Sermons on Faith

The Prayer Advantage

THE PRAYER ADVANTAGE James 5:16 (NLB) Prayer from the heart [spirit] of a man right with God has much power. . . . makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]. – AMP John 16:7 (AMP) I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor, Counselor, Strengthener, Standby) will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him (the Holy…

The Power of Praise

THE POWER OF PRAISE Isaiah 61:1-3 (NKJV) The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted . . . . To comfort all who mourn . . . . To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. 1. Praise lifts us out of sorrow and depression.…

Made to Conquer

TRUST CHRIST TO HELP 1 John 5:4 (AMP) Everyone born of God is victorious and overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has conquered and overcome the world—our [continuing, persistent] faith [in Jesus the Son of God]. . . . God’s “heredity” within us will always conquer the world outside us. – PHILLIPS . . . by trusting Christ to help. – TLB E. W. Kenyon said, “The reason the majority of Christians are weak, though they are…

The Lessons of Jacob Marley

THE LESSONS OF JACOB MARLEY 1. “I wear the chains I forged in life.” What we do here, determines our position there! Hebrews 9:27 (NET) People are appointed to die once, and then to face judgment. We’re either storing up treasure or we’re storing up judgment. Ecclesiastes 9:5-6 (TLB) For the living at least know that they will die! But the dead know nothing [about their future] . . . .Whatever they did in their lifetimes—loving, hating, envying—is long gone,…

Heart Treasure Part 3

THE HEART’S DEEP ABIDING BELIEFS Matthew 12:35 (NKJV) A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. GOOD – Empowered by God in life, through faith. EVIL – Toiling alone in misery, through distrust. TREASURE – The thoughts we store up in our heart. Research has found that the electromagnetic field of the heart is approximately 5,000 times greater in strength…

Heart Treasure Part 2

PREPARING OUR HEARTS FOR HARVEST Matthew 12:35 (NKJV) A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. GOOD – Empowered by God in life, through faith. EVIL – Toiling alone in misery, through distrust. TREASURE – The thoughts we store up in our heart. Mark 4:13-20 (TPT) [Jesus] said to them [his disciples], “If you don’t understand this parable, how will…

Heart Treasure Part 1

UNDERSTANDING SPIRIT, SOUL, & BODY Matthew 12:35 (NKJV) A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. GOOD – Empowered by God in life, through faith. EVIL – Toiling alone in misery, through distrust. TREASURE – The thoughts we store up in our heart. Matthew 12:35 (DEL) A man is empowered by God because of the faith-filled thoughts he has been…

Battle Ready Part 3

DIFFERENT KINDS OF PRAYER Ephesians 6:18 (GW) Pray in the Spirit in every situation. Use every kind of prayer and request there is. The Prayer of Consecration Surrendering to God’s will. Luke 22:42 (KJV) Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. Prayer Guidelines: This prayer is used to dedicate ourself to God’s plan. This prayer is used to keep our flesh in check. This is the only prayer we…

Battle Ready Part 2

THE LORD’S PRAYER Matthew 6:8-13 (NKJV) Your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is…

Sin No More Part 2

LEAVING SIN BEHIND—The Natural Side 2 Peter 1:3-5 (NIV) His [God’s] divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. 2 Peter 1:5-8 (NIV) For this very reason, make…

Miracles of the Master Part 4

THE MINDSET FOR MIRACLES Philippians 2:5 (KJV) Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus. . . . adopt the mind-set of Jesus the Anointed. Live with His attitude in your hearts. – VOICE . . . Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself. – MSG How did Jesus Christ think? John 11:1-4 (NIV) Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha…
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