Access: denied (part 2)
This is part 2 of a message about being the parent of an LGBT son or daughter and needing to understand how to love them regardless of what others think and say. Love is the answer, not rejection. Otherwise, you become "robotic" towards them; programed, predictable, and cold to the touch. And also... What if I told you that some of the very people that you are afraid will look down on you or your child are not quite in their "right minds" themselves. And let's observe double standards with how we treat lesbians slightly better than gay men (in both the world AND the church). Plus, we'll check out astonishing statistics on LGBT suicide and homelessness.
access: Denied (part 1)
This message is about rejection! Are you a gay Christian that is dealing with being rejected by your parents, peers, and other loved ones? Or... Are you the parent of an LGBT person? Do you struggle to understand how to love him/her? Are you scared of what people in the church world will think of your gay son/daughter? Are you worried that folks will think less of you as a parent because they think ill of your child? If any of this applies to you or somone you know, this is for you!
set a fire (That I can't control)
We all want to be "on fire" for God and be consumed by a Holy Ghost fire. But the problem is that we want to try to control/manipulate the Spirit of God and His will in our lives. This postpones the consumption. Also, many Christians across the country say we need a nation-wide revival that spreads across the world. But what does it take? Here's a hint: It's not the people "of the world" that's the problem. The "stumbling blocks" are already in the churches. And the hard truth is: the issue could be anywhere from the congregations to the pulpits.
And life more abundantly
This sermon is about the fact that Jesus comes to give us not only life, but "life more abundantly." But there are people still trying to figure out how to obtain this more abundant life. Some are even confused on what it really means. Also... There's the expression, "Live by the sword, die by the sword." But the question is: Which sword are you living by? It better be the double-edged sword that is the Word of God. And finally... Are you ready to die? If so, you've already won...
Christ in you in christ
Sure, you know who you are, and sure, you know who Jesus is. But do you know who you are IN Jesus? And can others see Jesus in you? Also, do you feel unloved or "empty" inside? Do you question why God made you? Does it seem like others in the church world don't quite understand you or won't accept God's purpose for you life? If so, the message is for you.
10 Little monkeys (No Monkey left behind)
This message is about how we should "Leave No Man Behind." See, we don't won't to be left behind when the rapture happens. But we are forgetting the fact that there are people of the world that we as Christians are already "leaving behind" because we're being too holier-than-thou to bring outsiders into the fold. Also, we must not forget about those who go astray, those who backslide, and those who we discriminate against and push out of the church when others aren't looking.
The highest mountain and the lowest valley
This message is about FAITH! Just like how the power of the blood of Jesus reaches the highest mountain and flows through the lowest valley, your faith must be active in both the mountains AND in the valley. Also... what happens when you realize that the "mountain" you wanted to stand on top of is actually the obstacle that's been standing in your way? And what do you do if the "mountain" is a smokscreen thought of by the devil and created by the hands of men? Let's find out.
Whose clothes are you wearing?
There are times in life when people will show you their true colors. However, there are some instances where people aren't actually revealing their own true colors. They are actually "wearing" someone else's true colors. Whether it be to blend in or out of fear. But when this happens, you must learn to not take it personal. Instead, continue to be the person God called YOU to be! Wear the "colors" He has predestined for you to wear. Wear YOUR "clothes." No one else's costume.
it's gonna be may! (Memphis in may)
Yes, the title of this sermon is a reference to the song "It's Gonna Be Me." This message is about people who become so obsessed with themselves that everything has to be about them. Remember, ego (or E.G.O.) is "Edging God Out." Don't let your ego get the best of you.
praying vs preying (Manipulation via prayer)
This sermon helps us to consider our truest intentions when we pray. Do you find yourself trying to manipulate God when you pray to Him? Do you pretend to have the heart of David when you pray around others? Do you use the things you say publicly in prayer to gossip or deceive others? Do you pray AGAINST people when you should be praying FOR them? Do you seek sneaky ways to use prayer and worship to prey on innocent people who trust you? If so, this message may be for you!