Sermon Summaries 2014 - November 2014 Sermons

 

 

November 2014 Sermons

November 2: 8:00 am – Bishop Orlando Wilson – “My Response To God’s Goodness – Psalm 116

Life moves at the speed of relationships. It’s not only essential in life, but it’s about how we relate to those we are in relationship with. Christ teaches us the importance of relationship in how we should fully love God and to also love our neighbors as ourselves. The truth is many of us have to work on this. We have to learn relationships must be prioritized, have boundaries and be mutually beneficial. However, these days folks expect much, but do very little to give to others… and we treat God the same way. We expect him to bless us, fix stuff, show-up and work it out for us, but we give him nothing back. The power of Psalm 116 it helps us to understand relationships are not one way, but involve expectations on both sides.

November 2: 11:00 am – Bishop Orlando Wilson – “The Problem With Provoking” – Hebrews 3:7

One of the goals of the enemy is to provoke us. His job is to get us to a particular place that pushes us away from God and towards an evil action or thought in order to use us to provoke evil in others. You have to ask yourself what do your actions make others want to do? What do the actions of those in your space make you want to do? If the devil knows he can get to you the same way, he’ll continue to come at you the same way. It’s one thing to provoke one another, but it’s a tragedy to provoke & agitate God. If you mistreat God, you have no problem with mistreating others. It’s God’s design to cultivate us so we can be a nation of people that represent him. So don’t allow God to get to a place where he believes you’ll never change. Be at a place where he can mold you and make you better.

November 9: 8:00 am – 63rd Homecoming Anniversary – Bishop Sheldon McCarter – “You Got Some Help” – 1 Samuel 7:7-13

There are so many things we can declare what we have with our heavenly father. You can give an awesome testimony. In the midst of this, we are living in a society where they love to discredit God and challenge our belief system. The enemy will try to make you believe you have no support.  No matter how saved you are, you will have to deal with the devil. Know the enemy is a rule for spiritual warfare. You have to know how he operates. Life is a battle, so when you have tests & trials, know that God is in it with you. So serve the devil notice he can’t devour you. After all, your still here because you got some help.

November 9: 11:00 am – 63rd Homecoming Anniversary – Bishop Sheldon McCarter – “My Past Can’t Stop My Purpose” – 2 Samuel 9:7-13

We have a reason for being and have all been called for a purpose. We’ve been handed a God given assignment. Nothing should stop us because we’ve been ordained for greatness. The enemy wants us to believe our past can stop our purpose. It can delay it, but not deny it.  Everything that God has promised you will begin to manifest. Your days of lack & struggle are over. Your past cannot stop your purpose.

November 16: 8:00 am – Bishop Orlando Wilson – “A Word For The Rejected” – Psalm 118:22-24

One of the greatest challenges in life is rejection. It’s the thought of not being embraced by others. When you experience rejection, you begin to make decisions out of a rejected spirit. However, the rejection your feeling is what God wants to use to elevate you. Learn the power of rejection and how we must be careful of the microscope we put on others, when the truth is we cannot handle the same microscope on us. This text deals with rejection and speaks to those who are experiencing it.  Know that God can help you with rejection and he helps us with his word. It’s a reflective deliverance of God from enemies and it’s a thanksgiving to God because he gives us the victory.

November 16: 11:00 am – Bishop Orlando Wilson – “It’s Time For The Devil To Be Crushed” – Romans 16:17-20

The God we serve is the God who perpetuates peace. God wants us to have peace in our lives – not only with what goes on around us, but within us. Living a life with no peace is living beneath your means. Part of your salvation is being covered and having an abundant life. If the devil attacks, then you must agree to no longer be whole.  When fear creeps in, there’s instability which jeopardizes your peace. This can result in unhappiness, insecurity and lack of focus which can lead to psychological & health issues. But if you don’t allow the devil to do this – it won’t shake your peace. However, you cannot let the devil use you to distort and disrupt someone else’s peace. Know that peace is rooted in our relationship with God. Pray he will give you peace & blessings to remove strife.  Speak peace into your life.

November 23: 8:00 am – Bishop Orlando Wilson – “Don’t Neglect the Word” – Psalm 119:9-16

We as the people of God are living in a wordless time.  Unfortunately, we are not word centered. The problem is people have replaced the word of God with themselves. Folks both discount the word, the preacher and even make up the word to reinforce how they feel. They identify the word with their own feelings and not God. The power of how God reveals himself is through his word. It’s his word that keeps us on track. However, people are losing the battle in spiritual warfare because they have no spiritual sword – which is the word of God. The enemy comes in because they have no word. You have to move to a place to commit your mind & spirit to know God better. This sermon teaches the operative center for the Christian is the word. You cannot be effective without it. It’s the word of God that will make a difference in your life. The word still works!

November 23: 11:00 am – Bishop Orlando Wilson – “A Meeting With My Past” – Genesis 33: 1-15

One of the things that people of God must be mindful of are the choices we make and its consequences. The power of who God is that he will forgive, but we’re still responsible for the choices we make.  Most of us wish we could change our choices, but we don’t change until we’re faced with the ramifications. This message reveals the importance of sowing & reaping and how it plays a role in the choices we make and the outcome.  You must think before you act. If the wrong seeds are sown, there will be repercussions.  There will come a time when you have to face your past. It’s better for you to face it than to run from it. Just humble yourself, face your truth and ask God for mercy. Stop running and bow down instead – until God changes your mind. He’ll help you to turn it around. He’ll work it out.

November 30: 8:00 am – Bishop Orlando Wilson – “The Oppression Of Wickedness” – Psalm 64

One of the most effective tools of the enemy uses to keep people of God in bondage is thru the vehicle of oppression.  People are dealing and fighting with the oppression of evil & wickedness and don’t know they are oppressed. Oppression keeps you weighed down to the point where it starts to affect your thought process and your health. It prevents you from being joyful in the Lord. It’s a spiritual problem. The enemy’s aim is to isolate you away from God – from knowing & growing in the Lord. If you’re dealing with this, don’t worry because the Lord is near. He’s a stronghold in times of trouble. He can wipe out what’s working against you and give you strength in spite of your circumstance.

November 30: 8:00 am – Bishop Orlando Wilson – “My Enemy Taught Me How To Fight, But God Taught Me How To Win” – Judges 3:1-11

 

Many of us misunderstand the role of enemies and overlook the power of enemies in our lives.  All of us need some enemies. An enemy is essential to your development. They are going to make you stronger, prayerful & more trusting in the Lord. This message reveals that having enemies is a teaching opportunity. You will have to learn to fight in warfare or else the devil will overtake you. However, God will give you what you need to face your situation. It’s not until you have enemies, you’ll figure out how much power, stamina & passion you have. The only way you can get the victory is to learn how to fight, so you can learn how to win. You’re more than a conqueror.