Hosanna Reflection, March 17th, 2019

God is Over All

March 17, 2019
Hosanna Reflection
Pastor Linda Jackson

The Giving Hand of God

God has always been the greatest giver
What I the giving nature of God?
Nature means the inherent character or basic constitution of a person or thing
Look at the most important gift God has ever given
Ephesians 2:8
John 3:16
All we have to do is to accept this free gift
This is the greatest gift ever given
We could never obtain it through our own strength or ability
God gave us comforting and guiding hand of the Comforter
John 14:16
The Comforter Jesus was speaking of the Holy Spirit
God is concerned about the needs of his people
Some people put other things first before God
Matthew 6:31-33
God is good and giving His reward for those who obey his word
Deuteronomy 8:18
II Corinthians 9:10
God wants us blessed
God provides seed for the sower
The bible is full of God’s promises to His children
Follow your Father’s example of being a giver
Give with a joyful heart to others
Let the love of God flow from your life to others
Give to those who do not expect it
Then in thankfulness to God prepare a special offering
Appreciate Him being a liberal giver!

 



 

God is Over All

March 10, 2019

Hosanna Reflection

Minister Carolyn Hunt

 
  • Psalms 24:14

  • God’s Waiting Room, Be Still A Storm Is Coming

  • Title: The Storm in God’s Waiting Room

  • Many of us do not like to wait

  • He believed that God was waiting to teach us something

  • Fishing and how it measures our ability to wait

  • Learn to look for God in God’s waiting room

  • A storm may arise

  • Luke 8:24

  • You must believe that God is not asleep

  • Psalm 121:4

  • God is thee with you and will help get you out

  • Life is hard

  • Be still and know

  • Pray and fast when the storm comes

  • Jonah 3:7

  • Everything began to fast to change God’s mind

  • It is not always the devil it is life

  • Be Still and Know

  • I HAVE NEVER BEEN BROKEN LIKE THIS

  • Langston Hughes I have never felt like this

  • The worst storm in my life

  • This storm is effecting everyone that is connected to me

  • Your entire family is going through

  • You can’t ask for help because everyone is going through

  • It is impacting you physically, spiritually, emotionally

  • You can’t match what you are going through

  • Grabbing hold onto the horns of the altar

  • I am losing loved ones, the tempest is raging

  • Mark 1:41

  • The leper came to get healed

  • When you get into God’s face you move God’s hand

  • Daddy, make it stop!

  • I need a peace be still!

  • I need a will from you!

  • I am talking to the praiser’s and the worshippers

  • II Chronicles 7:14

  • In the midst of the storm that is a rainbow

  • The atmosphere around us has changed!

  • Shadrach, Meshach and Abdnego

  • Daniel had to go into the lions den

  • They had to go into the stom





Minister Deborah Tate
Hosanna Reflection
March 3, 2019
God is Over All

Desperate For Jesus

Luke 9:23
The cross is denying our will
To deny we must come after me and follow me
Follow me, Jesus asked the fishermen to follow him
Matthew 4:18
I will make you fishers of men
They left their nets and followed him
Luke 7:9
They followed him
Follow means to accompany or to assist
Before you follow me, you must come after me
After is place and order, to chase, to seek
Like a man who wants a particular woman
Jesus is not just looking for followers he is looking for commitment
If any one wants to chase me, seek me, catch me….
Jesus wants to know who will be with me
We must say no to ourselves
Being willing to suffer with him
It is more than denying shopping, television
It is saying no to yourself, your nature
Are we going to deny our bad attitudes, laziness, wanting our way, lust, forgiveness
We want to get closer to God
We want the anointing, to heal the sick, etc.
We have to say not to our will
What is your will for my life?
Galatians 6:2
Jesus is not a way! He is the only way to salvation
Psalms 42:1
My soul pants for God
When we are thirty we get up and find some water
We are here to seek God
Jeremiah 29:13
When you search for me
If any man come after me
You have to catch Jesus!







God is Over All
February 17, 2019
Hosanna Reflection
Minister LaTonia Powell

It’s Never Too Late to Come Back Stronger

Revelation 2:3
Illustration of a fighter in the ring Satan
We have been reminded that the fight is fixed
The Holy Ghost is the referee and Jesus is in our corner
Stay in the ring until the final round
What is the final round?
Three years? You are in the third round
Some are in the fifth, sixth, seventh, fifteenth round, etc.
Can I get a fifty plus years on the battlefield
There are times that we are in the ring and he socks us in the face
He demotes us on our jobs
He hits us below the belt, sowing discord in the church
The enemy hits us to hurt us or it makes us so mad we take a knee
We take a knee to catch our breath
When we stay down too long it takes us off our walk
We forget that the fight is still fixed
It is never too late to come back stronger
Stay in the fight no matter what round that you are in
Stay in the round
The Holy Ghost is judging the entire situation
God and Jesus is on your side
Revelation 2:4-5
You have left your first love
I will remove your candlestick or lampstand
Unless you repent
How do you come back stronger?
Start doing what you use to do
You need a personal relationship
Pray every single night
Think the way you use to think
We believed in the unity
We wore the same t-shirts
We went to TBN wearing the same thing
We went on revival, we worked at different places
Wal-Mart, Macy’s, some people had babies and went on the ship
Times have changed, things are not the same anymore
It don’t take all of that
Jesus is the same yesterday, today and evermore
Forget about yesterday and think on these things today
Another battle a multitude of people who forgot what God had done
The angel of death passed over their doors with blood
Moses took them to the promised land and they began to complain
The kingdom of God suffered violence
The wall of Jericho
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me
Moses was a strong leader
The people got up in the 40th round, they got into the promised land
They took it by force because there were giants in the land
It is never too late to come back stronger!






Nathaniel Tate
Youth Service Hosanna Reflection

The Purpose and Power of Our Pain

Pain indicates when something is wrong in our body. Medicine is used to make or stop the pain receptors from sending signals to our central nervous system. Pain can be in a physical form and an emotional form. 
The last Sunday of 2018 Apostle David prayed for those in Pain: physical and emotional hurt. He prayed that our hurt would go away. 
He mentioned “when you’re going, that hurt cannot go with you”

Exodus chapter 1-14 is about God using Moses to set the children of Israel free while hardening Pharaoh’s heart. The whole time the children of Israel were suffering. They were in bondage. ROMANS 9:16-17
God did all of that to show off power and glory amongst the children of Israel. God has a plan for our pain; an area to demonstrate power and create a testimony. 

HEBREWS 11:6
ROMANS 8: 36-37 
Overcoming our pain is a testimony and testament to the greatness of God. When we overcome we learn spiritual lessons and are able to help others. What God wants to bless us with, the pain is taking up space. 
Emotional hurt holds memories and resentment. Holding unto pain and emotional pain that is hindering our spiritual growth. God’s POWER is shown in our quest to overcome. 

ROMANS 8:38
No matter the cross we bear or the pain we face, God has a purpose and a testimony on the other side.






God is Over All
January 13, 2019
Hosanna Reflection
Minister Mary McDaniels

The Christian Struggle
The struggle is real as we walk with Christ
Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me
When we start out on this journey it is exciting
It is important to finish this walk well
Struggle is a violent effort to thort something
S struggle to free ourselves from the attacks of the enemy
Have you ever been attacks by the enemy
We have been through many struggles debt, sickness, health issues
Struggles of disappointment
Praying and what you wanted did not happen
Have you ever been broken?
The struggle is real
Struggling with the loss of a loved one
Pain and suffering
My God is real
I serve an awesome God
I serve an awesome God
A God that will never leave or forsake me
Through the struggle we find peace
Pride is a struggle
When you fight pride you get down on your knees and fight
Have you been short in your faith with God?
Things did not turn out your way
The finish is just as important as the beginning
To receive your crown you will have to hand in there
The life of a Christian will be filled with struggle
You will have joys and sorrow!
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord
But the Lord shall deliver them
Psalms 34:19
In the midst of our struggle we choose to trust God
In the midst of our heartaches we choose to serve God
As long as we serve God he will be there for us
In order to survive you may have had to fight
In high school I had a few good fights
I was defending my self worth
I will have to defend your anointings
As Christians we must put on the whole armor of God
Ephesians 6:11
Staying on the right path
Stay on the straight and narrow path
It is a struggle to do good when your flesh wants to do wrong
Romans 7:19
The good that I would I do not
For every struggle there is a victory






Subject: Hosanna Reflection for Sunday, December 9, 2018 from Assoc. Pastor Jerri

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GOA
Hosanna Reflection
Sunday, December 9, 2018
Assoc. Pastor Jerri Harrison
Title: “Walk out or walk in: two responses to offense”
Scriptural Foundation: John 6:53-54, 60-61
Our Hosanna Reflection today is based on Apostle David’s sermon “Offenses will
come. Will you leave also?”
INTRODUCTION FOR THE BEGINNING OF THE HOSANNA REFLECTION
“We are offended because we don’t understand. We don’t understand what
was said or done or why it was said or done. We don’t take the TIME to know
the person that offends us because we THINK we already know them…(He’s just
like that…he ALWAYS does that…”) Many of us think we know God. For example,
we know that God is in control of everything that happens. But because we
don’t know Him as well as we think we do, when something horrible happens in
our life, we are offended because God didn’t stop it from happening. (Why did
God let my loved one die? Never really looking beyond our own selfishness and not
fathoming the true mercy of God in removing them from the life of unending pain
that they were in and taking them into the JOY of His presence) We leave the
church because of this and sometimes…we leave God also.”---Apostle David
In this sermon Apostle David asked this question: “What do you do when you
don’t understand and become offended?” His answer was “walk out!”, which is
what many of us do. Why? Because MANY times when someone says something
that we do not understand or that offends us, we don’t take the time to see if
that is really what they said and we definitely don’t take the time to know that
person well enough to really understand if what we think we heard, is what they
really said. Instead, we just WALK OUT. Some even walk out when GOD does

Page 1 of 3GOA Hosanna Reflection Sunday, December 9, 2018 Assoc. Pastor Jerri Harrison Title: “Walk out or walk in: two responses to offense” Scriptural Foundation: John 6:53-54, 60-61 Our Hosanna Reflection today is based on Apostle David’s sermon “Offenses will come. Will you leave also?”

INTRODUCTION FOR THE BEGINNING OF THE HOSANNA REFLECTION “We are offended because we don’t understand. We don’t understand what was said or done or why it was said or done. We don’t take the TIME to know the person that offends us because we THINK we already know them…(He’s just like that…he ALWAYS does that…”) Many of us think we know God. For example, we know that God is in control of everything that happens. But because we don’t know Him as well as we think we do, when something horrible happens in our life, we are offended because God didn’t stop it from happening. (Why did God let my loved one die? Never really looking beyond our own selfishness and not fathoming the true mercy of God in removing them from the life of unending pain that they were in and taking them into the JOY of His presence) We leave the church because of this and sometimes…we leave God also.”---Apostle David In this sermon Apostle David asked this question: “What do you do when you don’t understand and become offended?” His answer was “walk out!”, which is what many of us do.
Why? Because MANY times when someone says something that we do not understand or that offends us, we don’t take the time to see if that is really what they said and we definitely don’t take the time to know that person well enough to really understand if what we think we heard, is what they really said. Instead, we just WALK OUT. Some even walk out when GOD does something that we don’t understand… And this walking out does not only happen in the physical. Because we can still be coming to church but we have walked out spiritually. My momma used to say to me, “Being in a garage don’t make you a car”. BUT THANK GOD YOU ARE STILL HERE BECAUSE THERE IS HOPE THAT GOD CAN REACH YOU! The Bible says in Isaiah 29:13, “this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me, but have removed their heart far from me…” But hope is always here!

Page 2 of 3p.2 Have you ever had a good friend say something you that REALLY offended you or that you did not understand? But you then took the time to step back and look at both the situation and the person and you realized that this was not how your friend usually interacts with you. And with an even deeper 2 nd glance you realized that they had just had a VERY bad day and just took it out on you? In psychology it’s called transference or in laymen’s terms it’s called spreading your “emotional germs”. And then you see that you could have walked out on a very important relationship, just because your friend was having a bad day! Don’t walk out before you really wake up and thoroughly read a situation. But, this is exactly what happened when the disciples heard Jesus’ teaching on eating His flesh and drinking His blood. The Bible says in John 6:66 that “many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more.” THEY WALKED OUT ON JESUS. The disciples were hearing in the flesh and thinking cannabilism and thinking that Jesus had lost His mind, but the reality was that Jesus was speaking in the Spirit and talking with them about the deep things of God that they could not comprehend. This is why the Bible warns us in John 6:63 that “It is the Spirit that quickeneth (gives life); the flesh profits nothing.”

We CAN NOT understand the things of the Spirit while we are in the flesh! We try to figure out what God is doing with our natural understanding or our intellect and WE CAN’T! 1 Cor. 2:14 tells us that “the natural (fleshly) man receiveth NOT the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” FLESH DOES NOT GET THE SPIRIT, SO STOP TRYING TO OPERATE IN YOUR FLESH TO GET THE THINGS OF GOD! It won’t work for you! Instead of walking out, walk in! Our famous passage of scripture that we always study when we talk of the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5 clearly says to us “Walk IN the Spirit and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” So, instead of Walking out on God, Walk IN to the Spirit so that you can deal with offenses in the Spirit and NOT in the flesh. And it takes obedience and discernment to walk IN the Spirit and stay WITH GOD…whichever way He goes, you must go.

Page 3 of 3p.3 Instead of walking out on God, walk in the Spirit and ask God to help you understand the thing SPIRITUALLY that has offended you. Instead of walking out on God, walk in the Spirit and choose to operate in your fruit of love, joy, peace, etc. instead of walking in the works of the flesh like adultery, fornication, idolatry or strife! Instead of walking out and leaving the church because you’re not happy with how things are going for you personally, walk in the Spirit and choose to suffer the loss of that which makes you happy and make GOD happy by staying put where you’re called to be! Instead of walking out of a committee meeting and being mad because your idea was not used, walk IN the Spirit and humble yourself before almighty God and think more highly of others than you do of yourself. If we all walked out every time one of us got offended, the church would be empty. We better learn that offenses WILL come. Suck it up soldiers and learn to take a punch, get back up and keep walking for Jesus! DON’T WALK OUT, WALK IN!






Title: Hold On to Your Hope! – It’s a Mustard Seed 

General Take Away: It doesn’t matter how small you are or how big your problem is, if you have hope/faith, God will provide!

Major Points: 
When Apostle preached on Biblical Hope, I was encouraged so I looked up what the bible said about trying to keep my faith, because although I have hope & faith that God will answer my prayers, I too like many others get discouraged at times. 
Matthew 17:19-21 – faith can move mountains
Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and asked, “Why could we not drive it out?” 20 He answered, “Because of your little faith [your lack of trust and confidence in the power of God]; for I assure you and most solemnly say to you, [c]if you have [living] faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and [if it is God’s will] it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. 21 [d][But this kind of demon does not go out except by prayer and fasting.]”
The disciples had been unable to cast out this demon, and they asked Jesus why. He said their faith was too small. It is the power of God, plus our faith, that moves mountains. The mustard seed was the smallest particle imaginable. Jesus said that even faith as small or undeveloped as a mustard seed would have been sufficient. Perhaps the disciples had tried to cast out the demon with their own ability rather than God’s power to act. If we feel weak or powerless as Christians, we should examine our faith, making sure we are trusting God’s power, not our own ability to produce results. 
A mustard seed is generally about 1-2 millimeters small, it takes only 24 hours from the time of planting the seed (if done correctly) for the plant to start sprouting. Mature mustard bushes/trees average between 6 -25 feet tall. Exceptional plants can reach 30 feet tall
Apply that spiritually 
Matthew 13:31& 32 – unto the kingdom of heaven
31 He gave them another parable [to consider], saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field; 32 and of all the seeds [planted in the region] it is the smallest, but when it has grown it is the largest of the garden herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air find shelter in its branches.”

The mustard see was the smallest seed a farmer used. Jesus used this parable to show that the Kingdom has small beginnings but will grow and produce great results
God doesn’t care how small your faith is…he just wants something
Mark 4:30-32 – starts as the least and grows to the strongest
30 And He said, “How shall we [c]picture the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use to illustrate and explain it? 31 It is like a mustard seed, which, when it is sown on the ground, even though it is [d]smaller than all the [other] seeds that are[sown] on the soil, 32 yet when it is sown, it grows up and becomes larger than and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.” The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were.
Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once before?
Failure is part of learning; we should never give up the struggle in life.all the garden herbs; and it puts out large branches, so that the birds of the sky are able to make nests and live under its shade.”
Jesus used this parable to explain that although Christianity had very small beginnings, it would grow into a worldwide community of believers. When you feel alone in your stand for Christ, realize that God is building a worldwide Kingdom. He has faithful followers in every part of the world. Your faith, no matter how small, can join with that of others to accomplish great things. 
Luke 13:18&19 – unto the kingdom of heaven
18 So this led Him to say, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? 19 It is like a [c]mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his own garden; and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the sky found shelter andnested in its branches.”

The general expectation among Jesus’ hearers was that the Messiah would come as a great king and leader, freeing the nation from Rome and restoring Israel’s former glory. But Jesus said his Kingdom was beginning quietly. Like the tiny mustard seed that grows into an enormous tree. 
This reminded me of the story of Jesus…they expected a king that was already put together, but they got a vulnerable baby born to a virgin.
Story of the Elephants
As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not. He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well,” trainer said, “when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.” The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were.
Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once before?
Failure is part of learning; we should never give up the struggle in life.







God is Over All

November 4, 2018

Hosanna Reflection

Pastor Linda Jackson

Stepping Out Into God’s Wealth transference

 
  • Genesis 12

  • Genesis 12:7

  • Genesis 13:2

  • The Word of God shows witness to give some things to his children

  • Sometimes he takes it out of the hands of the wicked

  • Proverbs 13:22 a good life gets passed on to the grandchildren; ill-gotten wealth ends up with good people

  • God directs Abram to leave all of his family and go into the land of Canaan

  • Even though the Canaanites held the title and were in possession of it

  • God clearly would give the land to Abram and his children

  • Genesis 12:7

  • Genesis 13:2

  • First know that God promised you the wealth of the wicked

  • This is transfer by a divine principle

  • It will only come to those who see the promises of God and believe it

  • Therefore, you must believe God’s will to have this wealth

  • Ecclesiastes 2:26

  • We must seek God’s purposes of God before, He will release the wealth of the wicked into your hands

  • Second you must be elevated into the spiritual realm

  • Matthew 6:25

  • Jesus assured us of God’s daily provision

  • The wealth of the wicked will come to us

  • Receiving from God comes from living in righteousness

  • That lifestyle activates the Power of God to remove wealth from the unrighteous and place it in your hands

  • God increases His children by seedtime and harvest

  • There are steps to gathering Harvest, which is the blessing

  • Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house and prove me mine house and prove me now herewith says the Lord of hosts

  • If I will not open the window of heaven and pour you out a blessing that there shall not be room enough to receive it

  • And I will rebuke the devourer for your sake, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground neither shall your vine cast

  • III John 2 Beloved I pray above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health even as thy soul prospereth






God is Over All
October 14, 2018
Hosanna Reflection
Minister Deborah Tate

Hosanna Reflection Title: God is Waiting on Us

Reflection from God’s Got A Waiting Room
Psalm 130:5-6 (NKJ)
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his Word, I do hope. My soul waits
For the Lord more than those who watch for the morning – yes, more than those who watch for the morning
Luke 15:11-14; 18-20;24
We often look at the younger son who left home early
Some commentaries say he was in his teens
Give me what belongs to me
Father gave him what he asked for
The Father hurt, disappointed, sad
His son left the family
The son is living it up in the world
Worldly parties, traveling, spending money carelessly
The father is home waiting and praying that he will come back
Parents know how it is when children go out
We want them to home at a certain time
We start looking at our watches
We get anxious and text or call
WE START TO PRAY
The father could not text or call his son
He prayed
Psalm 69:3 (NJV)
Who are we waiting on to return to God?
The Prodigal son learned something
We are the son in this parable
At one time we were out there
God waits for us to come back
Isaiah 30:11
Don’t leave God’s waiting room 
Wait with hope
Don’t give up on God he won’t give up on you
God is waiting on us





God is Over All
Extended Hosanna Reflection 
October 7, 2018
Pastor Deborah Williams, Preaching

“The Wretch, The Rag and the Redeemed”

Isaiah 6:5
Prophet Isaiah had a heavenly vision
King Uzziah had died
Isaiah saw the throne of God
Angels covered his face
They cried out Holy, holy, holy
Isaiah realized his sinful nature
The angel placed hot coals on his lips
He was cleansed of sin
He heard the voice of God asking Who shall I send?
A wretch is defined as deplorably unfortunate, despicable character
Message inspired by Filthy Rags
Our righteousness is like filthy rags
All righteous works are unclean
Isaiah 64:6
So many persons are denying sin
Many do not feel the need to change or have a Savior
Hebrews 10:31
I John 1:9
Matthew 5:16
We are to let our light shine, not our sin
Where are you in terms of serving God?
Proverbs 28:13
Matthew 7:22-23
Matthew 22:14
If you want to hear what Isaiah heard, you have to respond like he did
Do you hear what I hear?
II Chronicles 7:14
God is calling us to arm a holy nation
We were once wretched, our righteousness is like filthy rags, but we are now redeemed!






God is Over All
September 30, 2018
Youth Day Reflections
Youth Pastor Victor Brown – Minister in Charge
“Breakthrough”


Destiny Wilcox – A breakthrough in prayer, can happen over a span of time. In the Sixth grade I moved due to Dad being in the military. I moved to Japan. It was a cool place. I moved to San Diego, CA. I realized that I stayed there three years and did not make friends. She decided that she wanted good memories of the best years of her life. Prayed with her Mom, but mostly her praying alone. I want to make friends and to make memories. I started talking to people in my class. So happy that she made a friend on her own. God was preparing me for my move to San Diego, CA. Psalms 55:22, Psalms 56:11

Novice Minister Lauren Johnson – What is Worship? Matthew 15:8-9
With their lips they honor me. True worship would be the expression of showing deep love and respect for someone. Get lost in self. You should feel something on the inside. If you are worshipping and feel nothing that is empty. We get lost in what is going on. Thinking on other things. We want our worship full and giving God everything. Your mind is focused on him. Thinking about God and his greatness. Get into a place of true worship. Make sure that there is a change in your heart.

Ohan Lucas – How he worships. I pray as hard as I can. Joshua 1:9 I talk to God and he fixes my problems. Another way is by singing,  and dance as well.

Kayla Hunt – What do we mean by breakthrough? Overcoming barriers in our lives. Micah 2:13 Opening the gates to breakthrough. When I was going through a lot. It had me at a point where I did not want to be around other people. At first I felt nothing as I prayed, then the tears came and I felt relieved. Breakthrough means to overcome barriers. It will help everyone.

Kevin Hunt – What do we mean by breakthrough? It means to overcome Micah 2:13 This talks about what we overcome fear or obstacles in our way. There was a time when we came through something. Surrender James 4:3 How much of our blessings and power is lost because we do not ask. What about you don’t ask because you have not received the answer. How many times do we not overcome because you did not pray.



Kayla Washington – The Benefits of Breakthrough  - Heal to become sound, freshman year loses someone that she loved. How to accept loss and love myself. Ephesians 6:12 The basis of breakthrough. Went on Revival and got a breakthrough. I overcame my sadness. By being unified with other believers.

Daire Watkins – I asked God for strength and wisdom. I would convince myself that what I was doing was alright, but it was not. Matthew 16:24 I knew that I had to give up some of the things that I wanted so that I could get his will for my life. God wants you to get closer to him. God sponsors his plan only. When you try to follow your own way things go down hill. When you read the Word God begins to bless you. When I got my breakthrough I got spiritual confidence. All I had to do is get God’s attention. Activate your breakthrough so that God can bless you.











God is Over All

September 16, 2018

Hosanna Reflection

Minister Michael Holmes

 
  • Captain Kirk, Beam me up Scottie

  • In peril or ready to go because the job was completed

  • I am ready to go, I have completed my mission

  • I am making transition plans and I am ready to go

  • Not my will, but thy will be done

  • It is not about you, but about Jesus Christ

  • How can you tell if you are closer to being ready?

  • When is the last time you let someone get you visibly upset?

  • When was the last time you used profanity?

  • Are you getting any closer?

  • Do you spend more time on social media than in prayer?

  • Can you name the top 10 R&B singers and their songs?

  • Take some time to figure out how close you are to be beamed up

  • Romans 12:2

  • Conformed is defined as being made to resemble

  • Reduced to a likeness

  • Are you like your co-workers?

  • To be made agreeable to

  • Every superhero is drawing us in

  • I am not of this world

  • I am housed in this temporary casing

  • I Cor. 15:50

  • There is nothing that will take this case into the kingdom

  • This corruption must take on incorruption

  • The mortal must put on immortality

  • Death is swallowed up in victory!

  • Death where is your sting?

  • This life is like a vapor, you live and you die

  • Heaven is eternal

  • Where are you and your new body going to reside?

  • You will get a new body

  • I John 2:16

  • For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes

  • Beam me up!

  • You are striving to do the laws of God

  • Whatever you are going through, God can change in an instance

  • Enoch was taken because of his closeness with God

  • John 17:6

  • God has chosen you and to take you out of the world








God is Over All
September 9, 2018
Hosanna Reflection 
Minister Karen Emery

He is an on time God!
Inspired by sermon, “God’s Got a Waiting room”
God is doing something for us and in us
Think of a prayer request you have for God
Keep that one thing on your mind
Psalm 62:5-6
Psalm 130:5

God is teaching us as we wait, God is waiting on us
He is waiting for us to repent, fight pride, live holy lives, show love
We need to live in peace
Ask God what he wants from you, ask your pastor
God is waiting for us to learn a lesson
Waiting measures how deep our relationship is with God
It measures how selfish we are
I Peter 1:7
We are either going to fight through our trials or give up!
We will wait and not be discouraged
We will wait patiently for our blessings

We grow in the fruit of the spirit
The fruit of longsuffering teaches us how to endure problems for a long time
We are surrendering, hands up, our control over situations
I Corinthians 6:26
Ask God to fix our problems
Don’t move until you get you blessing!
Lyrics Made up my mind, no turning back, concerning your blessing your word says that you are not slack
Noone, nobody can shake me
Right here I will be waiting for my blessings!
Let’s not move until we receive our blessings
It is a personal thing between you and God!



God is Over All
September 2, 2018
Hosanna Reflection
Novice Minister Nathaniel Tate




Family Feud

Reflection inspired by “Preparing for the Lord’s Blessings”
Genesis 2:7, 18-20
What did Adam lack?
Genesis 2:21-24
Adam needed a suitable companion
Ever since the garden the devil has been the unity of family
We have become familiar with family members
We think it is alright to argue
Familiarity breeds contempt
Sometimes we do not see our family members worth ministering to
Ignorant, the root word is ignore
Ignorance is not being dumb, but it is ignoring taking action
There is no law against the Fruit of the Spirit
Bible pre-dates the laws of the USA
Maybe it is the laws for the Children of Israel aka the Ten Commandments
The scripture does not mean that the Universal laws do not regulate the Spirit
There is not a limit
Love and meekness allows for all of us to shine
Are we willing to grow?
Endure the growing pains
We are more than able
I want to be blessed so that I can help
I am willing to grow in Spirit because my family needs opportunities for the future
This is not “Family Feud”
We do not need to battle each other for the blessings!
We can be blessed!