Articles in Preaching/Sermons
A timely message from Bishop T.D. Jakes for the new year 2012! He is emphatic in saying: ” You cannot waste this year!” This is the year of grace. Extended to map things into alignment. To put things in order in your life. A year of destiny.
He is sharing from Mark 2:18-22 where Jesus Is Questioned About Fasting. ” The disciples of John and of the Pharisees were fasting. Then they came and said to Him, “Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but Your disciples do not fast?”
Bishop T.D. Jakes opened his powerful message with these statements: “Things get rough in a shift. Things become difficult in a shift. People forsake you in a shift. A shift puts you in an unfamiliar and uncertain realm. A paradigm shift affects every other things around. Do you need a paradigm shift in your life? Have you ever been defined by what you did or defined by your past?
Happiness does not depend on abundance. It depends on something else. It depends on something deeper. The Bible says in Isaiah There is no peace to the wicked. If you ask me about people who have influenced my life, I can tell you straight away that Billy Graham is one of them. I have a high admiration about Billy Graham’s humility, boldness, and uncompromising preachings. I can spend hours watching him preach or read his books. He is such an inspiration.
Joseph Prince is one of the most sought preachers when it comes to the subject of Grace. He is the senior pastor of New Creation Church in Singapore, one of Asia’s biggest churches. Speaking at the Lakewood Church, one of megachurches in America located in Houston, Texas run by Joel Osteen and Victoria Osteen as senior pastors, Pastor Joseph Prince preached the importance subject of Grace.
A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.
Despite our current age of technological revolution, Dr. Billy Graham pointed out that there were many problems that technology could not solve. There were many problems still left. And they’re still with us, and we haven’t solved them. He mentioned human evil, human suffering, and death. Is there an answer to these three major problems? How do we address them? Find out.