Hosanna Reflection Nov 3rd, 2019

God is Over All
November 3, 2019
Hosanna Reflection
Novice Minister Clinton Smith
Three Steps To Returning To Your First Love

Return means you have fallen away
Manifold reasons and mischief
Who is that first love?
It is Christ Jesus
Some may not have fallen in love yet
We love him because he first loved us
Before the cosmos was spun in motion
We developed a relationship with Christ
For some strange reason we just walked away
How do we get back?
That is the path that we found joy in
Found love in the manger
Proverbs 13:20 
Maybe we linked up with some fools
I Cor. 15:33
Evil communications corrupt good manners
II Cor. 6:14
Don’t be unequally yoked
Fellowship with the unrighteous
Step One – Remember your first works, the joy of your salvation
Remember your fasts, remember your faithfulness, remember the joy and peace in the midst of suffering, remember when you believed and served
At my spiritual height, I was 85% trusting in the Lord
My charge went down, I had to go into power saving
We think that something else is suppose to be better
We ought to reflect and become pure and holy
What you focus on increases
If you focus on your struggles you trials will increase
Step Two – Repent
Repent before God
Turn from your evil works and turn to your good works
Step Three – Do your first works
When you did everything at the church!
Some were on Media, Kitchen, playing instruments, etc.
When you were at everything at the church
I remember the time when every man was in dance & drama
My first love said do everything
The way we fought when our candle was lit
When you thought it was sin to do other things
Is this a sin?
Have you stopped asking your self?
What happens when you walk away from the source
If you remember your first love, repent and do the first works
We will be back on the path
Ask the Lord to turn the lights back on and renew our faith

God is Over All
October 20, 2019
Hosanna Reflection
Novice Minister Anika Greene
A Fourth Quarter Inventory

Consider Your ways is her inspiration
Haggai (a minor prophet)
Haggai 1:2
People of Judah had just finished 70 years of being enslaved in Babylon
50,000 returned to repair the foundation of the temple
They were mocked asked why they were building the temple
They waited sixteen years before they started building again
Is God asking you to finish anything this year?
How long will it take you to finish the temple that I asked you to build
Haggai 1:2-5 Amplified version
Haggai 1:6
Consider your ways says the Lord God
If you consider your life and your ways
If you are still doing the things that you were doing earlier this year
Consider your ways
If I want a car, I have not saved money then it is not real
Godradio.1 example of not being able to buy a car
You drink but you are still thirsty
You are here for three hours and need a word from God
God is saying he can’t help you if you can’t help him
We can’t make it to meetings, to San Diego 4 Christ, etc.
Haggai 1:10
God is saying I have stopped your blessings
You were on your won agenda and you could not help with mine
Going to the mountain was going to talk with God
You need to fast and pray
Bring wood, your spiritual wood which is your gift
God has given us each a talent and have we given it to God
Have we brought anything to God
Help build the temple, help building the ministry
Focus on the moment at hand, focus on this play, focus on this month
Eliminate this clutter, victory depends on clarity
Champions have mental challenges and discipline
It is the fourth quarter and we only have a little time left



God is Over All

October 13, 2019

Hosanna Reflection

Pastor Yvonne Watkins

What Does It Take To Be Loyal

  • John 21:15

  • Jesus said, feed my sheep

  • He said it three times

  • Peter was sad, hurt

  • Peter responded Jesus you know that I love you

  • We tell the Lord that we love him without doing anything

  • It gives us an outlook on loyalty

  • What does loyalty take?

  • Everything – all that exists and is related to a certain subject

  • When you say, I have loyalty

  • You are saying that I say, live it, share it

  • Loyalty is devotion to a nation, at Grace it is walking in our vision

  • Devotion is devoting time to reconcile man back unto God

  • It takes self sacrifice

  • Romans 12:1

  • If you belong to God your body is no longer yours it is Gods

  • You do not have the right to treat it like you want to

  • Diabetes Type 1, Type 2 and then Type 3

  • Type 3 helps and supports

  • Type 1 our leaders

  • Type 2 the other leaders

  • Type 3 all the regular attendees

  • Are we contacting people that we do not see?

  • We have a great work required by God

  • Dedication is an action word

  • You have to do something in God’s house

  • Something happens, you slow down and get stuck where you are

  • Doing everything is what we strive for

  • Everything is what it takes to be called loyal

  • When you start doing the work at Grace you started with a deal

  • You first wanted to do more

  • Grace Covenant works in the field and vineyards

  • It is not easy!

  • Your work title can change at any time depending on your loyalty

  • I Corinthians 6:19

  • You are bought with a price, glorify God in your body and in your spirit

  • You had devoted your life to God’s work

  • You have to work harder than you are working

  • You must say, I am faithful at working

  • I fall asleep at the church

  • As a servant of God you must stand for all of God’s work

  • You are to be pillars in the church


Lauren Johnson

Power: Ye Have Not, Because Ye Ask Not
*The Bible makes it clear that we should have and be operating with POWER
Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
Luke 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Isaiah 40:29 He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength
*What do we need the POWER for?
    -Milk answers: Increase on the job, home ownership, new car, 
*Really need POWER to fight against those things which we cannot see and are not tangible
-Spirits of Depression, Loneliness, Lust, Pride, Disloyalty, Discord, Disobedience, Anxiety
    *These are not just things adults deal with    
The Power Of ASKING
*Kids have no problem asking for what they want, whether it be a small ask or a large ask
*While the Bible makes is clear that we have access to POWER, God makes it plain that he wishes for us to ASK for 
Mark 11:24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
Matthew 7:7-11 Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!
John 15:7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.
John 16:24 Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
1 Kings 3:5 At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, “Ask! What shall I give you?”

*What stops us from asking God for power?
•Our requests seem too trivial to bother him with
    -Nothing too little or too small to ask God
•We’re protecting ourselves from disappointment and doubt
- It’s better to ask and deal with our disappointment and doubt if God says no than never to ask anything at all—at least we’re dealing with God, not ignoring him
•We feel like we’re being discontented, selfish or greedy
    - Asking is a step towards God, not a step away from him.
•We assume our prayers can’t affect his sovereign plan
•We think we can handle it ourselves
-Asking is an expression of dependence: when we ask, we rely on God rather than ourselves.
•We assume he is unwilling or unable to help
*Parents love giving gifts to their children. If one of them is in trouble, or hurting, you want them to come to you for help. You would be embarrassed and upset if they felt they couldn’t ask you.
*There are also times where you may have wanted to bless your child, but for whatever reason, were waiting for them to ask first. 
    -Sharing a treat
MR. JONES STORY from the Prayer of Jabez
Mr. Jones dies and goes to heaven. Peter is waiting at the gates to give him a tour. Amid the splendor of golden streets, beautiful mansions, and choirs of angels that Peter shows him, Mr. Jones notices an odd-looking building. He thinks it looks like an enormous warehouse—it has no windows and only one door. But when he asks to see inside, Peter hesitates. “You really don’t want to see what’s in there,” he tells the new arrival.

Why would there be any secrets in heaven? Jones wonders. What incredible surprise could be waiting for me in there? When the official tour is over he’s still wondering, so he asks again to see inside the structure.

Finally Peter relents. When the apostle opens the door, Mr. Jones almost knocks him over in his haste to enter. It turns out that the enormous building is filled with row after row of shelves, floor to ceiling, each stacked neatly with white boxes tied in red ribbons.

These boxes all have names on them,” Mr. Jones muses. Turning to Peter he asks, “Do I have one?”
“These boxes all have names on them,” Mr. Jones muses aloud. Then turning to Peter he asks, “Do I have one?”

“Yes, you do.” Peter tries to guide Mr. Jones back outside. “Frankly,” Peter says, “if I were you….” But Mr. Jones is already dashing toward the “J” aisle to find his box.

Peter follows, shaking his head. He catches up with Mr. Jones just as he is slipping the red ribbon off his box and popping the lid. Looking inside, Jones has a moment of instant recognition, and he lets out a deep sigh like the ones Peter has heard so many times before.

Because there in Mr. Jones’s white box are all the blessings that Mr. Jones wanted and God wanted to give to him while he was on earth…but Mr. Jones had never asked.

“Ask,” promised Jesus, “and it will be given to you” (Matthew 7:7). “You do not have because you do not ask,” said James (James 4:2). Even though there is no limit to God’s goodness, if you didn’t ask Him for a blessing yesterday, you didn’t get all that you were supposed to have.

There is power in the blood and it can be activated by simply asking. 

God is Over All
September 8, 2019
Hosanna Reflection
Minister Carolyn Hunt
Are there Any Joshua’s and Kayleb’s in the House

I am Loyal To God
We are in the last days
Preaching what people want to hear
People are living like they want to
Pastor David has the same assignment 
Moses seemed to have only one loyal servant
There were two Joshua and Kayleb
Numbers 13:30
Let’s possess the land
Any Joshua’s and Kayleb’s in the house
Numbers 14:9
They are just bread for us
The Lord is with us
To be obedient to God’s word is being obedient to God’s pastors
Logos inspired Word of God to inspire and guide him
I don’t want to go by myself
Joshua and Kayleb was loyal to God ad to Moses
What set hem apart was the promise
They wee not intimidated by the size or strength of the people
We checked out the land of California
We heard a lot, one person could not get a job with a master’s degree
The best job was with Sears
We thank God for the shepherd that led us to the promise land
Moses could not enter the promise land
Joshua succeeded Moses
He subdued his adversaries
Joshua had to fight, he was old
It has been a long time
Are we able to subdue the enemy?
A home for a quarter
A car for a dime
The best job ever
Getting on a cruise without money
Some have fallen away
Some stopped believing the man of God
We have become too curious
The enemy is trying to count you out
It is never too late to come back strtonger
Remember, repent and do the first works
A man,  a goat and the dug-well
Goats were strong willed, curious, etc
We do things that we do not want
We have been Bamboozled
The story of the ma, goat, and dug-well
The donkey got curious and fell in
The man heard the bleeping of the goat
He did everything that he could to get the goat out
He shoved the dirt in the well, the goat would shake the dirt off
He kept shoveling and the goat kept shaking it off
He cried because he loved the goat
He kept shaking it off until the goat just stepped out
It is never too late to come back stronger
Do not let the enemy lie to you
When the devil lies, shake it off, place it under your feet!

God is Over All
September 1, 2019
Hosanna Reflection
Minister Michael Holmes

Inspired by the message, Understanding the Christian Life
There are two types of Christian lives
The second Christian who is newly saved
The precepts of walking the Christian life
You get saved and you believe what you are taught
You believe every word
With God 100%
This thing is new, old things have passed away
You receive all things new
Like a child in a toy shop
You are teachable, you cling to the word like it is important
The first Christians who are mature
A mature Christian you tend to turn back
They have been through something
You think that you know some things
You may have some scars, to prove that you have been through something
You hit every challenge of the enemy
We have all had seasons that we had to stand in the gap for family members, co-workers
You know how to pray and ask for help
Yu cried out to God, late in the midnight hours
There was no doubt in your mind
You laid before God and knew that he was going to come through
Samuel was a child and lived with Eli
Eli was older and could not see him, the voice spoke to Samuel
He ran into Eli’s quarters and was told to lay back down
This happened three times
I Samuel 3:9
If he calls thee say, speak Lord for thy servant heareth
When God speaks, he speaks in a still small voice
In our maturity and familiarity, he went to his leader to seek teaching
He sought out teaching by his leaders
When you think that you have heard the voice of the Lord, how do you respond?
He places pastors, teachers, apostles so that you may learn
Ask Apostle I heard this, what do you think?
When we have spiritual things, we do not go where the help is
Apostle’s message challenged us, take a look at when we were first saved, and look at where you are now
Some things must have changed
Life itself, consider where your loyalty is today
Where is your commitment, where is the time that you gave to he Lord?
This was a self examination
Rev. 2:2-5
I know thy works, thy labor, thy patience….
When you are first saved you do not want to be near sin
Did you get tired?
You have left your first love
You have taken some things
Repent, remember and do the first works
Harvey, Illinois – pumping out a basement
I remember times that we had to repair the roof, sleeping in the sanctuary
I remember putting in block windows, repairing roof, etc.
Resurrect your works for the Lord!
It may not be on the story sea, I’ll go where you want to go!
Samuel heard that voice in the midnight hour
Today when yu hear that voice will you go?


Hosanna Reflection from Assoc. Pastor Jerri Harrison

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Topic: “Work Out vs. Work Together”

Scriptures: Romans 8:28, Isaiah 53:5, Philippians 4:19, Eccl. 3:1-8, 1 Peter 4:12, John 16:33,     1 Peter 1:6-7 

  • Our Hosanna Reflection today is taken from Pastor David’s sermon on Sunday, May 26, 2019 entitled “Trusting God in Difficult Times”. 

  • And it is based on the scripture in Romans 8:28 that says “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose.” 

  • Although we try SO hard to be like our Father in Heaven, when we are going through difficult times, we often have different perspective than God on our current situation!

  • You see, we want it all to work out the way WE want it to work out, but God has not promised that it will always work out that way…He has promised that it will work together for our good.

  • And these are two very different things…when we are going through a difficult time with our finances, we want God to work it out that all of our bills are somehow miraculously paid, but it don’t always happen that way… 

  • when we are going through a difficult time with our health, we want God to work it out that somehow we are miraculously healed right away, but it don’t always happen that way… 


  • It’s kind of like the underside of a tapestry that is being sown: when we look at the underside of a tapestry all WE see is the separate strings hanging down haphazardly in seeming disarray. But the person who is on the other side of the tapestry looking down on it and making it can see the beautiful picture that they are making. 

  • And so it is with our trials and God…all we see is the separate, broken and painful pieces that we want God to work out for us according to our plans, but GOD sees the WHOLE BEAUTIFUL PICTURE that HE is working together for our good IF WE WILL JUST BE PATIENT AND TRUST HIM! 

  • God did not promise that it will all work out according to your plan, but when you don’t know how God is going to work it all together for the good, you can trust God and His Word! Knowing the Word of God and trusting Him are inseparable!  

  • The Bible is FULL of promises! When you are going through, find one and STAND ON IT! 

  • When you need healing, stand on “with His stripes, we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5). 

  • When you need finances, stand on “My God shall supply all your need.”  (Philippians 4:19) STAND ON THE PROMISES OF GOD!

  • HOWEVER, as we stand on God’s promises, we must also remember that God is working all things together for our good AND that ALL those promises have their own time. 

  • Ecclesiastes 3:1-8) When we read this passage of scripture, we see that there is a time for opposites…a time to be born and a time to die, etc. 

  • There is a perfect time for everything in our lives, but we don’t like the things that are the opposite of what we want while we are have to wait for God to make things work together for our good

  • Everything happens in its time and all things work together for your good. We need to learn to ask God “What time is it Lord?” Is it your time for this in my life? If so, wait on Him in prayer until you get your answer!  Wait on His timing as you go thru your trial! God KNOWS what He is doing and it will all work together for your good! 

  • But one of the most difficult parts of being a true Christian is the fact that it does not make us immune to trials. 

  • If we could just get in our hearts the truth of what God says in His Word in 1 Peter 4:12, we would be stronger and more triumphant Christians. 

  • What does the Word say to us in that verse: “think it NOT strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you.”  

  • WE GET THROWN OFF OF OUR WALK BECAUSE WE WRONGLY THINK WE ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO GO THROUGH ANYTHING IN OUR CHRISTIAN LIFE…WHEN THE OPPOSITE IS TRUE! Jesus said, “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world”. We get thrown off by the unexpected things that happen in our lives, but we better listen to Jesus and learn to EXPECT trials as a Christian.

  • Instead though when trials hit, we go into the “Why did this happen to me?” pity party? Why don’t  I have enough $ to pay my bills? Why did I lose my job? Why did my loved one die? 

  • And our why turns into a WHINE that can turn into the murmuring and complaining that God hates! Be warned that those “why do bad things happen to good people?” questions can eventually test our loyalty and cause us to turn from God.  Instead of whining “why me?!”, FIGHT your flesh and be strong enough to tell God, “Why not me? I can stand it and I can take it!” 

  • 1 Peter 1:6-7 says “though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: that the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ” God’s not looking for your gold (those things that WE value), He’s looking for your faith that has made it thru the fire! 

  • Psalm 34:19 says “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, BUT THE LORD will deliver them out of them ALL.” WE will go thru, but the Lord will deliver us! 

  • For we KNOW that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose! 



  • STAND…when things are taking too long to turn around

  • STAND…when your body is in pain 

  • STAND…when you aint got no money

  • STAND…when you’re hurt

  • STAND…when your friends turn away

  • STAND…when your family isn’t with you

  • STAND…when your loved one goes to heaven 

  • STAND…when you mess up

  • STAND…when you don’t have a job yet

  • STAND…when your kids aren’t acting right

  • STAND…when things aren’t going the way you want them to go

  • STAND…when you don’t understand

  • Because even in ALL these things, GOD will work it all together for your good! 



God is Over All
August 18, 2019
Hosanna Reflection
Novice Minister Nathaniel Tate
Leadership and the Purpose of Eve

Pastor wants loyalty to complete the work
He wants loyalty not fake loyalty
I Corinthians 4:16
Follow me as I follow Christ
Revival Fires are burning
We must complete the work and the vision
Genesis 2:17
Adam was the called leader
Genesis 2:18
God said it is not good for man to be alone
The leader was alone God said that ain’t right
Genesis 2:19
God created the animals
Just because you aren’t the first choice does not mean you are not the best choice
Adam was not found a help mete
Adam placed in a deep sleep, took his rib and made a woman
She was brought to the man
The purpose of Eve was for support
We see husbands vs. wives
Men vs. women
We skip why Eve was made
We skip the animals being created first
We confuse the scriptures trying to talk about power
The power that God gave Adam and Eve was in unity
Adam had the call and the vision Eve was called to help
God created the help mete
When Apostle talks about loyalty he is not talking about himself
We do not want a spirit of help because we feel it is oppressive
We can’t think of it the same way
People forgot the reason for Eve
We are either in a spirit to support or a spirit to be a stumbling block
We are in a spirit of lifting up or a spirit of oppression
Ephesians 6:10-12
Put on the whole armor of God
You are not my enemy
Millennium we have been struggling with power
We are not fighting against one another
We are fighting against how people think
We are going right here on earth
We want to argue and fight with one another
Ephesians 6:18
If we were to pray more and be more diligent
God does not separate himself from his work
Get on our knees and pray
Lay prostrate before God
We must do something different if we want to move forward in unity
How can I support?
Do not get discouraged if you are not there
Look at someone else ministry and want to do what they are doing
I want God to give that to me now
We need to focus on helping
Pride will have us glorify ourselves
Would we stop pressing into God
Pride is edifying ourselves
Some do not clean because we are not seen
Some if not in instagram it is not real
Philippians 9:32
Be a help, be a support
Psalms 51:12
Create in me a clean heart, restore in me a 
Galatians 5:22-23
Live in the Fruit of the Spirit
There is leadership and all of us are Eve
Our purpose is to help
Our purpose if to support
So Eve do not listen to that snake!

God is Over All


August 11, 2019

Hosanna Reflection

Minister Mary McDaniels

Being Priests in The House of Our God

  • The best job ever from Apostle David caused some work in the house of the Lord

  • We took action after that Word of God

  • The Levites worked in the house of God

  • Look at what it means to be a priest in the house of God

  • Exodus 19:5-6

  • God had a message for Moses

  • The children of Israel took a prominent place

  • They lost sight of their priestly covenant

  • The priests were the ones to go between God and the people

  • We are a living sacrifice unto God

  • We are the replacement from God, a living sacrifice

  • So much power in those words

  • Aaron and his sons were taking care of the temple

  • There are other things that are required by God

  • On our jobs today, what motivates you?

  • How would you like to be rewarded?

  • The same ones that ask the question will fire you in a minute

  • As priests of the Lord can’t be fired

  • Even if you mess up, you can get back in with God

  • Even when we quit and stop doing our priestly duties

  • God will let us back in

  • Remember, repent and do the first works

  • Go to our heavenly Father

  • God is our annual increase, our 401k multiplied

  • He is our ultimate retirement package

  • Bread when you are hungry, water when you are thirsty

  • A rock in a weary land!

  • He will hold you up when you fall

  • Well done is what we are looking forward to at the end of our journey

  • You have been faithful over a few things

  • You prayed on Tuesday, fasted on Wednesday, faithful over a few things

  • On the job they want three million dollars in sales, what can you do to bring your numbers up?

  • I will make you ruler over many

  • To be employed by God is the best job ever

  • It comes with benefits!

  • God will forgive you of your sins

  • Have you been down on yourself for one wrong action

  • There are benefits for being in God’s house

  • Have you ever in your life needed a miracle?

  • God had to work something out for you

  • One of those bonuses the benefits!

  • It gets hard sometime

  • If you present your body a living sacrifice

  • Holy acceptable unto God which is your reasonable service

  • It is not extraordinary

  • Every Sunday morning, Pastor Renee says, the Lord is in his holy temple

  • Let all the earth be silent before him

  • When we enter in we should expect God to do something

  • Our sacrifices will not out weigh God’s blessings

  • Isaiah 61:1-2

  • I Pete 2:9-10

  • We are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood….

  • Lord today, I offer my body as a living sacrifice, I am available to you, I give you everything that I have……

God is Over All

August 4, 2019

Hosanna Reflection

Minister Deborah Tate

The Real Power


• Inspired by the sermon, Waiting for the Power
• Acts 1:8
• We try to produce our own power
• Our auxiliary power we try to create our own frie with words that flatter our ears
• We use substitute power
• Substitute means a replacement proxy
• Like an artificial sweetner
• A replacement for real sugar
• The word real means actually existing; factual; not an imitation
• Reminds me of a song by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, Ain’t nothing like the real thing baby
• The power of the Holy Ghost is the real thing
• The power to witness
• You notice that witnessing started in Jerusalem at home
• You do not need to wander off at first
• Start with your own family, friends; people at church
• God has real power
• Attract the people
• We want to substitute the real power with other things that we believe will attrat and keep people in church
• We wrongly think the auxiliary power will keep people at church
• So we start with substitute power, child care center, coffee café, single ministry, youth, etc.
• They become the main focal point
• Some of us are no longer attracted by the old-time religion, the word of God, biblical teaching and preaching
• Preachers struggle with wanting to give sermons that make people feel happy
• Struggling to be politically correct instead of biblically rooted in salvation, sin, repentance, obedience to the word of God
• I Corinthians 2:4-5
• Jesus did not come with a nice reasoning with enticing words
• He preached the Kingdom of God is power
• In the kingdom of God demons are cast out; evil is destroyed
• Most Christians have no clue about this power
• They have intellectual Christianity
• Nice words about God, because God is love only
• He’s Barney, the Real power of God is not a nice idea, but a life changing power
• II Timothy 4:3
• Itching literally means to itch, rub, scratch or tickle
• We desire massages rather than messages
• The more we use the generator power; the substitute power the harder it is to use the Real Power of God
• The Power that Jesus used was when a woman caught in adultery, he did not pat her on the head and say have a nice day. He told her to go and sin no more
• The rich young ruler, he was not willing to sell all that he had
• Jesus answered I am the way, the truth and the life
• Jesus did not use auxiliary power
• He had the Holy Ghose
• Grace Covenant are we fighters?
• Do we have the power of God
• Ephesians 6:11
• Ephesians 6:18
• We have the Real Power to witness that Jesus Christ is the Son of God


Passing the Baton to the Next Generation

Novice Minister Greg Bryant
Hosanna Reflection
July 28, 2019
God is Over All

Psalm 78:5 -8
Passing the baton is a track and field term
There are teams of four persons
The first person passes the baton to each runner
Until the race is over
The baton represents the gospel, our faith, our ministry, our vision and what we believe
What do we believe?
See the Grace Covenant Christian Church website
Scriptures written by God
Thee is one God
In three persons Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Jesus birth, death and ascended to the Father
The shed blood of Jesus is the atoning of sin
The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to help this generation
The redemption work of Christ is how we obtain eternal life
The water baptism is needed in this life
The bodily resurrection of life and the other to damnation
Standard principles in passing the baton, do not drop it the race is over
When receiving the baton don’t look back or you will lose ground
Focus on what is in front of you
The race is about the baton and not the runner
The baton must remain the fastest member of the team
Just because you pass the baton 
Every team member must be able to run in every position
Pastor David said, what is your gift?
We should be naming them all
The race is about the baton and not the runner
At the finish line we celebrate together
We pass the baton to the next generation
It has been said that God’s problem have a problem passing the baton
We have been equipped with gifts, cleaning house, fixing toilets, etc
Put it in your baton and pass it on
I am speaking to those who are forty years of age or older
We are trying to pass the baton, but we slow them down
Let it go, trust that we have given them enough to run on their own
Until the race is over, it is not over until Jesus comes
Encouraging, coaching is still important
Don’t pass the wrong baton
What is the wrong baton?
Judging, criticizing, gossiping, etc.
When we have gone on to glory we should go on
Moses to Joshua
II Kings 2 Elijah to Elisha
Jesus to the disciples
Paul to Timothy 
Dr. Dorea Chara Dolan to Apostle David Watkins
Given the vision in 1957, Pastor David now carries the mantle
Pastor David and Pastor Renee have not held anything from us
We have a master class dedicated to passing the baton 500 Strong
Weary the man of God
Dr. Dorea had been preparing a team she was applying it differently
She heard the same thing, she had an urgency in her spirit
Sometimes we are passing the baton and we do not recognize that others even know it
Pastor Renee has prepared the next generation and has passed on the baton to the next generation.

Michael Holmes
Hosanna Reflections:  
July 7, 2019

Title:  Get a grip, Stop playing with God!
Back in April the apostle preached a sermon “Learning about the Holy Ghost”  

Isaiah 11:2 (KJV) And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;

If you remember, Apostle spent time explaining that there are many spirits in operation in our lives.  But there is only one Holy Spirit.  He said that everything is of a spirit?  He actually highlighted several including your wants and desires?  He said that we can have a spirit of caring for others.  There is a spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and the spirit of knowledge.  So be careful when you say, I feel the spirit on something?  We need to stop, drop and pray and if you still not sure, check in with spiritual leadership and get a confirmation before you proceed!  Why, because we need to pray and make sure it’s the spirit of God! 
There was a saying I learned early in the ministry “Everything Good is not God” Let’s take a look at this scripture in second Corinthians.  See if your old man identifies with any of these spirits?
11 Corinthians 6:9-12 (KJV) Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: 
(We have been Transformed by God’s Anointing)

but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, 
but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, 
and by the Spirit of our God. 

All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.  

We have got to get a grip and stop playing with God!  Let’s not get caught up in that same spirit that got Aaron and Miriam in trouble!  
Do you remember in the book of Numbers when Aaron and Miriam spoke out against Moses?  And this is where I think many of us are right now today!  We are putting our mouths on Gods people and don’t think twice about it!  

Who in the world do you think you are?  Who anointed you judge and jury over your brother or sister in the ministry?  We have got to stop playing with God!  Listen to what he had to say to Aaron and Miriam.

Numbers 12:8 (KJV) With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?

God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow!  God have called us to a season of Revival, take this time to purge any spirit that doesn’t line up with the Holy Spirit!  Understanding that we are all precious in God’s sight.  Stop putting your mouth on God’s people, stop putting negative thoughts on the people of God.  God has called them too, and you have not been called to judge another man’s servant.  Just stop it!  

I believe that the Lord is trying to get our attention!  

2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV) If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

This is our season of blessings, let’s stop playing with God and prepare for all that God has promised you!

God is Over All

June 30, 2019

Hosanna Reflection

Minister Mary McDaniels

  • Must Jesus bear the cross alone and all the world go free?

  • No there is a cross for everyone and there is a cross for me

  • I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but holy lean on Jesus Name

  • On Christ the solid Rock I stand all other ground is sinking sand

  • As Christians we tend to feel that we are exempt from the trials of this life

  • Then one day the trial comes and we are standing on sinking sand

  • Malachi 3:6

  • His mercies are new everyday toward us

  • Numbers 23:19

  • Lamentations 3:22

  • Hebrews 13:8

  • Good ness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life

  • We change from level to level and faith to faith

  • Mood swings, dizziness

  • Highs one day and lows the next

  • Our love for one another changes

  • But God’s love for us never changes

  • He is the same yesterday, today and forever

  • Whatever may happen let us hold fast to that fact

  • No man has ever been saved without knowledge of Jesus

  • Jesus Christ is the same, today and forever

  • Jesus is unchangeable