Topics: Spiritual Growth. 21 And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock: 22 And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by: Perhaps you remember the theme song from the most popular TV show in America a few years ago: “You wanna be where you can see that troubles are all the same. The believers were unified, Christ was magnified, and the church was multiplied. We can work at home if we want, thus avoiding the messy problem of dealing with people face to face. THE IMPORTANCE OF THE PLACE WITHIN A PLACE 2 Samuel 3:1-2Now there was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David. But all fears were removed when we entered the beautiful new building and were immediately overwhelmed with hugs. Has anyone ever tried to relate a story or situation to you, only to stop and say; “you had to have been there”? Are We There Yet? The senior pastor and founder of The Potters House of Dallas, Texas who is married to Serita Jakes has … Place Value: The value we put on a place after we experience the place. Sometimes it’s a physical place we must leave; sometimes it’s a mental, emotional or habitual place that we must separate from; and it is not always obvious what that other place will hold, but two things must work together; obedience and faith. Some writers have suggested this was an early form of communism. But I get ahead of myself. That’s not bad, is it? By Elijah’s obedience to the Lord in making this prophesy to King Ahab, his own life became one of imminent danger. THERE, in heaven, is a fountain filled with blood, drawn from Immanuel’s veins, and sinners plunged beneath that flood, loose all their guilty stains. They evidently did it on their own. It is also a biblical truth. Jesus said, “I am going to prepare a place for you, if I go I will come again to receive you unto Myself, that where I am, THERE you shall be also.”  There is a place on the other side of time, a place in Eternity; THERE is a place where the weary shall cease from trouble; THERE is a place where all tears shall be wiped from eyes. 2 Samuel 3:1-2 Now there was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David. They didn’t ask how many books I had written or the size of the church I now pastor. Sometimes we know that a place, or a relationship, or situation is not where we should be, but leaving is more difficult than staying. He said, the house was shaking. In some ways style is almost irrelevant as long as people come into contact with the living God. I believe that the church that eats together will stay together, will play together, will pray together, will grow together in every sense of the word. I’ve been THERE in uncertain times – and He sustained me. Welcome to the first week of Advent 2020. We read these ancient words and our hearts cry out for this kind of reality. The Sermon on the Mount (anglicized from the Matthean Vulgate Latin section title: Sermo in monte) is a collection of sayings and teachings attributed to Jesus Christ, which emphasizes his moral teaching found in the Gospel of Matthew (chapters 5, 6, and 7). The movie starred Ice … Not anywhere, but, THERE. Can you imagine a church membership seminar for 3000 people? Matthew tells us that Jesus was not able to work many miracles in some cities because of their unbelief (Matthew 13:58). We especially wish to say we oppose legalized abortion and pray for God to lift this scourge from our land. You will also find past sermons below as well. We rationalize reasons for holding on; we dismiss God’s leading as our own wisdom; because it’s not an easy thing to turn away from what has become familiar and comfortable and walk into an unsure path. Thanks for your interest! Remember you can always interact with our messages through FaithLife. You can hate your enemies or you can pray for them, but you can’t do both at the same time. May unbelievers be attracted to Jesus by what they see in us. This sermon looks at the importance of not only being established in a local church but of spending time in communion with God. Carmel; he blessed a woman and her child at Zarapeth; he was seen by Peter and John with Jesus on the Mt. I find it most interesting that as far as we can tell, no one told them to do this. While I agree with those who say that we are not commanded to do exactly as they did, I also think we shouldn’t ignore their example either. Elijah was instructed by God to separate from his familiar surroundings. 3. Sometimes, in our destinations, in trials, mishaps and delays of life, we too find ourselves asking, “Are We There Yet”? A Place at His Feet. Committing to God Pt. Today the largest churches in America do the same thing—and attract great crowds of people. A few years ago the government surveyed returning prisoners of war to discover the worst part of their confinement. Ya’ll do remember Ahab, the Arab? My friend commented that it is frightening in a way because it reminds us that the message of God’s truth cuts both ways—it is “life” for some and “death” for others.). Sometimes, God will lead you, like Elijah, to a brook and the brook will dry up. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. I’ll tell you about the future consummation later, but know now that God has ordained that your blessings come to a distinct place, a place called “There”. INTRODUCTION We distance ourselves from the reality of Hell because it is unsettling. I began trying to answer him from my theological mind; explaining that God was Sovereign and that He could do anything He chose to do and that he also allows some things to happen. When God gives us a command, He expects obedience; He requires obedience; and He deserves obedience. By the way, do you know how to get rid of your enemies? Sermon ended up at Ohio State because he needed a place to play as a graduate transfer and the Buckeyes needed a seasoned performer in their injury-depleted running backs room. To the extent that we at Calvary follow the New Testament, we are an apostolic church. As the Family of God, we want you to join with us as we study God's Word. We pause to reaffirm our conviction that all life is sacred in the eyes of God and deserving of our protection. In the earliest days of the church Christians ate together. For 2 hours we watched the suffering Jesus endured during the last hours of his life. Because the Bible is the Word of God, we must consult it whenever we face a difficult decision. "A Place for Jim" (Funeral sermon on John 14:1-6) ^ | May 17, 2012 | The Rev. This page is now totally controlled by the “sermons-template.php” in the theme directory. Exodus 33:21-22. Sometimes you see churches in Chicago with names like “Apostolic Church of God in Jesus’ Name # 3,” and you wonder, “What makes a church apostolic?” I answer that a church is apostolic if it follows the teaching of the apostles found in the New Testament. No one has in himself all the wisdom, all the ability, or all the means to meet the needs of life or even an hour of time. SPECIAL PLACES GOD HAS SET APART FOR US 1. It is impossible to fully understand the emotion and anxiety Ruth must’ve felt at this moment in her life. I believe the pull of the neighborhood bar is often not the alcohol but the friendship it offers. The Word of the Lord came to Elijah and told him to ‘go away from here’. You need to separate. Thomas Dexter "T. D." Jakes, Sr. (born June 9, 1957) is the Apostle/Bishop of The Potter's House, a non-denominational American megachurch, with 30,000 members. They listen and say “Amen” or offer other comments on your words. Elijah moved knowing that his place at the brook would only be temporary; and not knowing how God would sustain him continually. He said, I went in the doorway. It may look like you will not heal; it may sound like there is no way out from abuse, misuse, disrespecting people and daunting, disturbing thoughts; it may seem like bills are mounting too high to fall down and circumstances are overwhelming. I wonder if those three things shouldn’t go together: Prayer … Awe … Wonders and Signs. Commenting on the church of her childhood, she said that the folks in her home church understood that “worship is a verb.” Having preached in a number of black churches, I know what she means. The final item of verse 42 is “prayer.” The early church was devoted to prayer. God may have many “THERE” places for you; places where He has already ordained you to be, to meet Him and to experience Him in your life like never before, and we can all experience THERE because Jesus went THERE. Topics: Spiritual Growth. When Elijah obeyed the Lord, he found himself at the brook Chreith. THERE is where He is and where He longs for us to join Him, but until we get to that THERE, even now, while we are in this life, we can experience Him in our THERE places and times when we strive after Him in abandon and obedience to His Word and faithfulness to His leading. Your “There” may not look all that appealing at first, but just stay “There”. A Place Among the Great. God always makes provisions for our needs in advance. We learn in verse 47 that the early Christians had “favor with all the people.” Even unbelievers were amazed by the things they heard and saw and wanted to know more about it. God has some unique taxis and He can perform mind boggling acts, can’t He? Evidently the believers lived together—or perhaps in close proximity to each other. Very often children or unborn children are not wanted, young people have trouble finding their place in society, and an increasing number of elderly people live in difficult circumstances. (Note: When I preached this on Sunday, one couple got up and walked out of the sanctuary after this first point, evidently upset by what I had said. Not only must you separate yourselves from some familiar things and places and people, but it’s often necessary to deviate, to turn; to shift; to change your course of travel. “THERE” has great spiritual significance for us today; It a place where God allows His power and His sovereignty to shine. Sermon. Our congregation has added so many new families in the last few years that, in some respects, we have become a church of friendly strangers. Our text makes this clear in two ways. If you want to get a crowd you have to have a meal or at least you need refreshments. It was THERE, at Calvary, that men mocked Him and dared Him to come down. T. D. Jakes' church services and evangelistic sermons are broadcast on The Potter's Touch, which airs on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, Black Entertainment Television, the Daystar Television … Grace is for sinners, and only sinners need to be saved, so Rahab stands as a beacon of hope to the broken, hurting, bruised, fallen men and women everywhere who look in the mirror and feel, “There is no hope for me.” What a terrible insult. Yesterday I listened to the replay of Babbie Mason’s concert at the Friday Night Sing. Leave and go to the brook Cherith. Are you at the place of salvation? What does a great church look like? God doesn’t even want you asking how high; just start jumping. Others besides Elijah found THERE; Jacob’s THERE was in a wrestling match – there will I rename you. Are you There yet. The world has nothing like that. Their shared faith in Christ drew people to them. 2. I’m not asking for your address here, though if you’d like to have my wife and I over for … The world thinks much of the places which have been emptied through the home-going of its celebrated men. The pastoral staff arrived at this theme several months ago as we considered what we were hearing from many people. I’m glad to know this morning, that when you trust God He will move you from where you are to THERE. Sermons By date. It was THERE that the sun refused to shine. For Elijah, THERE was at a brook named Cherith, then “THERE” was a woman at Zerephath, followed by a “THERE” at a battle on Mt. How refreshing to be with people and not feel you have to pull out your resume to prove your worth. Scean, sometimes God either causes or allows things to happen to remind us that without Him, we can do nothing. Yeah, sometimes you are not experiencing your blessings because you have not separated; you are not where God has called you to be. Need: Often Christians can worry and question what is on the other … Carmel. But not these dogs, not to these ladies, all who had adopted, saved, rescued, if you will, these dogs from the animal shelter. It was THERE that He hung His head and died. Not over there, but THERE. There was no wheat growing in the field, so no bread. What more can he say than to you he hath said, to you who for refuge to Jesus have fled?”. By: Kevin Schramm. Our Father, we pray to be this kind of church and this kind of people. The Distinctiveness of a Place Called “There” New Hope Baptist Church August 3, 2008 9:30 a.m. I wondered if anyone would remember us. God still guides his church today through his inerrant, inspired, totally truthful Word. We should not be surprised at that since we’ve known for a long time that God made us as social creatures. People laughed when I said that but those words were entirely true. Yesterday as I drove through Oak Park, I happened to see a banner hanging from St. Giles Catholic Church proclaiming something about the Year 2000. No rain, and soon the brook would dry up. Not only obedience but faith that when you start jumping He has already worked out the logistics. Daniel’s THERE was in a lion’s den -- there will I protect you. There were no cattle roaming in the area, so no meat. One gets the idea that shared meals played an important part in the life of the early church. Sometimes it is said that the church is 20 years behind the times. Place Identity: The significance and meaning that particular places have for their inhabitants. Sermon on John 14:1-4 Title: A Place Prepared Sermon Theme: Christ as prepared a place for his people. We were nearly hugged to death. Ruth 3: 7-18. During my seminary days in the 70s, we lived there and attended the Midlothian Bible Church where I served on staff with Dave Wyrtzen as his assistant pastor. A Place Called Heaven November 15, 2020 Sermon Overview. It is not a permanent place. Verses 42 and 46 mention “breaking of bread”—probably a reference to a meal followed by the Lord’s Supper. Another distinct place called heaven where your future consummation awaits; where the perfect ending and the completion of the deal will transpire. They must have taken Jesus seriously when he spoke about not laying up treasures on the earth. These ladies weren’t crazy, really; they just loved dogs, all dogs, even mutts. The word THERE is used over 2200 times in Scripture, and it is used in a plethora of ways:  It’s used as an adjective, a pronoun, a noun and an interjection. God is looking for that kind of abandoned obedience to His Word today. It was also attractive worship. A great church devotes itself to prayer. And when we don’t find that, we search high and low until we do. I don’t know, but I’ve had some THERE experiences: in cancer – He healed me. It was THERE that they pierced Him in His side. It’s good to know that no matter what situation you’re in, no matter what circumstances may befall you, in your obedience you can always rely on and depend on the Word of the Lord. If it applies to you, let the words take root in your heart.). There is a Place. It’s time to wrap up this message. The Empty Place: A Christmas Day Sermon “And David’s place was empty.” — 1 Samuel xx.25. This very week our local newspaper commented that some churches in Oak Park don’t wish to be called “progressive.” I thought to myself, “Thank God. You were not made to be totally and completely independent. C” was a man ahead of his time. Place Sense: What people sense in a strong and real way about a particular geographic area or a specific location. Here are three key words that reveal the “secret” of the early church: Unified … Magnified … Multiplied. When Elijah got “THERE” he consumed God’s pre-arranged blessings by unconventional means. Is it possible that miracles happened precisely because the believers prayed so fervently that an atmosphere of awe made such things possible? The truth is nobody has all they need. They had none of the “stuff” we Americans consider so crucial—yet they reached people by the thousands. Only People with HTML skills should edit. We do not depend on the latest Gallup Poll or the whims of public opinion to decide what we believe or what we will do. He had already declared a drought, right? With this message I am beginning a four-part sermon series based on our 1999 theme: A Place to Belong. Sometimes, you have to leave some familiar things; things that wear on you like old clothes; you have to give up old friends and old loves; places that you have become too comfortable in; places that only serve to hide mundane living on one hand and unprocessed blessings on the other. And yet they seemed to get along pretty well. B. We find a similar truth in the New Testament. We live in a day when people seem to have less and less time for one another. Charles Henrickson Posted on 05/17/2012 12:16:08 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson “A Place for Jim” (John 14:1-6) When someone we … I’ve been THERE in abuse – and He bought me out. That to me is what the body of Christ is supposed to be. It’s a funny thing but, when it’s time to separate, those old things and those old people will try and hold on. And the consummation is both present and future: “In this world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world”. She woke up early to type out the scripture verses. Remember, THERE is also where God will cut some things away; THERE is where God will began to prepare you for another work; THERE God will renew your mind and commitment. Just then, God spoke to my heart and I said to him, Scean, what happened during the earthquake. Jesus went THERE, all the way to death and back, and then all the way from earth to glory for you and for me. I can’t say, but we often pray and ask God for favor, and I think that we fail to remember that by its very definition, favor only comes following some bad deeds, disservice, rejection or some hindrance. I said, what did you do. Comments Off on Sermon: A Place Called Home Where, I ask you, is home? THE IMPORTANCE OF THE PLACE WITHIN A PLACE. It is no exaggeration to say that the Christian church was conceived in a prayer meeting (see Acts 1:12-14). It is possible whenever the church is the body of Christ and not simply an institution. He wanted to entice her and she was heavily involved with career. I know it’s possible to go off on a tangent about “signs and wonders,” but I also think it’s possible to go off on a tangent in an unbelieving direction as well. No. It was THERE that He cried out with a loud voice, It is finished! We came to that truth by simply reading the Bible and discovering what God says about unborn human life (see Psalm 139:13-16). “Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles” (Acts 2:43). And while a church may be large and active without prayer, it cannot be truly great without prayer. He has already called for your separation for He said, “Come out from among them, be ye separate, says the Lord”. Why give up your hard-earned dollars for the sake of the poor? A place near God. A Place Of Grace Sermons. Cherith means the cutting place; to cut away or cut off. Giles Community of Faith.” I like that concept—the church as a “community of faith.” That’s entirely in keeping with the spirit of Acts 2:41-47. God had already commanded the ravens to nourish Elijah. Moses’ THERE was on the back side of a mountain – there will I call you and send you. Goal: to assure Christians that Christ has prepared a place for his people. They are, but they don’t constitute the heart of a great church.).
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