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The Message of Resurrection

The Message of Resurrection! Today the world is celebrating the resurrection Sunday. The resurrection of Christ is the greatest event in history. Resurrection is the cornerstone and foundation of the gospel. Romans 10:9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. The Christian message is that Jesus Christ rose from the grave; and that we one day will receive a body like unto His glorified body, and we Continue reading →

The King Crucified!

The King Crucified! Open your Bibles to Luke 23. Here we find ourselves standing, as it were, at the foot of Calvary and taking in the stunning reality when Jesus was crucified. Luke 23:32-49 32Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. 33When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. 34Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they Continue reading →


I will soar: Isaiah 40:30-31 INTRODUCTION: Praise the Lord and welcome to our New Year Service. I am sure 2018 was a great year for some of you. Some of you made great progress. For some, it was a year of challenges, struggles, and pain. However, within a few minutes we are going to say goodbye to this year and yet another new year is going to welcome us. Therefore, shall we lift up our hands and thank God for this year. Through it all God Continue reading →

The Divine Child

The Divine Child Luke 1:26-28 26In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” Luke 1:29-33 29Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30But the angel said to her, “Do Continue reading →


When God came into the word: Scripture: Luke 1:26-33 The most significant event that ever happened in this world is the event when God came into the world. God the Son entered the world to provide salvation for all who believe. This is the high point of God’s redemptive plan. Paul stated in Galatians 4:4-5 4But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption Continue reading →

Moving onward and upward

Moving onward and upward Meaning: Toward a better condition or higher level. After wandering in the wilderness for 40 years, the people of Israel came finally to the plains of Moab on the east side of the Jordan River opposite Jericho. As we come to the Book of Joshua, a new generation stands on the banks of the Jordan wondering if they have the faith to crossover to the promise. The mantle of leadership passed to Joshua, son of Nun, leader of Israel’s military forces Continue reading →

When it hurts

WHAT TO DO WHEN IT HURTS? 1 Peter 3:13-17 We live in a world full of suffering and pain. Life has its own mix of joy and hurts. We can get hurt physically by a disease. Sometimes circumstances at job can be painful for us. Then there are hurts that come from people; sometimes intentionally, sometimes unintentionally. Therefore, today we will be looking at how to handle hurts and suffering as a believer. Open your Bible to 1 Peter 3:13-17 I started this sermon at Continue reading →

Christian Approach to Suffering

What is the right approach to suffering? 1 Peter 3:13-17 Illustration on Suffering In 1927 the wife of Scottish preacher Arthur Gossip died suddenly. When he returned to the pulpit he preached a sermon titled “When Life Tumbles In, What Then?” In that sermon Arthur compared life to watching a plane pass through the sky during wartime. There you are, lying on your back watching a plane fly gracefully across a brilliant sunlit blue sky when all of a sudden it is blown apart by gunfire Continue reading →