sermons

Sunday, October 30, 2022  message:

 

Experiencing God series continues:
HEARING FROM GOD 

 

God will walk you into the experience you need to bring about the Spirit's reality of what He is about to do next. He is already training your ears to hear and recognize His voice above the din all around you.
 

Open your ears to hear from God to facilitate what is necessary for your life and thru your life, as far as God's plans are concerned.

Experiences with God prepare us for some difficult and victorious choices we make in our Christian walk.

Genesis 17 and Genesis 18 prepared Abraham for Genesis 22.

What if God spoke to Abraham but Abraham did not hear the voice of God and brought down that knife on Isaac? We know

that our Holy God requires no human sacrifice for any reason.

But, what if Abaraham had not allowed His previous experiences with God to sharpen his ears to hear God when He  spoke? It would have been disastrous and led to awful circumstances on that mountain. 

Genesis 22: 11-12:  But the angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. 12 “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.”

Suppose God spoke in a  soft voice? Loud voice or soft voice,  It didn't matter. Abraham had given himself over to know the voice of God from  previous encounters with God.

As lovers of God who is the lover of our souls, we have a greater testimony than Abraham. We are ahead of Abraham because God has revealed Himself to us in the person of Jesus Christ whose voice is the voice of God because He  is God. We train our ears to her His voice above all other voices to protect us from rash decisions and keep our lives peaceful.

 

How powerful it is to cultivate a heart that is wide open to Jesus, and ears to hear what He speaks to us when we are reading the word of God, or dreaming, or in visions, or while we are wide awake, or in a message like this in church.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, October 9, 2022  message:

 

HARVEST OF BLESSINGS::  Sow and reap!

Speaker: Pastor Pinnock

So much grace from God is released into your life when you sow a seed or seeds into the lives of others and into the kingdom of God.  God gives the increase but you harvest the blessings. Sometimes God blesses us with an amalgamation of blessings. If discernment is not applied, we miss the multitude of blessings that are packaged from God in one blessing because of our seed that we sowed.

God separates certain blessings to be harvested at different times, in different seasons of life:

In our young adult life

As we mature past 30 years

In our senior life as He brings blessings from seeds we sowed way back when we were young, strong, and giving was easier.

We reap what we sow. We harvest blessings upon blessings. We owe no obligation to our flesh to sow evil, because we will reap evil if we sow to our flesh.

Hosea 8:7 gives this great insight on sowing evil deeds. It says:

 “For they sow the wind, and they will reap the whirlwind.”

The Amplifed Bible says it like this:  "For they sow the wind [in evil] And they reap the whirlwind [in disaster].

We are not those who sow evil. We sow good seed(s) and God blesses us with a harvest of blessings. 

The greatest harvest is the saved souls of people. Jesus loves saving people and He blesses all who sow for  the harvest of souls. Whether you preach the gospel at your church or in your community, or send those who will go, or you financially support the church and misisons, the harvest of souls is the most etrenal  and powerful harvest of all. You will harvest untold blesings when you sow into that kingdom-sized work.  Blessings will overtake you, and often those blessings flow to your children and their children.  

Jesus was the Seed that God sowed once for all, and we are the eternal harvest of that Seed because God is love. 

Genesis 8:22

Galatians 6:2

Galatians 6:7

2 Corinthians 9 

Proverbs 11:25