SERMON Sunday March 17th 2019

God is Over All

March 17, 2019

Preached Word

Apostle David Watkins

I Am My Brother’s Keeper

 
  • John 13:35

  • A new commandment I give to you

  • Love one another

  • You need to find out what love is

  • True love does not seek out love

  • True love suffers long

  • John 13:36

  • There are some folks that are not loving

  • You are not keeping them

  • You will know that person by their love

  • People will know you if you love one another

  • Romans 15:7

  • Accept one another, don’t just accept your best friend

  • Let’s accept one another

  • God is waiting to bless us

  • God can’t bless if we do not get along with one another

  • If you do not forgive them, I am not going to forgive you

  • Galatians 6:2

  • Bear one another’s burdens, whatever is heavy

  • Bad attitude, bear it

  • Be your brother’s keeper, until they can walk on their own

  • Put so much love in it

  • If you love those who hate you it is like pouring hot coals on their heads

  • If I treat them well when they treat me harshly

  • Romans 12:20

  • I am sorry for treating you so harshly

  • II Corinthians 11:33

  • When you come together to eat, wait for one another

  • Talking about communion

  • How are we dealing with people now?

  • We mistreat those who don’t have what we have

  • How many times do you come together on Thanksgiving late

  • They want you to wait, they are almost there you need to wait

  • I need to tarry for my brother, I must keep loving them

  • Keep on trusting and waiting on them

  • You already know that they are always late

  • Wait on them

  • Tarry for one another, they will not act right all the time

  • Maturity has it’s journey

  • People are judging one another because they are not acting their age

  • Wait on them, tarry for one another

  • You can’t wait on the same response as those who have been long in the way

  • You can’t expect the same response

  • Some people have been saved for years

  • People are expecting the same response as those who have been here a long time

  • Even if you think that you have the answer

  • They don’t walk like you, talk like you

  • Same mind, same judgment, perfectly joined together, together, together

  • We judge one another

  • Wait on them, you are the keeper

  • Wait until they get where you want them to be

  • We take on the fruit of longsuffering

  • God is going to bless us, because we get along

  • Each one of us is our brother’s keeper

  • Tarry for the weak, we are to be as weak as they are and carry them with us

  • I will become weak to win them, I will not let those things move me

  • If they can’t eat pig, I have to give it up while they are around me

  • I am my brothers keeper, I will wait on you to give up the pig

  • Same mind, same judgment, perfectly joined together, together, together

  • Something about that oink!

  • We are to be willing to be carried if we are weak

  • Some of us are weak and we will not let others help us

  • You may be weak in one area not all areas

  • Some want to help Pastor in construction

  • I found out by letting people help that it works

  • Two is better than one

  • Two is always better than one

  • Sometimes the mirror just don’t tell you the truth

  • Some are fainting around us, tarry around us

  • Some are hungry, some have been sick

  • A gentle spirit, kindness, tarry for the stricken, afflicted and wounded

  • How do we do this?

  • First for God then for one another

  • Obeying God’s commandments

  • Matthew 22:37

  • Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind and soul

  • Love your neighbors as yourself

  • God did not say love your neighbor with all your heart mind and soul

  • We say that we love them with all, you would not get mad

  • This kind of love is set aside for God

  • You can put your mate, your children second

  • God said, I am first, seek ye first the kingdom and all it’s righteousness

  • Matthew 6:33

  • Choose, choose, choose, if I ever have to choose I would choose god first

  • My personal convictions

  • We can feel when we choose something over God

  • God says love me with all

  • You will wait on the Lord

  • A neighbor is one who lives close to you or around you who is not your family

  • Is there anybody here who has an issue with your brother?

  • The Good Samaritan – stopped, picked him up, paid for his medical bills

  • He was a keeper of the brethren

  • Christians are killing one another, not getting what you want

  • I want to be treated a certain way, I want to be understood, give me your attention, come running, financial support, comfort, a true friend

  • Matthew 7:12

  • What you want your brother to do for them do for them

  • I want you to lend me money when I have issues

  • Whatever I want from you, I must first do for you!

  • A keeper – is some one that guards, watches, protects for someone else

  • Some want you to lie for them if you are their brother

  • Don’t ask, don’t tell

  • If it is in my face, I am going to ask and then tell

  • A keeper should not always do for people what they can do for themselves

  • I am helping you fix something and you are just sitting watching television

  • I am a keeper, trying to work some things out for you

  • Should not bail people out time and time again!

  • We are not our brother’s keeper in bailing them out constantly

  • Galatians 6:5

  • What is a burden? Anything that is too heavy for you

  • Anything that you do not want to deal with

  • A persons personality is a burden

  • A person who does not love like you love and you have to be around that is a burden

  • We are suppose to keep one another, support one another and love one another

  • Each one must bear his own load

  • We must assist persons with their burdens but not do it all

  • In due time we will reap if we faint not

  • Let us do good to all people

  • Galatians 6:10

  • Let us do good for everybody

  • Let us do good for our neighbors

  • You are the door of blessings for your brothers and sisters

  • You have been blessed so that they might be blessed

  • While there is an opportunity do good

  • How long does God expect you to be the keeper of your brother?

  • Forgive them and do good

  • When someone begins to tell you something about someone

  • Ask them, are you your brothers keeper

  • When they murmur about their brothers and sisters

  • Cain complained about his brother

  • Some complain that you are pastors favorite

  • How many have received a complaint?

  • We need to say, “Are you your brothers keeper?”

  • Don’t grow weary doing good for your brother

  • Don’t get weary because someone does not come to church often

  • We are our brothers keeper!!!





God is Over All

March 10, 2019

Preached Word

Apostle David Watkins

The Lord’s Prayer

 

Our Father, which art in heaven hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.  Amen

 
  • Luke 11:1

  • One of the disciples asked how to pray

  • Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name

  • His name is to be honored

  • Give god what he is requiring

  • He is the Father to those who are grafted in

  • John 3:7

  • Rare back and talk to God

  • II Corinthians 4:13

  • II Cor. 6:18

  • He will take care of us

  • Exodus 3:18

  • After Moses came down he did not look the same

  • Thy kingdom come

  • We as Christians need to spread the gospel

  • We only exist for God

  • You have a duty that lines up with the gospel

  • Some think that they are here for themselves

  • To make money, to have a big house

  • Thy kingdom come

  • We need to get out

  • Matthew 3:2

  • The kingdom of heaven is at hand

  • Rev. 21:1

  • I saw a new heaven and a new earth, the first heaven and first earth passed away

  • So many people who were born and will come back

  • Jesus died for those who came after and before him

  • A new heaven and a new earth

  • John saw it

  • Thy will be done

  • The will of God is that we should obey his laws that is written in our heart or our conscious

  • We know what is right and what is wrong

  • We know right from wrong because God’s spirit is in us

  • We need the Word of God to know more about how to serve God

  • There is an example for us

  • We are to be holy, pray that his will be done on earth as it is in heaven

  • His law is perfectly obeyed in heaven

  • His true children must desire for it to be done on earth

  • Once you pray for what you want God to do, you must be willing to accept his will

  • Jesus prayed thy will be done

  • Give us this day our daily bread

  • I need thy word every day, the food that endures to everlasting life

  • Not just the money, clothing, we also need a spiritual nature

  • We need God to give us what will keep us alive spiritually

  • Luke 11:3

  • Give us day by day our daily bread

  • This is how we should be praying

  • Forgive our sins as we forgive our debtors

  • Luke 11:4

  • We exist for God and we are in debt to him

  • We are barely giving God two hours on Sunday

  • We barely give God any time, some dash out the door

  • I Corinthians 6:20

  • For ye are bought with a price

  • Lead us not into temptations

  • Anything that tests our virtue

  • The testing of our virtue, don’t let me be tested always

  • How many times do you want to take a test?

  • Don’t lead me into too many tests

  • Those tests are hard Lord!

  • Lord there are too many tests

  • Jesus gave us the prayer and said it is alright to say this to God

  • Luke 4:1

  • Jesus was led by the spirit into the wilderness

  • Lord, I don’t want to go into the wilderness to be tested

  • Call the enemy out!

  • Get up and say, the devil is in the house, I am calling you out!

  • Then you start being tested

  • Like children who come home late, you have to be ready to get an A

  • God will not give you anything that you can not handle

  • Oh no, you will not disrespect me like that

  • I will bust you up!

  • I Corinthians 10:13

  • Lead us not into temptation

  • Do not afflict us or try us

  • It is not bad to pray that we do not receive suffering

  • If it be God’s will we can pray, Lord don’t test me today

  • Luke 11:4

  • Example of on a jury, I will vote according to what I feel

  • Luke 22:42

  • Remove this cup, this test from me

  • Once you said it, God hears it, not my will but thy be done

  • Deliver us from evil, Satan is the evil one

  • Deliver us from his power, snare or temptation

  • The evil one

  • Matthew 13:19

  • John 2:13-14

  • John 3:12

  • I Corinthians 10:13

  • No test has come that we are unable to escape

  • We are asking God to deliver us

  • Why do we ask God to take away the temptation?

  • I know I can bear it, but I do not want to go through it

  • I asked God to bless me in wisdom, knowledge and to use me as a Prophet unlike all others

  • Are you willing to pay the price?

  • Are you willing to go through what I am going through?

  • There is always a price for what you want

  • Deliver us from the very evil trials of this world

  • Deliver me from the things that keep happening like car accidents

  • The devil is not the one that makes us sick, it is what we have been doing

  • Deliver me from the things that are happening based on what I have done

  • God does not want us to be fearful

  • I had a dream that I took the entire team off the mountain

  • In the dream, I felt that I was going to see the Lord

  • We need deliverance from experiences on life on earth

  • You can ask God to deliver you from your own actions

  • Luke 11:3

  • For thy is the kingdom

  • You have control over all things

  • We can’t even look at holiness without dying

  • We exist for God, we are bought and paid for

  • Obeying the law of God in our heart

  • We are asking for support, the bread of life in Christ

  • The things that we have need of

  • God does not want us to be living in the past

  • Know people by their fruit, todays fruit!

  • Your brother and sister in Christ

  • Judge them on todays fruit

  • You are the one that will eventually not forgive

  • If you are praying, pray with these thoughts

  • Thine is the kingdom and the power

  • You have the power to accomplish all that we ask

  • Give us this day our daily bread

  • You are the kingdom, glory and power!

  • You have the power to accomplish what I am asking

  • You are mighty!

  • You deserve the praise, honor and glory of every creature

  • The glory forever and ever

  • It endures through all ages

  • Matthew 6:13








GOA

Associate Pastor Peyton B. Harrison Jr.,
March 3rd 2019

TOPIC:     Not my will…..

Scripture Luke 22:42

Message Bible

Luke 22:42-44 The Message (MSG)

41-44 He pulled away from them about a stone’s throw, knelt down, and prayed, “Father, remove this cup from me. But please, not what I want. What do you want?” At once an angel from heaven was at his side, strengthening him. He prayed on all the harder. Sweat, wrung from him like drops of blood, poured off his face.

Luke 22:42-44 King James Version (KJV)

42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.

43 And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.

44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

This has been a challenging year already with so many un expectant changes, home goings, health challenges, material losses, grieving, heavy burdens and weariness. Like dominoes, as it affects YOU, it touches others as well.


But one constant never changes…….GOD.   GOD is still over all. God is still in control!

For me  it has been a challenging year with the reality of the Divine PROMISE that This is OUR year of Prosperity and blessings

But to receive the blessings, there is a gauntlet of challenges, hardships, trials, demonic distractions, realities of life living, that keep us from just grabbing the blessings and running.

Personally, I had to endure 4 home goings of people VERY VERY dear to me in the last 30 days,  I have 3 more close family members who are knocking on the gates of glory. 

 

Initially My prayers went from telling GOd, and asking GOD to heal, to deliver, to strengthen, to provide…..to finally submitting and saying to GOD…….not my will, but thine be done.

There is a process of demanding from God, to questioning GOD, some get mad at GOD, some make deals with GOD, but a few get to the point of submission , surrendering to GOD, in saying, NOT MY WILL, But Thine be done!

IN that process of submission, there is a firm understanding of the Soverginity of GOD, the OVER ALLNESS of GOD, that GOD has not lost control, that GOD is not deaf, that GOD does care about us, that my blessing, my prosperity will come but GOD KNOWS some things that we don’t know or don’t understand. 

In times of my ignorance, in times of my weariness, I  have to HOLD ON to the Word of GOD with the fervor and the fever of Faith,  I need the RAWNESS of the Message bible when I interpret Jeremiah 29:11 it says: 

11 I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out - plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.

Every now and then I need to hear, I need to “faith feel” the strength and power of my GOD saying to me:            I Know what I am doing, I have it fixed already, I am not abandoning you, but I am going to give you the future you hoped for.

At this point it becomes a LEAP OF FAITH, it becomes a TRUST ISSUE!     What did the saints of old church sing about, I am going to trust in the Lord until I die.

There is some about going through, about wrestling for your blessing, there is something about looking into YOUR cup of suffering and seeing hope, healing, deliverance, life, there is something about looking at your circumstances, your hardships and seeing GOD moving in the midst.!!!!!

Always realize that GOD deals with Clay, he is the Master Scuplter, and through our trials He is molding, smoothing and chipping away to create His image in us.

There was the story, of a Visitor that visited a Chicago Museum, as he toured the place, he saw a man with a chisel, hammer, and goggles on his face. Sitting in front of the man was a huge boulder. 

The visitor asked the man, What is so special about this BIG rock? With out even looking at the visitor, the sculptor responded, It is NOT a big rock, it is an eagle.

The visitor responded and said I have never seen an eagle look like that!

The sculptor put down his tools, took off his googles and turned toward the man and said:

I assure you that its an eagle, I just haven’t removed all the pieces that don’t belong!

 

As we, like Jesus, look into our cup of Suffering, as we move through our trials, our physical pains, our sorrows, wading through moments of depression, grief, moving past our loss, reaching for our blessings, the whole time GOD is chipping away and removing the pieces in our hearts and spirits that DONT belong, giving us on the anvil.  of the Epistle to the 5 chapter in Galatians: "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

 

Stay encouraged, NOT my will…… 





God is Over All

Sermon Notes

February 24, 2019

Apostle David Watkins

 

A God of War Part 2

 
  • There is a war out there

  • We are fighting a natural enemy within ourselves

  • Our flesh desires the things of the world

  • Money is not evil, but the love of money is the root of evil

  • How do you know if you love money

  • What is first?

  • How many jobs do you have?

  • Do you make excuses?

  • We work for the things not to eat

  • The Word says if you don’t work you don’t eat

  • We work for cars, houses, men work for men, women work not to deal with the men

  • We are constantly going to war to fight against the flesh and Satan

  • The mental fight

  • The mental fight starts in the mind

  • Matthew 4:6

  • If I fall down the angels will pick me up

  • How many have fallen?

  • Did the angels pick you up?

  • It is also written don’t tempt the Lord

  • There is a law of gravity, if you jump off a building

  • Experience on an airplane, I have a lot of work to do in the Lord

  • This plane can still go down, God can sve me if he wants to

  • Matthew 4:7

  • I can still preach the gospel without my legs

  • I began to pray

  • There is a mental war

  • It is based on how we think

  • The battle takes place in the mind, gird up the loins and be sober

  • The devils favorite way of attack is our mind

  • He gets us to doubt God, to fear, to think that we are the only ones going through what we are going through

  • The enemy gets us to sin and then condemns us in our mind

  • A condemned place is no good

  • Romans 8:1

  • There is therefore now NO condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, wo walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

  • How do you walk in the Spirit?

  • Fight to do the right thing, hate the sin

  • Realize sin and repent!

  • If you do not realize a sin then there is condemnation

  • No matte what your worse sin is just repent

  • Walking in the Spirit is hating the flesh

  • The way to doing what is right is narrow

  • This way is difficult

  • We fight to stop smoking, drinking, cursing, etc

  • We are in a war constantly

  • Our God is a God of war

  • Fighting to still well, to do the right thing always

  • He wants us to feel as though we are not forgiven

  • He tries to get us to give up

  • I Cor. 15:57

  • I Cor. 2:16

  • We have been given the mind of Christ

  • We have been transformed by the renewing of our minds

  • Romans 12:2

  • This is a Spiritual fight!

  • Matthew 4:8

  • There is no temptation to what I am not weak to

  • You can’t tempt me to eat poison

  • If you are saved take that knife and cut yourself

  • We are drawn away with our own lusts

  • Jesus wanted something to eat after 40 days

  • Jesus expected some things from God

  • The devil took him up and showed him all the glory of the kingdoms of the world

  • People that think like I think, then give them something

  • What are we here for?

  • Strong committed, loyal and faithful people

  • This is MY church, things need to be fixed

  • When something goes wrong do people call you?

  • We are so busy until we are too busy to do the work of the ministry

  • There is work in the ministry

  • There are floors that need to be mopped, toilets that need cleaning, etc.

  • Some work that needs to be done!

  • You have been fighting to do the work

  • We must understand the nature of our problem

  • Our battlefield

  • We are called to a battle, not to a life of ease

  • Your recruiting officer, let you know that God is good

  • Matthew 11:29

  • My recruiting officer said that you will burn in hell

  • I saw a movie about hell, Satan, etc

  • I got saved because I did not want to go to hell

  • I wanted to be with the Lord

  • Jesus prayed that God would do it another way

  • I love you but I do not know if I could die for you

  • I don’t know how much I can take for my wife and daughter

  • I don’t know!

  • Only the faithful will go with Jesus!

  • Are you winning or losing the battle

  • We are all called into this Christian life in battle

  • II Cor. 5:3

  • For though we walk in the flesh we do not war after the flesh

  • We are not fighting like everyone else is fighting!

  • We are not fighting people!

  • To rebuke is to disagree!

  • To the devil we disagree with him in the name of Jesus!

  • I will worship the Lord my God only

  • Find a way to befriend them, God would have you go the extra mile

  • Continue to go the extra mile

  • People keep rebuking the pastor

  • We are fighting the devil and a natural evil within us

  • The flesh is weak

  • Matthew 26:41

  • It is a battlefield!

  • We must fight with spiritual weapons

  • Ephesians 6:13-16

  • The shield of faith will block or help you withstand the enemy

  • Ephesians 6:18

  • God gave us the entire armor to put on daily

  • Take it off only when we go to sleep

  • When you react in the flesh you fight in the flesh

  • The blows are against the flesh

  • Render good for evil

  • Can you be disrespected and respect someone else?

  • I Thess. 5:15

  • Walk in the Spirit, we fall then get up

  • Fighting the enemy with guns in our dreams, it does not work

  • We have to fight the devil in dreams with spiritual weapons

  • What if God is trying to take me somewhere?

  • I felt the Spirit of fear, God has not given me the Spirit of fear

  • Psalms 144:1-2