Sermons on Purpose & Destiny

The Spirit of Fear

THE SPIRIT OF FEAR 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV) For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. “Fear,” in the Greek, is to become fainthearted; to lose the “moral fortitude” needed to follow the Lord. Ephesians 6:11 (CEV) Put on all the armor that God gives, so you can defend yourself against the devil’s tricks. Satan wants to steal, kill, and destroy—one of the tools he uses is…

Faith in the Final Outcome

FAITH IN THE FINAL OUTCOME Jesus never promised us an easy life. John 16:33 (AMP) [Jesus said] I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world. When we go through hard times, we must place our faith in the final outcome. Psalm 34:19 (AMP) Many hardships and perplexing…

Getting God’s Vision

GETTING GOD’S VISION Acts 3:19-22 (WE) Stop doing wrong things. Turn to God again. Then the wrong things you have done will be wiped away altogether. The Lord will give you a new start and make you very glad. He will send you Jesus. He was the one God chose to be the Christ. But he must wait in heaven until the time when all things will be made new again as they were at first. By his holy prophets…

The Power of Patience

THE POWER OF PATIENCE Luke 8:11-15 (NKJV ) The parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Those by the wayside are the ones who hear; then the devil comes and takes away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. But the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, who believe for a while and in time of temptation…

Pentecost Part 3

THE NEW TESTAMENT TABERNACLE OF WITNESS Numbers 11:29 (NLT) Moses replied . . . “I wish that all the LORD’s people were prophets and that the LORD would put his Spirit upon them all!” Acts 1:8 (GNT) When the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you will be filled with power, and you will be witnesses for me . . . . to the ends of the earth. In the Old Testament God had the “Tabernacle of Witness.” The Tabernacle was…

Pentecost Part 2

THE PURPOSE OF PENTECOST Pentecost means fifty. The Feast of Pentecost is fifty days after the Feast of First Fruits. On Pentecost, Jesus sent what the Father had promised. Numbers 11:29 (NLT) Moses replied . . . “I wish that all the LORD’s people were prophets and that the LORD would put his Spirit upon them all!” Acts 2:1-35 (NIV) When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of…

Pentecost Part 1

THE PROMISE OF THE FATHER John 20:19-22 (NIV) When the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” And with that he breathed on them and…

Remembered Forever

REMEMBERED FOREVER Psalm 112:6 (HCSB) The righteous man will be remembered forever. Jesus Christ will be remembered forever. We celebrate His birth every Christmas Season. Why? His selflessness. What will you be remembered for? In Heaven? On Earth? Ephesians 4:1 (NIV) I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Sadly, Satan has people running after the wrong things. WHAT MOTIVATES ME Physical needs. (food, water, shelter, etc.) Safety needs. (lock doors, stay in jobs,…

Faith, Vision & Sacrifice

FAITH, VISION & SACRIFICE 2 Peter 1:3-4 (NIV) His 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. Faith comes through your knowledge of God’s promises. Romans 10:17 (NIV) Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.…

Winning Christ

WINNING CHRIST Philippians 3:7-9 (VOICE) I now realize that all I gained and thought was important was nothing but yesterday’s garbage compared to knowing the Anointed Jesus my Lord. For Him I have thrown everything aside—it’s nothing but a pile of waste—so that I may gain [win] Him [Christ]. We’re so used to God winning us, are we trying to win God? Proverbs 8:17-19 (VOICE) I love those who love me; those who search hard for me will find me.…