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Christ Jesus, King of all Kings is the Way, the Truth, and the Life!
Servants of the Lord
“What good is it, my brother, if a man claims to have faith but has no deed? Can such faith save him? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” James 2:14-18, NIV.
"I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me".
I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be given to you. This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples".
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father's commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete".
John 15:1-11, NIV.
“Feed All People Everyday Harvest”
As the clock keeps ticking, with the passages of time, my debut “Enthralling Memoirs” will come to pass, and I will continue forward on my “Jesus-Journey”.
Hallelujah Jesus! You gotta have grace! Amen, the blood of Jesus Christ! Before proceeding, with my message in a bottle, I share what God placed on my heart: God’s Word is equal for the love of all people of every nationality. If you are tired of living the worldly life and you cannot live that way anymore, the invitation is always open for you to ride with Jesus. God is not stop and go, you are either committed to running the distance with the Lord or you are not. You need to make up your mind; which is it going to be? Because the timeline is getting tighter.
Gracious Jesus, anyhow! Do not trade your soul for sin. Pray! Do not throw in the towel. Just in case you allow yourself to be caught up in the darkness of the world, Satan will wrap you tightly in his web, having you think that there is no way out. Well! Of course Satan is an untruthful soul and liar: there is a way out! Christ Jesus is your way out! Jesus can always dig that tunnel for you making a way out of no way. Do not stop and go with the Lord, allowing yourself to get caught up in the darkness of the world, otherwise, Satan will drive the wheel of your life and keep you at a malicious standstill in life, unless you are a righteous warrior for God! Keep Satan behind you, under your feet, where he belongs. Do not let that serpent, that swindler, that fast-talking serpent, who steadily transforms itself: walk in front, driving the wheel of your life, leading you down a dark path, with your life rapidly deteriorating. Stay on God’s righteous path, do not backpedal on Satan’s path, unless God pre-destined and ordained for you to be a righteous staffer when on the battlefield in life on Satan’s turf!
You gotta ask yourself: Do I really want to step foot on Satan’s path and mess around with that serpent? If your answer is a “Yes”: your life is about to become a living nightmare around-the-clock. Oh and by the way! Being guarded on that serpent’s path is out the window! When you start down the path with Satan, who wears different hats in life and who also masks very well: it is not going to end well, unless you do not jump ship quickly with Christ Jesus! Because once you have inserted yourself on that Satan’s destructive and deteriorating path, it’s open season on you, with Satan being the chief-leader of his territory: having his or her way with disrupting your life and constantly distracting you, in malicious spite! The gospel truth is Satan is “monstrous” and that is never going to change nor shift regardless of how one manipulates the situation; no matter how you mask it and window-dress it. And I put that lightheartedly, watered down.
Satan’s sordid name should be enough to waver you away from his destructive path to walking in the light. However! While you are negotiating with yourself on being “indecisive” trying to decide if you are going to ride with Christ Jesus or Satan, the master of all confusion, brawls, and fights: I bring my life support, Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior in remembrance: You can only imagine Mary’s “excruciating pain” as she stood “AT The Foot of that Old Rugged Cross” watching her Son barely hanging on: regarding on Calvary as Christ Jesus; set the pave-way for all sinners! Can you imagine that moment? Can you imagine getting into her mind to feel the deep trauma of her pain? Mothers, can you imagine how intense the pain was in the pit of her stomach, that a mother gets when her child is in pain? Can you imagine how Mary endured such great sarcasm while witnessing to her Son? Somehow Mary made it through that painful life-event! Holding in; her tremendous emotions, from being borderline inconsolable and holding in her silent outrage. You can only imagine Mary’s heart-wrenching pain as she stood watching her baby be hammered on the cross, whipped, His side pierced, and the life leaving His body. Ask yourself: “Was this life-event with Christ Jesus on Calvary in vain for sinners: or did conversion take place with you in changing your lifestyle daily? Are you still in that place resisting conversion?”
My message in a bottle: God loves everyone! With “Love, Compassion, and Apathy” for all life, on God’s good green earth! God’s Word reads in the book of Micah 6: 8, NIV. “To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Jesus will never say no to you, He will always be there for you around-the-clock. This is true for me; God has always been there for me, no matter what time it was. More importantly, Jesus has never let me down, and He will never let you down.
Are you able, are you willing, are you open-minded to hear; what I hear? Someone, somewhere, needs prayer! Lord! Someone, somewhere, needs a word of encouragement! Lord! Someone, somewhere, needs a blessing now! Lord! Someone, somewhere needs You to stop by their home Lord! Only for a short while! Someone, somewhere, needs for You to come see about them, Lord, in that hospital bed! Someone, somewhere, needs Christ Jesus’ guidance! “The Good News of the Gospel” needs to be continuous: speaking all over the world; from coast to coast! When you speak publicly about “The Good News of The Gospel” and anything in general, there is always backlash and especially; when you are in the open in the public, the backlash and the scrutiny is continuous on your pathway. The backlash from folks of all walks of life should not be your focus and concern because at the end of the day their backlash still does not matter, what matters “the most” is Jesus Christ and speaking: “The Good News of the Gospel!” Even so, if you wondered out loudly, backlash follows. When you are a part of God’s workmanship, you better have “Gator Skin” and a strong vessel for God: because your biggest adversary, your biggest contender, Satan, is going to keep bringing it, attempting to knock you around to stop you and to destroy your secret and hidden motives that causes so much pain in life! “Because of the backdrop of my “early childhood experiences”, “gator skin” was never an option for me. I acquired “gator skin” young-hearted” because “failure will never be an option for me”: I am a Winner for God! Having said that: you need to make up your mind, stop being indecisive, wasting time, wasting the days of life away; you are either a strong warrior for the Lord with “gator skin” or you are weakened and timid as the non-doers in life. The gospel truth is: “The Holy Bible” is filled with strong warriors for the Lord, Moses, Young David, Samson, Paul, and Silas, just to mention a few. You should not channel your energy on the “backlash”. The backlash does not matter because everything on earth passes except for God’s Word, that reads. “The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.” 1 John 2:17, NIV.
Keeping on the real pathway, I tell you what I know and what I have witnessed over the course of the years, on my journey. And good Lord, please don’t take my word for it, do your own independently investigation. You should always do that anyway, instead of taking people’s word at face value. That said, the world is not the same posture of God’s Word, speaking the same language. The world atmosphere is different from God’s Word, the atmosphere and environment of the Lord’s house. It is hardly surprising that worldly folks who are purposely blinded to God’s Word are quite the characters, speaking brazenly in telling you, “I am not weighing in on your God talk. That’s your God not my God. I am going to say just what I want to say, and I darn-well don’t care who likes it or not. God is not real, you Christians worship a God you cannot see.” Also! They will tell you “Jesus is not the Son of God, and Jesus never walked this earth”. The devil is a sadistic liar! And most importantly, despite all that “folly”, still, you must never surrender to be in the shadow of speaking “The Good News of the Gospel”. The “mainstream of social media” is perilously, to the point of costing you your life, in the very, “trying and sensitive times” that we are living in. If you are not cautious about saying "this and that” and have explicit clarity in your speaking, nowadays people are easily set off by the wrong messages, that will incite jarring and anger, that will lead to a firestorm path of unfriendly words exchanged, violence, and crimes. Everyone from all walks of life is not forgiving to something that you have said, and later you regretted saying it with an apology. But, if you don’t mean it, don’t say it, because the backlash is coming. Even so, you apologized, the backlash is coming hard and strong. If you don’t want it repeated then don’t say it, because it will be repeated. Once it comes out your mouth, it’s out there for the world to see and read on “the mainstream of social media”. If it’s going to do more harm than good, don’t say it, and don’t do it, take it to God in prayer. Nothing but truth is God’s Word that is not followed by the regrets of an apology. Self-disclosed, me, an individualist, I will never regret nor apologize for speaking “The Good News of The Gospel”. It is good to be in God’s Word. For God’s Word reads. “My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.” James 1:19, NIV.
Carrying on, as a Christian your faith is tested daily. You must not go rounds with non-believers debating God’s Word on the everyday battlefields of life! The Father’s Word is not up for debate, and God’s Word is not debatable. When non-believers wants to go rounds with you over God’s Word, you do not stand there going rounds with them, to acquire great stress, with the possibility of having a stroke or heart attack, you walk away, and you pray for their lost souls. "Prayer Makes a Difference! Prayer Made a Difference!” That is God’s charge to go rounds with non-believes. When you attempted to do God’s job, you will lose your mind, because you are not equipped with God’s tools, to substantiate such “folly!”
Christ Jesus is beyond law and order, protect and serve, He is the Savior, the only one who can save your soul. Satan is weak, Christ Jesus is stronger. You must call on Christ Jesus when you are in “troubled times”, He knows how to deal with the devil, when He already defeated him on that “Old Rugged Cross”. God’s Word reads. “The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him, but with an overwhelming flood he will make an end of Nineveh; he will pursue his foes into darkness.” Nahum 1:7, NIV. When you feel like going rounds with non-believers, you need to read “The Holy Bible” for guidance. Sometimes we bring stress on ourselves without knowing it, by doing what God does not desire His children to do. Therefore we must stay in the Word and prayed up!
Straightforwardly, that is on you when you choose to go round with non-believers, and then you say they crushed your faith. Where is your strong faith? Are you weakened in God’s Word, to allow anyone to crush your faith? When you have allowed someone to crush, squashed, and smashed your faith, you have surrendered to defeat. Your constitution must be strong will standing on God’s Word. I refused to let Satan break me! I will not let Satan break me! When you have allowed someone or some folks to shake your faith, it speaks volumes about the strength of your faith. When you are a strong warrior for God, no one can crush your faith. At some point you must stop the whining, complaining, and stop depending on the Shepherd to fight your battles, you must warrior up in your war clothes and fight your own battles. You must warrior up and pray for your own self.
Non-believers go against God’s Word. God’s time should not be given on things that only God can change, the focus is Christ Jesus. The focus is God’s Word. The focus is speaking “The Good News of the Gospel”. This is my heart and what I believe.
The living Word of God.
“Your fasting ends in quarreling and strife, and in striking each other with wicked fists. You cannot fast as you do today and expect your voice to be heard on high.” Isaiah 58:4 (NIV).
Folks, get real, the universe is not a good place, God’s Word is a good place to be, standing on the rock, Christ Jesus. If you think Christians are perfect people and are exempt from the sins of the world, somehow your perception is wrongly perceived. Sin is prevalent in Christians lives. Christians lives are infiltrated with the sins of the world too. Absolutely not, an exempt card from anything on earth does not exist. Christians are sinners, we all are sinners, we all will be touched by the filth of the world. God gave His children the weapon of prayer. We must continuously pray, be geared up, dressed in our war clothes because it’s an everyday battle on the battlefield of life, which leads me to say, you must never surrender to sin, giving it defeat over you to “compress your spirit”.
Amazing Grace, The Almighty God reigns forever and ever. Interestingly, it is our human nature that someone always has something to say. Also, but, it is true not speculation that folks grudgingly have something to say. You will be a panicked wreck when you allow the wrong influences to infiltrate your life. Stop letting the sins of the world keeping you from your “conversion”, dressed in new wine. Just cut it out! Just cut it out with the bickering, calling each other ‘this and that’. Remain faithful to the Lord, and do not give Satan the pleasure of a I-told-you-so celebration, that you would not remain faithful to the Lord. All that bickering is not of God.
Even more so, the power of negative thinking is not of God. Getting comfortable in your daily life on earth, with your social-standings, enjoying the pleasures of the world and breaking on the longevity of “The Good Works of the Lord”, is not good, you will missed the gray days of the storms coming upon you. When you are disobedient to God’s Word there are consequences. That said, It’s okay if you are not a willing vessel for the Lord, God will show up, just like that, and use you as a sacrificial vessel for His Will. “The Good Lord” will take you as a vessel for change. Death does not discriminate, death does not care who you are. For God’s Word reads. “Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him.” Psalm 115:3 (NIV). Our God is prominent. God’s Word is needed in the world to overshadow the evils in the world. Why have you allowed yourself to get caught up in bickering until you have lost focus on Christ Jesus paid the price at Calvary, sanctification, and of God’s Word? Encore, the devil is a straight up liar! God’s people are on one accord in unification. My God! I wish Paul and Silas were here, they will tell the world that God is a loving and forgiving God. If Paul and Silas were here they will tell the world that God is so good, and He is so amazingly majestic.
Have you lost focus that Christ Jesus was crucified at “Golgotha”, for all mankind? Have you lost focus of Jesus’ love, compassion, and Apathy for us? Have you lost focus of the Savior, and the many miracles He performed? Christ Jesus is still amongst us the same way He was in the “Biblical Days”, when He performed miracles?
Jesus changed water into wine (John 2:1-11, NIV).
Jesus fed five thousand with a few fish and loaves of bread. (Matthew 14:15-21, NIV).
Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead (John 11:1-46, NIV).
The window is slightly opened for you to take a peeking into “My Life Story” and reserve your reservations to purchase my “Enthralling Memoirs” upon availability and to discover why I am undeterred and tenacious in my long-standing stance”: standing solely on God’s Word”.
Briefly, a pastor once preached: “When you know what the person has been through and where God brought them from, then you have understanding of the person.” That would be me, folk! I invite you to come purchase copies of my crafty, and creatively written memoirs upon availability and read all about “My Story”, “Like No Other”.
I cannot hang around here chatting it up any longer I got work to do for the Lord. God’s Word is forever “Mighty”. Before exiting out of here check out this “Mighty Benevolence” sermon” that God abruptly placed on my heart.
At The Foot of the Cross
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An Inspirational Sermon
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21, NIV.
An Everyday Season Sermon
"Jesus Rose: The Path of Material Wealth,
Forgotten your Heritage Roots: Part One"
September 16, 2020
Hold on folks! Just hang tight, as I lead you into the heart of this sermon “Jesus Rose”. Before we get there, we need to navigate through some stuff. I emphasize what I am speaking about in this sermon is nothin’ new to the everyday common folks.
Absolutely not! God does not care about the riches of your material wealth. God does not even care about your fancy car, your million-dollar retreat estate in the isolated wilderness, your fancy wardrobe, and your phat bank account. When you care more about your “material wealth”, then living God’s Word, you are on “Jesus Rose: The Path of Material Wealth, Forgotten your Heritage Roots”, meaning you done got so big and all mighty, forgotten where God delivered you from, the “rough side of the mountain”, forgotten about the heritage roots of where you started from, at the bottom of the barrel, and forgotten that you were not always in the wealthy place that you are in. Some people will say there is a difference between ‘wealth and rich’, my vantage point the two are equally the same, which is mammon. Yes Lord, and beyond that, it’s true that many folks will pull out their “degrees” and go the extra mile to define the difference between “riches and wealth”. All together both equally substantial mammon, which accommodates a comfortable life. What do you say? Everyone has a vantage point. Everyone is not going to see things from your vantage point. Regardless if you are correct or not, everyone is not going to agree with you. They oppose your views, because of their own vantage views, just to mention one. That’s just, the way it is. That’s just, the way the ball bounces in life. Absolutely not! You cannot and will not take any of your “material wealth” with you when you die. It’s just gonna be you in that casket, not all your mammon, your fancy car, your fancy wardrobe, your million-dollar retreat home. When you die, you will die with what you entered this world with, nothing! And beyond that, when you have passed on, someone has to clean out all your stuff, that you cannot and will not take with you. While they are cleaning out all your stuff, they will complain the entire time about, why did she need this? “God of Mercy” why did he need all this junk? My Lord, this closet is overflowing with clothes, shoes, purses, and stuff, no way she wore all these clothes and used all this stuff; some of this stuff still have price tags on it.
God of grace and mercy, when some of you, some more than others “material wealth” ship come sailing in, you become an uppity dignified Christian, too proper to praise the Lord. Instead you sit and acting too cute watching other faithfully praise the Lord, as if something is wrong with them for giving God the highest praises, something that you ought to do, something that you used to do before your “material wealth” ship came sailing in. Why do you change when you have acquired wealth? Why have you forgotten about the heritage roots of your extended family when you have acquired your wealth? Job was rich and had everything. All that was afflicted upon him, he still remained faithful to God. He did not let materialism stop him from being faithful to God. All that money that you have acquired, you have forgotten about the heritage roots of your extended family, you refused to help your extended family, your brothers, sisters, and your parents. That is the work of the devil when you are told to cut your extended family off, they are not healthy for you. This is not of God. Every family has problems some more than others, that ought to be worked out, instead of holding long-standing grudges, having bitterness towards one another. The gospel truth: You should never forget God’s many blessings of where He brought you over from. Otherwise, you are one of “Jesus Rose: The Path of Material Wealth, Forgotten your Heritage Roots”.
A Christian is rich in Christ Jesus. God’s Word should be well suited in your life to quench your thirst of materialism hunger. What more do you need then God’s Word? Well, I shall move on. Some of you, some more than others are hoarder-wealth peoples, meaning you are so cheap and stingy with your wealth, you hold on to every penny, instead of helping others in need. When you are a hoarder-wealth person, you are “spiritually-poor”, you die a hoarder-wealth person, leaving everything behind, the very things that you worshiped while you were alive. Encore: What about your soul?
The pouring praises of the holy grace of God, should make you want to praise the Lord, where you are at this moment! God is the source of all your blessings and everything you need. If God cannot do it for you, nobody can. What other sources do you need besides God’s Word? Your “support” comes from the Lord Almighty God! God is your support system! Hallelujah Jesus. You should not need a reason to praise the Lord. The Lord woken you this morning is a glorious praise. You should be grateful to the Lord for your “spiritual blessings”, that outweighs your material possessions. Blessed it be the Son, of the Father, Christ Jesus, for His goodness, grace and mercy that reigns on us. Just! Why is it that there is a level of excitement when you shop for your material possessions, and a less level of excitement when you are praising the Lord? Good Lord, I wish I had some “blatantly truth” witnesses to give God an “Amen!”. If God is in your life, then He has touched your life, blessings you, and He has moved mountains in your life, therefore, His appreciation of the many blessings in your life should be demonstrated in your life, actions and behavior, representing His way of living walking in the light of His Word.
The living Word of God.
“Rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
“See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world, rather than on Christ.
“For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form,” Colossians 2:7-9, NIV.
Surely only God can make sense out of when you have acquired your material wealth”, why do you disassociate yourselves with Jesus, your heritage roots? Why do you put, Jesus, your heritage roots on the backburner, for “material wealth? Jesus did it all for you and me, on Calvary, and what do you do? You put Jesus on the backburner for material things that have no significance in heaven. The living Word of God. “But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today” Deuteronomy 8:18, NIV. Just like God gave you the ability to produce wealth, He can surely un-produce your ability for wealth.
The living Word says, “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth”. You should build God’s kingdom not build up Satan’s kingdom of the world, storing up material possessions for yourselves. Jesus the Lord of Lords, when you have become overly obsessive with having an overflow of material possessions, things that you do not need, but want, you are worshiping idolatry. You are now in a risky dangerous zone of having the mindset “I want this, I need this and that!” You do not need all those things. When you tell yourself that you need material possessions greater than God, you are worshiping idolatry, when you choose silver and gold over Christ Jesus, you are worshipping idolatry. When your home is loaded with material possessions that you don’t need and your driveway and garage is filled with an overflow of vehicles, you are worshiping idolatry. When you have an abundance of clothing hanging in your closet that you cannot wear, instead of giving them to someone who can use them, you are worshiping idolatry by letting them hang in the closet collecting dust. When you look for your material possessions to comfort you, that means you have stopped trusting in God. When your material possessions defines you, that means you are worshiping idolatry. Jesus should be good enough for you, with God you ought to be satisfied.
Okay, follow me, and picture this in the book of Matthew 19:16-30, NIV.
“Now a man came up to Jesus and asked, “Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?”
Why do you ask me about what is good? Jesus replied. There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, obey the commandments.
Which ones? The man inquired.
Jesus replied, Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father, and mother, and love your neighbor as yourself.
All these I have kept, the young man said. What do I still lack?
Jesus answered, If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.
When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth.
Then Jesus said to his disciples, I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.
When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, Who then can be saved?
Jesus looked at them and said, With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.
Peter answered him, We have left everything to follow you! What then will there be for us?
Jesus said to them, I tell you the truth, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.
Yes Lord, many folks will hold onto their material possessions that they no longer need nor used, storing up like hoarders, instead of passing it on to help someone in need. Why let things sit up and collect dust, when someone else can use them?
This sermon is not knocking that you like nice things and all that follows. More importantly, you ought to focus on staying in God’s Word. Do not allow yourself to be out of the loop of God’s Word, to be in the loop of keeping current with the new material trends that are on the market; telling yourself you need ‘this and that’ when in fact you do not need ‘this and that’. Good Lord! You cannot serve two masters. You must make a choice, you are either going to serve God wholeheartedly or you are committed to serving your material possessions. The living Word of God. “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve and God and money.” Matthew 6:24, NIV. “Do not fall in the trap of becoming a materialistic Christian. Do not store up the treasure of material possessions, instead, you ought to store up the Word of God in your heart, mind, and soul. You ought to fill yourself with Christ Jesus not the things of the world. Sanctification set Christians apart from the world. Christian ought to be glad in God’s Word, and “Rejoice in the Lord”.
Moving on, set your mind in Christ Jesus and not the things of the world, competing with folks, jealous of folk’s material possessions, and wanting what they have. Material possessions keeps you shackled in debt. Worshiping material things is of the world. And beyond that, it is dangerous to let “money-hungry” people up close on you. They will Do and say just, about anything to attain money from you. God’s Word reads in the book of 1 John 2:16, NIV. “For everything in the world-the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does-comes not from the world”.
Absolutely not! You don’t need it! You don’t need to look for other avenues in your materialism to find meaning and purpose in life, when Christ Jesus is available. Life’s meaning and life’s purpose is found in the Lord, in God’s Word, the reading of the Holy Bible, and doing God’s Will, with a committed heart faithfully. When you look for materialism to fulfill your life’s meaning and life’s purpose, you are a lost soul. Here and there you will sell your mansions, cars and so forth, and buy new ones to give you excitement for the artificial feeling of fulfillment.
God is a good God of His own party filling you up with “The Holy Ghost”. When you bank on the merits of your materials sovereignty to spiritually fill you up, you are empty inside, without “The Joy of the Lord”. God has the power to plunder your wealth, and stricken you to poverty, to bow to your knees, call on Him, confessing your sins, and do good for your atonement. How to become a millionaire? Absolutely not! The merits of your silver and gold cannot acquire you a ticket into heaven. You become a millionaire by accepting Jesus into your heart as your Lord and Savior. Why would you want to become a worldly millionaire when you can have the riches of entering God’s kingdom? No amount of money can do for you what Jesus can. For God’s Word reads. “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all the things will be added to you.” Matter 6:33, NIV.
Glorious God, I am at the heart of my sermon: “Jesus Rose”, narrative in my own words:
Goodness mercy, Jesus Christ knew He came into the world to do His Father’s Will. Jesus Christ knew His destination was to that “Old Rugged Cross”. Satan tried to sway Jesus away from His destination. Jesus denounced that serpent’s invitation, and He continued on His journey to do His Father’s Will.
God took Jesus all the way as He walked alone carrying His own cross. They made Jesus carry His own cross. Jesus struggled carrying His own cross. He did not give up no matter how brutal the beating was, He kept pressing on. Jesus stayed focus on His destination, to do His Father’s Will. They nailed Jesus Christ to that “Old Rugged Cross”. The portrait of Jesus strung up on that “Old Rugged Cross” is real. It is not a fabled portrait where Jesus had in a suit, tie, and shoes. The portrait of Jesus on that “Old Rugged Cross” is raw and authentic. They whipped Jesus. In the middle of Jesus’ acute, unimaginable beating, He prayed for them. They pierced Jesus’ side, the flowing of the blood out His body, Jesus took His last breath.
Yes Lord, “Jesus Rose” on the third days, Jesus rose. At Calvary on that “Old Rugged Cross”, Jesus Christ, my King of all Kings, took a ruthless beating for you and me. Jesus rose, yes Lord, Jesus rose. Jesus hung on that “Old Rugged Cross”. Jesus hung on that “Old Rugged Cross” for three long days.
“Rejoice in the Lord”. They took Jesus down from that “Old Rugged Cross”, and laid Him in the grave.
Believe that it happened, “Jesus Rose”, because it did happen. In Jesus Christ’s presence, if you do not believe it happened, “Jesus Rose”, you will not see the kingdom of heaven. Jesus stayed in the grave three long days. On the third day “Jesus Rose, Jesus Rose”. Yes Lord, on the third day Jesus rose from the grave. On the third day, “Jesus Rose” in my heart, Jesus rose in my soul, “Jesus Rose” in my spirit, yes Lord, “Jesus Rose”.
Greater is Jesus! Jesus did not throw in the towel, He went all the way for His Father. Are you willing to let go of the many material possessions that you do not need, and go all the way for Jesus Christ? Something to think about, if Jesus had not taken that ruthless beating at Calvary, on that “Old Rugged Cross”, you and me, will not be here at this moment in real-time.
Jesus is the Son of God, who came to save the world. Hallelujah Jesus! Stop forgetting about Christ Jesus, by going way overboard worshiping your material possessions, always at the store buying things you don’t need, thinking that is going to make you feel good and solve your problems. It is not the receipt that is gonna do the job. Once you have bought all that junk and made your way home, your problems are still there, your issues are still there and that lonely feeling is still there, that you try so hard to hide with masking and window-dressing. Mark 8:36, NIV, God’s Word reads. “What good is it a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?”
Material wealth is not the signs of God or is it? Cease boasting and bragging about your material wealth that will be left behind, when you depart from this world. God’s Word reads in the book of James 4:16, NIV. “As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil”.
“Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners-of whom I am the worst. 1 Timothy 1:15, KJV.
This sermon is concluded with a message in a bottle: Some folks tend to become a bit uneasy, when one speaks God’s Word authentically. But that is okay, because when you are a real Christian that does not shift you. But that’s okay, because when you know the commitment of a part of God’s workmanship, it is all or nothing, going all the way for God. But that’s okay, because regardless of what folks say and how they feel about how you should go about doing what God ordained you to do, has no bearing on what God ordained you to do. You listen to God, not people. When God has ordained you to do something, you must do it His way, not your way. When you attempt to do it your way, it’s not going to work out in your favor. When you are obedient and do it God’s way, it will work out in your favor. When God has ordained a purpose in your life, nothing no one can say and do can change that. You must stay true to God’s Word and not falter. You cannot and you must not forget about God is God who can do just what He wants to, if He says He’s the healer today and He’s going to deliver your soul, then that’s just what it going to be. You must stand on the promise of God and not give up. God is your salvation “The Book of Exodus”.
Continuing, wealthy folks separates themselves from the common folks, with the disposition of wearing “a better than you badge”, because they have the riches of wealth. Serving God is the footsteps of Christ Jesus, helping folks. Material possessions is not serving God. The riches of your wealth makes you feel superior to others. But! God does not care about your superior status nor does He care about your wealth status. You ought to be a servant of God and help folks, and cease whining about you are sick and tired of folks coming to you, begging for help. That type of thinking and behavior is not of the God we serve.
Gracious Lord! Many of you are “uppity” with “the riches of your wealth”, you look down on folks, talking about them with a “rumor mill tongue”, instead of following the legacy of Jesus’ pathway, helping the poor, helping the needy, helping feed the homeless, and going out ministering the Word of God to lost souls, leading them to the light. Because we are not perfect sometimes we succumb to our emotions and sometimes our words do not come out in the delightful way. So with that said, if you are a real Christian, God’s Word resonates in your daily life, and you will not be hanging out in the world chummy with the devil.
Gracious Lord! Many of you are “conceded” with the riches of your wealth, you have forgotten about your “heritage roots” of where God has brought you over from to where you are. You have forgotten about what it means “exchanging hands and benevolence”. My God! You say you are a Jesus-follower, but you follow the path of the blind leading the blind. Christ Jesus’ pathway is helping folks, exchanging hands, and benevolence. To seek the kingdom of heaven, you must get right with God. The last will be first and first will be last.
Good God of mercy, stop fretting not wanting to help folks, when God has blessed you with the resources to help folks. You too needed help once. You were not always in the “well-off” position that you are in. Folks, it ain’t so that only the strong and the rich survive, the weak survive too, because the Good Lord builds them up to be strong warriors for Lord! Job survived and so will you. The Israelites survived and so will you. Daniel and the lions’ den survived and so were will you. The Hebrew men survived the fiery furnace and so will you. God gave Nehemiah the strength he needed and God will give you the strength you need to become a strong warrior and survive. Oh yeah! God will bring you out with His grace and mercy! For God Word reads. “The Lord is my light and my salvation-whom shall I fear? The LORD is my stronghold of my life-of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm of David 27:1, NIV. The strong was not always strong, they were once weak, someone had keep them, sit with them, motivate them and encouraged them, so they won’t be crushed within five seconds, instead you maintain your position, that failure is not an option. Okay, having said all that, weaknesses is not of God’s Word. God is not a God if weaknesses. Please pick up The Holy Bible and read for yourself. Do not be weary when the road gets rocky on your journey, you may as well not stop; your only option is to keep going, because God has brought you this far, and He’s surely not about yo leave you now!
Everyday Thanksgiving, is doing God’s Will, helping the homeless, helping the weak, helping the poor, helping folks in need of help. My Lord, it’s okay, to do charitable and benevolence work for the Lord, without always looking to be paid for your services; Christ Jesus paved the way for this path. If God put you in the position with resources to help folks, then, help folks with God’s grace love and mercy. Oh yeah! I give all the honor to God who is the head of my life.
In the church world, is to save souls, feed souls and help folks. This is the Christian value of following Christ Jesus. However, some indulged in the riches of wealth. Some of you, some more than others, with your wealth, every now and then you stepped outside your comfortable domain into the light to do a good deed, for showmanship, with the expectation to brag your self-image and be given recognition for it. God’s wants you to drop your important mask and window-dressing persona, be real and truly help folks.
Daily life is an everyday “Thanksgiving Celebratory” that “Jesus Rose”. You must never walk away from your faith in God’s Word for the hollows riches of wealth, and for materialism, otherwise, you will become to regret it. When you insert yourself into the world, and transplant yourself into the worldly lifestyle of the nature of the rich and wealthy lifestyle, it rubbed off on you, straying you away from God’s Word. I tell you, the crimes, violence, and the tragedies that fills the atmosphere of the world is enough to make you re-examine your faith in God’s Word.
You ought to forget about putting too much emphasis on the riches of the riches of your material wealth, and thank God for being alive on another day’s journey, when so many did not make it. When so many are sleeping in their graves.
The Drum Major Instinct
February 4, 1968
Dr. Martin Luther King
Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta GA
My sermon's main message. There is a difference in acting like a Christian and a real Christian. The two are not the same, they are separate. God’s Word is not the focused of the greed spirit, for the love of money, money, money, follow the money, and the riches of material wealth than God’s Word. This is just a disgrace to the Father. What happened to saving souls? What happened to love, caring, compassion, and empathy?
The living Word of God.
“In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has. Proverbs 21:20, NIV.
“The House of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings them trouble..” Proverbs 15:6, NIV.
“For all can see that wise men die; the foolish and the senseless alike perish and leave their wealth to others Psalm 49:10, NIV.
Glorious God! Who told you walking in the light would be easy? Christ Jesus on that “Old Rugged Cross” was not easy. God’s way is always better than their way, the way of the world. No matter how dark the road gets it is always good to hold out for Jesus, not surrender your souls to the way of the world and the fleshly things of the world. Folks, you are kidding yourself to think that you can continue on your journey making it without Jesus. The day will come when your body clock stops ticking; what about your soul? Do not leave your soul hanging in the air just, for “material wealth.”
Here’s the transparency: Despite the riches of your material wealth, the silver and gold of your expensive possessions, you do not need that as your ticket to enter heaven, you are going to make it to heaven because Jesus saved your soul, and because Jesus is the only one who can save your soul, not the world. The world does not have transparency of God’s Word. The world is filled with Godless people. But not only that, the world will challenge the truth of God’s Word. Why go rounds over God’s Word with nonbelievers when you know the truth of God’s Word, a believer in the Father’s Word? You should never forget your blessings that the Lord bestowed upon you. You should never part ways with Jesus, your compass. We all should shout glory to His name. Jesus will stand by you and fight your battles, the same way He did on that “Old Rugged Cross”, when He saved all sinners. God’s Word warms your heart, soul, and spirit.
When Jesus walked the earth, He did not collect material possessions. He continued on His journey doing His Father’s Will, making His way to that “Old Rugged Cross.” When you die you have lost nothing on earth. Your material possessions are worthless, left behind. Encore: What about your soul? Your soul has to go somewhere. When God’s affliction reign upon you, will you call on Jesus? Will you invite the Savior into your heart, at that darkest moment of your life? At your darkest hour about to take your last breath, will you still proclaimed that you do not believe in Jesus Christ, the Savior? Will you invite the Savior into your heart, at that darkest moment of your life? Will you still rebuke Christianity? Will you still doubt God’s existence? What is it? What will you say at your dying hour, with your last breath? You do not have much time, you need to make up your mind, “The Angels” are waiting on your answer, with “Joy Bells”. “The Angels” wants to welcome you into heaven. My sincerest hope is that you accept Jesus Christ into your heart. Because Jesus Christ is the only one who can save your soul. Christ Jesus is the only one who can get you into heaven, there are no other avenues. God said it in His Word. If you accept Jesus Christ into your heart, when you get to heaven, God will say to you, “Well done, well done my child”. Amen, amen.
His benediction. When you leave the Lord’s house, do not shift to that dreadful path of sins. You cannot give up on the Lord and you must not give up on the Lord. When sin comes your way, call on Jesus’ name, make a detour away from it, and stay focused holding out for the Lord, walking in the light. If you happens to fall off the Lord’s path, get back on the righteous path quickly. If you continuing trusting in the Sovereign Lord and obeying His Word, He will do just, what He said He would do. I tell you, He will bring you out of every trials, riding them out with you. It’s okay, if you have a little bump in the road and get off track, God will prevail and come through for you, putting you back on track. It’s okays if you are struggling to make it by yourself, call on Jesus, He will hold your hand, and take care of you, while He walk that walk with you. You need Jesus strength to make in this old world. Never stop calling on Jesus, He is always available for you. Oh yes, our God will do just what He said He would do. Stay connected to God, on your journey back into the world to endurance of daily life, standing on God’s Word, well done, the streets of gold, in heaven.
My burden-bearer sermons are not written to paint a fairy rosary picture. If you are on the wrong path, today is a new day, to give you time to change your path, walking in the light with the Lord. You will always be safe under God’s roof.
-Jennifer, a benevolence of Christ Jesus on that “Old Rugged Cross”
An Inspirational Sermon
"When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. Then the King will say to those on his right, "Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in. I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. Then the righteous will answer him, "Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?" The King will reply, "I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did got me." (Matthew 25:31-40, NIV).
"Jesus Rose: Helping the Poor and Sharing: Part Two"
Coming November 12, 2020
God's Grace and Mercy, in my upcoming memoir, "Jennifer, A Young Heart Bride", I briefly shared an introduction of my relationship with Mama, my grandma Mae Bell Strong. When I look back over the years, I clearly see that Mama, my grandma was a blessing to me, from God. She was my inspiration, I loved her dearly. Gracious I am to God to have blessed me with a lovable grandma. Mama, my grandma and I shared a special bond. I was extremely comfortable with her, able to talk about anything. She was a conversationalist who knew how to ease you into a conversation. She called me "Pig", always happy to see me, with a smile on her face. Often when I visited her, on my moped, she either baked a fresh pie or I helped her bake a pie. After the pie cooked, we sat at the kitchen table talking and eating. Thank You, Jesus, yes, Mama, my grandma was a good grandma. God's Grace and Mercy kept Mama, my grandma for a joy to me, and for me to enjoy the joys of her sweet spirit. You must read my "Autobiography" to gain understanding of why Mama, my grandma was my haven.
You ought to read each of my memoirs to see how I made it thus far, only by God's Grace and Mercy.
All right! Let's jump into this burden-bearer sermon.
If we were in conformity of God's Word; righteously, He would not be waking me out my sleep and pulling me from my down-time of relaxation; to write these overflow of sermons that He placed on my heart; that required me to do a sermons book in the making; to put His Word back in focus, on His Word, on one accord; in unity, building His Kingdom.
-Jennifer, a benevolence of Christ Jesus on that "Old Rugged Cross"
An Inspirational Sermon
“Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.” 2 Timothy 2:23-24, NIV.
"Bickering Causes Life to Pass you By: Part One"
Posting Date Coming The New Year...
Glory be to God! As I sat at my desk typing, I took a pause-break and looked out the window at the serenity of the lake when the clouds started blanketing the sky. Then my eyes shifted to the pool when the the rain came pouring down followed by the loud roaring thunder. I paused and closed-up shop for the day, because of the hard rain and the roaring thunder. I invite you to purchase my Autobiography Memoir, to read why the rain and thunder is significantly unsettling to me.
Glorious God, my sincere hope is that "The Inspirational Collections of Sermons" that God placed on my heart are inspiring and uplifting to you in your daily life. Just because I am God's messenger; it does not mean that I do not need uplifting. I need uplifting every second of the day. My own inspiring writings are uplifting to me. The bright light of God's Word never changes in my sermons and in the inspiring writings of each of my books. His unchanged Word remains the same way to recycling in my crafted written sermons, creatively, for the good of capturing your attention for "The Good News of the Gospel".
I, Jennifer, extend the invitation for you to purchase each of my memoirs upon availability, and discover where God's Grace and Mercy brought me over from, to the place where I am, still standing on His Word, holding out for Jesus. Come read why people were prompted to say I wouldn't make it thus far; however, I made it by God's Grace and Mercy. A testimony; My life story is not simple as how I made it by God's amazing Grace and Mercy. You must read my "Autobiography" to truly understand that I could not have made it thus far without God's Grace and Mercy keeping me. You must read my "Autobiography" to truly know that I did not get here off the integrity of my faith alone, it was God's Grace and Mercy. Gracious to You, God, from my whole heart.
-Jennifer, a benevolence of Christ Jesus on that "Old Rugged Cross"
An Inspirational Sermon
"Bitterness Causes Life to Pass you By: Part Two"
Sunday mornings my parents took my siblings and I to church: We belonged to a small; down-home white church. Frequently, the children started singing loudly, while we sat waiting for church service to start. This Sunday my sister started singing a song loudly and all the children followed her lead, as always. In the middle of our Jesus’ song, an elderly lady stood up, and she said along the lines very loudly in that "old-school" commanding voice: “Come on ya’ll sisters, let’s show these here chillen (children) how it’s done!” All the older ladies started singing. Yes Lord! I looked forward to going to church. There is nothing like traditional old-time church. A looking into my upcoming “Autobiography”.
The naysayers prophesied that I would not be in the place where I am today, standing on God’s Word. They whispered about me, with a load of untruthful rolling off their tongues. They even said I would not publish my memoirs; because it did not happen “when they wanted”, but when the Almighty God said so, on His grandfather clock. We are all "Skeletons and Bones" who will die, ashes to ashes, dust to dust. I am still here; after all this time, in God’s Will, holding on steadfastly, pressing forward, never stagnated, never at a plateau standstill, always committed to Him, only by His Grace and Mercy. No matter how many ways I spin this, the equivalency stays the same; it equals the same.
-Jennifer, a benevolence of Christ Jesus on that “Old Rugged Cross”
An Inspirational Sermon
"Even the most gentle and sensitive man among you will have no compassion on his own brother or wife he loves or his surviving children,"(Deuteronomy 28:54, NIV)
"Grudgingly Causes Life to Pass you By: Part Three"
"The Joy of the Lord!" I invite you to pick up a copy of my upcoming memoir "Jennifer, A Young Hearted-Bride" and meet some of these "championship grudgingly" in-laws, and bridegroom, with a domestic violence nature. You ought to not take your spouse for granted. It was God's Grace and Mercy that brought me through. Daily the situation that were in front of me, it was God's Grace and Mercy that brought me over. Glorious Jesus, I gave my hand to you "young-hearted". I am not too proud to say, I learned young-hearted that I can't make it without Jesus.
Oh shoot! This is not a glammed up doctrine memoir with a "fairytale" story! It's the authenticity introduction of "My Life Story".
The Inspirational Collections of fiction and nonfiction books comes with continuously daily life messages within my inspiring writings.
Aren't you tired of the same you dressed in old wine? Why not step into the upcoming new year dressed in new wine!
Joy in My Soul
"Well I got the joy of the Lord down in
And it's just like fire in my (bones)
I (feel it in my hands I feel it in my feet)
I feel it move (movin all over
me)..." The Rance Allen Group
-Jennifer, a benevolence of Christ Jesus on that "Old Rugged Cross"
An Inspirational Sermon
"Don't Do It! Don't Give A Living Testimony"
Sincerely, hopefully; my slideshow into my upcoming “Autobiography” has been inspiring to you.
Jesus is a Wed-maker; my childhood song, that became my lifelong song. When things became bumpy and rocky, I sung my song. When the daily obstacles of life become overwhelming, I sing my song. When I need to hear Christ Jesus, I sing my song. When I need more of Christ Jesus, I sing my song. When daily life get me down at times, I sing my song. Down through the years when I was at a crossroad, I sung my song and I still sing my song. On my journey; this song has brought me so much comfort; especially when I was young-hearted.
How did my lifelong song become about? This day in our living room: First Lady Auntie, my fathers’ sister, encouraged my mother to start a choir: with my sister, cousins, and I. My mother taught us girls’ choir; many Jesus’ songs, it became like magic, Jesus and I were joined at the hip. Christ Jesus has been with me ever since. Out of all the songs my mother taught us “Jesus is a Wed-maker”; was my song. A day did not go by without me singing my song. A song that brought me through my trials and tribulations. I love my mother dearly. Gracious I am for her motherly love of teaching us girls the Jesus’ songs. A looking into my upcoming “Autobiography”.
Christ Jesus, “without You”; I cannot make it on this journey. Jesus, without You, I could not have made it on this journey of mine. Jesus, all that You brought me through, I still cannot make it without You. God! You gave me deliverance, I still need You around-the-clock to make it in this “fallen world” and in this “departed world”. So! I continue on my journey; “picking up my cross daily”; always calling on You Lord, being apart of Your “Holy Spirit”, in my presence, always doing Your Will.
Oh yeah! "The Joy of the Lord Down in My Soul!" Our God is a "Miracle Worker!" Traditional Gospel Praise! (The Rance Allen Group)
-Jennifer, a benevolence of Christ Jesus on that "Old Rugged Cross"
An Inspirational Sermon
"Begging for a Second Chance"
-Jennifer, a benevolence Sermon of Christ Jesus on that "Old Rugged Cross"
An Inspirational Sermon
"Just Because They Live Over There, They Not Better Than You!"
Scenes From Along The Path of “My Life Story”
Along the Path
The Path Keeps Branching Off…
See! Here’s the thing: The Path of Life Keeps Branching off, it never stops branching off, the path keeps branching off on the nature trail of our journey on this earth; enduring life’s trials and tribulations that never stops: it’s gonna keep coming along the path, the path keeps branching off, the path of life keeps branching off. You cannot stop the path of life that keeps branching off from the path of life, this path of life is going to keep branching off continuously.
My memoirs of “My Life Story” are scarcity; not another series of traditional books. My memoirs of “my life story” are not a figment of my imagination. It’s gonna happen regardless of flaring tempers! I will not inter-meddle with flaming tempers; deterring from God’s Path; I will continue moving forward doing God’s Will; as God’s Messenger.
My memoirs of “My Life Story” are rare; are hard to find; not another series of “traditional books” to read, it’s God’s Will, His Grace and Mercy. Because of God’s Grace and Mercy, it is not burdensome nor toilsome for me to give a living testimony within my inspiring writings to where God has brought me all the way from, on my young-hearted journey to where I am, still standing in His light, with His Word shining throughout my inspiring writings, with Christ Jesus, the Chief Cornerstone, guiding me and the directing of my hand in my inspiring writings.
Young-hearted in the wilderness I started my “Jesus-Journey”, I never turned back and I am not turning back. I invite you to purchase a copy upon the release of “Jennifer, A Young Hearted Bride: A Memoir”, and check out my “grand interview”. Come read what my voice expressed about me taking this Jesus-Journey and do I have any regrets. Come read how my youngest daughter, the coauthor and I got started on this “Literary Project”, a place where God gave me deliverance. I am still here holding onto God’s precious hand. I am bound by God’s Holy Word never letting go of His hand.
A recommendation of daily inspiration:
1. The Holy Bible
2. Luther Barnes
- He Cares,
- Trouble In My Way
- He's Alright
- So Satisfied
- He'll Come To My Rescue
- I'm Still Holding On
- No Matter How High I Get
- God's Grace
- He'll Come to My Rescue
- I Can't Make It Without You
-Jennifer, a benevolence of Christ Jesus on that "Old Rugged Cross"