Our Pastor, Rev. J.D.H. Hunter, came from Genesis 21:1-8 to preach a very timely and encouraging Mother’s Day sermon. Here are his sermon’s highlights:
– When God makes a promise it is definite. It is what He’s determined will happen in our lives, not what we determined will happen in our lives.
- Don’t confuse your ambitions with God’s promises. WE DON’T SPEAK FOR GOD.
– God takes our blessings out the realm of impossibility and puts it into the realm of His reality.
- …but we still have to deal the realities of now…
- For God to bless us with the impossible, we need to improve our faith
– God blesses us with impossible for us and through us
- Are we capable of participating in a miracle?
- To get the miracle, we have to hold the weight of it through the process
– We are going through a pregnancy process involving conception, labor and delivery
- Conception: Are we receiving what God’s planted in our lives for us?
- Labor: This requires pain, sweat and blood.
- What do you do when the medium for your process deteriorates while you what?
- Do we have an Abraham mentality (If God said it…)?
- Delivery: Can we endure the necessary process to deliver the conceptualized promises of God?
- The God of promises is the God of the process.
- He gives power to the participants.
– When God makes a promise, remember:
- When it Needs to Work, It Will
- The situation doesn’t have to look good, but God will make it work at the right time (Sarah was getting older and her womb seemed to be too weak to hold the baby, but God made her womb and body strong and healthy enough to carry the promised son)
- You’re Not Going to Die in the Process
- God ensures us we’ll see our promise in the reality!! (Why put us through the pain of the process to not see it come to fruition?)
- We need someone to encourage us through the process
– Are you surrounded by faith builders or faith blockers?
- If God Says It, That Settles It!