PERFORMING. WE WEREN'T SURE OF THE CROWD BECAUSE THEY WERE SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE PARK. THIS

DAY WAS ABOUT SHARING GOD'S WORD, SINGING AND THE ARTS. WE ALL TOOK TIME OUT OF OUR LIVES TO GIVE A PIECE OF WHAT

IS AVAILABLE FOR THE YOUNG AND OLD TO SHARE WITH OTHERS. WE SHOULD ALL BE AN EXAMPLE TO THE WORLD OF WHAT IS

GOOD IN A WORLD FILLED WITH HATE AND TURMOIL. AFTER THE CONCERT WE ALL DECIDED TO GET TOGETHER NEXT YEAR AND

RENT THE LARGER STAGE WITH CHAIRS. WE WANT TO GET MORE SINGERS AND HAVE MAYBE THE FIRST ANNUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

FOR OUR GROUP. I NEVER DREAMED THAT THESE LEMONS WOULD TURN INTO LEMONADE THAT WAS SO SWEET. I GUESS ALL I CAN

TELL YOU IS THAT GOD CAN TURN WHAT YOU THOUGHT WAS A FAILURE  AND TURN IT INTO SOMETHING TO GLORIFY HIS NAME.



THANKS FOR CHECKING THIS WEBSITE OUT OR RETURNING. I HOPE TO GET MORE SERMONS UP SOON. I NEED YOUR

PRAYERS FOR ONE OF MY FAMILY MEMBERS. IT IS A SMALL CHILD WITH POSSIBLE CANCER AND IS UNDER GOING

SOME PAINFUL TESTING THE NEXT FEW DAYS TO COME. WE ARE ALL PRAYING FOR A HEALING FOR THE CHILD'S

CONDITION.

THANKS AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU AS I ALSO PRAY FOR YOU ALL OUT THERE.

BEHAVIOR

BEHAVIOR


LUKE 17:1-6 KJV 1.Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come:
but woe unto him, through whom they come!
2.It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea,
than that he should offend one of these little ones.
3.Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent,
forgive him.
4.And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to
thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
5.And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.
6.And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine
tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.

BAD BEHAVIOR TOWARDS CHILDREN IN GOD'S EYES IS OFFENSIVE.
Verse 1&2 1.Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe
unto him, through whom they come! 2.It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his
neck, and cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.
IN THESES VERSES THE LORD IS EXPRESSING HOW IMPORTANT IT IS THAT NO ONE SHOULD OFFEND LITTLE
CHILDREN. SO MANY CHILDREN ARE GOING THROUGH A LOT OF TERRIBLE THINGS IN THEIR LIVES. THEY DON'T
UNDERSTAND ALL THAT IS HAPPENING TO THEM BUT THEY ARE CRYING OUT FOR HELP THAT A LOT DO NOT GET.

Verse 3&4 3.Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he
repent, forgive him. 4.And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a
day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgivehim.
SO HERE WE ARE AND SOMEONE HAS TRESPASSED AGAINST US AND THE LORD EXPECTS US TO FORGIVE THEM IF
THEY HAVE REPENTED OF THEIR WRONG DOINGS. I'M SURE THERE ARE A LOT OF US THAT MIGHT
NOT QUICK TO DO SO. HOW MANY TIMES DO WE OFFEND THE LORD WITH OUR WRONG DOINGS ALL DAY LONG.
HE FORGIVES US AND FORGETS. CAN YOU FORGIVE AND FORGET.
 
Verse 5&6 5.And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increse our faith. 6.And the Lord said, If
ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked
up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.
DID YOU UNDERSTAND THIS READING OF FAITH AND HOW POWERFUL IT IS?
HOPE-LOVE-FAITH
THESE ARE ALL POWERFUL WORDS. IF WE COULD JUST HAVE THE FAITH WE NEED TO, LOOK WHAT ALL WE
COULD DO.

SO PRACTICE GOOD BEHAVOR AND HAVE FAITH IN WHAT GOOD COULD COME OUT OF BOTH.

 







WHAT IS A MINISTER'S PURPOSE

WHAT IS A MINISTER'S PURPOSE

1 Corinthians 3:5-9 KJV 5.Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed,
even as the Lord gave to every man?
6.I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
7.So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the
increase.
8.Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward
according to his own labour.
9.For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.

WE MUST NOT EXALT ONE MINISTER AGAINST THE OTHER.
LOOK AT THE GIFTS GIVEN TO EACH MINISTER.
NEVER FORM A CLICK WITHIN THE CHURCH.
WE ARE NOT TO DISAGREE ON WHICH MINISTER IS THE BEST.

PURPOSE OF A MINISTER.

1)They are servants.
This word in the Greek language means(An attendant or waiter)
We are instruments of God.
We can plant the seed of the plan of salvation but we cannot save you.
Ephesians 4:11-12 KJV 11.And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and
some, pastors and teachers;
12.For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of
Christ:

2)Ministers are nothing compared to God.
They have their task. They depend on God. Only God makes things happen.
Ministers are always expected to have the answers that people ask them.
Honor the work that God is doing.
Ministers will be held accountable.
God will be the one that gives you your reward.
Luke 12:48 KJV 48.But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten
with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men
have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
Give your best to the Lord.
Colossians 3:23-24 KJV 23.And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
24.Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord
Christ.

3)Co-workers.
No minister is the church.
It is made up of many people and members.
Matthew 28:19-20 KJV 19.Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the
Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20.Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you
alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

CONCLUSION:
DON'T GET YOUR EYES SET ON THE MINISTER BUT ON THE MISSION.
Galations 6:9 KJV 9.And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we
faint not.

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THREE TYPES OF MEN

THREE TYPES OF MEN

1 Corinthians 2:14-16 3:1-4 KJV 14.But the natural man receiveth not the things of the
Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they
are spiritually discerned.
15.But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
16.For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the
mind of Christ.
1.And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even
as unto babes in Christ.
2.I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it,
neither yet now are ye able.
3.For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and
divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
4.For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?

1)The natural man.
Verse 14.But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are
foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
This man is functional, physical but not spiritual.
Christ less.
A)Doesn't except God's ways or things.
Romans 8:7 KJV 7.Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to
the law of God, neither indeed can be.
Jude 1:19 KJV 19.These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.
B)Consider ways of God is foolishness to him.
It would be foolish to put spiritual things first because he can see and feel the other.
C)He can't know why or what the Lord is about without the Spirit.
Natural man cannot understand spiritual man.

2)Spirit man.
Verse 15.But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
The spirit man, has the mind of Christ. He is spiritual because he is under the influence
of God.
Romans 8:9 KJV 9.But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit
of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
Romans 8:16 KJV 16.The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the
children of God:
1 John 3:24 KJV 24.And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him
And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.
1 John 4:13 KJV 13.Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath
given us of his Spirit.
He judges or discerns all things. You have to act upon the truth.
Verse 16.For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him?
Spiritual man has the mind of Christ.
Romans 8:5-6 KJV 5.For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but
they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
6.For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Why does a genuine converted man change?

3)Worldly man.
These are people that are not spiritually mature.
They are not focused on Christ. Not seeking or studying God's word.
You have gone as far as you can unless you do something about it.
Get into God's word. It is sad to have the worlds greatest teacher and you do not reach
out to continue your walk with Christ.
If your focus is on man you are still a sinner, a saved sinner. Don't get your eyes on
anyone but Christ.
Hebrews 12:2-3 KJV 2.Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the
joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at
the right hand of the throne of God.
3.For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be
wearied and faint in your minds.
He is the author of our faith and the protector of our faith.
How does someone with the Holy Spirit become worldly?
Example-By pulling your oars out of the water and drifting back into the ways of the
world.

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POWER OVER DEATH

POWER OVER DEATH

John 11:38-46 KJV 38.Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It
was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.
39.Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith
unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days.
40.Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou
shouldest see the glory of God?
41.Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted
up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.
42.And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I
said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.
43.And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.
44.And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face
was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.
45.Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did,
believed on him.
46.But some of them went their ways to the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had
done.

WHEN JESUS COMES BACK TO REIGN, THE LAST ENEMY THAT SHALL BE DESTROYED IS DEATH.
1 Corinthians 15:26 KJV 26.The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.


1)Jesus was confronted with death.
Lazarus died and was a friend of Jesus. Jesus wept.
John 11:35 KJV 35.Jesus wept.
Jesus has an intense love for those who loses loved ones through death.
He understands your doubt.
Resurrects a deeper faith.
Takes us from where we are to where He wants us to be.
Being absent from the body is present with the Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:8 KJV 8.We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the
body, and to be present with the Lord.
Sin encloses us from Jesus.
Romans 6:23 KJV 23.For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

2)Jesus uses death to reach others.
When someone dies their future is sealed. Either you are going to heaven or to hell.
Death has everyone's attention.
John 3:16 KJV 16.For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Death without hope.
2 Peter 3:9 KJV 9.The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count
slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that
all should come to repentance.
How much more alive is the dead person in the box than the ones outside of the box?

3)Jesus has the power over death.
Jesus called in a loud voice for Lazarus to come forth from the grave.
1 Thessalonians 5:16 KJV 16.Rejoice evermore.
The dead will rise first when Jesus comes back.
Life begins when you become a Christian.
You need to have a personal relationship with Jesus.
Jesus is coming back to a resurrection of the Christians.
Matthew 7:13-14 KJV 13.Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is
the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14.Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few
there be that find it.
Are you one of the ones that will live with Jesus for eternity?

4)Response of Jesus is always divided.
2 Corinthians 4:4 KJV 4.In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them
which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of
God, should shine unto them.
How does the god of this age blind the non-believers?
Getting your focus on worldly things.
How can anything that looks and feels that good be bad? Because it blinds you from God.
This is only a momentary thing. God is forever but the worldly things are not.

Conclusion:
Jesus has the power over death. He wants to know you personally as He did with His friend
Lazarus. He wants to give you a full life that the world cannot do.

SUNDAY MORNING'S SERMON FROM MY PASTOR.














   

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