Sermon November 14, 2004 : Romans 12 (Part 8)

Let’s go to Romans Chapter 2. I think by now most of the congregation can open with their eyes closed the 12th chapter, Romans because we’ve been there for many, many weeks now. We’ve been studying that chapter very, very deep contents and going through different points and examination, the call to Christian life that reflects the values, the character of Jesus Christ, the fruit of the spirit. We’ve also been dealing with Christian service and how Christian service should be conducted in the context of the congregation, what kind of attitudes should permeate the Christian service.  Read More »

Sermon Nov. 7, 2004 : Persistent faith (Matthew 15)

Let’s pray. Father, we’ve come to the point today of sharing your word together and I’m always enthusiastic at this part because I know the life that it brings to us, Lord. The praise and worship is so important, it connects us to you, Lord. We worship you also through our tithes and offerings, but now is the moment in which we open our hearts and spirits to receive your word. Help us to have a teachable heart, Lord Jesus that even though it may be a word we have heard before that we can always receive something new from it. Your word is living and active and I pray for that life to touch our lives today. In the name of Jesus. Amen.  Read More »

Sermon September 26, 2004 : Christians and the affairs of Cesar (Esther 4:13)

Now let’s go to the word of the Lord in the Book of Esther. I’m going to read a couple of verses from there. Book of Esther. Let’s go to chapter 4, verse 13. It’s a passage that we have heard many times in different kind of contexts, I want to apply it somehow to the theme that God has placed in my heart this morning.  Read More »

Sermon August 29, 2004 : Romans 12 (Part 5)

We are going to continue on verse 9, that’s where we stopped last time if I’m not mistaken. Let’s pick up from there. We are preaching a series of sermons that I have called “horizontal sermons”. We call them horizontal sermons because they not only allude to those things that are related to obvious things of the spirit, such as healing or supernatural manifestations, or displays of God’s power and so on and so forth, but really they refer to things of this earth, relationships, attitudes, character, things that we Christians, so often stumble upon, that are so necessary for a Godly blessed life. We’ve been reading the first 8 verses of Romans, chapter 12, deriving our meditation from these verses. We will continue this today.  Read More »

Sermon July 18, 2004 : Free indeed (John 8:36)

This is one of the verses that goes by so fast that you blink and you miss it: If the son sets you free you’ll be free indeed. This is the word of the Lord.

Oh God I thank you, I thank you Father for an amazing exposure to your spirit. I thank you for your word which is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and I thank you for needy hearts, including mine. Lord God thank you, we bless you and we welcome you through your word in Jesus’ name. Amen.  Read More »

Sermon June 27, 2004 : A simple life (Romans 12:1)

Romans 12 beginning with verse 1: " .... therefore I urge you brothers in view of God’s mercy to offer your bodies as living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God. This is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, then you will be able to test and to prove what God’s will is: His good, pleasing and perfect will.  Read More »

Sermon June 6, 2004 : Transforming lives, transforming the city (Isaiah 61:1-4)

It’s a great vision that the prophet Ezekiel had. He had visions were God would open his eyes to see things of the spirit and he saw the temple of God being rebuilt in the last days in the vision he had, and out of the temple there was a big beautiful river that was flowing and I love the story and in the story of the vision he had the angel actually walks him into the river to actually get wet in it. It’s an amazing story of how God has a special type of water, that is living water and I’m going to start in verse 6.  Read More »

Sermon May 30, 2004 : Material possessions - Hold on lightly (1 Timothy 6:6)

Last Sunday we studied the parable of the foolish rich man, the man who put all his hopes in his riches. This man shows us in a very negative way what not to do, how not to relate to money and to riches. We studied this text in the light of the idea of stewardship. This idea that all belongs to God, He’s the creator of everything, he’s the sustainer of everything and therefore nothing really belongs to us. Everything originates on him, when we give our time, our money, our talents, we’re really giving to the Lord what belongs to him. We saw a lot of mistakes that this man made and in the interest of summary I’ll mention some of these errors that this man made.  Read More »

Sermon May 23, 2004 : God first - Riches and everything else second (Luke 12:13)

Saint Luke – Chapter XII, starting in verse 13: “Someone in the crowd said to him: “Teacher tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” And Jesus replied: “Men, who appointed me as judge and arbiter between you." Then he said to them: “Watch out, be on your guard against all kinds of greed for men’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”  Read More »

Sermon May 16, 2004 : Staying firm - Against the cultural mainstream (Daniel 1:8)

“But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself in this way. Now God, caused the official to show favor and sympathy to Daniel. But the official told Daniel “I am afraid of my lord, my king, who has assign your food and drink. Why should he see you looking worst than the other young men your age? The king would them have my head because of you”.  Read More »