blot it out! (the best way to win...) (part 2)
This sermon is 2 messages in 1. Not only is it "part 2" of its original message, it's also a continuation of the sermon "Spiritual Stockholm Syndrome." So not only do we re-discuss issues such as pride, prejudice, and unforgiveness, but we also take a deeper look at Naaman and the kidnapped maid.
blot it out! (the best way to win...) (Part 1)
This message discusses pride, prejudice, unforgiveness, and biterness. It questions whether or not you care more about your sins/trangressions being blotted out (or washed away by the blood of Jesus) or your name being blotted out. I also discuss what I have learned about myself on my personal days off of work and how the devil has already tried to stop my progress.
is not "The Way" Equal?
In this sermon, we consider the frustration we harbor against God when things go wrong in our lives and when "good things happen to bad people." Often times we even blame God for the evil in the world and ask, "God, where are you?" and "Where is God in all of this?" But God is continuously asking, "No, where are YOU?" the same way He questioned Adam and Eve after they sinned.
spiritual stockholm syndrome
This very important message is about a "spiritual" version of Stockholm Syndrome. This occurs when people of the church world allow themselves to be abused (whether sexually, physically, mentally, emotionally, etc.) "in the name of the Lord" and believe that they will get "brownie points" from God for taking the abuse. In other words, they unfortunately learn to LOVE the pain.
I have a dream...
We all know the famous "I Have A Dream" speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But has anyone noticed how certain moments of the speech sounds similar to Isaiah 56 in the Bible? This sermon ask the question: Who's dream/vision do you have? God's dream/vision or "their" dream/vision?
When the church gets tina turner tired (part 2)
We always want to open ourselves up to God when it seems easy or convenient. But as soon as doing His will means humiliation or humbling ourselves, we often times flee from the encounter. In order for us to truly be open vessels for God, we must get, what I call, "Tina Turner Tired."
when the church gets tina turner tired
This message has been on my heart for a very long time, but I never felt like it was time to preach it. Now I know why. There were things I had to finish going through so that I could become a certain level of tired. And now the church must become tired as well. "Tina Turner Tired," as I call it. Our flesh must get so wore out that we absolutely have no choice but to let God have His way!
spiritual identity theft (s.i.t.)
This message is on "Spiritual Identity Theft" (or SIT). This occurs when a person tries their best to steal your "identity" (character, personality, speech, etc.) in an attempt to capture your audience and/or take what is rightfully yours. And once they are done using you, manipulating you, and sucking from your life source, they push you aside and move to a new victim. In the end, you will not recieve credit for your own ideas, creations, or accomplishments. You may also endure "Character Assassination." Remeber: The Devil and Jezebel come in to steal, kill and destroy.
This message is about being "church hurt." Do you refuse to have anything to do with God or church just because somebody in the church offended you, made you mad, or hurt your feelings? Do you use issues from the past as an excuse to run from Christianity? If so, this message is for you.
for the love of god! (continued)
This message asks big questions: Who do you love the most? Do you love God more than anyone or anything else? Are you willing to "lay your 'Isaac' down?" Are you truly willing to "let go and let God?" Are you ready to stop "looking the part" and "playing church?" What's your sacrifice?