SERVING GOD THROUGH THE
POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Discussion: God in the Modern World
Saturday, August 22 at 12:00
Sunday, August 23 at 12:00
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
HELP US TO SPREAD OUR
LOVE AND FAITH
WELCOME TO CHURCH NAZARENE
WELCOMING YOU HOME
You are God’s workmanship, created in Christ to do good works!
We’ll help you discover a new life through the power of faith in Jesus.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Pastor Manley has always known since she was a young child that she was born to be of service to Him.
Her mission has always been to bring souls to our Heavenly Father. To spread and to “Teach” His word.
Easter Sunday Sermon 2020
To Know Jesus. To Make Him Known.
Our mission and vision at Church of the Nazarene are to transform the hearts of people into a close and personal relationship with Jesus where they know Him as Lord, King, and Savior. We believe in physical, emotional, and spiritual transformation the instant a person accepts Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.
POWER OF FAITH AND PRAYER
In God's Hand's - A Miracle Story
Missionary Pilot, Dwayne Harris, while helping neighbors being robbed in broad daylight, gets shot twice and narrowly survives. Through the prayers of many friends, family and fellow believers, a potentially traumatic event becomes a miraculous story of God’s grace and the power of prayer.
king james version bible here!
Resurrection Day, Easter Sunday:
I am sharing with you on this Resurrections Day, The Good News!
One of my favorite scripture verses is John 20:15, when Jesus finds Mary Magdalene crying at the door of the tomb and says to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" In that moment, Jesus isn't asking a rhetorical question. He wants to know why we worry and sob and fret when hope is underneath everything, if we could just tap into it.
Easter is about liberation, and it's especially meaningful for a person like many of you who feels chained to moodiness and negativity so much of the time. The celebration of the Resurrection is a chance for us to say, "Yes, Jesus, I believe.”
When we do so, we are given an opportunity to grab the hope that is already there. Easter is an annual reminder that we are never alone.
Even in the darkest of times, God is with us. Just as Christ walked among men 2,000 years ago, He walks with us still today and reminds us that, as Christians, we are never without hope.
We are never abandoned or left to face darkness and despair by ourselves because Jesus is always with us. With that thought in mind.
"Why are you troubled?" Jesus says to the disciples in Luke's gospel when He appears to them after His resurrection.
"Why do questions arise in your hearts? Touch me and see, because a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you can see I have."
His resurrection is the real deal. Resurrection is real; therefore, His promises are real. That means we can trust Him when He tells us that He will be with us until the end of time (Matt 28:20).
In the days before His death, Jesus repeats that He was sent on behalf of his Father. In fact, the wording in many of His miracles, especially the raising of Lazarus, points back to the goodness of the Creator: "For the Father loves the Son and shows Him everything that He Himself does, and He will show him greater works than these, so that you may be amazed" (John 5:20).
Without the resurrection, there would have been no church at all.
After Jesus's arrest and death, the disciples were lost, helpless, and afraid. Peter denied Jesus, whilst the rest ran away. It is hard to conceive of anything other than the resurrection of Jesus that would have led to this a bunch of people sharing the message of Jesus in such a way that it grew into the largest religious movement ever known to man.
Without their unwavering confidence in Jesus's resurrection, would the disciples have risked everything (of which I later became one, Saul –one of my past life,) and in many cases been killed for their faith?
People do die all the time for falsehoods that they themselves genuinely believe to be true. It is, however, impossible to believe that all of the disciples would die for something they knew to be a deliberate deception.
The church did not create the resurrection stories; instead, the resurrection stories created the church.
Jesus Christ Resurrection Is Real. I believe if we surrender today; we will each begin to raise to His Frequency, to hear Him, to know Him, and to follow Him. Allow your turning-point to begin.
Let Us Pray Today,
Dear Heavenly Father. Lord I know I am a sinner and without you I am lost. Please forgive me for the sins I have committed unto thee. Have mercy upon me bless me and heal me. Make me whole again and help me to follow you. I choose now to serve you more, to love you more. In the precious name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
“Affirming Faith” — WJD!
Dr. Ben Wyatt
While Jesus was saying these things, a leader of the synagogue came to him. The leader bowed down before Jesus and said, “My daughter has just died. But come and touch her with your hand, and she will live again.” So Jesus stood up and went with the leader. Jesus’ followers went too. There was a woman that had been bleeding for twelve years. The woman came behind Jesus and touched the bottom of his coat. The woman was thinking, “If I can touch his coat, then I will be healed.” Jesus turned and saw the woman. Jesus said, “Be happy, dear woman. You are made well because you believed.” Then the woman was healed. — Matthew 9:18-22 (ERV)
Two powerful realizations are driven home by this story of the desperate and outcast woman. First, even though her outward circumstances and personal demeanor are the opposite of the synagogue ruler with whom she shares the story, their core issue is the same: faith that Jesus can deliver them from their desperate concerns. They both act in bold ways to find that deliverance. Second, in both stories, even though there is a huge crowd pressing upon Jesus, he ministers personally and specifically to the needs of the people. What so powerfully sets Jesus apart from healing charlatans is that he does not use these events to focus upon himself, but to personally minister to the needs of the people involved. These stories remind us again of how powerful it is that God would become human flesh to minister to us—personally!
Holy Father, thank you for your love and compassion in sending Jesus. I find it both awe-inspiring and assuring to know that you walked among people and ministered to them personally, not just spectacularly, in Jesus. Thank you for reminding me that every human need, every desperate struggle, is known to you and agonized over by you. In Jesus’ name, I praise and thank you for this grace. Amen.