“Watch your mouth” sermon by Dr. Tony Evans.
An enjoyable sermon I must say, it was full of laughter while he gives jokes as he speaks, this sermon is mostly about the use of our mouth very compelling to an extent, and having God in your mouth and not the devil. The scripture for the sermon is Exodus 4:10-13(NIV) “Moses said to the Lord, pardon your servant, Lord I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue. The Lord said to him, who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say. But Moses said, pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.” The purpose of this message is to supply individuals with wisdom to make it clear that when God asks us to do something that demands us to articulate he empowers us to do that through the indwelling Holy Spirit. From my personal standpoint based on the sermon, I came to an understanding that; everything that comes out of your mouth makes its impression and leaves its influence on your life whether it is good, bad, positive, negative, faith, fear, health, blessing or curse. Also, for you to walk in victory and manifest Gods best in your life individuals must submit their tongue to the control of the holy spirit and also persons must train their mouth to speak the words of the Lord and the word of God will come to pass in your life. By my reckoning, I think that Dr. Evans presenting the sermon base on his viewing “world in front of the text”. Since he voice that “God knew that your tongue was so dangerous; he put it behind bars called teeth and put it in a cage called your mouth”, he also stated that ” the holy spirit wants to audibilize your communication, but unless you are in contact with him, you will not hear him”. Nevertheless, Dr. Evans delivered the sermon in high quality because his language, vocabulary, voice inflection was excellent. He always made eye contact with the church members; always move around to engage with the audience.
Dr. Evans made a very important point that I found very intriguing he stated that ” we speak in accordance with the will of God, as the holy spirit gives us utterance” meaning that, the way that God enables Christians to vocalize the truth is through the holy spirit, who dwells within us and also God becomes our novelist and control the words we say even in the most difficult of circumstances. This text primarily will support you with the knowledge that the Holy Spirit who dwells in you will guide your speech, also informs you that when God calls you to speak the truth to others He will give you the word to speak when that time comes. However, a part of the sermon was a bit complex because being a Christian does not mean that every word that comes out of their mouth is going to be holy. No human being is perfect so there are capable of speaking corrupt at times. He basically preached this lesson to encourage Christians. Despite my assumptions, from my perspective, Dr. Evans thoroughly understands what was in the text but his explanation was ineffective. This sermon would be more productive if he approached the text with eagerness and an expectation that persons will be surprised by what the texts reveal. Howbeit, I hope Dr. Tony Evans continues to grow in effectiveness as a preacher.
TD Jakes sermon “The untold truth about forgiveness”
Our God is a God of seed. Everything He does, He does it by seed. It starts out in a seed form. He ends His word, which is a seed and the seed germinates and brings forth fruit and it brings forth life. It all starts in seed form. Your mind is the ground where the seeds are planted, that is when it is positive seeds. Seeds of life, the seed of healing and seed of restoration. However, it is bad when it is negative seeds like unforgiveness, pride, and flesh carnality. Jesus died on the cross for forgiveness, so that everybody in the world can be forgiven. God will give anything to you what he can get through you. God said whatever I do to you do it back, He shows us forgiveness, so we must kindly show it back to our companions. Forgiveness is a huge idea; it is for person that is mature enough to see the significant picture. It is easier to forgive persons when you understand them. The art of forgiving is that you will never sustain a lifelong love without forgiveness.
Johnson Town Seventh- day Adventist Church in Oliver Road, Kingston Jamaica. Sermon by Deacon David Miller. “Love” 1 Corinthians 13:4-5.
This sermon is about acknowledging the love you must give or show to one another, our friend, families, and strangers all need love because it is the feeling of love which is responsible for the existence and maintenance of society. God loves does not stop suddenly. He does not love you on the good days and despise you on your worst; His love for individuals is very patient and unfailing through wellness and infirmity, hatred and sadness, triumph and failure. For us human beings, our kindness comes through when we give up what truly belongs to us because our love for someone trumps what we think is “appropriate”. We also put aside our rights and expectations because we are more interested in what is good for someone else, even if they do not deserve it. God Talks about love passionately because he wants us to put forward the love He shows us to person overall. (John 13:34) “A new command I give to you: love one another as I have loved you, so you must love one another”. In our culture today, envy is not necessarily seen as a bad thing. However, God does not see it that way. The reason God warned us about not being envious of our neighbors, it is because he is the one that will provide for us in our good and bad times. Being jealous of something a person has will make God feel displeasure with what He has given us, and our desire to have more than what he planned. Deacon Miller ends the sermon with a special quote by Joel Osteen. Mr. Miller used this quote because he thinks that it is related to the lesson “When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance”.
“Stop blocking your miracle”. Sermon by Dr. Tony Evans. John 11:38-46
He uses this text to say you do not limit yourself to the natural and miss the supernatural. Believing is seeing, experiencing the supernatural. A miracle is when God overrules the law he set in place in order to accomplish something he wants to do. God trumps His own laws, God overrules Himself. Human beings in the modern time have educated themselves out of the supernatural, we think that we are just too smart for God, too intelligent for heaven, too brilliant for the kingdom of God and so we live within our logic, because of that we live only in the natural. Nothing will block the supernatural moment of God in your life like our logic. In the natural you will see before you bleed not so in the supernatural, you will see the glory of God. You will not see the glory of God in the physical unless you bleed in the spiritual. Your supernatural are whatever that is in God’s will, has he already agreed on in the spiritual round. That means you do not have to beg God to do something that is already in His will to do. He is not: you waiting on God if he agrees on to it, it is Him waiting for you to move the stone. So he can let you see what was already previously agreed on. We will be limited to the natural when we do not move the stone also when we do not act on what God has said, whether we understand it, can figure it out, like it or not. God does not do miracles to show off; he does the supernatural so His name will be known.