Pastor Daniels’ Sermon: My Grace is Sufficient For You

An excerpt of one of Pastor Daniels’ recent sermons: My Grace is Sufficient For You, is now uploaded to the Church’s YouTube Channel.  This sermon was preached at Friendship M.B. Church, on February 14, 2016.  To purchase this sermon in its entirety, please email us at friendshipmbchurch141@gmail.com.

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Trials and Tribulations

Sometimes life can be so brutal. People that you love can, will, and do betray you. You keep doing your best and yet it seems like you are just stuck. Unexplainable things happen for no apparent reason. Sometimes the fiery darts of the enemies seem to be coming at you so fast. These are the dark seasons of life.  The dark season doesn’t discriminate. All people experience times of utter despair. Some times life can get so hard, it feels like my soul is being massacred. It is in these moments, that we must remember that we are not without a hope, that we are not in this crisis by ourselves. Its important to have a relationship with Jesus. Its vital that you remember that yes Jesus said that He came so that we would have life and have it more abundantly. But He also said that in this life you will suffer, but be of good cheer for I have overcome the world. Church folks sometimes suffer from selective amnesia, they forget that longsuffering is a fruit of the spirit.  We love to here preaching about God is going to bless you, you are the seed of Abraham. All of that is wonderful and beautiful. However, we seem to forget that being a follower of Christ comes with a price, just like Jesus had to carry a cross, so do we.

When I am going thru the dark seasons of life, I find it helpful to constantly remind myself and the enemy about who I am.

I am God’s child. I am powerful and resilient.  I never give up, I never quit. I know who I am, and I know whose I am.  I am an amazing person.  I am great because I was created by Greatness.  I am a divine original.

So whether you love me or hate me, congratulate me or deny me, if I lose all I have and lose all I am, if you catch me in a moment of weakness, or see me in the deep dark abyss of depression, never make the mistake of counting me out. I will always rise again, I will always win. You can take everything I own, all the people I love, break my heart, abuse my emotions, manipulate my mind, or even kill my flesh, and I still will win, because the cards are forever in my favor, because I am God’s child. You can only do to me what my Father allows. Say what you want about me, but I will always be the Apple of my Father’s eyes, because when He sees me I am counted as righteous.  I do not claim myself to be righteous or with out sin, because we have all sin and come short.  However,  my acceptance of the gift God, manifested in the life, crucifixion, and resurrection of the only begotten son, Jesus The Christ, makes me righteous in the sight of God.  He died in my sin and now I live in His salvation. Washed in His Blood freed me from the god of this world and any power that he thought he had over me.

 

Revelation 3:14-18

There are a million and one things I want to talk about.  There are so many words that are begging to come out of me, yet I sit here silent.  I have been blessed with the ability to speak, I am not mute, yet I say nothing.  I am sitting here dying, my soul is shattered, heart battered, my pillow is wet with tears, yet I am silent. Why is my voice paralysed? Why do I have so much to say about what others should or should not do? I have a voice to speak on frivolous things. However, when it is time to speak on behalf of what’s right or noble, there is no utterance heard. I am a coward, I am not capable of stepping out from behind the mask. I claim I am authentic, but the truth be told, I am a phoney. I don’t even know who I am, so why do I judge others harshly for being brave enough to stand in their truth, naked as Adam in the Garden of Eden. True freedom from the fear that binds, that controls me, starts first by being brave enough to open my mouth, and break my silence.

I am a silent church.  I know what needs to be said, I know what needs to be done, but yet I am silent.  I am a building of silence, that houses thousands upon thousands of silent beings.   Where was I the night you was murder, the day that they raped you, stole your innocence, took your money, massacre your dreams, and left you for dead? I will tell you where I was at, I was right there having a revival. We had a good old time.  The spirit was high that day. A few even caught the Holy Ghost that night, one lady got so happy she nearly did a back flip off the pew. Let me tell you we got a big old offering that night. I knew what was happening, but I was afraid to speak on it. I didn’t want to stop the celebrations.  If I open my mouth and tell the truth my membership may dwindle.  I got to give the people what they want.  The truth isn’t popular. Talking about a bloody Savior and a hideous cross doesn’t sell well.  We reach more people being silent.  I know you are in pain, and it’s not fair what happen to you, but it will work itself out in the end.  Hey enough of this talk, how about you just comeback and visit me next Sunday, I know you will enjoy the choir.

Next Sunday February 21, 2016

Next Sunday, February 21, 2016, there will be no Sunday School, and Sunday Service will start at 10:00 a.m. and end at 12:oo p.m.  At 1 p.m. Pastor Daniels will be speaking, at Pastor Benton Thomas’ Church, Mt. Zion of Summit M.S.  All are welcome to attend, we will be leaving promptly after Sunday Morning Worship.

Find us on YouTube

An excerpt of Pastor Daniels’ most recent sermon, “Treasures in Earthen Vessels,” is now available to listen to on YouTube.  Please remember to rate, comment and subscribe.

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Life Lesson: You are Loved

A lot of the problems we are facing in our lives, in this day an age, stems from the fact that we don’t have a clue about how much God loves us.  So allow me to clear up any misconceptions, God loves you right now.  God loves you just as you are.  It doesn’t matter what you have done, what you are doing in this present moment, or what you will or will not do in the future, God loves you right here and right now.

If you would be so kind, take a few moments and really meditate on the fact that God loves you just as you are. There is nothing you have to do to earn the love God. You are love itself.  You are a living and breathing,  manifestation of the love God.

 

Life Lesson: The Carnal man is not Dead!

I know with absolute certainty, that the flesh part of me, that carnal side of me, has not as of yet been crucified.  That carnal part of me, is not dead, it is just lying dormant.  I thought I was further along in my spiritual journey, than what I truly I am.  Friday I was treated unfairly, and that flesh part of me came out of me, like the Tasmanian Devil, I was tearing up everything in sight.  I had every right to be angry and speak my truth, however the way I responded did not set an example of the love of  Christ.

Soon after I left the situation, I started questioning myself.  If I truly believe in my faith, why I am so upset?  The Bible already told me, ‘That no weapon formed against me shall prosper.” So why am I so angry? What God has for me, is for me, and its already mines.  It doesn’t matter what situation I am in, who like me, don’t like me, who do right or wrong by me, it is all irrevalent. This situation at work, had no power, but the power I gave it by my actions and my responses.

The beauty in all of this, is that God still is with me, and He corrects me when I am wrong. Even when I don’t measure up to His standards of holiness, God can still look at me and call me righteous, because of the blood of Christ. Christ thru His life, death, and resurrection took care of sin once and for all.  And because Christ forgave me, I can forgive myself, forgive those that wrong me, and humbly apologize for the way I responded.  Since I failed this test with flying colors, I know I will have to go through this situation or something similar in the near future. God loves us too much, to let us stay the same.

 

Find Friendship M. B. Church on YouTube

An excerpt from Pastor Daniel’s sermon, “He Waited on Me,” is now posted on the church’s YouTube Channel:  friendshipmbchurch141.  Please rate, comment, and subscribe.

Click on the link below to hear an excerpt from, “He Waited on Me.”