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God Is Over All
 
Sermon Notes
October 19, 2014
‘The Gold of God’
Apostle David Watkins
 
Foundational Scripture: Revelation 3:18
Scriptural References:  Rev. 19:8   Daniel 7:9   Acts 1:10   Matthew 17:2   Zech. 3: 1-3    Rev. 3:5   I Peter 1:7   Isaiah 55: 1-3    James 1: 3,4    James 3:3    John 3:5   Luke 8:10   
I Cor. 2:14
 
Golden Nuggets:

  • God gave us a choice.He made us like gods…to do whatever we want to do.He loves us so much that He made us in His image!
  • Pastor David’s dream, re: ‘That’s all I wanted’…That is how we treat God.
  • God has so much more for us!
  • God is saying He wants to marry us!Jesus is coming back for His bride!
  • Rev. 3:18 – Gold is the most precious thing on the earth.
  • God’s gold is the Word being applied to my walk, then it becomes the fuel that keeps the light burning!
  • Fuel is an earnest, intense, serious state of mind that keeps the light burning!
  • When Joshua stood before God, the accuser of the brethren wanted God to believe:He’s filthy.He’s a sinner.He’s got dirt.
  • Our garment will be our righteousness. (Rev. 19:8)
  • We must be clothed with the blood of Jesus…the white garment of salvation!We can’t walk around with our shame showing!
  • The purity scriptures:Daniel 7:9 – God on His throne; Acts 1:10 – The angels wearing white; Matthew 17:2 – Jesus wearing white; Zech. 3:1-3-Joshua’s white garment.
  • He that overcometh – Rev. 3:5
  • God is gold!The Word is gold!
  • Why are we spending money for that which is not bread?God is saying…why aren’t you satisfied!
  • Repent everyday, until you are purged of that sin!It won’t happen if we don’t pray!
  • I Peter 1:7 – putting our faith in Jesus to the test!When we’re going through…God is trying to refine us into pure gold! Let your light shine!Bling on ‘em, y’all!People will see it and glorify God!That’s gold!
  • James 1:3,4 – Part of that gold is patience.Trying times worketh patience.Let patience work and grow in you!
  • Are we lacking in patience?We must ask the Giver of Life!He is still giving things!
  • Wisdom comes from God!Knowledge doesn’t do us any good if we don’t have wisdom to guide us!
  • We are not of this world!We are ambassadors.We have an embassy.We are in the world, but not of the world!This is the kingdom of God…right here!
  • Luke 8:10 – We can’t even see that we’re naked.
  • I Cor. 2:14 – The people didn’t get it because it was foolishness to them.Call that which is not as though it was!Think it!Preach it!Say it!


















 


God Is Over All
 
Sermon Notes
October 12, 2014
‘The Gold Within the Garment’
Apostle David Watkins
 
Foundational Scripture: Revelation 3:18
Scriptural References:
Revelation 3:17; 6:11; 7:9
Isaiah 51:3
Daniel 7:9
Acts 1:10
Matthew 17:2
Zechariah 3: 1-4
 
Golden Nuggets:

  • The same gold that Solomon and David had is still here.It is what drives us.It is what keeps us here.The gold itself is precious.
  • Rev. 3:17 - Today; a lot of people think ‘I don’t need God.’They don’t even know!
  • Jesus is trying to tell us that He is the Gold!
  • The people in Laodicea were known for medications that heal the eye and for black sheep.Black sheep are not of God.
  • How do we get this?Sit down and wait to be served.Only those who are born again can see the kingdom of God!
  • God’s gold is the word being applied to our walk.
  • We must be clothed before we look for a house, a care, etc…in white garments!
  • When we start walking in it…it produces fuel to keep the light burning! The light comes from the light burning that the fuel produced…because it’s burning!
  • Fuel is an earnest, intense and serious state of mind that keeps your light burning!
  • Isa. 51:3…God is trying to tell us to stop looking for Him in the world!
  • Think about the five virgins (the Christians).If we are able to give it (our fuel); we won’t have enough for ourselves!
  • Are you thirsty?We have to want it (God’s gold) badly! All you have to do is come!Eating at the church is free!
  • The woman who touched the hem of His garment…that’s God’s gold!
  • White is a symbol of purity and salvation. Wearing the white garment covers us so that the shame of our nakedness will not show!God needs to cover us!He will NOT look upon sin!In the book of Zechariah (3:3-5), God spoke through the angeland told Joshua…I have taken away your filthy garments.Your clothes are clean and white!
  • Daniel 7:9 – God wore white
  • Acts 1:10 – The angels wore white
  • Matthew 17:2 – Jesus wore white
  • We must say to the people…I am saved and sanctified.I take the Word of God as gold!It produces the fuel that’s burning and keeps my light shining!










God Is Over All
 
Sermon Notes
October 5, 2014
Recap…‘The Master’s Table’
“Being Full of the Holy Ghost”
Apostle David Watkins
 
Foundational Scripture: Acts 6:3
Scriptural References:
Acts 6:1, 3
Acts 7:55
Isaiah 55: 1-2
John 6:33, 35
 
Golden Nuggets:

  • The rapture is for the faithful Christians…the ones caught doing good!
  • Acts 6:1 The Grecians were murmuring against the Jews.
  • V.3…There were some among them who were not full.
  • We must eat the Word to become full.
  • Acts 7:55…The only way to stay full is to constantly eat (the Word).
  • We must fight every day to make our way to the Master’s table.We must read the Word every day!This is dining! We must go to the table!
  • Luke 4:1Once we are full…we can be led.
  • < >Health and strength are at the Master’s table.The Word is always ready for me!The Master said, come, for all things are ready.
  • God has prepared some things for us.Some of us are not ready for what God has prepared for us!We must be ready!We could overeat and choke!
  • Isa. 55: 1,2The Master’s table is free!
  • John 6:33, 35…Jesus is the bread of life!
  • Why do we spend our money on that which is not bread?
  • God’s Word is rich and filling and free!It is set up just for me!
  • Why labor on that which is not satisfying?
  • Come and buy without money and eat and become full in the Holy Ghost!
  • Let’s dine at the Master’s table every day!
  • Sometimes we dine for other people.
  • If we eat…we’ll learn that worship and praise is very important.It’s the only thing that will be left when we get to Heaven.
  • Tell them…’you need salvation, because Jesus is the way, the truth and the life’.
  • Some people are at the table, but they won’t come and dine…they won’t pray during breakthrough prayer in the sanctuary.
  • The Lord wants us to bless Him!
  • This is not a religion.This is a relationship.Build a relationship with Him!















God Over All
September 21, 2014
Sermon Title: “The Master’s Table
Apostle David Watkins
 
Scriptural References:
Matthew 15:22
Deuteronomy 14:2
Luke 14:16
Revelations 19:9
I Corinthians 10:21
 
Golden Nuggets:

  • We have had to pray
  • You can dine at the Master’s Table
  • Even dogs get the crumbs every once in a while
  • You get to sit at the Master’s Table
  • We are not dogs, but God’s people
  • What are we having?
  • Come and dine!
  • The Lord is providing healing, mercy, grace, deliverance, etc.
  • You can take peace home from the Master’s Table
  • I refuse to go hungry any more
  • There is a chair designed for you at the Master’s Table
 
Dining at the Master’s Table:
  • People are invited to feast
  • They make excuses
    • I have sinned
    • I did not go to church
    • I have company
  • Don’t let the Lord get angry with you
  • There is room at the Master’s Table
  • I cooked and you have an excuse
  • Go out and compel others to come
  • The Master’s Table is all you can eat!
     
Questions:
  1. What is served at the Master’s Table
  2. What are excuses for not dining?
  3. Why isn’t the special made known?
  4. How can you compel others to dine?
  5. What do you need to feast on at the Master’s Table?














God Over All
September 14, 2014
Sermon Title: “The Master’s Table
Apostle David Watkins
 
Scriptural References:
Matthew 15:22
Deuteronomy 14:2
Luke 14:16
Revelations 19:9
I Corinthians 10:21
 
Golden Nuggets:

  • We have had to pray
  • You can dine at the Master’s Table
  • Even dogs get the crumbs every once in a while
  • You get to sit at the Master’s Table
  • We are not dogs, but God’s people
  • What are we having?
  • Come and dine!
  • The Lord is providing healing, mercy, grace, deliverance, etc.
  • You can take peace home from the Master’s Table
  • I refuse to go hungry any more
  • There is a chair designed for you at the Master’s Table
 
Dining at the Master’s Table:
  • People are invited to feast
  • They make excuses
    • I have sinned
    • I did not go to church
    • I have company
  • Don’t let the Lord get angry with you
  • There is room at the Master’s Table
  • I cooked and you have an excuse
  • Go out and compel others to come
  • The Master’s Table is all you can eat!
 
Encouragement:
  • I refuse to be hungry any more!



















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Sermon Notes
September 7, 2014
Review of ‘Rest in the Lord’, ‘Plant A Seed’ & ‘Forgive Until It’s Finished’
Apostle David Watkins
 
Scriptural References:
Rest in the Lord:  Genesis 2:3, 5, 31; Genesis 1:5; Mark 4:30; Jonah 1:4,5,6 & 15
Plant A Seed:  Matthew 11:30, Gal, 5:22 & 23
Forgive Until It’s Finished: Matthew 18:22 & 18:15; John 20:23
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Rest in the Lord

  • I’m gonna rest and let the Lord deal with it!Gen 2:3
  • God didn’t need to rest.He stopped working.
  • Gen. 1:5…The Sabbath is the stop working day!
  • The 7th day never ended!
  • < > means ceased…stopped working.  Let’s keep it holy!In the old days…the Sabbath was the day to come and worship the Lord together! Gen. 2:3
  • The Sabbath was made for us!
  • When we’re going through a trial, we ought to be able to rest in the Lord!
  • In Mark 4:30…Jesus was resting and trusted the Father!
  • Jonah 1:4,5…God chose Jonah!
  • In the midst of the storm, Jesus was fast asleep! (Jonah 1:6, 15)
  • Buy the mp3 – ‘Anointed but Hard Headed’
Plant A Seed
  • A seed is a living thing.
  • A spiritual seed is an idea that is planted in your mind.
  • Our job is to keep planting seeds into good ground!
  • Plant a seed of positivity!
  • Don’t let people plant seeds of destruction in you!
  • Plant a seed of restoration!
  • If you’re experiencing depression during menopause...it is a false signal!
  • The bible says…my yoke is easy…
  • If children would learn from their parents; their life would be easier.
  • Matthew 11:30 – Every day we need to plant God’s Word in our spirit!
  • Plant your own seed and work your own ground!...A seed of peace…A seed of rest.
  • Gal. 5:22, 23…We must plant the fruits of the spirit in us!
  • Longsuffering is the ability to endure when suffering comes to you.
Forgive Until It’s Finished
  • God wanted to restore us!
  • Matt. 18:22 …forgive one another seventy times seven.The number represents ‘it is finished.’
  • Seven Is God’s perfect number.
  • We must forgive until they finish offending us…until they finish trespassing against us!
  • We are not finished until Jesus returns!
  • Matthew 18:15 …If you go to them and they don’t believe you; go to them again and take people that they trust with you!
  • God has given us the power to forgive.
  • Forgiveness is not for us.
  • Forgiveness is so that we can restore one another!There is so much that we gain from that!
  • John 20:23…Power!What we forgive is forgiven!What we retain is retained!
  • We have the power to loose people from being chased by the Lord!
  • Learn to forgive!
  • To rest is to trust in the Lord.
  • Let the Holy Ghost be the only thing that moves you!
  • To forgive them is the most important thing we can do with the power God has given us!
  • In our forgiving the people; people can be healed!
  • God will stop the enemy from coming against their bodies!…their finances!
  • We have the power to set them free!
  • God loves me when I act like Him!














 

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Sermon Notes
August 31, 2014
Rest in the Lord
Apostle David Watkins
Focus Scripture:  Matthew 13:4

 

  • Matthew 13:23
  • Matthew 11:28
  • Matthew 4;36
  • Matthew 18:15
  • II Chronicles 7:14
  • Genesis 2:3
  • Luke 18:1
  • Exodus 20:7,8
  • Jonah 1:4

     
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  • Sometimes, we just need to listen!
  • God gives seed to the sower…money to the investor….wisdom to those who study to show themselves approved.
  • Genesis 2:3…Do you ever get tired of talking?
  • God did not need to rest (after He made the heavens and the earth).Rest in the Hebrew means ceased; stopped.God ceased from doing it!
  • The Bible tells us that there was a morning and an evening…until the seventh day.God stopped and there was only the morning.We are living in the 7th day!
  • In Gods timing…a day is like a thousand years…
  • In Hebrew sabbath means rest….to cease from working.It does not mean that we should stop worshipping the Lord!
  • Where 2 or more are gathered; God will be with us!
  • If 2 or more of us touch and agree…God will give it to us!
  • We touch and agree as we sing together!
  • I believe!
  • We need to trust God!He will get me out of this situation!God is over all!
  • When you have the ability to do something and you don’t…you will be held accountable.
  • God has the power to do something about everything1
  • When bad things happen, it is because we have not prayed!
  • II Chron. 7:14- If my people who are called by my name…
  • When we pray…God will intervene!
  • Lord, protect your people!
  • When we forget to pray…bad things happen.
  • Luke 18:1Always pray!
  • Pray until you get your answer…even if your answer is no.
  • Sabbath symbolizes resting…even resting in Heaven.
  • God is coming back to make a new earth and a new Heaven!
  • Satan tempted the strong one…the woman.
  • Right now, the beast is a baby…
  • When the beast becomes grown, we won’t be able to do anything
  • Exodus 20: 7,8 – Remember to stop working and come together to magnify the Lord!
  • Cease your labor and magnify the Lord
  • Our children are stressed out already.
  • Get your rest now.God said, come to me and I will give you rest (Matt. 11:28)
  • Work hard…but don’t work a long time!
  • Take a vacation…take a break…rest!
  • Take my yoke upon you…
  • Matt. 4:36 – Jesus was asleep in the midst of a storrn.Why?Because he trusted his Father!
  • The best time to rest is when you’re having trouble!
  • I’m gonna rest in the Lord!
  • Find a way to trust God and know that God is over all!You’ll be able to find a way to just rest.
  • Trust the Lord in the midst of your trials!
  • Learn to trust the Lord!

 







God is Over All
 
Pastor David Watkins
“Plant A Seed”
Sunday, August 24, 2014
 
Scriptural References:
Matthew 24:12
Matthew 11:30
Matthew 13:1-8
Matthew 13:21-22
Galatians 5:22
 
Golden Nuggets:

  • Seeds are alive.
  • Thoughts are seeds which begin to produce. They begin to produce their own kind. Apple seeds make apples.
  • What should we plant into our own lives?
  • We plant destruction, instead we should plant restoration. People are depressed and keep saying it. People say "I Am...." and plant negative seeds in their lives.
  • The first thing Satan tried to get Jesus on was his identity. If you are the son of God....
  • People say they have sickness. They claim it with power.
  • Many of us are planting negative seeds every day. Stop saying the negative things daily.
  • If you don't sow seeds, someone else will sow seeds into your life.
  • Even if you have something or see the symptoms of something, it doesn't mean you need to claim it.
  • Some of us are called to do 30, some 60, some 100. Jesus spoke in parables because they don't receive it.
  • You can call someone what they aren't. Call a person beautiful, call the person excellent.
  • Gal. 5:22-23 - The word of God has to be seeded into me every day. You can't have the fruits until you seed the word inside of you first.
     
Study Questions:
  1. What kind of seeds are you sowing?
  2. What are you confessing over your life?
  3. Are you allowing others to plant negative seeds in your life?

 
 
 
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Sermon Notes
August 17, 2014
‘Still Breaking Chains’
Associate Pastor Peyton Harrison
 
Scriptural References:

  • Philippians 1: 11 – 14
  • James 4: 1 - 3
  • Philippians 4:8
  • Acts 17:28
  • Jeremiah 29:11
  • Psalm 37:25
     
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  • Phil. 1:11-14 KJV…11
  • Phil. 1:11-14 The Message Bible…11 bountiful in fruits from the soul, making Jesus Christ attractive to all, getting everyone involved in the glory and praise of God. 12 I want to report to you, friends, that my imprisonment here has had the opposite of its intended effect. Instead of being squelched, the Message has actually prospered. 13 All the soldiers here, and everyone else too, found out that I'm in jail because of this Messiah. That piqued their curiosity, and now they've learned all about him. 14 Not only that, but most of the Christians here have become far more sure of themselves in the faith than ever, speaking out fearlessly about God, about the Messiah.
  • You can chain the messenger; but you can’t imprison the message!
  • < >The battle between the spirit and flesh is magnified in our behaviors, because we haven’t fought with every fiber of our being until we get a breakthrough!
  • We must wrestle for our blessings!
  • We snap on one another and do not answer with Godly compassion.
  • We believe in recycling, not restoration
  • When we give forgiveness, we must also receive forgiveness.We must forgive ourselves.
  • Think on the things learned and received…(Phil.4:8)Paul says those things are great…but, if you can’t do them, you won’t get victory!
  • Most of the things that happen in our lives is just a decision.
  • Paul did his ministry in chains.The wearing of his chains was a testimony and a testament to the glory and goodness of God!
  • Phil. 1:14…Paul then redefined his chains.He didn’t complain about his chains.The chains were not a weight…they were a portable exercise machine!
  • Acts 17:28…Faith in God will redefine your chains.
  • Is anyone enduring the stress of ‘What if?’The Word reminds us to be anxious for nothing!
  • You can define your chains as heavy -or- your chains can define your trust in God!
  • Redefine your chains!Some, God will break.Some, God will give you the keys to unlock!
  • When you consider presenting yourself as a living sacrifice…Think compassion…not judgment!
  • Think on Jeremiah 29:11… now the thoughts
  • Trust God!When the chains come, flip the script!
  • God is over all!  That is how you break the chains!
  • Do you really trust the Lord, today?
  • Psalm 37:25 …
  • God will break every chain!

 








God is Over All
Pastor Peyton Harrison
August 17, 2014
“Still Breaking Chains
 
Scriptural References:
Philippians 1:11
Philippians 1:14
James 4:1-3
Philippians 4:8-9
Acts 17:28
 
Golden Nuggets:

  • You can chain the messenger, but you can’t imprison the message.
  • When you give forgiveness you must also receive forgiveness
  • It takes a decision to be filled with joy and love
  • Paul redefined his chains
  • You can allow your chains to bring you down or see them as a treat
 
Discussion Questions:
  1. How do you define your chains?
  2. How can we make our chains portable exercise machines?
  3. What did you gain from the example of the four year olds response to chemotherapy?
  4. How can we learn to be anxious for nothing?












God Over All
“Show Me Your Wounds”
Senior Associate Pastor Deborah Williams
Sunday, August 10, 2014
 
Foundational Scripture:
II Corinthians 4:8-10
 
A wounds is defined as an injury, especially one in which the skin or another external surface is torn, pierced, cut, or otherwise broken. It is also defined as an injury to the feelings.
Scriptural References:
2 Timothy 3:12  
1 Peter 4:16  
 
Before Becoming a Christian, Paul had Caused Others to Suffer Greatly.
Acts 7:57-58   
Acts 8:1-4
Acts 9:1-2   
Acts 26:9-11
Galatians 1:13  
Galatians 1:23
Philippians 3:6
1 Timothy 1:13
Acts 9:15-16  
Galatians 5:11
2 Corinthians 4:7-18
2 Corinthians 11:23-28
 
Golden Nuggets:

  • Suffering would be a Part of Paul’s Christian Life.
  • The Lord spoke to Ananias concerning Paul’s suffering
  • Paul suffered in order to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ
  • He would not give up no matter what he faced
  • Wounds come as part of preaching the Gospel
 
Study Questions:
  1. What wounds can you show as a result of preaching the Gospel?
  2. Can others recognize that you are faithful in preaching the Word?
  3. Are there any ways that you are similar to Paul? Describe how.
  4. Share one of your wounds you have as a result of preaching the Gospel.
  5. Have you suffered for the sake of the Gospel? If so how, if not why not?

 









 

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Sermon Notes
August 3, 2014
Forgive Until It’s Finished
Apostle David Watkins
Focus Scripture: Matthew 18:15
 
Scriptural References:

  • Deuteronomy 19:15
  • Matthew 18:17-18, 23-30
  • John 20:23
  • Matthew 8:21

     
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  • The only reason God forgive us is so that He can restore us!
  • How many times does God forgive us?
  • Matt. 18:15 - There must be a purpose for going to brother.We are to keep as many brothers and sisters as we can!I want to keep a brother, so I must restore him!I am wrong, so I need to restore him!
  • Matt. 18:16…take one or two with thee…The key is to grab somebody that the person trusts.Go get your friends and bring them with you.Get the person’s best friend and bring them with you to explain the matter.
  • Why ’70 times 7’?...because 7 is a perfect finishing number; to tell us that it is a finished number.It’s not over until Jesus comes back!
  • Keep forgiving them until it is finished.God put a finish on it!We say…forgive them, because they don’t know.
  • We have power to beat on the enemy!If we resist him, he will flee.He will leave you alone!When it doesn’t bother us anymore, Satan will flee!
  • Deuteronomy 19:15…a single witness shall not suffice…
  • The Lord can’t stand false witnesses.A false witness can go to jail and be killed.
  • A witness is someone who has witnessed the matter.Go and get somebody that they trust.
  • Matt. 18:17 – tell it unto the church…
  • Matt. 18:18 – bound on earth…bound in Heaven; loosed on earth…loosed in Heaven!
  • How do we trust them?With love, humility…all the fruits of the spirit.
  • Matt. 18:18 – ‘does not repent’ means, I hold him to it.When he goes to Heaven, he’ll be held to it.
  • John 20:23 – Power to hold; power to be set free.That is why sometimes, you have to forgive a person, even if they don’t apologize.
  • Remit – remitted; Retain – retained…That’s power!That’s how powerful getting together with 2 or 3 is!That’s why going to church and worshipping and praising in church is important!
  • There is power in numbers!God’s numbers are different than man’s numbers!One can put a thousand to flight; two can put ten thousand!
  • Matt. 18:21 – Peter asked, ‘Shall I forgive him seven times?’Jesus said, ’70 times 7.’
  • Matt. 18:22 – God is trying to tell us to keep forgiving until it is finished.
  • Matt. 18: 23 – 30.How many times have I trespassed against God?How much is it worth?God sends angels to keep an eye on us.The king sent his servants to keep an eyeon the man who owed him.The man was forgiven his debt…but God can put it back!
  • If we don’t forgive, the bible says you won’t be forgiven.
  • If we refuse to forgive, God said He will refuse to forgive us!
  • How many times we trespassed?
  • How many times have we hurt the Lord?
  • We can still come to God and ask Him to have mercy on us!
  • God is forgiving us until it is finished.
  • If we keep asking…God will keep forgiving.
  • Forgive until it’s finished.It won’t be finished until Jesus comes back…or until we die.









 

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July 27, 2014
Break Every Chain Part II  (The Sequel)
Pastor Peyton Harrison
Focus Scripture: John  8:36

 
Scriptural References:

  • II Timothy 1:7
  • Philippians 1:13
  • Acts 16: 25, 26
Golden Nuggets:
  • We must keep fighting the good fight of faith!
  • There is no crying in war!
  • Remember our lessons…‘Restore One Another’, ‘Break Every Chain’, ‘Knowing You’re a Part of God’s Plan’, ‘And Still My Lord Pressed On’ and ‘We Need a Giant to Take Down’.Our lessons have been a bolt cutting, chain breaking experience!Purchase the DVDs before you find yourself in a Middle East crisis!
  • What chain is choking you right now?
  • While we witnessed on Saturday…we met people who were rich on the outside, but spiritually bankrupt on the inside!
  • Pride will keep you in pain.Pride will also keep you in isolation.
  • No confession…no liberation!
  • No repentance…no relationship!
  • Fear hinders growth…causing cerebral hemorrhaging!
  • There are more than 500 fears/phobias that effect men.Hadephobia is fear of hell.Homilophobia is fear of sermons.Hippopotomonstrosisquipedaliophobia is fear of long words.
  • The key for breaking the chains …II Timothy 1:7.God did not give us insanity.He gave us the key to unlock the doors, so that the chains fall.
  • We give God the glory!We trust Him with every step!
  • Phil. 1:13…Paul said, ‘I glory in the chains…’
  • It is God!He will provide for me!
  • Our spiritual character is defined by our plump fruit of faith…and love and joy and longsuffering and gentleness and goodness and meekness and temperance!
  • Cast your cares upon Him!
  • God ALWAYS makes a way for us to handle what He gives us!
  • Acts 16: 25, 26…and at midnight, Paul and Silas prayed.Have you ever had a midnight experience?…the foundations of the prison were shaken!We need a shake up, wake up; so that God can let us know…’I’ve got it!’
  • All we can do is stand on the promises of God!
  • Our God is not just a surviving God…He is a striving God!














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Sermon Notes
07/20/2014
Sermon Title: Restore One Another
Apostle David Watkins
 
Scriptural References:
Galatians 6:1
Romans 15:1
Psalm 105:15
John 8:7
Matthew 7:5
 
We are spiritual cleaners.  We need to be trained how to clean.  If we don’t know anything about cleaning…we can’t clean anybody’s soul! Most of us go to people who are unable to restore.
 
What is spiritual?  God is spiritual…His Word; Jesus…His way.  It is better that we know God.  Spiritual people know how to first…restore.  The prodigal son wanted his now.  Later, he found that things weren’t right…then all of a sudden, he became spiritual again.  He cam back to his father with an apologetic spirit.
 
Some are not spiritual.  They will bring you before the people and tell on you.  Some people tell on you because you hurt them and they want to hurt you back.  A spiritual person would not have taken that person to Jesus that was caught in the very act of adultery.  They would have tried to restore the woman.  Some of us think…if I did sin…I didn’t do that! Call that which is not…as it will be!  Make it so!
 
The spiritual ones are the persons who still know God.  They know what you need.  We need to be in a place where we have compassion.  Jesus told the woman at the well to ‘go and sin no more.’  He told the woman at the well that ‘I have that water…’, then Jesus began to tell her about herself.
 
What are we doing?  Are we restoring one another? – or –
Are we driving stakes into the peoples’ hands and into their feet?
STOP signing the signature of approval!  We must recognize it and hate it (the sin)!
Walk in the spirit…in the Word of God…knowing God…
Walk in righteousness.  Don’t let your sin catch up with you!
 
Are you spiritual enough?
We will come to a place where we are spiritual enough to restore!
The people are waiting on us to pray!  Pray that God might move!
 
Are you praying for others in the spirit of meekness?
Those of us who are spiritual and really love the Lord find that it hurts when we have fallen in a certain way.
Romans 15:1 reminds us that… We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak…
When we are going out (outreach), Pastor wants to see if we’re spiritual.  When we’re spiritual, you learn to open your eyes.
We can’t be ministers if we don’t speak.  Pastor is here to see, perfect and restore.  He needs to know if there is anybody here who can help him! 
He wants us to get up!  Get up and walk!  The stronger than you will help you get up if you call…If you push the button!  Push the button if you’re too weak.  Let a strong person come and help you to your feet!  The bible reminds us in Psalm 105:15…Touch not mine anointed and leave my prophets alone…
 
Do you know God? Do you know His ways?













Sunday, July 13, 2014
Pastor David Watkins
Sermon Title: “The Cleaner”
 
Scriptural references:
John 3:16
Ephesians 4:11-12
Psalm 1:1
 
When a person becomes a minister. They first get the keys to the bathroom. They must learn how to clean. An example was shared of going to a church where the restroom was foul smelling. You can not
be a preacher, teacher, prophet if you are not willing to clean. Someone could spiritually die.
Your main goal as a minister is to bring people to the Lord Jesus. You need to be able to tell people what you are doing.
We are called to the perfecting of the saints. We are to satisfy God’s requirements.
I will bless the Lord at all times his praise shall continually be in my mouth. God made us to praise him.
God gave us cleaners which are perfectors. These are the persons trained to clean up mess.
Pastor David is the Sanitation Engineer of Grace Covenant. We are to bring any trash to him for proper disposal. We do not want to try to take care of matters on our own, this is how people die spiritually.
 
Golden Nuggets:

  • Bring your trash to the Sanitation Engineer!
  • Mine your own business, you could find gold!
  • If you can’t clean physically, you can’t clean spiritually!

 
 
(Reminder: This complete anointed sermon is available on DVD!)

















Preached Word: Minister Chaz Watkins
Date: Sunday, July 6, 2014 – Youth Day
Title: “Come to Me in the Days of Your Youth”
 
Scriptural References:
 
Ephesians 4:22
I Corinthians 13:11
Ecc. 12:1

Golden Nuggets:

  • Come to the Lord in the days of your youth
  • God is good to me, he is good to me too!
  • Be open to what God has for you
  • The days of your youth are precious
  • If you want to please God come to him as a child
  • Build up your Spirit man
  • Grab what you need in the Lord
  • To live for God you must die to the flesh
  • Live in divine health, get active!










God Over All
“Presenting a Living Sacrifice”
June 29, 2014
Preached Word - Senior Associate Pastor Deborah Williams
 
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. 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. Romans 12:1-2

We recently have been blessed to hear sermons concerning the five major offerings. This preached Word blessed my heart. It deepened my desire to really bless the Lord. I began to dig deeply into the Word, what should we really gain from learning about offerings that are acceptable to God?
Romans chapter 12 begins to minister concerning Christian Duties, living the Surrendered life. When we heard this Word the offering that scratched me was the Burnt Offering. The Burnt Offering was the first offering in history. It is possible that Abel’s offering was a burnt offering.

Genesis 4:4 Abel’s Offering
Genesis 8:20    Noah’s Offering
Genesis 22 Abraham’s Offering

The Hebrew word for “burnt offering” actually means to “ascend,” literally to go up in smoke.” The smoke from the sacrifice ascended to God, “a soothing aroma to the Lord.”

Leviticus 1:9
Leviticus 6:8-13 The traditional Burnt Offering.
 
A person could give a burnt offering at any time. It was a sacrifice of general atonement – an acknowledgment of the sin nature and a request for renewed relationship with God. The Burnt Offering brought us closer to God. Christ died for us. The first thing that we must do is confess our sins before the Lord. In a sense, when we give ourselves to the Lord, the first thing we do is repent.

Philippians 2:6 

Living is defined as having life; being alive; not dead: living persons, in actual existence or use; active or thriving; vigorous; strong: a living faith.
Sacrifice is defined as an act of slaughtering an animal or person or surrendering a possession as an offering to God or to a divine or supernatural figure.
 
Reflection and Study Questions:
 
Am I willing to Present myself before the Lord a Living Sacrifice?
What does it require to become a living sacrifice?
What is preventing you from serving the Lord with your entire heart?
 
John 4:34
Philippians 2:8
Philippians 2:9-11
Matthew 5:44
Matthew 6:24

Living Sacrifice Prayer 
Lord God, I am not perfect. I have fallen short. Forgive me of my sin, blot out my transgressions. Create in me a clean heart and renew within me a right spirit. I repent of my sin and ask you to accept the offering that I present to you today! I present before you all of me, a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable…..this is only my reasonable service. Let this offering be a sweet scent in your nostrils. Lord, I am presenting myself as a living sacrifice!
 
 
 









God is Over All
Sermon Title: “Break Every Chain”
Date: Sunday, June 22, 2014
Servant: Senior Associate Pastor Deborah Williams
 
Scriptural References:
I Chronicles 4:1-10
I Chronicles 17:16-25
John 21: 15-19
 
Golden Nuggets:

  • Animal Analogy
  • Learned state of helplessness
  • Past sins are like heavy chains
  • God wants followers for kingdom work
  • God’s business is to set the captive free
  • Peter’s example
  • The past is the past
  • Forgiveness is needed to break chains
  • Reminder to “let go of past”
 
Study questions:
What is a learned state of helplessness?
What did we learn about Jabez that could have held him back?
What did Peter need in order to move forward into his ministry?
What is important to know about your past?
What can we do to let go of past hurts, pain and shame?

 













GOA
Sermon Notes
06/15/2014
Father’s Day Message
Apostle David Watkins
 
Scriptural References:
I Timothy 5:8
II Thessalonians 3:10
Matthew 11:28, 29
 
 
Men are natural born leaders.  Just as a woman was chosen to bear a child, man is chosen to lead.  A boy loves his mother; but his father he will follow, because the father has to teach the boy how to become a great leader.  II Timothy 5:8 - But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. An infidel is someone who doesn’t believe in God.
 
II Thessalonians 3:10 - For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.  If you don’t work, you don’t eat!  Someone has to teach them.  We need some men teaching their children the truth.  From the time that sin entered into Adam…men had to work until the sweat of their brow.  Men had to work because of sin.  Having to work then became a job of joy.  God gave us a two-edged sword.  If we believe in Christ, our job becomes a joy.
 
Men…it feels good to know that you are supporting your family!  In the old days…women looked for men who were natural born leaders…that would become a father to their children.  You have to be a Christian father (saved) to do this thing right.
 
Marriage was created by God.  It is His institution.  For this purpose…man leaves his mother and clings to his wife. (Gen. 2:24)  If you go into it without salvation, your mind becomes seared.  You have to be saved to understand what is required to support and hold up the family.  Take the time to listen!  Thank the Lord for being a dad today! 
 
God has set it up so that technology is a blessing to us!  Fathers…take that time out with your daughter and/or son…teach them how to fight!  God will hopefully remind us when we get to Heaven to turn the other cheek.
 
Once a person receives salvation…they know how God works things out.  It is no longer a job…it is a joy.  A man gets excited when he is supporting the family.  Matthew 11:28 -  Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. God will make where you work a joyful place to be. 
 
He said…take my yoke and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly… (Matthew 11:29).  We have to learn!  We protect our kids.  We don’t want them to be in the streets.  Twenty (20) teenagers attempt suicide every 30 minutes.  There are 20 abortions every 30 minutes.  More than 3 million teenagers have been treated for alcoholism.  900 teenagers are killed every year while driving drunk.
 
We have a lot of work to do.  Only the Lord can lead you the right way.  Young fathers…go to the older fathers, and they’ll tell you about their mistakes.  Older fathers…try to give them the truth.  DO WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS!...and stop doing what you want to do!
Fathers…be happy!  Young fathers…get ready, because you have some work to do!
 



GOA
Sermon Notes
06/08/2014
'The Five Major Offerings'
Apostle David Watkins
 
Scriptural References:
Leviticus 1:1, 3, 9
Leviticus 2:1
Leviticus 3:3
Leviticus 4: 3,4
Leviticus 5:5,6
Genesis 8:20
John 4:34
Philippians 2:6-8
Ephesians 2:14
Isaiah 53:10
Deuteronomy 10:12
 
There are 5 major offerings:
1)     Burnt Offering - Leviticus 1:1  
2)     Meat Offering - Leviticus 2:1
3)     Peace Offering:  Leviticus 3:3
4)     Sin Offering - Leviticus 4:3
5)     Trespass Offering - Leviticus 5:6
 
The purposes of the five offerings are:
1)   They provided a way for the people to gain or keep a relationship with God.
2)   They are related to Jesus' sacrifice (for us).
3)   They show a pattern of how we should approach God.
 
Sometimes, we must speak things by faith.
 
The Burnt Offering
The Burnt Offering was the first offering (Leviticus 1:3 - If his offering be a burnt sacrifice f the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the Lord.)  This is an offering that we give to God.  It is the only offering that is totally consumed.  When we give a burnt offering, the aroma goes up to the Lord and provides a sweet savor.  Take the time to read about it in the book of Leviticus, Chapter 1 to Chapter 4.  
 
The Meat Offering
The King James Version calls it 'meat', but it really has nothing to do with meat.  The original meaning was a meal (grain) offering.  It was the most important part of the meal in some offerings.  John 4:34 states, Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.  The 'meat' is the Word of God.  The 'meat' is doing the will of the Father.  It indicates a living sacrifice.
 
The Peace Offering
Leviticus 3:3 - And he shall offer of the sacrifice of the peace offering an offering made by fire unto the Lord; the fat that covereth the inwards, and all the fat that is upon the inwards...  
The peace offering is the only offering which allowed the people to eat of the offering.  It indicates fellowship and communion with God.
 
The Sin Offering
Leviticus 4:3 - If the priest that is anointed do sin according to the sin of the people; then let him bring for his sin, which he hath sinned, a young bullock without blemish unto the Lord for a sin offering.  
God can't get a great smell from it.  The sin offering is for things we will do, and even for those things that we have done.  It is based on being a sinner.  Leviticus 4:4   People who had no money brought doves.  It was set up because the nature of man is to sin.
 
The Trespass Offering
With God, we deliberately fall short.  We deliberately do wrong.  An example is when a person accidentally kills someone.  When we trespass...there's an offering for that.
 
We must consider that Jesus became all of these major offerings:
1)   Burnt Offering Christ surrendered himself to God; being completely, fully consumed
2)   Meat Offering   Christ gave himself as a living sacrifice, continually doing the will of the Father.
3)   Peace Offering Christ made peace with God on behalf of man.   
4)   Sin Offering   Christ atoned for our sin on the cross, he sacrificed and took away all sin.
5)   Trespass Offering  Christ paid for our individual sin when he died on the cross.  He sacrificed himself as an offering for our trespasses.  
 
 Now, the offerings are given in reverse order because of the New Testament.  The first shall be last, and the last shall be first (Matthew 19:30).
The burnt offering brought us closer to God.  Christ died for us.  The first thing we must do is confess our sins before the Lord.  In a sense, when we give ourselves to the Lord, the first thing we do is repent.  In peace, Christ opened the way for full fellowship with God.  The more we get to God...we're giving God a burnt offering. We want to get so close to God that we are completely consumed
The burnt offering is the most important.  It is mentioned 197 times in the bible.  The meat offering is mentioned 123 times in the bible.  The sin offering is mentioned 119 times in the bible.  The peace offering is mentioned 43 times in the bible.  The trespass offering is mentioned 36 times.  The one we think is most important is mentioned the least amount of times.
 
 







GOA
 
Sermon Notes
June 1, 2014
Topic:  The Importance of Pentecost
Apostle David Watkins
 
Scriptural References:
Deuteronomy 16:1, 4, 9, 10, 16, 17
Genesis 4: 4, 5
 
 
Feasts are a time to come together and have a great party…a time that God wants to bless His people!
In the books of Leviticus and Deuteronomy, God is talking to us.  There are 7 feasts.
Passover started when Jesus told the people to put blood on the door post that night…
He wanted the people to celebrate that day!
Deuteronomy 16:1   Observe the month of Abib, and keep the Passover unto the Lord thy God: for in the month of Abib the Lord thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night.
We are to observe the first month, which is Abib.  Abib is the month the children of Israel came out of Egypt.  The month was based on the Lunar calendar.  6:01 was the beginning of each new day.
Blood on the post represents Jesus being put on the cross.  After Jesus died, the people came out of sin.
 
The Feast of Unleavened Bread is a great festival…a celebration to celebrate what God has done for us!
Deuteronomy 16:4    And there shall be no leavened bread seen with thee in all thy coast seven days; neither shall there any thing of the flesh, which thou sacrificedst the first day at even, remain all night until the morning. There was to be no leaven in all of the territories.  None was to be left.  All that was not eaten was burned.  The people were not to leave their Pentecost sacrifices there.  They had to go out of their towns until Jerusalem was set up.  That was the place where God dwelled.
 
There is Passover; then the Feast of Unleavened Bread; then the Feast of Weeks.
Verse 9 (Deut. 16:(9) tells us when Pentecost starts. Deuteronomy 16:9   Seven weeks shalt thou number unto thee: begin to number the seven weeks from such time as thou beginnest to put the sickle to the corn. 
The first harvest was when the first was brought before the Lord so that He could bless the people all year.  God set it up according to the moon. God set it up so that we will know exactly when it begins.
The people went into thanking God for the Torah (the Old Testament)…for separating them (the Jews) from the rest of the world.
Deuteronomy 16:10   And thou shalt keep the feast of weeks unto the Lord thy God with a tribute of a freewill offering of thine hand, which thou shalt give unto the Lord thy God, according as the Lord thy God hath blessed thee:
Next Sunday (6/8/14) will be 50 days after the resurrection.  The Feast of Weeks is actually called Pentecost. 
 
Even in those days, there were millions who followed Moses.  Some did not follow Moses…probably for spiritual reasons.  Some of it could have been about laziness.  God told them (during the harvest)…do not go to the ends of the field.  He told them…let ‘them’ take that little bit that you have left over.
 
Give according to what you have received.  Give according to the blessings of Jehovah.  It is a free will offering.  Don’t confuse it with tithes and offerings.  You must base it on what God has given you for the whole year.  Some may be blessed 30…60…or a hundredfold.  Some will receive nothing…because your gift was found wanting. Your gift must be accepted in order for you to be blessed.  Genesis 4: 4-5 v.4  And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering:But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
 
If you do good, you will be accepted.  What was it…if grain was as worthy as animals (to give to the Lord)?  It had something to do with the way it was given…the thoughts behind them.  Maybe Cain didn’t think about God blessing him and forgiving him for his sin.
Our offering doesn’t have to do with the amount…it is according to …if you are able.  It also has to do with if you are able and you don’t give as you are able.  Think about Ananias and Sapphira…There may be something wrong with the way it is given….doing it for the glory.
 
Our works will be tried in the fire.  When you do something for God, it should shine.
Some may decide….I’m gonna give, but I won’t give according to my ability to give; or…they may give grudgingly…mumbling and complaining…’Every time I turn around, we’re giving…giving…giving...’  If that is how you feel…keep it! 
 
We want to give to God!  We want to give to him the right way.  We have to give according to something…according to your blessings.  Deuteronomy 16:17 -  Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord thy God which he hath given thee.
You shall rejoice!  Get exceedingly glad!  This is Passover!  A time of celebration!
 
Deuteronomy 16:16 - Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the Lord thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the Lord empty:
Don’t appear before the Lord empty-handed.  God wants the people to remember…I took care of you when you came out of Egypt.  The Feast of Passover was a part of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.  The people came before the Lord three times a year.  The whole family appeared before the Lord… In the 7th month (the Feast of Booths).  The people built tents outside the city.
 
Give as you are able…based on what you received for the year.  It’s like paying your taxes.  Your harvest is your job.  You should make more this year than you made last year.  Easter to Easter is your year.  God can’t make this ministry large and do what He wants to do unless you’re blessed!  The church doesn’t exist without the people!  You want to get to the point that you can support every good work.
God said…’If you abide in me….’ It has to come from somebody.  Expect it!
 
Based on (according to…) is the same as a percentage of your blessing.  A percentage should go to God as a free will offering.  If you’re able, you give the 10%.  Don’t get mad.  If you do good, you will be blessed!  It’s important that you stay blessed!  You are the window of blessings to your family.  Set aside a portion for those for whom nothing is prepared.
 
Don’t you wanna get there?...to the place where there’s something left over?  I want to be blessed so that I can bless others!  God created the Passover…the Feast of Unleavened Bread…the Feast of Tabernacles (Booths)…and they’re all for us!  He blessed us with the Holy Ghost!...the power to claim our harvest!
 
I pray that you will really do the fast.  At 6 o’clock (pm) on Wednesday, we’re gonna start the fast.  We’re going to end at 6 in the evening on Saturday…the end of the Sabbath…which takes us to Sunday…the day aft