SERMONS FOR THE
MONTH OF JUNE
JUNE 5, 2011
“WALKING IN THE LIGHT”
SCRIPTURE TEXT: 2 Corinthians 4:6 (NLT)
For God, who said, "Let there be light in
the darkness," has made us understand that this
light is the brightness of the glory of God that is
seen in the face of Jesus Christ.
In the heart of every true Believe is a desire to
see the Kingdom of God
We should never be satisfied with our own spiritual
growth or the growth of the church.
God has given to each of us a ministry.
2 Corinthians 4:1 (NLT)
And so, since God in his mercy has given us this
wonderful ministry, we never give up.
WHAT IS THE MINISTRY GOD HAS GIVEN TO EACH OF US?
It is our privilege to share the Gospel to those who
are walking in darkness.
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on
an hill cannot be hid.
Neither do men light a candle, and put it
under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth
light unto all that are in the house.
Let your light so shine before men, that they
may see your good works, and glorify your Father
which is in heaven.
THERE ARE MANY WHO ARE LIVING IN THE DARKNESS OF
And this is the condemnation, that light is come
into the world, and men loved darkness rather than
light, because their deeds were evil.
For every one that doeth evil hateth the
light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds
should be reproved.
2 Corinthians 4:3-4 (NLT)
If the Good News we preach is veiled from anyone, it
is a sign that they are perishing.
Satan, the god of this evil world, has
blinded the minds of those who don't believe, so
they are unable to see the glorious light of the
Good News that is shining upon them. They don't
understand the message we preach about the glory of
Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.
Proverbs 2:13 (NLT)
These people turn from right ways to walk down dark
and evil paths.
Proverbs 4:19 (NLT)
But the way of the wicked is like complete darkness.
Those who follow it have no idea what they are
Their doom is sure unless they turn from the
darkness and come to the light.
Jeremiah 23:12a (NLT)
"Therefore, their paths will be dark and slippery.
They will be chased down dark and treacherous
trails, where they will fall. For I will bring
disaster upon them when their time of punishment
comes. I, the Lord, have spoken!
GOD HAS CALLED US TO BRING LIGHT TO THOSE IN
Romans 10:14 (NLT)
But how can they call on him to save them unless
they believe in him? And how can they believe in him
if they have never heard about him? And how can they
hear about him unless someone tells them?
It is only the Gospel of Jesus Christ that can
overcome the darkness of this world and sin.
John 1:1-5 (NLT)
In the beginning the Word already existed. He was
with God, and he was God. He was in the beginning
with God. He created everything there is. Nothing
exists that he didn't make. Life itself was in him,
and this life gives light to everyone. The light
shines through the darkness, and the darkness can
never extinguish it.
2 Corinthians 4:5-6 (NLT)
We don't go around preaching about ourselves; we
preach Christ Jesus, the Lord. All we say about
ourselves is that we are your servants because of
what Jesus has done for us. For God, who said, "Let
there be light in the darkness," has made us
understand that this light is the brightness of the
glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus
WHAT A DIFFERENCE WE MAKE TO THOSE WHO WALK IN
DARKNESS WHEN WE WALK IN THE LIGHT AND ALLOW JESUS
TO SHINE THROUGH US.
Isaiah 9:2 (NLT)
The people who walk in darkness will see a great
light—a light that will shine on all who live in the
land where death casts its shadow.
Consider the woman with the lost coin.
We cannot hide from our responsibility to minister
to those who are walking in darkness.
If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto
death, and those that are ready to be slain; if thou
sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that
pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth
thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he
render to every man according to his works?
1 Peter 3:15
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be
ready always to give an answer to every man that
asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with
meekness and fear:
Let us let our little light shine.
Isaiah 60:1 (NLT)
your light shine for all the nations to see! For the
glory of the Lord is shining upon you.
Daniel 12:3 (NLT)
Those who are wise will shine as bright as the
sky, and those who turn many to righteousness will
shine like stars forever.
JUNE 12, 2011
“WHAT YOU GIVE IS WHAT YOU GET”
SCRIPTURE TEXT: 2 Corinthians 9:6
But this I say, He which soweth sparingly
shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth
bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
The spirit of giving is the foundation of message of
loves those that give, give generously and
2 Corinthians 9:7
Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so
let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for
God loveth a cheerful giver.
How we give and the spirit in which we give
determines God’s blessings.
Luke 6:38 (NLT)
If you give, you will receive. Your gift will return
to you in full measure, pressed down, shaken
together to make room for more, and running over.
Whatever measure you use in giving—large or small—it
will be used to measure what is given back to you."
God is our example in giving and we need to follow
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should
not perish, but have everlasting life.
God gave generously, He gave His very best.
God gave cheerfully not grudgingly.
Four things we need to give generously and
We are to give our love generously and cheerfully,
just like God gave His love to us.
WE ARE TO GIVE OUR LOVE TO GOD.
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy
heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind,
and with all thy strength: this is the first
We are to love God generously, more than anything or
He that loveth father or mother more than me is
not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter
more than me is not worthy of me.
We are to love God more than our earthly
And every one that hath forsaken houses, or
brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife,
or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall
receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit
WE ARE TO GIVE OUR LOVE ONE TO ANOTHER.
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples,
if ye have love one to another.
But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them
that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and
pray for them which despitefully use you, and
II. WE ARE TO GIVE FORGIVENESS.
If we want to experience God’s forgiveness we must
forgive those who have wronged us.
For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your
heavenly Father will also forgive you: but if ye
forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your
Father forgive your trespasses.
And if he trespass against thee seven times in a
day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee,
saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted,
forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake
hath forgiven you.
You must make allowance for each other's faults and
forgive the person who offends you. Remember, the
Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.
III. WE MUST GIVE MERCY
Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth,
let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with
diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be
What is mercy? Mercy is not seeking revenge but
And don't say, "Now I can pay them back for all
their meanness to me! I'll get even!"
Luke 10:37 (NLT)
The man replied, "The one who showed him mercy."
Then Jesus said, "Yes, now go and do the
For there will be no mercy for you if you have not
been merciful to others. But if you have been
merciful, then God's mercy toward you will win out
over his judgment against you.
IV. WE MUST
GIVE OF OUR RESOURCES (Time, Talent & Treasure)
Don't be misled. Remember that
you can't ignore God and get away with it. You will
always reap what you sow!
If we withhold our resources
from God, He will withhold His blessings from us.
Giving to God of our resources (Time, Talent, and
Treasure) should be our highest priority.
Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the
firstfruits of all thine increase: so shall thy
barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall
burst out with new wine.
Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that
there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now
herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not
open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a
blessing, that there shall not be room enough to
Whatever we give (Love, Forgiveness, Mercy, &
Resources) must be given in the spirit of
God will bless those who give with a willing heart.
Proverbs 11:24-25 (NLT)
It is possible to give freely and become more
wealthy, but those who are stingy will lose
The generous prosper and are satisfied; those
who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.
Galatians 6:9 (NLT)
So don't get tired of doing what is good. Don't get
discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest
of blessing at the appropriate time.
JUNE 19, 2011
“BEING A MAN OF VALOR”
SCRIPTURE TEXT: 1 Chronicles 19:13
Be of good courage, and let us behave
ourselves valiantly for our people, and for the
cities of our God: and let the Lord do that which is
good in his sight.
Who is a man of valor?
A man willing to stand and make a difference
is a man of valor.
The army of Israel
was facing the armies of Ammon and
Joab called for the army of Israel
to be men of valor.
For our church to grow properly, we need men to
lead, men of valor.
To be a man of valor they must be:
A man of courage
A man with a purpose
A man who is committed.
A man of faith
I. A MAN OF COURAGE
Joshua 1:9 (KJV)
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good
courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed:
for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou
What the church needs are men of courage who are
willing to stand up against that which would destroy
The Church is in a spiritual battle and we need
spiritual men, men of courage to stand against the
attacks of sin and Satan.
The enemy we face is powerful.
Ephesians 6:12 (KJV)
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but
against principalities, against powers, against the
rulers of the darkness of this world, against
spiritual wickedness in high places.
The Church needs men that are not afraid to face
Jonathan and his armor bearer.
1 Samuel 14:6 (KJV)
Jonathan said to the young man that bare his armour,
Come, and let us go over unto the garrison of these
uncircumcised: it may be that the Lord will work for
us: for there is no restraint to the Lord to save by
many or by few.
II. MEN WHO HAVE A PURPOSE.
In order for us to have a purpose we must first see
the need and have the courage to act upon the need.
Proverbs 29:18 (KJV)
Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he
that keepeth the law, happy is he.
Those who fail to see a purpose in life will never
accomplish anything worthwhile both spiritual and
The Church needs men who see a need and have the
courage to get involved.
David saw the need and did something about it.
1 Samuel 17:29 (KJV)
And David said, “What have I now done? Is there not
There were others who saw the need but lacked the
courage to take action.
The Church needs men who have the purpose of
reaching the spiritual needs of the Church not just
the physical needs.
Paul was a man with a purpose.
Philippians 3:8 (KJV)
Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for
the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my
Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all
things, and do count them but dung, that I may win
III. MEN WHO ARE COMMITTED.
Psalm 37:5 (KJV)
Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him;
and he shall bring it to pass.
Ecclesiastes 9:10 (KJV)
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy
might; for there is no work, nor device, nor
knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou
The Church needs men who see the need, have the
courage to address the need and be willing to commit
themselves to meet the need.
Noah understood the need; he had the courage to
address the need and was and was willing to be
committed to the task until the need was met, (120
Those who are committed to a task will often face
Moses faced opposition many times, yet he remained
committed to leading the Children of Israel to the Promise Land even though he was unable to enter
Nehemiah 9:17a (NIV)
They refused to listen and failed to remember the
miracles you performed among them. They became
stiff-necked and in their rebellion appointed a
leader in order to return to their slavery…
IV. MEN OF FAITH
Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not
unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways
acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Abraham was a man of valor.
He had courage, he had a purpose, he was
committed and he was a man of faith.
Hebrews 11:17-19 (NLT)
It was by faith that Abraham offered Isaac as a
sacrifice when God was testing him. Abraham, who had
received God's promises, was ready to sacrifice his
only son, Isaac, though God had promised him, "Isaac
is the son through whom your descendants will be
Abraham assumed that if Isaac died, God was
able to bring
him back to life again. And in a sense, Abraham
did receive his son back from the dead.
It is faith that will enable us to have the courage,
purpose and commitment to be men of valor.
Without faith, doing the first three will only
address the physical not the spiritual.
Hebrews 11:6 (NLT)
So, you see, it is impossible to please God without
faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe
that there is a God and that he rewards those who
sincerely seek him.
To be a man of valor is not dependant on who we are
but rather who God is and our willingness to serve
Let each man seek to be a man of valor to build our
church, and bring honor and glory to God.
Our church need men of valor, are you willing to be
a man of valor?
JUNE 26, 2011
“GOD’S GREATEST CREATION”
SCRIPTURE TEXT: Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)
For we are God's masterpiece. He has
created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do
the good things he planned for us long ago.
What, in your opinion, is God’s greatest creation?
To me, God’s greatest creation is when He takes a
sinner and makes them into a saint.
I. THE LIVING DEAD.
Ephesians 2:1-3 (GW)
You were once dead because of your failures and
You followed the ways of this present world and its
spiritual ruler. This ruler continues to work in
people who refuse to obey God.
All of us once lived among these people, and
followed the desires of our corrupt nature. We did
what our corrupt desires and thoughts wanted us to
do. So, because of our nature, we deserved God's
anger just like everyone else.
The word death means separation; it never means
extinction, annihilation, non-existence, or
is the consequence of sin.
Genesis 2:17 (KJV)
But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,
thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou
eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Ezekiel 18:4 (KJV)
Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the
father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the
soul that sinneth, it shall die.
Romans 6:23a (KJV)
For the wages of sin is death…
There are three kinds of death.
The first kind of death is PHYSICAL DEATH.
Physical death is when the spirit is separated from
Hebrews 9:27 (KJV)
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but
after this the judgment:
The second kind of death is Eternal Death.
Eternal Death is the separation of man from God
Revelation 20:14-15 (KJV)
And death and hell were cast into the lake of
fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was
not found written in the book of life was cast into
the lake of fire.
If you are able to hear my voice today you
have not suffered either of the first two kinds of
The third kind of death is Spiritual Death.
Spiritual death is when we are physically alive but
are separated from God by our sins.
It doesn’t matter how good we are or how much good
we have done, if we have not accepted Jesus as our
Savior, we are as spiritual zombies, the living
Isaiah 59:2 (KJV)
But your iniquities have separated between you and
your God, and your sins have hid his face from you,
that he will not hear.
All of us have either been among the living dead or
are still among the living dead, it all depends on
our relationship with God.
II. GOD’S GREATEST CREATION.
When God takes a person who is spiritual dead and
makes them into one that is alive in Christ, to me
that is God’s greatest creation.
Ephesians 2:4-10 (NLT)
But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so very
that even while we were dead because of our sins, he
gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead.
(It is only by God's special favor that you have
been saved!) For he raised us from the dead along
with Christ, and we are seated with him in the
heavenly realms—all because we are one with Christ
Jesus. And so God can always point to us as examples
of the incredible wealth of his favor and kindness
toward us, as shown in all he has done for us
through Christ Jesus.
God saved you by his special favor when you
believed. And you can't take credit for this; it is
a gift from God.
Salvation is not a reward for the good things
we have done, so none of us can boast about it. For
we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in
Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things he
planned for us long ago.
God created a saint out of Saul of Tarsus.
Acts 26:9-18 (NLT)
"I used to believe that I ought to do everything I
could to oppose the followers of Jesus of
Authorized by the leading priests, I caused
many of the believers in
to be sent to prison. And I cast my vote against
them when they were condemned to death.
Many times I had them whipped in the
synagogues to try to get them to curse Christ. I was
so violently opposed to them that I even hounded
them in distant cities of foreign lands.
"One day I was on such a mission to Damascus, armed with the
authority and commission of the leading priests.
 About noon, Your Majesty, a light from heaven
brighter than the sun shone down on me and my
companions.  We all fell down, and I heard a
voice saying to me in Aramaic, 'Saul, Saul, why are
you persecuting me? It is hard for you to fight
against my will.'
'Who are you, sir?' I asked.
"And the Lord replied, 'I am Jesus, the one
you are persecuting. Now stand up! For I have
appeared to you to appoint you as my servant and my
witness. You are to tell the world about this
experience and about other times I will appear to
you. And I will protect you from both your own
people and the Gentiles. Yes, I am going to send you
to the Gentiles, to open their eyes so they may turn
to light, and from the power of Satan to God.
Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins
and be given a place among God's people, who are set
apart by faith in me.'
It doesn’t matter how great a sinner we might be,
God takes the worst and makes them into the best.
takes us while we are still sinners.
Ephesians 2:4-5a (NLT)
But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so very
much, that even while we were dead because of our
Romans 5:8 (NLT)
But God showed his great love for us by sending
Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.
He cleanses us from all our sin.
Zechariah 13:1 (KJV)
In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the
house of David and to the inhabitants of
for sin and for uncleanness.
Hebrews 9:14 (KJV)
How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through
the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to
God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve
the living God?
1 Peter 1:18-19 (KJV)
Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with
corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your
vain conversation received by tradition from your
fathers; but with the precious blood of Christ, as
of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
1 John 1:7, 9 (KJV)
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light,
we have fellowship one with another, and the blood
of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin…
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to
forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all
Revelation 1:5 (KJV)
And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness,
and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince
of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us,
and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
He creates us into His children.
1 John 3:1-3 (NLT)
See how very much our heavenly Father loves us,
for he allows us to be called his children, and we
really are! But the people who belong to this world
don't know God, so they don't understand that we are
Yes, dear friends, we are already God's
children, and we can't even imagine what we will be
like when Christ returns. But we do know that when
he comes we will be like him, for we will see him as
he really is.
And all who believe this will keep themselves
pure, just as Christ is pure.
Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)
For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us
anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good
things he planned for us long ago.
God has created us with a purpose, to do His will
and to fulfill His plan for our life.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT)
For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord.
"They are plans for good and not for disaster, to
give you a future and a hope.
Even as God created man out of the dust of the
earth, God creates saints out of sinners.
Have you allowed God to crate you into a saint?