Sermon Notes Sunday, Aug 13, 2017 "God Will Provide"
God is Over All
August 13, 2017
Apostle David Watkins
“God Will Provide”
Matthew 17:24 Does your Lord pay tribute?
Peter said, yes he gives
Tithes and offerings were given to the priests and there were still needs of the congregation
Did you need money for the church? The bowls and the candles
Jesus called Peter by his sir name which is personal
They said, then the sons are exempt
Jesus was the atonement for man
He was exempt from paying tribute
Jesus does not give tribute, he collects them, he does not give tithes, offerings, prove me offerings
Jehovah Jireh will lead you to your position
Matthew 17:27 He will lead you to your provision
Peter needed provision, but he directed Peter to get the money
Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
God cast your line, and the first fish that you come across will have a coin
The fish had a coin in his mouth
God will send you to where your provision i
God knows that you have bills
God knows that you need a new phone
God knows that you want he long hair this week
He knows that you have seen the new shoes
God will send you to get what you need, if you first seek him
He is the God that provides
If you seek God first, he will provide for his kingdom and your needs and wants
Jesus was casting out demons, Peter was a professional fisherman
It was enough for Jesus and for Peter
God will provide for you
I know and I promise to you, “Verily, verily I say unto you God is saying if you seek him first He will add!”
People will come up to you and give you things that you did not work for
They will give you money, that tv that you are praying about
Seek the Lord first and I promise God will provide
When you do something for someone and you do something, they will give you more than what you would charge for that same thing
God is Over All
July 23, 2017
Sermon Notes: Recap: and “Moving Forward” and “Cross bearing”
Apostle David Watkins, Preaching
Today I am forgiven!
II Kings 7:3 The Four Lepers
There is something about moving forward
The decision is up to us
The Syrians were so afraid they dropped everything
Some will go back for things, that seem more valuable than our lives
Take a chance abandon your pride, move forward
Stop letting pastors have to tell you to praise God
If our body is not used it will stop and die
If God made us all rich we might not be at church
We need other motivation to serve God
God set up a need to be blessed
God knows what moves us, abandon your pride you might not die
Press toward the mark for the prize o the high calling
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things
which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, Phil. 3:13
Ask a person to forgive, you have to put away hurt and pain to press toward the mark
There is a mark that you have to work toward every day
True peace comes from God
The world has fooled us into chasing after money
Press until you get your blessing
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Phil. 3:14
Study to show thyself approved a workman that needs not be ashamed
You need to go to the next grade
You are to act your age, make up your bed, clean your room, under the bed is not storage!
When I was a child, I acted like a child but when I became a man I put away foolish things
What is dragging behind you and not allowing you to move forward?
Luke 9:62 And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough
Genesis 19:26 Lot’s wife looked back and became a pillar of salt
In the military you can’t switch units
As a free agent I feel I can go anywhere
Numbers 13:33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.
David took the giant down!
Luke 9:23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up the cross daily, and follow me.
We must accept Jesus every day
If the veil is there, it is foolishness to the world
Matthew 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction
The cross represented death and humiliation
One must choose to die to their own will and follow God’s will
Mark 8:31 Jesus must suffer many things and be killed and after three days rise again
Mark 14:36 Take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou will.
Angels ministered to Jesus, we will be there with you, etc.
Wanted to be like Michael Jackson, his money and fame changed him
Some go searching for crosses, taking a vow of poverty
You do not have to go looking for a cross
Sometimes marriage is a cross
Single people are looking for a cross
You think that you will be happy with someone else’s problem
Get a mate that is great!
God created marriage, to teach us how to love others
Once you are saved you are married to Christ, you understand the commitment to being married
There is no getting away once you are married
No running from yourself
You take the vow, for better or for worse, richer or poorer, etc.
Till death do you part
God will have mercy and today you are forgiven!
Recognize a cross, pick it up and bear it, carry it!
A cross can be a distraction, stop looking at the burden, pick it up and bear it
The Lord is just as human as we are
Whatever causes you to forsake Christ, it is the price that Satan is buying your soul for
It is not death that you are picking up, but the idea that you could die
No matter what I have decided to pick up my cross
If I am sick, if I am poor, the problem that we are going through is not the cross.
Pick up God’s will and follow him daily
The cross is an emotional decision
The cross is your choice! The thing that you see is just a shadow of the cross.
Luke 9:57 Lord, I will follow you whether so ever you go
Luke 9:59 I will follow you, but let me get my education, let me bury my father, let me get some sleep
Matthew 10:38 And he that takes not his cross, and follows after me, is not worthy of me.
Choosing is the cross, don’t let people stop you from serving the Lord
Don’t feel guilty for serving the Lord
Luke 14:33 We must forsake all things
I Peter 2:21
I Corinthians 1:23
Luke 14:27 You can’t be a disciple if you don’t bear your cross
I Thessalonians 3:4
II Timothy 3:12
Hebrews 11:24-25 Choose to suffer
The cross is an emotional decision to follow Jesus!
There are many afflictions of the righteous, he will deliver us
God is just saying, are you willing to die?
God is Over All
July 16, 2017
Apostle David Watkins, Preaching
“Take Up Your Cross Daily”
I believe that God is going to bless us and bring the people in
This is God’s vineyard, I see many grapes, God has blessed us to increase
We are not sour grapes or raisins!
We are ready for God to rapture
I need you to step up and begin to witness to people
The gospel is hidden to many people and there is a veil over the eyes of many people
I want more grapes, the size that will be carried on two men’s backs
God needs us to be ready for the people
You did not get saved just for you, do the work of he ministry
Tell people that Jesus is Lord, get ready!
Take on the load, you don’t want to go to work
Daily you need to take up your cross
Luke 9:23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
The cross represented death
If any man will follow me, let him take up his cross daily
So many things we are unwilling to do.
When you stop prospering in God you think of things that are totally not of God
Only one can take a gift back, the giver can take the gift back
He will blot your name out of the Lamb’s Book of Life
Stop thinking about the other things, the name was in the Lamb’s Book of Life, he says, I will blot it out
I never knew you.
No more thanksgiving, they got big, they think that they do not need God anymore
We think that we have found another way
Fear him who can take your life and your soul, the original OG!
Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather dear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
False Gods need people to believe to become real
Deny the things that you want, that make you so happy
Take up his cross and follow him, the cross meant that you are going to die.
We must be willing to die to Christ on a daily basis
Deny what I want, t be successful, rich, huge home, cars, etc.
You must want Jesus Christ before any of those things
Jesus is the way! He is not coming back for the rich or poor, he is coming back for the faithful people
Take it slow!
As soon as God blesses me, I will be able to come to the church on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Deny yourself and take up the cross, the willingness to go through
Are you even calling yourself a Christian?
Are you a Christian or what?
Let the one that is without sin throw the first stone
So many would throw stones, you would quote scripture on Jesus
We must take it slow, we must walk in God each and every day
Our body can not be happy if our soul is not happy
Conviction is when our soul is miserable and the Holy Spirit is jabbing at you trying to get you to walk right
The body be greatly afflicted and oppressed, the soul can still prosper
The body can’t handle the soul being miserable if my soul is miserable the body can’t handle that
We must not seek for a cross, we have so many crosses to bear
You have enough on your plate tipping, slipping and dipping in sin
God is able to take away the gift, then you find yourself not understanding the Word or truth
Mathew 11:28 - 30 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest
The yoke is the instrument in which the burden is able to be carried
The yoke is the Word of God that is able to carry that burden
I want my yoke to be easy and my burden light, then you need to see Jesus
Example: Junior high ran to be first in the line to snack bar, I would walk because I had free lunch
I wanted one day to run to the snack bar, High School I had my free lunch card, daily to walk to the snack bar, we were alright with our troubles
Learned that it was to be this way!
Made a little money to run into the snack bar, butter cookies, poor wanting the leftover snacks and drinks
Make provision for those persons who are poor
Appreciate the hard work of his mother, learn to be content in the state that you are in
Be grateful, there are some who do not have what you have, they would die for what you have
Stop trying to promote yourself
Some said, if you become you rich you will be happy, we have many examples of the rich desiring peace
Philippians 4:6 Don’t worry about anything, but by prayer and supplication tell me what you want. I will give you my peace
God says, I will give you my peace, it surpasses all understanding
Philippians 4:11 whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content
If you have been robbed, give up the money, give up the car you will get another car
Learn that his yoke is easy, you will be able to bear it
The Four Lepers II Kings 7:3
If you go back to that sinner man, that way of life, you do not trust the Lord any more
When you think that money is the way
Moving forward! I am willing to die moving forward, doing something, not standing still
Go forward, it is a war!
II Corinthians 3:14 - 16There is a Vail covering your eyes, to believe in Christ, you must believe him every day
If you do not do the work that he called you to do, you are denying him
What if God is saying to do the work of the Lord? Most of you are not Grace Grazers, I am not called to lead them
I pray that you will not preach about my sins, you are not the one, I do not preach an entire sermon for that one individual. What can I give to your people?
Some of you do not believe God any more, something has covered your eyes. What has bewitched you?
When you read Moses writing, when someone turns to Go the veil is taken away
When you turn to the Lord, the veil is removed! We must believe daily!!!!
Ephesians 4:11 – 12 The gifts God has given for the perfecting of the saints
Jeremiah 3:15 I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding
If you are denying God with your time, what will you do when you get millions? You will deny him even the more.
I am here to encourage you to get yourself together, stop thinking that you can sin, we need to repent and baptize. Are you willing to represent?
Baptism is a symbol of dying to sin, I am only here to perfect you! Even if you turn, tell them the truth!
Stop eating the junk food! Stop eating dessert first! Making you feel good is junk food! What about the real food?
God is Over All
July 9, 2017
Apostle David Watkins
Sermon Title: “Moving Forward!”
A Grace grazer is a person who comes to church only to eat, they don’t do anything in the church
Some of us have family that just graze, they eat and bring Tupperware
God has given you some callings, there is more that he has for you
We have to move forward!
II Kings 7:3 And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and they said to one another, Why sit here until we die?
If we go forward me might live, if you push to do the work of the ministry you may do better.
You will die if you stay where you are
What do you need to do? II Kings 7:4
Abandon your pride, you know where you are, you know where you should be
Example of plane crash, if I move forward I might just make it
Move forward on what God has given you, you are not a Grace grazer, you are to influence other peoples lives
Push forward, don’t quit, you aren’t dead yet
Abandon your pride you just might not die
If God could use four lepers, he can use us
II Kings 7:5-6 The Lord made the Syrians to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses
II Kings 7:7 Wherefore they arose and fled in the twilight, and left their tents, and their horses, and their asses, even the camp as it was, and fled for their life
God says, I am going to grow you and then you will open other churches
God will not tell you how he will save you, you will consider it foolish
God tells you what he is going to do, if he tells you how you may doubt him
The lepers just walked and God amplified the sound, the people became afraid and left all
II Kings 7:8 They found all kinds of treasure, cooked food, silver, gold, and raiment
If you move forward God just blesses you
The four lepers went out and gathered all the things and they sold what they found
We need to move forward, think about what we could do if we just trust God
You just got hurt, someone has taken your position so you step back
God called you, what are you suppose to do? Move forward
Let’s move forward! Forget about the things behind you
You have been hurt, your feelings are hurt, loved ones gone, forget about it!
Philippians 3:12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
Paul say, this one thing I do, forget about those things which are behind
I can’t move forward until I stop thinking about the past
Philippians 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus
My press is so focused, I forgot about the past, forget about those things which are behind
Fear, pain, suffering, seeking financial gain will cause you to look back
You can tell when folks are dragging something, they are continuing to tell you the same things
Cry a river, build a bridge and get over it
I do not need to give you a chat from when the dinosaurs roamed the earth
What are you dragging behind you? What is on your mind, heart? What is stopping you?
Luke 9:62 No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back is worthy of the kingdom
II Thessalonians 2:3
If you get hurt, move forward
If I will try to save myself, I will need to move forward
I press, but if I die, I die trying to get help
God has called you not to be a Grace grazer, you are called to do the work!!!
God let you know what to do, there is a famine and you refuse to eat
Press! Paul says, I have not gotten a grip on it, I press!
This one thing I do, I forget about all the trouble pain and hurt!
I am so hurt, someone said, we can’t do anything about this, why are we hurt?
I want you to do this one thing…. Forget about it! Press toward the mark
You will find peace, joy, you do not want to get to heaven and just get in
There is a place for those who are saved and do nothing else
You do not just want to get into heaven, God is not remembering your yesterdays if you are not doing anything today! Can we press? YES!
You righteous works are like filthy rags, my Son came and died for you!
Shake a hand! If you are willing to move forward!!! Press!!!
God is Over All
June 25, 2017
Pastor David Watkins, Preaching
Sermon Title: ( Recap) “The Power To Give Thanks”
I have lost a lot of money, God blessed me with the ability to work on homes
The power to gain riches are our ideas
I served and waited on God, then I got to the point of not losing money
You had $200 and lost it, it is a blessing
Those who can’t afford to lose $20.00 I will pray for you today
Pastor talked about the testimonies, getting money for her car being hit, finding wallets
I want you to be able to lose $50.00 without it hurting you. You can pray for it, but don’t go crazy
There is power when we give thanks
You give God praise, wave something before the Lord, wave your hands you get a good connection
Sometimes waving your hands you get a good signal
Matthew 11:29 Jesus says, “Take my yoke upon you and learn of me
The yoke is the instrument used to help you bear the load
Jesus said, “My yoke is easy, my burden is light”
There is power in giving God thanks
There is power that you can use daily to overcome affliction, a weapon to do whatever you want to do
God gets excited when we give thanks
We get blessed in a feeling, we feel better by giving God thanks
I Thessalonians 5:18 In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
I say, thank you God because I am able to handle losing my money
I say thank you God because I am still here
Thank you, that I don’t depend on money to live
I depend on you Father, thank you
I remember a family member won a lot of money in the lotto. They had a dream. They won $250,000.00
I started talking to God about the money, he blessed me anyhow
God blesses us and we are able to continue to serve him
God doubled income but not through the lottery
Thank God! There is power in thanksgiving
If anyone wants to know how to bless the Lord give thanks
Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God
When you begin to thank God, there is a moan that comes with it
Thank you Jesus! I don’t need any help from you I can thank Jesus!
Whenever someone gives you something, the proper response is thank you
Like a person who has a lot of gratitude, you want to give more because of their thankful hearts
You love your child so much, a little thanksgiving and God will give you the desires of your heart.
Pray, make your petition, and God will grant you peace.
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus
I will give you so much peace that others will not understand
I did not worry, I made a petition to the Lord and I began to thank him
My heart was alright, my mind was alright, I was at peace
We stopped eating pork, it was not good for us
The pig does not get away with anything, don’t invite me and bring out the pig
I Timothy 4:4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused if it be received with thanksgiving:
The power of thanksgiving, he has given us power over all the power of satan
God loves mercy!
You can thank God for his love and mercy toward us
Give thanks for salvation
Give thanks for delivering us from sickness
Give thanks for our families
Give thanks for the church family
Give thanks for the building
Give thanks for just being here
Bitterness will cause you to continue to be angry, it will rob you of your joy
You can be happy with you and the Lord
You have been hurt, left on your own, give thanks
Give thanks! In spite of it all
The more I thank him, the more things come to mind to thank him for
We thank God for the good things, when things are not going as well as we hoped
Isaiah 61:3 Put on the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness
I appreciate you God, thank you Jesus!
Things come to mind to thank him for
I thank God that I woke up this morning
Friends that went to sleep and never woke up
Pray for those who may not have been able to wake up. We thank God and the garment of praise!
Other people get excited when we praise the Lord
They got peace and joy and he begins to work on people!There is power in thanking God! Power in thanksgiving! Get the power out and use it!
TOPIC: Setting the Standard, Yoke Bearer not a yoke sharer.
TITLE: Different Yokes, for Different Folks
Pastor Peyton Harrison Jr.
Matthew 11:29-30King James Version (KJV)29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Times have changed drastically since I was a kid. Those times weren’t PERFECT, just memorable and cherishing and encouragement for the heart.
I did a Facebook Post to honor my Dad and I found numerous pictures of my father and I, that brought a smile to my face and warmth to my heart.
The pictures captured moments in my childhood that were linked to instructions and standards that I remembered from my Daddy.
Like the pictures of me picking cotton with my brother and cousins, having fun but receiving lessons in focused discipline to have fun but to be diligent, faithful and watchful of not harming the harvest.
More Lessons about hard work, worshipping GOD, being responsible, guarding your reputation, understanding purpose from the Seed to the Harvest
The work started when the roaster crowed, we would move quickly to slop the hogs, feedbag the horses, take the cows to market and then bring to them to grazing pasture and then head to the cotton fields for harvest, and stop at noon because of the heat and resumed in the afternoon until the sun went down.
We would work 6 days like that, and then prepare ourselves and clothes for early morning 1 mile walk to church for Sunday morning Sunday School class, Worship, fish fry supper, then afternoon worship, BTU, dinner, and then evening worship service that only ended when the Holy Ghost lifted from the service.
This was my summer vacation for many years; enjoyable, hard work but I learned many lessons about life, its challenges and GOD!
- I learned different yolks for different folks.
- When plowing the land to prepare for cotton, horses need a horse collar to help distribute the load evenly when pulled, many times with blinders so they wont be distracted.
- As an oxen grows and matures his single beam Yoke is readjusted for comfort for him to be able to move a load/burden with less resistance and frustration and greater productiveity;
- When the yolk is set right on your shoulders you can move and carry your load.
- PURPOSE; the oxen understood their purpose as work animals, certain horses were categorized as workhorses and were trained for that purpose.
- Please understand that the YOKE IS NOT the burden! That is a figure of speech.
- BUT The yoke is the device that helps you to ergonomically maximaze the dynamics of your strength to PULL your burden, and to SHOULDER your burden.
- Please understand that the yoke is not a CHOKE collar, There is room to adjust , wiggle room to adjust your neck and shoulders to feel comfortable in pulling your load.
- Please note Different Yoke for Different FOLK!
That is why you must be YOKE BEARER of your OWN yoke and not a YOKE sharer. Setting the Standard
Your yoke is meant for your shoulders, not be shared by somebody else.
Ever since Adam and Eve were escorted out of the garden our burdens had sifted to tilling the land, making a living from the land, dealing with the chaos of the world, dealing with unhealthy and unequally yoked relationships, dealing with the yoke of 9-5 job, dealing with the yokes of sickness and worry about the future.
Do you know your yoke? Is your yoke comfortable. Many times it is my burden that is the problem, so I have to adjust my yoke!
The yoke reminds me that this is MY burden that I am pulling,
My yoke reminds me of whom I am serving, of my ownership!
1 Corinthians 6:19-20New King James Version (NKJV)19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your bodya]">[a] and in your spirit, which are God’s
John 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
My yoke reminds me of my PURPOSE.
My yoke reminds me of my STRENGTH.
My yoke reminds me that GOD will not put more on me than I can bear!
My yoke reminds that when the BURDEN gets heavy, just readjust your yoke and keep moving!
- There is some freedom in the yoke, it is NOT a choke collar
John 10:10 “Yet Jesus says that I have come that you might have life and have it more abundantly. “
Yet Jesus says;
Matthew 11:29-30 King James Version (KJV)29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Look at how the Message BIBLE tells the story”
28-30 “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me.
Get away with me and you’ll recover your life.
I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.
I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
This is the formula for being a YOKE bearer and not a yoke sharer!
- The first thing to do is to KNOW and apply the reality that we are yoked with Christ.
- When we are yoked together in the body of Christ, plowing the spiritual field, going in the same direction, it makes the load lighter, it brings forth more fruit.
More folk working, more work accomplished, greater productivity, greater blessings, greater provisions! ….and you get fat in GOD!
Learn about the one you are yoked with….Jesus.
Look what the word says: Look who we are yoked with…
Isaiah 53:4-6New King James Version (NKJV)
And carried our sorrows; YOKE TIME
Yet we esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten by God, and afflicted.
5 But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.
Somebody needs to say ; HEALED in the name of Jesus, my yokefellow
THE MESSGE BIBLE:
But the fact is, it was our pains he carried—
our disfigurements, all the things wrong with us.
We thought he brought it on himself,
that God was punishing him for his own failures.
But it was our sins that did that to him,
that ripped and tore and crushed him—our sins!
He took the punishment, and that made us whole.
Through his bruises we get healed.
We’re all like sheep who’ve wandered off and gotten lost.
We’ve all done our own thing, gone our own way.
And God has piled all our sins, everything we’ve done wrong,
on him, on him.
3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
YOKED IN PEACE.
- My Yoke is Easy and my burden is light!
Depending on who or what you are yoked with, will determine the heaviness of your burden and your ability to fulfill your purpose in GOD.
We don’t carry our burdens like the world, we carry them YOKED TO CHRIST, YOKED to the kingdom, YOKED to being about my fathers business…which brings a lighter burden.
Every now and then I have to encourage myself and remind myself who I am yoked with…. I have to put the blinders of faith on my eyes so that I don’t get distracted in my purpose and find MYSELF yoked to the wrong things…..jealousy, tiredness, worldliness, complaining, rebelliousness.
- greater is HE that is in me, than HE that is in the World.
- The yoke is getting lighter now when I go to Phillipians 4:11, not that I speak in regard to need for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content.
- 1 Thessalonians, 5:16 The Yoke is feeling bit better now….In all things give thanks, rejoice always, Pray without ceasing, Don’t quench the Spirit, HOLD FAST To what is GOOD!
- Stay focused, don’t be distracted 2 Timothy 4:8 there is laid up for ME, a crown of righteousness which the LORD will give to me on that Day to all who have loved HIS apprearance.
- Yoke is feeling lighter… Jude reminds me as I am bearing my yoke…
Jude 24-25 The Message (MSG)
24-25 And now to him who can keep you on your feet, standing tall in his bright presence, fresh and celebrating—to our one God, our only Savior, through Jesus Christ, our Master, be glory, majesty, strength, and rule before all time, and now, and to the end of all time. Yes.
BUT there is something more with the OLD tradition King James that resonates in my SOUL!
Now unto HIM who is Able to keep you from falling and to present you fautless, before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to God our Saviour, who alone is wise,
be GLORY and majesty,
donminion and power
both NOW and forever, AMEN!
Setting the Standard……YOKE BEARER!
There is something satisifying about finishing the work. There is something joyful about the WAY you work,
I love what Sam Cooke said;
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Sermon Title: “GIVE THANKS!”
Apostle David Watkins, Preaching
Scriptures: Phil. 4:6, 1 Thess 5:18, 1 Chron. 16:34-35, Ps, 17:17, Ps. 28:7, 2 Cor. 9:11-12 1 Tim 4:4 and Ps. 37:4
2 reasons to come to church: to give thanks with praise and worship and to learn more about how to serve God and to share the gospel
Praise is a way to give God thanks with your hands!
Get God’s attention by giving Him thanks! (Wave your hands in praise like someone trying to get another person’s attention)
Things to thank GOD for: salvation, GCCC, children, health, spouse, grace and mercy, job, house, I’m still here, etc.
There is power in thanksgiving!
Praise is thanksgiving! You can change the word praise to thanks!
Giving thanks show our gratitude!
Use thanksgiving EVERYDAY
When we thank God, He shows up and touches (Song: He touched me!)
Giving thanks is a WEAPON to overcome our trials!
When you need something, give something: when you need something, give GOD thanks!
Thanksgiving prevents attacks of the enemy and sets up ambushments against him!
Wait on the Lord like a waiter and not idly. Ash God, “What can I do for you today? What do you want of me today, Lord?”
GET GOD’s ATTENTION WITH YOUR THANKSGIVING! “It’s me, it’s me, it’s me O Lord! Standing in the need of prayer!”
It is a blessing to be able to give!
WE give thanks not only so that we be blessed , but so that others can be blessed as well!
Some people WISH they could to through the trials you are going through! Ex: Some people who don’t have a house WISH they could be in a place to go thru losing a house!
Be with Jesus in heaven is Better than this life on Earth!
God is Over All
June 4, 2017
Apostle David Watkins
“Pentecost: The Feast of Weeks”
You will give a free will according to the blessings of the Lord.
Come and let’s have a party and rejoice before the Lord our God.
Today is a day of worship!
The bible tells us not to despise the weak, the weak should not despise the strong
I wanted to put myself into subjection, that’s why I fast
Put away something to get control of the flesh
When you fast for God you get stronger, don’t fats only to lose some weight
Deut. 16:16Three times a year shall the male appear before the Lord
There is a vision for each church and the people are needed to carry out the vision
Vow that every Sunday, you will call someone to make certain that they get to church
Make a vow to bring someone to church, share the gospel
Some may be missing church because you did not call them
Time is telling you when to do things and what to do, we are not able o do everything that we want to do
You have to go to bed when you are not tired, to get up and work
Pastor was forced to go to church until I got my own place, his mother forced him
The Feast of Tabernacles, they lived in tents until they got to the promised land
Deut. 16:17 Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee.
Deuteronomy 16:16 The Feast of Weeks, Feast of the Tabernacles, do not appear before the Lord empty
Leviticus 25:35-37 On the first day shall be a holy convocation
A solemn assembly is another gathering of the saints
Jacob had a name change to Israel. There have been fights for the birthright
Jacob means heel catcher or back stabber
The purpose of Pentecost is for the Lord to bless your harvest
Acts 1:8 The Holy Spirit
What is your Harvest? Where does your income come from?
Leviticus 23:5 In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD’s Passover.
Jesus is the Passover Lamb, fifteenth day is the Feast of the unleavened bread
God is Over All
May 21, 2017
Apostle David Watkins
Sermon Title: “Walking In Truth”
Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
The best evangelism, tell people that you are a Christian then live in it
We daily fail in trying to show man how they should walk in Christ
John 18:31 For this purpose I have come into the world
The gospel is the truth
Why did you get saved?
We have been distracted by the things that are in the world
We have been distracted by pain, our jobs, relationships
We have been distracted by life, by family
Distracted to the point to where we forgot why we have been saved.
We feel that God came to give us stuff
We have lost our faith in God because we did not receive the promises
The reason that Jesus came was to save us
He did not come to give us the best job ever
We say we want a goodman, when we get one we want to be delivered
We want prayer for jobs, we pray to get out of the job
We pray for a car and then we want God to take it out
We change our hair color, buy more hair and want a change in one month
We have forgotten why we received the Lord
We go to church and feel good, then within three years we want to leave
You have said, I am the head and not the tail, but you are wagging
Why do we take on the characteristics of crabs? Almost getting out of the pot
In our marriage constantly pulling one another down
Jealous of our spirituality, we are ready to leave the Lord
We come crying to one another, our family is going through, someone on drugs, going through divorce
Always somethingin this earth, I am being attacked constantly
Why did God send Jesus?
What do you want?
Only one reason, I accepted Jesus! I did not wantot go to hell. I wanted to go to heaven
Why do you have to die?
For thispurpose I came into the world, for this reason I gave my life
Stop complaining about your life!
Stop murmuring bad things will happen, some are going through worse things that you! Give him thanks!
I thankyou Father, because you are God! You are the only true and living God!
Continue to thank the lord despite what you are going through.
We are blessed because we serve a mighty God!
I rejoice greatly when the children of God prosper
Look at yourself, when you looked at God first your soul began to prosper
You got excited about Jesus!
You only got saved to get to Heaven! You are still on your way to heaven if you do not lose your faith
Just remember, you lost your joy because you forgot
Jesus said, Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but I will deliver them out of them all
Remember why you invited Jesus into your life!
I received the Lord, come into my life, I did not know that God chose me!
I did not know that I was drawn by the Holy Spirit
My soul is prospering!!!! My soul is what needs to proper
I am not concerned about the nice car.
Stop putting things first
When I chose the things of this world
Whatever you treasure that is where your heart is
The young people are old now
I remember your zeal in the Lord, then you got older and you began to get a job, find a mate, had babies, more babies, house, furniture, distracted! The more you wanted, the more distraction
Then you were not with God like we were in the beginning.
My own place, big screen, play games….
I remember the zeal before you grew up and took on life
There was only thing that happened in our lives
Now we only want stuff!!!!!
You are being tricked, bamboozled into thinking about this world.
Very few things distracted us in the good ole days!
I was satisfied with getting out of school and getting a job! You can be anything that you wantot be now.
It is hard to look back and see how far we have come
How do we walk in God?
I John 2:16
No provision for the flesh
Our desires as a living thing……best job ever, education, etc.
Choose God first above all
There is nothing wrong with seeking out good things in life but it is sin if we desire it more than God
Every time we get a step higher, we get pulled down because we do not seek it first.
God is able to bless you if you just remember…
Just remember, when your boss threatens yu.
Remember who saved you, who will deliver you, your promoter
I am not afraid!!!!! You can have this whole world, just give me Jesus!
I will be with Jesus!
Stop being afraid, remember from where you came
All that is in the world is the pride of life
I want the best, I want what I see….
The happiest person does not have much!
I John 2:16
Just because things are not going well, you forget why you are saved.
You received salvation to go to Heaven and not Hell!
I will pray for you to prosper spiritually!!!!!
God is Over All
Sunday, May 14, 2017 – Mother’s Day
Sermon Title: “From Weeping to Worship!”
Senior Assoc. Pastor Deborah Williams, Preaching
I Samuel 1:18-19
I Samuel 1:18-19, I Samuel 1:10-17, I Samuel 1:10, I Samuel 1:18-28, I Samuel 1:26-27, I Samuel 1:28, I Samuel 2:1-10, Psalm 30:5
Hannah was a woman with a heavy burden and a unrealized dream
She was childless and was teased by her husbands other wife
One day she had a life changing experience
What kind of woman was Hannah?
What can we learn from her testimony?
She was a prayer warrior
She prayed so hard that others thought that she was drunk
Eli prophesied that she would have a child
Hannah made a promise unto the Lord
She promised that she would give her child to God
Hannah stopped weeping and worshipped God
What is our response when God does not answer our prayers?
Hannah continued to praise and worship the Lord
She praised for his holiness
She praised for his faithfulness
She praised the Lord for his power
She praised for the Lord’s compassion
She praised for His present and future victories
Hannah’s heart still moves us to praise
Grace Mothers have powerful testimonies
We are compelled to worship God
There’s a Mother’s Movement going on
We are trapped in the blessings
I am mad at God
I have been here along time
Some have fought a good fight
Commercials, the morals are changing more and more
When I was young, I did not worry about a lot of things
All I can think about is growing up
I remember the good ole days, in our youth we had no cares
The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want
My parents are my Shepherd
Why did God send Jesus?
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever beleiveth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.
We should pray about the other situations.
We have forgotten how to pray
We use the things that are pulling at us as a reason why we don’t walk in the truth
III John 1:2
Your soul must first prosper
Even as…in the same manner
You must prosper in the Lord
It is not to have the best marriage ever
It is not for financial stability
We are trying to attain peace
If you want peace that surpasses all understanding,
it is Jesus
Why don’t we down grade?
Get an electric car’
I will sell all and get a little tend and live good
There are a lot of homeless who are satisfied
Peace is a state of mind
If I am happy where I am then I am rich
We are working harder today, we are at work so hard we get sick
Trying to get somewhere, there was a time when we believed that God would make a way
I am going to live for God, then die and go to heaven
God will bless you! I served him for who he was, I didn’t know that as I prosper in him that he would bless me in the flesh.
God will prosper you, if you will put him first.
Meditate on why you got saved!
You don’t have to give God a dime, you need to give him some time
The Bank of the Lord! Jesus is the only one giving out money
Jesus is making money for us
I need a little more Jesus, people would run to the altar!
III John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
We have been distracted from the things of the world
I can’t wait to get to church, I just hate he getting up
We forgot the reason that Jesus came!
You will murmur and complain about what is going on in your life
Unless your recruiter lied to you! My recruiter did not lie to me!
I was told, than when you mess up, if you confess your sins, he is faithful and just to forgive all your sins
We did not get saved to get rich
There will always be poor!
Everyone that accepted him should get rich
Trying to get to that place of comfort, after I die
What am I going to do when I am eighty?
“We use to…”
Jesus you have gone too far, eat your flesh and drink your blood
Jesus refused to explain himself
God didn’t want thousands of people when he died
He wanted to weed out those who would sow discord
I am the bread of life, he that will eat my flesh and drink my blood
Thousands turned on him, will you leave me also?
I would ask, are you leaving? Where would I go, you have he words to eternal life
I have twelve, and one of you is a devil
Who is the devil among us?
A lot of things Jesus did, they were confused
God is Over All
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Sermon Title: “ What Time Is It?”
Senior Associate Pastor Deborah Williams, Preaching
Mark 13:35-37, Mark 13:35, Matthew 28:11, Ezekiel 7:17-18, Mark 1:32,
Luke 4:40, I Thessalonians 5:17, Ephesians 6:18, Ephesians 6:12, Matthew 14:25-33,
III John 1:2, II Timothy 4:2, II Corinthians 4:3-5, II Timothy 4:5, Matthew 26:41,
Jeremiah 24:7, Hosea 6:1, Hosea 14:1-2, Malachi 3:7, II Chronicles 7:14, II Cor. 5:17,
II Cor. 4:17, Proverbs 3:5-6, Gal. 5:1
Watch is defined as to look at or observe attentively
To remain awake for the purpose of religious observance
Carefully observing someone or something over a period of time
Watch were assigned as a duty responsible for guarding
Watching was a serious duty, the eyes and ears of the city
God took this assignment seriously
First watch 6:00pm-9:00pm when the sun sets
At the evening those diseased were brought to Jesus to be healed
The first watch has great significance, a time for carrying out the anointing of the day
Those who pray in the first watch have an anointing to break into new things
Second watch 9:00pm-12:00am Praying in the second watch is strategic
The first watch has established goals
The second watch is to take the momentum of the first watch forward
It is the watch to pray without ceasing
The Third watch 12:00am-3:00am This covers the darkest part of night
Known as the “Bewitching hour”
The forces of darkness try to take control
During this watch demonic forces will strike
The Fourth Watch 3:00am-6:00am Jesus walked on water
We pray for the activities of the day ahead
We bind the work of the enemy in the spirit
We work hard during this watch
We pray for prosperity during this watch
The question is: “What Time Is It?”
Time to preach the Word
Time to watch and pray
Time to return unto the Lord
Time for God’s people to humble themselves, pray and seek his face
Time to live as new creatures
Time to endure light affliction
Time to trust God, time to stand strong in the Lord
It is time to prepare for his coming
April 23, 2017
Minister Reggie White
There is SomeThing About The 4th Watch
Scripture-“In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.”
Matthew 28:1-2 KJV
“But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.”
Matthew 14:24-27 KJV
“I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.”
Proverbs 8:17 KJV
“With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.”
Isaiah 26:9 KJV
What is the forth watch?
“Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.”
Mark 13:35-37 KJV
The Jewish day began at 6:00 a.m. and finished at 6:00 p.m. The night watch began at 6:00 p.m. and ended at 6:00 a.m. The night watch was broken up into four time periods of three hours each. Mark 13:35 names the watches:
First Watch -- the evening (6:00 - 9:00 p.m.)
Second Watch -- at midnight (9:00 - midnight)
Third Watch -- at the crowing of the rooster (midnight - 3:00 a.m.)
Fourth Watch -- the morning watch (3:00 - 6:00 a.m.)
It's also said to be the darkest time right before day.
In the midst of the storm
Often times in our life we feel, low, confused, and even if God is with us. We have test and trails. In our in families, on the job, with our finances, with our health, with our children.
The discplies were lost confused and scared. They found themselves like us in the midst of storm.
Have you ever had a storm in your life? The fourth watch is coming.
What we have to realize is these Four things.
Jesus is with you“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.”
Matthew 28:20 KJV
There is always a plan. Jer 29:11
My thoughts are not your thoughts“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
Isaiah 55:8-9 KJV
It always works to the good “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 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. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. What shall we then say to these thing