Apr 15: What Is Death? Eccl 12:1-7. God
created man to live forever. Death came to the world through Adam and Eve
because of disobedience. Jesus retrieved the keys of death and hell from Satan
at His resurrection. Death separates what was once united. At death, the body returns to the dust and the
spirit returns to God. Death terminates all earthly relationships. Death is a
beginning; after death comes the judgement. Death is referred to as sleep, a
state of rest. Death brings relief from the burdens of this world. Death of the
Christian is to be celebrated. We awake in glory. The last enemy was death, and
Jesus took the sting from death.
Apr 8: Mission
Completed. Isaiah 9:6-7. We are all born with a purpose. You have a zeal placed
on you for that purpose. Don’t wait until you get close to the end of your life
to think about all the things you could have done but did not. Jesus came to earth to save us from our sins
and give us eternal life. Jesus suffered many things for our sins. He was born,
baptized, worked miracles, rejected, falsely accused, tried, beaten, crucified,
rose again, and ascended into heaven to fulfill His purpose. He went back to heaven on a cloud and is
coming back the same way. We all have a mission. We need to complete that
Apr 1: The Ransom
Must Be Paid. Matthew 20:25-28. Jesus died to be a ransom for many. We all have
to die. A history of the Jews reveals Satan’s attempt to stop the redemption of
God. When Cain killed Abel the devil thought he had won. But then Seth was
born. After that evil spread and the mind of man was on evil continually. But
God chose Noah to build a place of redemption, the ark. Noah preached for 120
years that it was going to rain. God restarted the world with just 8 people,
Noah and his three sons and their wives. Then came Joseph the dreamer. His
brothers tried to destroy him but God used Joseph to save the nation. When
Moses was born Satan tried to have him killed but he was raised by Pharaoh’s on
daughter. Moses led the people out of slavery in Egypt and through
the wilderness to the Promised Land. Then Ruth the daughter-in-law of Naomi left
Moab and followed Naomi back to Bethlehem.
Boaz became her kinsman redeemer. Ruth and Boaz had Obed, the father of Jesse, the
father of David. On down to Jesus. Jesus healed the sick, raised the dead, and walked
on water. Jesus came to set His people free. Satan decided to kill him. Jesus
gave His life to redeem us, to pay our ransom. Jesus came not to be ministered
unto but to minister and be a ransom for many. Don’t make Jesus coming be in
vain in your life.
Mar 25: Minister
Frazier. The Good Samaritan. Luke 10:25-37. Good – having qualities for a
particular role. A man of good character knows and will sacrifice for his neighbors.
Let your light shine through good works. The role of pastor is from the Lord
and is equipped for battle with the whole armor of God. For the man of good standard,
not weapon formed against him will prosper. What God has for you is for you.
There is no greater leader than Jesus Christ. Have you thanked your good
Mar 18: The Work of the Third Person. Joel 2: 28-31. God the
Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the Third Person. You become a Christian in a
moment but becoming like Christ is a lifelong journey. To become Christ-like we
need the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is your guarantee of eternal
life. The Holy Spirit convinces us of sin, gives confidence, comforts, and counsels.
Mar 11: Men on Fire. Psalms 23
Mar 4: The Lord Has Need of You. Mark 11:1-4. How could the
creator of the world need us who were made from dust? The Lord wants to use us.
The Lord wants us to love and forgive each other, just as He did for us. He
wants of to raise our children in His ways. Do exactly what God tells you to
do. The Lord’s needs come before our needs. The Lord can use anything He wants;
thank God He uses us. He needs us but He can get along without us. The truth is
we need God. Say with Isaiah, here am I send me.
Feb 25: Wait. Bishop R. Jackson. 1 Samuel 1:2,6. Hannah had to wait on a miracle. When God has you wait,
even those close to you may not encourage you. While waiting, time will go by;
1000 years is as 1 day with God. Waiting does not mean no, it just means wait.
Just because you do not have it now does not mean you are not favored and one
that has it is favored. God may need to get you to a place where you will hear
Him. While you are waiting, God wants to
use you as an example. When you are waiting, God is with you. When God blesses
you, return something back to Him. While you are waiting, give God praise.
Feb 18: Leave Your Comfort Zone. Numbers 13:30-33. Leave your
comfort zone and God will bring you through. As in our scripture God has been
faithful. He has brought us through many trials. We should know by now that we
can trust Him. God will warn you of the challenges you will face. He wants us
to be aware of the challenges. The promised land flowed with milk and honey,
but there were giants in the land. When we leave our comfort zone we will face
challenges. God told Israel He was giving them the land, and they would not
have to fight. God wants us to leave our comfort zone so He can fight for us
and give us the victory.
Feb 11: Hold On
To Jesus When Satan Is On Your Back. Acts 5:28,29, 40—42. Satan is going about seeking whom he can
devour, Job 1:7; 1 Pet 5:8. Satan is seeking to erase the mention of God from
public places. He is seeking to make his agenda seem normal. Do not follow the
things of the world. Hold on to Jesus when Satan is on your back. Stay with
Jesus. God will make a way of escape from the temptations of Satan, 1 Cor
10:30. Pray when Satan is on your back. Keep the faith. Hold on to Jesus no matter
what, no matter who else does not hold on. Draw closer to Jesus. Praise His
name everywhere you go, even when Satan is on your back.
Feb 4: From Zero to Ten. 1 Samuel 16:8-13. God works best
with nothing, with impossible odds. God told Job the world is hung on nothing.
God does not see what you are, He sees what you can be. God’s strength is made
perfect in weakness. God can take us from zero to ten as He did Abraham (0 to
the Father of many nations), Jacob (0 to 12 sons that became the 12 tribes of
Israel), Joseph (0 to saving his people), Moses (0 to leading his people from
Egypt), Joshua, Gideon, Ruth (0 as a Moabite to the grandmother of David and
the line of Jesus Christ). When you accept Jesus you go from 0 to 10.
Jan 27:Almost Saved. Acts 26: 27-29. Paul
was one that persecuted the church. Paul was arrested because the Jews thought
he was breaking the Jewish traditions. When he came before Festus and King
Agrippa he told them of his conversion experience. King Agrippa said he was
almost persuaded to be a Christian. Many have almost joined the church, almost
been saved but the devil changed their mind.
Paul said in Rom 8:38-39 that he was persuaded. God saved me, He washed
me. Nothing can separate me from the love of God. In His love I have found
everything I need. Don’t be an almost, be fully persuaded.
Jan 21: The Second Coming of Christ. Rev 1:7. Jesus was born
to draw us back to God. Our scripture tells us that Jesus is coming back; 1
Thes 4:16, Acts 1:11. Every eye shall see him; those looking forward to His
return and those that do not believe in Him. No one will be able to deny the
truth. Christ came to open our eyes. The kindreds of the world will mourn when
they realize they rejected the true and living Christ. Jesus is coming to judge
the lost and reward the saints. Watch, because you do not know when He is coming. Be
ready when He comes.
Jan 14: How To Remain Free. Gal 5:1.
I am free through the blood of Jesus Christ. Do not believe the false
promises of Satan. Sin can cause you to lose your money, family, job, health,
and life. You are free; do not be entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Jesus
gave His life to set us free. Don’t return to the yoke of bondage. To remain
free: walk in the Spirit, listen and respond to the guidance of the Spirit,
separate yourself from old friends, separate yourself from the things of the
world, stay in the word of God. Stand fast in the liberty wherein Christ has
made us free.
Jan 7 2018: What The Facts Don't Reveal, Mark 5:25-26. Do not give up. The facts may say one thing but God can say something else. If you have faith in God, you can do all things. Jesus can do and heal anything. No money, negative diagnosis, getting worse; those facts do not reveal your future. We need the faith to push through to Jesus. Do not count yourself out. Have faith in God.
Dec 31: Mr. M. Frazier. Perseverance. With God all is
possible. Even with difficulties and challenges you can succeed. To accomplish
your goals: start early, get help, take the actions needed. Persevere through
failure. Never give up on your dreams.
Dec 24: Rev. O. Watts. God With Us, Isa 9:6.
Dec 17: The Ark of Noah and Jesus
Dec 10: The Birth of Jesus
Dec 3: Did You See Jesus? Show the Love of God. Matthew
25:31-40. We need to introduce the down and out to the Lord. We can bear our
burdens much better with Jesus. The world says look out for number one. God
says esteem others better than yourself. Those who show God’s love are blessed.
See Jesus when you see the hungry, stranger, naked, sick, and imprisoned. When
you help the least, you do it to Jesus. Let them know that no weapon formed
against the servants of God will prosper. Love the Lord with all your heart,
soul, and mind and love your neighbor as yourself.
Nov 26, 2017: Rev. O. Watts. John
3:16. The Love of God. Thank God for what He has done for you. Through Him
we live, move and have our being. God loves us despite ourselves. God loves us
and we should love each other. Do what you can for someone else each day you
live. No matter what you have, your situation, where you are, no matter what,
God loves you. God will not give up on you; do not give up on Him. God loves us
so much he gave Jesus to die for us. No matter what, there is hope in God.
Nov 19, 2017: Mark 12:1-2. How Recently Has the Lord Checked Your
Fruit? God created us and He has a right to expect fruit from us. God sent His
son Jesus and they mistreated and killed Him. Jesus took time while dying to
welcome one of the two thieves hanged with Him into His kingdom. God is constantly checking on us, we need to
be producing fruit. Matt 23:37. Don’t reject Jesus. Ask God to forgive your
Nov 5, 2017: 2 Kings $:1-4. Shut The Door. God has all power
in His hands and has invested in us the power of prayer. We should pray without
ceasing, not just when there is trouble. When you pray, shut the door. Go into
your secret closet where you will not be disturbed. Shut the door and let God
know what you need. Shut the door and call on God. Talk to God one on one.
Oct 29: Heb 12:1-2. Get Rid of the Trash. When you accept
Jesus as Savior you begin running a race. When you run for Jesus it is a race
for eternal life; when you run for devil, the reward is hell. Trash weighs you down and keeps you from
running the race. Get rid of the trash of doing wrong, disobeying parents, not
paying attention in school, thoughts and improper words, lies. You have people
that are already in heaven cheering you on, telling you to get rid of the trash
so you can go to the place God has prepared for you.
Oct 22: John 6:9-11. From Our Hands to Jesus’
Hands. God’s hands are strong. Put your problems in Jesus’ hands. Give Jesus
something to work with – your faith. Obey what Jesus instructs you to do. You
do not have to fear not having enough if you pay your tithes. Put it in Jesus
hands and you will end with more than you began. Give your problems, tithes, headaches, additions,
worries, sicknesses and inability to Jesus. Take it out of your hands; you
cannot do it yourself. Take it from your hands and put all your burdens in
Oct 15: 2 Kings 2:1-2. Minister E. Frazier. Turn Your Face to The Wall and Pray. No matter what
comes your way, no matter what situation you face, turn your face to the wall
and pray. God hears and answers prayer.
Oct 8: Romans 8:16-18. Hold onto Jesus No Matter What. We suffer for many reasons. Tribulation is one
of the best tests of Christian maturity. Suffering reveals our faith, develops
our faith, works together for our good (Rom 8:28), and is allowed by God. God
has a purpose in allowing suffering; He wants to perfect us. He wants to purify
us. Jesus suffered for us, but He held
on so that we could have eternal life. If we hold on, no matter what, we shall
come forth as pure gold. Our present sufferings
cannot compare to the glory we shall have in heaven.
Oct 1: Rev O. Watts. Press On Until the Change Comes. To
survive a world in turmoil, press on until the change comes. A nation filled
with jealousy and hate will fall from within. To change requires a personal relationship
with Jesus. Pray, meditate and praise God to keep sane in an un-sane world.
Focus on heavenly things and leave worldly things in the past. Guard your
thoughts, Philippians 4:8.The prize of this race is eternal life. Press
on until the change comes.
Sep 24, 2017: Lev 6:12-13. Fire represents God, it
represents the Holy Spirit. Keep the fire of praise burning. Bring the fire
with you. As with David, be glad to go into the house of the Lord. Praise Him every
day; every day is a day of thanksgiving. If people see the fire of God in you,
it will draw them to God. Keep the fire burning through praise, prayer, meditating
on the Word of God, and watching what you say. Give thanks to God for all He
has done for you.
Sep 17, 2017: Gratitude. Ps 116:12. What shall we give to
God for all His many benefits? We can never pay God back. Even as we try, He is
continually giving to us. Every time we say thank you; there comes another
blessing. Salvation is free but we have to take it. When we make a vow to God,
we need to keep our word. The main things we can give to God are thanksgiving
and praise. He deserves our praise; praise and thank Him every day.
Sep 10, 2017: Rev. Brandon McElhaney. Joshua 1:1-7. It’s Your Turn Now.
God is very specific in His assignment and blessings. God will always prepare
you for what is coming your way. Get over what you have been through. Be ready.
It’s your turn now. We are all called to something. Arise and go forth. God has
already given it to you, but He is waiting for you to get in place. With our
turn comes responsibility.
Sep 3, 2017: Wise vs Foolish. Matthew 25:1-2. The fear of
the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. The foolish believe there is no God. Seek
wisdom, James 1:5. Jesus is coming back- keep watching, be ready, be willing
and wait until He comes. Get all the Holy Spirit you can. Allow God’s Spirit to
lead you. You cannot rely on the oil/Spirit of others. Be wise and God will
take care of you. Choose to be wise.
Aug 27, 2017: Double Coverage. Ps 23(6). The double
coverage in health insurance and sports do not compare to the double coverage
of goodness and mercy. Goodness and mercy will take care of us through all our
troubles and trials. Goodness and mercy will protect us and stand by us. When
we pray for others, that gives us triple coverage. Jesus gave his life to
Aug 20, 2017: A War Is Going On. Gen 3:15, Rev 12:7-10.
Whatever God loves/hates, Satan hates/loves. Satan has power but God has all
power. A war is going on and Satan is the captain. Satan will try to destroy your job, family,
church, community, life. God sent His only Son to free us from Satan. Be filled
with the Holy Spirit and stay in prayer because we are in a war. Put on the
whole armor of God. In the end, Satan is defeated and we win!
Aug 13, 2017: Acts 6: 54-67. Will You Run or Will You Stick?
Jesus preached a gospel that will save and help you live in this world. We need to be able to take it when trouble
comes. Even the disciples ran when Jesus was crucified. But John stuck and God
allowed him to write the book of Revelations. No matter what happens, stick
Aug 6, 2017: Ex 3:1-3. When a Man (or Woman) Finds
God. When you find God He will talk to
you, lead you, and give you something to do. When you find God you become a new
creature, old things pass away, all things become new. Lay aside every weight and sin that so easily
besets you. Jesus died on the cross and
rose again so that all can find Him.
July 30, 2017: Dr. C. Garrison. Jer 29:11; 2 Cor
5:9. Back to the Future That Pleases God. Remember your actions that had
negative consequences and avoid those actions to change your future. God wants
to give you a future filled with hope. Make this your motto: I will seek to
please God. Before you do something ask: Will it please God.
July 23, 2017: Rev. O. Watts. Dead, Yet Alive. Col 3:1-3. Those
dead to Christ focus on what they have. We focus our attention on who not what.
Don’t be a walking dead. Live
differently after you come to Christ. Let the old man die and put on the new
man. We are now dead in the world but alive in Christ.
July 16, 2017: Under New Management. Acts 9:10-16. With salvation comes a new manager, Jesus. New
management will improve your marriage, job, health. When Jesus is your manager
he will straighten things out – if you let Him manage. When you try to manage
things yourself, you will mess it up. Saul put his life under new management and
became one of the greatest missionaries the world has ever known. Trust in and
lean on your new manager, Jesus.
July 9, 2017: Minister E. Frazier. A Woman of Value, Ps
139:1,2,13,14. (Woman's Day Program) Women have many roles but what makes you
valuable is how you connect with the Lord. We are fearfully and wonderfully
made; you do not have to wait for others to make you feel valuable. Stay
connected, (re)surrender to Him.
July 2, 2017: Do You Want to Get Well?; John 5.
You must want to get well and want to do what is necessary. Jesus is asking
right now, do you want to get well?